September 30 Evening Edition

— ‘Keep Chicago out of your lying mouth’; in presidential debate reaction, Lightfoot calls out Trump for gun violence comment Trump used Chicago as an example of a Democratic-led city full of violence
— Changes to be announced after night of bitter on-stage clashes between Trump, Biden – AP

— A Lesson From Trump Taxes: an Underfunded IRS Is Outmatched The IRS has tended to pursue taxpayers of modest means more aggressively than they have high-powered businesspeople – Marcy Gordon and Paul Wiseman (DIERSEN: Virtually all, if not all IRS employees are Democrats. I worked for IRS for almost 9 years 1971-1980, the last 5 1/2 years of which at the GS-12 Step 1-5 levels, currently $85,084-$96,431/year. I worked for GAO on audits of IRS’s Criminal Investigation Division for 3 years at the GS-13 Step-1-3 levels, currently $101,176-$107,922/year. Democrats use tax return information to destroy Republicans. In 1978, the Democrats at Money Magazine and the Democrats at IRS used my tax returns to hint/imply/argue/shout that my education deductions were improper and should be disallowed. They hinted/implied/argued/shouted that the graduate business courses that I had taken at Loyola 1972-1976 and the graduate accounting courses that I had taken at DePaul 1976-1977 a) were not job-related, b) did not help me carry out my job duties, c) were taken by me to qualify me for a “new trade or business,” d) were taken by me to get a job in the private sector, and e) were a distraction. To get rid of me, my Democrat IRS superiors had me “under investigation” 1974-1977. SEE GAO DECISION: During the 1970s, IRS purposely kept its definition of “commuting area” vague so that it could use it to punish or to reward its employees. When my IRS Democrat superiors succeeded in getting rid of the IRS manager who had promoted me in 1972, 1973, and 1974, they used an extremely broad definition of “commuting area” for its downtown Chicago office to disallow my partial day per diem claims. They hinted/implied/argued that my partial day per diem claims were fraudulent. Needless-to-say, that ended my IRS career. They would not have done that if I had been a Democrat, a minority, a female, or a veteran.)

— Judge Tells Indiana To Count Ballots Mailed By Election Day

— Far-right extremist group ‘Proud Boys’ celebrates after Trump callout during debate – AP

— AS THE DEMOCRAT PARTY’S STRANGLEHOLD ON ILLINOIS TIGHTENS: State finances bleak with or without ‘fair’ tax adoption – CHARLES SELLE
— How the census delay could hand control of Illinois redistricting to the GOP – CHRISTOPHER Z. MOONEY
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: The more of the following that you are, the more that hate-filled, Trump-hating, Trump-haters call you a White supremacist: Trump supporter, conservative, patriotic, White, male, older, overweight/obese, Republican, Protestant, German American, non-poor, draft avoider, gun owner, and if your ancestors have been in America for a long time.
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Debate made clear the gravest threat to the election is Trump himself.”
— Early voting kicks off Thursday in Chicago, suburban Cook County later in October – JOHN BYRNE and RICK PEARSON
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Evanston City Council designates street in front of high school as Black Lives Matter Way – GENEVIEVE BOOKWALTER (DIERSEN: To promote BLM is to promote hatred against Whites, and especially against Whites who are law enforcement officers, Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owners, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, draft avoiders (except Joe Biden and Bill Clinton), and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
— ‘Political propaganda’ or ‘essential public health messages’? Government-sponsored food boxes include a letter from Trump, and some Chicago food pantries are removing it. – ALEXIA ELEJALDE-RUIZ (DIERSEN: What percent of those who run food pantries hate Trump?)
— ‘Look at Chicago, what’s going on in Chicago?’ When Trump talks about Chicago, we track it. – KORI RUMORE
— Republican U.S. Senate candidate Mark Curran said he didn’t like Trump’s debate tone but is still ‘all in’: “He probably doesn’t need my advice, and what I know about him is he’s not going to take my advice — we’re different people,” the GOP candidate, who’s facing Democratic incumbent U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin, tells The Spin. But he’d probably advise him to tone it down. Curran, who says he’s “all in” for Trump, said he thinks of his late mother and conservative seniors still living who are watching this and “want to see manners, they don’t like the interrupting.” Asked about the president’s decision not to denounce white supremacists and his comments from the podium for the extremist group Proud Boys to “stand down and stand by,” Curran said he didn’t know what that meant. “I think the majority of people that are conservative want nothing to do with that kind of organization. And really, I’m Catholic, so it’s not really a conservative or liberal thing. We (the church and its members) would never approve of people that act that way.” – LISA DONOVAN
— Indiana mail-in ballots postmarked by Election Day can be counted through Nov. 13, judge rules – ALEXANDRA KUKULKA

— Itching to vote? More than 57,000 Illinois voters have already weighed in as requests for mail ballots top 2 million Chicago has reported 437,568 voters requesting mail ballots, while Cook County’s election officials recorded 354,032 ballot requests in the suburbs — the most for a county election agency in the state. – By Rachel Hinton
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Joe Biden to blustering Donald Trump at debate: ‘Will you shut up, man’ Trump hijacked this debate, but it doesn’t mean he won it.”
— Self-described ‘cautious’ Cook County pol tests positive for COVID-19: ‘I’m not a person who would touch doorknobs’ Commissioner Kevin Morrison and Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle appeared together last Wednesday at an event. A spokesman said Preckwinkle tested negative on Tuesday. – Rachel Hinton
— Presidential debate commission discusses muting candidate microphones after ‘out of control’ first debate One possibility among several being discussed is to give the moderator the ability to cut off the microphone of one of the debate participants while his opponent is talking, a source told the Associated Press.
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters say “Dear Wisconsin, you are so much better than Donald Trump.”

— Voting lawsuits pile up across US as election approaches – AP
— Libertarian candidate to join 6th District congressional debate
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Here’s the reality behind Trump’s claims about mail voting.”

— Endorsement: Illinois State Representative, District 70: Jeff Keicher

— Extremism Watchers Raise Concerns Over Trump Failing To Condemn White Supremacists – HANNAH ALLAM (DIERSEN: The more of the following that you are, the more that hate-filled, Trump-hating, Trump-haters call you an extremist and White supremacist: Trump supporter, conservative, patriotic, White, male, older, overweight/obese, Republican, Protestant, German American, non-poor, draft avoider, gun owners, and if your ancestors have been in America for a long time.)

— Republican State Senators Stewart and Syverson Critical of Shut Down Order – Ethan Kruger


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— 2,273 new cases, 35 additional deaths, 1,632 in hospitals, 3.6 percent positivity rate, IDPH issues Halloween guidance
— Money becoming a factor in Kilbride retention
— Vote by mail applications top 2 million here
— Syverson appears to claim state is “adjusting” positivity rate

— Suburban ‘White Privilege’ Democrats The Biden/Harris yard signs sprouting up project much more than a political preference. – Mark Alexander

— President Trump’s Coronavirus Remarks Weigh On Minds of Senior Voters – Tamara Lush

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: The more of the following that you are, the more that hate-filled, Trump-hating, Trump-haters call you a White supremacist: Trump supporter, conservative, patriotic, White, male, older, overweight/obese, Republican, Protestant, German American, non-poor, draft avoider, gun owners, and if your ancestors have been in America for a long time.

— Debate commission says it will change structure to ensure more ‘orderly discussion’ – John Wagner, Felicia Sonmez and Amy B Wang
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters say “Trump incessantly interrupts and insults Biden as they spar in acrimonious first debate.”

— The Wealth Gap Shrinks The three years before the pandemic saw big gains for lower earners. – Editorial
— The Left’s Unhealthy Interest in Amy Coney Barrett’s Adopted Kids Social science finds no evidence that being raised by white parents is harmful to black children. – Jason L. Riley

— States Donating the Most to Donald Trump vs. Joe Biden – ANDREW LISA

(FROM THE ARTICLE: #49. Illinois Total Illinois presidential campaign donations: $14.2 million (#6 highest among states) Presidential campaign donations per capita: $1.12 Donations to Donald Trump: $7 million (49.7% of all donations) Donations to Joe Biden: $7.1 million (50.3% of all donations) State fundraising advantage: Joe Biden (+$73,000) Despite being ahead in donations by only a small margin in Illinois, Biden shouldn’t have too hard a time competing there—the state voted for a Democrat in the past seven presidential contests in a row. With 20 electoral votes, it’s the biggest prize in the Midwest.)

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.