December 18 Evening Edition


— Surging COVID Cases in Chicago Force Cancellations of Musical, Sporting Events

— Republicans resist saying 3 simple words: ‘Joe Biden won’ – AP
— Remote learning makes a comeback as schools enter another holiday break with COVID-19 surging – TRACY SWARTZ, JOE MAHR and TATYANA TURNER
— As COVID surges, experts say US booster effort is far behind – SHAWN HUBLER and AMY HARMON
— San Francisco mayor declares state of emergency to fight city’s ‘nasty streets’ – THOMAS FULLER, SHAILA DEWAN and KELLEN BROWNING

— Latest affordable housing win in City Council strikes a blow to exclusionary policies. It’s just one, modest development in a city that houses millions of people. But it’s significant. – Laura Washington
(COMMENT: Democrats have set Chicago’s policies for many decades.)

— Police: Man used knife to rob Naperville Dollar Tree – Doug T. Graham

— House Republican Leader targeting organized retail theft – Sydney Dorner

— Aurora Mayor Richard Irvin’s History of Womanizing
— Aurora Mayor and Possible Gubernatorial Candidate Richard Irvin Record
— Temptation to Explore What’s In the Democrats’ “Build Back Better” Bill
— Parental Notice Bye-Bye in 2024, Abortion Supporters Cheer, Rabine: Illinois “Most Pro-abortion State in the Country”
— Lying Statistic from President Biden

— Trump blasts McConnell for caving on debt ceiling. ‘Good old Mitch gave away our primary negotiating weapon’ – Mica Soellner

— Texas starts building Trump-sized border wall – Anna Giaritelli

— A new way to protect the integrity of our elections. Every citizen’s vote is sacred. – Dr. Kevin Roberts

— In Biden’s America, Americans should go where they’re treated best – Andrew Henderson
(COMMENT: I should write a book about how conservatives are treated in Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, Illinois, Milton Township Republican Organization, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Illinois Republican Party, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, Wheaton Park District, etc.)

— There’s a line that’s been thrown around by Republicans ever since the Loudon County school-board saga that lost Terry McAuliffe the Virginia governorship. It’s that the Republican Party is the “party of parents,” since parents fought and won the first major battle against critical race theory in public education. – CARMEL RICHARDSON

— California Investigates Woke Google over Treatment of Black Women – LUCAS NOLAN
— LGBTQ Nation Essay Implies ‘You Ain’t Gay if You Don’t Vote Democrat’ – THOMAS D. WILLIAMS, PH.D.

— Prof: Outdoor recreation a ‘white-dominated space,’ has ‘roots in systemic racism’
— Elite, private all-girls school moves away from calling girls ‘girls’ – DAVE HUBER

— Chicago police investigate sergeant for supporting formation of conservative group at daughter’s high school. A police officer is facing an internal investigation after she supported her daughter and her friends’ right to form a political club at their Chicago public high school. – Libby Emmons

— COMMENT: Democrats do everything that they can to make Jews hate Republicans.

— The data that shows Boomers are to blame for the labor shortage – Allison Morrow
(COMMENT: During the 1990s, the Democrats who ran GAO got rid of their boomer employees who were Republican, White, male, and/or non-veteran who had not made Senior Executive Service, currently $172,500/year, by age 40. Extremely few GAO employees make that promotion deadline.)

— Ponnuru: Why Trump is stronger than he looks for 2024 – Ramesh Ponnuru

— AOC Suggests CRT Opponents ‘Accepting of Racism’ as GOP Bills Against It Pile Up – JASON LEMON
(COMMENT: To promote CRT is to promote hatred against those who are law enforcement officers, Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, 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.)

— How The Government Canceled Classic Muscle Cars – Steven Symes

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.