September 23 Evening Edition

— Breonna Taylor decision: Chicago protest planned around city, Illinois National Guard on standby as 1 officer indicted Breonna Taylor Chicago: Protests planned around city after no officers charged for her death – Diane Pathieu, Evelyn Holmes and Michelle Gallardo
— Illinois COVID-19: IL reports 1,848 new coronavirus cases, 22 deaths; Pritzker warns of rising cases in Region 1
— US Postal Service jobs: USPS now hiring at 2 Chicago-area locations (DIERSEN: The Post Office hired me in 1966 when I was 18 years old because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, or veteran who would take the job.)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The Mail Handler Assistant position is listed as $16.55 per hour, and the Postal Support position is $18.15 per hour, according to the USPS. . .Qualified candidates must be 18 or a high school graduate; a U.S. citizen or have permanent resident status; must pass a background check, drug test and pre-employment medical assessment; and must reside within daily commuting distance of the position.)
— California moves to end sales of new gas-powered cars by 2035, governor announces – AP

— Chicago Protest Live Blog: Protesters Take to Streets After Breonna Taylor Decision
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Pritzker, Preckwinkle, Lightfoot, and other Democrat officials promote protests if not looting if not rioting if not arson if not even worse things.
— Missouri Governor, Opponent of Mandatory Masks, Has COVID-19 Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services Director Randall Williams said contact tracing efforts have begun, seeking out people who have had close contact with the governor – David A. Lieb and Jim Salter
— Indiana Governor Keeps Mask Order, Drops Other Virus Limits
— Gov. Evers Extends Wisconsin’s Mask Mandate Until Nov. 21 – Scott Bauer

— LIVE UPDATES: Breonna Taylor Protests In Chicago
— DuPage County: Voting In A Pandemic: Early Voting Begins In Most Of Illinois Thursday – Dana Kozlov
(FROM THE ARTICLE: This year’s presidential election is poised to be historic for many reasons, and Wednesday in counties all around Chicago, final preparations were underway for the start of early voting Thursday. DuPage County is working to make voters and election judges feel safe. The DuPage County Fairgrounds will be the county’s first and only polling place for early in-person voting. The county clerk moved early voting there for many reason, most significantly because of the size of the room and ability to keep doors wide open if needed. Less than 24 hours before DuPage County voters enter the doors election judges sat through training. This year in a pandemic that training contained a whole new set of rules and a whole new set of personal safety equipment. “Everything has been turned upside down and inside out,” said first term DuPage County Clerk Jean Kaczmarek. Kaczmarek said planning has been underway since the primary ended. She said $3.5 million in state and federal Cares Act money has been used to buy now needed items like shields, sanitizer, masks and new equipment to handle mail-in ballots. Kaczmarek also doubled election judges’ pay as an incentive. Early voting judges will now get $20 an hour. “We’re in pretty good shape with election judges. We’re always recruiting. It’s a move other county clerks have made, too, in hopes of avoiding a judge shortage. Melissa Nachman said it helped sway her, admitting she was concerned about her safety. “However, I felt that it was important. We need to have election judges just to make our elections work well, and I weighed the two things,” Nachman said. Safety is clearly a priority. Polling stations are six feet apart. Floor markers demand social distancing, and a mail-in drop box is near the door for those dropping of mail-in ballots. DuPage County has gotten 155,000 mail-in ballot applications. Statewide there have been almost 1.8 million. “That is an incredible number. The most we’ve ever had cast in vote by mail was just two years ago; 430,000 voted by mail,” said the Illinois State Board of Elections’ Matt Dietrich. Dietrich said at this rate half of the presidential votes could be cast before election day. He echoes what many election leaders say: the earlier the better. Early voting begins in all of Illinois except Cook County and the City of Chicago. That’s also when those requested mail-in ballots will begin to be sent out. Paper ballots begin Thursday, but touch screen voting begins Oct. 19 in DuPage County.)

— National Guard activated in Chicago after charges announced in Breonna Taylor’s case Multiple National Guard vehicles could be seen Wednesday afternoon at Wabash Avenue and Roosevelt Road, just hours after a grand jury indicted one former police officer for shooting into neighboring apartments, but not in connection to Taylor’s death. – David Struett and Emmanuel Camarillo
— Pritzker and fellow Democrats open wallets to defeat GOP legislator who made disparaging remarks about Black LGBTQ challenger Since a trio of state House Democrats held a news conference Monday playing the recordings and denouncing state Rep. Amy Grant, Democrat Ken Mejia-Beal has taken in $158,828.90 in donations – bringing his total campaign war chest to $417,185.90 – Rachel Hinton

— Trump predicts election ‘will end up in the Supreme Court,’ says he wants replacement for RBG confirmed ahead of Election Day – AP
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Pritzker, Preckwinkle, Lightfoot, and other Democrat officials promote protests if not looting if not rioting if not arson if not even worse things.
— Employers could require workers to get a COVID-19 vaccine. Will it come to that? – MITCHELL SCHNURMAN (DIERSEN: Will organizations require their members to be vaccinated?)

— ‘We have too many guns’: Casten proposes national gun buyback program – Russell Lissau
— Keith Wheeler: Candidate profile, Illinois House 50th District
— Thomas ‘Tom’ Morrison: Candidate profile, Illinois House 54th District
— Michael Nerheim: Candidate profile, Lake County state’s attorney

— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Naperville is now a hot spot for pot – JOHN PLETZ

— Who can register the most students to vote? Bloomington-Normal institutions compete – Analisa Trofimuk (DIERSEN: Democrats shout at students, and at everyone else, that Republicans are White supremacist, Nazis, KKK members, haters, racists, sexists, bigots, and even worse things.)

— IL-14: Oberweis Uses Mailing to Echo His First TV Ad
— IL-6: Ives Mails Again
— Donna Kurtz Explains Why She Is Backing Mike Buehler for County Board Chairman
— District 200 Parents and Students Rally in Woodstock to Open Schools
— District 300 Parents and Students Rally in Algonquin to Open Schools
— Information Local Newspapers Wanted from County Board Chairman Candidates
— When Sam Skinner Came Calling on Springfield
– IL-14: Chicago Sun-Times Endorses Lauren Underwood
— Biden-Harris Yard Signs Stolen in Harvard
— Wilcox Gives Reasons for Supporting Buehler for County Board Chairman
— IL-Sen: Supreme Court Confirmation To Move Forward
— IL-06: First Head to Head Candidates Forum between Sean Casten and Jeanne Ives
— Illinois Ranking Last Again (Without Football This Time)


— The Casten/Ives front
— Pritzker says attacking his daughter for playing an allowed sport “inappropriate,” criticizes those who protested at state employee’s house and “scaring their children”
— 1,848 new cases, 22 additional deaths, 1,563 in the hospital, 3.5 percent positivity rate, Pritzker warns northern Illinois’ Region One
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Mejia-Beal promoters promote Mejia-Beal

— President Trump is Fighting Harmful Ideologies that Cause Division in Our Federal Workplaces (DIERSEN: Democrats divide a) minorities against Whites, b) women against men, c) younger people against older people, d) those who have less money against those who have more money, e) non-Christians against Christians, f) non-German Americans against German Americans, g) non-Italian Americans against Italian Americans, h) veterans against non-veterans, i) moderates and liberals against conservatives, j) LGBTQers against heterosexuals, k) non-married people against married people, l) Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, Independents, and RINOs against Republicans, m) non-patriotic people against patriotic people, n) citizens of foreign countries against citizens of America, o) those whose ancestors have not been in America for a long time against those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time, and p) non-gun owners against gun owners.)

— Joe Biden: Kamala Harris ready to step in ‘if somebody pushed me off a roof or something’ – David Sherfinski

— Ilhan Omar: Everything Tucker Carlson ‘has had in life was given to him’ – Anthony Leonardi

— Wells Fargo CEO Charles Scharf apologized Wednesday for comments he made about the difficulty of finding qualified Black executives. (DIERSEN: 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.)
— Kamala Harris And Democrat Officials Side With Rioters, Not Police

— Politico: ‘Union Members Snub Biden for Trump’ – Neil Munro

— How America’s Toxic ‘Cancel Culture’ Ruins Lives and Ends Careers – Efrem Graham (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who focus on canceling others.)

— The Left’s Shameful Targeting of Lawmakers’ Homes – Katrina Trinko

— UW-Madison students want to cancel Abraham Lincoln – Ben Zeisloft

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater promotes hatred against Trump.
— Justice Department asks Congress to weaken social media companies’ liability protection At issue is Section 230, which gives Facebook, Twitter and other social media legal protection for items their users post to the companies’ websites – Tony Romm (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents want me to be personally responsible for everything in all the articles that I include links to in GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails. My critics/opponents do not want me to send out GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails, but failing that, they want me to include links in GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails only to articles that they write or bless.)
— Trump eyes ‘concrete legal steps’ against social media sites for alleged bias against conservatives The administration called on state attorneys general to open their own investigation on the same day it unveiled a legislative proposal to hold sites more accountable for their content-management decisions – Tony Romm

— Examining Joe Biden’s Record On Employment Discrimination – Douglas Wigdor (DIERSEN: Democrats and RINOs use Affirmative Action, Diversity, and Inclusion to get rid of Republicans, and especially to get rid of Republicans who are law enforcement officers, Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owners, Christian, Protestant, draft avoiders, Italian American, German American, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
— How To Tell If Your Workplace Is Committed To Inclusion Or Simply Practicing ‘Woke Washing’ – Michelle King (DIERSEN: The federal government can stress how it wastes the careers of and gets rid of its employees who are Republican, White, male, and/or non-veteran who do not make GS-13 (currently $101,176) by age 25, GS-14 (currently $119,559) by age 30, GS-15 (currently $140,634) by age 35, and Senior Executive Service (currently $170,800) by age 40. Extremely few federal employees make the aforesaid promotion deadlines.)

— GAO pleading with agencies to follow recommendations to improve pandemic response – Eric White

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Those who promote LGBTQ focus on getting rid of those who do not promote LGBTQ.

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.