May 29, 2024

GOPUSA ILLINOIS
— Political parties exist to help elect candidates who can and will defend and advance their platform. The Republican Party platform is conservative. Illinois Republicans anxiously await the Illinois Republican Party (IRP) a) to issue a detailed press release on its State Convention and b) to post on its website its new platform and its 12 new resolutions. Those who dominate the IRP oppose direct election of IRP State Central Committee (SCC) members, oppose Dean White, and oppose conservative principles. Anticipate/expect that those who dominate the IRP will not only ignore/dismiss/belittle the party’s new platform and resolutions, they will get rid of IRP SCC members, county party leaders, township/ward party leaders, precinct committeemen/captains, voters, and everyone else a) who want direct election of IRP SCC members, who support Dean White, and/or who promote conservative principles. Conservatives overwhelmingly want direct election of IRP SCC members. Who were the IRP State Convention Platform and Resolutions Committee members who stated that they are conservative but voted against direct election? I have promoted direct election of IRP SCC members and conservative principles, that is, the Republican Party platform, big time since 2000. Since 2000, party leaders who oppose direct election of IRP SCC members and/or oppose conservative principles have taken many big adverse actions against me because of that. I should write a book about that. – Dave Diersen
http://www.gopillinois.com

ILLINOIS REPUBLICAN PARTY
— Thank you to Richard Porter and Demetra DeMonte for all of your hard work as Illinois’ RNC Representatives! We are excited to welcome Rhonda Belford and Dean White as our new representatives!
https://x.com/ILGOP/status/1795466791092617438

JOHN ZAHM
— Getting your own house in order. Some people came to Collinsville to the Illinois Republican Party Convention to limit grassroots Republicans voice and influence in the party. Others came to take selfies and pump up the appearance of their influence. Others cut deals to acquire positions and titles to benefit themselves. Daniel R. Zahm and I attended the Convention laser-focused on supporting policies and people who would represent grassroots conservative values and real reform for the Republican Party. After witnessing Committee Reports that had predetermined outcomes, and little substantive debate and discussion, we doubled down on our efforts promoting a great grassroots conservative leader Dean R. White – Illinois Republican State Central Committee. Insider party bosses like Laura Pollastrini and Larry Smith fought tooth and nail to defeat Dean. They supported and used rules and technicalities to make the process of overturning the National Committeeman-National Committeewoman vote of 10 people for Mark Shaw carry the weight over 494 Delegates nearly impossible. We would not stand for it and took the route of defeating the Committee report on the floor since they would not allow us to have a new vote on the floor between Shaw and White. In the end we succeeded. It was a team effort bringing together a group of just over 300 delegates who would not waver in the face of threats, demands, and insults. One HUGE victory. But many more to go. Many more stories to share. Patriots to thank. Bad actors to call out. But let’s start with this one right here. (Photo with Dean right after the victory).
https://www.facebook.com/search/top/?q=illinois%20republican%20party

DOUG IBENDAHL
— Rank-And-File outsmart Pompous Pooh-Bahs at IL GOP state convention (COMMENT: Far too many “Republican” party leaders and precinct committeemen are acting like they would rather see Biden elected than Trump. How many of them boycotted the Illinois Republican Party State Convention in Collinsville?)
https://dougelstonibendahl.substack.com/p/rank-and-file-outsmart-pompous-pooh
(FROM THE ARTICLE: This state convention was the most shamefully rigged and disrespectful to the Republican rank-and-file I’ve seen yet in the nearly 30 years I’ve been paying attention to this stuff. And I have always been the first to acknowledge there were certainly problems when I was the state party’s lawyer 25 years ago. But I learn from experience and when I see things are infinitely worse today, I work for meaningful positive change. I don’t double-down on a failed system which the average 5-year old can see has been a catastrophic disaster for the Illinois GOP. Unfortunately, that is not yet an attitude universally shared. And we’re now to the point where dishonesty, self-dealing and unprofessionalism are officially off the charts. And it all centers around a desperate desire by the pooh-bahs to keep the rank-and-file disenfranchised and voiceless in their own state party. The lengths some on the state central committee (SCC) and their bootlicks have been willing to go to keep Republicans from having a vote again has a lot of people scratching their heads. . .Meanwhile, my strong hunch is that the party pooh-bahs are taking no positive lessons from the clock-cleaning regular Republicans delivered on Saturday. If anything, the pooh-bahs are kicking themselves for leaving even a crack in the door which allowed the Republican rank-and-file to have ANY voice at this convention. They aren’t planning to loosen the rules, they’re surely planning to make them even MORE restrictive next time. Not sure that would even be possible, but if there is a way to further squelch the voice of their constituents, I’m sure they’ll find it. It’s about all they do. Anyone who still doesn’t understand why our vote must be restored for our state party’s central committee, the governing board, really needs to do us all a favor and find a new hobby. I mean come on, seriously, no one can truly be that oblivious.)

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— Grassroots Dominate IL GOP State Convention and Expand Influence as State Party Leaders Lose Their Cool (COMMENT: Far too many “Republican” party leaders and precinct committeemen are acting like they would rather see Biden elected than Trump. How many of them boycotted the Illinois Republican Party State Convention in Collinsville?)
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2024/05/grassroots-dominate-il-gop-state-convention-and-expand-influence-as-state-party-leaders-lose-their-cool.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: On Saturday, the influential conservative grassroots base of the Illinois Republican Party scored major victories during the GOP State Convention in Collinsville – as delegates from across the state elected Dean White as the new Republican national committeeman and Donald Trump-endorsed U.S. Rep. Mary Miller, (IL-15) as the Illinois Delegation Chair to nominate President Trump at the RNC Convention in Milwaukee. The state convention did not lack drama, as state party officials tried their best to maintain power and protect their own establishment-supported candidates. . .But the drama was not over as late Friday night, embattled IL GOP chairman Don Tracy withdrew himself from the running to be the Illinois Delegation Chair to nominate President Donald Trump at the RNC Convention in Milwaukee, after realizing that the room full of delegates was not on his side. Tracy then supported Miller, who is grassroots and a crowd favorite who was endorsed by President Trump in her re-election to Congress, in her bid to become the delegation chair. Rhonda Belford was also elected as the new RNC National Committeewoman. Many IL GOP officials continue to blame this publication for publishing articles critical of the establishment-base of the party – and that anger towards Illinois Review was on full display during the convention.)

FROM ILLINOIS CENTER-LEFT SOURCES

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: DNC in Chicago will lose some luster as Democrats plan to virtually nominate President Joe Biden before convention. – RICK PEARSON
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/05/28/dnc-in-chicago-will-lose-some-luster-as-democrats-plan-to-virtually-nominate-president-joe-biden-before-convention/
— Biden campaign sends actor Robert De Niro, first responders to Trump’s NY trial to put focus on Jan. 6 – AP (COMMENT: If I had not been denied my 7th Amendment right to a jury trial in Diersen v. GAO, I wonder who my Democrat GAO superiors would have sent to watch the trial. Would it have been my Democrat coworkers who they had promoted over me a) who were minority, female, younger than me, and/or veteran and/or b) who had less work experience than I had, who had less education than I had, who had no professional certifications or fewer than I had, and/or who had no professional license like the one I had?)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/05/28/biden-campaign-sends-allies-de-niro-and-first-responders-to-trumps-ny-trial-to-put-focus-on-jan-6/
— China sends Taiwan’s new president a message of belligerence – Daniel DePetris (COMMENT: What do you say to politicians who wrongly argued that China would have realized by now that capitalism is the way to go instead of communism?)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/05/28/column-taiwan-new-president-china-conflict-depetris/
— Democrats continue to use George Floyd to promote more hatred against Republicans.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/05/29/clarence-page-george-floyd-racial-reckoning/
— It’s not too late for teens to find summer jobs. – FRANCINE KNOWLES (COMMENT: What summer jobs did you have and what did you do with the money that you earned? I did yard work during the summers of 1962 and 1963, delivered newspapers 1962-1966, washed dishes in 1965, cleaned golf shoes, chipped slag, and pumped gasoline in 1966, and delivered mail 1967-1969. I used the money that I earned to buy a 1958 Chevrolet Bel Air in 1964, a new 1966 Pontiac Tempest in 1966, a new 1968 Oldsmobile 442 in 1967, and a new 1969 Dodge Charger SE in 1968. I used the money that I earned to pay for my UIC expenses 1966-1968 and for my NIU expenses 1969-1970. I graduated debt-free from NIU in 1970 owning that Charger.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/05/27/column-its-not-too-late-for-teens-to-find-summer-jobs/

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— ALL OF THE FRONT PAGE: Pageantry at Chicago Democratic convention, but no nomination: Biden to get nod in virtual roll call. Before the Chicago convention in August, Democrats will hold a virtual roll call to nominate President Joe Biden to a second term in order to qualify for the Ohio ballot. – Lynn Sweet
By Lynn Sweet
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2024/05/28/president-biden-democratic-national-convention-ohio-ballot-nomination-virtual-roll-call
— Putting a halt to state election law that blocked candidates is the right move. If Democrats wanted to change the rules for nominating candidates, they should have waited until 2025, a non-election year. Even then, it would need some lively debate. Oh, wait, maybe that’s what they were trying to avoid. – Editorial (COMMENT: I should write a book about Democrat plant, Libertarian plant, Green plant, Independent plant, and RINO party leaders who would rather see “no candidate” on ballots than see conservative Republican candidates on them. I would focus on the aforesaid who succeeded in getting Wheaton to select a LGBTQer to fill a City Council vacancy in 2019 rather than me.)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/editorials/2024/05/28/illinois-election-law-november-ballot-primary-republicans-democrats-lawsuit-pritzker-editorial
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Typically, party leaders have slated candidates for the November ballot in late spring if the party had no one run in the primary.)
— City needs a clear plan for managing protestors at Democratic convention. The lack of a defined, public strategy isn’t a criticism of city officials. The goal is to show that Chicago can embrace protest and the exercise of free speech rights. – Colleen K. Connell
https://chicago.suntimes.com/other-views/2024/05/28/chicago-protesters-democratic-national-convention-american-civil-liberties-union-colleen-connell
— As the Democrat stranglehold on Chicago tightens, domestic violence in Chicago increases.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/letters-to-the-editor/2024/05/28/domestic-violence-victims-support-gaza-protests-owls-urban-wildlife-state-budget-bird-flu-letters

DAILY HERALD
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD WITH PICTURE: Honoring those who gave: Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall stops at College of DuPage – Alicia Fabbre
https://www.dailyherald.com/20240528/news/honoring-those-who-gave-traveling-vietnam-memorial-wall-stops-at-college-of-dupage/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: “Our purpose in bringing the Vietnam Wall to Glen Ellyn is to give community members an opportunity of a lifetime to see the 58,318 names of our fallen patriots and all those men and women who survived the war,” Mike Formento, commander of Glen Ellyn’s American Legion Post 3, said adding that the traveling wall is particularly important for those who cannot make the trip to D.C. to see the memorial.)
— Book Review: ‘Ascent to Power’ studies how Harry Truman overcame lack of preparation in transition. – AP
https://www.dailyherald.com/20240528/literature/book-review-ascent-to-power-studies-how-harry-truman-overcame-lack-of-preparation-in-transition/
— Democrats ever-increasingly promote more LGBTQ.
https://www.dailyherald.com/20240529/syndicated-columnists/banning-gender-affirming-treatment/

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Once again working through the night, lawmakers finalize $53.1 billion budget – Jerry Nowicki
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/politics/illinois-lawmakers-finalize-531-billion-fiscal-year-2025-budget
— CPS releases schools budget under new funding formula as $391M deficit looms – Leigh Giangreco (COMMENT: The more White students that there are in schools, the less money that those school will get. The more minority students that there are in schools, the more money that those school will get.)
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/politics/cps-reveals-2025-schools-budget-new-formula

ABC7
— CPS releases school-by-school budget breakdown under new equity-based funding formula – Sarah Schulte (COMMENT: The more White students that there are in schools, the less money that those school will get. The more minority students that there are in schools, the more money that those school will get.)
https://abc7chicago.com/post/cps-school-budget-breakdown-released-chicago-public-schools-parents-transparency-funding-formula/14883754/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: On Tuesday, CPS released a school-by-school budget breakdown under a brand new funding formula based on equity rather than enrollment. “It’s schools that have high needs high poverty, high special ed, high English language learners. Those schools are going to get more recourses. They’re going to be smaller class sizes,” Martinez said. But Martinez admits a small number of schools will face cuts because of tighter budgets. At schools where enrollment is high and demographics are wealthier, class sizes may become a bit bigger.)

NBC5
— Democrat and RINO leaders ever-increasingly promote more illegal immigration.
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/so-many-people-in-tents-new-documentary-follows-migrant-families-struggles-triumphs-in-chicago/3446095/
— Group aims to recruit more Asian American police officers in Chicago area (COMMENT: The Democrats who ran GAO in 1980, IRS in 1971, and Post Office in 1966 hired me because they could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, younger person, or veteran who would take the job.)
https://www.nbcchicago.com/celebrating-aapi-heritage/group-aims-to-recruit-more-asian-american-police-officers-in-chicago-area/3448577/

CBS2
— DNC plans to nominate Biden and Harris virtually before convention – Ed O’Keefe
https://www.cbsnews.com/chicago/news/dnc-biden-nomination-virtually-august-convention-chicago/
— An investigation is under way at Glenbrook South High School in Glenview, after school’s yearbook published a quote from a student who appeared to say they were “happy” about the Oct. 7 attacks on Israel. – Charlie De Mar (COMMENT: I am 100% German American. In my defense, I have always stressed a) that my grandfather on my father’s side fought the Germans in WWI, b) that my uncles on my mother’s side fought the Germans in WWII, and c) that my father would have fought the Germans in WWII if he had not been 4-F.)
https://www.cbsnews.com/chicago/news/suburban-chicago-high-school-yearbook-oct-7-attacks/

WGN9
— ‘There’s a lot of work to be done:’ Mayor Johnson discusses violent holiday weekend. – Jenna Barnes, Gabriel Castillo
https://wgntv.com/news/chicagocrime/theres-a-lot-of-work-to-be-done-mayor-johnson-discusses-violent-holiday-weekend/

FOX32
— What happens if Trump is sentenced to prison? Expert weighs in.
https://www.fox32chicago.com/video/1462510

WBEZ
— CPS budgets target help for schools with high needs. – Nader Issa (COMMENT: I am not sure what the tuition was when my parents sent me and my brother to Trinity Lutheran Grade School in Crete and then Hope Lutheran Grade School in Park Forest in the 1950s and 1960s, but I believe it was 10% of their income. In today’s dollars, my father never made more than $50,000/year. He almost always worked second jobs to pay the family’s bills. My mother did not work outside the home until he died suddenly in 1969. Consequently, I had to work my way through college.)
https://www.wbez.org/stories/cps-budgets-target-help-for-schools-with-high-needs/1ea08d57-c913-4ba9-8350-a87229d4e3aa

FREEPORT JOURNAL STANDARD
— Democrats ever-increasingly promote more LGBTQ.
www.journalstandard.com

EFFINGHAM RADIO
— If you are a pot promoter, you should be presumed to be a pot user.
https://www.effinghamradio.com/2024/05/28/jelly-roll-says-his-marijuana-use-has-kept-me-sober/

CHICAGO MAGAZINE
— President Pritzker? If you’re a successful governor with $2 billion, where do you go next? The White House. – EDWARD ROBERT MCCLELLAND (COMMENT: Far too many “Republican” party leaders and precinct committeemen are acting like they would rather see Biden elected than Trump. How many of them boycotted the Illinois Republican Party State Convention in Collinsville?)
https://www.chicagomag.com/chicago-magazine/june-july-2024/pritzkers-potential-path-to-the-white-house/

WHEATON PARK DISTRICT
— Independence Day Celebration (COMMENT: I served as the Republican fundraiser for Wheaton Independence Day parades and fireworks from 2005 until my critics/opponents ended that in 2021. I should write a book about that. I would focus on my critics/opponents who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois. I would focus on the aforesaid who have done the most to discourage Republican participation in the parade. I would focus on the aforesaid who have taken the most/biggest adverse actions against me since 1978.)
https://wheatonparkdistrict.com/events/july4/

CAPITOL FAX
— Morning briefing
https://capitolfax.com/2024/05/29/isabel%e2%80%99s-morning-briefing-299/
— Afternoon roundup
https://capitolfax.com/2024/05/28/afternoon-roundup-198/
— Reform group slams election bill days after it cleared both chambers
https://capitolfax.com/2024/05/28/reform-group-slams-election-bill-days-after-it-cleared-both-chambers/

FROM ILLINOIS CENTER-RIGHT SOURCES

GOPUSA ILLINOIS
— QUESTION: What do Democrat employers do to hire, retain, and promote Democrats who are minority and/or female? ANSWER: They lower hiring, retention, and promotion requirements. While I worked for the Democrats who ran the federal government for almost 30 years, they ever-increasingly lowered hiring, retention, and promotion requirements. That ever-increasingly rendered worthless my job-related a) bachelor’s degree (1970), b) three master’s degrees (1976, 1980, and 1997), c) six professional certifications (1979, 1981, 1990, 1994, 1996, and 1997), and d) professional license (1981). I should write a book about the aforesaid. – Dave Diersen
http://www.gopillinois.com

WIREPOINTS
— Up to $410 million extra being spent on children of illegal immigrants at Chicago Public Schools – Ted Dabrowski
https://wirepoints.org/up-to-410-million-extra-being-spent-on-children-of-illegal-immigrants-at-chicago-public-schools-wirepoints/
— Many education officials receiving millions during retirement…we’re throwing money at an education problem that won’t be solved
https://wirepoints.org/there-are-many-education-officials-receiving-millions-during-retirement-were-throwing-money-at-an-education-problem-that-wont-be-solved-wirepoints-on-am-560-chicagos-morning-a/

PRAIRIE STATE WIRE
— Plummer on $53 billion budget: ‘No wonder families and businesses continue to flee our state’
https://prairiestatewire.com/stories/659947718-plummer-on-53-billion-budget-no-wonder-families-and-businesses-continue-to-flee-our-state

CENTER SQUARE ILLINOIS
— Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx is drawing bipartisan criticism for a proposed policy change on traffic stops. South Side GOP chair blasts Foxx policy move. – Jim Talamonti
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/article_703a8f04-1d4f-11ef-b51a-07e40f0f21d7.html

ILLINOIS POLICY INSTITUTE
— CHICAGO TEACHERS UNION DEMANDS PARENTS BE KEPT IN DARK ON CURRICULUM – Mailee Smith
https://www.illinoispolicy.org/chicago-teachers-union-demands-parents-be-kept-in-dark-on-curriculum/
— ILLINOIS GENERAL ASSEMBLY OKS $1.1B IN TAX HIKES FOR RECORD $53.1B SPENDING – Bryce Hill
https://www.illinoispolicy.org/illinois-general-assembly-oks-1-1b-in-tax-hikes-for-record-53-1b-spending/

FROM NATIONAL CENTER-RIGHT SOURCES

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Texas continues its effort to fill Biden’s border-security gaps – Jennifer Harper
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2024/may/28/inside-beltway-texas-continues-its-effort-fill-bid/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Immigration hawks fear two-phase DACA deal could lead to Trump amnesty. – Gabby Morrongiello
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/205453/immigration-hawks-fear-two-phase-daca-deal-could-lead-to-trump-amnesty/
— Biden puts his reelection before national security – Tom Rogan
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/beltway-confidential/3019588/biden-puts-reelection-before-national-security/
— How to destroy DEI statements – Max Eden (COMMENT: Democrat and RINO leaders ever-increasingly destroy you if you do not promote DEI.)
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/restoring-america/equality-not-elitism/3019557/how-to-destroy-dei-statements/
— Majority of Democrats, 54%, say dump Biden – Paul Bedard
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/washington-secrets/3018752/majority-democrats-54-say-dump-biden/

WASHINGTON STAND
— Johnson: ‘If Just One Out of Every 100’ Illegals Vote, It Will Change the Outcome of the Election – Suzanne Bowdey
https://washingtonstand.com/commentary/johnson-if-just-one-out-of-every-100-illegals-vote-it-will-change-the-outcome-of-the-election-

NEW YORK POST
— Biden’s all-of-government vote-buying scheme makes a mockery of democracy. – Betsy McCaughey (COMMENT: The more of the following that you are, the more that Biden is using the federal government to buy your vote: liberal, moderate, minority, female, younger, LGBTQ, unmarried, non-rich, non-Protestant, non-Italian American, non-German American, if your ancestors have not been in America for a long time, if you are in America illegally, boozer, gambler, stoner, and/or criminal.)
https://nypost.com/2024/05/28/opinion/bidens-vote-buying-schemes-make-a-mockery-of-democracy/

AMERICAN THINKER
— CRT/DEI and the military – Richard Kline
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2024/05/crt_dei_and_the_military.html

DAILY SIGNAL
— ‘Money Going Around’: Worker Reveals Why Hotels Are ‘Loving’ NYC’s Shelters for Illegal Aliens. – Harold Hutchison
https://www.dailysignal.com/2024/05/28/money-going-around-worker-reveals-why-hotels-are-loving-nycs-shelters-for-illegal-aliens/

FOX NEWS
— De Niro’s chaotic Biden campaign conference garners mockery on social media: ‘Disaster for Democrats’ Actor Robert De Niro had angry altercations with Trump supporters at chaotic presser. – Kristine Parks
https://www.foxnews.com/media/de-niros-chaotic-biden-campaign-conference-garners-mockery-social-media-disaster-democrats
— We need to SAVE our elections from abuse and here’s how. It would be easy for non-citizens to abuse our elections and find ways to vote. – Rep. Chip Roy (COMMENT: Non-citizens vote for Democrats. How many non-citizens will vote for Democrats in the November 5, 2024 election in America, Illinois, your congressional district, your county, your township, your municipality, your school district, and your precinct?)
https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/need-save-elections-from-abuse-heres-how

GOPUSA
— Trump Attends NASCAR Coca-Cola 600 At Charlotte Motor Speedway
https://www.gopusa.com/trump-attends-nascar-coca-cola-600-at-charlotte-motor-speedway/

LAW ENFORCEMENT TODAY
— ‘They don’t have a handle on it’: Illegal crossings surge along Northern U.S. Border. – Eddie Killian
https://lawenforcementtoday.com/illegal-crossings-surge-along-northern-u-s-border

LEGAL INSURRECTION
— Republicans Introduce Bill to Curb DEI Policies in Medical Schools. “Teaching that takes into consideration the challenges different populations face is good, but interpreting every situation through the lens of race is not.” – Mike LaChance
https://legalinsurrection.com/2024/05/republicans-introduce-bill-to-curb-dei-policies-in-medical-schools/

MRC TV
— Anti-U.S. Reps. Ilhan Omar, Cori Bush Confuse Memorial Day With Veterans Day – BRITTANY M. HUGHES
https://mrctv.org/blog/brittany-m-hughes/anti-us-reps-ilhan-omar-cori-bush-confuse-memorial-day-veterans-day

NEWSMAX
— New Drug (medetomidine) Linked to Rise of Overdoses in Chicago – James Morley III
https://www.newsmax.com/newsfront/drugs-crime-fentanyl/2024/05/28/id/1166508/

PJ MEDIA
— The ‘Massive Strain’ of Illegal Migration on U.S. School System – CATHERINE SALGADO (COMMENT: Needless-to-say, the more illegals that Democrat and RINO leaders dump into your school district, the more problems that your school district will have.)
https://pjmedia.com/catherinesalgado/2024/05/28/massive-strain-of-illegal-migration-on-us-school-system-n4929390

PATRIOT POST
— Democrats Still Cynically Use George Floyd. A criminal died of a drug overdose while resisting arrest, and he’s a permanent “hero” to the Left. – NATE JACKSON
https://patriotpost.us/articles/107154-democrats-still-cynically-use-george-floyd-2024-05-28

TOWNHALL
— An Attack on America Is Coming Thanks To Biden’s Negligence – Kurt Schlichter
https://townhall.com/columnists/kurtschlichter/2024/05/29/an-attack-on-america-is-coming-thanks-to-bidens-negligence-n2639583
— Biden Taps U.S. Oil Reserves for Political Reasons…Again – Katie Pavlich
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/katiepavlich/2024/05/28/biden-taps-us-oil-reserves-for-political-reasonsagain-n2639635

FROM NATIONAL CENTER-LEFT SOURCES

NEW YORK TIMES
— Xi Jinping’s Recipe for Total Control: An Army of Eyes and Ears. Reviving a Mao-era surveillance campaign, the authorities are tracking residents, schoolchildren and businesses to forestall any potential unrest. – Vivian Wang
https://www.nytimes.com/2024/05/25/world/asia/china-surveillance-xi.html

ASSOCIATED PRESS
— Democrats ever-increasingly promote more LGBTQ.
https://apnews.com/article/drag-queen-group-lgbtq-pride-qommittee-6312cbee20821db1922716cb0b10a2ad

CBS NEWS
— Mayorkas says some migrants “try to game” the U.S. asylum system – Camilo Montoya-Galvez (COMMENT: For saying that, Mayorkas is in big trouble with Democrat and RINO leaders because Democrat and RINO leaders want him to glorify and praise illegals.)
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/mayorkas-interview-migrants-immigration/

CNBC
— Here’s why entry-level jobs feel impossible to get – Jack Hillyer and Juhohn Lee (COMMEMT: The first 6 months that I worked for IRS in 1971 as a Revenue Officer was classroom training.)
https://www.cnbc.com/2024/05/07/heres-why-entry-level-jobs-feel-impossible-to-get.html

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Democrat and RINO leaders ever-increasingly promote more illegal immigration.
https://www.wsj.com/articles/mass-deportation-would-be-a-disaster-trump-second-administration-cd804e87
— Higher tax rates discourage earning more money.
https://www.wsj.com/politics/policy/republicans-4-trillion-question-should-they-pay-for-extending-trump-tax-cuts-ebbe67f3
— What Entry-Level Jobs Really Look Like Today. – Lindsay Ellis and Kara Dapena (COMMENT: GAO audits IRS. When I transferred from IRS to GAO in 1980 when I was 31 years old, to get rid of me, my Democrat GAO superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates rudely treated me as though I was a GS-4 (currently $39,488/year) entry level employee. They ignored/dismissed/belittled the fact that I had a) worked for IRS for almost 9 years, the last 5 1/2 years of which at the GS-12 Step 1-5 Levels (currently $97,079-$110,020/year), b) passed the CPA examination on my first attempt in 1979, c) earned an MBA from Loyola in 1976, and d) almost completed the requirements for a master’s degree in accounting from DePaul. They forced me to take a $22,996/year (21%) pay cut in today’s dollars to transfer. They would not have done that if I had been a Democrat, minority, female, and/or veteran.)
https://www.wsj.com/lifestyle/careers/entry-level-jobs-2024-recent-graduates-31d55cdd
— Why American Workers Are Feeling Lonely and Isolated Te-Ping Chen (COMMENT: While worked for the Democrats who ran the federal government for almost 30 years, fewer and fewer and fewer of my coworkers shared my demographics, that is, were conservative, Republican, White, male, older, non-veteran, Protestant, German American, and/or had ancestors who had been in America for a long time.)
https://www.wsj.com/podcasts/google-news-update/why-american-workers-are-feeling-lonely-and-isolated/0889f188-3c90-4409-9706-322c088261fd
— Chief Justice Durbin Opines. Chief Justice Roberts should tell the Senators to stay in their constitutional lane. – Editorial
https://www.wsj.com/articles/dick-durbin-sheldon-whitehouse-supreme-court-john-roberts-samuel-alito-51c0c866

POST REGISTER
— On behalf of the Bonneville County Republican Central Committee communications team and the over 140 volunteers who have served faithfully in multiple capacities over the years, we extend a warm welcome to our newly elected precinct committee officers and executive team members. The BCRCC has been steadfast in the cause of conservative liberty over the years and we anticipate the start of our next term as we continue this mission together with Idaho voters. – CHRISTOPHER COOK and KELLY GOLDEN (COMMENT: Since 1999, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes in the Milton Township Republican Organization, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Illinois Republican Party have urged Republican candidates on ballots in my precinct to not encourage me to help elect them. They hint/imply/argue/shout that I am “too conservative” and even worse things and that because of that, the more that do to help elect them, the more votes that they will lose. Further, they stress my bad demographics: conservative, Republican, White, male, older, non-veteran, Protestant, German American, and my ancestors have been in America since 1844. I should write a book about the aforesaid.)
https://www.postregister.com/opinion/commentary/opinion-after-the-vote-now-comes-the-hard-work/article_271ed202-1d1e-11ef-a0a9-e7d61252b5cc.html

HR MAGAZINE
— Democrat and RINO employers ever-increasingly promote more LGBTQ.
https://www.hrmagazine.co.uk/content/news/how-hr-can-create-a-trans-inclusion-policy

GOVERNMENT EXECUTIVE
— Democrat and RINO employers ever-increasingly use DEI to not hire Republicans and to get rid of their Republican employees.
https://www.govexec.com/workforce/2024/05/agencies-best-tool-closing-talent-gaps-diversity-equity-and-inclusion/396758/

GAO
— GAO Named #1 Best Places to Work 4th Year in a Row! (COMMENT: I doubt that any GAO employee are Republican. From what I see, virtually all GAO employees are Democrats who are minority, female, younger, veteran, disabled, non-Protestant, non-German American, and/or do not have ancestors who have been in America for a long time.)
https://content.govdelivery.com/attachments/USGAO/2024/05/28/file_attachments/2890732/MN5111.pdf

INSIDE HIGHER EDUCATIION
— A ‘Great Misalignment’ Between Credentials and Jobs – Sara Weissman (COMMENT: The Democrats who ran GAO in 1980, IRS in 1971, and Post Office in 1966 hired me because they could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, younger person, or veteran who would take the job. My qualifications included a) earning a high school diploma and passing the postal employment test in 1966. b) earning a bachelor’s degree in business and passing the Federal Service Entrance Examination in 1970, c) earning an MBA in 1976, d) passing the CPA examination on my first attempt in 1979, and. e) earning a master’s degree in accounting in 1980.)
https://www.insidehighered.com/news/tech-innovation/alternative-credentials/2024/05/29/report-finds-misalignment-between

May 28, 2024

GOPUSA ILLINOIS
— What steered you away from vices, poverty, and crime? What steered you toward your successes in life? For me, it was my parents who were conservative Republicans who stressed personal responsibility and becoming a productive member of society. They had me baptized as a Missouri Synod Lutheran (MSL), raised me as a MSL, and had me confirmed as a MSL. Even though neither of them attended college and my father was only the first of my ancestors to earn a high school diploma and my mother never attended high school, their upbringing of me motivated/enabled me to work my way through college and earn a bachelor’s degree, three masters degrees, six professional certifications, and a professional license. – Dave Diersen
http://www.gopillinois.com

GOPUSA ILLINOIS
— Political parties exist to help elect candidates who can and will defend and advance their platform. The Republican Party platform is conservative. Illinois Republicans anxiously await the Illinois Republican Party a) to issue a detailed press release on its State Convention and b) to post on its website its new platform and its 12 new resolutions. – Dave Diersen
http://www.gopillinois.com

GOPUSA ILLINOIS
— Do you know who represented you at the Illinois Republican Party (IRP) State Convention on its National Committeeman and National Committeewoman Committee and on its Platform and Resolutions Committee? Do you know how they voted and why? Questions for your representative on the National Committeeman and National Committeewoman Committee: when the final vote was taken, a) did you vote for White or for Shaw for National Committeeman and why and b) did you vote for Belford or for Lasonde for National Committeewoman and why? Which candidates did you vote for in earlier rounds of voting and why? Questions for your representative on the Platform and Resolutions Committee, when the final vote was taken, did you vote for or against the following and why a) each of the proposed resolutions including direct election of IRP State Central Committee members and b) the IRP platform? How did you vote in earlier rounds of voting and why? If I had not been removed from the Platform and Resolutions Committee, I would have answered the aforesaid questions. – Dave Diersen
http://www.gopillinois.com

GOPUSA ILLINOIS
— In my opinion, Republican Precinct Committeemen/Captains should include the following in their next precinct letter concerning the Illinois Republican Party (IRP) State Convention: a) who the speakers were, b) how many delegates there were in total and from their congressional district (CD), county, and township/ward, c) the names of the delegates from their CD, county, and township/ward, d) who their IRP State Central Committee (SCC) member appointed to represent them on the IRP State Convention committees and how they voted on the new IRP platform, the 12 new resolutions, direct election of IRP SCC members, National Committeeman, and National Committeewoman, e) links to the new platform and to the 12 new resolutions on the IRP website, and f) lots of information on the new IRP National Committeeman Dean White and the new IRP National Committeewoman Rhonda Belford. – Dave Diersen
http://www.gopillinois.com

POLITICO ILLINOIS
— PARTY POLITICS: Illinois Republicans united behind former President Donald Trump’s presidential campaign during their state convention in Collinsville over the weekend. They also got behind a platform that attacks Democrats for supporting abortion rights, eliminating cash bail and promoting transgender identity, according to the Tribune’s Rick Pearson and Jeremy Gorner. Cheering for Trump: “Joe Biden’s vision for the country and JB Pritzker’s vision for the state is, it’s a disaster, and may I say, even that it’s evil,” Congresswoman Mary Miller, a member of the far-right House Freedom Caucus, said during the conference. Roll call: Miller was also elected to be the delegation leader of Illinois and could be the voice we hear during roll call to support Trump at the Republican National Convention in Milwaukee. There was drama: The election to determine the new Republican National Committee members became divisive. An election had to be held because current members Richard Porter and Demetra DeMonte will see their terms come up at the end of the convention. How it played out: Republican State Central Committeeman Dean White was elected to replace Porter after Lake County GOP Chair Mark Shaw was twice rejected during voting on the convention floor. Shaw dropped out, opening the lane for White. Rhonda Belford, the Hardin County GOP chair, will replace DeMonte after the convention. “There are always going to be disagreements. You see that among Democrats, too,” DeMonte told Playbook after the convention. Her take: “There wasn’t any disunity.” If you are Mark Shaw, Playbook would like to hear from you. Email skapos@politico.com – SHIA KAPOS
https://www.politico.com/newsletters/illinois-playbook/2024/05/28/state-budget-still-up-in-the-air-00160091

FROM ILLINOIS CENTER-LEFT SOURCES

ABC7
— At least 41 shot, 9 fatally, in citywide Memorial Day weekend violence
https://abc7chicago.com/post/chicago-shootings-this-weekend-memorial-day-gun-violence-police/14877210/
— Dad gets into shootout with group trying to steal cars while 5 daughters sleep inside Winnetka home. Suspects broke into Sheridan Road house to steal keys before trying to take Range Rover, Maserati. (COMMENT: Winnetka today, your municipality tomorrow. What are you doing to avoid car theft? While I worked for IRS in Chicago, my 1969 Dodge Charger SE was stolen in Chicago in 1971 and my 1962 Chevrolet Bel Air was stolen in Chicago in 1973.)
https://abc7chicago.com/post/winnetka-homeowner-exchanges-fire-suspects-steal-car-sheridan/14877966/

NBC5
— Winnetka homeowner exchanges gunfire with suspect in attempted car theft. The suspects fled the scene after the exchange of gunfire. (COMMENT: Winnetka today, your municipality tomorrow. What are you doing to avoid car theft? While I worked for IRS in Chicago, my 1969 Dodge Charger SE was stolen in Chicago in 1971 and my 1962 Chevrolet Bel Air was stolen in Chicago in 1973.)
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/winnetka-homeowner-exchanges-gunfire-with-suspect-in-attempted-car-theft/3447578/

CBS2
— UChicago to withhold degree from at least one pro-Palestinian demonstrator – Sabrina Franza
https://www.cbsnews.com/chicago/news/uchicago-withhold-degree-palestinian-demonstrator/
— What happens if Trump is convicted in New York? No one can really say – Graham Kates
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/what-happens-if-trump-is-convicted-in-new-york-trial/
— Activists, leaders work to prevent violence in Chicago this summer (COMMENT: The Democrat Party platform promotes poverty and crime.)
https://www.cbsnews.com/chicago/news/leaders-activists-push-safety-violent-memorial-day-weekend-chicago/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8I0Y-JSDhYU
— 5-year-old among 9 killed, 30 hurt in Chicago shootings during Memorial Day weekend – Jeramie Bizzle, Beth Lawrence (COMMENT: The Democrat Party platform promotes poverty and crime.)
https://www.cbsnews.com/chicago/news/chicago-shootings-memorial-day-weekend-may-24-to-28/
— Winnetka homeowner exchanges gunfire with suspects trying to steal car – John Dodge (COMMENT: Winnetka today, your municipality tomorrow. What are you doing to avoid car theft? While I worked for IRS in Chicago, my 1969 Dodge Charger SE was stolen in Chicago in 1971 and my 1962 Chevrolet Bel Air was stolen in Chicago in 1973.)
https://www.cbsnews.com/chicago/news/winnetka-car-theft-gunfire/

WGN9
— Over 30 fall victim to shootings over Memorial Day weekend in Chicago (COMMENT: The Democrat Party platform promotes poverty and crime.)
https://wgntv.com/news/over-30-fall-victim-to-shootings-over-memorial-day-weekend-in-chicago/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HjYWC31GLVc
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xs8akgzKqmE

FOX32
— Chicago crime: 27 shot, 7 killed so far in Memorial Day weekend violence – Tia Ewing (COMMENT: The Democrat Party platform promotes poverty and crime.)
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/chicago-crime-memorial-day-weekend-violence

WBBM
— Chicago police officer takes teens on a camping trip to give them a ‘safe place’ over Memorial Day weekend. – (COMMENT: When you were young, how safe was your municipality? While I lived in Crete 1948-1972, it was very safe.)
https://www.wtvy.com/2024/05/27/police-officer-takes-teens-camping-trip-give-them-safe-place-over-memorial-day-weekend/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Closing arguments, jury instructions and maybe a verdict? A major week looms in Donald Trump’s hush money trial. – ERIC TUCKER
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/05/27/major-week-trump-hush-money-trial/
— FRONT PAGE: Gov. J.B. Pritzker continues clashing with Illinois Senate over parole board – DAN PETRELLA and JEREMY GORNER
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/05/28/gov-j-b-pritzker-continues-clashing-with-illinois-senate-over-parole-board/
— FRONT PAGE: CTA could provide up to 250 buses for use during the DNC. Will that leave enough for regular bus service? – Sarah Freishtat
https://www.msn.com/en-us/travel/news/cta-could-provide-up-to-250-buses-for-use-during-the-dnc-will-that-leave-enough-for-regular-bus-service/ar-BB1nbmSu

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— 9 killed, 30 wounded in Memorial Day weekend gun violence across Chicago. Among the dead are 5-year-old Reign Ware, who was fatally shot in the abdomen while sitting in a parked car in the 200 block of South Campbell Avenue. (COMMENT: The Democrat Party platform promotes poverty and crime.)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/crime/2024/05/27/memorial-day-weekend-2024-continues-violent-trend-28-shot-7-killed
— 2 ex-jail officials say they were fired after claiming they were coerced into political work for Sheriff Tom Dart. Drake Carpenter and Aracelis Gotay were suspended without pay in March of 2022 amid a federal investigation involving the sheriff’s office. – Andy Grimm
https://chicago.suntimes.com/the-watchdogs/2024/05/27/cook-county-jail-officials-fired-coerced-political-work-sheriff-tom-dart

BLOOMINGTON PANTAGRAPH
— Prairie Band Potawatomi land deal clears Illinois Senate, returns to House – PETER HANCOCK (COMMENT: If you run for a government office or for a political office as a Republican, anticipate/expect that sooner or later, if any of your ancestors homesteaded a farm, Democrats and RINOs will use that against you. They will hint/imply/argue/shout that you directly, substantially, and unfairly benefitted from that and that therefore, you should pay reparations. If I ran for an office, they would stress a) that my ancestors on my father’s side homesteaded a 240-acre farm in southeast Crete Township in 1854, b) that they sold that land and bought 10 acres just northeast of downtown Crete in 1864, c) that my grandfather had a home built on that land in 1926, d) that I lived in that home 1954-1972, and e) that I inherited that home and sold it in 2022.)
https://pantagraph.com/news/state-regional/government-politics/prairie-band-potawatomi-land-deal-clears-illinois-senate/article_af1d1eb4-1c71-11ef-856a-3f6519303841.html

WQAD
— Illinois Senate Democrats send $53.1B spending plan to House – Jerry Nowicki
https://www.wqad.com/article/news/politics/illinois-politics/illinois-senate-democrats-531-billion-spending-plan-house-capitol-news/526-456b2ed3-b494-4894-b78e-b418c7d24bdd

BLOCK CLUB CHICAGO
— Pastor Criticized For No Transit Experience Withdraws From RTA Board Nomination. Rev. Ira Acree said the City Council and most agency boards should be vacated if alderpeople now want to only go off experience. – Mack Liederman (COMMENT: GAO audits IRS. After working for IRS for almost 9 years, the last 5 1/2 years of which at the GS-12 Step 1-5 Levels, currently $97,079-$110,020/year, I transferred from IRS to GAO in 1980 when I was 31 years old. The Democrats who ran GAO wasted my knowledge of IRS. The kept me off audits of IRS except 1986-1988 and forced me to take their early retirement “offer” in 1997 when I was 49 years old.)
https://blockclubchicago.org/2024/05/24/pastor-criticized-for-no-transit-experience-withdraws-from-rta-board-nomination/

HOODLINE
— CHICAGO CONFRONTS DISMAL MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND WITH 7 DEATHS AMID SURGE IN GUN VIOLENCE – Damon R. Sheffield (COMMENT: The Democrat Party platform promotes poverty and crime.)
https://hoodline.com/2024/05/chicago-confronts-dismal-memorial-day-weekend-with-7-deaths-amid-surge-in-gun-violence/

CAPITOL FAX
— Morning briefing
https://capitolfax.com/2024/05/28/isabel%e2%80%99s-morning-briefing-298/
— Welch to convene House at noon Tuesday.
https://capitolfax.com/2024/05/27/welch-to-convene-house-at-noon-tomorrow/

FROM ILLINOIS CENTER-RIGHT SOURCES

JEFF BERKOWITZ
— In Part 2 of our interview w/the Big Tent Coalition’s CEO, Tim Ozinga, the discussion focuses on the dearth of real political leaders in IL and the key challenges facing the State. – Alana Goodman
https://jeffberkowitz208.substack.com/p/in-part-2-of-our-interview-wthe-big

WIREPOINTS
— New Trier School District set to produce next $8 million superintendent pensioner – Ted Dabrowski and John Klingner
https://wirepoints.org/new-trier-school-district-set-to-produce-next-8-million-superintendent-pensioner-wirepoints/

ILLINOIS POLICY INSTITUTE
— ILLINOIS PUBLIC SCHOOLS LOSE 127,000 STUDENTS – Hilary Gowins (COMMENT: Illinois parents a) who cannot avoid public schools because they cannot afford religious schools and b) who do not want Illinois teachers to make their children “good little Democrats,” take their children and move out of Illinois. My parents sent me to religious schools 1953-1962 even though my father never made more than $50,000/year in today’s dollars and my mother never worked outside of the home until after he died.)
https://www.illinoispolicy.org/editorial-illinois-public-schools-lose-127000-students-since-pandemic/
— How Illinois can give parents more choice within public school system. – Hannah Schmid (COMMENT: Yes, but ever-increasingly, Illinois parents are Democrats who therefore by definition are anti-conservative and anti-Republican and want teachers a) to make their children sexually active LGBTQers and b) to promote dependency on government and charity, abortion, mass/illegal immigration, booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, diminishment of Second Amendment rights, and race and gender based preference giving, that is, Affirmative Action and DEI, that is, patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, and age discrimination.)
https://www.illinoispolicy.org/reports/report-how-illinois-can-give-parents-more-choice-within-public-school-system/

FROM NATIONAL CENTER-RIGHT SOURCES

WASHINGTON TIMES
— NewsGuard primes children in public schools for life of leftist activism. The latest way K-12 students are being indoctrinated. – John Tillman
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2024/may/27/newsguard-primes-children-in-public-schools-for-li/

WASHINGTON FREE BEACON
— Harvard Graduation Marred by Anti-Semitism Controversy as Speaker Accuses Critics of Smearing Her for ‘Money and Power’ Commencement speaker Maria Ressa employs anti-Semitic trope to blast critics, prompting Harvard rabbi to walk off the stage. – Alana Goodman
https://freebeacon.com/campus/harvard-commencement-speaker-told-graduates-her-critics-had-smeared-her-for-money-and-power-new-translation-confirms-the-critics-were-correct/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: “Because I accepted your invitation to be here today, I was attacked online and called anti-Semitic by money and power because they want money and power,” she told Harvard graduates during the May 23 ceremony.)

NEW YORK POST
— Here’s why the case against Trump should end in ‘not guilty’ – Jonathan Turley
https://nypost.com/2024/05/27/opinion/heres-why-the-case-against-trump-should-end-in-not-guilty/

BREITBART
— Denver Offers How-To Guide on Turning Cities into Taxpayer-Funded Immigrant Sanctuaries – WARNER TODD HUSTON
https://www.breitbart.com/immigration/2024/05/27/denver-offers-how-to-guide-on-turning-cities-into-taxpayer-funded-immigrant-sanctuaries/

FEDERALIST
— America Has Become The Land Of The Selfish, Home Of The Indoctrinated – M.D. KITTLE
https://thefederalist.com/2024/05/27/america-has-become-the-land-of-the-selfish-home-of-the-indoctrinated/
— Trans Activists Quietly Build ‘Gender-Affirming’ Monopoly On Centers For Abused Children – LAURA BRYANT HANFORD
https://thefederalist.com/2024/05/28/trans-activists-quietly-build-gender-affirming-monopoly-on-centers-for-abused-children/

FEDERATION FOR AMERICAN IMMIGRATION REFORM
— States and Localities Can Determine Whether to Resettle Refugees In Their Communities – Shari Rendall
https://www.fairus.org/legislation/state-and-local/states-and-localities-can-determine-whether-resettle-refugees-their

NEW AMERICAN
— Non-white Privilege? Anti-white Racism Reigns in U.S., Says Jeremy Carl – Selwyn Duke (COMMENT: Ever-increasingly, to get more votes from non-Whites, candidates, elected officials, and party leaders hint/imply/argue/shout that they are anti-White.)
https://thenewamerican.com/us/culture/non-white-privilege-anti-white-racism-reigns-in-u-s-says-jeremy-carl/

NEWSMAX
— Sheltering Migrants Jacks Up Costs of NYC Hotel Rooms – Mark Swanson
https://www.newsmax.com/newsfront/nyc-hotels-prices/2024/05/27/id/1166352/

FROM NATIONAL CENTER-LEFT SOURCES

NEW YORK TIMES
— Democrats ever-increasingly promote more LGBTQ.
https://www.nytimes.com/2024/05/27/arts/pride-events-nyc.html

USA TODAY
— Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters have bombarded the jurors, as well as everyone else in the world, with ever-increasing hatred against not only Trump, but against those who share his demographics: conservative, Republican, American, White, male, older, married, non-poor, non-veteran, gun owner, Protestant, German American, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time. The aforesaid has hurt Biden because Biden shares the aforesaid demographics with Trump except that Biden is liberal, Democrat, Catholic, and Irish American.
https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/voices/2024/05/22/trump-defense-rests-hush-money-trial-jury-duty/73772795007/

ASSOCIATED PRESS
— Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters say “How a right-wing internet broadcaster became Trump’s loyal herald.”
https://apnews.com/article/trump-rallies-right-side-broadcasting-maga-election-27befda2383b917ab6e1213df19e5813

MSN
— Democrats ever-increasingly promote more LGBTQ.
https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/other/how-to-change-the-gender-on-your-driver-s-license/ar-AA1cVZim

May 27, 2024

GOPUSA ILLINOIS
— Political parties exist to help elect candidates who can and will defend and advance their platform. The Republican Party platform is conservative. Illinois Republicans anxiously await the Illinois Republican Party (IRP) a) to issue a detailed press release on its State Convention and b) to post on its website its new platform and its 12 new resolutions. At the convention, there was very strong support for Trump and for Dean White for IRP National Committeeman, but there were very few delegates from DuPage County. IRP chairman Don Tracy spoke vehemently against direct election of IRP State Central Committee (SCC) members. Many of the delegates who I spoke with had been strongly lobbied by opponents of direct election against direct election. Tracy’s IRP State Convention Platform and Resolutions Committee (PRC) killed direct election. Illinois Republicans who want direct election are overwhelmingly conservative. Illinois Republicans who oppose direct election are overwhelming moderate, that is, they reject some, many, most, if not all the planks in the Republican Party platform. It seems that to get PRC members to kill direct election, those who oppose direct election a) loaded the PRC with members who oppose direct election or could be made to oppose direct election and b) dumped efforts to move the platform to the left. I was appointed to the PRC even though I have always promoted direct election. But that appointment was made before those who oppose direct election knew that major efforts were going to be made to promote direct election. Therefore, because of that, I was removed from the PRC before its first meeting. The Democrat news media at the convention again demonstrated its rudeness and hostility toward me. I have attended as a delegate and as the GOPUSA Illinois Editor all the IRP State Conventions since 2000. The 2020 convention was by Zoom. The last big push for direct election was at the 2008 convention. – Dave Diersen
http://www.gopillinois.com

GOPUSA ILLINOIS
— Do you know who represented you at the Illinois Republican Party (IRP) State Convention on its National Committeeman and National Committeewoman Committee and on its Platform and Resolutions Committee? Do you know how they voted and why? Questions for your representative on the National Committeeman and National Committeewoman Committee: when the final vote was taken, a) did you vote for White or for Shaw for National Committeeman and why and b) did you vote for Belford or for Lasonde for National Committeewoman and why? Which candidates did you vote for in earlier rounds of voting and why? Questions for your representative on the Platform and Resolutions Committee, when the final vote was taken, did you vote for or against the following and why a) each of the proposed resolutions including direct election of IRP State Central Committee members and b) the IRP platform? How did you vote in earlier rounds of voting and why? If I had not been removed from the Platform and Resolutions Committee, I would have answered the aforesaid questions. – Dave Diersen
http://www.gopillinois.com

GOPUSA ILLINOIS
— What does the future look like for your elected Republican Precinct Committeeman (RPC)? I have been an elected RPC since 2000. My future as a RPC looks ever-increasingly bleak for me. The leaders of the Illinois Republican Party (IRP), DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Milton Township Republican Organization ever-increasingly blame me and blame my GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters for their problems, for your problems, for my problems, and for everyone’s problems. They ever-increasingly blame me and blame my newsletters for losses that Republican candidates on ballots in my precinct have suffered since 2000. They stress that I promote direct election of IRP State Central Committee members. They stress that I promote planks in the Republican Party platform that they reject including its personal responsibility, traditional marriage and family, right to life, immigration, illegal drugs, Second Amendment, and equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving) planks. They stress my bad demographics: conservative, Republican, American, White, male, old, non-veteran, Protestant, German American, and my ancestors have been in America for a long time. They stress the many big adverse actions that they have taken against me, most recently, removing me from the IRP State Convention Platform and Resolutions Committee. One of them recently rudely told me that she threw my precinct letter away. – Dave Diersen
http://www.gopillinois.com

GOPUSA ILLINOIS
— In my opinion, Republican Precinct Committeemen/Captains should include the following in their next precinct letter concerning the Illinois Republican Party (IRP) State Convention: a) who the speakers were, b) how many delegates there were in total and from their congressional district (CD), county, and township/ward, c) the names of the delegates from their CD, county, and township/ward, d) who their IRP State Central Committee (SCC) member appointed to represent them on the IRP State Convention committees and how they voted on the new IRP platform, the 12 new resolutions, direct election of IRP SCC members, National Committeeman, and National Committeewoman, e) links to the new platform and to the 12 new resolutions on the IRP website, and f) lots of information on the new IRP National Committeeman Dean White and the new IRP National Committeewoman Rhonda Belford. – Dave Diersen
http://www.gopillinois.com

JEFF BERKOWITZ
— IL GOP’s Grassroots ride Dean White into the Winner’s Circle in Collinsville, IL. Could this be a turning point for the IL GOP?
https://jeffberkowitz208.substack.com/p/il-gops-grassroots-ride-dean-white
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Yesterday, about 300 “Grassroots” county delegates to the IL GOP convention overcame strong recent GOP historical precedent and took control of the Party, at least for an afternoon. The grassroots wrested control away from the Establishment IL GOP State Central Committee (“SCC”). Usually, the seventeen member SCC chooses the IL RNC Committeeman and Committeewoman and the delegates in attendance at the convention docilely ratify the choice, almost proforma. But, not yesterday. Choice of a new IL GOP RNC Committeeman. This weekend, about five hundred IL Republicans gathered in Collinsville, IL to choose their new IL RNC committeeman and committeewoman to serve on the 168 member Republican National Committee, as IL committeeman Richard Porter, watch by clicking here (12 (10?) years of service) and IL committeewoman Demetra Demonte (16 years of service) were both term limited from continuing on the RNC. The main job of an RNC committeeman is to be the link or nexus between the state GOP and the RNC on national campaigns. Large elements of that nexus include national fundraising, message development and political organizing, especially for the national Presidential and mid-term elections. The primary interest of the IL GOP grassroots is the recruiting and election of quality state and local candidates and a party apparatus related thereto, not a national committeeman. But the symbolism and precedent of yesterday’s reversal of the establishment SCC was important to the grassroots, and they seemed to shout, as they descended on Collinsville, Carpe Diem, sensing victory would be theirs. On the other hand, get a sense of what could happen if these two often divergent parts of the IL GOP worked together— by watching RNC Committeeman Porter, linked to above (18:58-19:58), as he explains more than three years ago, the potential interaction between IL State operators, GOP U. S. Senators, the entire Congress and the RNC to solve Illinois’ fiscal issues, including the need to lower public sector pension and education costs— and taxes to make IL more fiscally stable and attractive in the long run to taxpayers and residents. . .Rhonda Belford, GOP Chair of Hardin County, was the SCC’s choice over Joan Lasonde for IL GOP Committeewoman, and Belford was easily approved by the Delegates in the Hall. Lasonde, residing on Chicago’s North Shore, is the 9th CD member of the SCC. The next steps for the IL GOP. So, we’ll find out in due course if Dean White, who is a bit of an unknown commodity in IL GOP politics, is everything the grassroots hope he will be. More importantly, we will no doubt learn soon if the SCC has learned how to make effective use of the grassroots’ energy to start producing some general election wins, perhaps even for IL Governor, since the stakes for IL are so high. And, many in the IL GOP almost surely will start chanting that familiar phrase: “Now is the time for all good men [and women] to come to the aid of their Party.”)

AUSTIN AMERICAN STATEMAN
— Texas Republican convention shows ultraconservative flank still controls the party. The dueling themes of party unity and purging the GOP of “RINOs” were the subplots of the Texas State Republican Convention. – John C. Moritz (COMMENT: One could compare and contrast the Texas Republican Party with the Illinois Republican Party. Political parties exist to help elect candidates who can and will defend and advance their platform. The Republican Party platform is conservative. RINOs paint themselves as being Democrat-Lite if not as being anti-conservative. RINOs reject some, many, most, if not virtually all the planks in the Republican Party platform. RINOs get rid of Republicans like me who support the planks that they reject. I should write a book about the biggest past and present RINO candidates, elected officials, and party leaders in Illinois, DuPage County, Milton Township, and Wheaton. I would focus on those who have taken the most/biggest adverse actions against me.)
https://www.statesman.com/story/news/politics/elections/2024/05/26/texas-gop-still-controls-state-politics-can-they-unite-in-2024-campaign/73853421007/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: “I made a big decision in January of this year,” Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller told the cheering delegates Saturday as the three-day Texas State Republican Convention was heading into its final hours. “I announced that I was declaring open season on RINOs with no bag limits.” Miller, an irrepressible conservative who likes to bill himself as “Donald Trump’s man in Texas,” was referring to that strain of the GOP faithful that has been castigated as “Republicans In Name Only” because of a willingness to sometimes seek common ground with Texas’ minority party. His remarks, which were presaged by Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick and Attorney General Ken Paxton, came in the final weekend before Tuesday’s runoffs, in which several Republican members of the state House — including Speaker Dade Phelan, who in the minds of many of the delegates and some of the GOP officeholders is Texas’ RINO-in-chief — are fighting for their political lives in the face of challengers backed by deep-pocket conservative donors and an army of activists from the party’s right flank. That right flank emerged as the dominant force among the almost 10,000 delegates and alternates who chose to spend at least the first part of their holiday weekend shaping the future of the Texas Republican Party, which has held unchecked power in the state for more than two decades.)

NEWSWEEK
— Texas Republicans voted on Saturday on a motion over whether the state party should back a referendum on the Lone Star State seceding from the United States and becoming an independent country. Once the votes have been tallied up, the party is expected to finalize its policy platform this week. – James Bickerton
https://www.newsweek.com/texas-republicans-vote-call-independence-referendum-1904934

HOODLINE
— ILLINOIS GOP EMBRACES TRUMP AT STATE CONVENTION AS LIBERTARIANS CHALLENGE HIS VIEWS IN CHICAGO SPEECH – Damon R. Sheffield (COMMENT: I should write a book about those Libertarian plants in the Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Milton Township Republican Organization who have taken the most/biggest adverse actions against me since 2000. Libertarians promote booze, gambling, pot, LGBTQ, abortion, mass/illegal immigration, etc.)
https://hoodline.com/2024/05/illinois-gop-embraces-trump-at-state-convention-as-libertarians-challenge-his-views-in-chicago-speech/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The Illinois Republicans threw their full weight behind former President Donald Trump during their state convention this past Saturday, as reported by the Chicago Tribune. The GOP adopted a platform that fiercely criticized Democrats for their stance on abortion rights, bail reform, and transgender issues. U.S. Rep. Mary Miller did not hold back in her condemnation of President Joe Biden and Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker, calling their vision for the country and state “a disaster” and even labelling it “evil.”. . . The dichotomy of the two events emphasizes the divisive figure Trump continues to represent, even within varied conservative circles. Illinois Republicans, particularly in rural regions, remain staunchly pro-Trump, with GOP Chair Don Tracy suggesting that Republican enthusiasm for the former president was on the rise. Meanwhile, Trump’s reception at the Libertarian convention exposes the frictions within a party known for its commitment to individual liberties and small government—a party where some view Trump as antithetical to their values. The Illinois GOP’s adopted platform attacks Democrats on a number of fronts, including abortion, law enforcement, and election integrity, according to the Chicago Tribune. They vehemently oppose the state’s pro-abortion laws and have added new language to their platform on gender identity, aligning closely with Trump’s traditional conservative views. Their actions signal an intention to fiercely fight to regain a foothold in suburbia, despite the potential risks of alienating moderate voters with their undiluted embrace of Trump.)

FROM ILLINOIS CENTER-LEFT SOURCES

ABC7
— Chicago shootings: At least 29 shot, 5 killed in Memorial Day weekend violence across city. (COMMENT: The Democrat Party platform ever-increasingly promotes more poverty and crime.)
https://abc7chicago.com/post/chicago-shootings-this-weekend-memorial-day-gun-violence-police/14874004/

NBC5
— National Spelling Bee reflects the economic success and cultural impact of immigrants from India – AP (COMMENT: What is your national origin? How long have your ancestors been in America. How successful have they been? What have their successes been attributed to? I am 100% German national origin. All my ancestors were farmers who immigrated during the 1840s and 1850s. Immigrants from other nations have been more successful than immigrants from Germany. Neither of my parents attended college. My father was only the first of my ancestors to earn a high school diploma. My mother never attended high school. I had to work my way through college. Critics/opponents of German Americans attribute the success that German Americans have had to their benefitting from discrimination against immigrants from other nations. Further, they stress WWI and WWII and the Holocaust. I should write a book about the aforesaid. I would cite examples in which my critics/opponents have used negative German American stereotypes and my German national origin against me. It is called national origin discrimination.)
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/national-international/national-spelling-bee-immigrants-india/3447166/

FOX32
— Child among 5 killed in slew of shootings during Memorial Day weekend in Chicago. – Nate Rodgers (COMMENT: The Democrat Party platform ever-increasingly promotes more poverty and crime.)
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/young-girl-among-5-killed-over-three-dozen-shootings-during-memorial-day-weekend-chicago

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Park Ridge provisionally OKs $861,000 bid for security upgrades – RICHARD REQUENA (COMMENT: The Democrat Party platform ever-increasingly promotes more poverty and crime.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/05/26/park-ridge-provisionally-oks-861000-bid-for-security-upgrades/


— Illinois Senate Democrats boost budget plan after House leaves town – OLIVIA OLANDER, JEREMY GORNER, DAN PETRELLA, OLIVIA STEVENS
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/05/26/illinois-senate-democrats-boost-budget-plan-after-house-leaves-town/
— Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters ever-increasingly promote more hatred against Republicans.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/05/26/clarence-page-supreme-court-samuel-alito-dick-durbin/

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Illinois Senate approves $53.1 billion budget plan. Senate Democrats on Sunday night called the state’s budget “fair” and a “statement of our priorities.” Republicans called it “another example of a long list of misplaced priorities.” – Tina Sfondeles
https://chicago.suntimes.com/springfield/2024/05/26/illinois-senate-begins-voting-on-53-1-billion-budget-springfield-legislature-pot-migrants-pritzker
— Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters ever-increasingly promote more hatred against Republicans.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/democracy/2024/05/24/justice-samuel-alito-upside-down-flag-jan-6-insurrection-supreme-court-democracy-solutions-project-editorial
— Pro-Palestinian student says University of Chicago is withholding degrees from 4 protesters. Youssef Hasweh, a fourth-year student, is having his degree withheld until the disciplinary measures are ‘resolved.’ He believes the ‘disproportionate response’ is aimed at deterring other student protesters. – Violet Miller
https://chicago.suntimes.com/israel-hamas-war/2024/05/25/pro-palestinian-student-university-chicago-hyde-park-withholding-degrees-protesters-israel-hamas-war

WBBM
— Pedestrians twice as likely to be hit by an electric or hybrid car than a gas-powered one – Mark Menard
https://www.audacy.com/wbbm780/news/national/study-electric-or-hybrid-car-twice-as-likely-to-hit-someone

BELLEVILLE NEWS DEMOCRAT
— Here’s what’s in the Illinois state budget, passed by Senate and sent to House for vote – JERRY NOWICKI
https://www.bnd.com/news/local/article288777295.html

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Democrats ever-increasingly crow about their success pushing pot. Pot is poison. – Chris Breach
https://www.sj-r.com/story/news/local/2024/05/20/illinois-among-top-5-states-for-marijuana-sales-tax-revenue/73504372007/

KANKAKEE DAIL JOURNAL
— Gotion buys 231 acres for targeted expansions, power plant –
https://daily-journal.com/news/local/gotion-buys-231-acres-for-targeted-expansions-power-plant/article_47e9a7e2-1930-11ef-b1d2-83309955f2cd.amp.html

NORTHERN PUBLIC RADIO
— Americans report using marijuana more frequently than alcohol. What are the risks of both? – Scott Detrow (COMMENT: Pot is poison.)
https://www.northernpublicradio.org/2024-05-26/americans-report-using-marijuana-more-frequently-than-alcohol-what-are-the-risks-of-both

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— Libertarians nominate Chase Oliver for president, spurning both Trump and Kennedy – AP (COMMENT: I should write a book about those Libertarian plants in the Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Milton Township Republican Organization who have taken the most/biggest adverse actions against me since 2000. Libertarians promote booze, gambling, pot, LGBTQ, abortion, mass/illegal immigration, etc.)
https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/politics/ap-libertarians-nominate-chase-oliver-for-president-spurning-both-trump-and-kennedy/

FROM ILLINOIS CENTER-RIGHT SOURCES

ILLINOIS POLICY INSTITUTE
— ASSAULTS UP 6.7% PAST 12 MONTHS, MORE VIOLENT – Patrick Andriesen and Jon Josko
https://www.illinoispolicy.org/chicago-crime-assaults-up-6-7-past-12-months-more-violent/

FROM NATIONAL CENTER-RIGHT SOURCES

WASHINGTON TIMES
— The left is turning America into a Third World country. Buying votes by the billions. – Robert Knight
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2024/may/26/left-is-turning-america-into-third-world-country/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Democrats look to expand abortion playbook to target Republicans on IVF – Cami Mondeaux
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/campaigns/3016549/democrats-look-expand-abortion-playbook-ivf/

WASHINGTON POST
— Alan Dershowitz compares anti-Israel campus protests by ‘Hitler Youth’ to Nazi Germany: ‘They are our future leaders’ – Carl Campanile
https://nypost.com/2024/05/26/us-news/alan-dershowitz-likens-campus-protests-to-nazi-germany/

AMERICAN GREATNESS
— It’s Time For The Republican Party to Unite Behind Trump Now. There is no denying that under Trump, America was stronger, safer, wealthier, and more prosperous. – David Keltz
https://amgreatness.com/2024/05/27/its-time-for-the-republican-party-to-unite-behind-trump-now/

AMERICAN THINKER
— Like terrorists in the White House – Lynne Lechter
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2024/05/like_terrorists_in_the_white_house.html

BIZ PAC REVIEW
— Biden props George Floyd up as an American hero on anniversary of death – X responds – Vivek Saxena
https://www.bizpacreview.com/2024/05/26/biden-props-george-floyd-up-as-an-american-hero-on-anniversary-of-death-x-responds-1461780/

CAMPUS REFORM
— Congress considering bill to curb DEI in med schools – Haika Mrema (COMMENT: To implement DEI is to lower standards.)
https://www.campusreform.org/article/congress-considering-bill-curb-dei-med-schools-/25518

EPOCH TIMES
— Everything You Need to Know as Trump Trial Heads to Verdict. The charges, the witnesses, those who didn’t testify, and the final arguments before the jury takes control. – Catherine Yang (COMMENT: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters have bombarded the jurors, as well as everyone else in the world, with ever-increasing hatred against not only Trump, but against those who share his demographics: conservative, Republican, American, White, male, older, married, non-poor, non-veteran, gun owner, Protestant, German American, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time. The aforesaid has hurt Biden because Biden shares the aforesaid demographics with Trump except that Biden is liberal, Democrat, Catholic, and Irish American.)
https://www.theepochtimes.com/article/everything-you-need-to-know-as-trump-trial-heads-to-verdict-5655809

FEDERALIST
— Public Elementary Schools Deploy Leftists’ Favorite DEI Terms — And Refuse To Define Them – STEPHANIE LUNDQUIST-ARORA
https://thefederalist.com/2024/05/27/public-elementary-schools-deploy-leftists-favorite-dei-terms-and-refuse-to-define-them/

LAW ENFORCEMENT TODAY
— Biden, the king of gaslighting, again falsely blames Republicans for HIS border crisis – Pat Droney (COMMENT: I should write about the biggest gaslighters in DuPage County, Milton Township, and Wheaton.)
https://www.lawenforcementtoday.com/biden-the-king-of-gaslighting-again-falsely-blames-republicans-for-his-border-crisis

NATIONAL REVIEW
— Finally, Transgender Sports Rules That Make Sense – GEORGE LEEF (COMMENT: Transgender athletes should only be allowed to compete against other transgender athletes.)
https://www.nationalreview.com/corner/finally-transgender-sports-rules-that-make-sense/

NEWSMAX
— Mass Migration Overwhelming Sanctuary City Schools – Eric Mack (COMMENT: Sanctuary city schools today, your schools tomorrow.)
https://www.newsmax.com/us/illegal-immigration-crowding/2024/05/26/id/1166259/

POST MILLENNIAL
— Biden to face at least 35 ‘uncommitted’ delegates at Chicago DNC
https://thepostmillennial.com/biden-to-face-at-least-35-uncommitted-delegates-at-chicago-dnc

TOWNALL
— Over 40 Mayors Beg Joe Biden to Create Jobs Program for Illegal Immigrants – Sarah Arnold (COMMENT: If there had been as many illegals in America when I was young, they would have gotten the bad jobs that I got. My critics/opponents cannot say that because they did not have to take bad jobs like I did, they did not have to work their way through college. Their parents bought them cars, paid for their college expenses, and got them good jobs.)
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/saraharnold/2024/05/26/over-40-mayors-beg-joe-biden-to-create-jobs-program-for-illegal-immigrants-n2639541
— A President Who Exalts Evil – Mark Lewis
https://townhall.com/columnists/marklewis/2024/05/27/a-president-who-exalts-evil-n2639560
— Here’s How Many Times Non-Citizens Try to Infiltrate US Navy Bases Every Week – Matt Vespa
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/mattvespa/2024/05/27/us-admiral-were-seeing-non-citizens-trying-to-infiltrate-naval-bases-2-3-times-per-week-n2639572

FROM NATIONAL CENTER-LEFT SOURCESSOUTHERN

NEW YORK TIMES
— Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater promote Hillary Clinton.
https://www.nytimes.com/2024/05/25/us/politics/hillary-clinton-abortion.html
— Democrats say “How Donald Trump Still Lives in the 1980s. The greed-is-good era was the last time his preferred public image was intact, and he’s been returning there in ways large and small as he sits through his criminal trial in Manhattan.” What did you do during the 1980s? I worked as an Analyst for the Democrats who ran GAO. In 1980, I completed the requirements for a master’s degree in accounting from DePaul. In 1981, I passed the Certified Internal Auditor on my first attempt and became a licensed CPA. In 1984, my wife and I had own home built in Wheaton. In 1986, the GAO manager who had arranged for my transfer from IRS was finally able to get me assigned to audits of IRS and to promote me to GS-13, currently $115,439/year. But my Democrat GAO superiors forced him to retire in 1987. In 1988, I became an active member in a class action lawsuit that charged my GAO superiors with reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation. In 1989, in retaliation, they threw me off audits of IRS, gave me a very bad job assignment and performance appraisal, and ranked me at the bottom of my coworkers for pay-for-performance purposes.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2024/05/25/us/politics/trump-1980s-manhattan.html
— FRONT PAGE: Free Food? Modi Makes Sure Every Indian Knows Whom to Thank for It. India’s welfare programs improve lives. Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s party uses its vast machinery to ensure the handouts also create loyal voters. – Suhasini Raj and Alex Travelli (COMMENT: Democrat and RINO candidates and elected officials ever-increasingly buy votes.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2024/05/26/world/asia/india-welfare-modi.html
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: Hotels in N.Y. Pick Migrants Over Tourists| – Luis Ferré-Sadurní
https://www.nytimes.com/2024/05/25/nyregion/hotels-prices-migrants-nyc.html

WASHINGTON POST
— A vote for the soul of the Republican Party (COMMENT: What does the future look like for your elected Republican Precinct Committeeman (RPC)? I have been an elected RPC since 2000. My future as a RPC looks ever-increasingly bleak for me. The leaders of the Illinois Republican Party (IRP), DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Milton Township Republican Organization ever-increasingly blame me and blame my GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters for their problems, for your problems, for my problems, and for everyone’s problems. They ever-increasingly blame me and blame my newsletters for losses that Republican candidates on ballots in my precinct have suffered since 2000. They stress that I promote direct election of IRP State Central Committee members. They stress that I promote planks in the Republican Party platform that they reject including its personal responsibility, traditional marriage and family, right to life, immigration, illegal drugs, Second Amendment, and equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving) planks. They stress my bad demographics: conservative, Republican, American, White, male, old, non-veteran, Protestant, German American, and my ancestors have been in America for a long time. They stress the many big adverse actions that they have taken against me, most recently, removing me from the IRP State Convention Platform and Resolutions Committee. One of them recently rudely told me that she threw my precinct letter away.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/podcasts/post-reports/a-vote-for-the-soul-of-the-republican-party/
— To get more votes from Blacks, Democrat candidates and elected officials ever-increasingly promise to give Blacks more preference.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/2024/05/27/ncaa-settlement-racial-injustice/

USA TODAY
— To get more votes from Blacks, Democrat candidates and elected officials ever-increasingly promise to give Blacks more preference.
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2024/05/25/george-floyd-death-anniversary-racism-progress-slow/73540226007/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— The Massive Immigration Wave Hitting America’s Classrooms – Jon Kamp and Alicia A. Caldwell
https://www.wsj.com/us-news/education/the-massive-immigration-wave-hitting-americas-classrooms-3c7d7943
— Young professionals graduating from public universities charging in-state tuition often receive a degree that is worth the money—with one caveat. New graduates need to earn at least $50,000 a year, on average, in their first decade off campus for the degree to pay off, according to new research from Strada Education Foundation, a nonprofit that analyzed federal education and earnings data. If they can land that salary, or make $500,000 before taxes over 10 years, state school graduates across sectors will find the investment worth it and should be able to pay off their loans, Strada says. – Alyssa Lukpat (COMMENT: During the almost 9 years that I worked for IRS 1971-1980, IRS paid me more than $800,000 in salary In today’s dollars. My IRS salary increased from $54,728/year (GS-7 Step 1) to $110,020/year (GS-12 Step 5). I earned a bachelor’s degree in business from NIU in 1970. I earned an MBA from Loyola in 1976. I passed the CPA examination on my first attempt in 1979. I earned a master’s degree in accounting from DePaul in 1980.)
https://www.wsj.com/lifestyle/careers/public-college-value-salary-career-7dc157e5

NEW YORK MAGAZINE
— The Christian Nationalist Danger Behind the ‘Appeal to Heaven’ Flag – Sarah Jones (COMMENT: What is your religion? How are members of your religion stereotyped? What are members of your religion blamed for? What have their successes been attributed to? I am Protestant. My parents had me baptized as a Missouri Synod Lutheran (MSL) in 1948, raised me as a MSL, and had me confirmed as a MSL in 1962. Protestants are ever-increasingly negatively stereotyped as being patriotic and even worse things. Protestants are ever-increasingly blamed for all the problems that America has. The successes that Protestants have is ever-increasingly attributed to their benefitting from discrimination against non-Protestants. I should write a book about the aforesaid. I would cite examples in which my critics/opponents have used negative Protestant stereotypes and my being Protestant against me. It is called religious discrimination.)
https://nymag.com/intelligencer/article/the-christian-nationalism-behind-the-appeal-to-heaven-flag.html

TIMES OF ISRAEL
— Despite mounting opposition, US House leader moves to invite Netanyahu to Congress. Republican Mike Johnson sets deadline for Democratic Senate leader Chuck Schumer to sign on and make it a joint session or will proceed alone; Democrats divided
https://www.timesofisrael.com/despite-mounting-opposition-us-house-leader-moves-to-invite-netanyahu-to-congress/

May 26, 2024

BOST FOR CONGRESS
— The Illinois Republican Party’s State Convention
https://x.com/BostForCongress/status/1794340527892312105

DALLAS NEWS
— Texas Republican Party delegates vote on party platform (COMMENT: In my opinion, delegates to state party conventions should be provided with at least a week before the convention a) copies of the platform and the resolutions that they are going to vote on and b) the names of and lots of information on the National Committeeman and Committeewoman candidates who they are going to vote on.)
https://www.dallasnews.com/news/politics/2024/05/25/texas-republican-platform-calls-for-teaching-bible-in-schools-blocking-abortion-drugs/

HOUSTON CHRONICLE
— Texas GOP to vote on Bible lessons, deportations to platform (COMMENT: In my opinion, delegates to state party conventions should be provided with at least a week before the convention a) copies of the platform and the resolutions that they are going to vote on and b) the names of and lots of information on the National Committeeman and Committeewoman candidates who they are going to vote on.)
https://www.houstonchronicle.com/politics/texas/article/texas-gop-bible-lessons-school-19472547.php

TEXAS TRIBUNE
— Proposed Texas GOP platform calls for the Bible in schools, electoral changes that would lock Democrats out of statewide office. The platform was voted on Saturday, with tallies expected next week. Other planks call abortion homicide and gender-transition care “child abuse.” – ROBERT DOWNEN AND RENZO DOWNEY (COMMENT: In my opinion, delegates to state party conventions should be provided with at least a week before the convention a) copies of the platform and the resolutions that they are going to vote on and b) the names of and lots of information on the National Committeeman and Committeewoman candidates who they are going to vote on.)
https://www.texastribune.org/2024/05/25/texas-republican-party-convention-platform/

FROM ILLINOIS CENTER-LEFT SOURCES

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Illinois Republicans go all in for Trump at state convention – RICK PEARSON and JEREMY GORNER (COMMENT: Illinois Republicans anxiously await the Illinois Republican Party (IRP) a) to issue a detailed press release on the convention and b) to post on its website its new platform and its 12 new resolutions. At the convention, there was very strong support for Trump and for Dean White for IRP National Committeeman, but there very few delegates were from DuPage County. IRP chairman Don Tracy spoke vehemently against direct election of IRP State Central Committee (SCC) members. Many of the delegates who I spoke with had been strongly lobbied by opponents of direct election against direct election. Tracy’s IRP State Convention Platform and Resolutions Committee (PRC) killed direct election. Illinois Republicans who want direct election are overwhelmingly conservative. Illinois Republicans who oppose direct election are overwhelming moderate, that is, they reject some, many, most, if not all the planks in the Republican Party platform. It seems that to get PRC members to kill direct election, those who oppose direct election a) loaded the PRC with members who oppose direct election or could be made to oppose direct election and b) dumped efforts to move the platform to the left. I was appointed to the PRC even though I have always promoted direct election. But that appointment was made before those who oppose direct election knew that major efforts were going to be made to promote direct election. Therefore, I was removed from the PRC before its first meeting. The Democrat news media at the convention again demonstrated its hostility toward me. I have attended as a delegate and as the GOPUSA Illinois Editor all the IRP State Conventions since 2000. The 2020 convention was by Zoom. The last big push for direct election was at the 2008 convention.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/05/25/illinois-republicans-go-all-in-for-trump-at-state-convention/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The state GOP party platform has long opposed same-sex marriage, though its been almost a decade since the U.S. Supreme Court struck down bans against those unions. On Saturday, the party added a plank “confirming the immutable biological sex of humans and the protection of women” and opposing gender treatments as well as “all efforts to validate transgender identity,” The platform adopted by more than 500 delegates at the convention also attacked the Democratic Party for eliminating cash bail, contending it “opposes law and order and law enforcement.” . . . The only contentious note in the festivities occurred when former Lake County GOP chairman Mark Shaw was twice overwhelmingly rejected in votes from the convention floor in his bid to become the state’s new Republican National Committeeman, replacing Richard Porter, who is term limited. Shaw, a Trump delegate and a “senior adviser” to the presidential candidate, has a controversial party history. Once viewed as a grassroots supporter, his attempts to maneuver into the RNC job were rejected by delegates who viewed him as too establishment. Dean White of St. Charles, a construction company owner and a member of the Republican State Central Committee, was ultimately named national committeeman after Shaw dropped out. Hardin County GOP Chair Rhonda Belford, who chairs the Republican County Chairs’ Association, was voted as national committeewoman, replacing Demetra DeMonte.)
— Democrat leaders ever-increasingly blame Republicans for pollution.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/05/26/prairie-state-coal-plant/
— We can’t let summer events distract us from violence prevention in Chicago – Faith Leaders (COMMENT: The Democrat Party platform promotes poverty, crime, and violence.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/05/26/opinion-chicago-summer-gun-violence-prevention/
— Mayor Johnson hires organizer as administration liaison to progressive groups – Jake Sheridan (COMMENT: Who serves as liaisons for the Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Milton Township Republican Organization to conservative groups?)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/05/24/mayor-johnson-hires-organizer-as-administration-liaison-to-progressive-groups/
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD WITH PICTURE IN THE NAPERVILLE SUN: NCTV17 seeks funding support from Naperville as the nonprofit TV station deals with urgent financial crisis – TESS KENNY (COMMENT: I am a conservative Republican nonprofit political and government news and commentary aggregator. All the money and time needed to put GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters together and to send them out each and every morning comes from me. He who pays the piper calls the tunes. No one calls my tunes.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/05/24/naperville-city-council-nctv17-cable-news-funding/

DAILY HERALD
— Biden to Black students: You’re nothing without me – Debra J. Saunders
https://www.dailyherald.com/20240525/syndicated-columnists/biden-to-black-students-youre-nothing-without-me/

NBC5
— At least 2 killed, 10 others injured in Chicago Memorial Day weekend shootings
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/chicago-violence-crime-memorial-day-weekend-shootings/3446710/

WGLT
— Trump confronts repeated booing during Libertarian convention speech – AP (COMMENT: I should write a book about those Libertarian plants in the Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Milton Township Republican Organization who have taken the most/biggest adverse actions against me since 2000. Libertarians promote pot, LGBTQ, abortion, mass/illegal immigration, etc.)
https://www.wglt.org/2024-05-26/trump-confronts-repeated-booing-during-libertarian-convention-speech

WGIL
— Illinois bill allows out-of-state minors to apply for taxpayer funded abortions – Catrina Petersen
https://www.wgil.com/2024/05/25/illinois-bill-allows-out-of-state-minors-to-apply-for-taxpayer-funded-abortions/

CWB CHICAGO
— Huge brawl leaves migrant stabbed, cop injured as police declare emergency outside downtown Chicago shelter. (COMMENT: Chicago today, your municipality tomorrow.)
https://cwbchicago.com/2024/05/huge-brawl-leaves-migrant-stabbed-cop-injured-as-police-declare-emergency-outside-downtown-chicago-shelter.html

CAPITOL NEWS ILLINOIS
— Budget negotiations will extend into next week as House leaves Springfield – JERRY NOWICKI & HANNAH MEISEL
https://capitolnewsillinois.com/news/budget-negotiations-will-extend-into-next-week-as-house-leaves-springfield

FROM ILLINOIS CENTER-RIGHT SOURCES

CENTER SQUARE ILLINOIS
— Illinois legislators eye $870 million in tax increases ahead of budget deal. Package includes tax credits for hiring journalists, ex-felons, live theatre. – Greg Bishop
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/article_2b3aeb7e-1b06-11ef-905a-1fa73edcfead.html

FROM NATIONAL CENTER-RIGHT SOURCES

AMERICAN THINKER
— Acknowledging Truth – Thomas Klocek
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2024/05/acknowledging_truth.html

BIZ PAC REVIEW
— MSNBC’s Joy Reid takes racist shot at Rep. Byron Donalds over Trump support – Chris Donaldson
https://www.bizpacreview.com/2024/05/25/msnbcs-joy-reid-takes-racist-shot-at-rep-byron-donalds-over-trump-support-1461605/

BREITBART
— Chicago: 10 Shot During First Night of Memorial Day Weekend – AWR HAWKINS
https://www.breitbart.com/2nd-amendment/2024/05/26/chicago-10-shot-during-first-night-of-memorial-day-weekend/

FOX BUSINESS
— Walmart promotes Pride merchandise as Target scales back following backlash. – Brie Stimson
https://www.foxbusiness.com/retail/walmart-promotes-pride-merchandise-target-scales-back-following-backlash

HOT AIR
— Schumer Clearly States Citizenship for Illegals Is the Goal
https://hotair.com/headlines/2024/05/25/when-chuckles-schumer-clear-states-citizenship-for-illegals-is-the-goal-n3789060

LAW ENFORCEMENT TODAY
— “Not one Mexican”: Group of illegal immigrants interviewed near San Diego border wall. – Matthew Holloway
https://www.lawenforcementtoday.com/not-one-mexican-group-of-illegal-immigrants-interviewed-near-san-diego-border-wall

NATIONAL REVIEW
— The Illinois Chemical Abortion Free-for-All Puts Women in Danger – ERIK BAPTIST
https://www.nationalreview.com/2024/05/the-illinois-chemical-abortion-free-for-all-puts-women-in-danger/
— Merit Must Trump DEI in Medical Education – IAN KINGSBURY (COMMENT: While I worked for the Democrats who ran the federal government for almost 30 years, they ever-increasingly lowered standards to hire, retain, and promote Democrats who were minority, female, and/or younger. That ever-increasingly rendered worthless my job-related bachelor’s degree, three master’s degrees, six professional certifications, professional license, and work experience.)
https://www.nationalreview.com/2024/05/merit-must-trump-dei-in-medical-education/

NEW AMERICAN
— Is the Constitution Now an “Inconvenient Document”? – Selwyn Duke
https://thenewamerican.com/us/politics/constitution/is-the-constitution-now-an-inconvenient-document/

PARADISE
— Great Replacement: Sen. Schumer Calls For Amnesty of Millions of Illegals to Offset Declining U.S. Population
https://theparadise.ng/great-replacement-sen-schumer-calls-for-amnesty-of-millions-of-illegals-to-offset-declining-u-s-population/
— 40+ Dem Mayors Beg Joe Biden to Create Jobs Program — for Illegal Aliens!
https://theparadise.ng/40-dem-mayors-beg-joe-biden-to-create-jobs-program-for-illegal-aliens/#google_vignette

REAL CLEAR POLITICS
— Confronting the Woke-Left and Jihad-Enthusiast Alliance – Peter Berkowitz
https://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2024/05/26/confronting_the_woke-left_and_jihad-enthusiast_alliance_151003.html

TOWNHALL
— Chuck Schumer Admits Democrats’ ‘Ultimate Goal,’ And It’s Not Good – Sarah Arnold (COMMENT: Democrat elected and appointed officials ever-increasingly replace those in America who have demographics that vote for Republicans with those who have demographics that vote for Democrats.)
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/saraharnold/2024/05/25/chuck-schumer-our-ultimate-goal-is-to-give-every-illegal-immigrant-citizenship-n2639528
— Half of UCLA Med School Students Fail Basic Tests Thanks to DEI Push – Sarah Arnold
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/saraharnold/2024/05/25/half-of-ucla-med-school-students-fail-basic-tests-thanks-to-dei-push-n2639525

WESTERN JOURNAL
— New Low: Illegals Across U.S. Hiring Fake Robbers to Attack Them So They Gain Asylum – Jack Davis
https://www.westernjournal.com/new-low-illegals-across-us-hiring-fake-robbers-attack-gain-asylum/

— FROM NATIONAL CENTER-LEFT SOURCESSOUTHERN

AOL
— Democrats and RINOs ever-increasingly crow about their success in using DEI to get rid of Republicans.
https://www.aol.com/news/republican-leaders-unc-board-claims-144739678.html
— How to Check Your Employment Eligibility – LISA JOHNSON MANDELL
https://www.aol.com/news/2011-03-24-how-to-check-your-employment-eligibility.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Green cards? Passports? Visas? Just what exactly to they allow you to do? A lot of people coming to the U.S. are uncertain about whether or not they’re able to legally work in the U.S. Now there’s a super simple way to find out. The U.S. Citizen and Immigration Services recently unveiled a free online tool called E-Verify Self Check, that allows people to see if they’re eligible to work in the U.S. before they start looking.)

CNN
— Trump courts Libertarians amid mounting concern over third-party candidates – Steve Contorno and Aaron Pellish (COMMENT: I should write a book about those Libertarian plants in the Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Milton Township Republican Organization who have taken the most/biggest adverse actions against me since 2000. Libertarians promote pot, LGBTQ, abortion, mass/illegal immigration, etc.)
https://www.cnn.com/2024/05/25/politics/donald-trump-libertarian-party-rfk/index.html

MSN
— Wokeness has gone full circle with the separation of Americans by race thanks to DEI
https://www.msn.com/en-sg/entertainment/news/wokeness-has-gone-full-circle-with-the-separation-of-americans-by-race-thanks-to-dei-says-conservatives/ar-BB1idbhx
— ‘Zapped time and time again’: More workers say they expect to retire at 65, but research shows they may be overly optimistic about how long they can remain in the workforce. – Serah Louis (COMMENT: I should write a book about age discrimination. I am 75. As age discrimination ever-increasingly increases under the Democrats and under the RINOs, anticipate/expect that as you get older, there will be ever-increasingly pressure to get rid of you and especially if you are conservative, Republican, White, male, non-veteran, Protestant, German American, and/or have ancestors who have been in America for a long time like me. Currently, age discriminators are using age discrimination concurrently against both Trump and Biden to “kill two birds with one stone.” In my defense, I stress the GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters that I put together and send out each and every morning. I had no trouble driving non-stop to/from Wheaton and Collinsville for the Illinois Republican Party State Convention.)
https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/personalfinance/zapped-time-and-time-again-more-workers-say-they-expect-to-retire-at-65-but-research-shows-they-may-be-overly-optimistic-about-how-long-they-can-remain-in-the-workforce/ar-BB1n201B

NEW YORK TIMES
— What Do Students at Elite Colleges Really Want? – Francesca Mari (COMMENT: According to my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes, degrees from non-Ivy League colleges are worthless, that is, that my degrees from NIU, Loyola, DePaul, and IIT are worthless.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2024/05/22/business/gen-z-college-students-jobs.html
— Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters ever-increasingly promote more hatred against Trump.
https://www.nytimes.com/2024/05/24/opinion/trump-deportation-immigration-border.html
— Biden Addresses Graduating Cadets at West Point Military Academy – Michael D. Shear
https://www.nytimes.com/2024/05/25/us/politics/biden-commencement-west-point.html

WASHINGTON POST
— Biden indirectly rebukes Trump at West Point commencement. – Tyler Pager
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2024/05/25/trump-biden-military-academy/
— Democrats continue to use George Floyd to promote more hatred against Republicans.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2024/05/25/george-floyd-anniversary-retrenchment/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Teach Your Children to Love America. – Peggy Noonan (COMMENT: What inspires your patriotism? For me, it includes my being able to earn a bachelor’s degree, three master’s degrees, six professional certifications, and a professional license even though neither of my parents attended college, my father was only the first of my ancestors to earn a high school diploma, and my mother never attended high school.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/teach-your-children-to-love-america-memorial-day-7c97666e

FORBES
— Democrats and RINOs ever-increasingly crow about their success in using DEI to get rid of Republicans.
https://www.forbes.com/sites/mayarichard-craven/2024/05/25/racial-trauma-can-affect-your-career-heres-how/

PBS
— JULY 21, 2022 FLASHBACK: Jan. 6 committee says Donald Trump is to blame for the violence (COMMENT: He who determines the membership of a committee determines the outcome of that committee.)
https://www.pbs.org/newshour/politics/watch-jan-6-committee-says-donald-trump-is-to-blame-for-the-violence

May 25, 2024

ILLINOIS REPUBLICAN PARTY
— 2024 Illinois State Convention – RNC Co-Chair Lara Trump
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YaSXeMRHkh4

NEW YORK TIMES

— Biden to Deliver Commencement Address at West Point Military Academy. President Biden’s address comes at a moment of military upheaval abroad, university protests at home and a looming White House rematch with former President Donald J. Trump. – Michael D. Shear

FROM ILLINOIS CENTER-LEFT SOURCES

ABC7
— Mayor Brandon Johnson rolls out summer safety plan, hoping to prevent Memorial Day weekend violence. – Christian Piekos, Craig Wall, and Eric Horng
https://abc7chicago.com/post/chicago-beaches-open-season-friday-castaways-restaurant-north/14864792/
— Illinois lawmakers working through holiday weekend on budget as spring legislative session ends
https://abc7chicago.com/post/illinois-lawmakers-state-budget-finalized-governor-jb-pritzker/14867028/

WTTW
— State Lawmakers Pass 250 Bills, Including Measure Targeting ‘Legacy’ Admissions at Public Universities (COMMENT: How much did your parents’ education help you? Neither of my parents attended college. My father was the first of my ancestors to earn a high school diploma. My mother never attended high school.)
https://news.wttw.com/2024/05/24/state-lawmakers-pass-250-bills-including-measure-targeting-legacy-admissions-public
— Advocates Underscore Need for Statewide Reentry Programs as Several Bills Aimed at Supporting People With Criminal Records Stall – Dilpreet Raju (COMMENT: Democrats advocate for criminals. Republicans advocate for the victims of criminals.)
https://news.wttw.com/2024/05/24/advocates-underscore-need-statewide-reentry-programs-several-bills-aimed-supporting
— Bill Banning Illinois From Aiding Other States’ Investigations Into Abortion Services Clears General Assembly – Peter Hancock and Cole Longcor (COMMENT: Democrats ever-increasingly promote more abortion.)
https://news.wttw.com/2024/05/24/bill-banning-illinois-aiding-other-states-investigations-abortion-services-clears-general

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Judicial Watch files lawsuit over Evanston reparations program – ALEX HULVALCHICK
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/05/24/conservative-group-files-lawsuit-over-evanston-reparations-program/?clearUserState=true
— Illinois Senate pitches budget, but talks continue into holiday weekend as Democrats struggle to reach consensus – DAN PETRELLA, OLIVIA OLANDER, EREMY GORNER, and OLIVIA STEVENS
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/05/24/illinois-senate-pitches-budget-but-talks-continue-into-holiday-weekend-as-democrats-struggle-to-reach-consensus/

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— As Pritzker, Dems hash out state budget, lawmakers tackle health care, abortion protections and digital IDs. Topping Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s legislative agenda and on track for approval heading into the weekend was a health insurance reform package targeting so-called “junk plans” and step therapy. – Mitchell Armentrout and Tina Sfondeles
https://chicago.suntimes.com/springfield/2024/05/24/jb-pritzker-democrats-health-care-abortion-protections-digital-ids-legislative-roundup
— A former DuPage County prosecutor accused of threatening state lawmakers, gun control groups on social media. Samuel Cundari, 30, is charged with making threatening posts on X directed at the children of two state lawmakers, gun control groups and the Illinois attorney general’s office. He’s also accused of posting about a potential bomb at a Springfield LGBTQ festival. – Kade Heather
https://chicago.suntimes.com/crime/2024/05/24/dupage-county-threats-state-lawmakers-gun-control-groups-social-media

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Chicago’s Hispanic community welcomes Biden and the DNC — and demands work permits – Leigh Giangreco (COMMENT: When I was young, if there had been as many illegals as there are now, they would have gotten the jobs that I got.)
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/politics/chicagos-hispanics-want-worker-permits-biden

HERALD
— Republican campaign aide charged in Will County with harassment, obscenity
https://www.shawlocal.com/the-herald-news/2024/05/24/republican-campaign-aide-charged-in-will-county-with-harassment-obscenity/

JOURNAL COURIER
— Illinois’ tiny jobs growth due only to new government hiring – Mark Glennon
https://www.myjournalcourier.com/opinion/article/illinois-tiny-jobs-growth-due-new-government-19462440.php

SOUTHERN
— What Haley donors, voters think about her saying she’ll vote for Trump in November – Soo Rin Kim, Hannah Demissie, and Kelsey Walsh (COMMENT: Who are the leaders of Haley voters in your congressional district, county, township, and municipality? What do they say?)
https://southernillinoisnow.com/2024/05/24/what-haley-donors-voters-think-about-her-saying-shell-vote-for-trump-in-november/
— VP hopefuls modify their stance on abortion to more closely align with Trump – Hannah Demissie
https://southernillinoisnow.com/2024/05/24/vp-hopefuls-modify-their-stance-on-abortion-to-more-closely-align-with-trump/

WGLT
— Campaigns are starting earlier than ever — due, in part, to early voting – Domenico Montanaro, Steve Inskeep
https://www.wglt.org/2024-05-24/campaigns-are-starting-earlier-than-ever-due-in-part-to-early-voting

NPR ILLINOIS
— Democrats ever-increasingly promote more abortion.
https://www.nprillinois.org/2024-05-24/abortion-can-be-difficult-to-talk-about-these-14-strangers-took-it-on-anyway

ILLINOIS TIMES
— Democrats ever-increasingly blame Republicans for the problems that Blacks have.
https://www.illinoistimes.com/springfield/understanding-inequality-redlining-is-only-part-of-the-story/Event?oid=18458376

FROM ILLINOIS CENTER-RIGHT SOURCES

CENTER SQUARE ILLINOIS
— South Side Chicago GOP delegate makes history – Jim Talamonti
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/article_ad2bbf7a-19ec-11ef-a863-e7a3816125c9.html

WIREPOINTS
— Illinois Public Schools Fail: Kids Can’t Read. Only 35 in every 100 Illinois students can read at grade level. Is your child one of them? (COMMENT: At Crete-Monee High School, only 15% are proficient in reading and only 7% in math. I graduated from Crete-Monee High School in 1966. My ACT score was 24. I graduated in the upper 20% of my class. That got me accepted by UIC.)
https://wirepoints.org/kidscantread/statewide/

ILLINOIS FAMILY ACTION
— An Opposing View of Direct Election of GOP SCC – Larry D. Smith (COMMENT: I should write a book about those past and present leaders of the Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Milton Township Republican Organization who oppose direct election of IRP SCC members and who have taken the most/biggest adverse actions against me since 2000 because I promote direct election of IRP SCC members. I would focus on those who removed me from the 2024 IRP State Convention Platform and Resolutions Committee.)
https://illinoisfamilyaction.org/2024/05/an-opposing-view-of-direct-election-of-gop-scc/

FROM NATIONAL CENTER-RIGHT SOURCES

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Biden is downsizing, politicizing our military – Want to avoid war? Prepare for one. – Don Feder
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2024/may/24/biden-is-downsizing-politicizing-our-military/
— Biden, Democrats and the dangerous religion of race. It’s being used to justify totalitarianism. – Tom Basile
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2024/may/24/biden-democrats-and-dangerous-religion-of-race/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— The Left’s war on merit comes for medical schools – Brad Polumbo (COMMENT: While I worked for the Democrats who ran the federal government for almost 30 years, they ever-increasingly lowered standards to hire, retain, and promote Democrats who were minority, female, and/or younger. That ever-increasingly rendered worthless my job-related bachelor’s degree, three master’s degrees, six professional certifications, professional license, and work experience.)
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/3016582/the-lefts-war-on-merit-comes-for-medical-schools/
— DEI is going to get people killed: Medical edition – Zachary Faria
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/restoring-america/opinion-restoring-america/3016922/dei-is-going-to-get-people-killed-medical-edition/
— Biden’s fiscal vigilantes are robbing people – Rep. Jodey Arrington
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/restoring-america/faith-freedom-self-reliance/3015339/bidens-fiscal-vigilantes-robbing-people/

WASHINGTON FREE BEACON
— UCLA Medical School Denies Whistleblower Allegations, Claims Students Admitted ‘Based on Merit’ Admissions officers say the school lowers standards for minorities in an effort to boost diversity. – Aaron Sibarium (COMMENT: While I worked for the Democrats who ran the federal government for almost 30 years, they ever-increasingly lowered standards to hire, retain, and promote Democrats who were minority, female, and/or younger. That ever-increasingly rendered worthless my job-related bachelor’s degree, three master’s degrees, six professional certifications, professional license, and work experience.)
https://freebeacon.com/campus/ucla-medical-school-denies-whistleblower-allegations-claims-students-admitted-based-on-merit/
— ‘A Failed Medical School’: How Racial Preferences, Supposedly Outlawed in California, Have Persisted at UCLA. Up to half of UCLA medical students now fail basic tests of medical competence. Whistleblowers say affirmative action, illegal in California since 1996, is to blame. – Aaron Sibarium
https://freebeacon.com/campus/a-failed-medical-school-how-racial-preferences-supposedly-outlawed-in-california-have-persisted-at-ucla/

AMERICAN GREATNESS
— Make America great, and competitive, again – Jack Hellner
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2024/05/make_america_great_and_competitive_again.html

AMERICAN THINKER
— At UCLA, the DEI medical students are a disaster – Andrea Widburg (COMMENT: While I worked for the Democrats who ran the federal government for almost 30 years, they ever-increasingly lowered standards to hire, retain, and promote Democrats who were minority, female, and/or younger. That ever-increasingly rendered worthless my job-related bachelor’s degree, three master’s degrees, six professional certifications, professional license, and work experience.)
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2024/05/at_ucla_the_dei_medical_students_are_a_disaster.html

BREITBART
— Over 40 Mayors Plead with Joe Biden to Create Jobs Program — for Migrants – JOHN BINDER (COMMENT: Democrats want illegals because illegals vote for Democrats. RINOs want illegals because RINOs want cheap labor.)
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2024/05/24/over-40-mayors-plead-with-joe-biden-to-create-jobs-program-for-migrants/

CAMPUS REFORM
— Northwestern journalism school’s chair of ‘social justice in reporting’ has history of pro-Hamas rhetoric – Patrick McDonald
https://www.campusreform.org/article/exposed-northwestern-journalism-schools-chair-social-justice-reporting-history-pro-hamas-rhetoric/25525
— UCLA med students alarmingly sub-standard, as school ‘cuts corners’, admits applicants based on race – Adam Sabes (COMMENT: While I worked for the Democrats who ran the federal government for almost 30 years, they ever-increasingly lowered standards to hire, retain, and promote Democrats who were minority, female, and/or younger. That ever-increasingly rendered worthless my job-related bachelor’s degree, three master’s degrees, six professional certifications, professional license, and work experience.)
https://www.campusreform.org/article/ucla-med-students-alarmingly-sub-standard-school-cuts-corners-admits-students-based-race/25529

CENTER SQUARE NORTH CAROLINA
— Jews ‘fit neatly’ into universities’ DEI oppression matrix – Alan Wooten |
https://www.thecentersquare.com/north_carolina/article_fe852b0a-19d7-11ef-9adc-63d6dbfbd38b.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-N.C., said the Committee on Education and the Workforce will continue getting to, and ending, the “roots of antisemitic hatred, including anti-Israel DEI bureaucracies, and questionable foreign funding” that enabled a group to be found – the Jews – that “fit neatly” into the oppression matrix of diversity, equity and inclusion. “Over the course of years, decades even,” Foxx said, “universities gradually nurtured a campus culture of radicalism in which antisemitism grew and became tolerated by administrators.”)

DAILY CALLER
— Florida Rep. Anna Paulina Luna Rips Biden For Border Crisis, Details Concerns Over Migrants Crossing – HAILEY GOMEZ
https://dailycaller.com/2024/05/24/anna-paulina-luna-rips-biden-border-crisis-illegal-immigrants-crossing/
— How We Built A World Meant To Cave To The Mob – GAGE KLIPPER
https://dailycaller.com/2024/05/24/build-world-cave-mob-jussie-smollett-demand-for-hate-crime/

DAILY WIRE
— Up To Half Of UCLA Med Students Are Failing Basic Medical Competency Tests, Affirmative Action To Blame – Ashe Schow (COMMENT: While I worked for the Democrats who ran the federal government for almost 30 years, they ever-increasingly lowered standards to hire, retain, and promote Democrats who were minority, female, and/or younger. That ever-increasingly rendered worthless my job-related bachelor’s degree, three master’s degrees, six professional certifications, professional license, and work experience.)
https://www.dailywire.com/news/up-to-half-of-ucla-med-students-are-failing-basic-medical-competency-tests-affirmative-action-to-blame

FEDERALIST
— Democrats Want Aliens To Vote In U.S. Elections – M.D. KITTLE
https://thefederalist.com/2024/05/24/yes-democrats-want-aliens-to-vote-in-u-s-elections-take-jamie-raskins-word-for-it/

FOX NEWS
— California bill would ban schools from telling parents if student identifies as LGBTQ. Opponents say the bill will ‘keep parents in the dark.’ – Bradford Betz
https://www.foxnews.com/us/california-bill-would-ban-schools-telling-parents-student-identifies-lgbtq-gut-and-amend
— Top House Republican launches probe into failed breach of military base by illegal immigrants. Lawmakers in both congressional chambers have demanded answers. – Adam Shaw, Griff Jenkins
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/top-house-republican-launches-probe-failed-breach-military-base-illegal-immigrants

JUDICIAL WATCH
— Evanston faces federal class action over reparations program
https://www.judicialwatch.org/chicago-suburb-faces-federal-class-action-over-reparations-program/

MRC TV
— Half of UCLA Med Students Are Failing Family Medicine Amid Racial Admissions Reports – SCOTT GIEBEL (COMMENT: While I worked for the Democrats who ran the federal government for almost 30 years, they ever-increasingly lowered standards to hire, retain, and promote Democrats who were minority, female, and/or younger. That ever-increasingly rendered worthless my job-related bachelor’s degree, three master’s degrees, six professional certifications, professional license, and work experience.)
https://www.mrctv.org/blog/scott-giebel/data-shows-half-ucla-med-students-are-failing-family-medicine-amid-racial

NEWSMAX
— Chicago Officials Concerned About Violence at DNC Convention – Solange Reyner
https://www.newsmax.com/politics/dnc-chicago-officials/2024/05/24/id/1166141/

PATRIOT POST
— Illegals in Chicago Fake Armed Robberies for Immigration Benefit. Illegal immigrants in the Windy City are paying to be “victimized” in fake armed robberies, attempting to obtain a visa and protection from deportation.
https://patriotpost.us/videos/107127-illegals-in-chicago-fake-armed-robberies-for-immigration-benefit-2024-05-24

REAL CLEAR EDUCATION
— How UCLA Became ‘a Failed Medical School’ – Aaron Sibarium (COMMENT: While I worked for the Democrats who ran the federal government for almost 30 years, they ever-increasingly lowered standards to hire, retain, and promote Democrats who were minority, female, and/or younger. That ever-increasingly rendered worthless my job-related bachelor’s degree, three master’s degrees, six professional certifications, professional license, and work experience.)
https://www.realcleareducation.com/2024/05/24/how_ucla_became_a_failed_medical_school_1033829.html

TOWNHALL
— The High Art of Virtue Signaling – Jeff Davidson (COMMENT: I should write about the biggest virtue signalers in Wheaton, Milton Township, and DuPage County. I would focus on those who have taken the most/biggest adverse actions against me.)
https://townhall.com/columnists/jeffdavidson/2024/05/25/the-high-art-of-virtue-signaling-n2638867
— Tired of Waiting for Border Agents, Illegal Aliens Call a Lyft and Become ‘Gotaways’ – Spencer Brown
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/spencerbrown/2024/05/24/tired-of-waiting-for-border-agents-illegal-aliens-call-a-lyft-and-become-gotaways-n2639498

WESTERN STANDARD
— Half of UCLA med students fail basic tests since lowering standards for minorities – Jen Hodgson (COMMENT: While I worked for the Democrats who ran the federal government for almost 30 years, they ever-increasingly lowered standards to hire, retain, and promote Democrats who were minority, female, and/or younger. That ever-increasingly rendered worthless my job-related bachelor’s degree, three master’s degrees, six professional certifications, professional license, and work experience.)
https://www.westernstandard.news/news/half-of-ucla-med-students-fail-basic-tests-since-lowering-standards-for-minorities/54812

FROM NATIONAL CENTER-RIGHT SOURCES

NEW YORK TIMES
— The Anti-Trump Republicans Worried About the Biden Campaign (COMMENT: I should write about the biggest anti-Trump leaders of the Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Milton Township Republican Organization. I would focus on those who have taken the most/biggest adverse actions against me since 2015.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2024/05/24/us/politics/trump-biden-republicans.html

WASHINGTON POST
— How the Libertarian Party that turned from Trump came to embrace him. The decision to invite the former president to speak at Saturday’s convention is the latest battle in a raging, contentious war over the party’s direction. – Meryl Kornfield (COMMENT: Because I have always opposed the promotion of LGBTQ, abortion, and pot, Libertarian plants in the Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Milton Township Republican Organization have always worked very hard against me.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2024/05/25/libertarian-party-trump/

USA TODAY
— Democrats continue to use George Floyd to promote hatred against Republicans.
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/elections/2024/05/25/george-floyd-racism-backlash/73548393007/

MSN
— Migrant stuns reporter saying ‘killers’ and ‘psychopaths’ entering US – Jon Michael Raasch
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/migrant-stuns-reporter-saying-killers-and-psychopaths-entering-us/ar-BB1mZK4z
— Democrat and RINO leaders ever-increasingly use the Pope to promote more illegal immigration.
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/welcome-desperate-migrants-without-excuses-or-delays-pope/ar-AA1cMSDI

YAHOO
— Legacy Students Four Times More Likely to Be Accepted to Top Schools – Daniel Kreps (COMMENT: How much did your parents’ education help you? Neither of my parents attended college. My father was the first of my ancestors to earn a high school diploma. My mother never attended high school.)
https://ca.sports.yahoo.com/news/legacy-students-four-times-more-130428192.html
— Wall Street is paring its bets on ESG and DEI as political pressure rises – BEN WERSCHKUL (COMMENT: Democrats and RINOs use DEI to get rid of Republicans.)
https://www.aol.com/wall-street-paring-bets-esg-150045085.html

FORBES
— Who have your superiors made role models? My superiors have always made those who are following role models: team players, moderate/liberal, minority, female, younger, veteran, non-Protestant, non-German American, and/or have ancestors who have not been in America for a long time.
https://www.forbes.com/sites/forbesbusinesscouncil/2024/04/26/recruiting-gen-z-how-to-engage-young-talent-in-the-workplace/

NATIONAL LAW REVIEW
— Ready to Certify Your Affirmative Action Plans Before July 1, 2024? – Lsa B. Marsh, Marolhin D. Mendez (COMMENT: Democrats and RINOs use Affirmative Action and DEI to get rid of Republicans.)
https://natlawreview.com/article/ready-certify-your-affirmative-action-plans-july-1-2024-podcast

May 24, 2024

POLITICO ILLINOIS
— GOP UNITY: The Illinois Republican Party is holding its state convention today and Saturday in the Gateway Convention Center in Collinsville. After eight years of divisiveness among the rank and file, party leaders hope to emerge united as they head into election season. No matter where they stand on Donald Trump, they agree on wanting to make Joe Biden a one-term president. “We’re at a pivotal point where you’re seeing Republicans starting to get back together,” Illinois GOP Executive Director Matthew Janes told Playbook. “You’re seeing a lot more unity recently.” The Illinois GOP has evolved much the way the national Republican party has, with right-leaning Republicans veering more right and centrists somehow being seen as being left on party issues. In Illinois, the shift has been geographic. In 2014, the Republican base was strong in Chicago’s suburbs and exurbs, while southern Illinois still saw Democrats have an influence in party politics. That’s all shifted: When Trump came on the scene, rural voters were drawn to his blue collar message and there was a shift in the state party’s cultural and economic bases. Chicago-area Republicans weren’t always in line with Trump. And many still aren’t. Embracing Trump: Illinois GOP National Committeeman Richard Porter was among those hoping to see a new Republican generation in the White House. He backed Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis for president. Now, he says he’s most concerned about taking back the White House from Democrats. “I am for winning. Trump is our nominee and the Democrats have behaved appallingly in regard to Trump so it’s not hard to support him,” Porter told Playbook, referring to the former president’s recent court fight in New York. That attitude is expected to prevail in Collinsville this weekend, where the biggest task is to line up behind a party platform and elect a new Republican committee man and committee woman to represent the state within the national Republican Convention (The party elects one man and one woman to those seats.). Why the change: Term limits are keeping Porter and Committeewoman Demetra DeMonte from running again. They have each served two terms. In the running for their seats: GOP state central committee members Mark Shaw and Dean White and Illinois Republican Finance Committee Chair Vince Kolber. Shaw is also an Illinois adviser to Trump’s campaign. Women candidates are State Central Committee members Joan Lasonde and Rhonda Belford, and former Republican legislative candidate Julie Cho. All of the candidates are right-leaning, Trump-supporting Republicans. If you are Demetra DeMonte, Playbook would like to hear from you. Email skapos@politico.com )
https://www.politico.com/newsletters/illinois-playbook

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Trump putting his finger on the scale to revamp GOP platform four years after it froze in time – Elaine Mallon (COMMENT: Those who oppose direct election of Illinois Republican Party (IRP) State Central Committee (SCC) members have always demonized me, denigrated me, and condemned me as being a far-right conservative. Since 2015, they have demonized me, denigrated me, and condemned me as being a Trump-promoter. I should write a book about those who oppose direct elect election of IRP SCC members and who oppose Trump and who have taken the most/biggest adverse actions against me.)
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/campaigns/presidential/3015947/trump-revamp-gop-platform-after-it-froze-in-time/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The Trump campaign is pushing to elect those closely aligned with the presumptive presidential nominee’s agenda to positions on the Republican National Committee‘s Platform Committee. Much of this effort by former President Donald Trump’s campaign relates to concerns that far-right conservatives will push stances on abortion and same-sex marriage that may alienate the general population just ahead of the general election. The RNC’s Platform Committee consists of a male and a female representative from each U.S. state and territory, and it will play an instrumental role in shaping the party’s stances on dozens of policy issues. The party’s current platform is a 66-page document that hasn’t been reviewed since the 2016 election. In 2020, the RNC passed a resolution stating it would not adopt a new platform, pointing to the COVID-19 pandemic interfering with the party’s ability to hold meetings. That year marked the first time in more than 150 years that the RNC decided not to make adjustments to its official platform, per NBC News. Shiree Verdone served as co-chairwoman of Trump’s campaign in Arizona in both 2016 and 2020 but is no longer involved with the Republican Party of Arizona. She told the outlet that Trump’s team is concerned about who is getting on the party’s platform committee. “Trying to get normal folks on the Platform and Rules [committees], but God knows if there’s any normal people in that delegation,” Verdone said. The committee’s leadership consists of strong Trump supporters, including Trump’s former ambassador to Luxembourg, Randy Evans, who will serve as executive director. Russ Vought, Trump’s former director of the Office of Management and Budget, will serve as policy director, and Ed Martin, the head of several conservative groups, will serve as deputy policy director. “The campaign is really getting into it and involved this year in [Platform Committee] races in states,” a veteran Republican operative told the outlet. “There is a sense among them that the platform should not be pushed too far to the right on a few issues, but I keep hearing abortion and marriage specifically.” While far-right conservatives have called for a national ban on abortion, Trump has been steadfast in his stance that the matter will be left up to the states. “I DO NOT SUPPORT A BAN ON BIRTH CONTROL, AND NEITHER WILL THE REPUBLICAN PARTY!” Trump declared on Truth Social.)
— ‘Haley Voters for Biden’ says Trump endorsement makes their efforts ‘difficult’ – Peter Cordi (COMMENT: Who are the Haley voters for Biden in Illinois, your county, your township, your municipality, and your school district?)
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/campaigns/3015309/haley-voters-biden-trump-endorsement-efforts-difficult/
— Trump and DeSantis appear to push aside feud in appeal to donors: ‘I love that you’re back’ – Ross O’Keefe
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/campaigns/3015526/trump-desantis-push-aside-feud-appeal-donors/
— Speaker Mike Johnson accuses Biden, Democrats of wanting illegal immigrants to vote – Alex Miller
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2024/may/22/mike-johnson-accuses-joe-biden-democrats-of-wantin/
— Mike Johnson warns that ‘enemies of freedom’ can vote in local DC elections – Asher Notheis
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/house/3014853/mike-johnson-warns-enemies-of-freedom-can-vote-local-dc-elections/
— Democrats attack Republicans on DC noncitizen voting law as a setup for election fraud claims – Jack Birle
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/house/3014472/democrats-attack-republicans-dc-noncitizen-voting-law-setup-big-lie-2-0/
— Chicago Mayor Brandon Johnson: One year in, a failing grade – William J. Kelly
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/3001566/brandon-johnson-one-year-in-failing-grade/
— Trump insists Biden, 81, must debate him standing up. – Ashley Oliver (COMMENT: I drove non-stop from Wheaton to Collinsville yesterday.)
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/campaigns/3016177/trump-insists-biden-81-must-debate-standing-up/
— Illegal immigrant says illegal immigration is too easy – Conn Carroll
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/beltway-confidential/3015282/illegal-immigrant-says-illegal-immigration-too-easy/

ALTON TELEGRAPH & JOURNAL COURIER
— Collinsville hosts Illinois GOP state convention this weekend. – Scott Cousins
https://www.thetelegraph.com/news/article/illinois-republican-convention-gop-collinsville-19474408.php
http://www.myjournalcourier.com/news/article/republicans-state-convention-collinsville-weekend-19474445.php
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Approximately 500 to 600 people will attend, according to Convention Coordinator Deb Detmers.)

FROM ILLINOIS CENTER-LEFT SOURCES

ABC7
— Nikki Haley says she will vote for Donald Trump in the 2024 presidential election. Nikki Haley dropped out of the GOP race, but she’s still getting sizable votes. – Hannah Demissie
https://abc7chicago.com/post/nikki-haley-voting-trump-former-republican-presidential-candidate/14858562/
— Trump campaign calls out ‘critical flaw’ in Milwaukee RNC convention’s safety from protesters. Trump campaign wants more space between convention and protest areas. – Kelsey Walsh
https://abc7chicago.com/post/donald-trump-campaign-accuses-secret-service-of-critical-flaw-rnc/14863699/
— Anti-abortion Chicago City Council members stall quiet zone approval around West Loop clinic. Ald. Bill Conway was trying to establish “quiet zone” around abortion clinic where entering women report bullying and intimidation. – Fran Spielman
https://abc7chicago.com/post/anti-abortion-chicago-city-council-members-stall-approval-west-loop-clinic-quiet-zone/14863192/

WGN9
— House Republicans rail against Northwestern, Rutgers for cutting deals with protesters. – Lexi Lonas
https://wgnradio.com/news/house-republicans-ream-northwestern-rutgers-for-cutting-deals-with-protesters/
— Retiring early may not be as great as it sounds – Collin McCarthy (COMMENT: I should write a book about being forced by Democrats to retire early.)
https://wgnradio.com/your-money-matters/retiring-early-may-not-be-as-great-as-it-sounds/

WTTW
— New Illinois Law That Prevents Political Parties From Slating Candidates in Open General Election Races Put on Hold by Judge – Amanda Vinicky
https://news.wttw.com/2024/05/23/new-illinois-law-prevents-political-parties-slating-candidates-open-general-election
— Northwestern President Defends Deal With Student Protesters to US House Committee: ‘We Had to Get the Encampment Down’ – AP
https://news.wttw.com/2024/05/23/northwestern-president-defends-deal-student-protesters-us-house-committee-we-had-get

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Illinois fails to protect immigrant victims of crime – NELL SALZMAN (COMMENT: Those who promote illegal immigration are responsible for the illegals who come in.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/05/24/illinois-fails-to-protect-immigrant-victims-of-crime-report-finds/
— Alderman accuses colleague of antisemitism over social media post. – JAKE SHERIDAN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/05/23/alderman-accuses-colleague-of-antisemitism-over-social-media-post/
— Illinois Democrats still at odds over tax hike proposals as budget talks again head into overtime – JEREMY GORNER, OLIVIA OLANDER, OLIVIA STEVENS, DAN PETRELLA
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/05/23/illinois-democrats-still-at-odds-over-tax-hike-proposals-as-budget-talks-again-head-into-overtime/
— Northwestern President Schill grilled by lawmakers at campus antisemitism hearing. ‘Hate is hate.’ – ANGIE LEVENTIS LOURGOS
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/05/23/northwestern-president-at-congressional-antisemitism-hearing-existing-rules-policies-falling-short-we-must-improve/
— Senate holds a test vote on border bill as Democrats seek to underscore Republican resistance – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/05/23/senate-border-bill-test-vote/
— ‘Justice-impacted individual’ is a ‘doublethink’ phrase that could come back to haunt Gov. J.B. Pritzker – Editorial
https://www.yahoo.com/news/editorial-justice-impacted-individual-doublethink-100000509.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Judge halts election law that blocked Republican candidates from appearing on November ballot. Under the new law, state House and Senate candidates must run in the primary to appear on the November general election ballot — a move leaving prospective candidates in the lurch, viewed as a power grab by the Democrat-led legislature. – Tina Stondeles and Jon Seidel
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2024/05/23/judge-halts-election-law-that-blocked-republican-candidates-from-appearing-on-november-ballot
— Mayoral allies in hot water over social media posts. Johnson’s Communications Director Ronnie Reese is under fire for a 2010 tweet that said, “I brake for gay pride, reluctantly.” Meanwhile, Ald. Debra Silverstein called a recent Facebook post by Ald. Rossana Rodriguez-Sanchez “an antisemitic dog whistle.” – Fran Spielman
https://chicago.suntimes.com/city-hall/2024/05/23/social-media-mayoral-allies-facebook-tweet-antisemitism-homophobia
— Democrats ever-increasingly push more pot.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/cannabis/2024/05/23/cook-county-loans-minority-pot-license-marijuana-social-equity
— Advocates worry 120 schools could lose after-school programs this summer. – Nader Issa and Sarah Karp (COMMENT: What did you do after-school? I did yard work 1962-1964, delivered newspapers 1962-1966, washed dishes 1964-1966, delivered mail 1966-1969, and worked on an automobile assembly line in 1970.)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/education/2024/05/23/advocates-worry-120-schools-could-lose-after-school-programs-this-summer
— Student protests are a rite of passage. I went through it, back in the ’60s. Watching the wave of student protests on college campuses nationwide, a retired journalist recalls his own activism and writes: When these students reflect on this moment, I trust they will appreciate, like I have, our country’s commitment to reasonable free speech, peaceable assembly and democracy. – Andy Shaw (COMMENT: While I attended UIC 1966-1968 and NIU 1969-1970, many of my classmates protested the Vietnam War.)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/other-views/2024/05/23/student-protests-colleges-israel-hamas-vietnam-war-activists-1960s-andy-shaw

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Chicago newsrooms get $1.6 million in grants to strengthen local journalism – Corli Jay (COMMENT: All the many thousands of dollars needed to put GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters together and to send them out every morning comes out of my Civil Service Retirement System pension, my Social Security, and my retirement savings.)
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/marketing-media/chicago-newsrooms-get-grants-bolster-local-journalism
— Durbin renews call for Alito to recuse himself in 2020 election cases. (COMMENT: I have flown an American flag off my front porch in Wheaton constantly since September 11, 2001 and a 18X12 foot American flag in my Iron Gate Motor Condo in Naperville since January of 2021.)
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/politics/durbin-calls-alito-recuse-himself-2020-election-cases

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Illinois House moves to protect emergency abortions ahead of US Supreme Court ruling – Patrick M. Keck
https://www.sj-r.com/story/news/politics/state/2024/05/23/illinois-house-passes-bill-protecting-emergency-abortion-services/73793013007/

SOUTHERN
— Democrats go on offense as the GOP opens the door to birth control restrictions – Isabella Murray
https://southernillinoisnow.com/2024/05/23/democrats-go-on-offense-as-the-gop-opens-the-door-to-birth-control-restrictions

DAILY NORTHWESTERN
— Descendants of Evanston residents file federal class action suit against reparations program – William Tong
https://dailynorthwestern.com/2024/05/24/city/descendants-of-evanston-residents-file-federal-class-action-suit-against-reparations-program/

EVANSTON ROUNDTABLE
— Class action lawsuit attacks Evanston reparations program as unconstitutional. Plaintiffs allege they are ‘irreparably harmed’ by program’s limitation to Black ancestors and descendants, seek their own $25,000 payments. – Alex Harrison
https://evanstonroundtable.com/2024/05/24/class-action-lawsuit-attacks-local-reparations-program-as-unconstitutional/

EVANSTON NOW
— Suit challenges Evanston reparations plan – Bill Smith
https://evanstonnow.com/suit-challenges-evanston-reparations-plan/

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— Trump isn’t known for letting slights against him pass – AP (COMMENT: I not only let sights against me pass, I let big adverse actions against me pass. Should I continue doing that? Should I start issuing cease and desist letters against my attackers? Should I sue them?)
https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/politics/ap-trump-swaps-bluster-for-silence-and-possibly-sleep-in-his-hush-money-trial//

CITIES 92.9
— Measure impacting auto voter registration raises non-citizen registration concerns – Catrina Petersen
https://www.cities929.com/2024/05/22/measure-impacting-auto-voter-registration-raises-non-citizen-registration-concerns/

WGEM
— Democrats ever-increasingly promote more abortion.
https://www.wgem.com/video/2024/05/24/bill-expanding-illinois-abortion-shield-law-heads-gov-pritzkers-desk/

CAPITOL FAX
— Afternoon roundup
https://capitolfax.com/2024/05/23/isabel%e2%80%99s-afternoon-roundup-94/

FROM ILLINOIS CENTER-RIGHT SOURCES

GOPUSA ILLINOIS
— QUESTION: Why do Republican, conservative, and religious leaders in Illinois not encourage reading GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters, if not discourage reading those newsletters? ANSWER: They reject planks in the Republican Party platform, most commonly its individual responsibility, traditional marriage and family, right to life, immigration, Second Amendment, and/or equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving) planks and/or they reject election of Illinois Republican Party State Central Committee members. – Dave Diersen
http://www.gopillinois.com

CENTER SQUARE ILLINOIS
— Illinois bill allows out-of-state minors to apply for taxpayer funded abortions – Catrina Petersen
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/article_5b88a150-192f-11ef-9334-cb5ac7080596.html

COURTHOUSE NEWS
— Evanston faces federal class action over reparations program. The first-of-its-kind reparations initiative is meant to address the historic housing injustice that Black Evanston residents once faced. – DAVE BYRNES
https://www.courthousenews.com/chicago-suburb-faces-federal-class-action-over-reparations-program/

WEST COOK NEWS
— Cook County launches $3.6 million grant program for cannabis businesses
https://westcooknews.com/stories/659508595-cook-county-launches-3-6-million-grant-program-for-cannabis-businesses

CHICAGO CITY WIRE
— Illinois legislators ‘increasingly see criminals as victims & police as criminals’ – Paul Vallas:
https://chicagocitywire.com/stories/659439059-paul-vallas-illinois-legislators-increasingly-see-criminals-as-victims-police-as-criminals

SANGAMON SUN
— Republicans express concerns over exclusion from Illinois budget talks
https://sangamonsun.com/stories/659508774-republicans-express-concerns-over-exclusion-from-illinois-budget-talks

WIREPOINTS
— More woke buffoonery with your money: The latest with Illinois’ ESG investments and Treasurer Frerichs – Mark Glennon
https://wirepoints.org/more-woke-buffoonery-with-your-money-the-latest-with-illinois-esg-investments-and-treasurer-frerichs-wirepoints/
— Eleven Illinois U.S. Representatives vote against bill to ban noncitizens from voting in Washington, D.C. elections
https://wirepoints.org/eleven-illinois-u-s-representatives-vote-against-bill-to-ban-noncitizens-from-voting-in-washington-d-c-elections-wirepoints-quickpoint/

ILLINOIS FAMILY INSTITUTE
— Protecting Child Sacrifice and Mandating Indoctrination – David E. Smith
https://illinoisfamily.org/life/protecting-child-sacrifice-and-mandating-indoctrination/

FROM NATIONAL CENTER-RIGHT SOURCES

WASHINGTON TIMES
— GOP convention plans to be a good guest in Milwaukee – Jennifer Harper
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2024/may/23/inside-beltway-gop-convention-plans-be-good-guest-/
— Biden stumbles through press conference with Kenyan president: ‘What was my question?’ – Jeff Mordock
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2024/may/23/joe-biden-stumbles-through-press-conference-with-k/
— 52 Democrats join GOP as House votes to overturn D.C.’s noncitizen voting law – Stephen Dinan
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2024/may/23/52-democrats-join-gop-as-house-votes-to-overturn-d/
— Biden proves he’s a demagogue on race, yet his own record is terrible. President told Black college grads that America hates them. – Tim Murtaugh
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2024/may/23/biden-proves-hes-demagogue-on-race-yet-his-own-rec/
— Safe spaces, ‘trigger warnings’ crush free speech and destroy universities’ academic rigor – Allan C. Stam
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2024/may/23/safe-spaces-trigger-warnings-crush-free-speech-and/

NEW YOR POST
— Trump vows to ‘make NYC great again’ at boisterous Crotona Park rally. – Victor Nava and Diana Glebova
https://nypost.com/2024/05/23/us-news/trump-vows-to-make-nyc-great-again-at-boisterous-crotona-park-rally/
— Thousands of Trump fanatics swarm Bronx park for his first NY rally since 2016: ‘He’s a real Nelson Mandela’ – Steven Vago, Marie Pohl and Katherine Donlevy
https://nypost.com/2024/05/23/us-news/thousands-of-trump-fanatics-swarm-nyc-park-for-rally/
— Advice to Donald Trump for the debate: Just let bumbling Biden talk! – Douglas Murray
https://nypost.com/2024/05/23/opinion/advice-to-donald-trump-for-the-debate-just-let-bumbling-biden-talk/
— Advice to Donald Trump for the debate: Just let bumbling Biden talk! – Douglas Murray
https://nypost.com/2024/05/23/opinion/advice-to-donald-trump-for-the-debate-just-let-bumbling-biden-talk/

AMERICAN THINKER
— A border so wide open even the illegals are warning us – Monica Showalter
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2024/05/a_border_so_wide_open_even_the_illegals_are_warning_us.html

BREITBART
— Kinzinger Dismisses Haley’s Support for Trump as ‘Pathetic’ – SIMON KENT (COMMENT: I have always been a Republican. Sooner or later, all my critics/opponents, all their operatives, and all their dupes will announce that they have always been Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, Independents, or RINOs.)
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2024/05/23/kinzinger-dismisses-haleys-support-for-trump-as-pathetic/
— Illinois Democrats Dumping the Term ‘Offender’ for ‘Justice-Impacted Individual’ in State Law – WARNER TODD HUSTON
https://www.breitbart.com/crime/2024/05/23/illinois-democrats-dumping-offender-justice-impacted-individual-state-law/
— Illegal Migrants Hurry to Cross Southern Border: ‘We Don’t Want Trump’ – ELIZABETH WEIBEL
https://www.breitbart.com/immigration/2024/05/22/illegal-migrants-hurry-cross-southern-border-we-dont-want-trump/
— Most House Democrats Vote to Allow Illegal Aliens to Vote in D.C. Elections – JOHN BINDER
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2024/05/23/most-house-democrats-vote-to-allow-illegal-aliens-to-vote-in-d-c-elections/
— Joe Biden Blames Record-Setting Illegal Immigration on Republicans – JOHN BINDER (COMMENT: I should write a book about those who have blamed me the most for the most. I would focus on those who have blamed me the most for the most losses that Republican candidates on ballots in my precinct have suffered since 2000.)
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2024/05/23/joe-biden-blames-record-setting-illegal-immigration-republicans/

CAMPUS REFORM
— Northwestern journalism school’s chair of ‘social justice in reporting’ has history of pro-Hamas rhetoric – Patrick McDonald
https://www.campusreform.org/article/exposed-northwestern-journalism-schools-chair-social-justice-reporting-history-pro-hamas-rhetoric/25525

CENTER FOR IMMIGRATION REFORM
— States Seeking to Curb Illegal Immigration Can Start by Curbing Access to Professional Licenses – Jessica M. Vaughan (COMMENT: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always ignored/dismissed/belittled the fact that on my first attempt, a) I passed the CPA examination in 1979, b) I passed the Certified Internal Auditor examination in 1981, c) I became a licensed CPA in 1981.)
https://cis.org/Vaughan/States-Seeking-Curb-Illegal-Immigration-Can-Start-Curbing-Access-Professional-Licenses
(FROM THE ARTICLE: According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, about 20 percent of U.S. workers require a license in their occupation.)

DAILY SIGNAL
— Up to 2.7 Million Noncitizens Could Vote Illegally in November – Dan Hart
https://www.dailysignal.com/2024/05/23/up-2-7-million-noncitizens-could-vote-illegally-november-study-shows/
— Biden Border Crisis Is Extortion Tactic to Push Massive Amnesty – Simon Hankinson
https://www.dailysignal.com/2024/05/23/biden-border-crisis-is-extortion-tactic-push-massive-amnesty-borderline/

DAILY WIRE
— Activism Over Education? Law School Embraced Drag Shows And Social Justice Amid Rankings Free Fall. As law school plummeted down the rankings, its professors were performing in drag. – Leif Le Mahieu
https://www.dailywire.com/news/inside-the-dei-fueled-implosion-of-a-major-u-s-law-school

FOX NEWS
— Donald Trump at Bronx rally: Biden puts illegal aliens first, I put America first
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NEtEYViyEd0
— Sen. Graham sounds alarm on terror threat after Marine base incident: ‘Wake-up call’
https://www.foxnews.com/media/sen-graham-sounds-alarm-terror-threat-after-marine-base-incident-wake-up-call?ref=upstract.com
— Top Dem’s past push for noncitizen voting rights revealed ahead of House vote. The House will consider a bill Thursday to repeal a DC law allowing noncitizens to vote. – Elizabeth Elkind
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/top-dems-past-push-non-citizen-voting-rights-revealed-ahead-house-vote
— Meritocracy works much better in terms of producing excellent results – Dr. Ben Carson
https://www.foxnews.com/video/6353550280112

JUDICIAL WATCH
— Judicial Watch Files Class Action Lawsuit Against Evanston Over Reparations
https://www.judicialwatch.org/reparations/

MRC TV
— Illegal Alien Worried About ‘Who Comes into This Country’: ‘Killers, Psychopaths’ – CRAIG BANNISTER
https://mrctv.org/blog/craig-bannister/illegal-alien-worried-about-who-comes-country-killers-psychopaths

NEWSMAX
— Trump on Mass Migration: ‘They’re Building an Army!’ – Eric Mack
https://www.newsmax.com/newsmax-tv/donald-trump-immigration-illegals/2024/05/23/id/1165961/
— Biden’s Open Border Doing Irreparable Harm – Rep. Bob Good, R-Va.
https://www.newsmax.com/newsmax-tv/bob-good-newsmax-joe-biden/2024/05/23/id/1165931/
— DEI Will Destroy Our Trust in Doctors – JEFFREY BLEHAR
https://www.nationalreview.com/corner/dei-will-destroy-our-trust-in-doctors/

PJ MEDIA
— Illinois Renames ‘Offenders’ to ‘Justice-Impacted Individuals’ – GRAYSON BAKICH
https://pjmedia.com/graysonbakich/2024/05/22/illinois-renames-offenders-to-justice-impacted-individuals-n4929264

REAL CLEAR POLITICS
— When Donald Trump Wins In 2024 Will Democrats Accept The Legitimacy Of His Victory? – Ian Schwartz
https://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2024/05/23/ned_ryun_when_donald_trump_wins_in_2024_will_democrats_accept_the_legitimacy_of_his_victory.html
— Speaker Johnson: Democrats Want Illegal Aliens Deciding Elections, They Don’t Want Americans Deciding American Elections – Tyler Stone
https://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2024/05/23/speaker_johnson_democrats_want_illegal_aliens_deciding_elections_they_dont_want_americans_deciding_american_elections.html

TOWNHALL
— The Polls Don’t Lie: Thousands of People Show Up to Trump Rally In Deep-Blue State – Sarah Arnold
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/saraharnold/2024/05/23/trump-deep-blue-state-rally-n2639468
— Only Trump Can Launch and Win a War Against the DEI Army – Douglas MacKinnon
https://townhall.com/columnists/douglasmackinnon/2024/05/24/only-trump-can-launch-and-win-a-war-against-the-dei-army-n2639467

FROM NATIONAL CENTER-LEFT SOURCES

ROLL CALL
— Noncitizen voting bill advances as Republicans continue messaging push – Jim Saksa
https://rollcall.com/2024/05/23/noncitizen-voting-bill-advances-as-republicans-continue-messaging-push/

ABC NEWS
— Democrat and RINO leaders ever-increasingly promote more illegal immigration.
https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/closer-donald-trumps-2024-vow-deport-millions-migrants/story?id=110469177

WASHINGON POST
— Fentanyl is fueling a record number of youth drug deaths. The new trend has shocked many pediatricians, who say they feel unprepared to provide counseling on opioid addiction. – Jenna Portnoy and Dan Keating
https://www.washingtonpost.com/dc-md-va/2024/05/22/fentanyl-youth-overdoses-increase/

FORBES
— Democrats and RINOs ever-increasingly shout at Black and at everyone else that Republicans cause all the problems that Blacks have.
https://www.forbes.com/sites/davidbowermaster/2024/05/24/4-years-after-george-floyd-racial-equity-giving-faces-challenges/

DAILY MAIL
— Half of trainee doctors at UCLA’s prestigious medical school ‘are failing basic tests after dean who’s anti-white ignored affirmative action ban and terrorized staff with DEI rules’ Standards plunge at UCLA medical school amid claims of reverse discrimination. Dean Jennifer Lucero has presided over exodus of Asian students since 2020. UCLA Med students forced to sit through pro-Hamas lecture. – DOMINIC YEATMAN
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-13454451/UCLA-medical-school-dean-Jennifer-Lucero-DEI-affirmative.html

May 22, 2024

FROM ILLINOIS CENTER-LEFT LEANING SOURCES

ABC7
— Trump deletes social media video about election victory referencing ‘Unified Reich’ after backlash. “This was not a campaign video,” a Trump campaign rep said. – Soo Rin Kim, Lalee Ibssa and Kelsey Walsh
https://abc7chicago.com/post/donald-trump-social-media-video-unified-reich-/14851798/
— Soon, under the Democrats, everyone in Illinois will be a) handing out welfare and/or b) receiving welfare.
https://abc7chicago.com/post/summer-ebt-illinois-launches-food-assistance-program-part-of-a-federally-funded-providing-120-per-child/14847949/
— Biden administration canceling student loans for another 160K borrowers. With the latest action, the administration said it has canceled $167B for nearly 5M Americans through several forgiveness programs. – AP (COMMENT: Did you get a student loan? I did not. I would not have gotten one if I had tried. I was not viewed as being college material. My ACT score was only 24. I only just barely made it into upper 20% of my class. I had not demonstrated any leadership potential. I washed dishes during my junior and senior years and the summer in between. I could not run because I had a bone disease, my eyesight could not be corrected to 20/20, and I had partial re/green color blindness. Neither of my parents had attended college. My father was only the first of my ancestors to earn a high school diploma. My mother never attended high school. One could presume that if you got a student loan, you were college material, that you would graduate, that you would get a good-paying job, and that you would pay off your loan. What went wrong with those who have not paid off their college loans?)
https://abc7chicago.com/post/biden-administration-canceling-student-loans-160k-borrowers/14856505/

NBC5
— At least five hospitalized after suspected overdoses in Near West Side apartment.
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/at-least-five-hospitalized-after-suspected-overdoses-in-near-west-side-apartment/3443138/
— Thousands without power in northern Illinois as severe storms arrive (COMMENT: I should write about my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes who have blasted me the most for my buying a natural gas fired whole house backup electric generator.)
https://www.nbcchicago.com/weather/thousands-without-power-in-northern-illinois-as-severe-storms-loom/3443419/
— Democrats ever-increasingly shout at Black women that Republicans cause all the problems that Black women have, and especially Republicans who are conservative, White, male, older, married, non-poor, non-veteran, Protestant, German American, and/or have ancestors who have been in America for a long time.
https://www.nbcchicago.com/investigations/nbc-5-investigates-dismissed-sexual-assault-racial-disparities-difficulty-prosecution/3438100/

CBS2
— Democrats have always blamed Republicans for homelessness. Chicago Democrats used to a) send their homeless to DuPage County and especially to Wheaton and b) paint them as being failed products of traditional marriages.
https://www.cbsnews.com/chicago/news/chicagos-first-chief-homelessness-officer-one-on-one/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UgBhDe_Awls
— Chicago’s Millennium Park youth curfew remains as groups work to prevent summer violence (COMMENT: Under the Democrats and under the RINOs, anticipate/expect that sooner or later, if not already, there will be youth violence in your downtown.)
https://www.cbsnews.com/chicago/news/millennium-park-youth-curfew-remains/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rFa7K9a0ST0

WGN9
— Chicago police paying special attention to beaches, lakefront amid summer-like weather – Gabriel Castillo
https://wgntv.com/news/chicago-news/chicago-police-paying-special-attention-to-beaches-lakefront-amid-summer-like-weather/
— Democrats ever-increasingly push more pot. Those who push pot should be presumed to use pot themselves.
https://wgntv.com/news/wgn-investigates/hed-bill-would-expand-medical-marijuana-sales/
— Majority of Chicago alders support CTA chief’s ouster – Tahman Bradley, BJ Lutz (COMMENT: Will the leaders of the Milton Township Republican Organization, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Illinois Republican Party (IRP) officially call for my ouster as the GOPUSA Illinois Editor and as a precinct committeeman because I promote direct election of IRP State Central Committee members? Recently, they removed me from the 2024 IRP State Central Committee Platform and Resolutions Committee. Previously, they ended my service as the Republican fundraiser for Wheaton Independence Day parades and fireworks, a role that I had since 2005.)
https://wgntv.com/news/traffic/chicago-council-alderman-majority-cta-president-dorval-carter/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Twenty-six of the city’s alders have signed on to a non-binding resolution calling on Chicago Transit Authority President Dorval Carter to resign or for the mayor to fire him, as what began as a handful of leaders calling for his dismissal has grown to a majority. Ald. Andre Vasquez of the 40th Ward plans to introduce the resolution at Wednesday’s meeting of the Chicago City Council as critics point out that Chicago trails several cities in post-pandemic ridership recovery, including Washington, DC, Los Angeles and Boston.)
— Democrats ever-increasingly promote more LGBTQ.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kcjbET2-hrE

FOX32
— Dolton Mayor Tiffany Henyard billed wrong taxpayers for pricey political junket
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p1RHrc055Ew
— High winds cause power outages in Chicago suburbs – Nate Rodgers (COMMENT: I should write about my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes who have blasted me the most for my buying a natural gas fired whole house backup electric generator.)
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/high-winds-cause-power-outages-in-northwest-suburbs

WTTW
— Democrats ever-increasingly promote more LGBTQ.
https://www.wbez.org/stories/lgbtq-international-travelers-warned-pride-month-threats/f6bc9e67-df4d-4aa9-a313-966a41ace1ca

WGN RADIO
— Many Chicago schools aren’t equipped to support migrants. Many migrant children in CPS are being left behind because the schools often lack bilingual support. – Pete Zimmerman (COMMENT: Under Democrat leaders and under RINO leaders, anticipate/expect that sooner rather than later, you will be forced to speak, read, and write Spanish. If I had to spend time learning how to speak, read, and write Spanish in high school, a) my ACT score would have been lower, b) I would not have graduated in the upper 20% of my class, and therefore, c) UIC would not have accepted me in 1966.)
https://wgnradio.com/john-williams/many-chicago-schools-arent-equipped-to-support-migrants/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— To get more votes from minorities, Democrat leaders ever-increasingly shout at minorities that Republicans cause all the problems that minorities have.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/05/21/racial-healing-focus-of-programs-in-aurora/
— Deadline for applications for student loan forgiveness extended. – Terry Savage (COMMENT: Did you get a student loan? I did not. I would not have gotten one if I had tried. I was not viewed as being college material. My ACT score was only 24. I only just barely made it into upper 20% of my class. I had not demonstrated any leadership potential. I washed dishes during my junior and senior years and the summer in between. I could not run because I had a bone disease, my eyesight could not be corrected to 20/20, and I had partial re/green color blindness. Neither of my parents had attended college. My father was only the first of my ancestors to earn a high school diploma. My mother never attended high school. One could presume that if you got a student loan, you were college material, that you would graduate, that you would get a good-paying job, and that you would pay off your loan. What went wrong with those who have not paid off their college loans?)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/05/21/terry-savage-news-on-student-loans-consumer-protection/
— Bartlett High School pauses yearbook distribution due to alleged antisemitic photo – ZAREEN SYED
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/05/21/bartlett-high-school-pauses-yearbook-distribution-due-to-alleged-antisemitic-photo/

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— 12,000 ComEd customers without power as high winds, severe weather reach Chicago area. (COMMENT: I should write about my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes who have blasted me the most for my buying a natural gas fired whole house backup electric generator.)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/2024/05/21/comed-crews-prepare-for-power-outages-as-severe-weather-approaches-chicago-area

DAILY HERALD
— Nikki Haley faces a murky path forward and a key decision on whether or not to endorse Trump – AP (COMMENT: To not endorse Trump is to endorse Biden, that is, to officially become a Democrat.)
https://www.dailyherald.com/20240520/nation-and-world/nikki-haley-faces-a-murky-path-forward-and-a-key-decision-on-whether-or-not-to-endorse-trump/
— Democrat leaders ever-increasingly demonize, denigrate, and condemn Republicans, and especially Republicans who conservative, White, male, and/or older.
https://www.dailyherald.com/20240522/opinion/daily-herald-opinion-latest-alito-headlines-further-erode-trust-in-supreme-court/

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Democrats ever-increasingly push more pot. Those who push pot should be presumed to use pot themselves.
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/politics/city-council-could-control-downtown-dispensary-zoning
— Protesters prep for the DNC spotlight (COMMENT: What will Democrat leaders give protestors to stop them from protesting?)
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/crains-daily-gist/dnc-2024-protesters-prepare-spotlight

SOUTHERN
— Why are there so many unwanted pregnancies?
https://southernillinoisnow.com/2024/05/21/kansas-physicians-challenge-law-requiring-public-release-of-patients-reasons-for-abortions/
— Anticipate/expect that as November 5, 2024 approaches, hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters will ever-increasingly a) stress that Trump is a German American Protestant and b) demonize, denigrate, and condemn him as being a Nazi. Both Trump and I are German American Protestants. In my defense, I have often stressed a) that my grandfather on my father’s side fought the Germans in WWI, b) that my uncles on my mother’s side fought the Germans in WWII, and c) that my father would have fought the Germans in WWII if he had not been 4-F.
https://southernillinoisnow.com/2024/05/21/harris-democrats-slam-video-on-trump-site-referencing-unified-reich-while-republicans/

WAND TV
— Caterpillar to pay $800K in racial hiring discrimination agreement at Decatur facility. Federal investigation found Black applicants not hired based on race. (COMMENT: The Democrats who ran GAO in 1980, IRS in 1971, and Post Office in 1966 hired me because they could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, younger person, or veteran who would take the job.)
https://www.wandtv.com/news/caterpillar-to-pay-800k-in-racial-hiring-discrimination-agreement-at-decatur-facility/article_1d89cf04-1787-11ef-9046-432f050d165d.html
— Trump says he is open to restrictions on contraception. His campaign says he misspoke – AP
https://www.wandtv.com/news/national/trump-says-he-is-open-to-restrictions-on-contraception-his-campaign-says-he-misspoke/article_12f76721-5fed-560d-8401-4d1754565861.html

WCIA
— Trump’s lawyers rested their case after calling just 2 witnesses. – AP
https://www.wcia.com/news/politics/ap-politics/ap-trumps-lawyers-rested-their-case-after-calling-just-2-witnesses-experts-say-thats-not-unusual/

WGME
— Illinois teachers terrified to go to work over student violence, threats – KRISTINA WATROBSKI (COMMENT: While I was in school, none of my classmates threatened or did anything violent. I attended Trinity Lutheran Grade School in Crete 1953-1961, Hope Lutheran Grade School in Park Forest 1961-1962, Crete-Monee High School 1962-1966, UIC 1966-1968 and 1971, NIU 1969-1970, Loyola 1972-1976, DePaul 1976-1980, Roosevelt 1980-1981, and IIT 1992-1997.)
https://wgme.com/news/nation-world/illinois-teachers-confront-school-board-over-apathy-toward-disturbing-student-threats-springfield-public-schools-education-safety-violence-restorative-justice-parents-defending-education-crisis-in-the-classroom

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— Democrats ever-increasingly promote more LGBTQ.
https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/national/ap-defrocked-in-2004-for-same-sex-relationship-a-faithful-methodist-is-reinstated-as-pastor/

CITIES 92.9
— Another County Talks Secession – Tom Davis
https://www.cities929.com/2024/05/21/irn-another-county-talks/

CHICAGO BUSINESS JOURNAL
— Workers with unseen disabilities face stigmas in the workplace. – Andy Medici (COMMENT: While I worked for the Democrats who ran GAO’s Chicago office 1980-1997, they assigned me to supervise all their employees who had seen and unseen disabilities.)
https://www.bizjournals.com/chicago/news/2024/05/21/workers-with-adhd-face-stigma-in-the-workplace.html

POLITICO ILLINOIS
— For Dem convention, media matters – SHIA KAPOS (COMMENT: I should write a book about the following who have taken the most/biggest adverse actions against me to curry favor with the Democrat news media in Illinois: past and present a) leaders of the Illinois Republican Party (IRP), DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Milton Township Republican Organization, b) Republican elected officials in Illinois, DuPage County, Milton Township, and Wheaton, c) Republican candidates on ballots in my precinct, d) conservative leaders and activists, and e) religious leaders and activists. What adverse actions will the aforesaid take against me at the IRP State Convention in Collinsville May 24-25?)
https://www.politico.com/newsletters/illinois-playbook/2024/05/22/for-dem-convention-media-matters-00159363
(FROM THE ARTICLE: CONVENTION ZONE: Some 500 media folks are in Chicago today touring the United Center to make sure their seats and views are just right for the Democratic National Convention in August. New world: The media and information landscape has transformed since the last in-person convention in 2016, so editors and broadcasters are looking at the convention space with new (digital) eyes. And the Dems are, too: The Democratic National Convention team is trying to find new and creative ways to bring the party’s story to life, knowing that viewers digest content in different ways than they did eight years ago.)

CAPITOL FAX
— Morning briefing
https://capitolfax.com/2024/05/22/isabel%e2%80%99s-morning-briefing-294/
— Afternoon roundup
https://capitolfax.com/2024/05/21/isabel%e2%80%99s-afternoon-roundup-92/

FROM ILLINOIS CENTER-RIGHT LEANING SOURCES

GOPUSA ILLINOIS
— Virtually all Illinois Republican Party (IRP), DuPage County Republican Central Committee (DCRCC), and Milton Township Republican Organization (MTRO) leaders who oppose direct election of IRP State Central Committee members get rid of Republican Precinct Committeemen (RPC) like me a) who they cannot manipulate or dominate, b) who refuse to glorify and praise them, c) who refuse to pander to them, d) who refuse to serve as one of their operatives or dupes, e) who refuse to cover up their wrong doing, and/or f) who refuse to give them money. Virtually all IRP, DCRCC, and MTRO leaders who oppose direct election get rid of RPC like me who support planks in the Republican Party platform that they reject, most commonly its personal responsibility, traditional marriage and family, right to life, immigration, illegal drugs, Second Amendment, and/or equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving) planks. If I was not an elected RPC, because of the aforesaid, the aforesaid would not appoint me as one. – Dave Diersen
http://www.gopillinois.com

ILLINOIS FAMILY ACTION
— Rebuilding the Illinois GOP – Jon A. Zahm
https://illinoisfamilyaction.org/2024/05/rebuilding-the-illinois-rebuilding-the-illinois-gop-2024/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: By Allowing EVERY GOP Primary Voter an Equal Vote for Party Leadership When you donate money to the Illinois Republican Party to fight back against President Joe Biden, Governor JB Pritzker, and the supermajority of liberal Democrats in both chambers of the General Assembly, how are the funds spent? It is up to a 17-member governing board, the State Central Committee (SCC), one person from each Congressional District chosen by party insiders ranging from Precinct Committeemen to Township Committeemen to County Chairmen. These 17 then elect a State Party Chairman and also control which staff is hired and which political consultants and vendors receive lucrative contracts. And this small group of 17 determines the policies, issues, and communications that go out under the Party name. They act similar to a company’s board of directors. By contrast, every Democrat voter votes directly for their State Central Committeeman. And they have been beating us consistently in elections since 1986 when a few party bosses, like now-disgraced Speaker Dennis Hastert and RINO IL House Minority Leader Lee Daniels conspired to change the rules and limit grassroots voting rights. Only Precinct Committeemen in Illinois, under the current rules, can vote. Not a single Republican voter within that precinct is allowed to vote on those who make up the powerful State Central Committee. That must change. What about all the other good Republicans who live in those precincts? They are disenfranchised. No vote for them for SCC. If a company refused to allow their shareholders/stakeholders to vote on who the Board of Directors are, they would be sanctioned and even jailed. (From IbendahlonPolitics.com) Our Party currently operates this inside-deal system that lacks transparency and does not respect the people who make up their broad base. Those who work hard, raise their families, and pay taxes – the same good folks who don’t always have the time to do a lot of local politics. I first got involved as a leader of this movement when my mentor, former State Senator and current Kane County Treasurer, Chris Lauzen, introduced Senate Bill 600 in 2009 to reform a party then dominated by corrupt power players like Gov. George Ryan. It passed 44-13 only to die in the Illinois House where later convicted fixer Mike Madigan, and Tom Cross, made sure it did not get a vote. Don’t let our vote on this be taken away forever. Stand for Reform. Stand for Principle. Stand for an open party that welcomes people who identify as Republicans. Do the right thing. Everyone should have one vote. That is the American and Constitutional way. This is the Resolution that will be considered this Friday, May 24th, at 10 AM by the Platform and Resolutions Committee at the 2024 IL GOP Convention in Collinsville. We ask each member to endorse this, or, if not, at least vote it to the Convention Floor so all delegates in attendance can have a say-so. To add your name and title to our list as a supporter please send me an email to goliathslayers@gmail.com. The decision on Direct Elections will be made Saturday, May 25. The 25th new name I receive will be thanked by me making a $25 donation to the charity of their choice. I can also be texted/called at 630-946-8683 (630-WIN-VOTE). My main page is Jon A Zahm on Facebook. Click HERE for a growing list of Republican and conservative organizations who have endorsed the Resolution to give every Republican primary voter a right to vote for Party leadership. If passed, this will occur every 4 years beginning in March of 2026 on the Republican Primary ballot. Each of the 17 Congressional Districts will elect one man or one woman for these important party posts that decide how to spend party dollars, how to win elections and how to help all Republicans win. IFA’s devoted and excellent leader David E. Smith is a longtime supporter of Direct Elections. Thank you and May God Bless You!)

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— What You Need to Know Before the Illinois GOP Convention – Thomas Mccullagh
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2024/05/what-you-need-to-know-before-the-illinois-gop-convention.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The Illinois State Republican Convention is fast approaching, set to take place on Friday, May 24, and Saturday, May 25, at the Gateway Convention Center in Collinsville, IL. This event will gather Republicans from across the state for networking, socializing, training, and learning opportunities. However, beyond these activities, the convention holds significant importance as it offers delegates a unique opportunity to influence the direction of the party for the next four years. The main tasks will include adopting a new platform and electing Illinois representatives to the Republican National Committee (RNC). Understanding the rules and mechanics of the convention is vital for those attending. The opportunity for grassroots participants and delegates to impact the party’s direction is scheduled for only 3.5 hours on Saturday afternoon. This brief window makes it essential for delegates to be well-versed in the rules. Without this knowledge, decisions about the platform and the selection of RNC members could be dominated by those who wrote the rules, rather than by the delegates themselves. The first order of business at the convention will be adopting the Rules of Order. These rules are crucial as they determine how officers are nominated and elected, how the platform is approved and adopted, and much more. Essentially, the adopted rules will decide who gets their voices heard and who has the power to influence key decisions. Prior to the convention, several committees controlled by the State Central Committee will meet to propose rules. These committees are tasked with various responsibilities and include the Convention Committee on Credentials, the Convention Committee on Platform and Resolutions, the Convention Committee on Rules and Procedures, the Convention Committee on Arrangements, the Convention Committee on At-Large Delegates and Alternates, the Convention Committee on Presidential Electors, and the Convention Committee to Nominate National Committeeman and National Committeewoman. Among these, the committees on Platform and Resolutions, Rules and Procedures, and Nominations are particularly influential. They will establish the platform, propose the rules of the convention, and nominate members to the RNC. When the convention begins, the first task will be to adopt the rules proposed by the Rules and Procedures committee. This step is critical because it sets the framework for how the rest of the convention will operate. For delegates who wish to challenge the proposed rules, the time to act is when the convention is called to order. According to the current bylaws of the Illinois Republican Party ( https://illinois.gop/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/Amended-Bylaws-as-approved-April-25-2020.pdf ), specifically Articles VI and VII, the convention itself has the authority to set its own rules. This means that unless delegates propose and adopt alternate rules at the opening of the convention, the rules proposed by the Rules and Procedures committee will be enacted. These rules will then govern the adoption of the platform and the nomination and election of members to the RNC. Per Article VII (H) of the bylaws, the proposed convention rules must be published on the Illinois Republican Party website and made available in printed form to each delegation chair forty-eight hours before the convention opens. With the general business session starting at 11:30 AM on Saturday, the rules should be published by 11:30 AM on Thursday. Delegates must review these rules ahead of time to be prepared to propose alternatives if necessary. Being familiar with the proposed rules is imperative for any delegate wishing to make an impact. Grassroots delegates who want to influence the convention must be well-prepared and informed about the proposed rules. The convention’s first order of business is to adopt these rules, so understanding and being ready to discuss them is crucial. Without this preparation, the rules will likely be set by the State Central Committee, potentially advancing their agenda over that of the delegates. Delegates are encouraged to read the bylaws and consult Robert’s Rules on Rules of Order for Conventions and on Nominations. Understanding these rules ensures that all voices can be heard and that the convention’s outcomes reflect the wishes of the delegates. The Convention Committee on Credentials verifies the credentials of all delegates and alternates, ensuring that those participating in the convention are duly authorized representatives. The Convention Committee on Platform and Resolutions is responsible for drafting and proposing the party platform and any resolutions. The platform outlines the party’s principles and policy positions. The Convention Committee on Rules and Procedures proposes the rules that will govern the convention’s operations. These rules will dictate how the convention is conducted, including how votes are taken and how debates are managed. The Convention Committee on Arrangements handles the logistical aspects of the convention, including venue setup, scheduling, and ensuring that all necessary materials and resources are available. The Convention Committee on At-Large Delegates and Alternates selects delegates and alternates who will represent Illinois at the national level. The Convention Committee on Presidential Electors nominates individuals who will serve as electors in the Electoral College should the party’s presidential candidate win the general election in Illinois. The Convention Committee to Nominate National Committeeman and National Committeewoman nominates candidates for Illinois’ representatives to the Republican National Committee. To effectively participate in the convention, delegates should take several preparatory steps. Reviewing the bylaws is essential as they provide the framework for the convention. Familiarizing oneself with these bylaws, particularly Articles VI and VII, is crucial. Understanding Robert’s Rules is also important as they provide the procedural basis for conducting meetings and making decisions. Delegates should understand these rules to effectively navigate the convention’s proceedings. Staying informed is another critical step. The proposed rules will be published on the Illinois Republican Party website, and delegates should review these rules as soon as they are available to be prepared to propose any necessary changes. Engaging with other delegates before and during the convention can help build coalitions and gather support for proposed rule changes or platform amendments. The Illinois State Republican Convention is a pivotal event for party members. It provides a rare opportunity to shape the party’s future direction. However, to make the most of this opportunity, delegates must be well-prepared and informed about the convention’s rules and procedures. By understanding and being ready to engage with the rules, delegates can ensure that their voices are heard and that the convention’s outcomes reflect their collective will. This preparation will help ensure a fair and democratic process that truly represents the interests of all participants.)

WIREPOINTS
— Reckoning with woke’s repercussions: Northwestern and Harvard, JB Pritzker and Penny Pritzker – Mark Glennon
https://wirepoints.org/a-reckoning-with-wokes-repercussions-northwestern-and-harvard-jb-pritzker-and-penny-pritzker-wirepoints/
— When it comes to population growth, there is no greater contrast than Illinois and Florida – Ted Dabrowski and Nick Binotti
https://wirepoints.org/when-it-comes-to-population-growth-there-is-no-greater-contrast-than-illinois-and-florida-wirepoints-quickpoint/
— We’re finally seeing more people wake up and talk about Illinois’ dismal education results
https://wirepoints.org/were-finally-seeing-more-people-wake-up-and-talk-about-illinois-dismal-education-results-wirepoints-on-am-560-chicagos-morning-answer/

CENTER SQUARE ILLINOIS
— Illinois legislators set to change ‘offender’ to ‘justice-impacted individual’ – Catrina Petersen
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/article_cb6dd896-17ae-11ef-a59a-1341d90c009a.html

CHICAGO CITY WIRE
— Rep. Quigley votes to count illegal aliens towards seats in Congress
https://chicagocitywire.com/stories/659226208-rep-quigley-votes-to-count-illegal-aliens-towards-seats-in-congress

FROM NATIONAL CENTER-RIGHT LEANING SOURCES

WASHINGTON TIMES
— White House fixes mountain of mistakes in Biden’s NAACP speech – Jeff Mordock
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2024/may/21/white-house-fixes-mountain-of-mistakes-in-joe-bide/
— Study shows Illinois among the highest for massive jury verdicts against companies (COMMENT: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always not only sided with those who I have sued, they have glorified and praised them, pandered to them, served as their operatives and dupes, and/or punished me. I should write about that. )
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/3011622/study-shows-illinois-among-the-highest-for-massive-jury-verdicts-against-companies/
— States ask for federal help to block noncitizen voting – Stephen Dinan (COMMENT: What is your county clerk doing to assure that illegals do not vote? What stops illegals from using their false identifications to register to vote and to vote?)
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2024/may/16/states-ask-federal-help-block-noncitizen-voting/
— Noncitizens caught voting in U.S. elections — here’s how they did it – Stephen Dinan (COMMENT: What is your county clerk doing to assure that illegals do not vote? What stops illegals from using their false identifications to register to vote and to vote?)
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2024/may/3/noncitizens-do-vote-in-us-elections-heres-how-they/
— Biden cancels $7.7 billion in student loans for 160,000 borrowers in latest debt forgiveness – Jeff Mordock (COMMENT: Did you get a student loan? I did not. I would not have gotten one if I had tried. I was not viewed as being college material. My ACT score was only 24. I only just barely made it into upper 20% of my class. I had not demonstrated any leadership potential. I washed dishes during my junior and senior years and the summer in between. I could not run because I had a bone disease, my eyesight could not be corrected to 20/20, and I had partial re/green color blindness. Neither of my parents had attended college. My father was only the first of my ancestors to earn a high school diploma. My mother never attended high school. One could presume that if you got a student loan, you were college material, that you would graduate, that you would get a good-paying job, and that you would pay off your loan. What went wrong with those who have not paid off their college loans?)
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2024/may/22/joe-biden-cancels-77-billion-in-student-loans-for-/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— MAY 27, 2016 FLASHBACK: Trump delegates not expecting fight over GOP platform – Al Weaver (COMMENT: What changes does Trump want to the Republican Party platform?)
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/614137/trump-delegates-not-expecting-fight-over-gop-platform/
— The National Geographic ‘gender revolution’ has failed – Mark Judge (COMMENT: Democrats and RINOs ever-increasingly push more LGBTQ, that is, they ever-increasingly destroy traditional marriage and family.)
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/restoring-america/faith-freedom-self-reliance/3011858/national-geographic-gender-revolution-has-failed/

NEW YORK POST
— Cornell University using DEI policy to reject faculty candidates for not ‘conforming.’ – Carl Campanile (COMMENT: The Democrats who ran GAO in 1980, IRS in 1971, and Post Office in 1966 hired me because they could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, younger person, or veteran who would take the job.)
https://nypost.com/2024/05/21/us-news/cornell-university-using-dei-policy-to-reject-faculty-candidates-group-claims/

AMERICAN FAMILY NEWS
— Man (Biden) famous for ‘you ain’t black’ tells graduates you ain’t got a chance – Chad Groening, Billy Davis (COMMENT: My Black Democrat GAO subordinate got more than a chance in 1997 when my Democrat GAO superiors forced me to take their early retirement “offer” and gave him my job and my preferred corner office.)
https://afn.net/politics-govt/2024/05/21/man-famous-for-you-ain-t-black-tells-graduates-you-ain-t-got-a-chance/
— Dems and media: Illegal aliens can’t vote, except when they do. – Parrish Alford
https://afn.net/politics-govt/2024/05/21/dems-and-media-illegal-aliens-can-t-vote-except-when-they-do-which-is-rare-but-also-good/

BIZ PAC REVIEW
— Biden admin seeks to fast-track asylum process in five big cities ahead of election. – Frieda Powers
https://www.bizpacreview.com/2024/05/21/biden-admin-seeks-to-fast-track-asylum-process-in-five-big-cities-ahead-of-election-report-1460880/

BREITBART
— Hispanic Caucus Opposes Biden-Backed Immigration Expansion Bill for Failing to Include Amnesty for Illegal Aliens – JOHN BINDER
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2024/05/21/hispanic-caucus-opposes-biden-backed-immigration-expansion-bill-failing-include-amnesty-illegal-aliens/
— New York Migrant Complains: Not Enough Welfare, Aid – WARNER TODD HUSTON
https://www.breitbart.com/immigration/2024/05/21/new-york-migrant-complains-not-enough-welfare-aid/

CENTER FOR IMMIGRATION STUDIES
— Terrorists Welcome. Chronic counterterrorism lapses at the border demand investigation and congressional intervention. – Todd Bensman
https://cis.org/Oped/Terrorists-Welcome
— Exploiting Mass Immigration to Displace Blacks. The early twentieth century’s Great Replacement Theory. – George Fishma
https://cis.org/Fishman/Exploiting-Mass-Immigration-Displace-Blacks

CENTER SQUARE WASHINGTON
— More young adults in Washington state smoke weed on a daily basis – Carleen Johnson (COMMENT: Democrats ever-increasingly push more pot. Those who push pot should be presumed to use pot themselves.)
https://www.thecentersquare.com/washington/article_7ab5d884-17c9-11ef-9d3a-6324e444e10f.html

CHARLIE KIRK
— Just How Many Illegals Will Vote In November?
https://thecharliekirkshow.com/podcasts/the-charlie-kirk-show/just-how-many-illegals-will-vote-in-november

DAILY CALLER
— California Democrats Vote Unanimously To Keep Protecting Illegal Immigrant Pedophiles – LISA MOORE
https://dailycaller.com/2024/05/21/they-literally-dont-give-a-damn-ca-dems-vote-unanimously-to-keep-protecting-illegal-immigrant-pedophiles/

DAILY WIRE
— Republicans Dismantle Fact-Check On Non-Citizens Registering To Vote – Daniel Chaitin
https://www.dailywire.com/news/republicans-dismantle-fact-check-on-non-citizens-registering-to-vote

FEDERALIST
— Emails Show Alarming Level Of Anti-Israel Activity At Illinois STEM School (Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy) – SHAWN FLEETWOOD
https://thefederalist.com/2024/05/22/exclusive-emails-show-alarming-level-of-anti-israel-activity-at-illinois-stem-school/

FOX NEWS
— Biden’s open-border policy welcomes foreign spies. Since Biden took office, more than 140,000 Chinese nationals have been encountered illegally crossing our border. – Lt. Col. Robert Maginnis, (ret.)
https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/biden-open-border-policy-welcomes-foreign-spies
— California lawmaker’s mic cut off while reading bill to end sanctuary state laws. AB 2641 would have ended sanctuary protections for illegal immigrants convicted of sex crimes against minors. – Louis Casiano
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/california-lawmakers-mic-cut-off-while-reading-bill-end-sanctuary-state-laws-dems-dont-care

FOX NEWS RADIO
— The Biden Administration is Hiding the Nationalities of Illegals on Terror Watch List
https://radio.foxnews.com/2024/05/21/the-biden-administration-is-hiding-the-nationalities-of-illegals-on-terror-watch-list/

JUDICIAL WATCH
— TRUMP IS A POLITICAL HOSTAGE! – Tom Fitton
https://www.judicialwatch.org/videos/fitton-trump-is-a-political-hostage/

ONE AMERICA NEWS
— GOP Try To Ensure Illegals Can’t Vote – Rep. Matt Rosendale (COMMENT: What is your county clerk doing to assure that illegals do not vote? What stops illegals from using their false identifications to register to vote and to vote?)
https://www.oann.com/video/real-america-video/gop-try-to-ensure-illegals-cant-vote/

NEWSMAX
— Rep. Brecheen to Newsmax: Illegal Immigrants Drain on Society – Sam Barron
https://www.newsmax.com/newsmax-tv/josh-brecheen-illegal-immigration-eric-adams/2024/05/21/id/1165602/

PJ MEDIA
— Illegals Resort to Shocking Tactics to Stay in the Country – RICK MORAN
https://pjmedia.com/rick-moran/2024/05/21/hundreds-of-illegals-staged-kae-robberies-to-improve-their-immigration-status-n4929210
— Biden Is Rushing a Blizzard of Regulations to ‘Cement His Legacy’ – RICK MORAN
https://pjmedia.com/rick-moran/2024/05/21/biden-is-rushing-to-finish-writing-a-blizzard-of-regulations-to-cement-his-legacy-n4929213

TOWNHALL
— More Immigration, More Inflation, More Bankruptcies – John and Andy Schlafly
https://townhall.com/columnists/johnandandyschlafly/2024/05/22/more-immigration-more-inflation-more-bankruptcies-n2639364

FROM NATIONAL CENTER-LEFT LEANING SOURCES

THE HILL
— Biden’s new asylum ruling is a big flashing ‘Welcome’ sign for undocumented immigrants – NOLAN RAPPAPORT
https://thehill.com/opinion/immigration/4675072-bidens-new-asylum-ruling-is-a-big-flashing-welcome-sign-for-illegal-immigrants/

ASSOCIATED PRESS
— How Lara Trump is reshaping the Republican Party
https://www.wkbn.com/news/national-world/ap-us-news/ap-takeaways-how-lara-trump-is-reshaping-the-republican-party/

CBS NEWS
— New program hopes to help Denver’s asylum seekers legally enter workforce (COMMENT: When did you enter the work force? I entered the work force when I was 14 years old in 1962 because I knew that I had to work my way through college. Back then, if there had been as many illegals in America as there are now, they would have gotten the jobs that I got. Those jobs enabled me to a) buy a 1958 Chevrolet Bel Air in 1964, a new 1966 Pontiac Tempest Sprint in 1966, a new 1968 Oldsmobile 442 in 1967, a new 1969 Dodge Charger SE in 1968, a new 1972 Corvette in 1971, etc., b) pay for my college expenses at UIC 1966-1968, NIU 1969-1970, etc., and c) buy real estate in 1972, 1974, 1976, etc.)
https://www.cbsnews.com/colorado/video/new-program-hopes-to-help-denvers-asylum-seekers-legally-enter-workforce/

NEW YORK TIMES
— Chicago Is Tired of Waiting for Trains, and Thinks It Knows Who’s to Blame – Julie Bosman (COMMENT: I should write a book about my critics/opponents who blame me and who blame my GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters the most for their problems, for your problems, for my problems, and for everyone’s problems.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2024/05/22/us/chicago-cta-dorval-carter.html
— Can Republicans Embrace Voting by Mail? Pennsylvania Offers a Test. Republicans are now trying to sell voters on voting methods that the party has demonized for years. It won’t be easy. – Michael Wines
https://www.nytimes.com/2024/05/21/us/republicans-mail-voting-pennsylvania.html
— Will Trump Run as a Felon? A Big 2024 Question Will Soon Be Answered. The ruling in the trial of the former president and presumptive Republican nominee, which could come next week, could be a deciding factor in a tight race. – Shane Goldmacher (COMMENT: To get rid of me, my Democrat GAO, IRS, and Post Office superiors took many big adverse actions against me. I should write a book about that.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2024/05/20/us/politics/trump-trial-2024-election.html

USA TODAY
— Hispanic heritage runs deep in the USA (COMMENT: Under the Democrats and under the RINOs, America is well on its way to becoming a Hispanic nation. Democrats and RINOs have no problem with that. Democrats want Hispanics because Hispanics vote for Democrats. RINOs want Hispanics because RINOs want cheap labor.)
https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2012/10/11/hispanic-heritage-immigration-america/1627823/

MSN
— Tim Scott calls on universities to end legacy admissions – Lauren Sforza (COMMENT: Did your parents have college degrees? Mine did not. Neither of my parents attended college. My father was only the first of my ancestors to earn a high school diploma. My mother never attended high school.)
http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/tim-scott-calls-on-universities-to-end-legacy-admissions/ar-AA1deaiW
— Democrats ever-increasingly promote more LGBTQ.
https://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/world/a-colorful-history-of-lgbtq-pride-in-america/ss-BB1mQJv2

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— What Does It Take to Flip the 2024 Battleground States? Adjust the WSJ Swing-States Dial to see how subtle shifts in turnout and candidate choice could sway the outcome of the 2024 election. – Randy Yeip, Andrew Levinson, Aaron Zitner, Adrienne Tong
https://www.wsj.com/politics/elections/election-dial-battleground-states-trump-biden-224ad0e6
— Presidents’ Tax Returns and Families’ Foreign Payments Targeted by Unlikely Duo. Bipartisan proposal seeks more disclosures after years of probes of the Trump and Biden families. – Natalie Andrews (COMMENT: My Democrat IRS superiors were overjoyed when the Democrats who ran Money Magazine helped them disallow my education deductions with their February 1978 4-page article on me. I should write a book about that.)
https://www.wsj.com/politics/policy/presidents-tax-returns-and-families-foreign-payments-targeted-by-unlikely-duo-03193ef1
— Foreign Purchase of U.S. Ammo Maker Sparks National-Security Battle. Opponents of deal stress need for American ownership amid gunpowder shortage and concern over China-Russia influence. – Brett Forrest (COMMENT: I worked for GAO on its audit that resulted in its report titled “Defense Budget:
Potential Reductions to DOD’s Fiscal Year 1990 Ammunition Budget.’ SEE: https://www.gao.gov/products/nsiad-90-23 )
https://www.wsj.com/politics/national-security/foreign-purchase-of-u-s-ammo-maker-sparks-national-security-battle-db31490d
— Does America Need a Baby Boom? (COMMENT: Democrat and RINO leaders ever-increasingly destroy traditional marriage and family.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/does-america-need-a-baby-boom-31b422c7
— Biden’s Demoralizing Speech to Morehouse Grads. In his 2013 commencement address, Obama stressed opportunity. His successor emphasizes victimization. – Jason L. Riley
https://www.wsj.com/articles/bidens-demoralizing-speech-to-morehouse-grads-obama-achievement-racism-ee5fefb5
— The IRS Money Hole Gets Deeper. The agency is already pleading poverty despite its 2022 windfall. – Editorial (COMMENT: I should write a book about all the money that my Democrat IRS and GAO superiors spent to waste my career and to get rid of me.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/irs-spending-house-appropriations-committee-daniel-werfel-congress-0b10d2a6

WFDD
— Noncitizen voting in N.C. elections is the focus of GOP sponsored bill – David Ford (COMMENT: What is your county clerk doing to assure that illegals do not vote? What stops illegals from using their false identifications to register to vote and to vote?)
https://www.wfdd.org/story/noncitizen-voting-nc-elections-focus-gop-sponsored-bill

TULSA WORLD
— Plaintiffs again question federal judge about slow movement on critical race theory lawsuit. (COMMENT: The Democrats who ran GAO in the 1980s and 1990s dragged out the class action lawsuit against them that charged them with reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation and that I became an active member of in 1988 when I was 40 years old. The Democrats who ran GAO in the 1990s and 2000s dragged out the lawsuit that I filed against them in 1998 that charged them with political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation. SEE: https://gopillinois.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/DiersenGAOFifthAmendedComplaint.pdf )
https://tulsaworld.com/news/state-regional/government-politics/plaintiffs-again-question-federal-judge-about-slow-movement-on-critical-race-theory-lawsuit/article_2c07f58e-17a4-11ef-857e-376513d030aa.html

FED SMITH
— Office of Special Counsel Cracking Down on White House Hatch Act Violations. New Hatch Act enforcement guidelines are designed to level the playing field between White House staff and other federal employees. – Ian Smith
https://www.fedsmith.com/2024/05/21/osc-cracking-down-on-white-house-hatch-act-violations/

GAO
— GAO Named Best Place to Work for 4th Year in a Row (COMMENT: I doubt that any GAO employee are Republican. From what I see, virtually all GAO employees are Democrats who are minority, female, younger, veteran, non-Protestant, non-German American, and/or do not have ancestors who have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.gao.gov/press-release/gao-named-best-place-work-4th-year-row

May 21, 2024

FROM ILLINOIS CENTER-LEFT LEANING SOURCES

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD WITH BIG PICTURE: Pro-Palestinian campus protests evoke Vietnam-era uprisings and other ‘struggles of the past’ – ANGIE LEVENTIS LOURGOS (COMMENT: I should write a book about my critics/opponents who have used against me the most my avoiding the Vietnam War draft with student deferments 1966-1970 and a financial hardship draft deferment 1970-1971.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/05/21/pro-palestinian-campus-protests-evoke-vietnam-era-uprisings-and-other-struggles-of-the-past/
— Suburban Chicago leaders call on the state of Illinois to increase local government funding – GEORGE WIEBE
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/05/20/suburban-chicago-leaders-call-on-the-state-of-illinois-to-increase-local-government-funding/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Wheaton Mayor Phil Suess speaks during a public gathering of municipal leaders Monday who joined forces at Elmhurst University to call on Illinois General Assembly to increase local government funding. . .“Each one of us here, and every other citizen in the State of Illinois, relies on the critical services provided by local governments,” Wheaton Mayor Phil Suess said Monday. “We are here this morning to reach out to our partners in the General Assembly and urge them to work with us to prioritize continued investment in our communities.”)

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Students protest Israel-Hamas war during School of the Art Institute of Chicago commencement. Many students carried gold flyers with images of a crown, bullets and bombs, symbolizing the Crown family, who are benefactors to the Art Institute and who students say invest in weapons manufacturers. They tore the flyers on stage. – Emmanuel Camarillo
https://chicago.suntimes.com/education/2024/05/20/students-protest-gaza-war-during-school-of-the-art-institute-commencement-education-israel-hamas-war
— Why so many Black Chicagoans are frustrated by the migrant crisis. A City Council vote on $70 million in migrant funding highlighted the situation faced by communities like South Shore: Migrants have been resettled in Black communities where people have been fighting for decades for development and resources. – Desmon Yancy (COMMENT: To give preference to one group, for example, illegals, is to discriminate against another group, for example, Blacks.)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/other-views/2024/05/20/black-chicagoans-migrant-crisis-frustration-racism-disinvestment-alderman-desmon-yancy-south-shore
— ALL OF THE FRONT PAGE: Democrats ever-increasingly promote more LGBTQ and destroy those who do not promote LGBTQ.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/lgbtq/2024/05/20/lgbtq-international-travel-threat-alert-pride

DAILY HERALD
— Editorial called out sneaky Democrats – Gerry Bliss, Elk Grove Village
https://www.dailyherald.com/20240520/letters-to-the-editor/editorial-called-out-sneaky-democrats/
— Wheaton Memorial Day Parade: 10 a.m. Monday, May 27. Hosted by American Legion Post 76, the parade will begin at Memorial Park, proceed west on Wesley Street, turn south on West Street, ending at the Wheaton Cemetery, 1209 S. Warrenville Road. wheaton.il.us.
https://www.dailyherald.com/20240520/entertainment/memorial-day-parades-services-fundraisers/
— Wheaton mayor: Apartment project expected to ‘move forward’ downtown – Katlyn Smith
https://www.dailyherald.com/20240520/news/wheaton-mayor-apartment-project-expected-to-move-forward-downtown/

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Supreme Court won’t consider Maryland assault weapon ban, but Illinois’ is still on the table – Greg Stohr
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/politics/supreme-court-refuses-consider-maryland-assault-weapon-ban
— How the wheels fell off Oberweis Dairy – Ally Marott
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/retail/how-oberweis-dairy-went-bankrupt

ABC7
— Prosecution rests in Trump hush money trial – Judy Hsu
https://abc7chicago.com/videoClip/14848731/
— Trump posts social media video seemingly suggesting his victory will bring ‘unified Reich’ “This was not a campaign video,” a Trump campaign rep said. – Soo Rin Kim, Lalee Ibssa and Kelsey Walsh
https://abc7chicago.com/post/donald-trump-social-media-video-unified-reich-/14851798/

NBC5
— Chicago to implement new beach security measures as summer approaches – Lexi Sutter
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/chicago-to-implement-new-beach-security-measures-as-summer-approaches/3442164/

WGN9
— Democrats and RINOs use DEI to get rid of Republicans.
https://wgntv.com/daytime-chicago/diversity-done-right-a-guide-to-equity-and-inclusion-in-the-workplace/

FOX32
— Northwestern student files class action lawsuit claiming school failed to protect Jewish students – Jenna Carroll
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/northwestern-lawsuit
— Calls for increased police presence after violent weekend in Chicago: ‘We have to do something’
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/calls-for-increased-police-presence-surge-after-violent-weekend-in-chicago
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iL5E_KFYR28

WBEZ
— Democrats ever-increasingly promote more LGBTQ.
https://www.wbez.org/stories/illinois-role-in-the-lgbtq-rights-movement/bd3febe8-2392-459c-8ffa-524d58f39932

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Supporters of Donald Trump flocked to Manhattan on Monday, standing behind the former president heading into day 19 of his hush-money trial. Among them was U.S. Rep. Mary Miller, R-Oakland. – Patrick M. Keck
https://www.sj-r.com/story/news/politics/state/2024/05/21/illinois-congresswoman-heads-to-manhattan-backs-trump/73772682007/

HERALD REVIEW
— Rep. Mary Miller attends Trump trial in New York
https://herald-review.com/news/state-regional/government-politics/rep-mary-miller-attends-trump-trial-in-new-york/article_92798250-16e7-11ef-9ed0-2f429b2cc6a4.html

FOX ILLINOIS
— What happens if Trump and Biden don’t reach 270 electoral votes? – KONNER MCINTIRE & COURTNEY RAU
https://foxillinois.com/amp/news/nation-world/what-happens-if-trump-and-biden-dont-reach-270-electoral-votes-2024-election-voters-candidates-polling-majority-constitution-amendment-house-congress-delegates-tie-andrew-jackson-john-quincy-adams

WSIL TV & WAND TV
— Trump Media lost more than $300 million last quarter on very little revenue – Matt Egan
https://www.wsiltv.com/news/consumer/trump-media-lost-more-than-300-million-last-quarter-on-very-little-revenue/article_50e6d348-7684-5474-a8fe-d358f8693198.html
https://www.wandtv.com/news/national/trump-media-and-technology-group-posts-more-than-300-million-net-loss-in-first-public/article_3b616c41-685f-5279-b169-a20cdfe3dccc.html

NORTHERN PUBLIC RADIO
— Republicans try to soften stance on abortion as ‘abolitionists’ go farther – Sarah McCammon
https://www.northernpublicradio.org/2024-05-21/republicans-try-to-soften-stance-on-abortion-as-abolitionists-go-farther

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— They more that you question the reported 2020 presidential election results, the more that Biden’s supporters destroy you, that is, the more that hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hates destroy you.
https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/national/ap-election-deniers-moving-closer-to-gop-mainstream-report-shows-as-trump-allies-fill-congress/

CAPITOL FAX
— Morning briefing
https://capitolfax.com/2024/05/21/isabel%e2%80%99s-morning-briefing-293/
— Afternoon roundup
https://capitolfax.com/2024/05/20/isabel%e2%80%99s-afternoon-roundup-91/

FROM ILLINOIS CENTER-RIGHT LEANING SOURCES

GOPUSA ILLINOIS
— Which candidates on ballots in your precinct have you done the most to help elect? I should write a book about the candidates on ballots in my precinct who I have done the most to help elect since 2000. I would focus on a) the signatures that I got for them for their nominating petitions, b) the sign locations that I got for them, c) their campaign literature that I distributed for them, and d) the promotion that I gave their fundraisers. I would focus on the aforesaid who have blamed me and have blamed my GOPUSA newsletters the most for their not getting as many votes as they expected and/or for their defeats. I would focus on the aforesaid who are taking and have taken the most/biggest adverse actions against me. – Dave Diersen
http://www.gopillinois.com

GOPUSA ILLINOIS
— Should I write about my critics/opponents who do bad things that get into the public record and then punish me for my not covering that up? According to Wikipedia, “A cover-up is an attempt, whether successful or not, to conceal evidence of wrongdoing, error, incompetence, or other embarrassing information. Research has distinguished personal cover-ups (covering up one’s own misdeeds) from relational cover-ups (covering up someone else’s misdeeds). The expression is usually applied to people in positions of authority who abuse power to avoid or silence criticism or to deflect guilt of wrongdoing. Perpetrators of a cover-up (initiators or their allies) may be responsible for a misdeed, a breach of trust or duty, or a crime.” SEE: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cover-up – Dave Diersen
http://www.gopillinois.com

GOPUSA ILLINOIS
— Should I write about my critics/opponents who are the most nasty/vicious? I would focus on those who have the most religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois. I would focus on those who have taken the most/biggest adverse actions against me. I would focus on those who destroy those like me a) who they cannot manipulate or dominate, b) who refuse to glorify and praise them, c) who refuse to pander to them, d) who refuse to serve as one of their operatives or dupes, e) who refuse to cover up their wrong doing, and/or f) who refuse to give them money. I would focus on those who use their operatives and their dupes do their dirty work. – Dave Diersen
http://www.gopillinois.com

WIREPOINTS
— University of Illinois, it’s your turn to eliminate woke DEI loyalty oaths – Mark Glennon (COMMENT: Constructively, to be accepted by the leaders of the Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Milton Township Republican Organization, you have to sign a DEI loyalty oath. Because I refuse to do that, the aforesaid not only refuse to accept me, they get rid of me.)
https://wirepoints.org/university-of-illinois-its-your-turn-to-eliminate-woke-dei-loyalty-oaths-wirepoints-quickpoint/
— New 2023 School Report Cards reveal to parents Illinois’ dismal student outcomes – Ted Dabrowski and John Klingner
https://wirepoints.org/new-2023-school-report-cards-reveal-to-parents-illinois-dismal-student-outcomes-wirepoints/

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Will Algonquin Township Republicans Hold a Primary Election to Select Candidates or Hold a Slating Caucus?
https://mchenrycountyblog.com/2024/05/20/will-algonquin-township-republicans-hold-a-primary-election-to-select-candidates-or-hold-a-slating-caucus/

CENTER SQUARE ILLINOIS
— Illinois among the highest for massive jury verdicts against companies – Kevin Bessler (COMMENT: I should write about my critics/opponents who paint themselves the most as being anti-plaintiff. They stress the lawsuits that I have filed. They glorify and praise, pander to, and serve as operatives/dupes for the defendants in the lawsuits that I have filed. They take many/big adverse actions against me.)
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/article_36b20920-16f0-11ef-b2b2-bb5b6afd693b.html

JEFF BERKOWITZ
— Could a scaled-up, empathetic “Big Tent Coalition” fix IL? Could Tim Ozinga, the Big Tent’s CEO, be the IL GOP GOV Candidate to fix IL’s education system, crime problems & lack of growth?
https://jeffberkowitz208.substack.com/p/could-a-scaled-up-empathetic-big

FROM NATIONAL CENTER-RIGHT LEANING SOURCES

WASHINGTON TIMES
— U.N. helps Hamas. International body’s bias against Israel is undeniable. – Sean Durns
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2024/may/20/un-helps-hamas/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Biden wants the country to be more racist than it is – Zachary Faria (COMMENT: To get more votes from non-Whites, Democrat and RINO candidates and elected officials ever-increasingly demonize, denigrate, and condemn Whites as being racists and even worse things.)
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/restoring-america/equality-not-elitism/3010294/biden-wants-country-be-more-racist-than-it-is/

NEW YORK POST
— Migrants rushing to cross border now in case Biden loses in November: ‘We don’t want Trump’ – Jennie Taer
https://nypost.com/2024/05/20/us-news/migrants-rushing-to-cross-border-now-in-case-biden-loses/
— Biden’s divisive, defeatist HBCU speech proves he has nothing to offer black voters – Editorial
https://nypost.com/2024/05/20/opinion/joe-bidens-divisive-defeatist-hbcu-speech-proves-he-has-nothing-to-offer-black-voters/
— Joe Biden was racist and patronizing in his speech to Morehouse grads – Adam B. Coleman
https://nypost.com/2024/05/20/opinion/joe-biden-was-racist-and-patronizing-in-his-speech-to-morehouse-grads/

ACCURACY IN MEDIA
— New data exposes further flaws in 1619 Project – Tim Worstall
https://aim.org/2024/05/20/new-data-exposes-further-flaws-in-1619-project/

BIZ PAC REVIEW
— Biden calls discriminatory DEI policies the ‘core strength’ of America – Chris Donaldson (COMMENT: Democrats and RINOs ever-increasingly use DEI to get rid of Republicans. I should write a book about that.)
https://www.bizpacreview.com/2024/05/20/biden-calls-discriminatory-dei-policies-the-core-strength-of-america-1460497/

BREITBART
— Six Arrested in Chicago for Staging Sham Robberies to Aid Immigration Visa Requests – WARNER TODD HUSTON
https://www.breitbart.com/immigration/2024/05/20/six-arrested-chicago-staging-sham-robberies-aid-immigration-visas-requests/
— Chinese Citizens Using Ecuador – and Tiktok – to Reach U.S. Border – CHRISTIAN K. CARUZO20
https://www.breitbart.com/immigration/2024/05/20/report-chinese-citizens-using-ecuador-tiktok-reach-u-s-border/

CAMPUS REFORM
— Commencement speech invite. Anti-Israel professors not happy with Biden’s commencement-speech. – Joshua Odutola
https://www.campusreform.org/article/anti-israel-professors-not-happy-bidens-commencement-speech-invite/25473

CENTER SQUARE
— Lawmakers press investigation into DEI agenda at the Pentagon – Casey Harper (COMMENT: My many Democrat superiors in the federal government who were veterans used Affirmative Action and DEI big time to get rid of me.)
https://www.thecentersquare.com/national/article_1d194cca-16d8-11ef-a580-f75eda2a1be5.html

CONSERVATIVE HQ
— Evidence Democrats Are Corrupting Trump Hush Money Trial – George Rasley
https://www.conservativehq.com/post/democrats-are-corrupting-trump-hush-money-trial

DAILY WIRE
— The Chicago Way: How Obama Began Transforming America Into Cook County. When then-presidential candidate Barack Obama told a crowd in Columbia, Missouri, in October of 2008, “We are five days away from fundamentally transforming the United States of America,” he meant it. – Brad Schaeffer
https://www.dailywire.com/news/the-chicago-way-how-obama-began-transforming-america-into-cook-county
— Over 60 Percent Of Independents Support Deporting Illegal Immigrants – Spencer Lindquist
https://www.dailywire.com/news/over-60-percent-of-independents-support-deporting-illegal-immigrants-poll-finds

FEDERALIST
— Court Rules Schools Can Force LGBT Ideology On Kids Against Parents’ Religious Objections – CHAD FELIX GREENE (COMMENT: Those who promote LGBTQ the most use against me the most that I attended Trinity Lutheran Grade School in Crete 1953-1961 and Hope Lutheran Grade School in Park Forest 1961-1962.)
https://thefederalist.com/2024/05/21/court-rules-schools-can-force-lgbt-ideology-on-kids-against-parents-religious-objections/
— GOP-Led Bill Protects IVF Industry But Not The Babies It Routinely Kills – JORDAN BOYD
https://thefederalist.com/2024/05/20/gop-led-bill-protects-ivf-industry-but-not-the-babies-it-routinely-kills/

FOX NEWS
— Our next health crisis is coming across the border. There’s still time to stop it. Biden’s broken border is letting immigrants enter US with health issues even if they have mumps, measles and TB. – Tom Homan
https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/next-health-crisis-coming-across-border-theres-still-time-stop
— Biden wants to speed up backlog of migrant asylum seekers in blue cities as Dem pressure builds. The cities targeted by Biden include Chicago, New York City and Boston. – Adam Shaw
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/biden-wants-speed-up-backlog-migrant-asylum-seekers-blue-cities-as-dem-pressure-builds

GOPUSA
— Trump Demands Biden Take Drug Test Before First Debate
https://www.gopusa.com/trump-demands-biden-take-drug-test-before-first-debate/

HERITAGE FOUNDATION
— Who Benefits From the Destabilization of the U.S.? – Mike Gonzalez
https://www.heritage.org/progressivism/commentary/who-benefits-the-destabilization-the-us

LAW ENFORCEMENT TODAY
— ‘We’re all border states’ – Pat Droney
https://www.lawenforcementtoday.com/another-illegal-aliens-another-killing-this-time-in-west-virginia-were-all-border-states
— DHS is now protecting the privacy of terrorists – Sarah Akey
https://www.lawenforcementtoday.com/the-department-of-homeland-security-is-now-protecting-the-privacy-of-potential-terrorists

NATIONAL REVIEW
— Chicago Develops Exciting New Form of Gun Crime – JEFFREY BLEHAR
https://www.nationalreview.com/corner/chicago-develops-exciting-new-form-of-gun-crime/

NEW AMERICAN
— CDC: Measles Breaks Out in Chicago Migrant Shelter Packed With Venezuelans – R. Cort Kirkwood
https://thenewamerican.com/us/immigration/cdc-measles-breaks-out-in-chicago-migrant-shelter-packed-with-venezuelans/
— NGOs Rake In Billions Handling “Migrant” Kids for Federal Government; CEOs Get Rich – R. Cort Kirkwood
https://thenewamerican.com/us/crime/report-ngos-rake-in-billions-handling-migrant-kids-for-federal-government-ceos-get-rich/

NEWSMAX
— Chicago’s Death Spiral – Pastor David L. Lowery, Jr.
https://www.newsmax.com/us/chicago-violence-death-spiral/2024/05/20/id/1165387/
— Biden’s Border Fiasco Means We and Our Veterans Come Last – Sen. Marsha Blackburn
https://www.newsmax.com/senmarshablackburn/border-catch-release/2024/05/20/id/1165431/
— Sens. Cruz, Britt Aim to Protect Legal Access to IVF – Fran Beyer
https://www.newsmax.com/newsfront/ted-cruz-katie-britt-ivf/2024/05/20/id/1165381/
— 56% of Voters Support Deporting Illegals
https://www.newsmax.com/newsfront/ipsos-immigration-deportation/2024/05/20/id/1165444/
— Rep. Ronny Jackson, R-Texas, lamented to Newsmax the treachery of migrants who, already in the U.S. illegally thanks to the Biden administration, then take advantage of federal law to get more protections for themselves while American citizens “take a back seat.” – Mark Swanson
https://www.newsmax.com/newsmax-tv/ronny-jackson-biden-illegals/2024/05/20/id/1165465/
— Migrants Say They ‘Don’t Want Trump’ – Nicole Wells
https://www.newsmax.com/newsfront/migrants-donald-trump-joe-biden/2024/05/20/id/1165424/

PJ MEDIA
— California College Holding Five Segregated Graduations – CATHERINE SALGADO (COMMENT: Democrats used to promote integration. Now they promote segregation.)
https://pjmedia.com/catherinesalgado/2024/05/20/california-college-holding-five-segregated-graduations-n4929192

PATRIOT POST
— Alien Base Invaders. Did you hear about the attempt by foreign nationals to breach the perimeter of the major Marine Corps training center in Quantico, Virginia? – GARY BAUER
https://patriotpost.us/opinion/106948-alien-base-invaders-2024-05-20

TOWNHALL
— Biden Blasts an ‘Extreme’ SCOTUS Ruling on Affirmative Action. – Guy Benson (COMMENT: My Democrat GAO, IRS, and Post Office superiors used Affirmative Action big time to waste the careers of and to get rid of their Republican employees like me who were conservative, White, male, older, non-veteran, non-poor, married, Protestant, German American, and/or had ancestors who had been in America for a long time.)
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/guybenson/2024/05/20/biden-blasts-an-extreme-scotus-ruling-on-affirmative-action-but-theres-just-one-problem-n2639266

FROM NATIONAL CENTER-LEFT LEANING SOURCES

NEW YORK TIMES
— N.Y.C. Parents Rebuked for Questioning Transgender Student-Athlete Rules. Over a dozen Democratic elected officials criticized a parent group that asked for a review of rules that let students play on sports teams that align with their gender identity.- Troy Closson
https://www.nytimes.com/2024/05/20/nyregion/transgender-athletes-nyc-public-schools.html
— To push legal weed is to push illegal weed.
https://www.nytimes.com/2024/05/20/opinion/marijuana-legalization-regulation.html

WASHINGTON POST
— Democrat leaders want illegals because illegals vote for Democrats. RINO leader want illegals because RINOs want cheap labor.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2024/05/20/trump-immigration-undocumented-economy/

USA TODAY
— FRONT PAGE: Tired of your state politics? These residents are looking to secession as the solution. An Oregon ballot initiative is the latest in a long line of secession efforts that speak to the nation’s sharp divide. – Trevor Hughes
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/elections/2024/05/19/oregon-idaho-state-secession-national-divorce/73677225007/

ASSOICIATED PRESS
— Nikki Haley has held out on a Trump endorsement. Her move could shape the presidential race. (COMMENT: To not endorse Trump is to endorse Biden, that is, to officially become a Democrat.)
https://www.pbs.org/newshour/politics/nikki-haley-has-held-out-on-a-trump-endorsement-her-move-could-shape-the-presidential-race

MSN
— America’s largest LGBTQ rights group plans $15 million swing state blitz to re-elect Biden- Sahil Kapur (COMMENT: Those who promote LGBTQ have taken many of the biggest adverse actions against me.)
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/america-s-largest-lgbtq-rights-group-plans-15-million-swing-state-blitz-to-re-elect-biden/ar-BB1mIaVL
— American Citizens Being Turned Away So NYC Hospital Can Give Health Care to Illegals – Warner Todd Huston (COMMENT: How long are the emergency room wait times at your hospital and why?)
https://www.msn.com/en-us/health/other/american-citizens-being-turned-away-so-nyc-hospital-can-give-health-care-to-illegals/ar-AA1i3OeO
— Biden tells black graduates Republicans ‘don’t see you in the future’ (COMMENT: How successful have Democrat and RINO leaders been getting Blacks to hate Republicans in your county, township, municipality, school district, and precinct?)
https://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/world/biden-tells-black-graduates-republicans-don-t-see-you-in-the-future/ss-BB1mHWBl
— Black Bostonians demand more than $15billion in slavery reparations – Isabelle Stanley (COMMENT: Affirmative Action and DEI are reparations.)
https://www.msn.com/en-nz/news/other/black-bostonians-demand-more-than-15billion-in-slavery-reparations/ar-BB1mJPlh

NEWSWEEK
— Migrants Flood New York ID System – Nick Mordowanec
https://www.newsweek.com/migrants-id-cards-new-york-city-asylum-seekers-1902475

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Biden to Morehouse Graduates: America Hates You. As his black support erodes, he plays up racial resentments to the class of 2024. – Editorial
https://www.wsj.com/articles/joe-biden-morehouse-college-speech-racial-division-9573a404
— The Highest Paid CEOs of 2023. Stock awards push median package to a record $15.7 million; tech executives top the list. – Theo Francis (COMMENT: I should write a book about those who have demonized me, denigrated me, and condemned me the most since 1966 as being overpaid.)
https://www.wsj.com/business/highest-paid-ceo-2023-charts-0d65be3b
— Higher Ed Has a Progressive Disease. Can It Be Reversed? The prognosis seems grim, but I found signs of life as a proud father at Notre Dame’s commencement. – Gerard Baker
https://www.wsj.com/articles/higher-ed-has-a-progressive-disease-can-it-be-reversed-958333b5
— Suddenly Democrats (hint that they) Care About the Border. Biden and Schumer begin to see their political vulnerability. – John Thune
https://www.wsj.com/articles/suddenly-democrats-care-about-the-border-biden-schumer-f11635aa
— FDIC Chairman Martin Gruenberg to Resign Following Report Detailing Sexual Harassment at Agency. Gruenberg plans to stay until successor is confirmed, avoiding scenario that would leave a Republican as acting chairman. – Rebecca Ballhaus and Andrew Ackerman (COMMENT: On could compare and contrast Gruenberg with Charles Bowsher who ran GAO 1981-1996. Under him, GAO got rid of virtually all its employees like me who were conservative, Republican, White, male, older, non-veteran, Protestant, German American, and/or had ancestors who had been in America for a long time.)
https://www.wsj.com/politics/policy/fdic-chairman-martin-gruenberg-resignation-ab7fed5f
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. Chairman Martin Gruenberg bowed to pressure to resign from the bank regulator after an external investigation found widespread sexual harassment at the agency and lawmakers of both parties berated his leadership.)
— FRONT PAGE: Computer-Science Majors Graduate Into a World of Fewer Opportunities. Those from top schools can still get jobs. They are just not all going to Facebook or Google. – Katherine Bindley, Corrie Driebusch, and Lindsay Ellis (COMMENT: In retrospect, with benefit of hindsight, I should have majored in accounting at UIC and NIU 1966-1970.)
https://www.wsj.com/lifestyle/careers/computer-science-majors-job-market-7ad443bf

FORBES & FAST COMPANY
— Democrats and RINOs ever-increasingly use DEI and ESG to get rid of Republicans.
https://www.forbes.com/sites/jeffraikes/2024/05/20/want-to-ensure-dei-works-for-your-company-have-some-standards/?sh=4ee039987a46
https://www.fastcompany.com/91123048/war-on-esg-and-dei

RASMUSSEN REPORTS
— Given a choice between granting amnesty to illegal immigrants and deporting all of them, Americans voters favor deportation by a double-digit margin.
https://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/biden_administration/amnesty_for_illegal_immigrants_or_mass_deportations

WION NEWS
— Lawsuit challenges Southwest Airlines’ Hispanic student ticket program as discriminatory. – Shashwat Sankranti (COMMENT: To give one group preference is to discriminate against another group.)
https://www.wionews.com/business-economy/lawsuit-challenges-southwest-airlines-hispanic-student-ticket-program-as-discriminatory-723748

GUARDIAN
— Wealthy residents of Chicago may live 30 years longer than poorer ones. Can a new mayor help close the gap? – Aliya Uteuova
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/article/2024/may/19/chicago-environmental-racism

PRIDE
— Democrats ever-increasingly use the Pope to promote more LGBTQ and to demonize, denigrate, and condemn conservative Republicans.
https://www.pride.com/gay-news/pope-francis-lgbt-conservatives

May 20, 2024

FROM ILLINOIS CENTER-LEFT LEANING SOURCES

ABC7
— President Joe Biden faces silent protests over Israel-Hamas war at Morehouse commencement speech. “I support peaceful, nonviolent protests,” Biden said. – Michelle Stoddart, Gabriella Abdul-Hakim, Fritz Farrow, and Selina Wang
https://abc7chicago.com/post/president-joe-biden-faces-silent-protests-over-handling-of-israel-hamas-war-at-morehouse-college-commencement-speech-in-atlanta/14843871/

NBC5
— At least 27 shot, 1 fatally, across Chicago in overnight shootings
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/at-least-27-shot-1-fatally-across-chicago-in-overnight-shootings/3441079/

WGN9
— Groups gather at Chicago police district for several causes ahead of DNC
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JRy-bVbMpLo

CBS2
— Demonstrators vow to disrupt DNC protest in Chicago with or without a permit – Andrew Ramos
https://www.cbsnews.com/chicago/news/demonstrators-rally-outside-cpd-station-dnc-protest-chicago/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— In pro-Palestinian rally at CPD station, coalition calls for mobilization ahead of DNC in August – ADRIANA PÉREZ
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/05/19/chicago-dnc-rally/
— At Evanston unity rally, a call for Gaza cease-fire and hostage release: ‘We need to tell a new story’ – AVANI KALRA
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/05/19/israel-palestine-vigil-evanston/
— The economy trumps all when it comes to the presidential race – Laura Washington (COMMENT: To elect Biden, anticipate/expect that Democrat and RINO leaders will ever-increasingly drive up the stock market.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/05/20/column-presidential-race-joe-biden-donald-trump-economy-washington/
— Chicago’s fragile trade-show business stands to lose if the Democratic National Convention turns ugly. – Editorial
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/05/20/editorial-chicagos-fragile-trade-show-business-stands-to-lose-if-the-democratic-national-convention-turns-ugly/
— 3 women allege grooming, sexual misconduct by former high school teacher and coach. Administrators ignored opportunities to protect students, lawsuits say. – CHRISTY GUTOWSKI
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/05/19/dallas-till-lawsuits-morton-east-elmwood-park/

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Nearly 30 shot, one killed in weekend violence across Chicago
https://chicago.suntimes.com/crime/2024/05/19/shootings-gun-violence-6-wounded-east-garfield-park-albany-avenue
— Pro-Palestine groups rally at 18th District police station. Protesters marched through the neighborhood after the rally, flying Palestinian flags and wearing kaffiyehs. They called on Chicago leaders to divest from Israel and sought the release of Illinois inmates wrongfully convicted and sentenced. – Emmanuel Camarillo
https://chicago.suntimes.com/israel-hamas-war/2024/05/19/israel-hamas-war-pro-palestine-groups-rally-18th-district-police-station-northwestern-uc-city-hall
— Under the Democrats and under the RINOs, the future is ever-increasingly bright for younger minorities and younger females because Democrats and RINOs ever-increasingly give them more and more and more preference. But to give preference to one group is to discriminate against another group. Because younger White men are ever-increasingly crashing and burning, fewer and fewer and fewer of them are “marriage material.” Back in the good old days, that is, the 1960s and 1970s, before I got married, even though I was a White male who had to work his way through college, I was able to a) graduate debt-free with a bachelor’s degree when I was 21, b) earn a master’s degree when I was 27, c) buy new cars when I was 17, 19, 20, 23, and 25, and d) buy a new townhome when I was 24, a studio condo in downtown Chicago when I was 25, and a one bedroom condo there when I was 27. When got married when I was 29 years old in 1978, my salary was $106,785/year in today’s dollars.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/well/2024/05/19/pilsen-after-school-mental-health-wellness-girls-group-positive-coping-skills

DAILY HERALD
— Graduation ceremonies – Paul Valade (COMMENT: Who attended your graduation ceremonies? My parents attended my Crete-Monee High School graduation ceremony in 1966 and my wife attended my Loyola graduation ceremony in 1976, my DePaul graduation ceremony in 1980, and my IIT graduation ceremony in 1997.)
https://www.dailyherald.com/20240519/news/photo-gallery-lake-zurich-palatine-york-and-naperville-central-north-graduation-ceremonies/

DAILY NORTHWESTERN & SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Democrats ever-increasingly promote more LGBTQ.
https://dailynorthwestern.com/2024/05/19/city/evanston-pride-pflag-gender-affirming-evanston-celebrate-queer-joy/
https://www.sj-r.com/story/news/local/2024/05/16/springfields-pridefest-organizer-wants-people-to-enjoy-the-journey/73643926007/

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Soon, under the Democrats, everyone in Illinois will be a) handing out welfare and/or b) receiving welfare.
https://www.sj-r.com/story/news/education/2024/05/20/close-to-8500-springfield-kids-eligible-for-new-food-assistance-program/73701091007/

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— Democrats ever-increasingly push more pot.
https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/national/marijuana-may-soon-be-a-schedule-iii-drug-what-will-change/

CWB CHICAGO
— Knife fight in downtown Chicago ends with no injuries, stunned bystanders
https://cwbchicago.com/2024/05/chicago-magnificent-mile-knife-altercation-no-injuries.html

POLITICO ILLINOIS
— FEBRUARY 21, 2023 FLASHBACK: Will my critics/opponents give Shia Kapos and the rest of the Democrat news media extreme preference at the Illinois Republican Party State Convention in Collinsville May 24-25 like they did at their February 20, 2023 DeSantis event in Elmhurst? Will they stop me from attending the convention? Failing that, will they limit/stop my access to everything? They did everything that they could to stop me a) from learning about their DeSantis event, b) from attending their event, c) from speaking with anyone at their event, and d) from reporting on their event. My critics/opponent have taken many big adverse actions against me to curry favor with their many friends in the Democrat news media. I should write about that.
https://www.politico.com/newsletters/illinois-playbook/2023/02/21/desantis-pokes-at-pritzker-in-illinois-00083731

CAPITOL FAX
— Morning briefing
https://capitolfax.com/2024/05/20/isabel%e2%80%99s-morning-briefing-292/

FROM ILLINOIS CENTER-RIGHT LEANING SOURCES

GOPUSA ILLINOIS
— What do you anticipate/expect the next adverse action against you will be by your critics/opponents? For me, it is getting a registered Republican voter in my precinct to run against me and to defeat me as Precinct Committeeman. So far, my critics/opponents have succeed in a) removing me from the 2024 Illinois Republican Party State Convention Platform and Resolutions Committee, b) ending my service as the Republican fundraiser for Wheaton Independence Day parades and fireworks in 2021, c) ending my bid to be selected to fill a Wheaton City Council vacancy in 2019, d) gerrymandering my precinct in 2015, e) ending my chairmanship of TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois in 2012, f) ending my membership on the Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee in 2011, g) ended my service as the Milton Township Republican Organization (MTRO) webmaster in 2010 and 2004, h) ending my membership on the Illinois Center Right Coalition (ICRC) Steering Committee in 2007, i) almost getting ICRC to censure me for my GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters in 2006, j) ending my bid to serve as MTRO Treasurer in 2004, and k) ending my membership on the American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter board of directors in 2004. I should write a book about my critics/opponents. – Dave Diersen
http://www.gopillinois.com

WIREPOINTS
— Pritzker squeezes Democratic legislators with threat to cut grants for their districts – Ted Dabrowski
https://wirepoints.org/pritzker-squeezes-democratic-legislators-with-threat-to-cut-grants-for-their-districts-wirepoints/
— The Chicago Teachers union doesn’t just want 9% annual raises. They want that and more.
https://wirepoints.org/the-chicago-teachers-union-doesnt-just-want-9-annual-raises-they-want-that-and-even-more-wirepoints-on-the-shaun-thompson-show/

ILLINOIS POLICY INSTITUTE
— ILLINOIS LAWMAKERS CONSIDER ‘WORKER FREEDOM OF SPEECH ACT’ TO RESTRICT EMPLOYERS – Dylan Sharkey (COMMENT: My Democrat GAO, IRS, and Post Office would have vehemently opposed this. They opposed anything and everything that might hinder their hiring, retaining, and promoting Democrats who were minority, female, younger, and/or veteran. I remember when GAO’s older White male GS-14s (currently $136,414-$177,341/year) wore black arm bands at work to protest GAO’s efforts to get rid of them. GAO soon got rid of those employees who wore those arm bands.)
https://www.illinoispolicy.org/illinois-lawmakers-consider-worker-freedom-of-speech-act-to-restrict-employers/

FROM NATIONAL CENTER-RIGHT LEANING SOURCES

WASHINGTON TIMES
— LGBTQ movement working to transform society in its own image. – Robert Knight
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2024/may/19/lgbtq-movement-working-to-transform-society-in-its/
— Pope Francis blasted critics of his 11-year pontificate Sunday, saying conservative Catholics manifest “a suicidal attitude.” – Mark A. Kellner (COMMENT: Under the Democrats and under the RINOs, conservatives are ever-increasingly demonized, denigrated, and condemned.)
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2024/may/19/pope-francis-tells-cbs-60-minutes-that-us-conserva/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Divisiveness destroys the Republican Party – Everett Piper (COMMENT: I should write a book about the most divisive leaders of the Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Milton Township Republican Organization since 2000.)
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2024/may/19/divisiveness-destroys-republican-party/

NEW YORK POST
— Team Biden’s sleazy plan to get the unpopular prez reelected — by any means necessary – Victor Davis Hanson (COMMENT: Anticipate/expect ever-increasing negative campaigning and vote buying.)
https://nypost.com/2024/05/19/opinion/team-bidens-sleazy-plan-to-get-the-unpopular-prez-reelected-by-any-means-necessary/
— Chicago mom left waiting hours for help after 911 call for home invasion: ‘We have no units to send you’ – Katherine Donlevy
https://nypost.com/2024/05/18/us-news/chicago-mom-left-waiting-hours-for-help-after-two-masked-bandits-break-into-her-home/

AMERICAN THINKER
— Buried news: Biden administration refuses to release data about how many ‘asylum’ cases are waved through by his asylum officers. – Monica Showalter
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2024/05/buried_news_biden_administration_refuses_to_release_data_about_how_many_asylum_cases_are_waved_through_by_his_asylum_officers.html
— Even as leftists relentlessly push ‘trans,’ hard evidence shows how suicidally dangerous it is. – Andrea Widburg
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2024/05/even_as_leftists_relentlessly_push_trans_hard_evidence_shows_how_suicidally_dangerous_it_is.html

BIZ PAC REVIEW
— ‘Butchers were murderously wrong’: New study finds risk of suicide jumps 12-fold AFTER gender surgery. – Vivek Saxena
https://www.bizpacreview.com/2024/05/19/butchers-were-murderously-wrong-new-study-finds-risk-of-suicide-jumps-12-fold-after-gender-surgery-1460405/

BREITBART
— California Assembly Passes Apology for Slavery, Despite Entering Union as ‘Free State’ – JOEL B. POLLAK (COMMENT: Because of my bad demographics, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always hinted/implied/argued/shouted that I should pay reparations big time, that is, that I should pay the price of Affirmative Action and DEI big time. In my defense, I have always stressed that my ancestors have always lived in northeast Illinois.)
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2024/05/19/california-assembly-passes-apology-for-slavery-despite-entering-union-as-free-state/

CAMPUS REFORM
— Anti-Israel professors not happy about Biden’s Commencement speech invite – Joshua Odutola
https://www.campusreform.org/article/anti-israel-professors-not-happy-bidens-commencement-speech-invite/25473

COLLEGE FIX
— Stanford now has 177 DEI employees – KATLYN ANDERSON (COMMENT: To promote DEI is to get rid of those who are heterosexual, conservative, Republican, American, White, male, older, married, non-veteran, non-poor, gun-owner, Protestant, German American, and/or have ancestors who have been in America for a long time. I should write about leaders of the following who promote DEI the most: Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Milton Township Republican Organization. I would focus on those who have taken the most/biggest adverse actions against me lately.)
https://www.thecollegefix.com/stanford-now-has-177-dei-employees-research-finds/

DAILY CALLER
— Forget ‘Never Trumpers’ — More Voters Now Say They’ll Never Vote For Biden
https://dailycaller.com/2024/05/18/forget-never-trumpers-more-voters-now-say-theyll-never-vote-for-biden/

DAILY WIRE
— Rubio Supports Mass Deportation Of Illegal Aliens Following ‘Invasion Of The Country’ – ROBERT SCHMAD
https://www.dailywire.com/news/rubio-supports-mass-deportation-of-illegal-aliens-following-invasion-of-the-country

LEGAL INSURRECTION
— Desperate Biden Panders to NAACP, Compares Conservative SCOTUS Justices to Segregationists. “Today, the resistance comes in other insidious forms. An extreme movement led by my predecessor and his MAGA Republican allies, backed by an extreme Supreme Court, gutted affirmative action in college admissions.” – Stacey Matthews (COMMENT: Democrat and RINO leaders have always used Affirmative Action (AA) and DEI to get rid of Republicans. I should write a book about how Democrat and RINO leaders use AA and DEI to get rid of me.)
https://legalinsurrection.com/2024/05/desperate-biden-panders-to-naacp-compares-conservative-scotus-justices-to-segregationists/

MRC TV
— As United Methodist Church Empties Out, PBS Leans Toward Religious Left, LGBTQ Flakes – CLAY WATERS
https://www.mrctv.org/videos/united-methodist-church-empties-out-pbs-leans-toward-religious-left-lgbtq-flakes

NEWSBUSTERS
— Leftist Media HATED Republicans Long Before Trump – Rich Noyes (COMMENT: I should write a book about how the leftist media has treated me and my GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters since 2000.)
https://newsbusters.org/node/284194/print

PJ MEDIA
— How the West Was Woke, to the Point of Near Extinction – KEVIN DOWNEY JR.
https://pjmedia.com/kevindowneyjr/2024/05/19/how-the-west-was-woke-to-the-point-of-near-extinction-n4929164

REAL CLEAR POLITICS
— Billionaires, Including Family of Gov. JB Pritzker, Funding Protests Donate Millions to House Dems
https://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2024/05/17/billionaires_funding_protests_donate_millions_to_house_dems__150960.html

TOWNHALL
— What If Biden Wins in November? Part Two. – Mark Lewis (COMMENT: RINOs, that is, anti-conservatives, ever-increasingly talk and act like they want Biden to win.)
https://townhall.com/columnists/marklewis/2024/05/20/what-if-biden-wins-in-november-part-two-n2639268

WESTERN JOURNAL
— Biden Says the Quiet Part Out Loud About Reason for Border Invasion
https://www.westernjournal.com/2024-election-biden-says-quiet-part-loud-reason-border-invasion/

FROM NATIONAL CENTER-LEFT LEANING SOURCES

NEW YORK TIMES
— Protesters Stormed an Ex-Senator’s Office and Demanded She Leave. She Refused. Heidi Heitkamp was in her office at the University of Chicago’s Institute of Politics when protesters occupied the building. – Monica Davey and Julie Bosman
https://www.nytimes.com/2024/05/17/us/uchicago-protests-politics-institute.html
— See How Easily A.I. Chatbots Can Be Taught to Spew Disinformation – Jeremy White (COMMENT: According to my critics/opponents, my GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters spew disinformation. According to them, articles that promote direct election of Illinois Republican Party State Central Committee members and conservative principles is disinformation. I should write about my biggest critics/opponents. They include leaders of the Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Milton Township Republican Organization. I would focus on the aforesaid who have taken the most/biggest adverse actions against me.)
https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2024/05/19/technology/biased-ai-chatbots.html
— Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters ever-increasingly promote more hatred against Trump.
https://www.nytimes.com/2024/05/18/us/politics/trump-trial-tactics.html
https://www.nytimes.com/2024/05/19/nyregion/trump-trial-cohen-testimony.html
https://www.nytimes.com/2024/05/20/nyregion/trump-trial-ny-courthouse.html
https://www.nytimes.com/2024/05/19/opinion/trump-trial-election-appeal.html

WASHINGTON POST
— To promote DEI is to get rid of conservatives. Constructively, if you do not promote DEI, leaders of the following get rid of you: Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Milton Township Republican Organization. The aforesaid have certainly gotten rid of me.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2024/05/19/universities-dei-academic-freedom/

USA TODAY
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters ever-increasingly promote more hatred against Trump.
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/elections/2024/05/19/trump-nra-dallas-jury-verdict-hush-money/73747343007/
— As Saigon fell 49 years ago, my father flew us onto the USS Midway in a fraught escape – Ngan Nguyen (COMMENT: My critics/opponents blame America’s losing the war on those who avoided the draft, especially those like me who were 1-A, conservative, Republican, White, male, non-poor, Protestant, German American, and/or had ancestors who had been in America for a long time. I should write a book about those who continue to use my avoiding the draft against me the most.)
https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/voices/2024/04/28/vietnam-fall-saigon-escape-uss-midway/73397138007/

NEWSWEEK
— New Yorkers Blame Migrants for City’s Crime Rate – Matthew Impelli
https://www.newsweek.com/new-york-city-migrants-immigration-crime-poll-1901956

MSN
— 7.2 million illegals entered US under Biden administration, larger than population of 36 states
https://www.msn.com/en-in/news/world/7-2-million-illegals-entered-us-under-biden-administration-larger-than-population-of-36-states/ar-BB1iEVIf
— Organization aims to combat Illinois’ teacher shortage by offering support, mentorship – Carolina Garibay (COMMENT: My Democrat IRS superiors got rid of the IRS manager who promoted me in 1972, 1973, and 1974. My Democrat GAO superiors got rid of the GAO manager who arranged for my transfer from IRS to GAO in 1980 and was finally able to get me assigned to audits of IRS and promote me in 1986.)
https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/careers/organization-aims-to-combat-illinois-teacher-shortage-by-offering-support-mentorship/ar-AA1frRuW
— Democratic National Convention planning hampered by fears Brandon Johnson will ‘defend’ protesters – Elaine Mallon
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/democratic-national-convention-planning-hampered-by-fears-brandon-johnson-will-defend-protesters/ar-BB1ms82u

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— The Downside of Delayed Gratification. We’re all told that it pays to be disciplined in our spending and consumption. But the advice can backfire. – Jacqueline R. Rifkin (COMMENT: Since we got married in 1978, my and I have a) tried to live on just one of our incomes and b) save as much as we could for our retirement.)
https://www.wsj.com/personal-finance/money-discipline-downsides-delayed-gratification-5770e346

FORBES
— Democrats and RINOs use “allyship” to get rid of Republicans.
https://www.forbes.com/sites/juliekratz/2024/05/19/3-ways-allyship-programs-prevent-business-risk/

SHRM
— Next Version of E-Verify Will Bring Big Changes – Roy Maurer (COMMENT: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes a) promote illegal immigration big time and b) vehemently oppose E-Verify.)
https://www.shrm.org/topics-tools/news/talent-acquisition/everify-plus-big-changes-2024-pilot
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The proposed features for the newest version of E-Verify would fundamentally change the way employment eligibility verification is conducted, according to a proposal from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). E-Verify NextGen—scheduled for release in 2024—integrates the Form I-9 process with E-Verify, the government’s electronic employment verification system, and shifts much of the process away from HR and to the new hires themselves. Employers must currently complete a new Form I-9 for each new hire and enter the information into E-Verify if they are enrolled in the program. “The proposed changes are significant,” said John Fay, an attorney and director of product strategy at Equifax Workforce Solutions. Fay was able to participate in a demo of the product. Using E-Verify NextGen, new hires would electronically enter their biographic information, citizenship or immigration status, and acceptable identity documents into E-Verify using their myEverify secure personal account. Once the employee’s identity and employment eligibility are confirmed by the system, the employer would be notified and can finish the verification by examining the documents—remotely, if taking advantage of the new alternative verification option. The submitted information will be used to create a completed Form I-9 available for download and storage by the employer. The current process relies on employer participation to correctly enter information on the Form I-9 and then transcribe that information into E-Verify, a practice which is less secure and sometimes results in data entry errors which can result in E-Verify mismatches, Fay said. “The idea behind NextGen is that the employee will be less likely to make a mistake with their own data,” he said. In addition, new hires would be notified if further action is needed to determine their employment eligibility, removing the employer’s primary role in the mismatch resolution process. Employees would receive notification of and resolve E-Verify mismatches directly with the government without requiring the employer to be an intermediary. This would create a more secure and private process that can speed up case resolution, according to USCIS. “The fact that employers are not involved in the process may sound appealing, but I know that employers have a vested interest in the verification process and will want to have a role in the process, so that could be an issue,” Fay said. Another new development is that employees would be able to carry their verification status with them when they change jobs. Currently, employees and employers must complete a new Form I-9 and enter a new E-Verify case—if an employer uses E-Verify—each time the employee starts a new job. “A key feature of NextGen is to allow employees to save their information in their myE-Verify account to be used for future employers,” USCIS said. “Once they receive their unique reference code from a new employer, the employee can simply update their information if necessary and complete the NextGen process with their new employer.” Fay said this feature—which still needs to be worked out in practice—is a common-sense approach. “If I’m a U.S. citizen and change jobs as much as some people do these days, why do I have to continually go through employment verification?” he asked. Overall, Fay said that E-Verify NextGen will be very useful for those employers still completing I-9s on paper. “For them, if they are also using E-Verify, it is a very manual process,” he said. “This will be a more seamless experience.” But Fay said that he’s not sure if E-Verify NextGen is the best option for larger employers because it doesn’t offer everything that an electronic I-9 system does. “Without a true electronic I-9 system, you still have to store the forms somewhere, you still have to do reverifications, you still have to make corrections and purge forms,” he said. “NextGen does not do any of those things. For many larger organizations, the electronic I-9 process is connected to the onboarding technology, the applicant tacking system, the payroll provider, which are all part of an integrated workflow. NextGen is not there yet but it’s good to see the government is moving in that direction.” E-Verify Required for Some E-Verify is voluntary except for federal contractors and in certain states which require all employers to use it, including Alabama, Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Massachusetts, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Utah. But evidence shows that E-Verify compliance is rarely enforced at the state level. Those employers not using E-Verify will still be required to complete the Form I-9 for new hires. Experts believe that the process enhancements included in NextGen are meant to be an incentive for more employers to voluntarily use the system. “The government is absolutely signaling to employers to consider using E-Verify because it can make the onboarding experience smoother,” Fay said. “It also plugs in nicely with the new alternative virtual procedure.” E-Verify NextGen will not replace the standard version of E-Verify for the time being and E-Verify employers will be able to choose which process they will utilize—the current E-Verify process or the NextGen version.)

MEDIATE
— Hate-filled America-hating America-haters ever-increasingly crow about their success in getting the Pope to destroy America.
https://www.mediaite.com/tv/madness-pope-francis-denounces-attempts-to-limit-migration-from-southern-border-in-60-minutes-interview/
— Democrats ever-increasingly use DEI to get rid of those who are heterosexual, conservative, Republican, American, White, male, older, married, non-veteran, non-poor, gun-owner, Protestant, German American, and/or have ancestors who have been in America for a long time.
https://www.mediaite.com/politics/biden-calls-values-of-diversity-equity-and-inclusion-americas-core-strength-at-detroit-naacp-dinner/

BOARDERLESS MAGAZINE
— Navigating Chicago’s Immigration Court Alone. Fighting for a chance to stay, many immigrants wade alone through backlogs and attorney shortages that plague the immigration court system.
https://borderlessmag.org/2024/05/14/immigration-court-federal-backlog-attorney-shortages-new-arrivals-chicago-illinois/

PRIDE
— Anticipate/expect that sooner or later, all my critics/opponents, all their operatives, and all their dupes who claim to be religious, conservative, and/or Republican will come out as being anti-heterosexual, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-married people, anti-rich people, anti-draft avoiders, anti-gun owners, anti-Protestant, anti-German American, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.
https://www.pride.com/coming-out/celebrities-who-have-come-out-2024#rebelltitem1

INSIDE HIGHER EDUCATION
— Re-Evaluating the ‘Essay Carveout’ After the Supreme Court barred affirmative action, many selective colleges added essay prompts focused on identity and diversity. Will they hold up under legal scrutiny? – Liam Knox (COMMENT: In my Loyola application in 1972 and in DePaul application in 1976, I stated that my IRS employee manual encouraged IRS employees like me to take graduate business and accounting courses and that was why I wanted to take those courses. But outrageously, disgustingly, and unethically, to disallow those courses, my Democrat IRS superiors ignored the aforesaid and argued that I took the courses to qualify myself for a new trade or business and to get a job in the private sector.)
https://www.insidehighered.com/news/admissions/traditional-age/2024/05/20/examining-admissions-essays-post-affirmative-action

DAILY MAIL
— Extremists plotting protests at Democratic Convention include Missouri man charged with spying for Russia, sparking fears Kremlin could seek to unleash chaos in Chicago. Jesse Nevel, 34, allegedly conspired with an FSB agent to ‘sow discord’ in the US. The far left activist is now involved in plans to disrupt the DNC this summer. Nevel, from St. Louis, Missouri, denies that he has ever worked for the Kremlin. – MILES DILWORTH
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-13392249/extremists-protests-democratic-convention-missouri-man-spying-russia-kremlin.html
— Wealthy Texas enclave steps up secession bid as feud with woke city leaders over crime crisis explodes. Lost Creek neighborhood residents who wanted to leave Austin won 91% of vote. Texas capital city dealing with 500 police shortfall, public safety crisis. Soros-backed Austin DA letting killers and rapists walk free. – MARYANN MARTINEZ
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/texas/article-13421905/texas-austin-secession-vote-lost-creek-crime.html

GUARDIAN
— Can Chicago’s mayor tackle environmental racism in one of the most segregated US cities? Brandon Johnson promised to address the city’s longstanding inequities – advocates want to make the most of the moment. – Aliya Uteuova
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/article/2024/may/19/chicago-environmental-racism

May 19, 2024

WISCONSIN LAW JOURNAL
— Wisconsin GOP convention spotlights abortion, higher education, immigration and national security – Steve Schuster (COMMENT: What actions will the Illinois Republican Party take at its State Convention in Collinsville May 24-25?)
https://wislawjournal.com/2024/05/18/wisgop-convention-spotlights-abortion-higher-education-immigration-and-national-security/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: There may have been a few empty seats, but there was certainly no lack of heat as the 2024 Republican Party of Wisconsin State Convention kicked off in Appleton Saturday. Elected officials from Washington, D.C. to Madison spoke about issues impacting Wisconsinites, ranging from abortion and immigration to the University of Wisconsin’s failure to enforce the law and condemn antisemitic behavior on the Milwaukee and Madison campuses. Opening remarks were given by Brian Schimming, Chairman Republican Party of Wisconsin. “Are we going to do what it takes to save America?” Schimming asked the audience. Foreign policy Speaking on the Federal legislative panel, Senator Ron Johnson, Rep. Van Orden, Rep. Bryan Steil tore apart the Democrats responses and failure to condemn antisemitism and enforce state law during recent protests. “We must stand with Israel. I stand with Israel,” said Van Orden, and the room applauded. . .Abortion Johnson urged the party to remain united to protect the right to life (pro-life). “Within the Republican Party, we have a broad spectrum … I think we all agree that life begins at conception, want to protect life,” Johnson said. “I completely respect that. But that’s not where probably most Americans, most Wisconsinites, and probably even most Republicans land,” Johnson added. . .The conservative media also was critical of the recent mainstream coverage of the UWM Pro-Palestinian protesters. A panelist said the mainstream media described the protests as “peaceful … or they (pro-Palestinian protesters) were just delivering food, or praying” when in reality they were chanting antisemitic slogans, graffitied sidewalks and walls, and erected illegal tents. “The things I described did not make most, if not all media reports,” the panelist said, noting “the media is censoring things.”)

WISCONSIN PUBLIC RADIO
— Ron Johnson calls on GOP to set aside ‘squabbles’ on abortion in order to win elections. Johnson says most Americans, Wisconsinites, ‘even most Republicans’ don’t support total abortion bans. – RICH KREMER
https://www.wpr.org/news/ron-johnson-gop-set-aside-squabbles-abortion-win-elections

ABC MILWAUKEE
— Wisconsin Republicans preach unity at state convention ahead of November. Republicans gathered in Appleton this weekend for their party’s annual convention. – Matt Smith
https://www.wisn.com/article/wisconsin-republicans-preach-unity-at-state-convention-ahead-of-november/60833567

WISCONSIN POLITICS
— Party activists at the state GOP convention today elected Waukesha County GOP Chair Terry Dittrich and Pam Travis, one of the Republicans who submitted a false slate of electors for Trump in 2020, to fill two of Wisconsin’s three slots on the Republican National Committee.
https://www.wispolitics.com/2024/gop-activists-elect-dittrich-travis-to-rnc/

WKOW
— Top Wisconsin Republicans Attend State Convention in Appleton
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FmaXwXnUIu4

GOPUSA ILLINOIS
— Questions concerning the Illinois Republican Party (IRP) State Convention in Collinsville May 24-25 – Dave Diersen
http://www.gopillinois.com
— Who will the speakers at the convention be?
— How many delegates will attend and how many from each of the 102 counties?
— Who represents each of the 17 congressional districts on the IRP Platform and Resolutions Committee and what is their contact information?
— Who has replaced me as the member who represents the 3rd Congressional District on that committee and what reasons have been given for my removal?
— When will the committee post on the IRP website its most recent draft platform and list of resolutions?
— At the convention on May 24, which committee members are going to vote for or against the resolution that calls for direct election of IRP State Central Committee members?
— At the convention on May 24, which committee members are going to vote for or against strengthening or weakening the following in the platform: personal responsibility, traditional marriage and family, right to life, enforcement of immigration laws including adding E-Verity, discouragement of booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, protection of Second Amendment rights, and equal opportunity (no race of gender based preference giving)?
— Who are all the candidates for IRP National Committeeman and Committeewoman? What are their qualifications? At this point, how many votes do each of them have?

GOPUSA ILLINOIS
— Who leads conservatives in Illinois today? Hopefully, by now, those leaders know which of the 17 members on the Illinois Republican Party (IRP) State Convention Platform and Resolution Committee are going to vote to strengthen the IRP platform and which ones are going to vote to weaken it. Because IRP leaders ever-increasingly say and do less to defend and advance the following planks in the Republican Party platform, I fear that efforts are underway to weaken those planks: personal responsibility, traditional marriage and family, right to life, immigration, illegal drugs, Second Amendment, and equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving). IRP leaders ever-increasingly talk and/or act like they believe that to win elections in Illinois, the IRP has to be Democrat-Lite if not officially dump the aforesaid planks. If anti-conservative IRP State Convention Platform and Resolution Committee members win by small margins on May 24 in Collinsville, conservative leaders should be ready to immediately file timely minority reports like the one that they filed at the 2016 convention so that delegates can vote for them on May 25. – Dave Diersen
http://www.gopillinois.com

GOPUSA ILLINOIS
— Those who want to drive conservatives like me out of the Illinois Republican Party (IRP), DuPage County Republican Central Committee (DCRCC), and Milton Township Republican Organization (MTRO) and destroy the IRP, DCRCC, and MTRO use the current system to elect IRP State Central Committee (SCC) members. So of course, they vehemently oppose direct election of IRP SCC members. They take all the adverse actions that they can to get rid of Republican Precinct Committeemen like me who support direct election. So far, they have a) ended my membership on the IRP State Convention Platform and Resolutions Committee this year, b) ended my role as the Republican fundraiser for Wheaton Independence Day parades and fireworks in 2021, c) ended my bid to be appointed to fill a Wheaton City Council vacancy in 2019, d) gerrymandered my precinct in 2015, e) ended my chairmanship of TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois in 2012, f) ended my membership on the Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee in 2011, g) ended my service as the MTRO webmaster in 2010 and 2004, h) ended my membership on the Illinois Center Right Coalition (ICRC) Steering Committee in 2007, i) almost got ICRC to censure me in 2006, j) ended my bid to serve as MTRO Treasurer in 2004, and k) ended my membership on the American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter board of directors in 2004. – Dave Diersen
http://www.gopillinois.com

DOUG IBENDAHL
— Questions for all direct election opponents. The opponents owe all of us an answer to every one of these reasonable questions. (COMMENT: Doug lists 30 questions. I could list the 30 biggest adverse actions that direct election opponents have taken against me since 2000 because I promote direct election. I would focus on the pretexts that they used. I would focus on those who publicly say they favor direct election, but privately opposed it. I would focus on past and present a) leaders of the Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Milton Township Republican Organization, b) Republican leaders of Illinois, DuPage County, Milton Township, and Wheaton, c) Republican candidates on ballots in my precinct and their political consultants, major donors, fundraisers, campaign managers, campaign staff members, and campaign volunteers, d) conservative leaders and activists, and e) religious leaders and activists.)
https://dougelstonibendahl.substack.com/p/questions-for-all-direct-election

FROM ILLINOIS CENTER-LEFT LEANING SOURCES

ABC7
— Democrats ever-increasingly promote more LGBTQ.
https://abc7chicago.com/post/la-lgbt-center-gala-celebrates-with-the-stars-at-annual/14840969/

NBC5
— Missouri candidate with ties to the KKK can stay on the Republican ballot, judge rules. The candidate describes himself as “pro-white” but denies being racist or antisemitic. – AP (COMMENT: Ever-increasingly, the more of the following that you are, the more that the leaders of the Illinois Republican Party (IRP), DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Milton Township Republican Organization (MTRO) do not want you to seek any kind of office: conservative, White, male, older, non-veteran, Protestant, German American, and/or if your ancestors have been in America for a long time. I am all of the aforesaid. MTRO leaders are overjoyed that I was removed from the 2024 IRP State Convention Platform and Resolutions Committee. They vehemently opposed my seeking to be appointed to fill a Wheaton City Council vacancy in 2019. They vehemently opposed my seeking to be the MTRO Treasurer in 2004. They refused to appoint me as a delegate to the 2004 IRP State Convention.)
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/national-international/missouri-candidate-kkk-can-stay-on-republican-ballot/3440913/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: A longshot Missouri gubernatorial candidate with ties to the Ku Klux Klan will stay on the Republican ticket, a judge ruled Friday. Cole County Circuit Court Judge Cotton Walker denied a request by the Missouri GOP to kick Darrell McClanahan out of the August Republican primary. McClanahan is running against Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft, Lt. Gov. Mike Kehoe, state Sen. Bill Eigel and others for the GOP nomination to replace Gov. Mike Parson, who is barred by term limits from seeking reelection. McClanahan’s lawyer, Dave Roland, said the ruling ensures that party leaders do not have “almost unlimited discretion to choose who’s going to be allowed on a primary ballot.” . . . The Missouri GOP accepted his party dues but denounced him after a former state lawmaker posted photos on social media that appear to show McClanahan making the Nazi salute. McClanahan confirmed the accuracy of the photos to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. In his decision, Walker wrote that the Republican Party “has made clear that it does not endorse his candidacy, and it remains free to publicly disavow McClanahan and any opinions the plaintiff believes to be antithetical to its values.” “I’m not sure they ever actually intended to win this case,” said McClanahan’s lawyer, Roland. “I think the case got filed because the Republican Party wanted to make a very big public show that they don’t want to be associated with racism or anti-Semitism. And the best way that they could do that was filing a case that they knew was almost certain to lose.” The Associated Press’ emailed requests for comment to the Missouri GOP executive director and its lawyer were not immediately returned Friday. But Missouri GOP lawyers have said party leaders did not realize who McClanahan was when he signed up as a candidate back in February. McClanahan has argued that the Missouri GOP was aware of the beliefs. He previously ran as a Republican for U.S. Senate in 2022. In a separate lawsuit against the Anti-Defamation League last year, McClanahan claimed the organization defamed him by calling him a white supremacist in an online post. In his lawsuit against the ADL, McClanahan described himself as a “Pro-White man.” McClanahan wrote that he is not a member of the Ku Klux Klan; he said received an honorary one-year membership. And he said he attended a “private religious Christian Identity Cross lighting ceremony falsely described as a cross burning.”)

CBS2
— Chicago increases police patrols along lakefront amid beach safety concerns – Sara Machi
https://www.cbsnews.com/chicago/news/chicago-beach-safety-police-patrol/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— After estimates say city lost population, Aurora Mayor Richard Irvin says he is ‘thoroughly disgusted’ with U.S. Census Bureau. – STEVE LORD
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/05/17/after-estimates-say-city-lost-population-aurora-mayor-richard-irvin-says-he-is-thoroughly-disgusted-with-u-s-census-bureau/

DAILY HERALD
— DuPage County Auditor at least takes responsibility for delayed reports – Editorial (COMMENT: I should write a book about my critics/opponents who have falsely hinted/implied/argued/shouted the most that I wanted to run for DuPage County Auditor. I would focus on those who have ignored/dismissed/belittled the most what I did to help elect Bob Grogan in 2020, 2016, 2012, and 2008 and Jim Rasins in 2004 and 2000. I would focus on those who have ignored/dismissed/belittled the most my qualifications for the job: a) worked for GAO for almost 18 years, the last 11 years of which at the GS-13 Step 1-10 Levels, currently $115,439-$150,075/year, b) worked for IRS for almost 9 years, the last 5 1/2 years of which at the GS-12 Step 1-5 Levels, currently $97,079-$110,020/year, c) became a licensed CPA, d) passed the Certified Internal Auditor and CPA examinations on my first attempt, e) became a Certified Forensic Accountant, Financial Services Auditor, Government Financial Manager, and Fraud Examiner, and f) earned master’s degrees in finance, accounting, and business.)
https://www.dailyherald.com/20240518/editorials/daily-herald-opinion-dupage-county-auditor-at-least-takes-responsibility-for-delayed-reports/

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE & CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters ever-increasingly demonize, denigrate, and condemn Protestants like me who do not hate Trump. My critics/opponents, their operative, and their dupes have always used against me my having been baptized in 1948, raised, and confirmed in 1962 as a Missouri Synod Lutheran. I should write about those who continue to do that the most since 2015. They stress that I am not a member of any church, that I do not attend church services, and that I do not give money to a church.
https://www.news-gazette.com/news/nation-world/jesus-is-their-savior-trump-is-their-candidate-ex-presidents-backers-say-he-shares-faith/article_8037a15e-73d8-5e74-863b-676cf54c79ad.html
https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/politics/ap-jesus-is-their-savior-trump-is-their-candidate-ex-presidents-backers-say-he-shares-faith-values/

FOX MILWAUKEE
— The Republican Party of Wisconsin officially endorsed Eric Hovde as its U.S. Senate candidate during the state party convention in Appleton. (COMMENT: What actions will the Illinois Republican Party take at its State Convention in Collinsville May 24-25?)
https://www.fox6now.com/video/1458088

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— Anticipate/expect that Democrats will promote illegal voting the most in the battleground/wing states.
https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/politics/ap-noncitizen-voting-already-illegal-in-federal-elections-becomes-a-centerpiece-of-2024-gop-messaging/
— Why Illinois professional licenses could be delayed – Brian Weckerly (COMMENT: Illinois approved my CPA license application promptly in 1981 when I was 32 years old. But my Democrat GAO superiors, none of whom were licensed CPAs, ignored/dismissed/belittled my getting that license. They stressed that Charles Bowsher, the head of GAO, had not taken the CPA examination, let alone passed the examination, let alone became a licensed CPA.)
https://www.ourquadcities.com/news/state-news/illinois-news/why-illinois-professional-licenses-could-be-delayed/

WSIL TV
— Democrats used to promote integration, but now they promote segregation.
https://www.wsiltv.com/news/national/even-with-school-choice-some-black-families-find-options-lacking-decades-after-brown-v-board/article_e6aa14c6-5bc7-5e10-85f2-fc9e3503c0a9.html
— Trump addresses an embattled NRA as he campaigns against Biden’s gun policies – CNN (COMMENT: Democrat and RINO leaders ever-increasingly blame Republicans for gun violence and make it clear that they want to abolish the Second Amendment.)
https://www.wsiltv.com/news/trump-addresses-an-embattled-nra-as-he-campaigns-against-biden-s-gun-policies/article_e99df01d-84a2-506e-b1f8-84f54cd5dd55.html

KHMO RADIO
— Safely Find Out If Your Illinois Neighbor is a Vile Sex Offender (COMMENT: How many sex offenders live in your county, in your township, in your municipality, in your school district, and in your precinct? How close do they live to the schools in the aforesaid?)
https://khmoradio.com/illinois-state-police-sex-offender-tool/

FROM ILLINOIS CENTER-RIGHT LEANING SOURCES

COOK COUNTY RECORD
— Judge denies TRO sought by GOP candidates to block law that changed election rules to keep GOPers off ballot – Jonathan Bilyk
https://cookcountyrecord.com/stories/658603879-judge-denies-tro-sought-by-gop-candidates-to-block-law-that-changed-election-rules-to-keep-gopers-off-ballot

FROM NATIONAL CENTER-RIGHT LEANING SOURCES

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Biden 2.0 promises tax hikes, illegal immigration – Paul Bedard
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/washington-secrets/3008947/white-house-report-card-biden-2-0-promises-tax-hikes-illegal-immigration/
— ‘Republicans’ who endorse Biden aren’t Republicans at all – Zachary Faria (COMMENT: If you are not helping elect Trump, you are helping elect Biden. I should write about past and present ‘Republican’ candidates, elected officials, party leaders, etc. in DuPage County, Milton Township, and Wheaton who have demonstrated their hatred against Trump the most. I would focus on those who taken the most/biggest adverse actions against me since 2015.)
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/3008136/republicans-who-endorse-biden-arent-republicans-at-all/

WASHINGTON FREE BEACON
— Blame, Resent, Repeat – Dion Pierre (COMMENT: To elect Biden, anticipate/expect that Democrats will not only ever-increasingly demonize, denigrate, and condemn Trump as being a racist and even worse things, they will ever-increasingly demonize, denigrate, and condemn voters like me who share Trump’s demographics: heterosexual, conservative, Republican, White, male, older, married, non-veteran, non-poor, gun-owner, Protestant, German American, and/or have ancestors who have been in America for a long time.)
https://freebeacon.com/culture/blame-resent-repeat/

NEW YORK POST
— Texas Gov. Greg Abbott pledges to keep bussing migrants to NYC, takes shot at Mayor Eric Adams in NRA speech. – Patrick Reilly
https://nypost.com/2024/05/18/us-news/texas-gov-gregg-abbott-pledges-to-keep-bussing-migrants-to-nyc-mayor-adams-needs-something-to-do/
— Why young people become woker and woker – Eric Kaufmann
https://nypost.com/2024/05/18/opinion/young-people-are-becoming-woker-and-woker/
— This is the new top spot for migrants to slip across US border. – Katherine Donlevy
https://nypost.com/2024/05/18/us-news/san-diego-is-the-most-popular-spot-for-migrants-to-cross-border/
— Illinois high school senior killed weeks before graduation by alleged drunk driver going over 120 mph – Nicholas McEntyre COMMENT: Democrats ever-increasingly promote vices including booze and pot.)
https://nypost.com/2024/05/19/us-news/illinois-student-marko-niketic-killed-weeks-before-graduation-by-alleged-drunk-driver-taeyoung-kim-going-over-120-mph-report/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: A high school senior was killed just weeks before graduation when a suspected drunk driver, speeding at over 120 mph, split his car into two during a crash in a Chicago suburb. Marko Niketic, 17, was driving with his 16-year-old girlfriend in Glenview, IL when a sports car struck their vehicle at an intersection just after 11 p.m. on May 12. The driver, Taeyoung Kim, 21, had been driving his 2021 Ford Mustang with a passenger from his home in Northbrook to downtown Chicago and back earlier in the day, according to court records obtained by NBC Chicago. “The investigation revealed at 2308 hours (11:08 p.m.) on May 12, Kim drove his vehicle westbound on East Lake Ave, at a high rate of speed in a reckless manner,” the Glenview Police Department said. Kim’s car crashed into Niketic as the teen was making a left turn through the intersection of East Lake Ave and Meadow Lane, approximately 20 miles northwest of Chicago. Kim had been racing past other cars going westbound on Lake Ave, with one driver noting Kim increasing speeds and turning his headlights off. “As Niketic began turning, Kim’s vehicle approached the intersection at an immense rate of speed, still with the headlights off,” the court documents allege. “Just as Kim was entering the intersection, the headlights turned back on as Kim’s vehicle crashed into Niketic’s vehicle.” The front of Kim’s car struck the driver’s side of Niketic’s vehicle, splitting it into two. The front half of Niketic’s sedan remained in the road, with the back half being sent flying through a nearby fence and landing in a backyard. Kim’s car, which had a dashcam recording his joyride, came to a halt near a tree on the side of the road. Witnesses inside the homes near the scene of the crash immediately called 911 before rushing to the scene and observed Niketic inside his vehicle, appearing to be deceased, Kim’s bond court proffer read. Other witnesses observed Kim sitting inside his car and admitted he had been drinking, while his passenger was lying on the ground bleeding heavily, WMAQ reported. The teen was pronounced dead at the scene. His girlfriend and Kim’s passenger were both rushed to the hospital in critical condition. Niketic’s girlfriend, who remains unidentified, suffered a subarachnoid hemorrhage, hematoma of the brain, a fracture of the pelvis vertebrae and hyper-density of the left frontal lobe of the brain with loss of consciousness and seizure. She was released from the hospital on Friday. Kim’s passenger sustained a fracture to his back and a severed artery in the crash. Kim suffered a broken femur, and a blood-drawn test concluded he had a blood alcohol level of .088, the test also revealed he had cannabis in his system. During their investigation, police found a bong, rolling papers, a one-hitter cannabis pipe with residue and two plastic containers with cannabis residue inside Kim’s vehicle. Kim was arrested on Friday and charged with two counts of aggravated DUI causing death, reckless homicide, aggravated DUI causing great bodily harm, DUI of alcohol, DUI of drugs, and several traffic violations including speeding 35 mph over the limit. He appeared in court on Saturday. Kim is being held without bond, and his next court date is scheduled for May 24, according to jail records viewed by The Post. Niketic’s funeral was held on Thursday, two days before his high school, Glenbrook South, held its prom. Niketic was set to graduate on June 2. “He’s one of those people, you meet him, and he’s glowing. The most genuine human ever,” friend Preston Shute told NBC Chicago. “He had a lot of stuff ahead of him. I can’t really process it.”)

AMERICAN GREATNESS
— The new anti-Americanism. Although written in the abstract language of the graduate seminar, Empire has an ominously pragmatic aim: to undermine faith in the liberal institutions that inform American democracy. – Roger Kimball
https://amgreatness.com/2024/05/19/the-new-anti-americanism/

AMERICAN THINKER
— The Unbearable Lightness of Whiteness – Pete McArdle
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2024/05/the_unbearable_lightness_of_whiteness.html

DAILY SIGNAL
— Days of Rage in Chicago: A Brief History of the 1968 Democratic National Convention – Jarrett Stepman
https://www.dailysignal.com/2024/05/19/days-rage-chicago-brief-history-1968-democratic-national-convention/

EPOCH TIMES
— Behind Rosy Economic Data, Americans Struggle to Make Ends Meet. Eating out less often, taking from 401(k)s, buying medication overseas, choosing cheaper products—Americans say they are feeling the pain of inflation. – Emel Akan
https://www.theepochtimes.com/article/behind-rosy-economic-data-americans-struggle-to-make-ends-meet-5651988

FOX NEWS
— Democratic town furious over migrant shelter opening in neighborhood. ‘We don’t want it here … and it doesn’t make us bad people’ one Norfolk, Massachusetts, resident said. – Michael Dorgan
https://www.foxnews.com/us/democratic-town-reeling-migrant-shelter-opening-neighborhood
— Biden’s plan to admit Gazans to US could backfire: ‘Brainwashed by Hamas,’ expert warns. Gazans spoke about the Biden immigration plan, anti-Israel protests on campus. – Benjamin Weinthal
https://www.foxnews.com/world/bidens-plan-admit-gazans-us-could-backfire-brainwashed-hamas-expert-warns

GOPUSA
— Trump Says He May Wait To Announce VP At July GOP Convention
https://www.gopusa.com/trump-says-he-may-wait-to-announce-vp-at-july-gop-convention/
— China’s Growing Threat To U.S. National Security In The Crosshairs Of Congress
https://www.gopusa.com/chinas-growing-threat-to-u-s-national-security-in-the-crosshairs-of-congress/
— GAO: Taxpayers Lose Billions To Government Overlap, Duplication (COMMENT: I worked for the Democrats who ran GAO for almost 18 years. None of them were licensed CPAs like me. They wasted my career, they took many adverse actions against me, and they forced me to retire 6 years before I was eligible for regular retirement. GAO audits IRS. They wasted the knowledge of IRS that I gained working for IRS for almost 9 years, the last 5 1/2 years of which at the GS-12 Step 1-5 Levels, currently $97,079-$110,020/year. They wasted what I learned earning master’s degrees in business, accounting, and finance. They wasted what I learned passing the CPA and Certified Internal Auditor examinations on my first attempt. They would not have done that if I had been a Democrat, minority, female, and/or veteran.)
https://www.gopusa.com/taxpayers-lose-billions-to-government-overlap-duplication/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Overlap and duplication cost taxpayers billions, according to a new report from a Congressional watchdog. The U.S. Government Accountability Office’s annual report identified opportunities to save billions of dollars by reducing overlap, duplication and fragmentation across the federal government. The report outlines 112 measures that Congress and federal agencies could take to save money and improve government services. “This year’s report provides Congress and federal agencies with new opportunities to save federal dollars, increase revenue, and improve the efficiency and effectiveness of a wide range of federal programs,” said Gene Dodaro, comptroller general and head of the GAO. “By addressing this year’s pointed list, as well as open recommendations to both agencies and Congress from GAO’s past work, the federal government could potentially save tens of billions of dollars.”)

LAW ENFORCEMENT TODAY
— How cops can stand up to the death-to-America crowd
https://www.lawenforcementtoday.com/usa-usa-how-cops-can-stand-up-to-death-to-america-crowd
— In just two days this month, more Chinese nationals illegally crossed into U.S. than the entire year of 2021 – Pat Droney
https://www.lawenforcementtoday.com/in-just-two-days-this-month-more-chinese-nationals-illegally-crossed-into-u-s-than-the-entire-year-of-2021

NEWSMAX
— Peter Breen to Newsmax: Pro-Life Activist Victim of Biden Weaponization – Sandy Fitzgerald
https://www.newsmax.com/newsmax-tv/peter-breen-lauren-handy-pro-life/2024/05/17/id/1165178/
— RNC, Trump Campaign Launch ‘Gun Owners for Trump’ – Eric Mack
https://www.newsmax.com/us/second-amendment-gun-rights-nra/2024/05/18/id/1165253/

PJ MEDIA
— Biden’s Plan to Resettle Thousands of Gaza Refugees Is Insane, Warns Expert – RICK MORAN
https://pjmedia.com/rick-moran/2024/05/18/bidens-plan-to-resettle-thousands-of-gaza-refugees-is-insane-warns-expert-n4929153

FROM NATIONAL CENTER-LEFT LEANING SOURCES

THE HILL
— Three Illinois cities will pay you thousands to move there. – JOEY SCHNEIDER (COMMENT: How much will Democrat leaders pay voters (both legal and illegal) to move to battleground/swing states to vote for Biden?)
https://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/4672284-three-illinois-cities-will-pay-you-thousands-to-move-there/amp/

NEW YORK TIMES
— Democrat and RINO leaders ever-increasingly promote more illegal immigration.
https://www.nytimes.com/2024/05/19/us/migrants-lawyer-shortages.html

ASSOCIATED PRESS
— GOP tries to ‘correct the narrative’ on use of mailed ballots after years of conflicting messages (COMMENT: At the request of the Milton Township Republican Organization, as an elected Republican Precinct Committeeman, I am in the process of hand-delivering permanent mail-in ballot applications to 64 registered Republican voters in my precinct in 55 homes and one apartment who did not vote recently. Of course, my critics/opponents hint/imply/argue/shout that my doing that will cause Republican candidates on ballots in my precinct to get fewer votes.)
https://www.hotsr.com/news/2024/may/19/gop-tries-to-correct-the-narrative-on-use-of/

MSN
— Mexico to help US keep migrant flows under 4,000 a day – Julian Resendiz
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/mexico-to-help-us-keep-migrant-flows-under-4-000-a-day/ar-BB1mziF8
— Chicago City Council Denies Fed Up Residents Chance to Vote on Ending Sanctuary City Status – Jack Davis
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/chicago-city-council-denies-fed-up-residents-chance-to-vote-on-ending-sanctuary-city-status/ar-AA1lzXna
— Bhushan R Gavai: ‘I am a Supreme Court judge (in India) thanks to affirmative action’ – Dhananjay Mahapatra (COMMENT: My Democrat GAO, IRS, and Post Office superiors used Affirmative Action quotas, goals, and targets and DEI to waste my federal career and to get rid of me. My Democrat GAO superiors forced me to take their early retirement “offer” when I was 49 years old in 1997 and gave my job and my preferred corner office to my Black subordinate. All my GAO, IRS, and Post Office coworkers who they promoted over me were Democrats who were minority, female, younger than me, and/or veteran.)
https://www.msn.com/en-in/news/other/i-m-sc-judge-thanks-to-affirmative-action/ar-BB1kLLgi
— Student Loan Cancellation Could Be Banned in New Bill – Aliss Higham
https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/personalfinance/student-loan-cancellation-could-be-banned-in-new-bill/ar-BB1l87yR

FORBES
— Trump Tells NRA Forum That ‘I Think We Should Call For Drug Tests On The Debate’ (COMMENT: The more that you promote pot, the more that you should be presumed to use pot.)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kn5KtPYozsQ

JILL ON MONEY
— Are Americans prepared for retirement? (COMMENT: I began earning credits toward a Civil Service Retirement System pension when I was 18 years old in 1966. My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always been furious about that.)
https://www.jillonmoney.com/blog/two-tiered-retirement

POLITICAL WIRE
— Trump Says He’ll Insist Biden Take a Drug Test – Taegan Goddard (COMMENT: The more that you promote pot, the more that you should be presumed to use pot.)
https://politicalwire.com/2024/05/18/trump-says-hell-insist-biden-take-a-drug-test/
— Democrats used to promote integration. Now they promote segregation.
https://politicalwire.com/2024/05/18/biden-compares-maga-to-segregationists/

EURASIAN REVIEW
— Illegal Immigration: Biden Admin’s Secret To A ‘Permanent Majority’? – Kelli Ballard (COMMENT: Of course, anticipate/expect that illegals will forever vote for Democrats.)
https://www.eurasiareview.com/19052024-illegal-immigration-biden-admins-secret-to-a-permanent-majority-oped/

WION NEWS
— Trump receives endorsement from NRA as he pledges to ‘roll back’ Biden’s gun policies. – Nishtha Badgamia
https://www.wionews.com/world/trump-receives-endorsement-from-nra-as-he-pledges-to-roll-back-bidens-gun-policies-722966