July 24 Morning Edition

— New legislation would require women, like men, to sign up for potential military draft. Women have been serving at all levels of the military since 2013. – Trish Turner

— Gov. J.B. Pritzker and his relationship with organized labor. There’s nobody in Springfield with the authority and might to convince the politically powerful unions to back down a bit. Pritzker has to find a different, uncharted way. – Rich Miller
— Stand against corruption by giving the legislative inspector general true independence. There is nothing improper in trying to increase transparency in Springfield. – Editorial
(DIERSEN: I should write a book about GAO’s lack of true independence.)

— Illinois averaging 80% more COVID-19 cases than a week ago – Jake Griffin

— Dems Enchanted By Promise Of Pritzker’s Wealth Overlook Failures – Mark Konkol

— Franklin Graham’s ‘God Loves You Tour’ coming to Joliet

— NFL salutes woke culture – Robert Knight
— Biden Education Department says it mistakenly promoted a group’s extremist racial-justice manifesto – Kery Murakami

— How long until ‘Cleveland Guardians’ is offensive, too? – David Freddoso

— ‘Olympic failure’: Ingraham sounds off on ‘woke-ism’ polluting formerly unifying event. The Tokyo Games feature an ‘overload of Olympians who think we somehow care about their political views,’ host says. – Charles Creitz

— How the Left Undervalues America – Vince Coyner

— Kamala Harris Tells Illegal Aliens that America ‘is Your Home’ – Eric Felten
— Texas Starts Jailing Illegal Aliens on State Charges of Trespassing. – Eric Lendrum
— Critical Witchcraft Theory. “Systemic racism” is not a sociological theory. It is theology. More precisely, it is a demonology: a theory of witchcraft. – Peter W. Wood

— IRS Unit Has More Cars than Agents and Fails to Ensure Cars Are Used for Official Business
(DIERSEN: While I worked for IRS’s Collection Division in Harvey 1972-1973, in Joliet and Chicago at 63rd and Halsted 1973-1974, and in downtown Chicago 1974-1978, I used my 1962 Chevrolet BelAir to make field calls.)

— House Republicans: Amnesty Crusade Is About Expanding Democrats’ Voter Base – JOHN BINDER
(DIERSEN: The Democrat voter base is anti-law enforcement, anti-Trump, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-heterosexual, anti-traditional marriage/family, anti-non-poor people, anti-gun owners, anti-Christian, anti-Protestant, anti-Italian American, anti-German American, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)

— DeVos says White House is lying, Biden’s Dept of Ed, ‘as far left as you can imagine,’ approved CRT group – Tom Tillison

— Step-by-Step to How Communism Undermines Christianity – Rev. Michael P. Orsi

— Some Dems Finally Realized ‘Woke’ Politics Are A Losing Strategy – BRADLEY DEVLIN

— Education Department Backs Off Promotion of Group Espousing Critical Race Theory – Kendall Tietz

— De-CRT Your School – Larry O’Connor

— Alabama Gov. Ivey: ‘Start Blaming the Unvaccinated Folks’ – Jeffrey Rodack
(DIERSEN: How soon, if not already, will countries, states, counties, townships, and municipalities publish the names and addresses of their unvaccinated residents and call for everyone to do whatever it takes to either a) get them vaccinated or b) get rid of them once and for all?)

— More Voters Want Congress to Probe BLM Riots Than Jan. 6. Over 60% of people in every racial group prefer the BLM investigation. – Mary Chastain
(DIERSEN: Who led the BLM riots in Illinois, in your county, in your township, and in your municipality?)
— Critical Race Theory Is A Societal Dead End. – William A. Jacobson

— Affirmative action is anti-Asian racism. Affirmative action and employment equity, which are imposed in schools and workplaces throughout North America, have systemically targeted Asians seeking equal opportunities. – Arjun Singh
(DIERSEN: Democrats and RINOs use Affirmative Action, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion to get rid of Republicans. How soon, if not already, will political organizations officially get rid of their members who are White, male, older, conservative, heterosexual, married, patriotic, non-poor, non-veteran, gun owners, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time?)

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump calls Arizona State Senator Paul Boyer (R) a RINO and touts his primary challenger. How soon, if not already, will RINO activists, RINO candidates, RINO elected officials, RINO party leaders, RINO political consultants, RINO major donors, RINO fundraisers, RINO campaign managers, RINO campaign staff members, RINO campaign volunteers, and RINO voters come out of their closets and officially proclaim themselves as being what they are: RINOs? I should write a book about the biggest RINOs in Illinois, in DuPage County, in Milton Township, and in Wheaton. RINOs focus on destroying those who do not hate Trump and those who support 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.

— GOP sees widening rift over promoting Covid shots. While top Republicans pleaded with people to get vaccinated, others downplayed the threat of a Covid-19 resurgence. – ADAM CANCRYN

— In the Capitol, the Delta Variant Spreads Worry and Partisanship. Staff members are flocking to get tested and the Capitol’s doctor is begging laggards to get vaccinated, but as the variant takes hold in the Capitol’s “petri dish,” rancor is only growing. – Jonathan Weisman
(DIERSEN: How soon, if not already, will countries, states, counties, townships, and municipalities publish the names and addresses of their unvaccinated residents and call for everyone to do whatever it takes to either a) get them vaccinated or b) get rid of them once and for all?)
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: De Blasio Urges New York Businesses to Require Employee Vaccinations. The debate over mandates is intensifying as the highly contagious Delta variant of the coronavirus surges in many parts of the United States. – Michael Gold, Emma G. Fitzsimmons and Michael D. Shear
(DIERSEN: How soon, if not already, will countries, states, counties, townships, and municipalities publish the names and addresses of their unvaccinated residents and call for everyone to do whatever it takes to either a) get them vaccinated or b) get rid of them once and for all?)
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: Biden Officials Now Expect Vulnerable Americans to Need Booster Shots. The growing consensus that at least some Americans will need a booster is partly tied to research suggesting that Pfizer’s vaccine is less effective after about six months. – Sharon LaFraniere
— For Republicans, Deep Wounds Fuel Resistance to Bolstering the I.R.S. A desire to crack down on tax cheats is overshadowed by years of G.O.P. resentment toward the agency. – Alan Rappeport
(DIERSEN: Of course, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes stress that I worked for IRS for almost 9 years. Of course, they stress that only to promote hatred against me.)
— Macron Takes the Lead in Pressuring People to Get Vaccinated, or Else – Roger Cohen
(DIERSEN: How soon, if not already, will countries, states, counties, townships, and municipalities publish the names and addresses of their unvaccinated residents and call for everyone to do whatever it takes to either a) get them vaccinated or b) get rid of them once and for all?)
— Republicans Have Their Own Private Autocracy – Paul Krugman
(DIERSEN: What do you say to leaders of Republican organizations who demand blind loyalty? I should write a book about such past and present leaders of the Milton Township Republican Organization, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Illinois Republican Party. I would focus on the adverse actions that the aforesaid have taken against me. What do you say to Republican candidates and elected officials who demand blind loyalty? I should write a book about such aforesaid candidates on ballots in my precinct since 2000. I would focus on the adverse actions that the aforesaid have taken against me.)

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats promote CRT.

— NYC restaurants survived COVID only to be destroyed by woke complaints – Steve Cuozzo

— Poll shows majority of unvaccinated Americans don’t plan on getting full protection: Live COVID-19 updates – Jeanine Santucci
(DIERSEN: How soon, if not already, will countries, states, counties, townships, and municipalities publish the names and addresses of their unvaccinated residents and call for everyone to do whatever it takes to either a) get them vaccinated or b) get rid of them once and for all?)

— How Corporate America Became a Political Orphan. With populism on the rise in the GOP and the Democrats moving left, the business community is struggling to find allies in a polarized era. – Gerald F. Seib
— The Temptation of Judging for ‘Common Good’ Conservatives finally have a Supreme Court majority. Some on the right want judicial activism too. – David B. Rivkin Jr. and Andrew M. Grossman
— Texas Provides a Model for Conservative Healthcare Reform. Republicans passed a package of market-friendly laws to expand access and increase competition. – Bobby Jindal
— Chicago Honors Victim of ‘Red Summer’ Race Riots—More Than 100 Years Later. A marker will be added to the grave of Eugene Williams, who died in one of the worst episodes of racial violence in U.S. history. – Cameron McWhirter
(DIERSEN: How long have your ancestors been in America? Ever-increasingly, Democrats hint/imply/argue/shout that if you are a Republican, the longer that your ancestors have been in America, the more reparations that you should pay. When did your ancestor come to America? Mine came during the 1840s and 1850s. What were they doing in 1919? On my father’s side, they were operating Crete’s only hardware store. On my mother’s side, they were operating a farm in Grant Park on the Indiana border.)
— FRONT PAGE: TRAGIC: Gas Engines, and the People Behind Them, Are Cast Aside for Electric Vehicles. Transition not yet noticeable in showrooms, but industry resources have shifted. ‘We’re trying to make things change pretty quickly’. – Mike Colias

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Democrat reports on a Crenshaw fundraiser.

— Marjorie Taylor Greene said she would deport Chinese people who are ‘loyal’ to the Chinese Communist Party – Alia Shoaib

— Trump Says Cleveland’s Name Change to Guardians a ‘Disgrace’ Against Native Americans – ALEXANDRA HUTZLER

— Is Polarized America Primed for a Breakout Third Party? – Dora Mekouar
(DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who have made it the most clear since 2000 that they want conservatives to leave the Republican Party. I would focus on past and present leaders of the Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Milton Township Republican Organization, Illinois, DuPage County, Milton Township, Wheaton, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, Wheaton Park District, TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois, Illinois Center Right Coalition, American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter, etc. I would focus on Republican candidates on ballots in my precinct, their political consultants, their major donors, their fundraisers, their campaign managers, their campaign staff members, and their campaign volunteers.)

— Will ‘the Great Wealth Transfer’ Trigger a Millennial Civil War? – Eric Levitz
(DIERSEN: Who has hinted/implied/argued/shouted that you have too much wealth? My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have hinted/implied/argued/shouted that I have had too much wealth ever since a bought a new 1966 Pontiac Tempest Sprint in 1966 when I was 17 years old. Their hints/implications/arguments/shouts got louder as I bought a new 1968 Oldsmobile 442 in 1967, I bought a new 1969 Dodge Charger SE in 1968, I bought a new 1972 Corvette in 1971, I started paying for tuition and books for graduate business courses at Loyola in 1972, I bought a new town home in University Park in 1972, I bought a new car in 1973, I bought a studio condo in downtown Chicago in 1974, I started paying for tuition and books for graduate accounting courses at DePaul in 1976, I bought a one bedroom condo in downtown Chicago in 1976, my wife and I bought a home and two new cars in 1978, my wife and I had a new home built in Wheaton in 1984, I bought a collector car and a new car in 1989, I started paying for tuition and books for graduate finance courses at IIT in 1992, I bought another collector car in 1994, etc. In my defense, the money for the aforesaid came from what I earned when I did yard work and delivered newspapers 1962-1964; washed dishes 1964-1966; cleaned golf shoes, chipped slag, and pumped gasoline in 1966; delivered mail 1966-1969; worked on an automobile assembly line and as a security guard in 1970; sold tires, automotive services, and major appliances 1970-1971; pumped gasoline 1971-1972; collected delinquent taxes 1971-1980; and audited federal agencies 1980-1997.)

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats and RINOs want everyone in the military to be LGBTQers.

— How Political Backlash to Critical Race Theory Reached School Reopening Guidance – Andrew Ujifusa

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.