October 20 Morning Edition

— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC, UNACCEPTABLE MAINSTREAM NEWS MEDIA COVER-UP: SEE WASHINGTON FREE BEACON ARTICLE BELOW: Evanston protestors demand Northwestern University abolish police department (DIERSEN: How soon will the Democrats vandalize, loot, riot, and burn down your municipality? Democrat candidates hint/imply/argue/shout that if you elect them, they will stop Democrats from vandalizing, looting, rioting, and burning things down.)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Protests to abolish university police continued Monday evening at Northwestern University and areas near the campus in north suburban Evanston. Over the weekend, protestors demanded the removal of the Northwestern University Police Department. President and Professor Morton Schapiro responded to the community Monday afternoon in an email, stating that it would not abolish NUPD. “We, as a University, recognize the many injustices faced by Black and other marginalized groups. We also acknowledge that the policing and criminal justice system in our country is too often stacked against those same communities. Your concerns are valid and necessary, and we encourage and, in fact, rely on your active engagement with us to make your school and our society equitable and safe for everyone. That said, while the University has every intention to continue improving NUPD, we have absolutely no intention to abolish it,” Schapiro wrote.)

— 2 Chicago Universities Named Among Best in the US, New Report Shows Illinois’ top three universities are all located in the Chicago area – Becca Wood

— Candidate Forum: Campaign Veteran Oberweis Looks to Unseat Democrat Underwood in 14th District – Paul Caine

— Attack ad, poll shift, six-figure donations bring heated Foxx-O’Brien state’s attorney battle to a boil The incumbent prosecutor’s ad argues that O’Brien is “pure Trump” and wrong for Cook County. But Republicans say O’Brien’s rise in the polls shows voters are deciding what’s wrong for voters are “the disastrous policies of Kim Foxx.” – Rachel Hinton
— Foxx quietly starts expunging 1,200 pot convictions after COVID-19 delays “As prosecutors, we need to own the role ‘the system’ has played on the failed war on drugs, causing disproportionate harm to Black and brown communities who were convicted of low-level cannabis offenses,” Foxx said. – Tom Schuba (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats promote pot and hint/imply/argue/shout that policemen are racists.)
— With COVID-19 on the rise, Americans have a right to know the details about vaccine spending The Trump administration is doing its best to make Americans — nearly half of whom have already told pollsters that they won’t take the shot — even more skeptical of a vaccine. – Editorial (DIERSEN: One should expect that if you are Republican and old, overweight/obese, and/or if you have health problems, and if you fail/refuse to take the vaccine, Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, Independents, and RINOs will get rid of you.)

— Vote ‘no’ on the Illinois bait-and-switch – JESS WARD
— DuPage County Board incumbent Krajewski and challenger Cabala-Lowry vie for votes in Hinsdale, Darien, Willowbrook, Burr Ridge and towns farther west – KIMBERLY FORNEK
— Forest Preserve District of DuPage County District 2 election features two newcomers – CHUCK FIELDMAN (DIERSEN: In what ways are you demonized, denigrated, and condemned as being a newcomer? According to my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes in Wheaton, Milton Township, and DuPage County, I am a newcomer a) because I have lived in Wheaton, Milton Township, and DuPage County only since 1978 (more than 42 years), b) because I was not born and raised in DuPage County like them, and c) because I have been a Republican Precinct Committeeman for only almost 21 years.)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Karen L. Kelly Age: 71 Town of residence: Downers Grove Occupation: Downers Grove Township Trustee Family: married to Arthur, one son, two stepdaughters Previous elected offices held: Downers Grove Township Trustee, three years, Downers Grove Republican Precinct Committeeman, six years Local volunteer work: DuPage County Forest Preserve, chairperson and committee member for the Ronald McDonald House Fundraiser, Downers Grove Rotary Fest, Downers Grove Township liaison to non-for-profit Senior Services and Salt (Seniors and Lawmen Together) Councils, committee member for the Friends of Danada Fact Finder’s History Committee)
— A divided Supreme Court allows Pennsylvania to count ballots received up to 3 days after election, rejecting GOP plea – MARK SHERMAN
— For first time in nearly 20 years, Cook County opens suburban housing voucher waitlist. At least 10K people already applied. – ALICE YIN
— Early voting expands with opening of more polling places in suburban counties, prompting wait times up to 5 hours long: ‘This is a moment that’s very important’ – KELLI SMITH

— Naperville D203, Elmhurst 205 going all-remote amid virus spread; U-46, others stand pat – Katlyn Smith and Madhu Krishnamurthy

— Tracy previews upcoming veto session – MATT HOPF

— Fewer Enroll in Illinois Community Colleges Than Last Year

— “NU Community Not Cops” calls on President Schapiro to resign following his condemnation of abolitionist protests – Isabelle Sarraf and James Pollard

— Woodridge Resolution Celebrates Diversity, Commits To Inclusion – Rebecca Hughes (DIERSEN: Democrats and RINOs use Diversity and Inclusion to not hire and to get rid of those who are 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 those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)

— Systemic racism in Illinois home loan and banking industries Lawmakers look for answers from banking executives, community advocates, researchers – Raymon Troncoso (DIERSEN: If I sought a government office or a political office, my critics/opponents would blast the banks and savings and loans that lent me money a) to buy a new 1972 Corvette in 1971 when I was 23 years old, b) to buy a new town home in University Park in 1972, c) to buy a studio condo in the Outer Drive East (ODE) building in downtown Chicago in 1974, and d) to buy a one bedroom condo in the ODE building in 1976. Those experts would blast the savings and loans that lent my wife and I money a) to buy a home in Wheaton in 1978 and b) to have one built in Wheaton in 1984.)

— Disarm, defund, disband: Students are marching every day until Northwestern abolishes NUPD – Isabelle Sarraf and Binah Schatsky

— Bravo! Northwestern University President Blasts Extremist Protesters – Mark Glennon
— VIDEO: Too Many Units of Local Government: Illinois the Outlier

— A Contrast in COLAs: Social Security vs. Illinois

— Google “Jack Franks Investigation” Yard Sign End Up on Pile of Old Randall Road Pieces
— Tribune Repeats Endorsements – UPDATE
— Businessman Jim Kearns Endorses Businessman Mike Buehler for County Board Chairman
— Trump Gives Janesville Shout-Out for Illinois Republican U.S. Senate Candidate Mark Curran
— Three Republican State Senators Bring Free Flu Shots to Algonquin Township Complex on Route 14 Between Cary and Crystal Lake
— Crystal Lake’s Lundahl Middle School Coronavirus Outbreak Closes School Until Day After the Election
— Kendall County Sign Against Pritzker and Madigan
— Federal Anti-Crime Efforts in Chicago Area – Part 1
— Mail Battle in Dave McSweeney’s District Heats Up
— Judicial Candidate Jeannie Ridings Counting on Coattails of Democratic Party Congressional Candidates
— IL-14: Oberweis Shows Visits to Police Stations

— Does a Diverse, Tolerant, and Just Society Call Names or Debate Freely? – Laurie Higgins (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents want to abolish the First Amendment. But failing that, they do everything that they can a) to stop me from sending out GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails and b) to stop everyone from reading those emails. I should write a book about my critics/opponents. I should title it “Profiles In Censorship.” Better yet, I should sue my critics/opponents.)

— Facebook, Twitter censored Trump, campaign 65 times, Biden zero Media Research Center tracks posts removed or flagged since May 2018 – Valerie Richardson (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents want to abolish the First Amendment. But failing that, they do everything that they can a) to stop me from sending out GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails and b) to stop everyone from reading those emails. I should write a book about my critics/opponents. I should title it “Profiles In Censorship.” Better yet, I should sue my critics/opponents.)

— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC, UNACCEPTABLE MAINSTREAM NEWS MEDIA COVER-UP: Northwestern Students Burn and Vandalize School Property at Anti-Police Protests – Chrissy Clark (DIERSEN: How soon will the Democrats vandalize, loot, riot, and burn down your municipality? Democrat candidates hint/imply/argue/shout that if you elect them, they will stop Democrats from vandalizing, looting, rioting, and burning things down.)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Students at Northwestern University vandalized and burned school property on the sixth consecutive night of anti-police protests. Led by the anti-police group “NU Community Not Cops,” students tore down a sign that read “We’re N This Together,” burned it, and placed the charred remains of the sign at the feet of police officers guarding the home of Northwestern president Morton Schapiro. They also vandalized the school’s iconic Weber Arch, during a protest purportedly aimed at abolishing the campus police department. Pictures taken by NU Community Not Cops document the destruction, which according to Northwestern’s student newspaper began at 11:51 p.m. on Saturday. Outside of the Northwestern University police department, students wrote “abolition is the solution” and “Black Lives Matter.” Written on a university sign were the letters “ACAB,” which stands for All Cops Are Bastards. Other graffiti included the words “F— UCPD,” in reference to the nearby University of Chicago police department. Following the death of George Floyd, Schapiro penned a letter to the Northwestern student body in which he committed to “reviewing the operations of Northwestern’s police department.” “We will reexamine all of NUPD’s approaches and function, including its use of force policy … its bias-free policing policy,” and “reinforce annual training on de-escalation,” Schapiro said. But students around the country have gone further, protesting the very existence of campus police departments. At the University of Pennsylvania, students and professors called on the school to disarm police officers and eliminate the university’s crime alert system. Johns Hopkins University announced it would delay the development of a campus police department for at least two years in the wake of student protests. And when the University of Chicago refused to defund its police department, students vowed to protest the decision for at least a year. Likewise, the Northwestern vandals claimed their actions were a proportionate response to “racial capitalism,” in which police supposedly play a central role. “If you think vandalism is counterproductive to our mission. Under a system of racial capitalism, in which whiteness itself is capital,” NU Community Not Cops tweeted. “We are taking a stance against that by not valuing property over the lives of our people. Our campaign has not caused any harm. Police have.”)
— Biden Ad Portrays Wealthy Tech Investor as Struggling Small Business Owner – Collin Anderson

— Documentary Shows Coyotes Using Democrat Debate Footage to Recruit Illegal Border Crossers – KYLE OLSON (DIERSEN: Needless-to-say, those who encourage illegal border crossing should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, Independents, and RINOs have declared war on Republicans. They see illegals as being their soldiers in their army to get rid of Republicans once and for all.)

— Will Joe Biden Get Any Questions In The Final Debate About Hunter Biden’s Foreign Pay For Play? – Tristan Justice (DIERSEN: Questions to ask candidates: If elected, would you encourage or discourage the following: reparations, BLM, LGBTQ, dependency on government, dependency on charity, abortion, mass/illegal immigration, booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, more gun controls, patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, and/or age discrimination?)

— America Is Drowning in the Lies of the Left – Dennis Prager

— Wikipedia Bans Editors from Supporting Traditional Marriage, Has Double-Standard for LGBT Support

— Pew Survey Suggests Social Media Is Indeed Shifting Users’ Political Views – Kayla Sargent (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents want to abolish the First Amendment. But failing that, they do everything that they can a) to stop me from sending out GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails and b) to stop everyone from reading those emails. I should write a book about my critics/opponents. I should title it “Profiles In Censorship.” Better yet, I should sue my critics/opponents.)
— 71% of Tech Pros Surveyed Believe Anti-Conservative Bias Exists – Alexander Hall (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents want to abolish the First Amendment. But failing that, they do everything that they can a) to stop me from sending out GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails and b) to stop everyone from reading those emails. I should write a book about my critics/opponents. I should title it “Profiles In Censorship.” Better yet, I should sue my critics/opponents.)

— Big Tech censorship of political news could undermine 2020 election The hubris of the technology companies at this point is staggering, and it seems to have blinded them to some pretty obvious problems with what they are doing. – JOSEPH SHAW
— Twitter, Facebook censored Trump at least 65 times, leave Biden untouched Big Tech has caused serious damage to President Donald Trump’s ability to reach his followers on social media. – Corinne Weaver and Alec Schemmel

— Free Speech Rally Organizer, Attendees Attacked by Counterprotesters – BRITTANY BERNSTEIN (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents want to abolish the First Amendment. But failing that, they do everything that they can a) to stop me from sending out GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails and b) to stop everyone from reading those emails. I should write a book about my critics/opponents. I should title it “Profiles In Censorship.” Better yet, I should sue my critics/opponents.)

— House Democrats slam FCC chairman over ‘blatant attempt to help’ Trump – REBECCA KLAR (DIERSEN: The mainstream news media exists to help elect Democrats.)

— Big 2020 question: Are you better off? – BEN WHITE and AUBREE ELIZA WEAVER (DIERSEN: One could ask that since 2016, a) has your income increased or decreased and why, b) have your expenses increased or decreased and why, c) has your net worth increased or decreased and why, d) has value of your financial assets increased or decreased and why, e) has the value of your home increased or decreased and why, f) etc.?)

— Repealing Section 230 could have unintended consequences for Trump and conservatives The assault on Silicon Valley’s liability shield by conservatives could result in Donald Trump being booted from social media – Dean DeChiaro (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents want to get rid of Section 230 so that they can sue me for including links in GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails to articles that they do not like. I should write a book about a) my critics/opponents, b) the authors of articles who my critics/opponents do not like, c) the articles that my critics/opponents do not like, and d) the adverse actions that my critics/opponents have taken against me because I included links in GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails to articles that they do not like.)

— The US government will sue Google for alleged anticompetitive abuses in search – Brian Fung (DIERSEN: Google continues to refuse to treat www.gopillinois.com as being a news website while Google continues to treat many non-credible websites as being news websites because those websites promote the Democrat, Libertarian, and/or Green party platforms.)

— Fact check: ABC News did not confirm that Trump event attendees were paid $150 each and had to sign NDAs (DIERSEN: I have been a state reporter for GOPUSA since 2000. I should write a book about Republican event organizers since 2000 in Illinois a) who have made it clear that they did not want me to promote, attend, ask questions at, and/or report on their events, b) who have hinted/implied/argued/shouted that I had to pay to attend their events, c) who have said that I could not attend their events because they were closed to reporters while the same time saying that I was not a reporter, and/or d) who have pandered to the Democrat news media.)

— U.S. to Accuse Google of Protecting Illegal Monopoly A victory for the government could remake one of America’s most recognizable companies and the internet economy that it has helped define. – David McCabe and Cecilia Kang (DIERSEN: Google continues to refuse to treat www.gopillinois.com as being a news website while Google continues to treat many non-credible websites as being news websites because those websites promote the Democrat, Libertarian, and/or Green party platforms.)
— Black family reunions are often used to pass down political knowledge. Not in 2020. – Evan Nicole Brown (DIERSEN: There used to be large family reunions every summer in Crete on my father’s side and in Grant Park on mother’s side. But that ended during the 1960s largely because of the split between Missouri Synod Lutherans and Wisconsin Synod Lutherans.)

— Debate commission to mute Trump, Biden microphones during parts of Thursday debate – Felicia Sonmez, Josh Dawsey and John Wagner

— Facebook workers ‘ashamed’ by tech giant’s censorship of Post’s Hunter Files reporting – Sohrab Ahmari (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents want to abolish the First Amendment. But failing that, they do everything that they can a) to stop me from sending out GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails and b) to stop everyone from reading those emails. I should write a book about my critics/opponents. I should title it “Profiles In Censorship.” Better yet, I should sue my critics/opponents.)

— Trump Trails Among Seniors, Key Group in Many Battleground States Some states with big populations of people over 65 years old are also places where voters appear to be shifting away from Trump, polls show – Aaron Zitner and Dante Chinni (DIERSEN: What do you say to “Republican” activists, candidates, elected officials, party leaders, major donors, political consultants, campaign managers, campaign volunteers, etc. who promote age discrimination? I should write a book about the aforesaid in Wheaton’s West District, in Wheaton, in Milton Township, in DuPage County’s 4th District, in DuPage County, and in Illinois. Ever-increasingly, they dump older people like me. I am 72 years old. They focus on dumping older people like me who are Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, overweight/obese, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owners, Protestant, German American, draft avoiders, those who have health problems, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time. They see dumping the aforesaid as being the best way to attract younger people and especially to attract young people who are minority and/or female.)
— The Paths to Victory How each of the battlegrounds factors into both presidential candidates’ routes to 270 electoral votes – Randy Yeip and Yan Wu
— FRONT PAGE: Farmers Stick With Trump – Jacob Bunge (DIERSEN: What are your connections with farming? On my father’s side, my ancestors homesteaded a farm in Crete in 1854 and my grandmother was born on a farm in Crete. On my mother’s side, my ancestors were sharecroppers on a farm in Grant Park on the Indiana border. My mother was born on that farm. I spent many summer days there during the 1950s and early 1960s.)
— The Myth of Moderate Democrats Joe Biden and Conor Lamb show a different face in Pennsylvania than in Washington. – William McGurn

— Covid Hits Key States and Demographics Two Weeks From Vote – Jonathan Levin

— Religious bigotry on display in the Barrett hearings and elsewhere – Emilie Kao (DIERSEN: I should write a book about discrimination against Protestants including discrimination against Missouri Synod Lutherans.)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: And yet around the world religious minorities and those whose views don’t conform to prevailing orthodoxies face double standards when getting an education and applying for work. These double standards don’t appear overnight, however. Attacks on religious freedom progress in four distinct stages: Social marginalization, Economic discrimination, Legal (including criminal penalties), Violence, either by vigilantes or the state . . . Still, in recent years, the U.S. has seen the rapid spread of intolerance towards those who hold traditional religious beliefs, especially on life, sexual orientation and gender identity. While the U.S. still has robust legal prohibitions on religious discrimination, it has moved rapidly from the first stage of attack (social marginalization) to economic discrimination. Not only is there widespread censorship of socially conservative viewpoints on social media, there is virulent hostility in education. According to one conservative student quoted in an opinion piece for The Hill, teachers ”seek to silence us, to punish us, which deliberately lowers our GPA, which adversely affects the chances of us getting into college and, therefore, a better job and a better life.”)

— As local news dies, a pay-for-play network rises in its place – Davey Alba and Jack Nicas (DIERSEN: He who pays the piper calls the tunes. Needless-to-say, I would sue anyone who hinted/implied/argued/shouted that I asked for money or accepted money a) to include or to not include a link to an article in a GOPUSA ILLINOIS email, b) to comment on or to not comment on an article linked to in a GOPUSA ILLINOIS email, or c) to promote, attend, ask questions at, not ask questions at, or report on an event.)

— Firing a Federal Employee Easier and Quicker – Ralph R. Smith (DIERSEN: Between 1993 and 1997, GAO “offered” early retirement to its employees, including me, who had 25 or more years of federal service. Since 1990, GAO had assigned me to audits of federal financial industry regulators. In 1997 when I was 49 years old, my Democrat GAO superiors succeeded in forcing me to take their early retirement “offer.” The following frustrated their efforts to force me to take their “offer” sooner: a) in 1997, I became a Forensic Accountant and I earned a master’s degree in financial markets and trading from IIT, b) in 1996, I became a Certified Financial Services Auditor, and c) in 1994, I became a Certified Government Financial Manager. Previously, a) in 1990, I became a Certified Fraud Examiner, b) in 1981, I had become a licensed CPA and passed the Certified Internal Auditor examination on my first attempt, c) in 1980, I had earned a master’s degree in accounting from DePaul, d) in 1979, I had passed the CPA examination on my first attempt, and e) in 1976, I had earned an MBA from DePaul. When I transferred from IRS to GAO in 1980, I had worked for IRS for almost 9 years, the last 5 1/2 years of which at the GS-12 Step 1-5 levels, currently $85,084-$96,431/year.)

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters say “Republicans Try Desperately To Mask Themselves From Trump Political Plague.”
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Rep. Rodney Davis recognized months ago that it might be time to jump off the Trump train. “Don’t be stupid,” he urged his House colleagues when some opted to ignore science and follow Trump’s lead in shunning masks — as Trump did before he contracted the coronavirus. Davis also criticized Trump’s behavior during his first debate with former Vice President Joe Biden, saying “it makes it more difficult” as Davis fights to retain his seat.)

— Donald Trump’s Family Tree: A Guide to His Parents, Children, and Siblings Having trouble keeping track of all the Trumps in the news lately? Here is a guide to President Donald Trump’s extended family. – LEENA KIM (DIERSEN: How is your family tree doing? My family tree is dying. My father died in 1969 and my mother died in 2016. They had two children, me and my brother. My brother has never married and does not have children. My wife and I gave up trying to have children and we did not adopt. My father’s parents had two children, my father and his sister. She has never married and does not have children. My mother’s parents had four children, my mother, her sister, and her two brothers. All four have died. My mother’s sister never married and had no children. My brother’s oldest brother had two children. The son married, but has not had children or adopted. The daughter married and had children; they live in New York state. My mother’s youngest brother had two children, both daughters. One married but has no children and did not adopt. The other married and had two sons. One never married and has died. The other had been married, but has no children and has not adopted.)

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.