May 18 Morning Edition

GOPUSA ILLINOIS
— Are you a Republican Precinct Committeeman/Captain in Illinois? Tomorrow, all 102 Illinois Republican Party (IRP) county party chairman and all 18 IRP State Central Committee (SCC) members are scheduled to meet in Springfield. Have you received notification of the time and location of the Illinois Republican County Chairman’s Association (IRCCA) meeting and/or IRP SCC meeting? Have you been invited to attend the meetings? Have you been asked to provide input for the agendas for the meetings, and if so, what input did you provide? Have you received a copy of the agendas for the meetings? Are you going to attend the meetings? Have you been provided with all the details of the deal struck between Bruce Rauner and Mark Shaw to placate the “conservative insurgents” in the IRP, that is, the 342,906 who voted for Ives? Do you approve or disapprove of that deal? Why? Have you asked your IRP county chairman and your IRP SCC member to vote for or against the deal? Will your IRP county party chairman email you a report of what happened at the May 19 IRCCA meeting? Will your IRP SCC member email you a report of what happened at the May 19 IRP SCC meeting?

 What do you want Mark Shaw to do in his roles as the Co-Chairman of the IRP and the President of the IRCCA to organize Illinois conservatives and to “lead conservative and grassroots outreach for the” IRP? Should he:

  1. Encourage Rauner to sign a pledge to defend and advance all the planks in the IRP platform, including its traditional family, right to life, immigration, and Second Amendment planks?
  2. Identify who the conservative leaders are in each county in Illinois, meet with them on a one on one basis, meet with them at regional meetings, and/or meet with them at statewide meetings?
  3. Identify who the conservative leaders are in Illinois on a platform plank basis, including those who have taken the lead on the traditional family, right to life, immigration, and Second Amendment planks and meet with them on a one on one basis, meet with them at regional meetings, and/or meet with them at statewide meetings?
  4. Encourage Dave Diersen to form the “Republican Assembly of DuPage County” to reach out to and organize the conservatives in DuPage County?
  5. Encourage all Illinois conservatives and Republicans to read GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails?
  6. Encourage all Illinois conservative and Republican leaders to keep [email protected] on their press advisory and press release lists? – Dave Diersen
    https://gopillinois.com

 

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— RAUNER – YAY!
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2018/05/rauner-yay.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Yay! Yay, teachers! Yay, [Democrat Illinois Supreme Court Justice] Ann Burke! Yay, Israel! Yay, Eunice Shriver! Yay, Kennedys! Yay, [Loyola] Ramblers! CapitolFax’s Rich Miller pulled together Governor Rauner uncomfortably “yaying” for an array of interesting folks, groups and other miscellaneous cheering reasons. Missing from the collection, though, is Governor Rauner’s “Yay, Planned Parenthood! Yay, Sanctuary state! Yay, Rauner Party leadership that stopped the IL GOP Platform-hugging conservative wing’s insurgent takeover!”)
— THORNER/O’NEIL: TIME TO HOLD CHURCH LEADERS RESPONSIBLE FOR PARISHIONERS’ POLITICS (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who are a member of a church, attend church services, and/or give money to a church who claim to be Republican, but a) who promote dependency on government and on charity, b) who promote booze, gambling, pot, and/or other vices, c) who promote LGBTQ activity, d) who promote abortion, e) who promote illegal immigration, and/or f) who promote other planks in the Democrat, Libertarian, and/or Green platforms.)
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2018/05/thorneroneil-time-to-hold-church-leaders-responsible-for-parishioners-politics.html

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs a) demonize, denigrate, and condemn those who voted for Ives as being “conservative insurgents;” b) say that “Rauner is happy GOP is ‘working together’ after leadership squabble;” c) say that Rauner said “Well, I love seeing everybody coming together and working together and forming partnerships and alliances. That’s all good;” d) say that Rauner sees the recent Illinois Republican Party (IRP) leadership deal as giving Ives voters a “larger voice” in the IRP; and d) say that Rauner sees the deal as “a sign of unity for his re-election efforts.” Are you a “conservative insurgent,” that is, were you one of the 342,906 who voted for Ives? I did. Do you believe the deal will give you a greater voice in the IRP? How did you learn of the deal? If you are a Republican Precinct Committeeman/Captain, did you first learn of the deal a) from the IRP, b) from your representative on the IRP State Central Committee, c) from the officers of your IRP county party organization, d) from the officers of your IRP township/ward party organization, e) from the Democrat news media, or f) from Dave Diersen and his GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails?)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-met-rauner-republican-leadership-20180517-story.html

 

ABC7
— Emanuel allies raise integrity concerns about Lightfoot – Craig Wall (DIERSEN: How many hats do you wear? Since 2000, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have raised “integrity concerns” about me. To discredit/harm/slander me, they hint/imply/argue/shout that I can claim to be only one of the following: political reporter/journalist, political consultant, or Republican Precinct Committeeman. I should write a book about my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes. Better yet, I should sue them.)
http://abc7chicago.com/politics/emanuel-allies-raise-integrity-concerns-about-lightfoot/3488251/

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— CPS senior joins ranks of students with over $1 million in college scholarships – Maudlyne Ihejirika (DIERSEN: When you were in high school, did you apply for scholarships? I did not. When you were in high school, were you considered to be “college material?” While I attended Crete-Monee High School 1962-1966, I took college preparatory courses notwithstanding the fact that many, if not most, if not virtually everyone at the time viewed me as NOT being “college material.” Neither of my parents had attended college. My father was the first of his ancestors to earn a high school diploma. My mother never attended high school. I spent my junior and senior years and the summer in between washing dishes for the minimum wage in the basement of the S.S. Kresges in Chicago Heights. I just barely made into the upper 20% of my class, my ACT score was only 24, I was draft bait, my eyesight could not be corrected to 20/20, I had partial red/green color blindness, and I had Osgood-Schlatter disease (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Osgood%E2%80%93Schlatter_disease).)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/education/cps-senior-joins-ranks-of-students-with-over-1-million-in-college-scholarships/

 

DAILY HERALD
— Business Ledger honors 75 companies as “Best Places to Work in Illinois’ – Richard Klicki (DIERSEN: One could hint/imply/argue/shout that the federal government is a “best place to work” for those who are Democrat, minority, female, younger, and/or veteran because the federal government gets rid of its employees who are Republican, White, male, and/or non-veteran who do not make 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.)
http://www.dailyherald.com/business/20180518/business-ledger-honors-75-companies-as-x201cbest-places-to-work-in-illinois

 

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— Don’t keep voters in the dark – Editorial
http://www.news-gazette.com/opinion/editorials/2018-05-18/editorial-dont-keep-voters-the-dark.html

 

PEORIA JOURNAL STAR
— Do voters have a threshold regarding politicians’ lies? Editorial Star
http://www.pjstar.com/opinion/20180517/editorial-do-voters-have-threshold-regarding-politicians-lies

 

SOUTHERN
— The Southern Illinoisan newsroom votes to form union (DIERSEN: I was a union member for almost 12 years. Overwhelmingly, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes despise if not hate past, present, and future union members. Further, overwhelmingly, they despise if not hate wage earners. I was a wage earner 1964-1997. Further, overwhelmingly, they despise if not hate past, present, and future federal employees and retirees. I was a federal employee for almost 30 years and I have been a federal retiree for more than 20 years.)
http://thesouthern.com/news/local/communities/carbondale/the-southern-illinoisan-newsroom-votes-to-form-union/article_0d5d7c7d-8f6a-5afb-8b0d-0e4fef5d1a27.html

 

DAILY NORTHWESTERN
— Evanston residents advocate for ratification of ERA in Illinois – Syd Stone (DIERSEN: How soon, if not already, will Evanston officially banish all individuals, all organizations, and all companies that are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, 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?)
https://dailynorthwestern.com/2018/05/17/lateststories/evanston-residents-advocate-for-ratification-of-era-in-illinois/

 

CHICAGO ARGUS
— Political strategist Madigan vs. amateur-hour gov Rauner – Gregory Tejeda (DIERSEN: There are extremely few Republican political consultants in Illinois, and I am one of them. While Rauner does not seek or take my advice, he ever-increasingly seems to take advice from his wife and from political consultants who are Democrat or Democrat plant, Libertarian or Libertarian plant, Green or Green plant, or RINO. Ever-increasingly, he seems to be taking their advice to not only dump, but to destroy voters who support the traditional family, right to life, immigration, Second Amendment, and other planks in the Illinois Republican Party (IRP) platform. Ever-increasingly, he seems to be taking their advice to destroy the IRP. One could fault Trump and the IRP leaders for letting this happen.)
http://chicagoargus.blogspot.com/2018/05/extra-political-strategist-madigan-vs.html

 

PRAIRIE STATE WIRE
— Illegal immigrant lawyers, teachers couldn’t be denied state licenses if bill becomes Illinois law (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats and RINOs make it clear that they want drive members of the following groups out of Illinois: Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older people, rich people, gun owners, German Americans, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://prairiestatewire.com/stories/511421002-illegal-immigrant-lawyers-teachers-couldn-t-be-denied-state-licenses-if-bill-becomes-illinois-law

 

MCHENRY TIMES
— Skillicorn backing resolution opposed to state property tax – Marian Johns
https://mchenrytimes.com/stories/511420214-skillicorn-backing-resolution-opposed-to-state-property-tax

 

DUPAGE POLICY JOURNAL
— Ives says a state property tax ‘would be thievery’ – Glenn Minnis
https://dupagepolicyjournal.com/stories/511417225-ives-says-a-state-property-tax-would-be-thievery
— Khouri calls economists’ proposed hike in property taxes ‘dumbest idea’ ever – Glenn Minnis
https://dupagepolicyjournal.com/stories/511420971-khouri-calls-economists-proposed-hike-in-property-taxes-dumbest-idea-ever

 

ILLINOIS HOMEPAGE
— Black Caucus blames Rauner for shrinking black state contracts – Raquel Martin (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, since the Civil War, Democrats blame Republicans for problems that Blacks have. Democrats run the federal government and they blame their employees who are Republican for the problems that their employees who are Democrat, minority, female, younger, and/or veteran have.)
http://www.illinoishomepage.net/news/local-news/black-caucus-blames-rauner-for-shrinking-black-state-contracts/1186323523

 

CAPITOL FAX
— NRA and Rauner in close step on two bills
https://capitolfax.com/2018/05/18/nra-and-rauner-in-close-step-on-two-bills/
— Peoria paper compares Rauner to Trump – and not in a good way
https://capitolfax.com/2018/05/18/peoria-paper-compares-rauner-to-trump-and-not-in-a-good-way/
— Harmon essentially claims Madigan is living in Rauner’s head rent-free
https://capitolfax.com/2018/05/18/harmon-essentially-claims-madigan-is-living-in-rauners-head-rent-free/

 

GOPUSA
— Apple, Google, Facebook should ‘hire more women than men’ (DIERSEN: Why did I accept IRS’s job offer in 1971 when I was 22 years old? ANSWER: I was unemployed and seeking a financial hardship draft deferment to help support my mother and brother. I was unemployed because Firestone Stores had fired me for accepting a job offer from Oldsmobile. But Oldsmobile withdrew that job offer saying that it had just agreed to stop hiring Whites to settle an EEOC complaint.)
http://www.gopusa.com/apple-google-facebook-should-hire-more-women-than-men/
— Gun Control: Bruce Rauner, pro-confiscations governor of Illinois
http://www.gopusa.com/gun-control-bruce-rauner-pro-confiscations-governor-of-illinois/

 

NUMBERS USA
— OUTSTANDING: SSA Director Calls on Congress to Mandate E-Verify
https://www.numbersusa.com/news/ssa-director-calls-congress-mandate-e-verify

 

LIFEZETTE NEWS
— GOP Helps Dems Kill Conservative Amendments to Farm Bill Bipartisan votes in the House kill reform proposals to expand work requirements, cut subsidies, and mandate E-Verify – Brendan Kirby
https://www.lifezette.com/polizette/gop-helps-dems-kill-conservative-amendments-to-farm-bill/

 

BREITBART
— Steve King: ‘Rotten’ GOP Amnesty Petition Gives Paul Ryan Final ‘Authority’ on Immigration Bill – Ian Mason
http://www.breitbart.com/radio/2018/05/17/steve-king-rotten-gop-amnesty-petition-gives-paul-ryan-final-authority-on-immigration-bill/


— BEYOND OUTRAGEOUS: Ryan’s Super PAC Gives Millions to GOP’s Amnesty Discharge Signers – Neil Munro
http://www.breitbart.com/immigration/2018/05/17/ryan-ally-spending-millions-to-aid-gop-amnesty-discharge-reps/

 

CNN
— Trump quiet on probe on camera, not on Twitter President Trump went on a tweetstorm to call special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation a “disgusting, illegal and unwarranted witch hunt” as the investigation officially enters its second year. (DIERSEN: Starting in 1974, to get rid of me, my Democrat IRS superiors not only disallowed my partial day per diem claims, they hinted/implied/argued/shouted that my claims were fraudulent. I won in 1977 (SEE: https://www.gao.gov/products/463866),but by then, they had succeeded in ending my IRS career.)
https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2018/05/17/mueller-probe-one-year-trump-witch-hunt-collins-dnt-lead.cnn

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— An Aggrieved Trump Wants Better Press, and He Blames Leaks for Not Getting It – Maggie Haberman and Katie Rogers (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who blame their problems on me and on my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/17/us/politics/white-house-leaks.html

 

WASHINGTON POST
— Pay freeze, retirement cuts trump discussion of president’s management agenda – Joe Davidson
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/powerpost/wp/2018/05/18/pay-freeze-retirement-cuts-trump-discussion-of-presidents-management-agenda/

 

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— New policy aimed to address criticism that minority students were disproportionately punished – Michelle Hackman (DIERSEN: If male students are punished more than female students, if conservative students are punished more than liberal students, if heterosexual students are punished more than LGBTQ students, if dumb students are punished more than smart students, if poor students are punished more than rich students, if German American students are punished more than non-German American students, if etc. students are punished more than etc. students, what about that?)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/fewer-suspensions-more-hugs-and-bubbles-oklahoma-citys-experiment-in-school-discipline-1526549401
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: RINOs want cheap labor.
https://www.wsj.com/articles/exporting-jobs-instead-of-food-1526600254
— Not Everyone Should Go to College Vocational education won’t succeed so long as society consigns it to second-class status. Oren Cass (DIERSEN: When you were in high school, were you considered to be “college material?” While I attended Crete-Monee High School 1962-1966, I took college preparatory courses notwithstanding the fact that many, if not most, if not virtually everyone at the time viewed me as NOT being “college material.” Neither of my parents had attended college. My father was the first of his ancestors to earn a high school diploma. My mother never attended high school. I spent my junior and senior years and the summer in between washing dishes for the minimum wage in the basement of the S.S. Kresges in Chicago Heights. I just barely made into the upper 20% of my class, my ACT score was only 24, I was draft bait, my eyesight could not be corrected to 20/20, I had partial red/green color blindness, and I had Osgood-Schlatter disease (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Osgood%E2%80%93Schlatter_disease).)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/not-everyone-should-go-to-college-1526598817

 

USA TODAY
— Republican candidates embracing Trump in campaign ads (DIERSEN: Is the Republican congressional candidate for your district embracing Trump, if not, why not?)
https://www.usatoday.com/videos/news/politics/2018/05/17/republican-candidates-embracing-trump-campagin-ads/618154002/
— CEOs aren’t disclosing their real compensation. The pay gap is much worse than you think. The pay gap between workers and CEOs is already high. Add in gains on stock options, and it’s infuriating. We need to keep CEOs accountable. – Ralph Nader and Steven Clifford (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have no problem with the pay gap. They either have lots of money or they pander to those who have lots of money.)
https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2018/05/17/ceos-real-wages-pay-gap-column/612615002/
— How difficult will it be for Meghan Markle to get British citizenship? – Jane Onyanga-Omara, Kim Hjelmgaard and Maria Puente
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2018/05/16/royal-wedding-how-hard-meghan-markle-become-british/606986002/

 

PROPUBLICA
— Federal Watchdog Launches Investigation of Age Bias at IBM After a ProPublica story spotlighting IBM’s practices in shedding older workers, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission consolidated age discrimination complaints against the company from around the country. – Peter Gosselin
https://www.propublica.org/article/federal-watchdog-launches-investigation-of-age-bias-at-ibm

 

CHRONICLE OF HIGHER EDUCATION
— After Years of State Budget Woes, the U. of Illinois Will Hire Hundreds of Faculty Members – Emma Kerr (DIERSEN: Of course, all those hired will be 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 for a long time.)
https://www.chronicle.com/article/After-Years-of-State-Budget/243442

 

FORBES
— Google’s Parent Company Pledges Protection For All Political Groups As Midterms Loom – Thomas Fox-Brewster (DIERSEN: Democrats run the federal government. Because I have always been a Republican, were it not for federal civil service protections, a) the Post Office would NOT have hired me in 1966 or let me work there for almost 3 years, b) IRS would NOT have hired me in 1971 or let me work there for almost 9 years, c) IRS would NOT have promoted me in 1972, 1973, or 1974, d) GAO would NOT have hired me in 1980 or let me work there for almost 18 years, and e) GAO would NOT have promoted me in 1986.)
https://www.forbes.com/sites/thomasbrewster/2018/05/16/google-anti-ddos-offered-to-all-political-groups/#5eebe95dd862

 

BLOOMBERG
— Pope Calls Financial Derivatives Market a ‘Ticking Time Bomb’ – Sridhar Natarajan (DIERSEN: GAO audits federal financial industry regulators. In 1997, when my Democrat GAO superiors succeeded in forcing me to take their early retirement “offer,” I knew as much about financial derivatives as anyone at GAO. I had worked on audits involving financial derivatives for almost 9 years, I had earned a master’s degree in financial markets and trading from IIT in 1997, and I had become a Certified Financial Services Auditor in 1996.)
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-05-17/pope-goes-off-on-cds-market-calls-derivatives-ticking-time-bomb

 

CLASSIC CARS
— Forecast isn’t all gloom for car museums Corvette museum looks toward expansion – Larry Edsall (DIERSEN: Overwhelmingly, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have been anti-union, anti-car, anti-American nameplate car, and especially anti-Corvette.)
https://journal.classiccars.com/2018/05/17/forecast-isnt-all-gloom-for-car-museums/

 

GOPUSA ILLINOIS
— Illinois RINOs focus on driving conservatives out of the Illinois Republican Party (IRP) and destroying the IRP. Since 2000, my RINO critics/opponents, their RINO operatives, and their RINO dupes a) have viciously demonized, denigrated, and condemned me as being a leaker and b) have blamed me and my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails for all of their problems, for all of your problems, for all of my problems, and for all of everyone’s problems and for all the losses that Republicans have suffered in Illinois since 2000. Needless-to-say, I should sue them. They want the confidentiality notice and disclaimer below to be included in all emails that Republicans send me. – Dave Diersen
https://gopillinois.com

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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.