December 8 Evening Edition

— No regrets speaking out about abuse: Trump resort worker – AP


— The path to legal immigration — and the risk of being a ‘public charge’ – Jasmine Saavedra


— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Democrat letter writer ignores the fact that Paul Hind’s “biggest responsibility will be to oversee the treasurer office’s transition next year to a new property tax administration system. Henry said she was planning to hire a consultant to help with the implementation of the new system. Now that’s no longer necessary.”
— A pension system that needs fixing – Jack Guttentag



— OCTOBER 2, 2014 FLASHBACK: DuPage County clerk candidate Jean Kaczmarek says opponent used government resources for campaign – NATHAN LURZ
(FROM THE ARTICLE: During her remarks, she also said the clerk’s office gave employee Adam Johnson paid leave to try to unseat State Rep. Jeanne Ives, R-Wheaton, in this spring’s Republican primary election, for which she said the county’s personal leave policy had no provision. Kaczmarek compared the allegations against Hinds to recent lawsuits against DuPage County Sheriff John Zaruba. Several veteran deputies have claimed they were punished by Zaruba for unionizing and refusing to support the sheriff politically. One suit has been settled, but more are pending. “Prohibited political activity is a big problem in DuPage County. It impacts all of us,” she said. “Yet, this problem is so easy to fix with tougher policies, better training and a willingness to enforce laws which already exist. Our county officials have chosen to do nothing and here we are today.” Hinds did not respond to requests for comment and Paul Darrah, spokesman for the state’s attorney’s office, confirmed receipt of the complaint but said he could not speak further on the matter.)


— A decade later, shock of Blagojevich arrest not all gone – Bernard Schoenburg


— For first time, prosecutors connect Trump to a federal crime – AP


— Trump Golf Club Allegedly Employed Undocumented Immigrants – IAN STEWART


— Governor race: Republican Rauner wins voter tally in Milton Township Precinct 79
— Sanguinetti committee reports nearly $2K in contributions during third quarter


— Et tu Tucker?


— Media use coverage of Bush funeral to criticize Trump – Dan Gainor


— Retiring Paul Ryan Pushes Stealth Outsourcing, Amnesty for Irish Lobbies – Neil Munro
— Migrant Family Border Apprehensions Skyrocket 270 Percent in Nov. over Prior Year – Bob Price


— Nick Ayers, Mike Pence’s right hand, likely to be Trump’s next chief of staff The 36 year-old has a reputation as a polarizing and hard-charging fixture in Republican politics. – Vaughn Hillyard, Hallie Jackson, Kristen Welker, Geoff Bennett and Carol E. Lee


— The Case Against Meritocracy An aristocracy that can’t admit it. – Ross Douthat (DIERSEN: What tests have you passed and what do your critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes attribute that to? I passed all the tests that were necessary to get hired by the Post Office in 1966 when I was 18 years old, to earn a bachelor’s degree in management from NIU in 1970, to get hired by IRS in 1971, to earn an MBA from Loyola in 1976, to pass the CPA examination on my first attempt in 1979, to earn a master’s degree in accounting from DePaul in 1980, to pass the Certified Internal Auditor examination on my first attempt in 1981, and to earn a master’s degree in financial markets and trading from IIT in 1997. My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes attribute the aforesaid to my being born a healthy White male, my avoiding the draft, my getting married, my wife and I giving up trying to have children, our not adopting, and our not becoming foster parents.)


— How a chilling Saudi cyberwar ensnared Jamal Khashoggi – David Ignatius
(FROM THE ARTICLE: “When Jamal Khashoggi entered the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul on Oct. 2, he didn’t know he was walking into a killing zone,” Ignatius writes. “He had become the prime target in a 21st-century information war — one that involved hacking, kidnapping and ultimately murder — waged by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and his courtiers against dissenters. “How did a battle of ideas, triggered by Khashoggi’s outspoken journalism for The Post, become so deadly? That’s the riddle at the center of the columnist’s death.”)


— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.


— Trump says he doesn’t hire undocumented immigrants. Here’s how it happened at his N.J. golf club – Kelly Heyboer


— Donald Trump is kryptonite for centre-right media The Weekly Standard, a bastion of conservative criticism of the president, appears to be closing


— Americans’ 5 Biggest Budget-Busters, and What to Do About Them Are these items zapping your money as well? – Maurie Backman (DIERSEN: Because my retirement income is only 43% of what my salary was in 1997 in today’s dollars, I spend far less on meals out, clothing, entertainment, etc.)


— The new head of the Log Cabin Republicans calls Trump’s anti-LGBTQ policies ‘hiccups’ – Daniel Villarreal (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, sooner or later, politicians get rid of you if you do not promote LGBTQ activity.)


— Leader Of Gay GOP Group Describes Trump’s Attacks On LGBT Community As ‘Hiccups’ – CARLOS SANTOSCOY (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, sooner or later, politicians get rid of you if you do not promote LGBTQ activity.)


— Community Stats for 518 West Roosevelt Road, WHEATON, IL 60187

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.