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 […]

Fracking Under Attack with Fraud in McLean County

by:  Diane Benjamin The following has come to my attention: *This Friday, August 31, 6:30 PM- 8:30: Showing of the Movie “Gasland” (about Hydraulic Fracking) *Where: Holy Trinity Parish Center, 704 N. Main Street, Bloomington Cost: Free A brief planning meeting will follow the showing PLEASE RSVP: (309) 827-9627 One BIG problem:  This movie is full of […]

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 […]

What is the Role of LOCAL Government?

Let’s talk local government.  What is their job, what is their responsibility to citizens? Bloomington thought you needed entertainment, so you got the Coliseum and the BCPA, neither has made a profit or even broken even.  They both need YOUR TAX DOLLARS. Normal thought you needed a new Uptown and they aren’t done building and […]

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 […]

Fiscal Irresponsibility-City of Bloomington

Cute, aren’t they?  We hear the Bloomington Zoo wants to add them and other attractions totaling $16.7 Million – YOUR tax money. The financial statement for the year ending 3/31/2012 are NOT issued yet, but here are some notes from the 3/31/2011 statement: The City continues to retire compensated absences liabilities for employees; however, for […]

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 […]

THE VISION OF BLOOMINGTON – 20/20 or Short-sighted?

It’s been over a week since the last Bloomington City Council get-together but the goings-on still ring fresh in my mind. Local media co-conspirators, the Pantagraph and WJBC radio, as well, continue to frame the most popular issue – visioning. It continues to resonate throughout a significant segment of their programming and reporting topics. In […]

Black Bishop Calls For All Christians To Leave Democratic Party

Bishop Earl Walker Jackson Sr. (E.W. Jackson) has issued a plea for all Christians to leave the Democratic Party. Like Barack Obama, Jackson is a graduate of Harvard Law School.  Unlike Obama, Jackson served in the U.S. Marine Corps and knows what it really means to serve your country.  Following law school, he was a practicing […]

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 […]

TRUTH about the Paul Ryan (R) and Ron Wyden (D) Medicare Reform Plan.

by C. Steven Tucker When you hear Democrats repeat ad nauseam that “Republicans want to end Medicare as we know it.” Know that they are repeating PolitiFacts’s 2011 “Lie of the Year”. PolitiFact outlines the many reasons why this is lie.  The simple fact is that Democrats have already ‘ended Medicare as we know it” with […]

Thompson Prison Story in Today’s Pantagraph – The REAL Story!

by Diane Benjamin Once AGAIN:  If you get your news from Associated Press – you aren’t getting the REAL news! Illinois wants to sell this prison to the Feds because: Obama wants to close GITMO and send all the prisoners to Illinois! The Illinois TEA Party already defeated this sale in 2009 when over 800 […]

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!

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 […]

Christianity & gun owners in the crosshairs: Chilling tactic exposed

By Douglas J. Hagmann 16 August 2012: If you are an outspoken Christian in America, you need to be concerned. If you are an outspoken Christian in America who happens to be a gun owner, you need to be very concerned.  And if you are a Christian gun owner who disagrees with the Progressive anti-Christian […]

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 […]

“Visioning” for Agenda 21 and YOUR Money

The City of Bloomington is “Visioning” – so what exactly is it? The Town of Normal “Visioned” the Uptown project – now the formerly sleepy town is BURIED in DEBT.  Of course they have a plan to pay for it!  Raise taxes – they already have.  See this previous post: A large part of […]

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 […]