July 26 Morning Edition

DUPAGE COUNTY REPUBLICAN CENTRAL COMMITTEE
— DuPage GOP and Will GOP Chairmen to meet to fill H81 vacancy
http://dupagegop.org/news/krajewski-and-havel-to-fill-h81-vacancy/
(FROM THE ANNOUNCEMENT: DuPage County GOP Chairman Brian Krajewski and Will County GOP Chairman Kathy Havel put out an official notice of meeting to formally declare vacancies for the official office as well as the GOP nomination in Illinois House District 81. Chairmen Krajewski and Havel plan to meet this weekend to fill the vacancies. “We were all surprised by State Rep. Sandack’s resignation, but we will act both swiftly and thoroughly to name a replacement,” Krajewski said. “We hope to name someone by the end of this weekend so that our new Representative can get up and running as soon as possible.”)

 

ALTON DAILY NEWS
— Search Begins for Sandack Replacement – Cole Lauterbach
http://www.altondailynews.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=17&id=219714#.V5bf2BF9XHk
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Suburban Chicago GOP political leaders are looking for a replacement for a prominent state representative who abruptly resigned Sunday. Suburban Chicago State Rep. Ron Sandack (R-Dist. 81) resigned from his seat in the Illinois General Assembly on Sunday, citing a series of malicious cyber attacks in which his online profiles were cloned numerous times. Sandack said in a statement that he would work with the GOP to ensure that his replacement is elected in November. Sandack’s replacement will be appointed by DuPage County Republican Chairman Brian Krajewski, who said the resignation was very unexpected. “I hadn’t heard anything about what was transpiring, so it came as a big surprise that he was resigning immediately,” Krajewski said. Among the candidates for Sandack’s replacement, Krajewski said some names stand out, but stressed that the appointee will have to be politically electable. Two whom Krajewski mentioned are Downers Grove Commissioner David Olsen, who is likely the favorite, and Downers Grove Mayor Martin Tully. The appointed GOP representative will face Democrat Greg Hose in November. Downers Grove State Rep. Ron Sandack (R-Dist. 81) announced his immediate resignation from his seat on Sunday. The abrupt resignation comes while Sandack has been battling a malicious social media campaign. “…After some cyber security issues arose, I began to re-evaluate my continued public service,” Sandack said in a statement. “I have always recognized there is no greater privilege than being a father and husband. My duties in Springfield have meant missing a lot of events in the lives of my children. I am no longer willing to miss important family events.” House Republican Minority Leader Jim Durkin (R-Dist. 81) released a statement. “Ron Sandack is a dedicated and caring public servant,” Durkin said. “I want to thank him for his service to his constituents and the entire State of Illinois. I wish him well in his future endeavors.”)

 

ILLINOIS NEWS NETWORK
— Search underway to replace GOP lawmaker after sudden resignation
http://ilnews.org/8924/search-underway-to-replace-gop-lawmaker-after-sudden-resignation/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Local GOP political leaders are looking for a replacement for a prominent state representative who abruptly resigned Sunday. Suburban Chicago State Rep. Ron Sandack (R-Dist. 81) resigned from his seat in the Illinois General Assembly on Sunday, citing a series of malicious cyber attacks in which his online profiles were cloned numerous times. Sandack said in a statement that he would work with the GOP to ensure that his replacement is elected in November. Sandack’s replacement will be appointed by DuPage County Republican Chairman Brian Krajewski, who said the resignation was very unexpected. “I hadn’t heard anything about what was transpiring, so it came as a big surprise that he was resigning immediately,” Krajewski said. Among the candidates for Sandack’s replacement, Krajewski said some names stand out, but stressed that the appointee will have to be politically electable. Two whom Krajewski mentioned are Downers Grove Commissioner David Olsen, who is likely the favorite, and Downers Grove Mayor Martin Tully. The appointed GOP representative will face Democrat Greg Hose in November. Downers Grove State Rep. Ron Sandack (R-Dist. 81) announced his immediate resignation from his seat on Sunday. The abrupt resignation comes while Sandack has been battling a malicious social media campaign. “…After some cyber security issues arose, I began to re-evaluate my continued public service,” Sandack said in a statement. “I have always recognized there is no greater privilege than being a father and husband. My duties in Springfield have meant missing a lot of events in the lives of my children. I am no longer willing to miss important family events.” House Republican Minority Leader Jim Durkin (R-Dist. 81) released a statement. “Ron Sandack is a dedicated and caring public servant,” Durkin said. “I want to thank him for his service to his constituents and the entire State of Illinois. I wish him well in his future endeavors.”)

 

POLITICO
— Durkin on Sandack cyber attack: ‘I don’t think it is’ politically motivated – Natasha Korecki
http://www.politico.com/states/illinois/story/2016/07/durkin-on-sandack-cyber-attack-i-dont-think-it-is-politically-motivated-104169
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Illinois Republican Leader Jim Durkin said on Monday he does not believe the alleged cyber attacks that prompted GOP leader Ron Sandack’s abrupt resignation were politically motivated. In an interview Monday with POLITICO Illinois, Durkin, who is a close personal colleague and friend of Sandack, was asked whether he believed the motive was political. “I don’t think it is. I don’t believe that’s the case,” said Durkin. Asked about the possibility of an underlying scandal, he said, “I am not aware of anything else, no.” “I spoke with Rep. Sandack yesterday and he explained to me the decision he made was personal, was family-related. And I will never second-guess anyone’s decision for that reason. I wish him and his family well,” Durkin said. “Ron is not only a trusted colleague but he’s a personal friend. He leaves a void within our caucus but one that we’ll be able to in time fill. His contribution to the state and Republican Party is immeasurable, we wish him well in the next stage of his life.” On Sunday evening, Sandack said in a text that his resignation was effective Monday and that the cybersecurity issues gave him pause over his legislative life: “my family welfare is paramount.” He did not respond when asked whether that meant he feared for his family’s safety. Sandack would not talk by phone. Last week, Sandack, who was prolific on social media, took down his Facebook and Twitter accounts. His official legislative web site is still up. Sandack was the target of robocalls recently that accused him of accosting the chief legal counsel for Democrats on the House floor following a heated vote on the budget. Video at the time showed Sandack touching her arm while asking why voting was closed before a roll call was made. In 2014, Sandack was targeted by conservatives because of his vote in support of a new same-sex marriage law. Already, there’s talk of appointing Sandack’s successor and replacing him on the November ballot. One top candidate widely mentioned is David Olsen, a member of the Downers Grove City Council. Sandack leaves with nearly $130,000 in his campaign account, according to the most recent election filing.)

 

ABC7
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “AFTER TURMOIL, SANDERS, MICHELLE OBAMA, WARREN THRILL DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL CONVENTION.”
http://abc7chicago.com/politics/after-turmoil-sanders-michelle-obama-warren-thrill-dnc/1441850/

 

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— AFSCME demanding more from Illinois taxpayers – Editorial
http://www.fox32chicago.com/news/editorial-and-opinion/dennis-welsh-that-s-how-i-see-it/181469783-story

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Rahm Emanuel skipping first two days of Democratic convention – Lynn Sweet
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/rahm-skipping-first-two-days-of-democratic-convention/

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Chicago activists protest police hate crime ordinance with Homan Square sit-in – Dawn Rhodes
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-homan-square-protest-chicago-20160725-story.html
— Sanders pleads with supporters to avoid protests as Democratic unity threatened – Jennifer Epstein and Mark Niquette
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/sns-wp-blm-convention-sanders-bg-17b0bbd2-52b5-11e6-b652-315ae5d4d4dd-20160725-story.html
— Pfleger: Not enough black vendors at Lollapalooza – Kim Janssen  (DIERSEN: Democrat politicians have always shouted that the federal government does not employ enough Democrats, and especially enough Democrats who are minority, female, younger, and/or veteran.  Of course, needless-to-say, the aforesaid has resulted in political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation for complaining about the aforesaid.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/chicagoinc/ct-lollapalooza-food-race-fight-0726-chicago-inc-20160725-story.html

 

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Why the stopgap state budget is bad for Illinois – DAVID MCSWEENEY
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20160726/OPINION/160729929/illinois-needs-a-balanced-budget-to-avoid-more-deficit-spending
— Illinois GOP’s election strategy? Madigan, Madigan, Madigan – RICH MILLER  (DIERSEN: How successful will anti-Trump leaders in the Illinois Republican Party, in your Republican county party organization, and in your Republican township/ward party organization be in discouraging efforts to elect Trump?  Will they go one small step further and focus on destroying Trump supporters?)
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20160725/NEWS02/160729883/illinois-gops-election-strategy-madigan-madigan-madigan

 

DAILY HERALD
— HARDCOPY ARTICLE TITLE: Alcohol and campus sex assaults – Gene Lyons  (DIERSEN: What do you say to those in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, and in Illinois a) who drink too much alcohol and/or b) who encourage others to drink too much alcohol?  I should write a book about those in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois, their operatives, and their dupes who turn nastier and nastier and nastier the more alcohol that they drink.)
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160726/discuss/160729397/

 

DNA INFO
— Protesters: We Won’t Leave Homan Square Until ‘Blue Lives Matter’ Scrapped – Tatiana Walk-Morris  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats are anti-police and anti-rule of law.)
https://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20160725/north-lawndale/despite-searing-heat-raging-storms-homan-square-protesters-stand-vigil
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The legislation could make it easier for protesters to be charged with a hate crime if an altercation arises between demonstrators and police, said Damon Williams of BYP100’s Chicago. The ordinance calls for up to six months in jail or fines up to $2,500 as punishment for assault, destroying the property, trespassing, vandalism, disturbing a place of workshop or telephone harassment. “They can charge people responding or people protecting themselves [with] hate crimes,” Williams said. “They have that extra power to criminalize and charge someone with a felony… We know police that the police engage with protesting in a militaristic fashion and things could escalate.”)

 

WSIL TV
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “After turmoil, Sanders, Mrs. Obama, Warren thrill convention.”
http://www.wsiltv.com/story/32519026/after-turmoil-sanders-mrs-obama-warren-thrill-convention

 

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— Aaron Schock Reacts to Grand Jury Decision  Former Congressman talks with WMBD about investigation into campaign spending. – Shane Gustafson
http://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/local-news/exclusive-aaron-schock-reacts-to-grand-jury-decision

 

DANVILLE COMMERCIAL NEWS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Danville Commercial News promotes pot in Illinois, that is, Danville Commercial News promotes the further destruction of Illinois.
http://www.commercial-news.com/opinion/editorial-change-penalties-on-pot-possession/article_3e16bd23-e05e-5c3f-8732-ac1285d2b698.html

 

NORTHWEST INDIANA TIMES
— Legislature unlikely to take up Rauner’s call for term limit vote – Dan Petrella
http://www.nwitimes.com/news/statehouse/illinois/legislature-unlikely-to-take-up-rauner-s-call-for-term/article_8eb0618a-0d10-5b31-b7b9-b79324a27271.html

 

BELLEVILLE NEWS DEMOCRAT
— Sanders backers waver at Clinton endorsement; Illinois delegates say DNC head needed to resign – TAYLOR SCHWARTZ
http://www.bnd.com/news/local/article91820877.html

 

NORTHERN PUBLIC RADIO
— Who Will Take On Bruce Rauner? Democrats’ Search Begins at DNC – AMANDA VINICKY
http://nprillinois.org/post/who-will-take-bruce-rauner-democrats-search-begins-dnc#stream/0

 

CHICAGO NOW
— The top four reasons why Hillary made Tim Kaine the Democratic VP nominee – Jeff Berkowitz
http://www.chicagonow.com/public-affairs-with-jeff-berkowitz/2016/07/the-top-four-reasons-why-hillary-made-tim-kaine-the-democratic-vp-nominee/

 

REBOOT ILLINOIS
— Democrats had a hand in making their candidate monsters – Madeleine Doubek
http://rebootillinois.com/2016/07/25/dems-hand-making-candidate-monsters/

 

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— TRAGIC: DEMOCRATIC PARTY PLATFORM SLIDES LEFT TO APPEASE SANDERS SUPPORTERS
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2016/07/democratic-party-platform-slides-left-to-appease-sanders-supporters.html

 

CAPITOL FAX
— Sandack says no “compromising information” was accessed
http://capitolfax.com/2016/07/26/sandack-says-no-compromising-information-was-accessed/
— LIVE COVERAGE  Democratic National Convention
http://capitolfax.com/2016/07/26/live-coverage-democratic-national-convention-2/

 

NUMBERS USA
— OUTRAGEOUS: DEMOCRAT IMMIGRATION PLATFORM FOCUSES ON AMNESTY, CALLS FOR ‘LIMITS’ TO LEGAL IMMIGRATION
https://www.numbersusa.com/news/democrat-immigration-platform-focuses-amnesty-calls-limits-legal-immigration

 

FEDERALIST
— The Chart The Racial Grievance Industry Won’t Talk About  The latest data shows Asian men earned 117 percent as much as white men did. Similarly, Asian women out-earned all other racial groups. Yet we hear nothing about ‘Asian privilege’—and we shouldn’t. – Helen Raleigh
http://thefederalist.com/2016/07/25/the-chart-the-racial-grievance-industry-wont-talk-about/

 

GOPUSA
— Hell No, DNC! We Won’t Vote for Hillary!
http://www.gopusa.com/hell-no-dnc-we-wont-vote-for-hillary/
— Millions of US Muslims justifying terrorism ‘terrify’ Franklin Graham
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=12990

 

LIFE SITE NEWS
— Catholic priest to Tim Kaine: ‘Don’t show up in my communion line’ – Claire Chretien
https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/catholic-priest-to-tim-kaine-dont-show-up-in-my-communion-line
— 2016 Democratic Convention to hear from every major abortion lobby group in US – Ben Johnson
https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/2016-democratic-convention-to-hear-from-every-major-abortion-lobbying-group

 

DAILY CALLER
— As Trump Rises, The Mexican Peso Falls – JP Carroll
http://dailycaller.com/2016/07/26/as-trump-rises-the-mexican-peso-falls/
— DNC Emails Include Derogatory Remarks About Homosexuals – Juliegrace Brufke
http://dailycaller.com/2016/07/25/dnc-emails-include-derogatory-remarks-about-homosexuals/

 

NEWSMAX
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps draw attention to Kasich’s Anti-Trump Ad
http://www.newsmax.com/Politics/john-kasich-anti-trump-ad-trump/2016/07/25/id/740415/
— Facebook: Censorship of DNC Emails Leak ‘an Accident’ (DIERSEN: Who wants to censor you?  The following want to censor me: those who a) reject planks in the Republican Party platform and work against those like me who support those planks, b) reject planks in the Illinois Republican Party platform and work against those like me who support those planks, c) reject the Milton Township Republican Central Committee resolution against video gambling and work against those like me who support that resolution, d) focus on destroying those like me who they cannot manipulate/dominate, e) were defendants in lawsuits that I have filed, f) are operatives for the aforesaid, and/or g) are dupes for the aforesaid and those who are anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.)
http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/Facebook-DNC-Wikileaks-Blocking/2016/07/25/id/740382/

 

THE BLAZE
— ‘Don’t Believe the Liberal Media’: Warning Signs Welcome DNC Attendees to Philadelphia – Kate Scanlon
http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2016/07/25/dont-believe-the-liberal-media-warning-signs-welcome-dnc-attendees-to-philadelphia/
— Sen. Al Franken Jokes He Attended Trump University, Says He Earned This Degree – Tre Goins-Phillips
http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2016/07/25/sen-al-franken-jokes-he-attended-trump-university-says-he-earned-this-degree/

 

THE HILL
— In defense of Wasserman-Schultz and other powerful women – Noah Levy (DIERSEN: Powerful women in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois who work against me reject the right to life plank, reject the equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving) plank, and/or reject other planks in the Republican Party platform.)
http://thehill.com/blogs/congress-blog/presidential-campaign/289076-in-defense-of-wasserman-schultz-and-other-powerful
— Dems flirt with disaster on convention’s first day – Niall Stanage
http://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/289221-dems-flirt-with-disaster-on-conventions-first-day
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats encourage those who are anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors TO HATE THOSE WHO ARE Protestant, conservative, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.)
http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/presidential-races/289212-warren-reject-trumps-hate-filled-america

 

ROLL CALL
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats put Mexico and other foreign countries ahead of America. Ever-increasingly, Democrats put citizens of Mexico and of other foreign countries, and especially citizens of Mexico who are in America illegally, ahead of citizens of America.
http://www.rollcall.com/news/politics/gutierrez-trump-immigration-stance-sick-hateful-fantasy

 

HUFFINGTON POST
— Politico Admits ‘Mistake’ In Sending DNC An Article In Advance  No substantive changes were made to the piece, though the arrangement has prompted criticism from the RNC and prominent conservatives. – Michael Calderone  (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents hint/imply/argue/shout that I should not send out any GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails until they and all my superiors in the Republican Party have approved each and every link, each and every comment that I might make, and each and every event that I might include in the list of upcoming events.)
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/politico-dnc-ken-vogel_us_57951b65e4b02d5d5ed1f8e2

 

ABC NEWS
— GOP Illinois Lawmaker Ron Sandack Abruptly Resigns Over ‘Cyber’ Issues – AP
http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/wireStory/top-ranking-gop-illinois-state-lawmaker-ron-sandack-40850887

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— BEYOND TRAGIC: Study Finds Sharp Increase in Marijuana Exposure Among Colorado Children – JAN HOFFMAN
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/26/health/marijuana-edibles-are-getting-into-colorado-childrens-hands-study-says.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps report that “Elizabeth Warren Urges Liberals to Vote for Hillary Clinton.”
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/26/us/politics/elizabeth-warren.html
— The One Demographic – White Men With No College Degree – That Is Hurting Hillary Clinton – Nate Cohn  (DIERSEN: What did those who discouraged you from getting a college degree hint/imply/argue/shout?  For me, it included my only just barely making into the upper 20% of my high school class, my ACT score being only 24, my father having type 1 diabetes from age 14 and not having a college degree, my mother having never attended high school, my washing dishes in the basement of the S.S. Kresges in Chicago Heights, etc.)
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/26/upshot/the-one-demographic-that-is-hurting-hillary-clinton.html

 

LOS ANGELES TIMES
— Forget unity: Sanders himself is booed by his loyalists – Chris Megerian
http://www.latimes.com/politics/la-na-pol-democrats-sanders-delegates-20160725-snap-story.html
— Dreamer Astrid Silva emerges as a new face of Democratic leadership ready to take on Trump – Lisa Mascaro  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats encourage people to come to America illegally, to stay in America illegally, and to bring others to America illegally.)
http://www.latimes.com/politics/la-na-pol-dream-act-20160725-snap-story.html

 

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Obama’s Age of Discord  He has achieved most of his progressive agenda. So why is America so unhappy?  (DIERSEN: Obama’s progressive agenda is anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.)
http://www.wsj.com/articles/obamas-age-of-discord-1469486668
— AS THE DEMOCRAT PARTY’S STRANGLEHOLD ON CHICAGO, ON COOK COUNTY, ON ILLINOIS, AND ON AMERICA TIGHTENS: Murders Rise in 29 of Largest U.S. Cities in First Half of 2016  Homicides in Chicago and Orlando, Fla., contribute to much of the increase – ZUSHA ELINSON
http://www.wsj.com/articles/murder-rate-rises-in-29-of-largest-u-s-cities-in-first-half-of-2016-1469485481
— Over 100 Chinese Fighters Have Joined Islamic State in Syria  Studies come as China seeks West’s cooperation on counterterrorism, but cast doubt on some of Beijing’s assertions – JEREMY PAGE
http://www.wsj.com/articles/china-terror-claims-bolstered-by-new-evidence-1469435872
— FRONT PAGE: Pension Returns Slump, Squeezing States and Cities  Long-term returns for U.S. public pensions are expected to drop to the lowest levels ever recorded – TIMOTHY W. MARTIN  (DIERSEN: Democrats are predominately borrowers; low interest rates help borrowers.  Republicans are predominately savers; low interest rate harm savers.)
http://www.wsj.com/articles/pension-returns-slump-squeezing-states-and-cities-1469488579

 

BLOOMBERG
— Priebus: DNC ‘Committed Fraud’ With Anti-Sanders E-Mails –  Tammy Haddad and Betsy Fische Martin
http://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2016-07-26/priebus-dnc-fraud
— Illinois Colleges Besieged by Cuts as Budget Fight Trickles Down – Elizabeth Campbell
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-07-26/illinois-colleges-besieged-by-cuts-as-budget-fight-trickles-down
— Sanders Finds Starting a Revolution Easier Than Reining It In – Margaret Talev and Mark Niquette
http://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2016-07-26/sanders-finds-starting-a-revolution-easier-than-reining-it-in

 

U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT
— AS THE DEMOCRAT PARTY’S STRANGLEHOLD ON AMERICA TIGHTENS: The New Segregation  School systems are more segregated than ever in this time of racial tension. – Lauren Camera
http://www.usnews.com/news/articles/2016-07-26/racial-tensions-flare-as-schools-resegregate

 

FED SMITH
— OUTRAGEOUS: Bleak Outlook for 2017 COLA – Ralph Smith
http://www.fedsmith.com/2016/07/25/bleak-outlook-for-2017-cola/

 

SLATE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats demonize, denigrate, and condemn those who do not promote Hillary Clinton
http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/cover_story/2016/07/the_people_who_hate_hillary_clinton_the_most.html

 

AMERICAN PROSPECT
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats and Democrat plants, Libertarians and Libertarian plants, Greens and Green plants, and RINOs are disciples of Saul Alinsky. I should write a book about the aforesaid in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois.  They would love it.
http://prospect.org/article/hillary-haters%E2%80%99-fixation-saul-alinsky

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.