December 4 Morning Edition


— Illinois authorities recover millions worth of stolen goods connected to organized retail theft – Gaynor Hall

— DePaul announces temporary return to online classes amid spread of Omicron variant

— Kane County approves new redistricting map with bipartisan support – James Fuller

— Acknowledging my forefather’s harmful bigotry – JUDITH RACE
(COMMENT: Soon, if not already, Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, Independents, and RINOs will demand that White male Republicans disclose everything that their forefathers did. Neither of my outstanding parents attended college. My father was the first of his ancestors to earn a high school diploma. My mother never attended high school. My father fought brittle type 1 diabetes from age 14, worked in the office of a nasty chemical plant in Chicago Heights, almost always worked second jobs to pay the family’s bills, did not buy a new car until he was 45 in 1967 and it was a bottom of the line 2-door Chevy, and died suddenly of heart failure in 1969 he was 47 and I was 21 years old. My father’s parents and his grandparents operated a hardware store in Crete. My mother’s parents and her grandparents operated a farm in Grant Park along the Indiana border.)

— AOC rebuked for doubting smash-and-grab sprees are happening: ‘Tone-deaf and offensive’ – Kerry Picket and Mica Soellner
— Teasing 2024 White House bid, Christie urges GOP to move past Trump – Seth McLaughlin and Tom Howell Jr.

— DISGUSTING, OUTRAGEOUS, TRAGIC, UNACCEPTABLE: Migrants from all over world cross southern border in record numbers – Anna Giaritelli
— Some Republicans rattled by Roe reversal conservatives covet – W. James Antle III
(COMMENT: I should write a book about RINOs who have done the most since 2000 to destroy those like me who support the right to life plank in the Republican Party platform. I would focus on a) past and present leaders of the Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Milton Township Republican Organization, b) past and present Republican leaders of Illinois, DuPage County, Milton Township, Wheaton, Wheaton Park District, and Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, c) past and present 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.)

— University of Nebraska-Lincoln faces criticism for anti-racism plan, removes Ibram Kendi reference. Kendi’s book explicitly endorses discrimination as a tool of anti-racism. – Sam Dorman
(COMMENT: Affirmative Action, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and up-or-out are preference giving. To give preference to one group is to discriminate against another group. To give preference to minorities is to discriminate against Whites. To give preference to females is to discriminate against males. To give preference to younger people is to discriminate against older people. To give preference to LGBTQers is to discriminate against heterosexuals. To give preference to veterans is to discriminate against non-veterans. To give preference to non-Christians is to discriminate against Christians. To give preference to non-Protestants is to discriminate against Protestants. To give preference citizens of foreign countries is to discriminate against citizens of America. To give preference to moderates and liberals is to discriminate against conservatives. To give preference to those whose ancestors have not been America for a long time is to discriminate against those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time. To give preference to non-German Americans is to discriminate against German Americans. To give preference to those who have less money than others is to discriminate against those who have more money than others. To give preference to those who have self-inflected health problems is to discriminate against those who do not have self-inflected health problems. To give preference to non-married people who have dependents is to discriminate against married people who do not have dependents. To give preference to Trump-haters is to discriminate against those who do not hate Trump. To give preference to those who are etc. is to discriminate against those who are not etc.)

— The Counterrevolution and the Republican Party – Jared Peterson
— Flash Mobs’ – James Dillon
— How Much Longer for COVID Scare Tactics? – Steve Feinstein
— Republicans betray their voters, again, this time in the Senate – Rajan Laad

— Afghans Brought to U.S. by Biden Deliver 250 Children, Securing Birthright American Citizenship – JOHN BINDER
— Vivek Ramaswamy: ‘Wokeness’ Creates ‘Existential Crisis of Identity in America’ – ROBERT KRAYCHIK
(COMMENT: Democrats want Americans who are members of protected groups to see themselves first as being members of those groups before seeing themselves as being Americans. Protected groups include minorities, females, younger people, LGBTQers, veterans, non-Christians, non-Protestants, non-Italian Americans, non-German Americans, those whose ancestors have not been in America for a long time, criminals, boozers, gamblers, stoners, Trump-haters, non-patriotic people, moderates, liberals, those who have financial and/or health problems, those who have less education and/or work experience than others, non-married people, married people who have dependents, etc.)

— Mom Asks Judge to Dismiss Lawsuit Filed by Teachers Union When She Looked Into Content of Lessons – Virginia Allen

— ‘Who Is Making These Ridiculous Decisions’: Chicago Public Schools Blasted For Eliminating Boys And Girls Separate Restrooms – Hank Berrien

— After Blaming COVID On Trump, Media Let Biden Dodge Responsibility For Climbing Cases

— Army Recruitment Solid Despite Pandemic, Mandates, Political Concerns – Petr Svab
(COMMENT: Expect that under the Democrats, ever-increasingly, a) those who are the following will not be allowed to join the military and b) those who are the following who are in the military will be gotten rid of: White, male, heterosexual, married, older, conservative, patriotic, Trump-supporters, Republican, gun owners, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, those who ancestors have been in America for a long time, citizens of America, etc.)

— North Dakota school superintendent slams critical race theory, calls to teach ‘Christian heritage’ – CAROLINE VAKIL

— COMMENT: Ever-increasingly, Democrats encourage children to hate Republicans and to be LGBTQers.

— AS THE DEMOCRAT PARTY’S STRANGLEHOLD ON AMERICA TIGHTENS: Thefts, Always an Issue for Retailers, Become More Brazen. In recent months, robberies have been more visible, with several involving large groups rushing into stores and coming out with armloads of goods. – Michael Corkery and Sapna Maheshwari

— Should you buy a vacation home? – Valerie Stivers and Mike Jordan
(COMMENT: Have you considered buying a vacation home? My wife and I did in 1986 after a) my GAO mentor got me assigned to audits of IRS and promoted me to GS-13 (currently $102,188/year) and b) we gave up trying to have children. But then, my Democrat GAO superiors a) forced my mentor to retire in 1987, b) threw me off audits of IRS at the end of 1988, c) told me not apply for promotion to GS-14, d) made it clear to me that they would never again assign me to audits of IRS, e) gave me bad job assignments, unfair performance expectations, and unfair performance appraisals, f) always ranked me in the bottom half of my coworkers for pay-for-performance purposes, and g) forced me to take their early retirement “offer” in 1997 when I was 49 years old.)
— Workers’ wages extend brisk rise – Gabriel T. Rubin
(COMMENT: In today’s dollars, while I worked for the federal government 1966-1969 and 1971-1997, my pay increased from $16.67/hour to $132,845/year. In my defense, I earned a) a job-related bachelor’s degree when I was 21 in 1970 and job-related master’s degrees when I was 27, 31, and 48, b) job-related professional certifications when I was 30, 32, 41, 45, 47, and 48, and c) a job-related professional license when I was 32.)

— Big Tech Fights Back by Casting Itself as Small Firms’ Protector
(COMMENT: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes paint themselves as being protectors of minorities, females, younger people, moderates, liberals, LGBTQers, veterans, non-married people, non-gun owners, those who have dependents, non-Christians, non-Protestants, non-German Americans, those who have financial and/or health problems, boozers, gamblers, stoners, illegals, those whose ancestors citizens have not been in America for a long time, etc.)

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.