July 11 Morning Edition

— Durbin: Republicans Need To Bring In Democrats On Health Care Reform  (DIERSEN: In the final analysis, Democrats want Republicans to pay for free health care for Democrats.)


— Why is Illinois’ governor’s race a big ol’ testosterone fest? – Heidi Stevens  (DIERSEN: Will Heidi Stevens run for governor?)
(HEIDI STEVENS BIOGRAPHY: Heidi Stevens writes the “Balancing Act” column for the Chicago Tribune, where she has worked since 1998. Before covering lifestyles, she was an editor in the Tribune’s entertainment department. She is a mom of three who believes Dr. Seuss is one of our nation’s all-time greatest fiction writers.)
— Durbin to Republicans on Obamacare: ‘If you break it, you own it’ – John Byrne  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats urge those who have financial and/or health problems to demand that Republicans give them free health care.)
— Survey: U.S. uninsured up by 2M this year as gains erode – AP
— Can ethics laws go too far? Chicago’s rules favor those who pay to ‘lobby’ – Martin J. Oberman  (DIERSEN: How much money do your critics/opponents pay their operatives and their dupes to harm you?  Operatives and dupes for my critics/opponents talk and act like they have promised and/or given lots of money, a new home, a new car, a sweetheart job, a sweetheart contract, favorable legislation, and/or much more. Virtually all the operative and all the dupes that work for my critics/opponents have severe financial, health, and/or other problems.)
— Chicago’s top cop Eddie Johnson asks court: Block hiring of Patrick Lavin once charged with hate crime – Steve Schmadeke  (DIERSEN: If I had not been denied my 7th Amendment rights in Diersen v. GAO, I would have presented a jury with lots of evidence of how my Democrat GAO superiors and supervisors sabotaged my job search. They had treated me as though I was a “bad” employee, so they certainly did not want me to get a good job after they had forced me to retire in 1997 when I was 49 years old, always ranked me in the bottom half of my coworkers for pay-for-performance purposes, did not promote me beyond GS-13, kept me off audits of IRS for all but 3 of the almost 18 years that I worked for GAO, and forced me to take an $18,847 pay cut in today’s dollars to transfer from IRS to GAO in 1980.)


— Retailers win another round against Cook County ‘soda tax’ – Kerry Lester
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: New plan to save Loretto mansion: Move it to south edge of Wheaton property – Katlyn Smith
— STEM scholars get lesson on gender equality in Geneva – James Fuller  (DIERSEN: The panel should have included a top GAO official. GAO has had great success a) in hiring, in retaining, and in promoting young Democrat minority women and b) in making way for them by wasting the careers of and by getting rid of its employees who are Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran, that is, GAO has had great success a) in giving preference to young Democrat minority women and b) in discriminating against those who are Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran.  It is called Affirmative Action, Diversity, and Inclusion, that is, it is patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, and age discrimination. GAO may very well be the first federal agency in which 100% of its employees are Democrat, minority, female, younger, and/or veteran.)


— State budget deal contains a junk-free sweetener for Chicago – GREG HINZ
— Fix the school funding formula and open schools this fall – JOHN EDWARDSON AND MARIN GJAJA


— Don’t cheer for state’s so called ‘balanced’ budget – Chuck Sweeny


— Health care protests erupt at GOP senators’ offices  Some protesters lay on ground – EMILY KARL (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats urge those who have financial and/or health problems to demand that Republicans give them free health care.)


— Judge Posner and 10th CD Republican Primary Candidate Doug Bennett w/Berkowitz


— Palos Township Residents Confront Trustee On ‘Anti-Muslim’ Facebook Posts  Residents vow to attend all future Palos Township Board meetings until trustee resigns. Video coverage of rally and board meeting. – Lorraine Swanson  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats promote Islam. Soon, if not already, Democrats will stop you from getting an education, stop you from getting a job, stop you from owning property, etc. unless you promote Islam. Ever-increasingly, Muslims make it clear that they want to abolish the First Amendment. What do Rauner and Trump have to say about that?)


— Olsen hopes Rauner makes automatic voter registration a reality – Caitlin Nordahl


— Morrison looks to Rauner to prevent publicly funded abortions – Glenn Minnis


— Steve Andersson Loses GOP Floor Leader Slot
— Former Cary School Board President Chris Spoerl Being Put Forth by Jack Franks to Replace Andrew Gasser on the County Board
— Scott Coffey Sings Chris Spoerl’s Praises for County Board


— Outrageous Giveaway to Muni-Bond Buyers Hidden in Massive Budget Bill – Mark Glennon




— Rauner rejects Frerichs’ suggestions
— Rep. Andersson ousted from House GOP Floor Leader slot
— Kennedy’s latest poll has him holding at 44 percent
— Could Erika Harold run against Lisa Madigan?


— Lindsey Graham still carrying water for the Democrats  (DIERSEN: There are few if any DINOs, but there are far too many RINOs. I should write a book about “Republican” activists, candidates, elected officials, party leaders, major donors, political consultants, etc. in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois who “carry water for the Democrats.”)
— ICE sued for allowing alleged killer to remain in country
— Trump is winning the immigration debate


— The 5 worst fiscally managed states in the USA: New Jersey, Illinois, Kentucky, Maryland, and Massachusetts – Joseph Lawler


— Reporters Wonder: Has The Trump White House Lost Matt Drudge? – Peter Hasson


— VA Under Trump Admin Fires More Than 500 Employees, Suspends 200 for Misconduct – KATHERINE RODRIGUEZ  (DIERSEN: Constructively, since 1997, the Democrats who run GAO have had the Civil Service Retirement System pay me $1,008,644 in today’s dollars ($4,238 X 236 months) to “sit at home.” According to my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes, the Democrats who run GAO are doing that because I am a “bad employee.”  I should write a book about adverse actions that my Democrat GAO superiors and supervisors took to get rid of me during my first day, first week, first month, first year, first decade, and during the rest of the almost 18 years that I worked for GAO 1980-1997. Those adverse actions included forcing me to take an $18,847 pay cut in today’s dollars to transfer from IRS to GAO, giving me unrealistic performance expectations and unfair performance appraisals, assigning me to supervise the office’s most problematic employees, keeping me off audits of IRS for all but 3 of the almost 18 years that I worked for GAO, not promoting me beyond GS-13, always ranking me in the bottom half of my coworkers for pay-for-performance purposes, and forcing me to take their early retirement “offer” in 1997 when I was 49 years old. They would not have done any of the aforesaid if I had been a Democrat, a minority, a female, and/or a veteran.)


— GEORGE SOROS MAKES ALINSKY LOOK REASONABLE  Brent Smith says billionaire ‘appears to prefer violent revolution’


— Democrats Hatch Plans A, B, and C to Impeach Trump – Fred Lucas (DIERSEN: I should write a book about how Democrats and Democrat plants, Libertarians and Libertarian plants, RINOs, their operatives, and their dupes a) ended my TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairmanship and destroyed TAPROOT, b) ended my Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee membership and destroyed the committee, c) ended my service as the Milton Township Republican Central Committee webmaster, d) ended my Illinois Center Right Coalition (ICRC) Steering Committee membership and destroyed ICRC, e) ended my American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter board membership and destroyed the chapter, f) ended my GAO employment, etc.  My critics/opponents are rule-or-ruin types. They have their operatives and their dupes destroy individuals, destroy organizations, destroy companies, destroy governments, destroy etc. that they cannot manipulate/dominate.)


— The county (Texas’s King County) that gave Clinton only 5 votes – REID WILSON  (DIERSEN: What percent of the votes did Trump and Clinton get in your precinct, in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, and in Illinois?  What do those who voted for Clinton think of you?)


— Gov. Rauner rejects treasurer’s call to back budget


— THOSE WHO LACK INTELLIGENCE AND/OR MORALS FALL FOR VICES AND BRING EVERYONE AROUND THEM DOWN: Nevada sold out of legal marijuana so quickly, the governor wants to declare a ‘statement of emergency’ – MELIA ROBINSON


— 3 Lawsuits Filed Against White House Panel on Voter Fraud – MICHAEL WINES  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats fight efforts to stop voter fraud, that is, ever-increasingly, Democrats promote voter fraud.)
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “The Culture of Dishonesty.”
— How We Are Ruining America  College-educated Americans have become devastatingly good at making sure children of other classes can’t join their ranks. – David Brooks  (DIERSEN: How much money do you have, and how much money do/did your parents have? What do you say to my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes who have always viciously demonized, denigrated, and condemned me and my parents as being undeservedly filthy rich?)
— Strategy for Democratic Mayors Facing Troubles: Attack Trump – MITCH SMITH  (DIERSEN: From what I see from living in Wheaton since 1978, in Chicago 1976-1978, in University Park 1972-1976, and in Crete 1948-1972, non-Republican mayors blame their problems, your problems, my problems, and everyone’s problems on individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders (except Bill Clinton), and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.  My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes paint me as being the top Trump supporter in Wheaton, if not in Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois. They urge all the mayors in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois to take their hatred of Trump out on me.)


— In Uruguay’s marijuana experiment, the government is your pot dealer – Nick Miroff  (DIERSEN: If you want to destroy a person, you give that person pot. If you want to destroy an organization, you give that organization pot. If you want to destroy a company, you give that company pot. If you want to destroy a government, you give that government pot. If you want to destroy a country, you give that country pot.  Mexico gives America mountains of pot every day, week, month, and year, so therefore, Mexico wants to destroy America.)
— Trump administration wants to boost value of federal employee buyouts – Eric Yoder  (DIERSEN: Federal agencies use buyouts to get rid of their employees who are Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran.)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The carrot half of the carrot-and-stick formula for cutting federal jobs would be sweetened under a proposal the Trump administration has sent to Congress, seeking to increase the maximum value of buyout payments from $25,000 to $40,000 government-wide. Buyouts are payments used for “increasing voluntary attrition in agencies that are downsizing or restructuring,” in the words of the proposal, and reduce the need to use the stick side of the equation — the complex and contentious layoff process called reduction in force. A buyout is the lesser of $25,000 or the severance pay the employee would be due if laid off — as a practical matter, it’s usually the former. The payment is taxable, reducing its value typically to under $20,000, and employees who accept one generally must repay the full amount if they return to government employment within five years. The $25,000 figure has been the same since the government first started offering buyouts during the workforce downsizing in the Clinton administration. Last year the Defense Department asked for a boost to $40,000, arguing that $25,000 is no longer a sufficient incentive to get employees to resign or retire voluntarily. Congress agreed to the increase, but only at that department and only through September 2018.)


— What’s Wrong With Illinois? – Steve Moore
— It Costs Taxpayers a Bundle, but Is It Art?  A $10,000 grant for theater ‘celebrating the saguaro cactus’? The National Endowment said yes. – Roger Kimball
— U.S. Regulator Moves to Rewrite Rules for Swaps Transaction Reporting  CFTC working to reconcile post-trade reporting data from four privately-owned data repositories – Gabriel T. Rubin  (DIERSEN: GAO audits CFTC. GAO wasted my knowledge of swaps and my knowledge of the regulation of swaps. When the Democrats who ran GAO in 1997 succeeded in forcing me to take their early retirement “offer,” I knew as much about swaps and the regulation of swaps as anyone at GAO. I had worked on audits of CFTC and other federal financial industry regulators for almost 9 years and I had just completed the requirements for a masters degree from IIT in financial markets and trading.  GAO would not have wasted my knowledge of swaps and my knowledge of the regulation of swaps and GAO would not have forced me to retire if I had been a Democrat, a minority, a female, younger, or a veteran.)
— Consumer Agency’s Arbitration Move Sets Off GOP Showdown  CFPB rule opens door to class-action lawsuits against financial-services companies –  Rachel Witkowski, Andrew Ackerman, and Brent Kendall  (DIERSEN: I have been an arbitrator for the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority since 1998.  SEE: https://www.finra.org/arbitration-and-mediation/finra-arbitrators)


— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: Trump voter fraud panel may spark partisan voting rights battle – Heidi M Przybyla  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, anti-Trumps talk and act like the only way that they can defeat Trump in 2020 is by committing massive amounts of voter fraud. Anti-Trumps are moral relativists who believe that their end justifies their means.  Anti-Trumps are disciples of Saul Alinsky.)


— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats crow over their domination and destruction of California.


— After Lindsey Graham comment and widespread ridicule, Trump backing off idea of ‘cyber security unit’ with Russia – AP (DIERSEN: Who in your precinct, in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, and in Illinois ridicules individuals, organizations, companies, governments, countries, etc. that are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders (except Bill Clinton), and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time?  Democrats are disciples of Saul Alinsky and Alinsky promotes ridicule.)


— Paralysis in Washington and the politics of alienation – ANNE MCGARRY  (DIERSEN: Who are lead alienators in your precinct, in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, and in Illinois?  How successful have they been in making individuals, organizations, companies, and governments anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders (except Bill Clinton), and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors?)


— Will France actually be able to ban all gas and diesel vehicles by 2040?  PEUGEOT CITROEN IS UPBEAT, BUT ENVIRONMENTAL ACTIVISTS CAN’T IGNORE SERIOUS SIDE EFFECTS  (DIERSEN: Those who hate “gas and diesel” cars promote “electric” cars. Overwhelmingly, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes a) hate cars, and especially cars made by General Motors, Ford, and Chrysler, b) hate those who own/owned cars made by General Motors, Ford, or Chrysler, and c) hate unions and past, present, and future union members.  I was a union member for almost 12 years. I worked for Chrysler for a short time in 1970.  I own a 1972 Chevy Corvette, 1996 Ford Thunderbird LX, 2003 Chevy Cavalier LS, 2005 Chevy Corvette, 2013 Dodge Charger R/T Max, and 2016 Ford Mustang.  I have owned a 1958 Chevy BelAir, 1962 Chevy BelAir, 1962 Chevy Impala SS, 1966 Pontiac Tempest Sprint, 1968 Oldsmobile 442, 1968 Dodge Charger R/T, 1969 Dodge Charger SE, 1974 Dodge Dart, 1978 Chevy Chevette, 1978 Oldsmobile Delta 88 Royale, 1990 Ford Thunderbird LX, 1993 Ford Thunderbird, and 1997 Chevy Cavalier.)


— Federal Benefits Under Attack  What You Need to Know! FREE Webinar  (DIERSEN: If I sought a government office or a political office, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes would shout that my $50,856/year Civil Service Retirement System pension and my $17,288/year federal health, dental, and vision insurance subsidy are much too generous. However, many millions have not and will not seek a job with the federal government a) because the pay and benefits are terrible, b) because the advancement opportunities are terrible, c) because they lack required education, work experience, professional certifications, and/or professional licenses, d) because they cannot pass an employment examination, e) because they cannot pass a background investigation, f) because they cannot pass a physical examination, g) because they cannot take the demonization, denigration, and condemnation that comes with being a federal employee or federal retiree, and/or h) because they are Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran and they know that the federal government discriminates against the aforesaid.)
(FROM THE POSTING: What’s at Stake? Current and future retirees risk losing out on cost-of-living adjustments (COLAs) Current employees with FERS could lose their annuity altogether Current Feds would be required to contribute 6% more toward retirement FEHBP participants share of the premiums would increase And more proposals that hurt federal retirees and employees alike)


— Former ethics directors says threat from WH chief of staff ’emblematic’ of admin – AP  (DIERSEN: In Diersen v. GAO, I detailed the threats that my Democrat GAO superiors and superiors made to force me to take their early retirement “offer” in 1997 when I was 49 years old.  However, because my 7th Amendment rights were denied, I never had an opportunity to present those threats to a jury.)


— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Do not confuse this anonymous website with
www.gopillinois.com; it has no connection with www.gopillinois.com. David John Diersen is solely responsible for www.gopillinois.com. His phone number is 630-653-0462. He lives at 915 Cove Court in Wheaton, Illinois, 60189-6326. His email address is diersen@aol.com. For Bernard Schoenburg’s April 8, 2017 article on www.realgopillinois.com, SEE: http://www.sj-r.com/opinion/20170408/bernard-schoenburg-will-real-gop-of-illinois-stand-up-unlikely  For Bernard Schoenburg’s April 16, 2012 article on me, on my www.gopillinois.com, and on my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails, SEE: http://www.sj-r.com/x1782330063/Bernard-Schoenburg-A-bunch-of-political-info-daily)

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.