June 23 Morning Edition

— Where is the Republican primary strength in your township? It definitely is in the west side of DuPage County’s Milton Township. In the March 20, 2018 Republican primary, of the township’s 130 precincts, of its 73 precincts on its west side, 40 were RED (between 35.5% and 17.8% of registered voters cast Republican ballots), 19 were YELLOW (between 17.6% and 13.2%), and 14 were BLUE (between 13.2% and 1.1%). Of its 57 precincts on its east side, only 3 were RED (between 35.5% and 17.8%), 25 were YELLOW (between 17.6% and 13.2%), and 29 were BLUE (between 13.2% and 1.1%). – Dave Diersen


— Smart strategies to buy a home in a tight market – Marilyn Kennedy Melia (DIERSEN: What would discourage you from buying a particular home? For me, it would include knowing that my neighbors would be anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time. What percent of those in your neighborhood, in your precinct, in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, and in Illinois are anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time? In my precinct, in the 2016 general election, 211 voted for Clinton while only 137 voted for Trump. In the 2016 primary election, 93 voted for Kasich while only 21 voted for Trump. However, in the March 20 primary election, 68 voted for Ives, while only 43 voted for Rauner, and only 15 of Milton Township’s 130 precincts had a higher percentage Republican turnout – 122 (22.2%) of the precinct’s 504 registered voters cast Republican ballots. Further, the precincts to the east, southeast, southwest, and west all had high Republican turnouts in the March 20 primary election. Jeanne Ive’s Precinct 65 to the east had a 24.9% turnout, Robert Jacobsen’s Precinct 25 where Roskam lives to the southeast had a 24.1% Republican turnout, Beth Tatro’s Precinct 130 to the southwest had a 33.5% Republican turnout, and Ron Menna’s Precinct 85 to the west had a 21.8% Republican turnout.)


— Former internment camp minutes from possible migrant site – AP (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, anti-Trumps make it clear that they do not want any kind of internment camps for illegals, unless, of course, Democrats could run them and shout at the illegals that Republicans are White supremacists, Nazis, KKK members, haters, racists, sexists, bigots, and even worse things.)


— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps dispute number of those killed by illegals.
— Standardized tests are poor predictors of students’ abilities. So why take them? – Bob Schaeffer (DIERSEN: What tests have you passed? Of course, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes hint/imply/argue/shout that I have passed tests because I have always had many unfair advantages. They a) decry my passing the Certified Internal Auditor examination on my first attempt in 1981, b) decry my passing the CPA examination on my first attempt in 1979, c) decry my passing the Federal Service Entrance Examination in 1970, d) decry my passing the Post Office employment examination in 1966, and e) decry my passing all the tests necessary to earn a master’s degree in finance from IIT in 1997, a master’s degree in accounting from DePaul in 1980, an MBA from Loyola in 1976, and a bachelor’s degree in management from NIU in 1970.)
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump is German-American. Anti-Trumps bring up anything and everything that they can to remind people of Hitler and of Nazism.)


— Immigration Debate Explodes in Chicago – Evan Garcia (DIERSEN: Rosanna Pulido speaks for those who support the immigration plank in the Illinois Republican Party platform.)


— Hays leaving Legislature early for private-sector job – Michael Kiser


— Hays to leave Legislature early – BRIANNA KIRKHAM


— 43 new citizens sworn in – Carla Jimenez (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats shout at new citizens and shout at everyone else that Republicans are White supremacists, Nazis, KKK members, haters, racists, sexists, bigots, and even worse things. Ever-increasingly, Democrats count on immigrants to help them get rid of Republicans once and for all. )


— Iowa GOP shows widespread support for Trump – Erin Murphy (DIERSEN: Who are the leading Trump promoters in your precinct, in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, and in Illinois? What are they doing to promote Trump?)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: That was made clear during last weekend’s Republican Party of Iowa state convention, attended by roughly 1,200 party activists, leaders and elected officials. State party chairman Jeff Kaufmann devoted much of his remarks to the campaign for governor, but also rallied the crowd to express their support for the president. Kaufmann asked the crowd to show whether they support Trump, and nearly everyone in the building stood and cheered. “Keep it up, President Trump,” Kaufmann yelled during his typically fiery speech. Kaufmann told the crowd he realizes some of Trump’s tweets “make you pause,” but said Trump must use Twitter to communicate to his supporters.)


— Black Illinois Lawmakers and Gov. Rauner Continue Their Quarrel


— Illinois police chiefs speak out against legalizing industrial hemp – Rachel Droze


— Reps. Durkin, Olsen Meet With Metra To Discuss Service Reliability issues have intensified recently with the new federally-mandated train safety regulations which prompted a new train schedule. – Andrea Earnest


— Sneed: Kelly takes page from WGN’s Wally Phillips to defeat Rahm


— All Young Cannabis Users Face Psychosis Risk – Pauline Anderson
— IFI Reaches 10 Million With Pro-life Message – Chris Iverson (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents hint/imply/argue/shout that no one reads GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails.)


— McCain’s office urged IRS to use audits as weapons to destroy Tea Party groups (DIERSEN: What does McCain think of you and of those who share your demographics?)


— ALL OF THE FRONT COVER: Reefer Madness Colorado legalized marijuana in 2014 and the Pot Rush is on—but the ERs are filling up and a generation of kids is at risk. – TONY MECIA


— Huckabee: Democrats ‘Disgusting’ for Politicizing Border Issues – Sandy Fitzgerald


— Morning Joe: Did You Vote Trump? You’re a ‘Racist’ ‘Nazi’ – Cody Leach


— New York Times Compares Trump Border Policy to Japanese-American Internment – Joel B. Pollak
— Democrat Compares Border Patrol to Nazis at Auschwitz — Using 2014 Photos – Penny Starr


— Trump voters are like ‘Nazis,’ MSNBC ‘Morning Joe’ contributor declares – Dave Urbanski
— George Will urges Republicans to vote against GOP in mid-terms – and he’s serious – Breck Dumas


— Trump Valiantly Tried to Save America – Ilana Mercer
(FROM THE ARTICLE: By now most Americans, for or against, get the idea. All an individual or family need do to live in America, and off the avails of the American taxpayer, is to arrive at an approved port of entry and “lodge a legal claim to stay.” That’s it. The same understanding animates an entire, parasitical industry that has arisen to coach the claimants in their claims-making. The refugee and illegal-migrant racket sprung-up on the backs of the American people is Third World cronyism at its best. “The Trump administration plans to pay a Texas nonprofit nearly half a billion dollars, this year, to care for immigrant children who were detained crossing the U.S. border illegally, reports Bloomberg.” Did you vote for that? Brazen border-crossers “rarely hide from border agents,” for they know the rules of the game are that there aren’t any rules. Not for them, not for the lawless. The law-abiding pay. The profits from the immigration industry, material and political, are privatized; the costs are socialized. It has taken a president, in the person of Donald J. Trump, and his attorney general, Jeff Sessions, to expose for all to see a shameful, likely irreversible, fact: American birthright has been frittered away for a mess of pottage. In exchange for throwing America open to The World, Americans get crime, poverty, unemployment, depressed wages; environmental despoliation; overburdened public services, and zero comity and harmony across their communities. Or, more like hate. For to oppose this transformative political give-away is to be branded a hater and be hounded, at home, by a Fifth Column of values-enforcers. There’s no finessing it. This selling of the patrimony and heritage of Americans is theft, plain and simple. There is no hiding it. Peddling of stolen goods for political favors is the handiwork of political representatives, of legislators. Through legislative sleight-of-hand and international treaty making American politicians have incrementally robbed a people of their national and territorial sovereignty, as well as their shared identity.)
— Hey Democrats, Your Base Doesn’t Support Catch And Release When It Comes To Illegal Aliens – Matt Vespa


— Republicans ignore Trump, keep pushing to pass immigration reform – Susan Ferrechio (DIERSEN: If you claim to be a Republican, but you oppose E-Verify, you shout that you are a RINO who has been bought off by employers who want cheap labor. If you claim to be Republican, but you want “a more inclusive and easier pathway to citizenship for Dreamers,” you shout that you are a Democrat.)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Republicans say negotiations now center on whether to add E-Verify and an immigrant agriculture program into the legislation, and many are hoping for a vote next week. Many conservatives have been clamoring for the bill to include a provision mandating employers use E-Verify to ensure new hires are legal. “It might be a difference maker,” Cole said. Meanwhile, an agriculture or “guest worker” program would attract votes from lawmakers whose districts rely on immigrant farm workers. . .The 41 GOP “no” votes were cast mostly by moderates who wanted a more inclusive and easier pathway to citizenship for Dreamers, who came illegally as children. The measure was authored by House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte, R-Va. It would provide legal status for about 700,000 Dreamers and offered a much more difficult pathway to citizenship. Conservatives say the leadership should simply take the Goodlatte bill and make a few changes to attract moderates, such as expanding the pathway to citizenship to all 1.8 million people who fit the Dreamer category. The Goodlatte measure, which is co-authored by Homeland Security Committee Chairman Michael McCaul, R-Texas, includes both E-Verify and a guest worker program. It ends chain migration, the diversity visa lottery program, and authorizes border wall funding.)


— MSNBC’s Deutsch equates Trump voters to Nazi guards: ‘If you vote for Trump, you’re the bad guy’ – JOE CONCHA
— GOP lawmaker calls detained children ‘prime MS-13 gang material’ – JUSTIN WISE


— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, anti-Trumps use Romans 13 a) to paint Trump as being Hitler and b) to paint his supporters as being Nazis.


— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats encourage people to come to America illegally, to stay in America illegally, and to bring others to America illegally. Ever-increasingly, it is clear that Democrats want to use illegals to get rid of Republicans once and for all.
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/22/us/immigration-border-children.html(FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD)
— Some Blacks Find Immigration Centers ‘Better Than’ Public Housing – Rachel Campos-Duffy
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats promote LGBTQ activity.


— A Farewell to Arms? Workplace hugging has been a target of the #MeToo movement – Peggy Drexler (DIERSEN: The more of the following that you are, the more that you SHOULD NOT HUG ANYONE: Trump supporter, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owner, German American, draft avoider, and/or if your ancestors have been in America for a long time. The more of the aforesaid that you are, the more likely that your critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes will call you a sexual harasser IF YOU HUGE ANYONE.)
— FRONT PAGE: A Generation of Americans Is Entering Old Age the Least Prepared in Decades Low incomes, paltry savings, high debt burdens, failed insurance—the U.S. is upending decades of progress in securing life’s final chapter – Heather Gillers, Anne Tergesen and Leslie Scism (DIERSEN: Overwhelmingly, operatives and dupes who work for my critics/opponents have serious financial problems, health problems, and/or other problems. My critics/opponents turn their operatives and their dupes against me, that is, they promote hatred against me by stressing a) that I have a COLA-adjusted $51,864 pension for life, b) that I have an $18,000 federal health, dental, and vision insurance subsidy for life, c) that I have a COLA-adjusted $2,064 Social Security for life and that my wife has substantial COLA-adjusted Social Security for life, d) that my wife and I have substantial retirement savings, e) that my wife and I have no debts, f) that my wife and I have good health, g) that my wife and I own a home, cars, etc., and h) that my wife and have no children to support.)


— MAY 14, 2018 FLASHBACK: Fewer Americans Renounce Citizenship – Robert W. Wood (DIERSEN: All those who are in America illegally are citizens of foreign countries. Those who refuse to renounce their citizenship show that they are in America a) to take advantage of America’s generous welfare and preference giving policies, b) to “make money” so that they can return to their motherland and “live like kings,” c) to “turn America into their motherland,” and/or d) to destroy America. None of my ancestors came to America for any of the aforesaid reasons.)


— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, anti-Trumps a) paint Trump as being Hitler, b) paint Trump supporters as being Nazis, and c) paint illegals as being Jews.


— U.S. White population declines – William H. Frey (DIERSEN: Of course, anti-Whites are overjoyed. What do you say to Whites a) who paint themselves as being anti-White, b) who pander to anti-Whites, c) who demonize, denigrate, and condemn Whites as being White supremacists, Nazis, KKK members, haters, racists, sexists, bigots, and even worse things, and d) promote hatred of Whites? Anti-Whites demonize, denigrate, and condemn individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, German American, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: he U.S. Census Bureau’s release of race and age statistics for 2017 points to two noteworthy milestones about the nation’s increasingly aging white and growing diverse population. First, for the first time since the Census Bureau has released these annual statistics, they show an absolute decline in the nation’s white non-Hispanic population—accelerating a phenomenon that was not projected to occur until the next decade. Second, the new numbers show that for the first time there are more children who are minorities than who are white, at every age from zero to nine. This means we are on the cusp of seeing the first minority white generation, born in 2007 and later, which perhaps we can dub Generation “Z-Plus.”)


— It’s Not the Holocaust Trump’s family-separation policy is horrible, but equating it with genocide is both historically and strategically misguided. – DEBORAH LIPSTADT


— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, anti-Trumps use illegals to promote hatred of Trump.


— Rauner Asked if He Was Getting Ives Endorsement… 93 Days after Primary (DIERSEN: To promote LGBTQ activity is to a) reject those who voted for Ives and b) pander to those who will never vote for a Republican. Ever-increasingly, Rauner is running as an anti-Republican.)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Yesterday, Governor Bruce Rauner appeared on WJBC and was asked, “How important would an endorsement from Jeanne Ives be for you?” That’s right. It’s been more than three months since the primary, and just when candidates want to turn their attention to the general election, Rauner is still dealing with his fractured party. On WJBC, Rauner once again claimed he’s “reached out” to Ives, something he’s said before that was found not to be true. Who else is Rauner calling to reunite the party? None other than Rauner’s previous headache and Roy Moore’s biggest backer, Dick Uihlein. “It seems that time doesn’t heal all wounds as Bruce Rauner has failed to put his party back together after three months,” said DGA Illinois Communications Director Sam Salustro. “It’s clear Jeanne Ives and her supporters have not forgiven Rauner for his lies and failures.”)


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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.