March 20 Evening Edition



— Sen. Daniel Biss Announces Run for Illinois Governor  Biss joins Chicago Democrat Chris Kennedy and Ald. Ameya Pawar, who both threw their hats in the ring earlier this year


— Mendoza: Gov. Rauner Stashing Money For Potential Government Shutdown  (DIERSEN: What have you stashed money for? During the 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s, I stashed money for cars to drive to work and to school, tuition and books, real estate, collector cars, and retirement. According to my critics/opponents, I was able to stash money a) because I was born a White male, b) because my parents were filthy rich, c) because I have had good health, d) because I avoided the draft, e) because I have always been overpaid, f) because my wife and I gave up trying to have children, we did not adopt, and we did not become foster parents, and g) because I do not give money to churches like they do.)


— New polls show Trump is less popular than any other president at this point  (DIERSEN: Anti-Trumps focus on making Trump unpopular.  I should write a book about those in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois who focus on making unpopular a) those like me who do not glorify and praise them, b) those like me who do not pander to them, c) those like me who do not serve as one of their operatives or as one of their dupes, and d) those like me who do not give them money.)


— Rauner aides dismiss Mendoza’s ‘jaw-dropping spending’ charge – Mitch Dudek
— Biss diss—kisses off Madigan (‘there too long’), launches gov bid – Mitch Dudek


— Rauner, Mendoza again blame each other for the state budget stalemate – John Byrne and Kim Geiger  (DIERSEN: When things go bad in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, in Illinois, in America, and in the world, who should get the blame?  Should it be those who have the most religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, in Illinois, in America, and in the world?  Who has the most religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, in Illinois, in America, and in the world?)
— Fear and loathing in Warren Township – Charles Selle
— Trump administration releases list of police agencies that didn’t help feds with deportations – Maria Sacchetti  (DIERSEN: If a police agency refuses to “help feds with deportations,” it shouts that it is anti-White, anti-Republican, and/or anti-American.)
— Ivanka Trump gets West Wing office, access to classified information – AP
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: An anti-Trump says “Comey’s testimony leaves Trump looking desperate, childish and vulnerable.”


— Naperville mayor shares dreams for ‘out-of-the-box’ future – Marie Wilson


— Illinois Supreme Court won’t take up state employee pay case – Doug Finke


— Annual Adams County Lincoln/Reagan Day brings Republicans together – Ashley Szatala (DIERSEN: It would be great if those who organize such events would email me in advance ASAP the date, the event host, keynote speaker, and location so that I can include that information in the Upcoming Events section of GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails. Anti-Trumps will hint/imply/argue/shout that event organizers should not do that because anti-Trumps monitor GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails and they will come and ruin such events.)


— Illinois Comptroller, Governor Spar Over State Spending – AP


— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Trump job approval drops to 37%.  Poll numbers suggest growing dissatisfaction.”  What job do you have?  What is your job approval rating?  Who drives your job approval rating up or down?


    — Look who also is feeling the pinch of Illinois’ budget mess: the lawmakers who helped cause it – Kevin McDermott (DIERSEN: What power do your critics/opponents say that you have to cause problems?  My critics/opponents would say my being a) the GOPUSA Illinois Editor, b) a Republican Precinct Committeeman, c) someone who encourages Republican candidates and elected officials to have entries in Wheaton’s Independence Day parades, and d) the person who raises  $2,500 from Republicans each year so that “DuPage Republicans” can sponsor the Wheaton high school bands and the Tunes of Glory Drums and Bugles entries in those parades.)


— NIU President Doug Baker to visit state lawmakers – Lindsey Salvatelli
— Republican stigma unjustified – Ian Tancun  (DIERSEN: Sadly, anti-Trumps disagree with Tancun. Anti-Trumps are full of hatred against Trump supporters and especially against those Trump supporters who are Protestant, conservative, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: I support peaceful protests. I support healthy debates. Both are helpful in allowing people to express their opinions and discuss their differences. I wholeheartedly condemn all the negative stereotypes being hurled at Republicans. As a Democrat, I would not expect to be judged based on the actions or words of Hillary Clinton, even though I voted for her. This misguided belief that all Republicans should be judged for the actions or words of Trump is unacceptable.)


— Biss announces governor bid, puts budget onus on the rich – Hoang Tran  (DIERSEN: Democrats always demonize, denigrate, and condemn Republicans as being rich.)


— The final candidates for the 2017 Milton Township Trustee Election  (DIERSEN: During Saturday and Sunday afternoons, March 18 and 19, I delivered campaign literature to all the homes in my precinct that had at least one Republican voter or one independent voter (about 200 homes) for all the Republican candidates for City of Wheaton, Milton Township, Wheaton Warrenville School District 200, and College of DuPage offices on April 3 ballots who made campaign literature available to me, along with a copy of the sample ballot for their Wheaton District – West, East, or South, and the number of votes that the candidates got in the precinct for the November 8, 2016 election.  The  Wheaton Warrenville School District 200 Administration building and two of its schools are in my precinct.)
— The final candidates for the 2017 Lisle Township Trustee Election
— The final candidates for the 2017 Bloomingdale Township Trustee Election
— The final candidates for the 2017 Glen Ellyn Village Trustee Election
— Ives: Chicago can be pilot program on minimum wage direction – Hoang Tran


— Guy wearing Trump hat sues bar for refusing to serve him  (DIERSEN: If you wore a “Make America Great Again” hat in your precinct, in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, or in Illinois, how viciously would the anti-Trumps come after you?)


— Iran’s Supreme Leader: ‘Gender Equality’ Is A ‘Zionist Plot’ – Christian Datoc


— White House Calling for 1.9% Raise for Federal Workers – Cathy Burke


— Trump won’t cut back Mar-a-Lago trips, despite cost – GABBY MORRONGIELLO  (DIERSEN: Have you had to cut back spending? Since 1997, when I was 49 years old, when my Democrat GAO superiors succeeded in forcing me to take their early retirement “offer,” I have had to cut back $72,135 in spending each year in today’s dollars. I have $72,135 less to spend each year because my GS-13 Step 10 GAO salary was $122,991 in today’s dollars and my Civil Service Retirement System pension is only $50,856 or $72,135 less or 59% less.)


— THE PRICE OF (WHITE) PRIVILEGE – DANIEL GREENFIELD  (DIERSEN: What is your DNA? I would have to pay the full 5% White privilege tax.  According to, my ancestry is 33% Europe West, 28% Scandinavia, 24% Great Britain, 11% Ireland, 2% Europe East, 1% Finland/Northwest Russia, and 1% Italy/Greece.)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: A proposal has been making its way through the social justice sewer system to have white people pay a 5% privilege tax. That would be a lot cheaper than the current wealth redistribution built into the tax system. In 2004, black people made up 12% of the population and 20% of those who didn’t file taxes at all. It was estimated that 50.7% of African American households, 52% of Hispanic households and 37% of white households paid no income taxes. The numbers would likely have only gotten worse after the recession, which destroyed large numbers of African-American jobs, and the Obama years, which traded social welfare for economic progress. An otherwise equal tax system with a 5% white privilege tax would be an enormous improvement. How do you calculate the income losses for a white student shut out of college by affirmative action or a white business owner’s income losses due to preferential business programs aimed at minorities? The white student would happily pay that 5% to be allowed to go to college instead of being told that more diverse students with worse grades will cut ahead of him in line because they are “disadvantaged”. It would be easier for the white business owner to calculate in a fixed privilege tax for an otherwise competitive market than the intangible forms of diversity discrimination that rig the game. A 5% white privilege tax would be far too honest. The real tax is hidden and much higher. But the white privilege tax does raise all sorts of fascinating questions. How do you calculate it? It can’t be by appearing or identifying as a minority. Such an unfair performative system would allow Rachel Dolezal, aka Nkechi Diallo, to escape paying her white privilege tax after unfairly exploiting her white privilege to head the NAACP. If white people can just braid their hair in dreadlocks and spend a week in a tanning salon before renaming themselves Mkesi Daluboo or Willami Clintonoo, what good is a white privilege tax? The only fair way to do it is with a DNA test.)
— EQUALITY, INEQUALITY AND THE TRANSGENDER REVOLUTION – BILL MUEHLENBERG  (It used to be a joke that men would become women to take advantage of Affirmative Action, Diversity, and Inclusion.)


— ‘Snowflake Test’ weeds out ‘whiny, needy, entitled little brats’ who apply for jobs – Dave Urbanski


— Limbaugh on Comey Hearing: Message to Trump Is Stop the ‘Drain-the-Swamp Stuff’ or Face Impeachment
— California Tattoo Removal Business Surges Amid Deportation Fears – KATHERINE RODRIGUEZ  (DIERSEN: I have always opposed any kind of tattoo no matter what the alleged justification for that tattoo might be.)
— Roland Martin: Trump ‘Hoodwinked, Bamboozled’ White Working-Class Voters – Pam Key
— Actress Mayim Bialik Blasts Feminists for ‘Disgusting’ Silence on Muslim Countries’ Treatment of Women – JEROME HUDSON  (DIERSEN: If you promote Islam, you promote abuse of women.)
— Watch: Migrants and Far Left Join Forces to Attack Paris Police with Flares, Petrol Bombs – JACK MONTGOMERY  (DIERSEN: Paris today, your municipality tomorrow?)


— Turkey Threatens European Invasion? – Nate Jackson  (DIERSEN: Mexico has been invading America for many decades. Anti-Americans support that.)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: It’s no secret — at least to those informed by anything other than Leftmedia propaganda — that jihadis infiltrate the ranks of “refugees” in order to carry out terrorist attacks. Even Barack Obama’s State Department quietly acknowledged that fact. While American judges bemoan Donald Trump’s travel ban because it “targets Muslims,” some Muslims certainly don’t have any trouble making it all about religion. As Gary Bauer notes, “A diplomatic spat erupted recently when Turkey wanted to send diplomats to the Netherlands to campaign among the Turkish residents there for an upcoming constitutional referendum in Turkey. Dutch officials refused to allow the visit, which coincided with their own hotly contested election, and the Turkish government erupted in rage.” “Shame on the EU,” Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan thundered. “Down with your European principles, values and justice.” He wasn’t done, claiming, “They started a clash between the cross and the crescent. There is no other explanation.” Worse, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu threatened, “Soon wars of religion … will start in Europe.” This might happen because, he added, “We could open the way for 15,000 refugees … each month and blow [Europe’s] mind.” Now, a brief history lesson. Less than 100 years after Mohammad’s death, Muslims were invading Europe — first Spain and then France before Frankish King Charles Martel defeated them at the Battle of Tours in 732. Hundreds of years of subsequent Muslim aggression led to the Crusades. So no, Dutch politicians did not “start a clash between the cross and the crescent.” Muslims did that 1,400 years ago and they’ve never stopped. The battle just looks different now, and the “army” is a horde of “refugees.” Did we mention that Turkey is a member of NATO and ostensibly and ally of Western Europe?)


— California growers still talking about the “jobs Americans won’t do” – JAZZ SHAW  (DIERSEN: What bad jobs have you had?  My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupe have always hinted/implied/argued/shouted that all the jobs that I have had were bad jobs and that they would never stoop to taking them. I did yard work, delivered newspapers, washed dishes, cleaned golf shoes, chipped slag, pumped gasoline, delivered mail, worked on an automobile assemble line, worked as a security guard, sold tires, automotive services, and major appliances, collected delinquent taxes, and audited federal agencies.)


— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, anti-Trumps side with German anti-Trumps.  My grandfather on my father’s side fought the Germans in WWI.  My uncles on my mother’s side fought the Germans in WWII. My father would have fought the Germans in WWII if he had not been 4-F.


— Ivanka Trump to receive White House office, security clearance – JOHN SANTUCCI and ADAM KELSEY


— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “GOP senator acknowledges Americans’ ‘right’ to health care.”  Anti-Trumps hint/imply/argue/shout a) that all those in America legally or illegally have a “right” to free housing, free food, free health care, free education if they want it, free transportation, a good job if the want one, and free everything else, b) that all Republicans are filthy rich, and c) that Republicans should pay for all the aforesaid free stuff.


— The lopsided age distribution of partisan politics, visualized – Philip Bump  (DIERSEN: I was a conservative Republican when I was in my teens, in my 20s, in my 30s, in my 40s, in my 50s, in my 60s, and I will always be a conservative Republican.)


— Amid Spending Questions, White House Defends Trump’s Golf-Resort Trips – REBECCA BALLHAUS  (DIERSEN: Have you had to cut back spending? Since 1997, when I was 49 years old, when my Democrat GAO superiors succeeded in forcing me to take their early retirement “offer,” I have had to cut back $72,135 in spending each year in today’s dollars. I have $72,135 less to spend each year because my GS-13 Step 10 GAO salary was $122,991 in today’s dollars and my Civil Service Retirement System pension is only $50,856 or $72,135 less or 59% less.)


— OUTSTANDING: FY Budget Proposes to Make E-Verify Mandatory


— Amazing Disgrace  How did Donald Trump—a thrice-married, biblically illiterate sexual predator—hijack the religious right? – SARAH POSNER  (DIERSEN: From what I see, ever-increasingly, churches talk and act like they are arms of the Democrat Party.)

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.