November 28, 2022

— Chicago shootings: 28 shot, 5 fatally in Thanksgiving weekend gun violence across city

— Chicago Weekend Shootings: 8 dead, 35 wounded in shootings over Thanksgiving weekend

— FRONT PAGE WITH BIG PICTURE: COMMENT: Illinois Democrats say “State Rep. Tony McCombie says GOP needs to ‘move forward’ after tough election as she takes over a diminished House caucus.” If the future repeats the past, anti-conservative Illinois Republican Party leaders will continue to fail/refuse to defend/advance the individual responsibility, traditional marriage/family, right to life, immigration, illegal drugs, Second Amendment, and equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving) planks in the Republican Party platform. But will they use election losses to officially replace the aforesaid planks with planks that promote dependency on government and charity, LGBTQ, abortion, mass/illegal immigration, booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, abolition of the First and Second Amendments, patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, and age discrimination?
— COMMENT: Democrats say “Midterm election might not bring change to divisive political atmosphere.”
— COMMENT: Illinois Democrats say “Kane County animal shelters overwhelmed with animals as economy, return to work drives people to give up pets.”

— COMMENT: Ever-increasingly, Chicago Democrats use Fuentes to promote hatred against Trump.
— ALL OF THE FRONT PAGE: COMMENT: Ever-increasingly, Illinois Democrats promote abortion.

— COMMENT: Illinois Democrats say “She aims to lead the Illinois GOP out of the wilderness.”
— COMMENT: Chicago Democrats say “How dark money helped the only Republican Cook County official win re-election.”

— COMMENT: Democrats say “So your candidate lost the election” and ask “what happens to those leftover campaign donations?”

— COMMENT: Ever-increasingly, Illinois Democrats crow about their success in making children LGBTQers.

— COMMENT: Democrats say “House Minority Leader-elect Tony McCombie says she wants to ‘bring balance’ to Illinois.”

— Department of Justice needs to be deweaponized – John and Andy Schlafly
— Illinois weighs student loan ‘forgiveness’ – Greg Bishop

— COMMENT: Ever-increasingly, Democrats promote LGBTQ.

— COMMENT: Democrats say “McCarthy’s pursuit of speaker’s gavel comes at a high cost.”

— COMMENT: Democrats say “York Teacher Denounces State Lawmaker.”

— Amendment 1 makes vast majority of Illinoisans subservient to government workers: 7 percent lords over 93 percent – Ted Dabrowski and John Klingner (COMMENT: I was a union member for almost 12 years. Ever since I was 18 years old in 1966 and started working part-time for $17.25/hour in today’s dollars for the Park Forest Post Office, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have demonized me, denigrated me, and condemned me as being grossly overpaid. That got worse when I started working for IRS for $49,738/year in 1971, for $60,840/year in 1972, for$73,611 in 1973, for $88,229/year in 1974, and for $99,994/year in 1978 in today’s dollars. In my defense, a) I earned a job-related bachelor’s degree (NIU-management) in 1970, b) I earned a job-related master’s degree (Loyola-MBA) in 1976, and c) I earned job-related professional certifications (CPA) in 1979.)
— ‘Fight for $15’? How quaint. Powerful Chicago union now wants $25 per hour minimum wage – Mark Glennon

— Comparing Accomplishments of Two Who Lost the 2010 GOP Primary for Governor – Andrzejewski and Proft
— UPDATE: Cary Monday Politics Turns to Local School Boards
— Methodist Church Spiraling Down
— Evidence of the Loss of Jim Tobin
— Amtrak Service to Quincy

— IL GOP Leaders Roasted by Conservative Grassroots Over Thanksgiving Weekend
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The post included graphics with the email addresses of all 17 state central committeemen and encouraged everyone to attend the next state central committee meeting on Dec. 10th at Bolingbrook Golf Club to express their frustration with chairman Tracy and the IL GOP. So far, the Facebook post has generated 130 shares and 102 comments in less than 24 hours, and it has become a platform for grassroots conservatives to express their frustration with the IL GOP leadership and the direction of the party. But as expected, IL GOP leaders – who were way outnumbered – weighed in on their support of Tracy. And the backlash was swift. Reading the comments posted by IL GOP leaders makes it clear why Illinois Republicans continue to lose election after election. They were arrogant; they attacked constituents; they blamed fellow registered voters for election losses; and they were proven to be out-of-touch with everyday, hardworking Republican voters. Some Chicago GOP leaders went so far and even accused suburban Republicans of losing the election. For example, David Krupa, former field director for Jeanne Ives for Congress and candidate for 13th Ward Alderman in Chicago, wrote on IR’s Facebook post, “Don Tracy was not the reason we lost this election. He’s a good leader…Please redirect your anger towards Republican leadership in the collar counties. We lost this election in the collar counties.” In other words, Cook County and Chicago went for Republicans, while elections were lost in the suburbs. Unbelievable. But that’s not all. The Chicago Republican Party weighed in, commenting, “…it would be a landslide unheard of, if (big if) the GOP everywhere else in the state performed as they have in the past few decades…” Again – blame registered Republican voters and deflect any responsibility while at the same time defending the chairman of the IL GOP for low voter turnout. Makes total sense. Chicago GOP chairman Steve Boulton also chimed in, saying, “Don Tracy is not the problem, and has instead steadily improved the ILGOP from the financial wreck he inherited…” Conservative grassroots activists were quick to respond – outnumbering allies of Tracy, and setting the record straight. “What’s the definition of insanity? Look it up, you’ll see ILGOP,” wrote former IL GOP US Senate candidate Peggy Hubbard. “My committeewoman doesn’t hold meetings and has blocked me and many others from her Facebook page,” wrote Beth Kaspar. “Newsflash. The Illinois GOP is nothing more than a social club consisting of Illinois Democrats. They are immaterial, irrelevant and of no importance,” said Jesus Alaniz. “I remember when our ILGOP put up Alan Keyes against Obama for Senate. Keyes wasn’t even from Illinois,” said Donna Milliron. “Our state CCs [state central committee members] will never have the ba**s to stand up to Tracy,” wrote Cheryl Ann. And when state central committeeman for the 8th district Dean White expressed his support for Tracy when asked by Illinois Review, Anne Fri commented, “if you support Don Tracy, it sounds like you need to go too!” State central committee member Jeanne Ives for the 3rd district also weighed in on the debate, mocking a constituent about the exact date of the state central committee meeting. But when asked publicly by Illinois Review if she supported Tracy or if it’s time for him to go – Ives remained silent. At the time of the publishing of this article 17 hours from when the question was asked of Ives – she remained silent. Illinois Review will await her answer and the answers from every state central committee member. Transparency and accountability are a must if Illinois Republicans are ever to start winning again.)

— Morning briefing

— How the Biden admin quietly converts illegal immigrants into legal ‘parolees’ – Stephen Dinan
— More Democratic voters won’t solve the illegal immigration crisis – Don Feder (COMMENT: Democrats want immigrants because immigrants have demographics that vote for Democrats: poor, lack education, lack job skills, minority, female, younger, unmarried, non-Protestant, etc. RINOs want immigrants because RINOs want cheap labor.)
— Assaults on Border Patrol agents rise as border chaos spreads – Stephen Dinan
— Higher Ground: a whopping 70% of FBI’s abortion-related probes involve threats to pro-life outfits – Mark A. Kellner and Billy Hallowell
— Number of gun owners who carry firearm every day doubled between 2015 and 2019 – Matt Delaney

— Biden’s lawless bailout of credentialed elites continues – Editorial (COMMENT: Education did not turn me into a Democrat. My four college degrees were in business (NIU -1970, BS and Loyola -1976, MBA), accounting (DePaul-1980, MS), and finance (IIT-1997, MS.))
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Other than unmarried women, no demographic was a more reliable vote for President Joe Biden’s Democratic Party this Election Day than college-educated voters. So it should come as no surprise that Biden once again showered this constituency with federal money this week when he announced that the Department of Education would, for the sixth time, delay all student loan payments.)

— Mexican asylum seekers set their sights north — on Canada – AP

— The struggle for the GOP’s soul – Renee Parsons

— Abbott’s Busing Migrants to Chicago Brings Illinois Leaders to Texas Border Town – BOB PRICE
— Thousands of Migrants Waiting in Mexico to Rush U.S. Border When Title 42 Ends – JOHN BINDER
— New York City Public Housing Official: Democrats Throwing Millions at Migrants, Forgetting Poor New Yorkers – JOHN BINDER
— UK: Local Govt Drops Term ‘Minority Ethnic’ for ‘Global Majority’ – JACK MONTGOMERY (COMMENT: Ever-increasingly, hate-filled White-hating White-haters unite non-Whites against Whites.)

— America’s moral decline started 60 years ago – William Haupt III

— Lowering the Right to Vote to 16 Years of Age Is Misguided – Gabriël Moens

— Woke elementary schools behind ‘exponential increase’ in kids’ gender confusion: Dr. Elana Fishbein – Taylor Penley
— Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett faces calls to recuse herself from LGBTQ case over Christian faith – Danielle Wallace
— Mother of NYC heiress paid ‘deprogrammer’ big bucks after daughter ‘brainwashed’ by college’s woke agenda. Annabella Rockwell blames Mount Holyoke College in Massachusetts for ‘indoctrination.’ – Danielle Wallace
— Critical race theory-related ideas found in mandatory programs at 58 of top 100 US medical schools. ‘Medical School education is in crisis,’ William A. Jacobson said. – Brian Flood

— The grievance games of the Left aim for one thing: revenge – CHILTON WILLIAMSON, JR. (COMMENT: Ever-increasingly, Democrats shout at those who are the following that they are victims: minorities, females, younger people, unmarried people, renters, LGBTQers, non-Protestants, non-German Americans, those whose ancestors have not been in America for a long time, citizens of foreign countries, moderates, liberals, Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, Independents, RINOs, criminals, boozers, gamblers, stoners, those who have less money than others, those who have health problems, etc.)

— ACLU of Virginia Tweets “You Are On Native Land” (COMMENT: Ever-increasingly, according to Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, Independents, and RINOs, the more of the following that you are and the longer that your ancestors have been in America, the more that you have unfairly benefited from discrimination against minorities and against females and the more that you should pay the price of Affirmative Action, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: White, male, older, non-veteran, conservative, Republican, Protestant, and/or German America.)

— COMMENT: Ever-increasingly, Democrats replace those who have demographics that vote for Republicans with those who have demographics that vote for Democrats.

— Jill Biden praises activist teachers, saying ‘schools are where policies become people’ – Joshua Young (COMMENT: In your school district, how successful have Democrats been making students 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?)

— How Politico’s Playbook went from must-read to spam – Amber Athey

— COMMENT: Democrats use Richard Fierro to promote hatred against Republicans.
— COMMENT: Democrats use Navy officer Thomas James to promote hatred against Republicans.

— COMMENT: Democrats say “Mexican asylum seekers set their sights north — on Canada.”

— COMMENT: Ever-increasingly, Democrats use LGBTQ-shootings to promote hatred against Republicans.

— COMMENT: Democrats say “Revenge of the far-right: Why GOP-led Congress is already being dubbed Washington’s House of horrors.”

— COMMENT: Democrats use Navy officer Thomas James to promote hatred against Republicans.

— COMMENT: Democrats use Navy officer Thomas James to promote hatred against Republicans.

— COMMENT: Democrats say “GOP Governor Warns Trump ‘Empowering the Extremes’ With Nick Fuentes Dinner.”
— COMMENT: Ronna McDaniel Criticism Grows as Kristi Noem Suggests RNC Chair Should Go – ANDREW STANTON (COMMENT: I should write a book about those who blamed Republican losses on me the most a) for what I have done as the GOPUSA Illinois Editor since 2000, b) for what did as the TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairman 2005-2012, and c) for what I did as an Illinois Center Right Coalition Steering Committee member 2003-2007.)

— COMMENT: Ever-increasingly, Democrats promote LGBTQ.
— COMMENT: Democrats say “Biden Helped Democrats Avert a ’22 Disaster” and ask “What About ’24?”

— COMMENT: Ever-increasingly, Democrats use mass shootings to further diminish Second Amendment rights.

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

— COMMENT: Ever-increasingly, Democrats promote hatred against Republicans.
— Is it ever too late to start saving for retirement? No. These steps can help you catch up. – Medora Lee (COMMENT: Since my wife and I got married in 1978, we have always saved as much as we could for our retirement. Of course, ever since my Democrat GAO superiors forced me to take their early retirement “offer” in 1997 when I was 49 years old, we have saved much less.)
— A reality check on the American workforce: Time to invest in people with disabilities. – Nora Genster (COMMENT: While I worked for the Democrats who ran GAO’s Chicago office 1980-1997, they assigned me to supervise all the disabled people who they hired.
— COMMENT: Ever-increasingly, Democrats use Fuentes to promote hatred against Trump.

— Iowa votes to continue conservative leadership and policies. Reynolds and Republicans received a mandate from voters to continue an agenda that places. Taxpayers first and protects values and traditions that make Iowa a great place to live and raise a family. – Chris Hagenow (COMMENT: What about Illinois?)

— COMMENT: Ever-increasingly, Democrats replace those who have demographics that vote for Republicans with those who have demographics that vote for Democrats.
— The best and worst jobs in America (COMMENT: What bad jobs have you taken? All the jobs that I took were bad jobs according to my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes. 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.)

— Taxes After Marriage: How to Navigate the Confusing Consequences. The marriage penalty and marriage bonus still exist. Here’s who is affected. – Tom Herman (COMMENT: Since 1978, my wife and I have paid the marriage big time.)
— Another Political Shot at Insulin – Editorial (COMMENT: One reason why my father and his father had less money is that my father fought brittle type 1 diabetes from childhood.)
— Donald Trump’s Bad Dinner Guests. He still hasn’t apologized for hosting white nationalist Nick Fuentes. – Editorial

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

— COMMENT: Democrats say “House Republicans target U.S. Chamber of Commerce as GOP battle against ‘woke capitalism’ revs up.”

— COMMENT: Ever-increasingly, Democrats replace those who have demographics that vote for Republicans with those who have demographics that vote for Democrats.

— COMMENT: Democrats say “The GOP’s great Trump reckoning begins at the state party level.” What about Illinois?)
— COMMENT: Democrats say “Republicans shrug off Trump ’24 bid: The excitement’s just not there.”
— COMMENT: Ever-increasingly, Democrats encourage children to be LGBTQers.

— COMMENT: Democrats say “Justices clear the way for House committee to obtain Trump’s tax returns.” The Democrats who run IRS can disallow just about any deduction that they want to. In 1978, to get rid of me, my Democrat IRS superiors worked with the Democrats who ran Money Magazine to disallow my education deductions. I should write a book about that.

— COMMENT: Democrats say “Inside the Far-Right’s Fight for College Campuses.”

— COMMENT: Democrats use Navy officer Thomas James to promote hatred against Republicans.

— COMMENT: Democrats say “Schools Are Resegregating. There’s a Push for the Supreme Court to Consider That.” Democrats used to promote integration, but now they promote segregation. Democrats want minorities to the majority in every classroom.
— COMMENT: Democrats say “Equity Scorecard: Assessing Equity in 4 Critical Areas: different races, language backgrounds, income levels, and abilities.” Ever-increasingly, according to Democrats, if students who are White, male, Protestant, Italian American, German American, those whose ancestors had been in America for a long time, and/or those whose parents had more money get better test scores, it is because they do not have demographics that are discriminated against.

— ‘Shame on the Motherland’: Grieving father who lost his conscript son in Ukraine war accuses Putin of being a ‘traitor’ to Russia and dares FSB to arrest him for speaking out against the despot – WILL STEWART (COMMENT: I am 100% German American. In my defense, my grandfather on my father’s side fought the Germans in WWI, my uncles on my mother’s side fought the Germans in WWII, and my father would have fought the Germans in WWII if he had not been 4-F.)

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.