May 12, 2024


— Palestinian flag raised at Daley Plaza in Chicago
— Trump may face a $100 million-plus tax bill if he loses IRS audit fight over Chicago tower – AP (COMMENT: Democrat leaders use IRS to get rid of Republicans. My Democrat IRS superiors disallowed my education deductions in 1978 when I was a GS-12 Step 4 (currently $106,785/year) IRS Collection Division Special Procedures Staff Advisor. They stressed their disallowance to all my IRS superiors, supervisors, coworkers, subordinates and to everyone else. They disallowed the graduate evening business and accounting courses that I had taken at Loyola and DePaul 1972-1978. Even though my IRS employee manual encouraged me to take those courses and I had stated that in my Loyola and DePaul applications, they outrageously and unethically argued that the courses were not related to my job duties, that they did not maintain or improve my job skills, that they qualified me for a new trade or business, and that I took them to get a job in the private sector. They would not have done that if I had been a Democrat, minority, female, or veteran. They would not have done that if I had not complained about political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, and age discrimination.)
— At least 12 shot, 2 killed in weekend gun violence across city

— Protesters, DePaul University reach stalemate, demonstrators say
— IRS audit could cost Trump more than $100 million in taxes on Chicago tower
— Suburban Chicago man charged with possessing loaded gun at Naperville TopGolf – Jeramie Bizzle

— Trump may face a $100 million-plus tax bill if he loses IRS audit fight over Chicago tower

— Countdown to Chicago DNC: Leaders rally for action 100 days before convention – Dane Placko

— Group raises Palestinian flag in the Loop, calling attention to Gaza humanitarian crisis: ‘Flies high with strength’ – REBECCA JOHNSON
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD IN NAPERVILLE SUN: Naperville police make 19th arrest for gun in vehicle at Topgolf parking lot since August
— Democrats ever-increasingly promote more LGBTQ.

— Blacks charge “Chicago” with discriminating against Blacks. In my Democrat IRS and GAO superiors’ defense, they could stress that they a) wasted my career, b) forced me to take their early retirement “offer” in 1997 when I was 49 years old, and c) gave my Black subordinate my job and my preferred corner office.
— Trump audited for double-dipping tax breaks on Chicago’s Trump Tower. ProPublica and the New York Times found the former president could end up owing the IRS more than $100 million for claiming the same massive losses twice on his namesake River North tower.
— At Loyola, other four-year colleges, a chance to earn a two-year associate degree as a start. The aim is to give students who might not initially see themselves going to a four-year school a boost that might help them eventually get a bachelor’s degree, as few two-year students do now. – Matt Krupnick (COMMENT: One of my biggest decisions in life was to get a four-year college degree in business even though no one saw me as being “college material.” Neither of my parents attended college, my father was only the first of my ancestors to earn a high school diploma, my mother never attended high school, I could not run because a bone disease, my eyesight could not be corrected to 20/20, I had partial red/green color blindness, I demonstrated no leadership potential, and I had to work my way through college. Nevertheless, I took college preparatory classes, got an ACT score of 24, graduated in the upper 20% of my class, and got accepted by UIC.)

— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: Most suburban schools report special ed student growth. – Jake Griffin
— Democrat and RINO leaders ever-increasingly use DEI to get rid of Republicans.
— Naperville police make another gun arrest at Topgolf

— Stop asking amateurs to oversee public transit – Editorial (COMMENT: GAO audits IRS. Instead of me, GAO assigned amateurs to audit IRS. The Democrats who ran GAO 1980-1997 wasted my knowledge of IRS. My coworkers who they assigned to audits of IRS instead of me knew little or nothing about IRS. When I transferred from IRS to GAO in 1980, I had worked for IRS for almost 9 years, the last 5 1/2 years of which at the GS-12 Step 1-5 Levels, currently $97,079-$110,020/year. I had passed the CPA examination on my first attempt in 1979 and I had earned an MBA from Loyola in 1976. The Democrats who ran IRS and GAO back then certainly did not want Republicans like me to work on audits of IRS. They succeeded in keeping me off audits of IRS for all but 3 of the almost 18 years that I worked for GAO.)

— Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters ever-increasingly paint themselves as being protectors of those who are minority, female, younger, veteran, unmarried, LGBTQ, have less money than others, non-Protestant, non-German American, those whose ancestors have not been in America for a long time, illegals, boozers, gamblers, stoners, criminals, etc.

— Democrats ever-increasingly use IVF to promote more hatred against Republicans.


— Springfield’s Catholic Bishop Criticizes Biden on Crossing Himself During a Florida Abortion Rally

— Chicago’s Debt Bomb

— On Friday, a Lake County Judge has ordered Illinois-based publishing company Local Government Information Services to remove sensitive voter data from their websites that was illegally published and includes the names and home addresses of police officers, domestic violence and human trafficking victims, by 5:00 pm Monday. (COMMENT: Since 2000, my critics/opponents have falsely and maliciously hinted/implied/argues/shouted that I improperly include sensitive/confidential information in my GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters. Needless-to-say, I should sue my critics/opponents.)


— Dismissing noncitizen voting because it is ‘rare’ is dishonest – Zachary Faria
— Banish the mainstream racists back to the fringes – Stephanie Lundquist-Arora

— Know Your Enemies – J.S. Winter (COMMENT: The more of the following that my critics/opponents reject, more and bigger adverse actions that they have taken against me: a) direct election of Illinois Republican Party State Central Committee members and/or b) the personal responsibility, traditional marriage and family, right to life, immigration, illegal drugs, Second Amendment, and/or equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving) planks in the Republican Party platform. My critics/opponents disproportionally do not share my demographics, that is, they are liberal/moderate, minority, female, younger, have major health, financial, and/or other problems, parents, unmarried, LGBTQ, veteran, non-Protestant, non-German American, and/or have ancestors who have not been in America for a long time.)

— Clarence Thomas: DC a ‘hideous place’ where ‘people pride themselves in being awful’ – Melissa Fine

— Democrat Colin Allred Attended Event Where Illegal Aliens Were Taught How To Evade Authorities – Ryan Saavedra

— Stormy Daniels, Michael Cohen should be given gag order too: Gabriel Hays (COMMENT: Constructively, the following have given me gag orders to stop promoting a) direct election of Illinois Republican Party (IRP) State Central Committee members and b) conservative principles: the leaders of the IRP, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Milton Township Republican Organization.)

— Charlie Kirk’s Call to Action: Here’s What You Can Do to Help Elect Trump in November (COMMENT: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters ever-increasingly accuse me of helping elect Trump in November. I should write about them. I would focus on past and present leaders of the a) Illinois Republican Party (IRP), b)DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and c) Milton Township Republican Organization. I would focus on those who have taken the most/biggest adverse actions against me including removing me from the 2024 IRP State Convention Platform and Resolutions Committee.)

— Illegal Aliens May Decide the Outcomes of National Elections, Without Even Voting – Rep. Chuck Edwards
— Bishop Accuses Biden of Mocking Catholicism With Pro-Abortion Message – Sarah Arnold


— Anti-Israel protests could help elect Trump, warns prof involved in ’68 Columbia takeover

— Trump says he is not considering Nikki Haley as running mate (COMMENT: Will Haley promoters actively campaign for Biden? I should write a book about those Haley promoters who have taken the most/biggest adverse actions against me.)

— Trump tells Jersey Shore crowd he’s being forced to endure ‘Biden show trial’ in hush money case

— Chicago will not allow citizens to vote on whether to keep city’s ‘sanctuary’ status – John Clark
— My critics/opponents ever-increasingly hint/imply/argue/shout that what I do as your GOPUSA ILLINOIS editor helps elect Democrats. Most recently, they hinted/implied/argued/shouted that if I had served as a member of the Illinois Republican Party State Convention Platform and Resolutions Committee, I would have included sensitive/private information in my newsletters that would have helped elect Democrats. I should sue my critics/opponents.
— How many illegals are Democrat and RINO leaders housing in your county, your township, your municipality, and your school district?
— Democrats ever-increasingly use woke policies to male children sexually active LGBTQers.
— Campus antisemitism has become systemic due to ‘diversity, equity and inclusion’ – Alan Dershowitz
— Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters ever-increasingly promote Kinzinger.

— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: How Republicans Echo Antisemitic Tropes Despite Declaring Support for Israel. Prominent Republicans have seized on campus protests to assail what they say is antisemitism on the left. But for years they have mainstreamed anti-Jewish rhetoric. – Karen Yourish, Danielle Ivory, Jennifer Valentino-DeVries and Alex Lemonides (COMMENT: I should write a book about the success that my Democrat superiors in the federal government (Post Office 1966-1969, IRS 1971-1980, and GAO 1980-1997) had in turning my many Jewish superiors and supervisors against me. They stressed that I was conservative, Republican, draft-avoider, Protestant, 100% German American, a Crete resident 1948-1972, and a Wheaton resident since 1978. In my defense, I stressed a) that my grandfather on my father’s side fought the Germans in WWI, b) that my uncles on my mother’s side fought the Germans in WWII, c) that my father would have fought the Germans in WWII if he had not been 4-F, and d) that all my ancestors immigrated during the 1840s and 1850s. Adverse actions that my many Jewish superiors and supervisors took against me include a) disallowing my sick leave requests in 1968 and 1969, b) forcing me to resign in 1969, c) disallowing my travel vouchers in 1974, d) never promoting me beyond GS-13, e) disallowing my education deductions in 1978, f) forcing me to suffer a $22.996/year (21%) pay cut to transfer from IRS to GAO in 1980, g) keeping me off audits of IRS for all but 3 of the almost 18 years that I worked for GAO, h) delaying my promotions and never promoting me beyond GS-13, i) always ranking me in the bottom half of my coworkers for pay-for-performance purposes, and j) forcing me to take their early retirement “offer” when I was 49 years old in 1997.)

— Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters ever-increasingly demonize, denigrate, and condemn potential Trump running mates.

— How strongly do the Target stores near you promote LGBTQ?

— ‘Under the Bus’: The Fate of a Fall Guy. A phrase repeatedly invoked is relatively new compared to ‘scapegoat’ and ‘sacrificial lamb’ – Ben Zimmer (COMMENT: I should write about those who have thrown me under their bus, that is, who have made me their fall guy, scapegoat, and/or sacrificial lamb. I would focus on unsuccessful Republican candidates on ballots in my precinct since 2000. I would focus on past and present leaders of the Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Milton Township Republican Organization. I would focus on past and present leaders of Illinois, DuPage County, Milton Township, and Wheaton.)

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.