November 16 Evening Edition

— Illinois COVID-19: IL reports 11,632 new coronavirus cases, 37 deaths Free COVID-19 testing available at sites in northern Illinois this week – Michelle Gallardo and Cate Cauguiran
— Joe Biden urges Donald Trump to aid transition amid exploding COVID-19 pandemic: ‘More people may die’ – AP
— Majority of Biden transition team is female, nearly half are people of color – CNN (DIERSEN: Democrats shout at females, at people of color, 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.)
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: To push pot on a municipality, county, state, or country is to destroy that municipality, county, state, or country.

— Obama Says Social Media Companies ‘Are Making Editorial Choices, Whether They’ve Buried Them in Algorithms Or Not’ – Lauren Feiner

— Facing ‘Zero Easy Choices,’ Mayor Lori Lightfoot Stands By Call For $94 Million Property Tax Hike To Balance 2021 Budget – Todd Feurer

— Georgia: 2,600 votes not counted in Floyd County, elections director asked to step down

— Newsmax CEO: No desire to be ‘Trump TV,’ open to weekly show – BRIAN STEINBERG
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters say “Trump’s baseless claims won’t change reality. He lost the election.”
— Claims of anti-Semitism at University of Illinois prompt federal investigation by Department of Education – ELYSSA CHERNEY
— Pritzker, Lightfoot show Illinois style of hypocrisy with COVID-19 restrictions – PATRICK J. HUGHES
— Chicago, Cook County COVID-19 stay-home advisories: Here’s what you need to know.
— Pritzker coy on his Thanksgiving plans | U.S. Rep. Cheri Bustos tests positive for COVID-19 | City’s public health doc says initially there won’t be enough vaccine to go around – LISA DONOVAN

— Contested races emerge on first filing day in DuPage and Kane towns – Katlyn Smith
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Mayoral and city council hopefuls in DuPage and Kane counties officially launched their campaigns Monday with the start of candidate filing to appear on the spring ballot. In Aurora, the state’s second-largest city, Mayor Richard Irvin will face at least two challengers. Contested city council races also are emerging in Downers Grove, Naperville and Wheaton. . .Four city council seats representing Wheaton’s four voting districts are on the ballot. In the south district, Bill Nieman filed his paperwork in order to claim the first spot on the ballot, followed by Mark Yetsky. Lynn Robbins, who in 2019 was appointed to a 2-year term representing the west district, filed to retain the seat. Scott A. Brown has filed to run for the north district seat. Incumbents Mike Barbier and Christopher Zaruba as well as seven other residents — George Nieman, Scott Weller, David Diersen, Mark Yetsky, Gabrielle Reczek, Scott Brown and Stanley Garrett — have picked up nominating packets from the city clerk’s office but had not yet filed as of Monday afternoon.)
— Kane County Board member files financial ethics complaint against Chairman Lauzen – James Fuller
— After Trump march: Arrests, accusations and COVID-19 fines – AP
— As Illinois sees COVID-19 hospitalizations surge 30% in a week, leaders say please no Thanksgiving gatherings – Marni Pyke

— Lightfoot borrowing to cost city taxpayers an extra $2 billion Officials finally release details of the ultimate price of patching a budget hole now with higher debt repayment later. – GREG HINZ

— Trump gained new support across Jacksonville area — did he in your county? – David C.L. Bauer

— Wheaton man charged for failing to register as sex offender: police

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters oppose anything that slows down illegal immigration.


– 11,632 new confirmed and probable cases, 37 additional deaths, 5,581 hospitalized, 1,144 in the ICU, 12.5 percent case positivity, 14.7 percent test positivity
— COVID-19 roundup
— With the failure of the graduated income tax, will the state finally close some tax loopholes? (DIERSEN: What tax loopholes have your critics/opponents charged you with unfairly, unethically, and/or immorally taking advantage of? Since 1972, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have charged me with unfairly, unethically, and immorally taking advantage of the “education tax deduction loophole.” I deducted job-related graduate business, accounting, and finance courses 1972-1980 and 1992-1997. My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes shout that those courses were not job-related, did not help me carry out my job duties, were taken by me to get a job in the private sector, and were a distraction.)
— Fox Fire restaurant appellate decision is now legal precedent

— Conservative censorship goes beyond Twitter and Facebook after WordPress deplatforms popular website – Emma Colton (DIERSEN: Of course, my critics/opponents a) want WordPress to dump and b) want ConstantContact to dump GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails. I should write a book about my critics/opponents. Better yet, I should sue them.)

— Angry Left Vows To Purge GOP ‘Nazis’ In Name Of Unity
— Is Parler A ‘Threat To Democracy’? CNN Blasts Parler, Newsmax As ‘Dangerous’
— Anti-Trump Lions In The Press Turn Into Cuddly Biden Kittens
— Cuomo Uses Church Platform To Say, ‘President Trump Must Learn The Lesson’

— Meet Rebekah Mercer, the Deep-Pocketed Founder of Parler – Alexis Benveniste

— The President vs. the American Media. After terrorist attacks, France’s leader accuses the English-language media of “legitimizing this violence.” – Ben Smith
— Live Tracker of Viral Disinformation (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, all government and political news and commentary is disinformation except for the government and political news and commentary that they put out or bless. My critics/opponents want you to know only what they tell you, no more and no less. They want you to see things their way and their way only. They want to manipulate/dominate you. They want you to glorify them and praise them. They want you to serve as one of their operatives or dupes. They want you to give them money.)
— Liberals Envisioned a Multiracial Coalition. Voters of Color Had Other Ideas. Democrats may need to rethink their strategy as the class complexities and competing desires of Latino and Asian-American demographic groups become clear. – Michael Powell (DIERSEN: Democrats are extremely divisive. Democrats divide a) minorities against Whites, b) women against men, c) younger people against older people, d) those who have less money against those who have more money, e) non-Christians against Christians, f) non-Protestants against Protestants, g) non-German Americans against German Americans, h) non-Italian Americans against Italian Americans, i) veterans against non-veterans, j) moderates and liberals against conservatives, k) LGBTQers against heterosexuals, l) non-married people against married people, m) Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, Independents, and RINOs against Republicans, n) non-patriotic people against patriotic people, o) citizens of foreign countries against citizens of America, p) those whose ancestors have not been in America for a long time against those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time, q) non-gun owners against gun owners, r) drinkers against non-drinkers, s) gamblers against non-gamblers, t) pot users against non-pot users, u) etc. against etc.)

— Mayor: Marijuana Legalization (And Insanely High Taxes) Saved Chicago From COVID-19 Disaster – Chris Roberts (DIERSEN: To push pot on a municipality, county, state, or country is to destroy that municipality, county, state, or country.)

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.