August 6 Morning Edition

— Illinois Republicans push back against Pritzker’s mask mandate – Mike Flannery

— Illinois Coronavirus Updates: Vaccine Booster Shot, Where to Wear a Mask Indoors

— Nearly 19% of Chicago restaurants have closed since start of pandemic – Jenna Barnes

— GOPer Kirk Dillard back for more?

— Lightfoot vows to apply lessons learned during pandemic to stop Chicago violence. The new “Community Safety Coordination Center” was described by the mayor as a “collaboration and innovation” space — a central clearinghouse where data on violence prevention is “collected, analyzed and disseminated.” – Fran Spielman and Andy Grimm

— Will County farmers seek alliance with foodies to oppose Peotone area airport – TED SLOWIK
— Graduates of color have fewer opportunities for success, District 218 superintendent says – MIKE NOLAN
(DIERSEN: While I worked for Democrats who ran the federal government for almost 30 years, they were always under tremendous pressure from Democrat politicians to hire and promote Democrats, and especially Democrats who were minority, female, and/or younger.)
— OBITUARY: John Edwin McNeal 1943 – 2021

— Hinsdale Politician Greg Hart Seeking Higher Office He has raised more than $200,000 for his campaign account in the last quarter. – David Giuliani

— DuPage Leader Likely Not Running Again. Chairman Dan Cronin donates to a candidate who is running for his position, records show. – David Giuliani

— Minooka’s Rebresh Joins Growing List Of GOP Kinzinger Challengers. The logistics company owner is the seventh Republican to announce their intention to run against the incumbent in the June 2022 primary. – Dan Shalin

— Warping Children’s Hearts and Minds – Laurie Higgins

— New record for illegal immigrant kids at border – Stephen Dinan

— Sean Spicer: Trump’s Running – Paul Bedard

— America is Structurally Anti-Racist Redux – Ben Voth

— Fairfax County Tells Second-Graders They Should Feel Safe With No Police – Eric Lendrum

— Federal agency offering employers unconscious bias, diversity workshop. The program is part of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s (EEOC) Training Institute. – Samuel Dorman
(DIERSEN: How many people do you know who have taken lots of diversity training? Democrats use diversity training to get rid of Republicans. The Democrats who run the federal government require all their employees to take lots of diversity training. I worked for the Democrats who ran the federal government for almost 30 years. I should write a book about all the diversity training that I took. That training hinted/implied/argued/shouted that Republicans are White supremacists, Nazis, KKK members, haters, racists, sexists, bigots, and even worse things who should gotten rid of once and for all. That helps explain why federal employees who are Democrat do not want to work for, work with, or supervise federal employees who are Republican. Virtually all federal employees are Democrats.)

— Nearly 65,000 Americans Submit Censorship Stories for Trump Big Tech Lawsuits – Casey Ryan

— The 1619 Project Conveniently Overlooks Racist Past Of The Democratic Party. The New York Times’ 1619 Project virtually ignores the Democrat Party’s role in advancing and sustaining racism in the United States, but doesn’t spare critiques of the GOP. – Mark Hemingway

— The New York Times Is An Anti-Journalism Clown Car – STEPHEN KRUISER

— Higher education is based in ‘racist and classist assumptions,’ education nonprofit CEO says – MATT LAMB

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, Independents, and RINOs want the Republican Party to give female primary candidates preference over male primary candidates.

— Biden must shoulder portion of blame for vaccine wariness. Prior to taking office, president publicly doubted that Trump’s vaccination efforts would work or be safe. – VICTOR DAVIS HANSON

— Russia Bans Bard College, and Other Universities Ask What’s Next – Stephanie Saul
(DIERSEN: Constructively, the following banned TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois and Illinois Center Right Coalition: Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Milton Township Republican Organization, and unsuccessful Republican candidates on ballots in my precinct since 2000. I should write a book about the aforesaid.)

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

— Biden’s pathetic bid to blame GOP governors for COVID spike – Editorial
(DIERSEN: What do your critics/opponent blame you for? My critics/opponents a) blame me for all the losses that Republican candidates on ballots in my precinct have suffered since 2000, b) blame me for all the problems that the Milton Township Republican Organization (MTRO), DuPage County Republican Central Committee (DCRCC), and Illinois Republican Party (IRP) have had since 2000, c) blame me for all the problems that the Wheaton Chamber of Commerce (WCC), Wheaton Park District (WPD), TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois, Illinois Center Right Coalition (ICRC), and American Association of Political Consultants (AAPC) Midwest Chapter (MC) have had since 2000, d) blame me for all the problems that Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois have had since 2000, and e) all the problems that Wheaton’s Independence Day parades and fireworks have had since 2000. My critics/opponents stress that none of the following came to my defense when conservative-haters succeeded in stopping me from raising funds from Republicans so that Republicans could help sponsor Wheaton’s 2021 Independence Day Parade and Fireworks: Republicans who helped sponsor Wheaton’s Independence Day parades and fireworks since 2005, Republican candidates on ballots in my precinct since 2000, MTRO leaders since 2000, DCRCC leaders since 2000, IRP leaders since 2000, Republican Wheaton leaders since 2000, Republican Milton Township leaders since 2000, Republican DuPage County leaders since 2000, Republican Illinois leaders since 2000, Republican TAPROOT leaders since 2000, those who I recruited to speak at TAPROOT events 2005-2012, Republican WCC leaders since 2000, Republican WPD leaders since 2000, Republican ICRC leaders since 2003, and Republican AAPC MC leaders since 2001.)

— The Electric Vehicle Welfare State Car makers back the Biden climate agenda in return for subsidies and higher consumer prices. – Editorial
(DIERSEN: Expect that ever-increasingly, Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, Independents, and RINOs will viciously demonize, denigrate, and condemn owners of gasoline-powered American-nameplate vehicles, and especially those who own Chevrolets, Fords, and Dodges, and especially those who own Corvettes, Cavaliers, Malibus, Thunderbirds, Mustangs, Escapes, and Chargers.)
— Trump Sticks With Fundraising Gimmick Despite DOJ Crackdown. Justice Department warns of ‘misrepresentations’ in appeals promising to multiply a donor’s contribution. – Gabriel T. Rubin

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Conservative-haters and Republican-haters promote Facebook and Google.

— Some Colorado Republicans want to forgo their party’s 2022 primaries. Others think that’s “insane.” Under the proposal, to be voted on by the Colorado Republican Party’s central committee in September, GOP general election candidates would be picked through the caucus and assembly process. – Sandra Fish and Daniel Ducassi
(DIERSEN: Most commonly, moderate candidates win Republican primaries because multiple conservative candidates run splitting the conservative vote.)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: “I think it’s time for the party to start standing on its platform and principles and to get candidates who will do the same,” said Peg Cage, former chairwoman of the Boulder County Republicans, who supports forgoing the 2022 GOP primaries. “We can’t do that if we’re constantly going left and trying to placate the unaffiliated voters and the Democrats.” . . . “Having non-members decide who will be the Republican nominee is a golden opportunity for the opposition to infiltrate and to weaken our platform of liberty, justice, personal freedom, and adherence to our constitution,” Hanks wrote.)

— Michigan GOP panel to vote on resolutions censuring 2 congressmen, calling for resignation of state senator. First resolution targets Michigan congressmen Peter Meijer and Fred Upton – Grant Hermes
(DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who tried but failed in 2006 to get the Illinois Center Right Coalition (ICRC) to censure me for my GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters. In 2007, they succeeded in throwing me off the ICRC Steering Committee. They blamed me and blamed my GOPUSA ILLINOIS for all of Jim Ryan’s and Bill Brady’s problems.)

— Recall Candidate John Cox Calls for Border Wall to Stop California’s Drug Crisis

— Ford Salaried Buyouts Confirmed For Select Employees – Brett Foote
(DIERSEN: I was eligible for GAO’s 1993 buyout. Overwhelmingly, those like me who were eligible for the buyout were Republican, White, male, and/or older.)

(FROM THE ARTICLE: As Ford Authority has learned from sources familiar with the buyout plan, the packages are being targeted toward workers and teams dedicated to ICE-powered vehicles. Ford said that the “action is to further enable us to match our business priorities with the critical skills needed to turn around our automotive operations.” The Ford salaried buyouts are being offered to some white-collar workers as voluntary incentives to leave the company, which will allow Ford to avoid layoffs. Severance packages such as this are often offered to older workers nearing retirement who may be keener to take such a deal.)

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.