December 5, 2023

Democrat and RINO leaders created the illegal immigration crisis. As the crisis gets worse and worse and worse, Democrat and RINO leaders ever-increasingly falsely deny that they created it.


— Judge denies temporary restraining order after construction halted at Brighton Park migrant camp. Judge orders city to keep residents informed before work on 38th and California site resumes. – Jessica D’Onofrio and Michelle Gallardo
— Democrat leaders ever-increasingly glorify and praise illegals.
— Police officers and firefighters would no longer be forced to retire at age 63 under a proposal that’s being considered by a city council committee. – Craig Wall (COMMENT: Forcing employees to retire early is not only a tremendous waste, it is age discrimination. Democrats run the federal government. They use “up-or-out” to force their employees who they did not promote into their Senior Executive Service ($183,500/year) by age 40 and who are Republican, White, male, and/or non-veteran to retire as soon as they are eligible. I became eligible to take their early retirement “offer” in 1993 when I was 45. Because I am Republican, White, male, and non-veteran, because they never promoted me to GS-14 let alone to SES, and because in 1988, when I was 40, I became an active member in a class action lawsuit that charged them with reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation, they succeeded in forcing me to take their early retirement “offer” in 1997 when I was 49. I should write a book about the aforesaid.)

— After report finds mercury, toxic materials, Pritzker pauses Chicago migrant site construction. Pritzker’s spokeswoman told NBC 5 Investigates the pause in construction is due to the Illinois EPA, which has additional questions about the number of samples collected at the site and how the contaminated soil was removed and disposed of. – Bennett Haeberle
— Governor pauses construction at Brighton Park migrant site following environmental report. An 800-page environmental assessment report was released late Friday by the city of Chicago, revealing soil contamination was discovered from mercury and other compounds at the Brighton Park site. – Bennett Haeberle

— Construction paused at Chicago migrant tent camp site
— Kim Foxx calls findings showing as many as 1 in 3 Black women in 2022 were victims of crime “jarring” – CAROL THOMPSON, DOROTHY TUCKER (COMMENT: Who commits these crimes?)

— Alds. Lopez and Sigcho-Lopez Debate Attempt to Add Sanctuary City Referendum to March Primary Ballot – Acacia Hernandez
— Move to Limit Access to City Council Meetings ‘Likely Illegal,’ Better Government Association Warns Mayor – Heather Cherone
— Illinois Officials Stop Construction of Chicago Base Camp for Migrants as Environmental Review Continues – Heather Cherone

— Ray LaHood: One party rule does not benefit the citizens of Illinois – Pete Zimmerman (COMMENT: RINO Illinois Republican Party leaders rather see Democrats elected in Illinois than conservative Republicans.)

— Pritzker downplays tension with Chicago mayor: ‘We have a good relationship’ – Rachel Pierson

— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: State drafted, but never sent to Texas, flyer aimed at discouraging migrants from coming to Chicago – Dan Petrella, Nell Salzman and Jake Sheridan
— Group fails attempt to crash-and-grab at high-end Magnificent Mile store, ditches car – Jake Sheridan
— Over vocal opposition, Manteno board clears way for $2 billion Chinese-owned EV battery plant – Jeremy Gorner and Rick Pearson (COMMENT: Because I led successful efforts to stop video gambling and the sale of pot in Wheaton, those who want the aforesaid have done everything that they can to destroy me. I should write a book about that.)
— Candidates spar as deadline arrives to get on the 2024 primary ballot – A.D. Quig and Rick Pearson (COMMENT: Which offices are on the March 19, 2024 Republican primary ballot in your precinct? Which candidates met the filing deadline?)
— How the US is making it illegal for students to disagree with Israel. – Elizabeth Shakman Hurd

— Tenants say they were illegally evicted days before Swift Mansion fire. The owner planned to renovate the top two floors to create space to house migrants, according to a lawsuit. But a blaze broke out in a back stairwell before the work could begin, tenants and owners say. – David Struett
— Brighton Park migrant site construction halted pending environmental review. Construction was halted Sunday pending an Illinois Environmental Protection Agency review of a nearly 800-page city consultant’s study that was released Friday night. – Tina Sfondeles and Brett Chase
— Democrats ever-increasingly promote more LGBTQ.
— Walgreens workers bound, robbed at gunpoint in Gold Coast: ‘We just came for the money’ The two robbers got away with about $10,000 in cash just before closing time Sunday at 933 N. State St. – Rosemary Sobol
— ‘The 4 years fallacy’: CPS students struggle to graduate college in under 6 years, UChicago study says. Just 30% of CPS graduates from the class of 2014 who immediately went on to so-called “four-year” universities graduated in four years. The six-year graduation rate was over 20 percentage points higher at 51%. – Catherine Odom (COMMENT: The following helped me graduate in 4 years: My parents provided me room and board and I worked part-time for the Post Office for all the hours that I could.)
— Hate-filled Trump-haters ever-increasingly use Liz Cheney to promote more hatred against Trump.

— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: Republican files to take on Schneider; Casten, Quigley face new primary challengers – Russell Lissau (COMMENT: No Republican candidate filed for DuPage County Board District 4. Only 40 Republicans filed for the 81 Milton Township Republican Precinct Committee positions. I should write a book about the reasons for that.)
— Election season is here: Races to watch in Kane and DuPage counties – Alicia Fabbre

— Democrats ever-increasingly push more pot.

— Poll: Trump leads Republican field, DeSantis the second choice – Andrew Dorn

— Illinois State Rep. John Egofske announce resignation

— Democrats and RINOs have always used Affirmative Action to advance Democrats and RINOs, that is, to get rid of Republicans.

— Democrats want illegals because illegals vote for Democrats.

— Congressman Kevin McCarthy, the former House speaker, headlined the annual holiday party hosted by businessman and political donor Jay Bergman at Gibson’s Steakhouse in Oak Brook on Monday. This wasn’t a campaign event, but McCarthy gave a shoutout to fellow Republican Congressman Mike Bost, who was also there. His message: Bost’s opponent in the 2024 primary, former gubernatorial candidate Darren Bailey, has no business running for Congress, according to McCarthy. We hear the California congressman blamed Bailey for Illinois Republicans losing four congressional seats in 2022. It was some hyperbole since Democrats controlled how the maps were drawn for congressional seats last year. But he got his point across. Word got back to Bailey’s team, who called Bost a “career politician” who’s “loyal to the swamp,” according to a statement to Playbook. Also in the party room: Congressman Darin LaHood, Former Congressman Bob Dold, Aurora Mayor Richard Irvin (who lost to Bailey in last year’s primary), Illinois Senate Minority Leader John Curran, Illinois House Minority Leader Tony McCombie, state Sens. Sue Rezin and Jil Tracy, nonprofit and political fundraiser Lisa Wagner, Regional Transportation Authority Board Chair Kirk Dillard, former DuPage County Commissioner Greg Hart, public affairs consultant Thom Serafin, business consultant David Walsh, entrepreneur Sarah Frey and Kirkland & Ellis partner Sandy Perl, who got a standing O for his opening remarks supporting Israel. Who invited McCarthy: his friend Richard Porter, a national committeeman of the Republican Party. The holiday host: Bergman is an oil man (yes, he lives in Illinois) and an investor who has donated to Republicans and Democrats over the years, including to Donald Trump in 2016. Another boost: Bost also was endorsed this week by Texas Congressman Ronny Jackson, the former White House physician to Trump.- SHIA KAPOS (COMMENT: I used to write such articles about Republican events. I should write a book about those who organized, spoke at, and/or attended those events who have blamed me and my GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters the most for their problems, for your problems, for my problems, and for everyone’s problems.)

— Morning briefing
— Afternoon roundup
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— Who is running to be your Republican U.S. Congressman? John Booras ( ) is running to be my U.S. congressman in the 3rd congressional district. Of course, I offer to help elect him. But my critics/opponents advise him not only to not ask for my help, but to reject my help. My critics/opponents blame me and blame my GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters for all the defeats that Republican candidates on ballots in my precinct have suffered. I should write a book about my critics/opponents. I am especially qualified to help elect congressional candidates. GAO works for congress. I worked for GAO as an Analyst for almost 18 years, the last 11 years of which at the GS-13 Step 1-10 Levels, currently $109,732-$142,650year. I worked on many audits that involved many issues that continue to impact America today. Further, I worked for IRS for almost 9 years, the last 5 1/2 years of which at the GS-12 Step 1-5 Levels, currently $92,279-$104,583/year. – Dave Diersen

— Pritzker says feds must ditch work fees for migrants – Andrew Hensel

— What to know about Illinois’ assault weapons ban – ANDREW ADAMS

— Latest bad news for electrical vehicles further imperils massive bets by Illinois and federal government

— Gov Pritzker tells a whopper on violent crime. Why would he do that? It’s really quite unbecoming. Will the GOP make something of it?



— Biden turns COVID-19 relief into ‘slush fund’ for state, local spending sprees – Dave Boyer

— Girls ‘paying the price’ for transgender movement spreading ‘like a metastasis’: Megyn Kelly – Julia Johnson
— NRCC rolls out new ad full of AI-generated images showing national parks ‘overrun with illegal immigrants’ – Eden Villalovas

— Republicans Propose New Office To Enforce Affirmative Action Ban. Legislation from J.D. Vance and Jim Banks would create special inspector general to investigate discriminatory admissions practices. – Aaron Sibarium

— ‘Unconstitutional’: Civil Rights Lawyers Blast Evanston High School’s Racially Segregated Classes – OLIVIA RONDEAU
— Black Residents Sue Chicago Mayor Brandon Johnson over Migrant ‘Tent City,’ State Halts Construction over Toxic Chemicals in Soil – WARNER TODD HUSTON
— Supreme Court Dockets Emergency Application over Illinois ‘Assault Weapons’ Ban – AWR HAWKINS
— Chicago Blacks Reject Mayor’s Favoritism for Migrants – WARNER TODD HUSTON

— Biden’s Border Crisis Hits Chicago Hard, by Invitation – Roman Jankowski / Mike Howell

— Republicans Can’t Defeat Antisemitism Without Fighting All Anti-White Racism. – SAMUEL MANGOLD-LENETT

— House Republican says she uncovered ‘smoking gun’ proof NYC trying to register illegal immigrants to vote. – Elizabeth Elkind
— House GOP campaign arm slams Democrats in new AI-generated ad turning national parks into migrant tent cities. The NRCC is rolling out AI-generated images of tent cities in national parks. – Elizabeth Elkind

— 4,000 Auto Dealers: Electric Vehicles Are ‘Stacking Up’ On Lots

— DEI Policies Are Not the Solution to Anti-Semitism on Campus. “DEI is responsible for a fair share of the rise in anti-Semitism on campus and the alacrity with which it has spread.” – Mike LaChance

— FBI Whistleblower Says U.S. Gov’t Sees Americans as ‘Primary Enemy’ – CATHERINE SALGADO (COMMENT: RINO Illinois Republican Party (IRP) leaders see conservatives like me as being the IRP’s primary enemy.)
— Derek Chauvin Released From Hospital, Sent Right Back to Where He Got Stabbed – ROBERT SPENCER

— The World Is Waking Up to the Consequences of Mass Migration. Will America? – William Davis


— Campus antisemitism has become systemic due to ‘diversity, equity and inclusion’ – ALAN DERSHOWITZ

— Democrats ever-increasingly promote LGBTQ in the military.
— The U.S. Military Went Woke. Time To Make Some Changes at the Top – Kevin Roberts, Ryan Williams, and Terry Schilling

— The Backlash to Anti-Israel Protests Threatens Free Speech – Michelle Goldberg
— I should write a book about the tremendous preference that my Democrat superiors in the federal government gave their female employes who were Democrats and especially those who were minority, younger, non-Protestant, non-German American, and/or had ancestors who had not been in America for a long time.
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters ever-increasingly promote more hatred against Trump

— As America ever-increasingly becomes a product of the Democrat, Libertarian, and Green party platforms, mass shootings ever-increasingly increase.

— Democrats and RINOs use Affirmative Action, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion to get rid of Republicans.

— Government Unions Love Democrats. A new report measures public union cash flow to Democrats nationwide. – Editorial (COMMENT: Democrat and RINO government employees hate Republicans.)
— Higher Ed Has Become a Threat to America. Our corrupt, radical universities feed every scourge from censorship and crime to antisemitism. – John Ellis

— Congress provided $7.5B for electric vehicle chargers. Built so far: Zero. The sluggish rollout could undermine President Joe Biden’s reelection messaging promoting electric vehicles. – JAMES BIKALES

— Democrats and RINOs use Affirmative Action, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion to get rid of Republicans.

— Democrats and RINOs use Affirmative Action, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion to get rid of Republicans.

— Understanding What Relevant Experience Means (COMMENT: What work experience do you have? What is that experience relevant for? GAO works for congress. I worked for GAO as an Analyst for almost 18 years, the last 11 years of which at the GS-13 Step 1-10 Levels, currently $109,732-$142,650year. I worked on many audits that involved many issues that continue to impact America today. Further, I worked for IRS for almost 9 years, the last 5 1/2 years of which at the GS-12 Step 1-5 Levels, currently $92,279-$104,583/year. Further, while I worked for IRS and GAO, I earned three job-related master’s degrees, six job-related professional certifications, and a job related professional license.)

— GOP Widens Lead on Immigration Issue  (COMMENT: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes reject the immigration plank in the Republican Party platform.)

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.