September 24 Evening Edition

— Pelosi announces Trump impeachment inquiry – AP
— Nancy Pelosi formally announces Trump impeachment inquiry; Durbin called for inquiry (DIERSEN: How has impeachment impacted you? In 1974, the Democrats who ran IRS’s Chicago office used Nixon ( to justify their getting rid of their employees who were Republican.)

— Sen. Dick Durbin Calls for Impeachment Inquiry Into Trump – Shelby Bremer
— Pelosi Orders Impeachment Probe: ‘No One Is Above the Law’ The probe centers on whether Trump abused his presidential powers and sought help from a foreign government for his reelection – Lisa Mascaro, Mary Clare Jalonick and Michael Balsam

— Coyote stalks, attacks 5-year-old girl in Villa Park neighborhood

— Amid increasing Democratic drumbeat toward impeachment, U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin calls on House to act on President Trump – RICK PEARSON
— Recreational marijuana faces uphill battle in La Grange after trustees, residents speak at meeting – HANK BECKMAN
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats a) illegally encourage citizens of foreign countries to illegally come to America illegally and b) illegally encourage citizens of foreign countries to illegally stay in America illegally.
— Past impeachment proceedings: 2 acquittals, 1 resignation – AP–impeachment-history-20190924-story.html

— Trump, Ukraine and impeachment: A rush to judgment does us no good – Editorial
— LGBTQ center’s private security firm, owned by local cop involved in racist incident, draws opposition The Center on Halsted paid more than $130,000 last year to Walsh Security, run by Officer Thomas Walsh. The 19th District police officer was accused of attacking a black security guard in 2013 and using a racial slur, records show. – Jake Wittich
— Medical pot clinic gets OK to move steps from Wrigley Field The MedMar clinic plans to reopen in a larger building that currently houses John Barleycorn on Clark Street. – Tom Schuba

— New DuPage budget: Higher property taxes, but sheriff, clerk don’t get all they sought – Robert Sanchez
— GOP candidates for U.S. Senate in Schaumburg on Saturday

— Durbin backs impeachment inquiry He becomes the highest ranking Senate Democrat to back the start of proceedings. Meanwhile, a conservative-leaning Illinois Democrat adds his voice to the impeachment debate. (DIERSEN: How has impeachment impacted you? In 1974, the Democrats who ran IRS’s Chicago office used Nixon ( to justify their getting rid of their employees who were Republican.)

— Campaign examines potentially negative impacts of legal marijuana on communities

— ‘Way too extreme’: Some Democrats warn against moving left – AP

— Dem Primary in Steve Reick’s District Pits Peter Janko against Brian Sager 
— Oberweis Goes After Underwood on Impeachment 
— Crystal Lake Small Businessman Mike Buehler Seeks to Challenge Jack Franks for County Board Chairman 
— Barrington Hills Village President Marty McLaughlin Passing Petitions to Replace David McSweeney

— Wirepoints president argues that Mayor Lightfoot failing to stand up for ‘ordinary Chicagoans’ – Glenn Minnis

— East St. Louis pensioners paid $2.4 million into fund, have collected $36 million (DIERSEN: The Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS) should sue GAO. Because GAO forced me to take its early retirement “offer” in 1997 when I was 49 years old, CSRS has paid me $1,172,952 in today’s dollars during the last 22 years, while instead, if I was still working, I would have paid CSRS $196,680 in today’s dollars.)

— “What Can I Do?” You Can Run For Precinct Committeeman! – John Biver

— Citizens Against Government Waste calls Pritzker “Porker of the Month”

— Laura Ingraham compares climate activist Greta Thunberg to ‘Children of the Corn’ murder cult – Bailey Vogt
— Trump taunts CNN’s Chris Cuomo with ‘Fredo’ nickname at the U.N. – Bailey Vogt

— List: Top 10 sanctuary cities with the highest crime – Paul Bedard
— CNN executive: Fox News journalists ‘being used to mask bigotry, hate and prejudice’ – Julio Rosas
— ‘Immense power’: Trump calls out ‘alarming’ social media challenge to liberty – John Gage
— Liberals, not Ben Carson, spout ‘harmful’ transgender rhetoric – Madeline Fry

— Guns aren’t the problem — it’s the godless culture of death
— Angry child lectures world on climate change; Fox News apologizes for comments of guest
— Buttigieg slams queer media, walks it back
— Jim Acosta of CNN: U.S. ‘vicious, nasty’ under Donald Trump

— Political Journalism is Dead – PETER VAN BUREN

— Trump to Open Borders Lobby: ‘Your Policies Are Cruel and Evil’ – JOHN BINDER

— Trump Chides The United Nations: ‘The Future Does Not Belong To Globalists’ – AMBER ATHEY

— Socialism Demands Surrender of Freedom and Offers Government Orthodoxy in Return – James Gottry

— The News Is Very Protective of Teenagers, Unless They’re Wearing MAGA Hats – JIM TREACHER

— Sanders Calls for ‘National Wealth Registry’ to Enforce New Tax – MAIREAD MCARDLE
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Sanders’ annual tax on the top 0.1 percent would apply to Americans with a net worth of over $32 million, or about 180,000 households, and would raise approximately $4.35 trillion over the next decade, the Sanders campaign estimates. The Vermont senator’s plan seeks to combat capital flight and other forms of tax avoidance through a “national wealth registry” and the addition of “significant additional third party reporting requirements.” The proposal calls for increased funding for the Internal Revenue Service to cover the bureaucratic costs associated with enforcing the wealth tax. Under the plan, the IRS will be required to audit 30 percent of the top one percent’s wealth tax returns and 100 percent for billionaires. The tax would start at one percent for a married couple with $32.5 million and would progressively increase one percent for each bracket up to eight percent for those with a net worth of $10 billion. Those rates would be halved for single individuals.)

— Senate GOP vows to quash impeachment articles – ALEXANDER BOLTON

— Laverne Cox’s Rainbow Emmys Clutch Had A Powerful, Pro-LGBTQ Message The “Orange is the New Black” star’s Edie Parker purse drew attention to a discrimination lawsuit to be heard by the Supreme Court this fall. – Curtis M. Wong

— Illinois cities fight pot shops – MONA ZHANG, PAUL DEMKO and NATALIE FERTIG

— Nancy Pelosi Announces Formal Impeachment Inquiry of Trump – Nicholas Fandos (DIERSEN: How has impeachment impacted you? In 1974, the Democrats who ran IRS’s Chicago office used Nixon ( to justify their getting rid of their employees who were Republican.)

— House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announces formal impeachment inquiry of Trump, says his actions were a ‘betrayal of national security’ -Rachael Bade and Mike DeBonis (DIERSEN: How has impeachment impacted you? In 1974, the Democrats who ran IRS’s Chicago office used Nixon ( to justify their getting rid of their employees who were Republican.)

— ‘Professional Appearance’ In The Workplace Under Scrutiny – Steven Pearlman

— Trump Focuses on ‘America First,’ Blasts China in UN Speech – Mythili Sampathkumar

— Dress Codes Central in Supreme Court Gender Identity Bias Debate

— Most in America Like Its Diversity and Live It (DIERSEN: Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs promote diversity to get rid of those who are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, German American, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)

— A Trump-hater says “If You are Not Against Trump, You are for Him.”

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.