Hobby Lobby

Verified with Snopes. Letter from:  David Green is the CEO and founder of Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. When my family and I started our company 40 years ago, we were working out of a garage on a $600 bank loan, assembling miniature picture frames. Our first retail store wasn’t much bigger than most people’s living rooms, but we had […]

So This Is What “God D*mn America” Looks Like

Four years ago, our media overlords assured us that President Empty Chair was really Candidate Empty Pew — a parishioner who sat for 20 years in Reverend Jeremiah Wright’s nutty, hate-mongering church and never heard a single word. “God bless America?  No, no, no!  God d*mn America!” thundered Reverend Wright, and just in case you missed the delicate […]

Media Perceptions

A Harley Biker is riding by the zoo in Washington, DC when he sees a little girl leaning into the lion’s cage. Suddenly, the lion grabs her by the collar of her jacket and tries to pull her inside to slaughter her, under the eyes of her screaming parents. The biker jumps off his Harley, runs to the […]


October 26, 2012 – (Rockton, Illinois) – Early voters are flocking to county clerk’s offices across the state, but, sadly, most will be surprised when the first thing they encounter on their ballot is Illinois Constitution Amendment 49. The amendment purports to protect taxpayers from rash simple majority votes on state employee pension benefits by […]

WHITE HOUSE INSIDER: Mitt Romney’s Quiet Prayer Amidst The Sound Of Thunder

by Ulsterman on October 25, 2012 with 66 Comments in News ORIGINAL POST:  http://tinyurl.com/9ch7fk5 Got this feedback earlier today and thought you’d like to hear it.  You know, I’ve gone from just trying to defeat Obama to really trying to help Governor Romney be this country’s next president.  I’m really starting to believe there might be something very special about this man.  This took place […]

BLNNews Verses MCRPC Poll

by Diane Benjamin The McLean County Regional Planning Commission has been very busy planning how to spend YOUR money.  The complete Long Range Plan is available at:  http://www.mcplan.org/egov/documents/1350666761_64351.pdf Keep in mind, these people are un-elected.  You will never vote on the members of this commission.  Some are elected in other areas of government, some are […]

Handwriting On The Wall: Print Dailies Lose Readers And Influence

Source: http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2012/10/fewer-and-fewer-are-reading-dailies.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+typepad%2FbYHz+%28Illinois+Review%29 A sobering update on the dying newspaper industry and the desperation among those newspaper giants that are losing their crowns, their kingdoms, their influence and their purpose reports that a media company just sold its Tampa newspaper outright for a 98% markdown.  Why? The media company wants out of the newspaper business. And it’s a growing […]

United Nations will observe elections in SPRINGFIELD

http://www.scribd.com/doc/110874123/United-Nations-Election-Observer-Deployment-2012 According to this website, United Nations observers will be in Springfield on election day to confirm fair voting is taking place. Still think we aren’t turning into a third world county? The question really is: Is the United Nations here to insure fraud free voting or to insure the re-election of Obama? Maybe our people should be […]

UN Flag Still an Issue

Update:  I’ve now learned the replacement flag was purchased by a citizen, not the City. by Diane Benjamin Numerous citizens have asked the Bloomington City Council to remove the UN Flag from the Council Chambers.  They have refused to openly discuss the issue, but privately they email each other. Here’s how they feel about the […]

“Why is the Tea Party destroying the Republican Party?”

By JOE SCARBOROUGH | 10/21/12 12:57 PM EDT http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1012/82677.html That’s a leading question that I have been asked repeatedly from media pundits and Democratic politicians over the past three years. Over that time, Democratic politicians and media pundits have almost universally accused the Tea Party of bringing ruin to the Grand Old Party. According to this skewed […]

The Un-elected are Plotting YOUR Future

Update:  This was about a 6 minute meeting.  They approved the long range plan for 2040 and the 5 year plan.  No discussion.  Evidently a public meeting was held last Friday.  Did you know about it?  Have you even heard of the Regional Planning Commission? —————————————————— The McLean County Regional Planning Commission is comprised of […]

The Fly – campaigning

When buzzing in my ear is too great to ignore – I must report! Heard on the campaign trail: young couple 2 small kids run down house in a nice neighborhood “Will your guy get us vision and dental coverage?   I can’t believe the state doesn’t provide that for adults!” November 6 – they are going […]

Message to America

by Frank Polacek (veteran, small business owner) My message has been that before an enemy can be confronted and defeated, he must first be exposed and identified. The well organized and well funded liberal domestic enemy within, stealthily oozing from their Trojan Horse like insects from a hive, communicate with each other in secret ambiguous code words, […]

Adam Kinzinger and Jesse Jackson Jr.

by Diane Benjamin Adam Kinzinger had to decide what district to run in after Democratic redistricting.  He should have been paired against Jesse Jackson Jr, but he took the easy route and challenged a fellow Republican in the March primary.  EVERY conservative group in the state supported Don Manzullo because of Kinzinger’s less than conservative voting record. […]


SPRINGFIELD – On a press conference call that just ended, 13th CD Democrat candidate Dr. David Gill and his staffer “Lucie” responded to IL GOP accusations of coordinating with the DCCC by reading a prepared statement for reporters concerning a fund Gill insists is funded by grassroots donations rather than the corporate donations. “The money being spent is from […]

If the TEA Party is Dead . . .

Why is the left trying to raise money to fight it? Diane, With just 18 days to go, our grassroots volunteer-to-voter contact machine to defeat the Tea Party Ten and Michele Bachmann is in full throttle. So, unfortunately, are major SuperPACs who are dumping unprecedented sums into these races at the last minute. Our goal […]

Jeers to the #Pantagraph

As reported in a previous post (https://blnnews.com/2012/08/17/jeers-to-the-pantagraph/), the Pantagraph praised the appointment of a female debate moderator – Candy Crowley. Are they now going to apologize for her biased despicable performance? Keep leaning far left Pantagraph!  Your credibility is, as usual, lacking. How bad was Crowley? http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2012/10/crowleygate-scandal-grows-bigger.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+typepad%2FbYHz+%28Illinois+Review%29

Senate Candidate John Bambenek Files Suit to Invalidate Constitutional Amendment Question on Ballot

CHAMPAIGN, IL (October 18, 2012) – Yesterday, Senate Candidate John Bambenek joined a dozen other citizens in filing a lawsuit challenging the validity of the state constitutional amendment on the ballot commonly known as Amendment 49 (HJRCA49).  The Amendment purports to require a 3/5ths vote for any pension benefit increase.  The grounds for the suit […]

Socialist Schakowsky backs Gill

Jan Schakowsky describes HERSELF as a socialist.  Since schools no longer teach what socialism is – here the brief:  destruction of capitalism, government control of the economy, jail or worse for objectors.  No socialist country has EVER been successful at pulling people out of poverty. Still thinking of voting for Dr. Gill? U.S. Rep. JAN SCHAKOWSKY, D-Evanston, […]

Davis-Gill Debate

If you think Nancy Pelosi should be back in charge of the House and Barack Obama should remain President, then vote for Gill.  His presentation tonight is in lock step with BIG government. government run healthcare was somehow tied to virtually every subject taxing millionaires and billionaires – Fair Share – cornerstone of campaign.  Of […]

What to Expect from Dr. Gill Tonight

In last night’s debate we saw President Obama draw a stark contrast between himself and Mitt Romney. Tonight marks the first of 3 debates with my opponent, Rodney Davis, and I plan to do the same.  I look forward to having the chance to speak to Rodney face-to-face about the issues affecting this district. It […]

More on Thompson Prison

by Diane Benjamin Conveniently, now that the Feds own an empty prison, Sen. Barbara Boxer is lamenting the lack of space in current Federal prisons to house the Gitmo detainees.  Even though there is currently a law against bringing the prisoners here, a second Obama administration will surely turn Illinois into Gitmo north. Source:  http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2009/05/24/boxer-worried-about-transferring-gitmo-detainees/ That isn’t […]