September 26 Evening Edition

— Chicago shootings: 48 shot, 6 fatally, in weekend gun violence. Chicago police officer, CFD paramedic among those wounded.

— Texas near total abortion ban opens door to Illinois parental notice repeal, bolstering abortion rights. “We’re looking at that, as well as what we might do in direct response to the law in Texas,” Senate President Don Harmon said during the Sun-Times’ “At the Virtual Table” show. – Lynn Sweet

— What’s the price of Biden’s plan? Democrats drive for zero — JOSH BOAK

— COMMENT: Ever-increasingly, Democrats call for the replacement of Republicans, and especially for the replacement of Republicans who are law enforcement officers, Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, heterosexual, non-veteran, married, non-poor, gun owners, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.

— Border chaos reverberates deep in America’s heartland – Stephen Dinan

— Pritzker’s silence on revised maps ‘deafening,’ state senator says – Greg Bishop

— Michigan Republicans flock to Mackinac Island for Leadership Conference
— Abbott vows to hire horseback border agents if Biden fires them, says president ‘in dereliction of duty’ Abbott defended actions by Texas to secure border as Biden admin says governor exceeded authority. – Tyler Olson

— Maxine Waters: Haitians Not Being Treated Like Human Beings ‘Because They Are Black’ – PAM KEY
— Waters: Biden Should Know Better Than Having ‘Horses Chasing Down Black People’ – Pam Key
— Biden’s Added Nearly 1M Illegal Aliens to U.S. in Eight Months – JOHN BINDER
— ‘Lock Him Up:’ Trump Rally Crowd Targets Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg – ALANA MASTRANGELO
— ‘Few, if Any’ Afghans Awaiting Arrival to U.S. Have Vaccine Records – JOHN BINDER

— Taliban, who the Biden admin hailed as ‘businesslike,’ hang body from crane, put other corpses out for public display as ‘lesson’ – PAUL SACCA

— Dick Morris: Biden Makes Voters Want Trump Again – Nick Koutsobinas

— Abbott Vows to Hire Border Patrol Agents Disciplined by Biden Administration – Landon Mion
(COMMENT: After my Democrat GAO superiors succeeded in forcing me to take their early retirement “offer” in 1997 when I was 49 years old, no Republican elected official offered me a job. Far too many Republican elected officials in Illinois a) view me as being far too conservative; b) promote patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, and/or age discrimination; c) only want employees who are minority, female, younger than they are, veteran, share their religion, and/or share their national origin, d) only want employees who are blindly loyal to them personally, e) only want employees who they can manipulate/dominate, f) only want employees who glorify and praise them, g) only want employees who pander to them, h) only want employees who cover up their wrong doing, and/or i) only want employees who give them money.)

— 12,000 Migrants Released into U.S. from Del Rio Camp, Number Could Rise – ZACHARY EVANS

— Taliban Hangs Four Bodies In Public Square in Western Afghanistan: Witnesses – JACK PHILLIPS

— COMMENT: Democrats use Afghan refugees to promote hatred against Republicans.

— Sen. Graham says he hopes Trump runs for president again in 2024 – Mark Moore

— The Pandemic Prompts More Companies to Offer Paid Sick Time and Leave—but Millions of Workers Still Don’t Get It – Kathryn Dill
(COMMENT: Since 1966 when I became a federal employee, my critics/opponents have been furious that I got paid sick time and paid vacation time.)

— Selling in the suburbs: Republicans look to reclaim suburban voters turned off by Donald Trump – David Jackson

— Liz Cheney Hits Back at Trump With ‘I Like Republican Presidents Who Win Re-Election
— Trump’s Influence Waning, Suggests Straw Poll at Mackinac GOP Conference in Michigan – FATMA KHALED

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.