December 1 Evening Edition

— Financial Disclosure A Target Of Illinois General Assembly’s Ethics Quest – AP

— Had enough? Aruba offering ‘election disconnection’ experience for the politically fatigued – Erin Gillespie

— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: People, many from out of state, line up in Michigan for first day of legal recreational marijuana sales – BREANA NOBLE

— South suburban developer trots in with Balmoral Park racino revival After plans for a Tinley Park racetrack/casino fell through, a group has a proposal to bring racing back to the shuttered track in Crete. But they’ll need help from state lawmakers. – Mitchell Armentrout
— Warren calls for ‘big, structural change’ at town hall in Edgewater Thousands of supporters endured a cold drizzle for hours to get inside the Broadway Armory on the North Side to hear Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s plans for the country. – Matthew Hendrickson (DIERSEN: Warren, 70, said “a minimum-wage job used to be able to support a family of three.” My father earned way more than the minimum wage during the 1960s, but nevertheless, he almost always worked second jobs to pay the family’s bills.)

— Emails reveal Dist. 200 board member was ‘very upset’ over author’s canceled appearance – Katlyn Smith (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, those who promote LGBTQ activity promote those who promote LGBTQ activity.)

— Potential Cullerton successor no stranger to claims of misconduct – Jim Dey

— IL-14: James Marter Now 2nd Among Candidates’ Twitter Followers
— IL-14: Full Context and Discernment on Sue Rezin Interview with MSNBC
— McSweeney Takes on Red Tape


— MARCH 25, 2013 FLASHBACK: NYC Mayor Bloomberg: Government has right to ‘infringe on your freedom’ – Cheryl K. Chumley

— It’s real! A third poll reveals 33% nonwhite support for Trump – Thomas Lifson

— Trump’s 34% Black Approval Shows 2020 Momentum – ROB SMITH
— Activist Judge Negates One of the Oldest Rules of U.S. Immigration Law – the public charge doctrine – KRIS W. KOBACH


— Top Historians Slam NYT ‘1619 Project’ As It Infiltrates Public School Curriculum – SHELBY TALCOTT

— Buttigieg Nods In Agreement With Reverend William Barber Claiming Illegals Are Reclaiming Stolen Land – Ryan Saavedra

— Millennials Are Fleeing Cities For Refuge From Democrats’ Disasters New Census Bureau data shows millennials are increasingly trading in urban life for the suburbs and even switching states entirely. – Tirzah Duren

— New York Times: Happy Thanksgiving, Trumpian Bigots and Other Ignorant Folks – Clay Waters

— It’s Official: Liberals Hate Michael Bloomberg – MICHAEL VAN DER GALI

— Chick-fil-A’s Tolerance Gamble – Clifford Humphrey (DIERSEN: Those who promote LGBTQ activity do not tolerate those who do not promote LGBTQ activity.)

— Substitute teacher removed from school after students complain she called homosexuality ‘wrong’ – JUSTINE COLEMAN

— Poet busted for pot in 1969 makes 1st purchase of legal recreational weed in Michigan – BILL HUTCHINSON (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, pot pushers promote pot pushers.)

— Who’s Afraid of Political Ads? With its new restrictions, Google targets a red herring. – Editorial
— What Happens When You Hold an Election and Nobody Runs? Confusion Wins Montana town re-elects city councilman who wasn’t on the ballot; ‘I had hoped that somebody would come forward.’ – Jennifer Calfas

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.