January 21 Morning Edition

— Biden calls for an end to ‘uncivil war,’ but will he defend free speech? – JOHN KASS
(FROM THE ARTICLE: But I did hope for more substance from his speech, delivered with tens of thousands of federalized troops on guard against violence. Why? Because Big Tech has been censoring its platform users and stifling dissent, which protects Biden’s politics. And because his party’s thought leaders in the compliant Washington establishment press corps and elsewhere continue to shriek about fascism while continuing their push to “deplatform” or “deprogram” dissenting voices. And mostly because tens of millions of Americans who did not vote for Joe Biden needed reassurance that they did not get. They’re worried about the cultural purge targeting them for doing what once was supremely American: standing up to speak their minds. And so, what was missing in Joe Biden’s speech? A full-throated commitment to defending the core values of the Constitution and Bill of Rights, which include the right of all Americans to speak their minds without fear of retribution. And I don’t mean wing nuts calling for violence of any kind.)
— Heather Steans resigning from Illinois Senate, Madigan moves out of Springfield digs | Illinois GOP, Democrats on Biden’s inauguration tomorrow | Chicago Teachers Union mulls another strike – LISA DONOVAN
— Chicago immigrants say they’re ready to mobilize to push Biden’s proposed immigration bill: ‘We will not stop until we get it’ – LAURA RODRÍGUEZ PRESA
(DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats illegally encourage citizens of foreign countries to illegally come to America illegally and to illegally stay in America illegally. Democrats have declared war on Republicans. Democrats see illegals as being their soldiers in their army to get rid of Republicans once and for all.)
— DECEMBER 21, 2017 FLASHBACK: Six acquitted in inaugural-day Trump protest that turned destructive – KEITH L. ALEXANDER AND ELLIE SILVERMAN

— Naperville council won’t call on Pritzker to veto criminal justice reform bill – Lauren Rohr
(DIERSEN: When Democrats move in, crime and poverty increase.)

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Communist China sides with Biden against America.

— Demands, Hopes, Expectations: Illinois Leaders on Biden Agenda – Amanda Vinicky
(DIERSEN; Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters what Biden to use the federal government to get rid of individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are law enforcement, Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owners, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)

— With No Oversight, Illinois Cities Flout State Law That Encourages Affordable Housing – Natalie Moore
(DIERSEN: How strong is the push to build affordable housing in your neighborhood, in your precinct, in your municipal district, in your municipality, in your township, and in your county? Overwhelmingly, those who have trouble affording housing vote for Democrats.)

— DuPage County reports 256 COVID-19 cases Wednesday, 3 deaths, region’s positivity rate remains at 8.2% – Joshua Welge

— Springfield reaffirms mask mandate, state of emergency Wednesday

— Arizona Republicans file ‘2nd Amendment Sanctuary’ bill to ban state aid in federal anti-gun activity – Cole Lauterbach

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled White-hating White hater promotes hatred against Whites.

— Education bill to revamp social studies classes – PETER HANCOCK
(DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrat teachers will promote hatred against individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are law enforcement, Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owners, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)

— Kinzinger’s vile plan to kick Trump voters out of the GOP will fail

— Biden announces Day One erasure of Trump legacy. 1776 Commission, travel ban, border wall halted; climate change, racial justice to become focus of admin. – Stephen Dinan
(DIERSEN: After a 4-year hiatus, Democrats resume their destruction of America.)

— Biden Moves for Mass Amnesty in First Day as President. Republicans, immigration expert blast bill. – Charles Fain Lehman
(DIERSEN: Democrats will do everything that they can to assure that the tremendous adverse impact of amnesty and mass immigration falls on Republicans, and especially on Republicans who are law enforcement officers, Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owners, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)

— Trump gets warm Florida greeting from supporters after arriving from DC. “We just wanted to show him how much we appreciate him,” one Trump supporter said. – Brie Stimson

— I’m Confident the MAGA Agenda Can and Will Succeed in the Future

— Don’t Buy Joe Biden’s Nice Unity Speech – Chris Bedford:

— Arizona Republicans Propose Bill To Ban Use of Local Resources in Federal Gun Control Enforcement – Brittany Bernstein

— Biden Admin Embraces ‘Racial Equity’ Ideology in Slew of Executive Action Announcements – PETR SVAB
(DIERSEN: How soon will your municipality, your township, your county, Illinois, and America officially publish list of the leading “oppressors” in your precinct, in your municipal district, in your municipality, in your township, in your county district, in your county, in Illinois, and in America? According to hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters, the more of the following that you are, the more of an oppressor that you are: law enforcement officer, 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: The incoming Biden administration has announced a series of executive actions that open the door for instituting the quasi-Marxist critical theory across the federal government. President Joe Biden would sign documents to “launch a whole-of-government initiative to advance racial equity,” his transition team said in a Jan. 20 release. Equity means equality of outcome, a concept tied to the critical theories that slice up society into identity groups based on race, gender, sexual proclivities, and others, while positing which groups are oppressed and which are the oppressors, similarly to how Marxism labels people as oppressors or the oppressed based on class. “The president-elect will sign an Executive Order beginning the work of embedding equity across federal policymaking and rooting out systemic racism and other barriers to opportunity from federal programs and institutions,” the release said. “The Executive Order will define equity as the consistent and systematic fair, just, and impartial treatment of all individuals, including individuals who belong to underserved communities, such as Black, Latino, Indigenous and Native American persons, Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, and other persons of color; LGBTQ+ persons; people with disabilities; religious minorities, persons who live in rural areas; and persons otherwise affected by persistent poverty or inequality.” While the release talks about fair treatment of all, the proposals indicate some people will be more equal than others based on whether their demographics fit the administration’s profile of “historically underserved and marginalized.” Biden will direct all federal agencies “to undertake a baseline review of the state of equity within their agency and deliver an action plan within 200 days to address unequal barriers to opportunity in agency policies and programs.” The Office of Management and Budget will be tasked with “working to more equitably allocate federal resources to empower and invest in communities of color and other underserved communities.” The administration also wants to improve access to government benefits and services, “for example, by reducing language access barriers” and having agencies “engage with communities who have been historically underrepresented, underserved, and harmed by federal policies.” The administration wants to look into new ways to check whether its policies “advance equity.” Biden will also reverse the September executive order of then-President Donald Trump that banned federal agencies, contractors, subcontractors, and grantees from instructing their employees to follow the tenets of the critical theories. Trump’s order cited the work of Christopher Rufo, director of the Discovery Institute’s Center on Wealth and Poverty, who has been waging a “one-man war” against critical race theory in American government. Rufo has repeatedly warned of the intrusion of the ideology into civil society after obtaining documents showing the theory being pushed in various institutions. In a Jan. 20 release, Rufo called the theory a “grave threat to the American way of life” that “traffics in the pernicious concepts of race essentialism, race stereotyping, and race-based segregation—all under a false pursuit of ‘social justice.’” The theories produced an industry of consultants and speakers who get hired by corporations and government agencies to train their employees on themes such as “implicit bias” and “white privilege.” Trump’s order said the concepts of the theory are “divisive” and lead to “race and sex stereotyping and scapegoating.” Biden’s release said such trainings are “important and needed.” Rufo said the trainings “advance the ideology through cult-like indoctrination, intimidation, and harassment.” He announced in his January release a coalition of law firms and legal foundations called “Stop Critical Race Theory,” saying it has already filled three lawsuits with the goal of having the Supreme Court rule that programs based on the theory violate the 1964 Civil Rights Act and the Constitution. “When we are victorious in the courts, it will have an immediate ripple effect through every school, government agency, and private employer in the nation. We will effectively abolish critical race theory programs from American life,” he said.)
— Collaboration Between Government and Big Tech Giving Rise to Totalitarianism, Experts Warn – PETR SVAB

— Joe Biden Fires Peter Robb, Trump’s Labor Board Attorney, After He Refuses To Resign. It’s a precedent-setting move that unions argued is necessary to protect workers’ rights. – Dave Jamieson
(DIERSEN: I should write a book about a) the adverse actions that my Democrat GAO superiors took against me to get me to take their early retirement “offer” in 1997 when I was 49 years old, b) the adverse actions that my Democrat IRS superiors took against me to get me to suffer a $20,361/year (21%) pay cut in today’s dollars to transfer from IRS to GAO in 1980, and c) the adverse actions that my Democrat Post Office superiors took against me to resign in 1969.)

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Just move on: Republicans grapple with post-Trump future.”

— JANUARY 20, 2017 FLASHBACK: At Least 217 Arrested, Limo Torched Amid Trump Inauguration Day Protests in Washington. Protesters, police and counterprotesters tangled as Trump took power. – MICHAEL EDISON HAYDEN

— JANUARY 21, 2017 FLASHBACK: More Than 200 Arrested in D.C. Protests on Inauguration Day

— JANUARY 21, 2017 FLASHBACK: Trump inauguration protest damages parts of downtown Washington

— JANUARY 21, 2017 FLASHBACK: Police injured, more than 200 arrested at Trump inauguration protests in DC – Gregory Krieg
— “I will always fight for you,” Trump says in closing address as President – Adrienne Vogt
(DIERSEN: Who do your critics/opponents fight for? My critics/opponents fight for those who 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. My critics/opponents fight for those who promote BLM, LGBTQ, dependency on government, dependency on charity, abortion, mass/illegal immigration, booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, abolition of the First and Second Amendments, patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, religious discrimination, national origin discrimination, etc.)

— OUTSTANDING: Minutes after Biden inauguration, Graham defended Trump

— JANUARY 20, 2017 FLASHBACK: Inauguration Protesters and Police Clash on Washington’s Streets

— JANUARY 20, 2017 FLASHBACK: Inauguration protesters vandalize, set fires, try to disrupt Trump’s oath, as police arrest more than 200
— JANUARY 20, 2017 FLASHBACK: Inauguration Day 2017: Pomp and chaos collide as Trump becomes president

— California Senate Republicans replace vocal Trump supporter Shannon Grove as their leader – PATRICK MCGREEVY
(DIERSEN: Of course, hate-filled Trump-hating Republican Party leaders will dump Trump-supporters as fast as they can.)

— JANUARY 17, 2017 FLASHBACK: Trump’s inauguration will be protested in all 50 states and 32 countries – Heidi M Przybyla
— GOP lawmakers applaud Biden’s call for unity during inauguration, even after some of them contested his victory – Ledyard King and Christal Hayes
(DIERSEN: Of course, hate-filled Trump-hating Republican Party leaders will dump Trump-supporters as fast as they can.)

— The Republican Future Starts Now How to keep working-class Trump voters while winning back support in the suburbs? – Karl Rove
(DIERSEN: Of course, hate-filled Trump-hating Republican Party leaders will dump Trump-supporters as fast as they can.)
— Biden Will Lead an Older, Polarized and Financially Insecure Nation. U.S. has weaker economy, shorter life expectancy and voters who have moved toward the edges of both parties. – Paul Overberg and Janet Adamy
— China Bids Good Riddance to Trump. Bitter messages from Beijing punctuate tumultuous time in U.S.-China relations under former president – Chun Han Wong and James T. Areddy
(DIERSEN: Communist China will work with Democrats and with RINOs to get rid of Republicans once and for all.)
If Corporate Diversity Works, Show Me the Money
— Nasdaq wants to mandate wider representation on its companies’ boards but has little proof of the benefits. – Arthur Levitt Jr.
(DIERSEN: Affirmative Action, Diversity, and Inclusion do not increase wealth, they redistribute wealth from those who are Republican, White, male, heterosexual, older, conservative, Protestant, and/or German American to those who are Democrat, minority, female, LGBTQ, younger, liberal/moderate, non-Protestant, and/or non-German American.)

— JANUARY 30, 2017 FLASHBACK: Obama ‘Heartened’ By Protests Against Trump. ‘The president fundamentally disagrees with the notion of discriminating against individuals because of their faith or religion,’ a spokesman said. – Gabrielle Levy

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “New president, same old political divisions.”

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Trump Won’t Start a Third Party — But He Might Break the GOP.”

— Biden overrides Trump orders on diversity training – Jessie Bur
(DIERSEN: Democrats run the federal government. Those Democrats use Affirmative Action, Diversity, and Inclusion a) to not hire Republicans, b) to not retain Republicans, c) to not promote Republicans, and d) to get rid of Republicans.)
— How the Biden presidency changes the federal workplace – Jessie Bur
(DIERSEN: Under Biden, the Democrats who run the federal government will ramp up their efforts to get rid of the remaining federal employees who are Republican, White, male, and/or non-veteran who they did not promote to GS-13 (currently $102,188) by age 25, GS-14 (currently $120,755) by age 30, GS-15 (currently $142,041) by age 35, and Senior Executive Service (currently $172,500) by age 40. Extremely few federal employees make the aforesaid promotion deadlines.)

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Florida welcomes one more senior citizen as Trump heads to new home. Whatever his post-presidency life entails it will unfold at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach.”
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Trump’s useful thugs: how the Republican Party offered a home to the Proud Boys.”

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.