December 4 Evening Edition

— Pritzker says pot law will create black and latino millionaires as black aldermen push delay of sales over lack of diversity in industry But state officials say it will take more time for the social equity provisions in the law to go into effect. – Tom Schuba (DIERSEN: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Democrats want minorities to be pot pushers.)
— Pot smokers could still get ticketed for toking in their own backyards despite new law, CPD says But Chicago cops are being encouraged to explain the new law to residents caught violating it rather than take punitive measures right way, officials say. – Tom Schuba

— Marijuana vaping busts on rise; over 500K seized in 2 years – AP–marijuana-vaping-arrests-20191203-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Democrats want minorities to be pot pushers.
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats blame Trump for problems that Black women have.

— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Des Plaines to allow recreational pot sales, related businesses – Jennifer Shea

— Hoscheit drops re-election bid; Shepro to run in his district Shepro: ‘I felt honored that he asked me to run’ – BRENDA SCHORY

— More urgency needed on ethics reforms, Illinois GOP lawmakers say – JERRY NOWICKI

— Illinois Republicans call for special December session to address corruption – Cole Lauterbach

— IL-14: James Marter First TV Commercial Airs and Fundraiser Tomorrow Night 
— Pritzker Names Two Former Republican State Representatives to Ethics Panel 
— UPDATE: Northwest Herald Polls on Word “Whore” and Links to Story on Judicial Candidate Mary McClellan’s Suit Against McHenry County Blog 
— Commenter Tells Some of What Happened in the Courtroom in Mary McClellan Suit Against McHenry County Blog 
— Judicial Candidate Mary McClellan’s Most Recent Bankruptcy Petition 
— Precinct Committeepersons Filings for McHenry County Final 
— Virginia Firm Makes Only Cost-Benefit Proposal for Consolidating McHenry Township with County Government 
— Judicial Candidate Mary McClellan Files Emergency Motion Against McHenry County Blog Last Week, Seeks $1,800


— Plummer says he was offered ethics commission slot in exchange for his silence
— Unfunded pension liabilities grew a half billion dollars more than expected

— Video shows climbers surmounting border wall Trump claimed ‘impossible to climb’ – Ellie Bufkin

— Global warming, global cooling, climate change, climate emergency, climate catastrophe, climate collapse, or existential threat? – Jack Hellner

— Americans Billed $60B a Year to Educate Illegal Aliens, Anchor Babies – JOHN BINDER

— Conservative Family Research Council fundraises against Chick-fil-A on ‘Giving Tuesday’

— Piers Morgan Blasts European Leaders Mocking Trump – Hank Berrien
— Buttigieg: Anyone Who Supported Trump Is Soft On Racism – Hank Berrien

— ICE Spokesman Says Criminal Illegal Aliens Are Attracted To Sanctuary Cities – JASON HOPKINS

— House Democrats to move on temporary ‘SALT’ cap increase – Doug Sword (DIERSEN: Trump should increase the $10,000 SALT cap to $20,000 for married filing jointly.)

— Democrats value diversity, but the presidential field is increasingly white – EVAN HALPER, JANET HOOK

— Food Stamps in Good Times The jobless rate is 3.6%. When better to renew work requirements? – Editorial (DIERSEN: Should able-bodied food stamp recipients be required to take bad jobs? According to my critics/opponents, all the jobs that I had were bad jobs that they would never stoop to take. I did yard work and delivered newspapers 1962-1964; washed dishes 1964-1966; cleaned golf shoes, chipped slag, and pumped gasoline in 1966; delivered mail 1966-1969; worked on an automobile assembly line and as a security guard in 1970; sold tires, automotive services, and major appliances 1970-1971; pumped gasoline 1971-1972; collected delinquent taxes 1971-1980; and audited federal agencies 1980-1997.)

— Kamala Harris’s Exit Leaves a Historically Diverse Field Pretty Pale and Male – Kristen Bellstrom and Emma Hinchliffe (DIERSEN: According to Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs, the more of the following that you are, the less electable that you are: Trump supporter, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, gun owner, German American, draft avoider, and/or if your ancestors have been in America for a long time.)

— Do Walmart, Amazon, McDonald’s and IBM match employees’ donations to charity? The answers may surprise you – Leslie Albrecht (DIERSEN: Democrats run the federal government. Federal employees are encouraged to use the Combined Federal Campaign ( ) to make donations. Federal employees should assume that all their superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates will know which organizations they donated to and how much. If you donate any money to organizations that promote conservative causes, you are in big trouble.)

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.