May 7 Morning Edition

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Vulnerable House Republicans fear political consequences after health care vote.”
— Rise in STDs in Kane, DuPage, Kendall call for relearning lessons of the past – Editorial
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Americans with severe illness anxious over GOP health plan.”–health-overhaul-reaction-20170505-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Trump’s executive order of religious nothingness.”
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps “emphasize immigrant rights.” Ever-increasingly, anti-Trumps make it clear that they are also 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.)


— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Trump’s unproductive Obamacare vengeance.”
— FRONT PAGE WITH COLOR PICTURE: Some old Cubs stiffed on big MLB pensions – Burt Constable  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, you are viciously demonized, viciously denigrated, and viciously condemned if you are in line to get a pension or if you are getting a pension.)


— The solution only seems simple – Doug Finke


— Community stands in solidarity, honor for Sgt. Rodgers – Julia Evelsizer


— Top UI Springfield official caught in illegal hiring web – Jim Dey


— No hope for Illinois without college funding – David Tretter


— Kennedy Missing an Opportunity as the “Outsider” – Rich Miller


— Protesters march in Venezuela, destroy Chavez statue – AP


    — The Chevrolet Corvette is arguably America’s moist iconic sports car – Bruce Kunz


— 35 years later, Illinois targeted again with ERA resurgence – AP


— If Naturalistic Evolution Is True, People Are Not Equal – Amy K. Hall  (DIERSEN: Each and every one of my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes a) paint themselves as being superior to everyone else and b) paint me as being inferior to everyone else.  Should I write a book about my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes?)


— ‘Beyond sanctuary’: County pushing legal aid for criminals – Michael F. Haverluck


— Trump signing statement ends federal goodies for minorities and women; treats all Americans equally – Tom Tillison (DIERSEN: To give preference to one group is to discriminate against another group.  To give preference to citizens of foreign countries, non-Protestants, Democrats, minorities, females, younger people, veterans, recent immigrants, etc. IS TO DISCRIMINATE AGAINST citizens of America, Protestants, Republicans, Whites, males, older people, non-veterans, non-recent immigrants, etc.)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: President Donald Trump included a signing statement when he signed the spending bill that funds the federal government through September that effectively puts an end to affirmative action when it comes to taxpayer-funded grants. Imagine that, treating Americans equally. Pointing to the Constitution, the president said he will treat programs established by Congress that give preferences based on race and sex for grants “consistent with the requirement to afford equal protection of the laws,” the USA Today reported. Provisions described as “impermissible forms of congressional aggrandizement in the execution of the laws.” The signing statement reads: “My Administration shall treat provisions that allocate benefits on the basis of race, ethnicity, and gender in a manner consistent with the requirement to afford equal protection of the laws under the Due Process Clause of the Constitution’s Fifth Amendment.” The Daily Mail reported on programs named in the statement: “The signing statement specifically mentions a $654 million set-aside for Native American and Native Alaskan housing block grants; a $34 million appropriation for the Commerce Department’s Minority Business Development Agency; more than $20 million to guarantee loans to historically black colleges and universities; and $15 million to boost payments to ‘native Hawaiian’ defense contractors.” All of which is sure to have minority groups and women crying foul… while millions of white American males feel a little more equal today. For the record, signing statements are not exclusive to the Trump presidency. The Washington Times reported that “Presidents [Barack] Obama and George W. Bush issued dozens of ‘signing statements’ spelling out areas where they disagreed with congressional intent in various legislation, and asserting their executive authority to carry out the law as they saw fit.” Other areas addressed on Friday include weapons programs, state and local marijuana laws and Guantanamo Bay.)


— Priebus: Up to Senate to make major improvements on healthcare – OLIVIA BEAVERS
— House healthcare bill faces upheaval in Senate – ALEXANDER BOLTON
— Poll: Most federal employees disapprove of Trump – MARK HENSCH  (DIERSEN: If I was still working for the federal government, my Democrat superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates would have killed me by now figuratively if not literally.)


— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Americans glorify and praise foreign countries and their citizens.
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Americans promote Mexican drug smugglers.
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: An anti-Trump says “Trump: Hazardous to Our Health.”
— How Censorship Works – Ai Weiwei
— Don’t Let Facebook Make You Miserable – Seth Stephens-Davidowitz


— Refugee admissions plummet under Trump, USA TODAY analysis finds – Alan Gomez
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, anti-Americans use children as cannon fodder.
— Why job hopping can hurt your retirement – Arielle O’Shea


— Inside Barack’s sex-filled relationships before Michelle – Larry Getlen


— GOP congressman supports covering pre-existing conditions, but only for people who ‘lead good lives’ – Adam Peck  (DIERSEN: Individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that promote risky/unhealthy/harmful/destructive/hazardous/dangerous lifestyles want to get rid of me.  The aforesaid promote LGBTQ activity, promiscuity, abortion, booze, gambling, pot, and even worse things.)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: But as Rep. Brooks sees it, being afflicted with a serious or life-threatening pre-existing condition is the price you pay if you don’t live a healthy lifestyle. “My understanding is that it will allow insurance companies to require people who have higher health care costs to contribute more to the insurance pool,” said Brooks. “That helps offset all these costs, thereby reducing the cost to those people who lead good lives, they’re healthy, they’ve done the things to keep their bodies healthy. And right now those are the people—who’ve done things the right way—that are seeing their costs skyrocketing.” . . . Rep. Brooks’ argument echoes a similar one made by Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) several weeks ago when the House was debating the first version of Trumpcare. With a fancy chart by his side, Ryan bemoaned the unfairness of a system in which people who are generally healthy end up subsidizing the cost for people who need medical care. Why should healthy people shoulder some of the costs for sick people?)

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.