August 4, 2023


— Democrats ever-increasingly promote electric vehicles.

— Democrats say “Chicago police release crime statistics for July.”
— Democrats ever-increasingly push more pot.
— Democrats say “Chicago teens showcase anti-violence social media campaigns in summer competition.” What did you do during your summers? I did yard work 1962-1964, delivered newspapers 1962-1966, washed dishes in 1965, cleaned golf shoes, chipped slag, and pumped gasoline in 1966, and delivered mail 1967-1969.

— Democrats ask “Is it okay to use ‘mob’ to describe youth gatherings?”

— Democrats ever-increasingly push more pot.
— The Chicago police union’s unchecked power props up misconduct – Michael Collins and David Shapiro (COMMENT: My Democrat IRS superiors were beyond furious when the National Treasury Employees Union came to my defense in 1974. SEE: )

— Democrats acknowledge that “Black Northwestern players forced into watermelon-eating contests, new hazing lawsuit alleges. One lawsuit also alleges the former Northwestern University football player had his Afro cut off by upperclassmen players at the team’s camp in Kenosha, Wisconsin.”
— Democrats say “Donald Trump’s not guilty plea in election cases boosts strength with GOP base. Trump’s three not-guilty pleas appeals to his supporters — and enhances his martyr status as he leads rivals seeking the 2024 Republican Party nomination for president.”
— Democrats say “Democratic leaders seek $837 million in federal funding to revamp Chicago’s Union Station.” I used the Union Station extensively 1992-1997 while I a) worked for GAO in the Loop, b) I took graduate evening finance classes at IIT right next to the Union Station, and c) my wife worked in Berwyn.
— Democrats acknowledge that “In some city wards, residents vote on how tax money is spent.” and ask “Should all Chicagoans get a seat at the budget table?”

— FRONT PAGE WITH PICTURE: Democrats ever-increasingly push more pot.

— OUTSTANDING: Judge freezes Illinois law targeting anti-abortion pregnancy centers – Jon Asplund
(FROM THE ARTICLE: “Free speech won today in the Land of Lincoln — pro-life advocates across Illinois can breathe a sigh of relief they won’t be pursued for ‘misinformation’ by Attorney General Kwame Raoul,” Peter Breen, executive vice president and head of litigation for the Thomas More Society, said in the statement. “Across the nation, pregnancy help ministries are being discriminated against by laws that target their life-affirming work,” Breen said. “The injunction granted today sends a strong, clear message to the country that the First Amendment protects pro-life speech.”)
— Democrats ask “Are taxpayers getting their money’s worth on pensions?” Since 1966, when I was 18 years old, when I started earning credits toward a Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS) pension, my critics/opponents have been furious. They got even more furious in 1997, when I was 49 years old, and starting getting a CSRS pension, currently $63,144/year. In my defense, I paid in 7% of my GAO salary 1980-1997, of my IRS salary 1971-1980, and of my Post Office salary 1966-1969. In my defense, my CSRS pension would be much more if my Democrat superiors had not wasted my career and forced me to retire 6 years early. I my defense, a) I earned job-related degrees in 1970, 1976, 1980, and 1997, b) I earned job-related professional certifications in 1979, 1981, 1990, 1994, 1996, and 1997, and c) I earned a job-related professional license in 1981.

— Democrats say “Injunction halts Illinois’ new law aimed at ending pregnancy center deceptive practices.”

— Democrats ever-increasingly push more pot.

— Democrats ever-increasingly promote more abortion.

— Democrats say “Illinois law calls for trauma-informed training for teachers, children’s adversity index.” How much adversity did you experience when you were a child? I experienced very little thanks to my outstanding parents, grandparents, my aunts and uncles, and my Trinity Lutheran Grade School, Hope Lutheran Grade School, and Crete-Monee High School teachers.

— Democrats say “Multi-tasking is bad for you.” When did you multi-task the most. During 2005, 2006, and 2007, I concurrently served a) as the GOPUSA Illinois Editor, b) the TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairman, c) an Illinois Center Right Coalition Steering Committee member, d) the Republican fundraiser for Wheaton Independence Day parades and fireworks, e) a Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee member, and f) a Republican Precinct Committeeman. I focused on my lawsuit against GAO 1998-2004. During 1992-1997, I concurrently a) worked full-time for GAO and b) took graduate finance courses at IIT. During 1981, I concurrently a) worked full-time for GAO and b) studied to pass the Certified Internal Auditor examination. During 1980, I concurrently a) worked full-time for GAO and b) took graduate evening accounting courses at DePaul. During 1979, I concurrently a) worked full-time for IRS and b) studied to pass the CPA examination. During 1976-1979 I concurrently a) worked full-time for IRS and took graduate evening accounting courses at DePaul. During 1972-1976 I concurrently a) worked full-time for IRS and took graduate evening business courses at Loyola. During 1972, I concurrently a) worked full-time for IRS, b) worked part-time for Firestone Stores, and c) took graduate evening business classes at Loyola. During 1971, I currently a) worked full-time for Firestone Stores and b) took graduate business classes at UIC. During 1966, 1967, 1968, and 1969, I concurrently a) worked part-time for the Park Forest Post Office and b) took classes at UIC and NIU.

— Democrats say “INTERVIEW WITH TONY MCCOMBIE.” Democrats want illegals because illegals vote for Democrats. RINOs want illegals because RINOs want cheap labor. Democrats and RINOs ever-increasingly hint/imply/argue/shout that they want illegals because they want cheap labor and bad jobs are going unfilled. Illegal immigration drives down salaries and especially for bad jobs. My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always hinted/implied/argued/shouted that I have always been overpaid because the jobs I took were paid more because they were bad jobs and therefore, more had to be paid to fill them. I worked for GAO as an Analyst 1980-1997, for IRS as a Revenue Officer 1971-1980, for Firestone Stores as a gasoline-pumper 1971-1972, for Firestone Stores as a Retail Sales Manager 1970-1971, for the Post Office as a carrier/clerk 1966-1969, and for SS Kresge as a dish-washer 1964-1966.
(Democrats say: McCombie adds context: House Republican Leader Tony McCombie put perspective on a new law that allows DACA residents to become police officers. At a time when police departments are having a hard time recruiting officers, McCombie said the new law allows “DACA folks who were born here, who have been here for 30 years… who have the legal ability to purchase and possess a firearm” to apply to become police officers. “So, these folks are not the folks that are coming here illegally,” she told Tom Miller on WJPF, adding that’s why “every single Republican” voted for the bill.

— Democrats ever-increasingly promote more Pritzker.
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Pritzker says he’s laser focused on getting President Joe Biden re-elected, but “it’s lost on no one that if Biden were to step aside and Kamala Harris were to falter, Pritzker would be without peer in his ability to fund a last-second campaign,” according to a New York magazine story.)

— Democrats say “Afternoon roundup.”


— Posturing and double-talk on Illinois’ new authorization for undocumented immigrants to become police – Mark Glennon
— Not ‘mob action…they are not baby Al Capones’ says Chicago Mayor Johnson about latest youth violence

— OUTSTANDING: Judge blocks Raoul from enforcing Illinois abortion ‘misinformation’ law – Jonathan Bilyk

— Johnson: Chicago will send illegal aliens to the suburbs (COMMENT: How many illegals will Johnson send to your county, to your township, to your municipality, and to your school district?)

— Mayor downplays youth crime; reaffirms Chicago’s migrant ‘sanctuary’ status – Andrew Hensel (COMMENT: Democrats ever-increasingly promote more illegal immigration.)
— Mayor pushes back on ‘mob’ moniker

— Bishop talks with William Kelly, a reporter out of Chicago, with his reaction to Illinois law now allowing noncitizens to apply to be police in Illinois.

— Pro-Life Action League Wins Temporary Injunction in Rockford Court Battle against Democrats’ Attempt to Shut Down Crisis Pregnancy Centers
— Jack Franks’ Campaign Committee Dormant
— Local Government Consolidation Proposal
— “Why Are Kids My Age in First Grade?” Pritzker Signs Bill for Mandatory Full-Day Kindergarten


— Trump pleads not guilty in Jan. 6 case – Jeff Mordock

— Chicago Mayor Brandon Johnson makes excuses for looting teens … again – Jack Elbaum
— Arrests of noncitizens with criminal convictions at border at record highs – Bethany Blankley
— GOP lawmakers introduce bill allowing federal officials to be sued for censorship – Samantha-Jo Roth (COMMENT: I should sue those who since 2000 have done the most to stop me from sending out GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters and to stop everyone from reading those newsletters. I would focus on those who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois. I would focus on the many/big adverse actions that they have taken against me.

— NYC leaders blast silence on White House’s promised liaison to assist migrant crisis – Bernadette Hogan, MaryAnn Martinez and Jesse O’Neill

— A new Gallup poll released last week has further exposed a shocking collapse in patriotism – and is yet another reflection on the sorry state of American education. – Neil Banerji (COMMENT: What makes you patriotic? For me, the many reasons include my being able to earn four college degrees, pass the CPA and Certified Internal Auditor examinations on my first attempt, and become a licensed CPA even though a) neither of my parents attended college, b) my father was only the first of my ancestors to earn a high school diploma, and c) my mother never attended high school.)

— Chicago’s new liberal mayor scolds reporter for using ‘mob’ to describe hundreds of teens looting and trashing store – CARLOS GARCIA

— Illinois Dumps More than $23M to Draw Out-of-State Abortion Seekers – KATHERINE HAMILTON

— ‘Be Very Careful’: Chicago Mayor Brandon Johnson Defends Teen Looters From ‘Mob Action’ Allegations. Brandon Johnson defends teen looters. – COREY WALKER

— Federal Judge Vacates Biden’s Asylum Rule; Americans Get the Worst of Both Worlds – Michael Capuano

— Chicago Mayor: ‘Mob action’ not an appropriate term. During a press conference, Chicago Mayor Brandon Johnson warned a local reporter on Wednesday that using the term “mob action” to describe looters was not “appropriate.” (COMMENT: How soon will Chicago teen mobs destroy things in your county, in your township, in your municipality, and in your school district?)
— Washington Post reports LGBTQ crackdowns in the Middle East are ‘mirroring efforts by American conservatives’ The article drew comparisons to ‘backlash faced by Bud Light’ – Lindsay Kornick
— LGBTQ summer camp for kids ages 5-13 showered with praise on NBC News: ‘Love that whole idea’ The New Country Pride Camp was described as a ‘welcoming, open-tent community of LGBTQ+ young people’ – Lindsay Kornick
— We’re more focused on ‘wokeness’ than military readiness – Robert Charles

— Republican National Committee Raises Bar For Second GOP Primary Debate

— Open Borders Creating Bidenvilles of Homelessness. – Simon Hankinson

— NY mayor to move 80 illegal alien adults to a popular family-friendly park in Brooklyn – KAREN TOWNSEND

— Chicago Mayor Claims Term ‘Mob Action’ Is ‘Not Appropriate’ For Over 40 Looters – EMMA CAMPBELL

— Capacity Reached, Throngs of Migrants Sleeping on the Streets in New York – Luis Miguel
— Proposed Bill Would Abolish U.S. Agency That’s Exporting Wokeism – Paul Dragu

— The Racial Wealth Gap: Myths and Realities – Robert Cherry

— Chicago Mayor Brandon Johnson Had the Dumbest Defense for Kids Looting Stores – Julio Rosas
— Two Sets of Laws for Two Americas – Victor Davis Hanson

— “We’re Going To Take Over”: Chicago Residents Threaten To “Deal With” Influx Of Disruptive Illegals – TYLER DURDEN


— Advocates accuse New York City of using migrants as ‘props’ in bid for federal money (COMMENT: How many millions of taxpayer dollars will Democrats send states, counties, townships, municipalities, and school districts for each illegal that they take care of?)

— Democrats acknowledge that “Woman killed, toddler son among 3 others shot standing on sidewalk on Chicago’s South Side”

— Bud Light ‘prioritized left-wing ideology,’ says CEO helping laid-off workers get jobs. Public Sq. and RedBalloon have received resumes from laid off Bud Light employees after the conservative companies offered to help them find new jobs. (COMMENT: During 1980-1997, the Democrats who ran GAO got rid of thousands of GAO employees who were Republican, White, male, older, non-veteran, Protestant, German American, and/or had ancestors who had been in America for a long time and b) did nothing to help them find jobs. After my Democrat GAO superiors forced me to take their early retirement “offer” in 1997 when I was 49 years old, they did everything that they could to stop me from getting another job. I should write a book about that.)

— Democrats say “Mayor Adams Turns His Back on Immigrants and New York’s Legacy.”
— Democrats say “The Next Affirmative Action Battle May Be at West Point. Students for Fair Admissions won its Supreme Court case against Harvard and the University of North Carolina. Now, it’s focusing on a possible new target: the military academies.” (COMMENT: If there had been more Affirmative Action pressure than there was when I was young, instead of me, UIC would have admitted a minority, female, and/or veteran in 1966, NIU in 1969, Loyola in 1972, DePaul in 1976, and IIT in 1992.)

— Democrats say “Military academies are next target for affirmative action opponents. Leading critic of race-conscious admissions eyes policies at West Point, Annapolis and Colorado Springs.” (COMMENT: If there had been more Affirmative Action pressure than there was, UIC would have admitted a minority, female, and/or veteran instead of me in 1966, NIU in 1969, Loyola in 1972, DePaul in 1976, and IIT in 1992.)

— Democrats acknowledge that “New York City Officials Again Float Idea of Tent Cities at Central Park To Cope With Influx of Migrants. ‘Everyone needs to speak loud and clear that New Yorkers will not tolerate their city being used as one giant homeless shelter for Central America,’ one New York City council member says.” How soon will Democrats make your county, your township, your municipality, and your school district one giant homeless shelter?

— Indicting Trump for ‘knowingly false statements’ about election sets US on dangerous path. Prosecutors will seek to criminalize false political claims. To bag Trump, they will have to bulldoze through the First Amendment and a line of Supreme Court cases. – Jonathan Turley

— The streets of New York City have now become one giant homeless camp for illegal immigrants. How soon will Democrats make your county, your township, your municipality, and your school district one giant homeless camp?
— Chicago Mayor Brandon Johnson minimizes mass looting over the weekend. He scolds a reporter for using the term “mob” and says we should instead call them “large gatherings.”

— Democrats and the Trump Indictment Spectacle. They want the election to be all about the former President, all the time. – Editorial
— Republicans Return to the SALT Mines. Eight Members want to subsidize high taxes in Democratic states. – Editorial (COMMENT: SALT limitations discourage homeownership.)

— Democrats crow that “Pritzker Is a New Democratic Power Broker. He is rich and powerful, making him both an ally to Joe Biden and his own center of influence.”

— Democrats say “Florida GOP swiftly comes to Trump’s defense.” The following do not come to Trump’s defense: a) those who reject planks in the Republican Party platform, most commonly, its individual responsibility, traditional marriage and family, right to life, immigration, illegal drugs, Second Amendment, and/or equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving) planks and/or b) those who disapprove of/despise/hate Trump’s demographics: heterosexual, conservative, Republican, White, male, older, non-poor, married, draft-avoider, gun-owner, Protestant, German American, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.
— Democrats acknowledge that “Democrat fear grows over massive grassroots fundraising hit. The decline is a major warning sign as the presidential campaign heats up.”

— Democrats say “America’s Colleges Are Also Facing a Housing Crisis.” I could afford to pay for 3 semesters at the University Plaza dormitory in DeKalb in 1969 and 1970 and for shared apartment rent in DeKalb during the summer of 1970 because I lived with my parents in their Crete home while I took classes at UIC during 1966, 1967, and 1968.

— Democrats acknowledge that “Migrant Crisis Swells in NYC as Asylum Seekers Camp Outside.” How soon, if not already, will illegals camp outside police stations, schools, hotels, etc. in your county, in your township, in your municipality, and in your school district?

— Chicago’s woke new mayor Brandon Johnson scolds reporters for using phrase ‘mob action’ to describe rabble of ‘400’ youngsters who trashed 7-Eleven in Windy City – KAMAL SULTAN

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.