August 28 Morning Edition



— BEYOND OUTRAGEOUS: Rauner’s Illinois Republican Party – Rick Pearson  (DIERSEN: He who pays the piper calls the tunes. Ever-increasingly, by his words and by his actions, Rauner and his allies make it clear that they want the Illinois Republican Party (IRP) to get rid of precinct committeemen/captains, township/ward party officers, county party officers, IRP State Central Committee (SCC) members, IRP offices, the IRP National Committeeman, the IRP National Committeewoman, etc. a) who support Trump and/or b) who oppose promoting LGBTQ activity, abortion, mass/illegal immigration, pot, etc.  This is not new.  Since at least the 1970s, the IRP has been dominated by anti-conservatives, that is, by anti-Republicans.  Things are going to get even worse for Illinois Republicans as long as Illinois Republicans are prohibited from directly electing IRP SCC members.)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Gov. Rauner’s campaign put an additional $500,000 into the Illinois GOP last week, further cementing it as an extension of the governor’s re-election. With the latest contribution, the governor personally or through his campaign fund has donated about $31.1 million to the state Republican Party since he became its nominee for governor in March 2014. Rauner donations account for 68.5 percent of the nearly $45.4 million that the state GOP has raised during that time period. The party also has gotten sizable donations from the House Republican campaign committee and some GOP candidates that occurred after they received big checks from the Rauner campaign. Rauner hasn’t been shy that he wants to erode the Democratic majorities in the General Assembly to help accomplish his agenda. The state GOP was a central repository for Rauner money for Republican legislative elections last year. During a stop in Marion last week, Rauner complained about the legislature’s Democratic dominance under House Speaker Michael Madigan and lamented court rulings that struck down attempts to put term limits and changes in legislative redistricting on the ballot as proposed constitutional amendments. “We need to get people elected in the legislature who support term limits and fair maps, and we’ll get this done. This is a goal we will never give up on. But they defeated us so far. But we’ll get it done,” he said.)
— BEYOND OUTRAGEOUS: Rauner set to sign immigration bill Monday – Rick Pearson
(FROM THE ARTICLE: But state Rep. David McSweeney, R-Barrington Hills, opposed the measure and said Rauner would be better off being in Springfield and “working against a Chicago bailout” of its public schools. “I do not think this legislation is necessary,” McSweeney said of the immigration measure. “We don’t need to limit the ability of our police officers to enforce the laws.”)
— State school funding deal comes under pressure as leaders work on final details
— Social media screening a must  Hiring process should include review of accounts – Wanda Thibodeaux  (DIERSEN: How bad are your demographics? From what I see, ever-increasingly, employers do NOT want to hire/retain/promote those who are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders (except Bill Clinton), and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: An anti-Trump asks “What’s worse than leaving Trump in office?” and says “Impeaching him.”
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Tillerson joins the anti-Trumps by painting himself as having better values than Trump.  All my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes paint themselves as having better values than me.


— BEYOND OUTRAGEOUS: Governor Rauner to Sign Automatic Voter Registration Bill – James Neveau


— BEYOND OUTRAGEOUS: Rauner in Chicago, signs voter registration bill; immigration act next – Mitch Dudek
(FROM THE ARTICLE: A slew of groups that advocate for the rights of undocumented residents are say the law offers the strongest state-level protections of the due-process rights of people facing deportation. “This bill will provide an unprecedented level of protection for Illinois’ half-million undocumented residents who could otherwise enter the deportation pipeline through any simple interaction with police, including a traffic violation or a call to report a crime,” according to a joint news release issued by the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights, Asian Americans Advancing Justice and the National Immigrant Justice Center. “Once the TRUST Act is enacted, Illinois will be the gold standard for statewide protections against deportation.”)
— Jockeying begins for 2019 mayoral race vs. vulnerable – Emanuel Fran Spielman  (DIERSEN: Everyone should expect that Rauner a) will endorse Emanuel and b) will give Emanuel lots of money.)
— Illinois man who made FBI’s ‘Ten Most Wanted’ list arrested in Mexico – Jon Seidel  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasing, anti-Trumps make it clear that they will kill you figuratively, if not literally, if you do anything other than glorify and praise Mexico and all its citizens.)


— Lake County leaders pledge to tackle climate change – Mick Zawislak  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, anti-Trumps blame Trump and his supporters for everything that is bad, including bad weather.)
— How Walmart has affected Carpentersville crime, economy – Lauren Rohr
— Big Pharma thread seen among killers – Paul Kocan, Naperville


— AS THE DEMOCRAT PARTY’S STRANGLEHOLD ON COOK COUNTY TIGHTENS: County health system outlook in 2018: more Medicaid patients – KRISTEN SCHORSCH  (DIERSEN: How soon will everyone in Cook County be on Medicaid?)


— GOP leaders: School funding reform plan still on track – Doug Finke


— In response to Trump tweet, Mexico reiterates it won’t pay for the wall  President says Mexico to reimburse US – ELI WATKINS  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, anti-Trumps side with Mexico against America.)


— AS THE DEMOCRAT PARTY’S STRANGLEHOLD ON CHICAGO TIGHTENS: Chicago police have solved less than 20 percent of the murders committed in 2017 – Kate Shepherd


— Chicago Public Schools financial crisis described as lesson not learned – Hoang Tran


— William J. Kelly to conservatives: Stop Rauner from making Illinois a sanctuary state


— McHenry County Board Member Craig Wilcox Running for State Senate
— Shelter Dogs & Cats Designated “Office” State Pets
— Milkweed Now “Official” State Wildflower
— Legislation Allows Reduction of Number of Precinct Judges in Primaries
— Candidate Petition Party at Nick’s Pizza Sept. 7th




— Boy Scouts to Go Co-Ed? YIKES! – Laurie Higgins


— Opposition builds to education funding reform compromise
— Behind Rauner’s bragging on the economy


— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Americans crow over their success in getting Rauner to harm America and to harm its citizens.  By signing SB 31, Rauner shouts that he sides with Mexico and with other foreign countries and with their citizens against America and against its citizens.


— Rauner signs two bills sought by gay rights activists  (DIERSEN: If you promote LGBTQ activity, you shout that you reject the traditional family planks in the Republican Party platform and in the Illinois Republican Party platform.)
— Anarchists Carrying ‘No Hate’ Shields Assault People At Berkeley Protest – Amber Randall
— The Establishment And Antifa Go Hand In Hand – SCOTT GREER
— Mizzou Offers ‘Microaggressions’ Therapy For Black Students ‘Surviving’ At ‘White Institution’ – Eric Owens  (DIERSEN: I survived Democrat institutions for almost 30 years. I survived at GAO for almost 18 years. I survived at IRS for almost 9 years. I survived at the Post Office for almost 3 years.)


— End of Freedom of Speech? Black-clad Antifa Storms Berkeley Peace Rally
— Sebastian Gorka one of Donald Trump’s last ‘Islamic terrorist’ hard-liners
— Washington Post Says Big Danger From Harvey is Bringing White Supremacists to South Texas
— With Friends Like Gary Cohn, Who Needs Enemies?
— NYPD union sparks backlash with ‘blue racism’ video


— Pro-Trump and anti-Trump protesters clash in Berkeley – Beth Baumann


— The Slow Death of the Republican Party – Brent Bozell
— Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner Allies ‘Untouchable’ in White House – CHARLIE SPIERING  (DIERSEN: Are you a Republican Precinct Committeeman/Captain?  Who are the untouchables in your township/ward party organization, in your county party organization, in your congressional district, in your state representative and state senate districts, in Illinois, in your county, in your township/ward, and in your municipality?)


— Indiana v. Illinois: The state line that best demonstrates ‘red model’ success and ‘blue model’ failure – Thomas Lifson


— Outsiders vs. Insiders: Is there anyone left in the White House to Make America Great Again? – Jeffrey A. Rendall


— CANCELLING PATRIOT PRAYER  Democrat politicians let Antifa thugs suffocate free speech. – Matthew Vadum


— The real threat to our republic is the Orwellian Antifa – NED RYUN
— Republicans don’t know who to talk to at White House – SCOTT WONG


— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps ask “Can anyone in the GOP run against Trump?”


— The Biggest Misconception About Today’s College Students – Gail O. Mellow  (DIERSEN: Do you have a degree from an Ivy League school?  While I have four college degrees, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes stress that none of them are from Ivy League schools.)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: You might think the typical college student lives in a state of bliss, spending each day moving among classes, parties and extracurricular activities. But the reality is that an increasingly small population of undergraduates enjoys that kind of life. Of the country’s nearly 18 million undergraduates, more than 40 percent go to community college, and of those, only 62 percent can afford to go to college full-time. By contrast, a mere 0.4 percent of students in the United States attend one of the Ivies. The typical student is not the one burnishing a fancy résumé with numerous unpaid internships. It’s just the opposite: Over half of all undergraduates live at home to make their degrees more affordable, and a shocking 40 percent of students work at least 30 hours a week. About 25 percent work full-time and go to school full-time. The typical college student is also not fresh out of high school. A quarter of undergraduates are older than 25, and about the same number are single parents. These students work extremely hard to make ends meet and simultaneously get the education they need to be more stable: A two-year degree can earn students nearly 20 percent more annually than just a high school diploma.)
— Unemployment in Black and White – Editorial (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always hinted/implied/argued/shouted a) that instead of me, the Post Office should have hired a Black in 1966, b) that the Post Office should gotten rid of me much sooner than it did so that a Black could have my job, c) that instead of me, IRS should have hired a Black in 1971, d) that instead of me, IRS should have promoted Blacks in 1972, 1973, and 1974, e) that instead of me, GAO should have hired a Black in 1980, f) that instead of me, GAO should have promoted a Black in 1986, and g) that GAO should have gotten rid of me much sooner than it did so that a Black could have my job and my preferred corner office.)
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: In an editorial unethically made to look like a news article, anti-Trumps encourage people to bring other people to America illegally.


— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Tillerson joins the anti-Trumps by painting himself as having better values than Trump.  All my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes paint themselves as having better values than me.


— FRONT PAGE: HARDCOPY ARTICLE TITLE: Arpaio’s Pardon Widens GOP Split – Shane Harris  (DIERSEN: If you are not going to defend and advance the immigration plank in the Republican Party platform, you should not seek or hold any kind of government or political office as a Republican.)
— Secretary of State Says U.S. Committed to Equality – Felicia Schwartz  (DIERSEN: According to Democrats, to promote equality is to use government to take opportunities, income, assets, etc. away from Republicans (especially from Republicans who are White, male, older, and/or non-veteran) and to give those opportunities, income, assets, etc. to Democrats (especially to Democrats who are minority, female, and/or younger).  It is called Affirmative Action, Diversity, and Inclusion.)
— Why the Left Can’t Let Go of Racism – Shelby Steele (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, anti-Trumps shout at everyone that Trump and his supporters are racists, sexists, bigots, haters, KKK members, Nazis, White supremacists, and even worse things. Anti-Trumps dominate Illinois. Are you a Trump supporter? Do anti-Trumps dominate your precinct, dominate your municipality, dominate your township/ward, and/or dominate your county?  If so, ever-increasingly, you should prepare for your self-defense.)
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Americans promote the “rule of law” only when that advances the interests of foreign countries and their citizens.
— Powerbull: The Lottery Loves Poverty  It’s bizarre: States push lotto tickets on the poor, earn $70 billion, and then put the buyers on welfare. – Arthur C. Brooks (DIERSEN: If you promote gambling, you promote destruction.)
— Google’s Broken Promise to Cubans  The company denies access to a pro-democracy website, blames the embargo. – Mary Anastasia O’Grady
— Ask Not for Whom the Doorbell Tolls. They Won’t Answer It.  Some smartphone-carrying millennials and Gen Zers are so used to texting upon arrival that the sound of a ringing doorbell freaks them out; ‘it’s terrifying’ – Christopher Mims


— DIERSEN HEADLINE: An anti-conservative/Trump says “Sheriff Joe Arpaio is no conservative and no hero, no matter what President Trump says.”
— ‘Honor’ system we have for voting is unreliable  Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity will take a comprehensive look – Hans von Spakovsky
— 4 questions to ask yourself before retiring – Wendy Connick  (DIERSEN: In 1997, when I was 49 years old, to force to take their early retirement “offer,” my Democrat GAO superiors made it clear to me that if I did not, they would kill me figuratively, if not literally.)

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.