January 21, 2023

— COMMENT: Democrats say “Downstate judge issues temporary restraining order over Illinois’ new assault weapons ban.”
— COMMENT: Democrats say “Chicago mayoral candidate says police should be able to ‘hunt down’ criminals like rabbits.”
— COMMEMT; Democrats say “Anti-abortion activists attend first March for Life ‘with fresh resolve’ post-Roe.”
— COMMEMT: Democrats say “The saga of Rep. George Santos: Inside his many fabrications, exaggerations, and embellishments.”

— COMMENT: Democrats say “Judge Temporarily Halts Illinois Assault Weapons Ban for Plaintiffs in Lawsuit. In a statement Friday evening, Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker expressed disappointment, but acknowledged the decision was not surprising.”
— COMMENT: Democrats ask “What’s Next for Illinois’ Assault Weapons Ban After Temporary Restraining Order Issued?” and say “Under the order, enforcement of the ban is barred against any of the parties named in the lawsuit unless and until further order of the court.”

— COMMENT: Democrats say “Judge suspends Illinois’ assault weapon ban for those who filed lawsuit.”

— COMMENT: Democrats say “Des Plaines Theatre cancels ‘Awake Illinois’ event after alleged threats from LGBTQ activists.”
— COMMENT: Democrats say “Illinois assault weapons ban put on hold for some after judge’s ruling.”

— COMMENT: Democrats say “Wealthy Illinois Residents Would Pay More in Income Tax Under New Proposals.”

— COMMENT: Democrats say “Judge issues order blocking Illinois semiautomatic gun ban.”
— COMMENT: Ever-increasingly, Democrats use reports of hate crimes to promote hatred against Republicans.

— COMMENT: Democrats say “As accusations swirl, Kim Foxx pulls her Conviction Integrity Unit chief off a big case.”

— COMMENT: Democrats say “Downstate judge temporarily blocks Illinois gun ban from being enforced on plaintiffs in lawsuit.”
— COMMENT: Democrats get Des Plaines Theatre to cancel Awake Illinois event. Ever-increasingly, Democrats promote LGBTQ.
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Awake Illinois released a statement that the group was prepared to reschedule the event in the near future. “We are grateful to all citizens who support the First Amendment right to free speech and the right to peacefully assemble.”)
— COMMENT: League of Women Voters of Naperville blasts those who respect the Second Amendment.

— COMMENT: Democrats say “Downstate judge temporarily blocks enforcement of assault weapons ban — for 866 Illinois gun owners. Gov. J.B. Pritzker called the decision in downstate Effingham County “disappointing,” but said he remains confident the courts will uphold the law he signed on Jan. 10 that banned the sale of assault weapons in Illinois and capped the size of magazines that could be sold.”
— COMMENT: Democrats glorify and praise Durkin.
— COMMENT: Democrats say “Cook County Commissioner Sean Morrison took $300K from nonprofit linked to Ken Griffin. Morrison got the money in his tight reelection race from a nonprofit that has financial ties to a PAC funded by the billionaire.”

— FRONT PAGE WITH BIG PICTURE: COMMENT: Democrats say “Des Plaines Theatre operator cancels conservative groups’ event after outcry.”
— COMMENT: DuPage Democrats promote those who blast those who respect the Second Amendment.

— COMMENT: Democrats say “Crowded clinics, 8-hour drives and abortion pills are new reality on Roe’s 50th anniversary.” Why are there so many unwanted pregnancies?
— COMMENT: Democrats say “Nicor, Peoples Gas propose income-based utility rates alongside record-setting rate-hike requests.” That certainly discourages people from earning more income. That certainly is socialism.

— COMMENT: Democrats say “Effingham County judge temporarily blocks assault-style weapons ban.”

— COMMENT: Democrats ask “Where have all the local candidates gone?” and say “No Feb. 28 primary races in Kankakee County.” As the Democrat Party’s stranglehold on Illinois tightens, fewer and fewer and fewer Republican candidates run for government offices because they are less and less and less likely to win. Further, as the Democrat stranglehold on Illinois tightens, fewer and fewer and fewer highly qualified Republican candidates run because they have more to lose if they lose elections.

— COMMENT: Democrats say “Billions of dollars for lost wages during pandemic went to improper payments.”

— COMMENT: Democrats say “A judge fines Trump and his lawyer for a ‘frivolous’ suit against his political foes.” I should write a book about a) the lawsuits that I have filed, b) the defendants in those lawsuits, c) the lawyers who represented the defendants in those lawsuits, d) the lawyers who represented me in those lawsuits, and e) the judges and justices in those lawsuits. I would focus on the adverse actions that the aforesaid have taken against me because I filed those lawsuits.

— Temporary Restraining Order on Gun Control Legislation Illustrates Constitutional Problems with the New Law – Illinois Freedom Caucus

— COMMENT: Ever-increasingly, Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, Independents, and RINOs use Affirmative Action, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion to get rid of Republicans. I should write a book about that.

— Threats Cancel Awake Illinois Event Slated For Des Plaines Theater. The CEO of the theater’s operating group announced he and others received threats after allowing the conservative group to host an event. – Jeff Arnold

— COMMENT: Democrats say “Chicago mayor wants tamale vendors to go cashless to prevent robberies, opponent suggests hunting down fleeing suspects like rabbits.”

— COMMENT: Democrats say “Rogers Park Alderman Candidate Gets Cease-And-Desist From City For Hosting Parties, Charging Cover At Campaign HQ
Aldermanic hopeful Bill Morton’s campaign headquarters was hosting live entertainment with bring-your-own-beer service without having the proper permits, city records show.

— Judge blocks Illinois’ gun ban for more than 860 who sued – Greg Bishop

— Thomas DeVore Wins Temporary Restraining Order for 890 Plaintiffs on the Democrats’ Gun Control Law – Full Text
— Former Congressman Peter Roskam Moves Up in the DC Lobbying World

— Second Lawsuit on Gun Ban Filed – Names Attorney General, ISP Director, Multiple State’s Attorneys and Sheriffs – KIRK ALLEN & JOHN KRAFT

— Illinois homebuyer assistance program is ‘Opening Doors’ — but apparently not to white people – Mark Glennon (COMMEMT: In Illinois, under the Democrats, expect that ever-increasingly, all levels of government will ever-increasingly discriminate against those who are White, male, older, heterosexual, married, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time, that is, against those who might vote for Republicans.

— New paper offers best practices for LGBTQ+ field scientists and mentors. (COMMENT: Ever-increasingly, Democrats promote LGBTQ+.)

— Pritzker’s office: ‘The assault weapons ban is the law of Illinois’ (COMMENT: Ever-increasingly, to vote for a Democrat or for a RINO is to abolish the Second Amendment and to confiscate firearms and ammunition from all citizens of America starting with those who are heterosexual, White, male, older, conservative, Republican, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, and/or those whose ancestors have not been in America for a long time. How should the aforesaid react to the aforesaid.)

— Lawmakers eyeing bill to mandate race-based, anti-white reading: ‘The reading list will dominate the curriculum’ (COMMENT: Ever-increasingly, to send your child to a public school is make your child a sexually active LGBTQer who is anti-parent, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-heterosexual, anti-financial success, anti-homeownership, anti-gun ownership, anti-Christian, anti-Protestant, anti-Italian American, anti-German American, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: A number of anti-white titles stick out amongst the scores of books lawmakers are suggesting should be mandatory reading for the state’s children. That is the concept behind a list of books lawmakers are pushing on the state’s children through HB1011. The bill is sponsored by State Rep. Mary E. Flowers (D-Chicago). Nonfiction books children will be required to read include the below: . . . Despite its place atop the New York Times list of best-selling books “White Fragility” was slammed by reviewer Carlos Lozada in the Washington Post for presenting a flawed view of race relations in the United States. “The book flattens people of any ancestry into two-dimensional beings fitting predetermined narratives,” Lozada wrote. In Lozada’s view, the book appears to be a continuation of the spirit of racism rather than conciliatory in nature. “White people should be regarded not as individuals but as an undifferentiated racist collective, socialized to ‘fundamentally hate blackness’ and to institutionalize that prejudice in politics and culture. People of color, by contrast, are almost entirely powerless, and the few with influence do not wield it in the service of racial justice,” Lozada wrote of the book’s conceit. Other titles on the list have garnered similar reactions. A similar bill was introduced in the previous General Assembly but failed to gain any traction. In the last go-round critics excoriated lawmakers for placing themselves in the classroom, bypassing teachers and the individual learning goals of children. The sheer volume of reading mandated by the bill would be problematic in that it would edge out other non-biased reading already ingrained in learning plans. “(The list) outlines a highly skewed 42-book list of mandatory reading for every public elementary, middle and high school student, and includes titles such as ‘Hood Feminism,’ ‘How to Be an Antiracist’ and ‘White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk about Racism,'” Beth Feeley wrote in a 2021 column for the Chicago Tribune. “Not every book on this list reflects the critical race theory-inspired ideologies like those of included authors Ibram X. Kendi and Robin DiAngelo. But 42 books — almost 10,000 pages — on race? The reading list will dominate the curriculum.” Similarly, opponents point to the “Culturally Responsive Teaching and Leading” standards lawmakers enacted in 2021 as a flashpoint for pushing leftist narratives in classrooms. Critics say the original language included in that bill suggested teachers indoctrinate students to “embrace and encourage progressive viewpoints and perspectives that leverage asset thinking toward traditionally marginalized populations.”)

— Chicago GOP Couldn’t Find Mayor Candidate, Looking to Support a Democrat Instead, During “Nonpartisan” Election
— Breaking: Judge Rules in Favor of Former AG Candidate Tom DeVore and Over 860 Plaintiffs, Halts Pritzker’s Assault Weapons Ban

— COMMENT: Democrats say “Raoul, Welch, Harmon, Pritzker respond – TRO granted *** How is this not a conflict of interest?”
— COMMENT: Democrats say “Afternoon roundup.”
— COMMENT: Democrats say “Morning briefing.”

— Hunter Biden’s proximity to dad’s stash of classified documents sets off national security alarms – Jeff Mordock

— Woke Agenda Survives: These House Republicans Are Sticking With ‘Diversity and Inclusion.’ GOP-controlled committee makes advancing DEI a priority. – Joseph Simonson (COMMENT: I should write a book about those anti-conservative, that is, those anti-platform Republican, that is, those anti-Republican leaders of the Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Milton Township Republican Organization who since 2000 have had the most success in a) replacing conservative Republican Precinct Committeemen (RPC) with moderate and liberal RPCs, b) replacing White RPCs with minority RPCs, c) replacing male RPCs with female RPCs, d) replacing older RPCs with younger RPCs, e) replacing heterosexual RPCs with LGBTQ RPCs, f) replacing Christian RPCs with non-Christians RPCs, g) replacing Protestant RPCs with non-Protestant RPCs, h) replacing Italian American RPCs with non-Italian American RPCs, i) replacing German American RPCs with non-German American RPCs, and j) replacing RPCs whose ancestors have been in American for a long time with RPCs whose ancestors have not been in America for a long time. I would focus on those leaders who have taken the most/biggest adverse actions against me. I would show how the demographics of RPCs have changed between 2000 and 2023 in Illinois, in DuPage County, and in Milton Township.)

— New article gives 10 ways to skirt potential affirmative action bans in anticipation of SCOTUS rulings – Alexia Bianchi (COMMENT: Ever-increasingly, Democrats and RINOs use Affirmative Action to get rid of Republicans.)

— Most Americans Blame Biden for Record Illegal Immigration at Border – JOHN BINDER

— Article argues for ways to get around potential affirmative action bans in anticipation of SCOTUS rulings – Alexia Bianchi (COMMENT: Ever-increasingly, Democrats and RINOs use Affirmative Action to get rid of Republicans.)

— America Has Yet To See The Worst Consequences Of Wokeness – YUKONG ZHAO (COMMENT: That is why those who are the following are buying more and more and more firearms and ammunition for their self-defense: heterosexual, conservative, Republican, White, male, older, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
— A Vanderbilt professor argued that math education discriminates against queer, trans students.

— Biden Admin Shatters All-Time Record For Number Of Illegal Alien Encounters On Southern Border – Ryan Saavedra

— Ottawa’s Gun Confiscation Program to Start in Prince Edward Island: Federal Memo – Isaac Teo (COMMENT: In America, Democrats will first confiscate “assault weapons” and then all firearms and all ammunition. Democrats will start with citizens of America who are heterosexual, White, male, older, conservative, Republican, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, and/or those whose ancestors have not been in America for a long time. How should the aforesaid react to the aforesaid.)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Released by Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) on Dec. 29, the memo describes the “transition” of how firearms will be confiscated from gun owners in the country’s smallest province, which according to the memo, has already commenced in December. “Prince Edward Island (PE) will be used as a pilot and will be the first point of collection based on the smaller number of firearms,” said the memo, titled “2022 Minister’s Transition Book 2: Core responsibility 1—Purchase of goods and services,” as first reported by Blacklock’s Reporter. “As a result, lessons learned, gaps analysis and risk assessment would inform the phase 2 national roll-out.”)
— Judge Puts Illinois Gun Control Law on Hold. Temporary restraining order issued by 14th Circuit Court judge. – Michael Clements
— Gun Owners of America Slams Omnibus Bill for Advancing Biden Gun-Control Agenda. Group claims plan is ‘infested with Second Amendment infringements.’ – Michael Clements

— Wokeness Is Coming For Classical Christian Education – DAVID GOODWIN (COMMENT: I should write a book about those who despise if not hate Protestants. I would focus on those who despise if not hate Missouri Synod Lutherans.)

— CRT is ideological propaganda. Fox News host Jesse Watters reveals teachers have been trying to hide that they are teaching critical race theory to their students on ‘Jesse Watters Primetime.’ (COMMENT: Who is taking the lead against CRT in your school district? It should be a) the leaders of your Republican township/ward party organization, b) the leaders of your Republican county party organization, c) your representative on the Illinois Republican Party (IRP) State Central Committee, and d) the leaders of the IRP.)

— SENATE PASSES 12 GUN CONTROLS Your Congressman Has One LAST CHANCE to Stop 12 Gun Controls – Aidan Johnston

— Normalcy and Its Enemies – Mike Gonzalez

— Former police chief: One of the dumbest members of Congress wants to make criticizing non-whites a federal crime…seriously – Joseph Patrick

— ‘Walt’s Disenchanted Kingdom’: New Film Shows Disney Left Family Content for Wokeism – Craig Bannister

— COMMENT: I should write a book about my critics/opponents who reject the right to life plank in the Republican Party platform and have taken the most/biggest adverse actions against me because I support that plank.

— COMMENT: Democrats say “Trump is heavy favorite in GOP 2024 primary.”

— COMMENT: Democrats say “Illinois Passed a Sweeping Ban on High-Powered Guns. Now Come the Lawsuits. Democrats say the new law, the most extensive firearm ban in the Midwest, will save lives, but gun rights supporters claim it is unconstitutional.”
— COMMENT: Democrats say “Most Abortion Bans Include Exceptions. In Practice, Few Are Granted.”
— FRONT PAGE: COMMENT: Democrats say “Despite Red Flags, G.O.P. Backed Candidate Now Charged in Shootings. “We could have picked apart this guy,” one Republican leader in New Mexico said of Solomon Peña, who is accused of organizing attacks on the homes of four Democratic officials.”

— COMMENT: Democrats sat that Republicans say that “Firearms are the only constitutionally protected consumer product.”

— George Santos Has Got to Go. He’s a bad example to the young, an embarrassment to the old, an insult to the institution and America. – Peggy Noonan
— The Cruel and Unusual Jurisprudence of Racial Preferences. Supreme Court justices need to resist the temptation of forcing a square peg into a round hole. – Paul Cosenza, Saint Marys, Ga.
— Most Illinois Sheriffs Say They Won’t Enforce New Assault-Weapons Ban. Governor says he is confident the law, which also faces court challenges, will pass constitutional muster. – Joe Barrett

— COMMENT: Ever-increasingly, Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, Independents, and RINOs use Affirmative Action, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion to get rid of Republicans. I should write a book about that.

— COMMENT: Democrat crow that “New Gun Restrictions Are Coming in States Where Democrats Reign.”

— COMMENT: I should write an article that compares and contrasts Biden’s ownership of his 1967 Corvette and my ownership of my 1972 Corvette which I continue to own. It has only 5,147 miles on it and is stock and like new. I have driven it extremely few miles since I started spending 10+ hours each and every day putting GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters together and sending them out. It is base coupe, Steel Cities Gray, black leather interior, automatic, air conditioning, power steering, and AM-FM stereo radio. I bought it new in 1971 with insurance proceeds from the theft of my 1969 Dodge Charger SE and a bank loan. I bought that Charger with money that I had earned delivering mail for the Park Forest Post Office while I attended UIC in 1968. I got the car loan because I had worked for IRS for 4 months, I had worked for the Chicago Heights Firestone Store part-time for 7 months and full time for 7 months before that. I stored it in my mother’s garage in Crete 1971-1984. A picture of me in the car in that garage is in Money Magazine’s 4-page February 1978 article on me. Since 1984, I have stored it in my fully insulated heated attached garage in Wheaton. Since 1995, I have stored it on a hydraulic lift in that garage. Currently my 2005 Corvette is stored underneath it. I have two security cameras pointing down the garage’s driveway.
(FROM THE ARTICLE: He loves talking about what is in his garage, specifically the stock 1967 Corvette with the mighty 327-V8 that churns out 350 horsepower at the wheel and flies from 0-60mph in a respectable 5.9 seconds. Even now, after more than a half-century, the Stingray remains mint. Its paint, pristine. The color from the manufacturer, President Biden makes a point of noting in interviews, is “Goodwood Green,” and it still looks just like the day it rolled off the assembly line because the motorhead obsesses over every inch of the car, a wedding present from his father. Joe Biden loves that car so much that he overshares, making his people cringe. As vice president, he once admitted to Car and Driver Magazine that he still strips down to “my bathing suit in my driveway” to wash and wax it. He was 69 years old at the time. Other things on the floor of his garage, like documents marked “classified,” the president and his aides would rather not discuss in detail. Eight different times this week, White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre told reporters she just was “not going to get into specifics” about how or why or exactly when sensitive intelligence documents made their way into the Biden family home in Wilmington, Del. “It’s not like they’re sitting out in the street,” Biden protested when asked about the documents that only individuals with security clearances are supposed to view. The intelligence and the classic car, he confirmed, were behind closed doors. His garage, it has a lock.)

— COMMENT: Ever-increasingly, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, and anti-American Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, Independents, and RINOs push pot big time. How soon will they succeed in getting you, your spouse, your children, your grandchildren, your parents, your grandparents, the rest of your relatives, your neighbors, and everyone else in your precinct, in your municipality, in your township, in your county, in Illinois, and in America to be stoners who will soon crash and burn? How soon will they succeed in destroying America?

— COMMENT: Democrats say “Santos leans on group with white nationalist ties. The congressman has built a relationship with the New York Young Republican Club over the years. But now a top member says they won’t back him again.”
— COMMENT: Democrats say “George Santos appears to admit drag queen past in Wiki post. A user with the name Anthony Devolder wrote in 2011 that they won several drag pageants. Anthony Devolder is a Santos alias.”

— The Importance Of Finding A Mentor – Jason Richmond

COMMENT: Have your critics/opponents gotten rid of your mentors?

I should write a book about what my IRS career might have been if my Democrat IRS superiors had not gotten rid of the IRS manager who had a) promoted me in 1972 and 1973, b) gotten me assigned to a high-profile developmental opportunity in 1973, and c) promoted me in 1974.

But then, to get rid of me, they a) disallowed my travel vouchers in 1974, b) forced the aforesaid IRS manager to transfer to Texas in 1975, c) ignored, dismissed, downplayed, and belittled my earning an MBA from Loyola in 1976, d) never promoted me to GS-13, e) disallowed my education deductions in 1978, and f) ignored, dismissed, downplayed, and belittled my passing the CPA examination on my first attempt in 1979.

I should write a book about what my GAO career might have been if my Democrat GAO superiors had not gotten rid of the GAO manager who had a) arranged for my transfer from IRS in 1980 when I was 31 years old, b) gotten me assigned to audits of IRS in 1986, and c) promoted me in 1986.

In 1980, he was the Staff Manager of GAO’s Chicago Office.

But immediately after he arranged for my transfer from IRS, my Democrat GAO Chicago Office superiors replaced him with a Democrat Staff Manager who was anti-IRS, anti-union, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-Christian, anti-Protestant, anti-German America, anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time, anti-those who did not start their career with GAO, anti-Association of Government Accountants, anti-Institute of Internal Auditors, and anti-those who spouse’s had good jobs. He was a heavy drinker and gambler who was obsessed with spectator sports and golf.

He did everything that he could to get me to go back to IRS.

He succeeded in a) keeping me off audits of IRS except for 3 of the almost 18 years that I worked for GAO, b) assigning me to work for, work with, and/or supervise GAO Chicago office employees who disapproved of, if not despised, if not hated my demographics for my entire GAO career, c) giving me unfair job assignments, performance expectations, and performance appraisals for my entire GAO career, d) assigning me to supervise all the office’s Democrat employees who were problematic, liberal, minority, female, veteran, disabled, non-Christian, non-Protestant, non-German American, and/or had ancestors who had not been in America for a long time for my entire GAO career, e) turning my GAO superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates against me for my entire GAO career, f) delaying my promotions to GS-11, GS-12, and GS-13, and g) stopping me from ever being promoted beyond GS-13.

If he had not gone on extended sick leave because of his heavy drinking in 1985, I never would have been assigned to audits or promoted to GS-13.

But after he came back in 1987, he succeed in a) forcing the aforesaid GAO manager to retire in 1987 who had arranged for transfer from IRS in 1980, gotten me assigned to audits of IRS in 1986, and promoted me in 1986, b) always ranking me in the lower half of my coworkers for pay-for-performance purposes, and c) helping my Democrat GAO superiors force me to take their early retirement “offer” in 1997.

Further, I should write a book about my past and present critics/opponents and my past and present supporters who they destroyed because they encouraged me to become a) an Assistant Republican Precinct Committeeman (RPC) in 1999, b) an appointed RPC 1999, c) an elected RPC since 2000, d) Milton Township Republican Organization (MTRO) webmaster in 2000-2004 and 2008-2010, e) MTRO Octoberfest Committee member in 2001- 2009, f) Wheaton Park District Prairie Path Park adopter in 2001-2020, g) American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter board member 2001-2004, e) coordinator of Pat O/Malley’s 2002 gubernatorial primary campaign in Milton Township in 2002, f) Illinois Center Right Coalition Steering Committee member 2003-2007, g) Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee member 2003-2011, h) Republican fundraiser for Wheaton Independence Day Parades 2005-2019, i) TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairman 2005-2012, and j) an Illinois Republican Party State Convention Platform and Resolutions Committee member in 2008.

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.