March 1 Evening Edition

— Activists Sue Over Illinois’ Automatic Voter Registration They alleged Secretary of State Jesse White’s office ignored repeated calls for transparency and offers of help
— Pete Buttigieg Suspends 2020 Presidential Campaign

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Pot pushers use medical pot to push recreational pot.

— Reform theme of taxpayer rally – Kaitlin Cordes

— Airport Workers Fear They’re Unprotected From The Coronavirus – MARTHA ANN OVERLAND

A Downstate Journalist Looks at Rod Blagojevich 
— IL-14: Lauren Underwood Announces Women’s Economic Agenda 
— IL-14: Catalina Lauf Interviewed by Jeff Berkowitz 
— IL-14: Question I Would Ask in Huntley Monday Night 
— Skillicorn Featured in State GOP Weekly Email 
— Schofield Adds Money to Campaign Fund 
— John Kass Takes on Blagojevich

— WOKE IS BROKE: Buttigieg, Warren Personify Ruling-Class Decadence, Futility in 2020 The liberal élite has no idea what Democratic voters want – Andrew Stiles

— Call Democrats the Regressive Party – William D. Howard
— Is Bernie’s old-fashioned, class-based socialism driving away black voters? – Andrea Widburg

— FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr: Americans Should Be Able to Turn Off Big Tech ‘Bias Filters’ – SEAN MORAN
— David Harris Jr: Bernie ‘Racist’ for Suggesting Marijuana Legalization Will Boost Jobs for Black Americans – ALANA MASTRANGELO
— VA Secretary: Care for Veterans ‘Would Disappear’ if America Descends into Socialism – EDWIN MORA
— Trump Polls CPAC Attendees: You Want ‘Sleepy Joe’ or ‘Crazy Bernie’ to Run Against – KATHERINE RODRIGUEZ
— Caravans of Cuban-Americans Protest Bernie Sanders and Rally for Donald Trump – CHARLIE SPIERING
— CPAC: Students Discuss Leftist Indoctrination and Social Isolation on Campus – TOM CICCOTTA

— Trump Mocks Biden, Says He Would Be ‘In A Home Someplace’ While Others Run The Government For Him – VIRGINIA KRUTA

— HILARIOUS Parody Socialist News Network at CPAC: ‘From Our Studio to Your Bread Line’ – TYLER O’NEIL
— For the First Time, There Are More Registered Independents Than Registered Republicans – RICK MORAN

— Dems hijack White House Coronavirus presser in SNL’s ‘cold open’ – Vivek Saxena

— U.S. Investigating Whistleblower Allegations; Vows to Keep Federal Workers Safe – Reuters (DIERSEN: Whistleblower Protection Laws did not protect me. While I was a federal employee for almost 30 years, I blew the whistle on political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation for opposing the aforesaid. To punish me, my Democrat GAO superiors forced me to retire in 1997 when I was 49 years old, gave me unfair performance expectations and appraisals, always ranked me in the bottom half of my coworkers for pay-for-performance purposes, did not promote me beyond GS-13, got rid of my mentor in 1987, kept me off audits of IRS for all but 3 of the almost 18 years that I worked for GAO, and forced me to take a $20,157 (21%) pay cut in today’s dollars to transfer from IRS to GAO in 1980. My Democrat IRS superiors did not promote me beyond GS-12, disallowed my education deductions in 1978, got rid of my mentor in 1975, and disallowed my partial day per diem claims in 1974. My Democrat Post Office superiors forced me resign in 1969 and disallowed my sick leave requests in 1969 and 1968.)

— Sanders looks to California to deliver him the Democratic nomination – Scott Wilson

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.