June 20 Morning Edition

— Governor Rauner to deliver live address on budget Tuesday – AP


— Rauner Skips Republican Fundraiser – Mary Ann Ahern
— Congressman Bobby Rush Endorses Chris Kennedy for Illinois Governor (DIERSEN: It may come out that in 1997, Rush succeeded in getting my Democrat GAO superiors to force me to retire in when I was 49 years old so that my Black Democrat subordinate could have my job and have my preferred corner office.  Jim Thompson, Jim Edgar, and their supporters would have no problem with that because they all promote patronage.  SEE: http://www.nytimes.com/1996/03/13/us/seeking-return-to-ways-of-patronage-in-politics.html)
— Congressman Luis Gutierrez Endorses JB Pritzker for Illinois Governor


— Rauner, schools play blame game as CPS takes out costly $275M loan – Juan Perez Jr.
— Emanuel hits D.C. to talk up proposed high school graduation requirement – Katherine Skiba  (DIERSEN: What did you have when you graduated from high school?  I had an acceptance letter from UIC when I graduated from Crete-Monee High School in 1966. However, many, if not most, if not virtually everyone viewed me as not being “college material.” Neither of my parents had attended college. My father was the first of his ancestors to earn a high school diploma.  My mother never attended high school. I spent my junior and senior years and the summer in between washing dishes for the minimum wage in the basement of the S.S. Kresges in Chicago Heights.)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: His speech, being billed as “Moving Forward in Chicago,” will address his bid to require public high school seniors to provide a college or trade school acceptance letter, proof of military enlistment or a job offer in order to graduate, the announcement said.)
— Chicago records 300th homicide over Father’s Day weekend — just like last year – Elyssa Cherney
— I’m a member of Congress. I’m going to start carrying a gun. – Chris Collins  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, under the Democrats, those who 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 PROMOTE HATRED AGAINST THOSE WHO ARE Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, German Americans, draft avoiders (except Bill Clinton), and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)


— 32 members of Chicago Fire Department brass return to rank-and-file – Fran Spielman and Frank Main (DIERSEN: Constructively, in the federal government, you are a member of the rank-and-file until you become a member of the Senior Executive Service, currently $161,900/year.)
— Chicago Public Schools borrow $275 million at sky-high interest rate – Lauren FitzPatrick and Fran Spielman  (DIERSEN: What loans have you taken out and what helped you avoid sky-high interest rates?  I borrowed to buy a new 1972 Corvette in 1971, a new town home in University Park in 1972, a studio condo downtown Chicago in 1974, and a one bedroom condo in downtown Chicago in 1976. My having worked for Firestone Stores 1970-1972 and for IRS 1971-1980 helped me avoid sky-high interest rates.  My wife and I borrowed to buy 1017 East Harrison in Wheaton in 1978 and to have 915 Cove Court built in Wheaton in 1984. My having worked for IRS 1971-1980 and for GAO 1980-1997 and my wife’s having worked for FBI 1968-1970 and for the U.S. League of Savings institutions 1970-1992 helped us avoid sky-high interest rates.)
— Redistricting: Supreme Court could restore the power of your vote – Editorial
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats promote Islam.
— Pride Day is kids’ day too – Shia Kapos  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats encourage children to engage in LGBTQ activity.)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Chicago attorney Aubrey Parker and her pediatrician wife will be among the throngs attending this year’s Pride Parade on June 25. The couple have attended the annual event before but this time they’re bringing along their two young children. Families aren’t new to the parade. Parents and children of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans communities have long been “allies” of the parade, noted Richard Pfeiffer, who’s coordinated the event since the 1970s. Marriage equality has made the parade even more of a family affair, he said. You see it in the number of young faces in the parade and on the sidelines. The Back Lot Bash, that coincides with the parade, even includes kids music. Though never as flamboyant as San Francisco’s Pride Parade, where nudity is part of the mix, Chicago’s parade has its share of over-the-top floats. Though that’s changed, too, Pfeiffer said. “Forty years ago, people saw cross-dressing as flamboyant. Not anymore.” For Parker, a family law attorney at Beermann Pritikin Mirabelli Swerdlove LLP, and her wife, Dr. Ellen Parker, the parade is about celebrating differences. Aubrey and Ellen met while attending Creighton University in 2005. Back then, Aubrey’s last name was Parlet and Ellen’s last name was Klocker. When they married, they merged their surnames to Parker. “We knew we were going to have kids and thought here we are two moms, and if we can make things more average we wanted to,” Aubrey Parker said. “It’s nice and generic.”)
— Big questions remain in Navy destroyer’s collision with container ship – AP


— After protesters gather, Rauner skips Republican fundraiser – Kerry Lester
— Des Plaines reverses decision, opts out of Cook County wage law – Chacour Koop
— HARDCOPY ARTICLE TITLE: Eisendrath bids Sun-Times, wants it to serve the 99% – Robert Feder  (DIERSEN: Are/were you a member of the 1%? While I worked for the federal government for almost 30 years, my Democrat superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates did everything that they could to paint me as being a member of the hated 1%. While I worked for the Post Office 1966-1969, they stressed the new 1966 Pontiac Tempest Sprint, the new 1968 Oldsmobile 442, and the new 1969 Dodge Charger SE that I had bought and drove to work.  They stressed that I stayed at the University Plaza Dormitory at NIU.  While I worked for IRS 1971-1980, they stressed the new 1972 Chevy Corvette, the new 1978 Chevy Chevette, and the new 1978 Oldsmobile Delta 88 Royale that I had bought.  They stressed the new town home that I had bought in 1972, the studio condo that I had bought in 1974, the one bedroom condo that I had bought in 1976, 1017 East Harrison in Wheaton that my wife and I had bought in 1978. They stressed the tuition that I had paid for graduate courses at Loyola 1972-1976 and DePaul 1976-1980. They stressed my wife’s salary.  While I worked for GAO 1980-1997, they stressed 915 Cove Court that we had built in Wheaton in 1984, the collector cars that I had bought in 1989 and 1994, the tuition that I had paid for graduate finance courses 1992-1997, my wife’s salary, that we had no children, and the money that we had saved for our retirement.)
— Both sides are talking again in tollway, railroad feud over O’Hare bypass land – Marni Pyke
— A response to hate crime that goes beyond punishment – Editorial  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, under the Democrats, those who 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 PROMOTE HATRED AGAINST THOSE WHO ARE Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, German Americans, draft avoiders (except Bill Clinton), and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)


— Rauner goes on offense in budget standoff with televised call for ‘unity’ – GREG HINZ
— Paralyzed by violence, Chicago needs state-of-emergency action from state, feds – RICHARD BOYKIN


— ‘Do I Look Like I’m Packing?’ Chicago’s 50 aldermen on whether they carry a gun – Lauren Chooljian


— Announcing The Springfield Daily Line – Mike Fourcher  (DIERSEN: Since I became the GOPUSA Illinois Editor in 2000 and started sending out GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails, many government/political news/commentary Internet newsletters have come and gone.  My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes stress a) that I do not have a degree in journalism and b) that I have never worked as a paid reporter or paid journalist.  In my defense, I worked for GAO for almost 18 years, the last 11 years of which at the GS-13 Step 1-10 levels, currently $94,610-$122,991. I worked for IRS for almost 9 years, the last 5 1/2 years of which at the GS-12 Step 1-5 levels, currently, $79,563-$90,173.  Much of what I did for GAO and for IRS was similar to what reporters and journalist do, including interviewing; fact gathering, summary, and analysis; and report writing.  In addition, I am a Forensic Accountant, Certified Financial Services Auditor, Certified Government Financial Manager, Certified Fraud Examiner, licensed CPA, and Certified Internal Auditor.  In addition, I have master’s degrees in finance, accounting, and business.  In addition, concerning politics, I have been a Republican Precinct Committeeman since 1999 and I was the TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairman 2005-2012, a Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee member 2003-2011, an Illinois Center Right Coalition Steering Committee member 2003-2007, and an American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter board member 2001-2004.)
(FROM THE ANNOUNCEMENT: I’m excited to announce that next month, The Daily Line will open a bureau in Springfield to publish a new newsletter, the Springfield Daily Line, focusing on state government news ($395/year or $650/year group subscription). Our bureau will be led full-time by experienced state government reporter Rae Hodge, who just completed a Fulbright Scholarship studying journalism at Cardiff University. Before heading over the pond, Rae worked for the Associated Press and then operated her own news service in the Frankfort, Kentucky statehouse. Everyone knows the amount of Illinois statehouse news coverage has declined precipitously. Our plan for the Springfield Daily Line is to produce new reporting from new angles currently uncovered. We’re going to produce something completely different from any existing publication, creating a must-have report for our paying subscribers–just as we have in Chicago. Exactly what do we plan to cover? We will focus on stories that most impact those who depend on government for their business success. That means, like in Chicago, we will provide fine-grained detail on legislation and policies moving through the General Assembly, publish as many bill briefings and primary documents as we can get our hands on, and include more coverage of state boards like JCAR and the ICC than you’ll find elsewhere. Our plan is unearth detail uninteresting to the regular citizen, but critical to those who know how can government turn on the little things.)


— Rauner address set for Tuesday night
— Rep. Darin LaHood wants to turn old mines into recreational areas – Chris Kaergard


— Local lawmakers unsure whether special session will yield Illinois budget – KEVIN P. CRAVER


— Congressman Rodney Davis doesn’t support President Trump’s Cuba policy  (DIERSEN: Many, if not most, if not virtually all of my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes side with Cuba and against America.)
— Illinois farmers worry President Trump’s Cuba plan will stop exports – Joe Cadotte
— Locals protest President Trump’s Healthcare Plan  (DIERSEN: Are you a local? How long have you lived in your home, in your municipality, in your precinct, in your township/ward, in your county, and in Illinois?  I have lived in my home and precinct since 1984; in Wheaton, Milton Township, and DuPage County since 1978; and in northeast Illinois since 1948.)


— Chicago Public Schools takes out $375 million loan – AP


— A circus without elephants? Bill on governor’s desk would ban performing elephants in traveling acts – MOLLY PARKER  (DIERSEN: In 2007, I arranged for an elephant to walk behind Congressman Roskam in Wheaton’s Independence Day parade.)


— Sen. Bill Brady defends capital spending plan supported by former Gov. Pat Quinn – Cole Lauterbach and Dan McCaleb


— How Zoning Shaped—and Segregated—Chicago  To the many causes of the city’s segregation, add the city’s first zoning ordinance, which was set in place in 1923 and had profound implications for how the city grew from there. – WHET MOSER


— Newspaper: Dems need to point finger at themselves, not Rauner – Caitlin Nordahl


— Who has the answer to Illinois’ budget woes? Speaker Madigan, Gov. Rauner or Ted Dabrowski? – Jeff Berkowitz


— Momkus McCluskey Roberts LLC Attorney Gerald A. Cassioppi Becomes DuPage County Bar Association President


— Thomas More Society Wins in Abortion “Bubble Zone” Settlement
— NY Casinos Want to Loan Money to Gamblers – Charlie Butts


— Illinois careens into financial meltdown – and not even the lottery is safe – Brooke Singman


— Kaepernick compares police to slave patrols following Castile verdict
— Numbers of Illegal Voters Higher than Estimated
— Living and Working with Sufferers of Trump Derangement Syndrome
— Decades of Blaming Violence on the Right


— Wayne LaPierre: If ‘Violent Left’ Attacks, They will Face ‘Freedom in the Hands of the American People’ – AWR HAWKINS  (DIERSEN: Those on the left are moral relativists who believe that their end justifies their means.  They are disciples of Saul Alinsky. Ever-increasingly, they make it clear that they want to get rid of those on the right.)


— Praying For Understanding – Tim Hetzner (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes a) intentionally misunderstand me and b) pray that everyone would misunderstand me.)


— ANGER PRIVILEGE  Only leftists are allowed to be angry. – Daniel Greenfield


— Obama LGBT Policies at Pentagon, Other Agencies Running On Autopilot  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, for anti-Trumps, promoting LGBTQ activity is their top priority.)
— No More Free Lunch


— WHICH CONSERVATIVES WERE ON THE ALEXANDRIA SHOOTER’S ‘KILL LIST’? HERE ARE SOME NAMES. (DIERSEN: If Hodgkinson had focused on Illinois conservatives, would I have been on his list? Beyond tragically, as the Democrat Party’s stranglehold on Illinois tightens, fewer and fewer and fewer individuals, organizations, companies, and governments identify themselves as being conservative and even fewer and fewer and fewer talk or act like they are conservative.)


— The 15 Best-Educated Districts in the U.S., and Why It Matters in the Georgia Race – Nate Cohn  (DIERSEN: What percent of voters in your precinct, municipality, township/ward, county, and Illinois have at least a bachelor’s degree?  What are the most common majors?)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: 15. ILLINOIS’S 5TH NORTHERN CHICAGO AND WESTERN SUBURBS. 50 percent have a college degree. Illinois’s Fifth is an odd one. It extends all the way from Lincoln Park, along Lake Michigan, to O’Hare International Airport, then heads south through many suburbs west of the city. It’s exactly the kind of weird-looking district you’d get in one of the most heavily gerrymandered states in the country. It does nonetheless cobble together plenty of well-educated areas, whether young neighborhoods on Chicago’s north side or office-park-dotted western suburbs. It’s the only district on this list that voted for Bernie Sanders in the Democratic primary. He won it by three points.)
— HARDCOPY ARTICLE TITLE: The Rising Power of Philanthropy  Latter-day Rockefellers may be generous but are accountable to no one. – David Callahan (DIERSEN: He who pays the piper calls the tunes.  What do leftist 501(c)(3)s think of you? From what I see, leftist 501(c)(3)s despise if not hate individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, German Americans, draft avoiders (except Bill Clinton), and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)


— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: ‘Born this way’? It’s way more complicated than that – Alia E. Dastagir  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats encourage everyone to engage in LGBTQ activity.)


— ‘Fearless Girl’ Steals the Conversation – Suzanne Vranica  (DIERSEN: Constructively, the “Fearless Girl” promotes hatred against individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that 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.)


— Trump lawyer: No information that the president is under investigation  (DIERSEN: While I worked for the federal government for almost 30 years, my Democrat superiors were always investigating me a) because I had not become a Democrat, b) because I had not painted myself as being a yes-man, c) because I had not helped my Democrat superiors get rid of their employees who were Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran, d) because I had complained about patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation for complaining about the aforesaid, and e) because I had become an active member in a class action lawsuit that charged my Democrat superiors with reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation.)


— Our Schools Are Actually Resegregating – Michelle Chen  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats promote segregation.)


— President Trump’s White House Media Blackout Has Reporters Talking Mutiny  After Sean Spicer banned live broadcasts of press briefings, many long-suffering White House correspondents are openly wondering whether it’s worth the hassle anymore. – Scott Bixby (DIERSEN: I should write a book about “Republican” activists, candidates, elected officials, party leaders, major donors, political consultants, etc. who pander to the Democrat news media, but blackout GOPUSA ILLINOIS.)

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.