July 18 Evening Edition

— AS THE DEMOCRAT PARTY’S STRANGLEHOLD ON CHICAGO TIGHTENS: DISGUSTING, OUTRAGEOUS, RACIST: Chicago Columbus statue protest: Elected officials, activists condemn Chicago Police Department actions after Grant Park rally escalates, some hospitalized Protesters had initially gathered by Buckingham Fountain for a Black Lives Matter demonstration
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Some members of the Chicago City Council commented on the protest on Twitter. Ald. Carlos Ramirez-Rosa said, “Black and Indigenous Chicagoans and people from all across the city came together to do what our so-called progressive mayor refused and failed to do.” Ald. Daniel La Spata said, “Chicago may be the only ‘liberal’ city willing to brutalize Black and brown youth to protect a symbol of white supremacy.” At 9 a.m., several aldermen and Illinois officials gathered to condemn CPD’s response to the protest. . .United Working Families members Alderman Carlos Rosa, Ald. Byron Sigcho Lopez, Cook County Commissioner Brandon Johnson, state Rep. Delia Ramirez, state Sen. Robert Peters, and Democratic Nominee Lakesia Collins planned to attend. Supportive elected officials who are unable to attend include Ald. Rossana Rodriguez Sanchez, Ald. Daniel La Spata, and Ald. Jeanette Taylor, the statement said. Participating organizations include Black Youth Project 100, Black Lives Matter Chicago, Chi-Nations Youth Council, the Black Abolitionist Network and United Working Families. The Italian American Human Relations Foundation of Chicago also responded to the protest, saying in part “This was the work of evil minded people. They have been fueled by an educational system too lax in its reliance on a poor curriculum re the education of the legacy of Columbus, and abetted by the majority of the media who refuse to question the baseless revisionist history of the Columbus saga.” When asked for a comment from the mayor, a spokesman for Lightfoot’s office pointed to a Twitter thread. In it, Lightfoot said “I unequivocally support and will always fight for the rights of individuals to peacefully protest on any issue. The history and stories of the lives of Indigenous People here in Chicago need to be lifted up and celebrated. There is a dialogue that must be had to honestly confront the deeply ingrained history of racism and discrimination that has subjected Black, Indigenous and other communities of color in our city and our nation for too long.” She went on to say her team has been developing a plan to engage in a comprehensive review of the city’s public icons to identify what should change and where new monuments and icons should be erected. She said more details are coming. Some protesters came with frozen water bottles, rocks, bottles, cans and other gear to throw at officers, Lightfoot said. “People in the crowd also threw fireworks and other incendiary devices at police, causing injury in several cases. These violent acts are unacceptable and put everyone at risk,” LIghtfoot said. She also noted there have been several reports of police using excessive force. “These are also unacceptable,” she said. “This is a difficult moment in our history. I know Chicagoans are frustrated and impatient for change. It is my sincere hope that we can strike the right balance to ensure people can rightfully express themselves & their First Amendment rights, but do so in a way that does not put anyone’s physical safety at risk. That would be consistent with our long history of peaceful protest.” Anyone whom the police has mistreated should file a complaint through the Chicago Civilian Office of Police Accountability or by dialing 311, Lightfoot said.)
— AS THE DEMOCRAT PARTY’S STRANGLEHOLD ON CHICAGO TIGHTENS: DISGUSTING, OUTRAGEOUS, RACIST: Chicago weekend violence leaves 36 shot, 6 dead; pregnant woman, teens hurt
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hates say “64% of Americans distrust Trump on COVID-19.”
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-haters promote a hate-filled Trump-hater’s book.
— Coronavirus Illinois: IL reports 1,276 COVID-19 cases, 18 deaths as state sets testing record for 3rd day in a row

— Illinois Sets Another Single-Day Coronavirus Testing Record, Reports 1,276 New Cases
— US Virus Updates: US Reaches Single-Day High of New Cases; Schools Unlikely to Open in Fall

— AS THE DEMOCRAT PARTY’S STRANGLEHOLD ON CHICAGO TIGHTENS: DISGUSTING, OUTRAGEOUS, RACIST: Activists, elected officials call on Lightfoot to take down Columbus statue after confrontations at Grant Park – MADELINE BUCKLEY
— AS THE DEMOCRAT PARTY’S STRANGLEHOLD ON CHICAGO TIGHTENS: DISGUSTING, OUTRAGEOUS, RACIST: Activists, elected officials urge Lightfoot to take down Columbus statue after confrontations at Grant Park. Mayor says city reviewing ‘public icons.’ – MADELINE BUCKLEY

— Madigan might be wise to step down — but, first, shame on ComEd The power company admitted to using lobbyists to shower jobs, contracts and payoffs for the purpose of gaining favor with Madigan, who denies any wrongdoing, but, at minimum, is standing in a bad storm. – Editorial
— Trader Joe’s asked to remove ‘racist packaging’ food names Petition urges grocer to rename ethnic food brands, including Trader José’s, Trader Ming’s.

— It can be denied no longer: Speaker Madigan must go – Editorial
— Who got the most PPP money in Fox Valley: Oberweis Dairy, more – Susan Sarkauskas
— Some of the businesses that got the most PPP money in DuPage – Marie Wilson

— Pat O’Brien Seeks To Unseat State’s Attorney Kim Foxx, Wants More ‘Criminals’ Prosecuted Instead Of Out On Bond – CRAIG DELLIMORE

— Calls grow for Madigan to resign – Doug Finke

— ‘Black Lives’ mural outside Trump Tower defaced for 3rd time – AP

— Small Protest in Downtown Naperville – Aysha Ashley Househ

— COVID Cases Rise, Media Blames Churches – Christine Misner

— Two-thirds of voters now believe major news organizations have political agenda – Jennifer Harper (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, the mainstream news media serves as operatives or dupes for the Democrat Party, Libertarian Party, Green Party, RINOs, BLMers, LGBTQers, foreign countries, and other Trump-haters.)

— Biden campaign staffer mocked cops as worse than ‘pigs,’ called for defunding police The Biden team isn’t disavowing Sara Pearl’s since-deleted posts – Gregg Re

— Leftist Protests More Sacred Than Church Services

— Imagining an America without police – United Patriot News

— Telemundo Hails AOC For Wanting The Rich to Pay Illegals, Shades Bezos – Kathleen Krumhansl

— Some Flaky Bush Republicans Are Backing Joe. What Else is New in Washington? – Darin Selnick

— Explaining and responding to ‘cancel culture’ Explaining and responding to ‘cancel culture’ – Jim Denison (DIERSEN: Who takes the lead in canceling people in your neighborhood, in your precinct, in your municipal district, in your municipality, in your county district, in your county, in Illinois, and in the organizations that you are a member of? I should write a book about those who take the lead in canceling people in my neighborhood, in my precinct, in Wheaton’s West District, in Wheaton, in DuPage County’s 4th District, in DuPage County, in Illinois, in the Milton Township Republican Organization, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Illinois Republican Party, and Wheaton Chamber of Commerce.)

— How real is reverse discrimination? – JONATHAN TURLEY (DIERSEN: Democrats and RINOs use Affirmative Action, Diversity, Inclusion, and up-or-out, otherwise known as political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, and age discrimination, to get rid of Republicans, and especially to get rid of Republicans who are Trump supporters, conservative, White, male, older, Protestant, German American, draft avoiders, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time. I should write a book about the aforesaid Democrats and RINOs. I would focus on those who have/had lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Illinois, DuPage County, Milton Township, and Wheaton. I would focus on those who are/were leaders of the Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Milton Township Republican Organization, TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, Illinois Center Right Coalition, American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter, GAO, IRS, and Post Office.)

— Corporate ads said Black Lives Matter. But the industry creating them is nearly all White. – Christopher Boulton (DIERSEN: Democrats and RINOs use BLM to get rid of Republicans, and especially to get rid of Republicans who are Trump supporters, conservative, White, male, older, Protestant, German American, draft avoiders, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)

— For left-wing purists, moderates — not conservatives — are the true enemy – Kevin D. Williamson

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-haters blame Trump for “COVID-19 discrimination” against Asians and against Blacks.

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Republican-hater promotes hatred against Republicans.

— America Was Not Conceived in Racism – RYAN P. WILLIAMS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hater says “Trump Stokes ‘Defund Police’ Fears in New Tough-on-Crime Campaign Message.”

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hater says “Trump’s embrace of Goya is another cynical attempt to use Hispanics as props.”

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.