December 31 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Illinois COVID-19 Update: IL reports 8,009 cases, 133 coronavirus deaths. New COVID-19 variant may already be circulating in Illinois, Dr. Arwady says.
https://abc7chicago.com/health/il-reports-8009-covid-19-cases-133-coronavirus-deaths-/9229960/
— Senate Republican Leader Bill Brady announces resignation effective late Thursday night
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/senate-republican-leader-bill-brady-announces-resignation-/9231043/

NBC5
— Sen. David Perdue Quarantines After Contact With Someone Infected With Covid, Days Before Georgia Runoff – Hannah Miao
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/business/money-report/sen-david-perdue-quarantines-after-contact-with-someone-infected-with-covid-days-before-georgia-runoff/2405886/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— ‘Patients are dying like flies’: California nurse in ICU begs the public to stop being careless
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/patients-are-dying-like-flies-nurse-in-icu-begs-community-to-stop-being-careless

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— 133 more Illinois coronavirus deaths with positivity rate trending upward into new year. Since COVID-19 claimed its first Illinois victim March 16, an average of about 57 people have died with the virus every day — or about one fatality every 25 minutes. – Mitchell Armentrout
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2020/12/31/22208068/illinois-coronavirus-cases-deaths-vaccine-pritzker-covid-19-dec-31
— Illinois corruption wins if the players change but the rules remain the same. With two important votes on Jan. 13, the Illinois House can dismantle not just the Mike Madigan Machine, but the system that gave him his unprecedented power. – Matt Paprocki
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/12/31/22207045/illinois-politics-corruption-speaker-michael-madigan-springfield-house-matt-paprocki

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— After giving up GOP leadership post, three-time candidate for governor Bill Brady resigns from the Illinois Senate – RICK PEARSON
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-bill-brady-resigns-illinois-senate-20201231-u5vv2lrrgvhnbg56arq2if2tou-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “A fearless look ahead after a dreadful year.”
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/eric-zorn/ct-column-predictions-news-sports-2021-zorn-20201231-zrhr5q4dmndg3ddpjrlw442uha-story.html
— Stimulus will help, but problems remain for Lake County residents impacted by coronavirus downturn – STEVE SADIN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/lake-county-news-sun/ct-lns-lake-county-stimulus-st-0101-20201231-jvdfl4gnmzgpnh4cgecdsdvjpm-story.html
— Illinois expunges nearly half a million cannabis cases as part of legalization – ROBERT MCCOPPIN
(DIERSEN: What unfair advantages have you had in life? My critics/opponents would hint/imply/argue/shout that my not using pot gave me unfair advantages in life. If I had been a pot user, a) the Post Office would not hired me in 1966, b) Firestone Stores would not have hired me in 1970, c) Oldsmobile would not have offered me a job and IRS would not have hired me in 1971, d) IRS would not have promoted me in 1972, 1973, and 1974, e) GAO would not have hired me 1980 and promoted me in 1986, f) UIC would not have admitted me in 1966, g) NIU would not have admitted me in 1969 and I would not have graduated in 1970, h) Loyola would not have admitted me in 1972 and I would not have graduated in 1976, i) DePaul would not have admitted me in 1976 and I would not have graduated in 1980, j) IIT would not have admitted me in 1992 and I would not have graduated in 1992, k) I would not have gotten married in 1978, l) I would not have passed the CPA examination on my first attempt in 1979, m) I would not have passed the Certified Internal Auditor examination on my first attempt in 1981, n) I would not have bought new cars in 1966, 1967, 1968, 1971, etc., o) I would not have bought real estate in 1972, 1974, and 1976, p) my wife and I would not have bought real estate in 1978, 1984, and 2020, q) I would not have bought collector cars in 1989 and 1994, r) etc. I should write a book about pot users who hint/imply/argue/shout that I would have been much more successful in life if I had been a pot user.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/marijuana/illinois/ct-illinois-marijuana-pardons-expungements-20201231-mrhs3n7tsvchthlfexg3c5zdwm-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— Suburbs seeing another uptick in COVID-19 cases – Jake Griffin
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20201231/suburbs-seeing-another-uptick-in-covid-19-cases
— Is a slate a political party? The answer could decide fate for 2 Mount Prospect candidates – Steve Zalusky
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20201231/is-a-slate-a-political-party-the-answer-could-decide-fate-for-2-mount-prospect-candidates

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Dozens received COVID shots from spoiled vials. The vaccinations—part of a batch a “bad actor” pharmacist left out of refrigeration at a Wisconsin hospital—may not be effective, Advocate Aurora officials say. Now law enforcement is involved. – STEPHANIE GOLDBERG
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/health-care/dozens-received-covid-shots-spoiled-vials

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Illinois Senate minority leader resigns from office; Bill Brady won’t reveal reasons – Dean Olsen
https://www.sj-r.com/story/news/2020/12/31/illinois-senate-gop-leader-resigns-office/4102929001/

BLOOMINGTON PANTAGRAPH
— Bill Brady announces resignation from Illinois Senate
https://www.pantagraph.com/news/local/bill-brady-announces-resignation-from-illinois-senate/article_6c4454bd-6819-50e5-89ef-97e1384648da.html
— Reaction to state Sen. Bill Brady’s New Year’s Eve resignation – Kade Heather, Kelsey Watznauer
https://www.pantagraph.com/news/local/reaction-to-state-sen-bill-bradys-new-years-eve-resignation/article_6c4454bd-6819-50e5-89ef-97e1384648da.html

WGLT
— Bill Brady Resigns From Illinois Senate, Leaves Door Open For Another Run – RYAN DENHAM
https://www.wglt.org/post/bill-brady-resigns-illinois-senate-leaves-door-open-another-run#stream/0

CANTON DAILY LEDGER
— Whither the GOP in Illinois? – Jim Nowlan
https://www.cantondailyledger.com/story/opinion/2020/12/31/there-era-where-party-organization-mattered/4099368001/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Written in quill pen (not literally; it was 1965), my master’s thesis was about “Leaderless Politics: The Illinois Republican Party.” Not much has changed. That was an era when party organization mattered. My thesis was that when Republicans lost control of the governorship, the party became leaderless. Not much has changed. Back then, political patronage provided party leaders with influence over elections. My research showed that under GOP Gov. Bill Stratton (1953-60), 83 of the state’s 102 Republican county chairmen held state jobs. Guess who ran the party? Without a governor and jobs, the party was rudderless. First, TV in the 1960s and now billionaire self-funders and donors have replaced political party organizations as the primary conduits to the voters. Patronage is mostly gone, by Supreme Court dictum. Political parties have traditionally had three basic functions: Set forth a platform of values and policies for voters to consider; Recruit attractive candidates, and Work to nominate the candidates in the primary and then get them elected, so they can implement the platform inside government. The Illinois Republican Party does little of this anymore. The role of party platforms has been underappreciated. Party leaders used to wrestle over platform planks at their conventions. The platforms, by a kind of osmosis and over time, provided helpful cues for voters. That is, the GOP favors small business, while the Dems are for the working stiffs. Most of that is gone today, and voters are adrift, captivated yet confused by a Tower of Babel issuing relentlessly from the internet. The Illinois state GOP is a paper tiger. It has no money nor clout over county parties. The county parties are mostly toothless as well. There are exceptions. For example, county GOP chairs Jan Weber in Henry and Aren Hansen in Grundy have in recent years almost singlehandedly turned local offices from Dem to GOP. Mary Brookhart in McDonough County also has a strong county party; her team knows how to get out the vote. The Illinois GOP is at present recruiting a new statewide party chair. Different from a number of states that have large, professional staff and paid chairs, the Illinois party has but one staffer (very sharp Derek Murphy) and a volunteer chair. With megabucks ex-Governor Bruce Rauner gone, the state party has barely two nickels to rub together. The struggle for party control, as if it mattered, is apparently between a Trump-thumping faction versus an “establishment” faction, neither with a clear platform. The old adage that “all politics is local” is no longer true. Successful local candidates in small town and rural Illinois tend to feel they must pay more than lip service to the Trump brand of nativist populism. This effectively leaves lifestyle tolerant, pro-choice, balanced budget, free market, business-friendly folks like me outside the party, or so I feel. What does the future hold for the Illinois GOP? I expect to see Trump 2024 signs soon replacing the thousands of the 2020 versions on lawns and farmyards across mid-America; however, insiders I talk with predict the Trump brand will fade rather quickly, as he likely becomes ensnarled in nasty tax and legal problems. Over the past half century, Republican leaders have also seen their base slip away, literally. Since about 1970, two million or so whites have departed the state in net terms, replaced largely by Latinos and, to a lesser extent, Asian-Americans. When I was a state legislator in 1970, 12% of Illinois residents were of a minority group; today, it is 36%. From 1977 to 2003, the Illinois GOP enjoyed a 26-year, unbroken string of Republican governors. In contrast, this year Joe Biden clobbered Trump in Illinois 57-40 percent, in what pundits call a firmly Blue state. The big prize in 2022 will be the governor’s mansion, not that anyone lives there anymore. Gov. JB Pritzker is considered vulnerable, following his botched, disastrous campaign for increased taxes on high earners, and because of the unenviable role he has in trying to corral COVID-19. In a district on the edges of metropolitan Chicago, GOP Congressman Adam Kinzinger has been critical of Trump while supportive of his policies. He appears to be positioning himself for a run for higher office – governor, close observers report. I also find state Senators Jason Barickman of Bloomington and Sue Rezin of Morris attractive. Both are smart and capable, and might have some appeal in the suburbs. But they and other aspirants from the political ranks must nowadays almost expect outsider megabucks sorts to crash into the GOP’s party. The race will be wide open, and the leaderless state GOP will be but a bystander.)

WILLIAM J KELLY
— 2021 is the Year Americans Take Their Country Back
https://www.williamjkelly.org/news/#kelly-2021-is-the-year-americans-take-their-country-back

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Sangamon County allows indoor dining to governor’s chagrin – AP
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/dec/31/1-illinois-county-allows-indoor-dining-to-governor/
— Mitch McConnell: Democrats want ‘socialism for rich people’ with $2,000 checks – David Sherfinski
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/dec/31/mitch-mcconnell-democrats-want-socialism-rich-peop/

ACCURACY IN MEDIA
— CNN chief admits he will not cover Biden administration fairly – Ella Carroll-Smith
https://www.aim.org/aim-column/cnn-chief-biden/
— Biden, Harris ignore Black Lives Matter after campaigning on racial justice. Only using them for winning? – Julia Johnson
https://www.aim.org/aim-column/biden-harris-ignore-blm/

BREITBART
— Over 4,100 People Shot in Mayor Lightfoot’s Chicago in 2020 – AWR HAWKINS
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/12/31/over-4100-people-shot-in-mayor-lightfoots-chicago-in-2020/

BLAZE
— Republican congressman claims Trump’s base is turning against him, calls fundraising from election a scam. Kinzinger accused politicians of raising money by giving Trump supporters false hope. – Carlos Garcia
https://www.theblaze.com/news/kinzinger-trump-claims-scam

DAILY CALLER
— New Jobless Claims Decrease To 787,000, Economists Expected 828,000 – THOMAS CATENACCI
https://dailycaller.com/2020/12/31/new-jobless-claims-decrease-below-economists-expectations/

DAILY SIGNAL
— Enough Already With Using Cartoons and Cookies to Sell LGBTQ Agenda to Kids – Nicole Russell
https://www.dailysignal.com/2020/12/30/enough-already-with-using-cartoons-and-cookies-to-sell-lgbtq-agenda-to-kids/

FRONTPAGE MAGAZINE
— Democrats Destroyed All the Savings of Americans Three Times Over And added a Broken Glass Belt to the Rust Belt. – Daniel Greenfield
https://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/2020/12/democrat-destroyed-all-savings-americans-three-daniel-greenfield/

THE HILL
— Pence asks judge to toss GOP lawmaker’s bid to overturn election results – JOHN KRUZEL
https://thehill.com/regulation/court-battles/532273-pence-asks-judge-to-toss-gop-lawmakers-bid-to-overturn-election

WASHINGTON POST
— Trump 2024? Only one president has returned to power after losing reelection. If President Trump runs again in four years, he would be trying to follow in Grover Cleveland’s footsteps. – Ronald G. Shafer
https://www.washingtonpost.com/history/2020/12/28/grover-cleveland-trump-non-consecutive-terms/
— The first millennials turn 40 on Jan. 1. That’s old enough to sue for age discrimination. – Andrew Van Dam
(DIERSEN: In 1988, when I was 40 years old, I became an active member in a class action lawsuit that charged my GAO superiors with reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation. They had a) given me unfair performance expectations and appraisals, b) made it clear that they would never promote me beyond GS-13, c) gotten rid of my mentor in 1987, d) kept me off audits of IRS for all but 3 of the almost 9 years that I worked for GAO, and e) forced me to take a $20,157 (21%) pay cut in today’s dollars to transfer from IRS to GAO in 1980. The Democrats who run GAO get rid of their employees who are Republican, White, male, and/or non-veteran who they do not promote to GS-13 (currently $101,176) by age 25, GS-14 (currently $119,559) by age 30, GS-15 (currently $140,634) by age 35, and Senior Executive Service (currently $170,800) by age 40. Extremely few GAO employees make the aforesaid promotion deadlines.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2020/12/29/millennial-age-discrimination/

LOS ANGELES TIMES
— Republicans won half of California’s U.S. House seats they lost in 2018. Here’s how – JENNIFER HABERKORN
https://www.latimes.com/politics/story/2020-12-20/republicans-recaptured-half-of-californias-u-s-house-seats-lost-in-2018-heres-how

USA TODAY
— ‘Wild Protests:’ Police brace for pro-Trump demonstrations when Congress meets Jan. 6 to formalize Biden’s win – David Jackson and Matthew Brown
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2020/12/31/elections-protest-dc-police-brace-donald-trump-demonstrators/4097472001/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— GOP Senator Josh Hawley Says He Will Force Votes on Joe Biden’s Win. Joint session of Congress to meet next week to certify electoral votes. – Lindsay Wise
https://www.wsj.com/articles/gop-senator-says-he-will-force-votes-on-bidens-win-11609348249
— Trump Administration Extends Ban on H-1B and Other Work Visas, Green Cards. Renewal of a policy criticized by businesses leaves incoming Biden administration with another immigration dilemma. – Michelle Hackman
https://www.wsj.com/articles/trump-administration-extends-ban-on-h-1b-and-other-work-visas-green-cards-11609455695

NEWSWEEK
— As Trump Supporters Plan Mass Election Protest, Businesses Prepare for Possible Violence – MATTHEW IMPELLI
https://www.newsweek.com/trump-supporters-plan-mass-election-protest-businesses-prepare-possible-violence-1558334

ABC HARRISBURG
— The states people left in 2020 — and why
(DIERSEN: Democrats run Illinois. They focus on driving out of Illinois those who are Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, homeowners, gun owners, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.abc27.com/news/the-states-people-left-in-2020-and-why/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Illinois experienced a similar population decline, dropping from 12,667,017 residents to 12,587,530 in 2020 — a nearly 80,000-person decrease. It’s the seventh year in a row the state has seen such a decline, and the Census Bureau estimates that more than a quarter-million people have left the state in the past decade — about triple the losses of other states. “Illinois’ record population loss is a symptom of declining public and private investments. Rising pension debt coupled with an increasing tax burden have raised costs for Illinoisans,” Illinois Policy Institute chief economist Orphe Divounguy told The Pantagraph. “It’s become clear that Illinois leaders are not committed to changing course. Every year taxes go up, and yet there are fewer and less reliable services.” Other theories attribute the decrease to a general decline in national population growth, thanks to lower birth rates, less immigration and, perhaps, deaths related to the COVID-19 pandemic.)

STATEHOUSE FILE
— Social media played a big role in connecting candidates with voters – LaMonte Richardson Jr.
(DIERSEN: Facebook is a Democrat website.)
http://thestatehousefile.com/43667/social-media-played-a-big-role-in-connecting-candidates-with-voters/

PUBLIC NEWS SERVICE
— Will Biden Presidency Change Age, Gender Stereotypes?
https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2020-12-30/womens/will-biden-presidency-change-age-gender-stereotypes/a72646-1

GOVERNING
— Democrats Need Progressive Voters. Blaming Them Should Stop. – JABARI SIMAMA
(DIERSEN: One could say “Republicans need conservative voters. Blaming them should stop.”)
https://www.governing.com/now/Democrats-Need-Progressive-Voters-Blaming-Them-Should-Stop.html

RHOADES TEAM
— FOR SALE: 534 WEST ROOSEVELT ROAD, WHEATON – $750,000
http://www.rhoadesteam.com/homes-for-sale-details/534-W-ROOSEVELT-ROAD-WHEATON-IL-60187/10164188/34/

December 31 Morning Edition

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— FRONT PAGE WITH BIG COLOR PICTURE: DIERSEN HEADLINE: AS THE DEMOCRAT PARTY’S STRANGLEHOLD ON CHICAGO TIGHTENS: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump haters say “Pandemic, civil unrest likely contributed to more than 50% increase in Chicago homicides in 2020.”
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/criminal-justice/ct-year-end-gun-violence-20201231-33wbrdh44jbr7h5u77sunwj2pu-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Parent leaders at first Chicago school shuttered by coronavirus push back against reopening. “What we ask for is to have a conversation with CPS and the school community, where we’re involved together,” said Josh Radinsky, a member of the local school council at Vaughn Occupational High School. – Mitchell Armentrout
https://chicago.suntimes.com/education/2020/12/30/22207081/cps-reopening-coronavirus-vaighn-lsc-resolution-stop-chicago-public-schools

WGN RADIO
— How Congress will count Electoral College votes – AP
https://wgnradio.com/news/political-news/explainer-how-congress-will-count-electoral-college-votes-3/

SUBURBAN LIFE
— DuPage County reports 387 COVID-19 cases Wednesday, 10 deaths, region’s positivity rate rises to 8.8% – Joshua Welge
https://www.shawlocal.com/my-suburban-life/coronavirus/2020/12/31/dupage-county-reports-387-covid-19-cases-wednesday-10-deaths-regions-positivity-rate-rises-to-88/
— Downers Grove Township is seeking input on how to best utilize the nearly finished Township Multipurpose Senior (55 or older) Center.
(DIERSEN: I am 72 years old. Are you 55 or older? If you are, do you fit the negative stereotype of seniors? Do you have health problems? Do you have financial problems? Do you have other problems? Are you “out of touch, useless, feeble, incompetent, pitiful and irrelevant?” SEE: https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/getting-rid-of-the-negative-stereotypes–and-biases–about-aging/2017/11/03/e731e034-bfd3-11e7-97d9-bdab5a0ab381_story.html In my defense, I stress that no health, financial, or any other kind of problem has stopped me from a) putting a GOPUSA ILLINOIS email together and sending it out each and every morning since 2004 or b) putting a GOPUSA ILLINOIS email together and sending it out each and every evening since 2015.)
https://www.shawlocal.com/my-suburban-life/news/downers-grove/2020/12/29/downers-grove-township-seniors-asked-to-complete-survey/

RIVER BENDER
— Durbin Calls On Mcconnell To Bring $2,000 Direct Payment Measure To The Floor For A Vote
https://www.riverbender.com/articles/details/durbin-calls-on-mcconnell-to-bring-2000-direct-payment-measure-to-the-floor-for-a-vote-46758.cfm

GALESBURG REGISTER MAIL
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says Trump supporters are mindless fools. How are Trump supporters treated by a) your Republican Precinct Committeeman/Captain, b) the officers of your Republican township/ward/county party organizations, c) your representative on the Illinois Republican Party State Central Committee, d) Republican candidates on ballots for your precinct, and e) Republican municipal, township, county, and state elected/appointed officials who represent your precinct?
https://www.galesburg.com/story/opinion/2020/12/30/letter-trump-supporters-mindless-fools/4073137001/

WEEK
— ‘Real winner’ of 2020 election is President Trump, McLean County GOP chair says – Howard Packowitz
https://week.com/2020/12/31/real-winner-of-2020-election-is-president-trump-mclean-county-gop-chair-says/

FOX ILLINOIS
— Trump to return to White House early from Florida vacation – AP
https://foxillinois.com/news/nation-world/trump-to-return-to-white-house-early-from-florida-vacation

DAILY ILLINI
— Young people surmount barriers to entering politics – AIDAN FINN
https://dailyillini.com/uncategorized/2020/12/30/young-people-surmount-barriers-to-entering-politics/

WIREPOINTS
— “Nobody has a plan to fix the state. Not Republicans. Not Democrats. But that’s what we need in 2021.” – Ted Dabrowski
https://wirepoints.org/nobody-has-a-plan-to-fix-the-state-not-republicans-not-democrats-but-thats-what-we-need-in-2021-ted-dabrowski-on-the-illinois-channel/

ILLINOIS FAMILY INSTITUTE
— “NO ETHNIC SELF-IDENTIFICATION!”–Command Leftists to Hilaria Baldwin – Laurie Higgins
(DIERSEN: What do you say to those who have urged me to pretend that I am of Swedish national origin to avoid the German sigma? During the 1840s and 1850s, all my ancestors immigrated to northeast Illinois from what is now Germany. Of course, needless-to-say, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always used that against me. In my defense, I stress that my grandfather on my father’s side fought the Germans during WWI, that my uncles on my mother’s side fought the Germans during WWII, and that my father would have fought the Germans during WWII if he had not been 4-F. Further, according to http://dna.ancestry.com , my ancestry is 33% Europe West, 28% Scandinavia, 24% Great Britain, 11% Ireland, 2% Europe East, 1% Finland/Northwest Russia, and 1% Italy/Greece.)
https://illinoisfamily.org/marriage/no-ethnic-self-identification-command-leftists-to-hillary-baldwin/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Democrats’ Digital Democracy Task Force wrong direction for online democracy. Following the ‘roadmap’ would give government more control to determine what information passes muster. – Randolph J. May
(DIERSEN: My critics/opponents want the following to control what I put in GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails: a) Milton Township Republican Organization officers, DuPage County Republican Central Committee officers, my representative on the Illinois Republican Party (IRP) State Central Committee, and Illinois Republican Party officers, b) the Republican elected/appointed officials who represent my precinct, Wheaton’s West District, Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County’s 4th District, DuPage County, and Illinois, c) Republican candidates on ballots for my precinct, d) Republican major donors, e) Republican political consultants, f) Republican campaign managers, g) Republican campaign staff members, h) Republican campaign volunteers, and i) Republicans who I have sued. Everyone sees how the aforesaid treat me and treat my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails.)
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/dec/29/democrats-digital-democracy-task-force-wrong-direc/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The roadmap’s premise is that “many Americans are ill-equipped to recognize and sift through false, misleading or emotionally manipulative posts” on social media platforms. So, to confront what they see as the combination of “ill-equipped” Americans and rampant disinformation and misinformation, the House Democrats propose a number of measures. . .For example, the Democrats propose creation of a new multiagency Digital Democracy Task Force, comprised of officials from across the federal government, with dedicated funding. The task force would be charged with developing communications strategies for the government to counter “disinformation and misinformation.” Because social media platforms seldom act as “responsible information gatekeepers,” the roadmap urges the government to prioritize grant funding to “experienced organizations” so that they can teach “vulnerable audiences” to spot propaganda and to “provide counter-narratives.” By now it should be evident why adoption of the Democrats’ roadmap likely poses a greater danger to democracy than ignoring it. This is not to say “misinformation” or “disinformation” on the social media platforms which are the roadmap’s primary targets doesn’t exist. It does. But there are serious disagreements every day — really, every hour — regarding what news and information on social media should be pinned with a Scarlet Letter. And it should be obvious too that the disagreements regarding claimed misinformation and disinformation extend to what the roadmap calls the “traditional news media,” which the House Democrats claim have higher editorial standards.)
— Zuckerberg-tied nonprofit helps finance Georgia runoff election workers, poll supplies. Critics suspect dubious motivation behind grants. – James Varney
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/dec/30/mark-zuckerberg-tied-nonprofit-helps-finance-georg/
— Combating hate without championing censorship – Joel Griffith and Emilie Kao
(DIERSEN: What do you say to those who promote hatred against those who are law enforcement officers, Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, non-veteran, gun owners, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time? Those who promote hatred against the aforesaid want to censor me and my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails.)
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/dec/30/combating-hate-without-championing-censorship/

FOX NEWS
— Georgia Republicans recruit over 8,000 poll watchers for Senate runoff elections. Republicans spotlight ‘largest and most aggressive ballot security, voter integrity operation’ in state history. – Paul Steinhauser
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/georgia-republicans-recruit-over-8000-poll-watchers-for-senate-runoff-elections
— Census Bureau to miss deadline, threatening Trump’s attempt to exclude illegal migrants from census. The Census Bureau did not confirm that the figures would be submitted prior to Biden entering office. – Caitlin McFall
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/census-bureau-misses-deadline-threatening-trumps-plan-to-exclude-illegal-migrants-from-appropriating-congres
— 10 New Year’s resolutions for Biden. Biden sometimes sounds like the old geezer at the bar who’s mired in the past. – Liz Peek
(DIERSEN: Of course, because I am 72 years old, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes hint/imply/argue shout that I am “mired in the past.” They stress that I support the traditional marriage/family, right to life, immigration, illegal drugs, Second Amendment, and equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving) planks in the Republican Party platform. They stress that I oppose the promotion of dependency on government, dependency on charity, LGBTQ, abortion, booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, abolition of the First and Second Amendments, patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, and age discrimination. They stress that I use emails to communicate rather than Facebook. They stress that I own only American-nameplate vehicles.)
https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/joe-biden-new-years-resolution-liz-peek

AMERICAN THINKER
— Hey, GOP: This is Your Do or Die Moment – Brian C. Joondeph
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2020/12/hey_gop_this_is_your_do_or_die_moment.html

BREITBART
— Census Bureau to miss deadline for House apportionment data – UPI
https://www.breitbart.com/news/census-bureau-to-miss-deadline-for-house-apportionment-data/
— Hawley: Dems Exercised ‘Right’ to Object to Electoral College Certification, Why Can’t GOP? – IAN HANCHETT
https://www.breitbart.com/clips/2020/12/30/hawley-dems-exercised-right-to-object-to-electoral-college-certification-why-cant-gop/

ONE AMERICA NEWS NETWORK
— List Of GOP Lawmakers To Object During Electoral College Certification Process Grows
https://www.oann.com/list-of-gop-lawmakers-to-object-during-electoral-college-certification-process-grows/

EPOCH TIMES
— Car Caravans Forming for ‘Historic’ Protest in Washington – IVAN PENTCHOUKOV
https://www.theepochtimes.com/car-caravans-forming-for-historic-protest-in-washington_3636696.html

THE HILL
— The fight begins over first primary of 2024 presidential contest – B.J. RUDELL
(DIERSEN: Questions to ask candidates: If elected, would you encourage or discourage the following: reparations, BLM, LGBTQ, dependency on government, dependency on charity, abortion, mass/illegal immigration, booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, more gun controls, patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, and/or age discrimination?)
https://thehill.com/opinion/campaign/532059-the-fight-begins-over-first-primary-of-2024-presidential-contest
— The Memo: Toxic divide grew deeper in 2020 – NIALL STANAGE
(DIERSEN: Democrats are extremely divisive. They divide a) minorities against Whites, b) women against men, c) younger people against older people, d) those who have less money against those who have more money, e) non-Christians against Christians, f) non-Protestants against Protestants, g) non-German Americans against German Americans, h) non-Italian Americans against Italian Americans, i) veterans against non-veterans, j) moderates and liberals against conservatives, k) LGBTQers against heterosexuals, l) non-married people against married people, m) Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, Independents, and RINOs against Republicans, n) non-patriotic people against patriotic people, o) citizens of foreign countries against citizens of America, p) those whose ancestors have not been in America for a long time against those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time, q) non-gun owners against gun owners, r) drinkers against non-drinkers, s) gamblers against non-gamblers, t) pot users against non-pot users, u) renters against homeowners, v) etc. against etc.)
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/532158-the-memo-toxic-divide-grew-deeper-in-2020

HUFFINGTON POST
— Trump Abruptly Cuts Short Florida Vacation To Return To White House. The White House announced the schedule change hours after a GOP senator said he will object to the election certification process next week. – AP
https://www.huffpost.com/entry/trump-leaving-mar-a-lago-early_n_5fedcaedc5b6fd33110d013b

NEW YORK TIMES
— McConnell Says Senate Won’t Unhitch $2,000 Checks From Other Demands
https://www.nytimes.com/live/2020/12/30/us/biden-trump
— Early Voting Numbers in Georgia Senate Races Put G.O.P. on Edge – Astead W. Herndon and Richard Fausset
(DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrat candidates promise members of protected groups that they will use government a) to give them even more preference and b) to get rid of Republicans once and for all. Protected groups include those who are minority, female, younger, LGBTQ, disabled, veteran, citizens of foreign countries, non-Trump supporters, non-Christians, non-Protestants, non-Italian Americans, non-German Americans, Democrat, Libertarian, Green, Independent, RINO, moderate, liberal, low-income, those whose ancestors have not been in America for a long time, and those who lack education, lack job skills, lack job experience, have financial problems, and/or have health problems.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/12/30/us/politics/georgia-senate-early-voting.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: But Dale Washburn, a Republican state legislator who introduced Ms. Loeffler at the event, had another warning. This one was based not on ideology, but on numbers that suggest Democrats are outpacing Republicans in early voting turnout — which means that Republicans may need a tremendous election-day performance on Jan. 5 if they are to win the state’s two high-stakes runoff races and maintain control of the Senate. “We’re fully aware of the energy on the other side, and think we’ve been reminded about that,” Mr. Washburn said. “We know demographics have changed in recent years. And if our side hasn’t been aware of that, they’re rapidly becoming aware of that. The Biden victory had a big part.”)
— What Biden and Harris Owe the Poor – William J. Barber II and Liz Theoharis
(DIERSEN: To get votes from those who have less money than others, Democrats and RINOs promise to use government a) to take opportunities and money away from Republicans and b) to give those opportunities and that money to those who have less money.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/12/25/opinion/biden-harris-agenda-poverty.html

WASHINGTON POST
— Jan. 6 protests multiply as Trump continues to call supporters to Washington – Marissa J. Lang
(DIERSEN: How are Trump supporters treated by a) your Republican Precinct Committeeman/Captain, b) the officers of your Republican township/ward/county party organizations, c) your representative on the Illinois Republican Party State Central Committee, d) Republican candidates on ballots for your precinct, and e) Republican municipal, township, county, and state elected/appointed officials who represent your precinct?)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/trump-january6-dc-protest/2020/12/30/1773b19c-4acc-11eb-839a-cf4ba7b7c48c_story.html
— NOVEMBER 4, 2017 FLASHBACK: Getting rid of the negative stereotypes — and biases — about aging – Judith Graham
https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/getting-rid-of-the-negative-stereotypes–and-biases–about-aging/2017/11/03/e731e034-bfd3-11e7-97d9-bdab5a0ab381_story.html

USA TODAY
— Are you willing to pay for email? How about podcasts? Here are our tech predictions for 2021 – Jefferson Graham
(DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, my critics/opponents make it clear that they not only want you to a) stop reading GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails, but that want you to stop reading all emails and b) rely on the Democrat Facebook for all communication. They want Republican Precinct Committeemen/Captains to rely on the Democrat Facebook for all communication from a) officers of their Republican township/ward/county party organizations, b) their representative on the Illinois Republican Party (IRP) State Central Committee, c) the IRP officers, d) Republican candidates, and e) Republican elected/appointed officials.)
https://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/2020/12/30/could-you-paying-email-2021-here-our-tech-predictions/4064371001/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: President-elect Joe Biden has complained to the social network many times about all the disinformation coming out about him on Facebook, and the company declined to act. That certainly isn’t likely to play well in the Biden years.)
— NAACP: Biden-Harris must create Cabinet position to focus solely on racial justice mandate. The incoming administration says racial justice is a top priority. Only a top-level adviser will be equipped to fight ‘crisis unparalleled in the modern era.’ – Derrick Johnson
(DIERSEN: To promote racial justice is to get rid of those who are White, male, older, heterosexual, married, Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, non-poor, non-veteran, gun owners, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, draft avoiders (except Joe Biden and Bill Clinton), and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/policing/2020/12/30/naacp-biden-harris-must-create-cabinet-position-racial-justice-column/4065685001/
— California voters failed to repeal ban on affirmative action. What signal does that send the rest of the nation? – Elinor Aspegren
(DIERSEN: To promote Affirmative Action is to get rid of those who are White, male, older, heterosexual, married, Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, non-poor, non-veteran, gun owners, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, draft avoiders (except Joe Biden and Bill Clinton), and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/education/2020/12/30/affirmative-action-prop-16-california-supreme-court/6473023002/

LINCOLN JOURNAL STAR
— City Hall: 21 questions for 2021 in Lincoln – Riley Johnson
(DIERSEN: Questions to ask candidates: If elected, would you encourage or discourage the following: reparations, BLM, LGBTQ, dependency on government, dependency on charity, abortion, mass/illegal immigration, booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, more gun controls, patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, and/or age discrimination?)
https://journalstar.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/city-hall-21-questions-for-2021-in-lincoln/article_5a8e3594-9792-5c00-b107-f0a22ccb79ae.html

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump haters say “Trump’s Embarrassing Electoral College Hustle. It is doomed to fail but would still set a destructive precedent.”
https://www.wsj.com/articles/trumps-embarrassing-electoral-college-hustle-11609371708
— The Tyranny of Diversity. Its monomaniacal pursuit undermines other values—true equality among them. – Joseph Epstein
(DIERSEN: To promote diversity is to get rid of those who are White, male, older, heterosexual, married, Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, non-poor, non-veteran, gun owners, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, draft avoiders (except Joe Biden and Bill Clinton), and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-tyranny-of-diversity-11609347729
— $2,000 Checks for the Affluent. Schumer and Trump want to write checks to the non-needy. – Editorial
(DIERSEN: According to Democrats, if you are a Republican, you are affluent if you are not on welfare.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/2-000-checks-for-the-affluent-11609371467

FORBES
— Equality Expected To Be Front And Center For New Administration – Sheila Callaham
(DIERSEN: To promote equality is to get rid of those who are older, White, male, heterosexual, married, Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, non-poor, non-veteran, gun owners, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, draft avoiders (except Joe Biden and Bill Clinton), and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.forbes.com/sites/sheilacallaham/2021/12/30/equality-expected-to-be-front-and-center-for-new-administration-heres-a-word-of-advice/
— The Lesson Of 2020: Don’t Bother With Predictions For 2021 – Ellen R. Wald
(DIERSEN: What do you predict that individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries will do next year to get rid of those who are the following once and for all: law enforcement officers, Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, homeowners, gun owners, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time? Will employers ramp up their efforts to get rid of their employees who are the aforesaid? Will organizations ramp up their efforts to get rid of their members who are the aforesaid?)
https://www.forbes.com/sites/ellenrwald/2021/12/30/the-lesson-of-2020-dont-bother-with-predictions-for-2021/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Fox News Used To Be President Trump’s Favorite Network. It Will Do Just Fine Without Him In 2021.”
https://www.forbes.com/sites/andymeek/2021/12/31/fox-news-used-to-be-president-trumps-favorite-network-it-will-do-just-fine-without-him-in-2021/

FEDERAL TIMES
— Agencies begin to receive compliance checks on diversity executive order – Jessie Bur
(DIERSEN: Democrats run the federal government. Federal agencies exist to hire, retain, and promote Democrats, and especially Democrats who are minority, female, younger, LGBTQ, veteran, disabled, liberal, moderate, poor, non-Christian, non-Protestant, non-Italian American, non-German American, and/or those whose ancestors have not been in America for a long time.)
https://www.federaltimes.com/federal-oversight/watchdogs/2020/12/29/agencies-begin-to-receive-compliance-checks-on-diversity-executive-order/

FORD AUTHORITY
— Ford Mustang Not Endangered By Rising Popularity Of Trucks, SUVs, Crossovers – Brett Foote
https://fordauthority.com/2020/12/ford-mustang-not-endangered-by-rising-popularity-of-trucks-suvs-crossovers/

(FROM THE ARTICLE: The sports car segment is still a healthy 1.2 percent of the industry, and we’re continuing to be the market share leader with the best-selling sports car for several years running, globally and in the United States. We’re confident in the sports car market.”)

December 30 Morning Edition

WGN TV
— Despite improving COVID metrics, no end in sight for restrictions in Chicago, suburbs – Ben Bradley
https://wgntv.com/news/coronavirus/despite-improving-covid-metrics-no-end-in-sight-for-restrictions-in-illinois/

WTTW
— A Look at Illinois’ Marijuana Expungement Efforts – Amanda Vinicky
(DIERSEN: Those who have used pot illegally have demonstrated their disrespect for the rule of law.)
https://news.wttw.com/2020/12/29/look-illinois-marijuana-expungement-efforts

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— As medical doctors, we believe reopening Chicago’s schools is essential and safe. We cannot understate the serious psychological harm that prolonged virtual school has had on many children. – An open letter from 17 Chicago physicians
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/12/29/22204984/chicago-medical-experts-in-person-learning-optimal-safe-opinion
— Illinois’ positivity rate creeps up as coronavirus kills 106 more residents. Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s health team has warned of a potential increase in cases and positivity due to transmission at holiday gatherings, but it could take a few weeks for that to show up in the data, experts say. – Mitchell Armentrout
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2020/12/29/22205175/illinois-coronavirus-cases-deaths-vaccine-pritzker-covid-19-dec-29
— 30 public schools in Chicago are named for slaveholders; surprised CPS promises changes. Sun-Times also found that schools named for white people — mostly men — outnumber those named for African Americans by 4-1, Latinos 9-1 and indigenous people 120-1. – Lauren FitzPatrick
(DIERSEN: In my defense, none of my ancestors owned slaves. While they immigrated during the 1840s and 1850s from what is now Germany, they stayed in northeast Illinois. They worked in a brick factory in Chicago and were farmers in Crete and Grant Park.)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/12/30/22189499/cps-school-names-slaveholders-chicago-public-schools-maurice-swinney-john-marshall-agassiz-acero
— Nearly a third of first CPS staffers scheduled to return to schools asked to work from home or take leave — but most rejected. More than 2,000 employees applied to work from home or take leave, with the school district granting 861 of those requests and rejecting 1,149 others. – Mitchell Armentrout and Elvia Malagón
https://chicago.suntimes.com/education/2020/12/29/22204749/cps-classes-return-teachers-chicago-public-schools-coronavirus-work-home

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Property taxes among top concerns as candidates file for high school board elections – TED SLOWIK
(DIERSEN: What offices will be on the April 3, 2021 ballot in your precinct, who are the candidates running for those offices, what are their qualifications, and if elected, would they encourage or discourage the following: reparations, BLM, LGBTQ, dependency on government, dependency on charity, abortion, mass/illegal immigration, booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, more gun controls, patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, and/or age discrimination?)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/daily-southtown/opinion/ct-sta-slowik-high-school-candidates-st-1230-20201229-rigjpxbz7vbazgcguekm5bo4r4-story.html
— New year brings new laws, including insulin price limit, while minimum wage goes up another dollar – DAN PETRELLA and JAMIE MUNKS
(DIERSEN: My father fought type 1 diabetes from age 14. Because of the high cost of insulin, he and his father had less money to spend on other things.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-2021-illinois-new-laws-20201230-vsy4geh6tvcsfmf2yfl52ep2zi-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Republican-hating Republican-haters promote “inequality awareness,” that is, they promote hatred against Republicans.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-ent-what-to-keep-2020-covid-19-1228-20201229-3pxebctm5raypenyqajkqr3jhi-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD WITH BIG COLOR GRAPHIC: Ever-increasingly, Democrats hint/imply/argue/shout that COVID-19 death rates are higher for minorities because of Republicans.
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20201223/how-covid-19-affected-suburbs-minority-communities

WBEZ
— 83% Of Expected CPS Staff To Return On Monday After Many Requests To Stay Home Denied. The first wave of CPS staff are due back on Monday. About 29% of these preschool and special education staff asked for accommodations. – Sarah Karp
https://www.wbez.org/stories/83-of-expected-cps-staff-to-return-on-monday-after-many-requests-to-stay-home-denied/5d83e546-23b0-4a22-947f-c30f1bd39805

SUBURBAN LIFE
— DuPage County reports 460 COVID-19 cases Tuesday, 5 deaths, region’s positivity rate drops to 8.6% – Joshua Welge
https://www.shawlocal.com/my-suburban-life/coronavirus/2020/12/29/dupage-county-reports-460-covid-19-cases-tuesday-5-deaths-regions-positivity-rate-drops-to-86/

CHANNAHON PATCH
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Kinzinger Fed Up With Trump’s Election Conspiracy Theories.”
https://patch.com/illinois/channahon-minooka/kinzinger-fed-trumps-election-conspiracy-theories

CENTER SQUARE
— Illinois Legislature canceled around 70 percent of scheduled days in 2020 – Greg Bishop
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/illinois-legislature-canceled-around-70-percent-of-scheduled-days-in-2020/article_7cf5fd16-49f7-11eb-ab29-6f624d15249b.html

WIREPOINTS
— True inequality: In-class education at Chicago’s Catholic schools but remote learning at public schools – Ted Dabrowski and John Klingner
https://wirepoints.org/true-inequality-in-class-education-at-chicagos-catholic-schools-but-remote-learning-at-public-schools-wirepoints/

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG

— $2,009,500 McHenry Township Road District Levy Filed, Down $905,000–over 30%–from Commissioner’s $3 Million Request

http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/12/30/2009500-mchenry-township-road-district-levy-filed-down-905000-over-30-from-commissioners-3-million-request/

— Circuit Clerk Does Heavy Lifting on Expungement of 1,877 McHenry County Pot Convictions Completed about Eleven Months Ago

http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/12/30/expungement-of-mchenry-county-pot-convictions-completed-about-eleven-months-ago/

ILLINOIS LEAKS
— Rep-Elect Mary Miller (IL-15) will “Object to Tainted Election Results” – JOHN KRAFT & KIRK ALLEN
https://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2020/12/rep-elect-mary-miller-il-15-will-object-to-tainted-election-results/

MILTON TOWNSHIP REPUBLICAN ORGANIZATION
— Wall Street investors believe stock market will TANK under Biden
(DIERSEN: What organizations are you a member of? Which members of those organizations are authorized to Tweet for those organizations?)
https://twitter.com/TheMTRCC/status/1343911440193875968

CAPITOL FAX
— OCTOBER 23, 2020 FLASHBACK: Milton Township GOP warns voters of “an election day surprise” because Pritzker is putting restrictions “on predominately Republican counties”
(DIERSEN: What organizations are you a member of? Which members of those organizations are authorized to speak for those organizations?)
https://capitolfax.com/2020/10/23/milton-township-gop-warns-voters-of-an-election-day-surprise-because-pritzker-is-putting-restrictions-on-predominately-republican-counties/

ABC NEWS
— At odds with fiscal conservatism, Georgia’s GOP candidates support Trump’s demand for $2,000 stimulus checks Their stance could impact their electoral prospects in the January runoffs. – Quinn Scanlan
https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/odds-fiscal-conservatism-georgias-gop-candidates-support-trumps/story?id=74948837

CNBC
— GOP pollster says Trump’s demand for $2,000 stimulus checks is a nightmare for Republicans in Georgia – Tyler Clifford
https://www.cnbc.com/2020/12/29/gop-pollster-luntz-trump-2000-stimulus-check-demand-is-nightmare-for-republicans.html

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— China Jails a Covid Reporter ‘Why can’t I show the truth?’ Zhang Zhan dared to ask. – Editorial
(DIERSEN: Of course, my critics/opponents want Illinois, DuPage County, Milton Township, and Wheaton to jail me for what I do as your GOPUSA Illinois Editor. Failing that, my critics/opponents want the aforesaid to do everything that they can a) to stop me from sending out GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails and b) to stop everyone from reading those emails. I should write a book about all the adverse actions that the aforesaid, Republican candidates on ballots in my precinct, their political consultants, their major donors, their campaign managers, their campaign staff members, their campaign volunteers, Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Milton Township Republican Organization, TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, Illinois Center Right Coalition, American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter, etc. have taken against me a) to stop me from sending out GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails and b) to stop everyone from reading those emails.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/china-jails-a-covid-reporter-11609285472
— ‘FRONT PAGE: There Was a Piece Missing—We Were All White’: One Bank Targets Racial Inequity. Companies across the U.S. are pledging to hire and promote more women and people of color, in many cases saying they want to make their workplaces reflect their customers. Boston-based Eastern Bank has made sustained efforts yet still says ‘we have a long way to go.’ – Ruth Simon
(DIERSEN: Will the WSJ publish such articles on GAO, IRS, and USPS? The Democrats who run those agencies could brag about their success in getting rid of their employees who are Republican, White, male, and/or non-veteran who they did not promote to GS-13 (currently $101,176) by age 25, GS-14 (currently $119,559) by age 30, GS-15 (currently $140,634) by age 35, and Senior Executive Service (currently $170,800) by age 40.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/there-was-a-piece-missingwe-were-all-white-one-bank-targets-racial-inequity-11609272710
— Covid-19 Deals Different Hands for Family Finances Going homeless or shopping for a second home; three stories from the coronavirus economy
https://www.wsj.com/articles/covid-19-deals-different-hands-for-family-finances-11609237812

USA TODAY
— Colleges say SAT, ACT score is optional for application during COVID-19, but families don’t believe them – Chris Quintana
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/education/2020/12/29/sat-act-score-test-optional-covid-college-application/3992269001/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “The ways Donald Trump and Republicans have tried to overturn Joe Biden’s 2020 win.”
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2020/12/29/how-trump-and-republicans-have-tried-overturn-2020-election/4064558001/

FOX40
— Political consultants discuss California’s new US senator
(DIERSEN: What do you say to Democrat plant, Libertarian plant, Green plant, Independent plant, and RINO political consultants who advise their candidates to get votes from those who are moderate, liberal, minority, female, younger, LGBTQ, non-married, poor, veteran, non-gun owners, non- Christian, non-Protestant, non-Italian American, non-German American, and/or recent immigrants by hinting/implying/arguing/shouting that they are anti-Trump, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-heterosexual, anti-married people, anti-non-poor people, anti-non-veterans, anti-gun owners, anti-Christian, anti-Protestant, ant-Italian American, anti-German American, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time? I should write a book about Republican candidates on ballots in my precinct since 2000 who have talked and/or acted like they took the aforesaid advice. I would focus on a) the aforesaid political consultants, b) those candidates who took the aforesaid advice the most, and c) the adverse actions that the aforesaid political consultants and candidates have taken against me since 2000.)
https://fox40.com/news/political-connection/political-consultants-discuss-californias-new-us-senator/

NEW YORKER
— The Deep Origins of Latino Support for Trump – Geraldo Cadava
(DIERSEN: Democrats want Latinos to be anti-law enforcement, anti-Trump, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-heterosexuals, anti-married people, anti-non-poor people, anti-homeowners, anti-gun owners, anti-American nameplate vehicles and their owners, anti-Christians, anti-Protestants, anti-Italian Americans, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders (except Joe Biden and Bill Clinton), and anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.newyorker.com/news/the-political-scene/the-deep-origins-of-latino-support-for-trump

EDITOR & PUBLISHER
— We invite ALL news publishers—print, digital, television and radio—to send in a nomination for our “10 News Publishers That Do It Right Challenge.”
(DIERSEN: I should write a book about my critics/opponents and what they want me to do as your GOPUSA Illinois Editor. I would focus on those who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Wheaton’s West District, Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County’s 4th District, DuPage County, and Illinois. I would focus on those who blame me and blame my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails for their problems, for your problems, for my problems, and for everyone’s problems. I would focus on Republican candidates on ballots in my precinct, their political consultants, their major donors, their campaign managers, their campaign staff members, their campaign volunteers, Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Milton Township Republican Organization, TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, Illinois Center Right Coalition, American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter, Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, Illinois, etc.)
https://www.editorandpublisher.com/ten/

GUARDIAN
— Newt Gingrich: Democrats are trying to ‘brainwash the entire next generation’ – David Smith
(DIERSEN: Democrats want everyone to be anti-law enforcement, anti-Trump, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-heterosexuals, anti-married people, anti-non-poor people, anti-homeowners, anti-gun owners, anti-American nameplate vehicles and their owners, anti-Christians, anti-Protestants, anti-Italian Americans, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders (except Joe Biden and Bill Clinton), and anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/dec/29/newt-gingrich-democrats-brainwash-next-generation-trump-us-politics

December 29 Morning Edition

ABC7
— Stimulus update: Fate of Trump’s $2,000 checks now rests with GOP-led Senate – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/fate-of-trumps-$2k-checks-rests-with-gop-led-senate/9164433/
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Illinois marijuana legalization 1st year marked by rapid growth, persisting inequality – Will Jones
(DIERSEN: To push pot on a country, state, county, township, municipality, or individual is to destroy that country, state, county, township, municipality, or individual.)
https://abc7chicago.com/illinois-weed-marijuana-dispensary-near-me/9148988/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— FRONT PAGE WITH COLOR PICTURE OF KINZINGER: Kinzinger has battled Trump and his fellow Republicans. In deep blue Illinois, could that be a strategy for higher office? – RICK PEARSON
(DIERSEN: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump haters want Kinzinger to drive out of the Republican Party the 2,446,891 in Illinois who voted for Trump, the 193,611 in DuPage County who voted for Trump, the 20,080 in Milton Township who voted for Trump, and the157 in my precinct who voted for Trump.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-adam-kinzinger-future-20201228-2loaj74cwrcnhl2ell7ffz5a3e-story.html
— Norridge mayor faces challenger in April election; seven trustee candidates force primary election Feb. 23 – ANNA KIM
(DIERSEN: What offices will be on the April 3, 2021 ballot in your precinct, who are the candidates running for those offices, what are their qualifications, and if elected, would they encourage or discourage the following: reparations, BLM, LGBTQ, dependency on government, dependency on charity, abortion, mass/illegal immigration, booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, more gun controls, patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, and/or age discrimination?)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/norridge/ct-nhh-candidates-tl-1231-20201229-otr4lw443bcm5akitnv7c256zy-story.html
— Moraine Township board taps longtime volunteer to serve as trustee – JAMES T. NORMAN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/highland-park/ct-hpn-moraine-township-new-trustee-tl-1231-20201228-atm3sq2byre6to2akr54xkkyzi-story.html
— Fate of $2,000 payments now rests with GOP’s Senate, which meets today – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-nw-second-covid-19-stimulus-check-updates-20201229-6ejivct7wncvpayin7sdylln5i-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Rep. Dan Lipinski one of two Democrats to vote against boosting COVID payments to $2,000. Twenty Democrats voted to uphold Trump’s Defense spending veto, including Rep. Jesus “Chuy” Garcia, D-Ill. – Lynn Sweet
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2020/12/28/22204095/rep-dan-lipinski-covid-payments-bill-congress-trump

DAILY HERALD
— Transit predictions for 2021: Air travel rebounds, Metra has ‘existentialist’ crisis – Marni Pyke
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20201228/transit-predictions-for-2021-air-travel-rebounds-metra-has-existentialist-crisis

WTTW
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Democrats want minorities to be pot pushers.
https://news.wttw.com/2020/12/28/illinois-pot-program-falls-short-social-equity-promises

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— Fewer polling places for the upcoming consolidated elections – Tom Kacich
https://www.news-gazette.com/opinion/columns/tom-kacich-fewer-polling-places-for-the-upcoming-consolidated-elections/article_8fa7d9b7-5f2d-5413-b9a6-1db32405b691.html

EDWARDSVILLE INTELLIGENCER
— April election taking shape as candidates emerge New, previous candidates emerge – Charles Bolinger
(DIERSEN: What offices will be on the April 3, 2021 ballot in your precinct, who are the candidates running for those offices, what are their qualifications, and if elected, would they encourage or discourage the following: reparations, BLM, LGBTQ, dependency on government, dependency on charity, abortion, mass/illegal immigration, booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, more gun controls, patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, and/or age discrimination?)
https://www.theintelligencer.com/news/article/April-election-taking-shape-as-candidates-emerge-15831492.php

SUBURBAN LIFE
— DuPage County reports 407 COVID-19 cases Monday, 10 deaths – Joshua Welge
https://www.shawlocal.com/my-suburban-life/coronavirus/2020/12/29/dupage-county-reports-407-covid-19-cases-monday-10-deaths/

NPR ILLINOIS
— Religion, Abortion, Guns And Race. Just The Start Of A New Supreme Court Menu – NINA TOTENBERG
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/religion-abortion-guns-and-race-just-start-new-supreme-court-menu#stream/0

WHEATON PATCH
— No Changes After 4 Discovery Recounts In DuPage County. “I am confident of the results of the recounts, just as I am confident of the results that were certified last month,” Kaczmarek said. – Lisa Marie Farver
https://patch.com/illinois/wheaton/four-discovery-recounts-conducted-dupage-co-clerks-office

BUFFALO GROVE PATCH
— Local Candidates Kick Off Campaigns In Buffalo Grove. Who is running for village board in Buffalo Grove? – Eric DeGrechie
(DIERSEN: What offices will be on the April 3, 2021 ballot in your precinct, who are the candidates running for those offices, what are their qualifications, and if elected, would they encourage or discourage the following: reparations, BLM, LGBTQ, dependency on government, dependency on charity, abortion, mass/illegal immigration, booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, more gun controls, patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, and/or age discrimination?)
https://patch.com/illinois/buffalogrove/local-candidates-kick-campaigns-buffalo-grove

OAK FOREST PATCH
— School Board Candidates In Oak Forest, See Who Is Running. 693 candidates filed to run for suburban Cook County school boards. See who is running in Oak Forest school districts. –
Yasmeen Sheikah
(DIERSEN: What offices will be on the April 3, 2021 ballot in your precinct, who are the candidates running for those offices, what are their qualifications, and if elected, would they encourage or discourage the following: reparations, BLM, LGBTQ, dependency on government, dependency on charity, abortion, mass/illegal immigration, booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, more gun controls, patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, and/or age discrimination?)
https://patch.com/illinois/oakforest/school-board-candidates-oak-forest-see-who-running

WIREPOINTS
— 2017 Federal Tax Cut Turned Out To Be Progressive. A Few Lessons For Illinois And Beyond – Mark Glennon and John Klingner
https://wirepoints.org/2017-tax-federal-cut-turned-out-to-be-progressive-a-few-lessons-for-illinois-and-beyond-wirepoints/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— ‘Don’t miss it’: Trump hints at Jan. 6 intrigue – Tom Howell Jr.
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/dec/27/trump-stage-rally-david-perdue-and-kelly-loeffler/

BREITBART
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says Trump’s Behavior Has ‘Definitely Been Erratic at the End.’
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/12/28/gop-rep-kinzinger-trumps-behavior-has-definitely-been-erratic-at-the-end/
— Support for Trump’s Working Class Agenda Surges Among Immigrants – John Binder
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/12/28/analysis-support-for-trumps-working-class-agenda-surges-among-immigrants/
— Franklin Graham: Christians Need to Save ‘Soul of Our Nation’ by Voting for Republicans in Georgia – PENNY STARR
https://www.breitbart.com/2020-election/2020/12/28/franklin-graham-christians-need-to-save-soul-of-our-nation-by-voting-for-republicans-in-georgia/

FEDERALIST
— What Big Tech Didn’t Want You To See On The Federalist In 2020. Google, Facebook, and Twitter ultimately don’t want you to see anything from The Federalist. They also hope you don’t notice. – Joy Pullmann
(DIERSEN: I should write a book about my critics/opponents and the articles that they do not want you to see.)
https://thefederalist.com/2020/12/29/what-big-tech-didnt-want-you-to-see-on-the-federalist-in-2020/

PJ MEDIA
— This Brave Woman Reported on COVID-19 in Wuhan. China Will Lock Her Up for Years – TYLER O’NEIL
(DIERSEN: My critics/opponents focus on destroying those like me who they cannot manipulate of dominate. They are furious that I have a Civil Service Retirement System pension for life. They are furious that the federal government will pay 72% of my and my wife’s health, dental, and vision insurance for life. They are furious that I have the time, money, and motivation needed to put together and send out a GOPUSA ILLINOIS email each and every morning and each and every evening.)
https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/tyler-o-neil/2020/12/28/this-brave-woman-reported-on-covid-19-in-wuhan-china-will-lock-her-up-for-years-n1288641

NEWS BUSTERS
— Twitter Censors Trump and Campaign 583 Times, Still Never Biden – Heather Moon
https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/techwatch/heather-moon/2020/12/28/twitter-censors-trump-and-campaign-583-times-still-never

THE HILL
— Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) sues Pence in bid to overturn Biden win – JOHN KRUZEL
https://thehill.com/regulation/court-battles/531823-gop-lawmakers-sue-pence-in-bid-to-overturn-biden-win
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats crow about their success in making “women of color” hate Republicans.
https://thehill.com/opinion/white-house/531773-juan-williams-the-gops-problem-with-women-of-color
— Dominion sends cease-and-desist letter to witness who appeared with Giuliani – JUSTINE COLEMAN
(DIERSEN: I should write a book about all those who I should have sent cease-and-desist letters to. I would focus on those who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Wheaton, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois. I would focus on those who are/were leaders of the Milton Township Republican Organization, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Illinois Republican Party, Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois. I would focus on those who I have sued.)
https://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/531858-dominion-sends-witness-who-appeared-with-giuliani-cease-and-desist

CNN
— Trump lashes out at Republicans after they override his veto – Zachary B. Wolf,
https://www.cnn.com/2020/12/29/politics/donald-trump-house-votes/index.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “This is why Trump continues election rhetoric.”
https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2020/12/29/kinzinger-intv-gop-election-trump-money-fraud-sot-ac360-vpx.cnn

REUTERS
— Russian lawmakers vote for jail penalties for online slander
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-russia-politics-law-defamation/russian-lawmakers-vote-for-jail-penalties-for-online-slander-idUSKBN28X1RX

NEW YORK TIMES
— How the Pandemic Is Imperiling a Working-Class College – Matt Richtel
(DIERSEN: My critics/opponents look down on the working class. I was a member of the working class 1962-1`997. I did yard work and delivered newspapers 1962-1964; washed dishes 1964-1966; cleaned golf shoes, chipped slag, and pumped gasoline in 1966; delivered mail 1966-1969; worked on an automobile assembly line and as a security guard in 1970; sold tires, automotive services, and major appliances 1970-1971; pumped gasoline 1971-1972; collected delinquent taxes 1971-1980; and audited federal agencies 1980-1997. I should write a book about my critics/opponents.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/12/28/us/college-coronavirus-tuition.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: He moved to Breezewood, Pa., a turnpike town near Maryland and West Virginia, where he worked as a waiter and cashier, or took odd jobs. Sometimes he turned to welfare and unemployment, food stamps and food banks. Ms. Foor pitched in, starting at the age of 14, working at Dunkin’ Donuts and McDonald’s. “I saw the middle-aged people working there and I thought, ‘If I don’t go to college, that’s going to be me,’” she said. “I don’t think how I grew up is necessarily a bad thing,” she continued. “It taught me the value of a dollar and what it means to work hard and I never look down on another person. But college is the light at the end of the tunnel that will make everything OK.”)

USA TODAY
— FRONT PAGE: Fewer rejected ballots seemed to be a win for voter access. Trump and others disagree. – Pat Beall, Catharina Felke, Jackie Hajdenberg, Elizabeth Mulvey, Aseem Shukla and Sarah Gelbard
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/investigations/2020/12/28/trump-and-others-not-happy-lower-2020-rejected-ballot-numbers/3964007001/
— What watchdogs? Trump leaves office with inspector general jobs vacant across government – Kevin Johnson
(DIERSEN: All the audits of all the federal agencies that I worked on for GAO 1980-1997 required coordination with those agency’s Inspector Generals (IG). I worked on audits of federal financial institution regulators for almost 9 years, on audits of IRS for 3 years, and on audits of many other federal agencies, including Railroad Retirement Board, Department of Defense, U.S. Postal Service, Environmental Protection Agency, Department of Energy, Department of Transportation, Immigration and Naturalization Service, General Service Administration, Federal Highway Administration, Department of Labor, Federal Aviation Administration, Veteran Administration, Department of Housing and Urban Development, and Department of Health and Human Services, for almost 6 years. I served on Executive Committee (EC) of the Association of Government Accountants for 13 years 1983-1996. Almost all the other EC members were employees of IG offices.)
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2020/12/25/key-inspector-general-offices-vacant-trump-administration-ends/4008278001/

SPOKESMAN REVIEW
— The ugly world of vaccination politics – Robert A. George
https://www.spokesman.com/stories/2020/dec/26/robert-a-george-the-ugly-world-of-vaccination-poli/

NEWSWEEK
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater slams ‘Erratic’ Trump for ‘Focusing on Grievances than Finishing Strong’
https://www.newsweek.com/gop-lawmaker-slams-erratic-trump-focusing-grievances-finishing-strong-1557623

FORTUNE
— The fate of $2,000 stimulus checks gains momentum, increasing the pressure on Senate Republicans – AP
https://fortune.com/2020/12/29/2000-stimulus-checks-gain-momentum-senate-republicans/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— China Jails Citizen Journalist for Her Accounts of Covid-19 in Wuhan. Prosecution underscores the lengths to which Beijing is willing to defend its official narrative of the pandemic. – Chun Han Wong
(DIERSEN: My critics/opponents focus on destroying those like me who they cannot manipulate of dominate. They are furious that I have a Civil Service Retirement System pension for life. They are furious that the federal government will pay 72% of my and my wife’s health, dental, and vision insurance for life. They are furious that I have the time, money, and motivation needed to put together and send out a GOPUSA ILLINOIS email each and every morning and each and every evening.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/china-jails-citizen-journalist-for-her-accounts-of-covid-19-in-wuhan-11609158353
— Tiny Changes Can Help You Achieve Savings Goals for Retirement. Easy habits make bigger financial accomplishments possible and help overcome waning motivation. – Anne Tergesen
(DIERSEN: My Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS) pension a) is only 41% of what my GAO salary was in 1997 in today’s dollars and b) is about equal to what my IRS salary was in 1972 in today’s dollars. My CSRS pension is dramatically less because my Democrat GAO superiors forced me to retire in 1997 when I was 49 years old, gave me unfair performance expectations and appraisals, always ranked me in the bottom half of my coworkers for pay-for-performance purposes, did not promote me beyond GS-13, got rid of my mentor in 1987, kept me off audits of IRS for all but 3 of the almost 18 years that I worked for GAO, and forced me to take a $20,157 (21%) pay cut in today’s dollars to transfer from IRS to GAO in 1980.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/tiny-changes-can-help-you-achieve-savings-goals-for-retirement-11609160400

FORBES
— Five Questions To Gauge Your Commitment To The Job Search – Dana Manciagli
(DIERSEN: I should write a book about my job search that followed my Democrat GAO superiors’’ success in forcing me to take their early retirement “offer” in 1997 when I was 49 years. What my Democrat GAO superiors told potential employers prompted me to sue my Democrat GAO superiors. But even if they had said nothing, the adverse actions that they had taken against me would stop any potential employer from offering me a job. In addition to forcing me to retire, they had given me unfair performance expectations and appraisals, always ranked me in the bottom half of my coworkers for pay-for-performance purposes, did not promote me beyond GS-13, got rid of my mentor in 1987, kept me off audits of IRS for all but 3 of the almost 18 years that I worked for GAO, and forced me to take a $20,157 (21%) pay cut in today’s dollars to transfer from IRS to GAO in 1980. )
https://www.forbes.com/sites/forbescoachescouncil/2021/12/28/five-questions-to-gauge-your-commitment-to-the-job-search/
— Use This Three-Step Formula To Answer “Tell Me About Yourself?” – Kyle Cromer Elliott
(DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes do not want anyone to know a) that I passed the CPA and Certified Internal Auditor examinations on my first attempt, b) that I became a licensed CPA, c) that I earned master’s degrees in business, accounting, and finance from Loyola, DePaul, and IIT, d) that I worked for GAO for almost 18 years, the last 11 years of which at the GS-13 Step 1-10 Levels, currently $101,176-$131,532/year, e) that I worked for IRS for almost 9 years, the last 5 1/2 years of which at the GS-12 Step 1-5 Levels, currently $85,084-$96,431/year, and f) that I served on the Executive Committee of the Association of Government Accountants Chicago Chapter for 13 years. I have been one of the most active members of the Milton Township Republican Organization (MTRO) since 1999. Yet, extremely few of my fellow MTRO members know any the aforesaid about me.)
https://www.forbes.com/sites/forbescoachescouncil/2021/12/28/use-this-three-step-formula-to-answer-tell-me-about-yourself/

ATLANTIC
— The Life in The Simpsons Is No Longer Attainable The most famous dysfunctional family of 1990s television enjoyed, by today’s standards, an almost dreamily secure existence. – Dani Alexis Ryskamp
(DIERSEN: Neither of my outstanding parents attended college. My father was the first of his ancestors to earn a high school diploma. He fought type 1 diabetes from age 14 and died suddenly of heart failure in 1969 when he was 47 and I was 21. He worked in the office of a nasty chemical plant in Chicago Heights. He almost always worked second jobs to pay the family’s bills. He did not buy a new car until he was 45 and it was a bottom of the line 2-door Chevy. My mother never attended high school and never worked outside of the home until after my father died.)
https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2020/12/life-simpsons-no-longer-attainable/617499/

AXIOS
— Five trends that will shape America in 2021
(DIERSEN: How successful will hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters be in driving out of the Republican Party the 2,446,891 in Illinois who voted for Trump, the 193,611 in DuPage County who voted for Trump, the 20,080 in Milton Township who voted for Trump, and the157 in my precinct who voted for Trump?)
https://www.axios.com/five-trends-america-2021-ce91ffe4-4739-4b78-9f43-cb9fa0ff56d0.html

(FROM THE ARTICLE: President Trump’s expected announcement that he’ll run for president again in 2024 allows him “to freeze the Republican Party in place,” Axios’ Jonathan Swan reports. The timing isn’t imminent, but when it happens, “he will try to control the Republican National Committee … and he’s going to try to squash the prospective 2024 Republican field.” And to those Republicans who want to run in 2024 themselves and hope Trump will walk off into the sunset: “He ain’t doing that.”)

December 28 Morning Edition

WHITE HOUSE
— Statement from the President – BUDGET & SPENDING
https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefings-statements/statement-from-the-president-122720/
(FROM THE STATEMENT: As President of the United States it is my responsibility to protect the people of our country from the economic devastation and hardship that was caused by the China Virus. I understand that many small businesses have been forced to close as a result of harsh actions by Democrat-run states. Many people are back to work, but my job is not done until everyone is back to work. Fortunately, as a result of my work with Congress in passing the CARES Act earlier this year, we avoided another Great Depression. Under my leadership, Project Warp Speed has been a tremendous success, my Administration and I developed a vaccine many years ahead of wildest expectations, and we are distributing these vaccines, and others soon coming, to millions of people. As President, I have told Congress that I want far less wasteful spending and more money going to the American people in the form of $2,000 checks per adult and $600 per child. As President I am demanding many rescissions under the Impoundment Control Act of 1974. The Act provides that, “whenever the President determines that all or part of any budget authority will not be required to carry out the full objectives or scope of programs for which it is provided, or that such budget authority should be rescinded for fiscal policy or other reasons (including termination of authorized projects or activities for which budget authority has been provided), the President shall transmit to both Houses of Congress a special message” describing the amount to be reserved, the relevant accounts, the reasons for the rescission, and the economic effects of the rescission. 2 U.S.C. § 683. I will sign the Omnibus and Covid package with a strong message that makes clear to Congress that wasteful items need to be removed. I will send back to Congress a redlined version, item by item, accompanied by the formal rescission request to Congress insisting that those funds be removed from the bill. I am signing this bill to restore unemployment benefits, stop evictions, provide rental assistance, add money for PPP, return our airline workers back to work, add substantially more money for vaccine distribution, and much more. On Monday the House will vote to increase payments to individuals from $600 to $2,000. Therefore, a family of four would receive $5,200. Additionally, Congress has promised that Section 230, which so unfairly benefits Big Tech at the expense of the American people, will be reviewed and either be terminated or substantially reformed. Likewise, the House and Senate have agreed to focus strongly on the very substantial voter fraud which took place in the November 3 Presidential election. The Senate will start the process for a vote that increases checks to $2,000, repeals Section 230, and starts an investigation into voter fraud. Big Tech must not get protections of Section 230! Voter Fraud must be fixed! Much more money is coming. I will never give up my fight for the American people!)

ABC7
— Trump signs COVID-19 relief bill, avoids government shutdown after nearly weeklong delay – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/trump-signs-pandemic-relief-bill/9109496/
— Chicago lawmakers, healthcare professionals encourage Black community to get coronavirus vaccine. ‘I guarantee that if I had thought it would in any way harm myself, or any other people, I would never, ever recommend it,’ Rep. Danny Davis said. – Will Jones
https://abc7chicago.com/covid-19-vaccine-coronavirus-chicago-black-community-rep-danny-davis/9122543/
— Chicago weekend gun violence leaves 27 shot, 7 killed across city
https://abc7chicago.com/27-shot-7-killed-in-chicago-so-far-over-holiday-weekend/9108084/

NBC5
— Rally Outside Chicago Police Headquarters Supports Anjanette Young. At Sunday’s demonstration, local leaders and politicians called for full transparency into the wrongful raid on a Chicago social worker’s home.
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/rally-outside-chicago-police-headquarters-supports-anjanette-young/2403154/
— Trump Signs Off on $600 Stimulus Checks, But a Vote on $2,000 Direct Payments Is Still Happening – MacKenzie Sigalos
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/business/money-report/trump-signs-off-on-600-stimulus-checks-but-a-vote-on-2000-direct-payments-is-still-happening/2403201/
— Illinois Coronavirus Updates: Metrics in Each Region, Chicago Officials to Discuss Vaccine Plan
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/coronavirus/illinois-coronavirus-updates-chicago-officials-to-discuss-vaccine-plan-metrics-in-each-region/2403273/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Trump signs COVID relief bill and government funding measure that he called a ‘disgrace’
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/trump-signs-covid-relief-bill-and-government-funding-measure-that-he-called-a-disgrace
— Women protest outside Chicago Police HQ, demanding justice for victim of botched raid – Natalie Bomke
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/women-protest-outside-chicago-police-hq-demanding-justice-for-victim-of-botched-raid

WGN TV
— Trump signs massive measure funding government, COVID relief – AP
https://wgntv.com/news/ap-sources-trump-signs-funding-measure-averts-shutdown/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Trump signs pandemic relief and government-funding measure, averting government shutdown – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-nw-second-stimulus-check-updates-20201227-lcuwnmemifapxht4f7jcltmjmi-story.html
— Pot legalization was to bring expungements to many with records in Illinois. Numbers so far are low, but more are expected to be on the way. – ROBERT MCCOPPIN
(DIERSEN: To have used pot when it was illegal, you shouted your disrespect for the rule of law.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/marijuana/illinois/ct-illinois-marijuana-expungements-20201228-e37a73r7jzfijn2a7ia64amreq-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Vaccine’s unbalanced rollout: Few South, West side residents get COVID shots so far. The trend in the first weeks of vaccine distribution points to a challenge for Mayor Lightfoot and public health officials who want to emphasize racial equity throughout the process. – Brett Chase and Elvia Malagón
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/12/28/22199180/vaccines-covid-coronavirus-hospitals-equity-health-care-pfizer

DAILY HERALD
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump haters ask “What’s holding our country together?”
https://www.dailyherald.com/article/20201228/news/312289988/

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— VERY SAD: A new wave of girls won’t let gender norms keep them from playing football – Bill Welt
https://www.sj-r.com/story/news/2020/12/27/sarah-fuller-inspires-chatham-glenwood-girls-play-football/6533141002/

SUBURBAN LIFE
— DuPage County reports 256 COVID-19 case numbers Sunday, 4 deaths, region’s positivity rate drops to 9% – Joshua Welge
https://www.shawlocal.com/my-suburban-life/coronavirus/2020/12/28/dupage-county-reports-256-covid-19-case-numbers-sunday-4-deaths-regions-positivity-rate-drops-to-9/

WREX
— More than 112,000 COVID-19 vaccinations have been administered in Illinois – Andrew Carrigan
https://wrex.com/2020/12/28/more-than-112000-covid-19-vaccinations-have-been-administered-in-illinois/

GLEN ELLYN PATCH
— Three Laws Take Effect In Illinois In 2021, Down From Over 250. State lawmakers have convened for only four days of business since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Some of them want to work remotely. – Jonah Meadows
https://patch.com/illinois/elgin/s/hd236/three-laws-take-effect-in-illinois-in-2021-down-from-over-250

OAK LAWN PATCH
— Oak Lawn Mayor Candidate’s Petitions Rejected. Tom Karones says he will run as a write-in candidate after his nomination petitions were rejected for having too few signatures. – Lorraine Swanson
(DIERSEN: Government is nasty. Politics is nasty. I have gathered signatures on candidate nomination petitions from Republican voters in my precinct since 2000. I should write a book about that. It is getting increasingly difficult a) because Republican voters in my precinct are moving into assisted living facilities, moving into nursing homes, moving out of Illinois, or dying and b) because their homes are being bought my nasty, if not hate-filled Democrats. Further, since 2000, Democrat plants, Libertarian plants, Green plants, Independent plants, and RINOs in the Milton Township Republican Organization have done everything that they could to turn Republican voters in my precinct against me. I should write a book about them. Further, in 2015, they succeeded in gerrymandering my precinct. I lost about 100 homes west of the Illinois Prairie path and gained about 100 homes east of Warrenville Road. Far more of the homes that I lost were Republican than the homes that I gained.)
https://patch.com/illinois/oaklawn/oak-lawn-mayor-candidates-petitions-rejected

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— SCHOOL CHOICE: BETTER THAN PROZAC
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/12/school-choice-better-than-prozac.html
— THE LONG SHADOW OF THE IDENTITY POLITICS ‘CONSTITUTION’
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/12/the-long-shadow-of-the-identity-politics-constitution.html
— NOW LINKEDIN CENSORING USER CONTENT
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/12/now-linkedin-censoring-user-content.html

BREITBART
— Concealed Permit Holder Allegedly Shoots Robbery Suspect Dead in Chicago Store – AWR HAWKINS
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/12/27/concealed-permit-holder-allegedly-shoots-robbery-suspect-dead-in-chicago-store/

BLAZE
— Fauci doubles down after being confronted over startling admission that he deceived the public about herd immunity. ‘Then, when newer surveys said 60 percent or more would take it, I thought, “I can nudge this up a bit,” so I went to 80, 85’ – Chris Enloe
https://www.theblaze.com/news/fauci-confronted-herd-immunity-comments

TOWNHALL
— The Year of Living Fearfully – Lawrence Meyers
https://townhall.com/columnists/lawrencemeyers/2020/12/28/the-year-of-living-fearfully-n2582177
— Is Anyone More Annoying or Treacherous than Barack Obama? – Jeff Davidson
https://townhall.com/columnists/jeffdavidson/2020/12/28/is-anyone-more-annoying-or-treacherous-than-barack-obama-n2582172

PJ MEDIA
— The Elites in Congress Will Blame Trump for Stalling the COVID-19 Relief Bill—But He’s Not the Problem – STACEY LENNOX
https://pjmedia.com/columns/stacey-lennox/2020/12/27/the-elites-in-congress-will-blame-trump-for-stalling-the-covid-19-relief-bill-but-hes-not-the-problem-n1287472

COLLEGE FIX
— Activists threaten lawsuit if university does not hire slave descendant as next president – ADAM BURNETT
(DIERSEN: Under the Democrats and under the RINOs, soon, if not already, no one will get appointed to or elected to any office unless they are many of the following: minority, female, younger, LGBTQ, disabled, veteran, Trump-hater, non-Christian, non-Protestant, non-Italian American, non-German American, Democrat, Libertarian, Green, Independent, RINO, moderate, liberal, low-income, and/or those whose ancestors have not been in America for a long time.)
https://www.thecollegefix.com/activists-threaten-lawsuit-if-university-does-not-hire-slave-descendant-as-next-president/

EPOCH TIMES
— High School Student Sues Over Leftist ‘Indoctrination’ in Nevada – MATTHEW VADUM
(DIERSEN: According to Democrats, oppressed groups include include those who are minority, female, younger, LGBTQ, disabled, veteran, citizens of foreign countries, non-Trump supporters, non-Christians, non-Protestants, non-Italian Americans, non-German Americans, Democrat, Libertarian, Green, Independent, RINO, moderate, liberal, low-income, those whose ancestors have not been in America for a long time, drinkers, gamblers, stoners, and those who lack education, lack job skills, lack job experience, have financial problems, and/or have health problems.)
https://www.theepochtimes.com/high-school-student-sues-over-leftist-indoctrination-in-nevada_3634084.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: A high school senior of mixed race is suing a taxpayer-funded charter school in Nevada over the “coercive, ideological indoctrination” that is central to its Critical Race Theory-based curriculum that forces students to associate aspects of their identity with oppression. In the lawsuit, Clark v. State Public Charter School Authority, filed Dec. 22 in federal court in Nevada, the young plaintiff William Clark and his mother Gabrielle Clark claim their First and Fourteenth Amendment rights were being violated. Students were allegedly told that by refusing to identify with an oppressive group, they were exercising their privilege or underscoring their role as an oppressor. The lawsuit was filed by the Illinois-based group Schoolhouse Rights, whose website describes its mission as supporting “civil rights litigation in defense of students’ freedom of conscience in public education and the rights of parents to guide and direct the upbringing of their children.” The student at Democracy Prep in Las Vegas whose mother is black and deceased father was white, claims there was a hostile classroom environment, and that he felt discriminated against in the mandatory, year-long “Sociology of Change” course required for graduation. There is another required class, “Change the World,” in which students carry out a political or social work project.)

WASHINGTON POST
— America is as divided as ever – Dan Balz
(DIERSEN: Democrats are extremely divisive. They divide a) minorities against Whites, b) women against men, c) younger people against older people, d) those who have less money against those who have more money, e) non-Christians against Christians, f) non-Protestants against Protestants, g) non-German Americans against German Americans, h) non-Italian Americans against Italian Americans, i) veterans against non-veterans, j) moderates and liberals against conservatives, k) LGBTQers against heterosexuals, l) non-married people against married people, m) Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, Independents, and RINOs against Republicans, n) non-patriotic people against patriotic people, o) citizens of foreign countries against citizens of America, p) those whose ancestors have not been in America for a long time against those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time, q) non-gun owners against gun owners, r) drinkers against non-drinkers, s) gamblers against non-gamblers, t) pot users against non-pot users, u) etc. against etc.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/2020/politics/elections-reckoning/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “At least we know Trump’s not serious about 2024.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2020/12/28/least-we-know-trumps-not-serious-about-2024/

NEW YORK POST
— New York State Democratic boss warns AOC not to challenge Chuck Schumer – Jon Levine
(DIERSEN: What if Illinois Republican Party Chairman Tim Schneider warned Kinzinger to stop demonizing, denigrating, and condemning Trump?)
https://nypost.com/2020/12/26/ny-democratic-boss-warns-aoc-not-to-challenge-chuck-schumer/
— Beware Section 230 Repeal
(DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who have focused on destroying me for my including links in GOPUSA emails to articles they do not like. I would focus on a) those who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Wheaton’s West District, Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County’s 4th District, DuPage County, and/or Illinois, b) those who have been Republican candidates on ballots in my precinct, their political consultants, their major donors, their campaign managers, their campaign staff members, and/or their campaign volunteers, c) those who are/were leaders of the Milton Township Republican Organization, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Illinois Republican Party, Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, and/or Illinois, and d) those who are/were leaders of TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, Illinois Center Right Coalition, and/or American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter.)
https://nypost.com/2020/12/27/beware-section-230-repeal-and-other-commentary/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Those on the left and right calling for a complete repeal of Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act need to realize it would “return us to the legal no-man’s land” that prohibits even “good Samaritan” censorship, explain Sen. Ron Wyden and ex-Rep. Chris Cox in USA Today. Without the law, every one of the 200 million-plus Web sites available to Americans “will have to either stop publishing their users’ contributions, or let ‘anything go’ — no matter how gross or illegal.” Any “curating” will leave platforms liable for everything posted, so “hosting user-created content will be too costly and risky,” and “the many online avenues that ordinary citizens currently use to express themselves would be closed.” So while “Congress should examine whether it’s possible to amend Section 230 without doing more harm than good,” it must also remember that “sometimes those complaining about online speech are doing worse than crying wolf.”)
— The Left’s Drive To ‘Bias’ AI
https://nypost.com/2020/12/27/beware-section-230-repeal-and-other-commentary/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Having algorithms “incapable of bias” make decisions rather than humans should be cause to celebrate, reasons computer-science prof Pedro Domingos at Spectator USA. But “militant” liberals are scrambling to retake control. “A whole subfield of AI has sprung up” for the express purpose of “de-biasing” algorithms, and anyone who questions it, as Domingos has, is subject to the cancel culture, as he was. Yet algorithms “can’t be racist or sexist.” What “cleaning” them up really means is “inserting into them biases favoring specific groups” and establishing the “social controls” the political left wants.)

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Lawmakers Prepare for Battles Over Congressional Redistricting. With several states poised to gain or lose seats in the House, Republicans and Democrats gear up for fights in legislatures, courts. – Natalie Andrews
(DIERSEN: I should write a book about the 2015 gerrymandering of my DuPage County Milton Township Precinct 9 in Wheaton.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/lawmakers-prepare-for-battles-over-congressional-redistricting-11609151400
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: Trump Signs Covid-19 Aid Bill Averting Government Shutdown – Natalie Andrews and Andrew Restuccia
https://www.wsj.com/articles/trump-signs-covid-19-aid-bill-averting-government-shutdown-11609117841
— Coronavirus Stigma Lingers Long After Disease Fades. Some people have recovered from Covid-19 only to find friends and colleagues shunning them, which can make it harder to fight outbreaks. — Miho Inada
(DIERSEN: If you come down with COVID-19, the more of the following that you are, the more that you will be viciously stigmatized for the rest of your life: law enforcement officer, Trump supporter, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, non-veteran, gun owner, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, and/or if your ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/coronavirus-stigma-lingers-long-after-disease-fades-11609070403

USA TODAY
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD WITH BIG COLOR GRAPHIC: What will 2021 bring? – Marco della Cava
(DIERSEN: From what I see, Democrats and Democrat plants, Libertarians and Libertarian plants, Greens and Green plants, Independents and Independent plants, and RINOs will use COVID-19 to get rid of Republicans once and for all, and especially Republicans who are law enforcement officers, Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owners, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2020/12/06/covid-19-2021-offers-vaccines-more-shut-downs-mask-mandates/6472360002/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump haters say “Donald Trump delivers an historic week of disarray from America’s Nihilist-in-Chief. As Trump enters his final days, he spent the past week pardoning, vetoing, and pointing fingers as he tries to leave chaos behind him.”
https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2020/12/28/leading-up-christmas-trump-leaving-chaos-behind-him-column/4052924001/

NEWSWEEK
— Newsmax TV Chief Predicts Overtaking Fox News, Says IPO is Possible – PAUL BOND O
https://www.newsweek.com/newsmax-tv-chief-predicts-overtaking-fox-news-says-ipo-possible-1556747

DIGITAL INFORMATION WORLD
— Google’s Search Engine May Start Running On AI, But Not Anytime Soon – Arooj Ahmed
(DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Google News Alerts a) steer everyone to non-credible articles written by non-credible authors on non-credible websites that promote the Democrat Party, Libertarian Party, and/or Green Party platforms; b) steer everyone to articles that promote hatred against individuals, organizations, governments, and countries that are law enforcement, Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owners, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, draft avoiders (except Joe Biden and Bill Clinton), and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time; and c) steer everyone to articles that promote dependency on government, dependency on charity, LGBTQ, abortion, mass/illegal immigration, abolition of the First and Second Amendments, booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and even worse things.)
https://www.digitalinformationworld.com/2020/12/googles-search-engine-may-start-running.html

INC.
— Waiting for Success to Strike? – LARRY ROBERTSON
(DIERSEN: I should write a book about my Democrat coworkers and subordinates in the federal government. To get promoted, they focused on destroying their superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates who were Republican, and especially those who were conservative, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owners, Protestant, German American, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time. I should write a book about present and past Democrat plants, Libertarian plants, Green plants, Independent plants, and RINOs in the Milton Township Republican Organization, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Illinois Republican Party, TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, Illinois Center Right Coalition, and American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter who focus/focused on destroying everyone around them to move up.)
https://www.inc.com/larry-robertson/waiting-for-success-to-strike-try-making-that-all-important-first-move-instead.html

December 27 Evening Edition

NBC5
— Lawmakers Press Trump on Relief Bill as Jobless Aid Expires. About 9.5 million people had been relying on the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance program that expired altogether Saturday. – Jill Colvin
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/politics/lawmakers-press-trump-on-relief-bill-as-jobless-aid-expires/2403041/
— Illinois Reports 3,767 New Cases of Coronavirus, 104 Additional Deaths Sunday
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/coronavirus/illinois-reports-3767-new-cases-of-coronavirus-104-additional-deaths-sunday/2403072/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Biden: Reversing Trump’s immigration policies will take months – Alexandra Jaffe
(DIERSEN: Democrats want immigrants because immigrants vote for Democrats. RINOs want immigrants because RINOs want cheap labor.)
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/biden-reversing-trump-border-policies-will-take-months

WGN TV
— Illinois health officials report 3,767 new cases of COVID-19, 104 deaths
https://wgntv.com/news/coronavirus/illinois-health-officials-report-3767-new-cases-of-covid-19-104-deaths/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Second stimulus check updates: Legislators urge Trump to sign COVID-19 relief bill as unemployment benefits for millions of Americans expire – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-nw-second-stimulus-check-updates-20201227-lcuwnmemifapxht4f7jcltmjmi-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater glorifies and praises Kinzinger.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/12/27/22201581/gop-rep-adam-kinzinger-trump-conspiracy-electoral-college-challenge-violence
— Another big assignment for post-pandemic America: Get young people back in college. An additional 560,000 young Americans opted against going to college this past fall, largely because of the pandemic. – Editorial
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/12/27/22197305/college-enrollment-decline-covid-19-national-student-clearinghouse-city-colleges-uic-editorial

WHEATON PATCH
— DuPage County Tops 900 Coronavirus Deaths: Health Department. The risk of coronavirus transmission in DuPage County is “substantial,” according to the health department. – Lisa Marie Farver
https://patch.com/illinois/wheaton/dupage-county-tops-900-coronavirus-deaths-health-department

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Censorship, American-style: Big Tech speech control factored into Trump’s defeat – Editorial
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/dec/27/editorial-big-tech-speech-control-factored-into-tr/

TOWNHALL
— GOP Senator Warns Trump of Tarnished Legacy If the President Lets This Happen – Bronson Stocking
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/bronsonstocking/2020/12/27/gop-senator-warns-trump-of-tarnished-legacy-if-president-lets-this-happen-n2582161

PJ MEDIA
— ‘Racially Diverse’ Cops Dumping Portland in Favor of Lower Paying Jobs in Places Where They’re Appreciated – VICTORIA TAFT
https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/victoria-taft/2020/12/26/racially-diverse-cops-dumping-portland-in-favor-of-lower-paying-jobs-in-places-where-theyre-appreciated-n1286961

EPOCH TIMES
— Millions Lost Benefits as Congress Failed to Meet Trump Demand for $2,000 Stimulus Checks – IVAN PENTCHOUKOV
https://www.theepochtimes.com/estimate-millions-lost-jobless-benefits-on-saturday-as-congress-failed-to-meet-trump-demand-for-2000-stimulus-checks_3633554.html

THE HILL
— Dumping Abraham Lincoln? A word of advice to the ‘cancel culture’ – ABRAHAM COOPER AND HAROLD BRACKMAN
https://thehill.com/opinion/civil-rights/531382-dumping-abraham-lincoln-a-word-of-advice-to-the-cancel-culture

POLITICO
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Kinzinger calls efforts to overturn election ‘a scam’ and says “It is a scam and it is going to disappoint the people that believe this election was stolen.”
https://www.politico.com/news/2020/12/27/kinzinger-trump-election-defeat-republicans-450826

YAHOO NEWS
— Chicago police raid: Protest held outside CPD headquarters calling for reform, support for Anjanette Young
https://news.yahoo.com/chicago-police-raid-protest-held-002756452.html

CNN
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater glorifies and praises Kinzinger.
https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2020/12/27/sotu-kinzinger-full.cnn
https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2020/12/27/kinzinger-sot-trump-veto-defense-bill-sotu-vpx.cnn
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Trump’s grievances leave Americans in need in limbo.”
https://www.cnn.com/2020/12/27/politics/donald-trump-stimulus-bill-unemployment-benefits/index.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Nero fiddled. Trump plays golf.”
https://www.cnn.com/2020/12/27/opinions/trump-golf-hate-america-obeidallah/index.html

NEW YORK TIMES
— ‘This just has to get done’: Lawmakers push Trump to sign the relief bill. – Emily Cochrane, Hailey Fuchs and Lucy Tompkins
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/12/27/us/politics/this-just-has-to-get-done-lawmakers-push-trump-to-sign-the-relief-bill.html

WASHINGTON POST
— Trump has indicated he will sign stimulus and government spending bill into law, averting shutdown. The president had demanded changes to the stimulus bill but on Sunday signaled he would release the stimulus funds after all. – Seung Min Kim, Jeff Stein, Mike DeBonis and Toluse Olorunnipa
https://www.washingtonpost.com/us-policy/2020/12/27/trump-stimulus-shutdown-congress/
— Countdown to shutdown: Here’s what happens if Trump doesn’t enact the stimulus law by midnight Monday. Unemployment benefits, eviction protections, small-business aid and stimulus checks are all frozen — and a shutdown begins — if the bill isn’t signed. – Tony Romm and Rachel Siegel
https://www.washingtonpost.com/us-policy/2020/12/27/trump-shutdown-stimulus/
— Why these Fox News loyalists have changed the channel to Newsmax – Jeremy Barr
https://www.washingtonpost.com/media/2020/12/27/fox-news-viewers-switch-to-newsmax/

LOS ANGELES TIMES
— Lawmakers urge Trump to sign stimulus bill or be blamed for ‘chaos’ and ‘misery’ – LAURA KING
https://www.latimes.com/politics/story/2020-12-27/unemployment-benefits-expire-for-millions-as-trump-rages

AIR FORCE MAGAZINE
— Brown: ‘Shame on Us’ if Military Diversity Efforts Falter – Rachel S. Cohen
(DIERSEN: “Up-or-out” is a “diversity effort,” that is, it is reverse discrimination and age discrimination if it is applied only to White males.)
https://www.airforcemag.com/brown-shame-on-us-if-military-diversity-efforts-falter/

FORBES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater glorifies and praises Sanders.
https://www.forbes.com/sites/jonathanponciano/2021/12/27/sanders-calls-trumps-stimulus-hold-up-cruel-urges-him-to-sign-bill-immediately-amid-looming-shutdown/

BUSINESS INSIDER
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Trump supporter and Fox News star Geraldo Rivera said the president is acting like an ‘entitled frat boy’ since losing the election.”
https://www.businessinsider.com/geraldo-rivera-said-trump-acting-entitled-frat-boy-since-election-2020-12

LGBTQ NATION
— These queer organizers in Georgia are working overtime to flip the Senate blue – Molly Sprayregen
(DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, those who promote LGBTQ promote the destruction of the Republican Party.)
https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2020/12/queer-organizers-georgia-working-overtime-flip-senate-blue/

DAILY MAIL
— ‘It’s a scam!’ Republican Rep. Adam Kinzinger says Donald Trump is fueling ‘violence’ in his supporters ahead of Congress certifying Biden’s win and ’emboldening conspiracy theorists’ – KATELYN CARALLE
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9090837/Its-scam-GOP-Rep-Adam-Kinzinger-says-Donald-Trump-fueling-violence-supporters.html

December 27 Morning Edition

ABC7
— Chicago weekend gun violence leaves 14 shot, 4 killed across city
https://abc7chicago.com/14-shot-4-killed-in-chicago-weekend-violence/9108084/
— AS THE DEMOCRAT PARTY’S STRANGLEHOLD ON ILLINOIS TIGHTENS: Population of Illinois 2020: Indiana gains nearly 24K new Hoosiers while IL loses nearly 80K, census data show. Illinois suffered 2nd biggest loss nationwide after New York
https://abc7chicago.com/9092769/
— 6 shot, 3 killed in apparent random shooting at Don Carter Lanes bowling alley in Rockford, IL
https://abc7chicago.com/rockford-shooting-don-carter-lanes-news-illinois/9098774/

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Democrats mum on support for Mike Madigan — because self-preservation comes first. – Rich Miller
(DIERSEN: Far too many members of political organizations glorify, praise, pander to, serve as operatives for, serve as dupes for, and/or give money to leaders who they believe have the most clout.)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2020/12/25/22197386/michael-j-madigan-speaker-reelection-illinois-politics-suzanne-ness-janet-yang-rohr-capitol-fax

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— The best time to be alive is now – Editorial
(DIERSEN: UIC admitted me in 1966 when I was 17, but because of my demographics, if I was 17 today, I doubt that UIC would admit me today. NIU admitted me in 1969 when I was 20, but because of my demographics, if I was 20 today, I doubt that NIU would admit me today. Loyola admitted me in 1972 when I was 23, but because of my demographics, if I was 23 today, I doubt that Loyola would admit me today. DePaul admitted me in 1976 when I was 27, but because of my demographics, if I was 27 today, I doubt that DePaul would admit me today. IIT admitted me in 1992 when I was 43, but because of my demographics, if I was 43 today, I doubt that IIT would admit me today. The Post Office hired me in 1966 when I was 18, but because of my demographics, if I was 18 today, I doubt that the Post Office would hire me today. Firestone Stores hired me in 1970 when I was 21, but because of my demographics, if I was 21 today, I doubt that Firestone Stores would hire me today. General Motors offered me a job 1971 when I was 22, but because of my demographics, if I was 18 today, I doubt that General Motors would hire me today. IRS hired me in 1971 when I was 22, but because of my demographics, if I was 22 today, I doubt that IRS would hire me today. GAO hired me in 1980 when I was 31, but because of my demographics, if I was 31 today, I doubt that GAO would hire me today. Ever-increasingly, everyone is required/forced to give more preference to those who are minority, female, LGBTQ, younger, and/or veteran. In addition, ever-increasingly, the following demographics are disfavored: conservative, Republican, American, non-poor, gun owner, Protestant, German American, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/editorials/ct-edit-2021-great-time-alive-20201227-vvicqn547jduvavcmti6zwvcr4-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— Financial carnage will be legacy of government’s management – Tom Roeser
https://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20201227/financial-carnage-will-be-legacy-of-governments-management
— Condoleezza Rice keynote speaker for Barrington event open to all via Zoom – Elena Ferrarin
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20201226/condoleezza-rice-keynote-speaker-for-barrington-event-open-to-all-via-zoom

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— Power to the people: Recall would let citizens hold corrupt politicians accountable – State Sen. Jason Barickman and State Rep. Mark Batinick
https://www.news-gazette.com/opinion/guest-commentary/guest-commentary-power-to-the-people-recall-would-let-citizens-hold-corrupt-politicians-accountable/article_390bd0b3-5fe4-5d08-8d08-8c394690f7d0.html

HERALD & REVIEW
— Democrats silent on Madigan vote – Rich Miller
https://herald-review.com/opinion/columnists/rich-miller-democrats-silent-on-madigan-vote/article_f93ad7c2-e002-5775-8b60-ad19171b56ba.html

SUBURBAN LIFE
— DuPage County COVID-19 case numbers drop as 175 infections reported Saturday, 3 deaths – Joshua Welge
https://www.shawlocal.com/my-suburban-life/coronavirus/2020/12/26/dupage-county-covid-19-case-numbers-drop-as-175-infections-reported-saturday-3-deaths/

NPR ILLINOIS
— Glencoe Church Leads Hard Conversation About Race – MONIQUE PARSONS
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/suburban-church-leads-hard-conversation-about-race#stream/0

CWB CHICAGO
— More guns seized along Mag Mile as cops continue to confiscate at least 1 a day near famed retail corridor
https://cwbchicago.com/2020/12/more-guns-seized-along-mag-mile-as-cops-continue-to-confiscate-at-least-1-a-day-near-famed-retail-corridor.html

CHICAGO NOW
— Chicago! A City of Big Shoulders or a Ship of Fools /Social Justice or a Cuckoo’s Nest?/Lawbreakers and Victims – BOB ANGONE
http://www.chicagonow.com/just-sayin/2020/12/chicago-a-city-of-big-shoulders-or-a-ship-of-fools-social-justice-or-a-cuckoos-nestlawbreakers-and-victims/

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— State Rep.-Elect Suzanne Ness County Board Resignation Effective January 8
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/12/26/ness122620/
— Deadline for Filing Referenda Petitions Monday, January 4
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/12/26/referenda122620/

FOX NEWS
— Mitt Romney’s unabashed hatred of Trump blinds him to reality of president’s popularity. Romney seems more comfortable breaking bread with leftist CNN journalists than grassroots Republicans. – David Limbaugh
https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/romney-trump-media-david-limbaugh
— Trump accuses McConnell, others in GOP of failing to fight for him. Trump suggested McConnell and Senate Republicans haven’t worked hard enough to assure him a second term. – Dom Calicchio
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/trump-accuses-mcconnell-others-in-gop-of-failing-to-fight-for-him

CIVIL DEADLINE
— New Hampshire Residents Threatened For Supporting President Trump – JOE MULLINS
https://civildeadline.com/new-hampshire-residents-threatened-for-supporting-president-trump/

EPOCH TIMES
— Trump Urges GOP Senators to ‘Step Up and Fight for the Presidency’ – JANITA KAN
https://www.theepochtimes.com/trump-urges-gop-senators-to-step-up-and-fight-for-the-presidency_3633397.html

THE HILL
— Sen. Pat Toomey (R-Pa.): Trump will be ‘remembered for chaos and misery and erratic behavior’ if he lets COVID relief expire – ZACK BUDRYK
https://thehill.com/homenews/sunday-talk-shows/531733-toomey-trump-will-be-remembered-for-chaos-and-misery-and-erratic
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Nothing becomes Donald Trump’s presidency like his leaving it.”
https://thehill.com/opinion/white-house/531728-nothing-becomes-donald-trumps-presidency-like-his-leaving-it

HUFFINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Former Bush Official Lashes GOP For Supporting ‘Delusional’ And ‘Unhinged’ Trump. Republicans are patiently playing “political Candyland” as they “continue to coddle and help encourage Donald Trump’s delusion,” complains Elise Jordan.”
https://www.huffpost.com/entry/trump-delusional-unhinged-political-candyland_n_5fe7d4edc5b6acb534586223

ASSOCIATED PRESS
— Girl Scouts rebuke Boy Scouts in escalating recruitment war – LARRY NEUMEISTER
https://apnews.com/article/us-news-new-york-trademark-infringement-trademarks-manhattan-00ed4641c60828eefca1c14d57faada3

NBC NEWS
— Democrats promise Biden-era abortion showdown over Hyde Amendment. The decades-old measure, named after an Illinois GOP lawmaker, limits the use of federal funds. – Sahil Kapur
(DIERSEN: To vote for Democrats is to promote abortion.)
https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/congress/democrats-promise-biden-era-abortion-showdown-over-hyde-amendment-n1251619

NEW YORK TIMES
— ‘Vodka in Your Coffee Cup’: When Pandemic Drinking Goes Too Far. Some women are seeking to regain control over their alcohol habits after months of laissez-faire consumption. – Alix Strauss
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/12/25/nyregion/pandemic-drinking-alcoholism.html

NEW YORK POST
— Northwestern professor Alec Klein: ‘Unfounded #MeToo accusations destroyed my life’ – Dana Kennedy
(DIERSEN: What unfounded accusations have harmed you? In 1974, when I was 25 years old, my Democrat IRS superiors hinted/implied/argued/shouted that my travel vouchers were fraudulent, and in 1978, they hinted/implied/argued/shouted that my education deductions were fraudulent.)
https://nypost.com/2020/12/26/alec-klein-unfounded-metoo-accusations-destroyed-my-life/

NEWSWEEK
— A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater asks “What to Watch for in 2021: Will the Trumps Haunt Us Forever?”
https://www.newsweek.com/what-watch-2021-will-trumps-haunt-us-forever-opinion-1556498

DAILY BEAST
— Diversity Recruiter: Google Fired Me Because I Called It Out on ‘Racist Bullshit’ – Danika Fears
(DIERSEN: Christina Curley would be proud of my Democrat superiors in the federal government. They had great success in getting rid of their employees who were Republican, and especially those who were conservative, White, male, older, non-poor, heterosexual, married, gun owners, Protestant, German American, draft avoiders, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.thedailybeast.com/diversity-recruiter-april-christina-curley-says-google-fired-her-because-she-flagged-their-racist-bullshit
— Atlantic City Mayor Says Highest Bidder Can Blow Up Trump’s Old Casino – Jamie Ross
(DIERSEN: Mayors have tremendous power to help or harm residents in their municipalities. Overwhelmingly, the residents of municipalities a) glorify and praise those who the mayor glorifies and praises and b) demonize, denigrate, and condemn those who the mayor demonizes, denigrates, and condemns. What are the demographics on those in your municipality who your mayor a) glorifies and praises and b) demonizes, denigrates, and condemns?)
https://www.thedailybeast.com/atlantic-city-mayor-says-highest-bidder-can-blow-up-trumps-old-casino

INQUISITR
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Kinzinger Slams Donald Trump For Throwing ‘Tempter Tantrum’ Over Election Results.”
(DIERSEN: Which hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters will seek to lead the Illinois Republican Party: Adam Kinzinger, Joe Walsh, Pat Brady? How strongly will they promise to get rid of the 2,446,891 who voted for Trump in Illinois, the 193,611 who voted for Trump in DuPage County, the 20,080 who voted for Trump in Milton Township, and the157 who voted for Trump in my precinct?)
https://www.inquisitr.com/6430140/adam-kinzinger-donald-trump-temper-tantrum/

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
— Justice Department Applauds Passage of the Criminal Antitrust Anti-Retaliation Act
(DIERSEN: My Democrat GAO superiors retaliated against me because I was an active member in a class action lawsuit that charged them with reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation. They did not promote me beyond GS-13, they threw me off audits of IRS, they gave me unfair performance expectations and appraisals, they always ranked me in the bottom half of my coworkers for pay-for-performance purposes, and they forced me to retire in 1997 when I was 49 years old. Previously, because I complained about discrimination, they got rid of my mentor in 1987, they kept me off audits of IRS for all but 3 of the almost 18 years that I worked for GAO, and they forced me to take a $20,157 (21%) pay cut in today’s dollars to transfer from IRS to GAO in 1980.)
https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/justice-department-applauds-passage-criminal-antitrust-anti-retaliation-act

FAST COMPANY
— 3 tips for finding a new job in 2021
(DIERSEN: While I worked for the federal government, I charged my Democrat superiors with political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation. If I had not done that, they would have promoted me into their Senior Executive Service long before I was 40 years old. I earned a) a job-related bachelor’s degree when I was 21 in 1970 and job-related master’s degrees when I was 27, 31, and 48, b) job-related professional certifications when I was 30, 32, 41, 45, 47, and 48, and c) a job-related professional license when I was 32.)
https://www.fastcompany.com/90588314/3-tips-for-finding-a-new-job-in-2021
(FROM THE ARTICLE: DON’T TELL THEM WHAT THEY WANT TO HEAR Never, ever say something just because you think the interviewer wants to hear it. Be honest about résumé gaps—hiring managers understand that layoffs happen. Be honest about what you know and what you don’t know—they already accepted your résumé based on your skills and experience. Now is the time to talk up that experience, not lie or embellish it.)

GEORGE & GEDULIN
— WHAT PROOF IS NEEDED FOR A RESTRAINING ORDER?
(DIERSEN: In retrospect, with benefit of hindsight, I should have gotten restraining orders against all the defendants in the lawsuits that I filed. I should write a book about all the adverse actions that defendants in lawsuits that I have filed have taken against me.)
https://www.gedulinlaw.com/blog/2017/february/what-proof-is-needed-for-a-restraining-order-/

RASMUSSEN REPORTS
— Voters Think China’s Influence Will Grow Under Biden
https://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/elections/election_2020/voters_think_china_s_influence_will_grow_under_biden

PSYCHOLOGY TODAY
— JANUARY 23, 2017 FLASHBACK: Making Life-Changing Decisions – Shahram Heshmat Ph.D
. (DIERSEN: Some of my life-changing decisions are below. Of course, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always been extremely critical of all the decisions that I have made.)
https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/science-choice/201701/making-life-changing-decisions

— To get student draft deferments 1966-1970 and a financial hardship draft deferment 1970-1971. My outstanding father died suddenly in 1969 when he was 47 and I was 21. My outstanding mother had never attended high school and had never worked outside of the home. My brother was attending high school.

— To always have a job. I did yard work and delivered newspapers 1962-1964; washed dishes 1964-1966; cleaned golf shoes, chipped slag, and pumped gasoline in 1966; delivered mail 1966-1969; worked on an automobile assembly line and as a security guard in 1970; sold tires, automotive services, and major appliances 1970-1971; pumped gasoline 1971-1972; collected delinquent taxes 1971-1980; and audited federal agencies 1980-1997. I passed the Post Office employment examination in 1966. I passed the Federal Service Entrance Examination in 1970. I took a $20,157 (21%) pay cut in today’s dollars to transfer from IRS to GAO in 1980. My Democrat GAO superiors succeeded in forcing me to take their early retirement “offer” in 1997 when I was 49 years old. The adverse actions that they had taken against me stopped me from finding a job appropriate for someone with my education, work experience, professional certifications, and professional license.

— To be a union member while I worked for the Post Office 1966-1969 and for IRS 1971-1980.

— To accept a job offer from Oldsmobile. In 1971, Oldsmobile withdrew a job offer that I had accepted saying that Oldsmobile had just agreed to stop hiring Whites to settle an EEOC complaint. That directly resulted in a) Firestone Stores firing me and b) my accepting a job offer from IRS.

— To claim sick leave in 1968 and 1969 while I worked for the Post Office and to file grievances when those claims were denied, to claim partial-day per-diem while I worked for IRS 1973-1974 and to file a grievance when that claim was denied, and to deduct my educational expenses 1972-1981 and 1992-1997 and to go to Small Claims Tax Court when my 1974-1977 deductions were denied.

— To get a job-related bachelor’s degree. I took college preparatory courses at Crete-Monee High School, got into the upper 20% of my 1966 graduating class, got a score of 24 on the ACT, earned/saved enough money washing dishes for the minimum wage to buy a new car in 1966 to commute to/from classes at UIC from my parents’ home in Crete.

— To qualify myself for better paying jobs. I earned a) a job-related bachelor’s degree in management from NIU when I was 21 in 1970 and job-related master’s degrees in business, accounting, and finance from Loyola, DePaul, and IIT when I was 27, 31, and 48, b) job-related professional certifications when I was 30 (CPA) , 32 (Certified Internal Auditor), 41 (Certified Fraud Examiner), 45 (certified Government Financial Manager), 47 (Certified Financial Services Auditor), and 48 (Forensic Accountant), and c) a job-related professional license (CPA) when I was 32. I passed the CPA and Certified Internal Auditor examinations on my first attempt. I grandfathered into the other certifications.

— To not pay rent. I bought a new town home in University Park in 1972, a studio condo in downtown Chicago in 1974, and a one bedroom condo in downtown Chicago in 1976. My wife and I bought a home in Wheaton in 1978 and we had one built in Wheaton in 1984. I walked to work at IRS and to graduate business and accounting courses 1974-1978. I recently bought a 20-foot by 40-foot unit at Iron Gate Motor Condos in Naperville.

— To be the subject of a Money Magazine One Person’s Finances article in 1978. Money Magazine a) foisted negative government employee stereo types on me and painted my education deductions as being improper.

— To get married. I got married in 1978. My wife and I gave up trying to have children, we did not adopt, and we did not become foster parents.

— To save for retirement.

— To buy cars. I bought a 1958 Chevy BelAir in 1964, 1966 Pontiac Tempest Sprint in 1966, 1968 Oldsmobile 442 in 1967, 1969 Dodge Charger SE in 1968, 1972 Chevy Corvette in 1971, 1962 Chevy BelAir in 1971, 1974 Dodge Dart in 1973, 1978 Chevy Chevette in 1978, 1978 Oldsmobile Delta 88 Royale in 1978, 1962 Chevy Impala SS in 1989, 1990 Ford Thunderbird LX in 1989, 1993 Ford Thunderbird in 1993, 1968 Dodge Charger R/T 1n 1994, 1996 Ford Thunderbird LX in 1995, 1997 Chevy Cavalier in 1996, 2005 Chevy Corvette in 2005, 2003 Chevy Cavalier LS in 2010, 2013 Dodge Charger R/T Max in 2012, 2016 Ford Mustang in 2016, and 2019 Ford Escape Titanium in 2019. I continue to own the 1972 Corvette, 1996 Thunderbird, 2003 Cavalier, 2005 Corvette, 2013 Charger, Mustang, and Escape.

— To be a gun owner and to not hide that fact.

— To be conservative and to not hide that fact. I have never used pot and I never will. I have never been and never will be a smoker, drinker, or gambler.

— To be a Republican and to not hide that fact.

— To not hide the fact that I was born in 1948, that I was baptized, raised, and confirmed as a Missouri Synod Lutheran, that I am 100% German national origin, that my ancestors have been in America since 1844, that I avoided the draft, that I lived in Crete 1948-1972, and that I have lived in Wheaton since 1978.

— To complain to my Democrat superiors in the federal government about political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation.

— To became an active member of a class action lawsuit in 1988 when I was 40 years old that charged my Democrat GAO superiors with reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation.

— To file various lawsuits.

— To become a Republican Precinct Committeeman in 1999, GOPUSA Illinois Editor in 2000, Milton Township Republican Organization (MTRO) webmaster in 2000 and 2008, American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter board member in 2001, Illinois Center Right Coalition Steering Committee member and Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee member in 2003, and TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairman in 2005. In 2004, I unsuccessfully ran for MTRO Treasurer.

— To support Republican candidates in primaries and caucuses who can and will defend and advance the Republican Party platform.

— To support Republican candidates who win primary elections or caucuses.

— To promote the traditional marriage/family, right to life, immigration, illegal drugs, Second Amendment, and equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving) planks in the Republican Party platform.

— To oppose the promotion of dependency on government, dependency on charity, LGBTQ, abortion, mass/illegal immigration, booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, abolition of the First and Second Amendment, patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, and age discrimination.

— To not be used, manipulated, or dominated by anyone. To not be anyone’s operative or dupe.

December 25 Morning Edition

ABC7
— These are the 23 states raising the minimum wage in 2021
(DIERSEN: What is your minimum wage story? I washed dishes for the minimum wage in the basement of the S.S. Kresges in Chicago Heights part-time during my junior and senior years at Crete-Monee High School and full-time during the summer in between. With the money that I earned, I a bought a new 1966 Pontiac Tempest Sprint in May of 1966 to commute to/from classes at UIC from my parents’ home in Crete.)
https://abc7chicago.com/finance/which-states-are-raising-the-minimum-wage-in-2021/8642710/

CBS2
— New Rash Of Robberies, Carjackings Reported In Lincoln Park, Lakeview
(DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats hint/imply/argue/shout that Black crime is caused by Republican discrimination against Blacks.)
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/12/24/new-rash-of-robberies-carjackings-reported-in-lincoln-park-lakeview/

NORTHWEST INDIANA TIMES
— VERY SAD: Concordia University Chicago lays off 51, closes 15 programs – AP
https://www.nwitimes.com/news/state-and-regional/illinois/chicago-area-private-college-lays-off-51-closes-15-programs/article_2495b655-8a57-59dd-9bd1-9e06a46c077d.html

SUBURBAN LIFE
— Daily COVID-19 cases in DuPage County rise as 413 new infections reported Thursday, 8 deaths – Joshua Welge
https://www.shawlocal.com/my-suburban-life/coronavirus/2020/12/25/daily-covid-19-cases-in-dupage-county-rise-as-413-new-infections-reported-thursday-8-deaths/

NPR ILLINOIS
— ‘Trusted Messengers, Trusted Messages’: How To Overcome Vaccine Hesitancy – FRAN KRITZ
(DIERSEN: Government is nasty. Politics is nasty. Who focuses on making others distrust you? I should write a book about those who focus on making others distrust me. I would focus on those who have worked the hardest since 2000 to make others distrust me because I included links in GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails to articles that they do not like. I would focus on those who have been Republican candidates on ballots in my precinct since 2000, their major donors, their political consultants, their campaign managers, their campaign staff, and their campaign volunteers. I would focus on past and present leaders of the Milton Township Republican Organization, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Illinois Republican Party, Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, Illinois, TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, Illinois Center Right Coalition, American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter, etc.)
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/trusted-messengers-trusted-messages-how-overcome-vaccine-hesitancy#stream/0
— The Weighty Side Of Political Criticism – SEAN CRAWFORD
(DIERSEN: From what I see, the more of the following that you are, the more that you are criticized: law enforcement officer, Trump supporter, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, overweight, non-poor, gun owner, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, federal employee/retiree, non-veteran, draft avoider, and/or if your ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/statewide-weighty-side-political-criticism#stream/0

WIREPOINTS
— Inexcusable: COVID vaccine line-jumpers include Senator Duckworth and at least five House members from Illinois – Mark Glennon
https://wirepoints.org/inexcusable-covid-vaccine-line-jumpers-include-senator-duckworth-and-at-least-five-house-members-from-illinois-wirepoints/

ILLINOIS LEAKS
— COVID 19 Relief? 5593 pages of pork spending like none other! – KIRK ALLEN & JOHN KRAFT
https://www.edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2020/12/covid-19-relief-5593-pages-of-pork-spending-like-none-other/

CHRISTIANITY DAILY
— Biden Was Once Against Abortion, But Now He’s For It – JONNA MARCAIDA CALAGUI
http://www.christianitydaily.com/articles/10336/20201218/biden-was-once-against-abortion-but-now-he-s-for-it.htm

EPOCH TIMES
— ‘Does Congress Know That This Is How Communism Starts?’: Trump Condemns Big Tech Policing of Free Speech – JANITA KAN
(DIERSEN: My critics/opponents want the following to police me and to police my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails: Google, Facebook, Milton Township Republican Organization (MTRO), DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Illinois Republican Party, Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois. I should write a book about the adverse actions that the aforesaid have taken against me since 2000. I am no longer a TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairman, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee member, MTRO webmaster, Illinois Center Right Coalition Steering Committee member, American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter board member, etc.)
https://www.theepochtimes.com/does-congress-know-that-this-is-how-communism-starts-trump-condemns-big-tech-policing-of-free-speech_3632186.html

THE HILL
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, if you do not promote LGBTQ, Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, Independents, RINOs, and other hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters call you a White supremacist, Nazi, KKK member, rater, racist, sexist, bigot and even worse things who should be gotten rid of once and for all.
https://thehill.com/changing-america/respect/diversity-inclusion/531331-amazon-accused-of-allowing-anti-lgbt
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “GOP seeks to avoid messy Trump fight over Electoral College.” Which hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters will seek to lead the Illinois Republican Party: Adam Kinzinger, Joe Walsh, Pat Brady? How strongly will they promise to get rid of the 2,446,891 who voted for Trump in Illinois, the 193,611 who voted for Trump in DuPage County, the 20,080 who voted for Trump in Milton Township, and the157 who voted for Trump in my precinct?
https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/531562-gop-seeks-to-avoid-messy-trump-fight-over-electoral-college

CNN
— A judge rules that a Black defendant shouldn’t have to stand trial in a courtroom decorated with portraits of mostly White judges – Harmeet Kaur and Alec Snyder
(DIERSEN: How bad are your demographics? From what I see, under the Democrats and under the RINOs, ever-increasingly, the more of the following that you are, the more that you are demonized, denigrated, and condemned: White, male, older, non-poor, present/past law enforcement officer, Trump supporter, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, gun owner, non-veteran, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, and/or if your ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.cnn.com/2020/12/24/us/virginia-white-judges-portrait-removal-ruling-trnd/index.html

NEW YORK TIMES
— What Does Biden Owe to Black Voters and Their Communities? – Astead W. Herndon
(DIERSEN: Democrats have declared a Second Civil War on Republicans. Democrats see Blacks as being their soldiers in their army to destroy Republicans once and for all.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/12/24/us/politics/biden-black-voters.html
— The Surprising Places in New York City Where Trump’s Support Grew. Joseph R. Biden Jr. won President Trump’s hometown handily. But a deeper look at election data suggests a surge in support for the president in some districts. – Sarah Maslin Nir
(DIERSEN: What are the voting trends in your precinct, your municipal district, your municipality, your township, your county district, and your county? Everyone wants to live where they are in the majority or will be in the majority in terms of political affixation, race, marital status, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, length of time their ancestors have been in America, etc. I should write a book about the demographics of those who have bought homes in my precinct, in Wheaton’s West District, in Wheaton, in Milton Township, in DuPage County’s 4th District, and in DuPage County during the last 1, 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40, 45, and 50 years.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/12/24/nyregion/trump-voters-nyc.html
— Allegiance Flag Supply
(DIERSEN: An American Flag has flown continuously at my home in Wheaton since September 11, 2001. A 12’ X 18′ Horizontal Auditorium American Flag will hang 20′ high on the back wall of the 20’ X 40′ Iron Gate Motor Condo in Naperville that I recently bought.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/12/24/business/small-business-coronvirus.html
— For Millions of Jobless, Christmas Is a Season to Endure, Not Celebrate. Even with the prospect of new federal aid, many Americans face a holiday of tough choices, trying to celebrate while dealing with pressing needs. – Nelson D. Schwartz and Gillian Friedman
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/12/23/business/economy/economy-christmas-holidays.html
— Why China Turned Against Jack Ma. The Alibaba chief paid for pushing back against Beijing. But the shift in attitude also speaks to a growing wealth gap and diminished opportunities for the young. – Li Yuan
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/12/24/technology/china-jack-ma-alibaba.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats paint Christ as being anti-law enforcement, anti-Trump, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-non-poor people, anti-married people, anti-heterosexual, anti-gun owners, anti-Protestant, anti-Italian American, anti-German American, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/12/24/opinion/jesus-christ-christmas-incarnation.html

WASHINGTON POST
— U.S. will require negative coronavirus test for all airline passengers from U.K. – Michael Laris
(DIERSEN: How soon a) will employers require negative COVID tests from their employees, b) will organizations require negative COVID tests from their members, c) will businesses require negative COVID tests from their customers, and d) will municipalities, townships, counties, states, and countries require negative COVID tests from their residents?)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/trafficandcommuting/us-will-require-negative-covid-test-for-all-airline-passengers-from-uk/2020/12/24/de265b60-43dc-11eb-975c-d17b8815a66d_story.html

USA TODAY
— Government program tapped to pay for COVID-19 vaccine injuries rarely sides with consumers – Ken Alltucker
(DIERSEN: What if organizations that you are a member of require their members to be vaccinated and then those members are injured by those vaccinations?)
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/health/2020/12/24/covid-vaccine-injuries-sent-program-rejects-most-claims/4006753001/
— US to require negative COVID-19 test for air passengers traveling from UK – Charles Ventura
(DIERSEN: How soon a) will employers require negative COVID tests from their employees, b) will organizations require negative COVID tests from their members, c) will businesses require negative COVID tests from their customers, and d) will municipalities, townships, counties, states, and countries require negative COVID tests from their residents?)
https://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/news/2020/12/24/coronavirus-negative-test-united-kingdom-airline-passengers/4044496001/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Chinese Stocks Have Banner Year, Gaining Nearly $5 Trillion. Surge aided by country’s rapid recovery from Covid-19, string of initial public offerings, rally in shares of consumer and technology companies – Quentin Webb
https://www.wsj.com/articles/chinese-stocks-have-banner-year-gaining-nearly-5-trillion-11608892204
— Christmases Past and Future. The suspension of a beloved tradition reminds us of the courage that secured the blessings of liberty. – James Freeman
(DIERSEN: My favorite Christmas memories are from the 1950s and 1960s.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/christmases-past-and-future-11608845823
— Covid Threw People’s Finances Into Disarray: ‘It Doesn’t Look Pretty’
(DIERSEN: What has lessened the negative financial impact of COVID-19 on you? For my wife and I, it includes our being retired and not having dependents.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/covid-threw-peoples-finances-into-disarray-it-doesnt-look-pretty-11608821977
— Japan to Phase Out Gasoline-Powered Cars – Peter Landers and Chieko Tsuneoka
(DIERSEN: How soon will Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, Independents, and RINOs succeed in phasing out gasoline-powered cars in America? I should write a book about my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes who despise/hate American-nameplate cars and those who own/owned American nameplate cars.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/japan-to-phase-out-gasoline-powered-cars-bucking-toyota-chief-11608887640
— Trump Lawyers Get Little Backup From Their Firms or Universities – Gabriel T. Rubin
(DIERSEN: Do the organizations that you are/were a member of and the employers that you work/worked for support what you do politically? I get little or no support for what I do as a GOPUSA Illinois Editor from the Milton Township Republican Organization, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Illinois Republican Party. I get no support from my former employers: GAO, IRS, Firestone Stores, Post Office, etc. I get no support from the universities that earned degrees from: IIT, DePaul, Loyola, and NIU. According to the aforesaid, I am “too conservative.”)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/trump-lawyers-get-little-backup-from-their-firms-or-universities-11608892200

FOX BUSINESS
— Trump slams Twitter for ‘stifling free speech,’ reiterates call to end Section 230. Sen. Graham tweets Trump will sign COVID-19 bill if Congress gets rid of Section 230. – Lucas Manfredi
(DIERSEN: My critics/opponents want to abolish Section 230 so that they can sue me for including links in GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails to articles that they do not like. Of course, my critics/opponents have always been able to sue the authors of those articles, but they never have. Because Section 230 stops them from suing me, they take adverse actions against me. I should write a book about the adverse actions that my critic/opponents have taken against me since 2000. I am no longer a TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairman, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee member, Milton Township Republican Organization webmaster, Illinois Center Right Coalition Steering Committee member, American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter board member, etc.)
https://www.foxbusiness.com/technology/trump-slams-twitter-for-stifling-free-speech-reiterates-call-to-end-section-230

BLOOMBERG
— Time Running Out for FCC to Take Up Trump Attack on Social Media – Todd Shields
(DIERSEN: My critics/opponents want to abolish Section 230 so that they can sue me for including links in GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails to articles that they do not like. Of course, my critics/opponents have always been able to sue the authors of those articles, but they never have. Because Section 230 stops them from suing me, they take adverse actions against me. I should write a book about the adverse actions that my critic/opponents have taken against me since 2000. I am no longer a TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairman, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee member, Milton Township Republican Organization webmaster, Illinois Center Right Coalition Steering Committee member, American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter board member, etc.)
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-12-24/time-running-out-for-fcc-to-take-up-trump-attack-on-social-media

INVESTOR’S BUSINESS DAILY
— Congress May Tear Apart A Law That Launched The Internet – BRIAN DEAGON
(DIERSEN: My critics/opponents want to abolish Section 230 so that they can sue me for including links in GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails to articles that they do not like. Of course, my critics/opponents have always been able to sue the authors of those articles, but they never have. Because Section 230 stops them from suing me, they take adverse actions against me. I should write a book about the adverse actions that my critic/opponents have taken against me since 2000. I am no longer a TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairman, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee member, Milton Township Republican Organization webmaster, Illinois Center Right Coalition Steering Committee member, American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter board member, etc.)
https://www.investors.com/news/technology/section-230-law-launched-internet-in-danger-fb-googl-twtr/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: A law considered by some to be “the 26 words that created the internet,” Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, now sits in the crosshairs of a Congress that is upset over its broad protections for web behemoths. Its fate could have a massive impact on the internet’s future and tech stocks in particular. The law guards web publishers from liability over third-party content. But both Republicans and Democrats seek sweeping changes to Section 230 in hopes they can rein in web giants like Amazon (AMZN), Facebook (FB), Twitter (TWTR), Microsoft (MSFT) and Alphabet (GOOGL)-owned Google. As Facebook and others increasingly take down content they deem inaccurate or objectionable, lawmakers also wonder whether the protections afforded by Section 230 are too broad for tech stocks. They want to hold social media and other web companies more responsible in managing their content.)

FORBES
— Here’s The Most Shared News Post On Facebook In 2020 – Joe Walsh
(DIERSEN: I should post a report on which articles linked to in GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails have been clicked on the most during the last week, last month, last year, last 5 years, last 10 years, etc.)
https://www.forbes.com/sites/joewalsh/2020/12/25/heres-the-most-shared-news-post-on-facebook-in-2020-its-not-what-you-think/

NEWSWEEK
— Stimulus Check Update as House Republicans Block $2,000 Plan, Trump Golfs – KHALEDA RAHMAN
https://www.newsweek.com/stimulus-check-update-house-republicans-block-2000-checks-1557291

TAMPA BAY TIMES
— DeSantis spokesman deletes account after tweeting about coronavirus victims – Steven Lemongello and Mario Ariza
(DIERSEN: I should write a book about the following and those who they let serve as their spokesmen: Milton Township Republican Organization, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Illinois Republican Party, Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, Illinois, TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, Illinois Center Right Coalition, American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter.)
https://www.tampabay.com/news/florida-politics/2020/12/24/desantis-spokesman-deletes-account-after-tweeting-about-coronavirus-victims/

SAN LUIS OBISPO TRIBUNE
— A retired San Luis Obispo firefighter once accused of sending racist and threatening notes to his ethnic minority neighbors is now suing other neighbors who identified him as the likely sender to police detectives. – MATT FOUNTAIN
(DIERSEN: Being called a racist in America today is like being called a Jew in Germany during the 1930s and 1940s.)
https://www.sanluisobispo.com/news/local/crime/article248044825.html

TULSA WORLD
— Thankful for another day – Keimarion Davis
(DIERSEN: Among the many things that I am most thankful for are my outstanding Missouri Synod Lutheran parents in Crete who put me on track a) to earn a job-related bachelor’s degree when I was 21 in 1970 and job-related master’s degrees when I was 27, 31, and 48; job-related professional certifications when I was 30, 32, 41, 45, 47, and 48; and a job-related professional license when I was 32; b) to buy real estate when I was 24, 25, 27, 29, 35, and 72; c) to buy new cars when I was 16, 17. 19, 20, 23, etc.; and d) to buy collector cars when I was 40 and 45.)
https://tulsaworld.com/opinion/letters/letter-to-the-editor-thankful-for-another-day/article_cc46bc3e-3d95-11eb-aab0-43ad9cdfde71.html

VALLEY CENTRAL
— LGBTQ advocates sue Trump administration over strict, new asylum rules – Salvador Rivera
(DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, if you do not promote LGBTQ, Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, Independents, RINOs, and other hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters call you a White supremacist, Nazi, KKK member, rater, racist, sexist, bigot and even worse things who should be gotten rid of once and for all. LGBTQ advocates, their operatives, and their dupes have always worked very hard against me. I should write a book about them. Better yet, I should sue them.)
https://www.valleycentral.com/border-report/lgbtq-advocates-sue-trump-administration-over-strict-new-asylum-rules/

WBRZ
— Louisiana State University faculty debates adding diversity class to graduation requirements
(DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, to promote diversity is to promote hatred against those who are law enforcement officers, Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owners, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, draft avoiders (except Joe Biden and Bill Clinton), and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.wbrz.com/news/lsu-faculty-debate-adding-diversity-class-to-graduation-requirements

KY3
— JUNE 29, 2017 FLASHBACK: Here’s how Facebook determines what hate speech looks like
(DIERSEN: From what I see, the more of the following that you are, the more “fair game” that you are/were: law enforcement officer, Trump supporter, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, overweight, heterosexual, married, non-poor, non-veteran, gun owner, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, federal employee/retiree, and/or if your ancestors have been in America for a long time. The more of the aforesaid that you are, the more that the Southern Poverty Law Center, and therefore, Facebook and Google, promote hatred against you.)
https://www.ky3.com/content/news/Heres-how-Facebook-determines-what-hate-speech-looks-like-431545713.html

MORGAN COUNTY HERALD
— Christmas Memories: Bringing much-needed joy during this Christmas Season – JOSH STEVENS
(DIERSEN: My favorite Christmas memories are from the 1950s and 1960s.)
http://www.mchnews.com/news/christmas-memories-bringing-much-needed-joy-during-this-christmas-season/article_fece2d3a-44d0-11eb-b111-bfbd5034a10e.html

FULCRUM
— Best electoral advantage is party, not incumbency, new study underscores – Shawn Griffiths
(DIERSEN: What do you say to RINO candidates who hint/imply/argue/shout that they are anti-conservative to get elected? Everyone in Illinois, in DuPage County, in Milton Township, and in Wheaton sees how such RINO candidates, their RINO political consultants, their RINO major donors, their RINO campaign managers, their RINO campaign staff members, and their RINO campaign volunteers treat me and treat my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails.)
https://thefulcrum.us/voting/party-loyalty

YAHOO
— 7 Ways to Handle Overly-Critical or Judgmental People – Brittany Risher
(DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who have demonized me, denigrated me, and condemned me the most. I would focus on those who blame me for their problems, who blame me for your problems, who blame me for my problems, and who blame me for everyone’s problems. I would focus on those who have lots of religious, government, political clout in Wheaton, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois. I would focus on present and past leaders of Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, Illinois, Milton Township Republican Organization, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Illinois Republican Party, TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, Illinois Center Right Coalition, and American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter.)
https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/7-ways-handle-overly-critical-234314051.html

LEXOLOGY
— What does equality mean? – Harper Grey LLP
(DIERSEN: In America, protected groups include those who are minority, female, younger, LGBTQ, disabled, veteran, citizens of foreign countries, non-Trump supporters, non-Christians, non-Protestants, non-Italian Americans, non-German Americans, Democrat, Libertarian, Green, Independent, RINO, moderate, liberal, low-income, those whose ancestors have not been in America for a long time, and those who lack education, lack job skills, lack job experience, have financial problems, and/or have health problems.)
https://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=f2e1daa7-7e76-4f60-b5c3-0ec756e153e1

JD SUPRA
— What Employers Need To Know: EEOC Serves Up COVID-19 Vaccine Guidance – Janie Schulman and Prabhjyot Singh
(DIERSEN: From what I see, employers and organizations will get rid of their employees and their members who fail/refuse to be vaccinated, but not their employees and not their members who are members of protected groups. Protected groups include those who are minority, female, younger, LGBTQ, disabled, veteran, citizens of foreign countries, non-Trump supporters, non-Christians, non-Protestants, non-Italian Americans, non-German Americans, Democrat, Libertarian, Green, Independent, RINO, moderate, liberal, low-income, those whose ancestors have not been in America for a long time, and those who lack education, lack job skills, lack job experience, have financial problems, and/or have health problems.)
https://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/what-employers-need-to-know-eeoc-serves-80198/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The statutory Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) requirements do not appear to address a private employer’s ability to mandate the vaccine, and EEOC has not stated that the FDA’s statements on this topic impact an employer’s right under the ADA to mandate the vaccine; but EEOC’s inclusion of this topic in the New Guidance at least raises the question as to how EEOC, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), or the courts might respond to an employer that takes adverse action against an employee who objects to taking a vaccine because it is authorized only under an EUA.)

BENEFITS PRO & LAW
— Employers beware: When employee transfers could be subject to ‘adverse actions.’ There is a risk of liability under anti-discrimination and anti-retaliation statutes when transferring employees to other positions. – Michael W. Mitchell and Edward Roche
(DIERSEN: In 1997, my Democrat GAO superiors hinted that they might not force me to take their early retirement “offer” if I agreed to be transferred out of GAO’s group that audited federal financial industry regulators, the group that I had worked in since 1990. I had completed the requirements for a master’s degree in financial markets and trading from IIT in 1997. I had become a Certified Financial Services Auditor in 1996.)
https://www.benefitspro.com/2020/12/24/employee-transfers-may-subject-employers-to-adverse-actions-fourth-circuit-provides-guidance-412-108304/
https://www.law.com/2020/12/07/employee-transfers-may-subject-employers-to-adverse-actions-fourth-circuit-provides-guidance/

SUN
— Seventy percent of Republicans want Trump BACK in the White House in 2024 – Jessica Kwong
(DIERSEN: Which hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters will seek to lead the Illinois Republican Party: Adam Kinzinger, Joe Walsh, Pat Brady? How strongly will they promise to get rid of the 2,446,891 who voted for Trump in Illinois, the 193,611 who voted for Trump in DuPage County, the 20,080 who voted for Trump in Milton Township, and the157 who voted for Trump in my precinct?)
https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/13571977/seventy-percent-republicans-trump-back-2024-half-failed/

December 24 Morning Edition

NBC5
— House Democrats Will Try to Pass $2,000 Stimulus Checks After Trump Voices Support – Jacob Pramuk
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/business/money-report/house-democrats-will-try-to-pass-2000-stimulus-checks-after-trump-voices-support/2402073/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Trump’s Attack on Covid Relief Bill Could Lead to Government Shutdown, Lapse in Unemployment Aid.”
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/business/money-report/trumps-attack-on-covid-relief-bill-could-lead-to-government-shutdown-lapse-in-unemployment-aid/2401474/

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Americans are sick of arbitrary COVID-19 restrictions. A year into the pandemic, politicians still have not digested the dangers of careless public health measures. – Jacob Sullum
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2020/12/22/22195600/americans-are-sick-of-arbitrary-covid-19-restrictions

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Illinois is leading the nation in COVID-19 vaccine distribution, Pritzker says. But the governor has yet to indicate when the state might begin lifting restrictions on bars and restaurants, even as case numbers drop. – GREG HINZ
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/greg-hinz-politics/illinois-leading-nation-covid-19-vaccine-distribution-pritzker-says

BLOOMINGTON PANTAGRAPH
— New jobs numbers show impact of COVID on Illinois – Kade Heather
https://www.pantagraph.com/news/state-and-regional/new-jobs-numbers-show-impact-of-covid-on-illinois/article_281fc2b8-36aa-5cbb-b701-3b21eb2be966.html

SUBURBAN LIFE
— DuPage County reports 255 COVID-19 cases Wednesday, 6 deaths, region’s positivity rate drops to 10.3% – Joshua Welge
https://www.shawlocal.com/my-suburban-life/coronavirus/2020/12/24/dupage-county-reports-255-covid-19-cases-wednesday-6-deaths-regions-positivity-rate-drops-to-103/
— DuPage County says more than 10,000 people have received COVID-19 vaccine in first week
https://www.shawlocal.com/my-suburban-life/news/dupage-county/2020/12/24/dupage-county-says-more-than-10000-people-have-received-covid-19-vaccine-in-first-week/

NPR ILLINOIS
— Surgeon General Notes Challenges In Vaccinating Communities Of Color – HANNAH MEISEL
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/surgeon-general-notes-challenges-vaccinating-communities-color#stream/0
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Trump Criticism Jeopardizes Latest Pandemic Relief Package.”
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/trump-criticism-jeopardizes-latest-pandemic-relief-package#stream/0
— Immigrant Advocates Vow To Keep Up The Pressure As Biden Asks For Patience – JOEL ROSE
(DIERSEN: Democrats have declared war on Republicans. Democrats see immigrants as being their soldiers in their army to get of Republicans once and for all.)
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/immigrant-advocates-vow-keep-pressure-biden-asks-patience#stream/0

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Officials preparing for stop-work order for border wall from Biden – Nathaniel Puente
https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/national/officials-preparing-for-stop-work-order-for-border-wall-from-biden/

LISLE PATCH
— Lisle Trustee Donates Monthly Stipend To Aid Struggling Residents – Lisa Marie Farver
(DIERSEN: Government is nasty. Politics is nasty. I should write a book about those in Wheaton, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois who have demonized, denigrated, and condemned me the most for my not being a member of a church, for my not attending church services, and for my not giving money to a church. I would focus on those who promote dependency on government, dependency on charity, LGBTQ, abortion, mass/illegal immigration, booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, abolition of the First and Second Amendments, patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and even worse things.)
https://patch.com/illinois/lisle/lisle-trustee-donates-monthly-stipend-aid-struggling-residents

WIREPOINTS
— Pritzker’s Latest Partisan Whoppers On Population Loss And Federal Bailout – Mark Glennon
https://wirepoints.org/pritzkers-latest-partisan-whoppers-on-population-loss-and-federal-bailout-wirepoints/

ILLINOIS POLICY INSTITUTE
— ILLINOIS’ SOBERING ‘SIN TAXES’ ARE AMONG THE NATION’S HIGHEST THIS NEW YEAR’S – Joe Barnas
(DIERSEN: To legalize sin is to promote sin.)
https://www.illinoispolicy.org/illinois-sobering-sin-taxes-are-among-the-nations-highest-this-new-years/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Defiant Trump sows chaos for Congress, departs for Florida – Dave Boyer
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/dec/23/donald-trump-sows-chaos-congress-departs-florida/
— Georgia voters, U.S. counting on you – MIKE FERREER, Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/dec/23/letters-to-the-editor-georgia-voters-us-counting-o/

LIFE SITE NEWS
— GOP congressmen will contest Electoral College results – Raymond Wolfe
https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/several-gop-congressmen-will-contest-electoral-college-results

THE HILL
— Republicans scramble to prevent year-end legislative disaster – ALEXANDER BOLTON AND JULIEGRACE BRUFKE
https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/531544-republicans-scramble-to-prevent-year-end-legislative-disaster

LOS ANGELES TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats want high schools to do even more to make their students anti-law enforcement, anti-Trump, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-heterosexuals, anti-married people, anti-gun owners, anti-Christian, anti-Protestant, anti-Italian American, anti-German American, and anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.
https://highschool.latimes.com/cleveland-charter-high-school/opinion-implementing-ethnic-and-gender-studies-into-the-high-school-graduation-requirement-has-been-long-overdue/

USA TODAY
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump haters say “50% of Americans see him as a ‘failed’ president.” Who sees you as being “failed?” I should write a book about those who see me as being a “failed” Republican Precinct Committeeman, GOPUSA Illinois Editor, TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairman, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee member, Milton Township Republican Organization webmaster, Illinois Center Right Coalition Steering Committee member, American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter board member, GAO employee, IRS employee, Firestone Stores employee, Post Office employee, etc.
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2020/12/24/donald-trump-failed-president-50-usa-today-poll-say/3926190001/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— New Population Data Suggest Which States Will Win and Lose Seats in Congress Census Bureau estimates show extent of Americans’ shift to traditionally Republican states in South and West – Janet Adamy and Paul Overberg
https://www.wsj.com/articles/new-population-data-suggest-which-states-will-win-and-lose-seats-in-congress-11608677211
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The new population estimates suggest that 10 states are likely to lose one congressional seat each: Alabama, California, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and West Virginia.)
— For Many Bars, Christmas Could Be Last Call The U.S. bar industry, slammed by the pandemic, feels the pain of the holiday without the merry – Julie Wernau
https://www.wsj.com/articles/for-many-bars-christmas-could-be-last-call-11608805800
— Restaurants Brace for Tough Winter After Congress Spurns Cash Grants Owners say PPP loans and tax breaks for business meals won’t help much while dining rooms are closed – Heather Haddon, Richard Rubin and Amara Omeokwe
https://www.wsj.com/articles/restaurants-brace-for-tough-winter-after-congress-spurns-cash-grants-11608728403
— Biden Declares Political Center Alive and Well – Gerald F. Seib (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who claim to be centrists, but who focus on destroying those like me who are on the right.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/biden-declares-political-center-alive-and-well-11608758440
— 2020 Autopsies for Both Parties One lesson is that hostility motivates voters as much as enthusiasm does. – Karl Rove
https://www.wsj.com/articles/2020-autopsies-for-both-parties-11608762940
— There’s a Way Biden Can Raise More From the Rich Without Higher Taxes Increased spending to enforce the existing tax code would pay for itself and then some. – Neil Irwin
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/12/22/upshot/biden-taxes-irs.html
(DIERSEN: I worked for GAO on audits of IRS’s Criminal Investigation Division 1986-1988 at the GS-13 Step 1-3 levels, currently $101,176-$107,922/year. I worked for IRS’s Collection Division 1971-1980, the last 5 1/2 years of which at the GS-12 Step 1-5 Levels, currently $85,084-$96,431/year. I should write a book about those who wasted my knowledge of IRS the most.)

NEWSWEEK
— Has the Far Left Led the Democratic Party Astray? – JOSH HAMMER
(DIERSEN: Political parties exist to help elect candidates who can and will defend and advance their platform. I should write a book about those in the Milton Township Republican Organization, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Illinois Republican Party who have worked the hardest to destroy those like me who support the traditional family, right to life, immigration, illegal drugs, Second Amendment, and/or equal opportunity (no race of gender based preference giving) planks in the Republican Party platform.)
https://www.newsweek.com/debate-has-far-left-led-democratic-party-astray-opinion-1556531

UNION
— Democrats eye advantage in demographic changes – John Orona
(DIERSEN: Because members of protected groups overwhelmingly vote for Democrats, Democrats do everything that they can to attract members of protected groups to your neighborhood, to your precinct, to your municipal district, to your municipality, to your county district, to your county, to Illinois, and to America. Protected groups include those who are minority, female, younger, LGBTQ, disabled, veteran, citizens of foreign countries, non-Trump supporters, non-Christians, non-Protestants, non-Italian Americans, non-German Americans, Democrat, Libertarian, Green, Independent, RINO, moderate, liberal, low-income, and those who lack education, lack job skills, lack job experience, have financial problems, and/or have health problems. I should write a book about the success that Democrats have had in attracting members of protected groups to my neighborhood, to my precinct, to Wheaton’s West District, to Wheaton, to DuPage County’s 4th District, to DuPage County, to Illinois, and to America.)
https://www.theunion.com/news/democrats-eye-advantage-in-demographic-changes/

POST REGISTER
— Divisiveness has become entrenched – MCKAY CUNNINGHAM
(DIERSEN: Democrats are extremely divisive. They divide a) minorities against Whites, b) women against men, c) younger people against older people, d) those who have less money against those who have more money, e) non-Christians against Christians, f) non-Protestants against Protestants, g) non-German Americans against German Americans, h) non-Italian Americans against Italian Americans, i) veterans against non-veterans, j) moderates and liberals against conservatives, k) LGBTQers against heterosexuals, l) non-married people against married people, m) Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, Independents, and RINOs against Republicans, n) non-patriotic people against patriotic people, o) citizens of foreign countries against citizens of America, p) those whose ancestors have not been in America for a long time against those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time, q) non-gun owners against gun owners, r) drinkers against non-drinkers, s) gamblers against non-gamblers, t) pot users against non-pot users, u) etc. against etc.)
https://www.postregister.com/opinion/guest_column/divisiveness-has-become-entrenched/article_45c679ad-113f-5365-9e52-72de92e48d37.html

PRO PUBLICA
— The Trump Administration’s Final Push to Make It Easier for Religious Employers to Discriminate – Lydia DePillis
(DIERSEN: Democrats want to force religious employers to hire those who reject their religion. I should write a book about the federal government and other Democrat employers that do everything that they can to not hire Republicans and to get rid of Republicans. GAO hired me in 1980 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, younger person, or veteran who would take the job. IRS hired me in 1971 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, or veteran who would take the job. The Post Office hired me in 1966 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, or veteran who would take the job.)
https://www.propublica.org/article/religious-freedom-policies-trump-administration

HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW
— How Business Schools Can Help Close the Gender Gap – Aradhna Krishna and Yeşim Orhun
(DIERSEN: IIT accepted me in 1992 when I was 43, DePaul accepted me in 1976 when I was 27, Loyola accepted me in 1972 when I was 23, NIU accepted me in 1969 when I was 20, and UIC accepted me in 1966 when I was 17. I doubt that they would accept be now because my demographics are so bad. I am White, male, non-veteran, baptized, raised, and confirmed as a Missouri Synod Lutheran, 100% German American, non-poor, conservative, Republican, and my ancestors have been in America since 1844.)
https://hbr.org/2020/12/how-business-schools-can-help-close-the-gender-gap

AARP
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: To promote Affirmative Action, Diversity, and Inclusion is to get rid of those who are White, male, non-veteran, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, non-poor, conservative, Republican, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time, and especially the aforesaid who are older.
https://www.aarp.org/volunteer/causes/diversity-inclusion/

PBS
— How Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell has affected LGBTQ service members, 10 years after repeal – Ali Rogin
(DIERSEN: I should write a book about how Affirmative Action, Diversity, and Inclusion have adversely affected me. In 1971, Oldsmobile withdrew a job offer that I had accepted saying that Oldsmobile had just agreed to stop hiring Whites to settle an EEOC complaint. That directly resulted in a) Firestone Stores firing me and b) my accepting a job offer from IRS. While I worked for the Post Office 1966-1969, IRS 1971-1980, and GAO 1980-1997, my superiors were always under tremendous pressure from Democrat politicians to give preference to their Democrat employees who were minority, female, younger, and/or veteran, that is, they were always under pressure to get rid of their Republican employees who were White, male, older, and/or non-veteran.)
https://www.pbs.org/newshour/nation/how-dont-ask-dont-tell-has-affected-lgbtq-service-members-10-years-after-repeal

DAILY MAIL
— Cambridge United hand stadium bans to a ‘small number’ of fans who booed players taking a knee ahead of their match with Colchester at the Abbey Stadium – while others will have to take ‘education and discrimination’ lessons before they are allowed back – CHARLIE WALKER
(DIERSEN: How soon, if not already, will you be banned if you do not promote hatred of those who are White, male, older, non-veteran, American, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, non-poor, conservative, Republican, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time?)
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/sportsnews/article-9082659/Stadium-bans-education-fans-booed-players-taking-knee-Cambridge-United.html

December 23 Morning Edition

ABC7
— Trump suggests he won’t sign COVID relief bill without $2,000 stimulus check – AP
https://abc7.com/stimulus-check-update-second-package/8976099/

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Trump threatens surprise COVID bill veto: Pelosi agrees, relief checks should be $2,000. Said Pelosi, “At last, the President has agreed to $2,000 — Democrats are ready to bring this to the Floor this week by unanimous consent. Let’s do it!” – Lynn Sweet
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2020/12/22/22196626/trump-threatens-surprise-covid-bill-veto-pelosi-agrees-relief-checks-should-be-2000

DAILY HERALD
— Biden brings identity politics and no apologies – Michael Barone
(DIERSEN: How soon, if not already, will anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-religious, anti-conservative, and/or anti-Republican organizations, companies, governments, and countries officially state that those who are the following are NOT WELCOME: Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owners, Protestant, German American, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time?)
https://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20201223/barone-biden-brings-identity-politics-and-no-apologies

WTTW
— Biden: Trump ‘Failed’ To Shore Up Nation’s Cybersecurity – AP
(DIERSEN: What have your critics/opponents charged you with failing to do? I should write a book about my critics/opponents and all the things that they have charged me with failing to do as a) Republican Precinct Committeeman since 1999, b) GOPUSA Illinois Editor since 2000, c) TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairman 2005-2012, d) Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee member 2003-2011, e) Milton Township Republican Organization webmaster 2008-2010 and 2000-2004, f) Illinois Center Right Coalition Steering Committee member 2003-2007, g) American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter board member 2001-2004, h) etc.)
https://news.wttw.com/2020/12/22/biden-trump-failed-shore-up-nations-cybersecurity

EDWARDSVILLE INTELLIGENCER
— District 7 alumni push for change in diversity, equity and inclusion – Charles Bolinger
(DIERSEN: What are you an alumnus of?  I am an alumnus of IIT, DePaul, Loyola, NIU, UIC, Crete-Monee High School, Hope Lutheran Grade School in Park Forest, Trinity Lutheran Grade School in Crete, GAO, IRS, Firestone Stores, Post Office, Association of Government Accountants Chicago Chapter Executive Committee, Chicago, University Park, Crete, TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee, Illinois Center Right Coalition, American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter board, etc.)
https://www.theintelligencer.com/news/article/District-7-alumni-push-for-change-in-diversity-15823490.php

RIVER BENDER
— Duckworth, Underwood, García, Kelly Receive COVID-19 Vaccine, Encourage Communities of Color to Receive the Vaccine When it is Available
(DIERSEN: How will the following react if/when they are forced to be publicly vaccinated: a) the Republican candidates on the April 6, 2021 ballot for your precinct, b) the leaders of the Illinois Republican Party (IRP), c) your representative on the IRP State Central Committee, d) the leaders of your Republican county/township/ward party organizations, and e) your Republican Precinct Committeeman/Captain?)
https://www.riverbender.com/articles/details/duckworth-underwood-garca-kelly-receive-covid19-vaccine-encourage-communities-of-color-to-receive-the-vaccine-when-it-is-available-46634.cfm

SUBURBAN LIFE
— DuPage County COVID-19 case numbers continue to drop as 222 new infections reported Tuesday, 4 deaths – Joshua Welge
https://www.shawlocal.com/my-suburban-life/coronavirus/2020/12/23/dupage-county-covid-19-case-numbers-continue-to-drop-as-222-new-infections-reported-4-deaths/

BURR RIDGE PATCH
— Burr Ridge Mayor Running Unopposed. Rival trustee has an ally who is running for the Village Board. – David Giuliani
https://patch.com/illinois/burrridge/burr-ridge-mayor-running-unopposed

WILMETTE PATCH
— Petition To Rename Joseph Sears School Prompts Community Dialogue “The issues leading to the petition expand beyond the school’s name and should be addressed by the village as a whole,” a board member said. – Jonah Meadows
(DIERSEN: What is your hometown? Crete was my hometown. I lived there 1948-1972. Crete was my father’s hometown and his parents’ hometown. Grant Park was my mother’s hometown and her parent’s hometown. I should write a book about how my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have used my parents, their parents, Crete, and Grant Park against me. They stress that both Crete and Grant Park were overwhelmingly German American and Missouri Synod Lutheran. They hint/imply/argue/shout that Crete and Grant Park were full of White supremacists, Nazis, KKK members, haters, racists, sexists, bigots, and even worse things.)
https://patch.com/illinois/wilmette/petition-rename-joseph-sears-school-prompts-community-dialogue

ILLINOIS TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: An LGBTQer sues Springfield.
https://www.illinoistimes.com/springfield/city-accused-of-discrimination/Content?oid=12979682

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— UPDATED: Dundee Township Filings in Kane County with Independent Candidates
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/12/22/dundee120320/
— February GOP Primary to Select Algonquin Township Supervisor, Assessor, Clerk & Trustees
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/12/22/february-gop-primary-to-select-algonquin-township-supervisor-assessor-clerk-trustees/
— Derek Lee Files as Independent for Algonquin Township Road Commissioner
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/12/22/derek-lee-files-as-independent-for-algonquin-township-road-commissioner/
— Sausage from Congress
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/12/22/sausage-from-congress/
— Mike Shorten Withdraws as Candidate for Nunda Township Supervisor
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/12/22/mike-shorten-withdraws-as-candidate-for-nunda-township-supervisor/
— Democrats Not Supporting Mike Madigan’s Re-Election to House Speaker
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/12/21/democrats-not-supporting-mike-madigans-re-election-to-house-speaker/

ILLINOIS LEAKS
— Joliet Park District Commissioners continue ripping off the public – JOHN KRAFT & KIRK ALLEN
https://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2020/12/joliet-park-district-commissioners-continue-ripping-off-the-public/

ZERO HEDGE
— Johns Hopkins Newspaper Removes Study Examining COVID Death Rate – TYLER DURDEN
https://www.zerohedge.com/covid-19/johns-hopkins-newspaper-removes-study-examining-covid-death-rate

WASHINGTON TIMES
— US population growth smallest in at least 120 years – AP
(DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats discourage Whites from immigrating to America. Ever-increasingly, Democrats demonize, denigrate, and condemn Whites as being White supremacists, Nazis, KKK members, haters, racists, bigots, and even worse things who should be gotten rid of once and for all.)
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/dec/22/us-population-growth-smallest-in-at-least-120-year/
— Dominion Voting Systems employee sues Trump campaign, conservative media – AP
(DIERSEN: I should sue those who blame me and blame my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails for losses that Republican candidates on ballots in my precinct have suffered. In addition to the aforesaid candidates, I would focus on their political consultants, major donors, campaign managers, campaign staff, and campaign volunteers.)
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/dec/22/eric-coomer-dominion-voting-systems-employee-sues-/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Eric Coomer, security director at the Colorado-based Dominion Voting Systems, said he wants his life back after being named in false charges as a key actor in “rigging” the election for President-elect Joe Biden. There has been no evidence that the election was rigged. His lawsuit, filed Tuesday in district court in Denver County, Colorado, names the Trump campaign, lawyers Rudy Giuliani and Sidney Powell, conservative columnist Michelle Malkin, the website Gateway Pundit, Colorado conservative activist Joseph Oltmann, and conservative media Newsmax and One America News Network.)
— Trump threatens to primary ‘RINO’ John Thune over ‘shot dog’ comment – Seth McLaughlin
(DIERSEN: While my critics/opponents succeeded in getting a Republican voter in my precinct to run against me for Republican Precinct Committeeman in 2000, they have not succeeded since then. If they succeed in getting a Republican voter in my precinct to run against me in 2022, who would they get to endorse, donate money to, and campaign for that candidate: the Republican candidates on ballots in my precinct who have lost races since 2000, their political consultants, their major donors, their campaign managers, their campaign staff members, and/or their volunteers, b) those who I have sued, and/or c) those who ended my TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairmanship, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee membership, Milton Township Republican Organization webmaster service, Illinois Center Right Coalition Steering Committee membership, American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter board membership, GAO employment, etc.?)
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/dec/22/trump-threatens-primary-rino-john-thune-2022/

WASHINGTON FREE BEACON
— How the Centers for Disease Control Went Woke. A look at the experts and the arguments that persuaded a government agency to prioritize ‘equity’ over saving lives. – Aaron Sibarium
https://freebeacon.com/coronavirus/how-the-centers-for-disease-control-went-woke/

BREITBART
— Joe Biden: Two Million Migrants May Hit the Border – NEIL
MUNRO (DIERSEN: Democrats have declared war on Republicans. Democrats see immigrants as being their soldiers in their army to get rid of Republican once and for all. Democrats also see the following as being their soldiers in their army to get rid of Republicans once and for all: Trump-haters, minorities, females, younger people, non-married people, LGBTQers, poor people, rich people, veterans, non-Protestants, non-German Americans, moderates, liberals, Libertarians, Greens, Independents, and RINOs.)
https://www.breitbart.com/economy/2020/12/23/joe-biden-two-million-migrants-may-hit-the-border/

EPOCH TIMES
— Pelosi and Schumer Agree to Trump’s Demand for $2,000 Stimulus Checks – IVAN PENTCHOUKOV
(DIERSEN: To get elected, Trump promised to defend and advance the Republican Party platform. The Republican Party platform calls for fiscal responsibility.)
https://www.theepochtimes.com/pelosi-and-schumer-agree-to-trumps-demand-for-2000-stimulus-checks_3629856.html

CNN
— Kinzinger on why his colleagues won’t speak out against Trump
(DIERSEN: Which hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters will seek to lead the Illinois Republican Party: Adam Kinzinger, Joe Walsh, Pat Brady? How strongly will they promise to get rid of the 2,446,891 who voted for Trump in Illinois, the 193,611 who voted for Trump in DuPage County, the 20,080 who voted for Trump in Milton Township, and the157 who voted for Trump in my precinct?)
https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2020/12/22/adam-kinzinger-gop-colleagues-sot-lead-vpx.cnn

NBC NEWS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats have no problem with organizations that exist only for protected groups. Protected groups include those who are minority, female, younger, LGBTQ, disabled, veteran, citizens of foreign countries, non-Trump supporters, non-Christians, non-Protestants, non-Italian Americans, non-German Americans, Democrat, Libertarian, Green, Independent, RINO, moderate, liberal, low-income, and those who lack education, lack job skills, lack job experience, have financial problems, and/or have health problems.
https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/after-permit-approved-whites-only-church-small-minnesota-town-insists-n1251838

NEW YORK TIMES
— Will Trump Force Principled Conservatives to Start Their Own Party? I Hope So American politics will be shaped by the influence of the monarch of Mar-a-Lago. – Thomas L. Friedman
(DIERSEN: I should write a book about present/past leaders of the following who have worked the hardest to get rid of conservatives, that is, to get rid of the base of the Republican Party and to destroy the Republican Party: Milton Township Republican Organization, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Illinois Republican Party, TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, Illinois Center Right Coalition, American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter, Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, Illinois, etc.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/12/22/opinion/trump-republicans-party.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Misinformation Amplifiers Target Georgia Senate Races. The conservative social media personalities who spread baseless rumors of election fraud are starting to focus on the races that will decide control of the Senate.”
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/12/22/technology/georgia-senate-runoff-misinformation.html

WASHINGTON POST
— Several Black pastors break with the Southern Baptist Convention over a statement on race – Sarah Pulliam Bailey and Michelle Boorstein
(DIERSEN: Are you White? How soon, if not already, will the following get rid of you if you do not demonize, denigrate, and condemn Whites: your employer, the organizations that you are a member of, your municipality, your township, your county, Illinois, and America? Further, how soon, if not already, will the aforesaid get rid of you if you do not demonize, denigrate, and condemn those who are Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owners, Protestant, German American, draft avoiders (except Joe Biden and Bill Clinton), and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time?)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/religion/2020/12/23/black-pastors-break-southern-baptist-critical-race-theory/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Laws Governing Online Speech Need Reform, Not Repeal. Section 230 has its flaws, but those are nothing compared with what Big Brother would bring. – Rick White
https://www.wsj.com/articles/laws-governing-online-speech-need-reform-not-repeal-11608678984
— Soviet Politics, American Style. A propagandistic press, the crushing of academic freedom and the shattering of family loyalties. – David Satter
https://www.wsj.com/articles/soviet-politics-american-style-11608658685
— FRONT PAGE: How Amazon Wins By Steamrolling Rivals and Partners. CEO Jeff Bezos still runs the e-commerce giant with the drive of a startup trying to survive, and that strand of its corporate DNA is becoming a liability. – Dana Mattioli
(DIERSEN: Who are/were the steamrollers in organizations that you are/were a member of? I should write a book about present/past steamrollers in the Milton Township Republican Organization, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Illinois Republican Party, TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, Illinois Center Right Coalition, American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter, etc. The more of the following that members are/were, the more that they are/were steamrolled: Trump supporter, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owner, Protestant, German American, draft avoider, and if your ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/amazon-competition-shopify-wayfair-allbirds-antitrust-11608235127

USA TODAY
— Economist Lisa Cook: Pandemic’s pain deepens wealth gap – Susan Tompor
https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2020/12/21/covid-19-economist-examines-wealth-gap/3955077001/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, hate-filled Trump-hating Trump haters demand open borders.
https://www.usatoday.com/in-depth/news/2020/12/12/immigration-guatemala-migrant-father-el-paso-detention-center/3895638001/

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE
— Trump now knows how it feels to be fired from a job – Wayne Thorson
(DIERSEN: Have you been fired? I should write a book about those who fired me or got me to resign as a Post Office employee in 1969, Firestone Stores employee in 1971 and 1972, IRS employee in 1980, GAO employee in 1997, Milton Township Republican Organization webmaster in 2004 and 2010, American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter board member in 2004, Illinois Center Right Coalition Steering Committee member in 2007, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee member in 2011, and TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairman in 2012. I would focus on the aforesaid a) who demonized me, denigrated me, and condemned me as being too conservative and/or b) who despised my demographics.)
https://www.albertleatribune.com/2020/12/letter-trump-now-knows-how-it-feels-to-be-fired-from-a-job/