Closeted Gay Elected Officials

by Diane Benjamin Let’s get one thing straight:  This post has nothing to do with whether being gay is right or wrong.  It’s about Integrity. If you pay any attention at all to politics, you know that several state and national Illinois GOP elected officials are suspected of being “in the closet”.  It has now […]

The Rich Get Richer? – Blame Regulations

In  just ONE year: 41,662 pages of new regulations. The Affordable Care Act, which nobody read before voting on it, was only 2000 pages.  Kathleen Sebelius has written 13,000 pages so far to implement the law, and she isn’t half done. How can this many pages of Federal regulations be complied with?  How many State […]

GOP Healthcare Reform – Update

By Diane Benjamin Another uniformed Letter to the Editor appeared in Sunday’s Pantagraph.  The writer can’t be blamed for not knowing – the media will tell you NOTHING about what happens in the GOP House!  It doesn’t help that the Senate WILL NOT discuss ANY bills passed by the House.  It isn’t the DO NOTHING […]

The #Pantagraph Makes it Too Easy!

by Diane Benjamin Accurate fair reporting allows media to be trusted for information.  For YEARS the Pantagraph has proven to be untrustworthy.  We all hoped, with new owners, things would improve.  NOT A CHANCE! Today they posted a story, locally written, in the Money section titled “McLean County Jobless Rate Creeps Up In June”.  According […]

Dear Mr. President

From: Maggie Raffel To: president@whitehouse.gov Sent: Wednesday, July 25, 2012 1:47 PM Subject: From a Concerned Business Woman in Ohio Mr. President,   I’ve read your speech about business creation and I’ve listened to it and I’ve looked at it in every context you could ask me to look at it in, except the rose-colored […]

THE HEAT IS ON – CITYWATCH WATCHED?

Is the heat being turned up on CITYWATCH? Has the search of truth become so infringed that it has become a threat to those that hide it?  And has the right of the citizens to know that truth become threatened when groups like CITYWATCH become the “watched”? The answer to all three of those question […]

#Illinois #GOP Does NOT = Conservative

by Diane Benjamin This is a teaser post – much more information will follow. The Illinois GOP – specifically Christine Radogno – is conducting a war on conservative candidates running for office in Illinois.  She did the same thing during the primary a LOST BIG!  Sorry Christine – conservatives are still on the ballot for […]

“Rebuild the Dream” demanding a nightmare

Rebuild the Dream is a group organized under President Obama to help him get re-elected.  Van Jones, the self-identified communist who was forced to resign as the Green Jobs czar, is one of the forces behind this group. These emails normally sound flowery and have the “We are looking out for you” tone.  This one […]

ISU and Pantagraph Bull***t UPDATE

The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee has held hearings on Obama’s WAR on COAL. Is GREEN ENERGY worth the cost?  It’s not the “Do Nothing” Congress – it’s the “Do Nothing Senate” John Boehner’s Office sent the following email today:   #WarOnCoal     Energy & Commerce Hearing Highlights Obama Administration’s “War on Coal,” Expected […]

You Didn’t Build That!

by C Steven Tucker For those of you who STILL do not UNDERSTAND why EVERY American Small Business owner, Entrepreneur and tax PAYER should be OFFENDED by the comments Barack Obama made in the video below. Let me see if I can rectify your delusions. Ready? Here we go. Barack Obama is a Marxist. He […]

More Grants & Bike Paths

by Vic Connor I’ve been spending time going thru the latest 5 Year Budget of Normal. There is an entry for Normal spending about $200,000 for the Route 66 Bike Trail. Since I don’t normally read the Pantagraph I missed the following story. http://www.pantagraph.com/news/local/government-and-politics/mclean-co-to-seek-grant-for-route-bike-trail/article_b9bde73c-9eec-11e1-ae0e-001a4bcf887a.html It’s about the State of Illinois picking up 80% of a […]

I voted Democratic because:

Top 12 Reasons to Vote Democrat Posted by iPatriot on July 13, 2012 at 8:45pm View Blog 1. I voted Democrat because I love the fact that I can now marry whatever I want. I’ve decided to marry my German Shepherd.2. I voted Democrat because I believe oil companies’ profits of 4% on a gallon […]

Right vrs Left

The GOP is awful at messaging and almost completely unwilling. to say what they mean, maybe because their words are consistently twisted by the left for political gain.  An actual conversation between the 2 sides is now impossible.  The left will always have a message, even if they have to make it up.  Example:  The […]

FORM BASED CODE – AGAIN?

Tonight, at a Work Session prior to the regular Bloomington City Council Meeting, the Council will be presented with, review and determine, at the suggestion of the McLean County Regional Planning Commission, a proposed project scope for the updating of our City’s Comprehensive Plan. You may read this agenda item at the following link: http://www.cityblm.org/Modules/ShowDocument.aspx?documentid=2123 . Within that Project […]

Vetting Dr David Gill

Excepts from their email:  Note: Bernie Sanders is a self-proclaimed socialist, Bernie and David quoted in the same email? YEP! Yesterday’s Supreme Court ruling on health care proved it’s possible for the good guys to win. Even a right-wing Court agreed that the federal government has wide authority to improve people’s lives — handing a major […]