December 25 Evening Edition

— New plan to save Illinois takes ‘courage and patience’ – Andy Shaw
— A peek into how power really goes down in Chicago – Editorial
— CPD’s Johnson decries ‘alarming’ rise in cops shot on the job – Frank Main


— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Planned Parenthood focus groups suggest that lack of attention on social issues helped Trump.”
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Trump adopting same behavior he criticized Clinton for.”


— Trump, fist raised, wishes all a Merry Christmas – Gregg Birnbaum and Kevin Liptak


— New report confirms need for lawsuit reform in Illinois – Travis Akin  (DIERSEN: Have you even filed a lawsuit? I have.  If you file a lawsuit, a) expect that those who you sued will spend the rest of their lives trying to destroy you and b) expect that your critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes will glorify and praise and pander to those who you sued.  I should write a book about those who I have sued, what they continue to do to destroy me, and those who glorify and praise and pander to those who I sued.)


— Spree of Obama actions revives GOP concerns over ‘midnight’ regs, agenda – Fred Lucas


— Liberal Journalists Think The RNC Compared Trump To Jesus – Alex Pfeiffer
— Bryn Mawr College Student Driven Out Of School For Backing Trump – Blake Neff  (DIERSEN: Anti-Trumps are extremely intolerant.)
— Eagles’ Joe Walsh: Trump’s ‘Ruthless’ Twitter Account Has Celebrities Running ‘Scared’ – PHILLIP STUCKY


— Bryn Mawr College girl who asked for a ride to Trump rally harassed out of school – Sarah Lee (DIERSEN: Anti-Trumps are extremely intolerant.)
— OUTRAGEOUS: George Washington University removes U.S. history from required courses — for history majors – Sarah Lee


— TRUMP’S ‘LANDSLIDE’: 2,623 TO 489 AMONG U.S. COUNTIES  But popular-vote fans say nation should abandon Electoral College – BOB UNRUH


— Trumps Attend Church Services on Christmas Eve


— Latino Leaders Who Dumped Donald Trump Now Hopeful He’s Their Guy  “I’m back on board,” said Jacob Monty, a Houston immigration attorney. – Dana Liebelson
— Jerry Falwell Jr.: Donald Trump Is Inspiring More Retailers To Say ‘Merry Christmas’
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Jesus Was A Socialist.”


— Trump to inherit more than 100 court vacancies, plans to reshape judiciary – Philip Rucker and Robert Barnes
— A young couple died of overdose, police say. Their baby died of starvation days later. – Kristine Guerra


— How Trump helped sink Navy’s push for political correctness – Editorial


— America must become a melting pot again under Trump – R.H. GRUY

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.