November 28 Morning Edition

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say Trump’s claim that ‘millions of people’ voted illegally for Clinton is bogus.  How many illegals are registered to vote in America, in Illinois, in your county, in your township/ward, in your municipality, and in your precinct?  How many of them voted in the November 8, 2016 election?  How many of them voted for Clinton?  Will the Democrats ask the Democrats who run GAO to investigate and answer those questions?
— Management behaviors that send great people out the door – Marcel Schwantes  (DIERSEN: While I worked for the federal government for almost 30 years, my superiors were always under tremendous pressure from Democrat politicians a) to hire, to retain, and to promote Democrats, and especially Democrats who were minority, female, and/or younger and b) to make way for them by getting rid of their employees who were Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran.)
— Your social media ranting could sink your job prospects – Brian J. O’Connor  (DIERSEN: By searching the internet, what “negative” things could employers find about you?  They could easily find the following “negative” things about me: baptized, raised, and confirmed as a Missouri Synod Lutheran; conservative; Republican; American; White; male; old (born in 1949); non-poor; gun owner; German American; draft avoider; ancestors have been in America since the 1840s; my Democrat GAO superiors forced me to retire in 1997 when I was 49 years old, 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 $18,459 pay cut in today’s dollars to transfer from IRS to GAO in 1980; my Democrat IRS superiors did not promote me beyond GS-12, they disallowed my education deductions, and they disallowed my partial day per diem claims; my Democrat Post Office superiors forced me resign in 1969 and disallowed my sick leave requests; I have filed lawsuits; etc.)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Did things get a little heated on your social media feed after the recent election? Be careful. It could prevent you from getting hired. Donald Trump got the top job in America despite his penchant for shooting from the lip on Twitter, but other job seekers aren’t so lucky. More and more, an ill-tempered tweet or a crude Facebook rant can disqualify you from a job. According to an April survey by the job site CareerBuilder, 60 percent of employers comb social networking sites to research job candidates. Of those, 46 percent said they’d reject a candidate if they found “provocative” photos, videos or information; 43 percent object to information about drinking or drugs; and 33 percent said they’d toss a candidate for “discriminatory comments related to race, religion, gender, etc.” An offensive social media post can not only keep you out of a job, it can also cost you the one you have, of course. Just last month in Georgia, Jane Wood Allen, a Forsyth County Schools paraprofessional, was canned after a Facebook post in which she called first lady Michelle Obama “a gorilla.”)
— Why is working not worth the effort for some men? – Robert Samuelson  (DIERSEN: For me, see above concerning what employers can/would find about me by searching the internet.)


— AS THE DEMOCRAT PARTY’S STRANGLEHOLD ON CHICAGO TIGHTENS: 61 shot, 8 fatally, in Thanksgiving weekend violence
— ‘I’m sorry’ would go a long way for Trump – Laura Washington  (DIERSEN: What do your critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes want you to say that you are sorry for?  Mine want me to say that I am sorry for causing all of their problems, all of your problems, all of my problems, and all of everyone’s problems.  They especially want me to say that I am sorry a) for causing all the defeats that Republicans have suffered in Illinois since 2000, b) for causing all the problems that Milton Township Republican Central Committee, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and the Illinois Republican Party have had since 2000, c) for causing all the problems that TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, Illinois Center Right Coalition, and the American Association of Political Consultants have had since 2000, d) for causing all the problems that Wheaton, Glen Ellyn, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois have had since 2000, e) etc.)


— Munger’s strength – Kerry Lester
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Political data analyst Scott Kennedy recently did a deep dive of Illinois election results and found, among other tidbits, that even though Republican Illinois Comptroller Leslie Munger of Lincolnshire lost statewide to Democratic Chicago City Clerk Susana Mendoza, she outperformed Republicans at the top of the ticket — including President-elect Donald Trump and departing U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk of Highland Park — everywhere but in southern Illinois. Munger’s performance was particularly strong in the collar counties, where she took an average of 51 percent of the vote, compared to Trump’s 41 percent and Kirk’s 45 percent. In suburban Cook County, Munger took 39 percent of the vote, while Trump took 30 percent and Kirk took 33 percent. For more on the election, check out Kennedy’s site,
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: Will Trump’s $1 trillion answer suburban transportation wishes? – Marni Pyke


— Illinois lawmakers return to unfinished business – Doug Finke


— It’s time to get down to specifics, drop the stereotypes – Doug Wilson  (DIERSEN: Democrats run America. Democrats determine who is stereotyped positively and who is stereotyped negatively. Democrats stereotype positively those who are anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders, and anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors. Democrats stereotype negatively those who are Protestant, conservative, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.  That is one reason why Trump won and Clinton lost.)


— Madigan unpopular, but not down – David Giuliani


— Breaking down the blue-collar workforce – Chris Gelbach  (DIERSEN: Are/were you a member of the blue-collar workforce?  I was 1964-1972.  While you were a member of the blue-collar workforce, did you hold jobs that minorities and women could have held, that is, did you take jobs away from minorities and from women?  I did.  I washed dishes 1964-1966; I cleaned golf shoes, chipped slag, and pumped gasoline in 1966; I delivered mail 1966-1969; I worked on an automobile assembly line and as a security guard in 1970; and I pumped gasoline 1970-1972. In my defense, few minorities and few women wanted the blue-collar jobs that I held.  My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always demonized, denigrated, and condemned all the jobs that I have held as being “bad jobs.”)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: In 2013, the working class accounted for nearly two-thirds of the country’s entire civilian labor force between the ages of 18 and 64. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, people of color will become a majority of the American working class in 2032, well before the overall U.S. population becomes “majority-minority” in 2043. The subset of the working class aged 25 to 34 will be majority-minority just five years from now in 2021. As a June 2016 Economic Policy Institute report on the topic by Wilson notes, the wages of all gender, racial and ethnic groups have failed to keep pace with the nation’s economy-wide productivity growth between 1979 and 2014. The hardest-hit workers in this respect have been Latino men, who have seen their hourly wages decrease by an inflation-adjusted 9.8 percent over this period. Second were black men, whose wages have decreased by 7.2 percent. White males, in contrast, have seen their wages decrease by a significantly lower 3.1 percent over the same period. Working-class wages for women, meanwhile, trail those of working-class men across all ethnic groups. White working-class women make 81 percent of the median hourly wage of white working-class men. But even here, race supersedes gender to some degree, with black men making 78 percent of what white men do, and Latino men making 76 percent.)


— Back to Springfield–403299806.html


— Residents file to run for 4 Naperville City Council seats in spring – Carol Ostrow
— Fitch downgraded DuPage bond rating over home rule policy, county board member says – Karen Kidd


— Edgar County Watchdogs duo receive Krieble Foundation Unsung Hero Award – Ruth de Jauregui
— Illinois’ debt per capita ranks among 10 highest in U.S., at nearly $15,000


— Hypocrite Megyn Kelly: ‘I Have No Political Ideology. I’m A Soulless Lawyer At Heart’ – MICHAEL VAN DER GALIEN
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Sure, Megyn: “I am not an ideologue. I always laugh because when I was coming up the ranks at Fox News, the left thought I was always in the tank for the Republicans because they always see you through a certain prism. And then during this year of Donald Trump, now the right thinks I’m in the tank for the Never Trumpers or the liberals. But the truth is, I’m not in the tank, I’m not swimming in the tank at all. I’m off to the side of the tank. I don’t even have my bathing suit on. I’m just watching the tank…I have no political ideology. I’m a soulless lawyer at heart. I can see both sides of every argument.”  All those who believe Megyn, please raise your hand. No one. Ah. That’s what I thought. I watched the debates and I’ve watched quite a lot of  “The Kelly File.” As such, I know what her ideology is: establishmentarianism. That’s what Megyn Kelly is all about. She loves the establishment of both parties. That’s clear from the way she approaches them … and that’s also one of the major reasons why Rupert Murdoch loves her as much as he does; after all, he too is an establishmentarian. The only reason Fox News eventually decided to support Trump is that they realized they couldn’t bring him down. When you can’t beat them, join them.)


— Compare and Contrast: DONALD TRUMP vs OBAMA on Tyrant Fidel Castro’s Death




— Trump back to business as recount distractions loom large  (DIERSEN: Just kidding, but will my critics/opponents call for federal investigations into being hired in 1980, 1971, and 1966?  GAO hired me in 1980 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, younger person, or veteran who would take the job.  IRS hired me in 1971 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, or veteran who would take the job.  The Post Office hired me in 1966 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, or veteran who would take the job.)


— Rosie O’Donnell Defends Questioning Whether Barron Trump is Autistic – DANIEL NUSSBAUM
— Thirteen Undiplomatic Statements by Mitt Romney About Donald Trump – MICHELLE MOONS
— Gingrich: Trump Supporters Would Be ‘Enormously Disappointed’ if Trump Selected Romney for Cabinet Position – TRENT BAKER
— Kurtz on ‘Trump Trauma’: ‘Can We Please Cool It With the Nazi Stuff?’ – TRENT BAKER


— Guns & Politics: Trump And The Rise Of The Alpha Male – Susan Smith


— The Left’s Appalling Whitewashing of Castro’s Legacy – Mike Gonzalez


— Rosie Defends Ugly, False Claim Trump’s Son Autistic
— Veterans to Protest at Massachusetts College That Stopped Flying US Flags


— Cabinet Watch: Todd Rickets Likely Pick for Deputy Commerce Secretary – Jason Hopkins


— Trump Will Not Appoint Romney – J. Marsolo
— Progressivism’s Bigoted Past (and Present) – Richard Winchester


— CBS Comedy ‘The Great Indoors:’ ‘Millennials are like Flowers that Wilt in the Shade of Criticism’ – Lindsay Kornick


— Jeffress commends Trump for forgiving Hillary – Michael F. Haverluck


— Test-Taking Anxiety Among Our Kids – Janna Farley  (DIERSEN: What tests did you pass to get your jobs, to keep your jobs, and/or to get promoted? I passed all the tests needed to earn a grade school diploma in 1962, a high school diploma in 1966, a job-related bachelor’s degree in 1970, and job-related master’s degrees in 1976, 1980, and 1997.  I passed the Post Office employment test in 1966, the Federal Service Entrance Examination in 1970, the CPA examination in 1979, and the Certified Internal Auditor examination in 1981.)


— Mark Hamill casts Donald Trump’s team as a ‘who’s-who of really despicable people’ – Victor Morton
— Throwing off the PC shackles  Liberals can’t imagine why Americans reject the secular disdain for values – Robert Knight
— Welcome to the party of Trump  The president-elect will build on the Reagan legacy of growth and optimism – Stephen Moore


— Democrats see Putin payback for Trump over biz deals – PAUL BEDARD


— Fidel Castro, Media Darling  Liberal media, politicians praise dead dictator – Bill McMorris
— Twitter Grants Verification to Muslim Brotherhood’s Violent, Anti-Semitic Online Mouthpiece  Decision slammed by Cruz, experts – Adam Kredo


— Relax Liberals: The Third Reich Isn’t Coming


— Control Your Anger! – Tim Hetzner (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes do everything that they can to make me angry.  So far, they have been unsuccessful.)


— Mainstream Media projecting “Fake News” on Conservative outlets more farce than force – Judi McLeod


— The left’s deadly fixation – MICHELLE MALKIN


— Vulnerable Dems ready to work with Trump – ALEXANDER BOLTON


— New poll results show America is a deeply divided nation  (DIERSEN: Those who are anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors FOCUS ON DIVIDING EVERYONE AGAINST THOSE WHO ARE Protestant, conservative, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.)


— Cities Vow to Fight Trump on Immigration, Even if They Lose Millions – JENNIFER MEDINA and JESS BIDGOOD  (DIERSEN: Anti-Trumps put foreign counties and their citizens ahead of America and its citizens.)


— The left’s lunatic ‘hate’ hysteria – Editorial (DIERSEN: Who promotes hatred of Trump and hatred of Trump’s supporters in your precinct, in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, in Illinois, in America, and across the world?)
(FROM THE EDITORIAL: Just because President-elect Donald Trump has unequivocally disavowed and condemned white nationalists and alt-right types who cheered his victory, don’t expect the left and its media allies to end their hysteria about the orgy of “hate” they claim is sweeping America. Trump made no bones about where he stands: “I don’t want to energize the group,” he told The New York Times. “I’m not looking to energize them . . . and I disavow the group. Disavow and condemn.” That prompted some alt-righters to complain that they’d been “bamboozled by The Donald.” What’s really driving this is the left’s desperate denial of the simple fact that Trump emerged victorious by winning over people who’d previously voted for Barack Obama. If you won’t admit that the left no longer speaks to working-class whites, then it’s easier to blame “a basket of deplorables,” as Jason Riley notes in The Wall Street Journal. So they point to opportunists like ex-Klan leader David Duke or white nationalist Richard Spencer as evidence that a new wave of intolerance elected Trump. Bull. Spencer attracted barely 200 people at his conference, with its made-for-video “Hail Trump” salutes. Yet the media responded slavishly with wall-to-wall coverage. Duke realizes that anything positive he says about Trump will be covered – so he keeps praising him. That such “watchdogs” as the Anti-Defamation League and the Southern Poverty Law Center have bought in to this hysteria proves they’ve become blatant partisans. (The ADL seems unbothered by the anti-Israel record of Rep. Keith Ellison, who’s bidding to chair the Democratic Party.) The left is determined to undermine Trump’s legitimacy, so expect to see this nonsense continue. Just realize that it bears no resemblance to reality.)


— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trump California officials call Trump fraud accusations absurd. How many illegals are registered to vote in America, in Illinois, in your county, in your township/ward, in your municipality, and in your precinct?  How many of them voted in the November 8, 2016 election?  How many of them voted for Clinton?  Will the Democrats ask the Democrats who run GAO to investigate and answer those questions?


— Trump vs. the White House Press Corps  The briefing room contains 49 seats. Most go to the MSM with barely any to the dot-com world. – ARI FLEISCHER
— Five Myths About Landing a Good Job Later in Life – ANNE TERGESEN  (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes hint/imply/argue/shout that if they had been me in 1997, when I was 49 years old, when my GAO superiors succeeded in forcing me to retire, they could have easily landed a good job.  In 1997, in today’s dollars, GAO was paying me $120,427.)
— Fidel Castro’s Communist Utopia  He turned a developing Cuba into an impoverished prison. – Editorial


— What Trump Can Undo On Day One, According To The Congressional Research Service – Jeff McMahon


— Choosing Romney would be seen as betrayal, Trump aide warns – AP  (DIERSEN: Within the Republican Party, supporting anyone who has not supported Trump since he won the nomination is a betrayal of those who voted for Trump.  But of course, obviously, needless-to-say, and without question, anti-Trumps want to betray those who voted for Trump.)


— What workplaces must do in the age of Trump – REX HUPPKE  (DIERSEN: From what I see, virtually all employers are anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.  Of course, obviously, needless-to-say, and without question, such employers, if they have not already, will stop hiring and get rid of their employees who are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)


— Will Washington shout down the ‘voice’ of Trump voters? – AP  (DIERSEN: Who has taken the lead in shouting down the ‘voice’ of Trump voters in your precinct, in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, and in Illinois?)


—  Trump ‘Furious’ at Kellyanne’s Romney Attack  (DIERSEN: Who do your critics/opponents authorize/direct to attack you?  I should write a book about my critics/opponents and those who they authorize/direct to attack me.)


— Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly, Megyn Kelly, And Sean Hannity Rule November Cable News Ratings – Daryl Deino
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Fox News was easily the ratings winner during one of the most divisive election months in recent history. For the month of November (ratings are averaged up until November 22 at Showbuzz Daily), Bill O’Reilly comes in first place with an average of 4.03 million viewers a night, while Megyn Kelly comes in second place with an average of 3.37 million a night. Sean Hannity, Fox News’ rising star, has averaged 2.94 million. It’s important to note that on some nights, these stars didn’t even appear on their shows. This especially rings true when talking about Bill O’Reilly. The last time O’Reilly hosted The O’Reilly Factor before heading off on a well-earned vacation, Bill talked about Trump’s closed-door meeting with New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio. “As you may know, the nation’s largest town falling apart literally with construction projects clogging almost every road in Manhattan, beggars all over the place and a defiant mayor who says he will not cooperate with the federal government on illegal immigration. Something he told Mr. Trump today,” O’Reilly angrily said before showing a video clip where de Blasio says that NYC and other cities will do all they can to protect their residents and make sure that families are not torn apart. Bill O’Reilly then handed the segment over to Fox News correspondent Doug McKelway, who said that the mayor was not surprised to see dozens of TV cameras and 25 reporters because de Blasio wanted people to know he will fight Donald Trump tooth and nail on the issue. However, de Blasio did tell reporters that the talk was productive, and he realizes that the ball is now in Donald Trump’s court. Megyn Kelly has dealt with the issue of illegal immigration on The Kelly File this month, but Kelly seemed more interested in seeing if Donald Trump would follow through on his promise to pursue criminal charges against Hillary Clinton. “For months on the campaign trail, Mr. Trump attacked his rival for conducting the highly classified business of the United States over a private, unsecured email server — all while she was Secretary of State,” Kelly said at the very beginning of her show this past Tuesday. Then, Megyn Kelly played a tape where Donald Trump said Hillary was weak, pathetic, and should be in jail for what she did with her emails. Another tape showed Donald Trump discussing the issue with Anderson Cooper on CNN. Trump told Cooper that everybody knows Hillary should be in prison. As Megyn Kelly noted, Trump’s supporters screamed “Lock her up!” at many of his rallies, including one in Pennsylvania. Kelly had Clinton Cash author Peter Schweizer on, and he said that Trump’s decision was disturbing. He believes Trump should not be talking about this at all, and it’s unethical for a president-elect to try and interrupt an FBI investigation. However, Congressman Sean Duffy told Megyn Kelly that he disagreed since the Clinton investigation has been played out as much as possible. Sean Hannity wasn’t happy with Trump’s decision either. But he has been more upset with the way the mainstream press has been treating Trump and actually called on the president-elect to boycott the media. Politico reported the story on Wednesday. “Fox News commentator Sean Hannity said that until journalists admit to colluding with Hillary Clinton’s campaign, President-elect Donald Trump should reconsider granting traditional access to reporters.” Trump can do this and speak directly to you, the America people, without having his words twisted and taken out of context. Why not do that?” Hannity asked, referring to the fact Trump put out his own video announcing his executive actions in his first 100 days in office. Of course, Sean Hannity suffered a lot of backlash in the media. But the anger against Hannity is what is propelling him very close to beating Megyn Kelly in the ratings. Do you think Sean Hannity can beat Megyn Kelly in December? Let us know your thoughts and predictions in the comments section.)


— Fixing Federal Labor Relations: Official Time May Not be the Biggest Problem – Bob Gilson  (DIERSEN: The biggest problems include ending political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation for complaining about the aforesaid.)


— The Pain of American Decline, and the Solace of Trump’s Populism – Peter Baofu, Ph.D.


— Linking Trump to the Ku Klux Klan risks boosting a rump organization – Tom Rice  (DIERSEN: Democrats and RINOs always want to paint Republicans as being members of the KKK.  If you are a Republican, the more of the following demographics that you have, the more that Democrats and RINOs will paint you as being a member of the KKK: Trump supporter, Protestant, conservative, White, male, older, rich, gun owner, German American, draft avoider, overweight, and if your ancestors have been in America for a long time.)


— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Resisting Donald Trump: Getting prepared to fight immigration raids and deportations  Organizers say now is the time to prepare for resistance.”


— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Comparisons to Hitler and 1933 Are Not Out of Whack—Something Like That Could Happen Here.  None of us could stop Donald Trump, and comparisons to 1933 no longer seem ludicrous” and ask “What do we do now?”
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “The Rise Of The ‘Alt Right’ And Religious Right Are Chillingly Similar. We can glean a lot about what’s ahead by studying the legacy of the Religious Right.”


— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Normalizing the deplorable, the despicable, the supremacist, and the violent.”
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Behind the outrage, the long-term damage of a Trump term.”


— An open letter of thanks to President Barack Obama – Dr. Warren J. Blumenfeld  (DIERSEN: To put it mildly, those who promote LGBTQ activity, their operatives, and their dupes have always done everything that they can to destroy the Republican Party.)

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.