May 5 Morning Edition

WGN TV
— Protesters target local GOP after Health Care bill passes House – TOM NEGOVAN  (DIERSEN: Congressman Peter Roskam spoke at Lieutenant Governor Evelyn Sanguinetti’s outstanding fundraiser at Arrowhead Golf Club in Wheaton yesterday evening.  This WGN TV posting includes clips on protesters at the fundraiser and Roskam’s answers to reporters’ questions during a press conference that I attended as your GOPUSA Illinois Editor just before he spoke at the fundraiser. My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes a) did not want me to know that Roskam was going to speak at the fundraiser or that Roskam would hold a press conference just before he spoke at the fundraiser. My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes did not want me to attend the press conference. They almost succeeded in stopping me from attending the press conference, but outstandingly, Roskam granted my appeal and allowed me to attend the press conference. My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes in Wheaton and elsewhere have always have done everything that they can to turn Roskam and other activists, candidates, elected officials, party leaders, major donors, political consultants, etc. against me. Should I write a book about my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes?)
http://wgntv.com/2017/05/04/protesters-target-local-gop-after-health-care-bill-passes-house/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Illinois congressional delegation went right along party lines in the American Health Care bill vote. Every Chicago-area Democrat voted against the American Health Care Act. Every Republican voted for it. 6th District Congressman Peter Roskam returned from Washington this afternoon and has protesters gathered outside his office by evening. In a statement, Gov Bruce Rauner said, “The bill that passed in the U.S. House today continues to be of deep concern to our administration.” He’s concerned about the impact on Medicaid. Chicago’s mayor thinks backers of the AHCA need to worry about the senate. “I think the senate is going to look at this and say this is a non-starter and that it’s not going to happen,” he said. The bill, which passed with just one vote to spare after six weeks of work, is expected to be a much tougher sell in the senate.)

 

ABC7
— GOP HEALTH CARE PLAN PASSES HOUSE, MOVES TO SENATE – AP
http://abc7chicago.com/news/gop-health-care-plan-passes-house-moves-to-senate/1953069/

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Hultgren, Roskam, Kinzinger avoid being Trumpcare fall guy – Lynn Sweet
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/sweet-hultgren-roskam-kinzinger-avoid-being-trumpcare-fall-guy/

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Rauner touts ‘self-made’ fortune, hits Pritzker’s ‘inherited wealth’ – Rick Pearson  (DIERSEN: Should everyone involved in government, politics, news media, etc. be required to disclose exactly how they acquired their wealth?  For me, it was money that I earned doing yard work and delivering newspapers 1962-1964; washing dishes 1964-1966; cleaning golf shoes, chipping slag, and pumping gasoline in 1966; delivering mail 1966-1969, working on an automobile assemble line and as a security guard in 1970; selling tires, automotive services, and major appliances 1970-1971; pumping gasoline 1971-1972; collecting delinquent taxes 1971-1980; auditing federal agencies 1980-1997; collecting a Civil Service Retirement System pension since 1997; collecting Social Security since 2010; and inheriting from my mother $56,073 and half interest in 1286 Wood Street in Crete last year.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-bruce-rauner-jb-pritzker-billionaire-met-0505-story.html
— Residents hope new trustees help University Park get back on track – Ted Slowik (DIERSEN: I while I worked for the Park Forest Post Office 1966-1969, I delivered mail in what is now University Park. I bought a new town home in University Park in 1972.  I lived in it full-time 1972-1974 and weekends 1974-1976. I rented it out 1976-1984 and I sold it in 1984. My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes who hint/imply/argue/shout THAT I AM A RACIST would never even consider working in or living in University Park.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/daily-southtown/opinion/ct-sta-slowik-university-park-dispute-st-0505-20170504-story.html
— America’s rich get richer as the poor get replaced by robots – Vincent Del Giudice and Wei Lu  (DIERSEN: Can/will robots do what you do/did?  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.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-wealth-gap-robots-20170426-story.html
— Cinco de Mayo in Trump era leaves Mexican-Americans torn – RUSSELL CONTRERAS and ADRIANA GOMEZ LICON  (DIERSEN: What percent of those who are in America illegally are citizens of Mexico?)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/sns-bc-us–cinco-de-mayo-ambivalence-20170505-story.html
— Good health requires good health care, not morality police – Mary Schmich  (DIERSEN: To some extent, all my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes promote booze, promote gambling, promote pot, and/or promote other things that harm your physical, mental, and/or financial health.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/columnists/schmich/ct-health-care-mary-schmich-0505-20170504-column.html
— FRONT PAGE WITH COLOR PICTURE: Dick Duchossois, 95, still driving force behind Arlington Park – David Haugh (DIERSEN: How much longer do your critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes predict that you will live? My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always treated me like they predicted that I would die long before I might retaliate against them. They base that on my father having type 1 diabetes from age 14 and his sudden death caused by heart failure in 1969 when he was 47 and I was 21.  More recently, they base their predictions on my being 68 years old, my having type 2 diabetes, my being overweight, and my not getting enough exercise. My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes do everything that they can to cause me stress and to make me angry.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/columnists/ct-haugh-dick-duchossois-spt-0505-20170504-column.html

 

DAILY HERALD
— Expansion could house more low-income seniors in Naperville – Marie Wilson  (DIERSEN: Are you a low-income senior?  According to my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes, I would be a low-income senior if I a) had NOT been born with a silver spoon in my mouth, b) had NOT been always privileged, c) had NOT been born a healthy White male, d) had NOT avoided the draft, e) had NOT been an overpaid federal employee, f) had NOT gotten married, g) had NOT given up trying to have children, h) had adopted, i) had become a foster parent, and/or j) had given as much money to churches and to charities as they do.)
http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20170504/expansion-could-house-more-low-income-seniors-in-naperville

 

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— These two are the only local CEOs paid $20 million-plus last year – JOE CAHILL  (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who rail against the compensation that government employees and government retirees get, but say nothing about the outrageous compensation that private sector employees get.  Ever-increasingly, those who rail against the compensation that government employees and government retirees get sound like they are being paid lots of money by private sector CEOs to do that.)
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20170505/ISSUE10/170509888
(FROM THE ARTICLE: In general, CEOs at public companies around Chicago got smaller raises than counterparts elsewhere last year. A median pay hike of 3.6 percent trailed the 5.5 percent increase for CEOs at companies in the Russell 3000 Index. But don’t feel sorry for our CEOs—their 2016 median pay of $5.4 million was well above the $4.1 million median for the Russell 3000. Higher median pay reflects Chicago’s significant concentration of large companies with multiple business lines and worldwide operations, says John Roe, head of ISS Analytics. “There are some very large, very complex corporations there,” Roe says. “That tends to result in higher pay packages.”)

 

THE SOUTHERN
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Jim Edgar sides with Mike Madigan against Bruce Rauner, that is, Edgar sides with Democrats against Republicans.
http://thesouthern.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/former-gov-edgar-speaker-madigan-is-not-the-big-problem/article_1c0f61ff-03fa-516e-b0a0-641c561debf3.html

 

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— State senator Michael Hastings, D-Tinley Park, wants to ensure election systems are secure – Doug Finke
http://www.sj-r.com/news/20170504/state-senator-wants-to-ensure-election-systems-are-secure

 

ALTON DAILY NEWS
— Trump Tax Plan Impact on Illinoisans – Cole Lauterbach
http://altondailynews.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=17&id=243160#.WQxTThFSRZI

 

QUAD CITIES ONLINE
— Democrats hit Rauner on spending for new warehouse space – SAP
http://www.qconline.com/news/illinois/democrats-hit-rauner-on-spending-for-new-warehouse-space/article_977cd612-30da-11e7-b974-bb55a114f9fa.html

 

WSIL TV
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Protesters line up in NYC, hoping for chance to boo Trump.”  In your precinct, in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, and in Illinois, what do anti-Trumps do to promote hatred of those who are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders (except Bill Clinton), and/or those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors?
http://www.wsiltv.com/story/35347979/protesters-line-up-in-nyc-hoping-for-chance-to-boo-trump

 

WSIU
— Illinois Elections Board Offers More Information on Hacking Incident
http://news.wsiu.org/post/illinois-elections-board-offers-more-information-hacking-incident#stream/0

 

CHICAGO READER
— The ironies and contradictions of the New York Times event on Chicago gun violence – Maya Dukmasova
http://www.chicagoreader.com/Bleader/archives/2017/05/04/the-ironies-and-contradictions-of-the-new-york-times-event-on-chicago-gun-violence

 

CHICAGO MAGAZINE
— Former Fox News Pundit Who Accused Exec of Sexual Assault Returns to Chicago  Tamara Holder, a lawyer whose accusations led to the firing of a Fox News exec, wants to restart her civil rights practice here. – Carol Felsenthal
http://www.chicagomag.com/Chicago-Magazine/Felsenthal-Files/April-2017/Tamara-Holder/

 

CHICAGO CITY WIRE
— Chicago can’t carry state on its big shoulders, data suggest – Caitlin Nordahl  (DIERSEN: Which counties besides DuPage send more money to the State of Illinois each year than it gets back?)
http://chicagocitywire.com/stories/511109450-chicago-can-t-carry-state-on-its-big-shoulders-data-suggest

 

ROBERT FEDER
— Editor Matt Dietrich gets the boot from Reboot Illinois – Robert Feder  (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes hint/imply/argue/shout that I am not a reporter or a journalist because GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails do not contain enough “original content.”  I should write a book about “reporters” and about “journalists” who focus in misleading everyone into believing that what they publish is their “original” work.)
http://www.robertfeder.com/2017/05/04/editor-matt-dietrich-gets-boot-reboot-illinois/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The elimination of Dietrich’s position coincided with the ouster of Madeleine Doubek as publisher, and Cathy Rockwell as vice president of revenue strategy. All three moves were believed to be tied to changes in the operation of Reboot Illinois, including the elimination of original content in favor of news aggregation and links to other sites.)

 

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Reapportionment the Best Reason to Re-Elect Bruce Rauner – Cal Skinner
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2017/05/05/the-best-reason-to-re-elect-bruce-rauner/

 

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— TREASONOUS: SENATE MOVES TOWARD MAKING ILLINOIS A SANCTUARY STATE
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2017/05/senate-moves-toward-making-illinois-a-sanctuary-state.html
— THE SOLUTION TO ILLINOIS’ PENSION CRISIS
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2017/05/the-solution-to-illinois-pension-crisis.html
— STUNNING 2016 ELECTION MAP RELEASED—DEMOCRATS SHOULD BE SCARED
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2017/04/stunning-2016-election-map-releaseddemocrats-should-be-scared.html
— 100 YEARS OF COMMUNISM’S BLOODY LEGACY
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2017/05/100-years-of-communisms-bloody-legacy.html
— THE AMERICAN FLAG: A SYMBOL OF HATE SPEECH ON CAMPUSES?  (DIERSEN: Since September 11, 2001, an American flag has flown each and every day at 915 Cove Court in Wheaton.)
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2017/05/the-american-flag-a-symbol-of-hate-speech-on-campuses.html
— IF THERE IS NO GOD, MURDER ISN’T WRONG
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2017/04/if-there-is-no-god-murder-isnt-wrong.html

 

CAPITOL FAX
— Edgar implies that Rauner is incompetent  (DIERSEN: I have offered my services as a consultant since 1998. Statements that are defamatory “per se” include statements that claim that the plaintiff is incompetent in his job, trade, or profession. I should write a book about my slanderous critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes who hint/imply/argue/shout at everyone a) that I am incompetent as a consultant and b) that no one should seek my advice about anything or take my advice about anything.)
https://capitolfax.com/2017/05/05/edgar-implies-that-rauner-is-incompetent/

 

THE FEDERALIST
— No, The American Founders Were Not Libertarians  A closer look at the Founders’ thought about government shows their political philosophy that culminated in the Constitution was anything but libertarian. – Jonathan Ashbach  (DIERSEN: What do you say to Libertarians who falsely claim to be Republican?  They use libertarian arguments to promote booze, to promote gambling, to promote pot, and to promote other vices.)
https://thefederalist.com/2017/05/02/no-american-founders-not-libertarians/

 

LUTHERAN CHURCH CHARITIES
— Encourage Someone – Tim Hetzner  (DIERSEN: What do you encourage people to do? I encourage people to not do things that harm them physically, financially, etc.  I discourage booze, gambling, pot, and other vices.)
http://devotions.lccharities.org/2017/05/05/encourage-someone/

 

NEWSMAX
— Trump’s ‘Hire American’ Agenda Has Tech Firms Moving to Mexico – R Williams (DIERSEN: From what I see, ever-increasingly, employers want to get rid of their employees who are American and replace them with employees who are citizens of foreign countries.)
http://www.newsmax.com/Finance/StreetTalk/Donald-Trump-Hire-American-Mexico-visa/2017/05/04/id/788128/
— Anti-Semitic Incidents Jump 86 Percent in First Quarter – Jason Devaney  (DIERSEN: There must be more people coming to America who are anti-Semitic.  What percent of recent immigrants are anti-Semitic?)
http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/anti-semitic-incidents-jump-first-quarter/2017/05/04/id/788226/

 

TPM
— No, Reince Priebus Did Not Screw Up That Football Analogy – MATT SHUHAM
http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/reince-priebus-punt-into-end-zone-health-care

 

GOPUSA
— Fourth man accuses Seattle Mayor Ed Murray of paying him for sex
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=23893
— How Berkeley Birthed the Right – Patrick J. Buchanan  (DIERSEN: My supervisor during my last 4 years at GAO graduated from Berkeley and she was my supervisor’s supervisor for the 4 years before that.)
http://www.gopusa.com/how-berkeley-birthed-the-right/

 

EUREK ALERT
— ER visits related to marijuana use at a Colorado hospital quadruple after legalization
https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2017-05/aaop-evr042617.php

 

ANDY MARTIN
— Obama author and expert Andy Martin says the new biography of President Barack Obama by liberal icon David Garrow will trigger a massive new inquiry into whether Obama was/is gay
https://contrariancommentary.wordpress.com/2017/05/05/obama-author-and-expert-andy-martin-says-the-new-biography-of-president-barack-obama-by-liberal-icon-david-garrow-will-trigger-a-massive-new-inquiry-into-whether-obama-wasis-gay/
http://contrariancommentary.blogspot.com/2017/05/obama-author-and-expert-andy-martin.html

 

THE BLAZE
— Mark Levin: Health care bill is an ‘itsy bitsy’ step in right direction, but it’s not repeal – Carlos Garcia
http://www.theblaze.com/news/2017/05/04/health-care-bill-is-an-itsy-bitsy-step-in-right-direction-but-its-not-repeal-mark-levin/

 

POLITICO
— The House Republicans who could lose their jobs over Obamacare repeal – KEVIN ROBILLARD
http://www.politico.com/story/2017/05/04/house-republicans-election-fate-obamacare-repeal-237998
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Rep. Peter Roskam of Illinois (Clinton: 50 percent, Roskam: 60 percent in 2016)  On Thursday morning, Democrat Kelly Mazeski, a breast cancer survivor, entered the contest — one of a slew of candidates with pre-existing conditions or personal experience with the travails of the health care system whom Democrats expect to see run this cycle. Roskam comes from an increasingly diverse district in the western suburbs of Chicago that has trended Democratic at the presidential level. He faced tough races in the past, though redistricting shifted his district into more safely Republican territory six years ago. “It’s time the people of Illinois’ 6th District hold Peter Roskam accountable for voting to make Americans pay more and get less for their health care,” Mazeski said in announcing her bid.)
— ‘The White House just couldn’t let this go’  The inside story of how Trump and the Republicans got Obamacare repeal through the House. – RACHAEL BADE and JOSH DAWSEY
http://www.politico.com/story/2017/05/05/donald-trump-obamacare-repeal-timeline-238016

 

BEFORE IT’S NEWS
— Federal Judge Protects Dirty State Judge Who Ejects Reporters: A Call for Qualified Immunity (DIERSEN: I should write a book about Democrat and Democrat plant, Libertarian and Libertarian plant, Green and Green plant, and RINO activists, candidates, elected officials, and party leaders who have a) stopped me from learning about, b) barred me from asking questions at, c) barred me from attending, and/or d) ejected me, your GOPUSA Illinois Editor, from their press conferences and other events.)
http://beforeitsnews.com/blogging-citizen-journalism/2017/05/federal-judge-protects-dirty-state-judge-who-ejects-reporters-a-call-for-qualified-immunity-2566079.html

 

NBC NEWS
— Cop in Jordan Edwards Shooting Was Ordered to Anger Management for Past Behavior – SAFIA SAMEE ALI  (DIERSEN: I should write an article about 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 a) who should be “ordered to anger management” and b) who focus on trying to make me angry.)
http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/cop-jordan-edwards-shooting-was-ordered-anger-management-past-behavior-n754996

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD WITH BIG COLOR PICTURE: Anti-Trumps say in the hardcopy version of the article “Wealthy People Benefit, the Poor Much Less So.”  Are/were you wealthy?  My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always demonized me, denigrated me, and condemned me as not only being wealthy, but as being undeservedly disgustingly filthy rich.
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/04/upshot/who-wins-and-who-loses-in-the-latest-gop-health-care-bill.html
— Trump’s Order on Religious Liberty Pleases a Few, but Lets Down Many Conservatives – LAURIE GOODSTEIN and MICHAEL D. SHEARM  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, “religious leaders” talk and act like they are operatives or dupes for the Democrat, Libertarian, and/or Green parties.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/04/us/politics/religious-organizations-executive-order-trump.html
— In House Health Vote, Reince Priebus Sees a Much-Needed Reprieve – GLENN THRUSH and MAGGIE HABERMAN
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/05/us/politics/reince-priebus-health-care.html

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— Fox News Besieged by New Bias Lawsuit and Federal Inquiry – EMILY STEEL and NIRAJ CHOKSHI
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/04/business/media/fox-news-lawsuit-gender-discrimination-sky-takeover.html

 

WASHINGTON POST
— Late-night hosts blast Republican health-care bill: ‘Those ramifications are disastrous’ – Emily Yahr
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/arts-and-entertainment/wp/2017/05/05/late-night-hosts-blast-republican-health-care-bill-those-ramifications-are-disastrous/

 

USA TODAY
— Religious conservatives mixed on Trump’s order targeting birth control, church involvement in politics – David Jackson and Maureen Groppe (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, “religious leaders” talk and act like they are operatives or dupes for the Democrat, Libertarian, and/or Green parties.)
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2017/05/04/donald-trump-religious-liberty-johnson-amendment/101277724/
— Donald Trump’s malignant narcissism is toxic: Psychologist  Mental health professionals have a ‘duty to warn’ about a leader who may be unfit to serve. – John Gartner (DIERSEN: Democrats are moral relativists who believe that their end justifies their means.  They are disciples of Saul Alinsky. They can and they will say that anyone who does not defend and advance the Democrat Party platform is mentally ill.)
https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2017/05/04/trump-malignant-narcissistic-disorder-psychiatry-column/101243584/
— Prince Philip jokes about his pending retirement – while still on the job – Maria Puente  (DIERSEN: How much longer do your critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes predict that you will live? My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always treated me like they predicted that I would die long before I might retaliate against them. They base that on my father having type 1 diabetes from age 14 and his sudden death caused by heart failure in 1969 when he was 47 and I was 21.  More recently, they base their predictions on my being 68 years old, my having type 2 diabetes, my being overweight, and my not getting enough exercise. My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes do everything that they can to cause me stress and to make me angry.)
https://www.usatoday.com/story/life/people/2017/05/04/prince-philip-jokes-about-his-pending-retirement-while-still-on-the-job/101292296/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Can anyone in Britain really imagine Prince Philip retired and puttering around the palace? In fact, the 95-year-old Duke of Edinburgh was joking about the big-news-that-wasn’t-big news on Thursday at — where else? — an official engagement with his wife of nearly 70 years, Queen Elizabeth II (who’s already vowed she’s never going to retire). Philip, who turns 96 in June, was at his customary place behind the queen as they attended the Order of Merit service at the Chapel Royal in St James’s Palace in London. His quick sense of humor seemed to be fully intact. When a well-wisher expressed sadness at his decision to “stand down,” Philip joked back: “I can’t stand up much longer.”)
— FRONT PAGE: Trump’s call to ‘Buy American’ isn’t boosting sales of U.S. goods – Charisse Jones  (DIERSEN: I should write a book about my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes who paint themselves as being anti-American. They hate a) General Motors, Ford, and Chrysler, b) vehicles made by General Motors, Ford, or Chrysler, c) those who own vehicles made by General Motors, Ford, or Chrysler, d) unions, e) past, present, and future union members, and/or f) past, present, and future government employees and retirees.)
https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2017/05/05/trumps-buy-american-doesnt-boost-sales-us-made-goods/100846314/

 

RASMUSSEN REPORTS
— Voters Don’t Trust Polls, See Anti-Trump Bias  (DIERSEN: The last two audits that I worked on for GAO involved major surveys.  The reports are at
http://www.gao.gov/assets/160/154342.pdf (FINANCIAL DERIVATIVES: Actions Needed to Protect the Financial System) and at http://www.gao.gov/assets/160/156011.pdf (OTC DERIVATIVES: Additional Oversight Could Reduce Costly Sales Practice Disputes).)
http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/general_politics/may_2017/voters_don_t_trust_polls_see_anti_trump_bias

 

ENTREPRENEUR
— 10 Ways to Become a Super-Likable Person – DEEP PATEL (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes, to be likable, a) you should glorify and praise my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes, b) you should pander to my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes, c) you should serve as an operative or as a dupe for my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes, and/or d) give money to my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes.)
https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/293343

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.