June 12 Morning Edition

— Gambling is a vice.  Government should not promote any kind of vice.  In its Tuesday, June 13, 2017, morning edition tomorrow, GOPUSA ILLINOIS will report on how each of the 18 DuPage County Board Members voted, and how Chairman Dan Cronin voted if necessary to break a tie, to keep or lift DuPage County’s ban on video gambling in unincorporated areas.  They will vote at the DuPage County Finance Committee meeting Tuesday, June 13, 2017, at 7:30 AM.  Please join Kathy Gilroy, me, and others who will speak at this meeting in favor of keeping the ban. Based on the minutes of the May 23, 2017 DuPage County Board meeting, a motion will be made at this meeting to refer the matter to another committee. If you are in DuPage County, please email DuPage County Board Chairman Dan Cronin, the 18 DuPage County Board members, and especially, the 3 board members who represent your district (SEE BELOW), to vote to keep the ban. Needless-to-say, before any vote by the full Board is taken to lift the ban, public hearings should be held in each of the county’s six districts. Will 9 vote to keep the ban and 9 vote to left the ban so that Cronin can break the tie?  In 2009, I played a major role in getting the Milton Township Republican Central Committee (MTRCC) to unanimously pass a resolution against video gambling throughout DuPage County. Since then, no MTRCC member has done anything to rescind that resolution. – Dave Diersen


Dan Cronin  chairman@dupageco.org


District 1
Paul Fichtner  pfichtner@dupageco.org
Donald Puchalski  dpuchalski@dupageco.org
Sam Tornatore  sam.tornatore@dupageco.org


District 2
Elizabeth Chaplin  elizabeth.chaplin@dupageco.org
Peter “Pete” DiCianni  peter.dicianni@dupageco.org
Sean Noonan  sean.noonan@dupageco.org


District 3
John Curran  john.curran@dupageco.org
Gary Grasso  gary.grasso@dupageco.org
Brian Krajewski  brian.krajewski@dupageco.org


District 4
Grant Eckhoff  grant.eckhoff@dupageco.org
Tim Elliott  Tim.Elliott@dupageco.org
Amy Grant  amy.grant@dupageco.org


District 5
Janice Anderson  Janice.Anderson@dupageco.org
James Healy  jhealy@dupageco.org
Tonia Khouri  tonia.khouri@dupageco.org


District 6
Robert Larsen  robert.larsen@dupageco.org
Kevin Wiley  kevin.wiley@dupageco.org
James Zay  jzay@dupageco.org


— Pawar: Democrats paved way for Rauner and Trump – Rick Pearson
— Tips for landing first job out of college – Glenn Leibowitz  (DIERSEN: What discouraged employers from hiring, retaining, and/or promoting you?  For me, prior to 1971, it was my being draft bait. But before and after 1971, it has been my bad demographics.  Since the 1960s, all employers in America have been under pressure to hire, to retain, and to promote young Democrat minorities, and young Democrat females.  It is called Affirmative Action, Diversity, and Inclusion.)
— Theresa May’s biggest mistake – Therese Raphael  (DIERSEN: If I had become a Democrat, the federal government would have promoted into its Senior Executive Service long before I was 40 years old.)
— Nearly 90,000 Cook County teens, young adults not in school or working – Lisa Schencker (DIERSEN: What did you do with your summers when you were a teen?  I did yard work and delivered newspapers 1962-1964; washed dishes in 1965; cleaned golf shoes, chipped slag, and pumped gasoline in 1966; and delivering mail 1967-1969.)


— Ten bills to help Illinois that Gov. Bruce Rauner can sign right now – Editorial  (DIERSEN: Democrats and Democrat plants, Libertarians and Libertarian plants, Greens and Green plants, and RINOs want Ranuer a) to sign bills that advance the Democrat, Libertarian, and/or Green party platforms and b) to veto bills that advance the Republican Party platform.)
— Chicago youth jobs report highlights need for better public transit – Madeline Kenney  (DIERSEN: When you were young, how did you get to and from your summer jobs?  During the summer of 1965, I drove my 1958 Chevy BelAir.  During the summers of 1966 and 1967, I drove my 1966 Pontiac Tempest Sprint. During the summer of 1968, I drove my 1968 Oldsmobile 442. During the summer of 1969, I drove my 1969 Dodge Charger SE. I paid for the aforesaid cars with money that I earned and saved doing yard work and delivering newspapers 1962-1964; washing dishes 1964-1966; cleaning golf shoes, chipping slag, and pumping gasoline in 1966; and delivering mail 1966-1969.)


— Four Democrat Senators (Markey, Schatz, Warren, and Whitehouse) accuse Heartland Institute of spreading faulty climate change info – Kerry Lester (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always accused me of spreading faulty info. According to them, the only info that is not faulty is info that they spread.)
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD WITH COLOR PHOTO OF PYKE: Why is suburb-to-suburb commuting by public transit so impossible? – Marni Pyke  (DIERSEN: In 1974, when I got promoted to a job in the Loop, I bought a studio condo in the Outer Drive East building and walked to and from work. I rode public transportation to and from work in the Loop during 1971, 1973-1974, and 1978-1997.)


— Purvis: Rauner likes 90% of school funding reform bill but will veto – Jason Nevel


— Illinois income growth worst in nation, yet lawmakers want more – Editorial


— Watch the IL Policy Institute’s Dabrowski w/Berkowitz balance the IL Budget w/o a tax increase – Jeff Berkowitz


— DuPage GOP sends out early recruiting call for 2018 elections – Caitlin Nordahl


— Rauner drops by Moline home ‘worth almost $100,000 more’ in Iowa, owner opines


— Breaking Down Springfield’s Action & Inaction With State Senator Dan McConchie


— You Can Help Governor Bruce Rauner Pass an Elementary Science Test! – John Biver




— TRAGIC: Rallies against Shariah law outnumbered by defenders  (DIERSEN: There are tremendous conflicts between Shariah law and American law.)
— Melania, Barron Trump move into White House
— Graham: Trump could go down because he can’t stop talking


— BERNIE SANDERS SHOWS THE LEFT’S REFUSAL TO COEXIST WITH TRADITIONAL BELIEVERS  (DIERSEN: The left, that is, Democrats, focuses on driving Republicans, that is, conservatives a) out of your precinct, b) out of your municipality, c) out of your county, d) out of Illinois, and d) out of America.)


— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Trump’s Credibility Problem.”


— Lankford: Comey’s memo leak ‘not damaging to national security’ – Alex Swoyer  (DIERSEN: Democrat plants, Libertarian plants, Green plants and RINOs have always hinted/implied/argued/shouted that my reports that political events took place, where and when events took place, who hosted the events, who spoke at the events, who attended the events, and how many attended the events are/were damaging.)
— Homeland Security secretary suggests amnesty for Dreamers, implores Congress to solve problem – Stephen Dinan


— GOP Rep. Kinzinger: ‘Hard to Tell’ Who to Believe — Trump or Comey – Mark Swanson (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes believe and spread anything and everything that is critical of me.)
— Food Review Website Suggests Patrons Avoid Chick-fil-A Due to ‘Unpalatable Baggage’ – Wanda Carruthers  (DIERSEN: I should write a book about individuals, organizations, companies, and governments that suggest that people avoid reading GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails.)


— President Trump Gives Priebus Independence Day Deadline to Fix White House Mess or Be Replaced with ‘Fresh Blood’ – MATTHEW BOYLE  (DIERSEN: What deadlines have you been given and why? My Democrat GAO superiors gave me a September 30, 1997 deadline to take their early retirement “offer.”  They gave me that deadline because I was an active member in a class action lawsuit that charged GAO with reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation.)


— SOME HOPE CALIFORNIA WINNER OF $447M POWERBALL HELPS AREA – AMY TAXIN  (DIERSEN: If came into lots of money, would you spend it in the municipality, township/ward, county, and/or state that you live in?  How have the elected officials in the area that you live in treated you?)
(FROM THE ARTICLE:  A sole winning Powerball ticket worth $447.8 million and matching all six numbers was sold in Southern California, and whoever owns it will claim the 10th largest lottery prize in U.S. history, lottery officials said Sunday. The winning ticket was sold at Marietta Liquor & Deli in the small city of Menifee, the California Lottery said in a statement. Lottery officials said the earliest the ticket could be redeemed is 8 a.m. Monday, and the winner has one year to claim the prize.)


— Mr. Trump Goes After the Inspector Generals – Editorial  (DIERSEN: While I worked for GAO 1980-1997, I has lots of interactions with employees of Inspector General offices in the Chicago area.)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Just before the inauguration, Michael Horowitz, chairman of the Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency, was at a hockey game when he began getting calls from other inspectors general in federal agencies. The inspectors — independent officials who investigate waste, misconduct, mismanagement and criminal activity — were furious. Trump aides had let them know they might be replaced; for the first time ever, a president might fire them en masse. The administration later backed down. But it has continued to undermine the inspectors’ role by failing to hire for open positions and planning to slash the offices’ budgets, one of the many ways the White House has found to diminish the oversight functions of the federal government. Every major federal agency and program has an inspector general, a nonpartisan, independent official whose staff investigates cases of wasteful spending, criminal activity, employee misconduct and plain bad management. These are watchdogs with real teeth. Mr. Horowitz, who is also the inspector general at the Department of Justice, recently told Congress that in fiscal 2015 alone, the offices identified $26 billion in potential savings and recovered an additional $10 billion through criminal and civil cases. That’s a return of $14 for every dollar in the offices’ budgets. The list of good works is long and impressive.)
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, anti-Trumps want Trump to be impeached.
— Making Google the Censor – DAPHNE KELLER  (DIERSEN: Of course, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always wanted Google to censure me and to censure my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails.  In 2006, at the Illinois Center Right Coalition (ICRC) Annual Meeting, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes failed in their efforts to get ICRC to censure me and my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails. My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes are 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 and/or they a) reject planks in the Republican Party platform and/or the Illinois Republican Party platform and work against those like me who support those planks, b) reject the Milton Township Republican Central Committee resolution against video gambling and work against those like me who support that resolution, c) focus on destroying those like me who they cannot manipulate/dominate, d) were defendants in lawsuits that I have filed, and/or e) are operatives or dupes for the aforesaid.)
— More Than 10 Percent of World’s Population Is Obese, Study Finds – MATT RICHTEL  (DIERSEN: Are you obese?  I am. SEE: https://www.cdc.gov/healthyweight/assessing/bmi/adult_bmi/english_bmi_calculator/bmi_calculator.html  Of course, if I sought a government office or a political office, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes would use that against me big time.  They would shout that I abuse my body by putting GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails together and sending them out instead of exercising.)
— 150 Executives Commit to Fostering Diversity and Inclusion – ELIZABETH OLSON  (DIERSEN: How soon, if not already, will employers in America officially stop hiring and officially get rid of their employees who are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders (except Bill Clinton), and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time?)


— Priebus: ‘I’ve got one foot on a banana peel and another out the door’ – Mark Moore


— An Entrepreneurial Couple Wants to Retire at 50. Can They? – Lisa Ward  (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes are moral relativists who believe that their end justifies their means.  My Democrat superiors in the federal government justified their wasting my career and forcing me to retire in 1997 when I was 49 years old by hinting/implying/arguing/shouting a) prior to my getting married in 1978 that I was filthy rich and b) after I got married in 1978, that my wife and I were filthy rich selfish DINKs (dual income, no kids) and that we could easily afford a loss of $72,135/year of income in today’s dollars (my $122,991 salary minus $50,856 pension in today’s dollars) if I took their early retirement “offer.”)
— Beware of Winging Your Retirement  There is no denying the impact of this major milestone in life – Glenn Ruffenach  (DIERSEN: In August of 1997, I had planned on working at least until I was 55 in 2003.  But by the end of September of 1997, my Democrat GAO superiors succeeded in forcing me to take their early retirement “offer.”)
— HARDCOPY ARTICLE TITLE: A money-stressed worker is an unhappy worker – Veronica Dagher  (DIERSEN: While I worked for the federal government for almost 30 years, virtually all of my Democrat superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates painted themselves as being money-stressed.  Overwhelmingly, the aforesaid a) spent more of their salary on immediate pleasures than I did and b) saved less of their salary than I did.  Consequently, the aforesaid painted me as being undeservedly filthy rich.)
— Help for Home Buyers Burdened by Student Debt  Fannie Mae and several states offer aid for young people who want to be homeowners – Jillian Berman  (DIERSEN: I was able to a) graduate from college debt free in 1970 when I was 21, b) buy a new town home in 1972, and c) buy a new 1966 Pontiac Tempest Sprint in 1966, a new 1968 Oldsmobile 442 in 1967, a new 1969 Dodge Charger SE in 1968, and a new 1972 Corvette in 1971 because I saved as much money as I could from my jobs 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; and collecting delinquent taxes starting in 1971.)


— Here are simple, cheap ways to reward employees – Rhonda Abrams  (DIERSEN: While I worked for the federal government for almost 30 years, my Democrat superiors rewarded their employees who were Democrat, minority, female, younger, and/or veteran by wasting the careers of and by getting rid of their employees who were Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran.)
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD WITH COLOR PHOTO OF DEMINT: In latest job, Jim DeMint wants to give Tea Party ‘ a new mission’ – Fredreka Schouten


— Where did the summer jobs go? Teens more likely to study than work – Ben Steverman  (DIERSEN: What did you do with your summers when you were a teen?  I did yard work and delivered newspapers 1962-1964; washed dishes in 1965; cleaned golf shoes, chipped slag, and pumped gasoline in 1966; and delivering mail 1967-1969.)


— News Integrity Initiative Aims to Increase Trust in Journalism – Sean Stroh  (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes a) glorify and praise the Democrat news media, b) pander to the Democrat news media, and c) demonize, denigrate, and condemn me and my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails.)

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.