July 13 Morning Edition

— LOOK WHO’s TALKING FOR THE GOP Illinois GOP Chairman Don Tracy sent a letter to Republican leaders Monday expressing frustration that MSNBC, CNN and local media turn to Republican consultants who “trash” other Republicans. “When they are listed as current or former party officials, it falsely gives the impression that these people are speaking for all Republicans in Illinois or the Chicago area,” according to Tracy’s email, obtained by Playbook. He doesn’t name names but it’s not hard to figure out that former state GOP Chairman Pat Brady doesn’t mince words about far-right Republicans when he’s interviewed by reporters. Tracy is the first downstate chairman of the Illinois GOP in more than 30 years. He lives in Springfield, three hours from Chicago, making it difficult to accommodate live broadcasts. So he’s now assigning two surrogate Republicans in northern Illinois, Kathleen Murphy and Ammie Kessem, to represent the party during TV interviews when he can’t make it. The issue is the surrogates tapped align better with Republicans south of I-80 than those in the Chicago area. Murphy is the former spokeswoman for former GOP gubernatorial candidate Jeanne Ives and a defender of Ives’ controversial TV ad attacking Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner’s record by featuring actors playing out sensitive cultural issues. It was uniformly criticized, including by the state GOP, for being racist, sexist and homophobic. Kessem, the 41st Ward GOP committeewoman, is a Chicago Police sergeant and avowed Donald Trump supporter. In an interview with Playbook, Tracy said that Murphy and Kessem “aren’t going out there to represent themselves. They are there to represent the Illinois GOP.” They will both work closely with Illinois GOP communication director Joe Hackler. “I don’t represent any wing of the party. I represent the entire Republican Party. And they will do the same,” Tracy said. Though Tracy’s TV accessibility to Chicago may be a challenge, the real problem for the GOP is handling the tension between moderate Republicans (generally in the northern part of the state) and those who align with Trumpism downstate. Party leaders kept quiet, for example, when asked to address controversial Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene coming to Illinois to stump for GOP Rep. Mary Miller. Along with backing up Tracy on TV, the GOP is working to expand its roster of voices to include women and minorities who can speak for the party. Tracy’s letter has already generated interest. Stepping up are GOP State Central Committee members Jay Reyes and Nimish Jani, Republican National Hispanic Assembly Chair Jesus Solorio, Palatine Township Republican committeeman Aaron Del Mar, and Diante Johnson, president of the Black Conservative Federation. – SHIA KAPOS
(DIERSEN: I have never hinted, implied, argued, or shouted that I or my GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters have in any way ever spoken for the Illinois Republican Party (IRP), DuPage County Republican Central Committee (DCRCC), or Milton Township Republican Organization (MTRO). Political parties exist to help elect candidates who can and will defend and advance their platform. I have always encouraged the IRP, DCRCC, MTRO, TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois, and Illinois Center Right Coalition to help elect candidates who can and will defend and advance the Republican Party platform including its traditional marriage/family, right to life, immigration, illegal drugs, Second Amendment, and equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving) planks.)
— Winnebago County GOP Chair Eli Nicolosi to challenge state Sen. Dave Syverson: “The only thing I will confirm is that I did submit papers on the State Board of Elections website,” Nicolosi said Saturday. “It’s pretty easy to draw a conclusion, but I would like to give an official announcement.” Syverson, 64, said he will run on his record, which he said includes passage of hundreds of bills, including property tax caps and ethics reform legislation, reports Rockford Register Star’s Ken DeCoster. – SHIA KAPOS

— Sandberg building in downtown Wheaton put up for sale – Katlyn Smith
(DIERSEN: Sandberg was a Republican voter in my precinct from 1999 until the 2015 gerrymandering. I should write a book about those who hated Sandberg, and therefore, hate me. I would focus on past and present leaders of Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, Milton Township Republican Organization, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Wheaton Women’s Republican Club, etc. I would focus on those who had/have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout. I would focus on those who hated Sandberg’s demographics: Trump supporter, conservative, patriotic, Republican, White, male, older, etc. I would focus on those who destroy those like me they cannot manipulate/dominate, who refuse to glorify and praise them, who refuse to pander to them, who refuse to serve as one of their operatives or dupes, who refuse to cover-up their wrong doing, and/or who refuse to give them money.)
— JULY 16, 2020 FLASHBACK: Downtown Wheaton shopkeeper remembered for doing things his own way – Katlyn Smith
— Rolling Meadows city manager sues mayor, alleging retaliation over harassment probe – Christopher Placek
(DIERSEN: The more of my demographics that my superiors disapproved of, the more severe the adverse actions that they took against me. Most commonly, they disapproved of my being a conservative, Republican, draft avoider, Protestant, German American, White, male, I had more job-related education than they did, I had more job-related professional certifications than they did, I had a job-related professional license (since 1981) while they had none, I had more money than they did, I was married (since 1978), my wife had good jobs, we gave up trying to have children, we did not adopt, we did not become foster parents, Crete resident (1948-1972), Wheaton resident (since 1978), my ancestors have been in America for a long time, etc.).

— Let’s guilt Branson, Bezos and space tourists into making charitable donations before they leave Earth – REX HUPPKE
(DIERSEN: My Democrat superiors in the federal government stressed to my supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates a) that I avoided the draft, b) the new cars that I bought in 1966, 1967, 1968, 1971, etc., c) the money that I paid to earn university degrees in 1970, 1976, 1980, and 1997, d) the new town home that I bought in 1972 and the downtown Chicago condos that I bought in 1974 and 1976, e) the Wheaton home that my wife and I bought in 1978, f) the luxury vacations that my wife and I went on 1978-1992, g) the Wheaton home that we had built in 1984, h) that my wife and I gave up trying to have children, we did not adopt, and we did not become foster parents, i) the collector cars that I bought in 1989 and 1994, j) the money that I had saved for retirement, k) my being eligible to get a $25,000 buyout and take early retirement in 1993 when I was 45 years old, l) etc.)

— Chicago rapper ‘KTS Dre’ killed in hail of bullets outside Cook County Jail KTS Dre had just been bailed out of jail by his fiancé, court records show
— Chicago Police Superintendent David Brown promises action on gun violence after Biden meeting. Chicago shootings: Strike force enacted to cut down on illegal gun trafficking, Biden says. – Jessica D’Onofrio

— Lightfoot Welcomes Federal ‘Strike Force’ Amid Increase in Chicago Gun Violence
(DIERSEN: Of course, Lightfoot does not want anyone to go after those who voted for her and especially those who voted for her and share her demographics.)

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Disgusting pot pushers push pot.

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Downers Grove encourages children to be LGBTQers.

— Trump is the only one that ‘can take the heat’ from Dems, says Donald Trump Jr. – ELISSA SALAMY

— Americans are in danger according to Kinzinger because he says we’re operating under a different set of facts.
(DIERSEN: From what I see, Kinzinger, his political consultants, his major donors, his fundraisers, his campaign manager, his campaign staff members, his campaign volunteers, his etc. have been, are, and will ever-increasingly do everything that they can a) to stop me from sending out GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters and b) to stop everyone from reading those newsletters.)

— Potential Candidate for Illinois Supreme Court Reports $700 in the Bank
— IL-16 UPDATE x2: Adam Kinzinger Raises $800K for Reelection
— GOP State Senate Primary in Offing in Southwestern McHenry County
— Trump Supporters Dominate Route 14 MCC Demonstrators – Part 3

— SEPTEMBER 11, 2004 FLASHBACK: Wheaton: Alan Keyes’ Patriot Day speech warmly received – Dave Diersen
(DIERSEN: Robert Sandberg attended this event.)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Over 500 came to Wheaton’s beautiful Memorial Park on Saturday, September 11, 2004, to meet Alan Keyes and to hear his remarks concerning Patriot Day and his campaign. Alan was warmly received by the crowd which gave him several standing ovations during his 20-minute speech. State Senators Kirk Dillard and Peter Roskam served as Master of Ceremonies. Senator Dillard introduced the elected officials and candidates who were on the band shell stage with Alan while he gave his speech — State Senator Raymond Soden, State Representative Randy Hultgren, State Representative Candidate Roger Jenisch, DuPage County Board Commissioner Debra Olson, DuPage Coroner candidate Peter Siekmann, Illinois GOP State Central Committeeman Ron Smith, Milton Township Assessor Jim Gumm, and Milton Township Trustee Don Sender. The band shell stage is the same one that Bob Dole gave a speech from immediately after he walked in Wheaton’s 1996 Independence Day Parade — CNN broadcast that speech live. Senator Dillard recognized event attendees including DuPage County Auditor Jim Rasins, DuPage County Regional Superintendent of Schools Darlene Ruscitti, DuPage Regional School Board Trustee Tim Whelan, and District 89 School Board Trustee Howard Levine. He recognized the event’s sponsors — State Farm Insurance Agent Mark Prutzman, Oberweis Dairy, John Cox, All Star Printing, himself, Randy Hultgren, Debra Olson, Pete Siekmann, Tim Whelan, Don Sender, and Diersen Consulting. Senator Roskam gave some remarks concerning September 11 and he introduced Alan. Apparently, even though the Daily Herald, the Wheaton Leader, and the Wheaton Sun had been asked to cover the event, the only reporters who covered the event were Rich Samuels with WTTW’s Chicago Tonight and Dave Diersen with GOPUSA.com. Samuels and Diersen made VHS recordings of Alan’s speech. Event photographers included Matt Ferguson and Don Sender. The free event provided attendees with a great opportunity to enjoy great food, to meet their neighbors, to meet their elected officials, and to meet candidates who will appear on November 2 ballots in DuPage County. On July 5 last year, 200 attended a similar event in Wheaton’s Prairie Path Park, including Jack Ryan, Jim Oberweis, Andy McKenna, Chirinjeev Kathuria, and John Cox. Attendees at this year’s event enjoyed hot dogs and Polish sausages personally handed out by Debbie Malek from her cart. Debbie normally locates her cart at Cross and Wesley Streets at the southeast corner of Wheaton’s Adam’s Park, across the street from Wheaton’s Public Library. All the hot dogs and sausages were paid for by State Farm Insurance Agent Mark Prutzman. In its September 12, 2004 edition, the Daily Herald ran a major front page story on Debbie that included six pictures and quotes from Ron Smith. Attendees also enjoyed Oberweis ice cream and flavored milk personally handed out by Jim Oberweis and Sandy Rios from an Oberweis truck. Attendees enjoyed Jays potato chips provided by John Cox, salads and desserts that attendees brought to the picnic or were purchased with cash contributions, and soft drinks and ice paid for by the sponsors. Event costs included $180 for a $1 million insurance policy required for City of Wheaton and Wheaton Park District permits. The many people who helped make the event successful include Karen Diersen, Mark Prutzman, Bill Hogan, Mark Stern, and Gary Muehlfelt. Attendees included Rod McCulloch, Peter LaBarbera, Frank Penn, Richard Johns, Robert Gordon, George Kocan, Robert Sandberg, Leonard Sanchez, Lori Carlson, Richard Russo, Steve Carlson, Keith Carlson, Jason Hinkle, Mark Klage, Patrick Ryan, and Dr. Bob Krzyzewski. Alan will again be speaking in DuPage County on Friday, October 8, at 6:30 PM, at the Milton Township Republican Central Committee’s Viva Oktoberfest fundraiser at the Carlisle Banquet Hall in Lombard. Tickets are $45 or $400/table of ten.)
— SEPTEMBER 11, 2005 FLASHBACK: Nalepa gives keynote address at Wheaton’s 2005 Patriot Day picnic; Birkett, Brady, Fortner, Furstenau, Hultgren, Kathuria, Oberweis, Poe, Rauschenberger, Roskam, Rutherford, Wallace, Wegman, Zaruba, and many others attend – Dave Diersen
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Wheaton’s 2005 Patriot Day picnic in Memorial Park honored the individuals who lost their lives as a result of terrorist attacks against America and showed support for America, for its war on terrorism, and for its military and law enforcement personnel. I had the honor of introducing the event’s master of ceremonies — nationally-known conservative activist, Fox News Channel contributor, and Culture Campaign President Sandy Rios. Wheaton Second Baptist Church Pastor Andre Allen gave the invocation. Korean War veteran Ron Smith led the pledge of allegiance. Harry Newman sang the National Anthem. Rios read President Bush’s 2005 Patriot Day proclamation, introduced the elected officials and candidates, and thanked the event sponsors. DuPage County Board Member Bob Heap spoke about DuPage’s implementation of 9/11 recommendations. 9/11 Families for a Secure America founder Peter Gadiel gave an outstanding speech about lessons learned from September 11, 2001. West Point graduate and USO board member Jim Nalepa gave an outstanding Patriot Day address. Newman concluded the program by singing “We still have heroes.” Attendees enjoyed delicious Debbie Malek hot dogs and Polish sausages courtesy of State Farm Insurance Agent Mark Prutzman, delicious pork sandwiches courtesy of State Representative Ray Poe, delicious Dr. Bob Rauschenbergers courtesy of State Senator Steve Rauschenberger, delicious Jays Potato Chips courtesy of John Cox, delicious ice cream and flavored milk courtesy of Jim Oberweis, and delicious soft drinks and bottled water courtesy of Charinijeev Kathuria. All Star Printing provided event flyers and DuPage County Board Chairman Bob Schillerstrom and Kane County Recorder Sandy Wegman covered the $385 cost of event insurance. The picnic provided attendees with a great opportunity to meet and speak with veterans, law enforcement officials, fire department officials, elected officials, and candidates. Many elected officials attended including State Senators Bill Brady, Carol Pankau, Rauschenberger, Peter Roskam, and Dan Rutherford; State Representatives Randy Hultgren, Roger Jenisch, and Poe; County officials Joe Birkett, Fred Bucholz, Heap, Gwen Henry, Gary King, Debra Olson, Jim Rasins, Darlene Ruscitti, Brien Sheahan, Pete Siekmann, Penny Wegman, Sandy Wegman, Tim Whelan, Jon Zahm, and John Zaruba; Township officials Sal Falbo, Moon Kahn, Gary Muehlfelt, and Leonard Sanchez; Municipal officials Alan Bolds, Jim Carr, Liz Corry, Mike Fortner, Dick Furstenau, and Howard Levine. Many candidates attended including congressional candidate Roskam; gubernatorial candidates Birkett, Brady, Oberweis, and Rauschenberger; Lieutenant Governor candidates Kathuria, Poe, Eric Wallace, and Wegman; Secretary of State candidate Rutherford; State Senate candidates Furstenau and Hultgren; and State Representative candidate Fortner. Former DuPage County Recorder Rick Carney and Mrs. Illinois Kaili Harding and her husband who graduated from West Point and served in both Afghanistan and Iraq also attended. By tomorrow, when I know how many of each type of food and beverage was served, I’ll have a better estimate of the number of the hundreds of people who attended. The many attendees included David Carlin, Dennis Driscoll, Bob Grahm, Joyce Hundhausen, Mark Klage, Jim Leahy, Bruce Mitroff, Mark Stern, Rick Veenstra, and Winston Waller. DuPage County is the second most populous county in Illinois and Wheaton is its county seat. Why didn’t the Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times, Daily Herald, Wheaton Leader, or the Wheaton Sun report on Wheaton’s Patriot Day event? Generally, the liberal media does not report on an event unless it can use that reporting to harm conservatives, that is, harm people who support the Republican platform. The vast majority of the attendees at Wheaton’s Patriot Day picnic were conservative Republicans — why didn’t more Democrats and RINOs attend? A number of Democrats told me that they would not attend because they are Democrats and because their attendance might be misinterpreted as support for President Bush. Attendance would have been even greater if fewer Democrats didn’t argue that Republicans have highjacked Patriot Day to promote the Patriot Act and President Bush’s policies in Iraq; if Blagojevich, Durbin, Hynes, Madigan, Obama, Quinn, or Topinka had helped sponsor event or confirmed that they would attend; if more Democrats and more RINOs shared the attitude toward patriotism and toward Patriot Day that Republicans have; if the Daily Herald had promoted the event like it promoted Naperville’s event; if there were not so many other competing events; and if the temperature/humidity had been lower.)

— Socialism has failed every place and time it has been tried – Richard W. Rahn
— Congressional Democrats give Biden a pass on oversight and accountability – Haris Alic

— Why the media elite, captured by the Left, are alienating both sides. Many journalists worry that liberal reporters and web types have seized effective control of many newsrooms – Howard Kurtz
— Tucker: Biden administration deems censorship ‘applicable to private speech’

— Kudlow: Systemic racism, Critical Race Theory and racial equity have become the diagnosis and solution. ‘The 1619 Project has been disputed by respected historians.’

— So Much Evidence that January 6, 2021 was a Calculated Set-Up – Steve McCann
— How much longer will parents let toxic school socialists ruin their children? – Ronald E. Yates

— The Democrats’ Topsy-Turvy Spin Machine. The media can’t cover for Joe Biden’s “Gong Show” administration indefinitely. – Conrad Black

— YouTube Temporarily Blacklists CPAC Channel, Deletes Video of Trump – ALLUM BOKHARI
— Trump beguiles Republicans as chaos swirls in party – AFP
— Newspaper Censors Op-Ed on Critical Race Theory from Kansas Attorney General – KATHERINE HAMILTON

— Professor makes ‘average white’ student stand up in lecture, explains he has inherent ‘benefit’ over black student no ‘matter what he does’ – PHIL SHIVER
(DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes attribute the few successes that I have had in life (passed the CPA and Certified Internal Auditor examinations on my first attempt, three master’s degrees, professional license, etc.) to my unfairly benefitting from a) my being born a healthy White male, b) my living in Crete 1948-1972, c) my being a federal employee for almost 30 years, d) my avoiding the draft, e) my getting married, f) my wife having good jobs, g) my wife and I giving up trying to have children, our not adopting, and our not becoming foster parents, h) my being a federal retiree for almost 24 years, h) etc.)

— Misinformation Deception From Facebook’s ‘Fact-Checkers’ How the social media giant uses “independent” fact-checkers to declare anything that doesn’t support its favored narrative “misinformation.”

— Anti-CRT Activist Says She Was Targeted In Harassment Campaign – HAROLD HUTCHISON

— My Campus Canceled Me Since I Didn’t Post a Black Square on Instagram – Nicole Kiser

— Nothing ‘Woke’ About the Toxic Indoctrination of Our Children – Larry Bell

— Destroying Our Military from Within – Oliver North|

— Rescuing Math and Science from Critical Race Theory’s Racial Discrimination – Jonathan Butcher

— FBI Tells Americans to Report ‘Family Members and Peers’ in Tweet, Gets Blowback – JACK PHILLIPS

— Nikki Haley calls on ‘every governor’ in US to ban funding for critical race theory in public schools – Kaelan Deese
(DIERSEN: Needless-to-say, the chairmen of a) the Illinois Republican Party, b) each of the 102 Republican county party organizations, and c) each of the Republican township/ward party organization should be calling for a ban on CRT, 1619, BLM, LGBTQ, and other anti-Republican funding.)

— Trump Suits Against Tech Giants Face Steep First Amendment Hurdles. A unanimous 1974 Supreme Court decision said newspapers could not be forced to publish replies from politicians they had criticized. – Adam Liptak

— Let’s liberate kids from race indoctrination — with school choice – Betsy DeVos

— A PTA Purge of Asians. America’s top public high school shows us what discrimination looks like today. – William McGurn
— California’s ‘Ethnic Studies’ Gold Rush. Progressive education consultants and activists stand to pocket millions from the implementation of a new curriculum. – Kenny Xu
— The Meaning of Biden’s Firing Spree. – Editorial
(DIERSEN: Constructively, the Democrats who ran GAO fired me in 1997 when I was 49 years old because I was a Republican. Democrats and Democrat plants, Libertarians and Libertarian plants, Greens and Green plants, Independents and Independent plats, and RINOs have no problem with that.)
— Vaccine Polarization Is Partisanship at Its Dumbest. Last fall Kamala Harris said she wouldn’t trust a shot that was authorized before the election. – Gerard Baker

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats try to mislead everyone into believing that Republicans fought the Civil War to continue slavery instead of Democrats.
— Joe Biden’s Car Collection: From the Corvette Stingray to an Electric Ford – SAMANTHA LOCK
(DIERSEN: I should write an article that compares and contrasts Biden’s car collection with my car collection.)

(FROM THE ARTICLE: 1967 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray However, the car reported to be closest to his heart—a 1967 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray—was gifted to the then 24-year-old as a wedding present from his father in the August of 1967. The Goodwood-green colored convertible still sits in Biden’s garage and even appeared alongside his presidential campaign. “I love this car. Nothing but incredible memories,” Biden said standing next to the vintage vehicle in a campaign video from August 2020. “Every time I get in I think of my dad and Beau [his late son].” The 1967 variant was the last in the C2 Corvette range. “The Secret Service won’t let me drive it. I’m not allowed to drive anything. It’s the one thing I hate about this job. I’m serious,” Biden said. With up to 350 horsepower, a V8 engine and the ability to reach speeds of 60 mph in just 4.7 seconds, it’s easy to see why Biden treasures the 1967 classic. Appearing on an episode of Jay Leno’s Garage in October of 2016, Biden impressed viewers by taking the comedian for a spin and performing a burnout in his ’67 Corvette Stingray. “I’ve always loved to drive… I like speed,” he told Leno while adding that his sons Beau and Hunter had the car’s engine rebuilt as a Christmas gift. According to Biden at the time, the meeting marked only the third time the Secret Service allowed him to drive his beloved car during his eight-year stint as vice president.)

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.