July 21 Morning Edition

— Rep. Rodney Davis, tapped for Jan. 6 panel, thrust in highest profile assignment of his House career. Said Rep. Adam Kinzinger, R-Ill., Davis will “be a fair arbiter. …I’ve never heard him defending what happened on Jan. 6; that’s good.” – Lynn Sweet
— Fed up with Kim Foxx’s office, alderman wants city to take some matters into its own hands. At Wednesday’s City Council meeting, Ald. Anthony Napolitano wants to take some crimes normally prosecuted by the state’s attorney’s office and divert them to city hearing officers. – Fran Spielman

— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD WITH BIG COLOR PICTURE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats promote LGBTQ.

— Critical race theory opponents make their case at District 99 meeting – Bob Rakow

— Which Wheaton Businesses Got PPP Loans. The Paycheck Protection Program benefited nearly 12 million businesses in the U.S., including some in Wheaton.

— Republican DiCianni’s marketing firm making money from Democratic group – Glenn Minnis

— Imagine paying 40% less in property taxes to get the same or better education results

— ILGOP rebuked for fundraising off of CRT scares

— Fake conservatives target Tucker Carlson – Robert Knight
(DIERSEN: I should write a book about fake conservatives who target me.)
— Boebert demands ‘Biden regime’ explain alleged unequal treatment of Jan. 6, BLM rioters. Colorado Republican says ‘all political violence must be prosecuted fairly’ – Valerie Richardson
— Runaway Texas Dems derailed as outbreak spreads to White House, Pelosi’s office. Jen Psaki rejects ‘super-spreader,’ praises attention cast on voting rights. – Valerie Richardson and Jeff Mordock
— Three House Republicans lose appeals on fines over Pelosi’s mask mandate – AP
(DIERSEN: How soon, if not already, will the leaders of the following officially get rid of you if you do not follow their COVID-19 rules: your employer if you are still employed, the organizations that you are a member of, your municipality, your township, your county, Illinois, America, and the world?)
— Dr. Fauci: Trump team deserves ‘considerable credit’ for COVID-19 vaccines – Tom Howell Jr.

— Judicial Watch files civil rights lawsuit for teacher fired after criticizing violent left-wing riots. Palatine teacher Jeanne Hedgepeth made the posts on her personal Facebook account during summer vacation. – Michael Ruiz
— Lindsey Graham threatens to deny quorum to prevent amnesty in infrastructure bill. ‘The dumbest idea in all of Washington would be to grant amnesty in an infrastructure bill without first securing the border’
— The media creates a virtue-signaling stew to placate terrified advertisers. ‘Appear woke, and the Twitter mob might let you survive–otherwise, they’ll topple you like a statue of Abraham Lincoln’ – Greg Gutfeld
(DIERSEN: He who pays the piper calls the tunes. GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters and www.gopillinois.com will never contain advertising and will always be free. I can afford to donate the 10+ hours each and every day needed to put the newsletters together, to send them out, and to post copies on www.gopillinois.com because I am no longer a TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairman, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee member, Milton Township Republican Organization webmaster, Center Right Coalition Steering Committee member, American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter board member, or GAO employee. I can afford the money needed to put the newsletters together, to send them out, and to post copies on www.gopillinois.com because I have a Civil Service Retirement System pension and the federal government pays 72% of my and my wife’s health, dental, and vision insurance.)
— Hannity: Dems will blame ‘racist’ voter suppression for losses in 2022
(DIERSEN: Since 2000, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have blamed me and have blamed my GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters for all the losses that Republican candidates on ballots in my precinct have suffered. They have also blamed what I did as a TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairman 2005-2012, Milton Township Republican Organization webmaster 2008-2010 and 2000-2004, and Center Right Coalition Steering Committee member 2003-2007.)
— Biden admin promotes radical group pushing critical race theory in schools – Ethan Barton

— Joe Biden’s past ignored by Critical Race Theory supporters – Spencer Irvine

— Senate Democrats Hope to Slip as Big an Amnesty as Possible into Budget – JOHN BINDER

— Trump calls Rep. Liz Cheney a ‘loser RINO,’ says that he plans to endorse one of her challengers – ALEX NITZBERG

— Democrats Push For Taxpayer-Funded Abortion, Remove Historically Bipartisan Amendments. – Charlotte Pence Bond

— Lying About ‘Misinformation’ To Justify Tyranny – Ben Shapiro
(DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, all government and political news and commentary is misinformation except for the government and political news and commentary that they put out or bless. I should write a book about my critics/opponents. I would focus on those who focus on a) stopping me from sending out GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters and b) stopping everyone from reading those newsletters. I would focus on those who have taken the biggest adverse actions against me.)

— The Biggest Source Of ‘Misinformation,’ Lies, And Delusion Is Leftist Corporate Media. Why would people believe so-called misinformation? It’s a pivotal question, and the left can’t bring themselves to answer it because it damns them. – Kylee Zempel
— No, The Biden Administration Is Not Backing Down On Critical Race Theory In Schools. Idealistic conservatives can act as if Education Secretary Miguel Cardona has promised a shift in policy, but it would be naive to join the conga line. – Gabe Kaminsky

— Senators Want Answers on NEA’s Opposition Research Program Targeting Critical Race Theory Opponents – MARK TAPSCOTT

— Republicans divided on how hard to push vaccines – SCOTT WONG
— High-profile COVID-19 infections spark new worries – ALEXIS SIMENDINGER AND AL WEAVER
(FROM THE ARTICLE: In official Washington, relaxed behaviors began to change on Tuesday following the discovery that vaccinated aides from the White House and Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-Calif.) staff, along with vaccinated legislators from Texas visiting the nation’s capital, plus Rep. Vern Buchanan (R-Fla.), who was fully vaccinated early this year, all recently tested positive for COVID-19 with mild or no symptoms. Their infections are met with self-isolation, contact tracing to determine whether senior elected officials might be exposed, and lots and lots of testing. The infected-but-vaccinated can transmit the virus to others, including children and adults.)
— New co-chairs named for congressional caucus for millennials – OLAFIMIHAN OSHIN
(DIERSEN: As members of the following groups are ever-increasing attacked by Democrats, by Libertarians, by Greens, by Independents, and by RINOs, expect that they will form more organizations and stronger organizations for their self-defense: those who are law enforcement officers, 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.)

— On Fox News, Vaccination Pleas Intensify, but Skepticism Persists – Michael M. Grynbaum, Tiffany Hsu and Zolan Kanno-Youngs
— Tracking Viral Misinformation Times reporters will chronicle and debunk false and misleading information that is going viral online. – Davey Alba
(DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, all government and political news and commentary is misinformation except for the government and political news and commentary that they put out or bless. I should write a book about my critics/opponents. I would focus on those who focus on a) stopping me from sending out GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters and b) stopping everyone from reading those newsletters. I would focus on those who have taken the biggest adverse actions against me.)
— Black Unemployment Matters Just as Much as White Unemployment – William E. Spriggs
(DIERSEN: In 1971, when I was 22 years old, Oldsmobile withdrew a job offer that I had accepted saying that Oldsmobile had just agreed to stop hiring Whites to settle an EEOC complaint. In 1997, when I was 49 years old, my Democrat GAO superiors forced me to take their early retirement “offer” so that they could give my job and my preferred corner office to my Black subordinate, which they did.)

— FRONT PAGE WITH COLOR PICTURE: Republicans less likely than Democrats to see racism as political obstacle – Michael Collins and Chelsey Cox
(DIERSEN: From what I see, the more of the following that you are, the more that Democrat plant, Libertarian plant, Green plant, Independent plant, and RINO leaders of Republican organization DO NOT WANT YOU: Trump-supporter, conservative, Republican, White, male, older, Protestant, German American, gun owner, and/or if your ancestors have been in America for a long time.)

— A Deeper Look at Critical Race Theory. The neo-Marxist movement rejects equal opportunity, merit and objectivity. – William A. Galston
— U.S. Life Expectancy Fell by 1.5 Years in 2020, the Biggest Decline in Generations. Covid-19, drug overdoses and homicides drove longevity down; Hispanic men suffered largest decline. – Betsy McKay
(DIERSEN: What is your life expectancy? According to Social Security Administration ( https://www.ssa.gov/oact/population/longevity.html ), my life expectancy is 86, or 13 more years. What are you going to do with the rest of your life? Unless my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes succeed in stopping me, I will continue to put together and send out GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters. I should write a book about my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes and the adverse actions that they have taken against me. Better yet, I should sue them.)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Provisional data released Wednesday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention showed that American life expectancy dropped to 77.3 years in 2020, roughly the same level as in 2003, erasing years of hard-won gains in the nation’s public health.)
— FRONT PAGE: Now Hiring: White Castle—Four Years After You Applied. In a hot job market, McDonald’s, Cheesecake Factory and other companies are getting back in touch; ‘I was like ohhhhh, thank you, but yeah, I found another job’ – Te-Ping Chen

— Facebook onboards another 31 newsletter writers on Bulletin – Amanda Silberling
(DIERSEN: I should write a book about my direct competitors who do everything that they can to a) stop me from sending out GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters and b) stop everyone from reading those newsletters. I would focus on my direct competitors who paint themselves as being religious, conservative, and/or Republican, but who reject the traditional marriage/family, right to life, immigration, illegal drugs, Second Amendment, and/or equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving) planks in the Republican Party platform. I would focus on my direct competitors who disapprove of, if not despise, one or more of my demographics: White, male, old (born in 1948), baptized, raised, and confirmed as a Missouri Synod Lutheran, 100% German national origin, my ancestors have been in America since 1844, Crete resident 1948-1972, Wheaton resident since 1978, non-poor, draft avoider, heterosexual, married, childless, pet-less, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, gun owner, federal employee for almost 30 years, federal retiree for almost 24 years, etc. I would focus on my direct competitors 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.)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Bulletin boasts a breadth of free content and contains minimal Facebook branding — it’s hosted on its own separate website, not the Facebook app. But newsletter writers can choose which content to put behind a paywall, which readers purchase access to, of course, via Facebook Pay. Newsletter subscribers might also gain access to subscriber-only Facebook groups, Live Audio Rooms and podcasts — so, Bulletin helps Facebook funnel subscribers into other products under its growing brand. But while Bulletin grows as a curated, invite-only platform for public figures that’s more exclusive than Raya, other platforms have struggled with the ethics of content moderation.)

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.