December 14 Morning Edition


— Mayor Lori Lightfoot considering new mitigations as Chicago COVID cases rise
— Jan. 6 panel votes for contempt charges against Mark Meadows – AP

— Burr Ridge Mayor Gary Grasso takes aim at 6th Congressional District – JESSE WRIGHT

— COMMENT: A hate-filled Republican-hating Republican-hater promotes hatred against Republicans.

— Illinois’ poorly designed tax policy generates negative consequences for middle, low income – Ralph Martire

— Glen Ellyn parent webinar in Spanish to address anxiety in students
(COMMENT: My ancestors immigrated from what is now Germany during the 1840s and 1850s. Their slowness in dumping German and speaking English slowed their progress. Neither of my outstanding parents attended college. My father was the first of his ancestors to earn a high school diploma. My mother never attended high school.)

— Leaders of U.S., international reparations efforts meet in Evanston to exchange ideas – Debbie-Marie Brown
(COMMENT: How soon, if not already, will the Democrat, Libertarian, Green, Independent, and RINO leaders of your municipality, your township, your county, Illinois, and America make Republicans pay reparations, and especially Republicans who are law enforcement officers, Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, non-veteran, gun owners, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time?)

— Why ‘Pritzker For President’ Makes Perfect Sense – Mark Glennon
— Piling on: Inflation “tax” hits already overtaxed Illinoisans – Ted Dabrowski

— Milwaukee submits bid for Republican National Convention – AP

— School nurses in short supply in Illinois – Elyse Kelly

— Sen. Hawley calls BLM’s corporate sponsors ‘anti-American’ for silence on Christmas boycott. BLM’s ‘Black Xmas’ campaign urges to purchase from Black vendors only. – Jon Michael Raasch, Matt Wall

— Building Back Better for the illegals – Anony Mee
— The Whitewashing of Black Crime – Rick Fuentes
— In Politics, You Can Never Admit You Were Wrong – Christopher Chantrill

— Race To The Totalitarian Bottom – HABI ZHANG

— DeSantis Seeks $8M to Bus Illegal Aliens Out of Florida to Biden’s Delaware, Obama’s Martha’s Vineyard – JOHN BINDER

— Woke companies that funded BLM agenda now complain about looters, thieves on the loose – DANIEL HOROWITZ

— Saint Louis University Threatens To Boot Student For Hanging Up Conservative Speaker’s Flyers – BRYAN BABB
— Conservatives Could Learn Lessons From China’s Fight Against Wokeism – JONATHAN CULBREATH

— As Homicide Rates Break Records, Black Lives Clearly Don’t Matter to BLM or to Soros-Backed Rogue Prosecutors – Mike Gonzalez
— Saint Louis University Threatens to Expel Student for Posting Flyers Promoting Conservative Speaker’s Event – Bryan Babb

— ‘Savagery Run Amok’: Glenn Loury Slams ‘Liberal Anti-Racists’ Ignoring Chicago Carnage – Hank Berrien

— Democrats Lose Support Among Hispanic Voters Nationwide – Peter Malbin

— NewsGuard Ratings System Heavily Skews in Favor of Left-Wing Outlets – Joseph Vazquez
(COMMENT: What do you say to my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes who claim to be religious, conservative, and/or Republican, but a) who promote left-wing outlets like Capitol Fax and b) who demonize, denigrate, and condemn the right-wing ?)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: A new analysis reveals the extraordinary left-wing bias of website ratings firm NewsGuard, which should concern every American given that it is expanding its reach into cable and broadcast TV news. Liberal outlets were rated 27 points higher on average than news organizations on the right. MRC Free Speech America analyzed the NewsGuard ratings of media outlets based on a list compiled by AllSides classified by their “bias” on a left-to-right scale. The average NewsGuard score for the “left” and “lean left” outlets — which included leftist outlets like Jacobin and The Nation — was 93/100. While the average rating for “right” and “lean right” outlets — which included Fox News, Washington Times and New York Post — was a low 66/100. That’s a 27 point disparity. According to NewsGuard’s skewed ratings, left-leaning outlets have substantially more “credibility” on average than right-leaning outlets.)

— Recent elections prove voters reject ‘wokeism’ – Jason Miller
(COMMENT: I should write a book about the following who paint themselves the strongest as being woke: a) leaders of the Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Milton Township Republican Organization, b) Republican leaders of Illinois, DuPage County, Milton Township, Wheaton, Wheaton Park District, and Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, c) conservative and religious leaders, d) Republican candidates on ballots in my precinct, their political consultants, major donors, fundraisers, pollsters, campaign managers, campaign staff members, and campaign volunteers, and e) those who I have sued.)

— DeSantis Says Florida will Boycott Contractors That Help Feds Fly in Illegal Immigrants – ZACHARY EVANS
(COMMENT: How do you treat those who take adverse actions against you? How should I treat those who take adverse actions against me?)

— New Poll Reveals Who the Most Intolerant Students in America Are – C. Douglas Golden

— The Second Great Age of Political Correctness. The P.C. culture of the ’80s and ’90s didn’t decline and fall. It just went underground. Now it’s back. – GREG LUKIANOFF

— COMMENT: Ever-increasingly, Democrats, Independents, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs call for greater welfare spending.

— GOP leaders seek to fend off Trump endorsement as far-right Republican eyes Illinois primary bid. – Melanie Zanona and Manu Raju
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Donald Trump’s closest Hill allies are privately lobbying the former President to get involved in a Republican-on-Republican matchup in Illinois, a potentially messy scenario that has sparked internal strife in the party and prompted GOP leaders to launch a counter-campaign aimed at keeping Trump on the sidelines. At the center of it all is freshman Rep. Mary Miller, a member of the hard-line House Freedom Caucus who has been left without a seat after redistricting. Now she’s deciding whether to challenge fellow Illinois Republican Reps. Rodney Davis or Mike Bost. Hoping to boost Miller’s political prospects, Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia — another controversial firebrand who is close with Miller — has been talking her up to Trump and encouraging him to throw his weight behind Miller, according to multiple GOP sources. Trump endorsement would turbocharge the intraparty battle and potentially make things even stickier, something GOP leaders are eager to avoid. So House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy has worked behind-the-scenes to head it off: he has urged Trump to stay out of the primary race, telling the former President that Bost and Davis — who are poised to become committee chairmen if Republicans reclaim the House after next year’s midterms — are both good members, sources said. The tug-of-war over Trump’s potential involvement in Illinois is just the latest headache for GOP leaders as they seek to keep the party united in their quest to reclaim power. While McCarthy views Trump as an essential ally in his efforts to win back the House and become speaker, the former President’s meddling in certain GOP primaries could also make life more difficult for the California Republican.)

— There isn’t much racial diversity among financial regulators – KHRISTOPHER J. BROOKS
(COMMENT: GAO audits federal financial industry regulators. I worked for GAO on audits of federal financial industry regulators for 8 years at the GS-13 Step 4-10 Levels, currently $112,407-$132,845/year.)

— Adoptees of color with White parents struggle to talk with their families about race – Rachel Hatzipanagos
(COMMENT: Ever-increasingly, Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, Independents, and RINOs demonize, denigrate, and condemn Whites as being White supremacists, Nazis, KKK members, haters, racists, sexists, bigots, and even worse things who should be gotten rid of once and for all, and especially Whites who are law enforcement officers, Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owners, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
— Welcome to Biden’s pandemic. It’s just as bad as Trump’s was. – Richard Morgan

— Fox News hosts Ingraham, Kilmeade, Hannity, as well as Trump Jr., urged Meadows to help stop Jan. 6 riot, committee says. – RIck Rouan
— ‘It is legal extortion’: Diabetics pay steep price for insulin as rebates drive up costs – Katie Wedell
(COMMENT: My father fought brittle type 1 diabetes from age 14. He died suddenly of heart failure in 1969 when he was 47 and I was 21. The high cost of insulin is one reason why he and his parents had less money.)
— Supreme Court declines to decide if governor may exclude conservative think tank from press events – John Fritze
(COMMENT: I should write a book about anti-conservatives who have excluded me from their events. I would focus on a) leaders of the Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Milton Township Republican Organization, b) Republican leaders of Illinois, DuPage County, Milton Township, Wheaton, Wheaton Park District, and Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, c) conservative and religious leaders, d) Republican candidates on ballots in my precinct, their political consultants, major donors, fundraisers, pollsters, campaign managers, campaign staff members, and campaign volunteers, and e) those who I have sued.)

— Biden’s ‘Yes’ to Racial Preferences. The administration takes Harvard’s side in a case involving Asian-Americans. – William McGurn
(COMMENT: Ever-increasingly, Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, Independents, and RINOs call for more preference to given to those who are minority (except Asian), female, younger, LGBTQ, veteran, non-Christian, non-Protestant, non-Italian American, non-German American, those who are in America illegally, those whose ancestors have not been in America for a long time, criminals, boozers, gamblers, stoners, Trump-haters, moderates, liberals, non-patriotic people, Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, Independents, RINOs, non-married people, those who have less money than others, those who have financial, health, and or other problems, etc.)
— The Biden Stagflation Is Coming. His approach to the economy is already causing prices to rise. It will soon stifle growth as well. – Phil Gramm and Mike Solon

— Harvard’s Conservatives Shouldn’t Have to Hide Behind Pseudonyms. Nearly a quarter century ago, I used my real byline at a campus political magazine. Young people today shouldn’t be afraid to do the same. – Naomi Schaefer Riley
(COMMENT: Ever-increasingly, Democrats and Democrat plants, Libertarians and Libertarian plants, Greens and Green plants, Independents and Independent plants, and RINOs take adverse actions against conservatives. This year, they stopped me from raising funds from DuPage Republicans so that DuPage Republicans could help sponsor Wheaton’s Independence Day parade and fireworks. Last year, they promoted LGBTQ big time in downtown Wheaton.)

— Crime Is back in America. Summary: In the meantime, we should face the truth that there are some people who should be kept in jail until they are sentenced to prison, and eliminating cash bail makes that much more difficult. And dangerous, for the rest of us. – Susan Estrich

–COMMENT: For Democrats, promoting hatred against Republicans is their top priority.

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.