November 16 Evening Edition


— Illinois COVID Update: IL reports 3,005 cases, 20 deaths

— Chicago mayoral election: New poll shows who would win between Lightfoot, Catanzara – Mike Flannery

— The battle over the award-winning LGBTQ memoir ‘Gender Queer’ reaches Downers Grove high schools, with critics calling for its removal – NARA SCHOENBERG

— COMMENT: Democrats run public education in Illinois. Never-the-less, ever-increasingly, Democrats charge Republicans with harassing and bullying LGBTQ students.

— ‘You cannot overfund this’: Milton Township officials debate mental health spending – Katlyn Smith
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Township trustees and Supervisor John Monino tentatively agreed to raise property taxes by roughly $800,000 for the 708 mental health board, named for a state House resolution and created by a referendum vote last spring. A final decision on the tax levy is expected on Dec. 14. . .But township trustees were wary of allocating more money for the first grant cycle, though Monino said the board’s request wasn’t “out of line.” “I think that $1 million is a bit much right now,” said Trustee Jeff Castle, adding that he wanted to see what the board will do next year with the township funding. Trustees gave preliminary approval to a tax increase that would cost the owner of a home with an assessed value of $128,444 — the average in Milton Township — an estimated $17.60. The township covers all or parts of Wheaton, Glen Ellyn, Carol Stream, Lombard, Glendale Heights and Winfield. “It strikes the right balance between fiscal responsibility and providing for the needs of the community,” Trustee Dan Milinko said of the lower amount.)
— COVID-19 hospitalizations up 16.8% from a week ago – Jake Griffin

— Politicians play ‘truth-speak’ but don’t speak truth – Jim Dey

— Democrats seeing rural voter disconnect – Scott Reeder
(COMMENT: What are your connections with farming? On my father’s side, my ancestors homesteaded a farm in Crete in 1854 and my grandmother was born on a farm in Crete. On my mother’s side, my ancestors were sharecroppers on a farm in Grant Park on the Indiana border. My mother was born on that farm. I spent many summer days there during the 1950s and early 1960s.)

— Covid-19 roundup
— State Board of Elections votes 7-0 to dismiss case against Mautino

— ‘Breakthrough’ infections complicate COVID-19 response, disrupt workforce. Trend forces Biden to fight pandemic on two fronts: initial shots, boosters. – Tom Howell Jr.
— Biden’s social welfare bill breaks pledge to not raise taxes on people making less than $400,000. Individuals making more than $500,000 to see double-digit tax cut throughout 2025. – Haris Alic

— Activists rally outside of Capitol to protest critical race theory in schools: ‘Government is not a co-parent’ GOP legislators who spoke say they are embracing education issues ahead of the 2022 midterms – Sam Dorman

— Texas CRT Supporter Warns Parents He’ll Bring 1,000 ‘Soldiers’ Who Are ‘Locked And Loaded’
— Finger On The Trigger, Rittenhouse Prosecutor Points AR-15 At Jury During Closing Arguments

— Alan Dershowitz: Rittenhouse ‘should be acquitted,’ then sue liberal media outlets for their ‘deliberate and willful lies’ ‘It’s the New Yorker and CNN that are the vigilantes’ – PHIL SHIVER

— Team Cheney Mocks Wyoming GOP Vote To Stop Recognizing Her As Republican – Joseph Curl

— Wyoming GOP Votes to No Longer Recognize Rep. Cheney as a Republican – RICK MORAN
(COMMENT: Constructively, the leaders of the Milton Township Republican Organization, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Illinois Republican Party do not recognize me as being a member of their organizations because I promote planks in the Republican Party platform that they want to dump including traditional marriage/family, right to life, immigration, illegal drugs, Second Amendment, and equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving) planks.)

— Political Opinions of K–12 Teachers: Results from a Nationally Representative Survey – Jay Greene, Ph.D. and James Paul

— Mexican president says he will call out US lawmakers who vote against immigration reform – RAFAEL BERNAL
(COMMENT: Constructively, Mexico and many other foreign countries have declared war on America. Ever-increasingly, their citizens invade America.)

— VP’s niece tells parents to teach US was founded by white supremacists – Katelyn Caralle
(COMMENT: Sooner or later, if not already, if you are White, but not a Democrat, Democrats will call you a White supremacist, that is, Democrats will get rid of you.)

— COMMENT: Ever-increasingly, Democrats promote hatred against Republicans.

— COMMENT: Ever-increasingly, Democrats hint/imply/argue/shout at children, 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.

— COMMENT: To push pot on an individual, municipality, township, county, state, or country is to destroy that individual, municipality, township, county, state, or country.

— ‘Wokeness is destroying America,’ conservative Ben Shapiro tells Florida State crowd – Christopher Cann

— COMMENT: Ever-increasingly, Democrats hint/imply/argue/shout at children, 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.

— COMMENT: Democrats run the federal government. They put lots of unofficial pressure on federal employees to give money to charities that promote the Democrat Party platform.

— FEBRUARY 27, 2017 FLASHBACK: 10 Times You Should Take a Pay Cut – SUZANNE LUCAS
(COMMENT: GAO audits IRS. When I transferred from IRS to GAO in 1980 when I was 31 years old, my Democrat GAO superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates did not want me to transfer, but failing that, they wanted me to transfer as a GS-4 Step 1 (currently $34,956/year) intern, that is, to suffer a $62,439/year (64%) pay cut in today’s dollars. They painted what GAO Analysts do as being a unique “trade or occupation.” They would not have done that if I had been a Democrat, minority, female, or veteran. They viciously demonized, denigrated, and condemned the fact a) that I had worked for IRS as a Revenue Officer for almost 9 years, the last 5 1/2 years of which at the GS-12 Step 1-5 levels, currently $85,935-$97,395/year, b) that much of what IRS Revenue Officers do is similar to what GAO Analysts do, c) that I had passed the CPA examination on my first attempt in 1979, d) that I had earned an MBA from Loyola in 1976, and e) that I had almost completed the requirements for a master’s degree in accounting from DePaul. They were furious a) that I suffered a pay cut of only $20,361/year (21%) in today’s dollars to transfer and b) that I transferred with me almost 12 years of federal seniority, 30 days of unused vacation days, and 130 unused sick days.)

— Generic Congressional Ballot: Voters Now Favor GOP By 13 Points for House, Senate

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.