December 31 Evening Edition


— Pritzker asks hospitals to postpone many surgeries as state braces for massive influx of COVID-19 patients. Hospitals are already treating the most coronavirus patients they’ve seen in more than a year, with nearly 5,700 beds occupied as of Wednesday night. – Mitchell Armentrout
— Inside the mind of a Chicago carjacker. The West Side man, who’s in his 30s and has convictions for car thefts, provides insights into one of the most troubling crime trends of 2021. – Frank Main


— Youth gain lemonade stand freedom as 287 new Illinois laws set to take effect – Greg Bishop

— New York says it will prioritize non-White people in distributing low supply of COVID-19 treatments. Empire State considers being a minority a health ‘risk factor’ due to ‘longstanding systemic health and social inequities’ – Houston Keene

— Politicians Seek to Divide and Conquer – Samuel Anthony
— The New Climate of Panic Among the Panic-Mongers – Christopher Monckton
— In Biden’s America, some protesters are more equal than others – Andrea Widburg
— COVID testing has become ridiculous and even counterproductive – Andrea Widburg

— Nearly 400K Anchor Babies Born in 2021, Outpacing U.S. Births in 49 States – JOHN BINDER
— Poll: Plurality of American Adults Fear What Is to Come in 2022 – JACOB BLISS
— AOC Relaxing in Miami Beach as Omicron Surges in New York – PAUL BOIS

— The Ungracious Generation and Its Demonization of the Past – Victor Davis Hanson

— Plague-Year Immigrants Headed to Trump Country – Michael Barone

— Race Racket! Nikole Hannah-Jones Speaks at Colleges for $25,000 a Pop – Tim Graham

— NY State Announces Racially Discriminatory Standard For Rationing COVID Therapeutic Treatment. Non-whites do not need to show they personally are at risk for severe illness to be eligible for treatment, it is presumed from their racial and ethnic status. Whites need proof, a clearly discriminatory standard. – Jane Coleman
— Marines Say Dismissal Over COVID Vaccine Refusal Is ‘Political Purge’ Up to 8,000 Marines could be dismissed over Issue. – Leslie Eastman
— AOC Escapes NY To DeSantisland – Mary Chastain

— 206 Marines Kicked Out for Refusing COVID-19 Vaccines – Harry Lee

— COMMENT: Ever-increasingly, Democrat and RINO employers use Affirmative Action, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, set asides, diversity initiatives, cultural competency training and initiatives, BLM, CRT, 1619, reparations, up-or-out, budget cuts, bad job assignments, unfair performance expectations, unfair performance evaluations, etc. to get rid of Republicans, and especially to get rid of Republicans who are 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.

— ‘DO YOUR RESEARCH’: Adam Kinzinger Jabs Ted Cruz for Spreading Covid-19 ‘Misinformation’ in Botched Tweet – Alex Griffing

— Americans Rate 2021 One of the Worst Years Ever
(COMMENT: This year, Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, Independents, and RINOs stopped Republicans from helping sponsor Wheaton’s Independence Day parade and fireworks.)

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.