May 25 Morning Edition

— Proposed pot bill a scary proposition – David E. Smith, Executive Director, Kathy Valente, Director of Operations, Illinois Family Institute
— Lori Lightfoot’s commitment to expanding opportunities for women, minority businesses highlights ‘women helping women’ approach – Kate Thayer (DIERSEN: Democrats use Affirmative Action, Diversity, and Inclusion to get rid of Republicans, and especially to get rid of Republicans who are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, White, male, older, non-poor, non-veteran, gun owners, German American, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)

— Wheaton recognizes the completion of the extensive streetscape project on Front Street that included the redesign and relocation of Martin Memorial Plaza. – Paula Barrington, Downtown Wheaton Association (DIERSEN: Attendees at this outstanding event included Barbier, Cherry, Fitch, Gresk, Keller, and Suess. Wheaton’s Chick-fil-A provided cake and lemonade.)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: At 6:30 p.m., a rededication ceremony at the plaza will be conducted by members of the Wheaton City Council and representatives of the Martin family. A giant ribbon imprinted with continuous W’s (representing Wheaton) will be cut by members of the council, followed by cake and lemonade.)
— CEOs get $800,000 pay raise, leaving workers further behind – AP (DIERSEN: Those who demonize, denigrate, and condemn government employees and government retirees as being over-compensated a) never complain about what CEOs are paid and b) talk and act like they are paid operatives and paid dupes for CEOs)

— Awaiting a ‘tax massacre’ in Springfield – Eric Olson

— Judge blocks Trump from building sections of border wall – AP

— Put spending cuts, pensions on the table, too – Editorial

— Owners of Naperville home pay more than 37% of sale price in taxes

— Landlord restrictions ‘interfere with free market’ and ‘enforce ignorance,’ says Chicago GOP chair – Glenn Minnis

— Madigan ‘bullying’ income tax increase through legislative process – W.J. Kennedy
— Pritzker quiet about Madigan’s Memorial-Day-weekend surprise pushing graduated tax bill onto House floor – Karen Kidd

— Average teacher salaries in Illinois rank 12th highest in nation

— CNN now the ‘hate Trump’ network, ex-contributors say: Network ‘openly despises conservatives’ – Joseph A. Wulfsohn

— The Left’s weaponization of everything – Gary Gindler

— Segregation: ‘Separate but equal’ commencements arrive at vaunted bastions of ‘diversity’

— Sen. Graham’s Immigration Realpolitik – Henry Seggerman

— Authorities raid 247 Colorado homes growing black market pot – DAN ELLIOTT
— Illinois lawmakers have 5 days left, 5 big issues to settle – JOHN O’CONNOR

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats a) glorify and praise Muslims and b) demonize, denigrate, and condemn non-Muslims, and especially demonize, denigrate, and condemn non-Muslims who are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.

— Older Voters Are the Future of American Politics For at least the next few elections, liberal youngsters will be increasingly outnumbered by their conservative elders – Gerard Baker (DIERSEN: Those who want Republican candidates to lose tell them to dump older voters, and especially to dump older voters like me who are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, White, male, non-poor, gun owners, German American, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time. I should write a book about Republican activists, candidates, elected officials, party leaders, major donors, political consultants, etc. in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois who have dumped older voters like me.)
— What Happens in a New Mexico Town When U.S. Border Patrol Drops Off Migrants Residents of Deming wonder how long their community can host a wave of people who crossed the border illegally – Dan Frosch and Alicia A. Caldwell (DIERSEN: Needless-to-say, those individuals, those organizations, those companies, those governments, and those countries that encourage citizens of foreign countries to come to America illegally and/or to stay in America illegally should pay all costs associated with those illegals.)

— How Can You Tell if a Job Candidate Is Lying About Their Credentials? – Adam C. Uzialko
(FROM THE ARTICLE: When employers don’t want to conduct candidate verification themselves or feel it would be better handled by a professional third party, there are background check services. These companies are available to screen candidates, usually for a per-candidate fee, and provide background check reports for the employer’s review. Background checks generally review criminal history at the federal and state level, as well as verify past employment and educational attainment. “Manual verification of job candidates, especially in high-volume situations, may be impractical,” Chancey said. “For best results, employers should consider partnering with a reliable background screening vendor. Look for a vendor whose screening platform is easy to use and takes out the hassle of verifying multiple candidates, integrates with other HR systems such as the applicant tracking system, and whose capabilities can be customized to the needs of your organization.”)

— Company must pay for rescinding pregnant woman’s job offer – AP (DIERSEN: In 1971, when I was 22 years old, Oldsmobile rescinded a job offer that I had accepted saying that it has just agreed to stop hiring Whites to settle an EEOC complaint. That directly resulted in my accepting a job offer from IRS.)

— UW rescinds job offer as incoming administrator is charged with domestic violence – Asia Fields
(FROM THE ARTICLE: UW administrators learned of the arrest from an employee who read about it in an article from the student paper at private Doane University, where Amoateng has been the Title IX coordinator, Balta said. Amoateng announced in April that he would be leaving Doane for UW, according to the student paper, The Doane Line. After verifying the arrest, UW rescinded its job offer May 13, Balta said.)

— 10 things you need to know today: May 24, 2019 – Harold Maass (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, they, their operatives, and their dupes will tell you everything that you need to know. They do not want you to learn of anything by reading GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails.)

— 5 common career mistakes to avoid at all costs – DANDAN ZHU (DIERSEN: Given your demographics, what harmed your career? The following harmed my career in the federal government: I did not become a veteran. I did not become a Democrat. I did not become a yes-man. I refused to help my Democrat superiors and supervisors get rid of their employees because they were Republican, White, male, and/or non-veteran and had not made GS-13 (currently $98,198) by age 25, GS-14 (currently $116,040) by age 30, GS-15 (currently $136,495) by age 35, and Senior Executive Service (currently $165,500) by age 40. I complained about political affiliation discrimination. I complained about reverse discrimination. I complained about age discrimination. I complained about retaliation. In 1988, when I was 40 years old, I became an active member in a class action lawsuit that charged my superiors with reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation.)

— ‘The next generation of journalists is excited about doing things differently’ – Lucy Purdy

— Facebook refuses to delete altered video of Nancy Pelosi The decision is the latest in a long line of troubling and confusing moves by the social media giant. – LUKE BARNES

— Undocumented Trump Golf Club Workers Slam Trump: ‘He Knows How Much He Exploits Mexicans’ – Tamar Auber

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.