December 27 Evening Edition

— Lawmakers Press Trump on Relief Bill as Jobless Aid Expires. About 9.5 million people had been relying on the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance program that expired altogether Saturday. – Jill Colvin
— Illinois Reports 3,767 New Cases of Coronavirus, 104 Additional Deaths Sunday

— Biden: Reversing Trump’s immigration policies will take months – Alexandra Jaffe
(DIERSEN: Democrats want immigrants because immigrants vote for Democrats. RINOs want immigrants because RINOs want cheap labor.)

— Illinois health officials report 3,767 new cases of COVID-19, 104 deaths

— Second stimulus check updates: Legislators urge Trump to sign COVID-19 relief bill as unemployment benefits for millions of Americans expire – AP

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater glorifies and praises Kinzinger.
— Another big assignment for post-pandemic America: Get young people back in college. An additional 560,000 young Americans opted against going to college this past fall, largely because of the pandemic. – Editorial

— DuPage County Tops 900 Coronavirus Deaths: Health Department. The risk of coronavirus transmission in DuPage County is “substantial,” according to the health department. – Lisa Marie Farver

— Censorship, American-style: Big Tech speech control factored into Trump’s defeat – Editorial

— GOP Senator Warns Trump of Tarnished Legacy If the President Lets This Happen – Bronson Stocking

— ‘Racially Diverse’ Cops Dumping Portland in Favor of Lower Paying Jobs in Places Where They’re Appreciated – VICTORIA TAFT

— Millions Lost Benefits as Congress Failed to Meet Trump Demand for $2,000 Stimulus Checks – IVAN PENTCHOUKOV

— Dumping Abraham Lincoln? A word of advice to the ‘cancel culture’ – ABRAHAM COOPER AND HAROLD BRACKMAN

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Kinzinger calls efforts to overturn election ‘a scam’ and says “It is a scam and it is going to disappoint the people that believe this election was stolen.”

— Chicago police raid: Protest held outside CPD headquarters calling for reform, support for Anjanette Young

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater glorifies and praises Kinzinger.
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Trump’s grievances leave Americans in need in limbo.”
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Nero fiddled. Trump plays golf.”

— ‘This just has to get done’: Lawmakers push Trump to sign the relief bill. – Emily Cochrane, Hailey Fuchs and Lucy Tompkins

— Trump has indicated he will sign stimulus and government spending bill into law, averting shutdown. The president had demanded changes to the stimulus bill but on Sunday signaled he would release the stimulus funds after all. – Seung Min Kim, Jeff Stein, Mike DeBonis and Toluse Olorunnipa
— Countdown to shutdown: Here’s what happens if Trump doesn’t enact the stimulus law by midnight Monday. Unemployment benefits, eviction protections, small-business aid and stimulus checks are all frozen — and a shutdown begins — if the bill isn’t signed. – Tony Romm and Rachel Siegel
— Why these Fox News loyalists have changed the channel to Newsmax – Jeremy Barr

— Lawmakers urge Trump to sign stimulus bill or be blamed for ‘chaos’ and ‘misery’ – LAURA KING

— Brown: ‘Shame on Us’ if Military Diversity Efforts Falter – Rachel S. Cohen
(DIERSEN: “Up-or-out” is a “diversity effort,” that is, it is reverse discrimination and age discrimination if it is applied only to White males.)

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater glorifies and praises Sanders.

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Trump supporter and Fox News star Geraldo Rivera said the president is acting like an ‘entitled frat boy’ since losing the election.”

— These queer organizers in Georgia are working overtime to flip the Senate blue – Molly Sprayregen
(DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, those who promote LGBTQ promote the destruction of the Republican Party.)

— ‘It’s a scam!’ Republican Rep. Adam Kinzinger says Donald Trump is fueling ‘violence’ in his supporters ahead of Congress certifying Biden’s win and ’emboldening conspiracy theorists’ – KATELYN CARALLE

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.