December 4 Evening Edition


— Oak Park River Forest High School cancels all activities through winter break due to uptick in COVID cases

— With Kinzinger out, candidates bow out of 16th District race, plan to run elsewhere – Russell Lissau

— Conservative central Illinois blogger’s website suspended – Charlie Schlenker

— Pope Francis warns of global ‘retreat from democracy,’ blasts nationalism – Mica Soellner
— Elon Musk calls for age cap on running for political office – Mica Soellner
(COMMENT: Musk would approve of the federal government’s up-or-out policy for its employees who are Republican, White, male, and/or non-veteran: GS-13 (currently $102,188) by age 25, GS-14 (currently $120,755) by age 30, GS-15 (currently $142,041) by age 35, and Senior Executive Service (currently $172,500) by age 40. Extremely few federal employees make the aforesaid promotion deadlines.)

— Former Illinois State University football coach fired for removing Black Lives Matter poster alleges First Amendment rights violated. Suit alleges coach was fired because ‘he did not toe the party line’ regarding BLM. – Kyle Morris |
— GAO struggles to identify how 20% of federal grants for 2020 voting were spent. House Republicans first flagged concerns about the election grants in September 2020. – Fred Lucas

— They Won’t Even Protect The Pot Shops In Lawless SF

— Biden’s top aide Ron Klain complains press coverage is too negative – Jon Levine
— Why more young black Americans are calling themselves ‘conservative’ – Dennis Richmond, Jr.
(DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, the percentage of the following who are conservative decreases even further: a) leaders of the Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Milton Township Republican Organization, b) Republican leaders of Illinois, DuPage County, Milton Township, Wheaton, Wheaton Park District, and Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, c) conservative and religious leaders, and d) Republican candidates on ballots in my precinct, their political consultants, major donors, fundraisers, pollsters, campaign managers, campaign staff members, and campaign volunteers.)

— Democrats: Let’s Curb Inflation by Using Migrants to Cut American Wages – NEIL MUNRO
— Illinois’ Esther Joy King After ‘Wild Wild West’ Afghanistan Rescue Effort: I Know People Who Are Still in Kabul – ASHLEY OLIVER
— Pope Francis: Barbed Wire Blocking Migrants Is a ‘Form of Hatred’ – THOMAS D. WILLIAMS, PH.D.

— Oregon drafting rule to make wearing masks permanent – PAUL SACCA

— Alarm grows over smash-and-grab robberies amid holiday season – CAROLINE VAKIL AND MYCHAEL SCHNELL
— Trump social media startup receives commitment of $1 billion from unidentified ‘diverse group’ of investors – CAROLINE VAKIL
— Democrats livid over GOP’s COVID-19 attacks on Biden – MIKE LILLIS

— Meadows doubles down on debunked election fraud claims and whitewashes January 6 riot in new book – Zachary Cohen, Marshall Cohen and Gabby Orr

— Rudeness Is On the Rise. – Jennifer Finney Boylan
(COMMENT: I should write a book about the rudest people in Illinois, DuPage County, Milton Township, and Wheaton.)

— Anti-Racist Teaching Strategies for Predominantly White Schools – Larry Ferlazzo
(COMMENT: Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs hint/imply/argue/shout that if you are a Republican, the fewer minorities that you went school with, the more racist that you are.)

— COMMENT: Hate-filled Republican-hating Republican-haters use minority graduates of American military academies to promote hatred against Republicans.

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.