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GOPUSA ILLINOIS Daily Clips - April 23, 2014

 
AMERICAN THINKER
-- Denny Hastert Leads Republican Push for Amnesty - Victor Keith  (DIERSEN: Political parties exist to help elect candidates who can and will defend and advance their platform.  I was one of the very few who attended both the "Save the American Worker" and the "Moving Forward: Immigration Reform 2014" events yesterday afternoon in downtown Chicago.  All of those who spoke at the "Save the American Worker" event spoke in favor of the immigration plank in the Illinois Republican Party (IRP) platform.  All of the Republicans who spoke at the "Moving Forward: Immigration Reform 2014" event said some or a lot of things against the immigration plank in the IRP platform.   Needless-to-say, if those who spoke against the immigration plank in the IRP platform believe that because they did that, anyone will vote for Republicans instead of Democrats on November 4, 2014, they are wrong.  Political parties exist to help elect candidates who can and will defend and advance their platform.  Those Republicans who want to change or dump the immigration plank in the IRP platform should ask their newly elected IRP State Central Committee member to call a special IRP convention to do that.)   
http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2014/04/denny_hastert_leads_republican_push_for_amnesty.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Hastert’s efforts reflect the challenge facing serious conservatives who support the rule of law and concept of national sovereignty when opposed by well-heeled Republican lobbyists and donors who, instead of seeing 11 million future government dependents and Democrats, see only 11 million cheap laborers and future customers. They do not realize how legalizing the status of millions of unskilled individuals who came here with the belief that our immigration laws and borders are illegitimate is not conducive to building a stronger and more prosperous America. It certainly would not promote the notion of self-reliance, respect for the law and the Constitution and loyalty to the United States. It is not surprising that Hastert is leading this particular charge since he is a classic example of a professional politician who entered Congress with modest means and left a multi-millionaire. His story is well documented in Peter Schweizer’s book Throw Them All Out. Following the traditional path of the Permanent Political Class, Hastert, like Jeb Bush, has made the easy transition from public servant to K Street lobbyist. Their myopic vision of the push for amnesty has made them oblivious to the eventual irrelevance to which they are condemning the Republican Party by handing the Democrats millions of new voters. They are steadily eliminating every square foot of common ground between themselves and actual conservatives. It is any wonder that Democrats pretend the only Republican they “fear” is Jeb Bush? For them a Clinton/Bush race would be a “win-win” proposition.)
 
CHICAGO TRIBUNE
-- Voice of first U.S. Hispanic justice heard in major race case - Reuters  (DIERSEN: Sotomayor draws from her "personal experience."  What "personal experience" do you have?  I worked for the federal government for almost 30 years - Post Office 1966-1969, IRS 1971-1980, and GAO 1980-1997.  My superiors were under tremendous pressure from Democrat politicians a) to hire, retain, and promote young Democrat minorities and females and b) to make way for them by getting rid of employees who were White, male, older, and/or non-veteran.  Further, while I worked for GAO, my superiors were under tremendous pressure from Democrat politicians to hire, retain, and promote those who had degrees from Ivy League universities like Sotomayor's Princeton and Yale.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/sns-rt-us-usa-court-race-sotomayor-20140422,0,5853524.story
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Justice Sonia Sotomayor issued a sharply worded 58-page dissent on Tuesday to the court's 18-page decision upholding a Michigan state ban on race-based affirmative action in education. In strong terms that referred to the slights minorities face because of skin color, Sotomayor declared the court's majority was ignoring a U.S. history of discrimination and the needs of those on the margins of society. For the first time since her 2009 appointment, she also took the unusual step of reading portions of the opinion from the bench, which dissenting justices sometimes do to draw special attention to their views. Speaking for 12 minutes, nearly as long as Justice Anthony Kennedy spoke for the court's majority, Sotomayor said her colleagues "fundamentally misunderstand" the issue of racial bias at the heart of the dispute and chided them for not talking more openly about it. Sotomayor's actions answered a question that has lingered since 2009 when Barack Obama, the first black U.S. president, nominated her to the court: how would she draw on her personal experience and possibly differentiate herself from previous justices? In her 2013 memoir Sotomayor wrote of benefiting in the 1970s from affirmative action at Princeton University and Yale Law School. On Tuesday, her words flashed across Twitter and other social media.)
-- High Court upholds affirmative action ban in Michigan
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/chi-supreme-court-affirmative-action-michigan-20140422,0,5436067.story
-- Race, diversity and the ballot box  Supreme Court says voters can decide - Editorial  (DIERSEN: In my lawsuit against GAO, constructively, the federal government argued that my GAO superiors did what Congress wanted them to do, that is, a) to give preference to minorities, that is, to discriminate against Whites and b) to give preference to women, that is, to discriminate against men.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/editorials/ct-affirmative-action-edit-0423-20140423,0,3426027.story
-- No time for cowards — let's talk about race, America  Supreme Court ruling on affirmative action moves us closer to a merit-based society - John Kass  (DIERSEN: My superiors in the federal government were always under tremendous pressure a) to hire, retain, and promote young Democrat women and young Democrat minorities and b) make way for them by getting rid of their employees who were male, White, older, and/or non-veteran.  I argue that if I had been a Democrat woman or a Democrat minority, the federal government would have promoted me into its Senior Executive Service long before I was 40 years old.  But of course, my critics vehemently disagree with that.  In my defense, I stress that I earned three job-related masters degrees, I passed the CPA examination and the Certified Internal Auditor examination on my first attempt, something that only about 20% of those who take those examinations can say, and I earned a job-related professional license.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/columnists/kass/ct-race-in-america-kass-met-0423-20140423,0,2065832.column
 
 
DAILY HERALD
-- AS THE DEMOCRAT PARTY'S STRANGLEHOLD ON ILLINOIS AND ON AMERICA TIGHTENS: Growing number of homeless kids in DuPage - Robert Sanchez
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20140422/news/140429394/
 
 
WICS
-- IRS awards bonuses to 1,100 who owe back taxes - AP  (DIERSEN: While I worked for the Post Office 1966-1969, for IRS 1971-1980, and for GAO 1980-1997, many of my Democrat supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates painted themselves as having financial problems.)
http://www.wics.com/template/inews_wire/wires.national/30ed5581-wics.com.shtml
(FROM THE ARTICLE: A government investigator says the Internal Revenue Service paid $1 million in bonuses to employees who owed back taxes. An additional 1,700 workers got bonuses even though they had been disciplined for some kind of misconduct within the previous year. Overall, the IRS's inspector general said the agency paid more than $2.8 million in bonuses from 2010 to 2012 to employees who had conduct issues. In a report issued Tuesday, the inspector general said the bonus program complied with federal regulations. But, the report said, paying bonuses to workers who owe back taxes conflicts with the IRS mission to enforce tax laws. The IRS said it has stopped issuing awards to executives with disciplinary problems. The agency said it is considering a similar policy for union workers, subject to negotiations.)
 
 
CHICAGO READER
-- County clerk David Orr's reform talk annoys another mayor - Ben Joravsky
http://www.chicagoreader.com/chicago/david-orrs-tif-reform-proposal-irritates-rahm/Content?oid=13200289
 
ILLINOIS FAMILY INSTITUTE
-- Homosexual Pedophiles in Hollywood? Shocking - Laurie Higgins  
http://illinoisfamily.org/homosexuality/homosexual-pedophiles-in-hollywood-shocking/
 
ILLINOIS REVIEW
-- KINZINGER AND SCHOCK ENCOURAGE IMMIGRATION REFORM
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2014/04/ready-kinzinger-and-schock-encourage-immigration-reform-video.html
-- STATE REP. SULLIVAN SAYS DEMOCRATS INTEND TO USE OBAMA LIBRARY AS WEDGE ISSUE
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2014/04/sullivan-explains-.html
 
CAPITOL FAX
-- Noland lone “No” vote on Madigan for Democrat Party of Illinois chair - Barton Lorimor

http://capitolfax.com/2014/04/23/noland-lone-no-vote-on-madigan-for-dpi-chair/
 
PROGRESS ILLINOIS
-- Congresswoman Kelly Committed To Renewing Push For Federal Gun Control Legislation - Ellyn Fortino
http://progressillinois.com/quick-hits/content/2014/04/22/congresswoman-kelly-committed-renewing-push-federal-gun-control-legisl
 
WORLD NET DAILY
-- IMMIGRANTS DON'T WANT TO BE 'LIKE WHITE BRATS IN THE MALL'  Chicano studies prof spouts off in new 'America' movie  (FROM THE ARTICLE: “I don’t necessarily want to be part of their culture. “I like the things the Americans have. Who doesn’t? … I don’t want to end up in the world of Roseanne Barr,” he said. He sees no reason Mexican citizens should aspire to be part of America. “They want a job. It’s that simple,” he said, citing a longstanding desire on the part of “poor nations” to move into “rich nations.” “The poor nations want to basically overrun the borders and occupy the source of wealth.”)
http://www.wnd.com/2014/04/immigrants-dont-want-to-be-like-white-brats-in-the-mall/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Filmmaker Dinseh D’Souza, whose “2016: Obama’s America” grabbed the nation’s attention during the 2012 presidential campaign, is giving members of the left a voice in his upcoming film, “America: The Movie.”  Charles Truxillo, a Chicano studies teacher at the University of New Mexico, pondered the idea of a “North America confederating with Mexico in a country that will be predominantly Latino and Hispanic” in a video clip from an interview D’Souza did for the film. Truxillo admitted he is in America, but he insisted he is not of America, explaining: “I don’t necessarily want to be part of their culture. “I like the things the Americans have. Who doesn’t? … I don’t want to end up in the world of Roseanne Barr,” he said. He sees no reason Mexican citizens should aspire to be part of America. “They want a job. It’s that simple,” he said, citing a longstanding desire on the part of “poor nations” to move into “rich nations.” “The poor nations want to basically overrun the borders and occupy the source of wealth,” he said. But he said Mexicans, Latinos and Hispanics don’t “want to become like the white brats in the mall.” A report by the Hollywood Reporter said D’Souza also gives other prominent liberal thinkers a voice in the upcoming movie, such as Alan Dershowitz, Noam Chomsky, Michael Dyson and Bill Ayers.)
 
 
NEWSMAX
-- 38 Republicans Back Sen. Ron Johnson's Executive Overreach Lawsuit - Greg Richter
http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/overreach-Senator-Ron-Johnson/2014/04/22/id/567123/
 
THE DAILY BEAST
-- AS THE DEMOCRAT PARTY'S STRANGLEHOLD ON ILLINOIS AND ON AMERICA TIGHTENS: How Chicago Became ‘Chiraq’ - Michael Daly
http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/04/22/how-chicago-became-chiraq.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: This Easter weekend, 45 people were shot in the city that’s come to be known as ‘Chiraq.’ And until Obama can get the guns off the streets of his hometown, the bloodshed won’t stop. President Obama may have gotten our troops out of Iraq, but the gunfire in his hometown of Chicago is still earning it a searing nickname coined by young people who live there.)
 
TALKING POINTS MEMO
-- 'Ministry Of Truth': Justices Cast Doubt On Ohio's Ban On Campaign Lies - Shil Kapur  (DIERSEN: When politicians are asked about you, what do they say about you?  Obviously, if they say good things about you, your political star is rising. Obviously, if they say bad things about you, your political star is falling.  Obviously, because my political star is falling, politicians must be saying bad things about me.  Things like "Diersen is not a team player" and "Diersen creates all his own problems" and "Diersen irritates everyone around him" and even worse things.)
http://talkingpointsmemo.com/dc/supreme-court-arguments-campaign-lies-susan-b-anthony
 
BARB WIRE
-- If a President Wanted to Destroy This Country, This is How He’d Do it - Bryan Fischer  (DIERSEN: All those who are anti-religious, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, and/or anti-American voted for Obama in 2008 and 2012.)
http://barbwire.com/2014/04/23/president-wanted-destroy-country-hed/
 
POLITICO
-- 5 takeaways from affirmative-action ruling - JOSH GERSTEIN  (DIERSEN: If I had NOT opposed race and gender based preference giving, the federal government would have promoted me into its Senior Executive Service long before I was 40 years old notwithstanding the fact that I am Republican, White, male, and non-veteran.)
http://www.politico.com/story/2014/04/affirmative-action-ruling-takeaways-105929.html
 
NEW YORK TIMES
-- Colleges Seek New Paths to Diversity After Court Ruling - TAMAR LEWIN  (DIERSEN: What if Affirmative Action was only for those whose parents did not have a college degree?  My outstanding father was the first of his ancestors to graduate from high school.  He never attended college.  My outstanding mother never attended high school.)
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/23/us/turning-to-new-means-of-promoting-diversity.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Leaders in higher education, upset by Tuesday’s Supreme Court decision upholding Michigan’s ban on race-based preferences in college admissions, said the ruling would nudge them further along the path of finding alternative means to promote diversity in their student bodies. Race remains a permissible element in admissions in states without such a ban, and many educators hailed the dissent by Justice Sonia Sotomayor, which emphasized the continuing significance of race. Still, they said affirmative action appeared to have a limited future. “Most of us have already started to look at other variables than race, especially first-generation students, and low-income students,” said Muriel Howard, president of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities. In debates taking place in various parts of the country, many educators have argued that such methods produce diversity but far less effectively.)
-- AS THE DEMOCRAT PARTY'S STRANGLEHOLD ON AMERICA TIGHTENS: The Diminishing American Edge - Ross Douthat
http://douthat.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/04/22/the-diminishing-american-edge/
-- FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: AS THE DEMOCRAT PARTY'S STRANGLEHOLD ON AMERICA TIGHTENS: The American Middle Class Is No Longer the World’s Richest - David Leonhardt and Kevin Quealy
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/23/upshot/the-american-middle-class-is-no-longer-the-worlds-richest.html
-- Racial Equality Loses at the Court - Editorial  (DIERSEN: Democrats always shout at everyone that Republicans cause all the problems that everyone has.)
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/23/opinion/racial-equality-loses-at-the-court.html
-- Prosecutors Describe an Extensive Drug Ring in Affluent Pennsylvania Schools - JON HURDLE and EMMA G. FITZSIMMONS
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/23/us/prosecutors-describe-enterprise-to-control-marijuana-trade-at-affluent-schools.html
 
WASHINGTON POST
-- DIERSEN HEADLINE: Increasingly, those who are anti-religious, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, and/or anti-American argue that the Republican Party is becoming more anti-religious, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, and/or anti-American.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/wp/2014/04/22/republicans-outside-of-washington-are-dropping-their-opposition-to-gay-marriage-will-the-national-party-follow-along/
-- Bogeymen and shady deals define spin for Senate - AP  (DIERSEN: Are you a Republican Precinct Committeeman or Captain?  Who determines who the bogeymen (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bogeyman) are in your township/ward and county party organizations?  Of course, its those who dominate your township/ward and county party organizations.  Who determines who the bogeymen are in the Illinois Republican Party (IRP)?  Of course, its those who dominate the IRP.)
http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/boogeymen-and-shady-deals-define-spin-for-senate/2014/04/23/e6a718c6-cab5-11e3-b81a-6fff56bc591e_story.html
 
ABC NEWS
-- Justice Sonia Sotomayor: Affirmative Action ‘Opened Doors in My Life’ - Ariane de Vogue  (DIERSEN: Affirmative Action (AA) closed doors in my life.  In 1971, citing an agreement that it had just reached with EEOC to stop hiring Whites, Oldsmobile withdrew a job offer that it had made to me and that I had accepted.  I worked for the federal government for almost 30 years - Post Office 1966-1969, IRS 1971-1980, and GAO 1980-1997.  My superiors were under tremendous AA pressure from Democrat politicians a) to hire, retain, and promote young Democrat minorities and females and b) to make way for them by getting rid of employees like me who were White, male, older, and/or non-veteran.  Further, while I worked for GAO, my superiors were under tremendous AA pressure from Democrat politicians to hire, retain, and promote those who had degrees from Ivy League universities like Sotomayor's Princeton and Yale.)
http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2014/04/justice-sonia-sotomayor-affirmative-action-opened-doors-in-my-life/
 
WALL STREET JOURNAL
-- Inside a Highway Patrol Car in Sioux Falls  A South Dakota Patrolman Gives a Tour of the 2013 Dodge Charger That He Drives at Work - A.J. Baime  (DIERSEN: In 2012, I bought a 2013 Dodge Charger R/T Max.  Of course, my critics always demonize, denigrate, and condemn my judgment.  So of course, they would demonize, denigrate, and condemn my decision to buy a 2013 Dodge Charger R/T Max.) 
http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702304279904579517812611881376
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Chris Hogan, 44, Sioux Falls-based trooper with the South Dakota Highway Patrol, on his patrol car, as told to A.J. Baime: I was in the banking industry for 14 years. I got burned out, so five years ago, I made the switch to the South Dakota Highway Patrol. At the academy, there was a solid week of driver training. Now my squad car is my office.  We have a choice of cars we can order; I have a 2013 Dodge Charger in black. On a typical day, I'm in it for six to eight hours. We are one-man cars, by ourselves. In rural areas, our nearest backup might be an hour away. So we have all the equipment we need for any situation, and we rely on our vehicles. In the car, there's a docking station for a laptop [a Panasonic Toughbook], with software to pull up vehicle registration and a driver's history. We can write crash and arrest reports in the field. We have video recording mechanisms that run all the time, and radar. The trunk is packed: tire spikes we use to stop moving vehicles, fire extinguisher, sleeping bag, a bag of riot gear, crash investigation tools, even jumper cables. We have a gun on our belt, but we also carry long guns.)How fast does the Charger go? Fast enough. And if it's not, my radio is faster than anyone out there.
-- Rand Paul Pushes for Schools Revamp, Blasts ‘Dead Enders’ - Ben Kesling
http://blogs.wsj.com/washwire/2014/04/22/rand-paul-pushes-for-schools-revamp-blasts-dead-enders/
 
COVINGTON NEWS
-- GOP elitists look down on tea party - Mychal S. Massie
http://www.covnews.com/section/122/article/51916/
 
USA TODAY
-- 10 worst states for retirement - John Brady
http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/personalfinance/2014/04/19/retirement-states-taxes/7788891/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: ILLINOIS  Negatives: Second-highest property taxes. Has an estate tax and the fifth-highest gas tax.  Pluses: Pensions and social security income are exempt from taxation. Cost of living is about average.)
-- Why even $1M may not be enough for retirement - Ridney Brooks  (DIERSEN: My outstanding 83-year-old aunt who never attended college, who never married, who never had children, who had low-paid data entry jobs, and who lived frugally, was able to save $600,000 for her retirement.)
http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/columnist/brooks/2014/04/22/retirement-pension-financial-planning-401k/7864899/
-- Recruits trending older in U.S. military - Gregg Zoroya  (DIERSEN: I am not a veteran.  I am ashamed that I avoided the draft by seeking and obtaining student and financial hardship draft deferments.  I should write an article, or maybe a book, about my Democrat superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates in the federal government who made it clear that they believed a) that in 1966, the Post Office should have hired a veteran instead of me, b) that in 1971, that IRS should have hired a veteran instead of me, c) that in 1972, 1973, and 1974, IRS should have promoted veterans instead of me, d) that in 1980, GAO should have hired a veteran instead of me, and e) that in 1986, GAO should have promoted a veteran instead of me.)
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/04/23/military-recruits-army-soldiers/8000817/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Researchers also discovered that the U.S. military is becoming increasingly insular within society because those who join increasingly come from military families or have close friends who served in uniform. "The U.S. military has become a family business for many Americans," Rostker says. Researchers sifted through military entrance processing materials and also surveyed 5,373 Army recruits in 2008 and 2009. More than eight out of 10 said they had a close relative who served in the military, and nearly half had a close family member who retired from a service branch, the study says. For 38% of the recruits, the close family member was a father, for 6% a mother.)
 
HOLLYWOOD REPORTER
-- Bill Ayers, Noam Chomsky to Appear in Dinesh D'Souza's New Film - Paul Bond
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/bill-ayers-noam-chomsky-appear-697664
(DIERSEN: Truxillo also tells D’Souza that Mexican immigrants have no desire to become like “the white brats in the mall” and adds: “I like the things the Americans have. Who doesn’t? But I don’t necessarily want to be part of their culture. I don’t want to end up in the world of Roseanne Barr.”)
 
FEDERAL NEWS RADIO
-- Closing the gender gap in government  (DIERSEN: All during the almost 30 years that I worked for the federal government, my superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates were under tremendous pressure "to hire and promote more women to key positions."  Their efforts were frustrated by the fact that women could always find jobs in the private sector that paid more and had better advancement opportunities.)
http://www.federalnewsradio.com/204/3608769/Closing-the-gender-gap-in-government
(FROM THE ARTICLE: This week on "Your Turn", Janet Kopenhaver, Washington representative for the group Federally Employed Women, joins host Mike Causey to talk about the government's efforts to hire and promote more women to key positions, including what it will take to improve the numbers of women at the GS-15 level. Later in the show, Andy Medici and Nicole Blake Johnson of The Federal Times will talk about the upcoming federal-employee morale survey, pending legislation that would withhold pay from feds held in contempt of Congress, your agency's concerns over cybersecurity, and more on the infamous Heartbleed hacking.)
 
LGBTQ NATION
-- DIERSEN HEADLINE: Those who are anti-religious, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, and/or anti-American push the Republican Party to drop its opposition to same-sex marriage.
http://www.lgbtqnation.com/2014/04/republican-activists-push-party-to-drop-opposition-to-same-sex-marriage/
 
 
 

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