March 10 Evening Edition

— Circuit Court Clerk Dorothy Brown wants accusers prosecuted for lying to feds – Jon Seidel


— Domestic violence agency details the reality of ‘affluent abuse’ across Lake County – Yadira Sanchez Olson


— Illinois Attorney General race a battle over political and financial independence – AP (DIERSEN: How much political and financial independence do you have? Who in your precinct, your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, in Illinois, in America, and in world has enough religious, government, political, and/or financial clout that they can harm you if not destroy you?)
— Here’s why Amazon bought the doorbell company Ring – Bloomberg


— Fact check: Governor candidates’ job claims built on shaky foundation – BGA
— I hope Democrats defend sanctuary cities – it’s bad policy, and it’ll cost them – Ed Rogers (DIERSEN: I should write a book about Republican candidates, Republican elected officials, and Republican party leaders in Illinois who talk and/or act like they are paying political consultants who have advised them to dump those Republican voters, dump those Republican Precinct Committeemen, dump those Republican etc. who support the traditional family, right to life, and immigration planks in the Illinois Republican Party platform.)—its-bad-policy-and-itll-cost-them
— Executive Mansion utility costs all Rauner said they were and more – Doug Finke
— Mendoza finds new way to tweak Rauner – Doug Finke


— Republicans should give Ives a chance to be governor – Editorial


— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Northern Illinois University professor promotes LGBT activity.


— Illinois lawmakers looking to address teacher shortage – Patrick Doss (DIERSEN: In 1980, because the shortage of qualified Democrats, minorities, females, younger people, and veterans was so bad, GAO hired me. In 1971, because the shortage of qualified Democrats, minorities, females, and veterans was so bad, IRS hired me. In 1966, because the shortage of qualified Democrats, minorities, females, and veterans was so bad, the Post Office hired me.)


— Rockford Register Star Endorses Ives


— Katie Miller battles Springfield GOP machine in 53rd House District primary race – W.J. Kennedy (DIERSEN: This speaks volumes about the House Republican Organization.)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Through the House Republican Organization (HRO), the Republican machine in Springfield is dumping hundreds of thousands of dollars into primary campaigns of their handpicked candidates. One of HRO’s toughest, more expensive campaigns is in the 53rd District against Mt. Prospect’s Katie Miller. The HRO’s candidate there is 29-year-old Eddie Corrigan. HRO has given over $150,000 to his campaign just since late February, according to Illinois State Board of Elections records. Corrigan lives with his father in Arlington Heights and has a colorful party history on full display on Facebook. The 39-year-old Miller is a registered nurse and married mother of three who pays nearly $10,000 a year in property taxes. In TV commercials and mailers, Corrigan’s HRO-funded campaign — just as with other HRO smears targeting those running against their handpicked candidates — is saying that Miller is a Democrat at heart and has ties to Democratic House Speaker Michael Madigan. Miller, a self-described “across-the-board conservative,” calls the ads “outright lies.” “I was carrying posters for Republican candidates ever since I was 4,” Miller said. “I have never even met Madigan.” The Corrigan campaign has also criticized Miller for appealing her property taxes, describing the process as “shady.” Millions of homeowners in Cook County appeal their taxes each year, standard practice in a state with the highest property taxes in the nation. Corrigan doesn’t pay property taxes. After the hit ads against Miler, the Liberty Principles PAC financed mailers containing Facebook photos that show Corrigan in full party mode: one shows his head back chugging from a beer bottle, and another shows his tongue out and beer can in hand during a St. Patrick’s Day celebration; in others, he’s making an obscene gesture. A caption with the photos reads: “These are worth at least 1,000 words. But here are ten: We Have Enough Children In Springfield. Don’t Send Any More.” Corrigan refers to himself as a conservative, but in a debate with Miller he waffled on the issues, especially social ones. Miller says she will fight for the rollback of the 34 percent income tax hike approved last summer, the repeal of the taxpayer-funded abortion law (HB 40) Gov. Bruce Rauner signed in September and the repeal of the statewide “sanctuary” bill the governor signed in August. Other conservative primary candidates battling the HRO and their handpicked candidates include Marko Sukovic in the 59th District and Jillian Rose Bernas in the 56th District.)


— Kenneth Wilson, Website Owner, Unmasked; Removes Offensive Content – JOHN KRAFT


— Laura Ingraham: ‘California Is Almost Acting Like It’s a Separate Country’ – JEFF POOR


— So The Democrats Have Decided To Run On Abolishing ICE – JAZZ SHAW


— ACLU slams ‘shameful’ First Amendment Defense Act – Bradford Richardson (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, ACLU makes clear that if you do not promote LGBTQ activity, ACLU wants to get rid of you.)


— Texas Republican Voters Overwhelmingly Back Non-Binding E-Verify Proposition – Van Esser (DIERSEN: Needless-to-say, all employers in America should be required to use E-Verify.)
— Workplace Enforcement leads to better wages for a legal workforce – Jeremy Beck


— Cutting welfare to illegal aliens would pay for Trump’s wall – Paul Sperry


— What does a Republican look like anyway – Lewis Guignard (DIERSEN: In what ways are you a minority? In your precinct, in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, in Illinois, in America, and in the world, are there more people who are a) anti-Trump than Trump supporters, b) anti-Protestant than Protestant, c) anti-conservative than conservative, d) anti-patriotic than patriotic, e) anti-Republican than Republican, f) anti-American than American, g) anti-White than White, h) anti-male than male, i) anti-older people than older people, j) anti-rich people than rich people, k) anti-gun owners than gun owners, l) anti-German Americans than German Americans, and m) anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors than those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time? Sadly for me, if not tragically for me, ever-increasingly, I am a minority in more and more and more ways. Ever-increasingly, the Republican Party dumps those who share my demographics.)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Historically, discrimination has to do with a majority, or the politically powerful, keeping a minority under their heel. In the U.S. that has included women, Africans, Indians, Irish, Italians, Catholics, Jews and Chinese. More recently, but harder to identify, are the LBGT adherents. (If your favorite was left out, my apologies) In a nutshell, these groups have no choice about their identity, so laws about discriminating against them are understandable. But what is a Democrat or Republican or a Libertarian that one can complain they have a right to equal representation at the ballot box? Were they born that way? Is it a religious belief, or a demographic affliction which requires protections under the law? No, they are no different than a sports team, which one chooses, for various reasons, as the team they support. Can you tell the difference between a Democrat or Republican or a Constitutionalist by looking at them? Only if they’re working for their team near an election. Like Panther’s fans, they proudly show their affiliation. But that affiliation can easily change. Democrats become Republicans or independents and vice versa. On what then, do Democrats base their challenges to a gerrymandered district? They say they want an equal chance to win and the districting the legislatures have done, which appears legal under the Constitution, doesn’t give them those chances.)


— ALL OF THE FRONT COVER: DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, anti-Trumps a) glorify and praise those who come to America illegally, who stay in America illegally, and who bring others to America illegally and b) viciously demonize, viciously denigrate, and viciously condemn those who do NOT glorify and praise those who come to America illegally, who stay in America illegally, and who bring others to America illegally.)


— Workplace Benefits Influence Employee Feelings Of Financial Security, Study Says – JADAH RILEY–study-says-37584.html


— Does Rauner Stand by His Hand-Picked Attorney General Candidate, Erika Harold?


— AG candidate Erika Harold says anti-gay adoption sentiment shifted – Matt Simonette

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.