October 11 Morning Edition


— Chicago shootings: At least 39 shot, 3 fatally, in weekend gun violence

— How Chicago Can Stem the Tide of Black Population Loss – Erica Gunderson

— Jill Biden to visit Chicago this week to mark Hispanic Heritage Month Jill Biden will team up with U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona and Rep. Jesus “Chuy” Garcia, D-Ill., during her Tuesday and Wednesday visit. – Lynn Sweet
(COMMENT: Democrats have declared a Second Civil War against Republicans. Democrats see Hispanics as being their soldiers in that war.)

— Officials clarify Joliet police chief firing, give ultimatum – ALICIA FABBRE
(COMMENT: In 1997, when I was 49 years old, my Democrat GAO superiors hinted that they might let me work for another 6 years when I would then be eligible for regular retirement if I would happily agree to be constructively downgraded and a) happily agree to work for my Black subordinate or b) happily agree to be transferred to another audit group. I had been assigned to the group that audits federal financial industry regulators since 1990. I had earned a master’s degree in financial markets and trading from IIT earlier in 1997. I had become a Certified Financial Services Auditor in 1996.)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Ousted Joliet police Chief Dawn Malec was given the option to resign from city employment entirely or face firing after being removed from the top job Wednesday — a move she said she won’t make. In a letter, hand-delivered to Malec’s home hours after City Manager Jim Capparelli informed her she was out as chief, Capparelli clarified his earlier action, saying her termination was only for her role as police chief. The letter states that Malec has “not attained eligibility to retire on full pension, and therefore will be returned to (her) rank of lieutenant, effective immediately.” In the letter, Capparelli offered her the option of resigning from the department by 5 p.m. Friday. If not, he warned, she could be fired.)

— FRONT PAGE: DuPage County Board members at odds over redistricting as deadline looms – Katlyn Smith
(COMMENT: In 2015, Democrat plants and RINOs redrew my DuPage County Milton Township Precinct 9 in Wheaton and put me in the same precinct with Jeanne Ives. I should write a book about that.)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: “I would like to see alternative maps using traditional redistricting parameters, taking out incumbency requirements,” Chavez wrote in an email. Zay said there are no incumbency requirements, but that officials try not to draw county board members and forest preserve commissioners out of their districts “if at all possible.” “But again, that wasn’t an objective of it,” Zay said. “Ours was to keep that deviation of the districts under 1% and to make communities contiguous and whole if we could, and that’s what we did.”)
— Suburban students to help state board with diversity, equity initiatives – Madhu Krishnamurthy
(COMMENT: Ever-increasingly, problems that students who are minority, female, LGBTQ, moderate, liberal, non-rich, non-Christian, non-Protestant, non-Italian American, non-German American, in America illegally, and/or those have parents who have not been in America for a long time have are blamed on those who are White, male, heterosexual, conservative, non-poor, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, citizens of America, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)

— State’s finances aren’t balanced; they’re teetering – Sheila Weinberg

— Biden’s approval rating down to 38%, according to poll – ELISSA SALAMY

— As the GOP prepares for midterms, they welcome Trump with open arms

— They came for me, now will they come for thee? Democrat senators and Eric Zorn get nailed by wokesters. – Dennis Byrne

— Chicago Journalist, Eric Zorn, Cancels Appearance With Blistering Response to DePaul’s Student Editors and Faculty Advisors

(COMMENT: If my Democrat GAO superiors had not forced me to take their early retirement “offer” in 1997 when I was 49 years old and I was still working for GAO, a) the Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS) would not have paid me $1,316,736 in today’s dollars and b) I would have paid into the CSRS $223,180 in today’s dollars.)

— Democratic Party now going ‘off the deep end’ – Jennifer Harper
— Revolt of the masses: The left has overplayed its hand – Robert Knight

— Columbus changed to world forever, and for the better – Sloan Oliver
— On Indigenous Peoples’ Day Remember the Indigenous Europeans That Were Conquered and Enslaved by Other Races – Christopher Skeet
— Why Columbus Day is Worth Defending – Scott S. Powell
— America is Being Sabotaged: Destruction of Prosperity and Freedom is on the Horizon – E. Jeffrey Ludwig
— Premature Premonitions of Civil War? – William Sullivan
(COMMENT: Democrats have declared a Second Civil War against Republicans. Libertarians, Greens, Independents, and RINOs have joined the Democrats. Their soldiers of the Democrat army are overwhelmingly Trump-haters, minorities, females, younger people, LGBTQers, non-married, non-Christian, non-Protestant, non-Italian American, moderates, liberals, those who are in America illegally, those who have financial problems, those who have health problems, drinkers, gamblers, stoners, and criminals. The aforesaid want government to take everything away from Republicans and to give it all to the aforesaid.)
— Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson refuses to back down before the LGBTQ crowd – Andrea Widburg
(COMMENT: How strong is the LGBTQ crowd in your municipality, in your township, and in your county? This year, the LGBTQ crowd, their operatives, and their dupes in Wheaton, in Milton Township, and in DuPage County stopped Republicans from helping sponsor Wheaton’s Independence Day parade and fireworks.)
— Columbus wasn’t the first to discover America – Mark C. Ross

— Parents Aren’t Domestic Terrorists Instead of the Patriot Act, we need a peace treaty. – Mary Miller
— The Left Got What It Wanted—So Now What? – Victor Davis Hanson
(COMMENT: As Democrat strength increases, expect that more and more and more laws will be enacted to get rid of individuals, organizations, and companies, and governments 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, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)

— Democrats: ‘Morally Reprehensible’ if Kamala Harris Does Not Ram Through Amnesty for Illegal Aliens – JOHN BINDER

— Military drops hammer on Lt. Col. Stuart Scheller, announces six charges over criticism of commanders – CHRIS ENLOE
(COMMENT: Because I complained about political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, and age discrimination and because I became an active member of a class action lawsuit that charged my GAO superiors with reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation in 1988 when I was 40 years old, they forced me to retire in 1997 when I was 49 years old, gave me unfair performance expectations and appraisals, always ranked me in the bottom half of my coworkers for pay-for-performance purposes, did not promote me beyond GS-13, got rid of my mentor in 1987, kept me off audits of IRS for all but 3 of the almost 18 years that I worked for GAO, and forced me to take a $20,361 (21%) pay cut in today’s dollars to transfer from IRS to GAO in 1980.)

— ‘It Looks Like The Third World’: New York City Drug Stores Ravaged By Shop Lifters – SHAKHZOD YULDOSHBOEV

— Mass Flight Cancellations After Federal Workers Protest Biden’s Vaccine Mandate – Katie Pavlich
— Woke Retail? Newsom Signs Bill Requiring Gender-Neutral Toy Aisles for Large Retailers in California – Landon Mion
— Happy Columbus Day, My Fellow Indigenous People – Derek Hunter
— Why Columbus Day Is Worth Defending and Celebrating – Scott Powel
— Poll: How Many Americans Blame Social Media for the Spread of ‘Misinformation?’ – Madeline Leesman
(COMMENT: I should write a book about those who have accused me the most of spreading misinformation with my GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters. Better yet, I should sue them. I would focus on those who never took any action against those who wrote articles in the newsletters that they do not like.)

— Southwest Cancels 1,800 Flights. Is There a ‘Sickout’ Over the Vaccine Mandate? – RICK MORAN
— State of the Nation: The Explosive Growth of Concealed-Carry Permits – LINCOLN BROWN

— Colorado State University threatens to arrest unvaccinated students – Katie Daviscourt
— Governor Gavin Newsom mandates gender-neutral toy aisles. Under the state law, stores effected must designate an area of the children’s toy aisle “gender-neutral” regardless if those items are traditionally sold for girls or boys, like barbies and hotwheels. – Katie Daviscourt
— YouTube permanently bans Republican Washington state congressional candidate Joe Kent. Joe Kent, a retired Green Beret and Gold Star husband, is running as a Republican with hopes to unseat Republican incumbent Jamie Herrera Beutler in the upcoming 2022 election. Herrera Beutler, voted to impeach former President Donald Trump and frequently votes alongside House Democrats. – Katie Daviscourt

— California Law Requires Gender-Neutral Area in Some Stores
— Scalise Faults Welfare Programs for ‘Paying People Not to Work’ – Fran Beyer
(COMMENT: Constructively, since September of 1997, when I was 49 years old, my Democrat GAO superiors have forced the Civil Service Retirement System to pay me $4,572/mo. or $1,316,736 so far in today’s dollars to not come to work so that my Black subordinate can have my job and my preferred corner office.)
— DHS Cancels More Border Wall Contracts as Crossings Surge – Brian Freeman
(COMMENT: Soon, the Democrats and RINOs will have enough illegals in America to replace each and every Republican with an illegal.)
— McCarthy: Dems Don’t Want to Pay Off Debt, Only Want to Spend More – Fran Beyer
— Rep. Kevin McCarthy Rails At Mask Mandates In Schools – Fran Beyer

— Trump Iowa rally attendee says Americans are fed up with country’s direction: ‘I see civil war coming’ – Jon Dougherty
— 16-yr-old student refusing to wear mask arrested in Wyoming, high school placed into lock down – Robert Jonathan

— Food Prices Hit Highest Level in a Decade – TOM OZIMEK

— Trump tightens Jan. 6 vise for GOP: “I never conceded,” the former president said over the weekend. – Rick Klein, Alisa Wiersema, and Quinn Scanlan

— Chicago business leaders say rising crime threatens city’s economic future “If crime continues to increase, I think you’ll start to see the economic recovery stall,” a city alderman said. – Deon J. Hampton

— COMMENT: Ever-increasingly, Democrats promote abortion and LGBTQ.

— AG Merrick Garland is at war with American families – Miranda Devine

— Liz Cheney, 9 other House Republicans voted to impeach Trump: Who do they face in 2022 midterms? – Rachel Looker
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Rep. Adam Kinzinger, R-Ill. Kinzinger responded to Gonzalez’s decision to not seek reelection in a video posted to Twitter. “Now the pundits and politicos are discussing whether this means that Trump won, so let me answer this question. Yes, as of now, Trump is winning,” he said. “Not because Anthony [Gonzalez] decided not to run, but because so many in the Republican party decided to stay silent.” Kinzinger said his GOP colleagues watched from the sidelines and lacked the courage to speak out following the events from Jan. 6. “The future of the party and politics in this country doesn’t rest on the 10 of us. It rests on the courage of the 180 others who have been silent so far. To my GOP colleagues, the time is now to speak up,” he added. Kinzinger, who represents northern Illinois, is one of two Republicans to serve on the bipartisan Jan. 6 committee to investigate the attack on the Capitol. In a New York Times guest essay, Kinzinger said he is on the commission to get answers to questions about misinformation campaigns, lies perpetuated by Trump and other leaders and investigate the motivations of those who stormed the Capitol. Kinzinger has been a consistent critic of Trump, most recently calling him a “snowflake” and “one of the weakest men I’ve ever seen” on CNN following the former president’s response to President George W. Bush’s 9/11 speech on violent extremism. Kinzinger has raised nearly $1.9 million for the 2021-2022 election cycle, according to OpenSecrets. However, Politico reported a new congressional map may eliminate Kinzinger’s district. That could leave Kinzinger with the option to face an incumbent in a different district. Despite reports the district may be eliminated, seven other Republican challengers have filed with the FEC to run for Kinzinger’s seat. One challenger, Catalina Lauf, is a former Department of Commerce advisor under Trump. She received the endorsement of Rep. Madison Cawthorn, R-N.C., in July. Lauf unsuccessfully ran for a Congress seat in 2020. In a social media video announcing her campaign, Lauf called Kinzinger a “weak-kneed, establishment Republican who cares more about his next MSNBC appearance than the voters who elected him.” Lauf has raised over $350,000 for the 2021-2022 election cycle.)

— Celebrate Columbus’s Achievements We should acknowledge his flaws, but his treatment by the left is reminiscent of communist propaganda. – Garry Kasparov
— How to Keep the Job Search Moving Forward – Kathryn Dill and Patrick Thomas
(COMMENT: I should write a book about my job search after my Democrat GAO superiors forced me to take their early retirement “offer” in 1997 when I was 49 years old.)

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.