Ban guns?

A person steals guns, (WHICH IS AGAINST THE LAW), shoots and kills his own mother (WHICH IS AGAINST THE LAW), transports these guns loaded (WHICH IS AGAINST THE LAW), brings guns onto school property (WHICH IS AGAINST THE LAW), breaks into the school (WHICH IS AGAINST THE LAW), discharges the weapons within city limits (WHICH IS […]

Save Your Kids – get them out of Public School!

America’s downfall doesn’t begin with the “low-information voter.” It starts with the no-knowledge student. The Department of Education was created by President Jimmy Carter, it began operating on May 4, 1980. In 1996, the Republican Party made abolition of the Department a cornerstone of their campaign promises, calling it an inappropriate federal intrusion into local, state, and family […]

Roe vs. Wade… Impacting Disability

Forty years ago when the US Supreme Court legalized abortion, people assumed it was only a private matter for women alone. But not so. The Roe vs. Wade decision has had a devastating impact on Americans with disabilities. To explain this, I recorded a video for the Americans United for Life Legal Conference recently held […]

Elected Officials Are Fundamentally Dishonest

This letter appeared in the Newtown Bee: To the Editor: This letter was forwarded to Barack Obama, John Boehner, Chris Murphy, Dick Blumenthal, Elizabeth Esty, and Harry Reid I live in Sandy Hook, CT. My family and close friends weren’t harmed on December 14. That day impacted 26 families with an indescribable, staggering pain […]

Can America Survive Obama?


The Depression you never heard of Below are excepts from the article.  Economics is very easy unless the Party in power ignores history.  This depression makes clear Keynesian economics, stimulus, and lose monetary policy by the Fed prevent a real recovery!   Why don’t you know about this Depression?  Facts get in the way for those in authority. The connection between this version of […]

More Media Lies-tape editing

Tuesday morning, many in the media went all in with a sanctimonious attack against gun-rights supporters, whom they accused of heckling Neil Heslin, the parent of a six-year-old boy murdered in the Sandy Hook massacre. The only problem is that it was all a lie. Mr. Heslin was not heckled. If you look at the full, unedited tape […]

If you are disabled, don’t turn 21 in Illinois

by:  Diane Benjamin A Class Action lawsuit against the State of Illinois is making it’s way through the courts.  It involves the severely disabled who, under the Medicaid program, are receiving in-home skilled nursing care.  In 2010 this program served 627 children. According to the State, when these children turn 21, they no longer qualify for in-home […]

More Corrupt Media: ABC

On Sunday’s edition of ABC’s The Week, Martha Raddatz managed to conduct a six minute-long interview with Democratic Senator Bob Menendez without asking a single question about an FBI investigation into allegations that he slept with underage prostitutes while in the Dominican Republic. Instead Raddatz lobbed softball questions at Menendez about Sec. Hillary Clinton’s performance during […]

NO Pension Bailout!

Over the weekend, the Peoria Journal Star published a letter to the editor from an elementary school principal in downstate Illinois. The introduction read: “Has anyone in an elected position in Illinois looked at the feasibility of pursuing a federal bailout of the state’s Teachers’ Retirement System?” Why yes – yes, they have. Back in 2009, Gov. […]

Mule Trading

Curtis & Leroy saw an ad in the Starkville Daily in Starkville , MS and bought a mule for $100. The farmer agreed to deliver the mule the next day. The next morning the farmer drove up and said,”Sorry, fellows, I have some bad news, the mule died last night.” Curtis & Leroy replied, “Well, then […]

City of Bloomington: Finances

From page 179 of the Annual Financial Report: Debt per Capita (Citizen) 2012   $1,307.07 2011   $ 1,214.69 2010  $ 1,276.32 Finances getting better?  Yes, but at who’s expense? From page 180: General Bond Debt In 2003 bond Debt Outstanding per Capita  $ 325.60 In 2012 bond Debt Outstanding per Capita   $ 887.16 It […]

Vetting John Hanson

If you love what Chris Koos has done to Uptown Normal, and all the debt that came with it (currently $80 Million), Hanson is your guy.  Meanwhile, pensions aren’t funded and the roads and sewers are crumbling.   Note:  This group worked with Farr Associates, the same rabid environmentalist planners who expects taxpayers to buy […]

What is Mayor Stockton afraid of?

by Diane Benjamin City Council elections are in April.  Alderman Bernie Anderson was up for re-election, but he dropped out of the race due to health problems.  I wish him a speedy recovery! The only candidate challenging Anderson is Kevin Lower.  Since petitions can no longer be filed, Mr. Lower will be the only name printed on […]

Seven dead, five wounded in weekend violence

CHICAGO (Sun-Times Media Wire) – Seven people were killed and another five wounded in weekend violence in Chicago — including two separate double-homicide shootings that occurred about 12 hours apart. The seven homicides all occurred Saturday, making the day one of the deadliest in recent memory. The most recent happened in the South Shore neighborhood […]

The Unfit for GOP Governor in Illinois

Yesterday a lady in Naperville was arrested for not allowing a Smart Meter to be installed on her house.  It is too late for the local Bloomington-Normal area because these meters have already been installed.  Meanwhile, there are court cases all over the country pertaining to individual rights and health problems associated with these meters. […]

Mayors Against Illegal Guns

Guess who is on the list! First line:  “As mayors, our highest responsibility is to enforce the law and to protect the people we serve.” I thought the police did that.  The County Sheriff is the ultimate law enforcer in the County.   Mayors? Since Bloomington isn’t on the list, is Mayor Stockton for illegal guns?  Maybe he […]

Firearms Refresher Course

1. “Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not.” ~Thomas Jefferson 2. “Those who trade liberty for security have neither.” ~ John Adams 3. Free men do not ask permission to bear arms. 4. An armed man is a citizen. An unarmed man is a subject. 5. Only a […]

Fly on the Wall – Steve Stockton

It’s very sad that Alderman Anderson is taking himself off the ballot due to health problem.  Only one other Bloomington citizen took out petitions to run for the City Council in April – Kevin Lower (rhymes with Bower).  To anybody with half a brain, Kevin should be appointed to fill out the final few months. The […]

Chicago Teachers: Truth time

Most will probably remember the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) strike that got nationwide attention last fall. When Mayor Rahm Emanuel came into office in May 2011, one of his most ambitious reforms was trying to extend the Chicago Public School (CPS) day. Until recently, the CPS school day was a mere 5 hours and 45 […]

Bloomington Employees: Pensions

by Diane Benjamin Firemen’s Pension  –  51.38% funded Police Pension  –  58.23% funded All other employees  –  31.95% funded (Percentage are as of 12/31/2011 as reported in the 4/30/12 Financial Statements) Are employees other than Fire and Police less important?  Why is their funding percent so much less? Total Unfunded Liability as of 4/30/12: Fire […]

FrackNation exposed the Energy haters

It’s criminal that no American media has invested the facts, in fact HBO wants a Gasland sequel.  FrackNation exposes the lies.  A DVD can be purchased here:   ‘FrackNation’ documentary examines environmental claims On the heels of Matt Damon’s anti-fracking drama “Promised Land,” a journalist is releasing a documentary that examines whether or not fracking […]

So, evidently we’ve learned nothing in the past 2,067 years.

“The budget should be balanced, the Treasury should be refilled, public debt should be reduced, the arrogance of officialdom should be tempered and controlled, and the assistance to foreign lands should be curtailed, lest Rome become bankrupt. People must again learn to work instead of living on public assistance.”       Cicero , 55 BC    So, evidently we’ve learned nothing […]

Chris Koos and Electric Cars

This report from Michigan is exactly the plan Normal and Mayor Chris Koos have for the area, except Koos wants to go even bigger – up to 100 charging stations for non-existent electric cars for people rich enough to pay for themselves: Electric Car Owners Get a Free Ride in Ann Arbor By AUDREY SPALDING | Jan. 16, […]