May 10 Evening Edition

GOPUSA ILLINOIS
— Milton Township Republican Central Committee held an outstanding meeting Wednesday evening, May 10, 2017, at the Wheaton Bowl Banquet Hall.  Attendees included Almiron, Austin, Bibbiano, Carlson, Cherry, Cooper, Crane, Dangelo, Eckhoff, Elliott, Falbo, Fitzpatrick, Amy Grant, Henry, Hinkle, Keller, Krzyzewski, LeVan, Lofgren, Holder, McGowen, McNeily, Mendrick, Menna, Molitor, Muehlfelt, Nathwani, Orel, Romano, Ryan, Shaw, Slinger, Whelan, and Wilson. – Dave Diersen
http://www.gopillinois.com

 

ABC7
— GOP STYMIES ILLINOIS SENATE ‘GRAND BARGAIN’ REVIVAL – AP
http://abc7chicago.com/politics/gop-stymies-illinois-senate-grand-bargain-revival/1977796/

 

NBC5
— Illinois Politicians React to Firing of FBI Director James Comey – James Neveau
http://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/illinois-politicians-react-to-firing-of-fbi-director-james-comey-421883143.html

 

CBS2
— Republican Hultgren: Comey Firing Concerning – Craig Dellimore
http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2017/05/10/republican-hultgren-comey-firing-concerning/

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— OUTRAGEOUS: TRAGIC: DIERSEN HEADLINE: Senate sends bill to Rauner that would promote abortion.
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-bruce-rauner-abortion-senate-met-0511-20170510-story.html
— Emanuel won’t say why he waited so long to reveal depth of CPS money woes – John Byrne
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-rahm-emanuel-cps-funding-rauner-met-0511-20170510-story.html
— ‘Different feel’ in store for visitors as Balmoral Park reopens to public – Mike Nolan
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/daily-southtown/news/ct-sta-balmoral-park-st-0507-20170505-story.html
— Punching in past 65: Older-worker rate highest since 1962 – AP
http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/sns-bc-us–older-workers-20170505-story.html
— Cullerton blames Rauner for latest snag in attempt to end impasse – Monique Garcia and Haley BeMiller
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-illinois-senate-rauner-budget-met-0511-20170510-story.html

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Abortion bill heads to Gov. Rauner’s desk after Senate passage – Tina Sfondeles  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats promote abortion.)
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/abortion-bill-heads-to-gov-rauners-desk-after-senate-passage/
— Kellyanne Conway is back, but she’s not going viral
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/kellyanne-conway-is-back-but-shes-not-going-viral/
— Emanuel says he’s ready to do ‘very difficult things’ to save CPS – Fran Spielman
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/emanuel-says-hes-ready-to-do-very-difficult-things-to-save-cps/
— Cullerton puts self in Rauner’s shoes, then kicks him in pants – Tina Sfondeles
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/cullerton-puts-self-in-rauners-shoes-then-kicks-him-in-pants/

 

DAILY HERALD
— The Latest: GOP stymies Senate ‘grand bargain’ revival – AP
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20170510/news/305109843/
— Aurora’s first African-American mayor Richard Irvin takes office – Marie Wilson
http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20170510/aurorax2019s-first-african-american-mayor-takes-office
— Sears CEO blasts media for many problems at company – Anna Marie Kukec  (DIERSEN: I should write a book about “Republican” activists, candidates, elected officials, party leaders, major donors, political consultants, etc. throughout Illinois who blast me and my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails for their problems, for your problems, for my problems, and for everyone’s problems.)
http://www.dailyherald.com/business/20170510/sears-ceo-blasts-media-for-many-problems-at-company

 

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— GOP holds the line on Comey firing—for now – GREG HINZ
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20170510/BLOGS02/170519989/gop-holds-the-line-on-comey-firing-for-now

 

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Comey firing reaction differs by party – Bernard Schoenburg
http://www.sj-r.com/opinion/20170510/bernard-schoenburg-comey-firing-reaction-differs-by-party
— Central Illinois Congress members react to Comey’s firing
http://www.sj-r.com/news/20170510/central-illinois-congress-members-react-to-comeys-firing

 

PEORIA JOURNAL STAR
— Federal judge scolds attorneys in Aaron Schock case – Andy Kravetz
http://www.pjstar.com/news/20170509/federal-judge-scolds-attorneys-in-aaron-schock-case

 

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— Shimkus’ war chest got a lot healthier – Tom Kacich
http://www.news-gazette.com/news/local/2017-05-10/tom-kacich-shimkus-war-chest-got-lot-healthier.html

 

TIMES
— ‘Politics of blame’ game diminishes us all – Jim Nowlan (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always blamed me and my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails for their problems, for your problems, for my problems, and for everyone’s problems.)
http://www.mywebtimes.com/news/editorial/state-affairs-politics-of-blame-game-diminishes-us-all/article_6d109d58-407b-5c40-9fd7-600ae900df0a.html

 

SUBURBAN LIFE
— Illinois appellate court orders College of DuPage Foundation to disclose federal subpoena
http://www.mysuburbanlife.com/2017/05/10/illinois-appellate-court-orders-college-of-dupage-foundation-to-disclose-federal-subpoena/a7gc1wj/

 

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— A ‘white hot’ Trump stewed over Comey’s fate  Communications team kept in the dark – JEFF ZELENY AND JOHN KING
http://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/politics/a-white-hot-trump-stewed-over-comeys-fate/711283142

 

DNA INFO
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: An abortion promoter says “Law Protecting Abortion Access In Illinois Heads To Rauner’s Desk.”
https://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20170510/lakeview/law-protecting-abortion-access-illinois-heads-rauners-desk

 

CHICAGO READER
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: An anti-Trump says “DuPage Democrats have a chance to unseat Roskam.”
http://www.chicagoreader.com/chicago/peter-roskam-sixth-district-reelection-trumpcare/Content?oid=26461037

 

SANAMON SUN
— Illinois GOP: Secretary of State White keeps pulling rug out from under retirement – Caitlin Nordahl
http://sangamonsun.com/stories/511113031-illinois-gop-secretary-of-state-white-keeps-pulling-rug-out-from-under-retirement

 

ILLINOIS LEAKS
— Coles County Board Meeting met with angry citizens – John Kraft
http://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2017/05/coles-county-board-meeting-met-with-angry-citizens/

 

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— THORNER/INGOLD: HARSH CRITICISM BY LOYAL OPPOSITION TO AHCA UNFOUNDED
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2017/05/thorneringold-harsh-criticism-by-loyal-opposition-to-ahca-unfounded.html

 

CAPOITOL FAX
— OUTRAGEOUS, TRAGIC: HB 40 clears Senate
https://capitolfax.com/2017/05/10/hb-40-clears-senate/

 

BREITBART
— Illinois Senate Passes ‘Sanctuary State’ Bill to Hamper Immigration Officers – Warner Todd Huston
http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/05/10/illinois-senate-passes-sanctuary-state-bill-hamper-immigration-officers/

 

GOPUSA
— Harvard Approves Blacks Only Graduation Ceremony  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, anti-Trumps promote segregation.)
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=24148
— McCain: James Comey is a man of honor and integrity  (DIERSEN: If Trump fired you, who would come to your defense?)
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=24208
— UNACCEPTABLE: Mexican government spends $250,000 in Sacramento to defend illegal aliens living here
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=24047

 

HOT AIR
— Government employee unions looking to “influence” downsizing – JAZZ SHAW  (DIERSEN: If GAO had been unionized in 1997, I might still be a GAO employee.)
http://hotair.com/archives/2017/05/10/government-employee-unions-looking-influence-downsizing/

 

FEDERALIST
— Having Pets Instead Of Kids Should Be Considered A Psychiatric Disorder – G. Shane Morris
http://thefederalist.com/2017/05/09/pets-instead-kids-considered-psychiatric-disorder/

 

DAILY CALLER
— Former FBI Agents Praise Comey Firing – Amber Athey  (DIERSEN: I am a former GAO employee. I worked for GAO for almost 18 years, the last 11 years of which at the GS-13 Step 1-10 levels, currently $94,610-$122,991. I am a former IRS employee. I worked for IRS for almost 9 years, the last 5 1/2 years of which at the GS-12 Step 1-5 levels, currently $79,563-$90,173. I am a former Post Office employee. I worked for the Post Office for almost 3 years.)
http://dailycaller.com/2017/05/09/former-fbi-agents-praise-comey-firing-video/

 

WORLD NET DAILY
— TRUMP CRASHES NEWS GATEKEEPERS TO REACH AMERICANS  Campaign uses new tool to reveal facts mainstream media are ‘hiding’ – BOB UNRUH
http://www.wnd.com/2017/05/trump-crashes-news-gatekeepers-to-reach-americans/

 

NATIONAL REVIEW
— Limiting a President’s Power to Dismiss Federal Appointees – KEVIN D. WILLIAMSON  (DIERSEN: My Democrat GAO superiors dismissed me in 1997.  The following ether have no problem with that or are overjoyed with that: Democrats and Democrat plants, Libertarians and Libertarian plants, Greens and Green plants, and RINOs.)
http://www.nationalreview.com/article/447494/presidential-dismissal-power-james-comey-donald-trump-reopen-old-questions

 

CONSERVATIVE REPUBLICAN NEWS
— THE REAL 1 PERCENT: THE FEDERAL WORKFORCE – Kent Kellar  (DIERSEN: No employee of Conservative Republican News would seek or take a job with the federal government.  They know that the following are true: a) pay and benefits are terrible, b) advancement opportunities are terrible, c) they lack required education, work experience, professional certifications, and/or professional licenses, d) they cannot pass an employment examination, e) they cannot pass a background investigation, f) they cannot pass a physical examination, g) they cannot take the demonization, denigration, and condemnation that comes with being a federal employee or federal retiree, and/or h) they are Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran and they know that the federal government discriminates against its employees who are Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran.)
http://conservativerepublicannews.com/2017/05/10/the-real-1-percent-the-federal-workforce/

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD WITH COLOR PHOTO OF SESSIONS: OUTSTANDING: Sessions to Toughen Rules on Prosecuting Drug Crimes – REBECCA R. RUIZ
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/09/us/politics/jeff-sessions-sentencing-criminal-justice.html

 

WASHINGTON POST
— ARTICLE TITLE IN THE DAILY HERALD: Ex-Clinton aides doubt reasons given for FBI director’s firing- Abby Phillip  (DIERSEN: Constructively, being forced to retire is the same as being fired.  QUESTION: What reasons did my Democrat GAO superiors have to fire me in 1997? ANSWER: Since 1988, I had been an active member in a class action lawsuit that charged GAO with reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation.  I had always complained about patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation.  I was an old (49) non-veteran White male who had always been a conservative Republican. Employees in the office who were liberal, Democrat, minority, female, and/or younger talked and acted like they would leave GAO if GAO did not rid of its employees who were conservative, Republican, White, male, and/or older. Diersen could and would be used as an “example” to send a “message” to everyone a) that GAO gives tremendous preference to its employees who are liberal, Democrat, minority, female, younger, and/or veteran and b) that GAO does everything that it can to not hire and to get rid of its employees who are conservative, Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/this-terrifies-me-ex-clinton-aides-slam-trumps-firing-of-fbi-director-comey/2017/05/09/1835738a-3505-11e7-b412-62beef8121f7_story.html

 

USA TODAY
— Racial discrimination suit against Fox expands with two more claimants – Mike Snider
https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/business/2017/05/08/racial-discrimination-suit-against-fox-expands-two-more-claimants/101449098/

 

U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT
— Illinois Bill Expands Abortion Coverage, Faces Governor’s Veto – Reuters
https://www.usnews.com/news/us/articles/2017-05-10/illinois-bill-expands-abortion-coverage-faces-governors-veto
— Senate Tries to Revisit ‘Grand Bargain’ but GOP Won’t Agree  The Illinois Senate is plunging back into the “grand bargain” budget compromise with three weeks remaining in the legislative session. – AP
https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/illinois/articles/2017-05-10/senate-tries-to-revisit-grand-bargain-but-gop-wont-agree
— Black Women Move to Forefront in Fight for Racial Equality  A new generation of black women is moving to take and keep a place at the forefront of the fight against racial bias. – AP (DIERSEN: To give preference to one group is to discriminate against another group.  Since the 1960s, ever-increasingly, everyone has been required to give preference to minorities and to women, that is, to discriminate against Whites and against males.)
https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/louisiana/articles/2017-05-06/black-women-move-to-forefront-in-fight-for-racial-equality

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.