November 26 Morning Edition

WGN TV
— Protesters disrupt Black Friday shopping on Mag Mile – JULIAN CREWS AND ANDREA DARLAS
http://wgntv.com/2016/11/25/protesters-expected-to-hit-chicagos-mag-mile-today/

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Trump’s presidential duties, private interests may become intertwined – Rosalind S. Helderman, Tom Hamburger
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/ct-trump-businesses-benefit-from-election-20161125-story.html
— Easy retirement? Only for a privileged few – AP  (DIERSEN: My envy-filled critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always been a) furious that I began earning full-time credits toward a Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS) pension in 1966 when I was 18 years old and started working part-time for the Park Forest Post Office and b) furious that I have been getting a CSRS pension (currently $50,720) since 1997 when I was 49 years old.  In my defense, I earned a) a job-related bachelor’s degree when I was 21 and job-related master’s degrees when I was 27, 31, and 48, b) job-related professional certifications when I was 30, 32, 41, 45, 47, and 48, and c) a job-related professional license when I was 33.  From what I see, if they had wanted to, none of my  critics/opponents, their operatives, or their dupes in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and Illinois have the qualifications and/or ability to earn a CSRS pension.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/sns-bc-us–divided-america-retirement-gap-20161117-story.html

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps demonize, denigrate, and condemn Trump.
http://chicago.suntimes.com/opinion/lyons-emperor-trumps-inauspicious-debut/

 

DAILY HERALD
— Beverage tax is bad for business, county – Sean M. Morrison, Cook County Commissioner, Palos Park
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20161126/discuss/161129357/

 

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Let’s get automatic voter registration done right in Illinois – Mike Fortner
http://www.sj-r.com/opinion/20161125/mike-fortner-lets-get-automatic-voter-registration-done-right-in-illinois

 

NORTHWEST HERALD
— Thumbs up: To Thanksgiving Day volunteers – Editorial  (DIERSEN: What volunteer work did you do on Thanksgiving Day 2016?  I spent 10+ hours putting out two GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails. The morning edition included links to 54 articles from 34 different sources and the evening edition included links to 39 articles from 22 different sources.  It was a very slow government/political news day.)
http://www.nwherald.com/2016/11/25/thumbs-up-to-thanksgiving-day-volunteers/amzonzh/

 

TIMES
— Thank Independent Map group; refuse to surrender – Editorial
http://www.mywebtimes.com/news/editorial/our-view-thank-independent-map-group-refuse-to-surrender/article_0c5f47d5-1901-5a3b-a706-53b0047b3c6a.html

 

KANAKKEE DAILY JOURNAL
— More false promises expected – Scott Reeder
http://www.daily-journal.com/opinion/columnists/local/scott-reeder-more-false-promises-expected/article_5abb7776-e503-56c4-85e1-cace3c7efcdb.html

 

QUAD CITIES ONLINE
— BEYOND TRAGIC: Illinois Quad-Cities takes in millions in video gaming revenues – Stephen Elliott
http://www.qconline.com/news/local/illinois-quad-cities-takes-in-millions-in-video-gaming-revenues/article_f279bb31-856f-5050-aaf0-79433b12499f.html

 

DEKALB DAILY JOURNAL
— Did former factory class get its revenge this election? – Jim Nowlan  (DIERSEN: Do you look down on the “factory class?”  All my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois look down on the “factory class.”  My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes paint themselves as being “above it all.”  They despise if not hate people like me who did yard work, delivered newspapers, washed dishes, cleaned golf shoes, chipped slag, pumped gasoline, delivered mail, worked on an automobile assembly line, worked as a security guard, sold tires, automotive services, and major appliances, collected delinquent taxes, and audited federal agencies.)
http://www.daily-journal.com/opinion/columnists/local/jim-nowlan-did-former-factory-class-get-its-revenge-this/article_ee6b3361-a271-53d0-bf50-ba9917be95e6.html

 

ALTON TELEGRAPH
— City brings back nuisance property ordinance  New ordinance will exempt domestic, sexual violence calls – Linda N. Weller
https://thetelegraph.com/news/92839/city-brings-back-nuisance-property-ordinance

 

ALTON DAILY NEWS
— Governor Supports Apprenticeship Programs – Greg Bishop
http://altondailynews.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=17&id=230308#.WDlxMOYrKM8

 

BELLEVILLE NEWS DEMOCRAT
— Veteran given a new house as he confronts PTSD – MARIE WILSON  (DIERSEN: My Democrat superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates in the federal government hinted/implied/argued/shouted that in all likelihood, if I had not sought and obtained student draft deferments 1966-1970 and a financial hardship draft deferment 1970-1971, I would have been killed or severely/permanently injured in Vietnam.)
http://www.bnd.com/news/article116403303.html

 

DUPAGE POLICY JOURNAL
— Report: ARI prison-diversion program so far saves taxpayers over $75 million
http://dupagepolicyjournal.com/stories/511049027-report-ari-prison-diversion-program-so-far-saves-taxpayers-over-75-million

 

CHICAGO NOW
— Looking for a Place to Donate to? Consider DuPage Food Pantry – April Leachman
http://www.chicagonow.com/chicago-on-the-radar/2016/11/looking-for-a-place-to-donate-to-consider-dupage-food-pantry/

 

PUBLIUS FORUM
— Hypocrite Media Pushing All This Alt-Right Nonsense to Attack Trump – Warner Todd Huston
http://www.publiusforum.com/2016/11/25/hypocrite-media-pushing-alt-right-nonsense-attack-trump/

 

GOPUSA
— Chicago Protester: No reason to vote in this country
http://www.gopusa.com/chicago-protester-no-reason-to-vote-in-this-country/
— Boycott of Target to continue through Christmas season  (DIERSEN: What are your demographics?  What do businesses like Target think of those who share your demographics?)
http://www.gopusa.com/boycott-of-target-to-continue-through-christmas-season/
— College students falling apart after Trump victory  (DIERSEN: Democrat teachers focus on cranking out “good little Democrats.”)
http://www.gopusa.com/college-students-falling-apart-after-trump-victory/

 

TOWNHALL
— An ‘America First’ Trump Trade Policy – Pat Buchanan
http://townhall.com/columnists/patbuchanan/2016/11/26/an-america-first-trump-trade-policy-n2250779
— Romney Might Issue Apology Over Anti-Trump Remarks To Increase Chances Of Nabbing Cabinet Position – Matt Vespa  (DIERSEN: Who wants you to apologize?  My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes want me to apologize for causing all the problems that they, you, I, and everyone else has had, are having, and will have.)
http://townhall.com/tipsheet/mattvespa/2016/11/25/romney-might-issue-apology-over-antitrump-remarks-to-increase-chances-of-nabbing-cabinet-position-n2250579

 

WORLD NET DAILY
— CHICAGO BLACK FRIDAY BOYCOTT AND BLOCKADE? NO BIG DEAL  Only 1/2 of those promising to protest with Black Lives Matter showed up
http://www.wnd.com/2016/11/black-friday-boycott-no-big-deal/

 

DAILY CALLER
— Journalist Tricked Into Spreading Hoax Trump-Inspired Attack – Peter Hasson  (DIERSEN: Since January 1, 2005, I have included links to almost 252,800 articles in GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails.  Of course, obviously, needless-to-say, and without question, my nasty/troubled/failed/vicious critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes demonize, denigrate, and condemn each and every decision that I have made to include or to not include a link to an article in a GOPUSA ILLINOIS email.)
http://dailycaller.com/2016/11/25/journalist-tricked-into-spreading-hoax-trump-inspired-attack-video/

 

BREITBART
—  Sarah Palin on Feminism, the Trump Administration, and Her Political Future – JOHN HAYWARD
http://www.breitbart.com/radio/2016/11/25/exclusive-sarah-palin-on-feminism-the-trump-administration-and-her-political-future/
— Politico: Steve Bannon’s First Pick for President Was Sarah Palin
http://www.breitbart.com/2016-presidential-race/2016/11/25/politico-steve-bannons-first-pick-for-president-was-sarah-palin/

 

NEWSMAX
— Fatal Police Shootings Thus Far This Year Nearly Doubled From ’15 – Eric Mack
http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/fatal-police-shootings-nearly/2016/11/25/id/760688/
— Politico: Trump Building ‘Team of Gazillionaires’ – Eric Mack
http://www.newsmax.com/politics/politico-donald-trump-team-rich/2016/11/25/id/760693/

 

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Coulter, immigration hawks already worried Trump going soft – W. JAMES ANTLE III
http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/coulter-immigration-hawks-already-worried-trump-going-soft/article/2608204

 

HUFFINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “The Supreme Court Is Trump And The Right’s Jewel In The Crown.”
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/earl-ofari-hutchinson/the-supreme-court-is-trum_b_13213424.html

 

REUTERS
— Wisconsin agrees to statewide recount in presidential race – Susan Heavey
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-recount-idUSKBN13K1ZJ

 

AOL
— Bank employee terminated over comments about Obama family
http://www.aol.com/article/2016/11/25/bank-employee-terminated-over-comments-about-obama-family/21614381/

 

WASHINGTON POST
— Can businesses refuse to serve — or employ — Trump supporters? – Eugene Volokh  (DIERSEN: How much religious, government, political, and/or financial clout do the Trump-haters have in your precinct, in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, and in Illinois?  Of course, obviously, needless-to-say, and without question, the Trump-haters will use their clout to destroy Trump supporters.  One should expect that the more votes that Clinton got than Trump got in your precinct, in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, and in Illinois, the faster that Trump-haters will move to destroy you. What actions should Trump supporters take to defend themselves against the Trump-haters?)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/volokh-conspiracy/wp/2016/11/25/can-businesses-refuse-to-serve-or-employ-trump-supporters/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Is a private business’s refusing to serve people based on their political affiliation legal? How about firing employees for their politics (something that might be implied by “you are not welcome at 1st In SEO and we ask you to leave our firm” and “break ties with any person”)? It turns out that this depends on the jurisdiction, and on whether the business is discriminating against clients or employees. The First Amendment doesn’t apply to such private businesses (incidentally, whether or not they take government funds, see Rendell-Baker v. Kohn (1982)), and federal law generally doesn’t ban political affiliation discrimination, so it ends up being a matter of state and local law. In New Mexico, for instance, discriminating against clients on this basis is legal — but firing employees, or threatening to fire them, based on their politics is a felony. 1. Most states ban most businesses from discriminating against clients based on the clients’ race, religion, sex or national origin. Federal law does the same, though for a narrower set of businesses (and doesn’t cover sex discrimination); it also adds a ban on disability discrimination. Many states and some cities also ban discrimination based on sexual orientation, marital status and various other attributes. But political affiliation is rarely on the list. A few cities or counties do ban such discrimination. D.C. bans discrimination based on “the state of belonging to or endorsing any political party.” Seattle bans such discrimination based on “any idea or belief, or coordinated body of ideas or beliefs, relating to the purpose, conduct, organization, function or basis of government and related institutions and activities, whether or not characteristic of any political party or group,” “includ[ing] membership in a political party or group and includ[ing] conduct, reasonably related to political ideology, which does not interfere with job performance.” There are a few other places on this list. But New Mexico doesn’t ban such discrimination in public accommodations, and neither do the city of Albuquerque or Bernalillo County. One can debate whether such discrimination should be outlawed, by analogy to various other forms of discrimination. Perhaps if wedding photographers can’t discriminate against same-sex weddings (which New Mexico courts have indeed said), Internet marketing companies shouldn’t be able to discriminate against people who have particular views. Or perhaps such antidiscrimination laws shouldn’t be expanded further, or should even be cut back, to leave people free to choose whether to refuse to do business with others, whether or not we’d approve of that choice. But, as a matter of current law, such discrimination against Trump supporters (or Hillary Clinton supporters or Communists or libertarians or whoever else) is legal. 2. Many states and some cities and counties, however, do ban discrimination against employees — or at least firing of current employees — based on their political activity (with different jurisdictions defining such activity differently). I discuss this in detail in my article “Private Employees’ Speech and Political Activity: Statutory Protection Against Employer Retaliation,” but here’s the New Mexico statute, enacted in 1912, when New Mexico became a state: Coercion of employees [a fourth degree felony] consists of … any person having under his control or in his employment persons entitled to vote at any election, directly or indirectly discharging or threatening to discharge such employee because of the employee’s political opinions or belief or because of such employee’s intention to vote or refrain from voting for any candidate, party, proposition, question or constitutional amendment. Threatening an employee with dismissal because he supports Trump is thus a felony in New Mexico (and also likely a tort, so the dismissed employee can sue even if the prosecutor chooses not to prosecute).)
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps ask “What do foreign friends and foes think of Trump’s ‘Disunited States of America’?”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/global-opinions/what-do-foreign-friends-and-foes-think-of-trumps-disunited-states-of-america/2016/11/25/7491cc54-b31f-11e6-8616-52b15787add0_story.html

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “No, Trump, We Can’t Just Get Along.” How much religious, government, political, and/or financial clout do the Trump-haters have in your precinct, in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, and in Illinois?  Of course, obviously, needless-to-say, and without question, the Trump-haters will use their clout to destroy Trump supporters.  One should expect that the more votes that Clinton got than Trump got in your precinct, in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, and in Illinois, the faster that Trump-haters will move to destroy you. What actions should Trump supporters take to defend themselves against the Trump-haters?)
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/23/opinion/no-trump-we-cant-just-get-along.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Donald Trump’s Caldron of Conflicts.”
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/25/opinion/donald-trumps-caldron-of-conflicts.html
— Fidel Castro, Cuban Revolutionary Who Defied U.S., Dies at 90  Mr. Castro brought the Cold War to the Western Hemisphere, bedeviled 11 American presidents and briefly pushed the world to the brink of nuclear war. – ANTHONY DePALMA
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/26/world/americas/fidel-castro-dies.html
— College Towns Can Be Attractive Later in Life – AMY ZIPKIN
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/25/business/college-towns-can-be-attractive-later-in-life.html
— One Money Question to Rule Them All: How Much Is Enough? – RON LIEBER (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always hinted/implied/argued/shouted that I have too much money.  In my defense, I earned a) a job-related bachelor’s degree when I was 21 and job-related master’s degrees when I was 27, 31, and 48, b) job-related professional certifications when I was 30, 32, 41, 45, 47, and 48, and c) a job-related professional license when I was 33.)
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/24/your-money/one-money-question-to-rule-them-all-how-much-is-enough.html

 

NEW YORK POST
— New York politicians should stop pandering to anti-Trump hysteria – Editorial
http://nypost.com/2016/11/25/new-york-politicians-should-stop-pandering-to-anti-trump-hysteria/
— Wall Street hopes Obama’s rules disappear under Trump – Kevin Dugan
http://nypost.com/2016/11/25/wall-street-hopes-obamas-rules-disappear-under-trump/

 

PORTLAND NEWS HERALD
— Election analysis reveals enormous economic divide between Clinton and Trump  Hillary Clinton carried counties that generated a combined 64 percent of U.S. economic activity in 2015 – unprecedented in a losing effort. – JIM TANKERSLEY  (DIERSEN: How much “economic activity” does your precinct, your municipality, your township/ward, and your county generate?)
http://www.pressherald.com/2016/11/25/election-analysis-reveals-enormous-economic-divide/

 

USA TODAY
— Trump supporters target George Soros over protests – Dawn Chmielewski  (DIERSEN: Who takes the lead in promoting Soros in Illinois, in your county, in your township/ward, in your municipality, and in your precinct?)
http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/news/2016/11/24/george-soros-blamed-unseen-hand-behind-trump-protests/94334844/
— Milwaukee sheriff to meet with Trump Monday – Bill Glauber
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/elections/2016/11/25/reports-milwaukee-sheriff-meet-trump-monday/94452620/

 

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Will Lawmakers Who Broke With Trump Face a Day of Reckoning? – KRISTINA PETERSON  (DIERSEN: What power does Trump have to protect his supporters?  How much religious, government, political, and/or financial clout do the Trump-haters have in your precinct, in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, and in Illinois?  Of course, obviously, needless-to-say, and without question, the Trump-haters will use their clout to destroy Trump supporters.  One should expect that the more votes that Clinton got than Trump got in your precinct, in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, and in Illinois, the faster that Trump-haters will move to destroy you. What actions should Trump supporters take to defend themselves against the Trump-haters?)
http://blogs.wsj.com/washwire/2016/11/25/will-lawmakers-who-broke-with-trump-face-a-day-of-reckoning/
— Vote Breakdowns Show How Parties Changed With Trump, Clinton at Top of Ticket  Democratic Party relied more on women and Americans with advanced college degrees, while the GOP depended on men and voters with some college experience – AARON ZITNER (DIERSEN: From what you know about the demographics of your precinct, your municipality, your township/ward, your county, and Illinois, why did Trump get more or fewer votes and why did Clinton get more or fewer votes in your precinct, your municipality, your township/ward, your county, and Illinois?)
http://www.wsj.com/articles/vote-breakdowns-show-how-parties-changed-with-trump-clinton-at-top-of-ticket-1480093926
— VIDEO: How Election 2016 Changed the Political Parties
http://www.wsj.com/video/how-election-2016-changed-the-political-parties/668E78A5-BDE0-4F6B-B6AE-C2FC96A28C18.html
— Chicago’s Rahm Emanuel Makes Strides After Shooting Protests  A year after release of police-shooting video, mayor’s moves improve approval ratings – SHIBANI MAHTANI
http://www.wsj.com/articles/chicagos-rahm-emanuel-rebounds-from-shooting-protests-1480089600
— The Need to Read – WILL SCHWALBE  (DIERSEN: What do your critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes focus on?  Mine focus on stopping me from putting out GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails and stopping everyone from reading those emails.)
http://www.wsj.com/articles/the-need-to-read-1480083086

 

FORBES
— Mapping the $100,000+ California Public Employee Pensions at CalPERS Costing Taxpayers $3.0 Billion – Adam Andrzejewski (DIERSEN: If my Democrat superiors in the federal government had not succeeded in wasting my career and forcing me to retire in 1997 when I was 49 years old, my Civil Service Retirement System Pension would be well over $100,000 instead of the $50,720 that it is now.  In my defense, I earned a) a job-related bachelor’s degree when I was 21 and job-related master’s degrees when I was 27, 31, and 48, b) job-related professional certifications when I was 30, 32, 41, 45, 47, and 48, and c) a job-related professional license when I was 33.)
http://www.forbes.com/sites/adamandrzejewski/2016/11/26/mapping-the-100000-california-public-employee-pensions-at-calpers-costing-taxpayers-3-0b/#74c983e07153

 

BARRONS
— The Trump Rally Has Legs  Bullishness begets bullishness: Investors bet on lower taxes, economic growth. The end of inversions? And, good news for retailers. – VITO J. RACANELLI  (DIERSEN: One would expect that the Democrats are doing everything that they can to drive the markets down to punish those who voted for Trump.)
http://www.barrons.com/articles/the-trump-rally-has-legs-1480137254

 

TRIBUNE REVIEW
— Trump & college chaos – WALTER WILLIAMS
http://triblive.com/opinion/featuredcommentary/11515870-74/college-students-university

 

STATESMAN
— Trump may break another tradition — No pets in the White House – Bob D’Angelo
http://www.mystatesman.com/news/news/national/trump-may-break-another-tradition-no-pets-white-ho/ntD2t/

 

GUARDIAN
— Mexico reels at nightmare vision of a Trump White House  If Donald Trump were to enact his threats to build a border wall, rip up Nafta and block remittances, the effect on the country’s economy would be devastating – Nina Lakhani in Mexico City and Rory Carroll  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, anti-Trumps talk and act like they are not only paid agents of Mexico, but like they hate America.)
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/nov/26/mexico-trump-white-house-nafta-border-wall-remittances

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.

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