May 18, 2024


— UChicago Institute of Politics surrounded by pro-Palestinian protesters, some climb on building. The Institute of Politics is across the street from a Jewish student center. – Eric Horng
— Chicago Tribune journalists file discrimination suit against paper – Kade Heather (COMMENT: One could compare and contrast the private sector with the government sector. I am a White male born in 1948. If I had not been denied my 7th Amendment rights in Diersen v. GAO in 2005, I would have presented a jury with evidence that beginning in 1980, my Democrat GAO superiors paid my coworkers more than me and/or promoted them over me who were minority, female, and/or younger than me and/or who had less job-related work experience than I had, less education than I had, no professional certifications or fewer than I had, and/or no professional license like the one I had. SEE: )
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Seven Chicago Tribune journalists filed a class-action lawsuit Thursday against the newspaper and its owner, alleging violations of equal pay based on sexual and racial discrimination. The lawsuit claims systematic pay disparities between female and male employees, as well as between Black and white employees under its current ownership of Alden Global Capital and dating back to its previous owner, the Tribune Publishing Co.)

— Chicago’s population has dropped again, data shows. Here’s what Mayor Johnson chalks it up to. If the population drop continues, Chicago could soon lose its status as the third-largest city. (COMMENT: Pritzker ever-increasingly a) drives out of Illinois voters who have demographics that vote for Republicans and b) recruits to Illinois voters who have demographics that vote for Democrats. Those who vote Democrats a) lack education and/or job skills, b) have major health, financial, and/or other problems, c) want/need/demand massive assistance from government, charities, and churches, d) promote dependency on government and charity, e) promote LGBTQ, f) promote abortion, g) promote mass/illegal immigration, h) promote booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, i) promote diminishment of Second Amendment rights, j) promote Affirmative Action and DEI, that is, promote patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, and age discrimination, and/or k) are in America illegally.)

— Pro-Palestinian protesters occupy University of Chicago campus building. – Charlie De Mar, Adam Harrington, Jason Cooper
— With warm weather coming, Chicagoans are concerned about violence prevention on beaches – Jermont Terry (COMMENT: Under the Democrats, poverty and crime ever-increasingly increase.)
— Chicago Tribune employees sue the paper

— Pro-Palestinian protestors occupy building on University of Chicago campus – Gabriel Castillo
— Democrat leaders ever-increasingly promote more illegal immigration.

— Committee hearing on Capitol Hill turns to chaos. Lawmakers are reacting after a committee hearing on Capitol Hill turned into chaos. It came complete with name calling, insults and accusations of members being under the influence.

— UC students, alumni briefly occupy politics building days after pro-Palestinian encampment razed – CAROLINE KUBZANSKY (COMMENT: Because my Jewish Chicago Office GAO superiors were anti-conservative and anti-Republican, if they were still working for GAO today, they would protest against Israel.)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Students and alumni from the University of Chicago briefly occupied the university’s Institute of Politics late Friday afternoon to protest the war in Gaza and demand that the university divest itself of financial assets associated with Israel.)
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD WITH BIG PICTURE: Democrat and RINO leaders ever-increasingly promote more illegal immigration.

— Pro-Palestinian protesters take over University of Chicago building. Around 5 p.m. Friday, a large group of protesters had surrounded the Institute of Politics. Shortly after that, a group of police officers, equipped with riot shields, burst into the building and scuffled with protesters. – Ellery Jones and Cindy Hernandez
— Democrats ever-increasingly promote more LGBTQ.
— Mandatory driving tests for Illinois’ older adults are unnecessary and unfair. Studies show seniors are the safest drivers on the road. – Mary Mitchell
— Advocate Health staff stage protest, allege disparities and discrimination in response to Gaza crises. Doctors at Advocate Medical Group say the organization has fallen short in responding to ongoing humanitarian crises in Gaza, especially compared to donated aid and calls for peace after the Russian invasion of Ukraine. – Violet Miller

— How lawyers are preparing protesters for the DNC – Leigh Giangreco
— CPS meeting with Pritzker marked by tension over migrant funding – Leigh Giangreco
— Protestors take over building at University of Chicago – Brandon Dupré

— Donald Trump will address the NRA in Texas. He’s called himself the best president for gun owners. Former President Donald Trump is expected to address thousands of members of the National Rifle Association in Texas a day after campaigning in Minnesota in the midst of his hush money trial. – AP

— After blaming his 2020 loss on mail balloting, Trump tries to make GOP voters believe it’s OK now – AP (COMMENT: At the request of the Milton Township Republican Organization, as an elected Republican Precinct Committeeman, I am in the process of hand-delivering permanent mail-in ballot applications to 64 registered Republican voters in my precinct in 55 homes and one apartment who did not vote recently. Of course, my critics/opponents hint/imply/argue/shout that my doing that will cause Republican candidates on ballots in my precinct to get fewer votes.)

— Democrats ever-increasingly shout at Blacks that Republicans cause all the problems that Blacks have.

— The more that you promote Trump, the more that hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters demonize you, denigrate you, and condemn you.

— Afternoon roundup


— Top reasons to attend the Illinois Republican Party (IRP) State Convention as a delegate in Collinsville May 24-25 include urging your representative on the Platform and Resolutions Committee to vote on May 24 a) for the resolution for direct election of IRP State Central Committee (SCC) members and b) to strengthen the IRP platform. Further, if those committee members who oppose direct election of IRP SCC members and/or who want to weaken the IRP platform win by a small margin and minority reports are filed like the one that was filed at the 2016 convention, you can vote for those minority reports on May 25. – Dave Diersen

— Political parties exist to help elect candidates who can/will defend/advance their platform. The Republican Party platform is conservative. The system used by the Illinois Republican Party (IRP) to elect its State Central Committee (SCC) members has resulted in the IRP and its candidates failing/refusing to defend/advance the personal responsibility, traditional marriage and family, right to life, immigration, illegal drugs, Second Amendment, equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving), and other planks in the Republican Party platform. Ever-increasingly, the IRP and its candidates paint themselves as being Democrat-Lite if not anti-conservative. Consequently, ever-increasingly, Republican candidates ever-increasingly lose elections in Illinois. Going back to direct election of IRP SCC members would allow candidates to run who could/would defend/advance the Republican Party platform. – Dave Diersen

— I should write a book about the tremendous downside of helping elect political candidates. I would focus on those Republican candidates on ballots in my precinct who I have done the most to help elect and to reelect since 2000 but a) who have suffered defeats and/or have won by a smaller margins than they expected, b) who have blamed their defeats on me and on my GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters the most, c) who have taken the most/biggest adverse actions against me to punish me, d) who oppose direct election of Illinois Republican Party (IRP) State Central Committee members the most, and/or e) who reject the most planks in the Republican Party platform. I would focus on those who had their nasty operatives and nasty dupes a) end my membership on the IRP State Convention Platform and Resolutions Committee this year, b) end my role as the Republican fundraiser for Wheaton Independence Day parades and fireworks in 2021, c) end my bid to be appointed to fill a Wheaton City Council vacancy in 2019, d) gerrymander my precinct in 2015, e) end my chairmanship of TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois in 2012, f) end my membership on the Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee in 2011, g) end my service as the Milton Township Republican Organization (MTRO) webmaster in 2010 and 2004, h) end my membership on the Illinois Center Right Coalition (ICRC) Steering Committee in 2007, i) almost get ICRC to censure me for my GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters in 2006, j) end my bid to serve as MTRO Treasurer in 2004, and k) end my membership on the American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter board of directors in 2004. – Dave Diersen


— Bill defines ‘woman’ as legislators oppose Illinois sponsoring teen drag show – Catrina Petersen

— U.S. Rep. Danny Davis (D-IL) votes to count illegal aliens towards seats in Congress

— Progressive protest tactics face resistance in Illinois General Assembly

— IL-11: Bill Foster Votes for Illegal Aliens Again

— VP Harris Falsely Repeats “We’re Winning” During Chicago Fundraiser as Biden Trails Trump in Every National, Swing State Poll.


— 84% of Chicago’s Measles Cases Traced to Venezuelan Migrants – WARNER TODD HUSTON

— The Effect of the Border Crisis on U.S. Elections – Andrew R. Arthur

— 10 Most Common Pro-Hamas Lies About Israel – Victor Davis Hanson
— Who Benefits From Destabilization of America? – Mike Gonzalez

— Reparations in America: How cities from San Francisco to Wilmington are trying to get it done. The California Assembly on Thursday voted to formally apologize for the state’s role in slavery, the latest move by elected officials working towards reparations in the country. – Joshua Q. Nelson (COMMENT: How much reparations have you paid so far? Affirmative action (AA) and DEI are reparations. Because I have paid the price of AA and DEI big time, I have paid reparations big time.)

— Illegal Aliens Vote – in DC!

— Biden’s Border Baloney. He thinks we’re supposed to tolerate nearly 1.5 million illegal aliens crossing our border. That’s not a “closed border.” – GARY BAUER

— What if Biden Wins in November? Part One – Mark Lewis
— Chinese Illegal Aliens Are Crossing the Border in Droves Because of Biden’s Open Border Policies – Madeline Leesman


— Protesters Take Over the Institute of Politics at University of Chicago – Monica Davey and Julie Bosman
— Protesters Agreed to Leave. This Is What Some Colleges Promised in Return. – Vimal Patel

— Chicago Tribune staffers’ unequal pay lawsuit claims race and sex discrimination. The Chicago Tribune is being sued by some of its staffers, who say they and other women and Black journalists are being paid less than their white male counterparts. AP

— Democrats and RINOs decry that “The sneaky, spiteful new way Republicans are working to undermine LGBTQ groups. The House GOP has doubled down on efforts to shut off funding to LGBTQ nonprofits.” (COMMENT: RINOs who promote LGBTQ have always worked against me the hardest.)

— Who’s okay with the affirmative action decision? Many Black Americans. – Aaron Blake (COMMENT: Some of my Black GAO coworkers opposed my Democrat GAO supervisors forcing my Jewish GAO superiors forcing me to retire so that they could give my Black subordinate my job and my preferred corner office. Democrat employers used Affirmative Action and continue to use DEI a) to not hire Republicans and b) to get rid of their Republican employees.)
— ‘I‘ve seen bigger Tupperware parties’: CPAC ridiculed as ‘a shell of its former self’ – Carl Gibson (COMMENT: I should write about the many CPACs that I attended in the past.)
— Target’s reputation takes hit over children’s LGBTQ clothing – Shannon Thaler
— Melania Trump inexplicably hosts LGBTQ+ Republican event despite total absence from campaign trail – Molly Sprayregen
— Biden to Pay Foreign Countries to ‘Control’ Flow Of Illegals – Jordan Andrews
— Brooklyn residents protesting after finding out new illegal immigrant shelter is coming to their neighborhood (COMMENT: How many illegals are Democrat leaders and RINO leaders going to dump in your county, in your township, in your municipality, and in your school district?)
— Maybe the Left should stop calling its political opponents ‘neo-Nazis’ – Julian Adorney
— Trump vows to fight ‘anti-white feeling’ in US. His allies have a plan (COMMENT: What do you say to Whites who promote more hatred against Whites to curry favor with anti-Whites?)

— FRONT PAGE: Trump Allies Draw Up Plans for Unprecedented Immigration Crackdown. Advisers to former president are getting a head start on clearing the hurdles they would face. – Michelle Hackman and Andrew Restuccia

— 11 Million Immigrants in US Unlawfully at Last Count: Mayorkas (COMMENT: How many of them voted for Biden in 2020? How many of them will vote for Biden in 2024?)

— Democrat and RINO employers use DEI to a) not hire Republicans and b) to get rid of their Republican employees.

— Is the profession damaging its own pipeline? – Paige Hagy (COMMENT: What about age discrimination and reverse discrimination? I was a 30-year-old White male when I passed the CPA examination on my first attempt in 1979. I had earned an MBA from Loyola in 1976. I subsequently a) earned a master’s degree in accounting from DePaul in 1980, b) passed the Certified Internal Auditor examination in 1981, and c) became a licensed CPA in 1981. But the accounting profession, IRS, and GAO had no interest in me because they considered me to “too old” to have a successful career in accounting. Further, I was a White male and the accounting profession has always been under tremendous pressure to hire, to retain, and to promote minorities and females. Further, I was conservative, Republican, non-veteran, Protestant, 100% German American, my ancestors had been in America since 1844, I had lived in Crete 1948-1972, and I had lived in Wheaton since 1978. Back then, as it is now, the accounting profession continues to be under tremendous pressure from Democrat and RINO leaders to give preference to young people who are minority and/or female. To give preference to one group is to discriminate against another group.)

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.