March 9, 2022


— Chicago-Area Residents Cope With Pain at the Pump as Gas Prices Soar

— Auto insurance rates are rising sharply in Illinois, as drivers hit the road and repair costs skyrocket – ROBERT CHANNICK
— COMMENT: Ever-increasingly, Democrats hint/imply/argue/shout that if you are a conservative old White male Republican, the longer that your ancestors have been in America, the more that you have benefited from their discrimination against minorities and against women. How soon, if not already, will Democrats demand that conservative old White male Republicans disclose when their ancestors immigrated to America, where they immigrated from, where they lived, what they did, etc.? All my ancestors immigrated during the 1840s and 1850s from what is now Germany. They always lived in northeast Illinois. On my father’s side, they worked in a brick factory in Chicago, homesteaded a farm in southeast Crete, and then operated Crete’s only hardware store. On my mother’s side, they were share-croppers and then bought and operated a farm in Grant Park along the Indiana border.

— Here are the contested statehouse primary races emerging in DuPage County – Alicia Fabbre
— The few legislative showdowns brewing in Northwest suburban Cook County – Russell Lissau
— A few intraparty fights on tap in key Lake County legislature races – Doug T. Graham
— Few battles, so far, in state legislative primaries in Kane, McHenry counties – Susan Sarkauskas
— Four reasons to get a master’s degree – Tim Panfil
(COMMENT: If I had not been taking graduate business courses at Loyola 1972-1976, IRS might not have promoted me in 1972, 1973, and 1974. If I had not been taking graduate accounting courses at DePaul 1976-1980, I might not have passed the CPA examination on my first attempt in 1979, GAO might not have hired me in 1980, I might not have passed the Certified Internal Auditor examination on my first attempt in 1981, I might not have become a licensed CPA in 1981, and GAO might not have promoted me in 1986. If I had not been taking graduate finance courses 1992-1997, my Democrat GAO superiors might have succeeded in forcing me to take their early retirement “offer” sooner than they did.)

— McDonald’s closing all Russia locations. The temporary McDonald’s closures come after the fast-food giant had been silent on its business in Russia. – ALLY MAROTTI

— DeSantis says reporter is ‘pushing false narratives’ in heated exchange over sex ed bill – ALEC SCHEMMEL

— Sticker shock: Gasoline tops $4.17 a gallon, a new record – Camila Domonoske

— How much should parents be involved in school curricula? – Erica Scalise

— Central Illinois Auto Show stalled for 2nd straight year – Austin Schick

— Kendall County area Republicans energized at Plano election rally. Candidates seek GOP nomination for June 28 primary. – Mark Foster

— Gov. Pritzker should cut Illinois’ state gasoline taxes. They’re up over 100 percent since he took office. – Ted Dabrowski and John Klingner

— Chicago, Behold Mayor Phallus Maximus

— If You Care About Children and America’s Future, Keep Your Kids Out of Public Schools – Laurie Higgins
(COMMENT: My outstanding parents a) had me baptized as a Missouri Synod Lutheran (MSL) in 1948, b) sent me to Trinity Lutheran Grade School in Crete 1953-1961, c) sent me to Hope Lutheran Grade School in Park Forest 1961-1962 to stay with the Missouri Synod, and d) had me confirmed as a MSL at Hope Lutheran Church in Park Forest in 1962.)
— The Blatant Anti-Christian Sentiment of the Public Schools – Evan O’Bryan

— ILGOP slams Pritzker over Madigan
— Irvin bats away, ignores questions
— Irvin’s combat veteran status
— Illinois First Alliance is having its second fundraiser in Naples, Florida?

— Republicans preserve $1.9 billion in border wall cash in 2022 spending bill – Stephen Dinan

— ‘Smear campaign’ v. Clarence Thomas and other commentary – Editorial

— Biden requests $2.6 billion from Congress to fund global gender equity programs – SAMUEL MANGOLD-LENETT

— COMMENT: Ever-increasingly, Democrats and RINOs destroy individuals, destroy organizations, destroy companies, destroy governments, and destroy countries that do not promote LGBTQ.
— Tucker Carlson: ‘Maybe teach the kids to read before you tell them to go trans ‘- NICOLE SILVERIO

— Poll: More Republicans Than Democrats Would Fight for US If Invaded Like Ukraine – Luca Cacciatore

— Bill to Federalize CRT Must Be Stopped – STANLEY KURTZ
— Yes, If America Is Ever Invaded, You Must Take Up Arms and Fight – CHARLES C. W. COOKE

— Hard at Work Solving Today’s Most Urgent Problems, Congress Passes Anti-Lynching Act – ATHENA THORNE

— Princeton professor argues America is irredeemably racist, must be refounded – DALTON NUNAMAKER
— Wisconsin professor suspended after criticizing ‘woke dysphoria’ – JONATHAN DRAEGER

— The Supreme Court and the Price of Diversity – DENNIS L. WEISMAN
(COMMENT: Democrats and RINOs make Republicans who are conservative, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran pay the price of diversity.)

— Pence does not rule out 2024 White House bid in new interview – MAX GREENWOOD

— Realtors to conservatives living in liberal areas: Try Idaho – NICHOLAS K. GERANIOS
(COMMENT: From what I see watching home purchases in my precinct since 1984, it ever-increasing looks like Democrat realtors steer home buyers to my precinct who are Democrat, moderate, liberal, LGBTQ, non-Protestant, and/or non-German American. Ever-increasingly, it looks like Democrat realtors stress to potential home buyers a) that ever-increasingly, Democrats get more votes in the precinct, for example, Biden got 269 votes while Trump got only 157, b) that there are LGBTQ-promoting churches immediately north and south of the precinct, c) that the Wheaton Warrenville School District 200 Administration Headquarters is in the precinct, and d) that a grade school and middle school are in the precinct.)

— Florida Senate passes controversial LGBTQ school measure. Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis has signaled he would sign the bill, which would ban “classroom discussion about sexual orientation or gender identity” in primary schools. – Brooke Sopelsa, Tat Bellamy-Walker

— McDonald’s, Coca-Cola and Starbucks temporarily stop sales in Russia. Pressure has been ramping up on the American brands to pull out of Russia. – Julie Creswell
— What Opportunities Did Covid Steal From You?
(COMMENT: Ever-increasingly, everyone is under ever-increasing pressure to give more opportunities to those who are minority, female, younger, LGBTQ, non-married, non-conservative, non-Republican, non-Christian, non-Protestant, non-Italian American, non-German American, those whose ancestors have not been in America for a long time, and those who have financial, health, and/or other problems, that is, ever-increasingly, everyone is under ever-increasing pressure to take more opportunities away from those who are White, male, older, heterosexual, married, conservative, Republican, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time, and those who do not have financial, health, and/or other problems.)
— Pressing for Evidence, Jan. 6 Panel Argues That Trump Committed Fraud – Luke Broadwater
— Mark Meadows Spread Trump’s Voter Fraud Claims. Now His Voting Record Is Under Scrutiny. The former Trump aide listed a mobile home in rural North Carolina as his residence at the same time that he was running operations at the White House. – Reid J. Epstein
— I Came to College Eager to Debate. I Found Self-Censorship Instead. – Emma Camp
(COMMENT: If I had been active in Republican politics, a) the Democrats who ran the Post Office would not have hired me in 1966, b) the Democrats who ran IRS would not have hired me in 1971, and c) the Democrats who ran GAO would not have hired me in 1980.)
— COMMENT: According to my critics/opponents, all government and political news and commentary is disinformation except for the government and political news and commentary that they put out or bless.
— It’s ‘Alarming’: Children Are Severely Behind in Reading. The fallout from the pandemic is just being felt. “We’re in new territory,” educators say. – Dana Goldstein

— Florida legislature passes bill to restrict LGBTQ topics in elementary schools – Tim Craig

— FRONT PAGE: COMMENT: Ever-increasingly, Democrats teach children that Republicans are White supremacists, Nazis, KKK members, haters, racists, sexists, bigots, and even worse things.

— Talking to Teens About Cannabis Gummies as Use Booms. Candy-like marijuana products have become the stealth way of getting high for more teens. Here’s how to talk to your kid about them. – Andrea Petersen
— What Kind of Justice Will We Get With Ketanji Brown Jackson? – Jason L. Riley
— Putin’s Groupies Walk Back Their Praise. Mike Pence said there is no room in the GOP for an apologist after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, while Trump plays the part. – William A. Galston

— Short-Term And Long-Term Picture Of Talent Shortage – Peter Bendor-Samuel
(COMMENT: My critics/opponents promote Affirmative Action, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, that is, they promote patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and up-or-out. According to them, federal employees who are Republican, White, male, and/or non-veteran are disgusting losers if they do not make GS-13 (currently $104,915) by age 25, GS-14 (currently $123,978) by age 30, GS-15 (currently $145,831) by age 35, and Senior Executive Service (currently $176,300) by age 40.)

— Bank of America Sees Consumers Spending More Money on (immediate pleasures) – Katherine Doherty
(COMMENT: I am 73 years old. One reason why I have money than many of my peers is that I have always spent less money on immediate pleasures and saved more money for retirement. According to my critics/opponents, I have more money a) because I was born a White male, b) because I avoided the draft, c) because the federal government grossly overpaid me, d) because I got married, and e) because my wife and I gave up trying to have children, we did not adopt, and we did not become foster parents.)

— ‘What Do We Do With All That Talent?’: Older Workers and the New Economy – Chris Farrell
(COMMENT: Democrats and RINOs use Affirmative Action, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, that is, they use patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and up-or-out to get rid of Republicans.)

— The future of equality – KRISTINA LENGYEL
(COMMENT: How soon, if not already, will employers officially stop hiring and officially get rid their employees who are Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owners, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time? How soon, if not already, will organizations officially not admit and officially get rid of their members who are the aforesaid? How soon, if not already, will governments officially get rid of their residents who are the aforesaid?)

— Gender Equity at Work Advances at ‘Glacial Pace,’ New Harvard Survey Shows – COLLEEN AMMERMAN AND BORIS GROYSBERG
(COMMENT: If I had not been denied my 7th Amendment rights in Diersen v. GAO, I would have presented a jury with many examples in which my Democrat GAO superiors promoted my Democrat coworkers over me who were minority and/or female and who a) had less job-related work experience than I had, b) had less job-related education than I had, and/or c) had fewer job-related professional certifications and licenses than I had.)

— Real hunger plagues college students, too; and their expanded SNAP benefits are due to expire. Thirty-three percent of first-generation college students and 43 percent of Black students in Minnesota are food insecure. – Dr. Melissa Laska
(COMMENT: My outstanding parents provided me with room and board in their home in Crete while I took courses at UIC 1966-1968, weekends during my first semester at NIU in 1969, and the summer of 1969. I never was food insecure. My working part-time for the Park Foest Post Office 1966-1969 allowed me to a) buy a new 1968 Oldsmobile 442 in 1967, b) buy a new 1969 Dodge Charger SE in 1968, and c) graduate from NIU debt-free in 1970.)

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.