February 18, 2023


— COMMENT: Democrats say “Ron DeSantis injects chaos into the Chicago mayoral race. The Florida governor’s scheduled trip to speak to a Chicago police union next week has prompted a cascade of condemnations, accusations and infighting.”

— COMMENT: Democrats say “Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis to Address Police Officers in Illinois Monday.”

— Illinois tries to “cancel” DeSantis as Pritzker, Chicago mayoral contenders play the de-platforming game – Matt Rosenberg and Ted Dabrowski

— COMMENT: Democrats say “DeSantis now a factor in Chicago’s mayoral race. The GOP governor will be headlining an event for police in Elmhurst on Monday. Mayoral candidate Paul Vallas distanced himself from the Chicago Fraternal Order of Police, which endorsed him, after it promoted the event.” I should write a book about closet Democrats in Illinois, in DuPage County, in Milton Township, and in Wheaton. I would focus on those who have taken the most/biggest adverse actions against me.
(FROM THE ARTICLE: A casual reading of the DeSantis invite on the FOP site could leave an impression that somehow the FOP was a host or organizer, but that is not so. A GOP source told the Sun-Times the DeSantis political team was organizing the law enforcement event in the western suburb – not anyone in Illinois. FOP Lodge 7 President John Catanzara Jr. – an ardent supporter of former President Donald Trump and up for re-election next month – told the Sun-Times he was contacted by “some people” with DeSantis, who he declined to name, to help promote the visit. Catanzara said “obviously” there “are people in Illinois that are interested in him running for higher office,” and since DeSantis was “coming to town to do a police speech,” Catanzara was asked, “Could I pass that information on to my members?” Catanzara’s reply: “Absolutely.” In a video posted Friday on YouTube, Catanzara said the DeSantis event “is not being hosted by Lodge 7” and that “all we are simply doing is promoting a speech that he is coming to town to give in support of the men and women of law enforcement in this state and in this country.” That the FOP was publicizing the DeSantis visit was enough for Vallas’ chief rivals, Mayor Lori Lightfoot and U.S. Rep. Jesus “Chuy” Garcia, D-Ill., to jump all over Vallas and to try to make him wear the jacket for the DeSantis cultural warrior platform – a big minus to many Chicago voters. It also fueled Lightfoot’s campaign strategy to paint Vallas as a closet Republican in the overwhelmingly Democratic city.)
— COMMENT: Federal judge denies bid to block Illinois assault weapons ban, Naperville gun restriction. The decision appears to be the first from a federal judge considering whether the ban meets the standards set out last summer in a landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling authored by Justice Clarence Thomas.”
— COMMENT: Democrats say “Opponents of SAFE-T Act file arguments with Illinois Supreme Court.”

— FRONT PAGE: COMMENT: Democrats say “Vallas denounces police union’s invite to ‘right-wing extremist’ Ron DeSantis.”

— COMMENT: Democrats say “Vallas denounces DeSantis visit to Chicago.”

— COMMENT: Democrats say “Pritzker blasts plans for DeSantis visit.”


— COMMENT: Democrats say “Pritzker calls DeSantis ‘homophobic’ with ‘racist tendencies’ ahead of Illinois visit.”


— Trump Leads DeSantis by 13 Points Among Republican Voters – JACOB BLISS
— Democrats Ask for Another $20M in Taxpayer Money to Provide Illegal Aliens with Social Services – JOHN BINDER

— Ron DeSantis compared to murderous warlord in scathing column: ‘Genghis Khan of social issues’ Khan’s many wars are estimated to have killed roughly 40 million people, according to Encyclopedia Britannica. – Jeffrey Clark

— Ron DeSantis takes The Post on tour of his Florida hometown – Salena Zito (COMMENT: I lived in Crete 1948-1972. My father lived there from 1922 until he died in 1969. My mother lived there 1945 until she died in 2016. My brother lived their 1953 until he died in 2022. My parents and I lived in an apartment above Crete’s only hardware store at the northeast corner of Main & Exchange. My father’s father and mother operated that hardware store. Starting in 1954, my parents, me, and my brother lived at 1286 Wood Street in Crete. My father’s father had that home built in 1926 on land that his father’s father bought in 1864.)

— Nikki Haley Says DeSantis’s ‘Parental Rights In Education’ Law ‘Doesn’t Go Far Enough’ – Sarah Arnold

— COMMENT: Democrats say “Biden needles DeSantis for floating elimination of AP classes.”
— COMMENT: Ever-increasingly, Democrats demand more preference for those who have demographics that vote for Democrats, that is, those who are liberal, moderate, minority, female, younger, LGBTQ, unmarried, non-Christian, non-Protestant, non-Italian American, non-German American, those whose ancestors have not been in America for a long time, union members, renters, those who have less money than others, those who lack education and/or job skills, those who have financial, health, and/or other problems, citizens of foreign countries, criminals, boozers, gamblers, stoners, etc.
— COMMENT: Democrats say “Ranking the GOP’s top 10 presidential candidates.”

— COMMENT: Democrats say “Meet Ron DeSantis, Former AP ‘Student of the Year’.”
— COMMENT: Democrats say “Ron DeSantis compared to murderous warlord in scathing Vanity Fair column: Genghis Khan of social issues.”
— COMMENT: Ever-increasingly, Democrats a) run America and b) blame Republicans for all problems that all Democrats have had, are having, and will have.

— COMMENT: Democrats say “Donald Trump Says It Would Be ‘Inappropriate’ to Call DeSantis Meatball.”

— COMMENT: Democrats say “Nikki Haley’s ‘model minority’ trope isn’t surprising. But it’s still dangerous. Haley had arguably the best opportunity to truly confront the GOP’s full-throated embrace of white supremacy. She didn’t.”

— COMMENT: Ever-increasingly, Democrats run America, run the federal government, run the news media, run education, run law enforcement, run the military, run business, run manufacturing, run health care, run religion, run entertainment, run sports, and run everything else. Ever-increasingly, Democrats make it clear that they are going use the aforesaid power to get rid of Republicans once and for all. That does not justify January 6, but it explains January 6.

— COMMENT: Democrats say “Inside the collapse of the Trump-DeSantis ‘alliance of convenience.’ Behind an apparent close alliance, the two Republicans have racked up years of mutual suspicions fueling a 2024 grudge match.”
— COMMENT: Democrats say “More states scrutinizing AP Black studies after Florida complaints.”

— COMMENT: Democrats say “Nikki Haley on 2024 trail takes swipes at Republican rival Ron DeSantis and Democrat Joe Biden.”
— COMMENT: Democrat teachers teach African American history to promote hatred against Republicans. Ever-increasingly Democrats a) paint today’s Democrats as having been the Union Army in the Civil War and b) paint today’s Republicans as having been the Confederate Army in the Civil War.

— COMMENT: Democrats say “In face of DeSantis anti-woke rhetoric, Black leaders go back to ’60s.”

— COMMENT: Democrats say “A ‘base camp’ has popped up on vacant land in the Florida Keys” and ask “What’s happening there?”

— COMMENT: Democrats say “Ready for Ron Petition to Draft DeSantis Snags 200,000 Signatures.” Politics is nasty/vicious. Who has/will back DeSantis in Illinois, in your county, in your township, and in your municipality? I should write a book about backing Republican candidates in primaries and in nonpartisan elections. Ever since I backed Pat O’Malley in the 2002 Illinois Republican gubernatorial primary and Jim Oberweis in the 2006 Republican gubernatorial primary, Jim Ryan, Bill Brady, and Judy Barr Topinka supporters have a) viciously demonized me, b) viciously denigrated me, and c) viciously condemned me and have done everything that they could a) to stop me from sending out my GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters and b) to stop everyone from reading those newsletters. I should write a book about the aforesaid. I would stress everything that I did to help elect a) Ryan in the 2002 general election and b) Topinka in the 2006 general election.

— COMMENT: Democrats say “DeSantis 2024 Bid Takes Shape as He Enlists Aides, Woos Donors. Governor setting up campaign infrastructure before launch
Trusted advisers from governor’s race expected to return.”
— COMMENT: Democrats say “Biden is old, but age isn’t what it used to be.” How old are you? I am 74. Ever-increasingly, expect that ever-increasingly, as you get older, your critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes will use your age against you. I should write a book about how my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have ever-increasingly used my age against me. I would focus on those who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Wheaton, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois.
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Haley wasn’t just playing politics. She was also engaging, consciously or unconsciously, in one of the most sinister and under-researched forms of prejudice: age discrimination. To confront it, the president needs to both call it out and not call too much attention to it. There are advantages to getting old, but he doesn’t necessarily want to campaign on them. . .But I have learned that aging isn’t what it used to be, and that I need to confront my own biases about it. “The frontier of longevity has shifted in a positive way,” says Adam Felts, a researcher with the AgeLab at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Its research focuses on people who are living longer and better than ever before, especially people in better socioeconomic circumstances with access to newer medicines and technologies. One of his research groups is a panel of individuals who are all at least 85 years old. “When I see how sharp they are, it shapes my perspective around what is possible even for people in their mid to late 80s.” Looking at someone such as Biden, who has the best medical care available, “we may have to think about his age trajectory differently.” In fact, says Felts, we should be thinking differently about aging in general, for all Americans. Humans tend to overestimate how much people within a given category have in common with one another, says Jessica Nordell, author of The End of Bias. When someone states that Biden is “too old” without pointing to specifics, it reflects an antipathy toward older people that is culturally ingrained.)

— COMMENT: Democrats say that Trump says that he won’t call DeSantis Meatball Ron.
Trump announced his bid for a second term as president in November and has since launched multiple attacks on DeSantis.

— COMMENT: Democrats say “Trump Addresses ‘Meatball Ron’ in 1 a.m. Post Ripping DeSantis.” Politics is nasty/vicious. So far, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have refrained from publicly slandering me. But they certainly would have publicly slandered me if they had not succeeded in taking their adverse actions against me that they did. Because of my demographics (heterosexual, conservative, patriotic, Republican, White, male, old (74), gun-owner, draft-avoider, non-poor, married, Protestant (baptized, raised, and confirmed as a Missouri Synod Lutheran), 100% German American, my ancestors have been in America since 1844, Crete resident 1948-1972, and Wheaton resident since 1978), they would have publicly hinted/implied/argued/shouted that I am a White supremacist, Nazi, KKK member, hater, racist, sexist, bigot, and even worse things. One thing that has held them back from publicly slandering me is the fact that I have filed lawsuits against my superiors in the federal government and against people who have lots of political, government, and/or financial clout in Wheaton, in Milton Township, and/or in DuPage County.

— Former Illinois GOP candidate Ives sounds off over low student test scores: ‘Make no mistake the DEMOCRATS are responsible for this’ (COMMENT: Wheaton Warrenville School District 200 Headquarters, Whittier Grade School, and Edison Middle School are all in my precinct.)

— Chicago fed judge: IL, Naperville ‘assault weapons’ bans fit within SCOTUS Second Amendment framework – Jonathan Bilyk and Scott Holland

— Beto O’Rourke Is a UChicago Institute of Politics Fellow. Where Are the Conservative Voices? – Jack Pfefferkorn

— Militants, Not Educators. The Chicago Teachers Union pursues radical politics even as public school enrollment declines and student learning suffers.- Mailee Smith

— Judge denies state’s motion to delay response to challenge of Illinois gun ban – Greg Bishop

— Federal Court Denies TRO Regarding Naperville, IL Gun Ban – KIRK ALLEN & JOHN KRAFT

— COMMENT: Democrats say “Republicans to adopt loyalty pledge for debate participants.”‘
— COMMENT: Democrats say “Romney, outspoken about his own party, weighs reelection run.”

— COMMENT: Democrats say “Chicago Mayoral Election: Latest poll suggests Vallas has solid lead, Lightfoot is struggling.”
— COMMENT: Democrats say “Mayor Lightfoot vows to remove unhoused from Chicago O’Hare airport as more seek shelter there.”
— COMMENT: Democrats say “Federal judge denies TRO against Illinois assault weapons ban for Naperville gun store owner.”

— COMMENT: Democrats say “Illinois earns ‘F’ in study on tax friendliness.” If Illinois decides to tax retirement income, seniors will leave. SEE: https://chicago.suntimes.com/2023/2/8/23587905/illinois-tax-retirement-income-violence-chicago-garfield-park-letters

— COMMENT: Democrats say “How admittedly corrupt ex-Illinois lawmakers get to keep their pensions.”

— COMMENT: Democrats say “Republicans to adopt loyalty pledge for debate participants.”

— COMMENT: Democrats say “Local state lawmakers react to Gov. JB Pritzker’s budget address. Preschool proposal receives some praise, but lawmakers question increased spending.”

— COMMENT: Democrats say “Scholarships Available For Low-Income Students In DuPage County.” Were your parents low-income? My parents were not, but my father never earned more than $50,000/year in today’s dollars and my mother never worked outside of the home until he died suddenly in 1969 when he was 47 and I was 21. Therefore, to pay for my UIC and NIU college expenses and for new cars to get to/from jobs and college classes, a) I washed dishes in the basement of the S.S. Kresge in Chicago Heights during my junior and senior years at Crete-Monee High School 1964-1966 and the summer of 1965, b) I cleaned golf shoes in Flossmoor and chipped slag and pumped gasoline in South Chicago Heights the summer of 1966, and c) I delivered mail for the Park Forest Post Office 1966-1969. That enabled me to graduate from NIU debt-free in August of 1970 with a bachelor’s degree in management and owning a 1969 Dodge Charger SE.

— COMMENT: Democrats say “Afternoon roundup.”
— COMMENT: Democrats say “Pritzker asked why he didn’t propose tax cuts.” What percent of Illinois taxpayers are Republicans and what percent of Illinois’ income tax revenue comes from them?

— Nikki Haley’s first week as a 2024 candidate shows she has her work cut out for her – W. James Antle III
— Yes, environmentalists want to take your car away — just slowly – Editorial (COMMENT: I have owned cars since I was 16 years old in 1964. While I lived in Crete 1964-1972 and in University Park 1972-1974, those cars enabled me a) to hold jobs in Chicago Heights, Flossmoor, South Chicago Heights, Park Forest, Harvey, Joliet, and Chicago and b) to attend classes at UIC, NIU, and Loyola.)

— The Left’s racist attacks against Nikki Haley highlight minority hypocrisy – Rich Lowry

— Illegals get phones, Ukrainians get tanks, & Ohioans are told to pound sand – Drew Allen

— Illinois Republican State Sen. Thomas Bennett recently introduced the Campus Free Speech Act to protect and monitor freedom of expression at Illinois’ colleges and universities. – Shelby Kearns

— ‘Center for Freedom of Expression’ in the works at University of Chicago – MARSHELLE PAULINO

CPAC March 1-4
— COMMENT: So far, announced speakers include Trump, Ben Carson, Ted Cruz, Nikki Haley, Rick Scott, and Sandy Rios. I should write a book about the CPACs that I attended.

— Biden Signs Executive Order to Root Out Systemic Racism from Federal Government – ARI BLAFF (COMMENT: I worked for the Democrats who ran the federal government 1966-1969 and 1971-1997. I should write a book about what my Democrat superiors did a) to paint Republicans as being White supremacists, Nazis, KKK members, haters, racists, sexists, bigots, and even worse things and b) to waste the careers of and to get rid of federal employees who were Republican. It is called political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, and age discrimination.)

— NPR Uses Nikki Haley Announcement to Cry Republican Racism: ‘Disgusted’ With GOP – Clay Waters
— The 10 Most Absurd Claims From Hulu’s ‘1619 Project’ Series – Stephanie Hamill

— Department of Wokeness: Biden Appoints a ‘Counselor for Equity’ – LINCOLN BROWN

— Once again, the White House physician refused to level with the American people about the president’s debilitated mental state. – DOUGLAS ANDREWS
— EVs: An Expensive Way to Virtue Signal. They may be growing in popularity, but electric vehicles aren’t all they’re cracked up to be. – BRIAN MARK WEBER (COMMENT: What is your daily driver? Since late last year, mine has been a 2018 Chevrolet Curze LT. Before that, since 2010, it was a 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier LS.)
— Wokeness Is the Enemy of America. The woke dominate every facet of American culture while maintaining that they are the true revolutionaries fighting back against oppressive authoritarian rule. In fact, the exact opposite is true. – ANDREW KLAVAN (COMMENT: Ever-increasingly, Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, Independents, and RINOs use wokeness to promote hatred against Republicans.)

— Dems Exploit Mass Shooting to Push Gun Control, But Look at Arrest Record of Suspect – Peter Partoll

— Food-Stamp Work-Requirement Still Not Enforced In 25 States – TYLER DURDEN

— COMMENT: A Democrat argues that “Equality is not a threat to anyone.” Ever-increasingly, Democrats and RINOs use “equity” to get rid of Republicans who are heterosexual, conservative, White, male, older, gun-owners, non-veterans, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time, etc.

— COMMENT: Democrats say “A ‘Badass Woman’ Puts Herself Forward for White House. In New Hampshire, though, Nikki Haley fails to offer a program.”

— COMMENT: Democrats say “To Increase Equity, School Districts Eliminate Honors Classes. Supporters say uniform classes create rigor for all students but critics say cuts hurt faster learners.” What harmed your GPAs? For me, it was my working jobs instead of studying. While I was a junior and senior at Crete-Monee High School and the summer in between 1964-1966, I washed dishes in Chicago Heights. I only just barely made it into upper 20% of my class. My ACT score was only 24. While I was as student at UIC 1966-1968 and at NIU 1969-1970, I worked as many hours as I could delivering mail in Park Forest. While I took graduate business and accounting courses at Loyola and DePaul 1972-1980, worked for IRS and for GAO. While I took graduate finance courses at IIT 1992-1997, I worked for GAO.
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: Facebook Parent Meta Gives Thousands of Workers Subpar Reviews – Salvador Rodriguez and Jeff Horwitz (COMMENT: I should write a book about how my Democrat superiors in the federal government used the subjectivity in their performance appraisal procedures a) to advance their Democrat employees who were minority, female, and/or younger and b) to get rid of their Republican employees who were White, male, and/or older.

— COMMENT: Ever-increasingly, Illinois Democrats push pot.

— COMMENT: Democrat teachers teach African American history to promote hatred against Republicans. Ever-increasingly Democrats a) paint today’s Democrats as having been the Union Army in the Civil War and b) paint today’s Republicans as having been the Confederate Army in the Civil War.

LAW 360
— COMMENT: To promote legal pot is to promote illegal pot.

— COMMENT: Democrats say “Christopher Rufo Claims a Degree from Harvard. Umm … Not Quite.” Government is nasty/vicious. Politics is nasty/vicious. If I sought a government office or a political office, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes a) would demonize, denigrate, and condemn the universities that I earned my degrees from: NIU (1970), Loyola (1976), DePaul (1980), and IIT (1997), b) would hint/imply/argue/shout that what I learned earning those degrees is long since stale, c) would stress that it took me 4 years to earn my NIU, Loyola, and DePaul degrees and 5 years to earn my IIT degree, and d) would stress that my GPAs were not that great. Further, they would stress that the scores that got passing the CPA and Certified Internal Auditor examinations in 1979 and 1981 respectively were not that great. They would stress that I only just barely made it into the upper 20% of my high school class and that my ACT score was only 24.

— Window of Opportunity and Up or Out (COMMENT: What are your demographics? When was your window of opportunity to get promoted? For federal employees who are Republican, White, male, and/or non-veteran, their window of opportunity to get promoted increasingly closes if they do not make GS-13 ($109,732/year) by age 25, GS-14 ($129,671/year) by age 30, GS-15 ($152,527/year) by age 35, and Senior Executive Service ($183,500/year) by age 40. It is called “up-or-out.” Extremely few federal employees make the aforesaid promotion deadlines. I did not make GS-13 until I was 38 and I never made GS-14. The federal government wastes the careers of and gets rid of its employees who are Republican, White, male, and/or non-veteran and who do not make the aforesaid promotion deadlines. So far, Nikki Haley has indicated that she supports up-or-out. I should write a book about the aforesaid. I would focus on my critics/opponents in Wheaton, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois who have stressed the most that I did not make GS-13 until I was 38, that I never made GS-14, and that the federal government forced me to retire in 1997 when I was 49.)

— News aggregator (COMMENT: I am an independent not-for-profit conservative Republican political and government news aggregator. If you were me, how would you treat those who operate websites and who claim to be religious, conservative, and/or Republican, but who do not want me to drive traffic to their websites? I should write a book about the aforesaid. I would focus on those who destroy me a) because they cannot manipulate me or dominate me, b) because I refuse to glorify and praise them, c) because I refuse to pander to them, d) because I refuse to serve as one of their operatives or dupes, e) because I refuse to cover up their wrong doing, and/or f) because I refuse to give them money.)

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.