November 14 Morning Edition

— Police report reveals new details on Naperville Buffalo Wild Wings racist incident – Terrell Brown
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Reverend Jesse Jackson is working with the victims of a racist incident at a Naperville Buffalo Wild Wings to get corporate commitments to avoid a boycott of the chain. . .There are now threats of a national boycott if Buffalo Wild Wings doesn’t make improvements. Jackson said he and Rainbow PUSH Coalition will stand with the families to come up with a path forward. He is looking for commitments from the company to stave off a boycott. “Not only that the family get the proper apology that they deserve, but more than that,” Jackson said. “Not only is equal treatment at stake but equal access to franchises and construction. We cannot just be customers, we must be partners in the process.” Buffalo Wild Wings said the company has been in touch with the families and the governor, and is implementing new anti-racism policies in hiring and management practices and welcomes constructive feedback. Apologies alone at this point won’t be enough. “Because that would not have been sufficient for Dr. King as it related to Miss Rosa Parks getting an apology from the bus company,” said Bishop Tavis Grant. “We need systematic constructive change. The roots out uproots racism at its very core.” Jackson stressed he wants to avoid a boycott. Buffalo Wild Wings said 22 percent of its franchises are minority-owned, and by 2020 their largest franchise will be African-American owned. The company has 1,200 restaurants, and operates around the world.)
— Teams of shoplifters target Chicago stores near downtown, North Side – Stacey Baca

— Cops Get Ready For Legal Cannabis in Illinois What’s illegal this New Year’s Eve will be legal New Year’s Day in Illinois, and police are getting ready. – Phil Rogers

— Customer linked to race-related incident at Buffalo Wild Wings was known by staff for racist comments, Naperville police reports show – SUZANNE BAKER
(FROM THE ARTICLE: According to the police report, a man with a swastika tattoo and his female acquaintance told police they had been regulars at the restaurant for the last two to three years, visiting almost every Saturday to watch college football and hockey. The couple had been sitting at a table for four in the restaurant for about two hours when staff seated the group of 18 directly behind them, the police report said. Both the man and woman told investigators they never spoke with any of the members of the large group nor did they ask employees to move the group. The woman told police she pulled their table 5 to 10 inches away from the group so servers could move more freely between the tables. According to police reports, the man told an investigator that Buffalo Wild Wings employees “had heard him make racist jokes and comments in the past.” As a result, some members of the staff “took it upon themselves to tell the large group of (redacted) that they needed to move due to (redacted) being a racist.” . . . One employee told police “the couple has made several negative comments in the past about black people.” A restaurant manager told police that after the Oct. 26 incident, several employees reported past inappropriate conduct from the couple. The manager said he had been unaware of the previous conduct. “If someone other than a Caucasian employee would bring them food, (redacted) would refuse the food and send it back to the kitchen,” the police report stated. One of the employees, in a written statement to police, blamed miscommunication by the staff for the drama on Oct. 26. Marshall said authorities found no evidence of a hate crime and no charges were filed as a result of the incident. A member of the Buffalo Wild Wings corporate communications team previously said the company fired two employees involved in the incident and banned the man employees identified as racist from its restaurants.)
— Elimination of DuPage recorder’s office decision to be made by voters in November 2020 – ALICIA FABBRE

— Here’s what CPS teachers will make under the new contract Two upcoming votes — including one by union members Thursday and Friday — could help the district attract and retain veteran teachers, CTU says. – Matthew Hendrickson (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always accused me of being overpaid. In my defense, 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.)
— Luxury New York developer blindsides alderman with plan to build 434-unit building on 18th Street in Pilsen Property Markets Group’s previous plan to build an even larger development at the site was blocked by former Ald. Daniel Solis. – Carlos Ballesteros and David Roeder (DIERSEN: Are you an elected or appointed Republican Precinct Committeeman/Captain? Have you been blindsided by developers, by those who favor developments, and/or by those who oppose developments in your precinct?)

— How businesses are preparing before recreational marijuana use begins – Marie Wilson and Elena Ferrarin (DIERSEN: Of course, pot pushers will file lawsuits for stoners, that is, for impaired employees, against employers. Pot pushers will argue that stoners, that is, impaired employees, have the “right” to be stoned. I should write a book about my GAO superiors and supervisors and their “three-martini lunches.” SEE: They focused on destroying their employees like me who opposed their “three-martini lunches.”)

— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: DuPage County Board Ends Ban On Video Gaming – JIM GUDAS (DIERSEN: Gambling brings down everyone and everything around it. The more gambling that there is in an area, the more that you should avoid that area.)

— 40 Under 40 Meet the 2019 class (DIERSEN: What did you accomplish by the time you were 40? I earned a) a job-related bachelor’s degree when I was 21 in 1970 (NIU-management) and job-related master’s degrees when I was 27 (Loyola-business) and 31 (DePaul-accounting, b) job-related professional certifications when I was 30 (accounting) and 32 (internal auditing), and c) a job-related professional license when I was 32 (accounting). In today’s dollars, I earned $46,554/year when I was 22, $56,945/year when I was 23, $68,897/year when I was 24, $82,579/year when I was 25, $93,592/year when I was 30, $96,345/year when I was 35, and $104,744/year when I was 40. I bought new cars when I was 17, 19, 20, 23, 25, and 29 (2). I bought a new town home when I was 24, a studio condo when I was 25, and a one bedroom condo when I was 27. I got married when I was 29. We bought a home in Wheaton when I was 29 and we had a new home built in Wheaton when I was 35.)

— Two appellate court judges to vie for soon-to-be vacant spot on Illinois Supreme Court – HANA MUSLIC

— OUTSTANDING: Grundy County Board says no to recreational pot sales – Marney Simon

— OUTSTANDING: Nipping it in the bud; SIU does not plan to change policies regarding Marijuana use – Juniper Oxford

— Once A Skeptic, Congressman Rodney Davis Embraces Trump – BRIAN MACKEY

— How President Trump’s impeachment process is effecting central Illinois – Tessa Bentulan

— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Bloomington panel favors pot smoking at dispensaries, might be first Illinois city to allow onsite use – Howard Packowitz
— Local pension consolidation proposal passes committee despite objections to changes

— Black Lives Matter: Cannabis Sales Issue Is ‘Struggle For Reparations’ – TIFFANI JACKSON & RYAN DENHAM (DIERSEN: Pot pushing is disgusting and tragic. Pot pushers want Blacks to be pot pushers.)
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Bloomington Planners Recommend Cannabis Cafés – ERIC STOCK (DIERSEN: Pot brings down everyone and everything around it. The more pot that is sold in an area, the more that you should avoid that area.)

— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Confederation Meeting Looks Into the “Little Green Bag” – Bob Fischer

— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Cannabis Job Fair To Fill Positions At Proposed Dispensary The Yard Illinois is looking to fill various positions this weekend, Nov. 16 and Nov. 17, for a proposed dispensary slated to open next May. – Lorraine Swanson (DIERSEN: Pot brings down everyone and everything around it. The more pot that is sold in an area, the more that you should avoid that area.)

— Republican state Rep. Lindsay Parkhurst (79th) announced on Facebook that she won’t seek re-election in 2020, setting up a competitive seat that will require Republicans to spend money to keep. Parkhurst says she’s going to run for judge instead. “Being a judge is a dream and goal I had since law school, and I am thrilled by the opportunity to run. It is the pinnacle of any legal career,” she said on Facebook. The 79th District is located in the Kankakee area, about 60 miles south of Chicago. – SHIA KAPOS and ADRIENNE HURST

— Judge: Supreme Court decision barring forced union fees doesn’t rid unions of responsibility to represent all workers – Jonathan Bilyk (DIERSEN: GAO did not unionize until 2007. If GAO had been unionized in 1997, I might still be a GAO employee.)

— Dispensary 33 gets state OK to sell recreational weed on Clark Street – Ron Roenigk (DIERSEN: Pot brings down everyone and everything around it. The more pot that is sold in an area, the more that you should avoid that area.)

— Chicago casino bill stalls, some not happy with state’s smaller cut – Cole Lauterbach (DIERSEN: Gambling brings down everyone and everything around it. The more gambling that there is in an area, the more that you should avoid that area.)

— How Illinois’ police and fire pension consolidation bill went from good to bad – Ted Dabrowski and John Klingner

— Algonquin Township Skips Township Abolition Referendum and Newsletter Discussions 
— McConchie Goes After State Board of Elections Member, a Former State Senator with a Huge PAC 
— IL-14: Ted Gradel’s Testimony Before the FDA 
— Insulin Price Fixing Bill Flies Out of the House 
— Tom Weber Seeks to Protect Non-Chicagoans from Bailing Out Chicago’s Pensions 
— IL-14: Jim Oberweis Endorsed by Lake County Right to Life PAC

— Women accuse University of Chicago Facilities Services Department of favoring ‘white Christian men’ – Scott Holland

— Campaigns: Rep. Parkhurst won’t run, Rep. Ortiz to challenge Committeeman Burke

— ‘Climate migrants,’ the left’s tool to pry borders wide – Cheryl K. Chumley

— ABC political analyst accused of sexism after attack on GOP lawmaker – Tim Pearce

— Democrats target the moron vote

— DACA recipients yell, ‘Hey, hey, ho, ho, Donald Trump has got to go!’ – Monica Showalter
— The War on Trump Represents Fear, Not Hatred – Bryce Buchanan

— Meet the Shills of Fake News – Donald Jeffries
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Considering how many Americans pay high tuition costs every year for college degrees in journalism, or go to expensive broadcasting schools, it is instructive to look at the backgrounds of those at the highest levels of the media. On CNN alone, Anderson Cooper is the son of One Percenter Gloria Vanderbilt and was a CIA college recruit for good measure. Chris Cuomo is the son of former politician Mario Cuomo and brother of current New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Among the network’s “senior advisors” are former Barack Obama aide David Axelrod and former White House Fellow under Hillary Clinton Dr. Sanjay Gupta. Chief Washington correspondent Jake Tapper started out as press secretary for Democratic congressional candidate Marjorie Margolies-Mezvinsky, and worked for a public relations firm run by Jimmy Carter’s press secretary, Jody Powell, as well as Handgun Control Inc. Several among CNN’s on-air “talent” sit on the boards of big corporations, an all-too-common practice this author exposed in the book Survival of the Richest. Not only do these positions provide lucrative “part-time” income, they represent a clear conflict of interest.)

— Students Walk Out to Protest Chick-fil-A at Football Games – DR. SUSAN BERRY (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats encourage children to engage in LGBTQ activity.)
— Half of Europe’s Nearly Five Million Illegals Have Ended up in Just Two Countries, Germany And the UK – OLIVER JJ LANE

— Mike Quigley Claims That Hearsay Can Be Better Than Direct Evidence – VIRGINIA KRUTA

— The Progressive Quest For Scalps – Derek Hunter

— Conservatives Are Now Getting Expelled From the Scientific Community Over LGBT Issues – TYLER O’NEIL (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats and RINOs get rid of you if you do not promote LGBTQ activity.)

— Supreme court has thrown a wrench into the machinery of free speech – RONALD L. TROWBRIDGE (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes want to abolish the First Amendment. According to them, all government and political news and commentary is false except for the government and political news and commentary that they put out or bless. They want the officers, members, and employees of the Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and the Milton Township Republican Central Committee to stop me from sending out GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails, and failing that, to stop everyone from reading those emails.)

— Trump camp using impeachment in get-out-the vote push President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign uses a counter-impeachment message in its get-out-the vote efforts in places like Nevada. – MICHELLE L. PRICE and ZEKE MILLER

— After Heart Attack, Bernie Sanders Takes Long Walks and Eats Salads Six weeks after his heart attack, Mr. Sanders is adopting a more wholesome regimen, conscious that he must persuade voters he is fit enough to be president. – Sydney Ember (DIERSEN: What shows that you are fit to hold an office? For me, it my success in putting together and sending out a GOPUSA ILLINOIS email each and every morning since 2004 and each and every evening too since 2015.)

— FRONT PAGE: News or ‘Trauma Porn’? Student Journalists Face Blowback on Campus Incidents at Northwestern and Harvard reveal a growing tension between traditional journalistic practices and the demands of student activists. – Julie Bosman, Mitch Smith and Kate Taylor

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats crow about their success in making California anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time. How soon will California leave the United States and become part of Mexico?)

— Facebook Reports Gains in Removing Objectionable Content Company says disclosure of statistics also shows its commitment to transparency – Jeff Horwitz (DIERSEN: Of course, my critics/opponents in the Illinois Republican Party (IRP), DuPage County Republican Central Committee (DCRCC), Milton Township Republican Central Committee (MTRCC), etc. want Facebook, Google, etc. to remove me, remove my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails, and remove I should write a book about my critics/opponents in the IRP, DCRCC, MTRCC, etc.)
— Outside the Hearing Room, an Impeachment Carnival Historic session draws politics junkies, a self-described drag queen—and therapy dogs – Lindsay Wise
— Retirees’ Mandatory IRA Withdrawals Would Shrink Under Treasury Plan The Trump administration is updating life-expectancy tables governing required withdrawals from tax-advantaged retirement accounts – Richard Rubin

— A troubling new study shows that legalizing marijuana is linked with an increase in problematic pot use among teens – Jeremy Berke

— Lawmakers Split on EEOC Halt of Future Gender, Race Pay Reports (DIERSEN: While I worked for the federal government for almost 30 years, my superiors were always under tremendous pressure from Democrat politicians a) to hire, retain, and promote young Democrat minorities and young Democrat females and b) to make way for them by getting rid of their employees who were Republican, White, male, and/or non-veteran and had not made GS-13 (currently $98,198) by age 25, GS-14 (currently $116,040) by age 30, GS-15 (currently $136,495) by age 35, and Senior Executive Service (currently $165,500) by age 40. All my Democrat superiors were one or more of the following: anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders, anti-past/present union members, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)

— Bolton: Jared & Ivanka Could Get Trump To Go Liberal To Impress Their Friends – Aiden Pink

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: SPLC promotes hatred against individuals, against organizations, against companies, against governments, and against countries that do not promote LGBTQ activity.

— Grading the Presidential Candidates on Marijuana: Overall Rankings – Molly Nelson (DIERSEN: Each and every person involved in government, politics, journalism, etc. should put their answers to the following questions in the public domain: Have you ever illegally used pot, and if yes, why, when, and how much? Using pot illegally shouts that you disrespect the rule of law; what do you have to say about that? Do you oppose the promotion of pot, and if not, why not?)

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.