December 8 Morning Edition

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats want immigrants because immigrants vote for Democrats. RINOs want immigrants because RINOs want cheap labor. Ever-increasingly, Democrats and RINOs make it clear that they want to replace citizens of America with citizens of foreign countries.


— Some Chicago Firefighters Doubling Their Salaries Through Overtime
— ‘Golden Parachutes’ May Be Gone For Public Officials In 2019 – Derrick Blakley


— Illegal hush-money over extramarital affair claims was paid at Trump’s ‘direction’: prosecutors – AP
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters say that Trump promotes racism. Overwhelmingly, those who hate Trump promote hatred against individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.


— Heather Nauert likely to be quizzed on her diplomatic resume – AP
— Working while they wait, migrants seek jobs at US border – AP (DIERSEN: Anti-Trumps stress that citizens of foreign countries take bad jobs that citizens of America will not take. Anti-Trumps could/should stress my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes. They have made it very clear that they would never stoop to take the bad jobs that I took. I did yard work and delivered newspapers 1962-1964; washed dishes 1964-1966; cleaned golf shoes, chipped slag, and pumped gasoline in 1966; delivered mail 1966-1969; worked on an automobile assembly line and as a security guard in 1970; sold tires, automotive services, and major appliances 1970-1971; pumped gasoline 1971-1972; collected delinquent taxes 1971-1980; and audited federal agencies 1980-1997.)
— Prosecutors: Illegal hush-money paid at Trump’s ‘direction’ – AP


— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD WITH BIG COLOR PICTURE OF PRITZKER: DIERSEN HEADLINE: Illinois residents who have severe financial, health, and/or other problems and who are wards of the state or look forward to becoming wards of the state LOOK FORWARD TO PRITZKER GIVING THEM POT.
— College of DuPage students reap benefits of experienced instructors


— Trump: Some GOP candidates ‘choke like dogs’ – CNN


— Expect record election turnout in 2020


— State Report: 39K+ abortions performed in Illinois in 2017
— State facing huge debt for public-sector retiree health benefits, says Wirepoints – Karen Kidd (DIERSEN: Of course, to promote hatred against federal retirees like me, those who hate federal retirees like me stress that the federal government pays 75% of my and my wife’s health, dental, and vision insurance. We pay only $6,000/year for $24,000/year worth of insurance. I should write a book about my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes who never sought a federal job a) because the pay and benefits are terrible, b) because the advancement opportunities are terrible, c) because they lack required education, work experience, professional certifications, and/or professional licenses, d) because they cannot pass an employment examination, e) because they cannot pass a background investigation, f) because they cannot pass a physical examination, g) because they cannot take the demonization, denigration, and condemnation that comes with being a federal employee or federal retiree, and/or h) because they are Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran and they know that the federal government discriminates against the aforesaid.)


— Average Hinsdale SD 181 teacher comp is $112K
— Average Hinsdale SD 86 teacher comp is $154K


— Patlak ‘disappointed’ by Board of Review inequities – Karen Kidd


— GAO: U.S. taxpayers spend $27M over the past four years to ease deportees’ lives in Central America – Stephen Dinan


— Trump accuses Democrats of putting ‘criminal aliens’ before Americans – Robert Donachie
— Appeals court frustrates Trump quest to bring back asylum ban – Caitlin Yilek


— NBC Workplace Comedy Promotes Giving ‘Undocumented’ Employees a Pass – Annie Piper


— Confirmed: Trump’s Housekeeper At His New Jersey Golf Course Is An Illegal
— Bloomberg: I Could Shut Down Bloomberg News’ Political Coverage If I Run For President – ED MORRISSEY
— Pelosi On Immigration Compromise: We’re Not Funding Trump’s “Immoral” Border Wall


— William Barr Prioritized Illegal Immigration Crackdown in 1990s–Similar to Sessions – John Binder
— GAO: Americans Billed $27M over the last 4 years to Fund ‘Reintegration’ Gift Bags for Deported Central Americans – John Binder


— Breaking: 9th Circuit issues stunning ruling on Trump’s ban on asylum You can probably guess how they ruled – Carlos Garcia


— Democrat Congresswoman Helps Illegals Into Country – R. Cort Kirkwood


— Only Two Weeks Left for Republicans to Get It – Rachel Bovard


— Trump: Politicians Should Protect U.S. Citizens, ‘Not Criminal Aliens’ – Melanie Arter


— Immigration flood numbers STILL rising. Will Trump be the president to stop it? – Daniel Horowitz


— Illegal Border Crossings Are Down Because Migrants Are Applying For Asylum Instead – Jason Hopkins


— Student Leaders at Wheaton College Declare African American Pro-Life Speaker Caused Them to Feel ‘Unsafe’ – Sarah Curlee


— Wheaton College bashes pro-life speech by guy conceived by rape – Marissa Gentry


— State GOP chairman warns California is ‘canary in the coal mine’ for national party – CARLA MARINUCCI
— Wild theories and empty seats at CPAC-style conference for the MAGA set Talk of QAnon, George Soros and ‘retarded’ reporters at the American Priority Conference. – BEN SCHRECKINGER


— If America Had a Parliament What would its political parties look like? And what does the answer say about where the two parties stand today? – Michael Tomasky (DIERSEN: Instead of a Democrat Party, there would be an a) Anti-Trump Party, b) Anti-Protestant Party, c) Anti-Conservative Party, d) Anti-Patriotic Party, e) Anti-Republican Party, f) Anti-American Party, g) Anti-White Party, h) Anti-Male Party, i) Anti-Older People Party, j) Anti-Rich People Party, k) Anti-Gun Owners Party, l) Anti-German Americans Party, m) Anti-Draft Avoiders Party, and n) Anti-Those Whose Ancestors Have Been in America for a Long Time Party.)
— 2 More Immigrants Say They Worked for Trump Despite Lacking Legal Status – Miriam Jordan
— HARDCOPY EDITORIAL TITLE: Where Does Mr. Barr’s Loyalty Lie? (DIERSEN: Where does your loyalty lie? My loyalty lies with the Republican Party platform. That is why those who reject planks in that platform work so hard to destroy me. Most commonly, they reject the traditional family, right to life, immigration, Second Amendment, illegal drugs, and/or equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving) planks.)
— Eric Trump Weighs In on Kellyanne Conway’s Husband. He Doesn’t Like Him. – Annie Karni
— HARDCOPY ARTICLE TITLE: Resume Heavy on TV Journalism, Light on Politics, Heather Nauert May See New Title: U.N. Envoy – Peter Baker and Michael M. Grynbaum (DIERSEN: What is your resume heavy on? For me, it is auditing federal agencies. I worked for GAO for almost 18 years, the last 11 years of which at the GS-13 Step 1-10 levels, currently $96,403-$125,325. I worked for IRS for almost 9 years, the last 5 1/2 years of which at the GS-12 Step 1-5 levels, currently $81,071-$91,880. I passed the CPA and Certified Internal Auditor examinations on my first attempt. I became a licensed CPA, Certified Fraud Examiner, Certified Government Financial Manager, Certified Financial Services Auditor, and Forensic Accountant. But since 2000, my resume has been increasingly heavy on finding news and commentary articles on websites that are of interest to Illinois Republicans and bringing those articles to the attention of Illinois Republicans.)
— Trump Says Tillerson Is ‘Dumb as a Rock’ After Former Secretary of State Criticizes Him – Peter Baker
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD WITH BIG COLOR PICTURE: Ever-increasingly, anti-Trumps a) demonize, denigrate, and condemn citizens of America and b) glorify and praise citizens of foreign countries.)


— Tucker Carlson is willing to overlook Trump’s personality because of his nationalist rhetoric – Philip Bump


— Illegal Immigration Is Down, but Asylum Requests Are at an All-Time High Changing dynamic contributes to bottleneck at U.S. border – Jo Craven McGinty (DIERSEN: What percent of those in foreign countries who have financial, health, and/or other problems want to claim asylum in America – 98%, 99%, 100%? What percent of the aforesaid are minority, female, and/or younger – 98%, 99%, 100%? America promises to give the aforesaid massive government assistance – free housing, free food, free medical care, free clothing, free education, free transportation, free etc. America promises to give the aforesaid massive preference over citizens of America.)
— Tillerson Says President Was Undisciplined; Trump Calls Him ‘Dumb as a Rock’ President Trump reacted on Twitter to ex-aide’s remarks, also calling his former top diplomat ‘lazy as hell’ – Courtney McBride
— Looking to Double Your Salary? Try an M.B.A. – Kelsey Gee (DIERSEN: According to this article, salary increases for government employees who earn MBAs are the smallest. Officially, IRS encourages its employees to take graduate business, accounting, and law courses. Nevertheless, my Democrat IRS superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates were furious when I earned an MBA from Loyola in 1976.)


— Wall Street Rule for the #MeToo Era: Avoid Women at All Cost – Gillian Tan and Katia Porzecanski (DIERSEN: While I worked for GAO for almost 18 years, my Democrat superiors assigned me to supervise virtually all the women that they hired. Of course, they wanted those women to charge me with sexual harassment and even worse things.)


— Can GOP win back Orange County? Republicans disagree about path forward Does party need new messaging tools, or new message? – JORDAN GRAHAM (DIERSEN: If you asked all those in your precinct who voted for Democrats in the November 6, 2018 election what would it take for them to vote for Republicans in the November 3, 2020 election, what would they say?)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: On the heels of a historic election that swept Republicans from congressional power in Orange County, members of the GOP already are brainstorming how to win back the seats they lost to Democrats. But as party leaders and strategists talk, one thing seems clear: Republicans don’t agree on why they lost their one-time stronghold. Was it pure backlash against President Donald Trump? Did Democrats merely outspend and out-hustled the GOP? Were Republicans lousy at expressing their ideas? Or, on the other hand, has the GOP brand become toxic in an increasingly diverse county? And, perhaps most importantly, will local Republicans need to change their politics in order to win in the future? It all means that as Republicans devise a strategy to retake the four Orange County congressional seats they lost this cycle – and as Democrats prepare to defend them – any description of the political messaging of 2020 is, at best, a guess.)


— Young Oregonians fight to buy guns, ammo — and sue when they’re denied


— AS THE DEMOCRAT PARTY’S STRANGLEHOLD ON ILLINOIS TIGHTENS: Illinois’ Unfunded Pension Liability Climbs to $133.5 Billion – Reuters




— Federal employees report on where they stand – Jessie Bur (DIERSEN: My Democrat superiors and supervisors in the federal government hinted/implied/argued/shouted that their employees who were Democrat, minority, female, and/or veteran wanted the federal government to get rid of its employees who were Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran.)

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.