August 21 Evening Edition

— Biden’s job approval rating dips amid COVID uptick: Poll The decline in support also comes as amid the deteriorating situation in Afghanistan. – AP
— Islamic State threat forces US changes to Afghanistan evacuations plans at Kabul airport. Time for evacuations is running out ahead of Biden’s Aug. 31 deadline to withdraw most remaining U.S. troops. – AP

— Illinois Senate GOP Leader Dan McConchie Tests Positive for COVID-19, Spokesperson Says. Both McConchie and Illinois Senate President Don Harmon have tested positive for breakthrough cases of COVID-19 this week.

— Breakthrough COVID case: Illinois Senate Republican Leader Dan McConchie tests positive for virus despite being vaccinated

— Illinois Democrats may have opened legal can of worms with new fundraising committee. The Illinois Democrats’ chair, U.S. Rep. Robin Kelly, is barred by federal laws from participating in fundraising outside the federally regulated campaign system. So the state party cobbled together a new committee. – Rich Miller

— Illinois Senate Republican leader Dan McConchie has breakthrough COVID-19 case a day after GOP Day at State Fair – RICK PEARSON
— Parents are getting coached on how to escape mask and vaccine rules across the US – AP

— More than half of Kinzinger’s GOP primary challengers believe Trump won the 2020 election – Russell Lissau
— State Sen. McConchie experiencing breakthrough case of COVID-19 – Eric Peterson
— Who are the real RINOs? The Trump critics or the Trump enablers? – Editorial
(COMMENT: Political parties exist to help elect candidates who can and will defend and advance their platform. Most commonly, RINOs reject the traditional family, right to life, immigration, illegal drugs, Second Amendment, and/or equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving) planks in the Republican Party platform. Far too often, RINOs 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, reverse discrimination (wokeism, BLM, CRT, 1619, reparations, etc.), and/or age discrimination. I should write a book about RINOs. I would focus on RINOs who destroy a) those who they cannot manipulate/dominate, b) those who refuse to glorify and praise them, c) those who refuse to pander to them, d) those who refuse to serve as one of their operatives or dupes, e) those who refuse to cover up their wrongdoing, and/or f) those who refuse to give them money.)

— We’re a long way from the Land of Lincoln – Alan Webber

— D229 Board Member Sues Pritzker, Ayala, Over Face Mask Order – Lorraine Swanson

— If Biden were a Republican, Dems in Congress would have impeached him. They should. Biden keeps repeating that he was bound by Trump’s planned withdrawal. Really? – Victor Davis Hanson

— Joe Biden Leaves Town, Says He Needs More Sleep

— Left suddenly fans of showing ID when it prevents ‘fraud’ from unvaxed people dining indoors – Vivek Saxena|

— Minnesota GOP ‘in ruins’ after shocking scandal. Stunning charges against a top donor and the state GOP chair’s resignation have left the party in turmoil. – DAVID SIDERS and PAUL DEMKO

— Is It Better To Quit Before You Get Fired From A Job? Here are the unseen financial and emotional benefits and costs with each option. – Monica Torres

— Will Twitter Boot the Taliban?

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.