November 30 Evening Edition

— Big Obstacles Remain Before Chicago Gets Long-Awaited Casino The city must convince state lawmakers to vote on a plan that officials say makes the casino more profitable as well as choose a location

— Another relic of Mike Madigan’s old-school style of politics passes into history The old-timers may mutter about how kids today don’t have the gumption that they did back in their day, but old-timers are gonna old-timer. Not every tradition is a good one. – Rich Miller

— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Chicago is on track to become the largest American city with a casino – AP
— Impeachment’s influence hazy as issue in congressional races – AP–election-2020-congress-impeachment-20191130-story.html

— A drop in people, a $1 billion rise in property taxes – Jake Griffin
(FROM THE ARTICLE: DuPage County’s local governments collected $3,138 in property taxes for every resident in 2018, up $88 from the year before. Local governments in Lake County collected $3,422 in property taxes per resident in 2018, up $75 per person from 2017. In Kane County, local governments received $2,499 per person in taxes, up $62 from last year’s per-person cost. In McHenry County, it was $2,724 for every resident, up just $20. And in Will County, local governments collected $2,801 per person, up $80 from 2017.)

— Bringing More People to the Republican Party All are welcome to the Women’s Republican Club luncheon at Exmoor Country Club Saturday – Women’s Republican Club of Lake Forest-Lake Bluff

— IL-14: Ted Gradel Signs “No New Taxes Pledge” of Americans for Tax Reform 
— IL-14: God is Setting the Table So He Can Be Glorified in 2020

— New York’s new bigots are its anti-Christian lawmakers – Nicole Russell

— The impact of designating Mexican cartels a ‘foreign terrorist organization’ – Hollie McKay
— Newsweek fires reporter after publishing mistakes in story about Trump’s Thanksgiving plans – Sam Dorman

— In Favor of Nationalism – Nicholas J. Kaster

— Massachusetts GOP: Warren Running ‘Entire Presidential Campaign Based Upon Envy’ – HANNAH BLEAU (DIERSEN: Democrats always a) promote envy against Republicans and b) hint/imply/argue/shout that Republicans do not disserve what Republicans have. My Democrat superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates in the federal government always hinted/implied/argued/shouted that I did not disserve the new cars, real estate, college degrees, professional certifications, professional license, promotions, collector cars, sick days, vacation days, federal seniority, etc. that I had. They hinted/implied/argued/shouted that they had less than I did because they did not avoid the draft, because they had a spouse to support, because they had children to support, because they had bad health, etc.)
— ‘Freedom of Expression Has Its Limits!’ – Merkel Rails Against Free Speech – JACK MONTGOMERY (DIERSEN: Of course, Merkel would want the Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Milton Township Republican Central Committee, Illinois, DuPage County, Milton Township, and Wheaton to stop me from sending out GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails.)

— Mexico Warns It Won’t Allow US Invasion Over Drug Cartels

— Majority Of GOP Think Trump Is Better Than Historic U.S. President, But Not Better Than America’s 40th President, Poll Says – Ryan Saavedra

— New York Times: Happy Thanksgiving, Trumpian Bigots and Other Ignorant Folks – Clay Waters

— Evangelicals accused of ‘submitting to white nationalism’ for supporting Trump – Frieda Powers
— Navy Secretary touts importance of following ‘lawful order’ after being fired for undermining his boss – Samantha Chang (DIERSEN: A few of my Democrat superiors in the federal government were not happy that Democrat politicians forced them to carry out Affirmative Action, Diversity, and Inclusion orders, that is, to give preference to their employees who were Democrat, minority, female, younger, and/or veteran, that is, to discriminate against their employees who were Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran. My Democrat IRS superiors got rid of the IRS manager who promoted me in 1972, 1973, and 1974. My Democrat GAO superiors got rid of the GAO manager who hired me in 1980, got me assigned to audits of IRS in 1986, and promoted me in 1986.)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Unemployed Navy Secretary Richard Spencer — who was fired by Defense Secretary Mark Esper for insubordination — slammed President Trump, saying he made the wrong decision when he reversed the demotion of Navy SEAL Eddie Gallagher, who was prosecuted for killing an ISIS terrorist. “I don’t think [Trump] really understands the full definition of a warfighter,” Spencer told CBS News. “A warfighter is a profession of arms. And a profession of arms has standards that they have to be held to and they hold themselves to.” Spencer was reacting to President Trump’s statement defending his decision to reverse Gallagher’s demotion.)

— Who Will Tell the Truth About the Free Press? – Editorial (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, all government and political news and commentary is fake except for the government and political news that they put out or bless.)

— Today’s Yale grads aren’t qualified to lead in the 21st Century – Esteban Elizondo

— The ‘Silicon Six’ spread propaganda. It’s time to regulate social media sites. A pluralistic democracy depends on shared truths – Sacha Baron Cohen (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, a) all government and political news and commentary is propaganda except for the government and political news and commentary that they put out or bless and b) GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails spread propaganda. I should write a book about my critics/opponents.)
— The Democratic presidential campaign has produced confusion rather than clarity – Dan Balz

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.