May 30 Evening Edition

— Statement from the President Regarding Emergency Measures to Address the Border Crisis

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Chairman Brian Krajewski has announced his resignation and Vice Chairman Marty Keller has been elevated to the position.

— BEYOND DISGUSTING, BEYOND TRAGIC: Illinois House could vote to legalize marijuana Friday – Craig Wall
— Ald. Ed Burke, aide named as defendants in federal bribery case

— OUTSTANDING: Naperville council members Gustin, Coyne to host ‘not your momma’s marijuana’ panel discussion June 6 – Erin Hegarty (DIERSEN: Who is taking the lead against pot in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, and in Illinois? All of the following should be speaking out against pot: Republican activists, Republican candidates, Republican elected officials, Republican party leaders, Republican major donors, Republican political consultants, business leaders, religious leaders, healthcare leaders, education leaders, law enforcement leaders, etc.)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: What he hopes people take from the discussion is a better awareness of the impact cannabis can have, especially on people driving vehicles or developing habits from its use, he said. Panel speakers will include DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert Berlin; Omari Prince, director of Smart Approaches to Marijuana; Aaron Weiner, psychologist at Linden Oaks Behavioral Health; Kamala Martinez, CEO/executive director of KidsMatter; Matthew Quinn, community relations coordinator of Rosecrance; and Richard Wistocki, a retired Naperville Police Department detective.)
— Former Kendall GOP chairman James Marter announces run for Congress – Linda Girardi
— Down to one day, Illinois lawmakers still mulling legalized weed, sports betting and abortion law – Lisa Donovan
— Ald. Edward Burke indicted on expanded federal racketeering, bribery charges – Jason Meisner
— Trump has become the Democrats’ great white whale – Victor Davis Hanson

— Proposal could give DuPage the power to impose a countywide hotel tax – Robert Sanchez
— Rep. Tom Morrison to meet with constituents at Palatine library June 18
— Kane County joins municipalities protesting IMRF investment strategy – James Fuller

— Ald. Ed Burke charged with racketeering in sweeping indictment The embattled alderman has been charged in a detailed 59-page indictment that significantly adds to the allegations against him. Mayor Lightfoot demanded he resign immediately. – Jon Seidel, Tim Novak, Lauren FitzPatrick, and Fran Spielman

— The case against Ed Burke: Here’s what the feds say he did Racketeering and extortion of builders, the developer of the Old Main Post Office, a Burger King and even a Chicago museum are alleged against the once all-powerful alderman. Also: No “Jewish lawyers.” – GREG HINZ

— House sends income tax rates to Gov. Pritzker – AP

— OUTSTANDING: LaHood proposes legislation to terminate sanctuary city policies

— Company Linked To Bill Brady Operates Half Of B-N Video Gambling Terminals – MARY CULLEN

— Illinois Democrats introduce vote-by-mail enhancements, legitimize GOP spoiler party – Cole Lauterbach

— DuPage board chair Cronin defends merits of FOID card enforcement, revocation by county sheriffs – Glenn Minnis

— House passes bill to set graduated income tax rates 67-48-0

— 1,036 migrants, with 63 unaccompanied children, become largest single group ever taken into custody at southern border – Anna Giaritelli
— Buttigieg brother-in-law accuses 2020 candidate of lying about his family for political gain – Rob Crilly
— We’re now securing Guatemala’s border because Democrats refuse to protect ours

— Several States Fight Online Censorship – Donald Jeffries (DIERSEN: Should I write a book about those who want to censor me and censure my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails and why they want to do that?)

— Towards a Pro-Worker, Pro-Family Conservatism Republicans should care about struggling communities, regardless of how they vote. – J.D. VANCE

— Nearly 9-in-10 Illegal Aliens Recently Released into U.S. Not Showing Up to Court Hearings – JOHN BINDER
— DOJ Fines Bus Company for Hiring H-2B Foreign Workers Over Americans – John Binder (DIERSEN: It is far easier to exploit H-2B workers than to exploit citizens of America.)
— Brother Says Chasten Buttigieg Is Smearing Their Family as Anti-Gay – CHARLIE SPIERING (DIERSEN: If you ran for a government or political office, what would your brothers, sisters, spouse, parents, grandparents, children, grandchildren, uncles, aunts, etc. say about you?)

— Nancy Pelosi slams President Trump’s ‘merit-based’ immigration plan, then takes a jab at first lady’s parents who immigrated to US ‘When the president says merit, turn it upside down, that means make America white again’ – Jana J. Pruet


— Cher Implies Trump Should Be Sexually Assaulted In Prison. She’s Not Apologizing. – HANK BERRIEN

— Trump Announces New Tariffs Against Mexico to Stem Illegal Immigration

— Trump Smacks Mexico With New Tariffs As Immigration Crisis Continues – Beth Baumann
— Democrats Are Giving ‘Sanctuary’ to Murderers – Anna Paulina

— Twitter Considers Banning All ‘White Supremacists’ – Alexander Hall (DIERSEN: Who determines who is a White supremacist? According to the Democrats, ever-increasing, all the members of all the following groups are White supremacists: Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older people, rich people, gun owners, German Americans, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)

— Trump announces tariffs on Mexico over immigration – RAFAEL BERNAL
— Trump considering plan that could block asylum for thousands of Central American migrants – TAL AXELROD

— Trump imposes 5% tariff on Mexico in bid to stop flow of migrants – Danielle Haynes

— Trump vows ‘dramatic’ action at border, as DHS vows to go after human smugglers – ANNE FLAHERTY

— Trump says he’s exonerating all Air Force Academy graduates with records for misbehaving – KATHRYN WATSON (DIERSEN: Government is nasty. Politics is nasty. Your past predicts your future. If you sought a government or a political office, in what ways would your critics/opponents say that you misbehaved while you were in college, in high school, in grade school, and in kindergarten?)

— Trump Says U.S. Will Hit Mexico With Tariffs on All Goods – Annie Karni and Ana Swanson
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats crow about their success in making Blacks hate Trump.

— Trump prepares to threaten Mexico with new tariffs in attempt to force migrant crackdown – Nick Miroff and Josh Dawsey
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: America-haters crow about their success in illegally getting illegals to illegally bring children illegally into America illegally.

— 4th Cir. upholds age bias verdict for Time Warner worker fired after single infraction – Lisa Burden (DIERSEN: My Democrat superiors in the federal government viewed the following as being “infractions:” a) my becoming an active member in a class action lawsuit in 1988 when I was 40 years old that charged them with reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation, b) my complaining about age discrimination, c) my complaining about reverse discrimination, d) my complaining about political affiliation discrimination, e) my refusing to help them 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, f) my refusing to become a Democrat, and g) my avoiding the draft. To punish me for the aforesaid, a) my Democrat GAO superiors forced me to retire in 1997 when I was 49 years old, gave me unfair performance expectations and appraisals, always ranked me in the bottom half of my coworkers for pay-for-performance purposes, did not promote me beyond GS-13, got rid of my mentor in 1987, kept me off audits of IRS for all but 3 of the almost 18 years that I worked for GAO, and forced me to take a $19,568 (21%) pay cut in today’s dollars to transfer from IRS to GAO in 1980; b) my Democrat IRS superiors did not promote me beyond GS-12, disallowed my education deductions in 1978, got rid of my mentor in 1975, and disallowed my partial day per diem claims in 1974; and c) my Democrat Post Office superiors forced me resign in 1969 and disallowed my sick leave requests in 1969 and 1968.)

— Most Doubt the Skills of New High School Graduates (DIERSEN: What did you do to qualify yourself for better paying jobs? I earned a) a job-related bachelor’s degree when I was 21 in 1970 and job-related master’s degrees when I was 27, 31, and 48, b) job-related professional certifications when I was 30, 32, 41, 45, 47, and 48, and c) a job-related professional license when I was 32.)

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: America-haters oppose anything that discourages illegal immigration.

— Why Illinois’s LGBTQ Organization Is Fighting to Decriminalize Pot – BRIAN C. JOHNSON

— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Illinois General Assembly Advances Non-Binary Gender Marker on Licenses (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats promote LGBTQ activity.)

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.