January 1 Morning Edition


— ALL OF THE FRONT PAGE: Families march for Chicago’s homicide victims: ‘To us, it’s our world’ “The violence is a Chicago problem — not just a West Side or South Side problem, but a city problem,” the Rev. Michael Pfleger said. – Mitchell Armentrout

— COMMENT: DISGUSTING, OUTRAGEOUS, TRAGIC, UNACCEPTABLE: Pot pushers push pot. To push pot on an individual, municipality, township, county, state, county, state, or country is to destroy that individual, municipality, township, county, state, county, state, or country.

— Rockford has many successes to celebrate – Tom McNamara

— Chicago’s Worst in Media 2021 – FLORIAN SOHNKE

— Nasdaq’s diversity rule rankles GOP states – Thomas Barrabi
(COMMENT: I should write a book about Democrat plants, Libertarian plants, Green plants, Independent plants, and RINOs in the Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Milton Township Republican Organization who reject the equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving) plank in the Republican Party platform, that is, who promote reverse discrimination and who promote age discrimination. The more of the following that you are, the harder that the aforesaid work to get rid of you: Trump supporter, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owner, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, and/or if your ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: A group of Republican-led states slammed Nasdaq’s implementation of a diversity disclosure rule for corporate boards this week, arguing in a court filing that the requirement is illegal and unconstitutional. The states outlined their position in a legal brief supporting a lawsuit in the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, which seeks to block the rule. In the filing, the GOP administrations argued that Nasdaq rule “violates both the Constitution and exceeds the SEC and Nasdaq’s statutory authority.” “It is unconscionable to see discrimination so blatantly put on display by requiring these companies to hire employees based solely on race, sex, and sexuality,” Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton said in a statement. “The SEC’s quotas violate the Constitution and federal civil rights laws by requiring that companies overlook a person’s relevant qualifications under the guise of promoting diversity,” he added. The rule requires companies listed on the exchange to publicly disclose diversity statistics for their boards of directors in a standardized format. The companies are urged to have at least two diverse directors, including one who self-identifies as female and one who self-identifies as an underrepresented minority or LGBTQ+ — and if not, they must explain why they did not meet the recommended standard.)

— MSNBC host complains about GOP fight on school boards: ‘New front in their war on education’ Nicolle Wallace previously fumed critical race theory ‘isn’t real’ – David Rutz
(COMMENT: What percent of those on your school board are anti-law enforcement, anti-Trump, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-heterosexual, anti-traditional marriage/family, anti-non-poor people, anti-gun owners, anti-Christian, anti-Protestant, anti-Italian American, anti-German American, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time?)
— Rooftop Revelations: Chicago’s South Side is a failed experiment in the pursuit for equality of outcome. Pastor Corey Brooks says, ‘We must pursue the equality of opportunity with everything that we have’ – Eli Steele
(COMMENT: Only about 20% of those who take the CPA and Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) examinations pass them on their first attempt. According to Democrats, if Republicans are more successful at something, it is because they benefitted from discrimination against Democrats. I passed the CPA examination on my first attempt in 1979 when I was a 30 year old IRS employee and the CIA examination on my first attempt in 1981 when I was 32 year old GAO employee. Of course, my Democrat IRS and GAO superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates hinted/implied/argued/shouted that I was successful because I had benefitted from discrimination against Democrats, and especially against Democrats who were minority, female, veteran, LGBTQ, moderate, liberal, non-married, non-Christian, non-Protestant, non-German American, those whose ancestors had not been in America for a long time, and those who had less money than I had.)
— WSJ editorial cheers de Blasio exit from office: ‘Eight years of progressive failure’ ‘Everything in the city is worse than Mr. de Blasio found it,’ Wall Street Journal editorial board wrote. – Amy Nelson
— 5 face-palm worthy questions the press posed in 2021 The press fawned over the Biden admin, posed agenda-driven questions about critical race theory, and more – Cortney O’Brien
(COMMENT: Candidates on June 28, 2022 Republican primary ballots in Illinois should be asked the following questions: If elected, would you encourage or discourage promotion of the following: a) CRT, b) 1619, c) BLM, d) reparations, e) LGBTQ, f) dependency on government, g) dependency on charity, h) abortion, i) mass/illegal immigration, j) booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, k) more gun controls, l) patronage, m) political affiliation discrimination, n) reverse discrimination, and o) age discrimination?)
— MSNBC’s ‘Deadline: White House’ mentions Trump more than twice as often as Biden Nicolle Wallace fixates on ex-president, Capitol riot on daily MSNBC show – David Rutz

— White people with bad COVID in New York state are out of luck – Andrea Widburg

— The Communists Won The Cold War. The old Soviet regime was not defeated; it is reestablishing itself in the United States. – Charles J. Urlacher

— New York Prioritizing Antiviral Pills for ‘Non-White’ People – KRISTINA WONG
— From Alec Baldwin to Jussie Smollett: 7 Biggest Celebrity Scandals of 2021 – DAVID NG

— NY Health Department Requires Healthcare Providers To Discriminate Based On Race When Administering Antiviral Treatment – AILAN EVANS
— The Top 10 Moments Of Campus Insanity In 2021 – CHRISSY CLARK

— What Did Black Lives Matter Really Accomplish In 2021?
(COMMENT: In Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois, the following succeeded in stopping Republicans from helping sponsor Wheaton’s 2021 Independence Day parade and fireworks: Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, Independents, and RINOs. I should write a book about the RINOs.)

— In 2021, Media Did More to Erode Trust Than to Repair It – Tim Murtaugh

— New York prioritizes ‘non-white’ people for COVID treatments to fight ‘inequity’ “Non-white race or Hispanic/Latino ethnicity should be considered a risk factor, as longstanding systemic health and social inequities have contributed to an increased risk of severe illness and death from COVID-19.” – Libby Emmons

— ‘BLM and CRT Movements Comprise a Gigantic Step Backward’: Leftist Professor of Media Studies – Enrico Trigoso Dec

— America ends 2021 with censorship surge. Will 2022’s new year be better? – Dennis Aftergut
(COMMENT: I should write a book about those who work the hardest to censure me. I would focus on a) past and present leaders of the Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Milton Township Republican Organization, b) past and present Republican leaders of Illinois, DuPage County, Milton Township, Wheaton, Wheaton Park District, and Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, c) past leaders of TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois, Illinois Center Right Coalition, and American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter, d) past and present conservative and religious leaders, e) Republican candidates on ballots in my precinct, their political consultants, major donors, fundraisers, pollsters, campaign managers, campaign staff members, and campaign volunteers, and g) those who I have sued. I would focus on those who destroy those like me who they cannot manipulate or dominate, who refuse to glorify and praise them, who refuse to pander to them, who refuse to serve as one of their operatives or dupes, who refuse to cover up their wrongdoing, and/or who refuse to give them money. I would focus on those who blame me and blame my GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters for their problems, for your problems, for my problems, and for everyone’s problems. I would focus on those who hint/imply/argue/shout that they disapprove of those who share my demographics.)

— The Missing Data in the Inflation Debate – Austan Goolsbee
— How We Make Sense of Time. January 2022 arrives as our methods of keeping time feel like they are breaking. Calendar pages turn, yet time feels lost. In this year of all years, what does it mean for a year to be new? – Elizabeth Dias
(COMMENT: To discourage me from putting together and sending out GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes stress all the time that it takes me to do that.)

— COMMENT: Ever-increasingly, Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, Indepenents, and RINOs hint/imply/argue/shout that Republicans are racists.

— COMMENT: During the Civil war, Democrats fought for slavery and Republicans fought against slavery. Ever-increasingly, Democrats hint/imply/argue/shout that during the Civil War and ever since, Democrats fought against slavery and that Republicans fought for slavery.

— Americans are struggling – Greg Marks Martinsburg

— COMMENT: Ever-increasingly, Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, Independents, and RINOs hint/imply/argue/shout that older White Republican men are sexists and even worse things.

— U.S. Courts Handed Over Nine Big Wins for Equality in 2021. A series of high-profile cases brought justice for victims of racial inequality, sexual misconduct and abuse. – Ella Ceron

— Chief Justice Stresses Independence Amid Calls for Court Changes
(COMMENT: Your source of income and amount of debts demonstrate your independence. I have a Civil Service Retirement System pension (currently $58,092/year) for life and a federal health, dental, and vision insurance subsidy for me and my wife (currently $16,710/yr.) for life. We have no debts.)

— 4 Best Practices for New Employee Onboarding
(COMMENT: After I passed the CPA examination on my first attempt in 1979, I transferred from IRS to GAO in 1980. I should write a book about what my Democrat GAO superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates immediately did to destroy me. They stressed that I was Republican, conservative, draft avoider, Protestant, 100% German American, my ancestors had been in America since 1844, Crete resident 1948-1972, Wheaton resident since 1978, Corvette owner since 1971, GAO had forced me to take a $20,901 (21%) pay cut in today’s dollars to transfer, IRS did not promote me beyond GS-12, IRS disallowed my education deductions in 1978, IRS got rid of my mentor in 1975, IRS disallowed my partial day per diem claims in 1974, the Post Office forced me to resign in 1969, the Post Office disallowed my sick leave requests in 1969 and 1968, etc. They stressed that I opposed political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, and age discrimination. They stressed all the negative stereotypes that Money Magazine had foisted on me in its February, 1978 issue on me. They hinted/implied/argued/shouted that I was a White supremacist, Nazi, KKK member, hater, racist, sexist, bigot, and even worse things. Their demonizing me, their denigrating me, and their condemning me motived me a) to complete the requirements for a master’s degree in accounting from DePaul in 1980, b) to pass the Certified Internal Auditor examination on my first attempt in 1981, c) to become a licensed CPA in 1981, and d) to serve on the Executive Committee of the Association of Government Accountants Chicago Chapter 1983-1996.)

— Terrified Beverly Hills residents flock to buy guns from city’s only firearms store as LA crime soars thanks to woke DA’s policies – MELISSA KOENIG

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.