Stanley Wonder Wonders Again

byline: Stanley Wonder Is it just me, or is something missing at Bloomington City Hall? No, not the usual trappings of government – the podiums, microphones, gavels, and flags.  They’re all there, complete with the beautiful blue and gold of the United Nations. Huh?  The UN?  Isn’t that the organization that wants a New World […]

End Gridlock in DC? Not a chance unless . .

by Diane Benjamin The present Congress will NEVER get along – here’s why: Click this link:  Progressive Caucus This page was printed from the DSAUSA website – see the right top corner.  What is DSAUSA?  Democratic Socialists of America!  It lists all the members of Congress who were members of DSAUSA-the list is from the […]

Report from an Illinois delegate at the RNC

Hello friends,   I find this situation to be very troubling to me.  As you may know, Ron Paul had won sufficient delegates in at least five states to earn him a speaking slot at the convention. Through the legerdemain (perhaps more appropriately, strong arm tactics) of the RNC, many of those delegates were stripped, leaving Paul […]


Earlier this  year in March, the citizens of Bloomington and Normal took the opportunity and exercised their right in a fair and square, uncontested, open election process that was without incident.   In that election. citizens decidedly  rejected a proposal that would have, essentially, allowed local government to choose the source of citizen’s electric utility and who that electricity would be provided by.  In fact, more citizens participated […]

News from the Left

All the following emails were sent in ONE 24 hour period.  It just interesting to know what liberals think.  Please note – Truth may be lacking! Want to be there when Barack Obama accepts our party’s nomination for President of the United States? Better yet – do you want to be automatically entered to win […]

Beware: It’s Our Moment in Time

by: Norm Lenhart Everyone, I know we all have opinions on this and mine is no more special than your own. But I ask you all to think seriously on the following and the deeper implications of it: From the dawn of recorded history, the story of mankind, in all it’s aspects, is a series […]

A “Billion” explained

Since government is involved, all the below may have changed or been added to.  It’s just a perspective and food for thought. It should be updated for trillions since we now run deficits of over $1 Trillion per year. The next time you hear a politician use the Word ‘billion’ in a casual manner, think about whether […]

Delta Flight 15 on 9-11-01

With another anniversary approaching: From a retired Delta Employee. An interesting story about one flight during September 11th. Amazing Story of Delta Flight 15 Written by a flight attendant. “On the morning of Tuesday, September 11, we were about 5 hours out of Frankfurt, flying over the North Atlantic. All of a sudden the curtains parted and […]

Pantagraph LIES Again!

by Diane Benjamin The Pantagraph has a HUGE fear of being exposed for their bias reporting.  This is in YOUR hands.  They will never reform unless the citizens DEMAND it or quit paying them.  Maybe their advertisers need to be contacted and asked why they are willing to support the spreading of flat out lies! […]

Congratulations Democrats!

by Diane Benjamin You are now SLAVES to the public sector unions in Illinois. How does it feel to be bought and paid for? You can’t fund pensions and you can’t change benefits – the union leaders will call out their thugs.  The phones in Springfield will overload when the union heads tell their people […]

Rent the U-Haul NOW!

Progressive income tax: Brought to you by Illinois unions 8/21/2012 by Paul Kersey Director of Labor Policy Illinois Policy Institute A coalition of progressive groups is beginning to coalesce around a proposal to create a progressive income tax in Illinois.  Under their plan state income tax rates will increase as one reaches higher incomes, up […]


According to a brand new book already striking fear in the hearts of public sector union bosses, America’s government workers may be the only men and women in the country still blessing their lucky stars for President Obama. Mallory Factor’s Shadowbosses: Government Unions Control America and Rob Taxpayers Blind claims that government employees make more money, work […]

I support Ron Dozier – Update

by Diane Benjamin So, Lisa Madigan can refuse to defend a law passed by both Houses in Springfield and signed by the Governor that:  Marriage is between a man and a women. Ron Dozier refuses to prosecute otherwise law abiding citizens because they have a gun since the US Supreme Court ruled citizens have a right to […]

The Minimum Wage Fallacy

UPDATE:  This article was originally published in August of 2012.  Since Gov Quinn doesn’t understand economics, I’m republishing it.   If you want to see higher unemployment, order food yourself at fast food restaurants, and make it impossible for youth to find jobs – raise the minimum wage! by:  Diane Benjamin Minimum Wage – Living […]


Byline:  Stanley Wonder Would it be too much to ask why some of our Bloomington aldermen are taking “road trips” to observe other City Councils? The Pantagraph recently reported on a possible Open Meetings Act violation when four of them plus the Mayor trucked off to the Peoria meeting and met privately to talk city […]

So Obama Saved the Car Industry?

Just the Facts: The United Auto Workers received a 39% Equity stake in the company Over 1000 GM dealerships were forced out of business Bond holders received a 10% stake – much less than invested Salaried employees lost most or all pensions benefits $50 billion of taxpayer money is still invested in GM – 500 […]

Email Received from Chicago?

On Sat, Aug 18, 2012 at 3:51 PM, Mr. Olympics <[email protected]> wrote: The Chicago Blood Bath Continues Somebody Please Help Us!! 3 dead, 18 wounded in shootings since Friday evening Respond to this email: Quit voting for socialists who don’t believe you have 2nd amendment rights to defend yourselves!  Election in November!

More “Visioning”

by Diane Benjamin In a previous post I explained that “visioning” and citizen involvement is nothing more than a ruse.  The plans are already made, now the elected will manipulate you into going along. This video shows the process.

Who REALLY “unchained” Wall Street?

Guest Commentary Crony Capitalism 8/2012 Vice President Biden has created another stir by saying Governor Romney “would put y’all back in chains” – which most of us just chalked up as yet another gaffe by the VP. I’m sure (well, sort of) he wasn’t actually referring to slavery; it was just another empty-headed comment like […]

Jeers to the #Pantagraph

In today’s paper – the Pantagraph cheers the selection of CNN’s Candy Crowley’s to moderate a presidential debate. Wow, first women in 20 years. Pantagraph: the selection of a woman doesn’t matter if her ideology is the same as the men. What CONSERVATIVE is moderating? The other chosen moderators are Jim Lehrer and Bob Schieffer. […]

Agenda 21 draws national backlash

Opposition to Agenda 21, a 20-year-old United Nations agreement that seeks to promote sustainable development, is building across the nation. Manifestations include:: Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich pledged his opposition to Agenda 21, calling it an attempt by the U.N. to exert “extra-constitutional control” over the U.S. while empowering entities committed to “taking control of your private […]

Dishonorable Disclosures

22 minutes every American needs to see BEFORE they vote. Intelligence and Special Operations forces are furious and frustrated at how President Obama and those in positions of authority have exploited their service for political advantage. Countless leaks, interviews and decisions by the Obama Administration and other government officials have undermined the success of our […]

Vetting Dr. David Gill – again

Former Congressman Phil Hare endorsed Dr Gill for the 13 District seat vacated by Tim Johnson.  Johnson has defeated Dr. Gill 3 times. Phil Hare is a FORMER congressman because of this video: He was defeated by Bobby Shilling. Here is the link for the March story: Quote from the story: Hare said Illinois […]

America’s Most Biblically-Hostile U.S. President

By David Barton When one observes President Obama’s unwillingness to accommodate America’s four-century long religious conscience protection through his attempts to require Catholics to go against their own doctrines and beliefs, one is tempted to say that he is anti-Catholic. But that characterization would not be correct. Although he has recently singled out Catholics, he […]