February 12, 2024


— Both parties agree immigration policy failing – Tonia Khouri, Naperville Township Republican Organization Chairman
(FROM THE LETTER: The crisis at our southern border is being politicized by the media to further the partisan divide between Republicans and Democrats. Both parties agree the anonymous uncontrolled mass entry of millions of migrants is adversely affecting states, counties, cities and local communities, posing a growing risk of enduring consequences. As a nation proud of its immigrant heritage, Naperville Township values diversity and espouses generosity towards charity and helping those in need. For 3 years the Biden Administration’s border policy has negligently overlooked the surge of migrants. Bipartisan concerns have fallen on deaf ears of state and federal leadership. In these challenging economic conditions, taxpayers can’t afford the unsustainable financial burden and unintended consequences we will face due to the influx of migrants. The challenges posed by the influx of migrants remain unaddressed, with no viable solutions or responses in sight: How do you expect educators to run their classrooms when overwhelmed with an influx of migrant children with different languages and backgrounds who are required to be educated without any additional resources? How do you expect medical providers to continue the quality, cost and availability of care that our community relies upon when healthcare must account for an enormous influx of migrants into our local healthcare system? How can our elected officials guarantee our safety when additional strain is placed on law enforcement and judicial system by this influx of migrants without support? Our responsibility to stand up for the well-being and future of our children, as well as the community, transcends political boundaries. Republicans and Democrats unite in acknowledging the failure of the Biden border policy. We endorse Republican candidates who offer practical solutions and seek lasting resolutions that protect our communities instead of jeopardizing them further.)

— You can thank a German immigrant for the start of the Naperville Public Library – STEVE METSCH and ANDREA FIELD
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The Naperville Public Library has a rich history helped in large part by the generosity of James L. Nichols. Nichols, born in Germany in 1851, spoke his native tongue until age 12. He learned to speak English after he and his parents moved to America, living first in Albany, New York, and then moving to Illinois. Nichols earned a certificate to teach at a country district school by age 18, and later moved to Naperville in 1876 when he was 25. He graduated from North-Western College — now known as North Central College — in 1880. In 1882, Nichols was appointed chair of the college’s commerce department and four years later he published a textbook called “The Business Guide.” A huge success, his book had sold 3 million copies by 1917. In 1891, he left higher education to focus on running his publishing company, J.L. Nichols & Co. Nichols was just 44 when he died Aug. 18, 1895, but what he left in his last will and testament had a lasting impact on his adopted hometown. Nichols bequeathed $10,000 to the city of Naperville for the establishment of a library with the requirements that the city maintain it, supply its materials and provide employees for its continual use.)

— Pritzker’s political future may hinge on 2024 DNC

— Missouri legalized recreational marijuana a year ago. What’s that mean for the Metro East? – Will Bauer

— Democrats ever-increasingly promote more abortion.


— When moving, most people say ‘I want a good job, I want my kids to do well’ and that’s just not what Illinois offers anymore

— Local Black Business Organization Stands Against ‘Bring Chicago Home” Referendum

— Developer says banning single-family zoning in Illinois would end ‘American Dream’ – Catrina Petersen
— State Rep. Dan Ugaste, R-Geneva, urges Illinois’ school choice program be reinstated – Greg Bishop


— Poll: 86% of voters say Biden ‘too old’ to serve second term – Ramsey Touchberry (COMMENT: Health should be the issue, not age.)
— DHS Secretary Mayorkas on border crisis: ‘We don’t bear responsibility for a broken system’ – Ramsey Touchberry
— Marriage is the glue that holds society together – Don Feder

— Mayorkas denies ‘responsibility for broken system’ at border – Jenny Goldsberry

— Now it’s free cash: Hochul and Adams’ never-ending migrant-money spigot – Nicole Gelinas
— Biden defends Nikki Haley from Trump jab on her deployed husband’s whereabouts – Ryan King
— How Joe Biden can save his old-man image – James Bovard
— Whopping 86% of voters feel Biden is too old to finish another term – Ryan King (COMMENT: The issue should be Biden’s health, not his age.)

— Base it on merit – that’s the point at West Point – Chad Groening (COMMENT: My critics/opponents promote race and gender based preference giving, that is, they promote patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, and age discrimination. I should write a book about my critics/opponents.)

— Respect for Authorities ‘Died Suddenly’ – J.B. Shurk
— I never thought I’d see – Blaine L. Pardoe
(FROM THE ARTICLE: I never thought I’d see….America in another Cold War with Russia. Cities ignore the law under the label of “Sanctuary Cities,” then complain when illegal immigrants are sent there. Government officials conspiring with Big Tech to censor millions of Americans online. The Federal government human trafficking over a million illegal and undocumented people a year. A President who took deliberate actions to make the southern border weaker.
Congress and the media labeling a protest as an “insurrection” while calling actual riots, “peaceful protests.” The American people turning a blind eye to a President who clearly is suffering from dementia and pretending that everything is all right.)

— Chaos, uncertainty loom as Chicago set to evict 13K illegal immigrants from shelters – Kevin Haggerty|

— Chaos, uncertainty loom as Chicago set to evict 13K illegal immigrants from shelters – Kevin Haggerty
— ‘Hey NFL, the United States only has one National Anthem’ – Vivek Saxena
— Denver mayor cuts $5M from public services to pay for illegal immigrants, faults GOP, Donald Trump – Melissa Fine
— Democrat cries foul over Hochul’s ‘endless handouts’ to illegal aliens: ‘It’s time to end this madness’ – Vivek Saxena
— ‘Political retaliation’: San Fran teacher who exposed ‘Woke Kindergarten’ program put on leave. – Melissa Fine (COMMENT: I should write a book about the many/big adverse actions that have been taken against me because I promote conservative principles.)
— Obama’s WH physician says special counsel report shows Biden has ‘serious issues’ – Chris Donaldson
— UCSF Black History Month ‘Diagnosing Whiteness’ lecture claims ‘whites are psychopaths’ – Vivek Saxena

— Democrat Mayor of Sanctuary City Denver Cuts Services for Americans, Blames Trump – Neil Munro

— Kansas considers bill to end mandatory DEI statements in higher ed – Patrick McDonald (COMMENT: Democrat and RINO leaders ever-increasingly destroy you if you do not promote DEI, that is, if you do not help them destroy Republicans who are conservative, White, male, older, non-poor, Protestant, German American, and/or have ancestors who have been in America for a long time.)

— Johns Hopkins University swaps ‘citizenship’ study with focus on ‘colonialism’ – JENNIFER KABBANY

— Teacher Who Criticized ‘Woke Kindergarten’ Put on Leave by School District – Brandon Poulter (COMMENT: I should write a book about the many/big adverse actions that have been taken against me because I promote conservative principles.)

— Mayorkas Claims He And Biden ‘Don’t Bear Responsibility’ For Border Crisis
— Nikki Haley Commits To Taking Mental Competency Test, Calls On Trump, Biden To Take One

— Biden’s age, mental acuity impacting election chances becomes media focus after tough special counsel report. Left-leaning news organization and liberal pundits have put a spotlight on Biden’s advanced age. – Brian Flood, David Rutz (COMMENT: The issue should be Biden’s health, not his age.)
— Why Biden’s anger and defensiveness inflamed anxiety about his memory issues. A majority of Democrats are questioning Biden’s fitness for the job. – Howard Kurtz
— Haley calls for ‘diminished’ Biden, Trump to take mental acuity tests. Haley says she’d have ‘no problem’ taking cognitive test herself. – Stephen Sorace
— Legal experts question if Biden is ‘using all of the resources at his disposal’ in light of failed border bill. Legal experts weigh in on whether the Biden administration is ‘flouting’ US immigration law. – Brianna Herlihy
— University of California campuses see dramatic rise in students identifying as transgender or non-binary. Gender non-conforming, non-binary and transgender students have tripled over the last four years. – Nikolas Lanum
— Chinese migrant says TikTok helped her to know where to cross the US southern border. TikTok is purportedly circulating content of instructions on how to get into the U.S. illegally. – Alba Cuebas-Fantauzzi
— Chinese migrants are fastest growing group to illegally enter U.S.

— Sunny Hostin, Race-Obsessed Host of ‘The View,’ Learns She is Descended From Slave Owners – Mike LaChance (COMMENT: In my defense, I have always stressed that all my ancestors have always lived in northeast Illinois, that they were never in a position to discriminate against anyone, and that they never did discriminate against anyone.)

— Elon Musk says Biden opened border to keep Democrats in power

— Eviction Clock Is Ticking for Migrants in Chicago – RICK MORAN

— DHS Secretary Mayorkas On Border Crisis: “We Don’t Bear Responsibility For A Broken System” – Tim Hains

— Crime Caused by Illegal Migrants Skyrocket Thanks to Joe Biden – Sarah Arnold
— Border Czar Mayorkas Blames Congress for Immigration Crisis. – Sarah Arnold

— Gaslight Supreme: Mayorkas Says “We Don’t Bear Responsibility” For Border Crisis – TYLER DURDEN


— To get votes from those who have demographics that vote for Democrat candidates, RINO candidates, RINO elected officials, and RINO party leaders ever-increasingly give more and more and more preference to those who have demographics that vote for Democrat candidates. I should write a book about those RINOs and their preference giving in Illinois, DuPage County, Milton Township, and Wheaton. Demographics that vote for Democrat candidates include: liberal/moderate, minority, female, younger, non-Christian, non-Protestant, non-Italian American, non-German American, and/or those whose ancestors have not been in America for a long time.

— Democrat and RINO leaders ever-increasingly promote Haley.

— Democrat and RINO leaders use illegals to destroy Denver’s schools. How soon, if not already, will Democrat and RINO leaders use illegals to destroy the schools in your school district?

— Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters ever-increasingly use Taylor Swift against Trump.
— A Biden promoter says “Biden Seems Forgetful, but That Doesn’t Mean He Is Forgetting.” Putting GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters together reminds me of the many big adverse actions that my critics/opponents have taken against me. I should write a book about my biggest critics/opponents the biggest adverse actions that they have taken against me.

— Older workers find a less tolerant workplace: Why many say age discrimination abounds. – Daniel de Visé (COMMENT: I have fought age discrimination since 1974 when I was 25 years old.)
— Using the SAT, ACT in college admissions isn’t ‘racist.’ What else has the left got wrong? – Ingrid Jacques (COMMENT: Since I was 17 years old in1966, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have falsely hinted/implied/argued/shouted that I unfairly got an ACT score of 24 because my parents were filthy rich and because I benefitted tremendously from discrimination against those who are minority, female, younger, LGBTQ, unmarried, veteran, non-Protestant, non-German American, and/or have ancestors who have not been in America for a long time. I should write a book about my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes. I would focus on those whose parents were filthy rich.)
— Why do women look for freelance, gig jobs? Avoiding the ‘old boys network’ at the office. – Paul Davidson (COMMENT: I should write a book about my GAO Chicago office superiors 1980-1997. I would focus on those who were liberal, Democrat, minority, female, younger, veteran, non-Protestant, non-German American, and/or had ancestors who had not been in America for a long time. I would focus on those a) who had less education than I had, b) who had no professional certifications or fewer than I had, and/or c) who had no professional license like the CPA license that I had. I would focus on those who took the most big adverse actions against me.)

— Trump Is Strongest GOP Leader Standing as Johnson, McConnell Take Flak. House and Senate Republicans grumble and feud as nomination front-runner gains power. – Lindsay Wise and Alex Leary
— Maduro Plays the Migrant Blackmail Card. Venezuela dares the U.S. to reimpose oil and gas sanctions. Will Biden give in? – Mary Anastasia O’Grady (COMMENT: Constructively, Venezuela has declared war on America. When will Maduro have his citizens in America rise up and destroy America?)
— Can Nikki Haley Harness ‘Freedom’ in the MAGA Fight?
— A Concrete Jungle Where Bad Dreams Are Made Of. Migrants have learned that there’s nothing they can’t do in New York, from shoplifting to assault. – Allysia Finley
— This Father and Son Are the Brains. Their 1967 GTO Is the Brawn. Bob Williford’s classic Pontiac has no air conditioning but plenty of muscle, and has been in the family for nearly six decades. Samuel and Bob Williford’s 1967 Pontiac GTO is a model widely regarded as the first muscle car. – A.J. Baime (COMMENT: In 1966, when I was in high school, I wanted to buy a new loaded 1966 Pontiac GTO. But all I could afford to buy was a new 1966 Pontiac Tempest Sprint which was widely regarded as being a poor man’s GTO. I never even considered asking my father for money. He worked in the office of a nasty chemical plant on the east side of Chicago Heights. He never earned more than $50,000/year in today’s dollars. He almost always worked second jobs to pay the family’s bills.)
— Denver Is Furious That Washington Can’t Fix the Border. Blocking of Senate bill to overhaul U.S. asylum law leaves big cities strained by migrant arrivals. – Alicia A. Caldwell and Michelle Hackman

— Biden’s Reelection Campaign Joins TikTok to Reach Young Voters. Move comes amid concerns about security of Chinese-owned app. – Akayla Gardner

— Democrats flood the Sunday shows to insist Biden’s mind is just fine – Katie Balevic

— Tulsa Race Massacre reparations discussion makes its way to City Hall (COMMENT: In my defense, I have always stressed that all my ancestors have always lived in northeast Illinois, that they were never in a position to discriminate against anyone, and that they never did discriminate against anyone.)

— Biden Campaign Co-Chair Defends President’s Mental Fitness Amid Speculation – Harrington Maury (COMMENT: My critics/opponents stress that when they take big adverse actions against me, virtually no one comes to my defense. Most recently, they stress their success in ending my role as the Republican fundraiser for Wheaton Independence Day parades and fireworks in 2021, a role that I had since 2005. I should write a book about those who could/should have come to my defense, but did not. I would focus on those unsuccessful Republican candidates on ballots in my precinct who I did the most to help elect/reelect. I would focus on those who read my GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters and paint themselves as being religious, conservative, and/or Republican.)

— Two’s Company, Three’s a Crowd: The Average Income of Dual-Income, No Kids Duos – Karen Doyle (COMMENT: All my superiors and supervisors had children and almost all of them a) had spouses who had little or no income, b) painted themselves as having far far far less money because they had children, c) blamed their not having master’s degrees, professional certifications, and/or professional licenses on their having children, and d) despised/hated DINKs (dual income, no kids) like my wife and I. I should write a book about my superiors and supervisors. I would focus on my GAO superiors who strongly hinted/implied/argued/shouted a) that I lied about my and my wife’s unsuccessful efforts to have children, b) that we could have and we should have adopted or became foster parents, and c) that if we had children, I would never had been able to pass the CPA examination on my first attempt in 1979, earn a master’s degree in accounting from DePaul in 1980, pass the Certified Internal Auditor examination on my first attempt in 1981, become a licensed CPA in 1981,earn job-related professional certifications in 1990, 1994, 1996, and 1997, earn a master’s degree in finance from IIT in 1997, etc. I would focus on my superiors who were the most furious a) when my wife and I went on frequent vacations after her frequent business trips to luxury resorts across America 1978-1992, b) when my wife and I had a home built in Wheaton in 1984, c) when I bought collector cars in 1989 and 1994, d) when they saw how much money we were saving for our retirement, e) etc.)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Every parent knows that kids are expensive. But in addition to shelling out more when you have offspring, parents also often earn less. This makes the little darlings doubly expensive. Here’s what you need to know about the income disparity between parents and those who are child-free. Couples Without Kids Earn More. Couples known as dual income, no kids — or DINKs as they’re sometimes called — earn more than couples with kids, even if both spouses work. According to the U.S. Census Bureau’s Current Population Survey Data, as analyzed by Rocket Mortgage, the average dual-income couple who has children has income of $129,000 per year. Two-income couples without kids averaged $9,000 more per year, for a total of $138,000 in annual income. Couples Without Kids Also Spend Less. In addition to having more time to spend on their careers and the increase in salary that comes along with that, couples without kids spend less simply because they aren’t feeding, housing, clothing and educating little people who aren’t contributing to the household income. According to the Institute for Family Studies, the cost to raise a child to adulthood ranges from $202,248 to $430,928. These added expenses coupled with reduced income result in a double whammy for parents. What Are DINKs Doing With All That Extra Money? The dual income, no kids crowd earns more and spends less, so where is that extra money going? Some of it is going to savings, with DINKs putting more aside for retirements than their colleagues who are parents.)
— Mark Cuban: Here’s Why I Don’t Spend Money on a Chauffeur or Cleaning Services – Josephine Nesbit (COMMENT: I am one of the fewer and fewer and fewer homeowners in Wheaton who fertilize, mow, and edge their lawns, trim their bushes, mulch/rake their leaves, shovel their driveway and sidewalk, etc.)
(FROM THGE ARTICLE: World-famous entrepreneur, investor and philanthropist Mark Cuban has a net worth of $4.7 billion, but even he doesn’t spend money on a chauffeur or cleaning services. On “The Really Good Podcast,” the billionaire told host Bobbi Althoff that he doesn’t have a butler, prefers to drive himself everywhere, and does his own laundry. While Cuban does have a personal chef in Dallas, he and his wife cook most of their meals. The video currently has over 2.5 million views on YouTube. Cuban said he drives himself because he enjoys the privacy when asked if he has a chauffeur. “I like the privacy. I’ve been around people who have hired somebody to do everything for them, and that’s just like no privacy,” he explained. “It’s hard enough to have privacy.” Cuban does own several houses and enjoys his private jets, which he says helps him save time. Cuban also said he tries to be the same person as when he was poor and rich and has kept most of the same friends. “When I was poor, I had a blast. I loved my life,” he explained. “I could wake up smiling and back then, you just had not to answer the phone because it could be a bill collector.” Earlier this year, Cuban told CBS’s Sunday Morning that he worked hard to keep his wealth from changing his personality and would be happy with 1% of his net worth. Born to working-class parents in Pittsburgh, Cuban didn’t grow up with the wealth he has today. When Althoff asked when he stopped being poor, Cuban said it was when he was 28 or 29 years old. “But when I was 27, I won’t forget it,” Cuban said. “I went to the ATM, and it showed me a big old zero. So that’s when I was 27. And then got past that, and then bam, bam, bam, bam, bam.”)

— People are so confident about their earning power today that they do not keep tabs on saving, spending. – Uma Shashikant (COMMENT: Under the Democrats and under the RINOs, those who are the following should be less and less and less confident: heterosexual, conservative, Republican, White, male, older, Protestant, German American, and/or have ancestors who have been in America for a long time.)

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.