September 21 Evening Edition

— Illinois Governor Debate Gets Heated: Top 9 Moments Bruce Rauner and J.B. Pritzker launched attacks at one another amid an already-heated campaign for governor of Illinois


— Computer error may derail political newcomer’s state house race in DuPage County – Craig Wall
— Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein suggested recording Trump, removing him via 25th Amendment – Chuck Goudie and Barb Markoff and Ross Weidner


— Kane County Board Chair Chris Lauzen Takes Issue With Cost Of Prosecutor Handling Van Dyke Case – Derrick Blakley


— Trump calls out Kavanaugh’s accuser; McConnell says GOP will ‘plow right through’ on nomination – John Wagner, Seung Min Kim, Sean Sullivan
— Avondale priest on torching of rainbow banner: ‘Love the sinner, hate the sin — that’s as harsh as I get’ – Ese Olumhense
— Trump, Rauner have the power to shut down a toxic Willowbrook plant. Will they use it? – Michael Hawthorne
— Rauner’s ‘Chris Kennedy moment’ puts a fitting capper on a nasty debate – Eric Zorn
— Is America more politically polarized than ever? Not quite – Steve Chapman
— Naperville candidate Lauren Underwood to get ice cream made in her honor by Ben and Jerry (yes, THAT Ben and Jerry) – Erin Hegarty
— Serious or sarcastic? Sources say Rosenstein spoke of possible secret Trump taping – AP
— Elgin-area union members, Dems set up picket line to protest appearance by man who helped GOP win union dues case in Supreme Court – Janelle Walker


— Why Chicago-area high school students are leaving Illinois for college – Adam Thorp and Jane Recker (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, under the Democrats, if you graduate from a college in Illinois, you are presumed to be anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
— First black female White House reporter gets Newseum statue – AP (DIERSEN: Since 2005, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have viciously used against me what happened with GOPUSA, Talon News, and White House Correspondent Jeff Gannon. SEE: They paint me as being a clone of Jeff Gannon. Ever since I became a GOPUSA reporter in 2000, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have hinted/implied/argued/shouted that I ask bad questions, and that because of that, activists, candidates, elected officials, party leaders, major donors, political consultants, etc. should a) stop me from learning about their events and other activities, b) stop me from promoting their events and other activities, c) stop me from attending their events, and d) stop me from reporting on their events and other activities.)
— Supreme Court appointment requires high standards – Gene Lyons (DIERSEN: Many millions have not and will not seek a job with the federal government a) because the pay and benefits are terrible, b) because the advancement opportunities are terrible, c) because they lack required education, work experience, professional certifications, and/or professional licenses, d) because they cannot pass an employment examination, e) because they cannot pass a background investigation, f) because they cannot pass a physical examination, g) because they cannot take the demonization, denigration, and condemnation that comes with being a federal employee or federal retiree, and/or h) because they are Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran and they know that the federal government discriminates against the aforesaid.)
— As a journalist, I plead guilty to ‘reporting while black’ – John W. Fountain (DIERSEN: As a journalist, I plead guilty to reporting while being a Trump supporter, Protestant (baptized, raised, and confirmed as a Missouri Synod Lutheran), conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, old (almost 70), non-poor, gun owner, 100% German American, draft avoider, my ancestors have been in America since 1844, former union member, federal retiree, married, childless, pet-less, American nameplate car owner, etc.)


— Deputy Gov. Munger moves to state commerce job
— Georges v. McConchie: Senate candidates disagree on recreational pot, budgeting approach – Bob Susnjara
— Memory’s frailty may be playing role in Kavanaugh matter – AP (DIERSEN: What were you doing when you were 17 years old? I worked as a part-time dishwasher for the minimum wage in the basement of the S.S. Kresges in Chicago Heights. I bought a new 1966 Pontiac Tempest Sprint with the money that I had earned and saved washing dishes. I graduated from Crete-Monee High School. I just barely made into the upper 20% of my class. My ACT score was only 24. Nevertheless, I got accepted by UIC. During the summer of 1966, I worked as a golf shoe cleaner for the Flossmoor Country Club, as a slag chipper for Thrall Car in Chicago Heights, and as a gasoline pumper for John’s Sinclair in South Chicago Heights. I lived with my parents and brother in Crete. I saved money for college expenses. My eyesight could not be corrected to 20/20. I had partial red/green color blindness. I had Osgood-Schlatter disease (
— Krishnamoorthi, Diganvker at odds over tax cuts Krishnamoorthi and Diganvker debate their benefits, fairness – Eric Peterson
— Lesser v. Morgan: What’s driving the candidates in 58th state House race – Russell Lissau


— Democratic House campaign outpaces GOP in fundraising And Chicago moguls on both sides of the political spectrum are writing big checks. – Bloomberg


— Who won last night’s Illinois governor debate? A look at what was said – Rick Pearson and Mike Riopell


— Rauner eliminates 53 boards and commissions
— Reaction to the first debate between candidates for governor – Joe Ragusa


— Will County Board Members Visit White House The delegation met with administration officials about securing resources for local projects including public health and infrastructure. – Andrea Earnest


— Democratic candidate Val Montgomery formerly indicted for felony forgery in Texas, documents show – Chandra Lye


— Debate shows McCann could be a problem for Rauner, expert says – Cole Lauterbach




— IRP v. Long: Empty threat? Or does somebody know something we don’t?
— Rauner vetoes second bill to address gender wage gap (DIERSEN: If I had not been denied my 7th Amendment rights in Diersen v. GAO, I would have provided a jury with many examples in which GAO paid it female employees who had less work experience, less education, and/or fewer professional certifications and licenses higher salaries than GAO paid its male employees.)
— Munger moves to DCEO


— Communist GAO auditor says federal bureaucracy abuzz with socialists Agency plans to investigate employee caught in Project Veritas sting – Valerie Richardson (DIERSEN: One could say that GAO got rid of me so that it could hire, retain, and promote people like Subramanian.)


— Feminists on Kavanaugh-Ford: ‘We Don’t Need to Prove This Beyond a Reasonable Doubt’ – Robert Kraychik (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, to get their votes, Democrats give women the power to destroy any Republican who they want to.)
— Ivy League Study: Illegal Population is 22 Million, Double Estb. Estimate – Neil Munro (DIERSEN: Democrats shout at all 22 million of these citizens of foreign countries that Republicans are White supremacists, Nazis, KKK members, haters, racists, sexists, bigots, and even worse things who should be gotten rid of. Democrats plan on using these 22 million citizens of foreign countries to get rid of Republicans once and for all.)
— Twitter Approves Ads in Favor of Female Genital Mutilation After Blacklisting Pro-Lifers – Charlie Nash


— HIGH-RANKING DEMOCRATS SAY THEY BELIEVE KAVANAUGH’S ACCUSER – Benny Johnson (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, under the Democrats, the more of the following that you are, the more that people believe charges against you: Trump supporter, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owner, German American, draft avoider, and/or if your ancestors have been in America for a long time.)


— Christine Blasey Ford’s Hidden High School Social Life


— Values Voter Summit 2018 VIDEO ARCHIVE


— Polls: Democrats Believe Kavanaugh’s Accuser, Dismiss Keith Ellison’s — Despite Gap in Corroborating Evidence – Guy Benson


— Trump calls on Kavanaugh accuser to provide police report from alleged assault


— Project Veritas videos expose unaccountable federal government employees – Natalia Castro (DIERSEN: One could say that GAO got rid of me so that it could hire, retain, and promote people like Subramanian.)


— The Deep State Unmasked: Federal Employee Admits to Breaking Rules Every Day (DIERSEN: One could say that GAO got rid of me so that it could hire, retain, and promote people like Subramanian.)


— POLITICO Race Ratings: GOP grip on House continues to slip 7 GOP-held seats move toward Democrats. – STEVEN SHEPARD
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Illinois-06 (from Lean Republican to Toss-Up): GOP Rep. Peter Roskam faces his toughest race since 2006. A New York Times/Siena College poll showed Roskam essentially tied with Democrat Sean Casten. But this was the jaw-dropping finding: President Trump’s approval rating is just 36 percent, with 57 percent disapproving, meaning Roskam is fighting against fierce political headwinds.)


— GAO investigating after employee featured in Project Veritas video – BRETT SAMUELS (DIERSEN: One could say that GAO got rid of me so that it could hire, retain, and promote people like Subramanian.)


— More than 75 women come to defense of Kavanagh


— Trump Says if Attack on Kavanaugh Accuser Was ‘as Bad as She Says,’ Charges Would Have Been Filed – Sheryl Gay Stolberg and Eileen Sullivan
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Debunking 5 Viral Rumors About Christine Blasey Ford, Kavanaugh’s Accuser.”


— Senate panel chairman threatens Kavanaugh vote on Monday if accuser does not respond by 10 p.m. – John Wagner, Seung Min Kim, and
Sean Sulliva



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.