FROM ILLINOIS CENTER-RIGHT LEANING SOURCES
— IL GOP Leaders Threatening to Sue Illinois Review, Silence Leading Conservative News Publication in Blatant Attack on Freedom of the Press (COMMENT: I should write a book about all the efforts since 2000 a) to stop me from putting together and sending out GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters and b) to stop everyone from reading those newsletters.)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: And just recently, senior – and former IL GOP officials have sent representatives to try and intimidate the editor-in-chief and publisher of this publication – and threatening them with lawsuits in an attempt to silence and stop Illinois Review from publishing any more stories critical of the Republican Party of Illinois and its leaders – in a blatant and deliberate attack on First Amendment rights – and more specifically, Freedom of the Press. Censoring media outlets is typical in third world countries ruled by dictators – but for Republican Party of Illinois leaders to want to censor the leading conservative news publication in Illinois because they are bothered by the facts is both sad and alarming. Think about that – Republican leaders wanting to censure and silence a conservative Republican news publication. Only in Illinois. But sometimes, the truth hurts. Is it not a fact that IL GOP chair Don Tracy’s company, Dot Foods, where he is an owner, donated to presidential candidate Joe Biden in 2020? Is it not a fact that in 2002, Don Tracy ran in the Illinois primary for the 50th State Senate District as a Democrat? Is it not a fact that on September 4, 2020 – just months before his election as chair of the Illinois Republican Party, Tracy made a personal donation to Citizens for Judge Emily Sutton – a Democrat running for Circuit Court Judge in the 9th Judicial Circuit of Illinois? Is it not a fact that IL GOP national committeeman Richard Porter’s law firm, Kirkland & Ellis, where he is a senior partner, donated to Joe Biden and Kamala Harris in 2020, during the height of the pandemic and lockdowns? Is it not a fact that Kirkland & Ellis also represents Pritzker family interests, including Pritzker Private Capital? Is it not a fact that the Republican Party of Illinois weaponized their postage discount to attack conservative candidates during the primary? It’s okay for the IL GOP to send out, and pay for mailers that are full of lies and deliberately deceive Republican voters – even photoshopping pictures of Gov. JB Pritzker and disgraced former Democratic House Speaker Mike Madigan alongside conservative Republican candidates, to trick voters into thinking that they are not real Republicans – but it’s not okay for this publication to publish stories backed by evidence and facts. What a strange world. In exclusive audio obtained by Illinois Review, Tracy, during a meeting with conservative leaders last July, admits that the Richard Irvin campaign for governor was allowed to use the IL GOP postage discount for mailers – a perk not afforded to other gubernatorial candidates during the primary. Tracy acknowledges the Irvin campaign’s use of the postage discount in the recording, but says the IL GOP was taking its “direction from the Senate Caucus and the House Caucus” – meaning he was re-directing the responsibility for that decision to then-Senate Republican leader Dan McConchie and then-House Republican leader Jim Durkin – the leaders of the Senate and House Caucuses. And Illinois Review is releasing, for the very first time, a portion of that exclusive audio where Tracy shifts the blame to Durkin and McConchie for deciding who had usage of the postage discount, stating, “And that goes, we take direction from the Senate Caucus and the House Caucus.” In exclusive audio obtained by Illinois Review, IL GOP chair Don Tracy blames Durkin and McConchie for the Irvin campaign’s usage of the postage discount, saying the IL GOP took direction from “the Senate and the House Caucus.” Is it not a fact that Durkin lost seats in the House when he was Minority leader during the November election? Is it not a fact that Durkin voted with the Democrats to ban assault weapons? Is it not a fact that Durkin’s Western Springs home is up for sale? Is it not a fact that the chair of the IL GOP Finance Committee, Vince Kolber, votes in Wisconsin and Illinois? Is it not a fact that Orland Park Mayor Keith Pekau, who is a close ally of the IL GOP leadership, harassed and intimidated female Fire District candidates, and then followed them in his car? Is it not a fact that Pekau routinely attacks and harasses constituents online? Is it not a fact that Pekau honored progressive, liberal Democrat and former US Rep. Marie Newman and awarded her with a Community Appreciation Award? Is it not a fact that Pekau rewards top campaign donors with city contracts? And while IL GOP officials are obsessed with wanting to sue Illinois Review and silence this publication, they remain silent on matters where a lawsuit would have been helpful. For example, Illinois Republican US Senate candidate Kathy Salvi’s name was left off the ballot in one county, and when local officials tried to fix the problem, Salvi responded by stating that their efforts did not “solve the most pressing problem of election integrity and transparency.” Salvi went on to say that voters have “been potentially disenfranchised” because of the mistake. And where was the IL GOP with their lawsuit? They were silent. Illinois Review recently learned that when a local Republican leader raised the alarm about a Democratic-controlled county clerk’s office playing games with assigning Republicans to serve as election judges, Tracy and IL GOP officials had a simple message for this concerned, local Republican leader who was desperate for some help and guidance: “Sorry, but we can’t help you.” This is deliberate election interference – and where was the IL GOP with their lawsuit? They were silent. And when Gov. Pritzker signed an unconstitutional assault weapons ban, where was the IL GOP with their lawsuit? They were silent. When Gov. Pritzker abused his executive powers and shut down schools and businesses, and forced children to wear masks, where was the IL GOP with their lawsuit? They were silent. When Gov. Pritzker extended his “supreme executive power” for the 40th time, declaring that the State of Illinois is still a disaster area from the effects of the pandemic – in a blatant abuse of power, where was the IL GOP with their lawsuit? They were silent. But now, when this publication shines light on the many problems with party leadership—this is what motivates them to run to the court and sue? If IL GOP leaders follow through on their threats and sue this publication, they’ll join the ranks of Russia, China and Iran. And here at home they’ll join the ranks of Twitter, before Elon Musk, Facebook, YouTube and allies of the Democratic Party – who routinely censor conservative voices. If there was ever a time to file a lawsuit – it would be against the Republican Party of Illinois for dereliction of duty. It’s no wonder why Republicans always lose in Illinois – their leaders are more concerned about taking out conservative Republicans and conservative news publications than they are about defeating Democrats and winning elections. “Silence conservative voices, but leave the Democrats alone” is the new motto of the Republican Party of Illinois.)
— What killed Michael Brown? Mayor-Elect Johnson, it’s your turn to answer since you’ve just invoked the ‘brutalization’ myth
FROM ILLINOIS CENTER-LEFT LEANING SOURCES
— Democrats acknowledge “Chicago shootings: 20 shot, 3 fatally, in gun violence across city.”
— Democrats acknowledge “Chicago postal carriers continue to be robbed at gunpoint, including 12 in last month.” I worked for the Park Forest Post Office 1966-1969 part-time while I took classes at UIC and full-time during the summers of 1967, 1968, and 1969.
— Democrats ever-increasingly run Chicago and promote hatred against the remaining Whites in Chicago.
— Democrats ever-increasingly run America and promote hatred against Republicans.
— Democrats say “Legendary Madigan precinct captain Edward M. Moody expected to give ‘ComEd Four’ jury street-level view of speaker’s vaunted political operation.”
— Democrats say “Clarence Thomas’ lax ethics are a blow to the Supreme Court, and America.” Republicans should always keep in mind a) that Democrats ever-increasingly run America and b) that Democrats use everything that you do or that you do not do against you. That is especially true for Republicans who are heterosexual, conservative, White, male, older, non-poor, non-veteran, married, Protestant, German American, and/or have ancestors who have been in America for a long time. If you are a Republican, what have Democrats used against you the most? For me, it was a) my avoiding the Viet Nam War draft, b) my complaining about political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, and age discrimination, and c) my becoming an active member in a class action lawsuit in 1988 when I was 40 years old that charged them with reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation.
— Democrats say “FBI’s high-tech investigation cracks Chicago carjacking spree.”
— Democrats ever-increasingly promote bilingualism. Time spent learning another language is time not spent learning something else. If I had spent time learning another language while I was in high school, a) I might not have graduated in the upper 20% of my class, b) my ACT score might have been lower, and/or c) I might not have passed the postal employment examination. If I had spent time learning another language while I was earning my bachelor’s degree in business, a) my GPA might have been lower and b) I might not have passed the Federal Service Entrance Examination.
— Democrats ever-increasingly encourage Blacks to be LGBTQers.
CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— Is it really an election when voter turnout is predictably awful? – Editorial
— Democrats say “Tennessee students continue protests at Capitol for gun control.” Democrats ever-increasingly fight to diminish Second Amendment rights.
— Democrats say “Youth voter turnout secures Johnson’s spot as mayor-elect.” Democrats ever-increasing crow about their success in getting young people to blame Republicans for their problems. What problems did you have when you were young? I could not run, my eyesight could not be corrected to 20/20, and I had partial red/green color blindness. My parents did not have enough money to buy me a car or to send me to college. My GPA and ACT score were not that great. I refused to become a Democrat and my superiors in the federal government were always under tremendous pressure to hire, retain, and promote Democrats who were minority and/or female. The Viet Nam War made those who shared my demographics and who avoided the draft or who did not avoid the draft very unpopular. My Democrat Park Forest Post Office superiors forced me to resign in 1969. My father died suddenly in 1969 when he was 47 and I was 21. The only job that I was offered after I earned a bachelor’s degree in management from NIU in 1970, Retail Sales Manager for the Chicago Heights Firestone store, did not really require a college degree and my advancement opportunities were very bleak. My Firestone store boss rudely fired me in early 1971 when I gave him my 2-week notice that I had accepted a job offer from Oldsmobile. Oldsmobile then withdrew that job offer saying that it had just agreed to stop hiring Whites to settle an EEOC complaint. Because of the aforesaid, my employment opportunities were even more bleak and I accepted a job offer from IRS. My Democrat IRS superiors disallowed my travel vouchers in 1974 and disallowed my education deductions in 1978. In 1980, GAO forced me to take a $21,863/year (21%) pay cut in today’s dollars to transfer from IRS to GAO. To get rid of me because I complained about political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, and age discrimination, they took many adverse actions against me.
FROM NATIONAL CENTER-RIGHT LEANING SOURCES
— Pro-life politics hobbled by left successfully framing abortion debate as an all-or-nothing choice. – Seth McLaughlin (COMMENT: Democrats ever-increasingly promote abortion. Why are there so many unwanted pregnancies?)
— Biden takes a side in the culture wars with transgender sports push – Haisten Willis
— The false myth of transgender oppression – Dennis Kneale
— Fiddling America Away. We fixate only on the irrelevant that we think we can address while ignoring the existential we know we no longer can solve. – Victor Davis Hanson
BIZ PAC REVIEW
— ‘Disaster in the making’: Incoming Chicago mayor’s solution to crime as troubling as critics feared – Vivek Saxena
— Chicago mail carriers robbed at least a dozen times in one month. USPS workers were threatened with semi-automatic handguns. Andrea Vacchiano (COMMENT: I worked for the Park Forest Post Office 1966-1969 part-time while I took classes at UIC and full-time during the summers of 1967, 1968, and 1969. )
— IRS Plans to Hire 30,000 More Agents to Harass Hard-Working Americans – Sarah Arnold (COMMENT: I was one of the last Republicans who IRS hired in 1971. I should write a book about those who have used my almost 9 years of IRS employment against me the most.)
FROM NATIONAL CENTER-LEFT LEANING SOURCES
— Democrats say “If the Republican Party will not stand up to its nominees’ bad behavior, prosecutors must.” I should write a book about the wrongdoing of “Republican” candidates, elected officials, party leaders, etc. in Illinois, DuPage County, Milton Township, and Wheaton since 2000 and how they have punished me for my refusing to cover up their wrongdoing. Better yet, I sue them.
— Democrats say “Indiana school wins appeal against teacher who refused to use transgender students’ chosen names.” In Diersen v. GAO, the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Court_of_Appeals_for_the_Seventh_Circuit ) ruled that the Democrats who run the federal government can use Affirmative Action, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, up-or-out, and/or budget cuts to waste the careers of and to get rid of federal employees a) who they do not promote to Senior Executive Service, currently $183,500/year, by age 40 and b) who are Republican, White, male, non-veteran, Protestant, German American, and/or have ancestors who have been in America for a long time. SEE: https://gopillinois.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/DiersenGAOFifthAmendedComplaint.pdf I should write a book about the aforesaid.
— Democrats say “White House plans support for drugstores, pharma in abortion pill battle.” Democrats ever-increasingly promote abortion. Why are there so many unwanted pregnancies?
— Democrats say “Abortion debate re-ignited after suspension of mifepristone.” Democrats ever-increasingly promote abortion. Why are there so many unwanted pregnancies?
NBC LOS ANGLES
— Democrats say “Thousands rally for LGBTQ rights during inaugural “Drag March” in West Hollywood.” Democrats ever-increasingly promote LGBTQ. How much success have Democrats had promoting LGBTQ in your municipality, in your township, and in your county? I should write a book about their success in Wheaton, Milton Township, and DuPage County.
— Democrats say “HHS Sec. Becerra vows Biden admin. Will Protect Access to Mifepristone.” Democrats ever-increasingly promote abortion. Why are there so many unwanted pregnancies?
CBS NEW YORK
— Democrats say “Democrats vow to fight federal judge’s ruling that stops use of abortion pill.” Democrats ever-increasingly promote abortion. Why are there so many unwanted pregnancies?
NEW YORK TIMES
— Anti-Trumps, never-Trumps, Trump-haters, and hate-filled Trump-haters want Trump to go away.
— Democrats crow about their success in getting younger voters to hate Republicans.
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD WITH PICTURE: Democrats ever-increasingly crow about their success in promoting LGBTQ.
— Democrats ever-increasingly crow about their success in making younger and younger and younger children LGBTQers.
— Democrats say “More millennials own than rent now in these cities. Here’s where they’re buying.” Back in the good old days, that is, back in 1970s, I was able to buy a new town home in 1972 when I was 24 years old.
— Democrats ever-increasingly use the Tennessee expulsion against Republicans.
— Democrats say “Break the rules… Face the consequences.” What rules did you break? I avoided the Viet Nam War draft. I refused to become a Democrat. I complained about political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, and age discrimination. I became an active member in a class action lawsuit in 1988 when I was 40 years old that charged my superiors with reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation. I filed lawsuits against people in Wheaton, Milton Township, and DuPage County who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout. I refused to become a moderate, that is, I refused to become a RINO, that is, I refused to become an anti-conservative. I refused to let my critics/opponents manipulate me or dominate me. I refused to glorify and praise them. I refused to pander to them. I refused to serve as one of their operatives or dupes. I refused to cover up their wrongdoing. I refused to give them money. I should write a book about the aforesaid.
WALL STREET JOURNAL
— You Can’t Throw the Bums Out if You’ve Voted With Your Feet. Brandon Johnson’s victory in Chicago shows the city has lost the political base for sensible reforms. – Allysia Finley (COMMENT: How many Republicans remain in your school district, in your precinct, in your municipal district, in your municipality, in your township, in your county district, and in your county?)
— Texas Abortion-Pill Ruling Ignites New National Battle. Decision to suspend approval of pill could upend access even in liberal states such as New York and California. – Laura Kusisto (COMMENT: Democrats ever-increasingly promote abortion. Why are there so many unwanted pregnancies?)
— Why Can’t We Just Relax More in Retirement? The need to be productive has been drilled into us throughout our lives. It’s hard to let it go. – Karen Kreider Yoder and Stephen Kreider Yoder (COMMENT: If you are retired, what do you do be productive? I put GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters together and send them out every morning.)
— Stop Telling Everyone What You Do for a Living. Handle the ‘What do you do?’ question with aplomb, and make more space for the rest of your life. – Rachel Feintzeig (COMMENT: What do/did you do for a living? I audited federal agencies 1980-1997, collected delinquent taxes 1971-1980, pumped gasoline 1971-1972, sold tires, automotive services, and major appliances 1970-1971, and delivered mail 1966-1969.)
— Democrats say “Ruling Against Abortion Pill Mifepristone Could Affect Other FDA-Approved Drugs, HHS Secretary Warns.” Democrats ever-increasingly promote abortion. Why are there so many unwanted pregnancies?
HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW
— The Big Decisions that Impact Your Career – Carol Hagh (COMENT: What big decisions did you make that impacted your career? Mine included a) refusing to become a Democrat, b) taking college preparatory courses in high school and getting the best GPA and ACT score that I could, c) getting accepted by UIC in 1966, d) passing the Post Office employment examination and accepting a job offer to be a part-time postal employee in 1966. e) getting student draft deferments 1966-1970, f) transferring to NIU in 1969, majoring in management, and graduating from NIU in 1970, g) passing the Federal Service Entrance Examination in 1970, h) accepting a job offer from Firestone Stores in 1970, i) seeking a financial hardship draft deferment in 1970 and getting one in 1971, j) accepting a job offer from IRS in 1971 and complaining about political, reverse, and age discrimination after 1974, k) taking graduate business courses at Loyola and earning an MBA from Loyola in 1976, l) taking graduate accounting courses at DePaul and earning a master’s degree in accounting in 1980, m) passing the CPA examination on my first attempt in 1979, n) transferring from IRS to GAO in 1980 and complaining about political, reverse, and age discrimination, o) passing the Certified Internal Auditor Examination on my first attempt in 1981 and becoming a licensed CPA in 1981, and p) becoming an active member in a class action lawsuit that charged my GAO superiors with reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation in 1988.)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: 1) Work at companies that specialize in your skillset. . .2) Choose to work with people whom you want in your network. . .3) Look for opportunities to grow and stretch yourself. . .4) Don’t get distracted by shortcuts.)
— Lori Lightfoot 2.0! Chicago’s new liberal mayor blames BUSINESSES for spiraling violent crime because 70% ‘don’t pay corporate tax’ and low investment has caused poverty. – LEWIS PENNOCK