November 7, 2023


— White House, state, city team up for pilot program to help migrants apply for work permits. Pilot clinic launching Thursday will serve about 150 migrants per day, allow applicants to apply for hundreds of dollars in fee waivers. – Lynn Sweet (COMMENT: Work permits today, voting rights tomorrow.)
— Father of Highland Park parade shooting suspect pleads guilty to reckless conduct, gets 60 days in jail. The plea deal requires Robert Crimo Jr. to serve 24 months of probation, 100 hours of community service and surrender his weapons. – David Struett
— Congressional Dems slam private school tax plan as state lawmakers return to Springfield for veto session battle. Private school tax credits, the lifting of a nuclear power plant moratorium and an elected school board map are among the most pressing issues facing lawmakers Tuesday. – Tina Sfondeles

— Yorkville’s Dallas Ingemunson, longtime GOP stalwart, dies – Rick Pearson
— Calumet City drops citations against Daily Southtown reporter who called workers seeking comment – Gregory Royal Pratt
— Exit Ald. Ramirez-Rosa, Johnson enforcer and aldermanic bully – Editorial (COMMENT: I should write about Republican candidates, elected officials, and party leaders since 2000 a) who did not want me to attend, ask questions at, or report on their events, b) who had their bullies stop me from attending their events, and/or c) who had me thrown out of their events.)
— Nikki Haley is on the rise. Can she take on Donald Trump? – Laura Washington

— Muslim community leaders call for immediate Gaza cease-fire – Madhu Krishnamurthy (COMMENT: To call for immediate Gaza cease-fire is to side with Hamas.)

— Gun rights groups to seek Supreme Court ruling on assault weapons ban – Peter Hancock

— Trump lashes out from the witness stand at judge, NY attorney general as he testifies in fraud trial – AP

— ‘I take full responsibility’: Ald. Carlos Ramirez-Rosa stepping down over assault allegations – TODD FEURER, SABRINA FRANZA, ASAL REZAEI, DANA KOZLOV, ELYSSA KAUFMAN (COMMENT: My critics/opponents have their operatives and their dupes take adverse actions against me to avoid having to take responsibility for those adverse actions. Those adverse actions include a) ending my service as the Republican fundraiser for Wheaton Independence Day parades and fireworks in 2021, b) ending my chairmanship of TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois in 2012, c) ending my membership on the Illinois Center Right Coalition (ICRC) Steering Committee in 2007, and d) almost getting ICRC to censure me for my GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters in 2006. I should write a book about my critics/opponents. I would focus on those who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois.)
— Chicago political heavyweight David Axelrod questions wisdom of President Biden running again – MARYBEL GONZALEZ, MARCIA KRAMER (COMMENT: I remember in 2004 when Axelord referred to Alan Keyes as being “my candidate” when we spoke just before Keyes debated Obama.)
— Apple Store in Naperville targeted in crash-and-grab burglary – ADAM HARRINGTON, ELLIE COATAR (COMMENT: Under the Democrats, poverty and crime ever-increasingly increase. How soon, if not already, will criminals crash-and-grab stores near you?)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Naperville police said just before 6 a.m., thieves crashed into the Apple store at 120 W. Jefferson Ave. in downtown Naperville. The suspects took an undisclosed number of electronic devices, and fled in a different vehicle. Investigators said the vehicle driven into the store – a beige Hyundai Elantra – was believed to have been stolen out of Lisle. The getaway vehicle was described only as a dark-colored sport-utility vehicle.)
— Colleagues could move to censure alderman accused of threatening behavior (COMMENT: I should write a book about my critics/opponents who had their operatives and their dupes try to get the Illinois Center Right Coalition (ICRC) to censure me for my GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters at its annual convention in Wheaton in 2006. I would focus on my critics/opponents who subsequently had their operatives and their dupes a) end my membership on the ICRC Steering Committee in 2007, b) end my chairmanship of TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois in 2012, and c) end my service as the Republican fundraiser for Wheaton Independence Day parades and fireworks in 2021. I would focus on my critics/opponents who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois.)

— Englewood residents rally against migrant bus arrivals – Kasey Chronis

— Debate Continues Ahead of City Council Vote on Paid Leave Ordinance – Emily Soto (COMMENT: I worked for the federal government for almost 30 years. Since 1966 when I was 18 years old and started working part-time for the Park Forest Post Office, my critics/opponents have been furious that I benefitted from the federal government’s more generous leave policies.)
— Jury Selection Begins in Corruption Trial of Former Ald. Ed Burke – Heather Cherone (COMMENT: Burke is entitled to a jury of his peers, that is “a jury whose members are from the same community as the person on trial.” What defines Burke’s “community?” What percent of those in Burke’s community share his demographics?)

— Chicago-area Arab Americans, Muslims say Islamophobia has reached new highs (COMMENT: Democrats have always blamed Republicans for Islamophobia.)
— Father of Highland Park parade shooting suspect pleads guilty to reckless conduct, gets 60 days in jail. The plea deal requires Robert Crimo Jr. to serve 24 months of probation, 100 hours of community service and surrender his weapons. – David Struett

— Democrats ever-increasingly push more pot. I have never used an illegal drug and I never will. If I had used pot, I would not have been able a) to get an ACT score of 24, b) to graduate in the upper 20% of my class, c) to earn a bachelor’s degree and three master’s degrees, d) to earn six professional certifications, and e) to earn a professional license.

— Students are losing interest in college – Michael Elsen-Rooney (COMMENT: Because of the ever-increasing preference being given in the workplace to those who are liberal, Democrat, minority, female, LGBTQ, non-Protestant. non-German American, and/or have ancestors who have not been in America for a long time, anticipate/expect that ever-increasingly those who are conservative, Republican, White, male, heterosexual, Protestant, German American, and/or have ancestors who have been in America for a long time will be ever-increasingly discouraged from getting college degrees.)

— Morning briefing
— Afternoon roundup


— OBITUARY: Robert “Bob” Jacobsen

— Today, I am announcing that I am running for re-election because our country stands at a crossroads, and only the America First movement can save us.

— A GOP Fundraising Pitch

— Illinois per student spending jumps to nearly $24K, CPS at nearly $30K. – Ted Dabrowski and John Klingner

— Nashville School Shooter’s Shocking Journal Entries Leaked – Laurie Higgins
— Illinois Taxpayers on the Hook for Massive UAW Pay Raises and More EV Subsidies! – Jeanne Ives

— Questions surround millions meant for Joliet non-citizen care – Andrew Hensel

— Illegals to empty schools? 291 CPS buildings under capacity by 160K.
— Mosley on Jewel location for housing illegal immigrants: ‘Our community expressed multiple concerns about this shelter’

— WHAT POWER DO ILLINOIS, CHICAGO HAVE TO FIX MIGRANT CRISIS? – Joe Tabor (COMMENT: Illinois and Chicago can stop encouraging illegals to come to Illinois and Chicago. Illinois and Chicago can mandate E-Verify.)


— Senate GOP’s border security plan would restart border wall, restrict asylum claims – Stephen Dinan (COMMENT: What about E-Verify?)
— Trump brings the 2024 campaign to the Manhattan courtroom. Judge loses patience: “This is not a political rally” – Tom Howell Jr.
— Push to block Palestinian refugees, migrants intensifies – Stephen Dinan

— Why are New York taxpayers forced to house unlimited illegal aliens? – Simon Hankinson
— What Biden’s artificial intelligence executive order does on equity and diversity – Christopher Hutton
— DeWine rebuffs Pritzker’s ‘absurd’ claims Republicans want to take nation ‘backwards’ – Asher Notheis
— A moral madness on campus – Donald Sweeting

— Highland Park shooting suspect’s father pleads guilty to helping son get gun license – David Propper
— Senate Republicans demand changes to ‘broken’ asylum system as part of Biden’s emergency spending request – Victor Nava (COMMENT: What about E-Verify?)
— The Democratic Party’s at war with itself — and the West – Daniel McCarthy
— Election fraud is no myth – Betsy McCaughey

— Mike Johnson: MAGA champion or RINO? Right-wingers may wake up to find that the GOP is basically the same party as before. – Matthew Boose

— Ted Cruz’s Dem rival sent $1M in taxpayer funds to group pushing racial equity on preschoolers – Kevin Haggerty
— Nashville trans shooter’s manifesto leaked – ‘little cr*ckers’ with white privilege targeted – Kevin Haggerty

— What the border invasion is doing to America’s cities – DANIEL HOROWITZ

— Chicago Mayor Loses Key City Council Ally in Black-on-Brown Migration Showdown – WARNER TODD HUSTON
— Abbott’s Migrant Busing Program Sends 63K Migrants to Sanctuary Cities – BOB PRICE (COMMENT: To be a sanctuary city is to encourage illegal immigration.)
— TN Bureau of Investigation Won’t Confirm Purported Leak of Covenant School Shooter’s Journal Sneering at Victims’ ‘White Privilege’ – AWR HAWKINS
— Chamber of Commerce, Big Tech, Corporations Beg Congress to Pass Amnesty for DACA Illegal Aliens – JOHN BINDER (COMMENT: Employers ever-increasingly want cheap labor. They ever-increasingly want to replace their employees who are citizens of America with citizens of foreign countries.)
— The Senate’s establishment GOP leadership has endorsed valuable but limited reforms to immigration policy because of populist pressure from the House GOP amid the end-of-year budget negotiations. The draft changes endorsed by Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) are valuable but are also inadequate to block inevitable evasions by President Joe Biden’s deputies, said Jon Feere, the director of investigations at the Center for Immigration Studies. – NEIL MUNRO

— Resettled Refugees Do Not Necessarily Leave Their Beliefs and Biases Behind. – Nayla Rush (COMMENT: I am 100% German American. My grandfather on my father’s side fought the Germans in WWI. His wife decried to me that leading up to WWI, her and her future husband’s loyalty to America was questioned because they were 100% German American even though their ancestors had been in America for 60 years.)

— ‘Answer The Question’: Sparks Fly As Trump Spars With Judge In NYC Fraud Case – KATELYNN RICHARDSON

— 3 Absurd Claims About the Lewiston Shooting Made by Gun Control Activists – Amy Swearer
— 6 Bizarre Examples of How Voter Registration Fraud Happens – Fred Lucas
— Police Won’t Confirm Authenticity of Alleged Manifesto of Nashville Shooter – Mary Margaret Olohan
— IRS Targets Conservative Group Exposing the Biden Admin – Tyler O’Neil (COMMENT: In 1978, the Democrats who ran IRS disallowed my education deductions a) because I had complained about their political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, and age discrimination and b) because I was conservative, Republican, White, male, old (29), draft avoider, Protestant, German American, my ancestors had been in America since 1844, my wife and I had just bought a home in Wheaton, and I had lived in Crete 1948-1972. Previously, they had a) refused to promote me beyond GS-12, b) gotten rid of the IRS manager in 1975 who had promoted me in 1972, 1973, and 1974, and c) disallowed my travel vouchers in 1974.)

— California School District Starts Three-Year, Six-Figure Plan To Turn Students Into Critical Race Theory Activists – Spencer Lindquist

— How the US Spent $4.1 Billion on Global LGBT Initiatives. The US government is pouring money into LGBT initiatives in US schools, as well as countries from Belarus to Nigeria to China. – Jackson Elliott

— Trans-Identifying Nashville Shooter Allegedly Targeted School Children For Their ‘White Privilege’ – EVITA DUFFY-ALFONSO
— Biden’s AI Executive Order Accelerates Leftist Domination Of New Technology – SAMUEL MANGOLD-LENETT

— New York City Establishes “Re-Ticketing Center” to Fly Migrants Anywhere in the World – Hannah Davis

— Democrats are pushing agenda for non-citizens to vote (and here’s how they’re doing it) – Greg Hoyt

— Wokeness, Whiteness & Witless Dominate March For Palestine

— Nashville Shooter Manifesto Released. “Trans Man” Hated Whites – R. Cort Kirkwood

— Sen. Cruz to Newsmax: ‘Biden Fighting on Side of Cartels’ at Border – Charles Kim

— Trump Speaks At Freedom Summit In Florida – Cameron Breckenridge

— Did Joe Biden’s Rhetoric Inspire the Trans Shooter? – MATT MARGOLIS (COMMENT: Democrats and RINOs ever-increasingly demonize, denigrate, and condemn those who promote the traditional marriage and family plank in the Republican Party platform.)
— Do We Finally Have a Glimpse at Trans Shooter’s Woke Manifesto? – CATHERINE SALGADO

— Nashville Shooter Targeted Children with ‘White Privilege’ – Michael Schwarz


— Tim Scott is 2024’s only Black Republican candidate, and he wants America to focus less on race. A major speech he recently gave at a Black church faced tough questions. – Averi Harper and Gabriella Abdul-Hakim (COMMENT: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes focus on race big time. They a) present themselves as being champions for minorities, and especially for minorities who are female, younger, LGBTQ, veteran, non-Protestant, and/or have ancestors who have not been in America for a long time and b) paint those who share my demographics as being White supremacists, Nazis, KKK members, haters, racists, sexists, bigots, and even worse things. I should write about my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes. I would focus on those who have taken the most/biggest adverse actions against me.)

— Senate Republicans seek drastic asylum limits in emergency funding package – CAMILO MONTOYA-GALVEZ

— The Republican Primary Is Over. It’s Trump. And It’s Time to Unite Behind Him – Monica Crowley
— Democrats say “Conservatives Have Never Been More United.” My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes promoted division within and then destroyed TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois and Illinois Center Right Coalition. I should write a book about that.
— Has Hamas Hastened the Demise of ‘Woke’? – Paul Bond

— Biden election crisis: Obama aide suggests President should QUIT race as bombshell poll puts him behind Trump – Millie Cooke

— Democrats ever-increasingly use Dolly Parton to promote LGBTQ.

— Democrats ever-increasingly a) run America and b) promote more and more and more hatred against Republicans and especially against Republicans who share Trump’s demographics: conservative, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, non-veteran, Protestant, German American, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.
— FROM THE ARTICLE: Across six battleground states, Trump leads President Biden 48 percent to 44 percent among registered voters. In the crucial swing states that Biden won last time, Trump is ahead in five — Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, Nevada and Pennsylvania — while Biden leads only in Wisconsin. Biden is losing support from young voters, Hispanic voters, Black voters — constituencies Democrats have depended on for decades to overcome the longstanding Republican advantage among whites. Women voters favor Biden by eight percentage points, 50 percent to 42 percent, but men favor Trump by a far wider 18-point spread: 55 percent to 37 percent. (I guess that’s another definition for the term “manspreading.”) On the economy, voters prefer Trump over Biden by a 22-point margin. And a whopping 71 percent think Biden is too old to be president, as opposed to just 39 percent for Trump. – Gail Collins and Bret Stephens

— New tent cities could pop up in NYC as mayor removes homeless migrants from shelters – Claire Thornton
— When just one job isn’t enough: Why are a growing number of Americans taking on multiple gigs? – Daniel de Visé (COMMENT: Because I worked part-time pumping gasoline at the Firestone Store in Chicago Height 1971-1972 while I worked full-time for IRS, I was able a) to buy a new 1972 Corvette in 1971, b) to pay for tuition and books for graduate business courses at Loyola in 1972, and c) to buy a new town home in University Park in 1972.)

— Will Trump Be Indicted Into Office? TV ads focused on his legal troubles backfired, so they never aired. – Editorial
— Obama, Hamas and ‘Complicity’ The former president seeks to shift the blame for the attack on Israel. He ought to look in the mirror. – Elliot Kaufman
— The Democrats’ Hamas Caucus. Could the convention in Chicago turn out to be an ugly rerun of 1968? – William McGurn

— To hire, retain, and promote Democrats who are minority, female, younger, and/or LGBTQ, employers ever-increasingly a) lower hiring, retention, and promotion requirements and b) get rid of their employees who are Republican, White, male, older, and/or heterosexual.
— 7 Strategies For Happier Employees. – Tony Nicolaidis (COMMENT: To make their employees happy who were Democrat, minority, female, younger, veteran, non-Protestant, non-German American, and/or had ancestors who had not been in America for a long time, my Democrat superiors in the federal government wasted the careers of and got rid of their employees who were Republican, White, male, older, non-veteran, Protestant, German American, and/or had ancestors who had been in America for a long time. I should write a book about that.)

— Widespread Drops in State Birth Rates: Only 13 States Had More Births in 2022 Than 2021. (COMMENT: Democrats ever-increasingly promote LGBTQ and abortion, that is, Democrats ever-increasingly destroy traditional marriage and destroy the traditional family.)

— 5 candidates (DeSantis, Haley, Ramaswamy, Scott, and Christie) qualify for third GOP presidential primary debate – Steven Shepard and Zach Montellaro

— GAO: Agencies Can Better Monitor E-Verify Compliance in Federal Contracting (COMMENT: Democrats and RINOs oppose E-Verify, that is, Democrats and RINOs promote illegal immigration.)

— Chicago Police Stations Provide Shelter for Migrants, Homeless. Police stations have long served as entry points for Chicagoans in need of social services. As the city tries to maneuver the influx of thousands of migrants, some homeless residents are also using the city’s police stations as shelters. – Caroline Kubzansky (COMMENT: How many illegals and homeless can the police station(s) in your municipality accommodate?)

— Democrats ever-increasingly use Speaker Johnson to promote more hatred against conservatives. Johnson is nowhere near as conservative as Biden is liberal.

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.