February 19, 2024


— Gerrymandering continues to ruin our democracy. When you have few or no choices on your primary election ballot in a few weeks, blame gerrymandering. When the violence in our cities escalates and the response remains utterly inadequate, blame gerrymandering. – Madeleine Doubek

— FRONT PAGE WITH PICTURE: Mexicans prepare to vote in Chicago for their homeland’s president, with a woman as a front-runner – LAURA RODRÍGUEZ PRESA (COMMENT: All my ancestors immigrated legally during the 1840s and 1850s from what now Germany. I am proud to say that my grandfather on my father’s side fought the Germans in WWI, that my uncles on my mother’s side fought the Germans in WWII, and that my father would have fought the Germans in WWII if he had not been 4-F.)
— Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters ever-increasingly promote more hatred against Trump.
— Democrat leaders ever-increasingly push more pot.

— McHenry board chair touts successes in state of county address – Claire O’Brien

— Democrat leaders work to decriminalize psychedelic mushrooms

— To trace the origins of busing migrants to Chicago, start with Donald Trump, Tucker Carlson and Ted Cruz. Key decision makers in Illinois and Texas talk about the early months of Texas’s program to export migrants to Democratic cities like Chicago. – Frank Main, Tina Sfondeles
— After Illinois banned assault weapons, rural gun owners registered very few of them. A new law allowed gun owners to keep assault weapons if they disclosed them. Illinois county registration rates ranged from 0.5% to 1.8%. – Mawa Iqbal, Amy Qin, Matt Kiefer

— Retiring in an era of increased longevity – Ben Anderson (COMMENT: I started earning my Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS) pension when I was 18 years old in 1966. I have been getting a CSRS pension since 1997. Virtually none of the operatives and dupes who work for my critics/opponents have pensions. My critics/opponents not only stress to their operatives and their dupes that I get a CSRS pension, they demonize, denigrate, and condemn my CSRS pension as being grossly excessive.)

— Democrat leaders ever-increasingly promote more LGBTQ.

— Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz endorses Darren Bailey in IL 12th District race

— The GBH News podcast What Is Owed? It considers the issue of reparations in the cradle of the American Revolution — and the first American colony to legalize slavery — Massachusetts. (COMMENT: I have always stressed that all my ancestors have always lived in northeast Illinois, that they never were in a position to discriminate against anyone, and that they never did discriminate against anyone.)


— Chicago criminals out on probation/parole/pretrial release continue violence in 2024 – Ted Dabrowski and John Klingner


— ‘We were just better off’ under Trump, Tim Scott says – Jennifer Harper
— Sen. Lindsey Graham, a close ally to Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, said Sunday that the former president is wrong to want to wait until potentially getting reelected to fix the southern border. – Ramsey Touchberry
— Haley: Trump’s growing influence over RNC should be a ‘wake-up call’ – Ramsey Touchberry

— Government shouldn’t have the power to discriminate based on race – Julian Adorney (COMMENT: Life is a zero-sum-game. To give preference to one group is to discriminate against another group. To give preference to minorities and/or females is to discriminate against Whites and/or males. My Democrat superiors in the federal government used Affirmative Action and DEI big time to give preference to their Democrat employees who were minority and/or female. Ever-increasingly, to get more votes from minorities and/or females, Democrat and RINO politicians use DEI to give preference to minorities and/or females.)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: In his new book The End of Race Politics, Coleman Hughes takes aim at the spread of diversity, equity, and inclusion ideology in the U.S. government. Instead of DEI that discriminates on the basis of race, he argues, we should adopt colorblindness as a national policy. What is colorblindness? Hughes defines it this way: “We should treat people without regard to race, both in our public policy and in our private lives.” One reason to adopt colorblindness as a national policy is that the government cannot be trusted with such a weighty power as picking and choosing which skin colors to favor and which ones to disadvantage. The government’s race-based classifications are completely arbitrary. Hughes notes that the current five racial categories (black, Hispanic, white, Asian/Pacific Islander, Native American/Alaska Native) were developed by the Carter administration and are enormously inconsistent. For example, Pakistanis are considered to be Asian. But Afghans right next door are considered to be white. The arbitrariness with which these lines were drawn isn’t fixable; it’s baked into the cake. Race is a social construct and is at least somewhat fuzzy, so racial categorization means the government will inevitably rely on crude measures to try to decide who fits into which bucket. . .There’s an even bigger problem: History shows that governments can’t be trusted with the power to discriminate. Slavery was the law of the land for 89 years (1776-1865), and Jim Crow for another 100 (1865-1965). For most of our nation’s history, the U.S. government wielded its power to place a boot on the neck of people of a specific skin color. A mere six years ago, then-president Donald Trump was reported as referring to Haiti and African nations as “s***hole countries” from which we shouldn’t want more immigrants. Is this really the government that social justice warriors want to endow with the power to make more decisions on the basis of race? This point should be especially salient for proponents of DEI. Ibram X. Kendi, one of the most popular advocates of DEI in the United States, proposed the creation of a new Department of Anti-Racism with totalitarian powers to police Americans’ speech and actions. But in How to Be An Antiracist, Kendi said that the United States has “stage four” racism (comparable to stage four cancer). He says racism and white supremacy have “spread to nearly every part of the body politic.” If the United States is as irredeemably racist as he claims, who does he imagine will end up staffing his new Department of Anti-Racism? Where will he find the saints necessary to discriminate in the “right” way rather than use their enormous powers to discriminate the “wrong” way? Hughes notes that the civil rights movement and the abolitionist movement fought for the idea that our government should be colorblind. The abolitionist Wendell Phillips said in a speech in 1867, “When once the nation is absolutely, irrevocably pledged to the principle that there shall be no recognition of race by the United States or by State law, then the work of the great anti-slavery movement which commenced in 1831, is accomplished.”)

— Kansas City mayor accuses governor of racial ‘dog whistle’ for calling Super Bowl parade shooters ‘thugs’ – Anders Hagstrom
— Hidin’ Biden AWOL as America faces crisis after crisis – Joe Concha
— Haley won’t say she’ll back Trump if he wins GOP nod — despite debate pledge – Ryan King

— Transgender free-for-all at St. Patrick’s Catholic Cathedral in New York – Monica Showalter
— Even a Catholic country like Mexico isn’t immune to the tyranny of gender madness – Andrea Widburg

— ‘Next level cringe’: NYPD mocked for having a ‘dance’ team – Chris Donaldson

— Joy Reid: Black People ‘Literally, Physically, Built this Country,’ Obama Our Only Reparation – PAUL BOIS
— New York Cathedral Holds ‘Mass of Reparation’ After ‘Sacrilegious’ Trans Event – THOMAS D. WILLIAMS, PH.D.
— Drug-Induced Transgender ‘Chestfeeding’ as Safe as Milk From Mothers, Claims NHS Trust – KURT ZINDULKA

— ‘Parental Nightmare’: Blue States Are Becoming Magnets For Runaway Kids Seeking Trans Treatments – BRANDON POULTER
— Non-Citizens Voting? No Thanks, Americans Say – JENNY BETH MARTIN:
— Deceased Transgender Activist Mourners’ Alleged Deception Of Catholic Cathedral Which Welcomed Them – HAILEY GOMEZ

— Democrat governors fight over busing migrants to one another: ‘Unhelpful’ Illinois leaders have called out Colorado and New York City for sending migrants their way. – Lindsay Kornick
— Trump winning Illinois would be ‘insane’ for the 2024 election. Fox News political analyst Gianno Caldwell examines Nikki Haley’s strategy in the GOP’s race for the White House during an appearance with Arthel Neville on ‘Fox News Live.’
— Behind-the-scenes look inside NYC’s iconic Roosevelt Hotel repurposed into migrant processing hub. ‘The Sanctuary Trap’ is streaming now on Fox Nation. – Taylor Penley
— Haley: Congress is ‘lying to the American people’ by tying foreign aid to border security. Haley said securing border is ‘priority number one,’ but stresses Congress must choose ‘preventing war’ – Danielle Wallace
— Sen. Scott rips Haley for ‘ridiculous’ and ‘desperate’ attack against Trump
— New York rule change makes thousands of migrants eligible for cash payments. As many as 17,000 migrants could be receiving the payments in New York City. – Michael Lee
— How St Patrick’s says it was tricked into hosting trans activist funeral, why it held Mass of Reparation. Mass of Reparations are performed to re-sanctify church after scandalous activity. – Bradford Betz
— St. Patrick’s Cathedral ‘had no idea’ about atheist trans activist’s funeral: ‘It was a sacrilege’ Cecilia Gentili, a self-proclaimed atheist and transgender activist, had her funeral held at ‘America’s Parish’ in St. Patrick’s Cathedral. – Alba Cuebas-Fantauzzi

— Scranton Joe and the Temple of Doom Spending – EJ Antoni and Peter St Onge (COMMENT: Back in the good old days, that is, back in 1972 when I was 24, I bought a new townhome ( https://www.redfin.com/IL/University-Park/774-Sunset-Ct-60484/unit-5/home/23344604 ) in University Park. The downpayment came from what earned a) working for IRS for 15 months, b) working part-time for the Firestone Store in Chicago Heights for 18 months, and c) working full-time for that store for 7 months before that. That money also enabled me to buy a new Corvette in 1971 and to pay tuition for graduate business courses at Loyola in 1972. In today’s dollars, my IRS salary was $54,728/year in 1971 and $66,942/year in 1972.)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Millions of young Americans seem to have given up on their economic future, turning instead to “doom spending.” Adults under 30 are moving back in with their parents at rates not seen since the Great Depression, giving up on the American dream of homeownership. So long as the uniparty in D.C. keeps spending like there’s no tomorrow, America’s youth will believe there’s no tomorrow for them.)

— LGBT Nursing Course Accused of Putting Activism Ahead of Healthcare – MIKE LACHANCE
— DHS Is Training Teachers To Develop Student ‘Disinformation’ Informers – I Know, I Took The Training. DHS Media Literacy Has Little To Do With Media or Literacy. It is a K-12 Surveillance Program With The Goal Of Training Teachers and Students to Identify and Report On Alleged “Disinformation” and Alleged “Violent Extremism” – Ramona Bessinger
— Get Out of New York, If You Can. Rough politics has given way to the political weaponization of prosecutors’ offices. The price of living in and doing business in New York should not be that you have to be politically obedient. – William A. Jacobson

— CPAC Will Host a Pro-Life Panel – MICHAEL J. NEW (COMMENT: I should write books about my critics/opponents who have done the most to destroy me because I support the right to life plank in the Republican Party platform. I would focus on those who have/had lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois. I would focus on those who have taken the most/biggest adverse actions against me.)

— Muslim Families Can Opt Out of School LGBTQ Propaganda — and That’s Bad News for Biden – ROBERT SPENCER

— Trump Overwhelmingly Outperforms Biden on Key Issues – Sarah Arnold
— Mass Deportation—It CAN Be Done – Mark Lewis

— The Walt Disney Company finds itself facing a lawsuit alleging that the company’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) policies are unlawful and discriminatory. The lawsuit, brought forth by American First Legal, cites both public documents available on Disney’s website and internal memos that show the company is actively prioritizing diversity initiatives like race and gender identity in its hiring practices. – Erin Elmore, Esq. (COMMENT: All during the almost 30 years that I worked for the Democrats who ran the federal government, they used Affirmative Action and DEI to get rid of their employees who were Republican.)


— Haley ramps up attacks on Trump over Russia ahead of South Carolina GOP primary

— Why this millionaire gifted his own money to Tulsa survivors seeking reparations. Reparations into his own hands: As the two remaining survivors of the 1921 Tulsa race massacre await their day in court, philanthropist Ed Mitzen, who gifted $3 million to their families, reflects on why the wealthy White community needs to “step up.” (COMMENT: What arguments do your critics/opponents make that you should pay reparations? Mine stress that my ancestors have been in America since 1844, that none of them fought for the Union Army in the Civil War, that I have a pension, that I am not poor, that I am old (born in 1948), that I am White, that I am male, that I have been married since 1978, that I have no children, that I am conservative, that I am Republican, that I avoided the Viet War draft, that I am Protestant, that I am German American, that I lived in Crete 1948-1972, and that I have lived in Wheaton since 1978.)

— What nationalities are the migrants crossing the US-Mexico border illegally?

— DePaul professor and her students are helping migrants seeking asylum – ALI VELSHI (COMMENT: Democrat and RINO leaders ever-increasingly promote more illegal immigration.)

— As Trump rallies in Michigan, the state G.O.P. is in disarray. – Neil Vigdor (COMMENT: Everyone in Illinois, DuPage County, Milton Township, and Wheaton sees how the leaders of the Illinois Republican Party (IRP), DuPage County Republican Central Committee (DCRCC), and Milton Township Republican Organization (MTRO) treat me and treat my GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters. None of those leaders came to my defense when Democrat and RINO leaders a) ended my service as the Republican fundraiser for Wheaton Independence Day parades and fireworks in 2021, b) gerrymandered my precinct in 2015, c) ended my service as the TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairman in 2012, d) ended my service as the MTRO webmaster in 2010 and 2004, e) ended my service as an Illinois Center Right Coalition (ICRC) Steering Committee member in 2007, or f) almost got ICRC to censure me for my GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters in 2006. I should write a book about how IRP, DCRCC, and MTRO leaders have treated me and treated my GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters since 2000.)
— Reeling From $450 Million Penalty, Trump Hawks $400 Shoes. In just the past year, Mr. Trump has promoted trading cards, his mug shot, scraps of his clothes and firearms bearing his name and likeness. – Chris Cameron
— Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters ever-increasingly promote more hatred against Trump.

— As everyone comes to realize how divisive DEI is, companies are ditching their DEI teams. Zoom and Snap are among companies that have cut their DEI teams in recent weeks.
— Tucker Carlson faces new backlash over Putin interview after Navalny death – Adela Suliman and María Luisa Paúl
— The inexplicable silence of George W. Bush – David Kling, Vienna (COMMENT: From what I see, Bush has always been on the left and that he has only pretended to be on the right to get elected and reelected as president.)
— Democrat and RINO leaders ever-increasingly destroy those like me who do not promote LGBTQ.

— Migrants in Denver scrape by with odd jobs, pleading: “Open the doors so that we can work” City officials help Venezuelans, others apply for work authorization as asylum cases play out. – MEGAN ULU-LANI BOYANTON (COMMENT: If those who hired me could have hired illegals instead of me, they would have. I got hired to a) do yard work and deliver newspapers in 1962, b) wash dishes in 1964, c) clean golf shoes, chip slag, pump gasoline, and deliver mail in 1966, d) work on an automobile assembly line in 1970, e) sell tires, automotive services, and major appliances in 1970, f) pump gasoline and collect delinquent taxes in 1971, and g) audit federal agencies in 1980.)

— DEI is a practice that cites equity in theory but discriminates in practice (COMMENT: To promote DEI is to promote discrimination against those who are conservative, Republican, American, White, male, older, heterosexual, Protestant, German American, and/or have ancestors who have been in America for a long time.)

— Haley assails Trump for silence on ‘hero’ Navalny’s death

— Can focusing on class instead of race solve our country’s equity issues? – Paige Sutherl and Meghna Chakrabarti (COMMENT: What if Affirmative Action had been only for those whose parents did not have college degrees? Neither of my parents attended college. My father was only the first of my ancestors to earn a high school diploma. My mother never attended high school.)

— Democrat and RINO leaders ever-increasingly promote more illegal immigration.
— Black History Month Is More Complicated Than It Seems. Celebrate the story of survival and liberation, but beware dwelling too much on suffering and grievance. – Lance Morrow (COMMENT: During the last 8 years that I worked for the Democrats who ran GAO’s Chicago office, they had my Black subordinate lead the office’s annual Black History Month events. In September of 1997, they forced me to take their early retirement “offer” and gave my Black subordinate my job and my preferred corner office.)
— FBI Director Says China Cyberattacks on U.S. Infrastructure Now at Unprecedented Scale. Christopher Wray warns that pre-positioned malware could be triggered to disrupt critical systems in the U.S. – Joe Parkinson and Drew Hinshaw
— What We Know About Cognitive Decline. The White House plays down Biden’s mental lapses. – Allysia Finley (COMMENT: What demonstrates your cognitive health? For me, it is my GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters.)
— For President Biden, Nothing Beats a Weekend in Delaware. Biden spent 254 days in the state in the first three years of his presidency – LEAH MILLIS/REUTERS
By Andrew Restuccia
— Donald Trump Courts Sneakerheads With $399 Gilded High-Tops. GOP front-runner makes a foray into footwear, unveiling his ‘Never Surrender’ shoes at Sneaker Con. – Jacob Gallagher
— Congrats on Your Retirement. Time to Find a New Job. Hit by rising costs and boredom, retirees weigh going back to work. – Clare Ansberry (COMMENT: I should write a book about how impossible it was for me to get a job that would have been appropriate for someone with my work experience, education, professional certifications, and professional license after my Democrat GAO superiors succeeded in forcing me to take their early retirement “offer” in 1997 when I was 49 years old. Employers do not want employees like me who fight political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, and age discrimination. Employers do not employees like me who have sued their employers. Employers do not want employees like me who they cannot manipulate or dominate. Employers do not want employees like me who will not cover up their wrong doing. Employers do not want employees like me who will not discriminate against anyone including those who are conservative, Republican, American, White, male, older, non-veteran, Protestant, German American, and/or have ancestors who have been in America for a long time. Employers want cheap labor. In today’s dollars, my ending GAO salary was $150,075/year. Employers want employees who help them meet their Affirmative Action and DEI quotas, goals, and targets.)

— Average ‘Net Lifetime Cost Of An Illegal Immigrant Is $69,000’ Per Person – Tom McClintock
— Where To Find Donald Trump’s Hot New Sneakers – Shaun Harper

— Over 50 once beloved cars that have been discontinued – Steven John and Alexa St. John (COMMEMT: Discontinued cars include Ford Thunderbirds, Dodge Chargers, and Chevrolet Cuzes. I own a 1996 Thunderbird LX, 2013 Charger R/T Max, and 2018 Cuze LT. Cars I used to own are: 1958 and1962 Chevrolet Bel Airs, 1962 Chevrolet Impala SS, 1966 Pontiac Tempest Sprint, 1968 and 1969 Chargers, 1968 Oldsmobile 442, 1974 Dodge Dart, 1978 Chevrolet Chevette, 1978 Oldsmobile Delta Royale, 1990 and 1993 Thunderbirds, 1997 and 2003 Chevrolet Cavaliers, and 2016 Mustang.)

— The Slack generation can’t communicate with the email generation. Why more platforms are dividing the workplace. Workplace miscommunication and conflict are on the rise, as work becomes more decentralized and multigenerational. – JARED LINDZON (COMMENT: I should write a book about my critics/opponents who discourage everyone from reading emails. I would focus on those who brag that they do not read emails.)

— Democrat and RINO leaders ever-increasingly promote more illegal immigration.

— Nikki Haley’s unwanted fan: How Biden uses her against Trump. – Sophia Cai and Justin Green (COMMENT: Democrats and RINOs are overjoyed about Haley’s success in promoting hatred against Trump. How many Democrats and RINOs will vote for Haley in your precinct, municipality, township, and county?)
— Haley says U.S. “will have a female president” in 2024, be it her or Harris – Shauneen Miranda (COMMENT: To get more votes from minorities and from women, Democrat and RINO candidates ever-increasing promote more hatred against Whites and against men.)

— Haley says older politicians should get ‘some sort of cognitive test’ and ‘there’s a concern’ when it comes to Biden: He’s showing ‘he’s not totally in charge’ – MATT MCNULTY (COMMENT: If you were attacked, who would come to your defense? My critics/opponents stress that no one came to my defense when they a) ended my service as the Republican fundraiser for Wheaton Independence Day parades and fireworks in 2021, b) gerrymandered my precinct in 2015, c) ended my service as the TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairman in 2012, d) ended my service as the MTRO webmaster in 2010 and 2004, e) ended my service as an Illinois Center Right Coalition (ICRC) Steering Committee member in 2007, or f) almost got ICRC to censure me for my GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters in 2006. I should write a book about my critics/opponents. I would focus on those who read my GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters.)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Biden made the bizarre remarks during an address at Joint Base Langley-Eustis in Virginia. Hundreds of Twitter users accused the president of being ‘creepy’; others came to his defense saying he just appeared ‘socially awkward.’)

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.