May 20, 2024


— President Joe Biden faces silent protests over Israel-Hamas war at Morehouse commencement speech. “I support peaceful, nonviolent protests,” Biden said. – Michelle Stoddart, Gabriella Abdul-Hakim, Fritz Farrow, and Selina Wang

— At least 27 shot, 1 fatally, across Chicago in overnight shootings

— Groups gather at Chicago police district for several causes ahead of DNC

— Demonstrators vow to disrupt DNC protest in Chicago with or without a permit – Andrew Ramos

— In pro-Palestinian rally at CPD station, coalition calls for mobilization ahead of DNC in August – ADRIANA PÉREZ
— At Evanston unity rally, a call for Gaza cease-fire and hostage release: ‘We need to tell a new story’ – AVANI KALRA
— The economy trumps all when it comes to the presidential race – Laura Washington (COMMENT: To elect Biden, anticipate/expect that Democrat and RINO leaders will ever-increasingly drive up the stock market.)
— Chicago’s fragile trade-show business stands to lose if the Democratic National Convention turns ugly. – Editorial
— 3 women allege grooming, sexual misconduct by former high school teacher and coach. Administrators ignored opportunities to protect students, lawsuits say. – CHRISTY GUTOWSKI

— Nearly 30 shot, one killed in weekend violence across Chicago
— Pro-Palestine groups rally at 18th District police station. Protesters marched through the neighborhood after the rally, flying Palestinian flags and wearing kaffiyehs. They called on Chicago leaders to divest from Israel and sought the release of Illinois inmates wrongfully convicted and sentenced. – Emmanuel Camarillo
— Under the Democrats and under the RINOs, the future is ever-increasingly bright for younger minorities and younger females because Democrats and RINOs ever-increasingly give them more and more and more preference. But to give preference to one group is to discriminate against another group. Because younger White men are ever-increasingly crashing and burning, fewer and fewer and fewer of them are “marriage material.” Back in the good old days, that is, the 1960s and 1970s, before I got married, even though I was a White male who had to work his way through college, I was able to a) graduate debt-free with a bachelor’s degree when I was 21, b) earn a master’s degree when I was 27, c) buy new cars when I was 17, 19, 20, 23, and 25, and d) buy a new townhome when I was 24, a studio condo in downtown Chicago when I was 25, and a one bedroom condo there when I was 27. When got married when I was 29 years old in 1978, my salary was $106,785/year in today’s dollars.

— Graduation ceremonies – Paul Valade (COMMENT: Who attended your graduation ceremonies? My parents attended my Crete-Monee High School graduation ceremony in 1966 and my wife attended my Loyola graduation ceremony in 1976, my DePaul graduation ceremony in 1980, and my IIT graduation ceremony in 1997.)

— Democrats ever-increasingly promote more LGBTQ.

— Soon, under the Democrats, everyone in Illinois will be a) handing out welfare and/or b) receiving welfare.

— Democrats ever-increasingly push more pot.

— Knife fight in downtown Chicago ends with no injuries, stunned bystanders

— FEBRUARY 21, 2023 FLASHBACK: Will my critics/opponents give Shia Kapos and the rest of the Democrat news media extreme preference at the Illinois Republican Party State Convention in Collinsville May 24-25 like they did at their February 20, 2023 DeSantis event in Elmhurst? Will they stop me from attending the convention? Failing that, will they limit/stop my access to everything? They did everything that they could to stop me a) from learning about their DeSantis event, b) from attending their event, c) from speaking with anyone at their event, and d) from reporting on their event. My critics/opponent have taken many big adverse actions against me to curry favor with their many friends in the Democrat news media. I should write about that.

— Morning briefing


— What do you anticipate/expect the next adverse action against you will be by your critics/opponents? For me, it is getting a registered Republican voter in my precinct to run against me and to defeat me as Precinct Committeeman. So far, my critics/opponents have succeed in a) removing me from the 2024 Illinois Republican Party State Convention Platform and Resolutions Committee, b) ending my service as the Republican fundraiser for Wheaton Independence Day parades and fireworks in 2021, c) ending my bid to be selected to fill a Wheaton City Council vacancy in 2019, d) gerrymandering my precinct in 2015, e) ending my chairmanship of TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois in 2012, f) ending my membership on the Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee in 2011, g) ended my service as the Milton Township Republican Organization (MTRO) webmaster in 2010 and 2004, h) ending my membership on the Illinois Center Right Coalition (ICRC) Steering Committee in 2007, i) almost getting ICRC to censure me for my GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters in 2006, j) ending my bid to serve as MTRO Treasurer in 2004, and k) ending my membership on the American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter board of directors in 2004. I should write a book about my critics/opponents. – Dave Diersen

— Pritzker squeezes Democratic legislators with threat to cut grants for their districts – Ted Dabrowski
— The Chicago Teachers union doesn’t just want 9% annual raises. They want that and more.

— ILLINOIS LAWMAKERS CONSIDER ‘WORKER FREEDOM OF SPEECH ACT’ TO RESTRICT EMPLOYERS – Dylan Sharkey (COMMENT: My Democrat GAO, IRS, and Post Office would have vehemently opposed this. They opposed anything and everything that might hinder their hiring, retaining, and promoting Democrats who were minority, female, younger, and/or veteran. I remember when GAO’s older White male GS-14s (currently $136,414-$177,341/year) wore black arm bands at work to protest GAO’s efforts to get rid of them. GAO soon got rid of those employees who wore those arm bands.)


— LGBTQ movement working to transform society in its own image. – Robert Knight
— Pope Francis blasted critics of his 11-year pontificate Sunday, saying conservative Catholics manifest “a suicidal attitude.” – Mark A. Kellner (COMMENT: Under the Democrats and under the RINOs, conservatives are ever-increasingly demonized, denigrated, and condemned.)

— Divisiveness destroys the Republican Party – Everett Piper (COMMENT: I should write a book about the most divisive leaders of the Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Milton Township Republican Organization since 2000.)

— Team Biden’s sleazy plan to get the unpopular prez reelected — by any means necessary – Victor Davis Hanson (COMMENT: Anticipate/expect ever-increasing negative campaigning and vote buying.)
— Chicago mom left waiting hours for help after 911 call for home invasion: ‘We have no units to send you’ – Katherine Donlevy

— Buried news: Biden administration refuses to release data about how many ‘asylum’ cases are waved through by his asylum officers. – Monica Showalter
— Even as leftists relentlessly push ‘trans,’ hard evidence shows how suicidally dangerous it is. – Andrea Widburg

— ‘Butchers were murderously wrong’: New study finds risk of suicide jumps 12-fold AFTER gender surgery. – Vivek Saxena

— California Assembly Passes Apology for Slavery, Despite Entering Union as ‘Free State’ – JOEL B. POLLAK (COMMENT: Because of my bad demographics, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always hinted/implied/argued/shouted that I should pay reparations big time, that is, that I should pay the price of Affirmative Action and DEI big time. In my defense, I have always stressed that my ancestors have always lived in northeast Illinois.)

— Anti-Israel professors not happy about Biden’s Commencement speech invite – Joshua Odutola

— Stanford now has 177 DEI employees – KATLYN ANDERSON (COMMENT: To promote DEI is to get rid of those who are heterosexual, conservative, Republican, American, White, male, older, married, non-veteran, non-poor, gun-owner, Protestant, German American, and/or have ancestors who have been in America for a long time. I should write about leaders of the following who promote DEI the most: Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Milton Township Republican Organization. I would focus on those who have taken the most/biggest adverse actions against me lately.)

— Forget ‘Never Trumpers’ — More Voters Now Say They’ll Never Vote For Biden

— Rubio Supports Mass Deportation Of Illegal Aliens Following ‘Invasion Of The Country’ – ROBERT SCHMAD

— Desperate Biden Panders to NAACP, Compares Conservative SCOTUS Justices to Segregationists. “Today, the resistance comes in other insidious forms. An extreme movement led by my predecessor and his MAGA Republican allies, backed by an extreme Supreme Court, gutted affirmative action in college admissions.” – Stacey Matthews (COMMENT: Democrat and RINO leaders have always used Affirmative Action (AA) and DEI to get rid of Republicans. I should write a book about how Democrat and RINO leaders use AA and DEI to get rid of me.)

— As United Methodist Church Empties Out, PBS Leans Toward Religious Left, LGBTQ Flakes – CLAY WATERS

— Leftist Media HATED Republicans Long Before Trump – Rich Noyes (COMMENT: I should write a book about how the leftist media has treated me and my GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters since 2000.)

— How the West Was Woke, to the Point of Near Extinction – KEVIN DOWNEY JR.

— Billionaires, Including Family of Gov. JB Pritzker, Funding Protests Donate Millions to House Dems

— What If Biden Wins in November? Part Two. – Mark Lewis (COMMENT: RINOs, that is, anti-conservatives, ever-increasingly talk and act like they want Biden to win.)

— Biden Says the Quiet Part Out Loud About Reason for Border Invasion


— Protesters Stormed an Ex-Senator’s Office and Demanded She Leave. She Refused. Heidi Heitkamp was in her office at the University of Chicago’s Institute of Politics when protesters occupied the building. – Monica Davey and Julie Bosman
— See How Easily A.I. Chatbots Can Be Taught to Spew Disinformation – Jeremy White (COMMENT: According to my critics/opponents, my GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters spew disinformation. According to them, articles that promote direct election of Illinois Republican Party State Central Committee members and conservative principles is disinformation. I should write about my biggest critics/opponents. They include leaders of the Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Milton Township Republican Organization. I would focus on the aforesaid who have taken the most/biggest adverse actions against me.)
— Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters ever-increasingly promote more hatred against Trump.

— To promote DEI is to get rid of conservatives. Constructively, if you do not promote DEI, leaders of the following get rid of you: Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Milton Township Republican Organization. The aforesaid have certainly gotten rid of me.

— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters ever-increasingly promote more hatred against Trump.
— As Saigon fell 49 years ago, my father flew us onto the USS Midway in a fraught escape – Ngan Nguyen (COMMENT: My critics/opponents blame America’s losing the war on those who avoided the draft, especially those like me who were 1-A, conservative, Republican, White, male, non-poor, Protestant, German American, and/or had ancestors who had been in America for a long time. I should write a book about those who continue to use my avoiding the draft against me the most.)

— New Yorkers Blame Migrants for City’s Crime Rate – Matthew Impelli

— 7.2 million illegals entered US under Biden administration, larger than population of 36 states
— Organization aims to combat Illinois’ teacher shortage by offering support, mentorship – Carolina Garibay (COMMENT: My Democrat IRS superiors got rid of the IRS manager who promoted me in 1972, 1973, and 1974. My Democrat GAO superiors got rid of the GAO manager who arranged for my transfer from IRS to GAO in 1980 and was finally able to get me assigned to audits of IRS and promote me in 1986.)
— Democratic National Convention planning hampered by fears Brandon Johnson will ‘defend’ protesters – Elaine Mallon

— The Downside of Delayed Gratification. We’re all told that it pays to be disciplined in our spending and consumption. But the advice can backfire. – Jacqueline R. Rifkin (COMMENT: Since we got married in 1978, my and I have a) tried to live on just one of our incomes and b) save as much as we could for our retirement.)

— Democrats and RINOs use “allyship” to get rid of Republicans.

— Next Version of E-Verify Will Bring Big Changes – Roy Maurer (COMMENT: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes a) promote illegal immigration big time and b) vehemently oppose E-Verify.)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The proposed features for the newest version of E-Verify would fundamentally change the way employment eligibility verification is conducted, according to a proposal from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). E-Verify NextGen—scheduled for release in 2024—integrates the Form I-9 process with E-Verify, the government’s electronic employment verification system, and shifts much of the process away from HR and to the new hires themselves. Employers must currently complete a new Form I-9 for each new hire and enter the information into E-Verify if they are enrolled in the program. “The proposed changes are significant,” said John Fay, an attorney and director of product strategy at Equifax Workforce Solutions. Fay was able to participate in a demo of the product. Using E-Verify NextGen, new hires would electronically enter their biographic information, citizenship or immigration status, and acceptable identity documents into E-Verify using their myEverify secure personal account. Once the employee’s identity and employment eligibility are confirmed by the system, the employer would be notified and can finish the verification by examining the documents—remotely, if taking advantage of the new alternative verification option. The submitted information will be used to create a completed Form I-9 available for download and storage by the employer. The current process relies on employer participation to correctly enter information on the Form I-9 and then transcribe that information into E-Verify, a practice which is less secure and sometimes results in data entry errors which can result in E-Verify mismatches, Fay said. “The idea behind NextGen is that the employee will be less likely to make a mistake with their own data,” he said. In addition, new hires would be notified if further action is needed to determine their employment eligibility, removing the employer’s primary role in the mismatch resolution process. Employees would receive notification of and resolve E-Verify mismatches directly with the government without requiring the employer to be an intermediary. This would create a more secure and private process that can speed up case resolution, according to USCIS. “The fact that employers are not involved in the process may sound appealing, but I know that employers have a vested interest in the verification process and will want to have a role in the process, so that could be an issue,” Fay said. Another new development is that employees would be able to carry their verification status with them when they change jobs. Currently, employees and employers must complete a new Form I-9 and enter a new E-Verify case—if an employer uses E-Verify—each time the employee starts a new job. “A key feature of NextGen is to allow employees to save their information in their myE-Verify account to be used for future employers,” USCIS said. “Once they receive their unique reference code from a new employer, the employee can simply update their information if necessary and complete the NextGen process with their new employer.” Fay said this feature—which still needs to be worked out in practice—is a common-sense approach. “If I’m a U.S. citizen and change jobs as much as some people do these days, why do I have to continually go through employment verification?” he asked. Overall, Fay said that E-Verify NextGen will be very useful for those employers still completing I-9s on paper. “For them, if they are also using E-Verify, it is a very manual process,” he said. “This will be a more seamless experience.” But Fay said that he’s not sure if E-Verify NextGen is the best option for larger employers because it doesn’t offer everything that an electronic I-9 system does. “Without a true electronic I-9 system, you still have to store the forms somewhere, you still have to do reverifications, you still have to make corrections and purge forms,” he said. “NextGen does not do any of those things. For many larger organizations, the electronic I-9 process is connected to the onboarding technology, the applicant tacking system, the payroll provider, which are all part of an integrated workflow. NextGen is not there yet but it’s good to see the government is moving in that direction.” E-Verify Required for Some E-Verify is voluntary except for federal contractors and in certain states which require all employers to use it, including Alabama, Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Massachusetts, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Utah. But evidence shows that E-Verify compliance is rarely enforced at the state level. Those employers not using E-Verify will still be required to complete the Form I-9 for new hires. Experts believe that the process enhancements included in NextGen are meant to be an incentive for more employers to voluntarily use the system. “The government is absolutely signaling to employers to consider using E-Verify because it can make the onboarding experience smoother,” Fay said. “It also plugs in nicely with the new alternative virtual procedure.” E-Verify NextGen will not replace the standard version of E-Verify for the time being and E-Verify employers will be able to choose which process they will utilize—the current E-Verify process or the NextGen version.)

— Hate-filled America-hating America-haters ever-increasingly crow about their success in getting the Pope to destroy America.
— Democrats ever-increasingly use DEI to get rid of those who are heterosexual, conservative, Republican, American, White, male, older, married, non-veteran, non-poor, gun-owner, Protestant, German American, and/or have ancestors who have been in America for a long time.

— Navigating Chicago’s Immigration Court Alone. Fighting for a chance to stay, many immigrants wade alone through backlogs and attorney shortages that plague the immigration court system.

— Anticipate/expect that sooner or later, all my critics/opponents, all their operatives, and all their dupes who claim to be religious, conservative, and/or Republican will come out as being anti-heterosexual, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-married people, anti-rich people, anti-draft avoiders, anti-gun owners, anti-Protestant, anti-German American, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.

— Re-Evaluating the ‘Essay Carveout’ After the Supreme Court barred affirmative action, many selective colleges added essay prompts focused on identity and diversity. Will they hold up under legal scrutiny? – Liam Knox (COMMENT: In my Loyola application in 1972 and in DePaul application in 1976, I stated that my IRS employee manual encouraged IRS employees like me to take graduate business and accounting courses and that was why I wanted to take those courses. But outrageously, disgustingly, and unethically, to disallow those courses, my Democrat IRS superiors ignored the aforesaid and argued that I took the courses to qualify myself for a new trade or business and to get a job in the private sector.)

— Extremists plotting protests at Democratic Convention include Missouri man charged with spying for Russia, sparking fears Kremlin could seek to unleash chaos in Chicago. Jesse Nevel, 34, allegedly conspired with an FSB agent to ‘sow discord’ in the US. The far left activist is now involved in plans to disrupt the DNC this summer. Nevel, from St. Louis, Missouri, denies that he has ever worked for the Kremlin. – MILES DILWORTH
— Wealthy Texas enclave steps up secession bid as feud with woke city leaders over crime crisis explodes. Lost Creek neighborhood residents who wanted to leave Austin won 91% of vote. Texas capital city dealing with 500 police shortfall, public safety crisis. Soros-backed Austin DA letting killers and rapists walk free. – MARYANN MARTINEZ

— Can Chicago’s mayor tackle environmental racism in one of the most segregated US cities? Brandon Johnson promised to address the city’s longstanding inequities – advocates want to make the most of the moment. – Aliya Uteuova

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.