May 26 Evening Edition

— Violent Memorial Day weekend leaves 27 shot, 5 killed

— States Move to Outlaw ‘Prison Gerrymandering’: Where Do Inmates Really Live? Last week, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, a 2020 Democratic presidential candidate, signed a bill to make his state the latest to require that prisoners be counted at their pre-incarceration addresses — instead of where they’re serving time

— Gillibrand suggests Trump’s only accomplishments are ‘hurting people,’ only motivation is ‘cruelty’

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Harriet Tubman is unwelcomed on Donald Trump’s $20 bills.”

— Graduated tax amendment heads to House floor
— ‘Never seen anything like it’: Illinois farmers facing a challenging year for planting, markets – Rosalind Essig

— Dead People Can’t Collect Fat Pensions – Rich Miller (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, everyone who is in line to get a pension or is getting a pension is demonized, denigrated, and condemned. I am not happy at all that for the rest of my life, I will be ever-increasingly demonized, denigrated, and condemned for getting a Civil Service Retirement System pension.)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The writer threatened mass assassinations for pretty much everyone who receives a state government pension, including survivors and heirs. To avoid this fate, the author demanded in the form letter that the pension actuarial tables be changed and the state’s constitution be amended to remove the pension protection clause before instituting a graduated income tax. The writer also demanded unspecified “cap$ and clawback$ for outrageous$ pension payout$” and local government consolidation. He or she also demanded the end of pension double-dipping and “playing salary games at career’s end to max out your take.”)

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Conservative-haters say: Trump pushes the myth of social-media persecution against conservatives.

— Rep. Skillicorn suggests waiting for ‘Feds’ before moving on – and taxing for – infrastructure plan – Glenn Minnis

(FROM THE AGENDA: East Roosevelt Road Corridor)

— 2020 Democrats working to better connect with LGBTQ voters – S.A. Miller (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats promote LGBTQ activity.)
— How to deal with the media and its biases – John R. Coyne Jr.
— Nine Klansmen met by 350 officers, 600 counter-protesters at Ohio KKK rally – Valerie Richardson (DIERSEN: This sends a strong message that sooner or later, those who defend Whites will be gotten rid of once and for all.)

— Former pro-Trump contributors say CNN is out to get Trump – Zachary Halaschak

— Beto O’Rourke says migrant families “pose no threat or danger” to the U.S. – CAMILO MONTOYA-GALVEZ (DIERSEN: Democrats want immigrants because immigrants vote for Democrats. RINOs want immigrants because RINOs want cheap labor.)

— A Migrant Family Takes a Greyhound Across America – Miriam Jordan (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats glorify and praise those who come to America illegally and who stay in America illegally.)

— Trump falls short on infrastructure after promising to build roads, bridges and consensus – Toluse Olorunnipa and Mike DeBonis

— Donald Trump Campaigned as a President for LGBTQ Americans. But He Keeps Rolling Back Protections for Them – ABBY VESOULIS (DIERSEN: Who should be protected from who? According to Democrats, a) LGBTQers, b) Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs, c) liberals and moderates, d) those who have less money, e) minorities, f) females, g) veterans, h) non-Protestants, i) non-German Americans, j) non-citizens, k) non-gun owners, and l) those whose ancestors have not been in America for a long time NEED PROTECTION FROM a) heterosexuals, b) Republicans, c) conservatives, d) those who have more money, e) Whites, f) males, g) non-veterans, h) Protestants, i) German Americans, j) U.S. citizens, k) gun owners, and l) those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)

— Lakeshore Sport and Fitness to Pay $45,000 To Settle EEOC Harassment and Retaliation Lawsuit. Chicago Fitness Club Tolerated Sexual Harassment of Restaurant Employees and Fired Complainant, Federal Agency Charged. (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.)

— Don’t Expect Quick U.S. Marijuana Legalization Based on Polls Showing Support: There’s a Big Gotcha – Keith Speights

— Kinzinger Hits Trump Hard on Twitter for Teaming Up With Kim Jong Un to Bash Biden – Caleb Howe

— Beto O’Rourke Wants To Legalize Weed and Expunge Records, Too Anti-prohibitionists are now trying to help those still impacted by old drug convictions. – ZURI DAVIS (DIERSEN: Needless-to-say, those who seek or hold government or political jobs or positions should disclose anything that they have had expunged from their records. Your past predicts your future. Those who seek or hold government or political jobs or positions should be held to much higher standards.)

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.