November 11 Evening Edition

— Making case for challenging governor, Ives touts conservative values – Madhu Krishnamurthy
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Illinois Republican gubernatorial candidate and State Rep. Jeanne Ives won over some hearts Saturday during a brief appearance to drum up support for her primary campaign in Arlington Heights. Ives spoke before a small crowd, including several veterans, at the Republicans of Wheeling Township headquarters. State Rep. Tom Morrison, who represents the 54th District, introduced Ives, lauding her stance on core Republican values, which he said Gov. Bruce Rauner has failed to uphold. “He took a very strong left-wing turn on a lot of social issues,” said Morrison, adding Rauner hasn’t been listening to members of his own party. Morrison acknowledged there are some Republicans who are upset with Ives for taking a hard stand on some issues. . .Ruth O’Connell, Wheeling Township Republican committeeman, said while the group won’t announce its endorsements until January, she supports Ives completely. “She’s going to lead our Republican ticket,” O’Connell said. “She understands what needs to be done.”)
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Moores say “Trump deflects on whether Moore should quit Senate race.”
— Facebook says it needs your explicit photos for your own protection – Travis M. Andrews (DIERSEN: What does Facebook think of those who share your demographics? Ever-increasingly, Facebook has the power to destroy whichever individual, organization, company, government, or country that it wants to.)

— Today’s sexual harassment debate: Deja vu all over again – Richard J. Gonzalez (DIERSEN: Women who want to avoid sexual harassment should consider working for the federal government. During the almost 30 years that I worked for the federal government, I saw no sexual harassment of women. The federal government a) considers women to be members of a protected class and b) gives preference to women. However, women should be advised that many millions have not and will not seek a job with the federal government a) because the pay and benefits are terrible, b) because the advancement opportunities are terrible, c) because they lack required education, work experience, professional certifications, and/or professional licenses, d) because they cannot pass an employment examination, e) because they cannot pass a background investigation, f) because they cannot pass a physical examination, g) because they cannot take the demonization, denigration, and condemnation that comes with being a federal employee or federal retiree, and/or h) because they are Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran and they know that the federal government discriminates against the aforesaid.)

— Rauner suffers more veto losses than usual after fellow Republicans vote for more overrides – Kim Geiger, Monique Garcia
— Roy Moore: Alabama voters will ‘see through this charade’ of sexual misconduct claims – Elise Viebeck and Tom Hamburger
— FBI’s gun background-check database is missing records of millions of cases – Devlin Barrett, Sandhya Somashekhar, Alex Horton
— Trump deflects questions on whether Roy Moore should quit Senate race – AP

— Illinois legislative inspector general – BGA

— Roy Moore Says Allegations Are Intended to Derail Senate Bid A wave of national Republican leaders, including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, called for Moore to drop out of the race if the allegations are true – Jeff Amy and Kim Chandler

— Rahm attacks Rauner on new homeless vets housing project – Bill Cameron (DIERSEN: Veterans Day would be appropriate for my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes to attack me for getting student draft deferments 1966-1970 and a financial hardship draft deferment 1970-1971. They could hint/imply/argue/shout a) that instead of me, the Post Office should have hired a veteran in 1966, b) that the Post Office should gotten rid of me much sooner than it did so that a veteran could have my job, c) that instead of me, IRS should have hired a veteran in 1971, d) that instead of me, IRS should have promoted veterans in 1972, 1973, and 1974, e) that instead of me, GAO should have hired a veteran in 1980, f) that instead of me, GAO should have promoted a veteran in 1986, and g) that GAO should have gotten rid of me much sooner than it did so that a veteran could have my job and my preferred corner office.)

— Rauner, Mendoza war of words continues – Doug Finke

— Big state worker union courting disaster for Illinois taxpayers – Editorial

— TRAGIC: Village Board proves ready to talk again about video gaming – Jon DePaolis

— Batinick ‘stunned’ by lack of accountability in Illinois Capitol – Angela Underwood

— House hopeful Darren Bailey praises harassment hotline, sensitivity training praised but wants more – Glenn Minnis


— Senate candidate Rafael Him wants Democrats, Republicans ‘under one tent’ – Glenn Minnis

— House aspirant Dan Ugaste accuses Democrats of ignoring harassment accusations for years – Glenn Minnis

— Kelly calls on Ives to exit the GOP primary race (DIERSEN: Since 2000, my policy has been to circulate nominating petitions for all the candidates who want to be on Republican primary ballots in my DuPage County Milton Township Precinct 9 in Wheaton. Currently, I am circulating nominating petitions in my precinct for Ives/Morthland, Kelly/Leggero, Dodge & Senger, Helland, Minor, Almiron, and Russo. Previously, from 19 homes in my precinct, I gathered 559 signatures from registered Republican voters on 56 nominating petition sheets for the 19 announced candidates to be on the March 20, 2018 Republican primary ballot in my precinct. The candidates are: U.S. CONGRESS: Peter Roskam; STATE OF ILLINOIS: Bruce Rauner, Governor and Evelyn Sanguinette, Lieutenant Governor and Erika Harold, Attorney General; ILLINOIS SENATE: Michael Connelly; ILLINOIS HOUSE: Jeanne Ives; DUPAGE COUNTY: Dan Cronin, Board Chairman; James Mendrick and Frank Bibbiano, Sheriff; Paul Hinds, Clerk; Gwen Henry, Treasurer; Darlene Ruscitti, Regional Superintendent of Schools; DUPAGE COUNTY BOARD District 4: Grant Eckhoff, Amy Grant, Paula McGowen, and Beth Tatro; DUPAGE COUNTY FOREST PRESERVE: Joseph Cantore, President; CIRCUIT COURT JUDGE: Richard Russo and Karen Wilson; and REPUBLICAN PRECINCT COMMITTEEMAN: Dave Diersen.)

— Steve Reick Sees Through “Tax Freeze” Headline Bill
— Redux of Jack Franks’ Tax Freeze Bill Passes House, Failure Again Predicted in Senate

— Village of Tower Hill Treasurer Nancy Finley charged with Class X Felony – Theft over $100K – KIRK ALLEN

— The ghoulish piranhas of the GOP swamp swarm Roy Moore
— Study: Women ‘marrying down’ as men become less educated

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: The Nation Review makes it clear that if you are accused of anything, the National Review will flush you down its toilet and that it will immediately flush you down its toilet if you are a Trump supporter, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owner, German American, and/or if your ancestors have been in America for a long time.

— The Tax Bill: Placing a Dagger in the American Dream of Home Ownership – Miles Zaremski (DIERSEN: Please contact Congressman Roskam ASAP and urge him to oppose cutting any itemized deductions. From what I see, the more that you have benefited from itemizing your deductions, the more federal income tax that the “GOP tax plan” will make you pay. Those who take the standard deduction have always wanted those who itemize to pay more taxes. Typically, those who take the standard deduction are renters and those who itemize are homeowners. I have been a homeowner since 1972 and my wife and I have been homeowners since 1978. Since 1972, my critics/opponents have always been beyond furious a) that I paid less federal income tax 1972-1977 because I itemized and b) that my wife and I have paid less federal income tax since 1978 because we have itemized. Being able to pay less federal income tax by deducting educational expenses encouraged me to take job-related graduate a) business courses at Loyola 1972-1976, b) accounting courses at DePaul 1976-1980, c) internal auditing courses at Roosevelt 1980-1981, and d) finance courses at IIT 1992-1997. Being able to pay less federal income tax by deducting mortgage interest and real estate tax encouraged me to buy a) a new town home in University Park in 1972, b) a studio condo in the Outer Drive East building in 1974, and c) a one bedroom condo in that building in 1976. Being able to pay less federal income tax by deducting mortgage interest and real estate tax encouraged my wife and I to a) buy 1017 East Harrison in Wheaton in 1978 and b) have 915 Cove Court built in Wheaton in 1984.)

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Moores call for Moore to exit Alabama Senate race.

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.