October 22, 2023


— Democrats say “Illinois lawmakers prepare to head back to Springfield for veto session, BGA breaks down agenda.”
— Democrats acknowledge that “At least 14 shot, 3 killed in weekend gun violence across city.”
— Democrats acknowledge that “Supporters of Palestinians, Israelis call for ceasefire at downtown protest.” I am 100% German American. I am proud that my grandfather on my father’s side fought the Germans in WWI, that my uncles on my mother’s side fought the Germans in WWII, and that my father would have fought the Germans in WWII if he had not been 4-F.
— Democrats acknowledge that “A New Jersey father filed a federal lawsuit to block a state policy aimed at keeping schools from outing transgender students to their parents.” Democrats ever-increasingly encourage children to be sexually active LGBTQers.

— Democrats acknowledge that “Demonstrators march downtown Chicago to show support for the Palestinian people.” I am 100% German American. I am proud that my grandfather on my father’s side fought the Germans in WWI, that my uncles on my mother’s side fought the Germans in WWII, and that my father would have fought the Germans in WWII if he had not been 4-F.

— Democrats acknowledge that “Crowds gather in Chicago Loop to protest ongoing war between Israel and Hamas.” I am 100% German American. I am proud that my grandfather on my father’s side fought the Germans in WWI, that my uncles on my mother’s side fought the Germans in WWII, and that my father would have fought the Germans in WWII if he had not been 4-F.

— Democrats acknowledge that “Chicago sees massive Palestinian protest on Michigan Avenue.” I am 100% German American. I am proud that my grandfather on my father’s side fought the Germans in WWI, that my uncles on my mother’s side fought the Germans in WWII, and that my father would have fought the Germans in WWII if he had not been 4-F.
— Democrats say “Citywide hiring fair offers opportunities for job seekers in Chicago.” What jobs have you had? I did yard work 1962-1964, delivered newspapers 1962-1966, washed dishes 1964-1966, cleaned golf shoes, chipped slag, and pumped gasoline in 1966, delivered mail 1966-1969, worked on an automobile assembly line in 1970, sold tires, automotive services, and major appliances 1970-1971, pumped gasoline 1971-1972, collected delinquent taxes 1971-1980, and audited federal agencies 1980-1997. Anticipate/expect that your critics/opponents will hint/imply/argue/shout a) that all the jobs that you had were bad jobs, b) that you did not get better jobs because of you had many serious faults and shortcomings, c) that you were nevertheless grossly overpaid, and d) that they would never stoop to take the jobs that you took. I should write a book about my critics/opponents. I would focus on the jobs that they had, how they got those jobs, and why they got those jobs. From what I see, the wealthier that your parents are, the better the jobs that you can get. My father worked in the office of a nasty chemical plant and never earned more than $50,000/year in today’s dollars, almost always worked second jobs (playing the piano, delivering eggs, working in an A&W) to pay the family’s bills, and died suddenly in 1969 when he was 47 and I was 21. My mother never attended high school and did not work outside the home until after he died.

— Democrats say “Some Chicagoans say they experienced racism from cops on Oath Keepers list. The people who spoke with WBEZ and the Chicago Sun-Times say the department should rid itself of cops connected to extremist groups.” My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes hinted/implied/argued/shouted that TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois and Illinois Center Right Coalition (ICRC) were extremist conservative groups. They ended my 7-year TAPROOT chairmanship and destroyed the organization in 2012. They ended my 4-year ICRC Steering Committee membership and destroyed the organization in 2007. I should write a book about my critics/opponents.

— Democrats say “Mike Pence faces a cash shortage and questions about how much longer his 2024 campaign can survive.”
— 10 most expensive ZIP codes in the Chicago area – Claire Malon
— Democrats ever-increasing run the news media but nevertheless acknowledge that “Misinformation about the Israeli-Hamas war is rampant.”
— Highland GOP councilman gets party blowback for endorsing Dem clerk-treasurer – Michelle L. Quinn (COMMENT: Based on the many big adverse actions that anti-conservative leaders of the Milton Township Republican Organization, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Illinois Republican Party have taken against me since 2000, it is obvious that they would never have appointed me to be a Republican Precinct Committeeman. I should write a book about the aforesaid anti-conservative leaders and the many big adverse actions that they have taken against me since 2000 including rudely firing me as MTRO webmaster in 2004 and 2010 and slandering me during MTRO meetings.)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: A Highland councilman is expected to be stripped of his precinct committee position after publicly endorsing the town’s Democratic Clerk-Treasurer candidate in the upcoming general election. Lake County Republican Chairman and Congressional candidate Randy Niemeyer confirmed Wednesday that he’ll be removing Highland Councilman Mark Schocke, R-3, from the precinct committee after Schocke appeared in a campaign mailer endorsing current Highland Clerk-Treasurer Mark Herak. Herak is running against Republican Kathy Camp-Burke. Because Schocke was appointed to the precinct, he can be removed at the County Chair’s discretion and not go through a hearing process as an elected committeeman would, Niemeyer said. He said he hadn’t executed the order as of Wednesday afternoon, but only because he hadn’t had the chance. Niemeyer said his decision to remove Schocke isn’t personal; it’s just that he has a party to protect.)
— Democrats used to promote integration. Now they promote segregation.
— Class reunions experiencing post-pandemic surge in popularity: ‘Time is short and people want to reconnect’ – Melinda Moore (COMMENT: When you were in high school, were you viewed as being college material? I was not. Neither of my parents had attended college. My father was only the first of my ancestors to earn a high school diploma. My mother never attended high school. I only just barely made it into the upper 20% of my class. My ACT score was only 24. I washed dishes during my junior and senior years and the summer in between. I could not run because I had a bone disease. My eyesight could not be corrected to 20/20. I had partial red/green color blindness.)
— Low-income Metra riders could see fares slashed, as pilot program that cut fares in south Cook County ends – Sarah Freishtat (COMMENT: Do/did you use Metra? I did 1973-1997 and in 1971.)
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD WITH BIG PICTIRE: Democrats continue to use 9/11 to promote more hatred against Republicans.

— From what I see, Jewish people in America are overwhelming liberal and Jewish people in Israel are overwhelmingly conservative.
— Democrats ever-increasingly a) run America, b) promote hatred, and c) blame Republicans for that hatred.
— ALL OF THE FRONT PAGE: Democrats ever-increasingly use Oath Keepers to promote more hatred against conservatives. My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes hinted/implied/argued/shouted that TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois and Illinois Center Right Coalition (ICRC) were extremist conservative groups. They ended my 7-year TAPROOT chairmanship and destroyed the organization in 2012. They ended my 4-year ICRC Steering Committee membership and destroyed the organization in 2007. I should write a book about my critics/opponents.
— Where did the money come from to pay for your bachelor’s degree? I paid for my 1970 bachelor’s degree from NIU with money that I earned working for the Park Forest Post Office 1966-1969. My critics/opponents have always stressed that I never got any scholarships and if I had, I would not have had to work my way through college. Thet stress that I only his barely made it into the upper 20% of my high school class and that my ACT was only 24. I should write a book about my critic/opponents. I would focus on where the money came from to pay for their bachelor’s degree.

— Democrats say “It may be that the only solution to House chaos is true cooperation between parties.”
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Eight Republicans forced the current crisis in the House when they engineered the ouster of former Speaker Kevin McCarthy on Oct. 5. But Democrats, remember, are not blameless. Any reasonably informed observer could have foreseen that when a small cabal of extremists managed to depose their party’s leader with no plan for a successor and no likely option waiting in the wings, trouble lurked for the entire body. The GOP chaos may have provided a few temporary partisan chuckles for Democrats, not one of whom lifted a finger to try to rescue McCarthy, but the situation facing the country now is not at all funny.)
— Democrats say “Biden is dangling border security money to try to get billions more for Israel and Ukraine.”

— Democrats say “Vivek Ramaswamy in Iowa campaign stops opposes aid package for Ukraine, Israel.”

— Federal judge’s ruling against California gun ban could impact Illinois case – Greg Bishop

— Democrats acknowledge that “Judge refuses to detain trucker accused of firing shots during expressway road rage confrontation.”


— Illinois Doled Out Millions to Pot Growers. It Still May Not Be Enough to Save the Industry. As independent ‘craft growers’ in Illinois struggle to secure financing for their cannabis businesses, a state-backed fund has emerged as a key lifeline. – Alex Nitkin (COMMENT: Democrats ever-increasingly push more pot.)

— Federal judge’s ruling against California gun ban could impact Illinois case – Greg Bishop


— Biden shatters records for worst border with 3.2 million illegal immigrants, 169 terrorism suspects – Stephen Dinan
— Speaker candidate Rep. Pete Sessions wants to shift House Republicans from fighting to fixing and believes he could if he wins the gavel. – Alex Miller

— Republican candidates for speaker sign unity pledge to back eventual nominee – Eden Villalovas

— Louis Farrakhan files $5B defamation suit against ADL over ‘false’ antisemitism claims – Kathianne Boniello
— How China is stoking a new Cold War with the West – Steven W. Mosher

— As the House turns – Robin M. Itzler
— Dumb and dumber—Paying for our own destruction – Eric Utter

— U.S. Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) lashed out at President Joe Biden as the “Squad” member continues to rage over Israel’s moves to protect its citizens from terrorists. – Chris Donaldson (COMMENT: I am 100% German American. I am proud that my grandfather on my father’s side fought the Germans in WWI, that my uncles on my mother’s side fought the Germans in WWII, and that my father would have fought the Germans in WWII if he had not been 4-F.)

— Trump Reportedly Will Not Back Tom Emmer For House Speaker – JULIANNA FRIEMAN

— Biden Admin Reports Over 3.2 Million Illegal Aliens on America’s Borders in 1 Year – Virginia Allen

— U.S. Records Highest Illegal Alien Encounters In History For September; Over 8 Million Total For Biden Era – Ryan Saavedra

— High migrant numbers break multiple records in new blow to Biden border strategy. There were 269,735 migrant encounters at the southern border in September. – Adam Shaw

— A Migrant Windfall: Nine Grand Each for Housing in Chicago. Biden demands loans and credit cards for illegals – so much for sustainable. – Joe Schaeffer
(FROM THE ARTICLE: As Americans struggle mightily to cope with the buckling effects of inflation on food, gasoline, and other necessities, the benefits for illegal migrant newcomers keep piling up. The state of Illinois is funding temporary housing for migrants, providing up to $9,000 in rental assistance over six months. How many Americans could use a $9,000 housing stipend right about now? “That rent lasts for six months and ideally people would have started their legal process, secured legal work authorization and be able to sustain that apartment. And so the cost, or I guess the payment toward the landlord is based on market rate, it’s based on the configuration of the parament – how many rooms, where it’s located – all those things. And so it varies from place to place,” Cristina Pacione-Zayas, chief of staff to Democrat Mayor Brandon Johnson, told the Chicago’s Fox 32 TV station October 13. As is so often the case, Democrat notions of the “ideal” results of their feckless policies are failing to materialize. In New York City, where illegal migrants have become a crushing burden on the blue-run government, the new arrivals are simply not working. . .Chicago Democrats are starting to realize that their empty platitudes about welcoming the world to America are unaffordable, something any responsible adult should have realized from the beginning.)

— Coca-Cola Quietly Deletes BLM Support Off Website, Ted Cruz Calls Them Out For Pro-Hamas Post – Abril Elfi

— Record 269,735 Illegal Crossings in September – Eric Mack


— Democrats ever-increasingly use the Pope to promote more LGBTQ.

— Democrats say “Chaos and Frustration Rule as Republicans’ Bitter Speaker Fight Deepens. With the House G.O.P. back to square one on electing a new speaker, tempers flared and uncertainty over how the impasse might be resolved only grew.”

— Democrats say “Jordan’s implosion in House speaker bid lays bare GOP civil war. The hard-charging tactics during his race to lead the House sour new and established Republican members.”

— Democrats say “For the first time, more Venezuelans detained at U.S.-Mexico border than Mexicans.” Democrats ever-increasingly promote more illegal immigration.

— Illinois Has Had More Mass Shootings Than Any Other State – Angelo Young (COMMENT: Democrats ever-increasingly a) run Illinois, b) drive out of Illinois those who have demographics that vote for Republicans, and c) retain and attract to Illinois those who have demographics that vote for Democrats.)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: 1. Illinois: No. of mass shootings (4+ injured/killed) in last 3 yrs: 214; No. of people killed: 161 – 3rd highest of 46 states & DC; No. of people injured: 945 – the highest of 46 states & DC; City with most mass shootings: Chicago, 159 mass shootings; No. of mass killings (3+ killed) in last 3 yrs: 10 – 4th highest of 39 states & DC)

— The Great Mismatch: With millions of open positions, why does the job market feel so dire? Despite what should be encouraging data from the Labor Department, a majority of job seekers are not finding the opportunities they want. – Sam Becker (COMMENT: What did you do to qualify yourself for better paying jobs? I earned a job-related bachelor’s degree, three job-related master’s degrees, six job-related professional certifications, and a job-related professional license. Because I did the aforesaid but never earned more than $142,650/year in today’s dollars and I was forced to take early retirement in 1997 when I was 49 years old, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always demonized me, denigrated me, and condemned me as being an abject failure.)

— Democrats say “Venezuelans Become Largest Nationality for Illegal US Border Crossings.” Democrats ever-increasingly promote more illegal immigration.

— Those who hate Trump and hate his supporters continue to use Hitler to promote more hatred against Trump and against those who share his demographics: conservative, Republican, American, White, male, older, non-poor, non-veteran, Protestant, German-American, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.

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.