August 27 Evening Edition

— OUTSTANDING: Wheaton plans to ban recreational pot sales, citing ‘unknowns’ of legalization – Katlyn Smith (DIERSEN: DuPage County Coroner Richard Jorgensen, DuPage County Forest Preserve Commissioner Tim Whelan, Former Milton Township Trustee Don Sender, Wheaton Liquor & Tobacco Control Commission Chairman Mark Taylor, Gary Knosp, and me spoke against the sale of recreational pot in Wheaton at Wheaton’s public hearing on the issue Monday evening, August 26, 2019. Hearing attendees included Bob Cherry and Carl and Dagmar Lofgren.)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: “I just don’t see an advantage to being a first mover on this,” Mayor Phil Suess said. “And a very practical consideration: We say yes to this, the next discussion is where does it go? And I’m pretty sure we’re going to have a pretty profound discussion if we went that way in the context of ‘not in my backyard.'” Some council members also prefer to take that wait-and-see approach, indicating they could revisit public health and safety questions once the market establishes itself in towns that are now planning to allow dispensaries. “If we opt out now, we have the ability at any point to opt back in after time has passed and seeing OK, what has Lombard done?” Councilman Christopher Zaruba said. . .”People will prefer to buy their marijuana illegally to avoid the high costs due to taxes and regulation,” Councilwoman Suzanne Fitch said.)
— DuPage County taking more time to consider marijuana sales – Robert Sanchez (DIERSEN: At this meeting, Former Milton Township Trustee Don Sender and I urged DuPage County to ban the sale of pot in its unincorporated areas.)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Board member Tim Elliott urged the county to opt out. “To me, it’s not a question of money,” the Glen Ellyn Republican said. “It’s about what’s the right thing to do for our citizens.” Elliott said it’s possible that state lawmakers will make changes to the cannabis law during the fall veto session. For example, the number of licenses statewide could be increased, he said. “So I would prefer to see us opt out, at least in the short-term, to see what our municipalities do and, frankly, to see what Springfield does,” Elliott said. . .”I am stunned to see that we would even contemplate allowing zoning in an area that close to a high school, whether the regulations are there or not,” said board member Robert Larsen, a Wheaton Republican. “I think that’s a big mistake, and I hope we don’t go that route.”)
— Robbins recommended for vacant Wheaton City Council seat
— Presidential candidate Joe Walsh: ‘I’m done with talk radio’ – Robert Feder
— New gun dealer regulations proposed in Illinois – Peter Hancock
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats shout at women that Republicans cause all their problems.
— Why some residents oppose putting treatment center in Itasca hotel – Robert Sanchez
— Lake County Board members laud new law providing ability to remove leader – Russell Lissau

— DuPage County debates recreational marijuana sales, identifies possible dispensary site near Metea Valley High School – ALICIA FABBRE (DIERSEN: At this meeting, Former Milton Township Trustee Don Sender and I urged DuPage County to ban the sale of pot in its unincorporated areas.)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: County board member Sean Noonan, an Elmhurst Republican who also is a Bloomingdale police officer, said he would support opting out. “Many young people view marijuana to be less risky,” Noonan said. “In my opinion, marijuana is a gateway to other drugs.”)
— Why I appreciate presidential candidate Joe Walsh — for now – Clarence Page

— Three ways Republicans in Congress have worked to protect American voters No one wants foreign interference in our elections. – U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis

— Presidential candidate Joe Walsh takes Mundelein home off the market Walsh and his wife, Helene Miller Walsh, were asking $697,000 for the home, on seven acres, when they put it on the market in late May. Today, they took it off. – DENNIS RODKIN

— Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx announces Code for America partnership to expunge marijuana convictions

— Foxx unveils plan to expunge ‘tens of thousands’ of pot convictions

— GOP Trump Challengers Won’t Get Much Help From Their Party – Will Weissert

— Biden: Racism in US is institutional, ‘white man’s problem’ – AP (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, to be a Democrat is to be anti-White, anti-male, anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders, and anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)

— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Mayor Sees ‘Lots’ Of Interest In Opening Marijuana Shops In Bloomington – RYAN DENHAM

— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Kendall municipalities should permit and control marijuana sales – Editorial

— Conversation and Coffee with State Representative Amy Grant
— DuPage Sheriff’s Car Show Raises $5K For Special Olympics More than 120 classic, sport, and vintage cars were on display at the first-ever county car show. – Lisa Marie Farver

— Wheaton West District Appointment at Sept. 3 Council Meeting
(FROM THE PRESS RELEASE: The Wheaton Mayor and City Council will be considering Lynn Robbins to fill the West District Wheaton City Council seat at the City Council’s Sept. 3, 2019 meeting. If approved by the Mayor and City Council, Ms. Robbins will be filling the West District seat recently vacated as a result of Councilman Scalzo’s resignation from the City Council. The appointment will expire May 2021. The Mayor and City Council were very impressed with the number and qualifications of residents who applied for this appointment.)

— Federal Judge Says Sham Candidates OK 
— First In-Depth Interview of 14th Congressional District Hopeful Catalina Lauf 
— IL-14: Allen West to Catalina Lauf: “Way to go, Catalina!”, Jim Oberweis and Ted Gradel Still Owe Financial Disclosure Statements 
— Walsh Says He’s Quiting Talk Radio, But Monday WIND Still Announcing the Joe Walsh Show
— Another National Publication Interviews Catalina Lauf

— FreedomWorks Of America Endorses Ives in IL-06 Race 
— Ives speaks at Conservative Activist Conference – Glenn Minnis

— Journalists Are Powerful Public Figures and We Should Treat Them as Such – Alex Griswold 

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats illegally encourage citizens of foreign countries to illegally come to America illegally and to illegally stay in America illegally.
— Slavery and the Holocaust: How Americans and Germans Cope With Past Evils – Deborah E. Lipstadt (DIERSEN: Who hates German Americans the most in your neighborhood, in your precinct, in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, and in Illinois? Government is nasty. Politics is nasty. Democrats and Democrat plants, Libertarians and Libertarian plants, Greens and Green plants, and RINOs are nasty. I should write a book about a) how my Democrat superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates in the federal government used and b) how my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes in Wheaton, Glen Ellyn, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois use my 100% German national origin against me. They constantly foisted/foist negative German stereotypes on me. I would focus on those who are German American, but who demonize, denigrate, and condemn me to curry favor with those who hate German Americans. They paint themselves as being “good” German Americans who go around destroying “bad” Germans like me. In my defense, I stress that they all my ancestors immigrated way back during the 1840s and 1850s, that my grandfather on my father’s side fought the Germans during WWI, that my uncles on my mother’s side fought the Germans during WWII, and that if he had not been 4-F, my father would have fought the Germans during WWII. If DNA information had been available back when I worked for the federal government, I would have stressed that. According to, my ancestry is 33% Europe West, 28% Scandinavia, 24% Great Britain, 11% Ireland, 2% Europe East, 1% Finland/Northwest Russia, and 1% Italy/Greece.)

— What Joe Walsh thinks about immigration, climate change and Trump

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.