November 21 Morning Edition

— CDC coronavirus update: Agency says most COVID-19 infections spread by people without symptoms

— Illinois State Police Enforcing Indoor Dining Ban As Local Governments Flout Restrictions

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters say “With silence, GOP enables Trump’s risky endgame.”
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters say “Trump’s election challenges falling flat in court.”

— 13,012 new confirmed and probable COVID-19 cases and 126 more deaths reported as Tier 3 restrictions go into effect across state (DIERSEN: According to Google, the Chicago Tribune has lifted its paywall on this story and says “To support essential reporting, please consider becoming a subscriber.”)
— Social media: Everyone’s sharing, no one is taking responsibility – CLARENCE PAGE (DIERSEN: Unlike my competitors, that is, unlike my critics/opponents, I practice full attribution. I highlight the source, title, author, and unhidden hyperlink of articles in GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails and on . I take full responsibility for what I do. Those who object to the aforesaid articles should take their complaints to the sources of those articles and to the authors of those articles. To post something on a website is to put it in the public domain. My critics/opponents want to stop me from sending out the emails, but failing that, they want to stop everyone from reading the emails, but failing that, they punish me for including links in the emails to articles published by authors who they blacklist. My critics/opponents have hundreds, if not thousands, if not millions of authors on their blacklists. My critics/opponents blacklist me because I refuse to carry out their blacklist orders. I should write a book about a) my critics/opponents, b) authors who they blacklist, and c) why my critics/opponents blacklist those authors.)

— In Illinois, U.S. Reps. John Shimkus, Adam Kinzinger and GOP House Leader Jim Durkin exceptions to Trump enablers. A few Republicans start to acknowledge reality: Joe Biden is the president-elect. – Lynn Sweet
— Local businesses brace for impact new COVID restrictions: ‘We’re not Amazon. We’re not Google.’ “There are guidelines that we’re trying to follow as best we can … but it does make it very difficult to make ends meet,” said Tony Marquez, owner of EFK Martial Arts in Edgewater. “We’re not this giant company that can take a sustained hit.” – Sam Charles

— 9 have filed for spot on ballot for Decatur City Council (DIERSEN: Questions to ask City Council candidates: If elected, would you encourage or discourage the following: reparations, BLM, LGBTQ, dependency on government, dependency on charity, abortion, mass/illegal immigration, booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, more gun controls, patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, and/or age discrimination?)

— Retiring Illinois State University president says COVID-19 didn’t push him out – Lenore Sobota (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, if you are a White male who retires, your critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes hint/imply/argue/shout that you were pushed out, and that you should have been pushed out.)

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters glorify and praise Kinzinger.

— DuPage County reports 370 cases Friday, 8 deaths, region’s positivity rate drops to 14.6% – JOSHUA WELGE

— McLean Among Very Few Counties To Flip In Election

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters say “Trump’s Futile Fight To Overturn Election Loss Breeds Turmoil, Risk.”

— Stop the Steal rally Saturday in DuPage features Moms for America speaker – Juliette Fairley
— Mark Curran finds silver lining in session cancellation: ‘The less they’re there, the fewer bad laws they can pass’ – Glenn Minnis

— ILLINOIS LOSES 1,100 JOBS IN OCTOBER, UNEMPLOYMENT RATE FALLS LARGELY FROM WORKERS GIVING UP – Bryce Hill (DIERSEN: In 1998, when I was 49 years old, I gave up trying to find a job appropriate for someone with my education, work experience, professional certifications, and professional license. Employers do not want to hire those who oppose political affiliation discrimination, oppose reverse discrimination, or oppose age discrimination. Employers do not want to hire those who do not help them meet their Affirmative Action, Diversity, and Inclusion quotas, goals, and targets. Employers do not want to hire those who are draft avoiders. Employers do not want to hire those who have had adverse actions taken against them. My Democrat GAO superiors forced me to retire in 1997 when I was 49 years old, gave me unfair performance expectations and appraisals, always ranked me in the bottom half of my coworkers for pay-for-performance purposes, did not promote me beyond GS-13, got rid of my mentor in 1987, kept me off audits of IRS for all but 3 of the almost 18 years that I worked for GAO, and forced me to take a $20,157 (21%) pay cut in today’s dollars to transfer from IRS to GAO in 1980. My Democrat IRS superiors did not promote me beyond GS-12, disallowed my education deductions in 1978, got rid of my mentor in 1975, and disallowed my partial day per diem claims in 1974. My Democrat Post Office superiors forced me resign in 1969 and disallowed my sick leave requests in 1969 and 1968.)

— How To Swing an Election, Illinois Style – David E. Smith

— Sorry, But I’m Not Buying Obama’s Portrait of Racist America – Dr. Michael L. Brown (DIERSEN: How soon, if not already, will governments and political organizations require candidates for government and political organization offices who are conservative, Republican, Trump supporters, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owners, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, draft avoiders, and/or if their ancestors have been in America for a long time to proclaim the aforesaid are White supremacists, Nazis, KKK members, haters, racists, sexists, bigots, and even worse things who should be gotten rid of once and for all?)

— Squad member Rashida Tlaib, accused of being anti-Semitic, to speak on panel about anti-Semitism Tlaib was criticized after describing the ‘calm feeling’ she experienced when thinking about the Holocaust – Sam Dorman (DIERSEN: Democrats always paint Republicans as being anti-Semitic. The more of the following that you are, the more that Democrats paint you as being anti-Semitic: Republican, conservative, German national origin, Lutheran, if your ancestors have been in America for a long time, patriotic, White, male, older, non-poor, draft avoider, and/or gun owner. My Democrat superiors in the federal government stressed the aforesaid about me to my Jewish superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates. Further, they stressed that I lived in Crete 1948-1972 and that I have lived in Wheaton since 1978. In my defense, I stressed that my grandfather on my father’s side fought the Germans in WWI, that my uncles on my mother’s side fought the Germans in WWII, and that my father would have fought the Germans in WWII if he had not been 4-F.)

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump hater says “Founders Intended to Count Illegal Aliens in Congressional Apportionment.”
— Establishment Failures at National Review Trash Breitbart Readers – JOHN NOLTE (DIERSEN: Of course, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes trash those who read GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails, that is, they rash you. I should write a book about my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes. Better yet, I should sue them. I would focus on those who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Wheaton’s West District, in Wheaton, in Milton Township, in DuPage County’s 4th District, in DuPage County, and in Illinois.)

— GOP lawmaker patience runs thin with Trump tactics – ALEXANDER BOLTON

— Why Republican voters say there’s ‘no way in hell’ Trump lost – Brad Brooks, Nathan Layne, Tim Reid

— Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, expanded ‘Squad’ demand Biden deliver on Green New Deal Progressives are facing off with the New Democrat Coalition. – John Parkinson

— Illinois Democrats threaten Michael Madigan’s decadeslong hold on power. House Speaker Michael Madigan, known as the “Velvet Hammer,” also runs the state Democratic Party, but his connection to a federal investigation has undercut him. – SHIA KAPOS
— Culture wars fuel Trump’s blue-collar Latino gains. “Most Latinos identify first as working-class Americans. And Trump spoke to that.” – MARC CAPUTO (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents look down on the working class. I was a member of the working class 1962-1997. I did yard work and delivered newspapers 1962-1964; washed dishes 1964-1966; cleaned golf shoes, chipped slag, and pumped gasoline in 1966; delivered mail 1966-1969; worked on an automobile assembly line and as a security guard in 1970; sold tires, automotive services, and major appliances 1970-1971; pumped gasoline 1971-1972; collected delinquent taxes 1971-1980; and audited federal agencies 1980-1997.)

— The Duo (Ward Connerly and Wenyuan Wu) That Defeated the ‘Diversity Industry’ Californians rejected racial preferences even more soundly this year than in 1996. Will the Supreme Court reverse itself next? – Tunku Varadarajan (DIERSEN: Democrats and RINOs use Affirmative Action, Diversity, and Inclusion to get rid of Republicans, and especially to get rid of Republicans who are law enforcement officers, Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owners, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, draft avoiders, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time. I should write a book about the aforesaid Democrats and RINOs in Illinois, DuPage County, Milton Township, and Wheaton.)
— Can the Democratic Center Hold? Even in some of the most left-leaning states, the appetite for progressivism is limited. – Yascha Mounk
— Can Republicans Build a Multiracial Coalition? Not all nonwhites see themselves as members of marginalized minorities. – Reihan Salam

— They want to shut you up – BEN SHAPIRO (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operates, and their dupes want to shut me up. I should write a book about my critics/opponents, their operates, and their dupes. Better yet, I should sue them.)

— Did Drudge Report and Fox News turn blue in 2020? Once seen as staunchly Republican, the news site and cable news network raised eyebrows in their coverage of Trump – Jennifer Graham


— To win, candidates must focus on their own brands – Brad Rateike (DIERSEN: From what I see, the overwhelming reason why down ballot Republican candidates lost was hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hates who voted for Democrat candidates to punish Trump.)

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.