December 7 Evening Edition

— DISGUSTING, OUTRAGEOUS: University of Illinois drops criminal background question from student application – AP (DIERSEN: Your past predicts your future.)

— Illinois spent $8.5 billion to cut its pension debt. It wasn’t enough. – Jake Griffin

— GOP keeps beating the ethics drum – Doug Finke

— Madigan aids wannabes in Chi districts – RICH MILLER

— From nativity scene to satanic sculpture, Capitol rotunda has become focal point of religious debate – Ted Schurter

— Chicago Club Fundraisers For Madigan Brings Questions in Corruption Dragnet – Benjamin Cox

— *REMINDER* Dundee Township Republicans Christmas Party in Algonquin Sunday
— IL-14: James Marter Video from St. Charles Meet & Greet -Taking direct shots by name at Jim Oberweis and Sue Rezin, and inferred shots at Catalina Lauf and Ted Gradel that all chose to stand with Bruce Rauner in 2018 over Jeanne Ives 
— Skillicorn Calls for Fast Action on Ethics Reform
— ID-14: Another Unscientific Poll
— IL House 66th District: Allen Skillicorn Interview Video on Ethics

— Is America More Tolerant than Ever Before? – Micah Clark

— Michael Bloomberg says his live-in girlfriend would be ‘de facto first lady’ if he wins election The presidential hopeful and domestic partner Diana Taylor met in 2000 – Jennifer Harper
— Michael Bloomberg suggests disarming minorities to ‘keep them alive’ – Jessica Chasmar

— Media split: Bongino Report, Drudge alternative, competes in news aggregator space – Paul Bedard
— ‘Don’t compare me to Donald Trump!’: Biden defends insults against Iowa voter – John Gage
— ‘My staff is representative of the Democratic Party’: Biden hits back at diversity question – John Gage

— White House’s Grisham: ‘We’re Not Going to Legitimize’ Impeachment Hearing with Our Participation – Jeff Poor

— Ann Coulter Attacks Trump For Inaction On Border: ‘How Would It Be Different Under President Biden?’ – JUSTIN CARUSO

— AOC: My family would have starved under Trump’s plan! (DIERSEN: One could argue that because jobs have always been available for able-bodied people, unemployment is caused by those jobs being so bad that the unemployed will not take them. The less education that you have, the less work experience that you have, the fewer professional certifications and licenses that you have, the worse that the jobs are that you might have to take.)

— Impeachment Has Been the Left’s Agenda All Along – Patrick Murray

— Possibility of All-White Debate Stage Has Democratic Candidates Squirming – Bronson Stocking

— Media Give a Pass to Schiff Investigating a Reporter’s Phone Logs – Jeffrey Lord
— Feminists Exalt the Wonder of Abortion – Brent Bozell and Tim Graham

— Buttigieg Has a ‘Deplorables’ Moment, Basically Calling All Trump Supporters Racists – MEGAN FOX

— Limbaugh: Impeachment driven by ‘raw hatred’ of Trump and ‘people who elected him’ – JOE CONCHA

— Mike Bloomberg’s money buys him a very different kind of campaign. And it’s a big one. – Isaac Stanley-Becker and Michael Scherer

— Should You Stay At Your Current Job? – Shelcy V. Joseph (DIERSEN: I can always ask myself, a) what if I had refused my Democrat GAO superiors’ early retirement “offer” in 1997 when I was 49 years old, b) what if I had not accepted GAO’s job offer in 1980 and stayed at IRS, c) what if I had not accepted IRS’s and Oldsmobile’s job offers in 1971 and stayed at Firestone Stores, d) what if I had not accepted Firestone Store’s job offer in 1970, and e) what if I had refused my Democrat Post Office superiors’ pressure to resign in 1969?)

— Drudge Report Twitter Mocks Dan Bongino’s New ‘Alternative’ to Drudge Report – Caleb Howe

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.