June 23 Evening Edition

— President Trump speaks in Phoenix; 200 miles of new border wall

— Illinois Coronavirus: School reopening plan released, classes to resume in fall IDPH reports 601 new cases of COVID-19, 38 additional deaths Tuesday – Craig Wall
— Trump voices support for a second stimulus check payment as part of next coronavirus aid package
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters say “Trump’s work visas ban could hurt economy, feels like political ploy.”

— Illinois Reopening Plan: In-Person Learning Can Return to Schools Under New Guidelines How the guidance is implemented will depend largely on each individual district’s plan
— Illinois Reports 601 New Cases of Coronavirus Tuesday, With 38 Additional Deaths
— GOP Wary as Trump Pushes New Round of Stimulus Checks Congress passed the first round of checks nearly unanimously in March as part of a coronavirus response bill, at a cost of almost $300 billion – Andrew Taylor

— 41 shot, 6 fatally Monday in Chicago – Joanie Lum

— Playing the blame game won’t end Chicago’s deadly violence More than 100 people were shot over the weekend. If the problem boils down to bad people being sprung from jail too easily, show us the proof. – Editorial

— AS THE DEMOCRAT PARTY’S STRANGLEHOLD ON ILLINOIS, ON COOK COUNTY, AND ON CHICAGO TIGHTENS: Chicago’s violent weekend renews search for answers in a tense city, points again to entrenched problems – ANNIE SWEENEY and JEREMY GORNER
— Coronavirus in Illinois updates: Pritzker offers schools guidance for reopening this fall; 601 new known cases and 38 more deaths reported
— Teens are leading an effort to rename a Kenilworth school. But siblings from the family they suggested naming the school after aren’t convinced. – KAREN ANN CULLOTTA
— Saying Chicago police uphold ‘racist and white supremacist values,’ DePaul tutors refuse to work with officers taking classes, call for university to cut ties with department – John Keilman
— The average age of new US senators is late 50s. We need younger candidates. – JONATHAN BERNSTEIN (DIERSEN: How much relevant experience do you want candidates to have?)
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Getting tough with the maskless is the quickest way back to normal.”

— Trump credits new border wall with stopping (ILLEGALS), virus – AP
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters say “Trump rally size raises question about risk in age of virus.”
— DuPage officials debate how towns can spend COVID-19 relief money – Robert Sanchez (DIERSEN: Will the money be spent for BLM and LGBTQ protests that towns promoted?)
— Cook Memorial library board president resigns over homophobic statements

— Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi: ‘A lot of experts think we have to increase [testing] a lot more’ – JOHN WILLIAMS

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: LGBTQ promoters promote LGBTQ activity. How close are the leaders of your municipal district, your municipality, your township, your county, and Illinois to officially getting rid of individuals, organizations, companies, and governments that do not promote LGBTQ activity?

— Rep. Davis Addresses COVID-19 Jobless Help, Police Reform – ERIC STOCK

— For Casten, Bravery is Giving Himself $5M of Your Money

— Among the country’s ten largest cities, Chicago has the most police officers per capita and most murders per capita
— 601 new cases, 38 additional deaths

— Trump supporters begin lining up for Phoenix appearance – AP
— Facebook, where it’s all fun and conservative-censoring games – Cheryl K. Chumley (DIERSEN: To promote Facebook is to be anti-conservative.)
— Twitter flags Trump for ‘abusive’ tweet vowing to use force against vandals who defaced church – Dave Boyer

— Allen West bashes Black Lives Matter as ‘overseers’ of Democrats’ ‘economic plantation’ – Sam Dorman (DIERSEN: What do you say to municipal leaders who promote BLM and LGBTQ protests?)
— Trump administration announces rule limiting asylum seekers’ ability to gain work permits – Adam Shaw (DIERSEN: What limited your employment opportunities? For me, it was my being draft bait, White, male, non-veteran, no degree from an Ivy League University, no MBA until I was 27, no CPA until I was 30, etc.)
— Tucker Carlson warns ‘as of right now, only Republicans can save us’ from rule by street mob – Charles Creitz
— Trump blasts ‘weak’ state leaders for allowing removal of statues and historic monuments – Talia Kaplan
— Fauci says institutional racism contributes to coronavirus impact in black communities – Ronn Blitzer (DIERSEN: Trump-haters blame Trump for institutional racism.)

— So It Turns Out You’re A Racist Left-wing wokeness has become the totalitarianism it purports to hate, where you’re guilty unless you can ‘prove’ otherwise. – PETER VAN BUREN (DIERSEN: What do you say to Whites who promote hatred against other Whites to curry favor with those who hate Whites? What do you say to men who promote hatred against other men to curry favor with those who hate men? What do you say to older people who promote hatred against other older people to curry favor with those who hate older people? What do you say to citizens of America who promote hatred against other citizens of America to curry favor with those who hate citizens of America? What do you say to rich people who promote hatred against other rich people to curry favor with those who hate rich people? What do you say to those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time who promote hatred against others whose ancestors have been in America for a long time to curry favor with those who hate those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time?)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Am I a racist? Are you? People tell me I sort of have to be a racist, it’s not really my choice. Today, if you’re old, white, from the Midwest, a bit conservative, then you’re racist. Maybe you don’t say racist things specifically, and maybe you never did anything to disadvantage a black person yourself, but by original sin, you’re part of “systematic racism.“ Now maybe your immigrant parents arrived in the U.S. 75 years after slavery, or you as a white racist have trouble finding a privileged job that pays a living wage. No matter, you’re still privileged thanks to a system going back 400 years whether you like it or not. You can’t change what you are and people hate you for it. That’s the systemic part, defined as “not something that a few people choose to practice. Instead it has been a feature of the social, economic, and political systems in which we all exist.” I’d like to say that was from the news, but in recent days I heard most of that from a close relative, and the rest from a friend of many years, neither of whom want to interact with me anymore. I’ve been sending one checks since her birthdays were in the single digits. I grew up alongside the other. They have both taken themselves out of my life because the internet told them I am a racist. Crowd-sourced (what old timers call a mob) leftist fundamentalism has given us a country where everyone can be called a Nazi, er, racist, and dismissed. Once the red line was only actual Nazis. So no “Thank you, Elie Wiesel for that moving account. Now in rebuttal, Hitler’s deputy, Martin Bormann…” You had to be an actual Nazi to hold an opinion outside the boundaries of legitimacy. Not any more. Racism scholar Ibram Kendi says one is now either racist or anti-racist, that there is no room for such thing as a “non-racist.” The New York Times said white allies should “Text your relatives and loved ones telling them you will not be visiting them or answering phone calls until they take significant action in supporting black lives.” Another article described my own situation, claiming “BLM protesters are breaking up with their racist, Facebook-addled relatives.” A Twitter thread about one such family dissolution had over 800,000 likes. HuffPo ran an article by a biracial woman eviscerating her white mother for being too white.)
— Anglo-American Dominance, Or Anglo-American Decline? – Casey Chalk

— The Two Very Different Meanings Of ‘Black Lives Matter’ – David Marcus DIERSEN: What do you say to municipal officials who get rid of their constituents who do not promote BLM and LGBTQ?)

— ‘Tear them down’: BLM says Jesus statues are ‘white supremacy’ ‘Always have been’ (DIERSEN: To what extent do religious leaders in your municipal district, in your municipality, in your township, and in your county promote BLM?)

— Black Lives Matter Co-founder Admits: “We Are Trained Marxists” – Luis Miguel (DIERSEN: How many BLM protests have there been in your municipality so far? What do you say to municipal leaders who encourage BLM protests in their municipalities?)

— Trump Lawyer Stands Up for Christianity, BLM Leader Says It’s All About Her ‘Whiteness’ – TYLER O’NEIL (DIERSEN: What percent of BLM promoters hate Whites?)

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters say “Trump Travels to Arizona to Boast About Wall and Press Immigration Issue. He is scheduled to speak later at a meeting of young conservatives in Phoenix.”
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater promotes hatred against Trump.
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters promote vote by mail.

— Rich Americans like me should use our money and influence to end systemic racism If wealthy Americans cared as much about equity for people of color as they did about tax cuts, this would be fixed. And it’s in our interest to care. – Morris Pearl (DIERSEN: Rich people, like Pearl, have never paid the price of Affirmative Action, Diversity, or Inclusion. My Democrat superiors in the federal government made their employees who were Republican, White, male, and/or non-veteran pay the price of Affirmative Action, Diversity, and Inclusion.)

— Amazon Enforces ‘Trans’ Orthodoxy The company won’t allow a publisher’s ads for my skeptical book. – Abigail Shrier
— Who Wants to Be a Cop? – William McGurn
— How to Plan Before Leaving Town to Work Remotely If you’re thinking of moving indefinitely or permanently to do your job from a distance, consider these factors – Cordilia James (DIERSEN : I walked from my condo in the Outer Drive East building a) to work at IRS in the Loop and b) to graduate business and accounting courses at Loyola and DePaul 1974-1978.)

— Is This The End Of Retirement? – Patricia Barnes (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes hint/imply/argue/shout that I have not been able to get a paid job that is appropriate for someone with my education, work experience, professional certifications, and professional license because I am a White supremacist, Nazi, KKK member, hater, racist, sexist, bigot, and even worse things. Needless-to-say, I should sue my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes. My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes are anti-Trump, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-Protestant, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: It is time to ask whether retirement remains a viable option for many (if not most) older workers due to back-to-back economic disasters and epidemic age discrimination. Older workers were slammed in 2007 when Wall Street collapsed and the nation was plunged into the worst economic recession in a hundred years. Today older workers face what a potentially worse situation due to mass layoffs caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Some businesses will close and jobs will be lost but, if the past is any indicator, others will use the opportunity afforded by economic chaos to simply get rid of older workers. And what will stop them? The major problem facing older workers today is age discrimination in hiring and that is, to a shocking degree, perfectly legal under federal law. Re-employment Rate When older workers lose jobs, they disproportionately are plunged into long-term unemployment and their chances of finding equivalent new work are slim.)
— Here Are All The Companies Boycotting Facebook Over Hate Speech, Misinformation – Jemima McEvoy

— Vast Majority of White Catholics, Evangelicals Support Trump Over Biden: Polls – BENJAMIN FEARNOW

— Trump or Biden? Express Your Preference – Ralph R. Smith (DIERSEN: While I worked for the federal government for almost 30 years, my superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates were overwhelmingly Democrat. To justify the adverse actions that they took against me, they stressed that I was a draft avoider, conservative, Republican, 100% German American, my ancestors had been in America since 1844, Protestant (baptized, raised, and confirmed as a Missouri Synod Lutheran), I lived in Crete 1948-1972, I had lived in Wheaton since 1978, I had been a Corvette owner since 1971 and I had bought new cars in 1966, 1967, and 1968, I had bought real estate in 1972, 1974, 1976, my wife had good jobs, we gave up trying to have children, we did not adopt, we did not become foster parents, we bought a home in Wheaton in 1978 and had one built there in 1984, I did not make GS-13 (currently $101,176) by age 25, I did not make GS-14 (currently $119,559) by age 30, I did not make GS-15 (currently $140,634) by age 35, I did not make Senior Executive Service (currently $170,800) by age 40, my wife and I had saved for our retirement, etc.)

— 64% Worry About Cop Shortage and Public Safety; Blacks Worry Most

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.