March 9 Evening Edition

ABC7
— KANKAKEE CO. USES MEME OF OBAMA SPYING ON TRUMP TO URGE RESIDENTS TO LOCK DOORS
http://abc7chicago.com/politics/kankakee-co-uses-meme-of-obama-spying-on-trump-to-urge-residents-to-lock-doors/1792639/
— CHANCE THE RAPPER NAMES CPS SCHOOLS THAT WILL GET $10K  (DIERSEN: Anti-Rauners put all their eggs in the Chance the Rapper basket.  Will they succeed in getting Chance the Rapper to run against Rauner in 2018?)
http://abc7chicago.com/education/chance-the-rapper-names-cps-schools-that-will-get-$10k-/1793004/
— CONVICTED FELON ON BALLOT FOR MARKHAM MAYOR – Will Jones  (DIERSEN: Your past predicts your future.)
http://abc7chicago.com/news/convicted-felon-on-ballot-for-markham-mayor-/1793223/
— MAN WHO RETURNED TO CRIME AFTER $25M AWARD SENTENCED TO 9 YEARS – Sarah Schulte  (DIERSEN: Your past predicts your future.)
http://abc7chicago.com/news/man-who-returned-to-crime-after-$25m-award-sentenced-to-9-years/1792763/

 

NBC5
— Illinois House Votes to Make October ‘Zombie Preparedness Month’  “I am told that if you are prepared for zombies, then you would be prepared to deal with a natural disaster like tornadoes, blizzards, natural disasters of any kind,” Welch said on the House floor Thursday.  – Tom Schuba
http://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/October-is-Now-Zombie-Preparedness-Month-in-Illinois-413425163.html
— Chance the Rapper Announces List of CPS Schools to Receive Funding  “Y’all wanna hear some Good news,” Bennett tweeted Thursday before releasing the full list of schools. – Tom Schuba (DIERSEN: Anti-Rauners put all their eggs in the Chance the Rapper basket.  Will they succeed in getting Chance the Rapper to run against Rauner in 2018?)
http://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/Chance-the-Rapper-Announces-List-of-CPS-Schools-to-Receive-Funding-415796923.html

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Don’t bet on the Blackjack State, formerly known as Illinois – Charles Selle
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/lake-county-news-sun/opinion/ct-lns-selle-lake-county-casino-st-0309-20170308-story.html
— State: Did we say 16,700 jobs lost? We meant 2,000 gained – Alexia Elejalde-Ruiz
http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-illinois-unemployment-january-0310-biz-20170309-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Rauners put all their eggs in the Chance the Rapper basket.  Will they succeed in getting Chance the Rapper to run against Rauner in 2018?
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/commentary/ct-chance-rapper-rauner-emanuel-cps-perspec-0310-jm-20170309-story.html
— Chance the Rapper and Lin-Manuel Miranda have the same kind of savvy – Chris Jones
http://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/theater/ct-chance-miranda-jones-ae-0312-20170309-column.html
— The poor ‘just don’t want health care’: Republican congressman faces backlash over comments – Kristine Phillips
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/ct-kansas-congressman-health-care-poor-comments-20170309-story.html
— Americans are having fewer kids, but child-free people are still stigmatized – Laura Barcella  (DIERSEN: Government is nasty.  Politics is nasty. Democrats are nasty. I should write a book about my Democrat GAO superiors, supervisors, and subordinates who stigmatized my wife and I for our giving up trying to have children, for our not adopting, and for our not becoming foster parents.  They demonized, denigrated, and condemned us as being filthy rich DINKs (dual income, no kids).)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/lifestyles/ct-americans-fewer-kids-child-free-people-stigmatized-20170308-story.html
— DuPage officials announce efforts to consolidate more services – Gary Gibula
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/ct-nvs-dupage-consolidation-st-0310-20170309-story.html

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Chris Kennedy hits trail, tells pastors Rauner agenda is ‘B.S.’ – Stefano Esposito
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/chris-kennedy-hits-trail-tells-pastors-rauner-agenda-is-b-s/
— Sanctioned by Ethics Board, clout attorney Gerald Alder lands at CTA – Fran Spielman
http://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/sanctioned-by-ethics-board-clout-attorney-lands-at-cta/
— Top cop Johnson: Bill will use fear to deter gun crimes  “As an African American I’m disgusted. And as a cop, I’m angry,” Police Supt. Eddie Johnson told the Illinois Senate Criminal Law Committee. – Tina Sfondeles and Fran Spielman
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/top-cop-johnson-bill-will-use-fear-to-deter-gun-crimes/
— Is Chris Kennedy’s mom going to help campaign? – Michael Sneed
http://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/sneed-exclusive-is-chris-kennedys-mom-going-to-help-campaign/

 

DAILY HERALD
— Transgender locker room debate comes to Palatine District 15 – Doug T. Graham
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20170308/news/170308915/
— Lisle library board moves to ‘remedy’ earlier vote – Robert Sanchez
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20170309/news/170308872/
— Naperville, Aurora merging governing boards for 911 service – Marie Wilson
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20170309/news/170308868/

 

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Illinois infrastructure barely gets a passing grade – GREG HINZ
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20170309/BLOGS02/170309852/illinois-infrastructure-barely-gets-a-passing-grade
— Diana Rauner won’t let politics get in the way of Ounce’s success – LISA BERTAGNOLI
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20170309/ISSUE03/170309862/interview-with-diana-rauner-president-of-ounce-of-prevention

 

WTTW
— Chance the Rapper Announces 10 CPS Schools Receiving $10K Donations – Matt Masterson  (DIERSEN: Anti-Rauners put all their eggs in the Chance the Rapper basket. Will they succeed in getting Chance the Rapper to run against Rauner in 2018?)
http://chicagotonight.wttw.com/2017/03/09/chance-rapper-announces-10-cps-schools-receiving-10k-donations

 

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— UI faculty petition for tougher stance against ‘racial hostility’ – Julie Wurth  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, anti-Whites promote hostility against Whites.)
http://www.news-gazette.com/news/local/2017-03-09/ui-faculty-petition-tougher-stance-against-racial-hostility.html

 

PEORIA JOURNAL STAR
— Rauner to speak at Stark County dinner April 4 – Gary L. Smith (DIERSEN: Why hold a fundraiser on an election day?)
http://www.pjstar.com/news/20170309/rauner-to-speak-at-stark-county-dinner

 

WJBC
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps are overjoyed that “LaHood ‘skeptical’ of new health care plan.”
http://www.wjbc.com/2017/03/09/lahood-skeptical-of-new-health-care-plan/

 

WSIL
— Media the enemy? Trump is sure an insatiable consumer – AP  (DIERSEN: To keep up to date with government and political news and commentary in Illinois, it would be great if Trump would read GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails.  But short of that, it would be great if he would have his staff read the emails.  Illinois is a very important state.)
http://www.wsiltv.com/story/34711054/media-the-enemy-trump-is-sure-an-insatiable-consumer
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Before most people are out of bed, Donald Trump is watching cable news. Indeed, with Twitter app at the ready, the man who condemns the media as “the enemy of the people” may be the most voracious consumer of news in modern presidential history. Trump usually rises before 6 a.m. and first watches TV in the residence before later moving to a small dining room in the West Wing. A short time later, he’s given a stack of newspapers – including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post and, long his favorite, The New York Post – as well as pile of printed articles from other sources including conservative online outlets like Breitbart News. The TVs stay on all day. The president often checks in at lunch and again in the evening, when he retires to the residence, cellphone in hand. It is a central paradox of the Trump presidency. Trump is a faithful newspaper reader who enjoys jousting with reporters, an avid cable TV news viewer who frequently live-tweets what he’s watching, and a reader of websites that have been illuminated by his presidential spotlight, showcasing the at-times conspiratorial corners of the internet. No recent president has been so public about his interest in his media coverage, nor seemed so willing to mobilize the powers of the federal government based on a media report that he has just read, heard or watched. In fact, the power of Trump’s media diet is so potent that White House staffers have, to varying degrees of success, tried to limit his television watching and control some of what he reads. The president’s cable TV menu fluctuates. Fox News is a constant, and he also frequently watches CNN despite deriding it as “fake news.” Though he used to watch “Morning Joe,” a Trump aide said the president has grown frustrated with his coverage on the MSNBC program and has largely stopped. For Trump, watching cable is often an interactive experience. More than dozen times since his election, he has tweeted about what he saw on TV just minutes before.)
— Con artists prey on immigrants fearing a Trump crackdown – AP
http://www.wsiltv.com/story/34709294/con-artists-prey-on-immigrants-fearing-a-trump-crackdown

 

WKOW & NBC2 & WGEM & WFMJ
— Employee health fund tapped for half of Leslie Munger’s salary – AP
http://www.wkow.com/story/34711923/employee-health-fund-tapped-for-illinois-officials-salary
http://www.nbc-2.com/story/34711844/employee-health-fund-tapped-for-illinois-officials-salary
http://www.wgem.com/story/34711844/employee-health-fund-tapped-for-illinois-officials-salary
http://www.wfmj.com/story/34711923/employee-health-fund-tapped-for-illinois-officials-salary

 

FRED KLONSKY
— Rauner loses to an unnamed Democrat. Unfortunately, the Democrats have to name someone.  (DIERSEN: Anti-Rauners put all their eggs in the Chance the Rapper basket. Will they succeed in getting Chance the Rapper to run against Rauner in 2018?)
https://preaprez.wordpress.com/2017/03/09/rauner-loses-to-an-unnamed-democrat-unfortunately-the-democrats-have-to-name-someone/

 

SANGAMON SUN
— No vote on Grand Bargain: Republican senators speak out – Jireh Gibson
http://sangamonsun.com/stories/511087501-no-vote-on-grand-bargain-republican-senators-speak-out

 

ILLINOIS LEAKS
— Kankakee Valley Airport Authority – ICE Project getting exposed – Kirk Allen
http://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2017/03/kankakee-valley-airport-authority-ice-project-getting-exposed/

 

GOPUSA
— The agony of elite leftists on ‘A Day Without a Woman’
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=21715
— Trump’s get-tough policies credited for sharp plunge in illegal immigration  (DIERSEN: One could argue that Clinton, Bush, and Obama treasonously did everything that they could on the table and under the table to encourage people to come to America illegally, to stay in America illegally, and to bring others to America illegally.)
http://www.gopusa.com/trumps-get-tough-policies-credited-for-sharp-plunge-in-illegal-immigration/

 

HOT AIR
— IRS: C’mon, man. We don’t have that much fraud… – JAZZ SHAW  (DIERSEN: I worked for IRS for almost 9 years and I worked for GAO on audits of IRS for 3 years.)
http://hotair.com/archives/2017/03/09/irs-cmon-man-we-dont-have-that-much-fraud/

 

BARBWIRE
— HOW TAXPAYERS FUND ANTI-TRUMP PROTESTS – CLIFF KINCAID
http://barbwire.com/2017/03/09/taxpayers-fund-anti-trump-protests/
— ISLAMIC REFUGEES, RIGOROUS VETTING AND THE FACTS: PART 2 – MARK LANDSBAUM
http://barbwire.com/2017/03/09/islamic-refugees-rigorous-vetting-and-the-facts-part-two/

 

BREITBART
— 31 Senators Call for More Foreign Workers to Replace Blue-Collar Americans – NEIL MUNRO  (DIERSEN: What bad jobs have you had?  According to my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes, all the jobs that I had were bad. I did yard work, delivered newspapers, washed dishes, cleaned golf shoes, chipped slag, pumped gasoline, delivered mail, worked on an automobile assemble line, worked as a security guard, sold tires, automotive services, and major appliances, collected delinquent taxes, and audited federal agencies.)
http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/03/08/senators-try-help-h-2b-blue-collar-outsourcing-program/
— McConnell on if Mexico Will Pay for the Border Wall: ‘Uh, No’ – Pam Key (DIERSEN: When the going gets tough, far too many side with foreign countries and with their citizens against America and against its citizens.)
http://www.breitbart.com/video/2017/03/09/mcconnell-mexico-will-pay-border-wall-uh-no/
— Women’s Day Protest Groups Conflict over Race in Santa Cruz – JOEL B. POLLAK
http://www.breitbart.com/california/2017/03/09/womens-day-protest-groups-clash-santa-cruz/
— Mexican Cartel Ran $101M Drug Plantation in East Texas — Hundreds of Miles into U.S. – ILDEFONSO ORTIZ AND BRANDON DARBY
http://www.breitbart.com/texas/2017/03/08/mexican-cartel-ran-101m-drug-plantation-hundreds-miles-u-s/
— Samantha Bee Mocks Brain Cancer Patient at CPAC For Having ‘Nazi Hair’ – JEROME HUDSON  (DIERSEN: Of course, Samantha Bee would mock me for having Nazi hair.  I am a 68-year-old 100% German national origin White male who was baptized, raised, and confirmed as a Missouri Synod Lutheran, who is conservative, who is Republican, who is non-poor, and who is a gun owner.  My critics/opponents, their operatives, their dupes, and everyone else on the planet earth should be advised that if they state or write that I have ever been a member of the Nazi Party, I will sue them for a trillion dollars and everyone on the planet earth will know that I sued them for a trillion dollars.)
http://www.breitbart.com/big-hollywood/2017/03/09/bee-mocks-man-brain-cancer-nazi-hair/

 

WASHINGTON POST
— Don’t let Big Marijuana prioritize profits over public safety – Patrick Kennedy and Kevin Sabet
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/dont-let-big-marijuana-prioritize-profits-over-public-safety/2017/03/08/6c1a9ce4-0357-11e7-ad5b-d22680e18d10_story.html
— Laziness isn’t why people are poor – Stephen Pimpare  (DIERSEN: How much money do you have, that is, what is your income and net worth?  Those who demonize me, who denigrate me, and who condemn me have always hinted/implied/argued/shouted that I have more money than others a) because my ancestors have been in America since the 1840s, b) because I am White, c) because I am male, d) because my parents had enough money to send me to a parochial grade school, e) because I avoided the draft, f) because I have had good health, g) because my wife and I gave up trying to have children, because we did not adopt, and because we did not become foster parents, and h) because I have never given much money to churches.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/posteverything/wp/2017/03/08/laziness-isnt-why-people-are-poor-and-iphones-arent-why-they-lack-health-care/
— Women, stop worrying about being liked — Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s advice for living boldly – Nora Krug (DIERSEN: Anti-Trumps want women to hate men.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/books/women-stop-worrying-about-being-liked–chimamanda-ngozi-adichies-advice-for-living-boldly/2017/03/08/a411379e-fec4-11e6-99b4-9e613afeb09f_story.html
— Democrats wage uphill battle against bill targeting federal-union representatives – Joe Davidson  (DIERSEN: My Democrat GAO superiors succeeded in forcing me to retire in 1997 when I was 49 years old. GAO did not unionize until 2007. If GAO had been unionized in 1997, I might still be a GAO employee.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/powerpost/wp/2017/03/09/democrats-wage-uphill-struggle-to-protect-federal-unions/

 

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— U.S. Household Net Worth Reaches Record $92.8 Trillion – JOSH ZUMBRUN  (DIERSEN: How much money do you have, that is, what is your household net worth?  Those who demonize me, who denigrate me, and who condemn me have always hinted/implied/argued/shouted that my wife and I have more money than others a) because my ancestors have been in America since the 1840s, b) because I am White, c) because I am male, d) because my parents had enough money to send me to a parochial grade school, e) because I avoided the draft, f) because I have had good health, g) because my wife and I gave up trying to have children, because we did not adopt, and because we did not become foster parents, and h) because I have never given much money to churches.)
Fourth-quarter gains driven by stock market’s surge, according to Fed report
https://www.wsj.com/articles/u-s-household-net-worth-reaches-record-92-8-trillion-1489078918

 

ALBUQUERQUE JOURNAL
— Lefties, techies long at odds in SF, team up against Trump – AP (DIERSEN: From what I see, members of the following groups have teamed up against Trump and against Trump’s supporters: 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 anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.)
https://www.abqjournal.com/965722/lefties-techies-long-at-odds-in-sf-team-up-against-trump.html

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.

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