December 5 Evening Edition


— Former Republican presidential nominee Bob Dole dies at age 98. The former GOP leader will be remembered for the tenacity that defined his career and his work on behalf of military veterans.
— Chicago shootings: 25 shot, 6 fatally, in weekend violence across city

— ‘An Honor to Call Him a Friend:’ Illinois Political Leaders React to Bob Dole’s Death

— Springfield, Sangamon County only beginning to spend $72 million from American Rescue Plan – Dean Olsen

— A path forward for Kinzinger – Jim Nowlan

— Race, Ethnicity and Partisan Politics Dominate State and City Redistricting Battles – Eric Krol

— Bob Dole, ex-Kansas senator, Senate Republican leader and presidential nominee, dies at 98 – James Varney
(DIERSEN: Dole walked in Wheaton’s 1996 Independence Day Parade with Edgar and Dole spoke at a rally in Wheaton’s Memorial Park right after the parade. I camcorded his speech. Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, Independents, and RINOs have always vehemently opposed Republican participation in Wheaton’s Independence Day parades. I should write a book about that vehement opposition since 1978. I would focus on those Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, Independents, and RINOs who succeeded in stopping Republicans from helping sponsor Wheaton’s 2021 Independence Day parade and fireworks.)

— FEC Data Show Twitter Employees Made 99% Of Online Political Donations To Democrats – John Rigolizzo
— Republicans, Business Leaders Slam AOC For ‘Tone-Deaf’ Remark About Smash-And-Grab Robberies – John Rigolizzo

— How ‘Science’ Went Woke – Jarrett Stepman

— Critical Race Theory Serves to Usher in Communist Agenda in America, Says Philosophy Professor – Terri Wu and Jan Jekielek

— The Big Quit — and what Americans want from a job after COVID-19 – BRUNO V. MANNO

— Democracy is ‘failed’ or ‘in trouble’ among young voters, a new poll shows. The largest segment of this block of Americans is the non-college segment and they’re not fans of the Biden White House. – Dante Chinni

— JUNE 9, 2017 FLASHBACK: Stop and Acknowledge How Much Luck Has to Do With Your Success – Carl Richards
(COMMENT: What do you assert was bad luck and not your fault? All during the almost 30 years that I worked for the federal government, my superiors were under tremendous pressure from Democrat politicians to get rid of their employees who were Republican, and especially those who were White, male, older, and/or non-veteran. In 1997, when I was 49 years old, my Democrat GAO superiors succeeded in forcing me to take their early retirement “offer.” In 1987, my Democrat GAO superiors succeeded in forcing my GAO mentor to retire; he had hired me in 1980, got me assigned to audits of IRS in 1986, and promoted me to GS-13, currently $102,188/year in 1986. In 1981, Charles Bowsher took over GAO and ran it for the next 15 years. Under Bowsher, GAO shrank dramatically and is now just a shell of what it once was. I suffered a 21% ($20,361/year) pay cut in today’s dollars to transfer from IRS to GAO in 1980. In 1975, my Democrat IRS superiors succeeded in forcing my IRS mentor to transfer to Texas; he had promoted me to GS-9 in 1972, to GS-11 in 1973, and to GS-12, currently $85,935/year, in 1974. Republican losses in Illinois, DuPage County, Milton Township, and Wheaton increased dramatically since I a) became a Republican Precinct Committeeman in 1999, b) served as the Milton Township Republican Organization webmaster 2000-2004 and 2008-2010, c) served as an Illinois Center Right Coalition Steering member 2003-2007, d) served as a Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee member 2003-2011, e) served as the TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairman 2005-2012, and f) raised funds from DuPage Republicans 2005-2019 so that DuPage Republicans could help sponsor Wheaton’s Independence Day parades and fireworks. Ever-increasingly those who move into my precinct are Democrats. My wife and I have fertility problems serious enough to stop us from having children.)

— COMMENT: Conservative-haters crow  that “Mr. Dole was often critical of the Republican Party after leaving office, telling audiences that it had become too conservative, with far-right positions that recalled those of his former rival Patrick J. Buchanan.”

— Donald Trump Jr. Backs Father’s Latest General Milley Broadside – ANDERS ANGLESEY

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.