November 22 Morning Edition


— Chicago shootings: 31 shot, 5 fatally, in weekend gun violence

— Lightfoot, Brown call for accountability to combat violence: ‘More serious consequences for violent people’

— Good to see a state’s attorney who takes charge. It’s nice to see a state’s attorney charging criminals with retail theft. That is the state’s attorney in DuPage County doing their job. Unlike the state’s attorney in Cook County. I guess the criminals should stay within Cook County limits. – Bob, Oak Forest
— As the Black population continues to drop in Chicago and Illinois, few regret their move: ‘I have peace’ – WILLIAM LEE

— ALL OF THE FRONT PAGE: Proud Boys join effort to ban ‘Gender Queer’ book from school library — rattling students in suburban Chicago. The Sun-Times has confirmed that members of the far-right group attend a school board meeting in Downers Grove last week. One allegedly called a student who spoke in favor of the book a “pedophile.” – Tom Schuba and Nader Issa
(COMMENT: I should write a book about Republican candidates on ballots in my precinct since 2000 who have hinted/implied/argued/shouted that TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois, Illinois Center Right Coalition (ICRC), other conservative organizations caused them to lose elections. I was the chairman of TAPROOT 2005-2012 and I served on the Steering Committee of ICRC 2003-2007.)
— COMMENT: There are more and more and more homeless children in Chicago because of the Democrat Party’s success a) in destroying traditional marriage and the traditional family and b) promoting dependency on government, dependency on charity, and LGBTQ.)

— Jim Belushi shopping for a Chicago home. The Second City alum who went on to TV and movie roles and now farms cannabis in Oregon toured more than a dozen North Side properties over the weekend, industry sources confirm. – DENNIS RODKIN

— Redistricting can serve as term limit for some in Congress – Tom Kacich

— AUGUST 16, 2012 FLASHBACK: A bunch of political info — daily – Bernard Schoenburg  
(UPDATE: In 2015, my critics/opponents gerrymandered my DuPage County Milton Township Precinct 9 in Wheaton. In 2016, I started putting together and sending out a GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletter each and every evening in addition to each and every morning. Since 2004, those newsletters have included links to more than 414,800 articles and information on many upcoming events. In 2021, my critics/opponents stopped me from raising funds from DuPage Republicans so that DuPage Republicans could help sponsor Wheaton’s Independence Day parade and fireworks.)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: (FROM THE ARTICLE: There are lots of websites that compile political news, and I think it’s time I share one that I find quite interesting. There are lots of websites that compile political news, and I think it’s time I share one that I find quite interesting. It’s at , and, as you can tell by its address, it has a Republican flavor. That is an understatement reinforced with the comments added by the compiler himself — DAVID DIERSEN of Wheaton. He introduced a recent UPI story about Republicans’ views on the drought and wildfires by saying: “Democrats blame everything bad, including bad weather, on Republicans, especially on Republicans who are conservative, White, male, older, non-poor and non-veteran.” And talking of a New York Times article about a photographer arrested while on assignment in the Bronx, Diersen wrote that since 2000, he has been thrown out of, barred from, or not advised of news conferences “by Democrats, Democrat plants, RINOs (Republicans in name only), their operatives, and their dupes.” Thus, if you don’t want to read some very pointed comments, you may not want to go to But you would be missing a treasure of links to the day’s news and opinion. Diersen, 63, is a retired federal employee who became the Illinois editor of a national GOP website in 2000, and since 2004 has put out his own Illinois compilation every day. There’s usually about 50 articles daily, he says. He’s generally up by 3 a.m. He says he spends at least 10 hours a day on this passion of his, with no pay, and has put out links to more than 117,000 articles. As his comments above hinted, party regulars don’t always greet his work with relish. He includes dissident voices within the GOP tent, and some whose credibility is questionable. But he puts it all out there. He’s a GOP precinct committeeman, and he believes in people having information. He also wants to help elect Republican candidates who “will defend and advance the party’s platform.” The site makes available plenty of Diersen history, too, including how his “liberal Democrat superiors,” in his view, forced him to take early retirement at 49 from the U.S. General Accounting Office, “because of his opposition to race and gender based preference and his participation in a class action lawsuit” on that subject. He wouldn’t mind my telling you that he also passed his CPA and Certified Internal Auditor exams on first attempts more than three decades ago. Agree or disagree with him, but Diersen provides a bunch of interesting information — every day.)

— Chicago gets top marks for LGBTQ policies – Monica Eng (COMMENT: How soon, if not already, will the Democrats who run Chicago officially banish individuals, organizations, and companies that do not promote LGBTQ?)


— Former executive accuses American Express of firing him for being White. Ex-employee, company enter mediation over EEOC complaint. – James Varney
(COMMENT: Of course, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes side with American Express.)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: A former American Express executive has entered mediation with the financial services company over his federal complaint alleging he was fired for being White and opposing the firm’s diversity agenda. Brian Netzel, a 62-year-old former client manager in Arizona, filed the complaint late last month with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. He entered mediation with American Express on Thursday. “On October 30, 2020 AmEx unceremoniously terminated my employment as part of a ‘diversity’ policy that rewarded company executives for making their departments less ‘white,’’ his EEOC complaint states. “My termination was the direct result of me being an older white male, a demographic the company specifically sought to reduce in managerial positions like my own, and in direct retaliation for my stated opposition to AmEx’s racially discriminatory and hostile policies.” Mr. Netzel said he was fired by a higher ranking executive who profited from his termination because the company is awarding bonus points for having more people of color. American Express initiated training based on critical race theory and subsequently fired Mr. Nextel after the killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police in May 2020, according to Mr. Netzel and company documents made public by Christopher Rufo of the Manhattan Institute.)
— Deportation orders from immigration judges plummet under Biden – Stephen Dinan

— Border Crossings Are at an All-Time High. The Homeland Security Department Is Prioritizing ‘Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.’ DHS puts DEI ahead of ‘customer experience’ and ‘cybersecurity’ – JOSEPH SIMONSON

— The obscenity of segregating schoolchildren by race in the name of anti-racism – Editorial
— Media have ditched middle class, book argues: How nation’s newsrooms went ‘woke’ – Jorge González-Gallarza
— Illinois Dem (Mary Lemanski) blasted for calling Wisconsin Christmas rampage ‘karma’ – Yaron Steinbuch

— Illinois Democrat ties Waukesha tragedy to Rittenhouse case in mocking posts: ‘Probably just self-defense’ Mary Lemanski (social media director for the Democratic Party in DuPage County) claims to be an acting student with the famed Second City comedy group – Bradford Betz
— Massachusetts university hosts segregated ‘processing’ spaces for responding to Rittenhouse verdict. The optional ‘processing’ groups were segregated by race. – Adam Sabes
— SPLC ties Rittenhouse acquittal to ‘systemic racism,’ claims it will embolden ‘far-right extremists’ Critics say the SPLC smears political opponents, uses critical race theory. – Tyler O’Neil
— Voter tsunami begins to drown Democrats. If you think I am exaggerating about a tsunami-like anti-Democrat wave, consider recent evidence. – Newt Gingrich

— The New Blue Confederacy. How did the New North become the Old South, and the New South the Old North? – Victor Davis Hanson

— Police officer fired for donating to Rittenhouse defense roars back after not-guilty verdict, wants job back – CHRIS ENLOE
(COMMENT: I should write a book about what would have happened if I had not taken my GAO Democrat superiors’ early retirement “offer” in 1997 when I was 49 years old. I would not have been eligible for regular retirement until I was 55 in 2003. They made it very clear that if I did not take their “offer,” they would make my next 6 years a living hell. Previously, they had a) given me bad job assignments, unfair performance expectations, and unfair appraisals, b) always ranked me in the bottom half of my coworkers for pay-for-performance purposes, c) did not promote me beyond GS-13, d) got rid of my mentor in 1987, e) kept me off audits of IRS for all but 3 of the almost 18 years that I worked for GAO, and f) forced me to take a $20,361 (21%) pay cut in today’s dollars to transfer from IRS to GAO in 1980. They focused on getting my supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates who were the following to hate me: Democrat, minority, female, younger, LGBTQ, veteran, disabled, moderate, liberal, non-Christian, non-Protestant, non-German American, those who had less work experience, less education, fewer professional certifications, and/or no professional licenses, those whose spouse had little or no income, those who had dependents, those who were not married, those whose ancestors had not been in America for a long time, those who had financial problems, those who had health problems, etc. All my GAO supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates were at least one of the aforesaid and most of the aforesaid were many of the aforesaid. I my book, I would focus on those who demonstrated the most hatred against me.)

— Kyle Rittenhouse’s Legal Troubles May Be Far From Over Despite Acquittal, Former Assistant US Attorney Warns – ANDREW KERR

— Fitchburg State U. offers safe spaces after Rittenhouse verdict; includes 3 lies in campus email

— Misinformation About Kyle Rittenhouse Case Floods Social Media, TV Networks – ZACHARY STIEBER
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Kyle Rittenhouse shot three black men. Kyle Rittenhouse traveled across state lines with a gun. Kyle Rittenhouse had an AK-47. These are three examples of false information being spread about Rittenhouse, whose trial ended last week with his acquittal. Prominent influencers, including lawmakers and reporters, are sources of some of the misinformation—possibly disinformation—leaving experts troubled. On CBS’ “Face the Nation” on Sunday, reporter Mark Strassman falsely said Rittenhouse “drove in from Illinois armed for battle.” On CNN’s “Cuomo Prime Time” on Friday, Harvard University professor Cornell William Brooks falsely said Rittenhouse was carrying an AK-47. The Independent falsely reported late last week that Rittenhouse shot three black men. Rittenhouse, 17 years old at the time, shot three men, two fatally, with an AR-15 in Kenosha, Wisconsin, on Aug. 25, 2020. All were white, as is Rittenhouse. The gun was bought by a friend and was picked up by the teenager, who resided in Illinois, from a home in Kenosha.)
— California Nordstrom Ransacked by 80 Looters in Ski Masks With Crowbars: Witnesses – JACK PHILLIPS

— Two Fox News Contributors Quit in Protest of Tucker Carlson’s Jan. 6 Special. Jonah Goldberg and Stephen Hayes, stars of a brand of conservatism that has fallen out of fashion, decide they’ve had enough. – Ben Smith
— The G.O.P. Has a Bad Men Problem – Michelle Cottle

— The Coddling of American Children Is a Boon to Beijing. In China, my son had to study hard. Here in the U.S., he just needs to bring a ‘healthy snack’ to school. – Habi Zhang
— Politicians Have Earned Your Distrust. Our leaders care more about putting ‘points on the board’ than doing what’s right. – Andy Kessler
(COMMENT: I should write a book about the following in Wheaton, Milton Towns hip, DuPage County, and Illinois who paint themselves as being woke, that is, who paint themselves as being anti-conservative, that is, who paint themselves as being champions of the oppressed, that is, who paint themselves as being Democrat plants, Libertarian plants, Green plants, Independent plants, or RINOs: a) leaders of the Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Milton Township Republican Organization, etc.; b) Republican leaders of Illinois, DuPage County, Milton Township, Wheaton, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, Wheaton Park District, etc.; c) conservative leaders; d) religious leaders; e) Republican candidates on ballots in my precinct, their political consultants, major donors, fundraisers, pollsters, campaign managers, campaign staff members, campaign volunteers, etc., and f) those who I have sued.)

— Biden’s free college plan never happened. Are debt-free degrees the answer to student loan crisis? – Chris Quintana
(COMMENT: I graduated debt-free from NIU in 1970 with a bachelor’s degree in management and owning a 1969 Dodge Charger SE. But of course, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes stress that was much easier to do back then. The money a) for tuition and books at UIC 1966-1968, b) for tuition, books, and room and board at NIU 1969-1970, and c) for a new 1968 Oldsmobile 442 in 1967 and a new 1969 Dodge Charger SE in 1968 came from what I earned working part-time for the Park Forest Post Office 1966-1969. My parents provided me with room and board in their home in Crete 1966-1968, weekends during my first semester at NIU in 1969, and the summer of 1969.)

— College lifts suspension on conservative group – Frankie Rowley
(COMMENT: I should write a book about those who claim to be religious, conservative, and/or Republican, but who have worked the hardest against conservative members of the following since 2000: Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Milton Township Republican Organization, TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois, Illinois Center Right Coalition, etc.)

— What Will Higher Education Look Like 15 Years From Now? The biggest challenges that our colleges and universities will have to address. – Steven Mintz
(COMMENT: From what I see, soon, if not already, 100% of those in higher education will be anti-law enforcement, anti-Trump, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-heterosexual, anti-traditional marriage/family, anti-non-poor people, 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.)

— Who is – and isn’t – welcome in Sadiq Khan’s London? – Gavin Mortimer
(COMMENT: I should write a book about those who are welcome and those who are not welcome in Illinois, DuPage County, Milton Township, and Wheaton. This year, Wheaton stopped Republicans from helping sponsor its Independence Day parade and fireworks. Last year, Wheaton promoted LGBTQ big time in its downtown.)

— 44% of American adults say they don’t want a child because the future seems too bleak as the US experiences the biggest decline in births since 1973 – ALYSSA GUZMAN
(COMMENT: Disgustingly, outrageously, tragically, and unacceptably, because Democrats run public education in America, the future is especially bleak for children whose parents are law enforcement officers, Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, Republican, White, male (single dad), older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owners, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)

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.