June 9 Morning Edition

— President Donald Trump tweets of James Comey’s testimony ‘total and complete vindication’


— Chicago, Illinois Lawmakers React to Comey Testimony


— President Trump Fires Back At Comey’s Testimony With A Tweet – Susanna Song


— Illinois still has no budget, but lawmakers approved almost 500 other bills – Haley BeMiller
— THE PROBLEM WITH APPEALS  Assessor Joseph Berrios encourages homeowners to file appeals. But the process makes the property tax system even less fair. – Jason Grotto  (DIERSEN: I should write a book about the assessment, appeal history, and related litigation concerning 915 Cove Court in Wheaton.)
— Will County seeks to help inmates with drug addictions – Susan DeMar Lafferty  (DIERSEN: Those individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that promote addictions have always worked against me. Should I write a book about them?)
— AN ERA OF ERRORS  As assessor, James Houlihan knowingly sent out inaccurate property valuations. The future consequences could be costly. – Jason Grotto  (DIERSEN: I should write a book about the assessment history, appeals, litigation, and other matters concerning my home at 915 Cove Court in Wheaton.)
— Sen. Bernie Sanders to headline ‘People’s Summit’ at McCormick Place – Rick Pearson  (DIERSEN: What percent of those at this summit will be 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 – 98%, 99%, 100%?)
— North Central student running for DuPage County Board District 5 seat – Suzanne Baker


— Trump Friday Twitter: Vindicates self, proclaims ‘Comey is a leaker!’  (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents a) want you to know ONLY what they want you to know and b) would call me a leaker.)
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “The nature of the man is catching up to Donald Trump.”


— Trump says Comey’s testimony gives him ‘total vindication’ – AP
— Local lawmakers troubled by Comey testimony, president’s ‘behavior’ – Marni Pyke
— Los Angeles releases draft marijuana business regulations – AP  (DIERSEN: If you promote pot, you promote destruction.)
— Amazon unveils Romeoville facility, may hire 8,000 workers by next year – Anna Marie Kukec  (DIERSEN: From what I see, ever-increasingly, employers do not want to hire, retain, or promote those who 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.)


— Springfield’s congressional delegation reacts to James Comey’s testimony


— Is process really broken? – Editorial


— Follow the money, find the power – Jay Jamison  (DIERSEN: How much money do your critics/opponents give their operatives and their dupes?  Operatives and dupes for my critics/opponents talk and act like my critic/opponents have promised/given them lots of money, new homes, new cars, sweetheart jobs, sweetheart contracts, favorable legislation, and lots more.)


— House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi says she has concerns about President Donald Trump’s “fitness for office” – and thinks he needs more sleep. – AP


— Ives blasts ‘union mugs’ she says attacked Phillips’ work site


— Convert, Pay, or Die – William L. Gensert
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Convert, pay, or die is the set of choices Islam offers infidels.  Coincidentally, this is also what today’s progressives and the Democratic Party offer nonbelievers, climate “deniers,” white males, heterosexuals, patriots, blue-collar workers, farmers, miners, people without a college degree, the religiously devout, Republicans, and everybody else choosing not to buy into the party’s version of what America is and what the nation owes both its citizens and the world. Our country has collectively “slipped into madness.”  Hatred in the name of diversity and political unity has become a goal in itself – and it is ascendant in modern culture, all compelled by leftist ideology. No matter how many are killed, maimed, or merely terrified in the name of Allah, for progressives, the problem will always be Islamophobia, or an ignorant populace too uneducated to understand the inherent nuance of the “religion of peace.” Those who suggest enhanced screening for immigrants from Islamic nations or even a limited suspension, as President Trump proposed, are greeted with rioting in the streets, for to look askance at a man who expresses an explicit desire to kill in the name of Allah is tantamount to outright racism. Islamic men between the ages of eighteen and forty-five years old commit more than 90% of terrorist attacks.  Yet singling out people who fit those criteria for extra scrutiny is profiling and therefore implicit racism deserving of nothing less than outright excommunication from polite society – along with, of course, the total dissolution of one’s life, career, and safety.)


— Trump shores up evangelical support but alienates gays – S.A. Miller


— American Teenagers Compete with Immigrants for Jobs  Studies find low-skilled migrants, both legal and illegal, disrupt labor market for U.S. youth – Margaret Menge


— McCain says his confusing questions resulted from tiredness – AP  (DIERSEN: McCain has lots more free time than I do. What do you do with your free time? I have very little free time because I spend 10+ hours each and every day putting GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails together and sending them out.)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The 80-year-old Arizona Republican joked that maybe he shouldn’t have stayed up late watching the Arizona Diamondbacks playing a night game out West.)


— Colorado uses pot taxes to fund pot busts – AP  (DIERSEN: To promote legal use of pot is to promote illegal use of pot.)


— Stand Up for Your Identity, Hillary Clinton Tells Graduates in Brooklyn – ANNIE CORREAL (DIERSEN: How bad are your demographics?  My demographics are terrible: Trump supporter, baptized, raised, and confirmed as a Missouri Synod Lutheran, conservative, Republican, American, White, male, old (68), non-poor, gun owner, German American, draft avoider, ancestors have been in America since the 1840s, union member for almost 12 years, federal government employee for almost 30 years, federal retiree for almost 20 years, childless, pet-less, only owned American-nameplate vehicles, not a graduate of an Ivy League university, etc.  I should write a book about those in my precinct, in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois who despise if not hate my demographics.  They would love it.)


— Smoke weed to relax? You may want to reconsider. – Christopher Ingraham  (DIERSEN: Virtually all my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes talk and act like a) they smoke weed and/or b) they want to smoke weed legally.)


— HARDCOPY ARTICLE TITLE: Where did all the starter homes go? – Paul Davidson  (DIERSEN: My Democrat superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates in the federal government were filled with envy. They were furious when I bought a) a new town home in University Park in 1972 when I was 24 years old, b) a studio condo in the Outer Drive East building in downtown Chicago in 1974, and c) a  one bedroom condo in that building in 1976.  They were furious when my wife and I bought 1017 East Harrison in Wheaton in 1978 and when we had 915 Cove Court built in Wheaton in 1984.)


— Anti-Shariah Rallies This Weekend Worry Muslim Leaders  Anti-Shariah rallies across the country this weekend worry Muslim leaders. – AP (DIERSEN: To promote Islam is to promote Shariah Law.)


— Harvard Admits It Can’t Teach Everyone  The university dumps students for sharing foul memes. Who’ll re-educate them now? – Naomi Schaefer Riley  (DIERSEN: According to this article, “It makes you wonder what these kids wrote in their application essays.”  Constructively, in 1978, my Democrat IRS superiors charged me with lying in my Loyola and DePaul applications. They argued that the real reason why I wanted to take graduate business and accounting courses was to get a job in the private sector.)


— Only 3% Of Fortune 500 Companies Share Full Diversity Data – Grace Donnelly  (DIERSEN: Since the 1960s, the federal government’s top priority has been to use Affirmative Action, Diversity, and Inclusion to hire, retain, and promote Democrats, and especially to hire, retain, and promote Democrats who are minority, female, and/or younger.  It is called patronage.)

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.