— COMMENT: Democrats say “Democrats Push For Action on DACA During Lame-Duck Session.”
— COMMENT: Democrats say “Donald Trump is back on Twitter after an online poll from Elon Musk.”
— COMMENT: Chicago Democrats use reports of “harassment, death threats” against University of Chicago “The Problem of Whiteness” instructor to promote hatred against Republicans.
— COMMENT: Chicago Democrats crow about their success in getting Chicago millennials to hate Republicans.
— COMMENT: Democrats say “Citing Twitter poll, Musk says he will restore Trump’s account.”
— COMMENT: Ever-increasingly, Democrats use the Proud Boys to promote hatred against Republicans.
— COMMENT: Democrats say “Voter fraud doesn’t increase with mail-in ballots.”
— COMMENT: Illinois Democrats say “With election out the way, it’s time for sincerity on SAFE-T Act.”
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD WITHPICTURE: COMMENT: Soon, under Illinois Democrats, everyone in Illinois will be a) handing out welfare and/or b) receiving welfare.
— COMMENT: Democrats promote hatred against Trump.
KENDALL COUNTY NOW
— Scott Gryder: Republican Party needs new leadership at the top – Mark Foster
MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— “Kid-Friendly” Drag Show Bakery Gathering School Board Petition Signatures
— Matt Taibbi & Eric Saltzman Bring Trump to Camp Crystal Lake
— The oxymoronically named Respect for Marriage Act – Robert Knight
— CBS News temporarily leaves Twitter ‘in light of the uncertainty’ – Jenny Goldsberry
NEW YORK POST
— Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot stripped my press credentials—I’m suing to get them back – William J. Kelly (COMMENT: To discredit me as being a reporter/journalist, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes a) stress that I do not have a degree in journalism, b) stress that I am not paid for what I do, c) stress that the newsletters that I send out are free charge and contain no advertising, and d) stress that I do not claim to be nonpartisan. In my defense, a) I stress that I have put GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters together and sent them out since 2000, b) I stress that I have almost 18 years of experience as a GAO Analyst, the last 11 years of which at the GS-13 Step 1-10 Levels, currently $104,915-$136,387/year, c) I stress that what GAO Analysts do is very similar to what reporters and journalists do, and d) I stress that I have enough time, money, ability, experience, and motivation that I can and do send the newsletters out free of charge, containing no advertising, and containing no requests for donations.)
— San Francisco launches guaranteed income program for transgender people – Kendall Tietz
— The college debt solution: Let kids go to work instead of school – Michael Gibson (COMMENT: Back in good old days, a) I was able to work my way through college and graduate from NIU in 1970 with a bachelor’s degree in management and owning a 1969 Dodge Charger SE. That degree enabled me get jobs working for Firestone Stores in 1970 and for IRS in 1971. Further, my 1976 MBA from Loyola and my 1979 CPA certificate enabled me get a job working for GAO in 1980.)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Higher education is obviously in crisis. There is currently $1.7 trillion in outstanding student debt. The cost of college has gone up more than 400 percent in real terms since the mid-1970s, and we all know the education students receive is not four times better than it used to be. In the humanities, there is convincing evidence it has gotten worse. About 39 million Americans are college dropouts. One out of four freshmen drops out by the end of their first year. Only two out of three make it to the end of the program, which for many takes six years. Then there are the baristas with PhDs and the Uber drivers with MFAs. Clearly, college for all is not the surefire ticket to the American Dream.)
— ‘1619 Project’ author Nikole Hannah-Jones mocks worried NYC mom’s subway safety woes – Mary Kay Linge
— Remember Why You Liked Trump In the First Place? While others have become prominent in our political culture after him, no one is quite like Trump and to think otherwise is ludicrous. – Lauren Farrell
— Blaming Trump for the midterms – Frank Filocomo
— Kids can’t read or write but… – Silvio Canto, Jr.
— National Review, you’re not helping – Christopher Skeet
— GOP Rep. Gimenez: Part of the Border Problem Is Congress Giving ‘Way Too Much Discretion’ to the Administration – IAN HANCHETT (COMMENT: U.S. Republican Representatives and U.S Republican Senators led by Newt Gringrich dramatically cut GAO’s budget while I worked for the Democrats who ran the agency 1980-1997. Those Republicans failed/refused to stop those Democrats from using those cuts to get rid of the agency’s few remaining Republican employees who were conservative, White, male, older, non-veteran, Protestant, German American, and/or those whose ancestors had been in America for a long time.)
— EU Commissioner Calls for More African Immigration to Solve Demographic Decline – CHRIS TOMLINSON
— Students protest Ann Coulter event – Wyatt Eichholz
— Notre Dame College Democrats condemn GOP debater’s alleged ‘hateful,’ ‘dangerous’ rhetoric – DAVE HUBER
— Supporters Of Elon Musk’s Twitter Crusade May Be Disappointed In The Long Run – PETER ROFF
— Biden Misreads Election Results As A Validation Of His Border Crisis – Will Davis
— A Record-Setting Disaster for the Head of Border Protection – Simon Hankinson
— Woke goes to die over education at the ballot box. Conservatives can win by pledging to advance parental rights and education freedom. – Paul Zimmerman
— ‘1619 Project’ creator claims Gov. Youngkin blocking CRT in schools to ‘protect feelings of White children’
— ‘Avalanche’ of Illegals Ready to Flood US Border as Title 42 Ends – CATHERINE SALGADO
— What If DeSantis Doesn’t Run? – Mark Lewis
— Magic Cars – John Stossel
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Batteries are lousy at storing large amounts of energy. “Batteries leak, and they don’t hold a lot,” says physicist Mark Mills. Mills thinks electric cars are great but explains that “oil begins with a huge advantage: 5,000% more energy in it per pound. Electric car batteries weigh 1,000 pounds. Those 1,000 pounds replace just 80 pounds of gasoline.” . . . Miracle batteries powerful enough to replace fossil fuels are a fantasy. . .We just don’t have enough electricity for all electric cars.)
— COMMENT: Democrats say “Kinzinger says House Republicans will have a totally nonfunctional majority in 2023 and McCarthy as speaker will be the equivalent of the dog who caught the car.”
NEW YORK TIMES
— COMMENT: Ever-increasingly, Democrats use White supremacists to promote hatred against Republicans.
— COMMENT: Democrats say “President Biden Is Turning 80. Experts Say Age Is More Than a Number.” How old are you? What was your salary when you were 25, 30, 35, and 40 in today’s dollars? If you were a federal employee and Republican, White, male, and/or non-veteran, if your salary in today’s dollars was not at least $104,915/year (GS-13) by age 25, $1234,978/year (GS-14) by age 30, $145,831/year (GS-15) by age 35, and $176,300/year (Senior Executive Service) by age 40, the Democrats who ran the federal government used Affirmative Action, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, budget cuts, etc. to get rid of you.
— COMMENT: Democrats crow about their success in making younger voters a) anti-White, b) anti-male, c) anti-older people, d) anti-heterosexual, e) anti-traditional marriage and family, f) anti-wealth, g) anti-gun ownership, h) anti-Christian, i) anti-Protestant, j) anti-Italian American and anti-German American, k) anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time, l) anti-conservative, m) anti-patriotism, n) anti-Republican, and/or o) anti-American.
— COMMENT” Democrats say “President Biden Turns 80, Making Him the First Octogenarian in the Oval Office. The president’s milestone birthday has brought new attention to the gerontocracy that has led both parties for years and raised questions about when a new generation will come forth.” I should write a book about age discrimination.
— COMMENT: Democrats say “At least five people were killed and 18 injured late Saturday in a shooting at an L.G.B.T.Q. nightclub in Colorado Springs.” Ever-increasingly, Democrats use reports of crimes against LGBTQers to promote hatred against Republicans.
— COMMENT: Democrats say “Elon Musk says he will let Trump back onto Twitter.”
— COMMENT: Democrats say “A weakened Trump tries again” and ask “Can a challenger take him down in 2024?”
— COMMENT: Democrats say “At least 5 killed in shooting at LGBTQ club in Colorado Springs.” Ever-increasingly, Democrats use reports of crimes against LGBTQers to promote hatred against Republicans.
LOS ANGELES TIMES
— COMMENT: Democrats say “Musk attempts ‘hardcore’ culture reset at Twitter. Will employees buy in?” I should write a book about the cultures in the following: a) Milton Township Republican Organization, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Illinois Republican Party since 2000, b) Wheaton, Milton Township, and DuPage County since 1978, c) GAO 1980-1997. d) IRS 1971-1980, e) Firestone Stores 1970-1972, f) Post Office 1966-1969, g) University Park 1972-1976, and h) Crete 1948-1972.
— COMMENT: Democrats crow about their success in dominating school boards.
— COMMENT: Ever-increasingly, Democrats use reports of crimes against LGBTQers to promote hatred against Republicans.
— COMMENT: Democrats say “Biden turns 80 amid questions about a re-election bid.”
— COMMENT: Democrats say “The GOP’s election disaster” and “On Nov. 4, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich boasted of a GOP election ‘blowout’ to Fox News’ Sean Hannity. Republicans were sure to pick up 44 House seats and three to five Senate seats in a ‘Red Wave,’ Gingrich predicted. Wrong.” Democrats have always run GAO. Democrats could stress to me that if Gingrich had protected GAO’s few remaining Republican employees, including me, when he dramatically cut GAO’s budget, I might still be a GAO employee. Gingrich let the Democrats who ran GAO 1980-1997 use his budget cuts to get rid of GAO’s few remaining employees like me who were Republican, White, male, non-veteran, Protestant, German American, and/or had ancestors who had been in America for a long time who the Democrats who ran GAO had not promoted to GS-13 (currently $104,915) by age 25, GS-14 (currently $123,978) by age 30, GS-15 (currently $145,831) by age 35, and Senior Executive Service (currently $176,300) by age 40. Extremely few GAO employees make the aforesaid promotion deadlines. Democrats could stress to me that Gingrich believes in “up-or-out,” that is. that he believes that if you do not make promotion deadlines, you are a “bad employee.”
— 55% say they’re behind on retirement savings – Tyler Weaver (COMMENT: When I was 18 years old in 1966, I started earning full-time credits toward a Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS) pension even though I worked only part-time for the Park Forest Post Office. Because of that, and my Post Office, IRS, and GAO employment, I became eligible to take early CSRS retirement when I was 45 years old in 1993. My wife and I got married in 1978, she always had good-paying jobs, and we always saved as much as we could for our retirement. We saved more for our retirement because we gave up trying to have children, we did not adopt, and we did not become foster parents. The federal government pays 72% of federal retiree health care insurance premiums. Of course, the aforesaid has always made my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes furious, and especially those who do not have pensions or subsidized health care insurance.)
— COMMENT: Ever-increasingly, hate-filled White-hating White-haters use Trump to promote hatred against Whites.
— COMMENT: Democrats say “DeSantis Makes Pitch to Republicans Looking to Move From Trump.”
— COMMENT: Ever-increasingly, Big Business paints itself as being a) anti-White, b) anti-male, c) anti-older people, d) anti-heterosexual, e) anti-traditional marriage and family, f) anti-wealth, g) anti-gun ownership, h) anti-Christian, i) anti-Protestant, j) anti-Italian American and anti-German American, k) anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time, l) anti-conservative, m) anti-patriotism, n) anti-Republican, and/or o) anti-American.
— COMMENT: Ever-increasingly, Democrats use White supremacists to promote hatred against Republicans.
— 12 Finance Pros’ Tips For Successfully Achieving Early Retirement (COMMENT: Early retirement was never one of my goals. My Democrat superiors in the federal government wasted my career and forced me to take their early retirement “offer” in 1997 when I was 49 years old. Because of that, in today’s dollars, my Civil Service Retirement System pension is less than what my IRS salary was in 1972 when I was 23 years old.)
— 6 reasons to consider delaying your retirement – Dori Zinn (COMMENT: Because GAO was not unionized in 1997 when I was 49 years old, because my support from my Republican elected officials in Illinois was very limited, and because of my terrible demographics (Republican, White, male, draft-avoider, Protestant, 100% German American, and my ancestors had been in America since 1844), my Democrat GAO superiors could and did make it very clear to me that they had the power to and would use that power to destroy me if I did not take their early retirement “offer” in 1997 when I was 49 years old. Support from my Republican elected officials in Illinois was very limited because they rejected the Rutan v. Republican Party of Illinois decision ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rutan_v._Republican_Party_of_Illinois ), that is, because they promoted patronage and promoted political affiliation discrimination.)
GO BANKING RATES
— What Are the Five Stages of Retirement? (COMMENT: I should write a book about retirement.)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Stage 4: Mid-Retirement By mid-retirement, sometime in your early 70s, you should begin to feel as if you’ve got things figured out — financially and emotionally. If you’ve prepared well, you should be enjoying hobbies and travel while experiencing financial security. However, if you don’t have long-term plans in mind for that time when you begin to slow down physically, you’ll want to start thinking about how you might pay for assisted living or nursing care. Stage 5: Late Retirement Late retirement may come at different ages, depending on your physical health. This marks the time when you are less active and may even need long-term care. While this may be a difficult topic to consider, make sure to discuss your end-of-life wishes with your family, including what life insurance you have, who should have power of attorney (if necessary) and who is named in your will.)
U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT
— 5 Steps to Help Clients Stay on Track for Retirement – Scott Ward (COMMENT: My Civil Service Retirement Service (CSRS) pension is dramatically less and my retirement savings are dramatically less because my Democrat superiors in the federal government wasted my career and forced me to take their early retirement “offer” in 1997 when I was 49 years old. In today’s dollars, my CSRS pension is less than what my IRS salary was in 1972 when I was 23 years old.)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Plan for setbacks in retirement saving.)
— COMMENT: Democrats say “Musk digs himself into a deeper hole” and asks “Is Twitter being steered towards bankruptcy?”
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Tesla is becoming Twitter’s collateral damage, said Therese Poletti in MarketWatch. Shares in the electric-car maker, which Musk also leads, are down 49.6 percent this year. The concerns for investors “go far beyond Musk selling stock” to finance his purchase. He has reportedly “pulled more than 50 Tesla engineers” to help run Twitter. Many people have “bought into the Tesla story because they believe Musk is a genius.” The chaotic mess at Twitter is rapidly eroding that myth.)
— Partisan Clashes over Federal Workforce All but Assured in New Congress (COMMENT: Democrats could argue that I should vote for Democrats because Republicans want to cut my Civil Service Retirement System pension and my health care insurance subsidies.)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: House Budget Committee Republicans have said they will again advocate changes such as requiring a higher contribution toward retirement for FERS employees and basing new annuities on the highest five consecutive years of salary rather than the highest three. Other provisions they have mentioned include reducing retirement COLAs; eliminating an annuity supplement for FERS retirees duplicates Social Security benefits until they reach age 62 and can claim those benefits; reducing the interest paid by the TSP’s government securities G fund, the program’s largest; and shifting more of the cost of FEHB insurance onto enrollees. Those proposals have been offered repeatedly over the years only to be blocked by Democrats friendly to federal employee interests and would face the same opposition in the new Congress.)
— 3 Strategies to Build Motivation in Students – Marina Heifetz Ph.D. (COMMENT: What motivated you to earn job-related college degrees, professional certifications, and professional licenses? For me, it was qualifying myself for better paying jobs. I earned a job-related bachelor’s degree (NIU-management) when I was 21. I earned job-related master’s degrees when I was 27 (Loyola-business), 31 (DePaul-accounting), and 48 (IIT-finance). I earned job-related professional certifications when I was 30 (CPA), 32 (Certified Internal Auditor), 41 (Certified Fraud Examiner), 45 (Certified Government Financial Manager), 47 (Certified Financial Services Auditor), and 48 (Forensic Accountant). I earned a job-related professional license (CPA) when I was 32.)
— Third of workers feel ‘forced to retire’ because of age discrimination. (COMMENT: I should write a book about being forced to take early retirement. I became eligible to take early retirement in 1993 when I was 45 years old. My Democrat GAO superiors succeeded in forcing me to take their early retirement “offer” in 1997 when I was 49 years old. By doing that, they wasted everything that I had learned a) working for GAO for almost 18 years, b) working for IRS for almost 9 years, c) earning a master’s degree in finance from IIT when I was 48, d) passing the Certified Internal Auditor examination when I was 32, e) earning a master’s degree in accounting from DePaul when I was 31, f) passing the CPA examination when I was 29, g) earning an MBA from Loyola when I was 27, and h) earning a bachelor’s degree in business from NIU when I was 21. They would not have done that if I had been a Democrat, minority, female, and/or veteran. Of course, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes side with my Democrat GAO superiors.)
— According to anti-conservates and according to conservative-haters, the following are extremist positions. – Dave Diersen
— Individual responsibility should be encouraged
— Traditional marriage and family should be encouraged
— Avoidance of unwanted pregnancy should be encouraged
— Compliance with immigration laws should be encouraged
— Avoidance of booze, gambling, pot, and other vices should be encouraged
— Upholding Second Amendment rights should be encouraged
— Meritocracy and equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving) should be encouraged
— Dependency on government and charity should not be encouraged
— LGBTQ should not be encouraged
— Abortion should not be encouraged
— Mass/illegal immigration should not be encouraged
— Booze, gambling, pot, and other vices should not be encouraged
— Dismastment of Second Amendment rights should not be encouraged
— Patronage should not be encouraged
— Political affiliation discrimination should not be encouraged
— Reverse discrimination should not be encouraged
— Age discrimination should not be encouraged