— COMMENT: A Chicago Democrat says “Illinois’ assault weapons ban is a huge win — but it won’t fix Chicago’s violence.”
— COMMENT: Ever-increasingly, Democrats promote LGBTQ.
— COMMENT: Democrats say Jake Tapper says “Biden classified docs ‘politically neutralized’ Trump docs.” Expect that ever-increasingly, Democrats who want to dump Biden will stress the demographics that he shares with Trump including: White, male, older, non-poor, gun-owner, draft-avoider, Christian, heterosexual, married, parent, outspoken, and East Coast. Of course, they will use Duckworth to destroy Biden.
OUR QUAD CITIES
— COMMENT: Democrats say “Congressman LaHood of Illinois defends cutting IRS spending increase.” Who do you know who has worked for IRS? 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 $92,279-$104,583/year. Who do you know who has audited IRS? I worked for GAO on audits of IRS for 3 years at the GS-13 Step 1-3 Levels, currently $109,732-$117,047/year.)
— COMMENT: According to Illinois Democrats, businesses are coping with Illinois’ minimum wage increase. Did you work for the minimum wage? I earned the minimum wage 1964-1966. In today’s dollars, I earned $11.28/hour. I washed dishes in the basement of the S.S. Kresge in Chicago Heights part-time during my junior and senior years at Crete-Monee High School and full-time during the summer of 1965. With the money that I earned, I bought a new 1966 Pontiac Tempest Sprint, a poor-man’s GTO, in May of 1966. I used that car to get to/from my parents’ home in Crete and a) jobs cleaning golf shoes, chipping slag, and pumping gasoline during the summer of 1966, b) delivering mail in Park Forest 1966-1967, and c) classes at UIC 1966-1967. I sold the car in late 1967 and bought a new 1968 Oldsmobile 442.
— Chicago’s New ‘Social Bonds’: Limited Time Special Offer! – Mark Glennon
MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Governor Needs a Course in State and Local Government
— Gun Control Opponents May Think They Have Won with Sheriffs Being on Their Side, But…
— Marion County State’s Attorney, Sheriff and Police Chiefs Take Unified Stand on Democrats Gun Control Law
— What Will State’s Attorneys Do with Regard to Prosecuting the Democrats’ Gun Control Law?
CENTER SQUARE ILLINOIS
— COMMENT: Illinois Democrats say “Legislation giving mandatory paid leave to all Illinois employees ready for governor.” (COMMENT: Ever since I was 18 years old in 1966 and started working part-time for the Park Forest Post Office (PFPO) while I attended UIC and NIU 1966-1969, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have been furiously envious of my vacation benefits. Because I had earned almost 3 years of full-time federal seniority by working only part-time for PFPO, I started earning 20 vacation days a year when I started working for IRS in 1971 and I starting earned 26 vacation days a year when I worked for GAO starting in 1983. Starting in 1973, I started taking vacation days because they were “use-or-lose.” The maximum number of unused vacation days that I could carry over each year was 30. SEE: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/pay-leave/leave-administration/fact-sheets/annual-leave/ .)
EAST CENTRAL REPORTER
— Bailey on abortion legislation: ‘I have no words for it other than pure evil’
— Liberals reach ‘new high’ as share of Democratic Party – Jennifer Harper (COMMENT: While I worked for the Post Office 1966-1969, IRS 1971-1980, and GAO 1980-1997, virtually all my superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates were Democrats. As time when on, fewer and fewer and fewer of them were conservative and more and more and more of them were liberal.)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: “After hovering near 50% in recent years, the percentage of Democrats who identify as politically liberal rose four percentage points in 2022 to 54%, a new high for this group. At the same time, the 10% describing themselves as conservative is the lowest to date. Thirty-six percent say their views are moderate, which is typical of the level recorded for Democrats over the past decade,” wrote Lydia Saad, a Gallup analyst. “Longer term, Democrats have been growing more liberal since at least the mid-1990s when Gallup regularly began tracking party groups’ ideological views. The percentage identifying as liberal was 25% in 1994; it rose to 40% by 2010 and 50% by 2017,” she said.)
— Drag queens won’t win the next war. Society stops working when men stop being masculine. – Don Feder
— Santos will appear before ethics committee but shouldn’t be shunned, Gaetz says – Rachel Schilke (COMMENT: Who has shunned you? I should write a book about those who have shunned me the most since 2000. I would focus on past and present a) leaders of the Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Milton Township Republican Organization, b) Republican leaders of Illinois, DuPage County, Milton Township, Wheaton, Wheaton Park District, and Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, c) unsuccessful Republican candidates on ballots in my precinct and their major donors, political consultants, fundraisers, pollsters, campaign managers, campaign staff members, and campaign volunteers, d) conservative leaders, e) religious leaders, and f) those who I have sued. I would focus on the aforesaid who have taken the most/biggest adverse actions against me.)
— Woke medical schools are a threat to your health – Editorial
— The proof that woke ideology is rampant on campus – Matt Lamb
— Cori Bush exposes the hollowness of the Left’s DEI agenda – Mike Gonzalez
NEW YORK POST
— Migrants in El Paso urge Adams to take them to NYC where ‘they help more’ than anywhere else – MaryAnn Martinez and Jesse O’Neill
— Title 42 and You. Biden is seeking to reopen a loophole that the Trump administration plugged with a clever and surprisingly effective legal mechanism. – Peter Van Buren
— Can Weimar America Save Itself? From queering science to destroying public spaces, ideologically fanatical elites destroying institutions that make civilization possible. Will we ever fight back? – Rod Dreher
— Little Joe’s Corvette Joe Biden’s usefulness may be coming to an end. Could he possibly run for reelection in 2024, let alone win it? – Roger Kimball (COMMENT: Expect that ever-increasingly, Democrats who want to dump Biden will stress the demographics that he shares with Trump including: White, male, older, non-poor, gun-owner, draft-avoider, Christian, heterosexual, married, parent, outspoken, and East Coast. Of course, they will use Duckworth to destroy Biden.)
— The Manic Methods of Mad Democrats. We are faced with a revolutionary party well known from history that aims to change the nation into something unrecognizable by most Americans—and it feels that it has created the means to do it. – Victor Davis Hanson
— Welcome to the Matt Gaetz Era of the America First Movement. The Florida congressman’s stand against Kevin McCarthy ushered in a new era. – Gavin Wax
— America ‘Most Permissive Country’ for Sex Change Surgeries – Liz Sheld
— We’re All Chicagoans Now – Jeffrey Folks
— What Wokists Can Learn from Martin Luther King Jr. – Scott S. Powell
— The Corvette Files – Clarice Feldman (COMMENT: Expect that ever-increasingly, Democrats who want to dump Biden will stress the demographics that he shares with Trump including: White, male, older, non-poor, gun-owner, draft-avoider, Christian, heterosexual, married, parent, outspoken, and East Coast. Of course, they will use Duckworth to destroy Biden.)
— Just What Kind Of A Republican Is Mitch McConnell? – Al Bienenfeld
— What’s going on here with Biden’s document mishandling? – Rajan Laad
BIZ PAC REVIEW
— Is encouraging migrants to cross the border illegally free speech or a felony? – Kevin Haggerty (COMMENT: It is a felony.)
— McCarthy says he’ll consider move to expunge Trump’s impeachment – Kevin Haggerty (COMMENT: Should I try to get the adverse actions that have been taken against me expunged?)
— Sheriffs in 80 Illinois Counties Say They Will Not Enforce ‘Assault Weapons’ Ban – AWR HAWKINS
— Republican Lawmakers Are Cracking Down On Tenure, But Conservative Professors Warn Their Plan Could Backfire – ALEXA SCHWERHA (COMMENT: During the 1980s and 1990s, the Democrats who ran GAO used Republican-led budget cuts get rid of GAO’s employees who were Republican starting with those who were conservative, White, male, older, non-veteran, non-poor, married, childless, Protestant, German American, and those whose ancestors had been in America for a long time.)
— Attorney Generals Plead With The FDA To Reverse Decision On ‘Abortion Inducing Drugs’ – SARAH WEAVER
— Biden’s Classified Docs Scandal Sparks Debates On Hypocrisy, Weaponized Justice, and Impeachment – JOSHUA PHILIPP (COMMENT: Expect that ever-increasingly, Democrats who want to dump Biden will stress the demographics that he shares with Trump including: White, male, older, non-poor, gun-owner, draft-avoider, Christian, heterosexual, married, parent, outspoken, and East Coast. Of course, they will use Duckworth to destroy Biden.)
— Dozens of Illinois sheriff’s offices vow to defy governor’s assault weapons ban. Gov. Pritzker signed the gun control legislation into law earlier in January. – Emma Colton
— At Least 80 Illinois County Sheriffs Will Refuse to Enforce State’s New Gun Laws – RICK MORAN
— NYC Mayor Eric Adams Visits the Border to View Illegal Alien Crisis That’s Pushed His City to the ‘Breaking Point’ – RICK MORAN
— Mayor Says NYC Being ‘Undermined,’ Has ‘No More Room’ for Illegal Immigrants – Katabella Roberts
— OUR INSANE RACIAL CLASSIFICATIONS – JOHN HINDERAKER (COMMENT: Ever-increasingly, the worst possible racial classification to have is White because ever-increasingly, Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, Libertarians, and RINOs use Affirmative Action, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion to get rid of Republicans who are White, and especially those who are heterosexual, conservative, male, older, non-poor, married, childless, Protestant, German American, and/or have ancestors who have been in America for a long time.)
— Donald Trump’s Accomplishments as President – Mark Lewis (COMMENT: Ever-increasingly, hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters ignore, dismiss, belittle, badmouth, demonize, denigrate, and condemn Trump’s accomplishments.)
— The New American Politburo – Allen West
— The Left is Becoming Increasingly Similar to the Taliban – Rachel Alexander (COMMENT: I should write a book about the following who since 2000 have been far more critical of conservatives, that is, far more critical platform Republicans, that is, far more critical of the base of the Republican Party in Illinois, in DuPage County, in Milton Township, in Wheaton, and in my precinct than they have been critical of the left: past and present a) leaders of the Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Milton Township Republican Organization, b) Republican leaders of Illinois, DuPage County, Milton Township, Wheaton, Wheaton Park District, and Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, c) unsuccessful Republican candidates on ballots in my precinct and their major donors, political consultants, fundraisers, pollsters, campaign managers, campaign staff members, and campaign volunteers, d) conservative leaders, e) religious leaders, and f) those who I have sued. I would focus on the aforesaid who have taken the most/biggest adverse actions against me.)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The left likes to use its support for murdering unborn babies as evidence the right discriminates against women, but stepping back and looking at the big picture, it’s clear the left’s policies are more in step with the misogyny of the Taliban. In fact, the left’s increasingly fascist tendencies are starting to move toward many policies of the Taliban. The comparison is rarely made, however, because the similarities are subtle and are increasing slowly, akin to heating up a frog slowly in boiling water so it doesn’t realize what’s happening. The Taliban demands absolute adherence to its rigid beliefs, just like the left does with wokeism. Re-education or else. Wokeism is being coded into law, trampling on multiple rights including free speech, freedom of religion, freedom of association, the right to keep and bear arms, states’ rights and equal protection. Those who dissent are targeted and often held up as examples as a warning to others what will happen to them if they engage in the same type of behavior. Senior Taliban leaders recently said the harsh application of sharia law during their first era of rule in the 1990s was necessary because of the “depravity” and “chaos” that remained from the Soviet occupation. We see this take place in the U.S. frequently with civil protest. The left went after the J6 protesters heavy handedly, deliberately interpreting their actions in the worst possible light. In contrast, the “civil disobedience” of Antifa and BLM, burning down buildings and looting, was largely ignored because it was activism on the left. The J6 protesters were treated like violent felons, even though it was clear most of them were naive, not realizing the police officers waving them into the U.S. Capitol didn’t really mean to. Many were jailed for months without trials for non-violent offenses. The Taliban executes gays. So it was no surprise when the left came after gay conservative #WalkAway founder Brandon Straka extra harshly over J6, threatening to put him in prison for years with multiple felonies if he did not plead guilty to the misdemeanor offense of disorderly conduct. First time criminal offenders charged with disorderly conduct rarely get prosecuted, especially in this era with big blue cities like Washington D.C. no longer putting significant resources into prosecuting misdemeanors. Straka didn’t even enter the Capitol or engage in violence, prosecutors merely cited his statements. No doubt they were angry he gave a speech at the rally. He still must complete three years of probation and pay a $5,500 fine. He avoided posting on social media for an entire year during the prosecution, due to the threats of escalating the prosecution. The left cracks down on the pro-life movement, which is predominantly led by women. They are prosecuting them for not complying precisely with artificially carved out laws and legal interpretations regarding protests outside abortion clinics. People were shocked around the world to hear about a woman in the UK who was arrested last month for merely praying silently near an abortion clinic. The Taliban treats women as inferior, similar to how the left treats women as if they are constantly at risk for sexual assault, unable to defend themselves using a firearm or lacking the ability to compete academically on merit alone. They have instituted affirmative action and quotas everywhere as if women are incompetent in education, employment and entertainment. The Taliban has kept some women employed in government as tokenism, to create the illusion of equality. Some of them are forced to sign in to their jobs but then sent home. Similarly, the left puts women in do-gooder, feel-good positions of relative low worth. Instead of challenging and rewarding types of jobs, the left herds women toward “Karen” types of employment. First they encourage them to major in Gender Studies and other degrees that are mostly worthless. Then they usher them into positions like affirmative action coordinator and gender identity specialist. They will be disliked by many holding those positions, not likely to gain much self-worth in them, constantly reminded of their alleged inferiority. When the Taliban allows women to attend school, they are segregated by sex. Similarly, the left is increasingly promoting all-female schools and classes. Men report horrible experiences attempting to major in Women’s Studies or attend one of those types of classes. Just like the Taliban, the left overly emphasizes the differences between the two genders, artificially increasing the divide and hostility between the sexes. The Taliban discriminates against religious and ethnic minorities. The left has been moving in that direction for years. They are trying to stamp out the Christian religion with legislation, gloating as Christianity dwindles. Breathless headlines blare every time a new study comes out showing fewer identify as Christians or attend church. A September 2022 survey dominated the news for days, which asserted that Christianity could become a minority religion as soon as 2045. The left reserves some of its cruelest vengeance for conservative blacks and other ethnic minorities. It’s become a common theme. Many are blatantly arrogant about the status quo, like President Joe Biden, who told Charlamagne tha God, “If you have a problem figuring out whether you’re for me or Trump, then you ain’t black.” Politically motivated prosecutors under the Obama DOJ went after Dinesh D’Souza for an election violation that would have been handled civilly for anyone else, putting him in prison. The left is using the government to crack down on opposition and dissent just like the Taliban, it’s just not as overt or drastic; there are no executions or hands chopped off. Instead, the left comes after people with bogus prosecutions and creates Orwellian new rules and laws to restrict their behavior. The rights of conservatives are trampled on with these laws, while the left is free to do what it wishes, because it’s renamed its authoritarianism to “doing good.”)
— Dozens of Illinois Sheriff Departments Are in Open Defiance Against Shocking Gun Control – Jack Davis
— Hero Sheriffs Take Stand Against Overreach, Announce They Won’t Enforce Illinois Gun Ban – John McCann
— COMMENT: Democrats are overjoyed that Joe Walsh says that Trump is a con man and a grifter like George Santos.
— COMMENT: Democrats say “New York Mayor says “no room” in his city for migrants.” Expect that ever-increasingly, sanctuary cities like Chicago will send their illegals to their suburbs. How many illegals will Chicago send to the following and when: DuPage County, Milton Township, and Wheaton? What will the leaders of the aforesaid do? In which hotels and/or other buildings will they house illegals? Who will pay for giving illegals food, clothes, medical care, transportation, education, smart phones, etc. Which employers will be forced to fire their employees and give their jobs to illegals?
— COMMENT: Democrats say “U.S. National Parks to waive entrance fees for MLK holiday and 4 other days in 2023.” Between 1978 and 1992, while I worked for IRS and then for GAO and my wife worked for the U.S. League of Savings Institutions, we visited many national parks in conjunction with her four business trips every year to luxury resorts across America. Most commonly, after her business meetings were over, we rented a car and visited nearby national parks. The U.S. League of Savings Institutions paid for her air fare and for our hotel rooms. I was a “corporate husband.” Of course, all my Democrat IRS and GAO superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates were furiously envious of that, and especially those whose spouse had little or no income. The national parks we visited included Acadia, Arches, Badlands, Big Bend, Black Canyon, Bryce Canyon, Carlsbad Caverns, Canyonlands, Crater Lake, Death Valley, Everglades, Glacier, Grand Canyon, Grand Teton, Great Basin, Great Smoky, Hawaii Volcanoes, Joshua Tree, Kings Canyon, Mammoth Cave, Mesa Verde, Mount Rainier, Olympic, Petrified Forest, Redwood, Rocky Mountain, Sequoia, Yellowstone, Yosemite, and Zion.
— COMMENT: Democrats say “Illinois banned assault weapons after a deadly mass shooting in the state. Now, some local sheriffs are refusing to enforce the law.”
— COMMENT: Democrats are overjoyed that Joe Walsh says that Trump Is a con man and a grifter like George Santos.
— COMMENT: Ever-increasingly hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters use Diamond and Silk call Trump and his supporters racists.
— COMMENT: Democrats say “Illinois banned assault weapons after a deadly mass shooting in the state. Now, some local sheriffs are refusing to enforce the law.”
ABC NEW YORK
— COMMENT: New York Democrats say “Mayor Adams visits Texas for glimpse of migrant crisis that’s pushed NYC to ‘breaking point’
— COMMENT: Boston Democrats say “Wealth Looms Big as Ever in Post-scandal College Admissions. Critics say the case revealed deeper, more troubling imbalances.” Should everyone be required to disclose how much education, money, and clout their parents had? My outstanding father, who died suddenly in 1969 when he was 47 and I was 21, never earned more than $50,000/year in today’s dollars. He worked in the office of a nasty chemical plant on the east side of Chicago Heights. He almost always worked second jobs to pay the family’s bills. He never attended college. He was the first of my ancestor’s to earn a high school diploma. He fought brittle type one diabetes from childhood. My outstanding mother never attended high school. My father often lamented that he did not have a college degree. That motivated me to take college preparatory courses in high school, to get an ACT score of 24, to graduate in the upper 20% of my class, to get accepted by UIC, and to earn a bachelor’s degree in management from NIU in 1970. To pay for my college expenses at UIC and NIU and for new cars (1966 Pontiac Tempest Sprint, 1968 Oldsmobile 442, and 1969 Dodge Charger SE) to get to/from my parents’ home in Crete and jobs and classes at UIC and NIU, a) I washed dishes in Chicago Heights 1964-1966; b) I cleaned golf shoes in Flossmoor and chipped slag and pumped gasoline in South Chicago Heights in 1966; c) I delivered mail in Park Forest 1966-1969; and d) I worked on an automobile assembly line in Belvidere and as a security guard in DeKalb in 1970.
NEW YORK TIMES
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: COMMENT: Ever-increasingly, Democrats hint/imply/argue/shout that without Affirmative Action, minorities and females will never catch up with Whites and with males. But ever-increasingly, Whites and males are failing. Fewer and fewer and fewer of them are earning college degrees. Fewer and fewer and fewer of them are upwardly mobile.
— COMMENT: Ever-increasingly, the New York Times promotes hatred against Republicans.
— COMMENT: Democrats ask “Is a Grudging Apology Better Than No Apology?” My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes want me to apologize for causing their problems, your problems, my problems, and everyone’s problems. What do you say to my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes?
— COMMENT: Democrats say “New details link George Santos to cousin of sanctioned Russian oligarch.”
— COMMENT: Democrats say “The Republicans don’t want to fix the IRS. Here’s how to do it anyway.”
— COMMENT: Ever-increasingly, Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, Libertarians, and RINOs use Affirmative Action, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion to get rid of Republicans, and especially Republicans who share Trump’s demographics: heterosexual, conservative, White, male, older, draft-avoider, non-poor, married, Protestant, German American, and/or have ancestors who have been in America for a long time.
NEW YORK SUN
— COMMENT: Democrats say “Illinois Sheriffs Pledge to Ignore Sweeping New State Law Banning Most Semi-Automatic Guns. Legal experts said portions of the state’s new law are clearly unconstitutional.”
WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Workers Lose Ground to Inflation Despite Big Wage Gains. – David Harrison (COMMENT: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes continue to be furious a) that while I worked for the federal government for almost 30 years, my salary was COLA-protected, b) that since I retired in 1997, my Civil Service Retirement System pension has been COLA-protected, and c) that while I was a federal employee, I got many step increases and I got promotions in 1972, 1973, 1974, and 1986.)
— George Santos Raised Money for Company the SEC Says Was a Ponzi Scheme – Byron Tau
— EVs Made Up 10% of All New Cars Sold Last Year. China, Europe drive electric-vehicle expansion as U.S. gains traction – William Boston (COMMENT. Under the Democrats and under the RINOs, tragically, expect that ever-increasingly, fewer and fewer and fewer gasoline-powered cars will be available. The aforesaid is one reason why I bought and continue to own a 2018 Chevrolet Cuze LT daily driver last year, 2021 Chevrolet Malibu Premier in 2021, 2019 Ford Escape Titanium in 2019, 2016 Ford Mustang in 2016, 2013 Dodge Charger R/T Max in 2012, and 2005 Corvette in 2005.)
— House GOP Seeks Biden Residence Visitor Logs as Classified-Document Saga Continues. White House said Saturday further documents were discovered in Wilmington. – Daniella Cheslow
— George Santos said he’ll resign if 142,000 people demand it. Adam Kinzinger is trying to make it happen with a new petition. – Cheryl Teh
— COMMENT: Democrats say “California storms bring more heavy rain, flooding and power outages.” I need electricity to put GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters together and to send them out. That is a big reason why I have a natural-gas fired whole-house backup electric generator.
— COMMENT: Ever-increasingly, Democrats call Republicans White supremacists, Nazis, KKK members, haters, racists, sexists, bigots, and even worse things. How should Republicans respond?
— Regret helping (COMMENT: Should I write a book about Republican candidates on ballots in my precinct since 2000 who I regret the most helping elect? I would focus on those who have subsequently blamed me and blamed my GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters the most for their defeats. I would focus on those who have subsequently done the most/biggest anti-conservative, anti-religious, and/or anti-Republican things. I would focus on those who have subsequently become furious critics of the Republican Party. I would focus on those who have subsequently brought disgrace upon the Republican Party. I would focus on those who have subsequently taken the most/biggest adverse actions against me.)
— These Cool Cars Will No Longer Be Available In 2023. Due to the increase in electric vehicles, some car manufacturers are discontinuing some serious sports cars, including the iconic Dodge Charger. – Adam Achim (COMMENT. Under the Democrats and under the RINOs, tragically, expect that ever-increasingly, fewer and fewer and fewer gasoline-powered cars will be available. The aforesaid is one reason why I bought and continue to own a 2018 Chevrolet Cuze LT daily driver last year, 2021 Chevrolet Malibu Premier in 2021, 2019 Ford Escape Titanium in 2019, 2016 Ford Mustang in 2016, 2013 Dodge Charger R/T Max in 2012, and 2005 Corvette in 2005.)