November 12 Evening Edition

— JB Pritzker uses Veterans Day to announce advisory committee on veterans – Craig Wall


— Activists Arrested At Rally Demanding Obama Center Agree To ‘Community Benefits Agreement’


— When lawmakers return to Springfield, will they rebuke Rauner or save some wins for Pritzker? – Mike Riopell
— Gov.-elect J.B. Pritzker says he’ll live in Springfield but his children will go to school in Chicago
— 5 reasons the Democrats might impeach Trump – Ramesh Ponnuru
— VERY SAD: Why Americans, particularly millennials, have fallen out of love with cars – Mary Wisniewski (DIERSEN: Virtually all my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes are anti-car. I bought my first car in 1964 when I was 16, a 1958 Chevy BelAir. I bought my first new car in 1966, a 1966 Pontiac Tempest Sprint.)
— HARDCOPY ARTICLE TITLE: Share your salary – Minda Zetlin (DIERSEN: If you are/were a government employee, sooner or later, your critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes a) will know what your salary is/was and b) will use that information against you.)
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Trump shows his contempt for the men and women in uniform.”


— Decision expected next week in tight Walsh Miller, Edly-Allen race – Bob Susnjara
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats crow about their success in using video gambling to take money away from poor people.
— Pritzker names leaders of new veterans council, including Republican Rep. Harris – Marni Pyke
— Duckworth, Harris among leaders of Pritzker’s new veterans council – Marni Pyke


— AS THE DEMOCRAT PARTY’S STRANGLEHOLD ON ILLINOIS, ON COOK COUNTY, AND ON CHICAGO TIGHTENS: Bicentennial Birthday Party in Chicago moves to smaller venue (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, the Democrats who run Illinois make it clear that they want individuals, organizations, and companies that are members of the following groups to leave Illinois: Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older people, rich people, gun owners, German Americans, draft avoiders, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time. I should write a book about those who lead the effort to drive members of the aforesaid groups out of Wheaton, out of Glen Ellyn, out of Milton Township, out of DuPage County, and out of Illinois.)




— Counting all the ballots takes time, and for good reason


— Illegal immigrants break November 2017 number in 2 days


— Yes, Florida Elections Have Had Their Moments, Like 200,000 Non-Citizens Possibly Voting In 2012 – Matt Vespa
— Don’t Forget That CNN Suing Trump WH Over Stripping Of Acosta WH Press Pass Shows One Thing: Hatred Of Trump – Matt Vespa




— Democrat hopes for 2020 grow in midterms afterglow – NIALL STANAGE (DIERSEN: Based on how successful the Republican candidates on the November 6, 2018 ballot in your precinct were, how successful do you see Republican candidates being in future elections? How are the demographics of the voters in your precinct changing?)


— Pelosi warns against ousting a (Democrat) woman She and her allies argue she can’t be denied the speakership after Democrats seized the House on a wave of female support. – RACHAEL BADE (DIERSEN: Using Pelosi’s logic, the Republican Party should oust its female leaders because they failed to deliver the female vote.)


— Corporations helping reduce veteran unemployment (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always stressed that I avoided the draft and hinted/implied/argued/shouted 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.)


— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps want open borders.


— Trump calls for halting recounts in Florida races for governor and Senate – Sean Sullivan and John Wagner


— FRONT PAGE: Why Did Facebook Fire a Top Executive? Hint: It Had Something to Do With Trump Palmer Luckey, co-founder of virtual-reality pioneer Oculus, was ousted after his political activity sparked a furor within the social-media giant and Silicon Valley – Kirsten Grind and Keach Hagey


— Latest on the Migrant Caravan


— HARDCOPY ARTICLE TITLE: Save for retirement, even if friends don’t – Peter Dunn (DIERSEN: Could/did you save a lot for your retirement? According to my critics/opponents, I could and did save a lot for my retirement a) because I avoided the draft, b) because the federal government overpaid me, c) because of my wife’s income, and d) because we gave up trying to have children, we did not adopt, and we did not become foster parents.)


— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps could/would use Ohio to argue the more anti-Trump that Republican candidates paint themselves to be, the more votes that Democrats will give  them.

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.