November 28 Evening Edition

— Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan does not appear to have votes to retain role, BGA says Madigan implicated in ComEd corruption investigation

— Illinois COVID-19 Updates: Tom Dart Tests Positive, State Reports More Than 7,800 New Cases
— To Court Latinos, Democrats Have to Expand Strategy in 2022 In parts of the country where Democrats have long reigned, more Latinos voted for Trump this year than expected, including areas of Florida and Texas – Astrid Galvan (DIERSEN: Democrats have declared a Second Civil War on Republicans. Democrats see Latinos as being their soldiers in their army to get rid of Republicans once and for all.)
— Biden Plans Swift Moves to Protect and Advance LGBTQ Rights – AP (DIERSEN: Democrats have declared a Second Civil War on Republicans. Democrats see LGBTQers as being their soldiers in their army to get rid of Republicans once and for all.)

— Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart tests positive; 7,873 new confirmed and probable COVID-19 cases and 108 additional deaths reported Saturday
— Work, classes, financial aid — and now COVID-19: Life as a poor college student has only gotten tougher during the pandemic – ELYSSA CHERNEY (DIERSEN: I could afford to attend UIC 1966-1968 and NIU 1969-1970 a) because my outstanding parents provided me room and board 1966-1968, weekends during my first semester at NIU in 1969, and the summer of 1969 and b) because I saved money for college and for three new cars from what I earned washing dishes 1964-1966; cleaning golf shoes, chipping slag, and pumping gasoline in 1966; delivering mail 1966-1969; and working on an automobile assembly line and as a security guard in 1970.)

— 7,873 new coronavirus cases reported despite low number of tests being processed over holiday weekend

— 2 Rockford lawmakers won’t back Madigan for House speaker – Ken DeCoster

— City: Black residents may be eligible for up to $25,000 in housing assistance as part of reparations fund – Jason Beeferman

— DuPage County reports 638 cases Saturday, 7 deaths, region’s positivity rate decreases to 13.2% – JOSHUA WELGE

— Biden Gains Votes In Recount Of Milwaukee County Requested By Trump – COLIN DWYER
— Republican Infighting Threatens GOP Chances In Georgia Senate Runoffs – EMMA HURT (DIERSEN: I should write a book about Republican infighting in Illinois, in DuPage County, and in Milton Township since 2000. Overwhelmingly, it has been those who want to dump the traditional 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 versus those who want to defend and advance the aforesaid planks. Overwhelmingly, those who want to dump the aforesaid planks have won.)
— Challenges Biden Might Face In Unifying Americans – ASMA KHALID (DIERSEN: Those who voted for Biden do not want Biden to unify Americans. They want Biden to use the federal government to get rid of individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are law enforcement, Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owners, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, draft avoiders (except Joe Biden and Bill Clinton), and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)

— Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan does not appear to have votes to retain role

— Notice of Democratic and Republican Caucuses – December 1st, 2020

— Illinois to borrow billions from the Feds AGAIN, only state in country to tap government lending program – Ted Dabrowski

— COVID-19 continues spread, Illinois faces post-holiday surge – AP

— Obama Laments Media’s Diminishing Importance

— Pennsylvania Senator: ‘Mounting Evidence’ Shows Election Was Compromised – ZACHARY STIEBER

— Biden looks to career officials to restore trust, morale in government agencies – BRETT SAMUELS (DIERSEN: I should write a book about my Post Office, IRS, and GAO superiors in the federal government. They were always under tremendous pressure from Democrat politicians a) to retain and promote their Democrat employees and b) to get rid of their Republican employees and especially those who were White, male, non-veteran, and/or older.)

— A Rush to Expand the Border Wall That Many Fear Is Here to Stay Despite the president-elect’s vow to halt the project, the Trump administration is expanding the wall at a breakneck pace. Customs and Border Protection officials are rushing to meet President Trump’s mandate of 450 miles of new wall construction during his term. – Simon Romero and Zolan Kanno-Youngs (DIERSEN: Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, Independents, and RINOs oppose anything that discourages illegal immigration.)

— With urgent problems facing him, Biden cannot afford early missteps – Dan Balz (DIERSEN: According to your critics/opponents, what missteps have you made? According to my critics/opponents, missteps that I have made include my not glorifying and praising them, my not pandering to them, my not serving as or of their operatives or dupes, my not giving them money, and my suing them.)

— Does founder Matt Drudge even work at The Drudge Report anymore? – Armin Rosen

— Will Your Income Peak Earlier Than You Think? – David Rae (DIERSEN: My income peaked in 1997 when I was 49 years old at $131,532/year in today’s dollars. Since then, it has been only $54,168/year in today’s dollars, or 59% less.)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Waiting until your forties or fifties, without saving much for retirement, may mean you will need to work longer or make more drastic spending cuts so you will be able to save enough to maintain your standard of living in retirement. Rising incomes can help make saving more manageable, but they can also mean you will need to replace a larger income once you retire. That is assuming your income continues to increase over time. . .Regardless, plan for a secure financial future, so if for some reason, your income does not increase as much as you expected, you can still afford the lifestyle to which you have grown accustomed.)

— A Historic Presidency – Patrick J. Buchanan

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.