McLean County Government corruption

by:  Diane Benjamin Your elected County Officials have been keeping citizens in the dark for years. They don’t believe you have the right to know details about the people you elect, if the elected are qualified to do their job, or if they are fiscally responsible.  Worse, the information is not available under the Freedom […]

Illinois is worth fighting for

Every once in awhile someone will ask, “Scott, why are you so critical of Illinois?” My response is simple: I love it here. This is the state where I was born and where I was raised. During my adult life, I’ve lived in five states and the Land of Lincoln is hands down the best. Mind you, a state […]

New study confirms economy was destroyed by Democrat policies

BY: ROBERT MOON A new study from the widely respected National Bureau of Economic Research released this week has confirmed beyond question that the left’s race-baiting attacks on the housing market (the Community Reinvestment Act–enacted under Carter, made shockingly more aggressive under Clinton) is directly responsible for imploding the housing market and destroying theeconomy. The study painstakingly sorted through failed home […]

Why Congress is hated

In 2011, 60 Minutes exposed that insider trading was legal for members of congress, but illegal for everyone else.  Congress quickly passed legislation making it more difficult for them to profit from information they have, but us little people don’t.   Last month congress repealed the part of the legislation requiring internet disclosure.  This protects them […]

Fly on the Wall: Liberal Media

I think the problem has been located!  Sunday op-ed by Gary Sawyer of the Pantagraph: Gary was trying to explain why being a reporter is a great job, even though it was rated as the WORST job of 2013.  Quote: In all likelihood, the information we create on a daily basis is read by . . . […]

Green Energy Truths

by:  Diane Benjamin It is mostly impossible to get any truth about green energy.  There are reasons: companies making money off green technology have a financial interest in hiding truth schools have an interest in hiding the truth – grants scientists have a financial interest in hiding the truth – grants, research funds government has […]

Fly on the Wall – New York Democrats

Let me see if I have this straight.  New York State is cutting taxes, creating tax free zones, and doing everything possible to attract businesses. Of course they drove businesses away for years with high taxes. They are run by Democrats.  Normally Democrats like taxes, remember “tax the rich” is their mantra.  They are even so […]

Is law enforcement turning ugly?

Report from a citizen: Today I went to the Law and Justice center to get some information from the States Attorney’s office.   I went on my lunch hour so time was pressed. I entered the L&J center and stopped at the scanner and emptied my pockets and put my jacket on the belt for the scanner.   I walked through and collected my […]

5 Jihadists Have Reached Their Targets in the US Under Obama

Rep. Tom Cotton took to the House floor Wednesday afternoon “to express grave doubts about the Obama Administration’s counterterrorism policies and programs.” “Counterterrorism is often shrouded in secrecy, as it should be, so let us judge by the results,” the freshman congressman from Arkansas said. “In barely four years in office, five jihadists have reached their targets […]

Interview that never aired


Cheers to the Pantagraph

by Diane Benjamin In today’s Cheers and Jeers Editorial: Jeers to the council and Stockton for the decision this week not to release to the public 80 sets of closed-session minutes dating back to 1995.  The council thinks it’s complying with the state’s Open Meetings Act, despite acknowledging it hadn’t reviewed such minutes as required by law. […]

Russian Calls Out Barack Obama As A Communist

April 24, 2013 by Leon Puissegur Barack Obama is called a pure Communist by the Russian Press and many in Russia are making that statement. Maybe that is why the Boston Bombers could get away with what they did. It seems that Russia knew that the older brother was one to watch and they informed our intelligence […]

Heyworth cover up? Update 2

Another meeting this Thursday 6:30, Heyworth City Hall!  See the comments posted for more details.   Update:  The entire discussion was tabled for the new council to discuss.  Lame duck councils shouldn’t determine policy, especially when the citizens weren’t informed in advance.  Transparency is imperative if you expect respect.  The citizens of Heyworth stood up. […]

Guess who visited again

1 Entry Page Time: 24 Apr 2013 16:33:45 Browser: Chrome 26.0 OS: Win7 Resolution: Unknown Total Visits: 2 Location: Washington, District of Columbia, United States IP Address: Executive Office Of The President ( [Label IP Address] Referring URL: (No referring link) Visit Page: Not busy enough trying to cover up Benghazi and the Boston Bombing connections to Saudi Arabia? Just […]

Isn’t government’s 1st job to protect us?

Il Supreme Court Chief Justice Says There Aren’t Enough Probation Officers (Peoria Public Radio, April 24, 2013) Illinois’ top judge says years of budget cuts mean there aren’t enough probation officers monitoring criminals. Thomas Kilbride is the chief justice of the Illinois Supreme Court. He says the murder of Chicago teen Hadiya Pendleton, who was […]

Benghazi: Hillary lied Interim Progress Report for the members of the House Republican Conference on the event surrounding the 9/11/12 terrorist attacks in Benghazi, Libya EXECUTIVE SUMMARY An ongoing Congressional investigation across five House Committees concerning the events surrounding the September 11, 2012, terrorist attacks on U.S. facilities in Benghazi, Libya has made several determinations to date, […]

Has the President run out of work?

Somebody from his office read today.  Since the entire site can be read never clicking on a story, any ideas?  There was a lot of interest from the DC suburbs in the vetting Tari Renner stories.  Sorry Mr. President, no follow-up stories yet. 23 Apr 13:26:08 Chrome 26.0 Win7 Washington, District of Columbia, United […]

Pantagraph assault on the NRA

The Pantagraph is well known as a left wing paper, maybe that’s why subscribers have left in droves and anything they report is questionable. Lately the editorial page is on a campaign against the NRA, guns, and the 2nd amendment.  Dick Durbin would be proud. The NRA was founded in 1871.  From the NRA website: Dismayed by […]

2 things the left wants now

In other words . . . redistribute more of your wealth! __________________________________ Dear MoveOn member, Student loan debt now exceeds $1 trillion. Millions are buried under student debt, forced to put off major purchases and life decisions. In short, student loan debt has become the latest financial crisis in America. If we do absolutely nothing, the entire […]

David Hales overpaid?

by Diane Benjamin Tonight the City Council will approve a huge raise for David Hales.  The poor guy hasn’t received a pay raise since he was hired, his salary is only $150,000 per year.  Everything is so great in Bloomington, he obviously deserves an increase!  The roads are great and pensions are funded.  The City […]

Your money: Downtown

by Diane Benjamin How did Normal accomplish the Uptown project?  It was easy – stack the City Council.  Anybody who didn’t totally agree with the agenda wasn’t considered for appointment to empty seats.  The last election sealed Normal’s fate, everybody Chris Koos wanted got elected.    Normal – you did it to yourself by staying […]

Fly on the Wall: Jeers to the Pantagraph

Jeers to the Pantagraph for printing a Chicago Tribune editorial titled:  “Gun decision was a vote for violence” Pardon, your left wing ideology is on display again!  A complete explanation of why the article is insane isn’t necessary for thinking people, but a little information is: The article is chocked full of polls saying the America people […]


by:  Diane Benjamin My husband sent a renewal request for his FOID card 12/28/2012.   The check was cashed 1/24/2013. I emailed them 3/7/2013 asking for the status.   Received an email 3/19: “Your background is being reviewed. You should hear something soon.” The card was finally received April 19th! Since my husband doesn’t have a background to check, maybe the state […]

Mark Kirk – brain damage?

Mark Kirk sent the following email after his YES vote for a gun control bill that failed yesterday in the US Senate: Dear Friends, Last week, I met with Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy who highlighted an unfortunate statistic: 40 percent of guns were purchased without a background check. I have made it one of […]

Common Core: Social Studies

Is dividing children by ethnicity and social class what you want your children taught?  Too late! It gets better: A bill passed out of a Senate Committee today that will allow the State to remove your local school board. The bill that will allow the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) to remove school board […]

Fly on the Wall – David Hales

Roads are more and more difficult to navigate without major car repairs, pensions are seriously under-funded, union employees are very unhappy with Hales, staff levels continue to increase after paying people to quit, mandatory disclosures to the public haven’t been done for YEARS, outsourcing (managed competition) was badly handled  – but the current lame duck Bloomington City […]

Illegal Immigration

Just today I received one of those “urban legend” emails claiming that “the Senate voted this week to allow illegal aliens access to Social Security benefits.” After a little digging, it seems that the Senate has done no such thing — at least not this week. In May of last year, however, they did consider […]