May 1 Morning Edition

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Rauner reveals who paid for airplane on his statewide tour – Rick Pearson  (DIERSEN: One could argue that my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails are in-kind contributions to those who read them.  Annual GOPUSA ILLINOIS email subscriptions are worth at least $1,000.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-bruce-rauner-plane-expense-0501-story.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: It shows an in-kind contribution from Donald Wilson, CEO of DRW Trading Group, providing the governor’s campaign with the “use of private jet” valued at $14,882. Wilson has contributed to Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s fund and paid for a mayoral trip to Washington, D.C., on a regulatory matter. Rauner traditionally attends events by car after having grounded the state’s air fleet early in his first term. The campaign disclosure report also showed the Illinois Republican Party providing $51,400 worth of polling services. In early April, the Chicago Tribune noted that a pollster with ties to a firm that Rauner previously has used was making automated calls asking voters about the governor, two potential Democratic challengers and President Donald Trump.)
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Ivanka Trump thumbs nose at public servants.”  Are/were you a public servant?  I was a public servant 1966-1969 and 1971-1997.  My Democrat superiors made me a retired public servant in 1997. I should write a book about those who demonize, denigrate, and condemn a) public servants and b) retired public servants.  Many millions have not and will not seek a job with the federal government a) because the pay and benefits are terrible, b) because the advancement opportunities are terrible, c) because they lack required education, work experience, professional certifications, and/or professional licenses, d) because they cannot pass an employment examination, e) because they cannot pass a background investigation, f) because they cannot pass a physical examination, g) because they cannot take the demonization, denigration, and condemnation that comes with being a federal employee or federal retiree, and/or h) because they are Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran and they know that the federal government discriminates against the aforesaid.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/commentary/ct-ivanka-trump-white-house-job-20170428-story.html
— Selle: Drury learns the cold truth of political power – Dan Moran
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/lake-county-news-sun/opinion/ct-lns-selle-scott-drury-governor-bid-st-0502-20170501-story.html

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— The new world politics is capital city vs. countryside – Michael Barone
http://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/the-new-world-politics-is-capital-city-vs-countryside/
— A new worry for smokers’ families: ‘thirdhand smoke’  (DIERSEN: What about thirdhand pot smoke?)
http://chicago.suntimes.com/lifestyles/a-new-worry-for-smokers-families-thirdhand-smoke/

 

DAILY HERALD
— Not all millionaires – Kerry Lester  (DIERSEN: Should everyone involved in government, in politics, in the news media, in etc. be required to disclose a) the amounts and sources of their income and what they spent that money on during the last year, 2 years, 3 years, 4 years, 5 years, 10 years, 20 years, 30 years, 40 years, and 50 years+ and b) what their net worth was, that is, what their assets and debts were, at the end of the last year, 2 years ago, 3 years ago, 4 years ago, 5 years ago, 10 years ago, 20 years ago, 30 years ago, 40 years ago, and 50+ years ago?  According to the February 1978 issue of Money Magazine, a) for 1977, when I was 29 years old, my income was $26,563, my expenses were $22,041, and I saved $4,522 and b) as of December 31, 1977, my assets were $113,487, my debts were $59,537, and my net worth was $53,950.  My income included $22,449 IRS salary and $2,675 rental income. My expenses included $9,479 mortgage payments, $4,900 income taxes, $2,198 food and entertainment, $1,568 pension contributions, and $823 tuition and books.  My assets included a $60,000 Outer Drive East (ODE) condo, a $26,000 University Park town home, $7,393 in retirement contributions, $6,333 in savings, and a $6,000 1972 Corvette. My debts included a $38,795 ODE condo mortgage and a $19,380 University Park town home mortgage.)
http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20170501/lester-cursive-could-be-headed-for-a-comeback
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The race for Illinois governor in 2018 includes at least three millionaires, but Daniel Biss isn’t one of them. Biss, a state senator from Evanston who is running for the Democratic nomination, and his wife, Karen, had an adjusted gross income of $32,568 in 2016. It’s about half what he reported in earlier years, the result of lawmakers’ pay being withheld by the Illinois comptroller until a court intervened. Biss recently released five years of returns while pushing a measure requiring presidential candidates to release five years of income tax returns to get on the ballot in Illinois. It passed the Senate 32-19 vote and is headed to the House. Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner has released his tax returns every year, and other Democratic primary bidders — J.B. Pritzker of Chicago, Chris Kennedy of Kenilworth, and Chicago Alderman Ameya Pawar all say they’re planning to release their returns, too.)
— As number of adoptions drops, many US agencies face strains – AP  (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who have demonized, denigrated, and condemned my wife and I the most for our giving up trying to have children, for our not adopting, and for our not becoming foster parents.)
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20170430/news/304309932/
— HARDCOPY ARTICLE TITLE: Is traditional college on its way to being obsolete? – AP (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly Democrat educators focus on cranking out good little Democrats who 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 for a long time.)
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20170501/news/305019991/

 

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— The real politics of that abortion legislation – GREG HINZ  (DIERSEN: Past and present “Republican” activists, candidates, elected officials, party leaders, major donors, political consultants, etc. in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois WHO PROMOTE ABORTION have always worked very hard against me.  I should write a book about the aforesaid.)
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20170429/ISSUE05/170429844
— A chance for Illinois lawmakers to win applause for a change – ANDY SHAW
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20170429/ISSUE07/170429843

 

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— Davis main target of barbs at Democrat luncheon – Tom Kacich
http://www.news-gazette.com/news/local/2017-05-01/davis-main-target-barbs-democrat-luncheon.html

 

PEORIA PUBLIC RADIO
— Republican state Senator Kyle McCarter of Lebanon Urges Gov. Rauner To Accept “No-Hike” Budget Plan – BRIAN MACKEY (DIERSEN: Democrats want to hike taxes on those individuals, organizations, and companies in Illinois that are Trump supporters, and especially those that are 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.)
http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/illinois-senator-urges-gov-rauner-accept-no-hike-budget-plan#stream/0

 

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— Trump taps anti-abortion leader Charmaine Yoest for top health agency post – EMANUELLA GRINBERG
http://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/politics/trump-taps-antiabortion-leader-for-top-health-agency-post/702596588

 

OTTAWA TIMES
— Kennedy bashes Rauner – Charles Stanley  (DIERSEN: Who bashes you?  I should write a book about those who bash me.  They would love it.  Those who bash me a) reject planks in the Republican Party platform and/or the Illinois Republican Party platform and work against those like me who support those planks, b) reject the Milton Township Republican Central Committee resolution against video gambling and work against those like me who support that resolution, c) focus on destroying those like me who they cannot manipulate/dominate, d) were defendants in lawsuits that I have filed, and e) are operatives and/or dupes for the aforesaid and/or 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 (except Bill Clinton), and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.)
http://www.mywebtimes.com/news/local/democrat-double-header-kennedy-bashes-rauner-bernal-takes-on-long/article_19438fbc-ff61-594d-b054-54514a85b68f.html

 

MILWAUKEE JOURNAL SENTENIAL
— What happened to us?  Examining Milwaukee’s persistent problems through the eyes of one class
https://projects.jsonline.com/news/2017/4/27/intro/index.html

 

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— GOVERNOR ADDRESSES DAUGHTERS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2017/05/governor-speaks-at-daughters-of-the-american-revolution-state-conference.html
— HOW IS MUSLIM IMMIGRATION TO SWEDEN WORKING OUT?
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2017/05/how-is-muslim-immigration-to-sweden-working-out.html

 

CONSERVATIVE REPUBLICAN NEWS
— THE BIGGEST THREAT TO AMERICAN FAMILIES IS GOVERNMENT – Kent Kellar
http://conservativerepublicannews.com/2017/05/01/the-biggest-threat-to-american-families-is-government/

 

GOPUSA
— Racism Claims a Cover for Fox News Purge? – Cliff Kincaid  (DIERSEN: In 2002, I led a group that succeeded in forcing Comcast to start carrying Fox News Channel in Wheaton and in other western suburbs. To this day, those in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois who hate Fox News Channel have done everything that they can to destroy me.)
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=23722
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Sexual harassment and now racial discrimination complaints are providing the excuses James Murdoch may need to purge the conservative news personalities who have made the Fox News Channel a success. James Murdoch is the liberal son of Fox News parent company owner Rupert Murdoch and one of the heirs to his father’s media empire. His wife was a major figure in the Clinton Climate Initiative project who despises conservatives and President Donald Trump personally. A close reading of the legal complaint joined by black Fox News anchor Kelly Wright against the network leads one to conclude that the purpose is to enable the owners of the parent company (the Murdochs) to purge the conservatives by accusing them of racism, and then turn the channel into another left-wing propaganda organ in the name of “diversity and inclusion.” The suit notes that “public pressure” and not a legal finding of fact forced Bill O’Reilly out of his anchor chair at Fox. Hence, why not use the same tactics to get rid of other Fox News managers, editors, anchors or personalities? It worked once. It could work again. In one of these feeding frenzies, the facts get lost. What matters are the charges, not whether they are true or not. Despite the attempt to portray him as a victim of racism, Wright’s bio at Fox News says he currently serves as co-anchor on America’s News Headquarters on Saturdays from 4-5 p.m. ET, as well as an overnight breaking news anchor based in New York. His impressive bio lists many stories he has covered at home and abroad. Page 18 of the complaint says, “Throughout his employment with Fox, Mr. Wright has covered many of the biggest news stories to break over the past 14 years, often breaking the stories himself.” This is hardly the record of an employee being marginalized because of his skin color. The complaint insists that “The discriminatory conduct committed against Mr. Wright has resulted in stunted career growth and advancement despite his remarkable success.” He has had “remarkable” success in a “stunted” career?Despite this doubletalk, his lawyers at Wigdor LLP held a dramatic news conference with Wright to announce the charges, which were immediately picked up by the channel’s competitors. It is all about “public pressure” on the Murdochs and the fundamental transformation of Fox News. The complaint says that Wright has been, and continues to be, “the victim of pervasive race discrimination at Fox,” because he did not get this or that position. It says he does not have his own show on the channel, as if he is entitled to one. Wright is a Fox News anchor, one of three black anchors overall, but “his anchor position is one of far lower visibility than those held by his White colleagues,” the complaint states. But it may well be that he doesn’t have the on-camera presence and talent to attract an audience. The legal complaint asserts the existence of a pervasive culture of “institutional racism” at Fox News. For example, the recently ousted Bill O’Reilly is quoted as saying that some black neighborhoods have deteriorated into “free-fire zones.” For having an opinion on black crime and other remarks, O’Reilly is branded a racist.)
— Paul Ryan is proving to be all talk and no action
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=23705
— Splitting the Democrat Party is a Great Idea  (DIERSEN: Those who run the Democrat Party 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.)
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=23711
— Palestinian factions reject Israel’s right to exist  (DIERSEN: Who rejects your right to exist?  I should write a book about those in my precinct, in Wheaton’s West District, in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois who talk and act like they reject my right to exist.  Of course, I reserve my right to defend myself.)
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=23715

 

THE BLAZE
— Michelle Malkin crushes liberals’ White House Correspondents’ Dinner with epic takedown – Justin Haskins
http://www.theblaze.com/news/2017/04/30/watch-michelle-malkin-crushes-liberals-white-house-correspondents-dinner-with-epic-takedown/
— CNN panel explodes after GOP strategist educates liberal guests why Americans hate the media – Chris Enloe
http://www.theblaze.com/news/2017/04/30/cnn-panel-explodes-after-gop-strategist-educates-liberal-guests-why-americans-hate-the-media/

 

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Rep. Ted Lieu reacts to Priebus comments: ‘This is marching America down the road to authoritarianism’ – Mandy Mayfield  (DIERSEN: Each and every one of my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes promotes authoritarianism.  They focus on destroying individuals like me, organizations like TAPROOT Republicans or Illinois, companies, and governments that they cannot manipulate/dominate.)
http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/rep-ted-lieu-reacts-to-priebus-comments-this-is-marching-america-down-the-road-to-authoritarianism/article/2621730

 

THE HILL
— Lawmakers slam Priebus for libel law comments – BRANDON CARTER
http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/331325-lawmakers-slam-priebus-for-libel-law-comments

 

CBS NEWS
— Trump says his administration is targeting carried interest loophole in tax reform – REBECCA SHABAD  (DIERSEN: What tax loopholes have your critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes charged you with unfairly, unethically, and/or immorally taking advantage of? Since 1972, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have charged me with unfairly, unethically, and immorally taking advantage of the “education tax deduction loophole.” I deducted job-related graduate business, accounting, and finance courses 1972-1980 and 1992-1997.  My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes shout that those courses were not job-related, did not help me carry out my job duties, were taken by me to get a job in the private sector, and were a distraction.)
http://www.cbsnews.com/news/trump-says-his-administration-is-targeting-carried-interest-loophole-in-tax-reform/

 

WASHINGTON POST
— Trump could save big bucks following GAO’s recommendations – Joe Davidson (DIERSEN: What did you do between 1980 and 1997?  I worked for GAO, the last 11 years of which, at the GS-13 Step 1-10 levels, currently $94,610-$122,991. Of course, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always viciously slighted, viciously belittled, viciously dismissed, viciously badmouthed, viciously demonized, viciously denigrated, and viciously condemned my GAO employment.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/powerpost/wp/2017/05/01/trump-could-save-big-bucks-following-reports-recommendations/

 

USA TODAY
— HARDCOPY ARTICLE TITLE: Politician accused of $3 billion theft  Mexican governor lived the high life while people suffered – David Agren (DIERSEN: I should write a book about anti-Trumps in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois who viciously demonize, viciously denigrate, and viciously condemn you as being a racist, a sexist, a bigot, and even worse things if you do not glorify and praise Mexico and its citizens.  Ever-increasingly, these anti-Trumps talk and act like they are being paid by the Mexican government or by Mexican drug lords.)
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2017/04/28/over–top-political-corruption-case-enrages-mexicans/100985102/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: In a front page editorial with a color picture unethically made to look like a news article, anti-Trumps argue against enforcing America’s immigration laws.
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2017/04/30/how-much-does-costs-deport-one-migrant-depends/101132592/
— HARDCOPY ARTICLE TITLE: Can criminals change? – Chandra Bozelko (DIERSEN: Your past predicts your future.  What did you do with your life during your teens, 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, and 90s?)
https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2017/04/28/can-murderer-reformed-column/100897946/
— ‘What’s your salary?’ becomes a no-no in job interviews – Paul Davidson (DIERSEN: Are you non-veteran, White, male, and/or older?  Are/were you accused of being overpaid?  My critics/opponents have always accused me of being overpaid. In my defense, I earned a) a job-related bachelor’s degree when I was 21 and job-related master’s degrees when I was 27, 31, and 48, b) job-related professional certifications when I was 30, 32, 41, 45, 47, and 48, and c) a job-related professional license when I was 33.)
https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2017/04/27/whats-your-salary-becomes-no-no-job-interviews/100933948/

 

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— U.S. College Freshmen Are More Politically Polarized – Melissa Korn  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrat educators focus on cranking out “good little Democrats.”)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/u-s-college-freshmen-are-more-politically-polarized-concerned-with-costs-1493611260
— Trump and Congress Can Help Restore Campus Free Speech  Withdraw the Obama Title IX ‘guidance’ and tie federal funds to respect for the First Amendment. – Harvey Silverglate
https://www.wsj.com/articles/trump-and-congress-can-help-restore-campus-free-speech-1493583718

 

MARKET WATCH
— Senators want the feds to stop plundering Social Security to repay student loans – JILLIAN BERMAN
http://www.marketwatch.com/story/senators-want-the-feds-to-stop-plundering-social-security-to-repay-student-loans-2017-05-01

 

CSO ONLINE
— Believe your employer doesn’t know about your legal problems? Think again  Companies hire a third party to scour public databases to make sure employees are not getting into legal trouble that would impact their jobs. But is it ethical? – Ryan Francis  (DIERSEN: While I worked for IRS 1971-1980 and for GAO 1980-1997, my Democrat superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates were fully aware of all the lawsuits that I filed or became an active member in. While I worked for IRS 1971-1980 and for GAO 1980-1997, all the defendants in the lawsuits that I filed or became an active member in were fully aware that I worked for IRS and for GAO.  I should write a book about how those lawsuits impacted my careers at IRS and at GAO.)
http://www.csoonline.com/article/3191345/it-careers/don-t-do-the-crime-if-you-can-t-do-the-time-at-work.html

 

WORLD SOCIALIST WEB SITE
— Massive enrolment decline at Illinois public colleges and universities due to state budget impasse – Alexander Fangmann
https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2017/05/01/illi-m01.html

 

NOLO
— Defamation, Libel, and Slander: Key Elements of a Claim  Learn what a plaintiff needs to prove in order to hold someone liable for defamation.  (DIERSEN: Are you a “public figure?”  What do you say to my critics, their operatives, and their dupes who paint me as being a “public figure” so that they have more freedom to defame me, to libel me, and slander me?)
http://www.nolo.com/legal-encyclopedia/defamation-libel-slander-key-elements-claim.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Defamation, libel, and slander: we have all heard of these legal terms, but what do they actually mean?  In general, a defamatory statement is a false statement of fact that is negligently or intentionally communicated or published to a third party, and that causes injury or damage to the subject of the statement. Libel and slander are different types of defamation. Libel is a written defamatory statement, and slander is an oral defamatory statement. Read on to learn more about the key elements of a defamation claim. (More: Get the  Basics on Defamation Law.)  What is a Defamatory Statement? A statement is defamatory if it tends to hold the plaintiff (the subject of the statement, who is bringing the lawsuit) up to scorn, hatred, ridicule, disgrace, or contempt, in the mind of any considerable and respectable segment of the community. There are certain types of statements that are automatically considered defamatory in some states. These types of statements are often called defamatory “per se” Statements that are defamatory “per se” include statements that claim that the plaintiff: has committed a serious, notorious, or immoral crime, has an infectious or terrible disease, or is incompetent in his job, trade, or profession. Defamation is a False Statement of Fact, Not Opinion The most important aspect of a potentially defamatory statement is that it purports to be a statement of fact. Opinions are not defamatory. People have an absolute right to express whatever opinions they like about other people. Let’s look at some examples of facts versus opinions. . .The Statement Must Have Been Made to a Third Party. . .Private Figures vs. Public Figures – Negligence vs. Intent. . .Damages for Defamatory Statements)

 

NOLO
— Defamation Law Made Simple  Learn the basics of slander and libel — the rules about who can say what without getting into legal hot water. – Emily Doskow, Attorney  (DIERSEN: Are you a “public figure?”  What do you say to my critics, their operatives, and their dupes who paint me as being a “public figure” so that they have more freedom to defame me, to libel me, and slander me?)
http://www.nolo.com/legal-encyclopedia/defamation-law-made-simple-29718.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: “Defamation” is a catch-all term for any statement that hurts someone’s reputation. Written defamation is called “libel,” and spoken defamation is called “slander.” Defamation is not a crime, but it is a “tort” (a civil wrong, rather than a criminal wrong). A person who has been defamed can sue the person who did the defaming.  (For in-depth information on defamation claims, check out Nolo’s  Defamation, Libel & Slander  section.)  Defamation law tries to balance competing interests: On the one hand, people should not ruin others’ lives by telling lies about them; but on the other hand, people should be able to speak freely without fear of litigation over every insult, disagreement, or mistake. Political and social disagreement is important in a free society, and we obviously don’t all share the same opinions or beliefs. For instance, political opponents often reach opposite conclusions from the same facts, and editorial cartoonists often exaggerate facts to make their point. What the victim must prove to establish that defamation occurred  The law of defamation varies from state to state, but there are some generally accepted rules. If you believe you are have been “defamed,” to prove it you usually have to show there’s been a statement that is all of the following: published, false, injurious, unprivileged . . . Public officials and figures have a harder time proving defamation.)

 

WIKIPEDIA
— Public figure (DIERSEN: Are you a “public figure?”  What do you say to my critics, their operatives, and their dupes who paint me as being a “public figure” so that they have more freedom to defame me, to libel me, and slander me?  If I sued them, would they argue that I am a “public figure” or just a “limited purpose public figure?” Would they stress that I have been the unpaid GOPUSA Illinois Editor since 2000?  Would they stress that I have been an unpaid Republican Precinct Committeeman since 1999?  Would they stress that I was the TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairman 2005-2012, that I was a Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee member 2003-2011, that I was the Milton Township Republican Central Committee webmaster 2008-2010 and 2000-2004, that I was an Illinois Center Right Coalition Steering Committee member 2003-2007, that I was an American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter board member 2001-2004, that I was a GAO employee 1980-1997, that I was an IRS employee 1971-1980, that I was the subject of a 4-page article in the February 1978 issue of Money Magazine, etc.?)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Public_figure
(FROIM THE POSTING: A fairly high threshold of public activity is necessary to elevate people to public figure status. Typically, they must either be: a public figure, either a public official or any other person pervasively involved in public affairs, or a limited purpose public figure, meaning those who have “thrust themselves to the forefront of particular public controversies in order to influence the resolution of the issues involved.” A “particularized determination” is required to decide whether a person is a limited purpose public figure, which can be variously interpreted: A person can become an “involuntary public figure” as the result of publicity, even though that person did not want or invite the public attention. For example, people accused of high profile crimes may be unable to pursue actions for defamation even after their innocence is established…A person can also become a “limited public figure” by engaging in actions which generate publicity within a narrow area of interest.)

 

AUTOWEEK
— Rejoice! Good gas might be coming back  OCTANE BUMP COULD PROVE THAT THIS IS THE GOLDEN AGE OF PERFORMANCE
http://autoweek.com/article/technology/rejoice-good-gas-might-be-coming-back

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.