December 29 Evening Edition

— Rep. Tulsi Gabbard says impeachment will only ’embolden’ Trump – BEATRICE PETERSON

— Legal Marijuana Sales May Spark Midwest Interstate Tension – AP

— Sweeping ICE raids in Mississippi’s chicken country opened up jobs for American workers. – RICHARD FAUSSET

— States charge more for electric cars as new laws take effect – AP

— New Illinois law requires companies to train employees on how to recognize, prevent sexual harassment – ABDEL JIMENEZ (DIERSEN: What about political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation for opposing the aforesaid?)
— The Herald & Review’s goals for 2020 — and how you can help us – Chris Coates (DIERSEN: What goals do the following have for 2020: Illinois Republican Party, your Republican township, ward, and county party organizations, and your Republican Precinct Committeeman/Captain? My goals for 2020 include helping elect all the Republican candidates on the November 3 ballot in my precinct. I will focus on getting yard sign locations in my precinct for the candidates. I will deliver sample ballots and campaign literature to the Republican and Independent voters in my precinct. I will encourage the candidates to help sponsor Wheaton’s Independence Day Parade and Fireworks. I will continue to put together and send out a GOPUSA ILLINOIS email each and every morning and each and every evening.)

— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.

— Officials warn about increase in drunk driving over holidays – Amanda Henderson

— Year in Review: Top 19 Political Headlines in 2019 – Mark Maxwell

— IL-14: All But Official Catalina Lauf Will Remain on Ballot 
— Bob Miller Answers Questions in Algonquin Township Case

— Former US attorney in southern Illinois Steve Wigginton charged with 3rd DUI – AP

— How Obama Impacted the Military – Janet Levy
— Despicable: Black attacks on Jews are rooted in Democrats’ coddling of anti-Semites – Monica Showalter
— The unhinged Left can doom us – Don Herston

— New York Times Disdains Wage Raises for Blue-Collar Americans – NEIL MUNRO

— Truth Bomb: Former Democratic Politician Says Anti-Semitism in NY Comes From the Left – Bronson Stocking

— ‘If He’d Take It’: Biden Says He’s Open to Nominating Obama for Supreme Court – JACK PHILLIPS

— Pew study says nonwhites now majority of US births, K-12 population due to open borders – Tom Tillison

— The Trump Train Rolls Over Democrat Roadblocks – Jeff Crouere
— The Return of the Homosexual Imperialists – Cliff Kincaid
— A Good Scapegoat is Almost as Good as a Solution – Chuck Lehmann
— Slouching Toward Gomorrah – Chuck Lehmann
— African Americans Are Taking Back Jobs Stolen By Illegal Aliens

— Democrats worry impeachment acquittal will embolden Trump – JORDAIN CARNEY
— Trump official: ‘Everyone who wants a job can get a job’ in Trump economy – ZACK BUDRYK (DIERSEN: But what about a job that is appropriate for the applicant’s education, work experience, and professional certifications/licenses? But what about a job for those in Illinois who are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time?)

— 8 Ways to Work Smarter in 2020 – Tim Herrera (DIERSEN: What could you have done to get promoted, but did NOT do? I did NOT become a Democrat. I did NOT pretend to be Swedish. I did NOT paint myself as being a yes-man. I did NOT help my supervisors get rid of their employees because they were Republican, White, male, and/or non-veteran and had not made GS-13 (currently $98,198) by age 25, GS-14 (currently $116,040) by age 30, GS-15 (currently $136,495) by age 35, and Senior Executive Service (currently $165,500) by age 40.)

— How liberals are allowing anti-Semitism to flourish – Karol Markowicz

— You Must Answer This One Question If You Want To Maximize Your Career Success In 2020 – Mark Murphy (DIERSEN: What did you do to learn new job-related skills? I earned a master’s degree in financial markets and trading from IIT in 1997 when I was 48 years old. I passed the Certified Internal Auditor examination on my first attempt in 1981 when I was 32 years old. I earned a master’s degree in accounting from DePaul in 1980 when I was 31 years old. I passed the CPA examination on my first attempt in 1979 when I was 30 years old. I earned an MBA from Loyola in 1976 when I was 27 years old. I earned a bachelor’s degree in management from NIU in 1970 when I was 21 years old.)

(FROM THE ARTICLE: First, set a big career goal for 2020. Maybe you want new responsibilities, a promotion, to double sales, or whatever. But then, after you set that goal, ask yourself, “What new skills am I going to have to learn in order to achieve my big goal?” If you can’t identify any new skills that you’ll need to learn, then you’ve just discovered that your goal needs to be more difficult. Forcing yourself to learn new skills sounds like a pretty obvious task. But our study called “If Employees Aren’t Learning, You’re Not Leading” discovered that only 35% of employees say that they’re Always learning something new at work. Meanwhile, 52% of employees are Never, Occasionally or Rarely learning new things. And as bad as it is that most employees aren’t actually learning new skills at work each year, the situation is even worse: Employees who are always learning new things are 10 times more likely to be inspired than those who are not. Not only does learning new skills keep our careers progressing, it also significantly increases our fulfillment and inspiration on the job. And as you can see in the chart below from the study, the more we increase our learning on the job, the more inspired we become.)

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.