June 24 Morning Edition

— The Latest Political Headlines – Mary Ann Ahern and Carol Marin
— Gun Bill Bipartisanship But Far Apart on Budget  The bill changes the current gun sentencing from three to 14 years, giving the judge’s discretion to sentence offenders from seven to 14 years. – Mary Ann Ahern


— Pride Preps Underway In Chicago – Vince Gerasole  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats promote LGBTQ activity.  To be a Democrat is to say that you promote LGBTQ activity, that is, that you reject all the religions of the world.)


— Depp’s ‘assassin’ comments at music festival latest in celebrity anger – AP
— Mormon girl tells church she’s gay; interrupted, asked to sit down – AP  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, those who promote LGBTQ activity encourage children to engage in LGBTQ activity.)


— Search for U.S. attorney in Chicago narrows as White House suggests 1 finalist – Katherine Skiba and Jason Meisner  (DIERSEN: By their words and actions in Diersen v. GAO (
https://gopillinois.com/documents/), the U.S. attorney, the judge, and the U.S. Senator who appointed the aforesaid made it clear that they approved of a) patronage, b) political affiliation discrimination, c) reverse discrimination, d) age discrimination, and e) retaliation for complaining about the aforesaid. By their words and actions, they made it clear that they rejected Rutan v. Illinois Republican Party. SEE: http://www.nytimes.com/1996/03/13/us/seeking-return-to-ways-of-patronage-in-politics.html)
— CTA decks out train with rainbow flag for Pride – Leonor Vivanco  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats promote LGBTQ activity.  To be a Democrat is to say that you promote LGBTQ activity, that is, that you reject all the religions of the world.)
— Microphone cut after Mormon girl reveals she’s gay at church, sparking debate – AP  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, those who promote LGBTQ activity encourage children to engage in LGBTQ activity.)

— What Rauner really walked into – Editorial  (DIERSEN: What have you “walked into,” and in retrospect, with benefit of hindsight, would you not have if you knew then what you know now?  Far too many want everyone who they cannot manipulate/dominate to fail. I should write a book about a) those who want me to fail as the GOPUSA Illinois Editor and Republican Precinct Committeeman and b) those who wanted me to fail as a TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairman, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee member, Milton Township Republican Central Committee webmaster, Illinois Center Right Coalition Steering Committee member, American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter board member, GAO employee, IRS employee, etc.)

— New COD budget holds line on taxes, tuition – Robert Sanchez


— Was Rauner’s televised speech a success? Sort of. – Rich Miller


— Illinois in ‘Dire Straits’ and Leaders, Governor Can’t Even Agree to Meet – Amanda Vinicky


— Will Illinois get an F in higher education this year? – Erin Steva  (DIERSEN: What about educators who focus on cranking out “good little Democrats?”)


— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Newly unveiled Senate health care bill has many worried.”


— Day 3: Lawmakers get little done – AP


— People like the state Capitol building, not the gridlock – Bernard Schoenburg


— Mendoza part of the problem as a legislator – Patrick Wohl


— College of DuPage reaches settlement with former employees  Thomas Glaser, Lynn Sapyta filed federal lawsuit against COD – ERIC SCHELKOPF


— White House calls Johnny Depp’s remark about assassination ‘sad’


— Bellock backs Ives’ efforts to get property tax resolution a hearing – Hoang Tran  (DIERSEN: What are your efforts and who backs them?  My efforts are to defend and advance conservative principles, the Republican Party platform, the Illinois Republican Party platform, and the Milton Township Republican Central Committee resolution against video gambling. Republicans back me, but Democrats and Democrat plants, Libertarians and Libertarian plants, Greens and Green plants, and RINOs DO NOT BACK ME.)


— Rauner tells people: Power of change is in your hands alone – Giovanni Whaley  (DIERSEN: What if the majority of voters in your precinct, in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, in Illinois, in America, and in the world want to get rid of 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?  For their self-defense, members of the aforesaid groups have bought a tremendous amount of firearms and ammunition.)


— 1.4 million illegals working under stolen Social Security numbers  (DIERSEN: How many illegals are using stolen Social Security numbers in your precinct, in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, and in Illinois?)
— Hollywood Hate Goes Off the Depp End
— Drag queen story hours for children are happening across the country  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, those who promote LGBTQ activity encourage children to engage in LGBTQ activity.)
— Police unwelcome at the Twin Cities pride parade  (DIERSEN: What percent of those who promote LGBTQ activity 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?)


— LGBT group bans police from parade over Castile verdict — but backlash has a way of changing things – Dave Urbanski (DIERSEN: Anti-Republicans, their operatives, and their dupes want to ban Republicans from Independence Day parades.)
— You may not be a ‘decent person’ after all – Matt Walsh  (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, the only decent people are those who pander to them, who glorify and praise them, who serve as their operatives or dupes, and/or who give them money.)


— Tesla Car Batteries Not Remotely Green, Study Finds – James Delingpole


— The Incredible Shrinking White House Briefing – MICHAEL M. GRYNBAUM  (DIERSEN: Since 2005, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have viciously used against me what happened with GOPUSA, Talon News, and Jeff Gannon. SEE:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talon_News  They paint me as being a clone of Jeff Gannon.)
— Outside Collectors for I.R.S. Are Accused of Illegal Practices – STACY COWLEY and JESSICA SILVER-GREENBERG  (DIERSEN: I worked for IRS’s Collection Division 1971-1980, the last 5 1/2 years of which at the GS-12 Step 1-5 levels, currently $79,563-$90,173.  I worked for GAO on audits of IRS’s Criminal Investigation Division 1986-1988 at the GS-13 Step 1-3 levels, currently $94,610-$100,917.)
— Does God Want You to Spend $300,000 for College? – RON LIEBER  (DIERSEN: How much of your money have you spent on your education?  I spent lots of my money attending UIC 1966-1968 and earning a bachelor’s degree from NIU in 1970, an MBA from Loyola in 1976, a master’s degree in accounting from DePaul in 1980, and a master’s degree in financial markets and trading from IIT in 1997. However, my Democrat superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates in the federal government always hinted/implied/argued/shouted that the undergraduate and graduate courses that I took a) were not job-related, b) did not help me carry out my job duties, c) were taken by me to get a job in the private sector, and d) were a distraction.  To keep their jobs and to get promoted, my Democrat superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates in the federal government focused on getting rid of federal employees who were Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran.)
— The Democrats’ Religion Problem – DANIEL K. WILLIAMS  (DIERSEN: Tragically, ever-increasingly, “religious leaders” talk and act like they are operatives or dupes for the anti-religious Democrat Party.)
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: An anti- Trump says “Why We Must Make a Mockery of Trump.”  Anti-Trumps are disciples of Saul Alinsky.)
— How Twitter Pornified Politics – Bret Stephens
— Out of High School, Into Real Life  This graduation season, The New York Times talked with seniors across the country who are not headed to college about their plans, hopes and dreams. – JACK HEALY  (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.)


— Formula Measures Impact of Partisan Gerrymandering  Metric is at center of appeal over whether a voting-district map in Wisconsin was fairly drawn – Jo Craven McGinty
— For Consumers, Less Debt but Lots of Bills  Rent and car leases have boosted monthly payments for non-debt items to highest level since the 1980s – Justin Lahart

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.