November 11 Evening Edition

— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Marijuana use rising among college students, ditching tobacco: Study

— Lobbying by Sitting Illinois Lawmakers Under Scrutiny A federal bribery charge against a state legislator has led to questions about whether lawmakers should be allowed to lobby

— Rep. Luis Arroyo, who resigned over a corruption charge, may help pick his replacement. Give that power to voters instead. – Editorial
— House Speaker Michael Madigan promises challenge if former Rep. Luis Arroyo takes part in choosing his replacement – JAMIE MUNKS
— Fox legal analyst Napolitano emerges as Trump critic – AP–media-foxs-judge-20191111-story.html
— Calls of ‘fake news’ and ‘media excesses’ seek to silence press – CHARLES SELLE (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, all government and political news and commentary is fake except for the government and political news and commentary that they put out or bless.)
— AS THE DEMOCRAT PARTY’S STRANGLEHOLD ON COOK COUNTY AND ON CHICAGO TIGHTENS: Greater Chicago Food Depository to build a $50 million kitchen to home-deliver 4 million meals a year. ‘This is a seismic shift.’ – Alexia Elejalde-Ruiz
— Nikki Haley’s shrewd memoir shows how Republicans will navigate post-Trump era – PAUL WALDMAN
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says: Congratulations to President Trump and the FOP! It certainly looks like you chased Chicago’s top cop, Eddie Johnson, out of his job.
— Democrats, GOP to vie for impeachment narrative — on TV–trump-impeachment-hearings-20191111-story.html

— Madigan: No role for Arroyo in picking his replacement State Rep. Luis Arroyo planned a meeting to help pick his own successor. But Speaker Mike Madigan, who also heads the state Democratic Party, has warned the other precinct committeemen that Arroyo should stay out of the process. – Tina Sfondeles
— What Chicago can learn from Los Angeles about reducing gun violence Among other things, Chicago must match the investment in violence prevention other cities have made, which is on the order of $30 million per year. – Arne Duncan
— Hey, Luis Arroyo and Ed Burke, even your party pals know your time is up Even as the Legislature considers new measures to hold public corruption in check, Arroyo and Burke are hanging in there, playing the game of old-school Democratic Party bosses. – Editorial

— DISGUSTING: TRAGIC: Winfield leaning toward ‘yes’ to recreational pot sales – Robert Sanchez



— Madigan to Arroyo: Don’t even try naming your replacement

— Moderate Republicans building ‘farm team’ to recapture House in 2022 – Ryan Lovelace (DIERSEN: “Moderate Republicans” focus on getting rid of Republicans like me who support the traditional family, right to life, immigration, Second Amendment, illegal drugs, and equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving) planks in the Republican Party platform.)
— Trump marks 100th annual Veterans Day parade in New York – Dave Boyer

— Sanders says his plan to fight anti-Semitism is to ‘do exactly the opposite of what Trump is doing’ – Madison Dibble (DIERSEN: What do you say to Democrats who fight anti-Semitism by getting rid of individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time?)
— Michael Bloomberg’s long history of sexism – Brad Polumbo

— What Is The New ‘Woke’ Military Really Preparing Us For? – CASEY CHALK
— When ‘Sexist’ (And Desperate) Democrats Bully Warren – PATRICK BUCHANAN

— Nearly 60 Percent of Floridians Oppose Driver’s Licenses For Illegal Aliens – Nick Kangadis

— The Most Liberal City in Arizona Just Voted Against Becoming a Sanctuary for Illegal Aliens – Katie Pavlich

— AOC Suggests We Need to Fight ‘White Supremacy’ to Combat Climate Change – Tyler O’Neil
— Double Standard: Liberals Demand Conservative Justices Recuse Themselves From LGBT Cases – TYLER O’NEIL

— Can an Employer Refuse to Hire an Employee Because of the Employee’s Risk of Developing a Disability? (DIERSEN: Potential employers knew that my father had type 1 diabetes from age 14 and died suddenly in 1969 of heart failure when he was 47 and I was 21. Nevertheless, outstandingly, Firestone Stores offered me a job in 1970, Oldsmobile offered me a job in 1971, IRS offered me a job in 1971, and GAO offered me a job in 1980.)

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters say “Republican Critics, Fearing Trump, Toe an Anti-Impeachment Party Line, for Now.”
— NOVEMBER 7, 2016 FLASHBACK: Determining a Punishment That Fits the Crime – Peter J. Henning (DIERSEN: What do you say to those who side with past and present Illinois Republican Party (IRP), DuPage County Republican Central Committee (DCRCC), and Milton Township Republican Central Committee (MTRCC) leaders who say that the IRP, DCRCC, and MTRCC should punish me forever because I have been “too harsh” on past and present IRP, DCRCC, and MTRCC leaders in my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails? I am harsh on IRP, DCRCC, and MTRCC leaders who fail/refuse to defend/advance the IRP platform. Political parties exist to help elect candidates who can and will defend and advance their platform.)

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats shout at Dreamers, and at everyone else, that Republicans are White supremacists, Nazis, KKK members, haters, racists, sexists, bigots, and even worse things who should be gotten rid of once and for all.

— Baby Trump balloon slasher’s GoFundMe page has raised $40,000 in his battle of ‘good versus evil’ – Brian Niemietz

— Yes, Stocks Are Soaring in the Trump Era It’s not the best presidential record, but fourth place isn’t bad. – Mark Gongloff

— How to Block, Mute, and Avoid Your Enemies Online – Brian Feldman (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who paint themselves as being one of my enemies. They do everything that they can a) to stop me from sending out GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails and b) to stop everyone from reading those emails. They blame me and my emails for their problems, for your problems, for my problems, and for everyone’s problems. They blame for all defeats that Republicans have suffered in Illinois since 2000. They include past and present activists, candidates, elected officials, party leaders, major donors, political consultants, etc. in Wheaton, Glen Ellyn, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois. They include people who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Wheaton, Glen Ellyn, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois. I should write a book about them, their operatives, and their dupes.)

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.