— Chicago shootings: 32 shot, 7 fatally, in weekend violence, CPD says. ‘Moulin Rouge’ cancelled Sunday performance after Loop disturbance.
— Chicago Gun Violence: 8 Dead, at Least 16 Wounded in Weekend Shootings
— Homeless shelters begin to see value in making room for pets – AP
— Chicago police: 558 carjackings so far this year, 56% of suspects are juveniles
— AS THE DEMOCRAT PARTY’S STRANGLEHOLD ON CHICAGO TIGHTENS: More Than 100,000 Applications Started for Chicago’s Cash Assistance Pilot Program; Deadline Is May 13 – Aida Mogos (COMMENT: Soon, under the Democrats, everyone in America will be a) handing out welfare and/or b) collecting welfare.)
— Another deadly weekend in Chicago: 9 people killed, 26 others wounded by gunfire.
— Union members, socialists, communists and activists came together in a show of solidarity, pushing for higher wages, immigrant and abortion rights and racial harmony. Hundreds join May Day rally at Union Park: ‘If we work in this country, we should have justice’ – Tom Schuba (COMMENT: Are/were you a union member? I was a union member while I worked for a) the Democrats who ran the Post Office 1966-1969 and b) the Democrats who ran IRS 1971-1980. I should write a book about my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes who have used that against me the most.)
— Orland Park mayor is correct in claim that southwest suburb’s crime at nearly three-decade low. In his bid for Congress, Mayor Keith Pekau is touting the downward turn in reported crimes during his tenure. While the statistics bear him out, there was a spike in violent crime his first year in office. – Analisa Trofimuk
— US Rep. Adam Kinzinger introducing measure to allow US military intervention in Ukraine if Russia uses chemical, biological weapons – Rick Pearson
— Evanston political groups prepare for Illinois Governor’s Race primaries this June – Kate Walter
— COMMENT: Ever-increasingly, Democrats encourage children to be LGBTQers.
CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— Pritzker, Griffin are Illinois’ twin titans of campaign cash – Derrick Blakley
— Can governor force businesses to brag on his behalf? – Jim Dey
— COMMENT: Democrats run the “non-partisan” Commission on Presidential Debates.
— Educators pushing back against standardized tests – Peter Hancock (COMMENT: Because of my terrible demographics, if I had not passed standardized tests, I would not have gotten anywhere. Democrats despise/hate those who share my demographics. According to Democrats, standardized tests discriminate against Democrats, and especially against Democrats who are minority, female, younger, LGBTQ, Trump-haters, moderate, liberal, non-patriotic, non-married, non-Christian, non-Protestant, non-German American, those whose ancestors have not been in America for a long time, those who have less money than others, those who do not have dependents, criminals, boozers, gamblers, stoners, etc.)
OUR QUAD CITIES
— Billionaires influencing Illinois governor’s race – Linda Cook, Jim Niedelman
ST. LOUIS AMERICAN
— More than 14 million people of color breath “hazardous air” “Disproportionately exposed” – Stacy M. Brown (COMMENT: While I lived in Crete 1948-1972, I remember seeing and/or smelling lots of air pollution when strong wind came from the northeast. My father got hit with lots of air pollution while he worked in the office of a nasty chemical plant in Chicago Heights 1941-1969.)
— Trump’s bid to shape GOP faces test with voters in May races – AP
— Durkin gives thoughts on June primary – Cole Henke
— Why isn’t Illinois using more money to fight gun violence? – Sean Crawford (COMMENT: What are the leading demographics of those who use guns to commit crimes? What percent of those who use guns to commit crimes are anti-law enforcement, anti-Trump, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-older people, anti-traditional marriage/family, anti-non-poor people, anti-Christian, anti-Protestant, anti-Italian American, anti-German American, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time?)
— New Maine GOP platform includes banning sex education, critical race theory in schools (COMMENT: Expect that at the 2024 Illinois Republican Party (IRP) State Convention, Democrat plants, Libertarian plants, Green plants, Independent plants, and RINOs will do everything that they can to rewrite the IRP platform 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, reverse discrimination (wokeism/wokeness, race and gender based preference giving, Affirmative Action, Diversity, Equality, Inclusion, CRT, 1619, BLM, and reparations), and age discrimination.)
— Loop drag racers drive donuts around spectators surrounded by ring of fire on Wacker Drive
— Why make illegal aliens swim across the Rio Grande River? – Dennis Byrne
MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Hey, This Is Chicago – Casino Evalulater Connected to Casino Applicant
— Wondering If the Young Man Supporting Tulsi Gabbard at 2019 McHenry’s Fiesta Days Parade Still Does
— IL-11: Congressional Leadership Fund Reservations Show Chicago Suburbs Not Taken Seriously to Flip from Blue to Red
— IL-11: Andrea Heeg on Abortion
— Another Hit Piece from Richard Irvin
— IL-11 UPDATED: Mark Carroll Travels to Mar a Lago and Racks up Endorsements including Naperville Township Republicans and Illinois Family Action
— McHenry County Residents Attend St. Charles Rally for Darren Bailey, Joe Tirio Speaks in Support
— “It’s Rabine Time” YouTube
— Non-Profit Status Ends Chicago Sun-Times’ Political Endorsements
WILL COUNTY GAZETTE
— “Put a small rainbow flag on your desk;” Bolingbrook Middle School instructs teachers in how to be pro-LGBT (COMMENT: In your school district, in your municipality, in your township, and in your county, how successful have the Democrats been in making students LGBTQers?)
METRO EAST SUN
— Schimpf: ‘J.B. Pritzker is a threat to the health of our state’ – Steven Hughes
— Illinois U.S. Rep Raja Krishnamoorthi: “Trump Administration officials were committed to using pandemic relief loans to help their friends…”
NORTH COOK NEWS
— Rabine: ‘I’ll fight to make sure we’re number one in safety, tax fighting, job creation’ – Steven Hughes
DUPAGE POLICY JOURNAL
— Opposition to Shannon Adcock’s appointment under scrutiny: ‘It’s really disturbing, in my view, that we are taking this ‘woke’, aggressive cancel culture so far’ – Bree Gonzales
— ‘Furries’ at Hinsdale Central?
— Secret union contract negotiations trample on Illinois taxpayers and parents’ rights – Ted Dabrowski and John Klingner
— Conservative judge John A. Noverini running for a seat on the Illinois Supreme Court says the state bar association has threatened him with a “Not Recommended” rating if he doesn’t fill out its “political” questionnaire on diversity and LGBT issues. – Alex Swoye
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The questions at issue include: • “Do you belong to any business or social clubs, organizations, unions or associations which use race, gender, sexual orientation or national origin as a basis for determining memberships or the privileges of membership?” • “How important is it to you to have inclusion from people of a different race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, military status, or sexual orientation than you as a lawyer and/or judge in the legal profession? • “What efforts, if any, have you made in your community to include people of a different race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, military status, or sexual orientation than you as a lawyer and/or judge in the legal profession?”)
— Old Democratic Party has vanished as ‘leftists’ take charge – Jennifer Harper (COMMENT: The Democrat Party exists 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 (wokeism/wokeness, race and gender based preference giving, Affirmative Action, Diversity, Equality, Inclusion, CRT, 1619, BLM, and reparations), and age discrimination, that is, the Democrat Party exists to destroy America.)
— DeSantis delivers a roundhouse blow to Disney. Putting children’s innocence ahead of corporate clout. – Robert Knight
NEW YORK POST
— Why Biden’s Hispanic support has collapsed – Adam Rodriguez
— Why was COVID relief cash spent on promoting CRT in schools? – Editorial
— Why I’m suing my former employer, a school district, over critical race theory – Emily Mais (COMMENT: I should write a book about a) why I sued my former employer GAO over political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation in 1998 and b) why I became an active member in a class action lawsuit that charged GAO with reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation in 1988. My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always sided with GAO.)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: As assistant principal at Charlottesville’s Agnor-Hurt Elementary School, I witnessed firsthand how this training directed teachers to be racist by viewing each other and their students based solely on race and then treating each other differently according to the color of their skin. Indeed, this curriculum, based on Glenn Singleton’s book “Courageous Conversations About Race,” promotes harmful racial stereotypes. It also teaches that students of color are inherently disadvantaged. I believe every person is made in the image of God and entitled to equal treatment and respect, so this content immediately set off warning signals. And I wasn’t alone. Fellow teachers and staff members repeatedly shared their concerns with me about how the curriculum created a racially divisive and hostile environment and about the hurtful comments other staff members made throughout the training, which denigrated them for being white.)
— Yes, Randi Weingarten (American Federation of Teachers President), this is war — we parents are fighting for our kids – Karol Markowicz
— Jews should abandon the party that’s abandoned them – Monica Crowley and Andrew Stein (COMMENT: I should write a book about my Democrat superiors in the federal government who forced my Jewish supervisors to take adverse actions against me. They stressed a) that I was baptized as a Missouri Synod Lutheran (MSL) in 1948), b) that I attended Trinity Lutheran Grade School in Crete 1953-1961, c) that I attended Hope Lutheran Grade School in Park Forest 1961-1962, d) that I was confirmed as a MSL in 1962, e) that I lived in Crete 1948-1972 and in Wheaton since 1978, f) that I was 100% German national origin, g) that I was conservative, and h) that I was Republican.)
— DHS expecting up to 18K migrants daily once Title 42 is lifted: Mayorkas – Mark Moore
— 1619 Project’s Hannah Jones: Ted Cruz had ‘no reason’ to invoke Critical Race Theory in Supreme Court hearing. Nikole Hannah-Jones said that Cruz had ‘no reason’ to invoke ‘Antiracist Baby’ – Adam Sabes
— Randi Weingarten accuses Rufo of ‘using lies to undermine America’s public schools’ in TIME op-ed. Chris Rufo previously attacked teachers union president Randi Weingarten – Lindsay Kornick
— Harvard University’s $100 million to address slavery ties ‘way too low’: 1619 Project’s Nikole Hannah-Jones – Adam Sabes
— Biden gives ‘free’ phones to illegal immigrants, hell-bent on doing away with detention. This administration is attacking detention and Congress is limiting the funding for it. – Tom Homan
— Irredeemably White – M.B. Mathews (COMMENT: What do you say to Whites who demonize Whites, who denigrate Whites, and who condemn Whites to curry favor with hate-filled White-hating White-haters?)
— More proof that public schools are sexually grooming kids – Eric Utter (COMMENT: How such success have the Democrats had sexually grooming the students in your school district, in your municipality, in your township, and in your county?)
— Joe Biden finds his political base — in the fawning, slobbering, press – Monica Showalter (COMMENT: I should write a book about the adverse actions that Democrat plant, Libertarian plant, Green plant, Independent plant, and RINO activists, candidates, elected officials, party leaders, major donors, fundraisers, pollsters, campaign managers, campaign staff members, and campaign volunteers in Illinois, DuPage County, Milton Township, and Wheaton have taken against me since 2000.)
— The Ministry of Truth Is Where the Rubber Meets the Road – Andrew W. Coy (COMMENT: My critics/opponents not only want a Ministry of Truth, they want to run it. They despise, if not hate a) the judgment that I use to include or to not include links to articles in GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters and b) the comments that I make in those newsletters.)
— A Government Disinformation Board? You Don’t say! – Clarice Feldman
— Is the GOP Still the Party of Big Business? – Christopher Roach (COMMENT: Ever-increasingly. Big Business paints itself as being anti-Trump, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-heterosexual, anti-traditional marriage/family, anti-non-poor people, anti-gun owners, anti-Christian, anti-Protestant, anti-Italian American, anti-German American, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
— The Disinformation Governance Machine. It is critical that we stand up to and forthrightly reject the Biden Administration’s unconscionable new assault on freedom. – Roger Kimball (COMMENT: My critics/opponents not only want a Disinformation Governance Machine, they want to run it. They despise, if not hate a) the judgment that I use to include or to not include links to articles in GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters and b) the comments that I make in those newsletters.)
— The New Disinformationists. We have seven more months before the midterms. Expect more disinformation ministries, censorious czars, and hack grandees to emerge. – Victor Davis Hanson (COMMENT: My critics/opponents not only want more disinformation ministries, they want to run them. They want to run a) an Illinois Republican Party (IRP) disinformation ministry, b) a DuPage County Republican Central Committee (DCRCC) disinformation ministry, and c) a Milton Township Republican Organization (MTRO) disinformation ministry. They hate the judgment that I use to include or to not include links to articles in GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters. They hate the comments that I make in those newsletters. They hate me. I should write a book about those in the IRP, DCRCC, and MTRO who have demonstrated their hatred against me and their hatred against my GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters the most. Better yet, I should sue them.)
— How Therapy Culture Suffocates Us. The luxury problems of our ruling class are an insult to those facing real impositions. – Christopher Gage
— ‘Fake Threat’ of Voter Fraud by Illegals Is Fake News. The New York Times remains the paper of record for bogus, partisan reporting. – Lloyd Billingsley
— Blake Masters on Biden Border Policies: ‘They Are Hell-Bent on Getting as Many Illegals Here as Possible’ – ETHAN LETKEMAN
— J.D. Vance: Joe Biden’s ‘Propaganda Ministry’ Is About Enforcing Speech Codes on Americans – JOHN BINDER (COMMENT: My critics/opponents not only want a Propaganda Ministry, they want to run it. They despise, if not hate a) the judgment that I use to include or to not include links to articles in GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters and b) the comments that I make in those newsletters.)
— We Need Less ‘Equity’ and More Sweat Equity – Will Alexander (COMMENT: 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, b) job-related master’s degrees when I was 27, 31, and 48, c) job-related professional certifications when I was 30, 32, 41, 45, 47, and 48, and d) a job-related professional license when I was 32.)
— The George Washington University Student Association Senate unanimously passed a resolution last week which calls on school officials to suspend the campus chapter of the Young America’s Foundation for alleged “transphobic” tweets.
TURNING POINT USA
— The Woke Generational Divide
COMMUNITY DIGITAL NEWS
— Before we debate American history, we need to recognize its uniqueness – Allan C. Brownfeld
(FROM THE ARTICLE: In recent days, the history of the United States has become the subject of widespread discussion and debate. Some have argued that this history is deeply flawed, pointing to the existence of slavery. In 1787, when our Constitution was adopted, slavery was legal everywhere in the world and was an intrinsic part of the biblical Judeo-Christian tradition. Slavery dominated Ancient Greece and Rome. Many at the Constitutional Convention wanted to eliminate it at the beginning, but that, unfortunately, was not accomplished until the Civil War. Some contemporary critics, such as the author of “The 1619 Project,” suggest that slavery was, somehow, unique to America and even argue that the American Revolution was fought, in part, to maintain slavery. Neither of these ideas, as many historians have pointed out, bear any relationship to real history.)
— Sen. Scott: Left-Wing Groups Using Race, Lawsuits to Carry Out Election Fraud – Jack Phillips
— COMMENT: Ever-increasingly, Democrats encourage young people to be LGBTQers.
— COMMENT: Democrats run America. Ever-increasingly, Democrats promote hatred against Republicans.
— COMMENT: Ever-increasingly, Democrats promote hatred against Republicans.
— COMMENT: Ever-increasingly, Democrats encourage children to be LGBTQers.
— COMMENT: Democrats use vandalism of diversity mural to promote hatred against Republicans.
— COMMENT: U.S. Air Force promotes LGBTQ.
— 70% of new homeowners have at least one regret about their purchase, survey finds – Mike Winters (COMMENT: If you have a home built, you should NOT trust the builder a) to disclose lot drainage defects, easements, and other defects in the land and b) to comply with construction codes and building codes. You should NOT trust the municipality to make the builder do the aforesaid.)
NEW YORK TIMES
— COMMENT: Ever-increasingly, Democrats push/force LGBTQ on everyone.
— COMMENT: Ever-increasingly, Democrats push/force college students to be Democrats.
— COMMENT: Ever-increasingly, Democrats promote abortion.
— Who Gets to Tell the Story? (COMMENT: I should write a book about those in Wheaton, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois who have demonstrated their disapproval/distain/hatred of those who have the following demographics: Trump supporter, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, draft-avoider, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owner, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time, past/present federal employees, federal retirees, past/present union members, etc.)
— How to Figure Out if You Can Actually Afford That New Home – Tara Siegel Bernard (COMMENT: My Democrat IRS and GAO superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates were furious a) when I bought a new town home in University Park in 1972, a studio condo in downtown Chicago in 1974, and a one bedroom condo in downtown Chicago in 1976 and b) when my wife and I bought a home in Wheaton in 1978 and had one built in Wheaton in 1984.)
— COMMENT: Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, Independents, and RINOs do everything that they can to discredit billionaires who they cannot manipulate/dominate.
— COMMENT: Ever-increasingly, Democrats demonize, denigrate, and condemn Republicans being White supremacists, Nazis, KKK members, haters, racists, sexists, bigots, and even worse things who should be gotten rid of once and for all, that is, ever-increasingly, Democrats promote hatred against Republicans.
— COMMENT: Virtually all reporters and journalists in America are anti-religious anti-conservative Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, Independents, or RINOs who are focused on destroying the Republican Party.
— COMMENT: Ever-increasingly, employers in America talk and/or act like they rather hire, retain, and promote citizens of foreign countries than citizens of America.
— COMMENT: Ever-increasingly, Democrats use reparations to promote hatred against Republicans.
— COMMENT: How successful have Democrats been in making children LGBTQers in your school district, in your municipality, in your township, and in your county?
WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Disinformation for Dummies. Biden’s new board to sort truth from lies will promote more mistrust than it prevents. – Editorial
— Biden Establishes a Ministry of Truth. The Disinformation Governance Board already looks like a partisan instrument. – Roger Koppl and Abigail Devereaux
— 4 Ways Companies Tokenize Underrepresented Employees – Janice Gassam Asare (COMMENT: While I worked for the Democrats who ran the federal government for almost 30 years, employees who were the following were underrepresented: Republican, conservative, non-veteran, Protestant, German American, and those whose ancestors had been in America for a long time. Employees who were the aforesaid a) were used as tokens and b) were blamed for all problems. Ever-increasingly, Republican Precinct Committeemen who are the following are underrepresented in Illinois, in DuPage County, and in Milton Township: conservative, Protestant, German American, and those whose ancestors have been in Illinois, DuPage County, and Milton Township for a long time. Ever-increasingly, Republican Precinct Committeemen who are the aforesaid are blamed for all problems.)
— COMMENT: To promote DEI is to get rid of those who are 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.
— How to Avoid Buyer’s Remorse in the Great Resignation (COMMENT: I can always ask myself a) what if I had NOT accepted Oldsmobile’s job offer in 1971 when I was 22 years old and b) what if I had NOT transferred from IRS to GAO in 1980 when I was 31 years old.)
— COMMENT: Ever-increasingly, Democrats demonize, denigrate, and condemn police as being White supremacists, Nazis, KKK members, haters, racists, sexists, bigots, and even worse things who should be gotten rid of once and for all, that is, ever-increasingly, Democrats promote hatred against police.
— GOP Governor Candidate Takes Aim at ‘Luciferian Regime,’ ‘Satanic Elites’ – JASON LEMON
— COMMENT: What percent of parents are the following and want their children to be the following: anti-law enforcement, anti-Trump, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-heterosexual, anti-traditional marriage/family, anti-non-poor people, anti-gun owners, anti-Christian, anti-Protestant, anti-Italian American, anti-German American, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time?
INSIDE HIGHER EDUCATION
— Poll Finds the Public Doesn’t Favor Affirmative Action. Pew poll of American adults finds 74 percent think race and ethnicity should not be considered in admissions decisions. For gender, 82 percent think it shouldn’t be considered. – Scott Jaschik (COMMENT: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes a) reject the equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving) plank in the Republican Party platform and b) hint/imply/argue/shout that I am a White supremacist, Nazi, KKK member, hater, racist, sexist, bigot, and even worse things who should be gotten rid of once and for all. I should sue my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes. I would focus on those who falsely claim to be religious, conservative, and/or Republican to give themselves standing to destroy me.)
— COMMENT: Ever-increasingly, Democrats push/force LGBTQ on everyone.
— Media experts sound alarm on rise of paywalled content – Sara Fischer (COMMENT: www.gopillinois.com has never had a paywall and it never will. GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters have always been a) free of charge, b) free of advertising, and c) free of donation requests, and they always will be. Because I have the time, money, ability, experience, and motivation needed for the aforesaid, my critics/opponents a) are beyond furious, b) do everything that they can to stop me from sending out the newsletters, and c) do everything that they can to stop everyone from reading the newsletters. I should write a book about them. Better yet, I should sue them. I would focus on those who falsely claim to be religious, conservative, and/or Republican to give themselves standing to destroy me.)
— Our Obsession with Ancestry Has Some Twisted Roots From origin stories to blood-purity statutes, we have long enlisted genealogy to serve our own purposes. – Maya Jasanoff (COMMENT: Ever-increasingly, if you are a Republican, the longer that your ancestors have been in America, the more that Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, Independents, and RINOs demonize you, denigrate you, and condemn you are being a White supremacist, Nazi, KKK member, hater, racist, sexist, bigot, and even worse things who should be gotten rid of once and for all.)
— Protect Your Health As You Grow Older (COMMENT: In retrospect, with benefit of hindsight, I should have done much more to protect my health since 1999. I should have spent much more time sleeping and exercising. I should have done much more to avoid stress. I have spent far too much time putting GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters together and sending them out since 2000 and serving as a Republican Precinct Committeeman since 1999. I spent far too much time a) raising funds from Republicans so that Republicans could help sponsor Wheaton Independence Day parades and fireworks 2005-2019, b) serving as the TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairman 2005-2012, c) serving as a Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee member 2003-2011, d) serving as the Milton Township Republican Organization webmaster 2000-2004 and 2008-2010, e) serving as an Illinois Center Right Coalition Steering Committee member 2003-2007, f) serving as an American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter board member 2001-2004, and g) helping elect Republican candidates on ballots in my precinct since 2000. Doing the aforesaid has caused me much more stress because my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have focused so strongly on destroying me.)
— Will Elon Musk regret buying Twitter? (COMMENT: What do your critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes want you to regret? My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes want me to regret a) putting GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters together and sending them out since 2000, b) serving as a Republican Precinct Committeeman since 1999, c) raising funds from Republicans so that Republicans could help sponsor Wheaton Independence Day parades and fireworks 2005-2019, c) serving as the TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairman 2005-2012, d) serving as a Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee member 2003-2011, e) serving as the Milton Township Republican Organization webmaster 2000-2004 and 2008-2010, f) serving as an Illinois Center Right Coalition Steering Committee member 2003-2007, g) serving as an American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter board member 2001-2004, and h) helping elect Republican candidates on ballots in my precinct since 2000. Doing the aforesaid has caused me much more stress because my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have focused so strongly on destroying me.)