March 9 Morning Edition

— Hundreds Rally In Name Of George Floyd In Loop As Officer’s Trial Is Set To Get Under Way In Minneapolis

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Disgusting tragic pot pushers push pot. To push pot on an individual, municipality, township, county, state, or country is to destroy that individual, municipality, township, county, state, or country.

— Target in talks to replace Macy’s in Water Tower Place, a switch one local official calls ‘embarrassing’ for Chicago’s Magnificent Mile – RYAN ORI and LAUREN ZUMBACH
— Firm named to oversee University Park Golf Club may be first Black-owned company in state to manage a golf course – JEFF VORVA
(DIERSEN: I delivered mail to all the homes in University Park several times while I worked for the Park Forest Post Office part-time 1966-1969. I bought a new townhome in University Park in 1972, lived in it full-time 1972-1974 and part-time 1974-1976, rented it out 1976-1984, and sold it in 1984.)

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “With Trump its leader, the GOP may be over.”

— DuPage County reports 64 COVID-19 cases Monday, no deaths, 9.24% of population fully vaccinated – Joshua Welge

— Federal bailout for Illinois not enough to cover state’s unpaid backlog and recent borrowing – Greg Bishop

— Journalists will need negative COVID-19 test to cover Illinois Senate in-person – Brett Rowland

— Illinois Senate Republicans are switching gears on their fundraising as they set a goal to gain six more seats. That would get them out of super-minority status and give them a greater voice in legislating — and vetoing — bills. – Shia Kapos

— Dem Legislators Seek Mandatory State Registry of Vaccinations – Hearing Tuesday, How to File a Witness Slip
— Freedom Friday Fundraiser for McHenry County GOPAC March 26th, Deadline for Reservations March 16th
— Darwin Award Candidate
— IL-16: Catalina Lauf Hires Alex Bruesewitz to Help Run Her Campaign
— Pritzker Signs Education Bill
— IL-16: Democrat Marsha Williams Issues Statement on PRO Act
— State Rep. Marty McLaughlin Sets Fundraiser
— Wilcox Opposes Pritzker Tax Hike
— Chicago State Rep. Introduces Bill to Allow Legislators Power to Arrest
— McHenry County State’s Attorney’s Prosecution of Those Supplying Death-Inducing Drugs Mentioned in Sun-Times
— Former State Rep. Ann Hughes, R.I.P.

— ‘So much shame’: Woke left-wingers increasingly embarrassed over White ‘privileged’ status – James Varney
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Once associated with Hollywood virtue signalers or those whose racist behavior was exposed by social media or video, apologizing for a White birthday suit has become more mainstream. Former CIA Director John O. Brennan, who currently opines as a paid MSNBC contributor, told the network’s audience last week that he was “increasingly embarrassed to be a white male.” In Amherst, Massachusetts, the Town Council issued a letter of apology and recommended its members for anti-racism training after a White female councilor attempted to participate in a community safety working group that was drafting alternative policing proposals. “As a Town Council of majority white people benefiting from white privilege, we need to continually push ourselves to be actively anti-racist and to be cognizant of the power dynamics that exist between us as elected officials and the members of the global majority including the Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) in our community,” the letter said. The council approved the letter last month in an 8-1 vote. Americans are rushing to apologize as their institutions are being infused with critical race theory, an academic viewpoint that White people, all of them to at least some degree, maintain social and economic advantage by oppressing people of color. Meanwhile, The New York Times’ 1619 Project seeks to reframe the nation’s founding at the year when the first slave ship arrived on North American shores, making racism the dominant theme of the American experience. The mindset is increasingly prevalent in schools, government and corporate America. Students and workers are put through classes and seminars that brand all White people as oppressors regardless of their conscious thoughts and actions toward others.)
— Sen. Tim Scott: ‘Woke supremacy is as bad as White supremacy’ – Victor Morton

— Sen. Tim Scott blasts COVID relief bill passed by Senate: ‘If you don’t need help, you shouldn’t get it’ – Michael Quinlan

— Everyday Racism – Eric M. Wallace, Ph.D.

— Trump goes to war against the D.C. RINOs in the Republican party – Andrea Widburg
(DIERSEN: RINOs reject planks in the Republican Party platform and focus on destroying those who support those planks. Most commonly, they reject the traditional marriage/family, right to life, immigration, illegal drugs, Second Amendment, and/or equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving) planks. I should write a book about RINOs. I would focus on those who have led the Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Milton Township Republican Organization. I would focus on those who have been candidates on ballots in my precinct, their major donors, their political consultants, their campaign managers, their campaign staff members, and their campaign volunteers.)

— $100 Billion in Stimulus Bill Guarantees Welfare for Families with Children – WENDELL HUSEBO
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters promote hatred against Republicans.
— BLM Activists Accuse Girls of ‘White Privilege’ at Cheerleading Competition – WARNER TODD HUSTON

— Conservative Jenna Ellis: No Need ‘To Create Too Broad of a Tent,’ There Are ‘Only Two Genders’ – Michael W. Chapman
(DIERSEN: I should write a book about “Republican” activists, candidates, elected officials, party leaders, major donors, political consultants, etc. who since 2000  have done the most a) to promote LGBTQ and b) to destroy those like me who do not promote LGBTQ.)

— Some Liberals Are Getting Sick of Cancel Culture – Jarrett Stepman
(DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who have lead the cancel culture since 2000 in the following: Illinois, DuPage County, Milton Township, Wheaton, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Milton Township Republican Organization.)

— Tensions running high as historic trial begins over George Floyd’s death Jury selection for ex-cop Derek Chauvin’s trial is postponed to Tuesday. – Alexandra Kelley
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: The hate-filled Trump-hating Kinzinger says “GOP will become ‘regional party’ if it doesn’t change.”

— Kinzinger is on a mission to save the Republican Party. The question is whether the party wants saving – Jeff
Zeleny (DIERSEN: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters support Kinzinger. 157 in my precinct voted for Trump. 20,080 in Milton Township voted for Trump. 193,611 in DuPage County voted for Trump. 2,446,891 in Illinois voted for Trump.)
— ‘Could be a kamikaze mission’: GOP lawmaker takes on Trump – CNN’s Jeff Zeleny speaks to Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL), an outspoken critic of former President Donald Trump, about some of the backlash he has received since voting to impeach Trump and his political future. – Erin Burnett
(DIERSEN: I should write a book about all the backlash that I have received since 2000 for backing conservative candidates in Republican primaries.)

— ‘The magic is racism’: Obama vet Cornell Belcher slams Graham for urging GOP to harness Trump ‘magic’
(DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, to be a Democrat or a RINO is to be someone who calls Republicans racists. Republicans should start suing Democrats and RINOs for slander.)

— Vaccinated Americans, Let the Unmasked Gatherings Begin (but Start Small) The C.D.C. on Monday released long-awaited advice for immunized people, a glimpse at the next stage of the coronavirus pandemic. – Roni Caryn Rabin
(DIERSEN: How soon, if not already will Democrat and RINO employers, organizations, municipalities, townships, counties, states, and countries officially get rid of the following who have not been vaccinated: law enforcement officers, 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?)

— Democrats’ election reform bill attacks anonymous political speech Anonymous political speech allows a speaker to criticize government without fear of retribution from that same government. – Christian Schneider
(DIERSEN: My critics/opponents have their operatives and their dupes do their dirty work. I should write a book about my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes. They focus on a) stopping me from sending out GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters, b) stopping everyone from reading those newsletters, c) turning Republican candidates on ballots in my precinct against me, d) turning the voters in my precinct against me, e) turning my fellow Milton Township Republican Organization (MTRO) members against me, f) turning MTRO leaders against me, g) turning DuPage County Republican Central Committee members and leaders against me, h) turning Illinois Republican Party leaders against me, i) turning Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois officials and employees against me, and j) turning business, religious, education, civic, etc. leaders in Wheaton against me.)

— ‘Reclaiming Patriotism in an Age of Extremes’ Review: Competing Loyalties Today both nationalism and cosmopolitanism are testing the very definition of allegiance to one’s country. – Leslie Lenkowsky
(DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters hint/imply/argue/shout that the more patriotic that you are, the more of a White supremacist, Nazi, KKK member, hater, racist, sexist, and bigot that you are.)
— Mike Pence Goes From Hero to Villain For criticizing H.R.1, he is accused of spreading Donald Trump’s ‘big lie.’ – William McGurn
— What You Can and Can’t Do if You’ve Been Vaccinated: Travel, Gatherings, Risk Factors, What You Need to Know. Until we reach herd immunity, vaccinated people must navigate some complicated decision-making. Here’s how to assess the risks. – Sumathi Reddy
— Russia’s Covid-19 Vaccine Is Embraced Abroad, Snubbed at Home Behind the skepticism are doubts about the shot’s rapid development and an ingrained distrust of authorities stemming from the country’s Soviet past – Georgi Kantchev

— Democrats’ Election Bill Is a Disaster for Free Speech  The For the People Act has been hailed as an expansion of voters’ rights, but its real effect will be chilling political speech. – Ryan Morrison
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Under the proposed law, an advocacy group that so much as mentions the name of a member of Congress in an ad about important issues will almost always have to expose its major donors. For example, a group could advocate for or against “Biden’s COVID Recovery Bill” and the new regulations will apply. The donors may not know about the ad and may not even agree with its message. It doesn’t matter. They still will be listed on the group’s government filings and posted on the internet for the world to see. Naturally, potential donors will hesitate to give to an organization, especially if the group promotes controversial issues. Think about it. The government is requiring nonprofits to create an “enemies list” for their political opponents. And politicians are not bashful about using this kind of information. For example, in 2019, Rep. Joaquin Castro tweeted the names and employers of major Trump donors in his congressional district. Almost immediately, donors were flooded with harassing and threatening phone calls. No one deserves this abuse, regardless of their political beliefs. Political participation should not come with the risk of a mob showing up in your front yard or losing your job as the latest victim of today’s cancel culture. The consequence of all this will be less speech. Fewer individuals will give to causes they believe in for fear of receiving threats or harassment. Nonprofits will think twice before speaking about the government so they can protect their donors. In a country that prides itself on freedom of political expression, people will be silenced, and organizations will not advocate for their causes.)

— Fox versus Newsmax and the future of ‘Trump TV’ ‘We’re not in the tank for anybody. We’re in the tank for news,” says Christopher Ruddy, Donald Trump’s friend and the Newsmax CEO – Jennifer Graham

— Adam Kinzinger Responds to ‘Desperate’ Donald Trump’s ‘RINOS’ Statement – DARRAGH ROCH
(DIERSEN: RINOs reject planks in the Republican Party platform and focus on destroying those who support those planks. Most commonly, they reject the traditional marriage/family, right to life, immigration, illegal drugs, Second Amendment, and/or equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving) planks. I should write a book about RINOs. I would focus on those who have led the Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Milton Township Republican Organization. I would focus on those who have been candidates on ballots in my precinct, their major donors, their political consultants, their campaign managers, their campaign staff members, and their campaign volunteers.)
— Asian Americans Emerging as a Strong Voice Against Critical Race Theory – HELEN RALEIGH
(DIERSEN; My critics/opponents have always hinted/implied/argued/shouted a) that I benefitted immensely from White privilege, male privilege, traditional family privilege, Protestant privilege, German American privilege, draft avoider privilege, marriage privilege, DINK privilege, and etc. privilege and b) that if I had not been so aforesaid privileged, I never would have been able to earn a) a job-related bachelor’s degree when I was 21 in 1970 and job-related master’s degrees when I was 27, 31, and 48, b) job-related professional certifications when I was 30, 32, 41, 45, 47, and 48, and c) a job-related professional license when I was 32. In my defense, neither of my outstanding parents attended college. My father was the first of his ancestors to earn a high school diploma. My mother never attended high school.)

— Red States Should Revolt Against the ‘Blue-State Bailout’ – Stephen Moore

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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.