March 11 Evening Edition

— U.S. Sen. Tammy Duckworth, Pentagon, Top Military Brass Blast Tucker Carlson For Mocking Women Serving In The Armed Forces

— With Meghan as Princess of the Woke, we’ll skip England for a while – JOHN KASS
— Sen. Tammy Duckworth rebukes Tucker Carlson’s comments on women in military, mocks his dancing skills – RICK PEARSON
— Texas Lawmaker Files Bill To Establish Minimum Teacher Salary Of $70,000
(DIERSEN: My IRS Revenue Officer job in 1971 required a bachelor’s degree and paid $48,445/year in today’s dollars.)
— Aldermen consider guaranteed basic income program for Chicago – JOHN BYRNE
— Chicago aldermen begin debate on reparations for descendants of slaves – JOHN BYRNE
— U.S. Sen. Tammy Duckworth unleashes on Tucker Carlson | Biden signs $1.9 trillion COVID-relief package ahead of primetime address tonight | Chicago St. Pat’s bar patrol to kick in high gear Saturday – LISA DONOVAN

— Chicago’s making progress on vaccine equity, but there’s so much more to do – Editorial
(DIERSEN: One could argue that because of past, present, and future discrimination, minorities, females, younger people, LGBTQers, those who have less money than others, those who health problems, veterans, non-Protestants, non-German Americans, moderates, liberals, Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, Independents, RINOs, those whose ancestors have not been in America for a long time, illegals, drinkers, gamblers, stoners, etc. SHOULD BE VACCINATED FIRST.)
— Sen. Tammy Duckworth to Fox News host who mocked military women: F— Tucker Carlson Wounded Iraq war vet Duckworth slams Fox News host Tucker Carlson for saying the U.S. military is becoming too “feminine.” – Lynn Sweet
— Chicago aldermen urged to get moving on slavery reparations. Kamm Howard, co-chair of the National Coalition of Blacks for Reparations in America, said aldermen should look at how redress was granted to victims of the Jon Burge torture era and follow that model. – Fran Spielman
— Twelve million children in America should not be growing up in poverty. A modest minimum federal income for families with children, as set out in the American Rescue Plan, gives every child a better shot in life. – Editorial
(DIERSEN: My critics/opponents have always stressed that my father made enough money a) that he could send me to Trinity Lutheran Grade School in Crete 1953-1961 and then to Hope Lutheran Grade School in Park Forest 1961-1962 to stay with the Missouri Synod and b) that my mother could stay home and raise me and my brother.)

— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Kane County may shift money away from police and into social services – James Fuller
— DuPage Forest Preserve poised to hire executive director – Scott C. Morgan

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot. To push pot on an individual, municipality, township, county, state, or country is to destroy that individual, municipality, township, county, state, or country.

— “I’m flabbergasted;” New bill proposal would require bachelor’s degree for officers – Jen Lask
(DIERSEN: My IRS Revenue Officer job in 1971 required a bachelor’s degree and paid $48,445/year in today’s dollars.)

— Trump absent as 4 former presidents gather to urge COVID-19 vaccination – John Lynch

— IL-16: Catalina Lauf Responds to Adam Kinzinger Vote Against 2nd Amendment
— IL-16: Adam Kinzinger Fulfills Promise to Vote Against Second Amendment This Year
— McHenry County Municipalities Allocated Federal “Helicopter Cash”
— Federal Tooth Fairy Bringing McHenry County $59,690,872.03, If Used to Cut Real Estate Taxes, Bills Could Decrease 88%
— Mike Buehler Nominates John Collins to Replace Suzanne Ness on the County Board
— Peter Janko Explains How “Our Revolution” Deposed Mike Madigan from State Democratic Party Chairmanship

— 1,700 new confirmed and probable cases; 55 additional deaths; 1,118 hospitalized; 231 in ICU; 2.2 percent average case positivity rate; 2.5 percent average test positivity rate; 98,166 average daily doses; Distancing reduced at schools

— Border surge migrants bringing COVID to U.S. at elevated rates – Stephen Dinan
— Biden’s first full month sets new records for illegal immigration – Stephen Dinan and Seth McLaughlin
— Pentagon, Fox News host Tucker Carlson go to war over ‘feminizing’ the military – Mike Glenn

— Rep. Chip Roy: Migrants Die Because of Biden’s False Amnesty Promises – ROBERT KRAYCHIK
— Joe Biden Cuts Deportations for Illegal Aliens by 53 Percent in a Month – JOHN BINDER

— Border crisis: Record number of migrant children being held in ‘grim’ cage-like ‘cells’ for longer than is legal It’s bad and getting worse – PHIL SHIVER
— Wall construction under Biden? Red states can complete border wall in Texas and Arizona Work with Mexico, build the wall, and make Biden pay for it? – DANIEL HOROWITZ

— Airports flagging conservatives who went to Orlando for CPAC as potential “domestic terrorists” – Ethan Huff

— President Biden on Thursday evening will direct states to make all adults eligible to receive the coronavirus vaccine by May 1, suggesting the possibility of an incremental return to normal by the Fourth of July holiday. – BRETT SAMUELS AND NATHANIEL WEIXEL
— Pope Francis may be Joe Biden’s most important ally – JOHN KENNETH WHITE
(DIERSEN: What do you say to churches that promote dependency on government, dependency on charity, BLM, LGBTQ, abortion, mass/illegal immigration, booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, abolition of the First and Second Amendments, patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, and/or age discrimination? From what I see, ever-increasingly, churches act as operatives or as dupes for the Democrat, Libertarian, and/or Green parties.)

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats use Evanston to push pot and reparations.

— 8 House Republicans (including Kinzinger) Break With Party To Back Expanded Gun Background Checks – Andrew Solender

— Adam Kinzinger, 7 Other House Republicans Vote for Gun Background Checks Bill – ALEXANDRA GARRETT

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.