September 18 Morning Edition

— CPD limit access to downtown after surge of people come out to celebrate Mexican Independence Day – Judy Wang

— At least 5 killed over span of 4 hours in citywide fatal shootings
The five killed between midnight and 4 a.m. has already made Saturday Chicago’s deadliest day in shootings since Sept. 10 – Mohammad Samra
— We need a City Council that reflects Chicago’s diversity – Editorial
(COMMENT: How well do the leaders of the governments and organizations that you are under reflect those who share your demographics? What are your demographics? Demographics include race, gender, sexual orientation, age group, religion, national origin, education, marital status, veteran status, gun owner status, political affiliation, liberal/moderate/conservative, renter/homeowner, income level, net worth level, length of time your ancestors have been in America, etc.)
— Sneak peek at mayor’s spending plan shows millions for community development, affordable housing and homeless support. The grand total of new investments is $1.2 billion. Some influential aldermen got an advanced look. – Fran Spielman
— APRIL 28, 2021 FLASHBACK: FROM THE ARTICLE: Most significantly, two landmark court cases — Rutan v. Republican Party of Illinois and Shakman v. the Democratic Organization of Cook County — ended political patronage as we knew it.
(COMMENT: All my critics/opponents, all their operatives, and all their dupes have always promoted patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation for opposing the aforesaid. My Democrat IRS and GAO superiors knew full-well a) that my wife had helped elect Jim Thompson and b) that Thompson promoted patronage and political affiliation discrimination. (SEE: and ) Because of the position taken by the Republican Party of Illinois in Rutan v. Republican Party of Illinois, my U.S. Senators and their staff members and my U.S. Representatives and their staff members made it very clear that they did NOT want to hear my complaints about political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation in the federal government. All my critics/opponents, all their operatives and all their dupes reject the decision in Rutan v. Republican Party of Illinois. My Democrat IRS and GAO superiors treated me like I was part of a plot to stop them from hiring, retaining, and promoting young Democrat minorities and young Democrat females. They were fully aware of the arguments that Thompson, Jim Edgar, and Lee Daniels made in Rutan that government employers should be allowed to engage in patronage and political affiliation discrimination.)

— ‘Peaceful and responsible’ Mexican Independence Day celebrations urged as city officials announce rolling street closures in South Loop, downtown – STEPHANIE CASANOVA
— COMMENT: Democrats use mask and vaccine mandates to promote hatred against Republicans.

— Pritzker must show corrupt hiring has stopped, can’t easily restart, to end feds’ oversight of IL govt jobs, reformers say – Jonathan Bilyk

— GOP Gov Candidate Jesse Sullivan Interviewed by Jeff Berkowitz


— Trump calls Jan. 6 support rally a ‘setup,’ but sees ‘unfair’ treatment of some defendants – Mica Soellner
— DHS shuts down border crossing to deal with growing migrant camp – Stephen Dinan
— Jan. 6 defense attorneys determined to do their job in face of death threats – Mica Soellner

— Apple and Google join Putin’s KGB – Tom Rogan

— AOC hit with second ethics complaint over Met Gala attendance. Instagram reportedly sponsored Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s seat to annual gala. – Samuel Chamberlain
— Maskless San Francisco mayor breaks health order, seen partying with BLM co-founder at nightclub. She was seen partying with a Black Lives Matter co-founder. – Emma Colton

— “Holding The Line Against Woke Politics in Schools”

— The ‘1619 Project’ is not just bad history, it is a danger to our national life, replacing the idea, goal, and reality of American unity with race-based obsessions. – Mary Grabar
— Our Constitutional Crisis – Mackubin Owens
— The Meaning of Constitution Day. The 1776 Report detailed how slavery, fascism, communism, racism, and identity politics are antithetical America’s founding principles and ideals. – The 1776 Commission

— Are Illegal Aliens a Privileged Class? Arizona Thinks They Are – David North
— Border Patrol ‘Revises’ July Apprehensions to Exceed 200,000. The highest number in 21 Years. – Andrew R. Arthur

— ‘American Marxism’ by Mark Levin Is an Extraordinary Book – George J. Marlin

— Virginia Tech Instructor Apologizes for Her Whiteness and for “Inexcusable Horrors” – Selwyn Duke

— 1776 Action Group Aims To Save Honest, Patriotic Education

— The Future is Female – Mona Charen
(COMMENT: Ever-increasingly, if you do not give preference to women, Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, Independents, and RINOs get rid of you. Ever-increasingly, those who are the following paint themselves as being anti-male: anti-law enforcement, anti-Trump, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-older people, anti-heterosexual, anti-traditional marriage/family, anti-non-poor people, anti-gun owners, anti-Christian, anti-Protestant, anti-Italian American, anti-German American, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)

— Newsom Recall Aftermath – John Seiler

— Republicans keep distance from ‘Justice for J6’ rally – CRISTINA MARCOS AND MIKE LILLIS
— COMMENT: Ever-increasingly, Democrats use race to promote hatred against Republicans.

— FDA advisers recommend COVID boosters for 65 and older after rejecting broad approval – Michael Erman and Julie Steenhuysen, Manojna Maddipatla
(COMMENT: How often will Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, Independents, and RINOs require Republicans 65 and over to get booster shots?)

— COMMENT: Democrats use ‘Justice for J6’ rally to promote hatred against Republicans, and especially against White male Republicans.

— Fake Parties and Cloned Candidates: How the Kremlin ‘Manages’ Democracy. The Russian authorities have used a variety of deceitful tactics to try to manufacture a big victory in parliamentary elections this weekend. Here’s how they do it. – Andrew E. Kramer
(COMMENT: Political parties exist to help elect candidates who can and will defend and advance their platform. But ever-increasingly, in Illinois, in DuPage County, in Milton Township, and in Wheaton, the more of the following planks in the Republican Party platform that a candidate supports, the less help that candidate gets from the Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Milton Township Republican Organization: traditional marriage/family, right to life, immigration, illegal drugs, Second Amendment, and equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving.)
— And Then There Were 9: The Road Ahead for Pro-Impeachment House Republicans. The 10 G.O.P. lawmakers who voted to impeach Donald Trump face angry primary voters and challengers inspired or endorsed by the former president. So far, only one has given up on re-election. – Catie Edmondson and Reid J. Epstein
— Taliban Seize Women’s Ministry Building for Use by Religious Police. Taliban leaders have turned the Kabul building that housed Afghanistan’s Ministry of Women’s Affairs into the offices for the religious police, an ominous portent for women’s rights. – Jim Huylebroek, Wali Arian and Rick Gladstone
— What’s Changing in the New FAFSA and What’s Not. The latest version of the federal form for college aid will be available on Oct. 1 for the 2022-23 academic year. But a planned major overhaul of the form may not take effect for several years. – Ann Carrns
(COMMENT: Did you apply for college aid? I did not. My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always used that to hint/imply/argue/shout that my parents were filthy rich. But neither of my outstanding parents attended college. My father was the first of his ancestors to earn a high school diploma. He fought type 1 diabetes from age 14, worked in the office of a nasty chemical plant, almost always worked second jobs to pay the family’s bills, and died suddenly of heart failure in 1969 when he was 47 and I was 21. My mother never attended high school. If my parents were filthy rich, why did I do yard work and deliver newspapers 1962-1964; wash dishes 1964-1966; clean golf shoes, chip slag, and pump gasoline in 1966; deliver mail 1966-1969; and work on an automobile assembly line and as a security guard in 1970?)
— Does Earning $400,000 a Year Really Make One Rich? – Paul Sullivan
(COMMENT: Are/were you accused of being overpaid? My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always accused me of being overpaid. In my defense, I earned a) a job-related bachelor’s degree when I was 21 in 1970 and job-related master’s degrees when I was 27, 31, and 48, b) job-related professional certifications when I was 30, 32, 41, 45, 47, and 48, and c) a job-related professional license when I was 32.)
— Climate Change Calls for Backup Power, and One Company Cashes In. Generac, a Wisconsin-based manufacturer that dominates the market for standby home generators, is an unlikely Wall Street darling. – Matt Phillips
(COMMENT: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always been extremely critical of my judgment. I should write a book about those who have been especially critical of my having a Generac whole house natural gas fired backup electric generator installed.)

— Biden administration to ramp up deportation flights to Haiti, aiming to deter mass migration into Texas – Nick Miroff
— Judge lifts race, gender hiring quotas for Cincinnati police – AP
(COMMENT: GAO hired me in 1980 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, younger person, or veteran who would take the job. IRS hired me in 1971 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, or veteran who would take the job. The Post Office hired me in 1966 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, or veteran who would take the job.)–sex-based-hiring-quotas/2021/09/17/9902026c-17dc-11ec-a019-cb193b28aa73_story.html

— Green Welfare for the Rich. Democrats plus up the EV tax credit—and more for union-made cars. – Editorial

— Why Hiring For Cultural Fit Can Derail Your DEI Efforts — And What To Do Instead – Sangeeta Gupta
(COMMENT: I should write a book about the cultures of the following: a) Milton Township Republican Organization, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Illinois Republican Party since 2000, b) Wheaton, Milton Township, and DuPage County since 1978, c) GAO 1980-1997, and d) IRS 1971-1980. I would focus on those who have made conservatives feel the most unwelcome.)—and-what-to-do-instead/

— Why does abortion divide America?
(COMMENT: Ever-increasingly, LGBTQ-promoters hint/imply/argue/shout that all heterosexual men are rapists.)

— COMMENT: Hate-filled conservative-hating conservative-haters promote hatred against White evangelicals.

— COMMENT: To promote members of one racial group is to discriminate against members of other racial groups.

— Trump Told Pence He ‘Picked the Wrong Man’ to Be His VP Over Failure to Overturn Election
— LGBT Vets Discharged For Their Sexual Orientation Will Now Get Full Benefits
(COMMENT: When will former Republican federal employees like me who were forced to retire early for their political affiliation get full benefits? My Civil Service Retirement System pension is only 41% of what my GAO salary was in 1997 in today’s dollars.)
— Students Trash 9/11 Flag Tribute After Mistaking It as Display Against Black Lives Matter – FATMA KHALED

— How woke totalitarians conquered America

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.