May 13 Evening Edition

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hater promotes Cheney.

— Rep. Lauren Underwood’s reelection stands as US House dismisses challenge by Jim Oberweis – RICK PEARSON
— Mayor Lightfoot faces exodus of top staffers | Poll finds approval for Lightfoot’s job performance | More COVID-19 restrictions easing throughout Illinois – LISA DONOVAN
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Republican-hating Republican-hater says “Trump’s falsehoods about election security used to justify Republican push in states to restrict voting.”

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater calls for more Democrat gerrymandering.

— Underwood campaign responds to dismissal of Jim Oberweis’ election contest – Kayleigh Padar
— DuPage County to seek proposals for new election equipment – Lauren Rohr

— Back to square one? Trump decision still weighs on Facebook – AP

— Thousands of Protesters Take To Chicago Streets In Support of Palestine – Zack Miller

— Party Split: Was The Ouster Of Liz Cheney The Final Straw For RINOs?
— Has The Backlash Arrived For Police-Bashing? – Patrick J. Buchanan
— Team Biden’s Rigid Control Of The Press
(DIERSEN: My critics/opponents want to stop me from sending out GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters, but failing that, they want to stop everyone from reading the newsletters, but failing that, they want the following to control me and to control the content of my GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters: Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Milton Township Republican Organization, Illinois, DuPage County, Milton Township, Wheaton, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, Republican candidates on ballots in my precinct, their major donors, their political consultants, their fundraisers, their campaign managers, their campaign staff members, their campaign volunteers, etc. I should write a book about the many adverse actions that the aforesaid have taken against me since 2000.)

— Rodney Davis claims he missed the Cheney vote
— 1,918 new confirmed and probable cases; 35 additional deaths; 1,765 hospitalized; 465 in ICU; 2.7 percent average case positivity rate; 3.2 percent average test positivity rate; 76,082 average daily doses

— Republican Coalition Threatens To Leave GOP If It Doesn’t Reject ‘Despotism’ And ‘Forces Of Conspiracy’ – NICOLE SILVERIO
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Signatories on the coalition Charlie Dent, Michael Steele, Mary Peters, Denver Riggleman and Christine Todd Whitman mentioned the coalition in an op-ed in The Washington Post Thursday, adding that the Republican Party has “lost its way” for ousting Rep. Liz Cheney as House Republican conference chair after she stood up to former President Donald Trump’s election fraud claims. Anthony Scaramucci, who formerly served as a White House communications director during Trump’s presidency, also signed on to the coalition.)

— Due To Arson Attack, Peoria Pro-Life Center Suffers $250,000 In Damages – Jordan Davidson

— Biden’s Ruinous Refugee Dump – Michelle Malkin

— CNN ‘fact checker’ provides cover for violent BLM protesters at Iowa state Capitol
(DIERSEN: While I worked for the Democrats who ran GAO 1980-1997, the last 11 years of which at GS-13 Step 1-10 levels, currently $102,188-$132,845/year, I increasingly worked as a referencer, that is, as a fact-checker. That work required assuring the accuracy and support for each and every word, number, table, graph, chart, conclusion, opinion, and recommendation in GAO reports. I worked for IRS 1971-1980, the last 5 1/2 years of which at the GS-12 Step 1-5 levels, currently $85,935-$97,395/year. My other fact-checking qualifications include my becoming a Forensic Accountant in 1997, Certified Fraud Examiner in 1990, licensed CPA in 1981, Certified Internal Auditor in 1981, and CPA in 1979.)

— Over 15,000 Gas Stations Out of Fuel Nationwide. Gas shortages ease in some states, but worsen in others. – ZACHARY STIEBER
— The High-Pressure Business of Selling Woke Corporate Armor

— What now for anti-Trump Republicans? – NIALL STANAGE
(DIERSEN: How successful will anti-Trump Republicans, that is, Kinzinger-supporters, be in destroying the Illinois Republican Party, your Republican county party organization, and your Republican township/ward party organization?)

— Capitol staff diversity ‘can’t just start at the bottom,’ panel told. Sustained effort, cultural shifts needed, witnesses tell Modernization Committee. – Katherine Tully-McManus
(DIERSEN: GAO works for Congress. GAO hired me in 1980 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, younger person, or veteran who would take the job.)

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Republicans Rewrite History of the Capitol Riot, Hampering an Inquiry.”

— Republicans should be nervous about the proposed third party. Democrats should be, too. – Henry Olsen
(DIERSEN: What would this third party be called? The Kinzinger Party, Never-Trump Party, Anti-Conservative Party?)

— Kinzinger: Trump just created something he should be afraid of

— Colonial pays hackers $5M | Expects to restore all service by midday

— Kinzinger Defends AOC, Suggests Marjorie Taylor Greene Can’t ‘Handle’ Her Emotions

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: LGBTQ-promoters demonize, denigrate, and condemn Stefanik.

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.