April 12 Morning Edition

— Why Michael Madigan hasn’t yet been indicted – JIM NOWLAN

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrat teachers encourage their students to be LGBTQers.

— Should Colleges Require COVID-19 Vaccines For Fall? More Campuses Are Saying Yes – Elissa Nadworny
(DIERSEN: From what I see, Democrats and RINOs will use Vaccine Passport requirements to get rid of Republicans once and for all, and especially to get rid of Republicans who are soldiers, law enforcement officers, veterans, 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.)

— Rabine Wants to Make Illinois More Business Friendly
(DIERSEN: Under the Democrats and under the RINOs, ever-increasingly, businesses paint themselves as being anti-law enforcement, anti-Trump, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-heterosexual, anti-traditional marriage/family, anti-non-poor people, anti-gun owners, anti-Christian, anti-Protestant, anti-Italian American, anti-German American, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)

— Illinois hotel revenue dropped 80% during ‘devastating’ pandemic closures, industry lobbyist says – Mark Maxwell

— Activists Plan Victory Lap At Ousted Palos Trustee’s Last Meeting. After 4 years of protests, activists plan rally for ousted Palos Township Tr. Sharon Brannigan’s final board meeting on April 12. – Lorraine Swanson
(DIERSEN: When will my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes officially take a victory lap for ending my TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairmanship in 2012, my Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee membership in 2011, my Milton Township Republican Organization webmaster service in 2010 and 2004, my Illinois Center Right Coalition Steering Committee membership in 2007, my American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter board membership in 2004, my GAO employment in 1997, etc.? I should write a book about my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes.)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The southwest suburban Arab American community and their allies are taking credit for ousting embattled Palos Township Tr. Sharon Bannigan, who lost her bid for township assessor against incumbent Robert Maloney in the April 6 election. Maloney, garnered 3,909 votes to Brannigan’s 2,351, according to unofficial election results. “We screamed with joy, we were so relieved,” activist Hasam Marajda said, who led the #ByeBrannigan get-out-the-vote effort. “After four years of going to monthly township meetings, when she wouldn’t resign, we voted her out.”)

— Republican Kirk Dillard has been approached “by prominent business and Republican leaders” to run for governor, but he told Playbook he’s not interested. Dillard wouldn’t need training wheels for the job given he was chief of staff to Gov. Jim Edgar and has legislative experience. “Currently, I have a wonderfully balanced personal and professional life,” he said. “These civic leaders came to me, not vice versa. I am not harboring a desire to run for governor.” Dillard, who is chairman of the Regional Transportation Authority’s board of directors, said he’s “laser focused” on guiding the Chicago area regional mass transit system out of the pandemic. “It’s an economic engine and an economic equalizer for our local communities and the state of Illinois.” All eyes are watching to see if Reps. Rodney Davis or Darin LaHood make a move for the governor’s office. They haven’t ruled out running, and their decisions could be based on how their districts are redrawn. Declared candidates so far: state Sen. Darren Bailey, businessman Gary Rabine, and state Sen. Paul Schimpf. Other potential candidates: former Senate Minority Leader Bill Brady, who recently said he’s considering a potential statewide run for office as secretary of state, governor, or perhaps U.S. Senate; state Sen. Jason Barickman; and attorney and Illinois National Committeeman for the Republican National Committee Richard Porter. Congressman Adam Kinzinger’s name also has been batted about but he has said that a run for governor isn’t likely. – SHIA KAPOS


— Danville City Attorney’s Offensive Remarks Towards The Public – JOHN KRAFT & KIRK ALLEN

— Fixing Racism by Being Racist? – Brian C. Joondeph
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, one of America’s most prominent teaching hospitals, plans on offering “preferential care based on race” and “race explicit interventions” as part of its new “antiracist agenda for medicine.” Such a program uses a “reparations framework” to allocate medical resources. Reparations means that those who were never slaveholders are paying money to those who were never slaves, over injustices a century and a half ago, committed by people who may have no connection to the current reparation’s participants. In other words, using racism to combat racism. How ironic that the vision of the Mass General Brigham health system is dedication to delivering medical care that is, among other things, “equitable.” Nothing promotes equity like a racist concept of “preferential care based on race.” Princeton University, an elite institution of higher learning, comparable in prestige to the Brigham in the hospital world, offered admission to about 1500 applicants to its class of 2025, according to Powerline Blog. Only 28 percent were white Americans, compared to 68 percent who identified as “persons of color.” This is less than half of the 61 percent figure of white students enrolled in US public schools. So much for a class of students that “looks like America.”)
— The Anti-Defamation League is no longer about protecting Jews – Andrea Widburg

— Fly the Diverse Skies? Presumably airplanes not falling out of the sky is just as important as who wins the Super Bowl. – Christopher Roach
— Can the Great ‘Awokening’ Succeed? – Victor Davis Hanson

— Robert E. Lee: A Leader in National Reconciliation – WILLIAM FEDERER
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The Civil War cost 258,000 Confederate deaths and 360,000 Union deaths. Suggestions have been made that reparations should be paid to the families of the Union soldiers who gave their lives to end slavery. . .During the Civil War, Lee’s estate overlooking Washington, DC, was confiscated by the federal government and turned into Arlington Cemetery. As was the case with many southerners, Confederate General P.G.T. Beauregard had his properties in Memphis confiscated as reparations and given to black families for housing.)

— 60 Expressway Shootings in Mayor Lightfoot’s Chicago – AWR HAWKINS
— Biden Giving Federal Employees Paid Leave to Help Border Crossers – JOHN BINDER
— GOP Whip Steve Scalise Shares Footage of ‘Child Abuse’ from Migrant Processing Facility – KATHERINE RODRIGUEZ
— McCarthy: Biden Plan to Give Cash to Central Americans Is an Insult to Millions of Jobless Americans – JOHN BINDER

— White House answered fake reporter’s questions for weeks before press corps exposed her to be ‘Lego’ video gamer – PAUL SACCA
(DIERSEN: Since 2005, my critics/opponents have demonized me, denigrated, me, and condemned me as being like Jeff Gannon and even worse things. Since 2005, they have viciously used against me what happened with GOPUSA, Talon News, and White House Correspondent Jeff Gannon. SEE: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talon_News Ever since 2005, my critics/opponents have hinted/implied/argued/shouted that I ask bad questions at press conferences and share privileged information with reporters that have caused Republican candidates to be defeated and even worse things. I should sue my critics/opponents.)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: An online video game player was able to infiltrate the White House press corps by pretending to be a political reporter. The fake reporter was even able to submit questions to the Biden administration through the press corps, and White House press secretary Jen Psaki answered the imposter’s questions for weeks. An online persona posed as a reporter named “Kacey Montagu” for the Daily Mail, a British tabloid best known for celebrity gossip. There were Twitter and LinkedIn accounts dedicated to “Kacey Montagu,” plus she was named as the chief political correspondent for White House News, a fictional website. . .The person behind the imposter contacted the White House Correspondents Association about being becoming a pool reporter and inquired about applying for a day pass to cover the White House in person. “Kacey Montagu” was given access to cover COVID-19 government press briefings, but was not called upon. Montagu regularly sent in questions for the White House press corps to ask Psaki, adding that she wasn’t able to be there in person “due to social distancing regulations.” Montagu was able to hoodwink White House reporters, including from The Plain Dealer and CQ Roll Call, to ask Psaki numerous questions “about everything from COVID-19 travel bans, to coming ambassadorships, to Biden’s reaction to Microsoft being hacked.” “In at least one instance, a White House official was connected with Montagu to circle back with more information when they had it,” Politico reported. Some White House reporters researched “Kacey Montagu,” who had a deactivated LinkedIn account with a profile photo of U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson eating an ice cream cone, and they became suspicious. During Thursday’s daily White House press briefing, Washington Blade White House Reporter Chris Johnson asked Psaki the question, “How involved is former President Obama and First Lady Obama in the Biden – Harris administration? Is President Biden seeking to bring back the often bipartisan portrait unveiling events at the White House?” The question was planted by Montagu. Mediaite investigated Kacey Montagu, and discovered that she “appears to be a gag persona for a former Secretary of State made of Legos.” “The Montagu website’s FAQ section describes her as ‘An American Citizen. Former Secretary of State, Mayor, Senator, President Pro Tempore and Speaker of the House,’ and her political views as ‘President Trump 2024, baby! I’m a Conservative,'” the outlet wrote on Thursday. Politico found that the person behind the “Kacey Montagu” persona was actually a Lego video gamer. “They believe Montagu’s White House moonlighting began as something to boast about in the online global gaming platform called ROBLOX, where users jokingly call themselves ‘Legos,'” according to Politico. “Within that platform is a role-playing group called nUSA, where people from across the world engage in a mock U.S. government exercise. At one point, Montagu had adopted the role of Secretary of State but resigned from that job after — as they recalled — ‘the [nUSA] President went to war with some U.K. and I thought it was a pretty bad idea!'” The prankster explained her motivation for the fake White House reporter profiles, “I created them as some fun but also to ensure that people know what is going on — they should be able to know what POTUS and V.P. is doing and I think the account following shows people are interested in that.” “I love journalism, and I think the press corps is doing a pretty bad job at the moment, so I decided I would ensure some transparency and ask some questions me and some friends wanted the answer to,” the hoaxer told the outlet. The White House declined to comment on the situation.)

— Woke Capitalism Revs Into High Gear: 90 CEOs Gather to Fight ‘Undemocratic’ Voter Integrity Laws – TYLER O’NEIL

— Actually, Everything the DEMOCRATS do is Racist. – Rachel Alexanderr
— In Less than 3 Months, Joe Biden Has Turned America Into a Sitting Target for International Aggression – Julio Rivera

— Leftist SPLC President Claims She Supports Efforts to Agree on ‘Truth’ – Autumn Johnson
(DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes, only what they say is the truth, and everything everyone else says is a lie. I should write a book about my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes.)

— Pruning PC Poison from the Ivies – BRIAN T. ALLEN

— ‘It leaves out a lot’: Black Evanston, Illinois school board candidate blasts race-obsessed curriculum – Jon Dougherty

— Student government bill wants students to have power to punish professors found guilty of oppression – CHARLES HILU

— Chicago students reveal plan to counter ‘the mobs’ crusade’ against conservatives – Ben Zeisloft

— CCP Virus Variant Affects Vaccinated People More Than Unvaccinated People – JACK PHILLIPS

— Trump’s early endorsements reveal GOP rift – ALEXANDER BOLTON
(DIERSEN: Which Republican U.S. Senate and U.S. House candidates on March 15, 2022 ballots in Illinois will seek Trump’s endorsement? Which candidates will seek Kinzinger’s endorsement?)
— Biden is thinking about building that wall — and that’s a good thing – NOLAN RAPPAPORT
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: The hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater Boehner says Trump “stepped all over their loyalty” by lying to his followers.

— Beyond Pandemic’s Upheaval, a Racial Wealth Gap Endures. Billions in aid has been dispensed, and the social safety net has been reinforced. Will there be more ambitious steps to address longtime inequities? – Patricia Cohen
(DIERSEN: How soon, if not already, will Democrats officially call for those who are the following to pay much higher taxes: law enforcement officers, Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, heterosexual, non-veteran, married, non-poor, gun owners, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time? It is called reparations, transfer of wealth, socialism, communism, dictatorship, etc.)
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled White-hating White-haters promote hatred against Whites.
— N.R.A. Chief Takes the Stand, With Cracks in His Armor. Wayne LaPierre has led the National Rifle Association for 30 years, but his implacable image looked threadbare in bankruptcy court. – Danny Hakim and Mary Williams Walsh

— Flag wars in post-MAGA America – STEPHEN J. LYONS
(DIERSEN: An 18-foot wide 12-foot high horizontal auditorium/gymnasium American Flag hangs 20-foot high on the back wall of my 20-foot wide by 40-foot deep Iron Gate Motor Condo in Naperville. An American flag has flown off my front porch in Wheaton each and every day since September 11, 2001.)

— Supreme Court leaves major conservative cases waiting in the wings, from abortion to guns. Rather than handing conservatives a string of wins, the Supreme Court has left advocates on the right grasping for answers about high-profile cases. – John Fritze
— Moms who breastfeed face challenges as offices reopen amid COVID-19 – Charisse Jones
(DIERSEN: During the mid-1990s, GAO’s Chicago office gutted its smoking room and turned it into a lactation room.)
— Pentagon outlines steps to counter military extremism as Capitol attack continues to reverberate – Will Carless
(DIERSEN: According to Democrats, the more of the following that you are, the more extremist that you are: soldier, veteran, law enforcement officer, Trump supporter, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, 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.)
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: The more that you promote hatred against Trump, the more that hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters promote you.
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2021/04/11/john-boehner-says-trump-abused-his-loyalists-lying-them/7074030002/ (FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD)

— Facebook delivers biased job ads, skewed by gender – AP
(DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes, all the jobs that I had were “Bad Jobs.” Recruiting and retaining qualified minorities and qualified women to take “Bad Jobs” is more difficult than recruiting and retaining qualified minorities and women for “Good Jobs.”)

— The Case for Vaccine ‘Passports’ – Scott Gottlieb
(DIERSEN: From what I see, Democrats and RINOs will use Vaccine Passport requirements to get rid of Republicans once and for all, and especially to get rid of Republicans who are soldiers, law enforcement officers, veterans, 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.)
— God and the Border Crisis. Churches play a vital role sheltering migrants, who are overwhelming U.S. and Mexican authorities. – Jillian Kay Melchior
(DIERSEN: According to hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters, a) GOD hates borders, that is, GOD hates countries like the United States and b) GOD especially hates countries that have citizens that are Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, Republican, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owners, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, and/or those whose ancestors have been in the country for a long time.)
— Are You Emotionally Ready to Retire? Eight Questions to Ask Yourself – Maryanne Vandervelde
(DIERSEN: I should write a book about being forced to take early retirement. In 1997, when I was 49 years old, when I was 6 years away from being eligible for regular retirement, my Democrat GAO superiors succeeded in forcing me to take their early retirement “offer.” They made it very clear to me that if I did not retire, they would constructively, if not literally, demote me. They would assign me to work for my coworkers and subordinates who had far less work experience, education, and/or professional certifications that I had. They would give me performance expectations and performance appraisals that would be even more unfair. That they would always rank me at the bottom of my coworkers for pay-for-performance. They could do the aforesaid because GAO was not unionized. GAO did not unionize until 2007. They would not have forced me to retire if I had been a Democrat, minority, female, and/or veteran.)

— Methodology for 100 Best Companies to Work For
(DIERSEN: Democrats run the federal government. The federal government must be the best place to work for Democrats who are the following because the federal government gives them tremendous preference: minority, female, younger, LGBTQ, veteran, disabled, moderate, liberal, not married, non-Christian, non-Protestant, non-Italian American, non-German American, those who have financial, health, and/or other problems, those whose spouse/partner has little or no income, those who have dependents, those whose ancestors have not been in America for a long time, those who have less work experience than their peers, those who have less education than their peers, those who have fewer professional certifications and/or licenses than their peers, etc.)

— Trump Reprises Mythomania Grievance Routine for GOP Donors – Chas Danner

— As New Hampshire diversifies, who gets to belong? – MEG McINTYRE
(DIERSEN: As your neighborhood, your precinct, your municipal district, your municipality, your township, your county district, your county, Illinois, America, and the world diversifies, who gets to belong? I should write a book about leaders who talk and/or act like they do not want those who are the following to belong: law enforcement officers, Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, 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. I would focus on leaders in Wheaton’s West District, Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County’s 4th District, DuPage County, and Illinois. I would focus on those leaders who have demonstrated the strongest that they do not want me to belong.)

— What Will be the Terms of Racial Forgiveness in America? – J. Chester Johnson
(DIERSEN: How soon, if not already, will your municipality, your township, your county, Illinois, and America establish reparations committees? How soon, if not already, will those committees determine exactly how much you, your parents, your grandparents, your great grandparents, and the rest of your ancestors benefitted from a) slavery and b) discrimination against minorities, women, younger people, poor people, LGBTQers, non-married people, veterans, criminals, boozers, gamblers, stoners, Biden voters, Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, Independents, RINOs, moderates, liberals, citizens of foreign countries, non-Christians, non-Protestants, non-Italian Americans, non-German Americans, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time?)

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrat teachers encourage their students to be LGBTQers.

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, LGBTQers, their operatives, and their dupes encourage everyone to be LGBTQers.

— Chevy Corvette Sales Dominate With 51 Percent Market Share During Q1 2021 – ALEX LUFT

Author: David Diersen

The opinions that I express in GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails are based on experience that I have gained doing many things since 1948. I base my opinions on what I learned a) working for the federal government for almost 30 years -- Post Office 1966-1969, IRS 1971-1980, and GAO 1980-1997, serving on the Executive Committee of the Association of Government Accountants Chicago Chapter 1983-1996, and being a union member while I worked for the Post Office and IRS; b) earning an MBA from Loyola in 1976, a masters degree in accounting from DePaul in 1980, and a masters degree in financial markets and trading from IIT in 1997; c) passing the CPA examination on my first attempt in 1979 and passing the Certified Internal Auditor examination on my first attempt in 1981; c) serving as a Republican Precinct Committeeman since 1999, the GOPUSA Illinois Editor since 2000, the TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois Chairman 2005-2012, a member of the 2008 Illinois Republican Party (IRP) Platform and Resolutions Committee, a Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee member 2003-2011, the Milton Township Republican Central Committee webmaster 2008-2010 and 2000-2004, an Illinois Center Right Coalition Steering Committee member 2003-2007, and an American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter board member 2001-2004; d) attending the 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012, and 2016 IRP State Conventions as a delegate; e) being the subject of a nasty 4-page article in the February 1978 issue of Money Magazine; f) pursing litigation including Diersen v. GAO and Diersen v. Chicago Car Exchange; g) being married since 1978; h) living in Crete 1948-1972, in University Park 1972-1976, in Chicago 1976-1978, and in DuPage County, Milton Township, and Wheaton since 1978; and i) being baptized, raised, and confirmed as a Missouri Synod Lutheran.