November 26 Evening Edition

ABC7
— DONALD TRUMP, US POLITICAL FIGURES REACT TO CASTRO’S DEATH – ABC NEWS
http://abc7chicago.com/news/donald-trump-ted-cruz-react-to-castros-death/1626405/
— HILLARY CLINTON CAMPAIGN: WE ARE TAKING PART IN THE RECOUNT – CNN
http://abc7chicago.com/politics/clinton-campaign-we-are-taking-part-in-the-recount/1626648/

 

NBC5
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps continue to promote white supremacists.
http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/national-international/Trump-still-navigating-white-supremacists-support–403123356.html

 

CBS2
— Politician’s Reaction To Death Of Fidel Castro – AP
http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2016/11/26/politicians-reaction-to-death-of-fidel-castro/

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Trump slams recount push as ‘a scam,’ says election is over
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/ct-donald-trump-election-recount-20161126-story.html
— Clinton recount plan draws sore loser jibe from Team Trump – Steven T. Dennis and Kevin Cirilli
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/sns-wp-blm-clinton-bg-93910f2e-b3fc-11e6-be1c-8cec35b1ad25-20161126-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps ask “Can electors vote for Clinton rather than Trump?”
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/ct-electoral-college-electors-20161126-story.html
— Weeping, hopeful, Cubans look to future without Fidel Castro
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/ct-cubans-future-castro-20161126-story.html
— Fidel Castro is dead: He leaves behind a dysfunctional legacy – Alfonso Chardy
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/ct-fidel-castro-legacy-20161126-story.html
— Fidel Castro is dead at 90. Can his revolution be far behind? – Editorial
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/editorials/ct-fidel-castro-dead-cuba-opinion-edit-jm-20161126-story.html
— Union Station slowly moving into 21st century – Blair Kamin (DIERSEN: I went through Union Station frequently 1992-1997 while I a) worked for GAO at its office at 200 West Adams Street in Chicago and b) took graduate finance courses at IIT at 565 West Adams Street in Chicago.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-union-station-future-kamin-met-1127-20161125-column.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Those that are anti-Trump, anti-White, and/or anti-men continue to promote the alt-right.
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/ct-alt-right-white-male-supremacy-20161125-story.html

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Political insiders cashed in on failed O’Hare project – Tim Novak and Jon Seidel
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/watchdogs-political-insiders-cashed-in-on-failed-ohare-project/
— A midnight dinner with Fidel Castro – Michael Sneed  (DIERSEN: Those in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and Illinois who promote Castro have always worked very hard against me.  They continue to this day to blame me for all of George Ryan’s problems.)
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/sneed-a-night-with-castro/
(PHOTO CAPTION: Chicago Sun-Times columnist Michael Sneed, center, shares a toast with Cuban President Fidel Castro, right, during a reception before a dinner at the Palace of the Revolution Jan. 24, 2002. Illinois Gov. George Ryan, left, joins in the toast.)
— IRS agent William Witkowski an answer to prosecutors’ prayers – Mark Brown  (DIERSEN: I worked for GAO on audits of IRS’s Criminal Investigation Division 1986-1988.  I worked for IRS’s Collection Division 1971-1980.)
http://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/brown-irs-agent-an-answer-to-prosecutors-prayers/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Political corruption will never be eliminated in Chicago, but some people will tell you nobody ever did more to slow it down than William Witkowski. Those who are old enough should recognize the names of Witkowski’s investigative targets: Illinois Gov. Otto Kerner, powerhouse Ald. Thomas Keane, Attorney General William Scott, Judge Reginald Holzer and John Cardinal Cody. Others will recognize the lawyers who gained prominence prosecuting them: Jim Thompson, Sam Skinner, Tyrone Fahner, Jeremy Margolis and Scott Turow. But very few are familiar with the former IRS agent whose extraordinary investigative skills made those cases — and in the process made him a legend in certain circles. Witkowski died Nov. 13 from complications of multiple sclerosis. He was 74. Never one to take bows during his lifetime, Witkowski will have to suffer these accolades in silence. “Bill Witkowski was the single best investigator I have ever known,” said veteran investigative reporter Edward Pound, formerly of the Chicago Sun-Times. I’m quoting Pound here because many people regard him as the single best investigator ever to work in my business, and it takes one to know one. But everyone who spoke to me about Witkowski offered the same sort of superlative assessment without reservation. “We wouldn’t have been able to do the prosecutions we did without him,” said Fahner, the prosecutor who convicted Keane and went on to become Illinois Attorney General and later a successful lawyer with Mayer Brown. In the 1970s and 1980s, it was the IRS that did most of the heavy lifting on political corruption in Illinois. And in that circle, Witkowski gained a reputation as the alpha dog. Many recall his unassuming style. A large man with a flat top brush cut, Witkowski looked more the part of the neighborhood guy he was than anybody’s notion of an IRS agent.)

 

DAILY HERALD
— Here’s an election law legislators should pass – Jim Davis
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20161126/news/161129326/

 

PEORIA JOURNAL STAR
— Second half of veto session starts Tuesday – Doug Finke
http://www.pjstar.com/news/20161126/second-half-of-veto-session-starts-tuesday

 

BLOOMINGTON PANTAGRAPH
— TRAGIC: Normal marijuana dispensary now open – Derek Beigh
http://www.pantagraph.com/lifestyles/health-med-fit/normal-marijuana-dispensary-now-open/article_98774989-14ee-5d30-a2f7-ec1503d58137.html
— Grassroots efforts gain ground in Twin Cities – Steve Vogel
http://www.pantagraph.com/news/opinion/vogel-grassroots-efforts-gain-ground-in-twin-cities/article_3a015dc1-6915-5ae5-8d61-43bbd33e05af.html

 

WSIL TV
— Trump slams recount push as ‘a scam,’ says election is over – AP
http://www.wsiltv.com/story/33796377/amid-recount-effort-trump-eyes-foreign-policy-defense-jobs

 

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— Donald Trump blasts recount as ‘ridiculous’ and ‘a scam’ ‘election is over’- CNN
http://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/donald-trump-blasts-recount-as-ridiculous-and-a-scam

 

MILWAUKEE COURIER
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Whites say “Trump’s Cabinet Nominations are Calculated Insult.”
http://milwaukeecourieronline.com/index.php/2016/11/26/trumps-cabinet-nominations-are-calculated-insult/

 

CHICAGO DEFENDER
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps demonize, denigrate, and condemn Trump.
http://chicagodefender.com/2016/11/26/apology-demanded/

 

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— Obama Awards Abortion Activists Bill, Melinda Gates – Michael F. Haverluck
https://illinoisfamily.org/life/obama-awards-abortion-activists-bill-melinda-gates/

 

GATEWAY PUNDIT
— Without Illegal Vote Tally Trump Would Have Won Popular Vote in a Landslide – Get Over It Snowflakes – Jim Hoft
http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2016/11/subtract-the-illegals-and-trump-won-the-popular-vote-in-a-landslide-get-over-it-snowflakes/

 

WASHINGTON TIMES
— After Trump rift at Liberty University, students find unity – AP
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2016/nov/26/after-trump-rift-at-liberty-university-students-fi/

 

NEWSMAX
— Trump: ‘Brutal Dictator’ Caused ‘Unimaginable Suffering’
http://www.newsmax.com/Headline/trump-help-cuban-people/2016/11/26/id/760732/
— Trump May Not Continue Obama’s Open Relations With Cuba – Sandy Fitzgerald
http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/Trump-US-Cuba-Relations/2016/11/26/id/760735/

 

THE BLAZE
— Sen. Marco Rubio rebukes President Obama over his ‘pathetic statement’ on death of Fidel Castro – Chris Enloe
http://www.theblaze.com/news/2016/11/26/sen-marco-rubio-rebukes-president-obama-over-his-pathetic-statement-on-death-of-fidel-castro/
— Sen. Ted Cruz urges Americans to remember the people who died under Fidel Castro’s communist rule – Chris Enloe
http://www.theblaze.com/news/2016/11/26/sen-ted-cruz-urges-americans-to-remember-the-people-who-died-under-fidel-castros-communist-rule/
— Cuban-born sports writer confronts Colin Kaepernick over Fidel Castro t-shirt – Jon Street
http://www.theblaze.com/news/2016/11/25/cuban-born-sports-writer-confronts-colin-kaepernick-over-fidel-castro-t-shirt/
— ‘Kaepernick weeps for his idol’: Mike Huckabee roasts NFL QB Colin Kaepernick over Castro death – Chris Enloe
http://www.theblaze.com/news/2016/11/26/kaepernick-weeps-for-his-idol-mike-huckabee-roasts-nfl-qb-kolin-kaepernick-over-castro-death/

 

BREITBART
— University of Kansas Cheerleaders Suspended for Linking Trump to KKK on Social Media Post – WARNER TODD HUSTON
http://www.breitbart.com/sports/2016/11/25/university-kansas-cheerleaders-suspended-linking-trump-kkk-social-media-post/

 

PJ MEDIA
— Illegals Flooding the Border in Advance of Trump Inauguration – RICK MORAN
https://pjmedia.com/trending/2016/11/26/illegals-flooding-the-border-in-advance-of-trump-inauguration/

 

GOPUSA
— Castro Dead: Revelry and cheers in Miami
http://www.gopusa.com/castro-dead-revelry-and-cheers-in-miami/

 

FOX NEWS
— Biased College Professors Now Listed in Database By Conservative Watchdog  (DIERSEN: Democrat professors focus on cranking out “good little Democrats.”)
http://nation.foxnews.com/2016/11/25/biased-college-professors-now-listed-database-conservative-watchdog

 

ONE NEWS NOW
— Illinois: Christian Liberty Academy’s abortion memorial vandalized again – Michael F. Haverluck
http://www.onenewsnow.com/pro-life/2016/11/25/christian-schools-abortion-memorial-vandalized-again#.WDmGO06QHOE.facebook

 

INDEPENDENT JOURNAL REIVIW
— 18 Cities Pledge to Stay ‘Sanctuary Cities’ Despite Trump. The one thing that all the cities have in common: They’re all governed by Democrat mayors. – JUSTEN CHARTERS
http://ijr.com/wildfire/2016/11/743516-18-cities-sign-anti-trump-sanctuary-city-pledge-they-all-have-something-else-in-common/
— Black Friday Dawns as ‘Bloody Friday’ as Shootings Interrupt Shoppers in Three States – VIRGINIA KRUTA
http://ijr.com/2016/11/743342-black-friday-dawns-as-bloody-friday-as-shootings-interrupt-shoppers-in-three-states/

 

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— White House denies that Russia hacked election for Donald Trump win – PHILIP WEGMANN
http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/white-house-denies-that-russia-hacked-election-for-donald-trump-win/article/2608215

 

THE HILL
— Trump knocks ‘defeated’ Dems supporting recount – PAULINA FIROZI
http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/307582-trump-slams-defeated-and-demoralized-dems-supporting-recount-effort
— Trump: Castro left a legacy of ‘unimaginable suffering’ – NIKITA VLADIMIROV
http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/307560-trump-castro-left-a-legacy-of-unimaginable-suffering

 

HUFFINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps demonize, denigrate, and condemn those who voted for Trump.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/steven-shehori/the-full-metal-hypocrisy-_b_13128496.html

 

CNN
— Clinton campaign: We are taking part in the recount – Eugene Scott
http://www.cnn.com/2016/11/26/politics/clinton-campaign-recount/index.html
— Clinton to join recount that Trump calls ‘scam’ – Eugene Scott
http://www.cnn.com/2016/11/26/politics/clinton-campaign-recount/index.html

 

REUTERS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps promote Islam.
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-hatecrime-muslims-idUSKBN13L0YI

 

NBC NEWS
— ‘Fidel Castro Is Dead!’ Trump Tweets, Attacks Legacy as a ‘Brutal Dictator’ – ELIZABETH CHUCK
http://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/fidel-castros-death/fidel-castro-dead-trump-tweets-attacks-legacy-brutal-dictator-n688591

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— What Unions Got Wrong About Trump – STEVEN GREENHOUSE
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/26/opinion/sunday/what-unions-got-wrong-about-trump.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “The Pretend Populism of Donald Trump.”
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/26/opinion/sunday/the-pretend-populism-of-donald-trump.html
— Mr. Trump, let journalists do their job – Editorial  (DIERSEN: Should I write a book about those who hint/imply/argue/shout that I am not a journalist?  Should I write a book about those a) who do not want me to know about their events or other activities, b) who do not want me to promote their events or other activities, c) who do not want me to attend their events, and/or d) who not want me to report on their events or other activities?)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/mr-trump-let-journalists-do-their-job/2016/11/26/a3196ee6-b1ae-11e6-840f-e3ebab6bcdd3_story.html

 

WASHINGTON POST
— Marco Rubio: Fidel Castro was an ‘evil, murderous dictator who inflicted misery and suffering’ – Kristine Guerra
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-nation/wp/2016/11/26/marco-rubio-castro-will-be-remembered-as-evil-murderous-dictator/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “The Constitution lets the electoral college choose the winner. They should choose Clinton.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/the-constitution-lets-the-electoral-college-choose-the-winner-they-should-choose-clinton/2016/11/24/0f431828-b0f7-11e6-8616-52b15787add0_story.html
— The real secret to Asian American success was not education – Jeff Guo
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2016/11/19/the-real-secret-to-asian-american-success-was-not-education/
— Hillary Clinton’s campaign will participate in Wisconsin recount
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-politics/wp/2016/11/26/hillary-clintons-campaign-will-participate-in-wisconsin-recount/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Americans keep looking away from the election’s most alarming story.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/americans-keep-looking-away-from-the-elections-most-alarming-story/2016/11/25/83533d3e-b0e2-11e6-8616-52b15787add0_story.html

 

LOS ANGELES TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps ask “Can electors vote for Clinton rather than Trump?”
http://www.latimes.com/nation/nationnow/la-na-pol-electoral-college-2016-story.html

 

NEW YORK POST
— Trump’s media tactics are straight out of the Obama playbook – Kyle Smith
http://nypost.com/2016/11/26/trumps-media-tactics-are-straight-out-of-the-obama-playbook/

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.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *