December 8 Evening Edition

— Neighboring States Offer Warning About Recreational Marijuana – RACHEL PIERSON

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: If you oppose the promotion of pot, pot pushers will demonize you, denigrate you, and condemn you.

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: If you object to taking in new refugees, Trump-haters will demonize you, denigrate you, and condemn you.

— Former Legislator, Lt. Gov. Candidate, Department Director, Professor, Policy Wonk Voting Against So-Called “Fair Tax” 
— IL-06/IL-14: House Republicans to Propose Alternative to H.R. 3

— Watchdogs sue City of Bloomington under Freedom of Information Act – JOHN KRAFT

— Democratic Party elder foresees contested convention – Joseph Simonson

— CNN Panel on Impeachment: Many Democrats ‘Just Plain Hate the President’ – Cameron Cawthorne

— Why are able-bodied adults with no kids eligible for food stamps? – Patricia L. Dickson
— Pro-Abortion Pelosi’s Convenient Catholicism – Daniel John Sobieski
— Who Are the American People? – Greg Roller
— Pope Francis compares President Trump to King Herod – Monica Showalter
— Widespread inability to distinguish fact and opinion is poisoning our politics – Lloyd Brown

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Republican-Hating Mayors Ask Trump to Import More Refugees to U.S. for ‘Cultural Diversity’

— Biden Praises Group Who ‘Display The Confederate Flag’ As ‘Fine People’ In Resurfaced Video – Ryan Saavedra

— Pensacola Jihad Massacre Proves We’ve Learned Nothing Since the Fort Hood Attack – ROBERT SPENCER
— Here’s One Industry (Media) Not Feeling The Trump Boom, and Maybe It Deserves It – MATT MARGOLIS

— This week federal judiciary became one-fifth Trump-appointed, while media focused on Jerry Nadler

— Barr Dives Into the Culture Wars, and Social Conservatives Rejoice The attorney general embodies the combative culture and conservative ideology that animate the president and the Republican Party. Is he what the party looks like post-Trump? – Jeremy W. Peters and Katie Benner

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.