September 3 Morning Edition

— Illinois Republicans Rail Against Democrat’s Latest Election Map – Paul Caine
— COMMENT: Ever-increasingly, Republican-haters promote LGBTQ.

— Gov. Pritzker vows to protect abortion rights in Illinois – AP

— Elk Grove Village man charged with breaching U.S. Capitol during Jan. 6 riot – JASON MEISNER
— Mayor Lori Lightfoot set a goal to replace 650 toxic lead pipes in Chicago in 2021. So far, 3 have been removed. – MICHAEL HAWTHORNE

— There are rational reasons against vaccine mandate – Annette K. Corrigan, Wheaton
— COVID-19 update: Suburban hospitals say they’re ‘busy’ but not as bad as other parts of state – Marni Pyke

— Dems have drawn opposition into a legislative corner – Jim Dey

— Illinois redistricting: Rep. Halpin responds to legislative map criticism. Republicans say Democrats drew the map to keep themselves in the supermajority, but Democrats say the maps are a fair representation of state demographics. – Jenna Webster

— LaHood Calls For Resignations After Afghanistan Troop Withdrawal – Eric Stock

— COMMENT: Ever-increasingly, Whites, and especially Whites who are male, older, law enforcement officers, Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owners, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time, are demonized, denigrated, and condemned as being White supremacists, Nazis, KKK members, haters, racists, sexists, bigots, and even worse things who should be gotten rid of once and for all.

— Evanston/Skokie School District 65 this week filed a motion to dismiss drama teacher Stacy Deemar’s federal civil rights lawsuit. – Jonah Meadows
(COMMENT: My Democrat GAO superiors kept me in a hostile work environment and took many adverse actions against me. They forced me to retire in 1997 when I was 49 years old, gave me unfair performance expectations and appraisals, always ranked me in the bottom half of my coworkers for pay-for-performance purposes, did not promote me beyond GS-13, got rid of my mentor in 1987, kept me off audits of IRS for all but 3 of the almost 18 years that I worked for GAO, and forced me to take a $20,361 (21%) pay cut in today’s dollars to transfer from IRS to GAO in 1980.)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The filing cited comments from the teacher’s own attorney, who, in a television interview, appeared to admit that her client had not suffered discrimination. . .In her complaint, the drama teacher failed to allege that she was harmed in any way by the district’s race-conscious curriculum, failed to state an actionable civil rights claim and failed to allege that she suffered any adverse action or a hostile work environment, according to a memorandum in support of District 65’s motion.)

— Lawmaker urges vote to put limits on executive orders – Greg Bishop

— A warning to Illinois taxpayers: Pension Obligation Bonds let politicians gamble with your money – Ted Dabrowski and John Klingner

— Democrats Tuck Female Draft Into Defense Bill. Republican bids to eliminate critical race theory, protect all-male draft shot down in late-night debate. – Jack Beyrer

— Average cost of refugee in the US is ‘anywhere from $25-50,000 a year’ Former DOD chief of staff Kash Patel: we’re letting in tens of thousands of people that have not been properly vetted
— AOC suggests Manchin to blame for NYC flood deaths. She blamed his dealings with Exxon. – Sam Dorman
(COMMENT: I should write a book about those who have blamed me and have blamed my GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters the most for their problems, for your problems, for my problems, and for everyone’s problems. I would focus on unsuccessful Republican candidates on ballots in my precinct since 2000, their political consultants, their major donors, their fundraisers, their campaign managers, their campaign staff members, and their campaign volunteers. I would focus on past and present leaders of the Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Milton Township Republican Organization, TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois, Illinois Center Right Coalition, and American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter. I would focus on past and present leaders of Illinois, DuPage County, Milton Township, Wheaton, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, and Wheaton Park District. Everyone in Illinois, in DuPage County, in Milton Township, in Wheaton, in Wheaton’s West District, and in my precinct sees how the aforesaid treat me and treat my GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters.)

— House Democrats Defend Teaching Critical Race Theory in the Military – KRISTINA WONG
— California District: Teacher Who Touted Antifa Indoctrination to Be Fired – DR. SUSAN BERRY
— GOP Rep. Steube: China’s Already Trying to Move into Afghanistan, Will Reverse-Engineer our Equipment – IAN HANCHETT
— Joe Biden’s Polls Crash amid Amnesty Push, Migration Chaos – NEIL MUNRO

— Psaki Dismisses Male Reporter’s Abortion Question On Biden’s Catholicism: ‘I Know You’ve Never Faced Those Choices’ – MARY MARGARET OLOHAN

— Surge in Antisemitism Linked to Spread of Critical Race Theory – Douglas Blair
— Democrats Just Revealed They Don’t Understand How Critical Race Theory Threatens Our Military – Mike Gonzalez

— Securities And Exchange Commission Goes Woke, IG Says It Should Copy K-12 Equity Efforts. “Equity should be present in every facet of the work environment” – Luke Rosiak

— House Democrats Vote Down Rep. Jim Banks’ Amendment to Ban CRT in the Military – Julio Rosas
— People Are Noticing An Inconsistent Talking Point After Jen Psaki Snaps At Male Reporter – Rebecca Downs

— University’s anti-racism training calls group without white people ‘magical’ – JENNIFER KABBANY
— University of North Carolina ‘Global Whiteness’ course blames U.S. for conflict against Japan in WWII – DAVE HUBER

— Worried about liberal bias? Applicants may want to consider these schools. – Ben Zeisloft
(FROM THE ARTICLE: University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign 0.06% of contributions from University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign employees went to Republicans in the last election cycle; 96.6% went to Democrats. Left-wing student organizations at the public university include Young Democratic Socialists, LGBT Jew, and Planned Parenthood Generation Action. It has fourteen liberal groups and four conservative groups.)

— After Losing a War and Stranding Americans in Afghanistan, Biden’s Pentagon Pivots Back to Race – BRYAN PRESTON

— Jan. 6 Select Committee Update Has Members Calling on McCarthy to Remove Cheney, Kinzinger – Rebecca Downs

— Colorado high school students stage walkout to protest school mask requirement – Kendall Tietz

— Connecticut elementary school teacher resigns over critical race theory agenda. “Why are we teaching our children that the color of their skin matters more than who they are as a person?” asked Jen Tafuto. – Nick Monroe

— Defense & National Security — The mental scars of Afghanistan – LAUREN VELLA
— COMMENT: A hate-filled Republican-hater promotes hatred against Republicans.

— North Carolina political operative accused of election fraud is sentenced to prison for financial crimes – Lucille Sherman
(COMMENT: I should write a book about political operatives and political dupes who work/worked for my political critics/opponents. I would focus on those operatives and those dupes who paint/painted themselves as working for the Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Milton Township Republican Organization, TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois, Illinois Center Right Coalition, American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter, Illinois, DuPage County, Milton Township, Wheaton, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, Wheaton Park District, and Republican candidates on ballots in my precinct since 2000. I would focus on those political operatives and political dupes who are/were to the most nasty, rude, mean, vicious, cruel, bombastic, threatening, and even worse things.)

— Afghan media brace for what’s next under Taliban rule. The treatment of the media and women are key clues to how the Taliban will govern Afghanistan. – AYA BATRAWY
(COMMENT: Everyone in Illinois sees how the following treat me and treat my GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters: Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Milton Township Republican Organization, Illinois, DuPage County, Milton Township, Wheaton, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, Wheaton Park District, and Republican candidates on ballots in my precinct.)

— NFL brings back social justice helmet decals, ‘end racism’ field stencils – Ryan Young
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Players can choose between six messages to wear on their helmet: End Racism, Stop Hate, It Takes All of Us, Black Lives Matter, Inspire Change, and Say Their Stories)

— How Will the Taliban Govern? A History of Rebel Rule Offers Clues. Insurgents who seize power tend to be authoritarian but pragmatic, desperate for legitimacy and ruthless toward classes they see as hostile. – Max Fisher
— The Big Decisions – David Brooks
(COMMENT: What big decisions have you made? Mine include avoiding the draft, refusing to become a Democrat, opposing political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, and age discrimination, being the subject of a 4-page Money Magazine article, filing and becoming an active member of grievances, arbitrations, and lawsuits, getting married, my wife and I giving up trying to have children, not adopting, and not becoming foster parents, and our saving for our retirement. Concerning education, taking college preparatory courses in high school, graduating in the upper 20% of my class, getting the best ACT score that I could, getting accepted by UIC, and getting accepted by and graduating from NIU, Loyola, DePaul, and IIT. Concerning professionalism, passing the CPA and Certified Internal Auditor examinations on my first attempt, becoming a licensed CPA, serving on executive committee of a professional association for 13 years, and grandfathering into four other professional certifications. Concerning employment, taking the Post Office employment test and the Federal Service Entrance Examination, and taking jobs doing yard work and delivering newspapers, washing dishes, cleaning golf shoes, chipping slag, pumping gasoline, delivering mail, working on an automobile assembly line and as a security guard, selling tires, automotive services, and major appliances, collected delinquent taxes, and audited federal agencies and being a union member while I delivered mail and collected delinquent taxes. Concerning cars, buying new cars and two collector cars. Concerning real estate, buying a new town home, two condos, and with my wife, buying a home, having a home built, and buying a car condo. Concerning politics, serving as a Republican Precinct Committeeman, the GOPUSA Illinois Editor since 2000, the chairman of a political organization for almost 7 years and on the steering committee of another political organization for 4 years, and raising funds from DuPage Republicans for 15 years so that DuPage Republicans could help sponsor Wheaton’s Independence Day parades and fireworks.)

— Biden’s Policies Will Hurt America’s Laborers in the Long Run. Maybe paying people not to work and punishing employers isn’t so great for the job market. – Eugene Scalia
— Supreme Court Declines to Block Restrictive Texas Abortion Law. New measure, known as the fetal-heartbeat law, bars the procedure after about six weeks of pregnancy. – Brent Kendall and Jess Bravin
— Ford and GM Scale Back Production Amid Chip Shortage. Auto makers are idling truck plants and reducing shifts for lack of key components. – Allison Prang
— CBO Expects $200 Billion From IRS Boost, Below Biden Targets. Democrats are counting on money from tougher tax enforcement to fund their agenda. – Richard Rubin
— The Taliban Gain Ground in Islam’s Battle of Ideas. Their anti-West ideals can be traced to an Indian madrassa and a rift that erupted over 150 years ago. – Sadanand Dhume

— General Motors to temporarily halt production of nearly all US plants due to pandemic-related chip shortage overseas – Jamie L. LaReau

— GM, Ford halt some production as chip shortage worsens – TOM KRISHER

— Dishonorable discharges for vaccine refusal would be blocked under congressional proposal – Leo Shane III
(COMMENT: In 1997, when I was 49 years old, because I had become an active member in a class action lawsuit that charged my GAO superiors with reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation, they gave me a dishonorable discharge, that is, they forced me to take their early retirement “offer.” Previously, they had taken many other adverse actions against me. My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes in the following side with my Democrat GAO superiors: Milton Township Republican Organization, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Illinois Republican Party, Wheaton, Wheaton Park District, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois. Unsuccessful Republican candidates on ballots in my precinct, their political consultants, their major donors, their fundraisers, their campaign managers, their campaign staff members, and their campaign volunteers side with my Democrat GAO superiors.)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The troops could still be forced from the ranks, but would receive honorable discharges. Supporters said the idea is to ensure those individuals aren’t given a lifelong mark on their military record because of personal concerns about the vaccine. . .“However, if somebody in good faith in the military says they can’t do it, they shouldn’t be stained for the rest of their lives with a dishonorable discharge.” . . .Amendment sponsor Rep. Mark Green, R-Tenn. and an Army veteran, said that an other-than-honorable dismissal “significantly impacts an individual for the rest of their lives, including future employment … We should not destroy their lives for this.” . . .Troops who refuse can face various types of punishment, including dismissal from the service. “Many Americans have reservations about taking a vaccine that has only been available for less than a year,” the bill language states. “Reports of adverse actions being taken or threatened by military leadership at all levels are antithetical to our fundamental American values.” . . . Other types of reprimand besides dismissals, such as reductions in rank, would still be allowed under the measure.)

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.