September 14 Morning Edition

— Chicago Public Schools responds after parents protest near Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s home – Diane Pathieu
— COVID cases in kids reach alarming new heights, with a 240% increase since July, data shows. Children currently account for 29% of all COVID cases reported nationwide. – CNN

— Not a California man: GOP gov hopeful documents Illinois residency — says claim of firm’s West Coast HQ was ‘marketing’ While voting records do show Sullivan has lived — and voted in — downstate Menard County for at least the last five years, the main location of his business is murkier. Social media accounts and the company’s own website list Alter Global as being headquartered in San Francisco or the Silicon Valley. But Sullivan and a spokesman for his campaign said that is primarily for “marketing [and] branding purposes.” – Rachel Hinton

— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: More frustrating than anything else’: McConchie describes his breakthrough COVID-19 case – Marni Pyke’
— FRONT PAGE WITH COLOR PHOTOS OF DUCKWORTH AND DURBIN: Book deals, real estate and stock sales: How legislators make money on the side – Russell Lissau
— COMMENT: Democrats want immigrants because immigrants vote for Democrats. RINOs want immigrants because RINOs want cheap labor.

— Debate continues over housing immigrant detainees at Illinois county jails – ROBERT MCCOPPIN

— IL Rep. Davis a ‘wild card’ as Jesse Sullivan joins governor’s race – Danny Valle

— Recall Frontrunner Larry Elder’s Success Speaks To Conservative Media’s Influence – David Folkenflik

— Controversy over university’s anti-racism seminar for instructors
— COVID vaccine mandates for millions of American, but not for ‘high risk’ immigrants – ELISSA SALAMY

— More than 70 percent of incoming freshmen at NIU received scholarships
(COMMENT: Where did the money come from to pay for your college expenses? I worked all the hours that I could for the Park Forest Post Office part-time during the school years and full-time during the summers 1966-1969. Further, my outstanding parents provided me with room and board in their home in Crete a) while I took courses at UIC 1966-1968, b) weekends during my first semester at NIU in 1969, and c) the summer of 1969. That enabled me to graduate from NIU in 1970 debt-free and owning a 1969 Dodge Charger SE.)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Incoming freshmen to Northern Illinois University this fall received more scholarship money than ever before, and improvements to the scholarship process served to diversify the pool of scholarship recipients. More than 70% of incoming freshmen received a Merit Scholarship, and 64% of them are students of color, compared to 54% of Merit Scholarship recipients in fall 2020.)

— Anti-mask culture war waged in Chicago suburb – SHIA KAPOS

— The ‘Never Ending Saga’ Of Illinois’ Botched Marijuana Licensing Process – Mark Glennon
— Authority to enforce Illinois school mask mandate to be challenged by legislative review board – Ted Dabrowski and John Klingner

— Let’s not forget our southern border crisis. Under Biden, it’s growing worse daily. – Rep. Andy Biggs
— Abortion activists march in front of Justice Kavanaugh’s home, protest his Texas law vote – Tom Howell Jr.
— ‘No SALT, no deal’: Vulnerable Dems threaten revolt unless $3.5T bill cuts blue-states taxes – Haris Alic
— Federal government dead last in Gallup ratings – Jennifer Harper
(COMMENT: I worked for the federal government for almost 30 years and I have been a federal retiree for almost 24 years. I should write a book about those who have demonstrated their hatred against federal employees and against federal retirees the strongest.)

— AOC dons ‘Tax The Rich’ gown at taxpayer-funded Met Gala with millionaires and billionaires – Tiana Lowe
— Biden calls Larry Elder a Trump ‘clone’ at Newsom campaign rally – Christian Datoc
(COMMENT: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes stress that Trump and I are both: conservative, patriotic, Republican, White, male, older, overweight, gun owners, Protestant, German American, draft avoiders, federal retirees, non-poor, non-drinkers, non-dog owners, our ancestors have been in America for a long time, etc.)

— Trump says terrorists ‘absolutely’ airlifted from Afghanistan in US evacuation. Trump says, ‘There has never been a war — win, lose or draw — and you bring everybody into your country’ – Brooke Singman
— Former teacher tells Tucker he ‘was separated’ from school after objecting to CRT, split Zoom sessions by race. ‘I saw some things that really disturbed me. And I spoke out about it’. – Charles Creitz

— California Recall Election Today: Larry Elder Proves Democrats Are Still Racist – Fletch Daniels
— Democrat party the gravest threat to the Republic – Eric Utter
— One-Party Rule: When Corruption and Radicalism Collide – Linda R. Killian
— The problems with California’s slavery reparations movement – Pandra Selivanov

— Bush Denigrates ‘War on Terror’ Veterans. Backers of America’s costly “War on Terror” seek the approbation of their one-time enemies at the expense of those who heeded their calls to defend the country. – Julie Kelly

— Mic conflates post-9/11 security measures and ‘Islamophobia’ – Graham Colton

— Newly Arrived Afghans Begin Having Children on U.S. Military Bases – JOHN BINDER

— Biden Expands Program to Bring Central American Minors to US – Jack Gournell

— You Are a ‘National Disgrace’: One Part of GWB’s 9/11 Speech Sparks Outrage – Leah Barkoukis

— Biden ‘booed massively’ by crowd of protesters as he arrives to campaign for Newsom – Chris Donaldson

— Nearly 8 Million Illegal Immigrants to Get Amnesty Under Biden’s Budget Resolution Says House GOP – Masooma Haq

— College student removes thousands of American flags from 9/11 memorial in protest – Adam Barnes

— Kinzinger Takes A Favorite Conservative Insult, Fires It Right At Trump. The Illinois Republican broke down why the former president is “one of the weakest men that I’ve ever seen.” – Lee Moran

— How Joe Biden Became Irish. The president has skillfully played up his Irish roots, but the story of his ancestry is more complicated. – BEN SCHRECKINGER

— Trump takes aim at George W. Bush, saying he shouldn’t ‘lecture’ about threat of domestic terrorism – John Wagner and Amy B Wang
— COMMENT: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Republicans cannot duck responsibility for Trump.” In your county, in your township, in your municipality, and in your precinct, who do the RINOs “blame” the most for Trump?

— COMMENT: Ever-increasingly, Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, Independents, and RINOs destroy you if you do not promote LGBTQ.

— Joe Biden’s Presidency Is Incredible—No, Really The dissembling and self-contradictions are many, but the press never sees fit to call them out as lies. – Gerard Baker
— Gavin Newsom’s White Privilege. Instead of debating ideas, progressives call Larry Elder a white supremacist. – William McGurn
(COMMENT: Should everyone involved in politics and in government be required to fully disclose how much education and how much money that their parents’ have/had? Neither of my outstanding parents attended college. My father fought type 1 diabetes from age 14, was the first of his ancestors to earn a high school diploma, worked in the office of a nasty chemical plant in Chicago Heights, almost always worked second jobs to pay the family’s bills, and died suddenly of heart failure in 1969 when I was 21 years old. My mother never attended high school.)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: If the polls going into Tuesday’s recall election in California hold up, Gavin Newsom will keep his job as governor. But if he does, no one should ever again take seriously progressive complaints about white privilege. Because if white privilege is a thing, Mr. Newsom is drenched in it. Mr. Newsom’s father was a well-connected state judge who once managed one of the trusts for the family of oil magnate J. Paul Getty. As for his son, the Los Angeles Times says that “a coterie of San Francisco’s wealthiest families has backed him at every step of his rise.” This privilege is reflected in the $70 million Mr. Newsom raised to fight the recall—more than five times the $13 million raised by his leading challenger, Republican Larry Elder.)
— Varsity Blues College-Admissions Trial Opens With Competing Claims About Parents’ Intent. Prosecutors called Bruce Isackson, a California parent who pleaded guilty, as first witness. – Melissa Korn and Jennifer Levitz
(COMMENT: Should everyone involved in politics and in government be required to fully disclose how much education and how much money that their parents’ have/had? Neither of my outstanding parents attended college. My father fought type 1 diabetes from age 14, was the first of his ancestors to earn a high school diploma, worked in the office of a nasty chemical plant in Chicago Heights, almost always worked second jobs to pay the family’s bills, and died suddenly of heart failure in 1969 when I was 21 years old. My mother never attended high school.)

— White privilege what it is what it means and why understanding it matters
(COMMENT: Ever-increasingly, everyone is required to give more and more and more preference to minorities, and especially to minorities who are female, younger, LGBTQ, Democrat, Libertarian, Green, Independent, RINO, moderate, liberal, those who are in America illegally, those whose ancestors have not been in America for a long time, those who lack education and/or job skills, those who have financial problems, those who have health problems, those who are not married, and those who are not Christian, Protestant, Italian American, and/or German American.)

— Class of 2025 discusses systemic racism during orientation – Ngan Chiem

— ‘Forget the Alamo’ Depicts A Racist Heritage, Sparking Backlash – David Montgomery

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.