December 7 Morning Edition

— Illinois Rep. Jeanne Ives calls for repeal of sanctuary state law – Craig Wall


— Rauner primary challenger Ives to make immigration law an issue (DIERSEN: I have not received any notification that “Ives is scheduled to hold a Thursday news conference.” What do you say to Ives “supporters” who tell her to not include on her press advisory and press release lists? They want Ives to “punish” me for including links in GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails to articles written by those who they blacklist. What do you say to politicians a) who glorify, praise, pander to, and give scoops to reporters who they manipulate/dominate or who they are manipulated/dominated by and b) punish reporters like me who they cannot manipulate/dominate?)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Republican governor challenger Jeanne Ives is scheduled to hold a Thursday news conference to unveil legislation that would repeal an immigration law Gov. Bruce Rauner signed. The Trust Act was approved by lawmakers and the governor just months ago, so a bid to repeal it is all but dead on arrival. The law protects immigrants who are in the country illegally from being detained solely because of their immigration status. For Ives, Thursday’s event outside the Cook County Jail will be a chance to highlight another difference she has with Rauner in their race for the Republican governor nomination. His signature on the Trust Act in August angered conservatives, but has been overshadowed by their disdain for his signature on an abortion law the following month. Immigration was a key issue for President Donald Trump in last year’s election, and he won some Downstate counties by wide margins. So the issue could be one that comes up as Rauner tries to fend off Ives’ challenge. When the governor signed the bill into law, he said he sought the guidance of law enforcement officials. “I asked them, should I sign this bill, should I not sign this bill?” Rauner said at the time. “They all said to me, governor, this is a reasonable compromise, it will help us do our jobs better, it will help us keep our communities safer.” Ives is set to appear with Brian McCann, whose brother Dennis was hit by a car and killed while crossing the street in Logan Square by driver Saul Chavez. Police said Chavez had a blood-alcohol content of 0.29 percent. Chavez was released on bond and never prosecuted, and the family says Cook County’s so-called sanctuary laws allowed Chavez to flee the country.)
— Chicago businesses keeping a wary eye on immigration deal deadline – Robert Reed (DIERSEN: From what I see, ever-increasingly, “Chicago businesses” want to replace their employees who are members of Group B with those who are members of Group A. Members of Group A are anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors and members of Group B are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, German American, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
— Indiana GOP Senate candidate Braun voted in Democratic primary until 2012 – AP (DIERSEN: What percent of those in your precinct, in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, and in Illinois a) vote in Republican primaries to do whatever damage that they can and b) vote for Democrats in general elections?)
— Trump can be impeached even if he didn’t commit a crime – Jennifer Rubin (DIERSEN: Who wants you to be impeached and why? I should write a book about those who unsuccessfully tried to get the Illinois Center Right Coalition (ICRC) to censure me at the start of its 2006 Annual Convention in the Wheaton Bowl because of articles that I had included links to in GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails and those who succeeded ended my TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairmanship in 2012, my Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee membership in 2011, Milton Township Republican Central Committee webmaster service in 2010 and 2004, my ICRC Steering Committee membership in 2007, my American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter board membership in 2004, my GAO employment in 1997, etc.)
— Debate schedule (DIERSEN: When will Ives and Rauner debate? If I was still the TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairman, the organization would be hosting debates between a) Rauner and Ives, b) Sanguinetti and Morthland, c) Harold and Grasso, d) Diganvker and Jhingan, e) Stella and Vlakancic, f) Minor, Grant, Byrne, and Augustynowicz, g) Kinzler and Orozco, h) Mazzochi and Arendt, i) Zito and Khouri, j) Mendrick and Bibbiano, k) Tornatore, DeMichele, Fichtner, and Gavanes, l) Hart, Abbott, Tully, and Broline, m) McGowen, Almiron, Eckhoff, Zaruba, Tatro, and Chinchilla, n) Wiley, Zay, and McQuade, o) Russo and MacKay, p) Illinois Republican Party State Central Committee candidates, q) etc.)
— BEYOND OUTRAGEOUSLY, AGAINST THE ILLINOIS REPUBLICAN PARTY PLATFORM: U.S. Rep. Peter Roskam, a Wheaton Republican, broke with his party and joined all 11 Illinois House Democrats in opposing a measure to let people with permits to carry a concealed firearm in their own state take the weapon into other states that allow concealed carry. The measure also enhanced the background check system for gun purchases and passed 231-198, with Roskam one of 14 Republicans opposed. All other Illinois Republicans voted for it. – Katherine Skiba
— Under Joseph Berrios, assessments of commercial and industrial properties defy logic, punish taxpayers and enrich lawyers – Jason Grotto and Sandhya Kambhampati
— Amazon urged to hire more women execs – Jena McGregor (DIERSEN: While I worked for the federal government for almost 30 years, my superiors were always under tremendous pressure from Democrat politicians a) to hire, retain, and promote young Democrat women and young Democrat minorities and to make way for them be getting rid of their employees who were Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran.)


— Pritzker fires back: Rauner got rich ‘cutting jobs,’ ‘firing people’ – Mitchell Armentrout (DIERSEN: What would your critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes say that you did to get rich? Mine would say a) that I avoided the draft, b) that the federal government grossly overpaid me, c) that I itemized my deductions, d) that my wife and I gave up trying to have children, we did not adopt, and we did not become foster parents, e) that my retirement benefits are far too generous, and f) I do not give money to any church.)


— Duckworth, Durbin join call for fellow Democrat Franken to resign – Bloomberg–
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: Veteran numbers down, taxes up: Suburban facts from new census data – Jamie Sotonoff
— Vernon Township supervisor alleges harassment in assessor’s office


— Hearing in abortion funding case set for Dec. 28 – Doug Finke
— Benevolence program gifts vehicles to single mothers – Tamara Browning (DIERSEN: What is your daily driver? Mine is a 2003 Chevy Cavalier LS that I bought from my aunt in 2010. Other cars that I own are: 1972 Chevy Corvette, 1996 Ford Thunderbird LX, 2005 Chevy Corvette, 2013 Dodge Charger R/T Max, and 2016 Ford Mustang. Previously, I bought a 1958 Chevy BelAir, 1962 Chevy BelAir, 1962 Chevy Impala SS, 1966 Pontiac Tempest Sprint, 1968 Oldsmobile 442, 1968 Dodge Charger R/T, 1969 Dodge Charger SE, 1974 Dodge Dart, 1978 Chevy Chevette, 1978 Oldsmobile Delta 88 Royale, 1990 Ford Thunderbird LX, 1993 Ford Thunderbird, and 1997 Chevy Cavalier.)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Single mothers Jamie Smith and Alana Yates each drove away Wednesday with free vehicles that will improve their lives thanks to a benevolence program sponsored by Zara’s Collision Center. Smith, the mother of two children, received a 2009 Chevrolet Equinox, and Yates, mother of three children, received a 2007 Hyundai Entourage during a presentation Wednesday at Zara’s, 3117 Wide Track Drive.)

— Bustos, Gillibrand propose ending arbitration agreements in sexual harassment disputes – Ed Tibbetts (DIERSEN: I am an arbitrator for the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority. But there are many reasons to not sign arbitration agreements. SEE:


— What do Pritzker and Kennedy have in common with Rauner and Trump? – Editorial


— COD board chairwoman among candidates running for 47th Illinois House District seat – ERIC SCHELKOPF




— Ives To Throw Campaign Kickoff Party At Wheaton Bowl State Rep. Jeanne Ives (R-Wheaton) will kick off her campaign for governor at Wheaton Bowl on Dec. 10. – Lisa Marie Farver (DIERSEN: Is this event open or closed to members of the news media like me? What do you say to those who advise the Ives campaign to punish me for including links in GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails a) to articles that they do not like and b) to articles written by those who they blacklist?)


— Pension update: Illinois pension debt stuck at $129 billion despite market gains – Ted Dabrowski and John Klingner


— GOP tax reform’s effects on home values questioned – Cole Lauterbach
— ‘Gravy train’ conference is abuse of taxpayers – Dan McCaleb


— Is DEM GOVERNOR’s primary greased for PRITZKER? — BUSTOS, MANAR say only JB can defeat RAUNER – Natasha Korecki (DIERSEN: What about Republican primary races in Illinois? Rauner dominates Republican politics in Illinois. Who does Rauner want to win in the following primaries: a) Rauner/Sanguinetti v. Ives/Morthland, b) Harold v. Grasso, c) Diganvker v. Jhingan, d) Stella v. Vlakancic, e) Minor v. Grant v. Byrne v. Augustynowicz, f) Kinzler v. Orozco, g) Mazzochi v. Arendt, h) Zito v. Khouri, i) Mendrick v. Bibbiano, j) Tornatore v. DeMichele v. Fichtner v. Gavanes, k) Hart v. Abbott v. Tully v. Broline, l) McGowen v. Almiron v. Eckhoff v. Zaruba v. Tatro v. Chinchilla, m) Wiley v. Zay v. McQuade, n) Russo v. MacKay, o) Illinois Republican Party State Central Committee races, p) etc.?)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Today we explore the Democratic governor’s primary race and whether the party is repeating mistakes it made on a national level in the 2016 presidential election. What makes it a particularly compelling question is the fact that J.B. Pritzker’s campaign manager, Anne Caprara, headed the Hillary Clinton SuperPac in 2016. An inevitable candidate. Accusations of a rigged primary.)


— Rauner claims female Chief Procurement Officer was influenced by Madigan
— Over half of all House Democratic primary candidates are women


— NAACP objects to Trump attending opening of civil rights museum


— CNN Glorifies ‘White Allies’ Who Want To Police Your ‘Insensitive’ Facebook Comments – Scott Greer (DIERSEN: Of course, my critics/opponents want to take away my First Amendment rights; they want to stop me from including my comments on articles linked to in GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails. Failing that, they “punish” me.)


— Bloomberg Forced to Correct False Trump-Deutsche Bank Subpoena Story – Tom Blumer (DIERSEN: I served many subpoenas while I worked for IRS’s Collection Division for almost 9 years 1971-1980, the last 5 1/2 years of which at the GS-12 Step 1-5 levels, currently $79,563-$90,173.)


— Are they anti-Trump or anti-America? – Peter Lemiska (DIERSEN: Overwhelmingly, those who are anti-Trump are also anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.)


— RNC Gives $170,000 to Support Moore’s Senate Bid
— Gay Men Earn 10 Percent More Than Straight Men – Solange Reyner (DIERSEN: Ever-increasing, Democrats a) glorify and praise gay men as being creative, energetic, and many other positive things and b) demonize, denigrate, and condemn straight White men as being White supremacists, Nazis, KKK members, haters, racists, sexists, bigots, and even worse things.)


— Any immigration compromise must shut down magnets for future lawbreakers – DAVE RAY


— Illinois governor’s race haunted by 2016 presidential primary Is the Democratic Party putting its thumb on the scale for a billionaire candidate? – NATASHA KORECKI
— Trump administration opposes unions in key Supreme Court case – IAN KULLGREN (DIERSEN: Overwhelmingly, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes hate unions, hate union members, and hate former union members. I was a union member for almost 12 years. If GAO had been unionized in 1997, I might still be a GAO employee.)


— Democrats turn on Franken to get to Moore – JONATHAN ALLEN and LEIGH ANN CALDWELL


— Futures in Jeopardy, ‘Dreamers’ Get Backing of Big Names and Businesses – Miriam Jordan (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, “big names and businesses” are dumping those who are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, German American, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
— Republicans Move to Resolve Tax Bill Differences as Cost Concerns Loom – Alan Rappeport
— A Reckoning on Sexual Misconduct? Absolutely. But How Harsh, Women Ask. – Nellie Bowles


— How to Help the High-Tax States The solution is to offset the lost deduction with a lower tax rate. – Editorial


— How big will Conyers’ pension be? – Melissa Nann Burke


— Republican Gubernatorial Hopefuls Offer Solutions To State’s Fiscal Woes – Russell Blair
(FROM THE ARTICLE: “The first thing we need to do is we need to keep businesses and high-income individuals from moving out of the state,” said David Walker of Bridgeport, who served as head of the federal Government Accountability Office under Republican and Democratic presidents. “We have to eliminate the estate tax and the gift tax,” as well as a 20 percent surcharge on corporations, he said.)


— Leadership determines best agencies to work in, research finds – Jessie Bur (DIERSEN: According to the Democrats who ran GAO’s Chicago office during the 1980s and 1990s, GAO employees who were Democrat, minority, female, younger, and/or veteran said they would be much happier if the agency got rid of its employees who were Republican, White, male, and/or non-veteran who failed to make GS-13 (currently $94,610) by age 25, GS-14 (currently $111,801) by age 30, GS-15 (currently $131,508) by age 35, and Senior Executive Service (currently $161,900) by age 40.)

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.