June 11 Morning Edition

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Outrageously, anti-Trumps discourage home ownership. I bought a new town home in University Park in 1972 when I was 24, a studio condo in the Outer Drive East building in 1974, and a one bedroom condo in that building in 1976.  My wife and I bought 1017 East Harrison in Wheaton in 1978 and we had 915 Cove Court built in 1984.
— As workforce bleeds men, health care jobs could be key to keeping them employed – Alexia Elejalde-Ruiz  (DIERSEN: Very few women wanted the jobs that I had doing yard work and delivering newspapers 1962-1964; washing dishes 1964-1966; cleaning golf shoes, chipping slag, and pumping gasoline in 1966; delivering mail 1966-1969; working on an automobile assembly line and as a security guard in 1970; selling tires, automotive services, and major appliances 1970-1971; pumping gasoline 1971-1972; collecting delinquent taxes 1971-1980, and auditing federal agencies 1980-1997.)
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD IN NAPERVILLE SUN: Naperville’s retail sales tally $3.2 billion in 2016 – Bill Bird
— Trump nominee for powerful bank regulator post misrepresented college degree – Jim Puzzanghera


— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Sooner or later, Democrats and RINOs blame Republicans for homelessness.


— 8 shot in Lawndale: ‘This is just the city we live in’
— 4 dead, 31 wounded in Chicago weekend shootings


— We need a budget. We need bipartisanship. – Editor


— Joe Walsh Holds Summer Shindig


— Border resident sees another Illinois advantage slipping away – Greg Bishop


— LaSalle County State’s Attorney sets example for others – KIRK ALLEN


— Tolerance Will Not Stop Terrorism – Dr. Michael Brown


— Bernie Sanders disagrees with Jesus – Jeannie DeAngelis


— New illegal immigration numbers reveal Trump’s incredible impact on the border – Justin Haskins
— Bernie Sanders is newest member of the ‘1 percent’ — but still complaining about the ‘1 percent’ – Justin Haskins  (DIERSEN: My Democrat superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates promoted envy.  They hinted/implied/argued/shouted a) that I was a member of the 1 percent, b) that my wife and I were members of the 1 percent, c) that therefore, I did not need nor should I get pay increases, bonuses, or promotions, and d) that therefore, I should take their early retirement “offer.”)


— To Understand Betsy DeVos’s Educational Views, View Her Education – ERICA L. GREEN  (DIERSEN: What schools have you attended and how has that impacted your views?  I attended Trinity Lutheran Grade School in Crete 1953-1961; Hope Lutheran Grade School in Park Forest 1961-1962; Crete-Monee High School 1962-1966; UIC 1966-1968, 1971, and 1981-1983; NIU 1969-1970; Loyola 1972-1976; DePaul 1976-1980; Roosevelt 1980-1981; and IIT 1992-1997.  Of course, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always demonized, denigrated, and condemned the aforesaid.  They especially demonize, denigrate, and condemn the impact that Trinity Lutheran and Hope Lutheran had on me.  They especially promote booze, gambling, pot and other vices; LGBT activity; and abortion.)
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD WITH BIG COLOR PICTURES: DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrat crow over their success in turning religious leaders into “good little Democrats.”
— Michigan Case Adds U.S. Dimension to Debate on Genital Mutilation – PAM BELLUCK
— Stop Pretending You’re Not Rich – RICHARD V. REEVES (DIERSEN: My Democrat superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates promoted envy.  They hinted/implied/argued/shouted a) that I was rich, b) that my wife and I were rich, c) that therefore, I did not need nor should I get pay increases, bonuses, or promotions, and d) that therefore, I should take their early retirement “offer.”)
— America Made Me a Feminist – PAULINA PORIZKOVA  (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always painted me as being a sexist.  What do you say to men who, to curry favor with women, paint other men as being sexists?)
— A Public Service Message From the Class of ’67 – SERGE SCHMEMANN  (DIERSEN: Since 1966, when I was 18 years old, my Democrat superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates in the federal government have used my getting student draft deferments 1966-1970 and a financial hardship draft deferment 1970-1971 against me. They hint/imply/argue/shout that I am a patriotic hypocrite, a coward, even worse things, and a) that instead of me, the Post Office should have hired a veteran in 1966, b) that the Post Office should gotten rid of me much sooner than it did so that a veteran could have my job, c) that instead of me, IRS should have hired a veteran in 1971, d) that instead of me, IRS should have promoted veterans in 1972, 1973, and 1974, e) that instead of me, GAO should have hired a veteran in 1980, f) that instead of me, GAO should have promoted a veteran in 1986, and g) that GAO should have gotten rid of me much sooner than it did so that a veteran could have my job and my preferred corner office.)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: My generation was shaped to a considerable degree by Vietnam and, at least for the men, by the draft. Whether and how to elude military service was a constant during our time in college and beyond, and for many of us the wrenching debates and decisions of the tumultuous 1960s affected the rest of our lives. Some ended up in Vietnam, some opted for the Peace Corps or other national service, some became conscientious objectors, but all were touched by the draft. So it is not surprising that at our college reunions — including the 50th of my class of ’67 at Harvard last month — both the men and the women spent a lot of time going over what Vietnam and the choices we made in those now-distant years meant for us. Twenty-five years earlier, a session on Vietnam had become intensely emotional and confessional as classmates recalled their war or their antiwar struggles; this time, we were more retrospective, reflective and ruminative. What was surprising was that many who rose to speak in the two-and-a-half hour session declared it was a shame that the draft, and more broadly the notion of a couple of years of national service before plunging into careers and families, had been abandoned. How could guys who expended so much passion and energy eluding the draft regret its demise?)
— Democrats in Split-Screen: The Base Wants It All. The Party Wants to Win. – ALEXANDER BURNS and JONATHAN MARTIN  (DIERSEN: To be a Democrat is to be anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders (except Bill Clinton), and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.)


— Needing troops, Army offers up to $90K bonuses to re-enlist – AP  (DIERSEN: To hire, to retain, and to promote young Democrat minorities and young Democrat females, my Democrat superiors in the federal government wasted the careers of and got rid of their employees who were Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran.  It is called Affirmative Action, Diversity, and Inclusion.)


— U.S. one of world’s worst on health divide between rich, poor – Sarah Toy (DIERSEN: What do your critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes attribute your good health to? My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes hint/imply/argue/shout a) that I have good health because my parents were undeservedly filthy rich and b) that they have poor health because their parents were undeservedly poor.  Most, if not virtually all of my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes a) drink lots of booze or want to drink lots of booze, b) smoke pot or want to smoke lots of pot, and/or c) otherwise abuse their bodies.)

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.