March 6 Evening Edition

— Third stimulus checks Senate: Biden, Dems prevail as lawmakers pass $1.9T COVID-19 relief bill – AP$19-trillion-covid-relief-bill/10392821/
— Chicago statue review committee not making transparent decisions, Better Government Association reports. Mayor Lightfoot had Columbus statue removed last summer.
— Illinois COVID-19 Update: IL reports 2,565 new coronavirus cases, 50 deaths. Over 134K COVID vaccine doses administered Friday, a record-high.

— Trump issues GOP endorsements in latest sign he is reentering political arena – Caitlin McFall
(DIERSEN: Which Republican candidates on March 15, 2022 ballots in your precinct will seek Trump’s endorsement?)

— Dr. Anthony Fauci warns US could be headed for another virus spike as more states lift restrictions – RON DEPASQUALE AND ISABELLA GRULLÓN PAZ
— After COVID-19 stimulus victory in Senate, reality sinks in, bipartisanship is dead – CARL HULSE
— With 1 million Illinoisans now fully vaccinated for COVID-19, here’s a look at what the data says about who those people are – JONATHON BERLIN
(DIERSEN: One could argue that all members of protected groups should get vaccinated first. Protected groups include those who are minority, female, younger, LGBTQ, disabled, veteran, citizens of foreign countries, Trump-haters, non-Christians, non-Protestants, non-Italian Americans, non-German Americans, Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, Independents, RINOs, moderates, liberals, low-income, those whose ancestors have not been in America for a long time, criminals, drinkers, gamblers, stoners, and those who lack education, lack job skills, lack job experience, have financial problems, have health problems, and/or have other problems.)
— Spring Break crowd storms Fort Lauderdale beach — COVID or not – SUSANNAH BRYAN
(DIERSEN: I regret taking spring breaks in 1969, 1970, 1971, 1973, 1974, and 1975 while my peers were dying in Vietnam. I regret getting student deferments 1966-1970 and a financial hardship draft deferment 1970-71 while my peers were dying in Vietnam. I understand why my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes continue to punish me for the aforesaid.)
— How has a year in the pandemic changed you? The Year of COVID Questionnaire is here to help you take stock. – MARY SCHMICH
(DIERSEN: For me, the pandemic and Zoom have reduced the time that I have to spend in rooms with nasty, insulting, sarcastic, mean, rude, crude, bombastic, troubled, hostile, toxic, vicious, and threatening people who blame me for their problems, a) who blame me for your problems, who blame me for my problems, and/or who blame me for everyone’s problems and/or b) who disapprove of my demographics..)

— FOID card: Tremendous spike in FOID applications in Illinois and some long waits on renewals. Illinois saw a tremendous spike in applications for the FOID card over the last year, and some FOID renewals are taking a really long time. – Dale Bowman
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly hate-filled Republican-hating Republican-haters use “democracy” to get rid of Republicans once and for all.

— How suburban educators are responding to state’s call for culturally inclusive instruction – Madhu Krishnamurthy
(FROM THE ARTICLE: But they have sparked controversy among Republican legislators, who argue the rules would require licensed teachers and administrators to adhere to a particular political ideology. They view it as an attempt to push liberal politics in the classroom. “It takes teachers and it puts them in a position to become advocates for a particular political agenda,” said Republican rules committee member Rep. Steve Reick of Woodstock last month. “There is a lot of resistance to turning teachers into advocates for particular political viewpoints.”)
— COVID-19 shots set another record, but all other state metrics look worse

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats teach children to be LGBTQers.

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled conservative-hating conservative-hater says conservatives dominate Facebook and Twitter.

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters say “Far-Right Misinformation Is Thriving On Facebook. A New Study Shows Just How Much.”

— State Rep. Avery Bourne to Represent IL-13 on the Illinois Republican State Central Committee

— Black Candidate Attacked With Noose, Confederate Flag Flyer In Bolingbrook – JOHN KRAFT & KIRK ALLEN

— New State GOP Chairman Don Tracy Disses Governor Pritzker
— Dundee Township Supervisor Trish Glees Attempted for Her Business to Provide Services At Cost
— Unfunded State Pensions Balloon to Over $300 Billion
— Poem about Biden, ala Dr. Seuss
— Opponents of Equal Rights Amendment Win Again

— Durbin, Duckworth outline Illinois-specific provisions in Senate’s “American Rescue Plan” bill

— Media give Biden a pass on press conferences after griping about Trump – Quinn Weimer

— Democrats Vote Against Ted Cruz’s Amendment to Stop Stimulus Checks for Illegal Aliens – AMY FURR
— Paul Gosar: Big Tech Getting 15 Percent Discount to Hire Foreign Workers over Americans – ASHLEY OLIVER and JOHN BINDER
— Over 3.3K Migrant Youth in DHS Custody as 20-Year Migration Surge Expected – John Binder
— Anthony Fauci: Military Members Skipping Vaccine Are Inadvertently ‘Part of the Problem’ – JOSHUA CAPLAN
— Joe Biden’s DHS Frees at Least 800 Border Crossers into U.S. in Four Days – John Binder
— AZ Sheriff: We’re Getting ‘Five or Six Groups a Day’ Crossing in Spot Where Fence Isn’t Complete – IAN HANCHETT

— Parade of Trump supporters and counter-protesters clash in NYC; weapons seized, police officer hospitalized There were multiple arrests in Times Square – PAUL SACCA

— The Truth be Cancelled – Julie Strauss Levin

— Big Tech Removing Videos Showing President Trump’s CPAC Speech – KRIZZIA PAOLYN REYES

— Border Crisis: California, Feds Spending Millions on Hotel Rooms for Illegal Migrants – Mike LaChance

— Senate Democrats Reject All Republican Amendments But 3 Before Passing Relief Bill in Partisan Vote – TOM OZIMEK

— The Rise of the Biden Republicans. The pollster who identified “Reagan Democrats” in the 1980s sees the emergence of a mirror image voting bloc. And it spells trouble for a GOP dominated by Trump. – ZACK STANTON
(DIERSEN: What about Romney Republicans, Duckworth Republicans, Kinzinger Republicans?)

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats teach children to be LGBTQers.

— Gov. Greg Abbott wants Texans to be able to sue social media for censorship – Chuck Lindell

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.