May 29 Morning Edition

— Wheaton residents voice their concerns about Wheaton’s East Roosevelt Road Corridor Market Study/Comprehensive Plan Amendment – Dave Diersen

 (THE ARTICLE: About 120 Wheaton residents attended a 2 1/2 hour Wheaton City Council Planning Session Tuesday evening, May 28, 2019. 28 of those 120 voiced their concerns about Wheaton’s East Roosevelt Road Corridor Market Study/Comprehensive Plan Amendment. 13 of those 28 are registered voters in my precinct. Most of the comments concerned the impact that proposed changes would have on homeowners immediately south and north of Roosevelt Road, traffic congestion, affordable housing, public housing, the proposed Starbucks at the southeast corner of Roosevelt Road and Warrenville Road, flooding, the school crossing at Warrenville Road and Park Avenue, protecting historic buildings on Roosevelt Road, and Wheaton not individually notifying homeowners immediately north and south of Roosevelt Road of the session. My precinct includes the south side of Roosevelt Road between Carlton and Main Streets. For more information on the market study and plan amendment, SEE: 

I included a link to the notice of the session in my May 26, 2019 GOPUSA ILLINOIS evening edition email ( I included link to an online petition against the market study and plan amendment ( in my May 23, 2019 GOPUSA ILLINOIS evening edition email ( I included my comment that “A Starbucks is planned for the southeast corner of Roosevelt Road and Warrenville Road in my precinct” in my March 10, 2019 GOPUSA ILLINOIS morning edition email (

Sadly, many of those in my precinct who oppose the market study and plan amendment automatically assume that I completely support the market study and plan amendment a) because I am a conservative Republican Precinct Committeeman who supports Trump and b) because Ron Dell, the owner of the property at the southeast corner of Roosevelt and Warrenville, has allowed me to display 4X4 “Vote Republican’ signs on his building prior to elections for many years. Consequently, many of those in my precinct who oppose the market study and plan amendment have kept me “out of the loop” to put it politely. My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always discouraged voters in my precinct from reading my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails.

I look forward to reading the minutes of the session and watching the video of the session when they are posted on the city’s website.)

— Naperville has highest number of domestic violence arrests in DuPage — proof the system’s working, officials say – Suzanne Baker
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Trump won’t swap Harriet Tubman for Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill, so protesters are doing the job.”
— Animal complaints from circus on DuPage fairgrounds has Cronin saying county may ban animal acts in lease – Alicia Fabbre

— When it comes to property taxes, Democrats can spell relief — but that’s about it House Democrats moved to smooth the way for a new state graduated income tax by advancing a pair of proposals ostensibly aimed at local property tax bills. – Mark Brown

— BEYOND DISGUSTING, BEYOND TRAGIC: Marijuana legalization bill could get a vote today As the Legislature moves toward the finish line, a revised measure is headed for the Senate. – JOHN PLETZ
— Lightfoot pushes $15 minimum wage, more local control over police Charging that political and economic elites combine to hurt black people, the new mayor calls for a $15 wage by 2021, the creation of a panel that could fire the police chief and an end to “regressive” fees and fines. – GREG HINZ

— Illinois lawmakers with industry ties consider gambling tax hike – Jason Grotto and Dan Mihalopoulos (DIERSEN: What do you say to “Republican” lawmakers who profit from promoting dependency on government, dependency on charity, LGBTQ activity, abortion, mass/illegal immigration, booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, abolition of the First and Second Amendments, patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and even worse things?)

— Springfield event to help people expunge, seal arrest records – Steven Spearie (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, having never been arrested in your life means nothing at all.)

— Labor unions push for expanded Illinois gambling in final days of session – PETER HANCOCK

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: America-haters use “the founders” to demonize, denigrate, and condemn Americans.

— Illinois’ Budget Is Last Chance To Fund 2020 Census – MARY HANSEN

— BEYOND DEGUSTING, BEYOND TRAGIC: Republicans back cannabis bill after governor agrees to use pardon power – Hannah Meisel
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Republicans on Tuesday said they will likely provide “a handful” of votes to legalize marijuana now that a new amendment to SB 7 establishes a different path to expunge the records of those convicted of cannabis-related offenses — the governor’s pardon power. A week ago Republican leaders told The Daily Line no member of their caucus would vote for to the long-running effort to legalize marijuana.)

— IMRF strips elected township officials of control as backroom maneuvering reinstates pension in Maine Township – Ted Dabrowski and John Klingner

— GOP State Central Committee Chair Charlene Foss-Eggemann slams revenue director David Harris’ position in flat tax debate – John Suayan

— Outrageous Acts of IL House Progressives to Pass Kill-Babies-Bill – Laurie Higgins


— BEYOND DISGUSTING, BEYOND TRAGIC: Senate to take up cannabis legalization bill today
— Illinois Policy Institute announces “purge” after leak

— The unfriendliest part of America (DIERSEN: Those who are members of Group A are unfriendly to members of Group B. Members of Group A are anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time and members of Group B are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older people, rich people, gun owners, German Americans, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time. What percent of those who live in your neighborhood, precinct, township/ward, and county are members of Group A?)
— Revoke Ilhan Omar’s Marriage Fraud Immunity Card – Michelle Malkin

— Brits side with Trump after speaker denies president opportunity to address Parliament British House of Commons Speaker John Bercow defends blackballing ahead of visit to Britain – Ben Wolfgang (DIERSEN: Who blackballs you? I should write a book about those who blackball me.)
— CNN now officially the ‘hate Trump’ network – Joseph Curl (DIERSEN: I should write a book about past and present “Republican” leaders who had/have “no problem” with CNN.)

— AOC to Bartend for a Day to Advocate Policies That Closed Former Employer New York City’s increased minimum wage drove AOC’s former employer out of business – Joe Schoffstall (DIERSEN: I worked for the minimum wage part-time for the S.S. Kresges in Chicago Heights 1964-1966. If S.S. Kresges would have had to pay me $15/hour in today’s dollars back then, the job would not have existed.)

— Trump Dominates the Opposition By Taking Them Seriously – Karin McQuillan

— Bring It On: House Democrat Says The Trump Impeachment Train Is Gaining Steam – Matt Vespa

— Pew Research: Vast Majority of Illegals, 4-in-9 Legal Immigrants, Not English Proficient – John Binder
— DHS Flying Illegal Aliens to U.S. Cities, Releasing Them into Communities – John Binder (Diersen: Of course, Democrats and RINOs are overjoyed about this.)

— Illinois Democrats Rushing To Legalize Abortion Until Birth

— Levin: Do the media tell themselves they’re ‘undermining the legitimacy of this president?’ – Carmel Kookogey (DIERSEN: Who undermines your legitimacy? I should write a book about those who undermine my legitimacy.) ·

— All Germans Encouraged to Wear Jewish Kippa in Response to Anti-Israel Event – Patrick Goodenough (DIERSEN: Should all Americans be encouraged to wear MAGA hats in response to anti-Trump events?)

— O’Rourke wants citizenship for millions of illegals – AP

— ‘IF YOU ACTUALLY CARE ABOUT #MAGA’: DON JR. SENDS ROY MOORE A CLEAR MESSAGE – Virginia Kruta (DIERSEN: Books should be written about those who oppose Ray Moore and why they do that.)

— Cuomo Campaigns to Oust ‘Fever Rash’ McConnell and ‘Virus’ Trump – Nicholas Fondacaro

— Pope Francis compares Trump’s border security to Berlin Wall – Martin M. Barillas (DIERSEN: Those who hate America love it when the Pope promotes hatred against America.)

— THE NEW BARBARISM How the left is erasing America’s history, culture, institutions and blessings (DIERSEN: I should write a book about Republican leaders who a) fail/refuse to defend the traditional family, right to life, immigration, Second Amendment, illegal drugs, equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving) and other planks in the Republican Party platform b) pander to the left.)

— Democrats’ Phony Cries of Racism Won’t Work in 2020 – Steve Cortes

— Lawyer says Indiana synagogue vandal was radicalized by conservatives – JUSTIN WISE (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who demonize, denigrate, and condemn conservatives.)
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters encourage everyone in the world to seek asylum in America and then say “Remain in Mexico policy pushes asylum seekers into grave danger.”
— Trump claims he was ‘sticking up for’ Biden with ‘low IQ’ comment – JORDAN FABIAN (DIERSEN: Government is nasty. Politics is nasty. I should write a book about those who hint/imply/argue/shout that I have a low IQ. They stress that they had a higher score on the CPA examination than I did. They stress that the grades I got passing the Certified Internal Auditor examination, earning three job-related masters degrees, earning a job-related bachelor’s degree, high school diploma, etc. were not that great. They hint/imply/argue/shout that their IQ is sky-high.)

— ‘My Rudy’: Trump’s lawyer wants to be the campaign’s No. 1 hatchet man Giuliani plans to meet with the president and his campaign in the coming weeks to discuss pivoting to a new role. – DARREN SAMUELSOHN (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who have served as hatchet men and hatchet women for candidates who have been ballots in my precinct.)

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters promote Trump-haters.

— The IRS cannot keep trying to do more with less – Editorial (DIERSEN: I worked for IRS for almost 9 years. I worked for GAO on audits of IRS for 3 years. All during the almost 18 years that I worked for GAO, Republican politicians cut GAO’s budget in either relative or absolute terms. Democrat politicians force IRS and GAO a) to focus on hiring, retaining, and promoting young Democrat minorities and young Democrat females and b) to make way for them by getting rid of their employees who are Republican, White, male, and/or non-veteran who do not make 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.)
— Trump cautions Roy Moore about running again for Senate, saying he ‘cannot win’ in Alabama – John Wagner and Felicia Sonmez (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who have hinted/implied/argued/shouted that I should a) NOT seek any kind of government or political office, b) NOT apply for promotions while I was a GAO employee 1980-1997, c) NOT apply for promotions while I was an IRS employee 1971-1980, and d) NOT apply for promotions while I was a Post Office employee 1966-1969.)

— With Missouri’s last abortion clinic targeted, Illinois braces for influx of patients – JENNY JARVIE

— Feds transferred over 230 undocumented immigrants detained near Mexico border to NYC-area jails – STEPHEN REX BROWN (DIERSEN: How close do you live to a jail? What is your position on filling it with illegals?)
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters encourage everyone in the world to come to America illegally and to stay in America illegally and then blame Trump for “immigrant child deaths at the border.”

— Many Teens Check Their Phones in Middle of Night Survey finds parents do the same thing; sleep expert calls the trend troubling – Betsy Morris

— Donald Trump slammed Obama for using Air Force One for election campaigning. Now he does the same – David Jackson and John Fritze

— BORDER PATROL SEES ‘BUSIEST’ DAY ARRESTING MIGRANTS ON MEMORIAL DAY – CHANTAL DA SILVA (DIERSEN: I remember having a conversation with a fast food employee in what used to be my precinct who had absolutely no idea of what “Memorial Day” meant.)

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.