December 11 Evening Edition


— Donald Trump’s 2024 tease creates potential campaign woes for Republican contenders. Ron DeSantis, Nikki Haley, Rick Scott and Kristi Noem are seen as several key favorites to lead the Republican party. – Brittany Shepherd
— Smash and Grab: Thieves target Gold Coast Exotic Motors dealership. Suspects used hammer to break display case.

— ‘Somebody Has to Protect Us:’ CTA Bus Drivers Demand Increased Safety Amid Violence Surge. Union leaders and bus drivers say they’re concerned the trend of violence against transit employees will continue to rise without added security. – Lexi Sutter

— Man smashes glass case at Chicago Lamborghini showroom, runs out with $1 million in watches

— Rising crime scaring some visitors away from Michigan Avenue and other Chicago destinations during crucial holiday shopping season – ROBERT CHANNICK

— Blacks make up a larger share of defendants in Cook County – JOSH McGHEE

— Soaring inflation clouds Americans’ views on economy, Biden – STEPHEN LOIACONI

— 3 more Naperville teachers pledge to teach Critical Race Theory

— Rubio proposal would ban federal funds for cities that allow noncitizen voting. New York City becomes latest city to allow noncitizen voting in local elections. – Valerie Richardson

— Asian women’s success disproves claims of ‘white male supremacy’ – Rav Arora

— Ron DeSantis comes out with a five-point workable plan to get around Biden on illegal immigration – Monica Showalter

— Former President Donald Trump: U.S. ‘Much Weaker Now’ Under Joe Biden; ‘We’re Not Respected Anymore’ – MATTHEW BOYLE
— Poll: Trump leads 2024 Republican Primary by 58 Points – HANNAH BLEAU
— DeSantis: ‘We Can’t Just Have People Who Are from Foreign Countries Displacing the Needs of Our Own People’ – JEFF POOR
— Nearly 2K Migrants Apprehended in Two Days in Single Texas Border Sector – BOB PRICE
— BLM Leader Newsome to FNC’s MacCallum: ‘You Come From a Place of White Privilege’ — PAM KEY
(COMMENT: I should write a book about my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes who paint Crete as having been a place of White privilege when I lived there 1948-1972.)

— Thousands Of Illegals Rush Border In Yuma, Ariz.

— Dan Crenshaw Caught Defending RINO Adam Kinzinger, Savaging GOP Freedom Caucus – Mike Landry
— Fiery Matt Gaetz Reveals When the Era of RINOs and Weak Republicans Will Finally End – Isa Cox Dec

— DeSantis Proposes $8 Million in Budget to Relocate Illegal Immigrants to Delaware, Martha’s Vineyard – ALLEN ZHONG
— Mayor Declares State of Emergency in Arizona City Rocked by Illegal Immigration – CHARLOTTE CUTHBERTSON AND ZACHARY STIEBER

— Diversity and inclusion are bad for people’s health – R. M. Huffman

— How Bank Regulators Are Trying to Oust a Trump Holdover – Emily Flitter
(COMMENT: I was a William J. Schad holdover. Schad a) got GAO to allow me to transfer from IRS to GAO in 1980, b) got GAO to assign me to audits of IRS in 1986, and c) promoted me to GS-13 (currently $102,188/year) in 1986. My Democrat GAO superiors ousted him in 1987 and ousted me in 1997.)

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.