May 4 Evening Edition

— Illinois COVID-19 Update: IL reports 2,211 new coronavirus cases, 19 deaths 9.4 million COVID vaccines administered in IL

— Republican House Leader Kevin McCarthy Admits He Rented Room From GOP Pollster Frank Luntz – Dan Mangan
— Judge Orders Hospital to Allow Patient Access to Controversial COVID Treatment – Chris Coffey

— Aurora, 6 other Illinois cities named ‘most diverse’ in America

— Oregon extends COVID workplace mask rule indefinitely – AP

— A full reopening of Chicago by 4th of July? That’s Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s plan: ‘We are too close to accomplishing this mission to give up now’- GREGORY PRATT, DAN PETRELLA, JENNY WHIDDEN, ALICE YIN and RICK PEARSON
— Liz Cheney could be ‘toast’ in fight with Trump over GOP future – AP
— ‘Trump Forever’ clobbers ‘Never Trump’ in Texas, darkening the future of rebel Republican Rep. Adam Kinzinger – ERIC ZORN
— No to mandating vaccine passports – Editorial
— Chicago Auto Show will return to McCormick Place in July, the city’s first major exposition since pandemic began – ROBERT CHANNICK

— Campaign stunt, ads bring California recall into new phase. California’s recall election now features “the beast” and a “compassionate disruptor.” That’s how John Cox and Caitlyn Jenner, Republicans running for California governor, pitched themselves to voters Tuesday in new campaign ads. – AP
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Cox, a 65-year-old businessman who lost in a landslide to Newsom in 2018, released a video calling himself “the beast” to the photogenic Newsom’s “beauty.” He also resorted to name-calling reminiscent of former President Donald Trump, repeatedly labeling Newsom a “pretty boy” who lacks governing chops. Launching a bus tour in Sacramento with a live Kodiak bear named Tag ambling behind him in the hot sun, Cox promised to bring “beastly” changes to state government. He spent $5 million to begin airing a 30-second version on television statewide, his campaign said, a major amount this early in the campaign and indicative of the need to raise his profile in a crowded field. The stunt was aimed at drawing eyes to his campaign, but he promised to discuss “serious issues” — like bringing down the cost of housing, boosting the state’s water resources and preventing special interests from influencing government. “You have to get this message out and that’s what we’re going to do here,” he said.)
— Lightfoot sets goal to ‘fully open’ Chicago by July 4. The Chicago Auto Show already is set to open July 15. But getting “fully open” by July 4 also could mean the return of Lollapalooza, Taste of Chicago and the Air & Water Show, the city’s most popular and iconic summer events. – Fran Spielman
— Illinois positivity rate hits lowest point in a month as Pritzker says he’s ‘optimistic’ for summer reopening. Besides saying earlier this week that the state could enter a “bridge phase” next week toward a full reopening, Pritzker has not committed to a specific timeline for lifting all COVID-19 restrictions. – Mitchell Armentrout
— Biden aims for vaccinating 70% of adult Americans by July 4. Demand for vaccines has dropped off markedly nationwide, with some states leaving more than half their available doses unordered. – AP
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats demonize, denigrate, and condemn America as being racist.

— House GOP leader cites rank-and-file concerns about Cheney – AP

— Illinois aims for full reopening in July. Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s goal is to be fully open by July 4. – STEPHANIE GOLDBERG

— Politicians’ broken promises don’t get us anywhere – Scott Reeder

— Man says he lost his job in southwest IL because he was ‘supported by Republicans’ – KAVAHN MANSOURI

— McCarthy Comments Fuel Speculation Of Liz Cheney’s Removal From House GOP Leadership – BARBARA SPRUNT & SUSAN DAVIS

— Sec. of State Jesse White wants new, prominent statue of Martin Luther King Jr. on Illinois Capitol grounds – Mike Miletich

— State Senator Seeks To Stop School Dress Code Restrictions On Hair – Christine Hatfield

— COVID-19 roundup
— 2,211 new confirmed and probable cases; 19 additional deaths; 2,074 hospitalized; 493 in ICU; 3.3 percent average case positivity rate; 4 percent average test positivity rate; 72,613 average daily doses; Just 40,361 doses reported administered yesterday

— Tucker Carlson Reveals Top House Republican Lives With Google Adviser Frank Luntz
— Pfizer Seeks Full Approval For COVID-19 Vaccine This Month, Eyes 3rd Shot

— Liz Cheney Sent the Whole Republican Conference Amnesty Document Lifted Nearly Word-for-Word from Biden White House Document – MATTHEW BOYLE
(DIERSEN: I should write a book about my critics/opponents who reject the immigration plank in the Republican Party platform.)

— Chauvin juror wore BLM shirt with George Floyd references last summer. Now legal experts say it is ‘undeniably suggestive of a possible bias.’ – CHRIS ENLOE

— Trump Launches New Communication Platform – CHRISTOPHER TREMOGLIE
— ‘Catastrophe’: Ronna McDaniel Says Biden’s Border Policies Put Families Into ‘The Hands Of The Cartels’ – MARY ROSE CORKERY

— RNC’s McDaniel: Biden Putting Migrant Families in ‘Hands of Cartels’ – Nick Koutsobinas

— Dinesh D’Souza: ‘Identity Socialism Has Arrived’ and It Decides Who’s ‘In’ and Who’s ‘Out’ – Craig Bannister

— How Apportionment Is Defrauding American Citizens – Hans A. von Spakovsky

— Kinzinger backs Cheney on criticism of Republican Party – OLAFIMIHAN OSHIN
— Heritage Foundation vows to refuse Big Tech money over conservative bias – OLAFIMIHAN OSHIN

— Derek Chauvin’s attorney files motion for new trial – Amir Vera and Aaron Cooper

— Wrigley sues makers of candy-copying weed products over trademarks – Blake Brittain

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters side with Liz Cheney.
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: From what I see, ever-increasingly, Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, Independents, and RINOs will blame Republicans for everything that is bad. From what I see, ever-increasingly, those who are anti-law enforcement, anti-Trump, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-heterosexual, anti-traditional marriage/family, anti-non-poor people, anti-gun owners, anti-Christian, anti-Protestant, anti-Italian American, anti-German American, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time WILL BLAME THOSE WHO ARE law enforcement officers, Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owners, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time FOR EVERYTHING THAT IS BAD.

— Conservative think tank Heritage Foundation stops taking Big Tech donations – Lydia Moynihan

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters promote hatred against Trump.

— Job Satisfaction Stays High Despite Pandemic, Economic Crisis – Gad Levanon
(DIERSEN: Because the federal government gives preference to its employees who are the following, they should be the most satisfied: Democrat, minority, female, younger, veteran, LGBTQ, disabled, moderate, liberal, non-married, non-Protestant, non-German American, and those whose ancestors have not been in America for a long time.)

— You’ll Probably Have to Retire Earlier Than Planned, Research Finds. Here’s How to Prepare – ANA LUCIA MURILLO

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.