August 23, 2022


— Chicago Board of Election Commissioners makes push to recruit poll workers

— COMMENT: Lightfoot Tries To Draw Attention Away From Chicago’s Problems By Slamming Bailey For Calling Chicago a ‘Hellhole’

— IRS could be on the verge of changing the way Americans file their taxes – Tobias Burns (COMMENT: The Democrats who run IRS use the tremendous subjectivity in tax laws and in tax regulations against Republicans. If I had been a Democrat, they would not have disallowed my education deductions in 1978.)

— An unusual $1.6 billion donation from a Chicago businessman bolsters conservatives – Kenneth P. Vogel and Shane Goldmacher
— Lake County a good choice if Eli Lilly bolts Indy – Charles Selle

— COMMENT: Ever-increasingly, Democrats a) run Chicago and b) downplay Chicago’s problems.
— COMMENT: Ever-increasingly, Democrats do everything that they can to make Mexican Americans hate Republicans.

— Wheaton Democrat mounts challenge to GOP’s Amy Grant for 47th House seat – Katlyn Smith
— COMMENT: Ever-increasingly, Democrats erode Second Amendment rights.
— COMMENT: Ever-increasingly, Democrats a) promote Islam, LGBTQ, and dependency on charity and b) discourage assimilation.

— Illinois voting rights landscape widens with permanent vote by mail option. As in the last two elections, Illinois voters will be in for some changes when they hit the polls on Nov. 8, 2022. – Jim Hagerty

— Inflation Reduction Act is the problem, not the solution – Star Parker

— After the U.S. Supreme Court decision overturning the landmark Roe v. Wade ruling this summer, some students in Ohio and Indiana say they’re changing their sexual behavior.

— There’s a boom in websites selling abortion pills (COMMENT: Ever-increasingly, Democrats promote abortion.)

— COMMENT: Pritzker promoters say “The Hands of Darren Bailey Continue to Grasp for Position in Gubernatorial Race.”

— Youngkin slams proposal that removes Benjamin Franklin from Virginia history curriculum – NICK MINOCK

— TRAGIC: Marijuana, hallucinogen use among young adults jump to record-high rates in 2021 – CNN

— COMMENT: Ever-increasingly, Democrats illegally encourage citizens of foreign countries to illegally come to America and to illegally stay in America illegally.

— COMMENT: Ever-increasingly, Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, Independents, and RINOs get rid of you if you question the 2020 Presidential election.

— Richard Porter: ‘The best thing we can do for this state, we put Darrell Bailey together with Tom DeVore’

— Bailey calls Chicago a ‘hellhole,’ promises to make ‘all of Illinois safe and affordable’ – Andy Nghiem

— Bailey: ‘What’s happening at DCFS is shameful’ – Bree Gonzales

— ‘F*** Wirepoints’ Says Chicago Teachers Union When Confronted With Facts From The School District Itself – Mark Glennon



— Illinois Senate Republican press secretary and Homer Glen village trustee Nicole La Ha Zwiercan is new Mrs. America
— Campaign notebook
— Abortion access raises stakes in state Supreme Court races
— National political group receives $1.6 billion from Chicago donor with long history in Illinois politics

— Minnesota’s teachers union is normalizing racial discrimination – Peter Laffin
— Wisconsin school district bans ‘political’ BLM and pride flags in classrooms – Jeremiah Poff
— The Left abandoned the ‘American dream’ and is now trying to weaponize it – Zachary Faria (COMMENT: Back in the good old days, the American dream motivated me a) to earn a job-related bachelor’s degree when I was 21 in 1970, b) to earn job-related master’s degrees when I was 27, 31, and 48, c) to earn job-related professional certifications when I was 30, 32, 41, 45, 47, and 48, and d) to earn a job-related professional license when I was 32.)

— What’s Hollowing Out the US Workforce? – Michael R. Strain (COMMENT: Ever-increasingly, under the Democrats and under the RINOs, employers replace their employees who are White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time, Trump supporters, conservative, Republican, and/or American with employees who are minority, female, younger, LGBTQ, unmarried, poor, non-Christian, non-Protestant, non-Italian American, non-German American, those whose ancestors have not been in America for a long time, Trump-haters, moderate, liberal, Democrat, Libertarian, Green, Independent, RINO, and/or citizens of foreign countries.)
— A Vision of Black Success – Ian Rowe (COMMENT: In 1997, when I was 49 years old, my Democrat GAO superiors forced me to take their early retirement “offer” so that they could gave my job and my preferred corner office to my Black subordinate, and that is what they did. In 1971, when I was 22 years old, Oldsmobile withdrew a job offer that I had accepted saying that Oldsmobile had just agreed to stop hiring Whites to settle an EEOC complaint.)

— Joe Biden uses $500,000 in federal funds to construct himself a personal border wall – Monica Showalter
— The GOP Is Doing Its Best To Lose The November Election – Vince Coyner
— They don’t just dislike us; they hate us – Sloan Oliver
— Marxist mob out for blood at the American Historical Association – Olivia Murray
— Editor for The New Yorker advertises his White Savior complex – Olivia Murray (COMMENT: I should write a book about those in Illinois, in DuPage County, in Milton Township, and in Wheaton a) who paint themselves as being religious, conservative, and/or Republican AND b) who paint themselves as being White Saviors.)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: So what is the White Savior mentality? Defined by the online publication Health, the complex is: [A]n ideology that is acted upon when a white person, from a position of superiority, attempts to help or rescue a BIPOC (black, indigenous, and people of color) person or community. Whether this is done consciously or unconsciously, people with this complex have the underlying belief that they know best or that they have the skills that BIPOC people don’t have….)
— Tired of the ‘Rank and File’ – Steve Feinstein (COMMENT: I should write a book about how my Democrat GAO, IRS, and Post Office superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates acted as operatives for the Democrat Party. I would focus on the adverse actions that they took against the few remaining Republican employees in those agencies.)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: If there is one thing that progressive Left governance has accomplished in the last two Democrat administrations, it’s been their complete (and sadly, likely irreversible) destruction of formerly non-partisan governmental organizations. The FBI, DoJ, IRS, and CIA used to comprise the bedrock foundation of a just and equitable American society, ensuring an unbiased legal system, providing national security and pursuing America’s best interests around the world. Regrettably, that is no longer the case. These formerly neutral national institutions are now blatantly and unapologetically nothing more than extensions of the Democrat Party. With their actions predictably covered and excused by the mainstream liberal media, these establishments have taken to proactively opposing and undercutting all manner of conservative politicians and initiatives.)
— Rape in a Genderless Age – Christopher Skeet

— RNC Releases 7-Minute Video Hammering Joe Biden’s ‘Racism’ – WENDELL HUSEBØ
— Trump’s Former ICE Chief: Biden’s Open Borders ‘Overwhelming … Social Services’ for Americans – JOHN BINDER
— Navy SEALs Back Up Trump Jr. on Military Wasting Time on Diversity Training – KRISTINA WONG
— NYC Homeless Shelters Packed with 4.9K Border Crossers: ‘Situation is Dire’ – JOHN BINDER
— Jersey Shore Christians Accused of ‘Bullying’ LGBTQ+ for Building Cross-Shaped Ocean Pier – AMY FURR and FRANCES MARTEL
— After Making Divisions Worse, Biden to Host ‘Unity’ Summit – JOEL B. POLLAK

— ‘Psychologically Abusive’: Some Back-To-School Programs Dividing Students By ‘Gender, Culture And Identity’ – Reagan Reese

— Parents Say They’ve Been Harassed, Stalked, and Doxxed for Criticizing School Boards – Brad Jones (COMMENT: Of course, Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, Independents, and RINOs viciously demonize, viciously denigrate, viciously condemn, and viciously destroy conservative school board candidates. I should write a book about my bid to be appointed to fill Wheaton’s West District City Council vacancy in 2019.)
— Biden Admin Running ‘World’s Epicenter’ of Child Trafficking – Jack Phillips
— COMMENT: Ever-increasingly, Democrats crow about their success in getting religion to promote LGBTQ.
— How Racism Is Taught in California’s High Schools – SIYAMAK KHORRAMI
— New York Gives Free Food, Phones to Immigrant Families, Prepares to Enroll Students – Zachary Stieber

— Left-Wing Elites Gaslight Americans With Perverse Priorities While Society Crumbles – MARCO RUBIO
— New Jersey Teachers Union Blasts Parents As ‘Extremists’ For Questioning Left-Wing Extremism – ROBERT BUSEK
— Mike Pence Is Wrong. DOJ And FBI Rot Spreads Way Deeper Than Garland – JONATHAN S. TOBIN

— Chicago on pace for 6 times as many carjackings as eight years ago. Arrests for carjackings in Chicago have slumped to a near record low despite the surge in incidents. – Michael Lee
— Immigration: Democratic Mayors Adams, Bowser avoid ‘cruel,’ ‘xenophobic’ labels reserved for Republicans. Sanctuary city mayors have complained about an influx of migrants. – Brian Flood (COMMENT: Why hasn’t Abbott bussed illegals to Chicago?)

— Common Sense Dies in Darkness – Patrick Hall

— Florida Pulls LGBTQ ‘Support Guides’ From Schools, Citing ‘Grave Concerns’ Over Parental Rights
— Biden Administration Offers ‘Fresh Start’ For Nearly 7.5 Million Student Loan Borrowers
— Patrick Henry High In Mpls. To Be Renamed Because Of Enslaved People In The 18th Century

— Common sense is dead: Here come ‘Red Flag’ laws and other impossible police-justice reforms – Leonard Sipes|

— Now or Never: We Must Seize the School Choice Moment – Kevin Roberts, Ph.D. (COMMENT: My outstanding parents’ sending me to Trinity Lutheran Grade School in Crete 1953-1961 and then to Hope Lutheran Grade School in Park Forest 1961-1962 to stay with the Missouri Synod helped me a) graduate in the top 20% of my 1966 Crete-Monee High School class, b) get an ACT score of 24, c) get accepted by UIC in 1966, d) earn a bachelor’s degree in management from NIU when I was 21 in 1970, e) earn an MBA from Loyola in 1976, f) pass the CPA examination on my first attempt in 1979, g) earn a master’s degree in accounting from DePaul in 1980, h) pass the Certified Internal Auditor examination on my first attempt in 1981, i) become a licensed CPA in 1981, j) earn job-related professional certifications in 1990, 1994, 1996, and 1997, and k) earn a master’s degree in finance in 1997.)

— Wisconsin School Board Bans Pride Flags & Teacher ‘Preferred Pronouns’ In Class – BRITTANY M. HUGHES

— ‘Anti-Racism’ and Common Sense – PETER KIRSANOW
(FROM THE ARTICLE: A short time ago, the National Museum of African American History sported a poster that most normal adults would describe as moronic if not blatantly racist. The poster purported to list indices of “Whiteness,” such as hard work, individualism, objectivity, nuclear family, respect for authority, and delayed gratification. These weren’t presented as universal qualities to strive for regardless of race. Rather, these were tools of oppression, contributors to unfairness, and characteristics of white supremacy.)

— If Pritzker Wants Transparency, He Should Look in the Mirror – Mark Vargas

— Atlanta Police Sends SWAT Team to Catch a Vandal – CHRIS QUEEN

— Number of Republicans who say they support Trump over GOP rises: poll – BRAD DRESS

— For CDC, monkeypox prevention focus remains on vaccines. Messaging has focused on where to get shots, with less attention to combating spread. – Ariel Cohen (COMMENT: Ever-increasingly, Democrats promote LGBTQ.)

— COMMENT: Ever-increasingly, Democrats a) promote LGBTQ and b) destroy traditional marriage and the traditional family.

— COMMENT: Ever-increasingly, Democrats use the Buffalo shooting to promote hatred against Republicans.

— California’s ‘privilege’-based curricula are at odds with American ideals – Jack Brown and Ethan Blevins (COMMENT: How privileged are you? My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always demonized me, denigrated me, and condemned me as being extremely privileged because I am White, male, heterosexual, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, non-poor, married since 1978, Protestant, 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 25 years, I have three master’s degrees, six professional certifications, and a professional license, etc.)

— COMMENT: Ever-increasingly, Democrats encourage/force children to be LGBTQers.
— COMMENT: Ever-increasingly, Democrats use 1619 to promote hatred against Republicans.

— Is Facebook profiting off hate? It’s complicated.- Editorial
— COMMENT: Ever-increasingly, Democrat promote LGBTQ.
— COMMENT: Ever-increasingly, Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, Independents, and RINOs get rid of you if you question the 2020 Presidential election.
— After Roe, teens are teaching themselves sex ed, because the adults won’t – Hannah Natanson (COMMENT: Ever-increasingly, Democrats encourage/force children to be a) sexually active and b) LGBTQers.)

— COMMENT: Ever-increasingly, Democrats encourage/force children to be LGBTQers.
— COMMENT: Under the Democrats and under the RINOs, expect that ever-increasingly Democrats and RINOs will get rid of you if you do not promote LGBTQ.
— COMMENT: Ever-increasingly, Democrats promote abortion.
— COMMENT: Ever-increasingly, Democrats use wokeness/wokeism to promote hatred against Republicans.

— The Decline of Men in the Workforce – Gerry Baker and Nicholas Eberstadt (COMMENT: Beyond overwhelmingly, the professional employees who the Democrats who ran GAO 1980-1997 got rid of were men, and especially men who were White, older, non-veteran, Protestant, German American, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time. I should write a book about that.)
— Companies Are Cutting Back on Maternity and Paternity Leave. Many employers dial down how much paid time off they give new moms and dads. – Kathryn Dill and Angela Yang (COMMENT: Ever-increasingly, Democrats promote abortion.
— Racial Discrimination and Harvard’s Invidious Boxes. Not only preferences but the categories that colleges use are unconstitutional. – William McGurn

— Newsom’s New Anti-Gun Law Amounts To False Advertising – Chris Dorsey

— Chicago Commission Recommends Removal of Some Monuments

— At the Jan. 6 hearings, race isn’t discussed much. Still, it’s a central issue. – Sandhya Dirks (COMMENT: Democrats have declared a Second Civil War against Republicans. Ever-increasingly, Democrats a) paint themselves as being the Union army in this war and b) paint Republicans as being the Confederate army in this war.)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The Lost Cause is the racist myth that justifies chattel slavery. It tells a false story of generous slave owners and happy slaves, as well as lies that the Civil War wasn’t really fought over slavery — it was about states’ rights. Everything that follows, the nadir of American race relations, the violent dismantling of Reconstruction, Jim Crow, the rise of the Ku Klux Klan, the erections of Confederate monuments and the conflation of a treasonous Confederate flag with patriotism, are all in the name of this Lost Cause.)

— COMMENT: Ever-increasingly, Democrats encourage/force children to be LGBTQers.

— White privilege (COMMENT: Ever-increasingly, to get votes from those who are NOT the following, Democrats shout that the more of the following that you are, the more that you are a White supremacist, NAZI, KKK member, hater, racist, sexist, bigot, and even worse things who owes all their successes in life to discrimination against those who are NOT the following: White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, homeowners, Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, gun owners, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)

— COMMENT: Under the Democrats and under the RINOs, expect that ever-increasingly Democrats and RINOs will get rid of you if you do not promote LGBTQ.

— COMMENT: Under the Democrats and under the RINOs, expect that ever-increasingly Democrats and RINOs will get rid of you if you do not promote LGBTQ.

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.