November 21 Morning Edition

— McCain to Trump: Waterboarding Won’t Be Reinstated  “We will not waterboard. We will not do it,” McCain said – Rob Gillies


— Disruption in Chicago ‘Hamilton’ audience ends in man’s arrest – Darel Jevens and Jordan Owen
— AS THE DEMOCRAT PARTY’S STRANGLEHOLD ON CHICAGO TIGHTENS: Chicago murders still outpacing New York and L.A. combined – Sam Charles
— AS THE DEMOCRAT PARTY’S STRANGLEHOLD ON CHICAGO TIGHTENS: Close-to-home murders another element of Chicago’s violent year – Sam Charles
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps want selling prices of condos in Trump Tower to drop.
— Don’t let fake news fake you out – Editorial
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, anti-Trumps a) glorify and praise Islam and b) viciously demonize, viciously denigrate, and viciously condemn those individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that do not glorify and praise Islam.


— Donald Trump could end up being a good president – Bloomberg
— Welcome to your new job, Mr. Trump! A note from HR – Lara Weber  (DIERSEN: There are about 1.4 million civilian federal employees and virtually all of them are Democrats.  What if Trump decided make the federal government “look like America.”  What if he said that he going to fire about 700,000 federal employees and replace them with Republicans?  I would be more than happy to help him with that.)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Donald Trump will start his first job as a government employee on Jan. 20. For human resources professionals working with the White House, this must be an “on-boarding” experience like no other. In case none of their existing boilerplate welcome letters fits for this president-elect, I offer an updated version: Mr. Trump: Welcome to the company! We in the Human Resources Department of the United States of America congratulate you on your new job! Your start date is Jan. 20, 2017, and your starting salary will be $400,000 per year as a full-time employee (though we understand that you have opted for the $1/year salary plan; please be sure to complete the appropriate tax forms). Our role as human resources professionals is to help you succeed. You have a big job ahead as president, and we know it might feel overwhelming. We’re here to help you get acclimated and address any concerns you may have regarding your job description: running the free world. We understand you’ve already had a few meetings with your new staff as well as the outgoing executive team. Great. They’re a terrific bunch, with years — in many cases decades — of experience in running the federal government. We reviewed your file and noticed some gaps in work experience. It appears that, aside from a brief internship of sorts with your father, this is your first job as an employee. We can imagine the anxiety you must feel, and so we are making available our full catalog of 6,452 training videos, which you can access from your desktop computer. We highly recommend you watch them all. But because you have never been an actual employee, we thought it important to introduce you to your 314 million or so new supervisors — your bosses. This will be awkward, and we can explain the math further in our first in-person orientation session, but it’s important you know that fewer than half of your new bosses wanted to hire you. More of your new bosses actually wanted to hire another job candidate, but we have a hiring process at this company that dates to its founding more than two centuries ago — and you know how some companies are resistant to change. But we digress … To get you up to speed for your Jan. 20 start date (that’s just about two months, so make time to study!), here is an overview of the people you will be working for. For brevity, we will call them “Americans.” We recognize that you’ve already connected with many Americans who are much like you — the older-than-65, non-Hispanic white males who did not serve in the military and earn far more than the median household income, $53,482. You no doubt will find comfort surrounding yourself with those like-minded Americans, but we encourage you — for the good of the company and for your own professional success! — to get to know your other bosses, as well, including:)

— Your 90-day return policy  Early signs that a new employee is not a good fit – and may need to go – J.T. O’Donnell  (DIERSEN: After I transferred from IRS to GAO in 1980 when I was 31 years old, to see how good a fit I would be, my Democrat GAO superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates soon asked me many questions to see how strong a Republican I was. When they learned how strong a Republican that I was, they quickly tried to get rid of me, but they learned that because I had transferred to GAO from another federal agency, I was not under any kind or probationary period at GAO. They were furious.)


— Four candidates file for Wheaton City Council at start of filing period – Jessica Cilella
(FROM THE ARTICLE: McNeily, 28, said he is running because he hopes to inspire other millennials to run for public office. He said he is an elected committeeman and has served on the city’s community relations commission for two years.)
— Five candidates file fast for 4 Naperville council seats – Marie Wilson
— Four candidates file to run for Aurora mayor – Robert Sanchez
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: Candidate filing begins in Aurora, Naperville, Wheaton – Robert Sanchez
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Wheaton  All four district seats on the Wheaton City Council are up for grabs.  Incumbents Phil Suess, Thor Saline, John Rutledge and Todd Scalzo are expected to seek re-election. They represent the north, east, south and west districts of the city, respectively. Other residents who have pulled packets from the city clerk’s office include Roger Frye, Lynn Robbins, Joseph Leone, Robert McNeily, Thomas Dymit, Katherine Patel and Scott Lightbody. More than four candidates would need to file for one of the district seats to cause a primary. “We’ve had it in the past where packets have gone out but they have not been filed,” City Clerk Sharon Barrett-Hagen said. “You never know how Monday is going to go. Not everyone wants to come the first day.”)
— ‘Hamilton’ disruption leads to arrest in Chicago


— ‘Hamilton’ actor: ‘There’s nothing to apologize for’ – MARK KENNEDY


— New law requires salon workers in Illinois get domestic violence training – JORDYN REILAND  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasing, Democrats paint men as being domestic abusers and sexual assaulters.)


— Nightmare finances should lead to the Illinois dream – a balanced, multiyear budget – Editorial—balanced-multiyear-budget


— Schock allegedly used voter visits for profit – AP  (DIERSEN: How lavish is/was your lifestyle?  Because I have always been a Republican, and especially because I am a non-veteran White male Republican, my Democrat superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates in the federal government demonized me, denigrated me, and condemned me as being undeservedly filthy rich because I bought new cars, paid for college tuition and books, bought real estate, bought collector cars, saved for retirement, etc.)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The indictment of a 35-year-old disgraced former Republican congressman jolted residents of his central Illinois district, shaken by prosecutors’ claims that Aaron Schock illegally dipped into campaign and government coffers to subsidize a lavish lifestyle, including his Capitol Hill office done up in the style of “Downton Abbey.”)


— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Republicans say “GOP’s control of Washington carries risks.”  Anti-Republicans should acknowledge that virtually all federal employees are Democrats who want Republicans to fail.


— Obama offers ‘wait and see’ approach to Trump  (DIERSEN: Democrats want Republicans to fail.  My Democrat superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates in the federal government wanted me to fail.  They wanted the jobs and promotions that I got to be given to Democrats, and especially to Democrats who were minority, female, and/or younger.)
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Those who hate Republicans blame Republicans for hate crimes.


— Unofficial Results Show Boosts In Turnout And Third-Party Votes In Areas Of N. IL – JENNA DOOLEY


— Politics and the power games of today – Dan Tackett


— VERY SAD: Vernon Hills considering video gambling – Patrick Martin


— Illinois Democrats respond to Trump presidency at packed Evanston event – Jeffrey Wang and Sam Krevlin  (DIERSEN: Democrat teachers focus on cranking out “good little Democrats.”)


— DIERSEN HEADLINE: At a “community meeting” in Evanston, Democrats blast Republicans and plan anti-Republican actions.


— ROSKAM ENDORSES POMPEO FOR CIA  (DIERSEN: Outstandingly, both Roskam and Hultgren endorsed me in 2000 when I first ran for Republican Precinct Committeeman for Precinct 9 in Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County.)
— ONE WAY TO STOP PENALIZING MARRIAGE  (DIERSEN: The Diersens have paid the federal income tax “marriage penalty” big time since they got married in 1978.)


— Scott Kennedy digs down into the 2016 numbers
— Guzzardi proposes bill to ban pension investments in Trump border wall companies  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats a) side with foreign countries, and especially with Mexico, against America and b) side with the citizens of foreign countries, and especially with the citizens of Mexico, against the citizens of America.)
— What was Schock’s intent?


— Childish Theatrics by Democrats Wearing Thin
— OUTSTANDING: Legal marijuana may be doomed next year
— McCain: I don’t give a damn what the president of the United States wants to do


— Decision Time for the GOP Elite – Michael Kimmitt  (DIERSEN: Did you support or oppose Trump after he won the nomination?  What decisions have the GOP Elites in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, and in Illinois made about you?  Those who opposed Trump after he won the nomination should be shown the door.)
— Bureaucratic Tyranny in Trump’s Crosshairs – Karin McQuillan


— Stop Being So Critical – Tim Hetzner  (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes are extremely critical of me.  Should I start being critical of them?)


— Obama Reserves Right to Nag Trump from Sidelines
— New York City Seeks to Fine Trump Supporter $41G Over Tree Fliers


— Celebs at AMAs Rage ‘No Trump, No KKK, No Fascist USA!’ – Alexa Moutevelis Coombs


— Conservative Group Seeks Pepsi CEO Resignation – Eric Mack  (DIERSEN: How soon, if not already, will Pepsi a) start hiring only those who voted for Clinton, b) fire its employees who did not vote for Clinton, and c) tell everyone who did not vote for Clinton to go to HELL?)


— MSNBC Guest: ‘Radical Extremist’ Jeff Sessions Would ‘Start Bringing Civil Rights Cases on Behalf of White People’ – TRENT BAKER  (DIERSEN: To be accepted by the anti-Trumps, you have to be anti-White.)
— NPR: After Pollak, No More Live Interviews for Conservatives
— Green Day Chants ‘No Trump, No KKK’ at American Music Awards – DANIEL NUSSBAUM20


— Sean Hannity fires back at Megyn Kelly’s criticism of Fox News’ Trump coverage – Sara Gonzales
— Television reporter fired for pro-Trump posts on her personal Facebook page – Sara Gonzales
— ‘SNL’ skewers liberals in ‘The Bubble’ skit – Sarah Lee


— Priebus: ‘We’re Not Going to Have a Registry Based On a Religion’  “There are some people that are radicalized, and there are some people that have to be prevented from coming into this country.” (DIERSEN: Islam is more like a political party or a country without borders than a religion.)


— The heiress quietly shaping Trump’s operation  Major GOP donor Rebekah Mercer has funded many of the groups and figures helping to assemble Trump’s team, and now she’s formally part of it. – KENNETH P. VOGEL


— Donald Trump’s Administration Will Have to Hire as Many as 4,000 People – CARRIE DANN  (DIERSEN: There are about 1.4 million civilian federal employees and virtually all of them are Democrats.  What if Trump decided make the federal government “look like America.”  What if he said he going to fire about 700,000 federal employees and replace them with Republicans?  I would be more than happy to help him with that.)


— CNN panelist: Diversity in Trump’s cabinet? Try diversity in the media – Tatianna Amatruda  (DIERSEN: Virtually all those in the paid media are Democrats who are hell-bent on advancing the Democrat Party platform.)
— Pope Francis extends Catholic priests’ right to forgive abortion – Tim Hume  (DIERSEN: Of course, this will dramatically increase the number of abortions.  What do say to those who join churches to get licenses to sin?)


— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, anti-Trumps a) promote hatred of Trump and b) promote hatred of Trump’s supporters.
— Reporter to Obama: Are you worried about being the last Democratic president? – MARK ABADI
— Judge at citizenship ceremony: ‘Go to another country’ if you can’t accept Trump as president


— FRONT PAGE: DIERSEN HEADLINE: To be accepted by the anti-Trumps, you must be anti-White.
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps despise if hate rural America.
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats paint themselves as being anti-White.
— Reince Priebus, Normalizer in Chief  As Trump’s new chief of staff, the lifelong G.O.P. loyalist will have to guide an outsider president and his band of radicals through a city they’ve pledged to upend. – MARK LEIBOVICH
— Indians Rush Frantically to Launder Their ‘Black Money’ – GEETA ANAND  (DIERSEN: How much black money do the residents of your precinct, of your municipality, of your township/ward, of your county, and of Illinois have?)
— DIERSEN: Anti-Trumps glorify and praise Apple.
— Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook Must Defend the Truth – Jim Rutenberg
— How Fake News Goes Viral: A Case Study – Sapna Maheshwari


— The U.S. labor force’s guy problem: Lots of men don’t have a job and aren’t looking for one – Jim Puzzanghera  (DIERSEN: Since the 1960s, the Democrats who run the federal government have demanded a) that employers hire women, retain women, and promote women, that is, b) that employers not hire men, not retain men, and not promote men.)


— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Trump can’t make up his mind on the issues that matter.”


— Laura Ingraham blasts Jay Pharoah and Gigi Hadid after AMA opening mocking President-elect Donald Trump and wife Melania – KATE FELDMAN


— Trump has a plan for government workers. They’re not going to like it. – Lisa Rein  (DIERSEN: There are about 1.4 million civilian federal employees and virtually all of them are Democrats.  What if Trump decided make the federal government “look like America.”  What if he said he going to fire about 700,000 federal employees and replace them with Republicans?  I would be more than happy to help him with that.)
— Trump plans to fire federal employees faster – Joe Davidson  (DIERSEN: Democrats run the federal government. They want to fire federal employees who are Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran.)


— DIERSEN HEADLINE: RINOs glorify and praise those who were brought to America illegally, those who come to America illegally, those who stay in America illegally, and those who bring others to America illegally.  RINOs want cheap labor.


— Trump supporters rich with grievances – Mike Myer


— Loss of faith in media can cause immense damage – Kathleen Parker (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, the media acts as an arm of the Democrat Party.)


— Electric vehicles face uncertain future under Trump – Chris Woodyard


— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Those who hate Republicans blame Republicans for hate crimes.


— UNL student groups hold ‘Love Trumps Hate’ rally – Noah Johnson  (DIERSEN: Democrat teachers focus on cranking out “good little Democrats.”


— Donald Trump’s mock assassination draws ire at Texas high school – Kristine Guerra


— Trump’s Win Was About Culture. Understand This.  The media have way overstated the economic frustration of Trump’s voters. Their anger was cultural. If you get this wrong, you’ll get everything else wrong. – JACK SCHWARTZ
— Democrats’ Answer Is Always the Same: Move More Left  Nearly every time the Democrats face a crisis, their answer is the same—move left. This time, they’re about to fall off the edge. – Ronald Radosh
— World Leaders Gather to Worry About Trump  At a top annual international security conference this weekend, Trump’s win—and uncertainty about how he’ll handle Russia, Syria, and various international threats—loomed large. – Tim Mak


— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Reince Priebus shrugs off Donald Trump’s potentially huge conflicts of interest.”
— Obama says he may return to criticizing Donald Trump after leaving office


— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Socialists join with illegals to bring down America.
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Socialists join with students to bring down America.


— Trump’s Son-in-law Benefits from White Affirmative Action – Emil Guillermo


— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Donald Trump’s presidency isn’t looking any better: 6 despicable things the president-elect did last week.  A week and a half after the election, the horror is only mounting.”

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.