December 29, 2022

— Kankakee judge rules portion of SAFE-T Act addressing Illinois bail reform unconstitutional. – Christian Piekos
— Chicago boy, 13, accused of stealing car from Elmhurst dealership, leading high-speed police chase
— COMMENT: Democrats say “What happens if ‘Title 42’ COVID asylum restrictions end.”

— Supreme Court Extends Trump-Era Title 42

— COMMENT: Chicago Democrats say “City officials tell Woodlawn residents they plan to bring asylum seekers to old school by next week.”

— Kankakee County Circuit Court judge rules cash bail as a part of SAFE-T Act unconstitutional – Tahman Bradley, Eli Ong

— Kankakee County judge finds that elimination of cash bail provision in SAFE-T Act is unconstitutional – Jeremy Gorner and Madeline Buckley
— COMMENT: Democrats say “New York prosecutors open investigation into George Santos.” Ever-increasingly, Democrats hint/imply/argue/shout that if candidates who have Democrat demographics run as Republicans, it is a) because they are severely flawed, b) because they know that the Republican Party wants candidates who have Democrat demographics, and/or c) because they have been rejected by the Democrat Party.
— Antonin Scalia and the uncertain future of legal conservatism – Peter Schwartz

— Judge rules portion of SAFE-T Act ending cash bail is unconstitutional. Kankakee County Chief Judge Thomas Cunnington sided with prosecutors and sheriffs from across Illinois in ruling that the cash bail section of the legislation violates the Illinois Constitution. Attorney General Kwame Raoul has vowed to appeal. -Emmanuel Camarillo, Kade Heather, Mary Norkol, Jon Seidel and Andy Grimm
— COMMENT: Democrats say “Supreme Court ruling on Title 42 casts asylum seekers as political tool.”
— COMMENT: Democrats say “Retiring Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White reveals the racism that shaped his legacy.” In 1971 when I was 22 years old, my plans for a career in the automotive industry ended when Oldsmobile withdrew a job offer that I had accepted saying that it had just agreed to stop hiring Whites to settle an EEOC complaint. That directly resulted in my accepting a job offer from IRS because Firestone Stores fired me for accepting the Oldsmobile job offer.

— COMMENT: Democrats say “Experience shows we need changes to diminish the role of politics in our courts.”
— Newly renovated courtroom opening in DuPage for cashless bail system.

— Judge rules cash bail portion of SAFE-T Act unconstitutional

— Republicans should just say no to any budget that funds 87,000 new IRS agents – Stephen Moore (COMMENT: I worked for IRS 1971-1980. I should write a book about those who have used that against me the most.

— COMMENT: Democrats promote a group that promotes more gun controls.

— Southwest received billions in federal aid to help with operations, Andrzejewski finds – KRISTINA WATROBSKI

— COMMENT: Democrats crow that “Illinois will become the first state to do away with cash bail.”

— Illinois’ minimum wage will increase from $12//hour to $13/hour. – Andrew Hensel (COMMENT: I earned the minimum wage 1964-1966. In today’s dollars, I earned $11.28/hour. I washed dishes in the basement of the S.S. Kresge in Chicago Heights part-time during my junior and senior years at Crete-Monee High School and full-time during the summer of 1965. With the money that I earned, I bought a new 1966 Pontiac Tempest Sprint in May, a poor-man’s GTO, in May of 1966. I used that car to get to/from my parents’ home in Crete and a) jobs cleaning golf shoes, chipping slag, and pumping gasoline during the summer of 1966, b) delivering mail in Park Forest 1966-1967, and c) classes at UIC 1966-1967. I sold the car in late 1967 and bought a new 1968 Oldsmobile 442.)

— Illinois paying unemployment debt without full accounting of fraud – Kevin Bessler

— COMMENT: Democrats say “Nazi Candidate Sign In Elmhurst Hopeful’s Yard. She says someone posted the sign without her consent. She is running for City Council.” I should write a book about Republican candidates on ballots in my precinct since 2000 who have hinted/implied/argued/shouted that they did not want my support. I would focus on those Republican candidates who lost elections. I would focus on those Republican candidates who reject the individual responsibility, traditional marriage/family, right to life, immigration, illegal drugs, Second Amendment, and/or equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving) planks in the Republican Party platform. I would focus those Republican candidates who blame me and blame my GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters for their defeats. I would focus on those Republican candidates who have taken adverse actions against me. I would focus on those Republican candidates who have hinted/implied/argued/shouted that they disapprove of, if not despise, if not hate my demographics. I am Protestant and 100% German national origin.
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Many may remember that house on South York Street in Elmhurst with more than 50 campaign signs earlier this year. The house is owned by Laura Vevers, who is running for Ward 6 alderman against Guido Nardini in the April 4 election. It appears just about all the signs were for Republicans, many of them running for DuPage County Board. On Tuesday, Patch obtained a photo of the yard full of signs. One of the signs is prompting criticism. It was for Art Jones, a candidate for Congress in the 6th District. His sign read, “Time to put America first.” The sign included the symbol of an elephant, indicating he was running as a Republican. But he was an independent write-in candidate, ultimately getting only a dozen votes. In 2018, in the 3rd Congressional District, Jones drew nearly 60,000 votes, or 26 percent, losing to a Democrat Daniel Lipinski. Before that election, the Illinois Republican Party repudiated Jones, calling him a Nazi. He is a Holocaust denier who has said he was a former leader in the American Nazi Party. In 2018, Jones told Politico that he was running against a “two-party, Jew-party, queer-party system.” On Tuesday, Patch asked Vevers through Facebook about the sign. In response, she wrote, “Who took the picture, was it the person who planted the sign? I don’t know or SUPPORT Art Jones or his philosophy.” Asked further about the sign, she said, “The fact is, someone put the sign in my yard without my consent.” Vevers and Nardini are vying for the seat held by Alderman Mike Honquest, who decided against running after a decade on the City Council. Ward 6 is in Elmhurst’s southeastern corner. Emily Bastedo is the other Ward 6 alderman.)

— Illinoisans are voting with their feet, and one thing they’re saying is ‘Property Taxes!’…that they simply can’t afford to live here anymore
— Mayor Lightfoot, Chicago Teachers Union continue to keep dozens of empty, failing schools open – Ted Dabrowski and John Klingner

— Judge rules SAFE-T Act’s no cash bail provision unconstitutional, appeal expected. – Greg Bishop

— Severin: ‘The Democrats’ sweeping gun and ammunition control legislation contains several items I find troubling and wrong’

— Rabine: Don Tracy and the IL GOP Should Reimburse Gubernatorial Candidates for Postage
— Biden Implemented Soviet-Era Control Over Parents With This Law – Jack Lombardi

— Biden’s border policies placed migrants in grave danger with freezing weather. Arctic blast should be a wake-up call to the White House. – Editorial
— GOP’s 2024 underdogs hope for a lucky break against Trump, brush off poll woes – Seth McLaughlin
— Our children should aspire to being more than corporate and state workers – Jay P. Greene (COMMENT: In 1971 when I was 22 years old, I accepted a job offer from IRS a) because Firestone Stores had fired me because I had accepting a job offer from Oldsmobile and b) because Oldsmobile had withdrawn that offer saying that it had just agreed to stop hiring Whites to settle an EEOC complaint.)

— The Biden administration wants to censor people who oppose gender transitions for children – Zachary Faria
— Migrants are only coming because we let them in – Conn Carroll
— Two-thirds want border wall and E-Verify to slow illegal immigration. 69% want to mandate that all employers use the federal electronic E-Verify system to help ensure that they hire only legal workers for U.S. jobs. – Paul Bedard (COMMENT: In your municipality, in your township, and in your county, what percent of the employers fail/refuse to use E-Verity and why?)
— Southern border could be the defining issue of 2023 for Biden – Haisten Willis
— Parents deserve the truth, not sabotage by their children’s schools – Editorial

— The incredible shrinking NY: New proof that progressives are driving away residents — including millionaires who pay for their goodies – Editorial
— Migrants assembled in Mexico hatch plans to cross border after Title 42 is extended – MaryAnn Martinez

— U.S. Asylum Claims Backlog Hits 1.5 Million – Eric Lendrum
— The New, New Antisemitism. Black antisemitism is spreading in strange, dangerous ways. Why? – Victor Davis Hanson (COMMENT: In 1997, when I was 49 years old, my Jewish Democrat GAO superiors forced me to retire so that they could give my Black Democrat subordinate my job.)

— Biden’s DHS released more than 150,000 illegal aliens into the U.S. in the summer 2021 – Rajan Laad

— Immigration authorities released ‘well over’ 150K migrants into US without ‘processing’ – Vivek Saxena

— Illinois Abortionists See Rise in Out-of-State Patients – KATHERINE HAMILTON

— Harvard hosts lecture promoting critical race theory – Melissa Da Gama

— The New, New Antisemitism – VICTOR DAVIS HANSON

— Texas National Guard Spent Christmas Weekend Erecting Razor Wire Border Fence Near El Paso – Katabella Roberts
— Greg Abbott Says Texas Has Bused Nearly 16,000 Migrants to Sanctuary Cities This Year – Jana J. Pruet
— Conservatives Must Use the Courts to Fight Back Against Liberal Overreach – Arizona AG Brnovich

— Time to end military wokeness – Rep. Ashley Hinson
— Earth to Republicans: voters don’t care about your investigations. Republicans’ agenda should be policy-focused rather than personality driven. – John Tillman

— Mayor Adams: ‘I Deserve Good Work-Life Balance’ (COMMENT: I started working for IRS in June of 1971, but I did not take any vacation days during my first 2 years.)

— An angry abortion supporter is facing battery charges after she allegedly threw a cup of coffee at a pro-life advocate Tuesday outside a new abortion facility in Rockford, Illinois. – Micaiah Bilger

— Nets Play Handler for Old Joe on Border Crisis, Lament Illegals Have to ‘Wait’ to Flood U.S. – Curtis Houck

— Why Conservatives Lose the Race Debate — and How We Can Win It – ISAAC WILLOUR (COMMENT: Ever-increasingly, under the Democrats and under the RINOs, hatred against Whites increases.)
— COMMENT: What do you say to those who say Title 42 is “COVID-crisis fiction?”
— Illinois Governor Pritzker: State Suffers Despite His Triumphs

— Illegal Aliens Now Qualify for In-State Arizona Tuition – CATHERINE SALGADO
— Far-Left Group Running Ads Urging, ‘Don’t Run, Joe!’ – CHRIS QUEEN
— Since the Onset of COVID, Blue States Are Losing Population at an Astonishing Rate – RICK MORAN

— Greg Abbott Has Shipped Nearly 16,000 Illegal Migrants to Sanctuary Cities In 2022 – Sarah Arnold
— Biden DHS Released Over 150K Illegals Into U.S. Without Court Dates – Sarah Arnold
— ACLU Immigration Lawyer: The Border Crisis Is Not a National Security Threat – Julio Rosas

— COMMENT: Democrats say “Divided GOP enters 2023 attacking itself.”

— COMMENT: According to Democrats, abortion restrictions increase suicide risk among younger women.

— COMMENT: Democrats say “George Santos’ wall of GOP support starts to show serious cracks.” RINOs support Santos because of his claimed demographics.

— COMMENT: Democrats say “George Santos Faces Federal and Local Investigations, and Public Dismay.”
— COMMENT: Democrats say “George Santos’s Early Life: Odd Jobs, Bad Debts and Lawsuits.” Ever-increasingly, Democrats hint/imply/argue/shout that if candidates who have Democrat demographics run as Republicans, it is a) because they are severely flawed, b) because they know that the Republican Party wants candidates who have Democrat demographics, and/or c) because they have been rejected by the Democrat Party.
— COMMENT: Democrats say “George Santos Is in a Class of His Own. But Other Politicians Have Embellished Their Resumes, Too.”
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Mark Kirk’s 2010 and 2016 Senate campaigns Mark Kirk, who was a five-term House member from Illinois, leaned heavily on his military accomplishments in his 2010 run for the Senate seat once held by Barack Obama. But the Republican’s representation of his service proved to be deeply flawed. Mr. Kirk’s biography listed that he had been awarded the “Intelligence Officer of the Year” while in the Naval Reserve, a prestigious military honor that he never received. He later apologized, but that was not the only discrepancy in his military résumé. In an interview with the editorial board of The Chicago Tribune, Mr. Kirk accepted responsibility for a series of misstatements about his service, including that he had served in the Persian Gulf war of 1991, that he once commanded the Pentagon war room and that he came under fire while flying intelligence missions over Iraq. Mr. Kirk attributed the inaccuracies as resulting from his attempts to translate “Pentagonese” for voters or because of inattention by his campaign to the details of his decades-long military career. Still, Illinois voters elected Mr. Kirk to the Senate in 2010, but he was defeated in 2016 by Tammy Duckworth, a military veteran who lost her legs in the Iraq war. In that race, Mr. Kirk’s website falsely described him as an Iraq war veteran.)
— COMMENT: Democrats say “Republicans Step Up Attacks on F.B.I. as It Investigates Trump.”
— COMMENT: Democrats say “In Record Numbers, an Unexpected Migrant Group Is Fleeing to the U.S. Hundreds of thousands of Nicaraguans have fled their country in recent years, escaping poverty and repression under an increasingly authoritarian government.”

— COMMENT: Democrats say “Art at Capitol honors 141 enslavers and 13 Confederates.” None of my ancestors were enslavers or Confederates, but my critic/opponents stress that they all immigrated during the 1840s and 1850s. I stress that they always lived in northeast Illinois.
— COMMENT: Democrats ask “Why does U.S. policy still favor Cuban migrants?” and say “Others are plenty deserving, too.”

— COMMENT: A Democrat says “I bought a Tesla to help the environment. Now, I’m embarrassed to drive it.”

— ACT scores continue to decline, dropping to lowest levels in 30 years – Marina Pitofsky (COMMENT: My 1966 ACT score was 24 notwithstanding the fact that a) neither of my parents attended college, b) none of my ancestors attended college, c) my father was the first of my ancestors to earn a high school diploma, and d) my mother never attended high school. Because of the aforesaid, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have hinted/implied/argued/shouted that my score was so high because I benefitted tremendously from discrimination against minorities, against females, against non-Protestants, against non-German Americans, and against those whose ancestors had not been in America for a long time.)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Approximately 1.3 million students in this year’s graduating class took the ACT, a test comparable to the SATs that some students use in their college applications. The national average composite score for the graduating class of 2022 was 19.8 out of a possible 36, down from 20.3 among the graduating class of 2021.)
— COMMENT: Affirmative Action is a zero-sum game. Every promotion that a minority and/or female gets is a promotion that a White and/or male does not get. I should write a book about all my Democrat minority and/or female coworkers who my IRS and GAO superiors promoted over me since 1974. They all had less job-related work experience, less job-related education, and/or fewer professional certifications and licenses than I had. I started working for IRS in 1971 and for GAO in 1980. I earned an MBA from Loyola in 1976. I passed the CPA examination on my first attempt in 1979. I earned a master’s degree in accounting from DePaul in 1980. I passed the Certified Internal Auditor examination on my first attempt in 1981. I became a licensed CPA in 1981 and a Certified Fraud Examiner in 1990, Government Financial Manager in 1994, Financial Services Auditor in 1996, and Forensic Accountant in 1997. I earned a master’s degree in financial markets from IIT in 1997.
— COMMENT: Ever-increasingly, LGBTQers blame their problems on those who do not promote LGBTQ.
— COMMENT: Ever-increasingly, Democrats paint Republicans as being antisemites.
— Older and unappreciated: Workers over 50 face a rough time on the job. Many people who need to work longer are unable to do so because they lose their jobs long before they reach retirement age and can’t find another one. – Katrin Park (COMMENT: I should write a book about age discrimination.)
— COMMENT: Ever-increasingly, Democrats encourage/force children to be LGBTQers.

— Texas National Guard completes about 2 miles of border fencing near El Paso – AP

— The Message of ‘Buying All Black’ The Google-Ludacris project reveals that U.S. society isn’t white supremacist. – Oliver Traldi
— Don’t Just Spend Your Time—Invest It – Joe Pinsker (COMMENT: What do spend lots of time doing? For me, it is putting GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters together and sending them out.)
— Diversity Czars Always Need to Find New Oppression
— The NRA vs. the Censorship ‘Mob’ New York state financial regulators make the gun-rights group’s insurers an offer they can’t refuse. – David B. Rivkin Jr. and Andrew M. Grossman
— How Congress Cut Trump’s Taxes. He has benefited from every loophole that lawmakers provided to real-estate businesses. – Jay Starkman (COMMENT: According to my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes, the education deductions that I took were loopholes.)

— COMMENT: Democrats say “Biden’s Border Woes Persist as Encounters Run at 200,000 a Month.”

— What Counts As An “Adverse Employment Action” In Discrimination And Retaliation Cases? – Eric Bachman (COMMENT: I should write a book about the adverse actions that a) my Democrat GAO superiors took against me 1980-1997, b) my Democrat IRS superiors took against me 1974-1980, c) my Democrat Firestone Store superiors took against me 1970-1972, and d) my Democrat Post Office superiors took against me 1966-1969. My aforesaid Democrat superiors would not have taken those adverse actions against me a) if I had not complained about political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, and/or age discrimination and/or b) if I had been a Democrat, minority, female, veteran, LGBTQer, non-Protestant, and/or non-German American.)

— COMMENT: Democrats say “House GOP reckons with ‘candidate quality’ problem after midterms — and ahead of 2024.” Ever-increasingly, anti-conservatives and conservative-haters discourage quality conservatives from seeking government offices and seeking political offices. Quality conservative candidates should have lots of relevant education, relevant work experience, relevant professional certifications and licenses, relevant etc. I should write a book about what past and present anti-conservative and conservative-hating leaders of the Milton Township Republican Organization, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Illinois Republican Party have done since 2000 to discourage me from seeking government offices and seeking political offices. I would focus on those leaders who have taken the most/biggest adverse actions against me.

— COMMENT: Ever-increasingly, Democrats use books to make students hate Republicans.

— Collateral damage (COMMENT: Have you been collateral damage? GAO works for Congress. The Democrats who ran GAO during the 1980s and 1990s used Republican-led GAO budget cuts to get rid of GAO employees who were Republican. My Democrat GAO superiors used those budget cuts to waste my GAO career and to force me to take their early retirement “offer” in 1997 when I was 49 years old. My high-level critics/opponents have always hinted/implied/argued/shouted that notwithstanding one exception, because Gingrich, Hastert, and my Republican U.S. Senators and U.S. Representatives did not come to my defense, I was not collateral damage. I should write a book about what Gingrich, Hastert, and my Republican U.S. Senators and U.S. Representatives did that showed a) that they reject the Rutan decision (SEE: ), b) that they reject the equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving) plank in the Republican Party platform, and/or c) that they promote patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, and/or age discrimination.)

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.