December 16 Evening Edition

— Gunfire hits Niles North as students leave basketball game
– Omarosa’s departure highlights lack of White House diversity – AP (DIERSEN: How much pressure is/was your employer under to meet Affirmative Action, Diversity, and Inclusion quotas, goals, and targets? All during the almost 30 years that I worked for the federal government, my superiors were under tremendous pressure from Democrat politicians a) to hire, retain, and promote young Democrat minorities and young Democrat females and b) to make way for them by wasting the careers of and by getting rid of their employees who were Republican, White, male, and/or non-veteran who they had not promoted to GS-13 (currently $94,610) by age 25, GS-14 (currently $111,801) by age 30, GS-15 (currently $131,508) by age 35, and Senior Executive Service (currently $161,900) by age 40.)–white-house-diversity-20171215-story.html


— Organizers Gearing Up For Women’s March Next Month – Nancy Harty (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, anti-Trumps promote hatred of not only Trump and his supporters, but hated of all men.)


— PAMELLA GRONEMEYER, a pathologist from Glen Carbon, is running against incumbent JAYNE MAZZOTTI of Taylorville as 13th Congressional District state central committeewoman. – Bernard Schoenburg (DIERSEN: Who wants to represent the Republican voters in your congressional district on the Illinois Republican Party State Central Committee?)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Republican precinct committeemen will meet after their March primary to name one member from each congressional district to the Republican State Central Committee. Then each elected member appoints a deputy member of the opposite sex. Current members are FRED FLORETH of Springfield in the 13th, and MIKE BIGGER of Wyoming, in Stark County, in the 18th.)


— Did we miss something? Isn’t the Illinois governor race decided? – Editorial


— State-funded abortion, other new Illinois laws take effect Jan. 1


— 56th District candidate Bernas says she’s running ‘to keep families in Illinois’ – Angela Underwood
— Jillian Bernas: Sanctuary cities, states ‘give unwarranted protections’ to those who harm others – Angela Underwood


— Crawford County Petition Objections re: Precinct Committeemen – JOHN KRAFT


— Homeowners Have Had It Good. Too Good, Says the Tax Bill. – Conor Dougherty (DIERSEN: Government should encourage homeownership.)


— Ben Carson says there’s no ‘lack of diversity’ at HUD – Sally Persons


— How the oldest Senate ever is taking a toll on the business of Washington Eight octogenarians occupy powerful posts. Senate leaders have paused action at least three times this year to accommodate ailing colleagues. – Paul Kane


— What GOP Tax Plan Means for Your Favorite Deductions The Republicans’ agreement on almost $1.5 trillion in cuts spares some tax breaks and eliminates others – Laura Saunders, Richard Rubin and Siobhan Hughes

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.