June 5 Morning Edition

— DuPage Republicans should be allowed to help sponsor Wheaton’s Independence Day Parades and to get recognition for doing that – Dave Diersen
(THE ARTICLE: In his June 4, 2021 8:36 AM email to me and to the leaders of Wheaton, Wheaton Park District, Milton Township Republican Organization, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Illinois Republican Party, Wheaton Park District Executive Director Michael Benard stated:

“While we are not accepting “sponsorships” for any aspect of the parade, you are welcome to make a general donation in support of the parade. It is not appropriate for the park district to sell sponsorships to political parties specifically identified to support the school district marching bands and we will not do so. As local governments, our elections and mission related activities are non-partisan. If your organization chooses to make a parade donation, it will be accepted with gratitude. Please know that it will not be appropriate for you to claim “sponsorship” of any school district or park district parade entries.”

I responded with “Needless-to-say, your new Wheaton Independence Day parade policy statement is a complete and dramatic reversal of Wheaton Independence Day parade policy that has been in place since at least 2005. Needless-to-say, any such complete and dramatic Wheaton Independence Day parade policy reversal would have to be voted on and passed by the Wheaton City Council before it could be implemented.”

I further respond that it was not my suggestion that DuPage Republicans be given specific recognition for sponsoring the bagpipers or the high school band entries, but it was the Wheaton Park District’s suggestion. I merely suggested that the $2,500 annual donations by DuPage Republicans be used for “patriotic” parade entries.

I certainly hope that the Wheaton Park District has contracted with the bagpipers and with the high school bands to march in the parade. It would be great if the Wheaton Park District would publish and update a list on its website of all the parade entries as they come in.

It would be great if the Wheaton Park District would publish detailed financial reports a) on all the money that it took in for the 2019 and prior Wheaton Independence Day parades and fireworks and b) exactly how the Wheaton Park District spent all that money. Exactly how has/will the Wheaton Park District spent/spend the $10,000 that it has received from the City of Wheaton for the 2021 parade and fireworks?

If DuPage Republicans again donated $2,500 for the parade and fireworks, exactly what recognition would DuPage Republicans get for that donation from the Wheaton Park District?

I certainly hope that all of the aforesaid issues are resolved before the Wheaton City Council meeting on Monday, June 7, 2021 at 7:00 PM ( https://www.wheaton.il.us/AgendaCenter/ViewFile/Agenda/_06072021-1674 ), but I doubt that they will be.

It would be great if at that meeting, Mr. Benard would give the Wheaton City Council a detailed report on exactly what the Wheaton Park District has done, is doing, and will do to make Wheaton’s 2021 Independence Day Parade a great success.

I will address the aforesaid issues during the “Citizens To Be Heard” part of the meeting.

A regular meeting of the Wheaton Park District Board of Commissioners is scheduled for Wednesday, June 16, 2021 at 5:00 PM. If the aforesaid issues are not resolved by then, I will address them during the “Community Input” part of the meeting.)

— Former President Donald Trump speaking at NC GOP meeting in North Carolina – AP
(DIERSEN: How would Kinzinger and his supporters react if the Illinois Republican Party invited Trump to speak at one of its events?)
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats promote LGBTQ.

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Republican-hating Republican-hater promotes hatred against Republicans.

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater promotes hatred against Trump.
— Obama urges corporate America to ‘call folks out’ over voter suppression; price jumps for Obama Center. Obama Foundation President Valerie Jarrett put a new cost on the Obama Presidential Center complex — “less than” $700 million, up from a $500 million estimate. – Lynn Sweet

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats promote LGBTQ.
— Black and Brown Unity Car Parade
(DIERSEN: Ever-increasing, Democrats unite members of the following groups against Republicans: minorities, females, younger people, LGBTQers, illegals, moderates, liberals, unmarried people, those who have less money than others, non-Christians, non-Protestants, non-Italian Americans, non-German Americans, recent immigrants and those who are anti-law enforcement, anti-Trump, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-heterosexual, anti-traditional marriage/family, anti-non-poor people, anti-gun owners, anti-Christian, anti-Protestant, anti-Italian American, anti-German American, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)

— FRONT PAGE: Ex-Glendale Heights president, candidate ask DuPage court to overturn April’s election – Susan Sarkauskas
— Buyouts expected to accelerate exodus from Chicago Tribune – Robert Feder
(DIERSEN: In 1993, when I was 45 years old, to get rid of their employees who were Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran, the Democrats who ran GAO “offered” $25,000 buyouts their employees, including me, who had at least 25 years of federal service.)

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats promote LGBTQ in Downers Grove.

— Illinois makes progress on FOID card backlog – Evan Hensley

— Descendants Of Enslaved People Get Checks In One Of The 1st Cash Reparations Programs – ARI SHAPIRO, ANNA SIRIANNI & CHRISTOPHER INTAGLIATA
(DIERSEN: Who will determine a) who should pay reparations and how much they should pay and b) who should get reparations and how much they should get a) in your municipal district, b) in your municipality, c) in your township, d) in your county district, e) in your county, f) Illinois, and g) America? What criteria will they use?)

— Survey shows $6 billion in income leaving Illinois as people move out – Kevin Bessler

— Biden’s Disgraceful Exploitation of the Tulsa Race Massacre – David Limbaugh

— Trading Academics for Far-Left ‘Social-Emotional Learning’ – Alex Newman

— Conservatives struggle against new liberal orthodoxy – Bobby Jindal

— America ‘best place in world’ to be female, Black, gay, trans: Ayaan Hirsi Ali Somali-born scholar and activist denounces divisive politics, critical race theory. – Charles Creitz

— Texas Bill Banning Tenets of Critical Race Theory and Action Civics Sent to Governor – DR. SUSAN BERRY
— Squad’s Ayanna Pressley: Woke Corporations Embracing ‘Pride Month’ Not Good Enough, Must Fight ‘Hateful Anti-Trans Bills’ – KYLE MORRIS
— Newsflash to Google – ‘Diversity’ Departments Attract Racists – ALLUM BOKHARI
— Anthony Fauci Warns America to Not Accuse China for Global Pandemic amid 595,000 Deaths and $13 Trillion Cost – WENDELL HUSEBØ
(DIERSEN: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters blame Trump for the pandemic.)
— 31 House Republicans Pressure Senate to Reject Joe Biden’s ‘Anti-Border Security’ DHS Nominees amid Crisis – ASHLEY OLIVER

— California — a state that never practiced slavery — moves forward with slavery reparations plan – PHIL SHIVER

— How to Distinguish Anti-White Critical Race Theory From Marxism – Ilana Mercer

— NBC Inadvertently Shows Biden Packing Cities With Illegals, “Migrants” Coming for Jobs, Not “Asylum” – R. Cort Kirkwood

— RNC Pride Tweet: The Elephant in the Room – TONY PERKINS (DIERSEN: Those who promote LGBTQ do everything that they can to destroy the Republican Party.)

— The New Business of Woke Corporate Consulting – Mark Hemingway
(DIERSEN: To make people woke is to make them anti-law enforcement, anti-Trump, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-heterosexual, anti-traditional marriage/family, anti-non-poor people, anti-gun owners, anti-draft avoiders (except Joe Biden), anti-Christian, anti-Protestant, anti-Italian American, anti-German American, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)

— 5 Countries That Escaped Poverty By Promoting Capitalism – Ben Zeisloft
— Oregon School Board Shoots Down BLM, Pride Flag Requirement – Chrissy Clark
(DIERSEN: What are the Republican leaders of your school district, your chamber of commerce, your municipality, your township, your county, Illinois, and America doing to stop the promotion of Critical Race Theory, 1619, LGBTQ, BLM, dependency on government, dependency on charity, abortion, mass/illegal immigration, booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, abolition of the First and Second Amendments, patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, and age discrimination?)

— To Win Again, Republicans Must Reject Woke Capitalism in Favor of Working-Class Americans – Alex Bruesewitz

— Twitter Caves to Mob, Drops ‘Journalist’ Title for Andy Ngo – Rebecca Downs
(DIERSEN: I should write a book about my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes who hint/imply/argue/shout that I am not a journalist. Better yet, I should sue them.)

— GOP national chair Ronna Romney McDaniel endorses LGBT ‘pride’ month, vows to keep growing ‘big tent’ The incident brings to the foreground long-simmering divisions between the Republican Party’s national leaders and the grassroots voters that sustain it. – Calvin Freiburger
(DIERSEN: Those who promote LGBTQ do everything that they can to destroy the Republican Party. I should write a book about that.)

— Smugglers Openly Advertise Illegal Border Crossings on Facebook – PETR SVAB

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats use Tulsa to promote hatred against Republicans.
— Tips for Teenagers on Landing a Summer Job – Ann Carrns
(DIERSEN: What did you do with the money that you earned from summer jobs? I did yard work and delivered newspapers during the summers of 1962, 1963, and 1964. I washed dishes during the summer of 1965. I cleaned golf shoes, chipped slag, and pumped gasoline during the summer of 1966. I delivered mail during the summers of 1967, 1968, and 1969. I used the money that I earned a) to buy a 1958 Chevy BelAir in 1964, b) to buy a new 1966 Pontiac Tempest Sprint in 1966, c) to pay for tuition and books at UIC 1966-1968, d) to buy a new 1968 Oldsmobile 442 in 1967, e) to buy a new 1969 Dodge Charger SE in 1968, and f) to pay for room and board, tuition, and books at NIU 1969-1970.)

— Facebook is America’s biggest suppressor of free speech — and proud of it! – Michael Barone

— The Colony cancels Independence Day Parade for 2021 – Chris Roark
(DIERSEN: I should write a book about Democrats and Democrat plants, Libertarians and Libertarian plants, Greens and Green plants, Independents and Independent plants, and RINOs who have worked the hardest since 1978 to destroy Wheaton’s Independence Day parades.)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: City leaders are also concerned about how the number of parade entries has dwindled over the years. “This parade is one of our lowest turnouts of a parade,” Stansell said. “Our holiday parade brings in anywhere between 30 to 40 entries, and unfortunately our Liberty Independence Day Parade brings in an average of 16 entries, and each year it gets lower and lower.” Stansell said nearly half of the parade entries in the holiday parade are from local schools and school organizations. She said with it being the summer, those groups are unlikely to participate in July. She said the Sunday parade would put participants outside in the hottest part of the day.)

— Trump Withdrawal Syndrome. Media outlets like CNN and Facebook navigate the post-presidency. – James Freeman

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats promote LGBTQ.

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.