October 28 Morning Edition


— 10/27/2021 Congressional Draft

— COMMENT: Ever-increasingly, Democrats promote LGBTQ.

— Garland defends school violence memo against GOP criticism – AP

— Police union’s City Council allies call special meeting to repeal mayor’s vaccine mandate. In all, 13 joined the call for the special meeting to consider the repeal ordinance. Still, 13 more must show up to form a quorum. And 8 more than that are needed for a vote to suspend the rules, allowing immediate consideration of the repeal. – Fran Spielman
— Martin Luther King Jr. and the racist roots of gun control laws. Black gun rights groups are among those challenging a New York law that demands applicants show “proper cause” to obtain a license to carry a firearm. – Jacob Sullum
— COMMENT: Ever-increasingly, Democrats promote LGBTQ.

— Why do we encourage people to build in flood zones? – STEVE CHAPMAN
(COMMENT: Since 1983, Wheaton should have warned potential home buyers in its Cove Court subdivision that the storm water drainage plan that it approved for the subdivision is woefully inadequate, that it had allowed the subdivision’s developer to violate the Illinois Drainage Code and many construction and building codes, and that the land the subdivision was built on is a watershed area and had been a septic field.)

— In defiance of state mandate, Elk Grove mayor says ‘masks optional’ at local businesses – Christopher Placek
— DISGUSTING, OUTRAGEOUS, TRAGIC: More towns show interest in new gambling tax ahead of potential state deadline – Eric Peterson
(DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats push tax revenues from video gambling to push for more video gambling.)

— Dems’ remap and Pritzker’s prized EV plan gyrate in the General Assembly. As of this morning—with lawmakers scheduled to adjourn for the year tonight—neither priority has been nailed down. And that’s a problem that could reverberate beyond Illinois. – Greg Hinz
— Repeal of abortion parental notification law sent to Pritzker, House advances ban on using moral beliefs for COVID-19 vaccine refusal. In a night of high emotions, House Democrats voted to repeal the Parental Notice of Abortion Act and change the state’s Health Care Right of Conscience Act relating to COVID-19 — two measures opposed by Republicans, and a few Democrats. – Rachel Hinton

— Why Does FOP Boss John Catanzara Keep Talking About Nazi Germany? “It’s literally Nazi g–damn Germany,” police union boss John Catanzara said Tuesday outside police headquarters. – Mark Konkol

— Cops Rarely Pull Over Drivers In Their Own Neighborhoods, Data Shows. Motorists In Black Neighborhoods Aren’t So Lucky. Drivers are least likely to be pulled over on the far Northwest and Southwest sides, where many first responders live. Ald. Nick Sposato said that’s because “white people just know how to talk their way out of a ticket.” – Pascal Sabino
— Can $500 A Month Keep Formerly Incarcerated People From Reoffending? West Side Study Will Test Guaranteed Income. The program is attempting to address the root cause of recidivism by giving formerly incarcerated people the financial stability needed to turn around their lives. – Pascal Sabino

— Chicago holds on to title of nation’s third largest school district — just barely – Mila Koumpilova

— Repeal of parental notice of abortion clears House – PETER HANCOCK

— Pritzker calls concerns about changes to Right of Conscience Act ‘Facebook fakery’ Bill amended, removes enforcement and immediate effective date. – Greg Bishop
— Combined wireless taxes in Illinois highest in nation – Andrew Hensel

— Pritzker finally admits his vaccine mandates are illegal – Gary Rabine

— FROM THE ARTICLE: Rep. Lisa Hernandez, chair of the House Redistricting Committee, praised “the passion and dedication” of her committee, adding, in a statement: “I am confident these proposed congressional boundaries will maintain our status as a leader in the nation for minority representation.” – SHIA KAPOS
(COMMENT: What minority voting blocs are you in? In what ways are you in the minority in your county, township, municipality, and precinct: race, gender, age group, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, marital status, health status, veteran status, gun owner status, income range, net worth range, renter/homeowner, political affiliation, liberal/moderate/conservative, Trump hater/neutral/supporter, Kinzinger supporter/neutral/hater, length of time your ancestors have been in America, etc.?)

— COMMENT: Christian-haters promote abortion.

(COMMENT: It is called redistribution of wealth. That is what socialists and communists do.)

— In the era of wokeness, a white male wins a discrimination case – CHRISTOPHER TREMOGLIE
(COMMENT: I should write a book about Diersen v. GAO. In 1997, when I was 49 years old, my Democrats GAO superiors forced me to take their early retirement “offer” a) to further punish me for my opposing their political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation, b) to further punish me for my becoming an active member in a class action lawsuit in 1988 that charged them with reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation, and c) to allow them to give my job and my preferred corner office to my Black subordinate, which they did. Previously, they had given 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 who had hired me in 1980, got me assigned to audits of IRS in 1986, and promoted me in 1986, kept me off audits of IRS for all but 3 (1986-1988) 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. In my book, I would focus on RINO federal elected officials in Illinois, their staff members, political consultants, major donors, fundraisers, pollsters, campaign managers, campaign staff members, and staff members who sided with my Democrat GAO superiors.)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: In a world of woke extremism, one North Carolina man stood up to the bullies and won. David Duvall, a former Novant Health executive, was awarded $10 million after being fired for discriminatory reasons, WNCT reported. Duvall is a white male and asserted he was replaced in his job for purposes of diversity, not merit. For five years, Duvall was the senior vice president for marketing and communications at Novant before he lost his job. Luke Largess, Duvall’s attorney, stated , “he was fired and replaced by two women, one a racial minority, during a Diversity and Inclusion initiative in 2018 that included explicit goals to remake the demographics of Novant’s senior leadership.” Duvall took his case to the courts, and a jury sided with him. WNCT reported that a jury in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of North Carolina’s Charlotte Division found that Duvall demonstrated “that his race (Caucasian) and/or his sex (male) was a motivating factor in Novant Health’s decision to terminate him.” Furthermore, the jury decided that Novant Health did not prove “that it would have made the same decision to terminate David Duvall regardless of his race (Caucasian) and/or his sex (male).”)

— Pelosi Pushes Electric Vehicle Subsidies As Husband’s Tesla Stock Soars Paul Pelosi owns up to $1 million of Tesla call options. – Chuck Ross

— Dem Hypocrites at CNN Still In Full Panic Over GOP Redistricting – Lydia Switzer
(FROM THE ARTICLE: When Republicans redistrict, CNN lambasts their partisanship, but when Democrats gerrymander? Radio silence. Last week, John Avlon accused Texas Republicans of crafting a “blatantly partisan, pro-white map,” while ignoring the proposed Illinois congressional map giving even more power to Democrats; the map, according to FiveThirtyEight, would add one Democratic seat and subtract two Republican seats. This would leave only 3 out of 17 House seats to Republicans (17.6% of seats), despite 40% of Illinois citizens voting for Trump in 2020.)

— Wokeness Now Targeting Your Babies: Books Promoting CRT, LGBT Ideologies Found In Online Retailer’s Children’s Section – OLIVIA CAVALLARO

— Jason Whitlock: America Needs A Masculinity Booster, Not BLM-LGBTQ-CRT Alphabet Mafia Values – Ian Schwartz

— Measure expanding minors’ abortion rights heads to Illinois governor’s desk – JORDAN WILLIAMS

— A Wealth Tax. What are the pluses and minuses? – David Leonhardt
(COMMENT: The more of your income that you spend on immediate pleasures (vacations, spectator sports, fancy restaurant meals, pets, booze, gambling, pot, etc.), the less wealth that you will have.)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Most Americans pay an annual wealth tax on their largest asset. It’s called property tax. Each year, they pay an amount equal to a small percentage of the estimated value of their house, and a house is by far the most valuable item that most families own. The very rich are different. While they pay property taxes too, their homes tend to make up a tiny share of their net worth. The bulk of their assets are not taxed. In past decades, other taxes — like the corporate tax (the burden of which falls on stockholders) and the estate tax — served almost as de facto wealth taxes. But those other taxes have declined, causing the total federal tax rate on the wealthy to plummet 🙂

— The Accelerating Illinois Gerrymander. Democrats debate an even more extreme map than before. – Editorial
(COMMENT: I should write a book about the Democrat plants and the RINOs who gerrymandered my DuPage County Milton Township Precinct 9 in Wheaton in 2015. To get rid of me, they drew me into the same precinct with Jeanne Ives. Previously, they had a) ended my TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairmanship in 2012, b) ended my Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee membership in 2011, c) ended my Milton Township Republican Organization (MTRO) webmaster service in 2010 and 2004, d) ended my Illinois Center Right Center (ICRC) Steering Committee membership in 2007, e) tried to get ICRC to censure me for my GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters in 2006, f) viciously ended my bid to serve as the MTRO Treasurer in 2004, and g) ended my American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter board membership in 2004.)

— “An absolute godless mindset” – Republicans uproar after Illinois Senate votes to repeal The Parental Notification of Abortion Act – Kit Hanley
— A White hospital executive says he was fired and replaced by two women as part of diversity push. He was just awarded $10 million in a wrongful termination lawsuit. – Rebekah Riess

— Facebook Directs Employees To Retain Internal Documents Due To ‘Inquiries’ – Anna Kaplan
— Political Contributions From Facebook’s Top Brass Exceed $3.9 Million – Zach Everson

— The 2021 Political Consultants Power 75 The campaign pros propelling candidates into elected office in New York.

— Dozens of Traumatized Afghan Kids Struggle Inside a Shelter That’s Ill-Equipped to Care for Them. Some Afghan children at a Chicago shelter have hurt themselves or others, leaving workers overwhelmed. Employees say the shelter has never experienced this level of chaos and isn’t equipped to provide kids with services they need. – Melissa Sanchez

— America’s Worst Right-Wingers
(COMMENT: I should survey the following to determine who they consider the worse right-wingers are in Illinois, DuPage County, Milton Township, and Wheaton: a) leaders of the Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Milton Township Republican Organization (MTRO), etc.; b) Republican leaders of Illinois, DuPage County, Milton Township, Wheaton, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce (WCC), Wheaton Park District, etc.; c) conservative leaders; d) religious leaders; and e) Republican candidates on ballots in my precinct, their political consultants, major donors, fundraisers, pollsters, campaign managers, campaign staff members, campaign volunteers, etc. Those who consider me to me a right-winger a) stopped me from raising funds from DuPage Republicans this year so DuPage Republicans could help sponsor Wheaton’s 2021 Independence Day parade and fireworks, b) ended my TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairmanship in 2012, c) ended my WCC Government Affairs Committee membership in 2011, d) ended my MTRO webmaster service in 2010 and 2004, e) ended my Illinois Center Right Coalition Steering Committee membership in 2007, f) tried to get ICRC to censure me for my GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters in 2006, g) viciously ended my bid to serve as the MTRO Treasurer in 2004, and h) ended my American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter board membership in 2004.)

— Republican Leaders Could Still Stop Trump. They Just Don’t Want To. – Jonathan Chait
(COMMENT: So far, Democrat plant, Libertarian plant, Green plant, Independent plant, RINO, and other Republican “BIG TENT” leaders in Illinois, DuPage County, Milton Township, and Wheaton have succeeded in a) stopping me from raising funds from DuPage Republicans this year so that DuPage Republicans could help sponsor Wheaton’s 2021 Independence Day parade and fireworks, b) ending my TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairmanship in 2012, c) ending my Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee membership in 2011, d) ending my Milton Township Republican Organization (MTRO) webmaster service in 2010 and 2004, e) ending my Illinois Center Right Coalition (ICRC) Steering Committee membership in 2007, f) almost getting ICRC to censure me for my GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters in 2006, g) viciously ending my bid to serve as the MTRO Treasurer in 2004, and h) ending my American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter board membership in 2004.)

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.