September 14 Morning Edition

— Don’t buy into all of that rosy PR about DACA – Mickey Kaus (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, those individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that promote Dreamers call those who do not promote Dreamers White supremacists, Nazis, KKK members, haters, racists, sexists, bigots, and even worse things.)
— Wisconsin Legislature set to approve $3 billion incentive for Foxconn today – AP
— Trump says ‘Dreamers’ have ‘no fault’ – AP (DIERSEN: Because Trump said that, many millions of anti-Trumps will illegally bring many more millions of children into America illegally.)
— Why parents should care that porn showed up on Ted Cruz’s Twitter page – Heidi Stevens
— The Democrats have become socialists – Dana Milbank
— Ryan declines to say Republican tax plan won’t raise deficit – AP
— Missouri lawmaker censured over Trump assassination post – AP
— Schumer, Pelosi say they have deal with Trump to save ‘Dreamers’ from deportation – Erica Werner and Jill Colvin
— Naperville’s Price bows out, Palatine data analyst joins race to unseat Roskam – Erin Hegarty
— OUTSTANDING: Aurora enacts 6-month moratorium on new video gambling licenses – Steve Lord


— Judge rules Madigan’s ‘power’ sufficient to reinstate suit against him – Tina Sfondeles  (DIERSEN: Who has the most power, that is, religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, and in Illinois? How do they use their power, that is, how do they use their clout?  Which individuals, organizations, and companies do they promote and why?  Which individuals, organizations, and companies do they punish and why?)
— Trump disputes Dems’ account of meeting, says no deal on DACA or wall
— Democrats say they have deal with Trump on young immigrants – AP


— Illinois addressing opioid problem ‘on a statewide level,’ Sanguinetti says
— Keep an eye on Illinois’ money grab – Editorial
— Elk Grove Village residents protest circus ahead of elephant ban


— The Chicagoan behind a Twitter bot that tracks Trump donations – LAURA BIANCHI


— Ex-Ill. gov. Rod Blagojevich gives 1st prison interview to Chicago Magazine – Rob Elgas  (DIERSEN: Have you ever been the subject of a major article in a major magazine?  I should write a book about a) why I suggested myself to Money Magazine to be the subject of its “One Person’s Finances” articles in 1977, b) the 4-page article in the February 1978 issue Money Magazine, and c) the impact that the article has had on me.)


— Chicago Tops List of Cities Residents Are Moving From


— TREASONOUS: Illinois AG gives local authorities direction on immigration – JULIAN CREWS


— Tax hike revenues come in, but bill backlog remains the same – Doug Finke
— Illinois deaf commission director put on paid leave – Dean Olsen  (DIERSEN: Have you ever been put on paid leave?  Constructively, my Democrat GAO superiors have had me on reduced paid leave for the last 20 years. In September of 1997, when I was 49 years old, they succeeded in forcing me to take their early retirement “offer” thereby forcing the Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS) to pay me $4,238/month in today’s dollars. So far, the CSRS has paid me $1,017,120 ($4,238 X 240 months) in today’s dollars. My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes a) side with my Democrat GAO superiors who always ranked me in the bottom half of my coworkers for pay-for-performance purposes, did not promote me beyond GS-13, kept me off audits of IRS for all but 3 of the almost 18 years that I worked for GAO, and forced me to take an $18,847 pay cut in today’s dollars to transfer from IRS to GAO in 1980; b) side with my Democrat IRS superiors who did not promote me beyond GS-12, disallowed my education deductions in 1978, and disallowed my partial day per diem claims in 1974; and c) side with my Democrat Post Office superiors who forced me resign in 1969 and disallowed my sick leave requests in 1969 and 1968.)
— UIS enrollment drops 8.7 percent compared to last year
— Jim Kaitschuk interested in 99th House seat – Bernard Schoenburg


— Henry County Republicans to meet Monday


— Illinois Senate, the 56th District race may top spending records, experts say – ELIZABETH DONALD


— Streator township needs to unload surplus – David Giuliani


— Trump: ‘The wall will come later’  President had chocolate pie with Dems Wednesday – DAN MERICA AND ALLIE MALLOY


— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Kerry Lester promotes Christine Radogno.


— Ethics officials are petitioning the Cook County Circuit Court to enforce a subpoena seeking information on potential profits obtained by Commissioner Larry Rogers from his law firm’s lawsuits against Cook County government.


— Andy Shaw sees positive signs of change among Illinois leaders – Caitlin Nordahl


— Ives joins bid asking Supreme Court to end gerrymandering – Brent Zell  (DIERSEN: In 2015, I should have filed a lawsuit to stop the gerrymandering of my DuPage County Milton Township Precinct 9.)
— DuPage surgeon joins House race hoping to end ‘suffering’ of taxpayers – Chandra Lye


— Rauner’s changing story on the new budget’s deficit
— Speaker Madigan’s state party joins “The Resistance”


— Paul Ryan tips RINO: Nobody really wants a wall
— TREASONOUS: College Park, Maryland, narrowly approves noncitizen voting in city elections


— White House disputes Schumer, Pelosi’s border wall claim – Edmund DeMarche


— More Hillary: Let’s Face It, The More Successful A Woman Is, The Less Likable She’ll Be


— U.S. CITY MAKES ‘OUTRAGEOUS’ DECISION TO LET ILLEGALS VOTE  Some predict trend of non-citizen voting is about to spread like ‘cancer’ – LEO HOHMANN


— No Amnesty Is Good Amnesty – Ann Coulter (DIERSEN: Those who promote amnesty say that those who oppose amnesty are White supremacists, Nazis, KKK members, haters, racists, sexists, bigots, and even worse things.)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Donald Trump is being told that amnesty for “Dreamers,” or DACA recipients, will only apply to a small, narrowly defined group of totally innocent, eminently deserving illegal immigrants, who were brought to this country “through no fault of their own” as “children.” (Children who are up to 36 years old.) Every syllable of that claim is a lie, and I can prove it. To see how DACA will actually work, let’s look at another extremely limited amnesty that was passed in 1986. Farmers wanted temporary guest-worker permits for their cheap labor, so that they could continue pretending that the Industrial Revolution never happened and refuse to mechanize. (And, boy, did that work! We haven’t heard a peep about “crops rotting in the fields” since then. The agricultural amnesty was supposed to apply to — at most — 350,000 illegal aliens. It would be available only to illegals who were currently in the country doing the back-breaking farm work that no American would do. Without them, crops would wither on the vine. They were saving us from starvation! Talk about deserving. Are any Dreamers saving us from starvation? But instead of guest-worker permits, then-Rep. Charles Schumer — from the lush farmland of Brooklyn — decided to grant full amnesty to any illegals who had done farm work for at least 90 days in the previous year. That’s pretty restrictive, isn’t it? In the end, “up to 350,000 farm workers” turned into 1.3 million. Oh well, what are you going to do? No use worrying — let’s just move forward and get all these people voter registration cards! This innocent little amnesty for a small, clearly defined group of illegals quickly became amnesty for anyone who applied. The same thing will happen with any other amnesty, no matter how strictly the law is written. (And it won’t be written strictly.) In the first few years of the agricultural amnesty, internal Immigration and Naturalization Service statistics showed that 888,637 legalization applications were fraudulent. According to immigration agents, “farm workers” stated in their interviews that cotton was purple or that they had pulled cherries from the ground. Of the 888,637 fraudulent applications, guess how many our government approved. Answer: More than 800,000. The agricultural amnesty was so carefully administered that not one, but TWO of the 1993 World Trade Center bombers were in this country because of it. (More on that in another column.) The main problem with the farm worker amnesty, the DACA amnesty or any amnesty is that everyone involved in the entire immigration apparatus is feverishly working, on the taxpayer’s dime, to transform this country into a Third World hellhole. Lawyers for La Raza and lawyers for the government both believe it is their mission to humiliate and destroy white Christian America. (Actually, this country is “biracial Christian America,” plus a few Amerindians and anyone else who assimilated to Western European culture.) There are multitudes of them, and they will never, ever stop. Congress could pass a law granting amnesty to any 7-foot-tall, left-handed, red-headed illegal aliens from Lichtenstein — and hundreds of left-wing outfits would instantly set to work, demanding amnesty for witch doctors, cannibals, pederasts, terrorists and the rest of the multicultural universe that makes America so vibrant. On the other side of the application process would be government immigration bureaucrats who either used to work at La Raza, or hope to in the future. On the off chance that some particularly risible amnesty application is denied by a stodgy rules-follower in our immigration bureaucracy, that denial will be litigated before a federal judge in Hawaii, then appealed to the Ninth Circuit. For two decades after the 1986 amnesty, the federal courts were tied up with dozens of class-action lawsuits brought on behalf of illegal aliens — regular illegal aliens, farm worker illegal aliens and still-in-Mexico illegal aliens — challenging every aspect of the law. Is that how American tax dollars should be spent? On endless litigation, brought by America-hating activists on behalf of people who have no right to be in our country and decided by Democrat-appointed judges? (Who are also America-hating activists.) And when their work is done, there will be a lot more Democrat-appointed judges because there will be a lot more Democrats. Lawyers sued over everything — the absence of Creole interpreters, the requirement that illegals have proof of prior farm work and the rare denials of amnesty. Congress desperately tried passing laws that would prevent courts from hearing these cases — all to no avail. Left-wing lawyers just had to pick the right judge, and they won. In 2005 — nearly 20 years after the 1986 amnesty — the Ninth Circuit was still granting amnesty to hundreds of thousands of illegal aliens who claimed they had been unfairly denied because they were not in the country for the first amnesty. Seriously. No matter how the law is written, as long as anyone is eligible for amnesty, everybody’s getting amnesty. President Trump is the last president who will ever have a chance to make the right decision on immigration. After this, it’s over. The boat will have sailed. If he succeeds, all the p@ssy-grabbing and Russia nonsense will burn off like a morning fog. He will be the president who saved the American nation, its character, its sovereignty, its core identity. But if he fails, Donald Trump will go down in history as the man who killed America.)
— Dream Act Amnesty Would Legalize A Lot More Immigrants Than DACA Beneficiaries – Alex Pfeiffer


— The DREAMers and Equality before the Law – Christina Jeffrey (DIERSEN: Anti-Trumps want DREAMers to be given preference over citizens of America, but especially over those citizens of America who are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, Republican, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders (except Bill Clinton), and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)


— President Trump made a big concession to Democrats in DACA bill talks – Aaron Colen


— Andrzejewski: Over 700 NYC Public School Janitors Can Make up to $206,000 a Year – DAN RIEHL


— Dems: Dreamers Deal Excludes Border Wall; WH Says No – Jason Devaney


— INCOME TRENDS, THE MIDDLE CLASS, AND AMERICAN PROSPERITY – Kent Kellar  (DIERSEN: My Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS) pension is only 41% of what my salary was 20 years ago in today’s dollars. My CSRS pension is only $50,856 while my salary 20 years ago was $122,991 in today’s dollars.)


— For Hill staffers, Cruz’s ‘liked’ porn tweet a nightmare scenario – HARPER NEIDIG
— What 10 days without power will look like — and what to do  Heat, humidity, mosquitoes make situation awful – HOLLY YAN  (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes are extremely judgmental. I should write a book about those who question my judgment to have a whole-house natural gas fired backup electric generator installed. Because they shout their criticisms of me, I can shout my criticisms of them, right?)


— Moderate Republicans quietly form working group to craft immigration plan – SEUNG MIN KIM and RACHAEL BADE  (DIERSEN: Moderate Republicans focus on destroying the Republican Party.)


— In Trump’s America, There is No Difference Between Partisan and Racial Gerrymandering – Adalia Woodbury (DIERSEN: In 2015, I should have filed a lawsuit to stop the gerrymandering of my DuPage County Milton Township Precinct 9.)


— Reclaiming America’s Values – JOE BIDEN  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasing, Democrats focus on promoting surrender to Mexico and to all the other foreign countries, Islam, class warfare, dependency on government, dependency on charity, LGBTQ activity, abortion, mass/illegal immigration, booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, patronage, political affiliation discrimination, race and gender based preference giving, age discrimination, abolition of First and Second Amendments, and even worse things.)


— Trump’s die-hard supporters are fuming after an apparent about-face on ‘dreamers’ – Robert Costa


— The Vietnam War: Why it was the conflict that no one wanted to talk about – Ken Burns and Lynn Novick  (DIERSEN: Government is nasty. Politics is nasty. People are nasty. I should write a book about those who have punished me the most a) because I did not enlisting, b) because I got student draft deferments 1966-1970, and c) because I got a financial hardship draft deferment 1970-1971.)


— Democrats’ latest bid to rig election rules – Betsy McCaughey


— What Might a Deal to Protect Dreamers Look Like? – Ed Kilgore  (DIERSEN: Anti-Trumps want Dreamers to be given preference over citizens of America, but especially over those citizens of America who are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, Republican, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders (except Bill Clinton), and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)




— Will the U.S. Supreme Court Take a Stand Against Partisan Gerrymandering?  Past rulings have “made politicians think there are no boundaries around what they can do.” A Wisconsin case may lead to some limits. – ALAN GREENBLATT


— Union: Proposed EPA Budget Cuts Would Hurt ‘Bread and Butter’ Services Like Disaster Response – Erich Wagne (DIERSEN: During the 1980s and the 1990s, Republicans said GAO’s budget was full of fat.  The Democrats who ran GAO used that to waste the careers of and to get rid of its employees like me who were Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran.)


— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, those individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that promote Dreamers call those who do not promote Dreamers White supremacists, Nazis, KKK members, haters, racists, sexists, bigots, and even worse things.)

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.