October 27 Morning Edition

–OUTSTANDING: Amy Coney Barrett confirmed to Supreme Court in final Senate vote – AP

— OUTSTANDING: Chicago Appeals Judge Amy Coney Barrett Sworn In As Supreme Court Justice After Senate Confirmation

— OUTSTANDING: Justice Clarence Thomas administers Supreme Court oath to Amy Coney Barrett at White House – Kelly Taylor Hayes

— Amy Coney Barrett swearing-in differs markedly from ‘superspreader’ Rose Garden event – AP
— COVID-19 spiking in Midwestern swing states as Trump insists nation is ‘rounding the turn’ in pandemic and slams media for coverage – AP
— Lightfoot administration defends proposed Chicago property tax hike plan for 2021 – JOHN BYRNE

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats and RINOs oppose anything that discourages citizens of foreign countries from illegally bringing their children illegally into America illegally.
— Does Illinois’ pot law pass the smell test? Scent of weed can still prompt cops to search vehicles  For many folks, the fragrance of cannabis is unmistakable. For police officers, it can still help establish probable cause for a search. – Tom Schuba

— The danger of portraying COVID-19 as political issue rather than health crisis – Editorial

— What is the Future of Abortion Rights in Illinois? – Amanda Vinicky (DIERSEN: To promote abortion is to promote hatred against those who cause unwanted pregnancies, that is, to promote hatred against men.)

— Will These Suburban Congressional Districts Stay Blue In 2020? – Mariah Woelfel, Becky Vevea

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: To promote Diversity and Inclusion is to get rid of those who are law enforcement officers, 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.

— Flossmoor Republican Wallace challenges incumbent Democrat Joyce for 40th District senate seat – Eric Crump

— Uber Fires Drivers Based On ‘Racially Biased’ Star Rating System, Lawsuit Claims – BOBBY ALLYN (DIERSEN: My Democrat superiors in the federal government acted like their employees who were Democrat, minority, female, younger, and/or veteran rated their supervisors lower who were Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran. All the employees who my Democrat superiors in the federal government assigned me to supervise were one or more of the following: Democrat, minority, female, younger, veteran, disabled, and/or identified as having performance problems.)
— Election Stress Getting To You? 4 Ways To Keep Calm – RHITU CHATTERJEE (DIERSEN: Of course, to avoid election stress, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes want you to stop reading GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails.)
— Despite Trump-Modi Friendship, Survey Says Indian Americans Back Biden – JAMES DOUBEK & NOEL KING
— Voice of America Targets Its Own Journalists’ Independence – DAVID FOLKENFLIK (DIERSEN: I an independent journalist. All the time and money needed to put a GOPUSA ILLINOIS email together and send it out each and every morning and each and every evening comes from me. No individual, no organization, no company, no government, and no country manipulate me or dominate me. However, my critics/opponents can and do harm me. I am no longer a TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairman, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee member, Milton Township Republican Organization (MTRO) webmaster, Illinois Center Right Coalition (ICRC) Steering Committee member, or Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter board member. My critics/opponents a) almost succeeded in getting ICRC to censure me because of my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails and b) crushed my bid to serve as a MTRO Treasurer.)

— U.S. Attorney’s Office To Monitor Elections In Chicago, Suburbs The Election Day monitoring is meant to deter election fraud, prevent discrimination at the polls and ensure public confidence in the vote. – J. Ryne Danielson

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: What percent of heterosexual SIU students become LGBTQers?

— Kane County Judge Issues TRO Against Gov. Pritzker’s COVID-19 Restrictions – JOHN KRAFT & KIRK ALLEN

— HOW MUCH WOULD PRITZKER’S ‘FAIR TAX’ AFFECT YOUR HOME VALUE? (DIERSEN: The Democrat Party platform dives down home values because it promotes higher taxes, poverty, crime, dependency on government, dependency on charity, LGBTQ, that is, the breakdown of the traditional family, abortion, mass/illegal immigration, booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, abolition of the First and Second Amendments, and even worse things.)

— Did the Republicans catch Bustos off guard?

— OUTSTANDING: Senate confirms Amy Coney Barrett, gives Trump 3rd Supreme Court justice – Alex Swoyer

— Sleepy Joe Takes Days Off, Hiding From Voters (DIERSEN: I have put together and sent out a GOPUSA ILLINOIS email a) each and every morning since 2004 and b) each and every evening too since 2015.)

— Why Voter Fraud Is a Real Threat in Next Week’s Election – Rachel del Guidice

— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD WITH BIG COLOR PICTURE: Investigation Prompts Schools to Report $6.5 Billion in Undisclosed Foreign Gifts and Contracts – IVAN PENTCHOUKOV

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters say “Biden’s polling lead over Trump looks more comfortable than Clinton’s.”

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled conservative-hating conservative haters say “Despite cries of censorship, conservatives dominate social media. GOP-friendly voices far outweigh liberals in driving conversations on hot topics leading up to the election, a POLITICO analysis shows.”

— Fame or blame? What lies ahead for ‘the Squad’, as they eye second terms in U.S. Congress – Richard Cowan (DIERSEN: What reasons will those candidates who lose the November 3, 2020 election give for their losing? Of course, my critics/opponents want them to blame me and to blame my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails. My critics/opponents will hint/imply/argue/shout a) that my emails linked Trump’s negatives to them, b) that my emails linked the traditional family, right to life, immigration, illegal drugs, Second Amendment, and equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving) planks in the Republican Party platform to them, and c) that my emails linked my negatives to them.)

— In setback for Democrats, Supreme Court won’t let late mail ballots count in Wisconsin Voting rights groups and the state and national Democratic parties had sued to extend the deadline. – Pete Williams

— Amy Coney Barrett Sworn In as Supreme Court Justice, Cementing Conservative Majority (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who have demonstrated the most hatred against conservatives since 2000. I would focus on those who have/had the most religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Wheaton’s West District, Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County’s 4th District, DuPage County, and Illinois. I would focus on those who are/were leaders of the Milton Township Republican Organization, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Illinois Republican Party, TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, Illinois Center Right Coalition, American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter, Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois.)

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled conservative-hating conservative-hater says “Pro-Trump voices have Mark Zuckerberg’s ear” and asks “Is that why Facebook undermines liberal news sites?”
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Republican-hating Republican-hater promotes hatred against Republicans.
— How politicians target you: 3,000 data points on every voter, including your phone number. Our quest to find what politicians know about voters uncovered data troves with intimate information about income, debt, family, religion, gun ownership and a whole lot more. – Geoffrey A. Fowler (DIERSEN: What do politicians know about you? They know the following about me: my phone number, my email address, my home address, my voting history, Trump supporter, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, old (72), married, childless, pet-less, homeowner, non-poor, no debts, gun owner, baptized, raised and conformed as a Missouri Synod Lutheran, 100% German American, my ancestors have been in America since 1844, draft avoider, federal employee for almost 30 years, federal retiree for more than 23 years, my education, my professional certifications, my professional license, American nameplate vehicle owner, my Federal Retirement System pension is $54,168/year, my Social Security is $2,155/year, Republican Precinct Committeeman since 1999, GOPUSA Illinois Editor since 2000, etc.)
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Those who promote LGBTQ work against Republicans.

— Malice Toward None? Don’t Bet On It With Biden Robert Reich Wants a ‘Truth Commission’ – IRA STOLL (DIERSEN: For general elections, I have always supported the candidates who won Republican primary elections. I should write a book about Republican candidates, their operatives, and their dupes who have demonstrated the most malice against those who supported their opponents in Republican primary elections. I would focus on candidates who have been on ballots in my precinct since 2000. I would focus on the adverse actions that they have taken against me.)

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: What do you say to those who blame “Republican leaders” for the success that Democrats have had in destroying America’s cities? My ancestors on my father’s side immigrated from what is now Germany to Chicago in 1844. They worked in a brick factory for 10 years and then homesteaded a farm in Crete.
(FROM THE ARTICLE: “Stadtluft macht frei” — “city air makes you free” — is a German phrase dating back to the Middle Ages. Legally, it described a rule that if a serf lived in a city for a year and a day, his feudal master could no longer claim him. But the term came to mean more than simply a way of escaping feudal bondage. Cities have long been where the poor and the enterprising go to find opportunity and prosperity, to sculpt their lives amid the economic dynamism that conservatives are supposed to celebrate. Cities are where most immigrants go to pursue the American dream. And it’s not just immigrants from other countries. A good rule of thumb for determining whether a state is trending “red” or “blue” is to look and see if young people are moving in or out.)

— Trump Jr. touts rally turnouts, says crowds make ‘2016 look like nothing’ at Macomb County stop – Sarah Rahal

— Jared Kushner criticized after saying Black Americans need to ‘want to be successful’ – William Cummings (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes, because of discrimination against Blacks, if I had been a Black, a) UIC, NIU, Loyola, DePaul, and IIT would not have admitted me in 1966, 1969, 1972, 1976, and 1992 respectively, b) the Post Office, Firestone Stores, Oldsmobile, IRS, and GAO would not have offered me jobs in 1966, 1970, 1971, 1971, and 1980 respectively, c) I would not have passed the CPA and Certified Internal Auditor examinations on my first attempt in 1979 and 1981 respectively, d) IRS would not have promoted me in 1972, 1973, and 1974 and GAO would not have promoted me in 1986, and e) I would not have become a licensed CPA, Certified Fraud Examiner, Certified Government Financial Manager, Certified Financial Services Auditor, or Forensic Accountant in 1981, 1990, 1994, 1996, and 1997 respectively.)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Kushner’s implication that Black Americans lack a drive to succeed and to address the problems facing their community drew criticism that he is blind to his own privilege and that his own success is attributable more to his family’s wealth than his own efforts. “Born on third base, thinks he hit a triple. Few in US history have been given as much wealth or power without having to earn a thing as Jared Kushner,” tweeted Rep. Don Beyer, D-Va. “His father-in-law gave him the position he is failing at miserably, with deadly consequences. We will remember his casual racism.” “Jared Kushner is the face of white privilege and nepotism. He doesn’t want to change our racist, broken system because he benefits from it. He’s the last person that should be lecturing the Black community on the value of ‘hard work,'” said Rep. Barbara Lee, D-Calif.)

— Media Watchdogs Aren’t Supposed to Guard Biden If the Democrats win, will America’s free press become an instrument of state propaganda? – Gerard Baker
— Saving Private Biden The press standard for 2020: No tough questions for the former vice president. – William McGurn
— The American Experiment Is on Life Support Neo-Marxists on the street and in institutions want to erase their opponents and deconstruct the country. – Andrew A. Michta
— Campaigns Rush to Submit Facebook Ads Ahead of Limits Ban on new political ads in final week before Election Day has groups looking to new platforms, social-media influencers – Emily Glazer, Patience Haggin and Alexandra Bruell
— How Delayed Is Your Mail-In Ballot? The Wall Street Journal is tracking mail across the U.S. in the days leading up to the presidential election; slowdowns are emerging in battleground states with rigid ballot deadlines. The Postal Service has long struggled with mail delays. – Vanessa Qian, Rob Barry and Denise Blostein
— Pandemic Fatigue Is Real—And It’s Spreading Collective exhaustion with coronavirus restrictions has emerged as a formidable adversary for governments – Stacy Meichtry, Joanna Sugden and Andrew Barnett
— Trump’s Google Lawsuit Could Prove a Poison Pill for Biden The Justice Department’s action would force a new administration to quit equivocating on antitrust. – Luigi Zingales

— Older Vets Like Trump, Younger Vets Back Biden – Ryan Teague Beckwith

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.