March 5 Evening Edition

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats hold DACA rally in support of recipients as program officially ends – CNN


— Ives Claims CityKey IDs to Encourage Voter Fraud – Brendan Pedersen


— Early Voting Underway For Illinois Primary Elections


— Rauner accuses Madigan of running “a Mafia protection racket’


— Ives rips Emanuel over municipal ID card for voting – John Byrne
— Republican DuPage County Board District 3 candidates support more government consolidation – Kimberly Fornek
— Republican candidates for 9th Congressional District speak at forum on DACA, guns and bucking party traditions – Alex Nitkin
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats have religious and immigration activists demonstrate outside the South Loop offices of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.


— Ives, Napolitano join forces to oppose using municipal ID for voter registration – Fran Spielman
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats use religious leaders to promote the immigration plank in the Democrat Party platform. If there had been as many legal and illegal immigrants in America when I was young are there are now, they would have gotten the bad jobs that I got. 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; and audited federal agencies 1980-1997. Overwhelmingly, my current critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes make it clear that they would never have stooped to take the bad jobs that I took.)
— Tense moments at Legionnaires’ disease hearing – Mitch Dudek
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats have “Dreamers, activists call for immigration reform on DACA expiration date.”
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats always want more gun laws. Republicans want existing gun laws to be enforced.


— DuPage voters to consider proposal to merge the DuPage County Election Commission with the clerk’s office – Robert Danchez (DIERSEN: Of course, as an elected Republican Precinct Committeeman in DuPage County since 2000, I have dealt a lot with the DuPage County Election Commission (DCEC). So far, sadly, if not outrageously, my many requests have been denied that the DCEC notify elected precinct committeemen directly and in a timely manner of any proposed changes to their polling place or to their precinct lines. Sadly, if not outrageously, the DCEC continues to insist on only notifying the chairmen of political organizations. I should write a book about when those chairmen failed to notify me in a timely manner about changes to my DuPage County Milton Township Precinct 9 in Wheaton polling place and to my precinct lines. Sadly, if not outrageously, the location of the current polling place for my precinct discourages those in my precinct from voting. In 2015, the DCEC outrageously gerrymandered my precinct. The DCEC took away about 100 residences on the west side of my precinct and gave me about 100 residences to the east out of Jeanne Ives’s precinct. Initially, the DCEC drew Ives into my precinct, but then, I am told, Ives successfully insisted that she be drawn into Precinct 65 to the southeast. Many, if not most, chairmen of political organizations want to run for government offices and they are under tremendous pressure raise money for their organizations. Consequently, they are likely, if not extremely likely to do the bidding of those who have the most religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in their municipality, in their township, in their county, and in Illinois.)
— June trial set for longtime Republican lawmaker Sandra Pihos in shoplifting case – Justin Kmitch


— University of Chicago donors want their $100 million back – LYNNE MAREK (DIERSEN: What do you say to major political donors in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois who fail/refuse to give money to activists, to candidates, to elected officials, to party leaders, to political consultants, to etc. unless they agree to “get rid of Diersen?”)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Wealthy twin brothers Thomas and Timothy Pearson planned to donate $100 million to the University of Chicago for creation of an institute that would study global conflict resolution. Now they’re battling the university in federal court, demanding it return the $22 million they provided since the gift was agreed to in April 2015. They and their foundation allege that the school has breached their agreement on several fronts, from failing to appoint an institute director to organizing a major conference. The contribution was tied at the time it was given with several others for the second-largest donation ever received at the school. “Rather than address these breaches with forthrightness and transparency, the U of C has repeatedly sought to avoid and deceive the foundation regarding these and other failures,” the Pearsons say in the lawsuit filed Feb. 20 in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Oklahoma. “The U of C has failed to deal with the Foundation honestly and in good faith.” The university in a statement called the Pearsons’ allegations “baseless” and says it will “vigorously defend itself” against them. “The university honors its grant agreements with its donors, and it did so with the Pearsons,” it says in the statement. “Further, all academic and hiring decisions are the sole purview of the University and its faculty, guided by the principle of academic freedom.”)


— Ives rips Emanuel over municipal ID card for voting – JOHN BYRNE


— Ives says Illinois must change its profligate ways – Chuck Sweeny
— Rauner administration now aims to rebuild Quincy – AP
— Fact check: Rauner’s claim that Ives is a ‘Madigan lackey’ – Brett Chase (DIERSEN: Rauner’s claim against Ives is as head-spinning as if anyone claimed that I was a lackey for those who have the most religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, or in Illinois. My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes hint/imply/argue/shout that “You Can’t Tell Diersen What To Do,” that is, that you cannot manipulate or dominate Diersen.)


— Alexander: Ives doesn’t support QC rail – Jon Alexander


— Lethal Violence Order of Protection Act moves to Illinois House


— Local Gun Shop Owner Reacts to New Gun Control Law Gun Dealer Licensing Act awaits either a signature or a veto from Gov. Rauner – Karina Parada


— Milwaukee students walk out, demand Paul Ryan take action as DACA deadline passes – Jesse Garza (DIERSEN: Of course, anti-Americans are overjoyed about this. Anti-Americans side with the illegals.)


— Rauner administration may rebuild dorms at Quincy Veterans Home – Rachel Droze




— BGA Takes Rauner to Task for Ives Attack Ads


— Rauner Attacks Madigan, Ives Attacks Rauner at Lincoln Day Dinner – Greg Sapp (DIERSEN: How interested are you in reading about attacks? Should I write a book about the many attacks against me since 2000 by “conservatives” and by “Republicans” a) because I have included links to articles in GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails that they do not like, b) because I support all the planks in the Republican Party platform and the Illinois Republican Party platform, c) because I support the Milton Township Republican Central Committee resolution against video gambling, d) because I refuse to be anyone’s operative or dupe, e) because I have backed certain candidates in Republican primaries, f) because I have filed lawsuits, g) because etc.?)


— Governor candidates divulge plans for reducing student debt – Eric Bradach (DIERSEN: Did you incur any student debt? I did not. I graduated from NIU in 1970 debt-free and owning a 1969 Dodge Charger SE. I paid for my college expenses with money that I earned washing dishes 1964-1966; cleaning golf shoes, chipping slag, and pumping gasoline in 1966; delivering mail 1966-1969; and working on an automobile assembly line and as a security guard in 1970.)


— Childhood Home of Jim, John Belushi Hits Market (for $395,000) In Wheaton (at 904 East Elm) WOW House: This Wheaton house was home to comedians Jim and John Belushi when they were children. – Lisa Marie Farver


— Chapter Three: Conservatives Are Out and the Wife Is In


— It’s Already Easy to Vote Illegally in Illinois – But Chicago’s Making it Easier – DOUG IBENDAHL


— McSweeney Disses Rauner – Cal Skinner
— Edgar Got Tax Cap from Madigan, Rauner Got No Tax Relief – Cal Skinner


— RAUNER ON FOX & FRIENDS MONDAY MORNING DOESN’T MENTION GOV’S HIGH DISAPPROVAL RATINGS (DIERSEN: I would expect that Rauner’s approval rating is higher among those who reject the traditional family, right to life, immigration, and other planks in the Illinois Republican Party platform, that is, those who are anti-Trump, 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, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.)


— Rauner says Madigan is running a “Mafia protection racket”
— Ives goes after new Chicago ID card
— Did Rauner just tip his hand on the gun bills?
— Another Bruce Rauner fairy tale
— Jeffries: “I prefer to speak with journalists who have journalistic integrity” (DIERSEN: Should I write a book about those who hint/imply/argue/shout that I do not have “journalistic integrity,” or should I just sue them?)
— Rate Erika Harold’s TV ad
— Candidate question: Independent maps (DIERSEN: If I sent candidates any questions, my critics/opponents, who have tremendous religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois, would immediately threaten to viciously destroy those candidates if they responded. Democrat, Libertarian, Green, and RINO candidates back Rich Miller. Republican candidates back Dave Diersen.)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: I sent all candidates in both parties this question the other day…)


— ‘No respect for the dead’: Chicago gang violence increasingly spilling into funerals – Aaron Colen


— Luis Gutierrez: If Trump ‘Is Not a Racist, I Don’t Know Who Is’ – TONY LEE5 (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, calling someone a racist in America today is like calling someone a Jew in Germany during the 1930s and 1940s, and especially if the person who you are calling a racist is Trump supporter, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owner, German American, draft avoider, and/or if his ancestors have been in America for a long time.)


— DIERSEN HEADLINE: If you demonize, denigrate, and condemn Republicans like Michael Steele and Pat Brady do, anti-Republicans love you.


— DREAMers Storm DNC, Block Doors, Call Democrats ‘Fake Allies’ – Benny Johnson


— Oscars: Kimmel mocks Mike Pence over film boosting adult/teen male sex
— Hypocritical Hollywood gives Oscar to accused rapist
— Women’s March connection to Louis Farrakhan
— ABC: Anything But Conservative
— Trump team security clearance process ‘weaponized’ by bureaucrats (DIERSEN: Many millions do not seek and should not seek a federal job because they know that they cannot pass a background investigation.)
— Illegal alien uses stolen identity for 37 years, gets $361,000 in government benefits
— Pelosi: Trump’s ‘bigoted’ ICE raids ‘terrorize’ illegals (DIERSEN: Democrats and RINOs promote illegal immigration. Overwhelmingly, illegals are minorities.)


— Useful Masses: Democrat Elites Exploit Kids’ Hearts in the Wake of Parkland Shooting – Kerri Toloczko (DIERSEN: Democrats run public education and virtually all of private education in America. Those Democrats focus on cranking “out good little Democats.” )


— Dreamers protest on Capitol Hill on DACA deadline day – CHEYENNE HASLETT


— U.S. cities with the highest rate of same-sex married couples Married gay couples are generally more geographically concentrated, younger and have higher incomes than straight couples, according to federal tax data. – Ariel Jao (DIERSEN: Will same-sex married couples succeed in getting U.S. Senators and U.S. Representatives to get rid of the marriage penalty? My wife and I have paid the marriage penalty big time since we got married 1978.)


— DIERSEN HEADLINE: When American employers underpay American employees, Democrats and RINOs say that the answer is to bring in citizens of foreign countries.


— BEYOND OUTRAGEOUS: What Maine clients get if they pay for delivery: Free pot But is it legal? Marijuana gifting services like Greenlyght charge a $90-per-quarter-ounce fee to transport their product to Maine users. – PENELOPE OVERTONS


— America’s 100 Richest Places – Shelly Hagan and Wei Lu (DIERSEN: Winnetka is 13, Glencoe is 15, Hinsdale is 30, Lake Forest is 33, Inverness is 41, Oak Brook is 56, Long Grove is 60, Hawthorn Woods is 80, Burr Ridge is 92, Clarenden Hills is 97, and Highland Park is 100.)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Newcomers to the list include three areas in suburban Chicago. The average in Clarendon Hills, Illinois, about 25 miles west of downtown Chicago, jumped 15 percent in 2016 from the prior year to break into the top 100 for the first time with a tally of $199,325.)


— Coming this fall: “nutrition labels” for news (DIERSEN: What will NewsGuard say about GOPUSA Illinois at


— Though more federal employees retired in 2017 compared to the previous year, it hardly triggered a ‘tsunami’ – Nicole Ogrysko (DIERSEN: Constructively, overwhelmingly, the federal government continues to be run by Democrats.)


— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are anti-Trump, 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 longer than their ancestors encourage immigrants a) to come to America, b) to stay in America, and c) to bring others to America.

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.