— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats promote LGBTQ.
— Rep. Kinzinger at Jan. 6 hearing swings at GOP leaders who treat riot as ‘another partisan fight’ The Tuesday hearing showed how GOP Reps. Adam Kinzinger and Liz Cheney have emerged as impervious to critics or the political consequences they may suffer. – Lynn Sweet
— Masks? Again? New CDC guidelines urge covered faces in some suburbs, but Chicago still considered ‘lower risk’ New masking guidelines laid out Tuesday by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention added the latest web of regulations for Illinois residents to follow, varying county by county. And masks are also now recommended for anyone inside schools. – Mitchell Armentrout
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats blame Republicans for COVID-19.
— Study: Only half of American households donate to charity – AP
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— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats promote LGBTQ.
— US lawmaker calls for 10-year pause to all immigration, says Biden ‘opened the gates’ – ADRIAN MOJICA
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats use the Olympics to promote LGBTQ.
ILLINOIS NEWS TODAY
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats use Capitol rioters to paint Republicans as being racists.
— QUESTION FOR CANDIDATES: Have you been vaccinated? Republican gubernatorial candidate Darren Bailey declined to tell WCIA reporter Max Maxwell. Maxwell posed the question during a campaign event for Bailey, who has famously challenged Illinois’ mitigation and mask efforts, even refusing to cover his face on the floor in the state Capitol. Bailey responded: “Why should I answer that? If I’m vaccinated, is that good and, if not, bad? No, that’s not right, Mark. It’s wrong,” he says at the 2:05 time stamp. “Asking if a candidate for Illinois’ highest public office is vaccinated is hardly off-limits,” tweeted WBEZ’s Dave McKinney. “The public is entitled to know about a candidate’s health. Former Gov. Jim Edgar underwent heart surgery during his 1994 re-election. Questions about Edgar’s health weren’t off-limits.” Besides, reporters want to know how close to stand during an interview. – Shia Kapos
— 20% raises for CPD, $5 billion hole in state unemployment fund and Lightfoot on new mask mandate
ILLINOIS FAMILY INSTITUTE
— The Worst School Board in Illinois Gets Sued – Laurie Higgins
— DIERSEN HEADLINES: Democrats use the Olympics to promote LGBTQ.
— Woke CEOs are undermining the democratic process – Davis Soderberg
— ‘Racism, even in geography, cannot be tolerated’: Dems crusade to rename places, mountains, rivers – Kery Murakami
— Chicago’s top cop goes off on progressive policies, says they are to blame for crime wave – Barnini Chakraborty
— Hannity: January 6 commission’s only goal is to ‘smear Donald Trump and the GOP on national television’ Pelosi and her Democratic colleagues turned a blind eye to the violent attacks on law enforcement last summer, Hannity said. – Yael Halon
— We must stop Silicon Valley-Democrat collusion before conservatives are silenced for good. History shows that the Democrats’ drive to regulate online speech is not done in the interest of truth. – Sen. Marco Rubio (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who have worked the hardest since 2000 to silence me.)
— Tears Flow At Pelosi’s Jan. 6 Committee Hearing
— America Returns To Masks As Biden Imports Covid Over The Southern Border – Michelle Malkin
— Trump Vows ‘We Won’t Mask Our Children’ In Wake Of New CDC Recommendation
— Hundreds Of San Francisco Bars To Demand Proof Of Vaccination To Enter
— Where’s Colin Powell? On “antiracism” and “equity” Powell may have no obligation—or may have had no obligation—to wade into all these issues. But he has waded into them by opposing Trump and supporting Biden. – Daniel Oliver
— The education establishment self-destructs – Ron Ross
— COVID-infected illegals released without notice into Texas communities – Monica Showalter
— At Least 15 Shot Monday in Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s Chicago – AWR HAWKINS
— Sanctuary State California: Newsom Approves Taxpayer-Funded Health Benefits for Elderly Illegal Aliens – JOHN BINDER
— ‘Obsession with Defending Criminals’: HIV Transmission Decriminalized in Illinois – MADELEINE HUBBARD
— How To Get Rid Of Pelosi Republicans? – George Rasley (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes focus on getting rid of platform Republicans like me.)
— Rep. Jim Jordan: Pelosi Threw Me Off Jan. 6 Commission After I Pressed About Her Role In Security Breakdown. “Why wasn’t more help there that day?” – Amanda Prestigiacomo (DIERSEN: My Democrat GAO superiors threw me off audits of IRS in early 1989 because I had become an active member in a class action lawsuit that charged them with reverse discrimination and age discrimination.)
— Reps. Schiff, Kinzinger Break Down In Tears During Jan. 6 Hearing – Amanda Prestigiacomo
— House Democrats Block Burgess Owens’ Measure to Prevent Federal Funding for Critical Race Theory – Spencer Brown
— Is Your Kindergartener Learning CRT? Rhode Island School Tells Mom It’ll Cost $74,000 To Find Out – Maggie Hroncich
— Sean Davis: Pelosi’s Jan. 6 Committee Is A ‘Farce’ Run By ‘Shameless, Dishonest Partisans’ – Jordan Davidson
— Kinzinger Defends Lack of Probe into BLM Riots During January 6 Committee Hearing – CAROLINE DOWNEY
— Senator John Thune praises Education Department for backing off ‘radical, leftist ideology’ promotion – JEREMY LOTT
— ‘White supremacy’ and ‘racial capitalism’ are infused in the cities: Yale architecture course – MATT LAMB
— Kinzinger, Schiff Fake Cry During January 6th Hearing. Give me a break. – Mary Chastain
— House Freedom Caucus Vows to Oppose Any Spending Bill That Doesn’t ‘Defund CRT Training’ – GQ PAN
— Biden Official Orders Immigration Judges to Stop Describing Illegal Aliens as ‘Illegal Aliens’ – IVAN PENTCHOUKOV
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— More school districts refuse to teach a person’s race determines if they are guilty or innocent, more or less capable – LIV FINNE (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, the more of the following that you are, the more guilty that you are: Trump supporter, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, draft avoider, heterosexual, married, childless, non-poor, gun owner, Christian, Protestant, German American, and/or if your ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
— Biden proposes rule to strengthen ‘Buy American’ requirements – ALEX GANGITANO (DIERSEN: Overwhelmingly, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes hate General Motors, hate Ford, hate the UAW, hate American nameplate vehicles, and hate those who owned and/or own an American nameplate vehicle. I should write a book about the aforesaid haters.)
— Why in the world are White House reporters being told to mask up again? – JOE CONCHA
— Pelosi: McCarthy a ‘moron’ for opposing mask mandate – MIKE LILLIS
— Next victims of rising crime? Democrats in 2022 midterms – BERNARD GOLDBERG
— ‘America is not racist’ becomes a GOP 2024 mantra. Lightning-rod issues such as critical race theory and “defund the police” are a staple for Republican contenders. – DAVID SIDERS (DIERSEN: Expect that ever-increasingly, Democrat plant, Libertarian plant, Green plant, Independent plant, and RINO candidates who falsely claim to be Republican will hint/imply/argue/shout that conservatives, that is, the base of the Republican Party, are White supremacists, Nazis, KKK members, haters, racists, sexists, bigots, and even worse things who should be gotten rid of once and for all.)
— GOP rep eyes plan to kick Cheney, Kinzinger out of the party. The chair of the House Freedom Caucus wants to exile Liz Cheney and Adam Kinzinger from the House Republican conference. – Steve Benen (DIERSEN: I should write a book about efforts to kick me out of the following: Republican Party, TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, Illinois Center Right Coalition, American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter, GAO, etc.)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Also this morning, Biggs published a tweet arguing that Cheney and Kinzinger “have effectively removed themselves from the Republican Conference. We should help them out the door by formalizing their departure.” If successful, Biggs’ effort wouldn’t remove Kinzinger and Cheney from Congress, but it would exile them from the congressional GOP: the duo would, in practical terms, be independents, regardless of how they personally identified their party affiliation. It remains to be seen whether rank-and-file House Republicans are prepared to participate in such an effort, but with the memory of GOP members removing Cheney from her leadership post fresh on our minds, it’d be a mistake to discount the possibility.)
— New Covid mask mandates could backfire for Democrats – Noah Rothman
NEW YORK TIMES
— I’m on the Jan. 6 Committee. Here Are the Questions I Want Answered. – Adam Kinzinger
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: LGBTQ activists force LGBTQ elected officials and party leaders to get rid of those who do not promote LGBTQ.
— The Washington Post will require employees to be vaccinated. – Katie Robertson (DIERSEN: How soon, if not already, will the chairmen of Republican organizations require meeting attendees to be vaccinated?)
— News Sites Weigh Plans To Go Public – Edmund Lee and Lauren Hirsch (DIERSEN: Since 2000, my critics/opponents have spent millions of dollars a) to stop me from sending out GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters and b) to stop everyone from reading those newsletters. I should write a book about my critics/opponents. Better yet, I should sue them.)
— ‘A hit man sent them.’ Police at the Capitol recount the horrors of Jan. 6 as the inquiry begins. – Luke Broadwater and Nicholas Fandos (DIERSEN: I should write a book about nasty troubled failed operatives and dupes a) who work for my critics/opponents and b) who paint themselves as working for the 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, unsuccessful Republican candidates on ballots in my precinct, their political consultants, their major donors, their fundraisers, their campaign managers, their campaign staff members, their campaign volunteers, etc.)
— Shorter Hours, No Promotions: How the Pandemic Stalled Some Parents’ Careers. The disruption to child care could have long-term career costs, and the ones likeliest to pay are mothers. – Claire Cain Miller (DIERSEN: I should write a book about my Democrat GAO superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates who viciously demonized, denigrated, and condemned me the most because my wife and I gave up trying to have children, we did not adopt, and we did not become foster parents.)
— One of the Republicans on the Jan. 6 committee (Kinzinger) went out of his way to rebut his party’s whataboutism — Philip Bump
— Capitol police testimony blunts GOP’s law-and-order message – Jill Colvin (DIERSEN: Capitol rioters do not represent Republicans.)
NEW YORK POST
— Support slipping for Jan. 6 Capitol riot committee among GOP, independents: polls – David Marcus
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats use Capitol rioters to paint Republicans as being racists.
— Walmart, the country’s largest private employer, to pay 100% of college tuition for employees – Marina Pitofsky (DIERSEN: My Democrat GAO, IRS, and Post Office coworkers and subordinates hinted/implied/argued/shouted that because GAO, IRS, and the Post Office reimbursed little or none of job-related education expenses, taking job-related courses was not encouraged, if not discouraged.)
— Recent Florida Supreme Court ruling on quotas, diversity has far-reaching effect – Gary Beatty (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes reject the equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving) plank in the Republican Party platform. They side with my Democrat superiors in the federal government who took adverse actions against me because I oppose political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, and age discrimination. They side with leaders of the Milton Township Republican Organization, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Illinois Republican Party, Wheaton, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, Wheaton Park District, Milton Township, DuPage County, Illinois, TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois, Illinois Center Right Coalition, American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter, etc. who took adverse actions against me because I oppose political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, and age discrimination.)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The Florida Supreme Court recently ruled that “quotas” to achieve “diversity” are illegal, if those quotas are based on certain “characteristics.” Quotas based on those characteristics “are antithetical to basic American principles of nondiscrimination.” The decision involved rules regulating the Florida Bar, but its holding affects all “diversity” policies statewide.)
WALL STREET JOURNAL
— How Students Experience Critical Race Theory. Collegiate-level HR workshops bombard students with obscure neologisms, ahistorical analyses and simplistic slogans.
— Saudi Arabia to Impose Covid-19 Vaccine Mandate. Persian Gulf states take steps to bar the unvaccinated from public spaces, as the U.S. and Europe grapple with restrictions. – Stephen Kalin
(FROM THE ARTICLE: 30 million — The approximate population of Saudi Arabia. The government there said that, beginning Sunday, residents who want to enter a range of public and private institutions will need to show proof via a mobile app that they’ve received at least one Covid-19 vaccine dose. The sites include schools, shops, malls, markets, restaurants, cafes, concert venues and public transportation. Two doses will be required to travel abroad.)
— Justice Department Won’t Defend GOP Lawmaker Mo Brooks in Lawsuit Over Jan. 6 Riot. Department says congressman’s rally speech wasn’t an official function. – Sadie Gurman (DIERSEN: By defending GAO in Diersen v. GAO, George W. Bush made it clear that he rejects the equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving) plank in the Republican Party platform and that he supports patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, and age discrimination.)
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, Independents, and RINOs call for forced mask wearing and forced vaccination.
— Adam Kinzinger calls GOP demands for him to be punished ‘petty’ and says he’ll ‘defend democracy’ no matter what – Erin Snodgrass (DIERSEN: Who calls for you to be punished and for what? My critics/opponents call for me to be punished because I included links to articles in GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters that they do not like. My critics/opponents call for me to be punished a) because they cannot manipulate/dominate me, b) because I refuse to glorify and praise them, c) because I refuse to pander to them, d) because I refuse to serve as one of their operatives or dupes, e) because I refuse to cover-up their wrong doing, and/ f) because I refuse to give them money. My critics/opponents call for me to be punished because I promote planks in the Republican Party platform that they want to strike including the traditional marriage/family, right to life, immigration, illegal drugs, Second Amendment, and equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving) planks.)
— Champions of the Oppressed (DIERSEN: I should write a book about politicians who paint themselves as being champions of the oppressed, that is, who paint themselves as being champions of mask wearers, vaccinated people, BLMers, CRTers, 1619ers, reparationers, minorities, females, younger people, LGBTQers, veterans, moderates, liberals, those who are not married, those who have dependents, those who have financial, health, and/or other problems, those who are in America illegally, non-Christians, non-Protestants, non-Italian Americans, non-German Americans, those whose ancestors have not been in America for a long time, dog owners, criminals, drinkers, gamblers, stoners, etc.)
— Why isn’t Joe Biden doing all he can to protect American democracy? – Robert Reich (DIERSEN: For Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, Independents, and RINOs, democracy is what voters use to get rid of Republicans.)