November 24 Evening Edition

— Democratic state Rep. Jack Franks of Marengo wants tax hikes to require more votes – AP
— Trump’s Walk of Fame star gets 24-hour security
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Donald Trump is getting a lot of security obviously now that he’s President-elect, but did you know his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame is also getting a lot of security. The star is all repaired and drawing big crowds after being vandalized last month. Now, it has 24/7 protection. The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce has placed three barricades around the star, and two officers are on foot patrol along with a squad car nearby at all times. The LAPD days this monitoring does not cost extra for the city, since officers are always patrolling the busy area. There is no word on when this presidential protection will cease. This all comes about after a vandal hacked out the star’s gold-colored name and television logo last month. The culprit, James Lambert Otis, told news media outlets he originally intended to “remove” the entire star from the 6800 block of Hollywood Boulevard, auction it off in New York and give the money to the nearly dozen women who allege they were groped or sexually mistreated by Trump. But Otis said he was unable to accomplish the feat.)


— Jesse Jackson joins calls for presidential election recount – Lauren FitzPatrick
— Cubs’ Todd Ricketts in line for deputy Commerce secretary – Lynn Sweet


— Cubs co-owner Todd Ricketts in line for deputy commerce post in Trump cabinet – Bloomberg
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps do not like retired generals.
— Why are people giving Jill Stein millions of dollars for an election recount? – David Weigel
— Leslie Mann uses app to track her daughter, Maude Apatow, at Northwestern – Tracy Swartz (DIERSEN: When you were in college, if your parents could have, would they have tracked you?  My parents would not have.  They knew that when I was not in class at UIC and then NIU, not in their home in Crete, not in the University Plaza Dormitory in DeKalb, or not in Lincolnshire West Apartments in DeKalb, I was a) pumping gasoline at John’s Sinclair in South Chicago Heights, delivering mail for the Park Forest Post Office, working on the assembly line at Chrysler in Belvedere, or working as a security guard for the University Plaza Dormitory in DeKalb.)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Sending a kid to college is no joke, so actress Leslie Mann said she uses the Find My Friends mobile app to track her daughter, Maude Apatow, at Northwestern University. “The other night she was across the street at the fraternity house and it was 2 o’clock my time, so 4 o’clock her time, and I texted her, ‘Maude, go home,'” Mann told Jimmy Fallon on Wednesday’s episode of “The Tonight Show.” “I think she probably thinks, like, I’m psychic or something.”  Mann, who is married to writer-director Judd Apatow, said she started using the app while attending the Glastonbury music festival in England with her daughter and her pals. She revealed that she continued to track their whereabouts after the festival was over. Maude, 18, is a freshman in Northwestern’s School of Communication, according to a university spokesman. She declined a Tribune interview through her publicist.)
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps ask “Will Trump election mean airbrushed history?”


— Naperville could ‘level the playing field’ between taxis, ride-sharing – Marie Wilson
— Elgin tradition grows to feed more than 1,000 people – Justin Kmitch  (DIERSEN: How fortunate are you?  My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always demonized me, denigrated me, and condemned me as being undeservedly fortunate.)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Over the years, the Elgin Community Thanksgiving dinner has morphed from a charitable dinner for the city’s less fortunate to a dinner feeding up to 1,500 of the city’s less fortunate and families looking to help out.)


— Trump likely to tap Cubs co-owner for deputy Commerce post  Todd Ricketts hails from family of powerful donors – CNN


— Politicians disappoint more often than not – Scott Reeder


— Trump’s team to raise millions for Jan. 20 events – AP


— The breakneck pace ahead for Congress – Chad Pergram


— Happy Thanksgiving: Media Finally Admit They Have a Credibility Problem, Face Industry-Wide Trust Crisis – MATTHEW BOYLE
— Donald Trump Wins Michigan; Becomes First Republican to Do So Since 1988 – Ben Kew
— Darrell Issa: Trump’s ‘Drain the Swamp’ Mandate Biggest ‘Since Teddy Roosevelt’ – DAN RIEHL
— Teachers Union Leaders Devastated that So Many Members Voted Trump – WARNER TODD HUSTON
— Reddit CEO Admits Changing Comments to Direct Users’ Insults at Pro-Trump Moderators – LUCAS NOLAN24
— BBC Begins Anti-America Coverage as Comedians Trash Trump, Christians, and Claim Media Stopped Hillary – LIAM DEACON


— Tucker Carlson slams business owner Mathew Blanchfield who refuses to work with ‘ignorant’ Trump supporters – Tre Goins-Phillips  (DIERSEN: How many Blanchfields are there in America, in Illinois, in your county, in your township/ward, in your municipality, and in your precinct?  They all voted for Clinton. How soon, if not already, will they display signs that say the following are not wanted: Trump supporters, Protestants, conservatives, Republicans, Americans, Whites, males, older people, rich people, gun owners, German-Americans, draft avoiders, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors?)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Mathew Blanchfield, CEO of the Albuquerque-based internet marketing firm 1st in SEO, went on Fox News’ “Tucker Carlson Tonight” Wednesday to defend his announcement that those who support President-elect Donald Trump are “not welcome” at his company. And the conversation between Carlson and the business owner was brutal. “If you are a Republican, voted for Donald Trump or support Donald Trump, in any manner, you are not welcome at 1st in SEO and we ask you to leave our firm,” Blanchfield’s original letter read. During the bewildering discussion on Fox, Carlson asked the CEO why he would say something like that. Blanchfield argued he is standing on “moral principle” and that he is intolerant of bigotry, racism, sexism and fascism. The New Mexico entrepreneur went on to draw comparisons between Nazi Germany and the United States under a Trump administration. “When you say ‘fascism,’ I mean, you don’t really believe that? If you believed that Trump was a fascist dictator, then you would organize an actual resistance to him. You would be Dietrich Bonhoeffer, you would be fighting against him for real,” Carlson told the Blanchfield. “[W]hy wouldn’t you take up arms against him? If you really believe the country is being taken over by someone you compare to Hitler, then that’s — I mean — that’s like the worst thing that could ever happen.” Blanchfield, who throughout the interview noted the number of death threats he’s received, told the Fox anchor that their discussion was his “resistance.” Clearly becoming frustrated by the interaction, Carlson told Blanchfield he is “belittling historic reality” by comparing Trump to Hilter. “Being rude to news anchors who make $3 million a year is not the same as rounding up an entire ethnic group and killing them, or invading Poland,” the Fox host said. “For you to say that really does diminish actual historical crimes,” Carlson added. In the end, Carlson shot back at Blanchfield, telling him he’s “on a moral vanity trip like I’ve never seen.” “Has it ever occurred to you that every rich, famous person, fashionable person, in America agrees with you?” Carlson asked. “That you’re taking no risk at all? That, in fact, people like you are celebrated in every American newspaper, at award ceremonies? I mean, come on.”)
— Mexican cement company wants to build Trump’s wall – Sara Gonzales
— Reddit CEO admits to editing posts from Donald Trump supporters – Brandon Morse


— Dem Super PAC Basically Calls For Lynching Republicans – Michael Bastasch


— Multiculturalism and the Fight for America’s National Identity – Mike Gonzalez


— Trump adviser tells House Republicans: You’re no longer Reagan’s party – JONATHAN SWAN
— New Yorker profile: Flynn broke ‘stupid’ rules during Army career – JESSIE HELLMANN  (DIERSEN: What rules did you break during your career?  I failed/refused to become a Democrat.  I supported the equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving) plank in the Republican Party platform.  I opposed age discrimination.  In 1988, when I was 40 years old, I became an active member in class action lawsuit that charged GAO with reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation.)


— The Trump Team Keeps Piling On Criticism Of Mitt Romney  Now his campaign director is weighing in. – Sara Bondioli


— Business booms at Trump Tower, nearby retailers hit by security and crowds – Melissa Fares


— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps ask “How long before the white working class realizes Trump was just scamming them?”


— How is Trump spending Thanksgiving? He says he’s trying save an Indiana factory – Jonathan O’Connell


— George Soros blamed for secretly funding Trump protests – Dawn Chmielewski


— How Trump can repay rural voters  Will the next agricultural secretary advance policies to help rural America? – Editorial


— Study: Rich outlive poor by up to 9.5 years – Karen Kaplan (DIERSEN: How rich are you?  My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always demonized me, denigrated me, and condemned me as being undeservedly rich.)


— Trump Allies Raise Doubts About Mitt Romney Leading State Department  Some argue for a loyal supporter to fill post rather than longtime critic Romney – KATE O’KEEFFE  (DIERSEN: Who have Trump’s supporters and critics been in Illinois, in your county, in your township/ward, in your municipality, and in your precinct a) since he declared his candidacy, b) since he won the nomination, and c) since he defeated Clinton?)
— Small Businesses Lament There Are Too Few (ILLEGALS) in U.S., Not Too Many  As the labor market tightens and the population of (ILLEGALS) shrinks, employers in low-skill industries such as hospitality, construction and agriculture scramble to fill jobs – MIRIAM JORDAN and SANTIAGO PÉREZ  (DIERSEN: What industries are/were you in? To what extend are/were those industries low skill?  To what extent do/did your employers use illegals?)
— No More Business as Usual, Mr. Trump  He has to abandon his company in order to deal on the country’s behalf. – PEGGY NOONAN


— Barron Trump an ‘opportunity’ for autism awareness — Rosie O’Donnell tweet slammed online Rosie O’Donnell oversteps her boundaries big-time by suggesting Trump use his son Barron to bring attention to the Autism epidemic. – ROZ ZURKO

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.