December 10, 2023

To stay up-to-date with news and commentary of interest to Illinois Republicans, what do my critics/opponents want you to read instead of my GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters? My critics/opponents do not want anyone to read my newsletters; however, many of them read my newsletters for “opposition research.” Those who paint themselves as being religious, conservative, and/or Republican but who reject many of the planks in the Republican Party platform that I promote in my newsletters do not want anyone to read articles that promote those planks. As everyone knows, I promote my direct newsletter competitors. But many of my direct newsletter competitors ignore, dismiss, if not belittle the planks that I promote. Further, many want cheap labor, that is, they want mass/illegal immigration. Again, what newsletters do my critics/opponents want you to read instead of my newsletters? What arguments do they make for that?


— Pro-Palestinian car caravan blocks traffic on Kennedy Expressway
— Hundreds of affordable homes remain vacant amid Chicago housing crisis – Ramona Meadors (COMMENT: Will Democrat leaders house illegals in these homes?)
— Chicago police respond to bomb threat at Ogilvie Transportation Center; Metra trains delayed
— At least 11 shot, 3 killed in weekend gun violence across city
— Democrat and RINO leaders ever-increasingly promote more illegal immigration.

— Inbound Kennedy, Dan Ryan see closures due to pro-Palestinian protest
— Unfounded threat halts Metra trains at Ogilvie Transportation Center

— Chicago Weekend Shootings: 3 killed, 7 hurt

— Here’s a list of new Illinois laws going into effect in 2024 – John Clark

— Johnson proposes fines over ‘rogue buses’ transporting migrants to Chicago
— Low-income seniors are often challenged with living in deteriorating conditions because they can’t afford the necessary repairs on their homes. (COMMENT: My grandfather on my father’s side had 1286 Wood Street ( ) built in Crete in 1926. He lived in it until 1954 and then my father. But after my father died suddenly in 1969, because of lack of money and because of negative trends in Crete, no upgrades were made to it and maintenance and repairs were deferred. After my brother died suddenly last year, I sold it for only $99,900.)

— Ukrainian activists gather in Chicago to raise funds for country’s war effort – Jewell Hillery (COMMENT: Anticipate/expect that hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters will ever-increasingly blame Trump for Putin’s invasion of Ukraine.)

— Democrat and RINO leaders ever-increasingly promote more mass/illegal immigration.

— No excuse for political horse trading when it comes to crime-ridden West Loop encampment. The murder of a man near the encampment is the latest example of surging crime in the area. The Johnson administration can’t engage in any quid pro quo with public safety at stake. – Editorial
— Black employment in Cook County is sandwiched between hope and reality. Jobs can be a source of inspiration, but opportunities are diminishing for young Black people in the Chicago area. – Alden Loury (COMMENT: I washed dishes for the minimum wage in the basement of the S.S. Kresge in Chicago Heights 1964-1966. I was the only White male who had that job. My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always demonized me, denigrated me, and condemned me for taking jobs that should have been given to Blacks.)
— Will the real ‘Golden Bachelor’ please stand up? A messy report takes the shine off the popular reality TV show. – Mary Mitchell (COMMENT: My wife and I have been married since 1978. My critics/opponents have always been furious about that. They have always demonized me, denigrated me, and condemned me as being someone who was so bad that I would never get married, but if I did, the marriage would not last. I should write a book about my critics/opponents. I would focus on those a) who never married, b) who are divorced, and/or c) who have/had spouses who have/had little or no income.)

— Door kicked, antisemitic statement made at Glen Ellyn home
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD WITH PICTURE: Are electric vehicle owners paying enough for Illinois roads? – Jake Griffin
— FRONT PAGE WITH PICTURE: Democrats ever-increasingly discourage traditional marriage and discourage the traditional family. I owe all my successes in life to my being a product of traditional marriage and family.
— As women ever-increasingly advance, men ever-increasingly fall further and further and further behind.

— Biden’s focus on bashing Trump takes a page from the winning Obama and Bush reelection playbooks – AP (COMMENT: When have your critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes bashed you the most/hardest? Mine did a) when I was the chairman of TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois 2005-2012 and b) when I served as an officer of the Illinois Center Right Coalition 2003-2007. They ever-increasingly blame me and blame my GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters for losses suffered by Republican candidates on ballots in my precinct.)

— Glen Ellyn in Shock: Door Kicking Hate-Incident Alarms Local Community
(FROM THE ARTICLE: According to police reports it happened at approximately 8:00 PM, in the 400 Block of Elm Street, when two unidentified individuals targeted a residence in a brazen act of aggression. Witnesses report that the suspects forcefully kicked the front door of the house, causing alarm among residents. The situation took a darker turn when one of the suspects made an anti-Semitic statement before fleeing the scene.)


— Public outcry against ‘sanctuary city’ ordinance: Activists demand repeal as migrants set to reside at former location of St. Bart’s school

— Rep. Mary Miller Endorses Darren Bailey in High-Profile GOP 12th Dist. Race, Cites Faith-Driven Service


— Billionaire and Home Depot co-founder Ken Langone endorsed former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley’s presidential bid, saying former President Trump’s time had “come and gone.” – Alex Miller

— Pro-Palestinian demonstrators protest near star-studded LA Biden fundraiser – Jon Levine
— Megyn Kelly said that former President Trump had lost “multiple steps” mentally and was no longer the same man he was in 2016. – Jon Levine (COMMENT: In your opinion, as a GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletter reader, how many steps have I lost mentally since 2000?)

— Deport and Deter State of the Union: The fight over illegal immigration needs to move from regulation to deportation and deterrence. – Sumantra Maitra

— 3 reasons for the Democrat ‘great replacement’ – Earick Ward
— The Future’s Zero-Sum Game – J.B. Shurk (COMMENT: Everything is a zero-sum game. To give preference to one group is to discriminate against another group. To give preference to those who are minority, female, younger, veteran, non-Protestant, non-German American, and/or those whose ancestors have not been in America for a long time is to discriminate against those who are White, male, older, non-veteran, Protestant, German American, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
— Countercultural Christianity – Whitson G. Waldo, III
— Let’s hear it for segregation? – Walter E. Block

— Claudine Gay is a DEI hire (COMMENT: All my coworkers who my Democrat superiors promoted over me were DEI hires. They all had less job-related work experience than I had, less job-related education than I had, no job-related professional certifications or fewer than I had, and/or no job-related professional license like the one I had.)

— One GOP Candidate (Nikki Haley) Wallops Biden In The Latest Poll By Double Digits. It’s Not Trump – ARJUN SINGH

— A Troubling Trend in the Personal Saving Rate – Sandra Block (COMMENT: My wife and I got married in 1978. We have always saved as much as we could for our retirement. My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always been furious that we could do that and that we did do that. They stress that if we had not given up trying to have children or if we had adopted, we would not have been able to save anywhere near as much. Further, they hint/imply/argue/shout that the federal government grossly overpaid me and that my federal pension is much too generous.)

— 5,000 illegal immigrants released every day into US, admin officials privately tell lawmakers. Total illegal immigrants released could top 1.8 million for the year if current pace continues. – Adam Shaw, Bill Melugin
— Poll shows Biden hitting record low approvals, falling behind against Trump in 2024 matchup. Trump’s lead over Biden grows when independent candidates are included. – Michael Lee, Paul Steinhauser (COMMENT: The more that it looks like Trump will be our next President, the more hatred that hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters will promote against Trump and against those who share his demographics.)
— Mass/illegal immigration promotes poverty and crime.

— Professor: Asking Black Students to Write Using Standard English is ‘Anti-Black Linguistic Racism’ – Jack Davis 

— Biden Border Crisis: Military-Age Men From Across the Globe Flood Across Arizona Border. “there were a large number of Africans from countries Senegal, Guinea, Mauritania, Egypt and elsewhere waiting to be processed and potentially released into the U.S. Others were from the Middle East and Asia”

— Historic Levels of Immigration: Who Decides? – RICH LOWRY (COMMENT: Democrat leaders want illegals because illegals vote for Democrats. RINO leaders want illegals because RINO leaders want cheap labor.)
(FROM THE ARYTICLE: Historic levels of immigration shouldn’t be on autopilot. Do you remember the big national debate on whether the United States would adopt a policy to make the foreign-born share of the population the highest it’s ever been? Neither do I. For the simple reason, of course, that there wasn’t one. That doesn’t mean that the policy wasn’t adopted, through inertia and the Biden administration’s unilateral imposition of a de facto open border for a large swath of asylum seekers. An analysis of Census data by Steve Camarota and his colleagues at the Center for Immigration Studies has found that a 4.5 million net increase in immigrants since President Biden took office has boosted the share of the foreign-born to 15 percent, the highest ever recorded. You know all the black-and-white photos of immigrants coming to Ellis Island, the lore about names being changed upon arrival, “your huddled masses yearning to breathe free”? Today, we are eclipsing the “great wave” of immigration with an even greater wave. We hit 14.8 percent in 1890 and 14.7 in 1910, in what were, until now, the most historic decades for immigration. Just last month, the Census Bureau was still projecting the foreign-born share of the population wouldn’t hit 15 percent for another decade, in 2033. Now, we could keep going up from here. “If the immigrant population continues to grow,” Camarota writes, “it will set new numerical and percentage records every year going forward.” A straight-line projection shows the share of the foreign-born rising to 15.5 percent by the end of Biden’s term, and to an astonishing 17.3 percent by the end of a potential second term. This is not the normal course of business. According to Camarota, the foreign-born population has grown on average by 137,000 a month since the beginning of Biden’s term, higher than Donald Trump’s pre-Covid 42,000 and Barack Obama’s 68,000.)

— Wisconsin Democrat Vetoes Bill That Would Protect Children From Leftist Transgender Agenda – Sarah Arnold

— Tucker Carlson Reveals Only Thing That Would Make Him Answer Growing Calls to Become Trump’s VP – Michael Schwarz


— Democrats crow about their success in getting those in healthcare to promote abortion.

— Democrat and RINO leaders ever-increasingly promote more illegal immigration.

— Census Bureau wants to change how it asks about disabilities. Some advocates don’t like it. – Mike Schneider (COMMENT: While I worked for the Democrats who ran GAO’s Chicago office 1980-1997, they assigned me to supervise all of the employees who they hired who were disabled, minority, female, veteran, non-Protestant, non-German American, had ancestors who had not been in America for a long time, had performance problems, and/or who they wanted to get rid of. They did everything that they could to turn them against me.)

— Trump is even stronger than he looks against his Republican rivals – Harry Enten

— Congressional Hispanic Caucus frustrated with the White House on immigration negotiations. The group requested a meeting with the White House but has yet to get one. A senior administration official said there are plans to ramp up Hill outreach this week. – Julie Tsirkin, Julia Ainsley, Sahil Kapur and Monica Alba (COMMENT: What if there was a Congressional White Caucus and Whites were ever-increasingly flooding America illegally?)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: A number of Hispanic and Latino members of Congress, as well as advocacy groups, are becoming increasingly concerned that President Joe Biden may strike a deal with Republicans on immigration that they find unacceptable in order to secure passage of his high-priority Ukraine and Israel aid package. The fear, one Capitol Hill Democrat with knowledge of the negotiations said, is that the president will accept border policy changes proposed by Republicans that are “unimaginably cruel.” Democrats in the Congressional Hispanic Caucus demanded an “urgent” meeting with the White House over one week ago. Yet even though the president was in Washington for much of that period, it never happened.)

— Kinzinger Mocks Biden Impeachment Inquiry: ‘Fishing Expedition’ – Thomas Kika

— Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters ever-increasingly promote Cheney.
— As Fury Erupts Over Campus Antisemitism, Conservatives Seize the Moment. Republicans have been attacking elite universities for years. After a tense congressional hearing last week, many on the left are joining them. – Nicholas Confessore
— Mideast War Pushes Companies to Extend Diversity Programs to Faith Groups – Emma Goldberg (COMMENT: Very few of my superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates while I worked for GAO 1980-1997, IRS 1971-1980, Firestone Stores 1970-1072, and the Post Office 1966-1969 were Protestant, German American, conservative, Republican, and/or had ancestors who had been in America for a long time.)
— If You Hate Investment Risk, High Interest Rates Are Great. With a Catch. – Jeff Sommer (COMMENT: With treasury strips, my wife and I did well as interest rates fell, but we lost when interest rates went up.)
— People Are Pessimistic About Their Economic Futures. Can You Blame Them? – Steven Rattner
— Why Is It a Surprise That America Is Gloomy After a Devastating Pandemic? – David Wallace-Wells
— Democrats say “University Presidents Walked Into a Trap.”
— The Old New Way to Provide Cheap Housing – Nicholas Kristof
— Democrat leaders ever-increasingly promote more illegal immigration.

— Conservatives are suing law firms over diversity efforts. It’s working. As they fend off lawsuits targeting their own programs, law firms are creating task forces to guide clients through the challenges of DEI. – Julian Mark and Taylor Telford
— Liz Cheney’s 2024 campaign mission: Defeat House Republicans. The former GOP congresswoman wants to oust House GOP majority to block Donald Trump’s every possible path to the White House. – Paul Kane (COMMENT: RINOs would rather see Democrats elected than conservative Republicans. I should write a book about the biggest RINOs in Illinois, in DuPage County, in Milton Township, and in Wheaton.)

— A Moving Company Touts Its Young, Chiseled Workers. Feds Say That’s Age Discrimination. Biden-appointed EEOC commissioners are taking closer look at alleged age bias in the labor market. – Austen Hufford (COMMENT: While I worked for the Democrats who ran the federal government for almost 30 years, they crowed about their success in wasting the careers of and getting rid of their Republican employees who were older, conservative, White, male, non-veteran, Protestant, German American, and/or had ancestors who had been in America for a long time.)

— House, marriage, kids: Millennials and Gen Z who try to follow a ‘traditional’ path of financial milestones may be majorly messing up their finances. – ELEANOR PRINGLE (COMMENT: By following a traditional path, I was able to buy a new town home in University Park in 1972 when I was 24 years old. I earned a bachelor’s degree in management from NIU in 1970. I worked for the Firestone Store in Chicago Heights full-time 1970-1971 and then part-time 1971-1972. I worked for IRS in Chicago in 1971 and then Harvey in 1972.)
— Millennials are the most housing-obsessed generation—it’s a sign the prosperity of the boomers has bypassed them. – SYDNEY LAKE

— The 25 Richest Families in the World (COMMENT: How wealthy are/were your parents? My father died suddenly in 1969 when he was 47 and I was 21. Neither of my parents attended college. My father was the first my ancestors to earn a high school diploma. He worked in the office of a nasty chemical plant on the east side of Chicago Heights. He almost always worked second jobs to pay the family’s bills. My mother never attended high school.)

— Navigating Generational Wealth Transition – Abiola Adediran (COMMENT: How wealthy are/were your parents? My father died suddenly in 1969 when he was 47 and I was 21. Neither of my parents attended college. My father was the first my ancestors to earn a high school diploma. He worked in the office of a nasty chemical plant on the east side of Chicago Heights. He almost always worked second jobs to pay the family’s bills. My mother never attended high school.)

— Keeping Up-and-Comers From Leaving: How Promotions Tie Into Employee Retention – Sarah Greesonbach (COMMENT: My Democrat IRS and GAO superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates were furious when IRS promoted me in 1972, 1973, and 1974 and GAO promoted me in 1986. They all wanted those promotions to be given to Democrats, and especially to Democrats who were minority, female, younger, and/or veteran. My Democrat IRS and GAO superiors soon got rid of the managers who promoted me.)

— Democrats and RINOs ever-increasingly use Diversity to get rid of Republicans.

— When it comes to money advice, young people turn to parents and relatives (COMMENT: How wealthy are/were your parents? My father died suddenly in 1969 when he was 47 and I was 21. Neither of my parents attended college. My father was the first my ancestors to earn a high school diploma. My mother never attended high school.)

— Migrants ask for aid as freezing temperatures hit El Paso amidst shelter overcapacity – Jonathan Mejia

— The GOP’s House Majority Is in Big Trouble. – Ellie Quinlan Houghtaling
— Democrats ever-increasingly promote more abortion.

— The Evolution of Political Labels: Republican in Name Only – Casey Martinez (COMMENT: I should write a book about the biggest RINOs in Illinois, in DuPage County, in Milton Township, and in Wheaton. Of course, I would focus on those who have taken the most/biggest adverse actions against me.)

— What percent of the parents in your school district are anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-heterosexual, anti-Protestant, anti-German American, anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time, and/or anti-those who have more money than they have?

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.