May 14 Morning Edition

— Company that got nearly $300M in city contracts banned for lying that workers lived in Chicago. Joel Kennedy admits payroll records were falsified, blames a former partner and threatens to sue if City Hall doesn’t drop the ban, which he says would put him out of business. – Tim Novak
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats promote LGBTQ.

— McHenry County Board hears emotional comments in debate on whether to keep using county jail for people accused of illegal immigration – ROBERT MCCOPPIN
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, those who promote vaccination destroy those who do not promote vaccination.
— The virtue signaling of renaming Lake Shore Drive – JOHN KASS
(DIERSEN: Who are the biggest virtue signalers in your county, in your county district, in your township, in your municipality, and in your municipal district? I should write about the biggest virtue signalers in DuPage County, DuPage County’s 4th District, Milton Township, Wheaton, and Wheaton’s West District. I would focus on those who hint/imply/argue/shout a) that it is virtuous to promote dependency on government, dependency on charity, LGBTQ, abortion, mass/illegal immigration, booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, abolition of the First and Second Amendments, patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, and age discrimination and b) that it is virtuous to get rid of individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are 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.)

— Naperville veteran organizations planning downsized Memorial Day parade, ceremonies – Lauren Rohr

— Davis reintroduces ‘Back the Blue’ Act

— Illinois GOP discusses future of party in Bloomington; Barickman considering run for governor – BRENDEN MOORE

— Lightfoot Canceled Her Chicago Tribune Subscription Over Reporting She Didn’t Like, Leaked Emails Show
(DIERSEN: My critics/opponents do not merely stop reading GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters themselves, they do everything that they can a) to stop me from sending out the newsletters and b) to stop everyone from reading the newsletters. I should write a book about my critics/opponents.)

— “A constitutional amendment would do nothing…” Illinois Senate President Harmon’s pension errors and falsehoods. – Ted Dabrowski and John Klingner


— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Critical Race Theory Finds a Home at Wheaton College – Laurie Higgins
(FROM THE ARTICLE: That probably explains why administrators and faculty said next to nothing when the increasingly woke, decreasingly conservative evangelical Wheaton College held a racially segregated pre-graduation ceremony for colorful people on May 8, 2021, which was advertised as “RACIALIZED MINORITY RECOGNITION CEREMONY” (all caps in original) and held in the campus chapel. While it was created “Especially for undergraduate students, staff, and faculty of color,” the school provided “limited seating” for colorless people. I wonder if those seats were way in the back. One Wheaton faculty member who likely loves Wheaton’s embrace of re-segregation is associate professor of philosophy and critical race theorist Nathan Cartagena who was recently interviewed for leftist Christian Jim Wallis’ Sojourners’ magazine. In this interview, Cartagena explained how he sussed out Wheaton’s friendliness to CRT by delivering a visiting lecture on controversial critical race theorist Tommy Curry during the interview process: I wanted to see: Is this a place that would welcome such reflection? I received a warm welcome from the students, my department, etc., so I thought “OK, this is a place where I can do this.” And by “do this,” Cartagena meant, not expose students to the debate on CRT, but to promote CRT: I taught a reading group my first year at Wheaton that involved one of the important texts in the critical race theory movement, Faces at the Bottom of the Well by Derrick Bell. The following year I asked if I could teach a half-semester class on critical race theory—I got a full thumbs up. . .Enquiring donors and parents considering sending their children to Wheaton may want to know if Cartagena spends equal time having students study any of the many works of criticism of CRT like Cynical Theories: How Activist Scholarship Made Everything About Race, Gender, and Identity—and Why This Harms Everyone or Voddie Baucham’s book Fault Lines: The Social Justice Movement and Evangelicalism’s Looming Catastrophe.)


— Liz Cheney rips ‘dangerous’ Trump for ‘perpetuating lies’: ‘We do not swear allegiance to any individual’ Cheney denied rumors of a 2024 run, while dismissing a pro-Trump Bush family member as ‘misinformed’ – Charles Creitz
— The Intercept condemned by founder Greenwald for ‘disgusting and dangerous’ video on reporters covering riots. ‘There is nothing ‘right-wing’ about documenting the destruction that was unleashed in American cities,’ one journalist reacts – Cortney O’Brien
— Democratic Texas border town mayor blasts Biden in Sara Carter exclusive: ‘I’m not going to back down’. Bruno Lozano says there’s no ‘accountability’ or ‘deterrence’ for illegal aliens. – Charles Creitz
— Samantha Bee gun special: Second Amendment is ‘useless,’ ‘fragile men are drawn to guns’ Left-wing comedian remarked, ‘I can’t believe that people can buy guns’ – David Rutz

— Ron DeSantis Warns Hate Group Rioters: Don’t Draw First Blood In Florida
— Phony Bipartisanship Advances Biden Agenda – David Limbaugh

— Critical race theory on trial with school board recall election in Loudoun County, Virginia – Thomas Lifson
(DIERSEN: How strongly is critical race theory being pushed in the schools near you?)

— Fox News host, teachers’ union president spar over critical race theory – Spencer Irvine

— GOP: Seek Not Phony Bipartisanship. Save the Nation – DAVID LIMBAUGH

— NBC Paints Toxic Ellen DeGeneres as Victim Getting ‘Cancelled’ – Kyle Drennen

— Democrat Privilege: Hardly Ever Having to Be Canceled – Jeff Davidson
— The Folly of Critical Race Theory – Marc Little

— Catholic League: Critical Race Theory Is ‘Inherently Racist’ – THOMAS D. WILLIAMS, PH.D.
— OUTRAGEOUS, DISGUSTING: Joe Biden to Welcome DACA Illegal Aliens to White House for Amnesty Push – JOHN BINDER
(DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats illegally encourage citizens of foreign countries to illegally come to America illegally and to illegally stay in America illegally. Democrats should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.)

— Is White Privilege Real? Will Witt got all kinds of answers to this question from college students

— AG Merrick Garland Says White Supremacists ‘the Most Dangerous Threat to Our Democracy’ – Mike LaChance
(DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats make it clear that they will do whatever they believe is necessary to get rid of Republicans once and for all, and especially to get rid of Republicans who are White, male, older, law enforcement officers, Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, 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.)

— Conservatives unfriend Facebook Silicon Valley’s actions against the right create a “techlash” – Harvest Prude (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes promote Facebook.)

— Get Involved in School Board Meetings: Rep. Lauren Boebert on How to Fight Critical Race Theory – LI HAI (DIERSEN: How strongly is critical race theory being pushed in the schools near you?)
— A Texas cafe owner is taking the Biden administration to court over alleged discrimination that prevents him from receiving COVID-19 relief grants because of his race and gender. – JANITA KAN
(DIERSEN: To give preference to one group is to discriminate against another group. Ever-increasingly, Democrats and RINOs give preference to those who are minority, female, younger, LGBTQ, Democrat, RINO, moderate, liberal, poor, non-Christian, non-Protestant, non-Italian American, non-German American, and/or those whose ancestors have not been in America for a long time, that is, ever-increasingly, Democrats and RINOs discriminate against those who are White, male, older, heterosexual, Republican, conservative, non-poor, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
— 1776 Action Takes on Anti-American Education, Critical Race Theory – MATTHEW VADUM

— Lawsuit from Stephen Miller group alleges racial discrimination in distribution of COVID-19 relief – CELINE CASTRONUOVO

— Republicans Are Still Waging War on Workers – Paul Krugman
(DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have an extremely low opinion of workers. I was a worker 1962-1997. I did yard work and delivered newspapers 1962-1964; washed dishes 1964-1966; cleaned golf shoes, chipped slag, and pumped gasoline in 1966; delivered mail 1966-1969; worked on an automobile assembly line and as a security guard in 1970; sold tires, automotive services, and major appliances 1970-1971; pumped gasoline 1971-1972; collected delinquent taxes 1971-1980; and audited federal agencies 1980-1997. I should write a book about my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes.)
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: The more that you promote hatred against Republicans, the more that hate-filled Republican-hating Republican-haters promote you.

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters say “The GOP has lost its way. Fellow Americans, join our new alliance.”

— The Boston Globe Trump dispatched a Bush, a Clinton, a Cheney, and many others. Is McConnell next?

— Tim Scott Leads GOP on Race and Policing. The sole Black Republican senator, a possible 2024 presidential contender, takes on a higher profile amid negotiations with Democrats – Eliza Collins
— Trump-Biden Was Worst Presidential Polling Miss in 40 Years, Panel Says Surveys overstated Democrats’ support up and down the ballot, as some voters were less inclined to participate in polls – Aaron Zitner
— FRONT PAGE: Workers With Low Wages Are Now in High Demand – Heather Haddon, Sebastian Herrera
(DIERSEN: What did you do to qualify yourself for better paying jobs? I earned 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.)
— FRONT PAGE: Chip Crisis Throws Wrench Into Car Business – Ben Foldy, Mike Colias, Nora Naughton

— Following the success sequence is a path away from poverty and crime – Andrew Heath (DIERSEN: Who do you give credit to for your successes? I give credit to my outstanding parents who had me baptized as a Missouri Synod Lutheran (MSL), who raised me as a MSL, and who had me confirmed as a MSL. They sent me to Trinity Lutheran Grade School in Crete 1953-1961 and then to Hope Lutheran Grade School in Park Forest 1961-1962 to stay with the Missouri Synod.)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: First, graduate. Second, maintain full-time employment. Third, if you’re going to have kids, wait until you’re married. If you follow those three steps in that order, you are following what has been coined the “success sequence.” People who have followed the success sequence are much likelier to escape poverty and end up in the middle to upper-income brackets. Many parents have been giving similar advice for generations, but academics and policymakers have only recently given the concept any attention.)

— Who are the real RINOs? – Editorial
(DIERSEN: Political parties exist to help elect candidates who can and will defend and advance their platform. RINOs reject some, if not most, if not all the planks in the Republican Party platform. 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. RINOs focus on destroying individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that support the planks that they reject. I should write a book about RINOs who have had the most success in destroying the Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Milton Township Republican Organization.)

— Trump Plans to Resume His Trademark Rallies in June

— Donald Trump Again Backs Stefanik for GOP Chair but Rival Chip Roy Has More Conservative Record – AILA SLISCO

— OUTSTANDING: Strengthening of Age Discrimination Protections Proposed
(DIERSEN: All my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes promote age discrimination a) to get rid of those who are older than they are and/or b) to curry favor with those who promote age discrimination. I should write a book about my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes.)

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.