October 22 Morning Edition

— GOP-led Senate panel advances Amy Coney Barrett despite Dems’ boycott – AP

— A day in the pandemic: Mr. Meticulous and his mask – JOHN KASS
— Masses of graduated tax vote flyers spewing from print shops – CHARLES SELLE
— ‘I want discourse’: Lake County politicians, academics hoping for a more substantive second presidential debate – STEVE SADIN
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Shaw said Trump demonstrated reasons he should be given another four years in the White House by voters, though he would like to see some of the rhetoric reduced. A lawyer with a lot of courtroom experience, Shaw said he would like to see Trump and Biden talk to the audience like lawyers appeal to a judge. “I felt like President Trump seemed to have a pretty good command of what his administration accomplished while he has been president,” Shaw said. “I don’t think Joe Biden offered a vision of what he would accomplish as a president.” . . . DeMonte said Wallace fed Biden softball questions while directing harder inquiries at Trump. She said Biden received a pass from Wallace when the issue of Biden’s son, Hunter, was raised by Trump. The president accused both Bidens of corruption in the younger Biden’s business dealings. “Joe Biden must be asked his response to the New York Post published report showing emails tying him to his son Hunter’s shady foreign business dealings,” DeMonte said in an email. “Joe Biden must be directly asked if he stands by his statement that he never discussed Hunter’s foreign business dealings.”)
— Truth and Reconciliation Commissions? Why not just make ready the guillotine? – JOHN KASS
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: After delays, CBD-infused, all-day brunch concept Wake ’N Bacon launching in Lakeview Thursday – ADAM LUKACH
— Mayor says Aurora residents need to ‘work together’ in fight against COVID-19 – STEVE LORD
— West Chicago residents square off for state senator in 25th District – DAVID SHAROS
— Speaker Madigan’s shadow hangs over a big-dollar, high-stakes Illinois Supreme Court contest – RAY LONG
— Mayor Lightfoot’s 2021 budget rescued by risky borrowing – EDITORIAL

— Graduated income tax amendment asks the most fortunate among us to pay a little more – Michael Pine, member, Patriotic Millionaires (DIERSEN: According to Democrats, if you are a Republican, and especially if you are also a Trump supporter, conservative, patriotic, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, gun owner, Protestant, German American, draft avoider, and/or if your ancestors have been in America for a long time, the more money that you have, the more evidence that you are a White supremacist, Nazi, KKK member, hater, racist, bigot, and even worse things who should be gotten rid of once and for all.)
— Mayor Lightfoot’s Budget Proposal Calls For Cuts To Police Budget, But Mayor Remains Against Defunding Police – Dana Kozlov (DIERSEN: Republicans defunded GAO during the 1980s and 1990s. The Democrats who ran GAO used those budget cuts to get rid of their employees who Republican, White, male, and/or non-veteran who they had not promoted to GS-13 (currently $101,176) by age 25, GS-14 (currently $119,559) by age 30, GS-15 (currently $140,634) by age 35, and Senior Executive Service (currently $170,800) by age 40. Extremely few GAO employees make the aforesaid promotion deadlines.)

— As options increase, don’t put off early voting – Editorial
— Latest FEC reports reveal meager fundraising by Rick Laib in bid to unseat U.S. Rep. Bill Foster – Russell Lissau (DIERSEN: If you ran for an office, what factors would your critics/opponents hint/imply/argue/shout that would hinder you fundraising? My critics/opponents would stress the following factors: I am White, male, old (72), overweight, diabetic, Trump supporter, conservative, Republican, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owner, Protestant (baptized, raised, and confirmed as a Missouri Synod Lutheran), 100% German American, my ancestors have been in America since 1844, Crete resident 1948-1972, federal employee for almost 30 years, federal retiree for more than 23 years, and the adverse actions that the federal government took against me including forcing me to retire in 1997 when I was 49 years old. Further, they would stress the adverse actions that the following took against me: Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, Illinois, Milton Township Republican Organization, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Illinois Republican Party, TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, Illinois Center Right Coalition, and American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter. Further, they stress the lawsuits that I have filed.)

— AS THE DEMOCRAT PARTY’S STRANGLEHOLD ON ILLINOIS TIGHTENS: Calling Trump’s FDA ‘politicized,’ Pritzker vows to verify vaccine safety Like California and some other states, Illinois has established a public/private group that will review any vaccines approved by the federal government before they are distributed in the state. – GREG HINZ
— Zell warns of ‘disastrous’ situation over rising U.S. debt Speaking at a conference, the billionaire real estate investor blasted Washington for too much stimulus spending in the wake of COVID-19. – LYNNE MAREK
— Talking politics, without talking politics How do business leaders acknowledge the election and its implications without being political? These days, that’s a tall order. Now’s the time to consider your day-after-Election-Day strategy. – EMILY DRAKE
— 40s Flashback: Barack Obama, 1993 Before he was President of the United States, he was a Crain’s 40 Under 40, at just 33. Here’s more on what he was doing then. – VERONICA ANDERSON (DIERSEN: How much money in today’s dollars did Obama earn when he was 33? The Democrats who run federal government get rid of their employees who are Republican, White, male, and/or non-veteran who they do not promote to GS-13 (currently $101,176) by age 25, GS-14 (currently $119,559) by age 30, GS-15 (currently $140,634) by age 35, and Senior Executive Service (currently $170,800/year) by age 40. Extremely few federal employees make the aforesaid promotion deadlines.)

— Suspicious Of Trump, Pritzker Wants Illinois To Vet Any Potential COVID-19 Vaccine – Tony Arnold

— Pritzker says Illinois mitigation rules will be enforced – Doug Finke (DIERSEN: Who will be forced to enforce the rules on your block, in your neighborhood, in your precinct, in your municipal district, in your musicality, in your township, in your county district, and in your county?)

— Shootout at the Illinois Supreme Court Corral? – Jim Dey

— DuPage State’s Attorney investigating 3 cases of potential voter fraud Cases allege mail-in ballots requests were made for dead people
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, those who are the following “want their voices to be heard:” those who are anti-law enforcement, anti-Trump, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-heterosexuals, anti-married people, anti-non-poor people, anti-gun owners, anti-Christian, anti-Protestant, anti-Italian American, anti-German American, anti-draft avoiders (except Joe Biden and Bill Clinton), and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.

— Trump the dancer? His moves to ‘YMCA’ at rallies are a hit _ AP

— Democrats Plan To Boycott Senate Committee Vote On Barrett Nomination – NINA TOTENBERG
— Pope Francis Calls For Same-Sex Civil Union Law In New Documentary – SYLVIA POGGIOLI, TOM GJELTEN & ALEX LEFF (DIERSEN: Those who promote LGBTQ will use this to get rid of those who do not promote LGBTQ.)
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Ever-increasingly, Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, Independents, and RINOs encourage children to be LGBTQers.
— Illinois Vaccine Plan Would Prioritize Those Most At Risk – SEAN CRAWFORD (DIERSEN: Will employers and organizations get rid of their employees and members who are old, overweight/obese, and/or have health problems if they fail/refuse to be vaccinated?)

— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Will County Board Democratic Caucus Moves Reparations Forward

— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Third pot dispensary coming to Springfield in a few weeks – Tessa Bentulan

— Experts discuss possible solutions to college affordability in Illinois – Mike Miletich (DIERSEN: What did you do to help afford college? I did yard work and delivered newspapers 1962-1964; washed dishes 1964-1966; cleaned golf shoes, chipped slag, and pumped gasoline in 1966; delivered mail 1966-1969; worked on an automobile assembly line and as a security guard 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. I used the money that I earned doing the aforesaid to pay for the expenses that I incurred earning a bachelor’s degree in management from NIU in 1970, earning an MBA from Loyola in 1976, passing the CPA examination on my first attempt in 1979, earning a master’s degree in accounting from DePaul in 1980, passing the Certified Internal Auditor examination on my first attempt in 1981, and earning a master’s degree in financial markets and trading from IIT in 1997.)

— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: County board member wants cannabis tax money earmarked for ‘justice’

— Kim Foxx’s Friends At Sun-Times Gave Her Campaign $1.3 Million The Sun-Times’ owners are giving money and backing to Kim Foxx, but they’re still not willing to endorse transparency. – Mark Konkol (DIERSEN: I endorse transparency. I make available a GOPUSA ILLINOIS email each and every morning and each and every evening to all the Republican candidates in Illinois, DuPage County, Milton Township, and Wheaton, and to everyone else. They can read the emails and/or subscribe at www.gopillinois.com . GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails subscriptions are worth at least $1,000/year; but according to my critics/opponents, the emails are worthless, if not destructive. I should write a book about my critics/opponents. Better yet, I should sue them.)

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters promote a hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater event.

— Kane Co. Democrats Label Trump Rally A Superspreader For COVID-19 “We don’t have data to support that claim,” a spokesperson for the Kane County Health Department told Patch on Wednesday. – Jason Addy (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters use COVID-19 to get rid Republicans, and especially to get rid of Republicans who are Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owners, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, draft avoiders, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)

— OUTSTANDING: McLean County Republicans hosting Trump rally and debate watch party – YASMIN ODEH

— State’s Attorney Launches Investigations into Alleged Vote-by-Mail Fraud
— Mail Ballot Voters Urged to Apply Today ‘Do not put it off,’ Clerk Kaczmarek tells mail voters

— Bailey filed Contempt Petition against Gov. Pritzker in Sangamon County Circuit Court – JOHN KRAFT & KIRK ALLEN

— Anti-Tax Mask
— IL-14: President Trump Formally Endorses Jim Oberweis’ Election
— Email from State Rep. Steve Reick
— IL-14: Lauren Underwood First Bill Signed into Law
— Delivered to a Crystal Lake Coventry Home with a Jack Franks Sign
— County Board Member Jeff Thorsen Endorses Mike Buehler, Calls Out Jack Franks’ Bullying
— GOP Ties McLaughlin Opponent to Mike Madigan Again
— IL-6: Patch Published Article on Contest Biased Toward Casten
— Republicans Gather at Nikos Red Mill Inn

— The trend is not our friend

— Illinois starts planning for COVID-19 vaccine as cases surge – AP
— Former Twitter, Google exec says Trump’s accounts should be silenced until after election – Jessica Chasmar (DIERSEN: Of course, those Republican candidates who are going to blame me for their losing the November 3, 2020 election want to stop me from sending out GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails NOW, but failing that, they want to stop everyone from reading those emails NOW.)
— Democrats’ lead with early voting, but trend could shift after in-person ballots are counted – David Sherfinski

— The Disunited States Of Oppression – Michelle Malkin
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Is there any clearer sign of how privileged a society is than the disproportionate amount of time that society spends guilting citizens over how privileged they are? I’ll never forget the first time I encountered “critical race theory” and its overbearing adherents at my alma mater, Oberlin College, in the 1990s. Multicultural studies were all the rage. Higher education officials had torpedoed Western civilization curriculum requirements at prestigious universities nationwide. The ululations of the aggrieved reached a fever pitch as anti-white extremists demanded separate academic departments, dorms, graduation ceremonies and deans in the name of justice and equality. The entire spectacle was as self-indulgent as it was comical. Spoiled white limousine liberals’ children lectured me — a child of Filipino immigrants who came from a Third World country colonized by the Spanish, overtaken by Americans and occupied by the Japanese — for thinking and acting “white” because I opposed race-based affirmative action policies. A miserable feminist student castigated me for using the patriarchal term “exploit” (as in “exploiting an opportunity.”) Wealthy minority progressives — cloistered in their intolerant “safe spaces” on a campus full of entitled brats whose parents forked over $40,000 a year in tuition — whined about being systemically oppressed. The whiners whined all their way through their senior theses to secure their worthless degrees. A large portion of the whiners went on to graduate schools in advanced griping and grousing — and are now ensconced in the ivory tower of critical race theory babble, subsidized by tax dollars at public colleges and universities, venting from on high about how hopelessly downtrodden they are at the hands of the oppressors paying their cushy salaries. This toxic resentment has metastasized in academia and spread to the bowels of the federal bureaucracy.)

— Social media giants using censorship to help Biden become president — regulation needed Social media companies have abused their legal protections for political purposes – Gianno Caldwell (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes a) side with Google, Facebook, etc. against conservatives and b) do not want Google to treat www.gopillinois.com as being a news website.)
— Sen. Wicker requests Facebook, Twitter disclose political interactions before Big Tech hearing ‘This includes information related to post or page performance, engagement, or other data that might shape or influence decision-making by the candidate or campaign’ – Morgan Phillips (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes a) side with Google, Facebook, etc. against conservatives and b) do not want Google to treat www.gopillinois.com as being a news website.)

— Small landlords beg Illinois governor to stop giving freeloading, deadbeat tenants a pass Haven’t been paying rent since before the pandemic – Chris Field

— Voters Plan To Vote Along Party Lines This November, New Poll Shows – BRIANNA LYMAN (DIERSEN: What do you say to hypocritical hate-filled hypocritical Republican-haters who hypocritically flee the poverty and crime in Democrat areas and hypocritically move to Republican areas to hypocritically take advantage the prosperity and safety that Republicans created there? How bad is the hypocritical Democrat invasion in your county, in your county district, in your township, in your municipality, in your municipal district, in your precinct, in your neighborhood, and on your block?)
— Pollster: Trump On Track For Reelection With ‘Hidden’ Voter Support – DAVID KRAYDEN (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, Independents, and RINOs, that is, anti-conservatives, viciously demonize, denigrate, and condemn Republicans.)

— Pope Francis calls for homosexual civil unions, bashes Trump in new film Speaking of homosexual civil unions, the Pope said: ‘What we have to create is a civil union law. That way they are legally covered. I stood up for that’ (DIERSEN: Those who promote LGBTQ will use this to get rid of those who do not promote LGBTQ.)
— Social conservatives can’t let GOP become the party of ‘gay family values’ (DIERSEN: I should write a book about the following who have worked the hardest to get rid of those like me who do not promote LGBTQ: RINO leaders of municipalities, townships, counties, states, countries, employers, organizations, etc.)

— They’re at War with Us, But Are We at War with Them? – STEVE POMPER (DIERSEN: Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, Independents, and RINOs have declared war on Republicans.)

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats crow about their success in using same-sex marriage to promote LGBTQ.

— ‘Unprecedented’: Voter turnout in election could reach highest rate in more than a century – Joey Garrison

— Why Social Media Is So Good at Polarizing Us Mathematicians are teaming up with political scientists to create models of how social media divides us, and results suggest at least one popular solution might actually make the problem worse – Christopher Mims (DIERSEN: What do you say to a) those who want you to spend all your time on Facebook and b) those who do not want you to read GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails?)
— Target: Your Gas Car Bribes haven’t worked, so now Democrats want to mandate electric autos. – Editorial (DIERSEN: The cars that you own now and the cars that you have owned say more about you than anything that you can say about yourself. I bought my first new car in 1966 when I was 17. My daily driver is a 2003 Chevy Cavalier LS that I bought from my aunt in 2010. Six other cars that I own are: 1972 Chevy Corvette*, 1996 Ford Thunderbird LX*, 2005 Chevy Corvette*, 2013 Dodge Charger R/T Max*, 2016 Ford Mustang*, and 2019 Ford Escape Titanium*. Previously, I bought a 1958 Chevy BelAir in 1964, 1962 Chevy BelAir in 1971, 1962 Chevy Impala SS in 1989, 1966 Pontiac Tempest Sprint* in 1966, 1968 Oldsmobile 442* in 1967, 1968 Dodge Charger R/T 1n 1994, 1969 Dodge Charger SE* in 1968, 1974 Dodge Dart* in 1973, 1978 Chevy Chevette* in 1978, 1978 Oldsmobile Delta 88 Royale* in 1978, 1990 Ford Thunderbird LX* in 1989, 1993 Ford Thunderbird* in 1993, and 1997 Chevy Cavalier* 1996. (* = bought new))

— OPM finalizes rules to address underperforming employees – Jessie Bur (DIERSEN: Of course, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes hint/imply/argue/shout that the federal government took adverse actions against me solely because I was an underperformer. In my defense, I earned a) a job-related bachelor’s degree when I was 21 in 1970 and job-related master’s degrees when I was 27, 31, and 48, b) job-related professional certifications when I was 30, 32, 41, 45, 47, and 48, and c) a job-related professional license when I was 32. I passed the CPA examination on my first attempt in 1979. I passed the Certified Internal Auditor examination on my first attempt in 1981. I served on the Executive Committee of the Association of Government Accountants Chicago Chapter 1983-1996. In Diersen v. GAO, I put into the court record all the performance appraisals that my GAO supervisors gave me 1980-1997.)

— Nearly 600 Prominent Republicans Voting for Joe Biden – KATHERINE FUNG (DIERSEN: Political parties exist to help elect candidates who can and will defend and advance their platform. Trump can and will defend and advance the Republican Party platform. Political parties should expel members who vote for candidates of other political parties.)
— Ted Cruz Calls Mark Zuckerberg and Jack Dorsey ‘Modern Day Oligarchs with Unlimited Power’ – JASON MURDOCK (DIERSEN: The leaders of the following have lots of power to destroy those who do not glorify and praise them, who do not pander to them, who do not serve as their operatives or dupes, an/or who do not give money to them: municipalities, townships, counties, states, countries, employers, organizations, etc.)
— Donald Trump’s Twitter Use in Run-Up to 2020 Election Surges by Over 100 Percent Compared to 2016 – JASON MURDOCK

— Illinois CPA Society seeks minority students for annual intern program – Sean McCabe (DIERSEN: Were you an intern? GAO audits IRS. When I transferred from IRS to GAO in 1980 when I was 31 years old, my Democrat GAO superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates did not want me to transfer, but failing that, they wanted me to transfer as a GS-4 Step 1 (currently $34,610/year) intern, that is, to suffer a $61,821/year (64%) pay cut in today’s dollars. They painted what GAO Analysts do as being a unique “trade or occupation.” They would not have done that if I had been a Democrat, minority, female, or veteran. They viciously demonized, denigrated, and condemned the fact a) that 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, b) that much of what IRS Revenue Officers do is similar to what GAO Analysts do, c) that I had passed the CPA examination on my first attempt in 1979, d) that I had earned an MBA from Loyola in 1976, and e) that I had almost completed the requirements for a master’s degree in accounting from DePaul. They were furious that I transferred with me almost 12 years of federal seniority, 30 days of unused vacation days, and 130 unused sick days.)

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: One could argue that Google can discriminate against www.gopillinois.com because Google competes directly against www.gopillinois.com . But wait, Google is not a competitor, Google is a monopoly.

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.