May 9 Evening Edition

— President Donald Trump fires FBI Director James Comey – Lynn Sweet
— GOP Dold won’t seek rematch with Democrat Schneider in 10th – Lynn Sweet
— CPS needs $596M, not $129M, to finish year, top mayoral aide says – Fran Spielman and Lauren FitzPatrick
— Senate questions Mendoza about employee on city do-not-hire list – Tina Sfondeles  (DIERSEN: Are you/have you been on a do-not-hire list? If I had not been denied my 7th Amendment rights in Diersen v. GAO, I would have provided a jury with evidence of my Democrat GAO superiors sabotaging both my job search and my efforts to earn income as a consultant.)


— For Illinois governor: Trade union leaders flock to the party that poorly serves their members – Editorial
— GSU has no plans to add Quinn likeness to Hall of Governors – Ted Slowik  (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes continue to hint/imply/argue/shout that were it not for me and my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails, George Ryan would still be the Governor of Illinois.)
— Trump fires FBI Director James Comey – Devlin Barrett
— Chicago alderman stands by comments despite gang threats, police protection – John Byrne
— No sanctuary in Chicago’s street gang wars – John Kass
— Trump’s Taj Mahal — the ‘8th wonder of the world’ — sold for pennies on the dollar – AP
— A Chicago alderman finally speaks truth to gang violence – Editorial
— Illinois House lawmakers pen letter to vent about lack of a budget – Monique Garcia and Haley BeMiller
— Top state auditor Mautino should face campaign fine, recommendation says – Kim Geiger
— For Illinois governor: Trade union leaders flock to the party that poorly serves their members – Editorial
— Incoming Orland Park mayor to hold post-election fundraiser – Mike Nolan
— Life expectancy increasing in Lake County, but health outcomes unequal – Luke Hammill


— Des Plaines likely to opt out of Cook County minimum wage hike – Chacour Koop
— Many U-46 administrators, principals, teachers retiring – Madhu Krishnamurthy
— Carol Stream mayor wins $12,700 Illinois Lotto prize – Katlyn Smith
— Newcomer Jeremy Wynes, not Dold, to challenge Schneider in 10th District – Kerry Lester
— Glenbard’s 4 schools ranked among nation’s Most Challenging High Schools 7th year in a row – Peg Mannion
— Address ‘pressure culture’ with frank, loving conversation – Editorial


— Springfield’s iffy new budget chatter – GREG HINZ
— Sinclair-Tribune deal would give conservative voice a big-city perch – Bloomberg
— Pritzker snags key downstate backing – GREG HINZ  (DIERSEN: Who seeks your backing?  Who shuns your backing?)
— Crain’s 2017 40 Under 40  Click here to submit a new nomination.  You have until June 15 to nominate someone for Crain’s 2017 40 Under 40. (DIERSEN: If you are a non-veteran White male federal employee, to be a rising star, you need to make GS-13 ($94,610) by age 25, GS-14 ($111,801) by age 30, GS-15 ($131,508) by age 35, and Senior Executive Service ($161,900) by age 40. Extremely few non-veteran White male federal employees are rising stars.)




— Trump Fires Comey From FBI; Search for New Director to Begin Immediately
— Illinois Governor’s Race Shaping Up to Be a Battle of the Billionaires – Mary Ann Ahern


— Illinois Officials React To Comey Firing Bombshell – Derrick Blakley


— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Illinois Democrats promote abortion in Illinois.


— Teacher raised in Yorkville running against Randy Hultgren for Congress – TONY SCOTT  (DIERSEN: If you ran for a government office, what would the news media call you?  Would the news media call me a “retired federal employee raised in Crete” or maybe the “GOPUSA Illinois Editor since 2000?”)


— Pigs May Fly In Chicago As Trump Protest – RACHEL OTWELL


— Trump Didn’t Win Because Unemployed White Workers Were ‘Left Behind’ By The Economy. He Won Because Democrats Alienated Them With Their Culture War. – BEN SHAPIRO


— Carlinville Blows Off Attorney General Again – Refuses To Answer – John Kraft


— Hearing officer recommends fining Mautino committee on narrow issue
— Quinn throws staff under the bus  (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who have thrown me under the bus.)


— Catholic school banishes Chick-fil-A – Todd Starnes
— Federal employees honored for helping vets, others with innovations – Joseph Weber


— TREASONOUS: ‘Beyond sanctuary’: County pushing legal aid for criminals
— Spanish teacher who had students smash Trump pinata placed on paid leave (DIERSEN: Constructively, the Democrats who run GAO have had me on reduced paid leave since 1997 – instead of a $122,991 salary, I get a $50,856 Civil Service Retirement System pension, or 59% less.  What did I do?  In 1988, when I was 40 years old, I became an active member in a class action lawsuit that charged GAO with reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation. I failed/refused to help my superiors get rid of their employees because of their political affiliation, race, gender, or age. I opposed patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, and age discrimination. I failed/refused to become a Democrat. I avoided the draft.)
— Catholic school banishes Chick-fil-A


— MTV gives ‘Best Kiss’ award to two men for gay scene – Peter LaBarbera


— The Feminization of Everything Fails Our Boys – David French


— A widening love-my-country gap from Democrats – Chad Groening  (DIERSEN: What do you say to those who discourage Republican activists, candidates, elected officials, party leaders, major donors, political consultants, etc. from supporting Wheaton’s Independence Day parades?)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Longtime conservative activist Gary Bauer is concerned about the growing patriotism gap between the two major political parties in America. A recent Gallup poll found that fewer Democrats are proud to be Americans. The survey, conducted in March 2017, revealed 67 percent of Democrats are “extremely proud” or “very proud” to be Americans; that compares to 78 percent in 2016. There was little change among Republicans and Independents. In fact, the survey shows Republicans’ pride at 92 percent. Gallup reports the current 25-point gap in patriotic feelings between Republicans and Democrats is the highest in Gallup’s records. In January 2007, the party gap was 21 points. Gary Bauer of the Campaign for Working Families recently wrote on American Thinker that this patriotism gap is getting far less attention than it deserves. “There is a growing radical left in the Democratic Party,” Bauer tells OneNewsNow. “And there is a growing movement among young Americans who tend to be leaning toward the left politically who are not traditionally patriotic any longer.” Bauer thinks there are several reasons for that, including the anti-American history being taught in colleges and universities. “And then there’s this tendency on the radical left to see America as a country that oppresses people, that was built on slavery,” he says. “So it’s a serious issue when there is declining patriotism overall. It’s a serious issue when the left wing of one party seems to be declining in its patriotic feelings. “Bauer says it’s particularly troubling when younger Americans have lower levels of patriotism than any American generation in modern history.)


— ACLU Issues ‘Travel Alert’ for Texas after Sanctuary City Ban – BOB PRICE  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, anti-Trumps punish you if you do not a) encourage people to come to America illegally, b) encourage people to stay in America illegally, and c) encourage people to bring others to America illegally.)
— Armed Gang Disguised in Islamic Burqas Stole Thousands in Violent Raids – LIAM DEACON
— 15 Illegal Immigrants Arrested for Alleged Identity Theft – JOHN BINDER  (DIERSEN: Of course, all of the many millions who are in America illegally have one or more false identifications. How many of those millions used their false identification(s) to vote for Clinton?)




— California may soon end ban on communists serving in government – Sara Gonzales  (DIERSEN: How soon will California ban members of the following groups from serving in government: 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?)


— While the Left Ignores Voter Fraud, More Evidence Mounts to Prove Them Wrong – Jason Snead and Robert Ordway


— Fake Statistics Created ‘Rape Anxiety’ Among Female Students – TOM KNIGHTON (DIERSEN: Anti-males want everyone to hate males.)


— GOP Intelligence chairman troubled by Trump’s firing of FBI director – ALEXANDER BOLTON  (DIERSEN: The following are not troubled at all a) that my Democrat GAO superiors forced me to retire in 1997 when I was 49 years old, did not promote me beyond GS-13, kept me off audits of IRS for all but 3 of the almost 18 years that I worked for GAO 1980-1997, and forced me to take an $18,847 pay cut in today’s dollars to transfer from IRS to GAO in 1980, b) that my Democrat IRS superiors did not promote me beyond GS-12, disallowed my education deductions in 1978, and disallowed my partial day per diem claims in 1974, and c) that my Democrat Post Office superiors forced me resign in 1969 and disallowed my sick leave requests in 1969 and in 1968: Democrats and Democrat plants, Libertarians and Libertarian plants, Greens and Green plants, and RINOs who promote patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation for complaining about the aforesaid.).


— Legalized pot sends more teens to ER in Colorado – DENNIS THOMPSON


— Trump Fires James Comey as FBI Chief  President accepts recommendations of attorney general and deputy attorney general to dismiss FBI director – Rebecca Ballhaus
— Business Schools Take a Stand Against Academic Rankings  Deans and faculty at more than 20 universities urge others not to participate in the process – Kelsey Gee  (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always stressed that none of my four college degrees are from Ivy League universities.)


— DIERSEN HEADLINE: According to anti-Trumps, in Wisconsin, getting an ID and bringing it to a polling place is “insurmountable” for “many” Clinton supporters.


— Democrats Are Shaming Republicans by Holding Town Halls in GOP Districts  The bold new strategy grew organically after the GOP House passed Trumpcare last week. Will Democratic leadership get behind it? – GRAHAM VYSE


— Longtime LGBT community supporter & former Governor Pat Quinn unveils portrait – Brian Troutman–former-governor-pat-quinn-unveils-portrait

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.