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 […]

Chicago 2013: ritzy public high school forfeits baseball game on South Side over drive-by fears

Over the weekend, a baseball game between two of Chicago’s best public high schools was canceled because parents with kids at a school on the North Side refused to allow their children to play about 15 miles away at a South Side school. The game was to be part of a two-stop, day-night doubleheader on Saturday for […]

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 […]

Does being a member of Congress pay off?

While the income of citizens fell, from required disclosures:  opensecrets.org Name                                     MinValue      MaxValue     AvgValue      Year Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill)           62,006           230,000     […]

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it more difficult for them to profit from information they have, but us little people don’t.   Last month congress repealed the part of the legislation requiring internet disclosure.  http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2013-04-27/news/ct-edit-stockact-20130427_1_long-dormant-bill-insider-identity-theft  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 […]

Earth Day’s Big Lie

By:  Alan Caruba SATURDAY, APRIL 20, 2013 http://factsnotfantasy.blogspot.com/2013/04/by-alancaruba-mondayapril-22-is-earth.html Monday, April 22, is Earth Day. Begun in 1970, it led to the creation of the Environmental Protection Agency, along with the Clean Air, Clean Water, and Endangered Species Acts. It is the global platform for the Big Lie that carbon dioxide (CO2) is causing the Earth […]

Weekend fun – sort of

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

A SOCIALIST CATHOLIC REPORTER, CHRIS MATHEWS, CHALLENGES OUR NEW POPE AND GET HIS HEAD HANDED TO HIM ON A PLATTER.       LONG READ–WELL WORTH YOUR TIME. It is clear why the interview was never broadcast. YOU DO NOT HAVE TO BE A CATHOLIC TO APPRECIATE THIS INTERVIEW WITH THE NEW POPE. The following is a transcript […]

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. […]

Another letter the Pantagraph wouldn’t print: Update

Update:  I printed this letter because Charles is correct.  I would have worded it differently and not thrown so much into one letter, but then the Pantagraph only allows one letter every 30 days.  The response from Mark Pickering shows what relying on Associated Press for information means:  the information has been censored.   Worse, the Pantagraph […]

Christian Terrorists – UPDATE

Update emailed today:     Share on Facebook   Share on Twitter   Online Version Pentagon unblocks Baptist website to military personnel April 26, 2013 Dear Diane,Within hours of an AFA Action Alert, the Pentagon said it had resolved the reasons it blocked the Southern Baptist Convention website, http://www.sbc.net, from military computers. The block came just a few weeks after […]

Agenda 21: John Kerry & Nancy Pelosi & 21 Years Ago

April 24, 2013 by Cheryl Pass This past week, as I have been nurturing a couple of anti-Agenda 21 Resolutions through the process of adoption, I came across two very interesting pieces of evidence of Agenda 21 in our own government.  As my readers know, I have been going after the Agenda 21 issue for the past […]

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 (198.137.241.197) [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

http://www.speaker.gov/sites/speaker.house.gov/files/documents/libya-progress-report.pdf 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 BlNNews.com 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 […]

Fly on the Wall: Seen in Bl-N

A Cook County Sheriff’s car was spotted this morning driving through town. Hopefully they are either: Here to pick up somebody our local sheriff caught for them Here for training from our REAL professionals

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 […]

Weekend fun – sort of

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 […]

FOID Card

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 […]

The Gosnell Trial: It’s Pro-lifers fault

by:  Diane Benjamin The trial of abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell has been going on in Philadelphia since March.  He is accused of killing 7 babies that were born alive, and also one mother. The case shows he performed many late term abortions spanning his 30 year practice. Many gruesome pictures are on the Internet of murdered babies […]

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 […]

Tax Facts

From the Wall Street Journal: http://si.wsj.net/public/resources/images/WE-AA436B_TAXco_G_20130222180320.jpg click to enlarge

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 […]

ISU Indoctrination continues, Pantagraph helps

by:  Diane Benjamin In yesterday’s Pantagraph, a story was written about Donald Wuebbles and a speech he gave on climate change at ISU.  The article stated he shared the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize, but keep in mind President Obama received one in 2009 (right after he was 1st elected!).  They fell for Hope and Change, […]

Lawsuit Alleges Wind Power A Threat To Health And Safety

‘We’ve moved our beds to the basement … so I can try to sleep’ By JACK SPENCER | April 16, 2013 A 476 foot tall windmill stands 1,139 feet from the Shineldecker house in Riverton Township in Mason County. A group of 17 Northern Michigan residents have filed a lawsuit claiming a new Consumers Energy wind farm has […]

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