December 3, 2023


— Pro-Palestinian demonstrators march through downtown after end of cease-fire
— Chicago businessman Willie Wilson spending Saturday giving out $333K worth of free gas, groceries
— Brighton Park migrant base camp needs IEPA approval for construction to move forward, state says. Environmental report reveals site of proposed tent camp contaminated with metals, chemicals. – Tre Ward

— City releases environmental report late Friday showing soil contaminates at Brighton Park migrant site – Bennett Haeberle

— Construction on migrant tent camp moves forward in Chicago

— Brighton Park migrant camp nearing completion, despite opposition – Angelica Sanchez, Eli Ong

— Palestinian advocates rally in Chicago against Israeli actions in Gaza

— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD WITH BIG PICTURE: A plea to Biden from longtime immigrants in Chicago: ‘Please don’t forget about us, we need job permits too’ – Laura Rodríguez Presa
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD IN NAPERVILLE SUN: Naperville Township on track to levy $800,000 for 708 board, a tenth of the maximum amount possible. – Tess Kenny

— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: A return to tradition: Why Illinois’ primary election is moving back to March in 2024 – Russell Lissau
— Chicago man charged with sex trafficking women at Lombard hotel – Susan Sarkauskas


— Small Nuclear Power Plants Approved by Legislature, But No One Producing Them, Except for the Navy
— Riley Township Requests 7% More
— Riley Township Road District Asks for 7% Tax Increase
— Inflation Bidenomics Didn’t Cause
— Bidenomics – Inflation Biden Did Cause
— UPDATED: Ron DeSantis Crushes Gavin Newsom in Head-to-Head Debate Mrs. Newsom Threw in the Towel for Gavin
— A Lesson from the Son of an Illegal Mexican Immigrant
— LaHood: “Fixation on ESG Activism…Leaving…Retirement at Risk”
— State Rep. Steven Reick wants more accountability over child care regulators
— Tax Money Paying for Migrants’ Food
— Johnsburg Village President Explains “Non-Public Forum” Parts of Village Hall
— Keneally Interviewed on WIND Morning Show about Pot Dangers


— Migrant boat washes up on Malibu beach near Barbra Streisand home – Isabel Vincent

— Eliminating federal intrusion in education – Sheri Few
— The Republican Party is saturated with abject cowards – Patricia McCarthy

— Boatload of illegals makes landfall near Malibu home of star who bashed Trump’s wall – Vivek Saxena

— Boatload of illegals makes landfall near Malibu home of star who bashed Trump’s wall – Vivek Saxena

— Foreign Students Who Celebrate Hamas Atrocities Can and Should Be Deported. – George Fishman

— Transgender Your Businesses, Nonprofits, And Schools, Or No Federal Grants For You – JOY PULLMANN

— Liberal city mayors feel the heat as sanctuary city policies bring heavy costs. New York City recently slashed budgets to policing, education and sanitation as migrants strained city services. – Adam Shaw

— The left’s Hitler comparisons to Trump are ‘so dangerous’: Tulsi Gabbard (COMMENT: Ever-increasingly, if you are a conservative, the more demographics that you share with Hitler, the more that hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters paint you as being Hitler.)

— Activists at University of Iowa Planning a ‘Trans Day of Revenge’ “The flier instructs attendees to cover their face and hair.” – Mike LaChance

— DEI Rules Growing in Colleges, Universities – Sandy Fitzgerald (COMMENT: Democrats and RINOs use DEI to get rid of Republicans who are conservative, White, male, older, non-veteran, Protestant, German American, and/or have ancestors who have been in America for a long time.).

— Chicago’s Tent City to Sit On Land Polluted With Arsenic and Other Poisons – RICK MORAN
— Border Patrol Closing Arizona Crossing Overwhelmed With Illegals – RICK MORAN
— Merry Christmas, Libs: BLM-Backed Policies Have Killed More Black People Than the KKK – KEVIN DOWNEY JR.
— Confederate Is the New Nazi—NY Times Compares Trump to Jefferson Davis – STEPHEN KRUISER (COMMENT: Democrats ever-increasingly paint Democrats as having been the Union Army in the Civil War and Republicans as having been the Confederate Army.)

— Swanky Beaches of Malibu Bombarded With Illegal Migrants – Sarah Arnold
— The Border Crisis Just Got Worse – Sarah Arnold
— Chevrolet Went the Anti-Bud Light Route for Their Holiday Commercial – Matt Vespa
— The Deceit and the Truth of Strength in Diversity – Jeff Utsch (COMMENT: Democrats and RINOs use Diversity to get rid of Republicans who are conservative, White, male, older, non-veteran, Protestant, German American, and/or have ancestors who have been in America for a long time.).

— Biden’s Borders: Foreign-Born US Population Hits Highest Level Ever Recorded in American History – Jack Davis (COMMENT: Employers prefer foreign-born workers because foreign-born workers work for less money. If there had been as many foreign-born workers in America when I was young, they would have gotten the jobs that I got or the wages that I got would have been much lower. I did yard work, delivered newspapers, washed dishes, cleaned golf shoes, chipped slag, pumped gasoline, and delivered mail. Those jobs enabled me to buy three new cars, pay for my college expenses, and graduate debt-free from NIU when I was 21 in 1970 owning a 1969 Dodge Charger SE.)


— Trump’s VP: Ranking the candidates from most likely to least – BRETT SAMUELS
— Ever-increasingly, because Democrat and RINO leaders ever-increasingly give more and more and more preference to those who are liberal, moderate, Democrat, RINO, minority, female, younger, non-Protestant, non-German American, and those whose ancestors have not been in America for a long time, achieving the American Dream is ever-increasingly more difficult for those who are conservative, Republican, White, male, older, Protestant, German American, and/or have ancestors who have been in America for a long time.

— Contaminants being removed from vacant Chicago lot where migrant housing is planned
— Breaches by Iran-affiliated hackers spanned multiple U.S. states, federal agencies say – FRANK BAJAK and MARC LEVY

— Under the Democrats and under the RINOs, anticipate/expect that employers, and everyone else, will ever-increasingly discriminate against those who share Trump’s demographics: conservative, Republican, American, White, male, older, non-poor, non-veteran, married, Protestant, German American, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.

— Sandra Day O’Connor’s legacy on the bench includes deciding votes on affirmative action, abortion – Morgan Smith (COMMENT: All my critics/opponents, all their operatives, and all their dupes have always promoted Affirmative Action, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, that is, they have always promoted patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, and age discrimination.)

— George Santos expulsion gets SNL parody as he plots revenge

— Democrats say “What to Know About the Migrant Crisis in New York City” and say “Over 100,000 migrants have arrived in the city over the last year” and ask “Why are they coming to New York?” and ask “what will happen to them next?”
— Democrats say “How Trump and His Allies Plan to Wield Power in 2025. Trump and his allies are already laying the groundwork for a possible second Trump presidency, forging plans for an even more extreme agenda than his first term.” (COMMENT: My critics/opponents demand blind loyalty to them and to them only. They destroy those who do not give them blind loyalty. I should write a book about my critics/opponents.)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: As part of that plan, Mr. Trump also intends to revive an effort from the end of his presidency to alter civil-service rules that protect career government professionals, enabling him to fire tens of thousands of federal workers and replace them with loyalists.)
Serge Schmemann
— Democracy Relies on Local Newspapers – Serge Schmemann (COMMENT: Since 2000, GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters have ever-increasingly filled the ever-increasing Republican communication void in Illinois. Democrat plant, Libertarian plant, Green plant, Independent plant, and RINO leaders of Republican organizations in Illinois do not want anyone to read articles that promote the individual responsibility, traditional marriage and family, right to life, immigration, illegal drugs, Second Amendment, or equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving) planks in the Republican Party platform.)
— Democrats ever-increasingly promote more LGBTQ.
— Democrats ever-increasingly promote more illegal immigration.

— The mega rich are the new political bosses. Is that bad for democracy? Billionaires and multimillionaires exert growing influence in presidential races. But regular citizens — the voters — will have their say. – Dan Balz (COMMENT: Billionaires and multimillionaires want illegal immigration because they want cheap labor. The less money that you have, the more that illegal immigration harms you.)

— These 10 jobs pay the most. Women are underrepresented in 9 of them. Only pharmacists have achieved gender equity among the country’s highest-paying fields. – SHALENE GUPTA (COMMENT: What jobs did you have? How underrepresented were females in them? Because females were dramatically underrepresented in the bad jobs that I had including GAO Analyst, IRS Revenue Officer, and postal employee, my Democrat superiors gave them tremendous preference and especially to those who were Democrat, minority, younger, veteran, non-Protestant, non-German American, and/or had ancestors who had not been in America for a long time.)
— Over half of employees, including white men, downplay parts of their identity to fit in better at work. – SHALENE GUPTA (COMMENT: While I worked for GAO 1980-1997, IRS 1971-1980, Firestone Stores 1970-1972, and Post Office 1966-1969, I downplayed the fact that I was conservative, Republican, non-veteran, Protestant, German American, Crete resident 1948-1972, Wheaton resident since 1978, and my ancestors had been in America since 1844 because far too many of my Democrat superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates disapproved of, despised, if not hated those like me who were the aforesaid.)
— These Gen Z employees have discovered the secret to getting a bigger raise—switch jobs. A growing crop of savvy younger workers are refusing to settle for modest cost-of-living wage increases. They say it’s all about knowing your marketplace value. – SHALENE GUPTA (COMMENT: In 1980 when I was 31 years old, because my Democrat IRS superiors had dramatically lowered my “market value” a) by not promoting me since 1974, b) by disallowing my travel vouchers in 1974, c) by disallowing my education deductions in 1978, and d) by ignoring, dismissing, and belittling my earning an MBA from Loyola in 1976 and my passing the CPA examination on my first attempt in 1979, I took a $21,863/year (21%) pay cut to transfer to GAO. I should write a book about that.)

— Trump Plans to Make Civil Service a MAGA Spoils System – Ed Kilgore (COMMENT: The top priority for my Democrat superiors in the federal government was hiring, retaining, and promoting Democrats, and especially those who were minority, female, younger, veteran, non-Protestant, non-German American, and/or had ancestors had not been in America for a long time. Consequently, their top priority was wasting the careers of and getting rid of their employees who were Republican, and especially those like me who were White, male, older, non-veteran, Protestant, German American, and/or had ancestors who had been in America for a long time. It is called political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, and age discrimination. I should write a book about that.)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: There have been many credible reports that a second Trump administration would feature an assault on the federal civil service system in order to reduce “deep state” resistance to his authoritarian ambitions — or to use his terms for it, to “drain the swamp” — while stuffing the higher levels of the federal bureaucracy with political appointees. Those of us who are history-minded have immediately thought of this as threatening a return to the “spoils system” of the 19th century, which was more or less ended by enactment of the Pendleton Civil Service Reform Act of 1883 (signed into law by Republican president and reformed spoilsman Chester Alan Arthur). But the more we know about Team Trump’s plans, this understanding of what they want to do in staffing the federal government is looking inadequate and anachronistic. The spoils system beneficiaries of the distant past were by and large party foot-soldiers rewarded for attending dreary local meetings, talking up the party’s candidates in newspapers and forums, and most of all getting out the vote on Election Day. No one much cared what they believed in their heart of hearts about issues of the day, or how they came to their convictions. It was enough that they put on the party yoke and helped pull the bandwagon to victory.)

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.