March 27 Morning Edition

— 6 Days of Silence: Rauner and Ives Won’t Talk… But Maybe They Text? (DIERSEN: What is Rauner’s response to this?)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: It’s been six days since Governor Bruce Rauner was thoroughly embarrassed by state Representative Jeanne Ives, who earned 48% of the Republican primary vote. Despite Rauner’s obvious need to patch things up with his primary opponent, the two have not spoken since the election. In fact, Ives spent most of last week trashing the wounded governor even more. Rauner said he has not spoken with Ives, but maybe he tried to reach her via text. It probably went something like this: . . . “Bruce Rauner’s lies and betrayals divided the Republican Party so badly that his primary opponent refuses to speak with him,” said DGA Illinois Communications Director Sam Salustro. “Rauner’s failed leadership turned away Democrats and Independents, and now 48% of Republican voters. With no accomplishments and no supporters, Rauner truly is the most vulnerable incumbent in the nation.”)


— Rich Miller, Natasha Korecki, and other political reporters and journalists are on vacation. If my wife and I were to take a vacation, something we have not done since the 1990s, who would you want to fill in for me, how much money would they demand, and how much money should I pay them? To put out GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails each and every morning and each and every evening like I do, applicants would have to agree to:


– spend 10+ hours each and every day putting the emails together and sending them out,

– be able to digest very quickly many hundreds of Google news alerts and many other article leads that come in 24 hours a day,

– be able to visit many relevant websites very quickly and find relevant articles that are often buried in those websites very quickly,

– skim the most recent edition of the hardcopies of the following publications for relevant articles very quickly before sending the emails out: Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times, Daily Herald, Wall Street Journal, New York Times, USA Today, Naperville Sun, Wheaton Leader, Crain’s Chicago Business, and other publications,

– work without a proofreader unless they pay for one with their own money,

– have tremendous knowledge of past and present Republican primary elections, general elections, governments, politics, activists, candidates, elected officials, party leaders, major donors, political consultants, etc. in Illinois,

– having attended all the Illinois GOP state conventions as a delegate at least since 2000,

– have always supported all the planks in the Republican Party platform, the Illinois Republican Party platform, and the Milton Township Republican Central Committee resolution against video gambling,

– have no skeletons in their closets, that is, that they have never done anything that subjects them to blackmail or prosecution,

– be able to deal with my nasty, rude, cruel, mean, vicious critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes who have always and will always blame GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails for all their problems, for all of your problems, for all of my problems, and for all of everyone’s problems,

– be able to deal with my nasty, rude, cruel, mean, vicious critics/opponents who will threaten to destroy you unless you carry out their blacklist orders and their other orders,

– have excellent health and exceptional ability to deal with lots of stress,

– college degree in journalism or equivalent work experience, for example, having worked for GAO for almost 18 years, the last 11 years of which at the GS-13 Step 1-10 levels, currently $96,403-$125,325,

– lots of high level fact checking experience, for example, the experience that I gained working for GAO for almost 18 years, the last 11 years of which at the GS-13 Step 1-10 levels, currently $96,403-$125,325,

– be approved for the job by GOPUSA’s Bobby Eberle (,

– etc.


The aforesaid assumes that the applicant would live in my home while my wife and I would be on vacation and that he/she would use my computer equipment and software, internet access, Constant Contact account, WordPress website, newspaper and other publican subscriptions, etc. or have equivalent alternative resources.


How much money would applicants for the job demand – $1,000/day, $2,000/day, $3,000/day, $4,000/day, $5,000+/day? – Dave Diersen


— Cook County sues Facebook, Cambridge Analytica; AG Madigan sends letter to Mark Zuckerberg (DIERSEN: Facebook is a Democrat website. What information does Facebook have about you that your critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes use against you? Facebook has the following information about me that my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes use against me: Trump supporter, Protestant (baptized, raised, and confirmed as a Missouri Synod Lutheran), conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, old (born in 1948), non-poor, gun owner, 100% German national origin, draft avoider, litigious (filed lawsuits during the 1980s and 1990s), my ancestors have been in America since 1844, former union member, federal retiree, homeowner, married, childless, pet-less, American-nameplate car owner, etc.)
— 11-year-old Naomi Wadler honors black female victims of gun violence during March for Our Lives – Danny Clemens (DIERSEN: What are your demographics? How often are those who share your demographics victims of gun violence? How often do those who share your demographics commit gun violence?)
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats blame Republicans for gun violence. Democrats crow about their success in getting young people to serve as their operatives and as their dupes.


— Stormy Daniels’ lawyer saw ‘soft underbelly of politics’ while working for Rahm Emanuel – Manuel Roig-Franzia (DIERSEN: Who sees the soft underbelly of politics in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, and in Illinois?)
— March for Our Lives a start in closing the gap between the privileged and the underprivileged – Dahleen Glanton (DIERSEN: Are/were you privileged? Do you agree with those who demonize me, who denigrate me, and who condemn me as having always been privileged, and therefore, as being someone who should pay the price of Affirmative Action, Diversity, and Inclusion?)


— Dan Webb declines Trump’s offer to join legal team – Sam Charles
— Arnold R. Hirsch dies; analyzed Chicago segregation in influential book – Maureen O’Donnell
— 146,000 Chicago adults identify as LGBTQ: city study – Tanveer Ali (DIERSEN: Individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that promote LGBTQ focus on destroying those that do not promote LGBTQ.)


— Orange County considers fighting state’s ‘sanctuary’ law – AP (DIERSEN: Needless-to-say, the Republicans who run DuPage County should fight Illinois’ sanctuary law. Needless-to-say, the Republicans who run DuPage County should a) sue Illinois, Rauner, Sanguinetti, and all the legislators who voted for Illinois’ sanctuary law and b) require all employees in DuPage County to check E-Verify before they hire or retain employees.)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Leaders of Orange County, California, planned Tuesday to consider fighting a state law aimed at protecting immigrants from stepped-up deportations under the Trump administration. The backlash to the state’s so-called sanctuary law comes a week after the small city of Los Alamitos in Orange County voted to opt out of the policy. The all-Republican supervisors of the Southern California county of 3.2 million people were expected to discuss passing a resolution in support of Los Alamitos and whether to join the U.S. government’s lawsuit over the law, which bars police in many cases from turning over suspects to federal immigration agents for deportation. “This legislation prevents law enforcement from removing criminals from our community and is a threat to public safety,” said Supervisor Shawn Nelson, who has proposed joining the lawsuit by President Donald Trump’s administration or filing a new one. Orange County, which is home to Disneyland and wealthy beach communities where many people vacation, has a five-member board of supervisors, and all are Republican. While Republicans still outnumber Democrats in the county, Democrats have gained significant ground in recent years, and Hillary Clinton won more votes than Trump in Orange County in the 2016 presidential election. California, a liberal state that is home to more than 10 million immigrants, passed its sanctuary law last year to limit local police collaboration with U.S. immigration authorities.)
— GOP-led states back Trump in California ‘sanctuary’ lawsuit – AP
— FRONT PAGE: Will security-conscious schools elect to opt out as polling places? – Eric Peterson (DIERSEN: How inconvenient and/or hard to find is the polling place for the voters in your precinct?)
— Cook County sues Facebook as FTC investigates company’s privacy practices – AP
— Glenbard High School District 87 programs support students emotional needs (DIERSEN: Who/what supported your emotional needs when you were in high school? For me, it was a) my outstanding parents, grandparents, and relatives in Crete and Grant Park and b) Hope Lutheran Church in Park Forest.)
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD WITH BIG COLOR PICTURE: “I’m thinking, ‘Gee, is 85 supposed to be old?’ Runner, veteran is getting faster – Burt Constable (DIERSEN: All my critics/opponents, all their operatives, and all their dupes promote age discrimination either a) because they despise/hate those who are older than they are, b) because they pander to those who despise/hate those who are older than they are, and/or c) because they are paid to destroy those who are older than they are.)
— A porn star, a president and credibility 0 Michael Gerson (DIERSEN: Needless-to-say, if you have ever done anything that subjects you to blackmail or to prosecution, you should not seek or hold any kind of government of political office.)


— Why some Americans are risking it and skipping health insurance – Bloomberg (DIERSEN: Knowing that federal retirees and their spouses get subsidized health, dental, and vision insurance for life helped me endure tremendous efforts by my Democrat superiors in the federal government to get rid of me and to get rid of those who share my demographics.)


— Green Party had, lost coveted statewide ballot access – Maximilian Kwiatkowski (DIERSEN: How soon will the Illinois Republican Party (IRP) lose statewide ballot access? Ever-increasingly, the IRP talks and acts like it wants to dump individuals, dump organizations, dump companies, and dump governments that support the traditional family, right to life, immigration, and other planks in the IRP platform. Political parties exist to help elect candidates who can and will defend and advance their platform. Those who want the IRP to dump its platform and to dump those who support its platform voted for Rauner. Those who want the IRP to lose statewide ballot access voted for Rauner.)
— Exercise Science program gains popularity at UIS – David Blanchette (DIERSEN: What exercise did you get while you earned your undergraduate degree? I got lots of exercise delivering mail part-time for the Park Forest Post Office.)


— County steps up lobbying after state cuts – Derek Beigh (DIERSEN: What are your demographics? Who lobbies for those who share your demographics?)


— Illinois must begin leveling election playing field – Editorial


— Basco drops out of DuPage County Board race amid family ‘crisis’


— Kane Co. Sheriff Did Not Violate Ethics Ordinance: Ethics Adviser The complaint was filed in connection with Donald Kramer’s campaign activities. – Amie Rowland


— Annual report: Which school districts in Illinois are in the worst financial shape?


— Taxes are going up for some after Illinois’ primary – Benjamin Yount (DIERSEN: QUESTION: Who wants others to pay more taxes? ANSWER: Those who have tremendous financial, health, and/or other problems. Those who pay little or no taxes. Those who have little or no income or net worth. Those who are undeservedly filthy rich. Those who are and/or those who pander to those who are anti-Trump supporters, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
— DOJ to offer grants for panic buttons in schools – Cole Lauterbach


— The $1.3 Trillion Omnibus Spending Bill: President Trump will Hear Conservatives, Unlike Governor Rauner – John Biver


— VIDEO: Tucker Carlson, Floyd Brown Slam Facebook for ‘Ideological Warfare’ Against Conservatives – Peter LaBarbera


— Chicago’s deal with ACLU, Black Lives Matter changes political calculus for police reform
— Gun sales surge in response to gun control threat
— March for Our Lives organizers inflate crowd size by 400 percent


— PRESIDENT TRUMP AND THE GOP CAN’T AFFORD TO IGNORE BLACK, BLUE-COLLAR WORKERS – Raynard Jackson (DIERSEN: What are your demographics? What do you say to those who hint/imply/argue/shout that Trump and the GOP are dumping those who are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, poor, non-poor, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time?)


— Sociologist: Less Than 10 Percent Of March For Our Lives Participants Were Children – JOE SIMONSON
— What Legislation Does The March For Our Lives Actually Want? We Asked – It’s Terrifying – Benny Johnson
— Megyn Kelly Draws Comparisons Between Herself And Stormy Daniels – Christian Datoc


— School board settles lawsuit alleging cult indoctrination – AP


— School district ‘justifies’ Islamic terrorist group teaching kids – Michael F. Haverluck


— Conservative students cheer ‘academic balance’ bill after school shuts down their club – CHRISTIAN MONTOYA


— OUTSTANDING: 2020 Census to include citizenship question – AVERY ANAPOL AND BRETT SAMUELS


— Supreme Court takes on Democrats and Republicans over one-sided maps – Richard Wolf (DIERSEN: Bad politicians gerrymander political districts a) to reward those who glorify and praise them, who pander to them, who serve as their operatives or dupes, and/or who give them money and b) to punish those who do not do the aforesaid.)


— How to Dig Into the ‘Deep State’ The bureaucracy’s lack of accountability should concern all Americans, regardless of Trump. – J.T. Young (DIERSEN: My Democrat superiors, supervisors, coworker, and subordinates in the federal government always treated me like was a member of the Republican “deep state.” They used that to justify their wasting my career and getting rid of me.)


— Private Equity? It’s More Like Pirate Equity LBO sponsors will come under much-needed scrutiny as more of their debt-laden deals fall into bankruptcy and job losses mount. – Jared Dillian (DIERSEN: Where did your money come from? My money came from what I earned when I did yard work and delivered newspapers 1962-1964; washed dishes 1964-1966; cleaned golf shoes, chipped slag, and pumped gasoline in 1966; delivered mail 1966-1969; worked on an automobile assembly line and as a security guard in 1970; sold tires, automotive services, and major appliances 1970-1971; pumped gasoline 1971-1972; collected delinquent taxes 1971-1980; audited federal agencies 1980-1997 and from my collecting a Civil Service Retirement System pension since 1997 (currently $51,864/year) and Social Security since 2010 (currently $2,064/year).)


— How one AP veteran, John O’Connor, exposes corruption in Illinois – Jackie Spinner


— CBS’ Stormy Sitdown Has ’60 Minutes’ at Decade High, Topping 22 Million Viewers – Michael O’Connel

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.