November 10 Evening Edition


— Kyle Rittenhouse trial: Murder case thrown into jeopardy by mistrial bid; Rittenhouse testifies – AP
— Illinois COVID Update: IL reports 5,044 cases, 20 deaths

— Business Executives and Wealthy Republican Donors Helped Fund Attacks on Critical Race Theory During Campaigns – Brian Schwartz

— No hedging this time? Richest Illinoisan vows to go ‘all in’ to beat Pritzker — Dems see Griffin financing ‘Rauner 2.0’ “I’m going to make sure that if he runs again, that I am all in to support the candidate who will beat him,” Hedge fund billionaire Ken Griffin reportedly said. “He doesn’t deserve to be the governor of our state.” – Rachel Hinton
— ‘Stay tuned,’ Republicans: GOP on verge of getting candidate for Illinois secretary of state. State Rep. Dan Brady signaled on Wednesday that he plans to make a run for the office, filing updated campaign committee documents with the state’s board of elections that show he’s seeking the Office of the Illinois Secretary of State. – Rachel Hinton
— Illinois COVID-19 cases top 5,000 for first time in two months — and it’s time to get vaccinated ‘right now,’ officials say. Average daily cases have shot up in Chicago by 24% since last week, underscoring the importance of getting vaccinated, officials say. – Mitchell Armentrout

— Battle of the billionaires rages on as Ken Griffin vows to go ‘all in’ to defeat Gov. J.B. Pritzker – RICK PEARSON
— Ald. Gilbert Villegas launches congressional bid in new, heavily Latino district that stretches from NW Side to west suburbs – RICK PEARSON

— Repeal of notification law defies wishes of voters – Eileen McGleam, Downers Grove

— Griffin promises to bankroll a Pritzker challenger. “I’m going to make sure that if he runs again, that I am all in to support the candidate who will beat him,” the Citadel founder said at a New York Times event today. – KATHERINE DAVIS

— Sullivan accuses Pritzker of pushing “divisive social issues” – Mark Maxwell

— Survey: Majority of CFOs prioritizing environmental, social and governance (ESG) investment
(COMMENT: How soon will Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, Independents, and RINOs make it illegal to invest in companies that do not promote dependency on government, dependency on charity, LGBTQ, abortion, mass/illegal immigration, booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, abolition of the First and Second Amendments, patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, and/or age discrimination?)


— GOP Rep. Dan Brady files paperwork to run for secretary of state
— Ken Griffin says he will go all-in against Pritzker

— The streets are paved in gold … for illegals – Tim Constantine
— 76% of Americans think Facebook making society worse, CNN poll says – Tom Howell Jr.
(COMMENT: I should write a book about my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes a) who promote Facebook, b) discourage me from sending out GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters, and c) discourage everyone from reading those newsletters.)

— History teacher says parents being ‘gaslit’ with lies that critical race theory isn’t taught. CRT is not ‘explicitly taught’ but acts as a ‘lens’ through which lesson are filtered, says McCormick

— 23 More Labor Unions File New Legal Challenge To Chicago’s Vaccine Mandate Deadline
— Parents Go After Union Stranglehold On School Boards
— The So-Called Meritocracy Isn’t The Problem – Ben Shapiro
(COMMENT: My Democrat superiors in the federal government were furious when I did the following because it frustrated their efforts to promote their lessor qualified Democrat employees over me: 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.)

— Biden’s ‘Build Back Better Act’ Gives $800M in Cash Payments to Illegal Aliens Released into U.S. – JOHN BINDER

— Denying Schools Are Teaching Critical Race Theory Won’t Make It Popular With Parents. Those pushing a top-down cultural revolution do not want a label, because that makes it harder to delegitimize opposition to their agenda. – Nathanael Blake

— You Can’t Ignore Them: Here’s the Bloc of Voters That Inflicted Sweet Revenge on Democrats in 2021 – Matt Vespa

— 4 in 10 Republicans don’t like schools teaching about history of racism. The new survey and others reinforce the slippery slope of the GOP’s anti-critical race theory push. – Aaron Blake
(COMMENT: Democrats blame Republicans for racism. Democrats call Republicans White supremacists, Nazis, KKK members, haters, racists, sexists, bigots, and even worse things.)

— American Medical Association language guide pushes critical race theory – Mark Moore

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.