Surprise! Amendment 49 in the Nov Ballot – Update

by Diane Benjamin First, Mike Madigan is behind the Amendment.  This amendment is based on a bill passed by the Illinois  House and Senate overwhelmingly last May: http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/BillStatus.asp?GAID=11&GA=97&DocNum=49&DocTypeID=HJRCA&SessionID=84&LegID=67098&SpecSess=&Session= This amendment concentrates monetary power in Springfield.   Here is a 2 page summary More Information at:  http://www.suaa.org/assets/pdf/ImpairmentProvision.pdf?PHPSESSID=8cc7ec3dabdfdd7286d960220b1225ec Also:  http://www.ilretirementsecurity.org/reports?id=0062 Summary: Mike Madigan is behind placing a Constitutional […]

9/11 Memories

by Diane Benjamin Today looks just like it did 11 years ago, bright and sunny.  It’s hard to remember life before Iraq, Afghanistan,  and the TSA.  It’s not difficult to remember the images and feelings from that day. I was working in my home office with the radio on.  A report came on about a […]

Psychology 101

An excellent description of how our Government functions? If you start with a cage containing five monkeys and inside the cage, hang a banana on a string from the top and then you place a set of stairs under the banana, before long a monkey will go to the stairs and climb toward the banana. […]

Illinois State University – the Radicals of McLean County? Update

If you want to voice your opinion:, email: Jay Groves  jrgrove@ilstu.edu Jay approved the contract.   by Diane Benjamin http://illinoisstate.edu/president/speaker-series/fall-2012/jones.shtml See the above link.  Van Jones will be speaking at Illinois State University for the Martin Luther King dinner 1/18/2013.  He will be speaking about the ‘Greening’ of the US economy.  The announcement leaves A […]

Bin Laden is dead and what?

Joe Biden, Joe Biden New favorite line – Osama Bin Laden is dead and General Motors is alive. Sorry Joe, GM filed for bankruptcy after we the taxpayers shoveled tons of money at them.  In fact, they still owe of $50 billion.  And, they are getting ready to file for bankruptcy again.  See previous post: https://blnnews.com/2012/08/20/so-obama-saved-the-car-industry/ Joe, you […]

Local Sovereignty: How to get it back

This post if for citizens who understand America is on the wrong track.  It is insanity to send our money to Washington and Springfield and then beg for some back – subject to their rules and regulations.  Who is REALLY making local decisions? LOCAL control means the people have control, not far away bureaucrats attempting to socially […]

New Taxes in the Health Care Law

The Obamacare Taxes (Over $1.2 Trillion in New Taxes Collected in 10 Years).   The latest estimate is that Obamacare will cost $2.6 Trillion – Nearly $1.7 Trillion more than Obama promised.   Last update: August 22, 2012 Year Description Tax Revenue 2010 Tax on Innovator Drug Companies: $2.3 billion annual tax on the industry imposed relative to share of […]

Another First-hand Report from the RNC Convention

Jackie Johnson was a delegate to the RNC and is a faithful Tea Party supporter. The following is first-hand evidence from her Facebook page of the duplicity of the RNC: Jackie Johnson This was awful today. Just awful. Our entire WI delegation–establishment,​ TP, Paulies, everyone from the top down–was UNITED in our desire to vote those […]