January 23, 2023

— COMMENT: Democrats say “Chicago shootings: 33 shot, 8 fatally in weekend gun violence across city.”
— COMMENT: Democrats say “Roe v Wade 50th anniversary marked by protests, marches in fight over abortion across country.”

— COMMENT: Democrats say “Abortion Activists Rally Across the US on 50th Anniversary of Roe v. Wade.”

— COMMENT: Democrats say a Chicago Alderman says “My constituents are really, really scared” as she gets feedback from residents on rising crime.

— COMMENT: Democrats say “Downtown Atlanta protest turns into riot, six arrested.”

— COMMENT: Democrats say that Durbin says that “Biden Should Be Embarrassed by Classified Docs Case.”

— COMMENT: Democrats promote abortion. Republicans discourage abortion.
— COMMENT: To what extent do voters vote for candidates because they share their demographics: political affiliation, race, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, national origin, how long their ancestors have been in America, income, net worth, military status, marital status, parental status, income, net worth, etc.?
— COMMENT: Democrats promote African American studies to promote hatred against Republicans.

— COMMENT: Ever-increasingly, Democrats push pot on DuPage County.
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: It’s good for kids and the environment. So why aren’t more students walking to school? – Marni Pyke (COMMENT: I walked about a 1/4 mile to/from grade school in Crete 1954-1961 and about a mile to/from high school in Crete 1962-1964.)
— Illinois leaders should resolve to foster economic reform in 2023 – Matt Paprocki

— COMMENT: Democrats say “Mendrick’s stance is getting support from top conservative politico Jeanne Ives, the former gubernatorial hopeful, who says sheriffs have sworn to enforce the Constitution and that this new law is unconstitutional. But, last time I checked, the courts have not yet ruled on that matter. One downstate judge has temporarily put the bill on hold, but the case is being appealed. Finally, although the fight to chair the Republican National Committee continues to heat up ahead of the vote next weekend, Illinois’ top two Republicans— chairman Don Tracy and National Committeeman Richard Porter—seem to be standing by Ronna McDaniel.” (COMMENT: There is a rally for Mendrick tomorrow morning.)

— COMMENT: Democrats report the thoughts of community members on “county sheriffs publicly denouncing HB 5471 and saying they won’t use deputies’ time — or county jail space — to ensure that citizens with grandfathered-in weapons register them with the state.”

— COMMENT: Ever-increasingly, Illinois Democrats demonize, denigrate, and condemn 80+ Illinois sheriffs.

— COMMENT: Democrats say “Illinois poised to require paid leave for workers.” Ever since I started working part-time for the Park Forest Post Office in 1966 when I was 18 years old, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have blasted me for benefitting from the federal government’s. leave policies.

— COMMENT: Democrats say “Saturday Night Live targets George Santos.”

— COMMENT: Democrats say “Understanding the rise of people of color in Republican Party ranks.”
— COMMENT: Democrats say “On 50th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, Kamala Harris urges federal abortion protections.”

— COMMENT: Democrats say “Abortion activists rally 50 years after Roe.”

— COMMENT: Democrats crow about their success in getting DePaul to push abortion.

— A Brighter Future for our Children! Our four pillars of principle (COMMENT: The following are in my precinct: Wheaton Warrenville School District 200 Headquarters ( https://www.cusd200.org/ ), Edison Middle School ( https://www.cusd200.org/edison ), Whittier Grade School ( https://www.cusd200.org/whittier ), and Breakthrough Ideas ( https://www.breakthrough-ideas.com/ ). The aforesaid school district headquarters and two schools were in Jeanne Ives’ precinct prior to the 2015 gerrymandering. I should write a book about that gerrymandering.)

— Judge issues order blocking Illinois semiautomatic gun ban. In his ruling, Morrison cited a landmark USSC decision from last year that struck down New York state’s concealed carry law. That 6-3 ruling found that the plain text of the Second Amendment protected the right of the plaintiffs to carry firearms for self-defense. (COMMENT: As the Democrat Party’s stranglehold on Illinois tightens, crime will increase. Ever-increasingly, because of Democrats, law-abiding residents of Illinois will need to have firearms for their self-defense.)

— More court action expected after temporary restraining order issued against Illinois gun ban – Greg Bishop

— Chicago remains in critical fiscal shape and its newest ‘social’ bonds won’t help – Mark Glennon and Jeanne Ives

— How Censuring Anti-Grassroots, RINO State Party Officials Can Help the RNC Start Winning Again
(FROM THE ARTICLE: In Illinois, after disappointing and humiliating midterm election losses this past November that saw Democrats once again control every statewide office; maintain a supermajority in the Illinois House and Senate; dominate Illinois Supreme Court races; and beat Republicans in winnable congressional races – Republican Party Chairman Don Tracy refuses to step down, despite overseeing a Republican party that deliberately sent mailers attacking conservative grassroots candidates in the primary. In 2002, Don Tracy ran in the Illinois primary for the 50th State Senate District as a Democrat. In 2020, during the height of the pandemic, Tracy’s family-owned business, Dot Foods – where he is an owner, donated to Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden. And new revelations uncovered by Illinois Review show that on September 4, 2020 – just months before his election as chairman of the Republican Party of Illinois, Tracy made a personal donation to Citizens for Judge Emily Sutton – a Democrat running for Circuit Court Judge in the 9th Judicial Circuit. Just prior to Tracy’s donation, Sutton received a boost from two influential Illinois Democrats – US Sen. Dick Durbin, D-IL and US Rep. Cheri Bustos, D-IL, who at the time, was chair of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee and a close ally of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. And in the 2022 Illinois governor’s primary, several Republican state party officials, including the general counsel of the Illinois Republican Party John Fogarty and RNC national committeeman Richard Porter supported and endorsed RINO governor candidate Richard Irvin’s campaign, despite Irvin pulling Democratic Primary ballots in 2014, 2016 and 2020. Irvin also spent years praising Democratic Gov. JB Pritzker – referring to him as a “great friend and a great leader.” And in 2020, Irvin attended a Black Lives Matter rally, yelling, “I can’t breathe!” To this day, Porter defends Irvin’s Republican credentials, publicly referring to him as a “great Republican!” as witnessed by over 200 grassroot conservative Republicans during an Illinois Republican State Central Committee meeting in early December. Fogarty served as an attorney representing the Irvin campaign, in addition to being the staff attorney for the IL GOP, and Porter served as “honorary” co-chairman of the campaign, despite Tracy saying the IL GOP was “strictly neutral” during the governor’s primary. In December, Tracy, Porter and Demetra DeMonte, the other RNC national committeewoman, endorsed Romney-McDaniel for re-election as RNC chair. Fox News reported in November that Porter was circulating a support letter for Romney-McDaniel’s re-election bid amongst RNC committeemen. Just recently, Illinois Review published an article after numerous sources confirmed that Porter was quietly whipping votes among Illinois Republican State Central Committee members to amend the Bylaws to provide Porter and DeMonte with third terms as RNC national committeeman and committeewoman. The Bylaws were amended in 2015, as Porter and DeMonte began their first term, to limit national committeeman posts to two, four-year terms. Porter denies that this story is true – telling anyone who will listen that the story is full of lies, yet he refuses to publicly acknowledge that he will not seek a third term, requiring an amendment to the Bylaws. As chairwoman of the RNC, conservative grassroots Republican Harmeet Dhillon will have significant influence over the party’s direction in 2024 and beyond – and if elected, she’ll certainly have her work cut out for her. But ridding our party of RINO’s should be one of her top priorities – and censuring state party officials who hurt the conservative cause, rather than advance it, should be one of her first acts as RNC chairwoman. And Dhillon is well prepared for the task. As President Donald Trump’s lawyer, she has taken on the RINOs — Former Representatives Liz Cheney and Adam Kinzinger — and the rest of the House January 6th Committee in its ongoing witch hunt of the 45th President. Dhillon also waged war against California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s draconian lockdown orders. In actions like these and others, Dhillon has proven that she is the Lion that Republicans need right now. It’s hard enough battling Democrats in any election – it’s even harder when conservative grassroots candidates have to go to battle with their RINO party leaders and the statewide GOP establishment. It’s no wonder a majority of Republicans support replacing Romney-McDaniel as RNC chairwoman – they’re tired of the RINO power grab and losing as well.)

— COMMENT: Democrats say “Morning briefing.”

— State lawmakers seek to bar insurrectionists from holding office – Maysoon Khan (COMMENT: Ever-increasingly, the more demographics that you share with Trump, the more that hate-filled Trump-hating Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, Independents, and RINOs hint/imply/argue/shout that you are an insurrectionist. Trump is heterosexual, conservative, Republican, American, White, male, older, Protestant, German American, non-veteran, non-poor, gun-owner, married, and his ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
— Authoritarian powers granted during COVID-19 pandemic difficult to claw back – Robert Knight (COMMENT: Expect that ever-increasingly, Democrats and RINOs will use their authoritarian powers to get rid of Republicans once and for all stating with Republicans who are heterosexual, conservative, White, male, older, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)

— Ohio school district accused of inappropriate gender, sexuality conversations – J.D. Davidson (COMMENT: How hard do the Democrats who run your school district work to make students sexually active LGBTQers?)
— School choice is the great equalizer – Editorial (COMMENT: My outstanding father never earned more than $50,000/year in today’s dollars. My outstanding mother stayed home and raised my brother and me. They cut their spending on immediate pleasures and my father almost always worked second jobs so they could afford to send my brother and me to Trinity Lutheran Grade School in Crete and then to Hope Lutheran Grade School in Park Forest to stay with the Missouri Synod.)

— Every parent should fight back vs. the left’s war on merit – Karol Markowicz (COMMENT: Because of my bad demographics, UIC would not have accepted me in 1966 if I had not been in the upper 20% of my high school class and if I had not had an ACT score of 24. Because of my bad demographics, the Post Office would not have hired me in 1966 if I had not passed the Post Office employment examination and if I did not have a high school diploma. Back then, my bad demographics were: White, male, Protestant (baptized, raised, and confirmed as a Missouri Synod Lutheran), 100% German American, my ancestors had been in America since 1844, conservative, Republican, and a Crete resident since 1948.)
— Working Families Party targets Adams as it seeks candidates to embrace leftist agenda – Carl Campanile

— AZ’s new Dem governor will continue sending illegal immigrants out of state – Kevin Haggerty

— 18 Shot Friday into Saturday Night in Mayor Lightfoot’s Chicago – AWR HAWKINS

— Professor: COVID pandemic, inflation make minority parents ‘devolve’ to poor behavior

— National Shooting Sports Foundation-NRA Schism on Full Display at 2023 SHOT Show – John Haughey
(FROM THE ARTICLE: But significant gun-owners’ rights groups, including the NRA, remain opposed to conducting background checks for gun purchasers and red flag laws in general. It did not—and still doesn’t—back the NSSF’s “Fix NICS” effort.)
— TRAGIC: The era of cars as the ultimate tool for personal freedom and mobility will, if the future the World Economic Forum envisions comes to pass, soon be over. Cars will be something you ask to borrow and the cloud will be taking the wheel. – Kevin Stocklin (COMMENT: This is of great concern to me. I am a conservative Republican. I have been driving cars for 58+ years. I currently own seven cars and an SUV. Politics is nasty/vicious. Government is nasty/vicious. I should write a book about my nasty/vicious critics/opponents and their many press conferences, political events, government events, etc. since 2000 that they did not want me to attend. I would focus on those who would have used a kill switch in my car to stop me from attending if they could have.)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Carmakers will be forced by President Joe Biden’s 2021 Infrastructure Act to install new features on cars in the coming years, including breathalyzers, speed limiters, vision and voice trackers and “kill switches” that automatically shut the vehicle off. Arguably, these features can reduce injuries; however, they also involve new surveillance technology that will monitor peoples’ behavior and make decisions for them. There are also concerns that building in controls that are not in the hands of the driver leaves consumers vulnerable to dangerous computer hacks. Like your smart phone today, the car of the future is going to know quite a lot about you. And as the WEF famously stated, “you will own nothing and be happy.”)
— Record Number of Border Deaths During Biden’s First 2 Years – Charlotte Cuthbertson

— Every Republican governor and state lawmaker should copy Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’ decision last week to block a major company from selling critical race theory-promoting high school curricula to public schools. – JOY PULLMANN

— District administrator calls for ‘privileged white voices’ to be dismissed from curriculum plans in California. Samia Shoman called for more extreme version of Black Lives Matter curriculum. – Hannah Grossman (COMMENT: How privileged are you? Ever-increasingly, the more of the following that you are, the more that Democrats demonize you, denigrate you, and condemn you as being privileged: White, male, older, heterosexual, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, and/or if your ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
— ‘You don’t need an AR-15’: A look at some of Biden’s most inaccurate remarks about firearms and 2A supporters. During his presidency, Biden has made several inaccurate remarks about firearms and taken aim at Second Amendment supporters. – Kyle Morris
— Nothing is ‘more equitable’ than giving parents school choice: Iowa governor Kim Reynolds. Iowa Governor maintains that parents know which school is best for their children, explains the advancement of Iowa’s ‘Students First Act’ (COMMENT: My outstanding father never earned more than $50,000/year in today’s dollars. My outstanding mother stayed home and raised my brother and me. They cut their spending on immediate pleasures and my father almost always worked second jobs so they could afford to send my brother and me to Trinity Lutheran Grade School in Crete and then to Hope Lutheran Grade School in Park Forest to stay with the Missouri Synod.)

— Parents Are Going on Offensive to Fight Indoctrination in Education – John Schoof and Julia Dandoy (COMMENT: I owe all of my successes in life to my outstanding parents a) who had me baptized as a Missouri Synod Lutheran (MSL) in 1948, b) who sent me to Trinity Lutheran Grade School in Crete 1953-1961 and then to Hope Lutheran Grade School in Park Forest 1961-1962 to stay with the Missouri Synod, and c) who had me confirmed as a MSL in 1962. That enabled me to overcome the negative influences of an older playmate on the block who attended the public grade school across the street from my parents’ home.)

— 15-year-old girl asked to read lesbian sexual monologue in class

— White Supremacy Blamed for Chinese New Year Shooting But Gunman was Asian Man. We will not hear about this again because it doesn’t fit the leftist narrative. – Mary Chastain

— GOP House Committee Preserves Democrats’ Diversity Agenda – Luis Miguel (COMMENT: Ever-increasingly, Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, Independents, and RINOs use diversity to destroy Republicans, and especially to destroy Republicans who are heterosexual, conservative, White, male, older, non-poor, non-veteran, married, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, and/or if their ancestors have been in America for a long time.)

— Libs Rush To Blame ‘White Supremacy,’ ‘Assault Pistols’ For Monterey Park Shooting – BRITTANY M. HUGHES

— Liberals Blame White Supremacy For Asian Monterey Park Mass Shooting Except There Is One Problem

— Parents across the country stand up to divisive indoctrination in our schools – WENYUAN WU (COMMENT: In your school district, who is standing up to divisive indoctrination?)

— The War on Merit Arrives in Baltimore as School District Cuts Gifted and Talented Students Program – RICK MORAN (COMMENT: Because of my bad demographics, UIC would not have accepted me in 1966 if I had not been in the upper 20% of my high school class and if I had not had an ACT score of 24. Because of my bad demographics, the Post Office would not have hired me in 1966 if I had not passed the Post Office employment examination and if I did not have a high school diploma. Back then, my bad demographics were: White, male, Protestant (baptized, raised, and confirmed as a Missouri Synod Lutheran), 100% German American, my ancestors had been in America since 1844, conservative, Republican, and a Crete resident since 1948.)

— Turns Out Trump Was Right on Border Security – Congressman Tony Gonzales

— COMMENT: Democrats say “Monterey Park shooting: 10 killed at Lunar New Year celebration, suspect dead from apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.”
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Luna said a magazine-fed semi-automatic assault pistol with extended large capacity magazine was recovered from the Alhambra location. He said he believes that type of weapon isn’t legal in California, but that more “research” was needed.)

— COMMENT: Democrats say “Trump’s MAGA forces threaten to upend vote for RNC chair.” Having served as the chairman of TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois 2005-2012, this is of great interest to me. My critics/opponents blamed me not only for TAPROOT’s problems, but for all the losses that Republican candidates had suffered on ballots in my precinct since 2000.

— COMMENT: Democrats say “California school administrator urged state to not give in to privileged white voices.” How privileged are you? Ever-increasingly, the more of the following that you are, the more that Democrats demonize you, denigrate you, and condemn you as being privileged: White, male, older, heterosexual, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, and/or if your ancestors have been in America for a long time.
— COMMENT: Democrats say “Protesters gather outside SCOTUS Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s home on 50th anniversary of Roe v. Wade ruling.”

— COMMENT: Democrats say “A gunman shot to death 10 people and injured at least 10 others on Saturday at a ballroom dance studio in Monterey Park, Calif., a city of about 60,000 people east of Los Angeles. He opened fire as many people in the city, which is predominantly Asian, were celebrating the eve of Lunar New Year. Many of the victims were in their 50s and 60s, said Sheriff Robert Luna of Los Angeles County, though he did not identify them. The gunman, whom the authorities identified as 72-year-old Huu Can Tran, is believed to have then gone to a dance hall in the neighboring city of Alhambra. But he fled, according to the authorities. Officers later found him in a parked van after he reportedly shot himself to death. The gunman used “a magazine-fed semiautomatic assault pistol” that is probably not legal in California, Luna said. His motives remain under investigation.”

— COMMENT: Democrats say “A 26-year-old coder wrested an assault pistol from the gunman’s hands, preventing a greater tragedy. Brandon Tsay is being credited with preventing further violence by subduing the mass shooter before he could kill more people.”
— COMMENT: Ever-increasingly, to get votes from younger voters, Republican candidates, elected officials, party leaders, major donors, etc. dump older voters.
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD WITJ BIG PICTURE: COMMENT: Ever-increasingly, Democrats crow about their success in making students LGBTQers, that is, their success in destroying traditional marriage and the traditional family.

— When colleges take political positions, they show who isn’t wanted – George F. Will
— COMMENT: Democrats say “California’s strict gun laws don’t eliminate violence, but they have helped.”
— COMMENT: Ever-increasingly, Democrats use books to make students sexually active LGBTQers.

— COMMENT: Democrats use the Monterey Park shooting to diminish Second Amendment rights on their road to abolishing the Second Amendment.

— COMMENT: Democrats use the Monterey Park shooting to diminish Second Amendment rights on their road to abolishing the Second Amendment.

— COMMENT: Democrats say “Vice President Harris blasts DeSantis for blocking AP African American Studies course.” Democrats use African American studies to get students to hate Republicans.

— More Classified Documents Found at President Biden’s Delaware Home. Justice Department’s search of president’s Wilmington residence lasted about 12 hours. – Annie Linskey, Aruna Viswanatha, and Sadie Gurman

— COMMENT: Democrats say “Heroes Hailed For Disarming Monterey Park Shooting Suspect At Second Location.”

— NY Sen. Schumer, Rep. Schiff, other liberals blame Monterey shooting on ‘bigotry’ before facts come out

— COMMENT: Democrats say “‘Transformational’: Federal Earmarks a Boon for Higher Ed. Congress sent more than $1.7 billion to nearly 550 colleges and universities in earmarks. Although a few institutions received tens of millions for projects, the median payment for institutions was $1.25 million.” Of course, those colleges will use that money to promote hatred against Republicans.

— COMMENT: Ever-increasingly, to get votes from hate-filled White-hating White-haters, Democrats promote hatred against Whites.

— COMMENT: Democrats say “L.A. County officials praise heroes who disarmed suspect at 2nd location.”
(FROM THE ARTICLE: “Not an assault rifle, but an assault pistol that had an extended large capacity magazine attached to it.”)

— LUNAR NEW YEAR MASSACRE RECAP: Chinese Lunar New Year gunman was NOT using an assault rifle – Alex Hammer

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.