November 12 Morning Edition

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “A new day for women, Democrats across the nation after Tuesday elections.” Ever-increasing, anti-Trumps work harder to make women 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, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors. What do Democrats who are White, male, older, rich, gun owners, German-American, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time have to say about that?)
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: An anti-Trump asks “When will all this talk about sexual harassment end?” Of course, the answer is when the last male on the planet earth dies. Ever-increasingly, anti-Trumps work harder to get rid of all men, including Democrat men.
— Theo Epstein throws support behind new mentoring program with $150,000 grant – Phil Thompson (DIERSEN: What happened to your mentors? My Democrat IRS superiors got rid of the IRS manager who promoted me in 1972, 1973, and 1974. My Democrat GAO superiors got rid of the GAO manager who hired me in 1980, who got me assigned to audits of IRS in 1986, and who promoted me in 1986.)
— Putting down Naperville roots means absorbing its history as your own – Hilary Decent (DIERSEN: Government is nasty. Politics is nasty. People are nasty. How do you deal with those who demonize you, who denigrate you, and who condemn you as being a newcomer? I should write a book about those in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, and in DuPage County who continue to demonize me, to demonize me, and to condemn me as being a newcomer a) because I have lived in Wheaton only since I was 29 years old in 1978, b) because I have never attended any schools in Wheaton, c) because I have never sent any children to schools in Wheaton, and d) because I have never attended any churches in Wheaton.)

— Manar says Rauner wears ‘costume’ for downstaters – Bernard Schoenburg
— State Income Tax: Governor Rauner fortunate to live in Illinois – Brent Bohlen, Springfield
— Effects of state payment delays linger for patients, health-care providers – Dean Olsen

— Change in law allows convictions to be sealed – John Roska (DIERSEN: Of course, this further discourages people from complying with the rule of law, that is, it further encourages people to break the law.)

— Try to seek out legitimate news sources – Brad Jennings (DIERSEN: If you were me, how would you deal with activists, candidates, elected officials, party leaders, major donors, political consultants, etc. in Illinois who hint/imply/argue/shout that neither I nor my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails are legitimate news sources. My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes a) blacklist me, b) give news scoops to, c) glorify and praise, d) pander to, e) serve as operatives for or as dupes for, and/or f) give money to Rich Miller, Dan Proft, Dennis LaComb, Fran Eaton, and my other competitors. Of course, I refuse to blacklist my competitors, in fact, I promote my competitors. Should I stress even more strongly a) that I have been putting GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails together and sending them out since 2000, b) that since 2004, those emails have gone out each and every morning, and that since 2015, they have gone out each and every evening too, c) that since 2004, those emails have included links to more than 286,700 articles and information on many upcoming events, d) that virtually every important Republican activist, candidate, elected official, party leader, major donor, political consultant, etc. in Illinois either reads GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails or relies on their staff and/or volunteers to monitor the emails, e) that while I do not have a journalism degree, while no one pays me to put the emails together and send them out, and while the emails do not contain any advertising, I worked for GAO for almost 18 years as an Analyst, the last 11 years of which at the GS-13 Step 1-10 levels, currently $94,610-$122,991, and f) that much of GAO Analysts do is very similar to what journalists do.)

— Don’t quit fight to grow Illinois jobs, business – Editorial

— University of Illinois’ new budget request includes almost $70 million for raises – Benjamin Yount

— “Why Now?”: Roy Moore Questions The Timing Of WaPo Story About Teenaged Girls (DIERSEN: The higher the office that you might win, the more likely that your critics/opponents will “go public” with their charges against you.)

— Alabama ABC Affiliate Can’t Find One Voter Who Believes WaPo Report About Roy Moore in Man-on-the-Street Segment – JEFF POOR

— GOP nears initial victory on tax reform – SCOTT WONG AND NAOMI JAGODA (DIERSEN: What does GOP victory mean? Does it mean a) letting those who take the standard deduction pay less federal income tax and b) making those who itemize their deductions pay more federal income tax?)
— Tale of two tax reform plans must end with passed bill – PETE SEPP (DIERSEN: This editorial outrageously argues that “SALT overwhelmingly benefits the better-off.” While those who deduct SALT pay a little less federal income tax, they have to pay lots more SALT than those who take the standard deduction do. If you want to take away itemized deductions, you want the following to pay lots more federal income tax: homeowners, those in high SALT areas, those who have high medical expenses, those who give lots of money to 501(c)(3) organizations, and those who have high job expenses.)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Streamlining deductions and credits — along with their associated complex rules and clawbacks — in favor of lower rates can help to alleviate the problem. The Senate bill retains the current mortgage interest deduction cap of $1 million whereas the House bill would wisely lower it to $500,000. As NTU has previously noted, this deduction can artificially inflate prices for homes beyond what buyers would normally be willing to pay. Modifying or repealing it, as long as resulting revenues go toward broader-based tax relief, ought to be on the table. The Senate bill totally eliminates the state and local tax (SALT) deduction, as opposed to the House bill, which permits up to $10,000 in property tax to be deducted. SALT overwhelmingly benefits the better-off. Further, it encourages bad fiscal policy at the state and local level (see: Illinois and California) by masking the financial pain caused by irresponsibly hiking taxes. Overall, besides repealing SALT, the Senate’s bill tends to preserve more deductions (such as medical expenses) than the House’s does.)

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Members of the following groups have always used the Constitution to destroy America: 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, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.
— Social Media and Democracy Readers say “follow the money,” and call on tech companies to limit their news feeds to legitimate sources. – STEVEN K. WOJCIKIEWICZ, PORTLAND, ORE. (DIERSEN: What do you say to those a) who glorify and praise Facebook and Google and b) demonize, denigrate, and condemn me and my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails as being illegitimate?)
(FROM THE LETTER: Twitter, Google and Facebook are moneymaking enterprises, and they will do whatever they need to do to increase revenue. Helping or hurting democracy is incidental to that goal, as are improving or degrading our daily lives, or making the world a better or worse place.)
— We’re Sick of Racism, Literally – Douglas Jacobs (DIERSEN: How sick are you? Ever-increasing, ever-increasingly, anti-Trumps shout at everyone that members of the following groups are White supremacists, Nazis, KKK members, racists, sexists, bigots, and even worse things: Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, German Americans, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps use charges against Moore to viciously demonize, denigrate, and condemn all conservatives. If you have ever done anything that subjects you to blackmail, you should not seek or hold any kind of government or political office.
— Silence Lifts in State Houses as Harassment Scandals Bring Swift Penalties – Campbell Robertson and Jess Bidgood
— I’m Rich, and That Makes Me Anxious – Kerry Hannon (DIERSEN: Are/were you rich? I should write a book about my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes who since 1966 have demonized me, who have denigrated me, and who have condemned me as being rich. They stress the new cars that I bought and especially the 1966 Pontiac Tempest Sprint that I bought in 1966 when I was 17 years old, the 1968 Oldsmobile 442 that I bought in 1967, the 1969 Dodge Charger SE that I bought in 1968, and the 1972 Chevy Corvette that I bought in 1971. They stress the new town home that I bought in 1972, the studio condo that I bought in 1974, and the one bedroom condo that I bought in 1976. They stress 1017 East Harrison in Wheaton that my wife and I bought in 1978 and 915 Cove Court in Wheaton that we had built in 1984. They stress the collector cars that I bought in 1989 and 1994. They stress the money that I paid for tuition and books to earn a bachelor’s degree in management from NIU in 1970, an MBA from Loyola in 1976, a master’s degree in accounting from DePaul in 1980, and a master’s degree in financial markets and trading from IIT in 1997. They stress the money that I paid for reviews courses to pass the CPA examination on my first attempt in 1979 and the Certified Internal Auditor examination in 1981. They stress the money that my wife and I have saved for our retirement.)
— What Is Wealth? Interviews have been edited and condensed. (DIERSEN: What does wealth mean to you? To me, wealth is a) not being a financial burden on others and b) not having to serve as an operative or as a dupe for anyone. All the operatives and all the dupes who work for my critics/opponents have severe financial and/or health problems.)
— HARDCOPY ARTICLE TITLE: Inside the Wealth Divide Not only has the gulf grown between the haves and the have nots, but so has the gap between the haves and the have-moores. – Paul Sullivan (DIERSEN: How wealthy are you? I should write a book about my critics/opponents who demonize me, who denigrate me, and who condemn me as being poor. They stress how much more income is compared to my income and how much greater that their net worth is compared to my net worth.)
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: An anti-Trump promotes hatred of Whites and asks “Can My Children Be Friends With White People?”
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: In Air Force, Colleague Feared Church Gunman Would ‘Shoot Up the Place’ – Dave Philipps, Richard A. Oppel Jr. and Serge F. Kovaleski (DIERSEN: Constructively, my Democrat GAO superiors gave me a “bad conduct discharge.” They forced me to retire in 1997 when I was 49 years old. Previously, they always ranked me in the bottom half of my coworkers for pay-for-performance purposes, did not promote me beyond GS-13, kept me off audits of IRS for all but 3 of the almost 18 years that I worked for GAO, and forced me to take an $18,847 pay cut in today’s dollars to transfer from IRS to GAO in 1980. Previously, my Democrat IRS superiors did not promote me beyond GS-12, disallowed my education deductions in 1978, and disallowed my partial day per diem claims in 1974. Previously, my Democrat Post Office superiors forced me resign in 1969 and disallowed my sick leave requests in 1969 and 1968. My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes agree with all the adverse actions that my Democrat GAO, IRS, and Post Office superiors took against me.)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: After his guilty plea, Mr. Kelley served just eight months in military prison. In June 2013 he was let out, having been knocked down to the lowest possible rank and given a bad conduct discharge that barred him from nearly all veterans benefits, including mental health treatment.)
— FRONT PAGE: Men at Work Wonder if They Overstepped With Women, Too – Nellie Bowles (DIERSEN: Women who want to avoid sexual harassment should consider working for the federal government. During the almost 30 years that I worked for the federal government, I saw no sexual harassment of women. The federal government a) considers women to be members of a protected class and b) gives preference to women. However, women should be advised that 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.)

— Reince Priebus Net Worth

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.