May 21 Morning Edition

— In 2018, which Republican candidates are going to run for federal, state, and county offices in DuPage County?  Who does Rauner want to run for Attorney General, Comptroller, Secretary of State, and Treasurer?  I urge all of them to have an entry in Wheaton’s 2017 Independence Day Parade. SEE:  So far, the Milton Township Republican Central Committee and James Mendrick for DuPage County Sheriff have entries.  Since I moved to Wheaton in 1978, I have encouraged Republican candidates and elected officials to have entries in Wheaton’s Independence Day Parades.  This year, for the 12th year in a row, I will be seeking donations from Republicans so that “DuPage Republicans” can again be one of the two $2,500 “Star” sponsors and again sponsor the Wheaton high school bands and the Tunes of Glory Pipes and Drums parade entries.  According to the Wheaton Park District which organizes the July 3 fireworks and July 4 parade, being a $2,500 “Star” sponsor includes: “Media Print Advertisements, Social Media Promotion, Website Preference, Email Blasts, Event Posters/Flyers, Press Release, 10×10 Booth on July 3, Inclusion in Announcements on July 3, Premium Seating at Graf Park for July 3 Fireworks, Event Sponsor Banners,” and more.  Outstandingly, again this year Tim Whelan will coordinate Republican use of the 10×10 booth at the fireworks.  This year again, I will hand deliver flyers to the residences and businesses on the parade route that will list the Republican entries in the parade and the Republicans who helped sponsor entries. So far, outstandingly, Roger Claar has contributed $500, Chris Nybo has pledged $250, and Peter Breen, Grant Eckhoff, Amy Grant, Gwen Henry, Tim Whelan, and others have pledged $100.  Last year, outstandingly, Chris Nybo contributed $250; Liam Brennan, Dave Diersen, and Phil Suess contributed $150; and Bob Berlin, Peter Breen, Fred Bucholz, Mike Connelly, Tim Elliott, Amy Grant, Jeanne Ives, Rich Jorgensen, Chris Kachiroubas, Mark Kirk, Brian Krajewski, Robert Lyon, James Mendrick, Deanne Mazzochi, Peter Roskam, Darlene Ruscitti, Tim Whelan, and Jim Zay contributed $100. – Dave Diersen


— Governor candidate Kennedy coming to Montgomery


— DIERSEN HEADLINE: The more that you promote LGBTQ activity, the more that Democrats and RINOs glorify you and praise you.


— Senate budget actions uneven, but worth reflection – Editorial


— Legislative theaters offer wildly different productions in Springfield – Andy Shaw
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats promote LGBTQ activity.
— Sounding the Alarm: Illinois needs changes to income, sales taxes – Editorial  (DIERSEN: Democrats always a) want Republicans to pay higher taxes and b) hint/imply/argue/shout that Democrats cannot afford to pay higher taxes.)


— Humiliation reigns in Springfield – Editorial (DIERSEN: I should write a book about activists, about candidates, about elected officials, about party leaders, about major donors, about political consultants, about etc. in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois who humiliate me and those like me who support the Republican Party platform, the Illinois Republican Party platform, and the Milton Township Republican Central Committee resolution against video gambling.)
— Traditional milestones are no longer – GARY ROTSTEIN  (DIERSEN: What are/were your milestones?  How successful are/were you in meeting them?  My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always attributed the success that I have had in meeting my milestones a) to my being born with a silver spoon in my mouth and my having always being privileged, b) to my being a healthy White male, c) to my avoiding the draft, d) to my being overpaid by the federal government, e) to my getting married, and f) to our giving up trying to have children, our not adopting, and our not becoming foster parents.)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: This postponement of the age of marriage by young people compared to prior decades — partly spurred by improved educational and economic status in their 20s for women such as Jeffery — is just one of many long-term trends highlighted by national statistics in a recent U.S. Census Bureau report. The April report, “The Changing Economics and Demographics of Young Adulthood: 1975-2016,” puts numbers to some often-discussed aspects of today’s millennial generation — ones that may inspire either frustration, sympathy or nodding approval from their baby boomer parents, who themselves often broke with their parents’ traditions. Examining census and other survey data about the 18-to-34 age group, the report notes: — The percentage of women ages 20-24 who are married fell from 57 percent in 1976 to 17 percent in 2014, while those with a child fell from 31 percent to 25 percent. It is thus more common for a 25-year-old woman to be a mother than a wife. — About one of three 18-to-34-year-olds relies on parents’ financial help, and a similar proportion live in their parents’ homes. The percentage living independently fell from 51 percent in 2005 to 41 percent in 2015. — The economic situation of young men has plummeted, with 41 percent of those ages 25-34 earning less than $30,000 annually, compared to just 25 percent who were below that inflation-adjusted threshold in 1975. The status of women has spiked, meanwhile, as only 14 percent in that age group are homemakers now compared to 43 percent in 1975. Despite economic gains compared to young men, however, their earnings still trail those of males. — Sharing a home with an unmarried partner has been the fastest-growing living arrangement over the past four decades, used by 12 percent of 18-to-34-year-olds in 2016 compared to less than 1 percent in 1975. The age group’s most common living arrangement, however, is living with parents, which has overtaken living with a spouse. The report pointed out how today’s millennials generally fail to reach benchmarks of adult independence by an age that most of society considers ideal. A 2012 survey of the U.S. population, for instance, found 21 was deemed the ideal age of financial independence from parents, but only 29 percent of 21-year-olds currently achieve that. And 22 was the consensus as the ideal age of obtaining full-time employment, but only 37 percent have such jobs by that age. Similarly, wide gaps show up for getting married and becoming a parent. Putting together four yardsticks by which someone might fully embrace adulthood — a job, marriage, parenthood and living apart from parents — nearly half of 25-to-34-year-olds could claim all of those in 1975, but fewer than one-fourth could in 2016, according to the report.)


— Have we hit bottom yet? – Doug Finke


— Rival gubernatorial campaigns take no prisoners in war of words – Jim Dey
— County ‘poor farm’ preceded nursing home – Tom Kacich


— Vote Fraud Warning: Over 7 Million Voters Registered to Vote in More Than One State – Warner Todd Huston


— Donald Trump looking to scrap Student Loan Forgiveness Program – SHEANNE AGUILA




— Trump reportedly ‘furious’ at Fox News star: ‘Trump gets angry every time he sees those stories’ – Justin Haskins  (DIERSEN: I should write a book about my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes who are furious that I include links to articles in GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails that they do nor like.)


— Net Neutrality Supporters Want to ‘Ban Drudge’ – Elizabeth Harrington  (DIERSEN: Since 2000, my critics/opponents in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, and in Illinois have wanted to ban me and my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails. They hint/imply/argue/shout that they will have their operatives and their dupes viciously destroy any individual, any organization, any company, or any government that might come to my defense. Consequently, very few have come to my defense.)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Alt-left advocates for net neutrality, who say they want a “free and open internet,” want to ban the Drudge Report. Members of the alt-left who have been tied to violent protests in the past picketed outside the Federal Communications Commission on Thursday in protest of Chairman Ajit Pai’s proposal to reverse net neutrality rules. The FCC will vote to undo the Obama era Title II rule that classified Internet service providers as utilities, subjecting them to more federal regulation. Protesters covering their faces held signs that read “Ban Drudge,” with a no symbol over the Drudge Report, the highly trafficked news website run by Matt Drudge. Other protesters held signs to ban other news websites, including Breitbart and InfoWars. Organizers of the campaign “Protect Our Internet” are connected to, which features several members of the antifascist (antifa) campaign. Protect Our Internet claims its mission is to “keep the internet vibrant, free and equal.” The campaign also claims net neutrality rules are “protecting our freedom to use the internet!” A report released this week found that net neutrality regulations lead to higher internet prices for consumers and less innovation.)
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: An anti-Trump says “No One in the White House Likes Or Respects Trump.” Of course, according to anti-Diersens, no one likes or respects a) me, b) my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails, c) what I do as a Republican Precinct Committeeman, or d) what I did as a TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairman, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee member, Milton Township Republican Central Committee webmaster, an Illinois Center Right Coalition Steering Committee member, an American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter board member, a GAO employee, an IRS employee, etc.)


— Woodward: Reporters ‘binge drinking the anti-Trump Kool-Aid’ – Eddie Scarry


— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Members of the following groups are angry that Trump is holding them back: anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders (except Bill Clinton), and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.


— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “trouble swirls at home.”


— DIERSEN HEADLINE: An anti-Trumps says “Donald Trump, Establishment Sellout.”
— We Aren’t Built to Live in the Moment – MARTIN E. P. SELIGMAN and JOHN TIERNEY


— Returning veterans have special financial needs – Joseph Matthews (DIERSEN: Since 1966, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have hinted/implied/argued/shouted at veterans that IF I HAD NOT AVOIDED THE DRAFT, I would a) NOT have been able to earn a job-related bachelor’s degree when I was 21 and job-related master’s degrees when I was 27, 31, and 48; job-related professional certifications when I was 30, 32, 41, 45, 47, and 48, and a job-related professional license when I was 33; b) NOT have been able to buy a new Corvette when I was 23, c) NOT have been able to buy a new town home when I was 24, a studio condo in downtown Chicago when I was 25, a one bedroom condo in downtown Chicago when I was 27, a home in Wheaton when I was 29, or build a new home in Wheaton when I was 35; d) NOT have been able to get married when I was 29; e) NOT have been able to buy collector cars when I was 40 and 45; and e) NOT have been able to etc.)


— Is college worth the expense? Yes, it is – Rafiq Dossani  (DIERSEN: If I had not earned a bachelor’s degree in management in 1970, a) Firestone Stores would NOT have offered me a job in 1970 and b) Oldsmobile and IRS would not have offered me jobs in 1971. If I had not been taking graduate business classes, IRS would NOT have promoted me in 1972, 1973, or 1974. If I had not earned an MBA in 1976 and passed the CPA examination in 1979, GAO would NOT have offered me a job in 1980. If I had not earned a master’s degree in accounting in 1980 and passed the Certified Internal Auditor examination in 1981, GAO would NOT have promoted me in 1986. If I had not earned a master’s degree in financial markets and trading in 1997, the Democrats who ran GAO would have succeeded in forcing me to take their early retirement “offer” sooner than they did.)


— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Newsmax promotes pot in America. If your promote pot in America, you promote the destruction of America.

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.