March 8 Evening Edition

GOPUSA ILLINOIS
— Many candidates and elected officials speak at Milton Township Republican Central Committee meeting – Dave Diersen
http://www.gopillinois.com
(THE ARTICLE: Many candidates and elected officials spoke at the outstanding Milton Township Republican Central Committee meeting Wednesday evening, March 8, 2017, at the Wheaton Bowl Banquet Hall.  Attendees included Austin, Bibbiano, Carlson, Caruso, Cherry, Chirchirillo, Crane, Cronin, Dangelo, Eckhoff, Elliott, Falbo, Fitch, Fitzpatrick, Formento, Heidorn, Hinkle, Holder, Keller, Krzyzewski, LeVan, Lofgren, Lonks, Mathieson, McGowen, McNeily, Mendrick, Molitor, Orel, Pope, Ryan, Shaw, Slinger, Smith, Wehling, Whelan, Wiley, Zaruba, and Zay.)

 

CBS2
— DuPage County, Forest Preserves Share Services To Cut Costs – Bernie Tafoya
http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2017/03/08/dupage-county-forest-preserves-share-services-to-cut-costs/
— Chicagoans Fight Back To Defend The City’s Image – Jim Williams  (DIERSEN: Chicagoans vote overwhelmingly for Democrat politicians who come across as being anti-Trump, 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 (except Bill Clinton), and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.)
http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2017/03/07/chicagoans-fight-back-to-defend-the-citys-image/

 

NBC5
— Rauner: Top Dems Are Colluding to ‘Create a Crisis’  “This is clearly part of a coordinated activity, coordinated pattern, between the attorney general, our comptroller and, frankly, our speaker, who coordinates it all, to create a crisis and shut down the government,” Rauner told reporters. – Tom Schuba
http://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/Rauner-Top-Dems-Are-Colluding-to-Create-a-Crisis-415732773.html
— Republican Governors Complain About GOP Health Care Plan  At the heart of their criticisms is that the House plan would jeopardize coverage for roughly 11 million people covered through the Affordable Care Act’s Medicaid expansion – Thomas Beaumont and Alison Noon
http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/politics/Republican-Governors-Complain-About-GOP-Health-Care-Plan-415690863.html
— Report Finds How Much Money is Saved Living in Chicago Suburbs vs. City
http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/Chicago-Suburban-Savings-415575543.html
— Roskam Says Tele Town Hall is Political Event, Not Official Business – Mary Ann Ahern
http://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/Roskam-Screens-Calls-for-Teletown-Hall-Questions-Remain-Why-Uses-Campaign-Website-for-Outreach-415693933.html
— Rauner Relates Cubs’ Turnaround to Illinois Politics  “Maybe a couple years from now, Illinois will be champions of America, just like you guys have done for baseball,” he added. – Tom Schuba
http://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/Rauner-Meets-with-Ricketts-as-Springfield-Celebrates-Cubs-World-Series-415716793.html

 

ABC7
— ANOTHER CALIFORNIA TOWN VOTES TO IMPEACH PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP
http://abc7chicago.com/politics/another-calif-town-votes-to-impeach-president-donald-trump/1790810/

 

WLS AM
— Roskam explains opposition to town hall meetings. – John Dempsey
http://www.wlsam.com/2017/03/08/roskam-explains-opposition-to-town-hall-meetings/

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Rauner: Democrats leading a ‘coordinated activity’ to ‘create a crisis’ in Illinois – Monique Garcia
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-bruce-rauner-illinois-worker-pay-met-0309-20170308-story.html
— After Tribune reveals probation official’s $200K in comp time, Cook County courts vow action – Todd Lighty
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-adult-probation-comp-time-20170306-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “On nearly every issue, more Americans oppose Trump’s agenda than support it.”
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/ct-poll-trump-issue-20170308-story.html
— Influential hospitals, doctor groups come out against GOP health care plan – Sean Sullivan, Elise Viebeck, Mike Debonis, Juliet Eilperin
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/ct-paul-ryan-gop-health-care-bill-20170308-story.html
— Preckwinkle: GOP health care plan will ravage Cook County budget – John Byrne
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-toni-preckwinkle-cook-county-medicaid-cuts-met-0309-20170308-story.html
— Could dramatic immigration workplace raids make a comeback under Trump? – Alexia Elejalde-Ruiz  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, anti-Trumps side with foreign countries and with their citizens AGAINST America and AGAINST its citizens.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-workplace-raids-primer-0309-biz-20170308-story.html

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Rauner: Madigans, Mendoza colluding to force government shutdown – Tina Sfondeles
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/rauner-madigans-mendoza-colluding-to-force-government-shutdown/
— Chicago worst among 15 major cities grappling with pensions – Fran Spielman
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/chicago-worst-among-15-major-cities-grappling-with-pensions/
— CTU considering another one-day strike, this one on May 1 – Lauren FitzPatrick
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/cps-considering-another-one-day-strike-this-one-on-may-1/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Republican health care plan a headache for Illinois.”
http://chicago.suntimes.com/opinion/editorial-republican-health-care-plan-a-headache-for-illinois/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “GOP Obamacare overhaul could hit Illinois worse than most.”
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/gop-obamacare-overhaul-could-hit-illinois-worse-than-most/
— Child-support spat could hurt Chance the Rapper’s image – Mary Mitchell
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/mitchell-chance-the-rapper-in-child-support-dispute/
— Rauner opens up on religion in launching hate-crimes plan – Michael Sneed  (DIERSEN: I was baptized, raised, and confirmed as a Missouri Synod Lutheran (MSL).  My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes demonize, denigrate, and condemn MSLs as being “too conservative.”)
http://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/sneed-rauner-opens-up-on-religion-in-launching-hate-crimes-plan/

 

DAILY HERALD
— Roskam: GOP health care plan good for Illinois; Hultgren on the fence – Marni Pyke
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20170308/news/170308943/
— How teachers’ sick leave pension perk might save you money – Jake Griffin
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20170308/news/170309066/
— Comcast network passes milestones in DuPage County
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20170308/business/170309059/
— Glenbard to present Tough Teen Topics: Social Media Safety & Anxiety, Parties and Depression – Peg Mannion  (DIERSEN: What high school did you graduate from and when?  I graduated from Crete-Monee High School in 1966.  My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes stress that I faced very few “tough teen topics” when I attended high school.)
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20170308/submitted/170309034/
— OUTSTANDING: Join anti-gambling night at Aurora church March 23 – Al Benson
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20170308/submitted/170309012/

 

CRAINS’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Illinois deficit grows to $9.6 billion – Reuters
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20170308/NEWS02/170309883/illinois-budget-deficit-9-6-billion
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trump women go on strike in U.S. to show their economic clout. How many of these anti-Trump women 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 (except Bill Clinton), and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors?)
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20170308/NEWS02/170309874/women-go-on-strike-in-u-s-to-show-their-economic-clout
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: An anti-Trump says “Why the GOP’s health care bill is a prescription for trouble in Illinois.”
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20170308/OPINION/170309875/gop-obamacare-replacement-bill-is-trouble-for-illinois

 

PEORIA JOURNAL STAR
— Schools using federal funds to offset state pension costs – Pam Adams
http://www.pjstar.com/news/20170307/schools-using-federal-funds-to-offset-state-pension-costs

 

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— Davis ‘proud’ of GOP health care plan – Tom Kacich
http://www.news-gazette.com/news/local/2017-03-08/davis-proud-gop-health-care-plan.html

 

KANKAKEE DAILY JOURNAL
— Construction set to begin on $230M intermodal in Crete; hundreds of jobs expected – Lee Provost
http://www.daily-journal.com/news/local/construction-set-to-begin-on-m-intermodal-hundreds-of-jobs/article_078f12b4-0a73-59ca-b84b-e1932f59067f.html

 

FRANKFORT PATCH
— ‘A Day Without a Woman’ March in Frankfort Withstands Resistance From Pro-Trump Protesters  More than 100 people who gathered in Frankfort on International Women’s Day were confronted by supporters of President Donald Trump. – Tim Moran
http://patch.com/illinois/frankfort/day-without-woman-march-frankfort-withstands-resistance-pro-trump-protesters

 

NAPERVILLE COMMUNITY TELEVISION
— Council Moves to Make Naperville a “Welcoming City”  (DIERSEN: As everyone knows, “Welcoming City” is code for “Sanctuary City,” that is, it is code for a city that says individuals, organizations, and companies that are members of the following groups are NOT WELCOME: Trump supporters, Protestants, conservatives, Republicans, Americans, Whites, males, older people, rich people, gun owners, German Americans, draft avoiders (except Bill Clinton), and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
http://www.nctv17.com/council-moves-to-make-naperville-a-welcoming-city/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: At the most recent City Council meeting, Councilwoman Becky Anderson directed staff to write up a resolution declaring that Naperville is welcoming to everyone regardless of religion, race or sexual orientation. This after residents spoke during public forum at recent meetings, requesting that the council take some official action to help all feel welcomed in our town. “We make sure that everyone is accepted within our city boundaries who are residents and who are visitors. I think there are a lot of people with the rhetoric that’s going around right now in the country, there are a lot of people of the Muslim faith who are frightened,” said Councilwoman Anderson. The proposed resolution, which was backed by many council members, would not be considered a legally binding ordinance, but more of a statement that says the city serves everyone equally.)
— DuPage County and Forest Preserve Yield Savings
http://www.nctv17.com/dupage-county-and-forest-preserve-yield-savings/

 

POSITIVELY NAPERVILLE
— DUPAGE COUNTY OFFICIALS HIGHLIGHT $275,000 IN TAXPAYER SAVINGS
http://www.positivelynaperville.com/2017/03/08/dupage-county-officials-highlight-275000-taxpayer-savings/70533

 

BRUCE RAUNER
— Survey  (DIERSEN: I checked “other” and responded “Defending and advancing all the planks in the Illinois Republican Party platform.”)
https://www.brucerauner.com/survey/

 

ILLINOIS LEAKS
— “Mulchgate” – Claims in Committee Hearing proven false! – John Kraft and Kirk Allen
http://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2017/03/mulchgate-claims-in-committee-hearing-proven-false/

 

DUPAGE COUNTY
— Employment Opportunity: Director of Probation and Court Services
http://www.dupageco.org/HR/Jobs/54707/
— Employment Opportunity: Community/Social Services Case Manager – Part-Time
http://www.dupageco.org/HR/Jobs/54709/

 

CHICAGO CITY WIRE
— Report: Chicago a winded city financially
http://chicagocitywire.com/stories/511073138-report-chicago-a-winded-city-financially

 

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— THERE IS NO GENDER GAP, STUDIES SHOW
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2017/03/there-is-no-gender-gap-studies-show.html

 

CAPITOL FAX
— Something’s definitely missing from this list (DIERSEN: I checked “other” and responded “Defending and advancing all the planks in the Illinois Republican Party platform.”)
https://capitolfax.com/2017/03/08/somethings-definitely-missing-from-this-list/

 

GOPUSA
— The chief of NBC News has a message for President Donald Trump: We’re not going to be intimidated. (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who try in intimidate me. Those who try to intimidate me are anti-Trump, 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 (except Bill Clinton), and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors and/or a) reject planks in the Republican Party platform and work against those like me who support those planks, b) reject planks in the Illinois Republican Party platform and work against those like me who support those planks, c) reject the Milton Township Republican Central Committee resolution against video gambling and work against those like me who support that resolution, d) focus on destroying those like me who they cannot manipulate/dominate, e) were defendants in lawsuits that I have filed, f) are operatives for the aforesaid, and/or g) are dupes for the aforesaid.)
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=21660
— 11 Times Barack Obama Compared Slaves To Immigrants
http://www.gopusa.com/11-times-barack-obama-compared-slaves-to-immigrants/?omhide=true

 

FOX NEWS
— Pres. Trump Tweets Support for Women on Int’l Women’s Day (DIERSEN: While I worked for the federal government for almost 30 years, my superiors were always under tremendous pressure from Democrat politicians a) to hire, retain, and promote Democrat minorities and Democrat females and b) to make way for them by getting rid of their employees who were Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran. While I worked for the federal government for almost 30 years, I ALWAYS complied with all their Affirmative Action, Diversity, and Inclusion mandates, that is, I always gave preference to my superiors, to my supervisors, to my coworkers, and to my subordinates who were Democrat, minority, female, and/or younger.  However, I complained about political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation, and that is why they wasted my career and forced me to retire in 1997 when I was 49 years old.)
http://insider.foxnews.com/2017/03/08/international-womens-day-donald-trump-tweet-day-without-woman

 

DAILY CALLER
— Democrats Start CPAC Of Their Own To Fight Trump – PHILLIP STUCKY
http://dailycaller.com/2017/03/08/dems-start-cpac-of-their-own-to-fight-trump/

 

NEWSMAX
— Democrats Still Underestimate, Can’t Accept Trump – Conrad Black
http://www.newsmax.com/ConradBlack/pelosi-putin-schumer-tax-returns/2017/03/07/id/777449/

 

BARWIRE
— TIME TO WALKOUT ON THE PRO-HOMOSEXUAL ‘DAY OF SILENCE’ – LINDA HARVEY
http://barbwire.com/2017/03/08/time-walkout-pro-homosexual-day-silence/
— ISLAMIC REFUGEES, RIGOROUS VETTING AND THE FACTS – MARK LANDSBAUM
http://barbwire.com/2017/03/08/islamic-refugess-rigorous-vetting-facts-part-one/
— THE LEFTISTS’ ANTI-CHRISTIAN, HYPOCRITICAL AGENDA – DR. SONNY HERNANDEZ
http://barbwire.com/2017/03/08/the-leftists-anti-christian-hypocritical-agenda/

 

BLAZE
— Nearly half of voters believe reporters ‘make up’ anonymous sources – Tre Goins-Phillips  (DIERSEN: Democrats are moral relativists who believe that their end (electing Democrats and defending and advancing the Democrat Party platform) justifies their means.)
http://www.theblaze.com/news/2017/03/08/nearly-half-of-voters-believe-reporters-make-up-anonymous-sources/
— What would happen if men didn’t show up to work? – Mike Opelka  (DIERSEN: While I worked for the federal government for almost 30 years, my superiors were always under tremendous pressure from Democrat politicians a) to hire, retain, and promote Democrat minorities and Democrat females and b) to make way for them by getting rid of their employees who were Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran. While I worked for the federal government for almost 30 years, I ALWAYS complied with all their Affirmative Action, Diversity, and Inclusion mandates, that is, I always gave preference to my superiors, to my supervisors, to my coworkers, and to my subordinates who were Democrat, minority, female, and/or younger.  However, I complained about political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation, and that is why they wasted my career and forced me to retire in 1997 when I was 49 years old.)
http://www.theblaze.com/podcasts/mike-opelka-and-dr-helen-smith-ponder-what-would-happen-if-men-didnt-show-up-to-work/

 

BREITBART
— Washington Post: Trump May ‘Outlast’ White House Press Corps with ‘Unsustainable’ Pace
http://www.breitbart.com/big-journalism/2017/03/07/wapo-trump-may-outlast-white-house-press-corps-with-unsustainable-pace/

 

CONSERVATIVE REPUBLICAN NEWS
— IVANKA TRUMP CLOTHING SALES SMASH RECORD AS LIBERAL BOYCOTT BACKFIRES
http://conservativerepublicannews.com/2017/03/08/ivanka-trump-clothing-sales-smash-record-as-liberal-boycott-backfires/

 

WEEKLY STANDARD
— The Federally Mandated Madness on Campus – ALICE B. LLOYD
http://www.weeklystandard.com/the-federally-mandated-madness-on-campus/article/2007128

 

THE HILL
— Trump courts former foe Ted Cruz – ALEXANDER BOLTON
http://thehill.com/homenews/senate/323092-trump-courts-former-foe-ted-cruz

 

HUFFINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, anti-Trumps make it clear that they 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 (except Bill Clinton), and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.)
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/small-acts-resistance-celeste-ng_us_58bef413e4b0d841663e2b99

 

CNN
— Huntsman tapped as ambassador to Russia – Jeremy Diamond, Jeff Zeleny and Elise Labott
http://www.cnn.com/2017/03/08/politics/jon-huntsman-russia-ambassador-trump/index.html
— Does border drop mean Trump’s tough talk is working? – Tal Kopan
http://www.cnn.com/2017/03/08/politics/border-crossings-huge-drop-trump-tough-talk/index.html

 

WASHINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “On nearly every issue, more Americans oppose Trump’s agenda than support it.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/politics/wp/2017/03/08/on-nearly-every-issue-more-americans-oppose-trumps-agenda-than-support-it/
— Trump will use bully pulpit to counter conservative revolt over Obamacare replacement – James Hohmann
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/powerpost/paloma/daily-202/2017/03/08/daily-202-trump-will-use-bully-pulpit-to-counter-conservative-revolt-over-obamacare-replacement/58bfb74ee9b69b1406c75d4d/

 

NEW YORK POST
— Tim Kaine’s son arrested after disrupting pro-Trump protest – Joe Tacopino
http://nypost.com/2017/03/08/tim-kaines-son-arrested-after-disrupting-pro-trump-protest/

 

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Americans Are Richer Than Ever, But They Don’t Feel That Way  U.S. household net worth is expected to hit another record, but that won’t mean much to most people – STEVEN RUSSOLILLO  (DIERSEN: For retirees, inflation far exceeds COLAs.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/americans-are-richer-than-ever-but-they-dont-feel-that-way-1489004702

 

MONEY MAGAZINE
— Health Care Professions Top the List of Highest Paying Jobs in America – Alana Abramson
http://time.com/money/4695016/glassdoor-highest-paying-jobs-health-care/

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.