November 9 Morning Edition

— Chicago’s acting health commissioner concerned pot use by young will surge after legalization Dr. Allison Arwady also wants to focus on reducing the nine-year gap in life expectancy between black and white Chicagoans. – Fran Spielman
— ‘Only in Illinois’? Criminally charged Luis Arroyo wants say in who succeeds him in House Party leaders have asked Arroyo to relinquish his post as a Democratic ward committeeman. Instead, the Northwest Democrat is calling a meeting to choose his replacement. – Rachel Hinton
— Fact-check: Pritzker’s muddled claim about Illinois’ population losses mixes metrics Has Illinois, which is still the nation’s sixth-largest state, lost population almost every year for most of the past century? And what, exactly, does Pritzker mean by “lost population?” – BGA
— Healthy teachers calling in sick still a problem, though CPS got a key fact wrong The real rate of increase in teachers calling in sick wasn’t 150%, but a considerably more modest 27%, CPS now tells us. – Editorial

— Defying calls to step down from ward post over bribery charge, former state Rep. Luis Arroyo pushes to preside over process to choose his replacement – JAMIE MUNKS
— Chicago Public Schools’ enrollment drops another 6,000 students, extending long downward trend – Hannah Leone
— OK, boomers, welcome to the other side of the generation gap – Clarence Page (DIERSEN: My Democrat superiors and supervisors in the federal government hinted/implied/argued/shouted that their employees who were younger, Democrat, minority, female, and/or veteran wanted them to get rid of their employees who were older, Republican, White, male, and/or non-veteran.)
— 36,000 veterans were asked if they’d recently considered suicide. A third of them said yes. – Alison Bowen (DIERSEN: Government is nasty. Politics is nasty. Democrats are nasty. I should write a book about Democrats in the federal government who hinted/implied/argued/shouted at my superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates who were veterans that I should be gotten rid of because I avoided the draft.)
— ‘A Warning’ from an anonymous Trump official is due out Nov. 19. Don’t buy it. – John Warner

— Politicians: Focus on solutions Americans are tired of a toxic political climate. Candidates who prioritize solving problems will be rewarded. – GREG HINZ

— Trump Launches Black Outreach Effort for 2020

— Miss Illinois County Fair Queen dispute settled, will complete reign – Corina Curry

— GOP: Hypocritical Pritzker ‘should cut the act’ on contempt for corrupt colleagues – Glenn Minnis

— Candidate Gradel calls out opponent Underwood for ‘pandering to the most radical’ Democrats – Glenn Minnis

— GOP Lawmakers urge passage of ethics resolution – Kyla Asbury
— House Democrats stall Rep. Durkin’s ethylene oxide bill – Kyla Asbury
— Ives Releases New Video: A Legacy of Service

— Media debases itself with clownish coverage of anonymous White House official’s stupid ‘tell-all’ book – Becket Adams

— Anonymous Author’s Book Makes the News Cycle Again – Spencer Irvine

— Election Reveals Greater Divide Between Red and Blue States – Hugh Hewitt

— ‘Anonymous’ gets media frenzy without pesky scrutiny for new book – JOE CONCHA

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Illegal immigration harms Blacks.

— Trump Reaches Out to Black Voters The outreach may not expand the president’s meager support among African-Americans, but it appeared aimed at reassuring suburban white voters discomfited by his use of racist tropes. – Peter Baker
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats crow about their success in promoting hatred of Trump in Virginia.
— Facebook Takes Down Breitbart Posts That Claimed to Name Whistle-Blower – Marc Tracy (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents want Facebook to take down GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails.)

— Top White House official told Congress ‘there was no doubt’ Trump sought quid pro quo with Ukrainians – Shane Harris, Mike DeBonis, Elise Viebeck and Michael Kranish (DIERSEN: I should write a book about activists, candidates, elected officials, party leaders, political consultants, etc. and others who have treated me like there was a quid pro quo. They have treated me like they took money and/or other things of value from my critics/opponents who have lots of religious, government, and/or financial clout in Wheaton, Glen Ellyn, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois in exchange for their harming me. They discourage everyone from reading GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails. Treat me like I am not a journalist or a consultant. They ended my TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairmanship, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee membership, Milton Township Republican Central Committee (MTRCC) webmaster service, Illinois Center Right Coalition Steering Committee membership, American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter board membership, etc. They a) reject planks in the Republican Party platform and/or the Illinois Republican Party platform and work against those like me who support those planks, b) reject the MTRCC resolution against video gambling and work against those like me who support that resolution, c) focus on destroying those like me who they cannot manipulate/dominate, d) were defendants in lawsuits that I have filed, and/or e) are operatives or dupes for the aforesaid.)

— California’s Board Diversity Tax A study finds that a director mandate cost companies $60 billion. – Editorial (DIERSEN: While I worked for the federal government in Chicagoland for almost 30 years, my superiors were always under tremendous pressure from Democrat Chicagoland Democrats a) to hire, retain, and promote young Democrat minorities and young Democrat females and b) to make way for them by getting rid of their employees who were Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran.
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Democrats in California work hard to punish businesses and sometimes they succeed without trying. Consider a 2018 law that imposes gender quotas for boards of public companies based in the state, which a new study finds effectively destroyed $60 billion in wealth over night. Last September the state enacted a law requiring all public companies headquartered in California to have at least one female director by the end of 2019 and two by the end of 2021. Democrats claimed that increasing board diversity would benefit corporations. Investors supposedly needed politicians to tell them what was in their best financial interest.)
— Higher Education’s Enemy Within An army of nonfaculty staff push for action and social justice at the expense of free inquiry. – José A. Cabranes

— AP reporters colluded with FBI against president – PETER LUCAS

— A Dozen Anonymous Facebook Employees Allege Racism Within Company’s Ranks – Julia Arciga

— Facebook and Google could soon curb micro-targeted political ads – Aditya Srivastava (DIERSEN: Those who read GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails for the RIGHT REASONS are one or more of the following: Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, German American, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time. Those who read GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails for the WRONG REASONS are one or more of the following: anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)

— Americans have more debt, need family help to buy homes: report – Agence France-Presse (DIERSEN: I bought a new town home in University Park in 1972 when I was 24 years old. Where did the down payment money come from for your first home? For me, it came from what I had earned and saved a) working for IRS for 15 months in 1971 and 1972 and b) working for Firestone Stores full-time for 7 months and part-time for 18 months 1970-1972. That money also enabled me to buy a new Corvette in 1971 and to pay tuition for graduate business courses at Loyola.)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The report also showed that more buyers are waiting longer before buying their first home — the median age hit 33 for the first time — and an increasing number are joining forces with friends rather than partners or spouses in order to be able to afford a place in their desired location, the report showed.)

— It May Get Easier To Prove Age Discrimination Claims In Court – Michael Patrick Murphy, Jr. (DIERSEN: I should write a book about age discrimination. What do you say to older people who discriminate against older people to avoid being victims of age discrimination themselves?)

— Donald Trump Jr wants to trigger and expose liberals, and they’re letting him – Poppy Noor

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.