December 28 Morning Edition

— Statement from the President – BUDGET & SPENDING
(FROM THE STATEMENT: As President of the United States it is my responsibility to protect the people of our country from the economic devastation and hardship that was caused by the China Virus. I understand that many small businesses have been forced to close as a result of harsh actions by Democrat-run states. Many people are back to work, but my job is not done until everyone is back to work. Fortunately, as a result of my work with Congress in passing the CARES Act earlier this year, we avoided another Great Depression. Under my leadership, Project Warp Speed has been a tremendous success, my Administration and I developed a vaccine many years ahead of wildest expectations, and we are distributing these vaccines, and others soon coming, to millions of people. As President, I have told Congress that I want far less wasteful spending and more money going to the American people in the form of $2,000 checks per adult and $600 per child. As President I am demanding many rescissions under the Impoundment Control Act of 1974. The Act provides that, “whenever the President determines that all or part of any budget authority will not be required to carry out the full objectives or scope of programs for which it is provided, or that such budget authority should be rescinded for fiscal policy or other reasons (including termination of authorized projects or activities for which budget authority has been provided), the President shall transmit to both Houses of Congress a special message” describing the amount to be reserved, the relevant accounts, the reasons for the rescission, and the economic effects of the rescission. 2 U.S.C. § 683. I will sign the Omnibus and Covid package with a strong message that makes clear to Congress that wasteful items need to be removed. I will send back to Congress a redlined version, item by item, accompanied by the formal rescission request to Congress insisting that those funds be removed from the bill. I am signing this bill to restore unemployment benefits, stop evictions, provide rental assistance, add money for PPP, return our airline workers back to work, add substantially more money for vaccine distribution, and much more. On Monday the House will vote to increase payments to individuals from $600 to $2,000. Therefore, a family of four would receive $5,200. Additionally, Congress has promised that Section 230, which so unfairly benefits Big Tech at the expense of the American people, will be reviewed and either be terminated or substantially reformed. Likewise, the House and Senate have agreed to focus strongly on the very substantial voter fraud which took place in the November 3 Presidential election. The Senate will start the process for a vote that increases checks to $2,000, repeals Section 230, and starts an investigation into voter fraud. Big Tech must not get protections of Section 230! Voter Fraud must be fixed! Much more money is coming. I will never give up my fight for the American people!)

— Trump signs COVID-19 relief bill, avoids government shutdown after nearly weeklong delay – AP
— Chicago lawmakers, healthcare professionals encourage Black community to get coronavirus vaccine. ‘I guarantee that if I had thought it would in any way harm myself, or any other people, I would never, ever recommend it,’ Rep. Danny Davis said. – Will Jones
— Chicago weekend gun violence leaves 27 shot, 7 killed across city

— Rally Outside Chicago Police Headquarters Supports Anjanette Young. At Sunday’s demonstration, local leaders and politicians called for full transparency into the wrongful raid on a Chicago social worker’s home.
— Trump Signs Off on $600 Stimulus Checks, But a Vote on $2,000 Direct Payments Is Still Happening – MacKenzie Sigalos
— Illinois Coronavirus Updates: Metrics in Each Region, Chicago Officials to Discuss Vaccine Plan

— Trump signs COVID relief bill and government funding measure that he called a ‘disgrace’
— Women protest outside Chicago Police HQ, demanding justice for victim of botched raid – Natalie Bomke

— Trump signs massive measure funding government, COVID relief – AP

— Trump signs pandemic relief and government-funding measure, averting government shutdown – AP
— Pot legalization was to bring expungements to many with records in Illinois. Numbers so far are low, but more are expected to be on the way. – ROBERT MCCOPPIN
(DIERSEN: To have used pot when it was illegal, you shouted your disrespect for the rule of law.)

— Vaccine’s unbalanced rollout: Few South, West side residents get COVID shots so far. The trend in the first weeks of vaccine distribution points to a challenge for Mayor Lightfoot and public health officials who want to emphasize racial equity throughout the process. – Brett Chase and Elvia Malagón

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump haters ask “What’s holding our country together?”

— VERY SAD: A new wave of girls won’t let gender norms keep them from playing football – Bill Welt

— DuPage County reports 256 COVID-19 case numbers Sunday, 4 deaths, region’s positivity rate drops to 9% – Joshua Welge

— More than 112,000 COVID-19 vaccinations have been administered in Illinois – Andrew Carrigan

— Three Laws Take Effect In Illinois In 2021, Down From Over 250. State lawmakers have convened for only four days of business since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Some of them want to work remotely. – Jonah Meadows

— Oak Lawn Mayor Candidate’s Petitions Rejected. Tom Karones says he will run as a write-in candidate after his nomination petitions were rejected for having too few signatures. – Lorraine Swanson
(DIERSEN: Government is nasty. Politics is nasty. I have gathered signatures on candidate nomination petitions from Republican voters in my precinct since 2000. I should write a book about that. It is getting increasingly difficult a) because Republican voters in my precinct are moving into assisted living facilities, moving into nursing homes, moving out of Illinois, or dying and b) because their homes are being bought my nasty, if not hate-filled Democrats. Further, since 2000, Democrat plants, Libertarian plants, Green plants, Independent plants, and RINOs in the Milton Township Republican Organization have done everything that they could to turn Republican voters in my precinct against me. I should write a book about them. Further, in 2015, they succeeded in gerrymandering my precinct. I lost about 100 homes west of the Illinois Prairie path and gained about 100 homes east of Warrenville Road. Far more of the homes that I lost were Republican than the homes that I gained.)


— Concealed Permit Holder Allegedly Shoots Robbery Suspect Dead in Chicago Store – AWR HAWKINS

— Fauci doubles down after being confronted over startling admission that he deceived the public about herd immunity. ‘Then, when newer surveys said 60 percent or more would take it, I thought, “I can nudge this up a bit,” so I went to 80, 85’ – Chris Enloe

— The Year of Living Fearfully – Lawrence Meyers
— Is Anyone More Annoying or Treacherous than Barack Obama? – Jeff Davidson

— The Elites in Congress Will Blame Trump for Stalling the COVID-19 Relief Bill—But He’s Not the Problem – STACEY LENNOX

— Activists threaten lawsuit if university does not hire slave descendant as next president – ADAM BURNETT
(DIERSEN: Under the Democrats and under the RINOs, soon, if not already, no one will get appointed to or elected to any office unless they are many of the following: minority, female, younger, LGBTQ, disabled, veteran, Trump-hater, non-Christian, non-Protestant, non-Italian American, non-German American, Democrat, Libertarian, Green, Independent, RINO, moderate, liberal, low-income, and/or those whose ancestors have not been in America for a long time.)

— High School Student Sues Over Leftist ‘Indoctrination’ in Nevada – MATTHEW VADUM
(DIERSEN: According to Democrats, oppressed groups include include those who are minority, female, younger, LGBTQ, disabled, veteran, citizens of foreign countries, non-Trump supporters, non-Christians, non-Protestants, non-Italian Americans, non-German Americans, Democrat, Libertarian, Green, Independent, RINO, moderate, liberal, low-income, those whose ancestors have not been in America for a long time, drinkers, gamblers, stoners, and those who lack education, lack job skills, lack job experience, have financial problems, and/or have health problems.)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: A high school senior of mixed race is suing a taxpayer-funded charter school in Nevada over the “coercive, ideological indoctrination” that is central to its Critical Race Theory-based curriculum that forces students to associate aspects of their identity with oppression. In the lawsuit, Clark v. State Public Charter School Authority, filed Dec. 22 in federal court in Nevada, the young plaintiff William Clark and his mother Gabrielle Clark claim their First and Fourteenth Amendment rights were being violated. Students were allegedly told that by refusing to identify with an oppressive group, they were exercising their privilege or underscoring their role as an oppressor. The lawsuit was filed by the Illinois-based group Schoolhouse Rights, whose website describes its mission as supporting “civil rights litigation in defense of students’ freedom of conscience in public education and the rights of parents to guide and direct the upbringing of their children.” The student at Democracy Prep in Las Vegas whose mother is black and deceased father was white, claims there was a hostile classroom environment, and that he felt discriminated against in the mandatory, year-long “Sociology of Change” course required for graduation. There is another required class, “Change the World,” in which students carry out a political or social work project.)

— America is as divided as ever – Dan Balz
(DIERSEN: Democrats are extremely divisive. They divide a) minorities against Whites, b) women against men, c) younger people against older people, d) those who have less money against those who have more money, e) non-Christians against Christians, f) non-Protestants against Protestants, g) non-German Americans against German Americans, h) non-Italian Americans against Italian Americans, i) veterans against non-veterans, j) moderates and liberals against conservatives, k) LGBTQers against heterosexuals, l) non-married people against married people, m) Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, Independents, and RINOs against Republicans, n) non-patriotic people against patriotic people, o) citizens of foreign countries against citizens of America, p) those whose ancestors have not been in America for a long time against those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time, q) non-gun owners against gun owners, r) drinkers against non-drinkers, s) gamblers against non-gamblers, t) pot users against non-pot users, u) etc. against etc.)
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “At least we know Trump’s not serious about 2024.”

— New York State Democratic boss warns AOC not to challenge Chuck Schumer – Jon Levine
(DIERSEN: What if Illinois Republican Party Chairman Tim Schneider warned Kinzinger to stop demonizing, denigrating, and condemning Trump?)
— Beware Section 230 Repeal
(DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who have focused on destroying me for my including links in GOPUSA emails to articles they do not like. I would focus on a) those who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Wheaton’s West District, Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County’s 4th District, DuPage County, and/or Illinois, b) those who have been Republican candidates on ballots in my precinct, their political consultants, their major donors, their campaign managers, their campaign staff members, and/or their campaign volunteers, c) those who are/were leaders of the Milton Township Republican Organization, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Illinois Republican Party, Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, and/or Illinois, and d) those who are/were leaders of TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, Illinois Center Right Coalition, and/or American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter.)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Those on the left and right calling for a complete repeal of Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act need to realize it would “return us to the legal no-man’s land” that prohibits even “good Samaritan” censorship, explain Sen. Ron Wyden and ex-Rep. Chris Cox in USA Today. Without the law, every one of the 200 million-plus Web sites available to Americans “will have to either stop publishing their users’ contributions, or let ‘anything go’ — no matter how gross or illegal.” Any “curating” will leave platforms liable for everything posted, so “hosting user-created content will be too costly and risky,” and “the many online avenues that ordinary citizens currently use to express themselves would be closed.” So while “Congress should examine whether it’s possible to amend Section 230 without doing more harm than good,” it must also remember that “sometimes those complaining about online speech are doing worse than crying wolf.”)
— The Left’s Drive To ‘Bias’ AI
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Having algorithms “incapable of bias” make decisions rather than humans should be cause to celebrate, reasons computer-science prof Pedro Domingos at Spectator USA. But “militant” liberals are scrambling to retake control. “A whole subfield of AI has sprung up” for the express purpose of “de-biasing” algorithms, and anyone who questions it, as Domingos has, is subject to the cancel culture, as he was. Yet algorithms “can’t be racist or sexist.” What “cleaning” them up really means is “inserting into them biases favoring specific groups” and establishing the “social controls” the political left wants.)

— Lawmakers Prepare for Battles Over Congressional Redistricting. With several states poised to gain or lose seats in the House, Republicans and Democrats gear up for fights in legislatures, courts. – Natalie Andrews
(DIERSEN: I should write a book about the 2015 gerrymandering of my DuPage County Milton Township Precinct 9 in Wheaton.)
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: Trump Signs Covid-19 Aid Bill Averting Government Shutdown – Natalie Andrews and Andrew Restuccia
— Coronavirus Stigma Lingers Long After Disease Fades. Some people have recovered from Covid-19 only to find friends and colleagues shunning them, which can make it harder to fight outbreaks. — Miho Inada
(DIERSEN: If you come down with COVID-19, the more of the following that you are, the more that you will be viciously stigmatized for the rest of your life: law enforcement officer, Trump supporter, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, non-veteran, gun owner, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, and/or if your ancestors have been in America for a long time.)

— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD WITH BIG COLOR GRAPHIC: What will 2021 bring? – Marco della Cava
(DIERSEN: From what I see, Democrats and Democrat plants, Libertarians and Libertarian plants, Greens and Green plants, Independents and Independent plants, and RINOs will use COVID-19 to get rid of Republicans once and for all, and especially Republicans who are law enforcement officers, Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, 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.)
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump haters say “Donald Trump delivers an historic week of disarray from America’s Nihilist-in-Chief. As Trump enters his final days, he spent the past week pardoning, vetoing, and pointing fingers as he tries to leave chaos behind him.”

— Newsmax TV Chief Predicts Overtaking Fox News, Says IPO is Possible – PAUL BOND O

— Google’s Search Engine May Start Running On AI, But Not Anytime Soon – Arooj Ahmed
(DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Google News Alerts a) steer everyone to non-credible articles written by non-credible authors on non-credible websites that promote the Democrat Party, Libertarian Party, and/or Green Party platforms; b) steer everyone to articles that promote hatred against individuals, organizations, governments, and countries that are law enforcement, Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owners, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, draft avoiders (except Joe Biden and Bill Clinton), and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time; and c) steer everyone to articles that promote dependency on government, dependency on charity, LGBTQ, abortion, mass/illegal immigration, abolition of the First and Second Amendments, booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and even worse things.)

— Waiting for Success to Strike? – LARRY ROBERTSON
(DIERSEN: I should write a book about my Democrat coworkers and subordinates in the federal government. To get promoted, they focused on destroying their superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates who were Republican, and especially those who were conservative, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owners, Protestant, German American, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time. I should write a book about present and past Democrat plants, Libertarian plants, Green plants, Independent plants, and RINOs in the Milton Township Republican Organization, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Illinois Republican Party, TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, Illinois Center Right Coalition, and American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter who focus/focused on destroying everyone around them to move up.)

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.