August 12 Morning Edition

— Responsibilities of U.S. Citizens (DIERSEN: In my opinion, each and every voter in Wheaton, and especially, each and every voter in Wheaton’s West District and each and every Precinct Committeeman in the district should a) learn everything that they can about the 10 candidates who are seeking to be appointed to fill Wheaton’s West District City Council vacancy, b) analyze that information, c) decide who they believe the best candidate would be and why, and d) communicate that to Wheaton’s City Council by email at
(FROM THE POSTING: Staying informed. Citizens have the responsibility to stay informed of the issues affecting their communities, as well as national and international issues, and to be active in the civic processes. This includes being well informed about the issues and candidates before voting in an election, getting involved in a political campaign or running for public office, or using their right to address the government through activism.)

— AUGUST 9, 2019 FLASHBACK: 10 want West District seat on Wheaton City Council – Katlyn Smith (DIERSEN: The Daily Herald has published some information about 5 of the candidates (David Diersen, Robert McNeily, Lynn Robbins, Mark Kmiecik, and Khizar Jafri), but what about the other 5: Nancy Harding, Edward Ahern, Jeffrey Antonelli, Angela Blatner, and Krista Selvey? In my opinion, the Daily Herald should obtain and publish at least the following information about all 10 candidates: How long they have lived in Wheaton, how long they have lived in Wheaton’s West District, their work experience, their education, their professional certifications and licenses, their memberships in professional associations, why they want to be appointed to fill the vacancy, what they believe the three most important issues are that Wheaton needs to address in the next 2 years and how those issues those issues should be addressed, their political affiliation and activities, their civic activities, if they would vote for or against banning the sale of pot in Wheaton, what their position is on Wheaton’s Roosevelt Road corridor, if they would vote for or against requiring employers in Wheaton to use E-Verify, and what they have done that demonstrates they can carry out typical city council functions.)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Diersen is the founder of the daily newsletter McNeily lost his bid for the West District seat in 2016 against incumbent Todd Scalzo. According to his LinkedIn page, he is the Midwest regional manager of Turning Point USA, a conservative group founded by Wheeling High School alum Charlie Kirk for college and high school students. Robbins, a former Illinois Park and Recreation Association board member, also ran unsuccessfully against Scalzo for the West District seat in 2016. Kmiecik finished third in another three-way race for the seat in 2009. Jafri, a finance and accounting consultant, lost to Tim Elliott for a District 4 spot on the DuPage County Board in 2016. The Democrat was seeking his first elected office at the time.)

— FRONT PAGE: Does the Chicago area need another airport? Plans for a Peotone airport are back, this time with an e-commerce spin. – Mary Wisniewski

— Supporters Of Greater Gun Restrictions Rally In Chicago – ANDY DAHN

— El Paso joins Morton in banning recreational-pot businesses – Nick Vlahos

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Karl Hickerson of Davenport promotes hatred against Trump and against Trump’s supporters.

— O’Rourke says he supports national gun licensing program – AP

— Workplace Discrimination Protections Now Law in Illinois (DIERSEN: From what I see, constructively, employers can discriminate against employees because they are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and/or if their ancestors have been in America for a long time.)

— Illinois’ shrinking tax base: Residents are leaving and taking their incomes with them – Ted Dabrowski and John Klingner

— Bernie Sanders staffers manhandle press at Iowa State Fair – Joseph Simonson (DIERSEN: I should write a book about how activists, candidates, elected officials, party leaders, major donors, political consultants, etc. who claim to be religious, conservative, and/or Republican have treated me since 2000.)

— Internet is silencing Conservative voices (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who want silence me.)
— Elizabeth Warren will tax gun makers at 30% on firearms, 50% on ammunition (DIERSEN: This would make it harder for poor people to defend themselves.)

— The Link between Today’s Leftists and Yesterday’s Nazis – Alexander Nussbaum
— Where only wealthy liberals can exercise free speech – Ethel C. Fenig

— Illinois Governor Mandates LGBT History Curriculum for Public Schools – ALANA MASTRANGELO
— Illegal Alien Accused of Killing Mollie Tibbetts Claims ‘Constitutional Rights’ Violated – John Binder
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says ‘White Supremacists Think That Donald Trump Is a White Supremacist’
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Trump’s 2020 Strategy Is Attracting ‘Neo-Nazis and White Supremacists’

— The Epstein ‘Suicide’ Conspiracies Are Flying – DEREK HUNTER

— Student defends wearing MAGA hat after professor cries ‘white supremacy’ – JENNIFER KABBANY

— Trump administration releases new ‘public charge’ rule making it easier to reject immigrants – CHRIS MILLS RODRIGO

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters promote hatred against Trump.

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters say “Trump is losing ground in America’s suburbs.”

— Trump admin announces rule that could limit legal immigration – Priscilla Alvarez, Geneva Sands and Tami Luhby

— This Social Security rule cuts public workers’ benefits. Politicians want to change that – Lorie Konish (DIERSEN: My Social Security is dramatically reduced because I get a Civil Service Retirement System pension.)

— Trump Rule Targets Legal Immigrants Who Rely on Food Stamps and Other Aid – Eileen Sullivan and Michael D. Shear
— Banning Assault Weapons Works That’s why, as president, I will push to ban them again. – Joe Biden

— Trump administration to penalize immigrants who use or might use public benefits, a move aimed at curbing legal immigration
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters promote those who hate Trump.
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats blame Republicans for the problems that millennials have.

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters promote hatred against Trump supporters.
— Memo to Biden: Being white doesn’t make you rich – Seth Barron (DIERSEN: While I worked for the federal government for almost 30 years, my superiors were always under tremendous pressure from Democrat politicians to give preference to minorities. If I had been a minority, the federal government would have promoted me into its Senior Executive Service long before I was 40 years old.)

— San Diego’s city attorney is taking away hundreds of guns from those who shouldn’t have them – GEORGE SKELTON

— Should Massachusetts cities and towns be allowed to extend the right to vote in local elections to legal non-citizens? – Gladys Vega

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters promote hatred against Trump.

— In Boise and Grand Rapids, the Housing Market Looks Red Hot Many Midwestern markets have heated up so quickly they are now experiencing shortages of inventory and rising prices – Laura Kusisto and Likhitha Butchireddygari (DIERSEN: How is the housing market doing in your neighborhood, in your precinct, in your township/ward, and in your county? What attracts buyers and what drives them away?)
— The Federal Minimum Wage Doesn’t Really Matter Anymore Only a tiny share of civilian workers are paid at that rate – Eric Morath

— Legalizing Marijuana Has Created a Black Market Plaguing Riverside County Transnational crime organizations growing pot counties, and in residential neighborhoods – Michelle Mears

— Cape Coral City Council to vote on rezoning Four Corners lots – Anna Kohls

— When it comes to elections, how important are endorsements from the political establishment? – Jason Ruiz

— Candidates for Toledo Council District 3 explain qualifications

— Employers need to tighten up on their hiring process to avoid discrimination – KAREN MICHAEL (DIERSEN: 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.)

— Candidate Forum: Residents hear from Aiken City Council candidates – Cindy Kubovic

— Park City voters days away from eliminating a City Council candidate – Jay Hamburger

— Next Gen committee chair announces council run Iftin Abshir, 28, says she wants to keep Colorado from becoming California – David Gilbert,284795

— Heckard wins runoff for Ward 1 seat – David Swartz

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters promote hatred against Trump and against his supporters.

— Hiscox Study Finds 1 in 5 US Workers Age 40 and Over Have Experienced Age Discrimination in the Workplace 51 years old is the age at which workers believe they are most likely to experience age discrimination in the workplace

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.