November 22, 2023


— City working to move Chicago migrants into shelters, but hundreds remain outside CPD stations. Oak Park migrants: Many living outside 15th District moved to suburban shelters. – Craig Wall
— Democrats decry closure of LGBTQ nightclub.
— Under Chicago Democrats, poverty and crime ever-increasingly increase in Chicago.

— Under Chicago Democrats, poverty and crime ever-increasingly increase in Chicago.

— Dozens of Chicago staffers write letter, asking mayor and City Council to support ceasefire in Gaza – MIKAYLA PRICE
— Construction continues at possible second Chicago tent camp for migrants – SABRINA FRANZA
— Chicago Democrat leaders ever-increasingly a) glorify and praise illegals and b) promote more illegal immigration.

— Highest paying jobs in Chicago that require a graduate degree (COMMENT: If you have a master’s degree, how has it helped you? GAO audits IRS. In 1980, when I was 31 years old, my Democrat GAO superiors forced me to suffer a $21,863/year (21%) pay cut in today’s dollars to transfer from IRS to GAO. But if I had not earned an MBA from Loyola in 1976 and passed the CPA examination on my first attempt in 1979, they would have forced me to suffer an even bigger pay cut to transfer. They would not have done that if I had been a Democrat, minority, female, younger, and/or veteran. It is caller patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, and age discrimination.)

— 2 arrested for attempting to block Chicago migrant site construction. Two women have been arrested for allegedly trying to block the construction of a migrant site on Chicago’s Southwest Side.
— Homer Glen village trustee Nicole La Ha Zwiercan wins Mrs. America crown – Natalie Bomke
— Age playing big factor in upcoming election. The race for presidency is heating up and age is playing a big factor in the 2024 upcoming election. (COMMENT: The issue should be health, not age.)

— James ‘Pate’ Philip, former Illinois Senate President who once symbolized suburban Republicanism, dies – Rick Pearson
(FROM THE ARTICLE: James Peyton Philip was a symbol of Chicago suburban political growth in the post-World War II era of white flight from the city, a hulking, cigar chomping retired Marine who helped build a Republican firewall against Chicago’s Democratic domination as Illinois Senate president for a decade. Philip, 93, known most commonly in Illinois statehouse politics by the nickname “Pate,” died Tuesday night at his home in Wood Dale after a short illness, with his wife of 46 years, Nancy, at his side. No cause of death was given. Philip served for 36 years in the Illinois General Assembly, eight in the Illinois House before moving to the state Senate, where he served for 28 years and climbed the ladder of leadership to become Senate president in 1993. He remained president for a decade before retiring in 2003 after Democrats gained control of the chamber. His tenure marked him as the longest serving Republican Senate president. “’Pate’ was very loyal to his members. I mean, he would really do whatever it took that he thought to help them get reelected. And of all the leaders, he probably was the most committed to the rank and file,” said former Republican Gov. Jim Edgar, who served from 1991 to 1999. “The other thing about ‘Pate’ that I always thought was interesting is that there were certain things he really believed in and that’s what he’s going to do. The politics didn’t bother him as much as (it might for) somebody now,” Edgar said. Philip’s public comments could be crude and considered racist, often directed at Chicago, yet it reflected the characteristics of the white gentrified DuPage County of the 1960s and 1970s where he began to amass political power locally. He was first elected as York Township auditor in 1965 and was president of the Illinois Young Republicans the same year before his election to the Illinois House. Upon Republicans gaining the Senate majority in the 1992 redistricting year in which the GOP had won the rights to redraw Illinois’ legislative political boundaries in a drawing, Philip as Senate president-elect had what was the only large-scale news conference of his public career. Asked by a reporter about his attitude toward bilingual education amid increasing ethnic and racial diversity in the state, Philip bluntly responded, “Let ‘em learn English.” He lamented additional state funding for Chicago schools as “pouring money down a rat hole.” In the midst of a budget standoff with the still-Democratic controlled Illinois House in his first year as Senate president, Philip said he didn’t want to increase welfare benefits to poor people because they would use the money to “buy more lottery tickets.” He long posited that suburbanites helped subsidize lower-income residents of Chicago without getting their fair share of state tax dollars and labeled city residents as “eaters.” He fought efforts to require auto emission testing requirements in the suburbs because, he said, suburbanites drive newer cars. “I guess I’m not politically correct, but I never have tried to be politically correct,” Philip said after criticism over his remarks. At times, Philip resembled the outlandishness of Archie Bunker, the bigoted fictional “All In The Family” TV character of the 1970s in using rhetorical stereotypes to play to his white suburban constituency. A TV news anchor, new to Chicago, pronounced his name “Pâté,” the food most often made of liver, which political opponents used to mock him. But Philip, who retired as a district sales manager for Pepperidge Farm Inc. after 38 years, was a formidable politician who engendered loyalty from his Republican members and begrudging respect from Democrats for living up to the unwritten creed that his word was his bond. And as Senate president, one of the top four leaders in the Illinois legislature, and as DuPage County GOP chairman for more than 30 years, he was able to steer massive amounts of tax dollars, particularly in infrastructure, to the vast growing suburbs and enhance their role in Illinois’ economy, such as the creation of the North-South Tollway. “’Pate’ Philip was a giant in Illinois, DuPage and political life,” said former state Sen. Kirk Dillard of Downers Grove, a former DuPage County GOP chair who now chairs the Regional Transportation Authority. “It’s important that people understand that he came out of a different era than today’s politics,” Dillard said in a statement. “‘Pate’ Philip loved Illinois. What he should probably be most remembered for was his honor, patriotism and integrity. His word was his bond to allies as well as political opponents. He was truly one of a kind. His death marks the end of an era in Illinois.” Philip was a staunch gun-rights advocate, which led to a showdown in 1999 between himself and then-Gov. George Ryan over efforts by the governor and backed by then-Mayor Richard M. Daley to reinstate a court-overturned law that made illegal possession of a firearm a felony. After months, an agreement was reached that gave prosecutors discretion in prosecuting the offense. Philip also led the fight against Daley’s effort to create a third Chicago airport at Lake Calumet and led opposition in Hegewisch, which would have been demolished. Daley folded his third airport plan as a result. In March of 1989, while serving as leader of the Republican minority in the Illinois Senate, Philip told Illinois Issues magazine that he understood the perception most people have toward politicians. “Most people look down on politicians. I would say if you ask them the professions they distrust they’d say used car salesmen, bartenders, pimps and politicians,” he said. “I would hope people in my district have a better opinion of me.” Philip attended York Community High School in Elmhurst, Kansas City Junior College, and Kansas State College. He was drafted into the U.S. Marine Corps at the start of the Korean War and served from 1951 to 1953. He is survived by his wife, Nancy, four children and nine grandchildren. His family said that at Philip’s request, no services will be held and burial will be private.)

— Longtime DuPage County Republican leader James ‘Pate’ Philip Jr. dies
(FROM THE ARTICLE: James “Pate” Philip Jr., a Republican icon in DuPage County for decades, died Tuesday at his home in Elmhurst, his stepson Randy Ramey said. He was 93. Philip was elected to the Illinois House of Representatives in 1966. He was then elected to the Illinois Senate in 1975 and served as Republican leader from 1981 to 1993 when he was elected Senate President. He served as president until 2003, making him the longest serving Republican President in Illinois Senate history. Philip is survived by his wife of 46 years, Nancy, stepsons Randy and Kevin Ramey, daughter Cindi Wallace and son Jase Philip, 9 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild.)
— Grafton Township Republican Central Committee has passed a resolution to ask the Huntley Community School District 158 board to ban gender-affirming care in the district without parental consent. – Claire O’Brien

— Former state Senate President ‘Pate’ Philip dies at 93
— JULY 1, 2005 FLASHBACK: Illinois Senate President James ‘Pate’ Philip

— Democrats use a Kentucky bank shooter to first outlaw semiautomatic firearms and then outlaw all firearms.

— Are Chicagoans growing weary of the sanctuary city crisis? – Don DeBat

— Afternoon roundup
— Gun rights advocates want full appellate court to re-hear assault weapons ban case


— As long as we keep the border open and pour in money, migrants will keep coming. It’s chaos.
— Bipartisan opposition to Gotion’s EV factory is growing across the state. – Mark Glennon

— Illinois Freedom Caucus: ’The people of Manteno are continuing to fight against the Chinese Communist Company ‘Gotion’ receiving Millions$$ in tax incentives’

— 2nd Amend rights groups ask full appeals court to reconsider order upholding IL gun ban

— Chicago begins moving migrants from cold despite taxpayer investments in tents – Andrew Hensel



— $500K or bust: Millennials only happy with salaries north of a half-million – Sean Salai (COMMENT: To demonize me, denigrate me, and condemn me as being a failure, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes stress that the most I ever earned was $142,650/year in today’s dollars even though I had a job-related professional license, six job-related professional certifications, and three job-related master’s degrees.)

— Republicans should walk the walk when it comes to university DEI programs – Zachary Faria
— NYC House candidate says minorities must break away from Democrats’ ‘plantation’ – Luke Gentile
— The future of the Democratic Party is sympathetic to terrorists – Zachary Faria
— Trump accuses Biden and Democrats of ‘destroying our democracy’ – Brady Knox

— Migrant crisis will be more visible when they start sleeping on the streets: Adams – Craig McCarthy and George Fitz-Gibbon
— In red America, standing up for Israel isn’t controversial – Glenn H. Reynolds (COMMENT: I should write a book about my Democrat superiors in the federal government who demonized me, denigrated me, and condemned me the most as being an antisemite. They stressed that I was conservative, Republican, Protestant, 100% German American, a Crete resident 1948-1972, and a Wheaton resident 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.)

— Illegal Aliens in Chicago Admit Sending Their U.S. Dollars Back to Their Home Countries – WARNER TODD HUSTON
— NYC Mayor Eric Adams Calls Biden’s Illegal Immigration Inflow ‘Unfair’ to Taxpayers amid More Budget Cuts – JOHN BINDER
— Migrants Get Free Turkeys for Thanksgiving Ahead of Low-Income New Yorkers – JOHN BINDER
— Migrant Releases at Texas Border Continue as New York City Struggles with New Arrivals – RANDY CLARK and BOB PRICE

— Five Woke Companies (Target, Best Buy, Activision, Nordstrom and Home Depot) To Boycott On Black Friday – JULIANNA FRIEMAN (COMMENT: To be woke is to be anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-heterosexual, anti-gun owners, anti-Christian, anti-Protestant, anti-Italian American, anti-German American, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
— Illegal Chinese Pot Grows Are Taking Over Rural Blue State And Law Enforcement Isn’t Stopping Them – JENNIE TAER

— Americans Prepare to Teach Target Another Lesson Over LGBTQ Christmas – Tony Kinnett

— Low Income New Yorkers Lose Out on Thanksgiving Turkeys as Migrants Gobble Them Up – Joey Chester

— Target’s Christmas merchandise features LGTBQ nutcracker, ‘Pride Santa’ on heels of backlash. Target famously sold women’s style swimsuits with ‘tuck-friendly construction’ to hide male genitalia. – Brian Flood

— Texas’ new immigration statutes are common sense, not racist. Accusations of racism from the anti-borders crowd are nothing new in the immigration sphere. – Matt O’Brien
— Adams says ‘DC has abandoned us’ as NYC slashes budgets over migrant crisis. DHS has pointed to significant funding it has provided to cities like New York City – Adam Shaw
— Watters reveals who the White House honored on Transgender Day of Remembrance. FOX News host Jesse Watters reacts to the White House honoring Manuel Esteban Paez Terán, or ‘Tortuguita,’ an Indigenous, queer and non-binary Antifa member whose diary consisted of cop-hating entries.

— NYC: Illegal Immigrant ‘Sanctuary’ Sees Homeless Population Surge as Busloads from Texas Continue to Arrive – CRAIG BANNISTER

— Pentagon Requests $114 Million for ‘Dedicated Diversity and Inclusion Activities’ – HALEY STRACK (COMMENT: While I worked for the Democrats who ran IRS 1971-1980 and GAO 1980-1997, they required all their employees to take lots of DEI training, that is, lots of training that promoted hatred against Republicans. I should write a book about that.)
— Macy’s to Proceed with Non-Binary Performers in Thanksgiving Parade, Despite Petition – ABIGAIL ANTHONY

– Internal Senate Memo Reveals Biden’s Push to Align Highway Funding With Social Priorities.

— Middle Eastern Migrants Flooding Across Border and Into America From Mexico, a Story That the Times Dismisses but NPR and VOA Confirm. Voters could be tired of having their concerns about the border dismissed as racist or xenophobic. – IRA STOLL

— After Failing 6 Audits, Pentagon Wants $114 Million for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion – STEPHEN KRUISER

— MTG blasts Biden’s Pentagon for demanding $114 MILLION for diversity initiatives. “The Pentagon has no idea where the hell all the taxpayer money that has been funding it went for the past 6 years, but they have the audacity to ask for more funding for [DEI] programs.” – Hannah Nightingale

— Will Stars Align for Haley in Bizarre GOP Contest? – Byron York

— NYC Mayor Slashes Police Budget to Cope with Illegal Aliens Amid Rising Crime, Begs Wealthy Residents for Help – Rachel M. Emmanuel (COMMENT: What positions do the wealthy residents of the following have on illegal immigration: your county, your township, your municipality, and your school district? My critics/opponents glorify, praise, and pander to the wealthy RINO residents of DuPage County, Milton Township, Wheaton, and Wheaton Warrenville School District 200 who promote illegal immigration.)
— Illegal Aliens Taking Thanksgiving Turkeys from Low-Income NYC Residents – Warner Todd Huston

— National Security Agency Promotes Anti-White Racism Among Employees – TYLER DURDEN (COMMENT: While I worked for the Democrats who ran IRS 1971-1980 and GAO 1980-1997, they required all their employees to take lots of DEI training, that is, lots of training that promoted hatred against Republicans. I should write a book about that.)


— Staffers urge Chicago mayor Johnson to call for cease-fire in Gaza – NICK ROBERTSON

— Dozens of Chicago staffers write letter, asking mayor and City Council to support ceasefire in Gaza – MIKAYLA PRICE

— Democrats need to call out Pritzker’s dangerous rhetoric.

— Macy’s Hit by Legal Action Before Thanksgiving Day Parade – Khaleda Rahman
— Pentagon’s Plan to Spend Over $100M on Diversity Training Sparks Fury – Giulia Carbonaro

— Ignore Trump? Democrats Now Want Him Plastered All Over the News. The former president has been relatively quiet, out of the headlines and off mainstream social media. Democrats are hoping that more attention on him can help turn around President Biden’s fortunes. – Reid J. Epstein

— Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters ever-increasingly promote Haley.
— How the surge in migration to the U.S. might affect 2024 – Philip Bump (COMMENT: How successful will hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters be blaming Trump for illegal immigration?)

— Nikki Haley and Vivek Ramaswamy’s 2024 feud erupts on the campaign trail – Sudiksha Kochi

— Diversity, Equity, And Inclusion Is A Fraud: Burgess Owens Rails Against University Policies
— DeSantis Blames Trump For Republicans’ Poor Performance – Sara Dorn (COMMENT: I should write a book about the following who have blamed me and my GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters the most for their problems, for your problems, for my problems, and for everyone’s problems: a) Republican candidates on ballots in my precinct and their political consultants, major donors, fundraisers, and pollsters, b) past and present leaders of the Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Milton Township Republican Organization, c) past and present Republican leaders of Illinois, DuPage County, Milton Township, and Wheaton, d) conservative and religious leaders and activists, and e) those who I have sued and their attorneys. I would focus on the aforesaid who have taken the most/biggest adverse actions against me.)
— How Should Professionals With Diverse Backgrounds Deal With Peer Pressure In Work Settings? – Syed Ali and Ali Jackson-Jolley (COMMENT: I should write a book about the tremendous pressure that my superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates put on me while I worked for the federal government for almost 30 years to join them in being anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-heterosexual, anti-gun owners, anti-Christian, anti-Protestant, anti-Italian American, anti-German American, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)

— Under the Democrats and under the RINOs, employers make it ever-increasingly clear that they want to hire, retain, and promote only those who are liberal, Democrat, minority, female, younger, LGBTQ, non-Christian, non-Protestant, non-Italian America, non-German American, those whose ancestors have not been in America for a long time, and/or citizens of foreign countries.

— Under the Democrats and under the RINOs, entrepreneurs make it ever-increasingly clear that they want to hire, retain, and promote only those who are liberal, Democrat, minority, female, younger, LGBTQ, non-Christian, non-Protestant, non-Italian America, non-German American, those whose ancestors have not been in America for a long time, and/or citizens of foreign countries.

— Chicago’s Paid Leave and Paid Sick and Safe Leave Ordinance Ushers in Some of the Nation’s Most Generous Employee Leave Entitlements – Katherine H. Oblak and Hope Harriman (COMMENT: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always been furious that I benefitted from the federal government’s more generous leave policies. I worked for the federal government for almost 30 years.)

— Democrats ever-increasingly run the federal government. Soon, if not already, 100% of federal employees will be Democrats who are liberal, minority, female, younger, LGBTQ, veteran, non-Christian, non-Protestant, non-Italian America, non-German American, and/or have ancestors who have not been in America for a long time.

— Inside the school voucher debate: Lifeline for poor kids or welfare for rich families – ANDREW ATTERBURY (COMMENT: How rich are/were your parents? My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always falsely hinted/implied/argued/shouted that my parents were rich. I should sue my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes.)

— Being Grateful for What You Have – Austin Schneider (COMMENT: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always hinted/implied/argued/shouted that I am not grateful enough, that I owe all my successes in life to my benefitting tremendously from discrimination against those who are the following, and that therefore, I should pay the price of Affirmative Action, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion big time: a) liberal, b) moderate, c) Democrat, d) Libertarian, e) Green, f) Independent, g) RINO, h) minority, i) female, j) younger, k) LGBTQ, l) veteran, m) unmarried, n) parents, o) those who have less money than I have, p) non-Christian, q) non-Protestant, r) non-German American, s) those who ancestors have not been in America for a long time, t) citizens of foreign countries, u) smokers, v) boozers, w) gamblers, x) stoners, y) criminals, z) etc.)

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.