March 8 Morning Edition

— Mayor Demands To Know Where Governor Stands On Gun Dealer Licensing (DIERSEN: Republican voters should demand to know where each of the candidates on March 20, 2018 Republican primary ballots in their precinct stand on defending and advancing all the planks in the Illinois Republican Party platform, and especially its traditional family, right to life, immigration, and Second Amendment planks. Do they promise to veto or vote against anything that promotes dependency on government, dependency on charity, LGBTQ activity, abortion, mass/illegal immigration, diminution of First or Second Amendment rights, booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, retaliation, etc.?)
— Tax Audits: How To Avoid Common Mistakes – Audrina Bigos (DIERSEN: I suggest using Quicken and TurboTax.)


— Attorney general candidates face off over campaign contributions in forum (DIERSEN: Where does your money come from? He who pays the piper calls the tunes. Voters believe that activists, candidates, elected officials, party leaders, journalists, reporters, etc. serve as operatives or as dupes for whoever gives them the most money. Everyone involved in government, in politics, in journalism, in reporting, in etc. should be required to disclose a) the amounts and sources of all their income, b) descriptions and valuations of all their financial and other assets, and c) descriptions and amounts of all their debts.)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: In a separate forum for the two Republican candidates, Erika Harold defended her recent decision to take $300,000 from Governor Bruce Rauner. Harold was heckled when she said she could be independent. “I have a record of already standing up for the things that I think are right and opposing him and that’s a record,” Harold said. “So if you want to heckle in the audience, you can look and see my record.” “I’m self-funding my campaign, that’s how serious I am about this and that’s what I’m doing,” said Republican candidate Gary Grasso.)


— Lipinski challenger Newman went into restaurant business with convicted felon – Katherine Skiba and John Byrne
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD WITH BIG COLOR PICTURE: Domestic battery case resurfaces as longtime Democratic lawmaker Robert Rita faces primary challenge – Ray Long, Stacy St. Clair, Christy Gutowski
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: In a front page top of fold editorial with a color photo, anti-Trumps glorify and praise citizens of foreign countries.


— Join the fight, Illinois, to save net neutrality – Editorial (DIERSEN: Needless-to-say, my critics/opponents want the power to stop me from sending out GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails, and if not that, the power to stop everyone from reading those emails, and if not that, the power to dictate the content of those emails. They hint/imply/argue/shout that because I am a Republican Precinct Committeeman, the following should dictate the content of the emails: a) the officers of the Milton Township Republican Central Committee, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Illinois Republican Party (IRP), and Republican Party, b) my representative on the IRP State Central Committee, c) those Republican officials who represent my precinct, Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, Illinois, and/or America.)


— Emanuel ratchets up pressure on Rauner to sign gun bill (DIERSEN: Who ratchets up pressure on you to do what? Since 2000, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have ratcheted up their pressure on me to stop me from sending out GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails, and failing that, a) to pressure me to include links in the emails only to articles that they posted or that they bless, b) to pressure me to not include any of my comments on the articles, c) to pressure me to carry out their blacklist orders, d) to pressure me to glorify and praise them, e) to pressure me to pander to them, f) to pressure me to serve as one of their operatives or dupes, g) to pressure me to give them money, h) to pressure me to etc.)
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: The Daily Herald blames voters for deceptive political ads.
— Video gambling not suited to family-friendly town – Matt Garling, West Chicago


— Proft paper’s story on couple called ‘selective journalism’ – Bernard Schoenburg
— Chris Kennedy positions himself as ‘outsider’ in governor’s race – Rebecca Susmarski (DIERSEN: If you wanted to position yourself as being an outsider, what would you stress? I would stress that even though I have been a Milton Township Republican Central Committee (MTRCC) member since 1999 and I have the best record by far for attending MTRCC monthly meetings and fundraisers, those who dominate MTRCC a) have never asked me to serve as a committee chairman or as an officer, b) rudely dumped me as MTRCC webmaster in 2010 and 2004, and c) rudely and overwhelmingly defeated me when I ran for MTRCC Treasurer in 2004. Further, I would stress that a) those who dominated TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois in 2012 rudely dumped me in 2012, b) those who dominated the Wheaton Chamber of Commerce (WCC) in 2011 rudely dumped me in 2011, c) those who dominated the Illinois Center Right Coalition (ICRC) in 2007 rudely dumped me in 2007, d) those who dominated the American Association of Political Consultants (AAPC) Midwest Chapter (MC) in 2004 rudely dumped me in 2004, and e) those who dominated GAO in 1997 rudely dumped me in 1997. I should write a book about those who dominate MTRCC, TAPROOT, WCC, ICRC, AAPC MC, GAO, etc. who 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, anti-draft avoiders, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.)
— Illinois House seeks accounting of Quincy Legionnaires’ crisis – AP


— Northwest Suburban Republicans Take Lincoln Day Dinner To Niles – Tom Robb


— Madigan’s #MeToo Problem – KATIE BUCK (DIERSEN: While I worked for the federal government, my superiors had an Affirmative Action problem. Democrat politicians put tremendous pressure on them a) to hire, retain, and promote young Democrat minorities and females and b) to make way for them by getting rid of their employees who were Republican, White, male, and/or non-veteran who had not made GS-13 (currently $96,403) by age 25, GS-14 (currently $113,920) by age 30, GS-15 (currently $134,000) by age 35, and Senior Executive Service (currently $164,200) by age 40.)


— Rauner Has People Calling and Knocking on Doors – Cal Skinner


— Will Rauner sign the Left’s insane gun control bills after the March 20th primary?




— Jeanne Ives’ GOP insurgency Challenging an unpopular governor from the right – Scott Reeder (DIERSEN: Of course, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes hint/imply/argue/shout at Ives that every vote that she does not get in the primary is because of me and because of my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails. I should write a book about those critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes. They are scapegoaters supreme.)


— Source of policy, messaging expertise, and influence that is not controllable in Governor’s Office revealed! – KIRK ALLEN


— Big Brother Is Coming for Your Kids, and He’s Wearing a Dress – Laurie Higgins


— Luis Gutierrez: Immigrants Who Look Like ‘King of Wakanda’ Not Welcome in Trump’s America – TONY LEE (DIERSEN: Which individuals, organizations, and companies are NOT WELCOME where you live? I should write a book about those who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois who hint/imply/argue/shout that individuals, organizations, and companies that are members of the following groups are NOT WELCOME: Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)


— DHS Asks That ‘the Public Understand’ DACA Removals Will be ‘Rare Instances’ – BRIDGET JOHNSON (DIERSEN: Are you a member of a protected class? DACA beneficiaries are members of a protected class. Members of other protected classes include other illegals, Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, RINOs, minorities, females, LGBTQers, non-Protestants, non-German Americans, and veterans. Supposedly, those over 40 years old are members of a protected class, but that is false.)


— Sarah Sanders Embarrasses Reporter — ‘I Would Be Happy To Forward Those To You’ – Justin Caruso (DIERSEN: Who wants to embarrass you? I should write a book about those who want to embarrass me.)


— Americans should applaud Trump for starting to end our nation’s wholesale surrender on trade – Scott Paul


— GOP rejects Dems’ attempt to stop Pruitt’s first-class travel – TIMOTHY CAMA (DIERSEN: My Democrat Post Office superiors did not want me to take any sick days. My Democrat IRS superiors did not want me to claim any partial day per diem (SEE: or deduct any job-related education expenses. My Democrat GAO superiors did not me to be assigned to audits of IRS.)


— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrat and RINO Latinos make it clear that they can and that they will get rid of you if you do not a) glorify and praise Latinos, b) give preference to Latinos, c) pander to Latinos, d) serve as an operative or as a dupe for Latinos, and/or e) give money to Latinos.


— The Race-Based Mortgage Penalty – Editorial (DIERSEN: Of course, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes hint/imply/argue/shout a) that if I had been a minority, I would not have been able to get mortgages to buy a new town home in University Park in 1972 when I was 24 years old, to buy a studio condo in the Outer Drive East building in 1974, or to buy a one bedroom condo in that building in 1976 and b) that if I had been a minority, my wife and I would not have been able to get a mortgage to buy 1017 East Harrison in Wheaton in 1978 or to have 915 Cove Court built in Wheaton in 1984.)


— No group is less supportive of the NRA’s policies than black Americans – Eugene Scott (DIERSEN: Democrats have never wanted Blacks to own guns, and especially since the Civil War.)


— Russian Online Trolls Tried to Torpedo Mitt Romney’s Shot at Secretary of State Online campaign targeted the ex-GOP nominee as Donald Trump considered him in late 2016 – Rob Barry and Shelby Holliday (DIERSEN: Of course, according to my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes, since 2000, I have let online trolls use GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails to defeat their candidates.)
— With Eye to Midterms, Democrats Offer Alternative Tax, Infrastructure Plan   Plan would repeal elements of new tax law to fund infrastructure; GOP leaders deem it dead on arrival – Richard Rubin (DIERSEN: Of course, the SALT cap should be increased from $10,000 to $20,000 for married filing jointly.)
— Check Your Withholding Math or Risk a Painful Tax Shock Many taxpayers have bigger paychecks now, but other changes from the overhaul will affect what they actually owe – Laura Saunders
— Facebook Really Is Spying on You, Just Not Through Your Phone’s Mic How to limit the amount of data Facebook and advertisers are collecting about you – Joanna Stern (DIERSEN: What does Facebook know about you? Facebook is a Democrat website. Facebook knows that I am a Trump supporter, GOPUSA Illinois Editor since 2000, Republican Precinct Committeeman since 1999, Protestant (baptized, raised, and confirmed as a Missouri Synod Lutheran), conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, old (born in 1948), non-poor, gun owner, 100% German American, my ancestors have been in America since 1844, former federal employee, federal retiree since 1997, union member 1966-1969 and 1971-1980, American nameplate car owner, married since 1978, childless, pet-less, and much more.)


— Vacancies Aren’t Unique to Trump. States Struggle to Fill Top Positions, Too. When an agency head leaves, some states take years to find a permanent replacement. What takes so long?
(FROM THE ARTICLE: There are a number of reasons why it’s difficult to find people to lead government departments. For one, qualified candidates can often make much more money in the private sector. In March 2017, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) compared the total compensation of Medicaid directors to the top managed care executives with whom they often work. In the 10 states examined, the private executives made $314,278, on average, which is more than double Medicaid directors’ average pay of $152,439. Money aside, people who take these jobs have to be willing to withstand constant criticism from within and outside of government. The work is strenuous and finding a work-life balance can seem impossible. Robinson recalls the following comment made to him by a chief information security officer who left his job for the private sector. “He said, ‘Doug, I’ll make twice as much money and I’m going to work half as much. And it’s highly unlikely that my name will be in the front page of the paper.”)


— Can Government Compete In The Talent Market? – Jeff Neal (DIERSEN: GAO hired me in 1980 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, younger person, or veteran who would take the job. IRS hired me in 1971 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, or veteran who would take the job. The Post Office hired me in 1966 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, or veteran who would take the job.)

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.