September 16 Morning Edition

— Glen Ellyn parents ask to keep anti-mask protests away from school walking route

— Report Names 50 Safest Cities in Illinois for 2021
(COMMENT: Wheaton is ranked 111th.)

— Hundreds of cars drive to Loop celebrating Mexican Independence.
— More Than 8,000 Estimated Unemployment Claims Filed In Illinois Last Week Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

— Chicago crime, violence spilling into Indiana – Natalie Bomke

— Chicago aldermen raises: Six council members reject 5.5% pay increase, other 44 accept automatic hike – JOHN BYRNE

— Gov. Newsom’s big California victory: Trumpism and what it means for Illinois politics. Trump and Trumpism can play both ways in Illinois, said Democratic consultant Pete Giangreco. “The best precinct captain in the world right now is Donald Trump. He drives turnout on both sides.” – Lynn Sweet
— Mayor Lightfoot’s plan to use asset forfeiture to curb violence looks like an empty move. This might’ve worked in the 1980s against East Coast mob bosses and South Florida drug dealers, but there’s good reason to believe it will be useless here. – Editorial
— COMMENT: DISGUSTING, OUTRAGEOUS, TRAGIC: Democrats want Blacks to be pot pushers.

— Celebrating Mexican Independence Day, Chicago-style, with car caravans and flag waving: ‘It’s a sense of belonging’ – LAURA RODRÍGUEZ PRESA

— Greg Hart launches bid for DuPage County Board chairman’s seat – Katlyn Smith

— Election officials now on radar of deep-pocketed donors, thanks to Trump. The once-obscure state-level job of overseeing elections has emerged as a prime target for wealthy political check-writers like Lake Forest’s Richard Uihlein and Chicago’s Ken Griffin. – Bloomberg

— COMMENT: Democrats use CRT to promote hatred against Republicans.

— Pope: No place for politics in Biden Communion flap over abortion – AP

— COMMENT: Democrats and RINOs want Republican candidates to be anti-religious, anti-conservative, and anti-Republican.

— Marsha Blackburn rips Biden’s ‘redefining’ Taliban as legitimate government: ‘These are terrorists’ – Haris Alic
— Senators demand Milley face Congress over revelations he usurped Trump’s authority – Kerry Picket
— Second major felon found on Afghan evacuation flight – Stephen Dinan
— Democrats reject common sense solutions on border security – Jennifer Harper
— Public schools are worse than you think. Expanding school choice is the only answer. – Kelly Sadler
— Border migrants refuse to wear masks or social distance, inspector general says – Stephen Dinan

— Authorities encountered 208,887 people illegally crossing border in August, four times more than previous year – Anna Giaritelli
— Milley should spend more time studying treason and less time studying critical race theory – Christopher Tremoglie

— Illinois Dem Pushes for ‘Clean Energy’ Subsidies That Would Pad His Pocket. Sean Casten calls for $273 billion in ‘tax credits for clean energy’ without disclosing his investment in industry. – Collin Anderson
— Fentanyl Smuggling Surges at Border. Seizures have nearly doubled 2020 numbers. – Joseph Simonson

— If Government Concern for Your Health was Real (and not Political)… – David Scott Strain

— The Newest Forever War: COVID We must stop treating life like it is a crime to live it. – Matthew Boose

— The left’s banning of ‘misinformation’ and the death of objective truth – Adam Guillette
(COMMENT: According to my critics/opponents, all government and political news and commentary is misinformation except for the government and political news and commentary that they put out or bless. I should write a book about my critics/opponents a) who paint themselves as being religious, conservative, and/or Republican and b) do everything that they can to stop me from sending out GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters and to stop everyone from reading those newsletters. Everyone in Illinois sees how my critics/opponents a) treat me and b) treat my newsletters. I should write a book about how the following treat me and treat my newsletters: a) leaders of the Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Milton Township Republican Organization, b) leaders of Illinois, DuPage County, Milton Township, Wheaton, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, and Wheaton Park District, and c) Republican candidates on ballots in my precinct, their political consultants, major donors, fundraisers, campaign managers, campaign staff members, and campaign volunteers.)

— Democrats Reject Plan to Mandate Coronavirus Vaccines for Immigrants – JOHN BINDER
— Obama, Bush Judges Greenlight Biden’s ‘Sanctuary Country’ Orders for Illegal Aliens – JOHN BINDER
— August Migrant Apprehensions Jump 312 Percent over Prior Year – BOB PRICE
— Young People Are Suffering ‘Climate Anxiety,’ Majority Think ‘Humanity Is Doomed’ – KATHERINE HAMILTON
— AOC Slapped with Ethics Complaint for Accepting $35,000 Ticket to Met Gala – PENNY STARR
— GOP Sen. Sullivan: ‘Increasingly Clear’ from Testimony That Biden ‘Rejected’ Military Advice on Afghanistan Pullout, ‘Chaos’ Was Predicted – IAN HANCHETT

— ‘Wokeness is a Secular Religion’: New Book Shines Light on Dangers of ‘Woke’ Corporate Culture – Jennifer Wishon

— Democrats’ Slideshow Highlights Amnesty Proposal For Illegal Immigrants That Would Cost $105 Billion In Reconciliation Bill – HENRY RODGERS
— COMMENT: To provide a pathway to citizenship for Dreamers is to encourage illegal immigration. Dreamers are citizens of the countries that they were born in.

— Biden’s Border Crisis Continues To Worsen, Illegal Border Crossings Up 300%+ Compared To Same Time In 2020 – Ryan Saavedra

— Amazon Blocks Ad for Book Investigating Black Lives Matter – Fred Lucas

— States Learning How Many Afghan Evacuees Coming Their Way
(COMMENT: Of course, Democrats and RINOs will do everything that they can to make Afghan evacuees hate Republicans.)
— ‘No’ to Forced Vaccines – RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel

— Nets Cheer Bob Woodward’s Latest Bucket of Anti-Trump Mud – Tim Graham

— Bush Completes His Scummy Betrayal – Kurt Schlichter
— Mark Milley Is A Traitor – Derek Hunter
— Gray Lives Matter – Ann Coulter

— Media increasingly portray patriotism as negative and ‘right-wing’ in decades since 9/11 – Jon Dougherty
(COMMENT: I should write a book about those who succeeded in stopping Republicans from helping sponsor Wheaton’s 2021 Independence Day parade and fireworks. I would focus on a) leaders of the Wheaton Park District, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois, b) leaders of the Milton Township Republican Organization, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Illinois Republican Party, and c) Republican candidates on ballots in my precinct, their political consultants, major donors, fundraisers, pollsters, campaign managers, campaign staff members, and campaign volunteers.)
— Drone shows Biden super-spreader on border, as thousands of unvaxxed migrants queue up – Tom Tillison
— Consume and cover! Harvard instructs students on how to eat and drink with masks – Robert Jonathan

— Democratic Amnesty for 8 Million Illegals in Budget is ‘Unprecedented and Dangerous’: FAIR – Joseph Lord

— COMMENT: Ever-increasingly, if you do not promote LGBTQ, LGBTQ-promoters demonize, denigrate, and condemn you.

— MAY 14, 2013 FLASHBACK: 6 Ways to Recruit Volunteers – Allen Fuller
(COMMENT: I should write a book about unsuccessful Republican candidates on ballots in my precinct, their political consultants, their major donors, their fundraisers, their pollsters, their campaign managers, their campaign staff members, and their campaign volunteers who have blamed me and blamed my GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters the most for their defeats. They hint/imply/argue/shout a) that I included links in my newsletters to articles that caused them to lose, b) that I rigged Milton Township Republican Organization and TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois straw polls that caused them to lose, and c) that I recklessly, if not intentionally, leaked confidential campaign secrets to their opponents that caused them to lose. Better yet, instead of just writing a book about the aforesaid, I should sue the aforesaid.)

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.