May 29 Evening Edition

— Tiger Woods DUI charges filed, PGA legend spends 4 hours in jail – AP


— Illinois Legislature OK’s automatic-voter registration – AP


— As Chicago’s black population plunges, whites flock to near downtown – Sam Charles
— The Tiger Woods we once knew is long gone — but his story isn’t over – Steve Greenberg


— Memorial Day ceremony at Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood draws nearly 3,000 – Frank Vais
— Snubs and slights are part of the job in Trump’s White House – Ashley Parker  (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes snub and slight those like me who they cannot manipulate/dominate.  If they do not snub and slight you, that means a) they manipulate/dominate you, b) you do so little, you are not worth manipulating or dominating, or c) you have the power to destroy them.)


— FRONT PAGE: Naperville native’s film about struggles with anxiety making Hollywood premiere – Marie Wilson  (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes do everything that they can to promote anxiety in their targets.)


— Superintendents to call for full budget in Springfield  – AP


— New Lawsuit Accuses Imprisoned Former Speaker of Sex Assault – AP


— TREASONOUS: Illinois House approves TRUST act for immigrants – AP
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The Illinois House has approved a plan that prevents what advocates say is harassment of undocumented immigrants. The so-called TRUST Act was approved 62-49 Monday. It requires a criminal warrant before federal authorities pursue undocumented immigrants. But Rep. Emanuel “Chris” Welch softened the legislation with input from local police organizations. The Hillside Democrat says police were concerned with earlier legislation which forbid them from participating with federal authorities unless there was a criminal warrant. But it still prohibits local jails from holding people on immigration detainers so that federal officials may pick them up for possible deportation. Republicans complained immigration is a federal issue. Proponents argue it’s not a crime to be in the country illegally and many work and pay taxes. The measure must return to the Senate. The bill is SB31.)


— Protest sparks Texas lawmaker threats of gun violence – AP (DIERSEN: When will Rauner outlaw sanctuary cities in Illinois?)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Hundreds of protesters opposing Texas’ tough new anti-“sanctuary cities” law launched a raucous demonstration from the public gallery in the Texas House on Monday, briefly halting work and prompting lawmakers on the floor below to scuffle – and even threaten gun violence – as tense divides over hardline immigration policies boiled over. Activists wearing red T-shirts reading “Lucha,” or “Fight,” quietly filled hundreds of gallery seats as proceedings began. After about 40 minutes, they began to cheer, drowning out the lawmakers below. Protesters also blew whistles and chanted: “Here to stay!” and “Hey, hey, ho, ho, SB4 has got to go,” referring to the bill that Gov. Greg Abbott signed into law this month. Some unfurled banners reading: “See you in court!” and “See you at the polls!” State House leadership stopped the session and asked state troopers to clear the gallery. The demonstration continued for about 20 minutes as officers led people out of the chamber peacefully in small groups. There were no reports of arrests. Texas’ new law is reminiscent of a 2010 Arizona “show your papers” measure that allowed police to inquire about a person’s immigration status during routine interactions such as traffic stops. It was eventually struck down in court.)


— Naperville’s Memorial Day Parade 2017


— Seizure of budget bill proves Dems are blind to Illinoisans’ woes, Ives argues – Hoang Tran


— Meier sees Rauner as last hope for unborn children after bill passes General Assembly – Glenn Minnis


— Ronald Reagan’s son to give keynote speech at annual Williamson dinner – Chandra Lye


— Illinois GOP looks for answers in Pritzker property tax appeals – Caitlin Nordahl  (DIERSEN: If I sought a government office or a political office, it would be great if my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes would ask me questions the property tax appeals that I have filed on 915 Cove Court in Wheaton.)
— Poll underscores loss of hope for unemployed in Illinois – Caitlin Nordahl (DIERSEN: From what I see, the more of the following that you are, the less likely that employers want hire, retain, or promote you: Trump supporter, Protestant, conservative, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, German American, draft avoider (except Bill Clinton), and/or if your ancestors have been in America a long time.)


— Three day’s til’ budget deadline day  Not much action towards reaching a deal – Emilee Fannon


— Madigan office begs to differ – Rauner: Not enough *** Madigan crows about procurement bill passage, urges Rauner to negotiate budget with HDems
— HDems take tax hike bill away from Rep. Ives


— OUTSTANDING: Some Sheriffs Embrace Immigration Enforcement Role
— Media Loves New Orleans Mayor Still Fighting Civil War (DIERSEN: All my ancestors immigrated to northeast Illinois.)
— Tiger Woods jailed in Florida on DUI charge


— The Civil War General from Illinois Who Gave Us Memorial Day – WARNER TODD HUSTON
— Facebook’s Zuckerberg: Fight Against Nationalism ‘Struggle of our Time’ – TONY LEE  (DIERSEN: To be against nationalism is to be against America.)


— OUTSTANDING: Trump Admin Tailors Grant To Encourage Local Law Enforcement To Enforce Immigration Laws – Alex Pfeiffer
— OUTRAGEOUS: Ivy League Illegal Immigrants Demand Free Health Care, Required Sensitivity Training For Faculty – Eric Owens
— Resurgent Colombian Cartels Are Flooding US Streets With Cocaine – STEVE BIRR
— Black Lives Matter Throws ‘Exclusively Black’ Memorial Day Weekend Party – Amber Randall
— Trump Fired Corrupt VA Official DeWayne Hamlin. Then The VA Stepped In And Said Not So Fast – Luke Rosiak  (DIERSEN: Constructively, the Democrats who ran GAO in 1997 fired me in 1997.  I should write a book about those in government and in politics who should nave, could have, but did NOT step in for me.)


— Universal healthcare can heal our divided democracy – CATHLEEN LONDON  (DIERSEN: “Universal healthcare” is code for making Republicans pay for everyone’s healthcare.)


— Lara Trump’s controversial pet issue  First-daughter-in-law advocates for beagles, but her partner’s past tactics cause concern. – DARREN SAMUELSOHN


— Dems view vets as strong candidates in bid to retake House  (DIERSEN: If I sought a government office or a political office, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes would a) stress that I avoided the draft with student draft deferments 1966-1970, a financial hardship draft deferment 1970-1971, and a draft lottery number that was over 100 and b) viciously demonize me, viciously denigrate me, and viciously condemn me as being a patriotic hypocrite and a draft dodger.)


— The fake news is coming from inside the White House – Philip Bump (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, the only news that is not fake is the news that comes from them.)
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, anti-Trumps side with foreign countries and their citizens against America and against its citizens.
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, for anti-Trumps, impeaching Trump is their top priority.
— Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo had strongly criticized and threatened to cancel the upcoming Nyansapo Festival a day earlier because it was “forbidden to white people.” – AP  (DIERSEN: How soon, if not already, will events be held in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, in Illinois, and in America that are “forbidden” to those who are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, German Americans, draft avoiders (except Bill Clinton), and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time?  I should write a book about such events in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois.)
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Court says essentially that Trump is not to be believed” and ask “Will Supreme Court conclude the same?”  My critics/opponents, and especially those who I have sued, have always hinted/implied/argued/shouted that I am someone who is “not to be believed.”
— Snubs and slights are part of the job in Trump’s White House – Ashley Parker (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes snub and slight those like me who they cannot manipulate/dominate.  If they do not snub and slight you, that means a) they manipulate/dominate you, b) you do so little, you are not worth manipulating or dominating, or c) you have the power to destroy them.)


— Illinois House Full of Action but No Budget Choice Debate  Illinois House bustling with action on various measures but budget choice debate hasn’t occurred.


— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, anti-Trumps side with anti-Americans.)

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.