April 30 Morning Edition

— Biden in TODAY Exclusive: ‘I Don’t Think the American People Are Racist’ – Scott Stump
— 70% of Voters Cast Ballots Early Or by Mail – Nicholas Riccardi

— On the wings of leftist trolls, GOP Sen. Tim Scott rises toward 2024 – JOHN KASS
— Vote-by-mail favored by older, affluent voters, census finds – RYAN TEAGUE BECKWITH AND GREGORY KORTE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled White-hater promotes hatred against Whites.
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Free weed offered to get reluctant Americans to take COVID-19 vaccine.

— When it comes to rescuing the Trib, foundations are MIA. But why? – JOE CAHILL
(DIERSEN: The Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times, Daily Herald, Crain’s Chicago Business, etc. promote the Democrat, Libertarian, and Green party platforms. GOPUSA ILLINOIS promotes the Republican Party platform.)
— Your family can live with a $30,000 SALT deduction cap. Illinois’ Lauren Underwood has crafted a compromise plan that’s basically fair to everyone, especially couples. – ALEXIS LEONDIS

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: To promote “equity, diversity and inclusion” is to get rid of 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, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.


— In 1930, Illinois had a 27 member congressional delegation, after 2020 census, it will be 17

— High School Coach, Springfield Clinic Entice Minor Teen Girls To Use Bodies As Payment For Gambling Raffle – JOHN KRAFT & KIRK ALLEN

— Illinois Democrats Seek the Abolition of Sex-Segregated Bathrooms – Laurie Higgins

— Biden: ‘Tough call’ whether to mandate COVID-19 vaccinations for U.S. troops – David Sherfinski
(DIERSEN: How soon will Biden mandate COVID-19 vaccinations for a) federal employees and b) federal retirees?)

— Hannity rips Democrats’ ‘double standard’ attacking Sen. Tim Scott with ‘racist’ rhetoric. ‘Hannity’ host exclaims ‘it’s perfectly OK to say racist things to African Americans so long as they’re conservative’
— Kevin McCarthy: Biden’s address to Congress was ‘depressing, unexciting’
— Biden pick to lead ICE ‘fits right in’ with open border agenda: Former acting ICE director

— More Than 6-in-10 Republican Voters Oppose Anchor Baby Policy – JOHN BINDER

— SEN. SCOTT: ‘It’s Backwards to Fight Discrimination with Different Types of Discrimination’

— Congressman Says ‘White Liberals’ Are Greatest Threat To Black Conservatives – BRIANNA LYMAN

— LGBT Activists Are Taking Aim at Christianity Itself – TYLER O’NEIL
(DIERSEN: To promote LGBTQ is to promote the destruction of traditional marriage, the traditional family, and religion.)

— The Inequality of ‘Equity’ Progressive racial ideology points toward a dangerous neo-segregation – CHRISTOPHER CALDWELL
(DIERSEN: What do your critics/opponents attribute your accomplishments to? First, my critics/opponents downplay/belittle my accomplishments. 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. IRS promoted me in 1972, 1973, and 1974 and GAO promoted me in 1986. Second, they hint/imply/argue/shout that whatever accomplishments that I had were because I unfairly benefitted from my being a White male. But they know full-well that if I had been a minority or a female with the aforesaid degrees, professional certifications, and professional license, IRS and GAO would have promoted me into their Senior Executive Services long before I was 40 years old.)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: But in two ways the equity movement is radically new. First is in the categorical simplicity of its diagnosis. It views all inequality across groups as illegitimate on its face — as evidence of white racism, in fact. Second is in its tools. Equity doesn’t concern itself with more-traditional understandings of inequality — differences, say, between bosses and laborers. It is about equality for blacks, as laid out in the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and for the various groups, from immigrants to transgender people, that have come under the act’s protection in the decades since.)

— Biden spins border crisis to bankroll socialism in Central America. – Steve Hecht

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater promotes hatred against Trump.
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Trump drama divides GOP, muddling message.”

— McConnell takes on the 1619 Project

— George W. Bush Meets With Kinzinger Looking To Unite Anti-Trump Republicans
(DIERSEN: Of course, Bush and Kinzinger want to get rid of all those in Illinois who voted for Trump. 157 in my precinct voted for Trump. 26,080 in Milton Township voted for Trump. 193,611 in DuPage County voted for Trump. 2,446,891 in Illinois voted for Trump.)

— Pence, in his first speech since leaving office, speaks fondly of Trump. – Annie Karni
— In Opposing Climate and Diversity Proposals, Buffett Risks Looking Out of Step. Berkshire Hathaway’s shareholders are expected to follow the chairman’s lead and reject demands for more disclosures. – Michael J. de la Merced
(DIERSEN: While I worked for the Democrats who ran GAO 1980-1997, they crowed about their success in getting rid of GAO employees who were Republican, White, male, and/or non-veteran who they had not promoted to GS-13 (currently $102,188) by age 25, GS-14 (currently $120,755) by age 30, GS-15 (currently $142,041) by age 35, and Senior Executive Service (currently $172,500) by age 40. Extremely few GAO employees make the aforesaid promotion deadlines.)

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Republican-hating Republican-hater promotes hatred against Tim Scott.
— Voter turnout is low on purpose — and it has been for more than a century. Elites look down on working-class voters. – Jon Grinspan
(DIERSEN: Who has looked down on you? I should write a book about those who have looked down on me. I would focus on those who have had 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 led the Milton Township Republican Organization, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Illinois Republican Party. I would focus on those who led Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois. I would focus on Republican candidates on ballots in my precinct who have lost elections. I would focus on those who I have sued.)
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats use their success in promoting abortion and promoting LGBTQ, that is, their success in destroying traditional marriage and the traditional family, to call for more immigration.
— JUNE 20, 1989 FLASHBACK: Carter Forces Ignore Kennedy on Platform – Robert G. Kaiser
(DIERSEN: I should write a book about Democrat plants, Libertarian plants, Green plants, Independent plants, and RINOs who falsely claim to be Republican to give themselves standing to destroy Republicans like me who 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.)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The drafting subcommittee voted to reject planks calling for immediate wage and price controls, an immediate $12 billion anti-recession program and restraints on imports of foreign cars and steel, among others proposed by the Kennedy supporters on the panel. . .The Carter loyalists involved in the process took the position that since their man had won the overwhelming majority of convention delegates in the state primaries and caucuses, they should write the main points of the platform. The Kennedy camp — consistent with the current position on its candidate — refused to acknowledge a Carter victory, and refused to alter any of the important positions Kennedy has taken this year. Instead, the Kennedy loyalists on the platform drafting committee offered those positions as planks in the platform, and the pro-Carter majority consistently beat them back. . .All these were embodied in proposed platform planks, and all were rejected in the drafting committee yesterday by 7-to-5 or 8-to-5 votes. The committee consists of nine pro-Carter members, five pro-Kennedy members and one neutral, but all the Carter members were not in the meeting room yesterday.)
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters promote Cheney.

— Tim Scott’s GOP Revival Message. A powerful rebuttal to Joe Biden’s big government agenda. – The Editorial
— Pence Levels Critique of Biden as He Eyes Possible 2024 Bid. Former vice president spoke in South Carolina, where first presidential primary in the South is traditionally held. – John McCormick
— Nasdaq’s Boardroom Diversity Push Isn’t Evidence-Based. The stock exchange cherry-picks studies to show a positive effect on firm performance. – C. Boyden Gray and Jonathan Berry
— Is the U.S. Student Loan Program Facing a $500 Billion Hole? One Banker Thinks So. Government sees it as a moneymaker. Former JPMorgan executive sees a giant loss looming due to rosy repayment hopes. – Josh Mitchell
— Biden’s Economic Plan Would Redistribute Trillions and Expand Government. President seeks muscular role for the federal government in economy, helping middle and working class at the expense of businesses and the wealthy. – Jacob M. Schlesinger
(DIERSEN: Who wants government to redistribute your income and to redistribute your assets? I should write a book about those who since 1966 have made it the most clear that they want government to redistribute my income and to redistribute my assets. I would focus on those who disapprove of my demographics: conservative, Republican, White, male, old (born in 1948), draft avoider, heterosexual, married since 1978, childless, non-poor, homeowner since 1972, car condo owner since 2020, multiple vehicle owner since 1971, gun owner since 1964, Protestant (baptized, raised, and confirmed as a Missouri Synod Lutheran), 100% German American, my ancestors have been in America since 1844, union member for almost 12 years, federal employee for almost 30 years, federal retiree for almost 24 years, non-drinker, non-gambler, non-pot user, non-dog owner, etc.)
— WSJ.com Turns 25
(DIERSEN: I have put together and sent out GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters since 2000. Since 2004, those newsletters have gone out each and every morning, and since 2015, each and every evening too. Since 2004, those newsletters a) have included links to almost 398,600 articles, b) have included information on many upcoming events, c) have included no advertising, and d) have been free of charge.)

— Do Presidential Approval Ratings Still Matter? – Jonathan Bernstein
(DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who promote disapproval of others. I would focus on those who have had 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 led the Milton Township Republican Organization, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Illinois Republican Party. I would focus on those who led Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois. I would focus on Republican candidates on ballots in my precinct who have lost elections. I would focus on those who I have sued.)

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot. To push pot on an individual, municipality, township, county, state, or country is to destroy that individual, municipality, township, county, state, or country.

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Candidates are asked “If elected, what single issue would be your top priority?” I should write a book single issue people who seek/hold government and/or political offices to advance their single issue. Most commonly, their single issue is to promote a) dependency on government, b) dependency on charity, c) LGBTQ, d) abortion, e) mass/illegal immigration, f) booze, gambling, pot, and/or other vices, g) abolition of the First and Second Amendments, h) patronage, i) political affiliation discrimination, j) reverse discrimination, and/or k) age discrimination. I would focus on such single issue people in the following: a) Milton Township Republican Organization, b) DuPage County Republican Central Committee, c) Illinois Republican Party, d) Wheaton, e) Milton Township, f) DuPage County, and g) Illinois.)

— How Do You Prove A Harassment Claim? – Eric Bachman
(DIERSEN: I should write a book about the hostile work environment that my Democrat superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates in the federal government created for federal employees who were Republican like me. I should write a book about the hostile environment that Democrat plant, Libertarian plant, Green plant, Independent plant, and RINO leaders, their operatives, and their dupes created in the Milton Township Republican Organization, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois, Illinois Center Right Coalition, and American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter created for conservatives like me.)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: In a typical harassment/hostile work environment claim under Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, an employee must show that the discriminatory acts were severe or pervasive. The acts must also be based the employee’s protected characteristic (for example, gender, race, national origin, religion, disability). Petty slights and generally rude behavior will not rise to the level of an unlawful hostile work environment. A hostile work environment claim is different than other types of discrimination claims, such as failure to promote or hire, because the latter involve discrete acts that can be pinpointed to a particular date. Harassment claims, on the other hand, often involve a series of events that in the aggregate constitute a hostile work environment. Even if some of the specific acts standing alone may not be actionable as harassment, the cumulative effect of them can be.)

— National Corvette Museum Announces 30,000-Square-Foot Expansion – JONATHAN LOPE

— Diversity, equity and inclusion
(DIERSEN: While I worked for the Democrats who ran GAO 1980-1997, they crowed about their success in getting rid of GAO employees who were Republican, White, male, and/or non-veteran who they had not promoted to GS-13 (currently $102,188) by age 25, GS-14 (currently $120,755) by age 30, GS-15 (currently $142,041) by age 35, and Senior Executive Service (currently $172,500) by age 40. Extremely few GAO employees make the aforesaid promotion deadlines.)

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.