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 […]

Fly on the Wall-Ward 1 Bloomington

As previously reported, Kevin Lower will be the only name on the ballot in April.  Some other guy wants to run as a write-in candidate, and he is applying to fill the vacancy created by Bernie Anderson leaving.   Also, as reported, if he gets the appointment it will be a blatant attempt to give him name […]

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:  http://newtownbee.com/Opinions/Letters_to_the_Editor/2013/01-January/2013-01-10__13-58-39/Elected+Officials+Are+Fundamentally+Dishonest 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?

WHILE PRESIDENT BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA TAKES THE STAGE AT HIS 2ND INAUGURATION HE TALKS ABOUT OUR RESPONSIBILITY TO ENSURE EVERYONE GETS THEIR “FAIR SHARE” AND A “FAIR SHOT”…. IN GOVERNMENT SUBSIDIZED HOUSING EVERYWHERE ACROSS AMERICA, PEOPLE ARE SITTING IN THEIR LIVING ROOMS WATCHING THE INAUGURATION ON THEIR BIG SCREEN T.V.’S AND CHEERING HIM ON…. We […]

225 Sheriffs that are saying NO to Obama’s Gun Control …. is Yours on the List?

Below is a list of 225 Sheriffs that are saying NO to Obama’s Gun Control as compiled by CSPOA whose founder and President is Former Arizona Sheriff Mack. Sheriffs have risen up all over our great nation to stand up against the unconstitutional gun control measures being taken. The following is a list of sheriffs […]

The Depression you never heard of

http://www.lewrockwell.com/woods/woods125.html 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 […]

Payroll Taxes Rise. Consumer Confidence Plummets. Congress Is Shocked. Shocked!

In November, consumer confidence was measured at 71.5. Today, it is barely above 58. That is a major decline. This month, the Social Security/FICA tax was hiked on wage-earners. They are becoming pessimistic. They should. The politicians thought a FICA tax hike was a no-brainer. The economy had recovered. The decrease, which began in 2010, […]

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 […]

Craigslist Ad Shows Reality Hitting Obama Voter Right in the Mouth

By:  DUANE LESTER http://www.libertynews.com/2013/01/craigslist-ad-shows-reality-hitting-obama-voter-right-in-the-mouth/ I offer it without commentary and a couple minor edits. I think you’ll enjoy it:

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 […]

Get Your Own Gun Free Zone

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 […]

Weekend Fun – sort of

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 […]

Illinois’ money woes pits students’ needs vs. teachers’ retirements

Illinois Watchdog SPRINGFIELD — Illinois can either pay for students to learn or for teachers to retire. It cannot afford both.Illinois’ appointed State Board of Education on Thursday asked lawmakers to pay for learning. The state board approved a nearly $5-billion budget request that would fully fund education for the first time in Illinois since […]

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 […]

More Global Warming lies

NASA is out with a new graph showing we are all going to die!  Actually, it shows temperatures since 1880 have gone up: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/IOTD/view.php?id=80167 NASA gets their money from the Federal Government, the Federal Government believes in spending billions and billions of tax dollars on Green Energy, so do you expect anything less from the […]

Americans Against the TEA Party

by:  Diane Benjamin The media and Democrats love to declare the TEA Party DEAD.  Then, why is there an entire FACEBOOK page called Americans Against the TEA Party? Below is a post done after Hillary Clinton testified before Congress yesterday. There are a few conservative comments, but I can assure you the persons who made […]

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 […]

Off Grid Attack: EPA To Outlaw Many Wood Burning Stoves

Our ever so helpful government has decided that your wood burning stove is now a danger to the world. In another attempt to outlaw the off grid lifestyle, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the same agency that was recently caught using drones to spy on Americans, is now going after home owners who use Wood Burning […]

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: http://fracknation.com/   ‘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 […]

To Barack Obama: Should Have, Could Have

By John Sullivan In all your endless whining during the past four years about “inheriting the worst recession since the Great Depression”, you have never mentioned that, at the same time, you inherited the greatest impending recovery since the Great Depression.   All you really had to do was sit on your hands, play some golf, […]

What Is E15 Gasoline and What Does It Mean to You?

In June, the EPA approved the use of E15, and a handful of gas stations in Nebraska, Iowa and Kansas have begun to sell this fuel. There is a strong likelihood that retailers will market E15 in additional states soon unless regulators take immediate action to protect consumers. Considering how powerful the ethanol lobby is […]

Of course taxes don’t pay for abortions!

from the far left Nation: ‘Roe’ at 40: The Economic Divide That Denies Low-Income Women Their Right to an Abortion Bryce Covert on January 22, 2013 – 11:19 AM ET Happy fortieth, Roe! They say 40 is the new 20. And that might be fitting, because four decades later to the day it feels like in many […]

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 […]

Illinois Pensions debt grew by nearly $12 Billion in 2012

Do Illinois unions have a death wish?  How many members were told to vote Democratic?  Hope you have alternate retirement plans. The Illinois Auditor General released a report last week which confirmed that the unfunded liability in the state’s retirement systems ballooned by nearly $12 billion in fiscal year 2012. The audit also finds three […]

Economics lesson for the left

Prager University: Do High Taxes Raise More Money?

Police & Military – Time to Choose

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, […]

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