Government by what FEELS good

The Bloomington City Council hasn’t learned any lessons. This week the City Council rushed through a summer project for juvenile offenders with no measurements to judge success or failure.  Next August or September, a kid or two will appear before the Council and rave about how the program changed his life, then a permanent program […]

Bloomington: This is what most of the council wants

If you don’t agree, you have a very short time frame to stop it.  I left the spelling errors in.  More information is available with the link below. http://www.downtownbloomington.org/index.php?id=163 Downtown Bloomington Strategy Thank you for your interest in the future of Downtown Bloomington! This section of our website is devoted to the Downtown Strategy. Included […]

PARENTS TAKE CONCERNS ABOUT COMMON CORE TO WI STATE CAPITOL

Reported by:  Illinois Review http://tinyurl.com/onlgm5h MADISON WI – Parents in Wisconsin took their concerns about the federal Common Core Standards and its curriculum to the state’s lawmakers last week. The argue against the data mining, computerized testing, questionable academic standards and nationalized curriculum. Illinois parents have picked up the effort, and last week the Stop Common […]

Urgent alert: HB2418 – Changes to IL election law UPDATE!

Update: Rep. Mike Tryon said NO Republican will support this bill.  Here are the House sponsors for HB2418. Please call them NOW. They are taking a tally. Barbara Flynn Currie (D) (217) 782-8121 32nd District André M. Thapedi (D) (217) 782-1702 Jehan A. Gordon-Booth (D) (217) 782-3186 CALL THEM. STILL ABLE TO MAKE YOUR VOICE […]

More Common Core: Watching YOU!

Rotten to the Core: The Feds’ Invasive Student Tracking Database by Michelle Malkin Creators Syndicate Copyright 2012 (This is the fourth installment of a continuing series on nationalized academic standards known as the “Common Core.”) While many Americans worry about government drones in the sky spying on our private lives, Washington meddlers are already on […]

If you live in Bloomington . . .

Watch the City Council proceedings from last night – especially the funding of the Black Church project.  First their is a line of Pastor’s and citizens begging for the money.  Then find out what Alderman Stearns and Lower really said before the vote. This was a project thrown together without even exploring private funding.  The […]

We are all just pawns on a chessboard

by:  Diane Benjamin Government says gas prices are too low – government makes sure they go up so you don’t drive as much. Gas taxes go down because you aren’t driving as much, so government wants to tax electric cars, maybe all vehicles, by the miles driven. Government doesn’t like fossil fuels, so it hands […]

Union supported bad pension policy

by:  Paul Kersey Illinois Policy Institute As Illinois government pensions continue to deteriorate, union officials argue that they are not to blame; that the fault lies with politicians who failed to fund pensions. For instance, the union pension lobby group “We Are One Illinois” argues that, “[F]or decades, Illinois politicians shorted or skipped the employer […]

Bloomington: More on taxes going to fund churches

by:  Diane Benjamin This is a link to the Packet given to alderman for tonight’s meeting:  http://www.cityblm.org/Modules/ShowDocument.aspx?documentid=5206  This issue starts on page 95.  The proposal made by the West Side churches starts on page 97. First, their document is riddled with errors and incomplete sentences.  Somehow moving the YMCA gets into the discussion, even though it […]

Illinois Medicaid expansion? Not so fast!

Much more information to come! YOUR CALL TO ACTION Did the Quinn administration circumvent procurement law on $196 million of Medicaid contracting? Is the administration now engaged in a cover-up? For The Good of Illinois   Medicaid is a quarter of the state government operating budget- the largest program. It serves our most vulnerable citizens: the disadvantaged, […]

Aggregation Bids: Bloomington

by:  Diane Benjamin I finally obtained the bids from Tari Renner.  The Bloomington Freedom of Information Officer was evidently too busy to copy. As previously reported, Bloomington opted for 100% Renewable.  Electricity is not storable, so it is impossible to determine the source of the power.  The turbines East of Bloomington are frequently turned off […]

More on the Global Warming Hoax

Is Roy Spencer the world’s most important scientist? By Norman Rogers Roy Spencer is a climate scientist at the University of Alabama Huntsville who may be the world’s most important scientist.   He has discovered scientific insights and theories that cast great doubt on global warming doctrine.  That doctrine has always been dubious and is often defended by […]

To the Horror of Global Warming Alarmists, Global Cooling Is Here

by:  Peter Ferrara Around 1250 A.D., historical records show, ice packs began showing up farther south in the North Atlantic. Glaciers also began expanding on Greenland, soon to threaten Norse settlements on the island. From 1275 to 1300 A.D., glaciers began expanding more broadly, according to radiocarbon dating of plants killed by the glacier growth. […]

Is taxes for religious activities illegal?

by Diane Benjamin Tuesday night the Bloomington City Council is being asked to provide a little over $21,000 to a group of ministers to operate a 12 week summer program for older youth.  The money will be used for rent (at 2 Westside churches), salaries, and really big utility bills.  See the meeting packet: http://www.cityblm.org/Modules/ShowDocument.aspx?documentid=5206 […]

Remembering

Fly on the Wall: Lee Rudolph

This  progressive tried to intimate a new conservative on the Bloomington City Council with a short Letter to the Editor. What are you afraid of Lee?  Government not spending enough of the citizens money?  Do you actually believe government makes better decisions than citizens?  If you think government control of electricity is so great – […]

Teachers tell their Common Core Stories

If you are a teacher – tell your story here: http://stopcommoncoreillinois.org/your-common-core-story/ Posted May 19, 2012 A Teacher’s Story I am a teacher in Cook County. I have taught for over 20 years.  I am vehemently opposed to these standards. I was told by my principal that my questioning these standards is unprofessional and that I […]

Weekend Fun – Sort of

Don’t forget the meaning of Memorial Day!  Hug a vet.

An actual Common Core Indoctrination Manual!

Indiana and Texas have banned Common Core.  Illinois is willing to experiment with YOUR kids and teach them how to community organize – just for the MONEY!  Next year 6 year olds will be taught to use “emotional” words to get their way.  The video references Utah – but this is a nationwide program for all […]

Pantagraph won’t acknowledge receiving

The Pantagraph no longer responds to letters Chuck submits. Doesn’t fit the agenda? From: Charles Nicholson <cnicholson123@yahoo.com> To: Pantagraph Letters <letters@pantagraph.com>; “MPickering@pantagraph.com” <MPickering@pantagraph.com> Sent: Wednesday, May 22, 2013 9:58 PM Subject: Pantagraph – Letter to the Editor During Obama’s 2008 campaign, he stated, “It’s time to fundamentally change the way that we do business in […]

Common Core Fairy Tales

If you read the Pantagraph, today’s edition had a glowing report of how great the changes coming to local schools next year will be.  The article is filled with mis-information, the biggest being this effort is state-led.  All the tests are being written at the federal level.  Teachers can teach anything they want, but if […]

How much is the Heartland Turbine saving? UPDATE!

Update:  I finally got an answer from Heartland about the numbers they submitted.  The KWH does include the electricity generated by the turbine.  Notice the cost per KWH didn’t drop significantly until September, then it  dropped even more.  I know they had installation problems, so possibly the turbine wasn’t fully running until then.  Maybe next […]

The tragedy of climatism: Heartland College

Green energy has bankrupted many European Countries – but we keep drinking the Kool-aid.  That $3.7 million grant is our tax money: http://www.commerce.state.il.us/dceo/ From the Hearthand Community College website: http://www.hcc.cc.il.us/news.jsp?newsID=1927 IGEN Earns $3.7 Million Grant for Green Economy HCC, other Illinois community colleges and local communities to benefit from new programs The Illinois Green Economy Network […]

The tragedy of climatism: Resource misuse on a global scale

by Steve Goreham Excepts from the story linked to below: At the same time, the theory of man-made warming appears increasingly shaky. Hundreds of studies show that Earth was warmer 1,000 years ago than it is today. Water vapor, not carbon dioxide, is Earth’s dominant greenhouse gas. Arctic sea ice recently reached a 30-year low, but Antarctic Sea ice is […]

Hypocrisy of the left? Update – NOW LIES!

The Democrat Party just sent this email:   BREAKING: President Obama threatens to veto Republican bill raising student loan rates In a few hours, John Boehner and House Republicans are voting to increase student loan rates to as high as 8.5% for the families who already struggle the most to afford a college education.That is despicable. […]

Guess who visited now?

22 May 10:44:34 IE 8.0 Win7 Washington, District of Columbia, United States Department Of Homeland Security (216.81.81.81) [Label IP Address]  blnnews.com/2013/05/21/if-you-protest-the-irs-homeland-security-shows-up/ (No referring link) How do you like living in a police state?  When the government spies are everywhere, the Constitution is immaterial. You can stick your head back below ground now.  Thanks.  

Want Science? Try this

From the June 2013 issue of Popular Science:  The environmental crowd is changing the weather!

Defund the United Nations

Defund the United Nations, End Agenda 21 (Missouri has already voted to ban Agenda 21!) Dear Sir or Madame, We the People have presented many requests to our Congress in this past two years, some of which you have chosen to ignore. You were voted into office to act FOR the people of the United […]

If you protest the IRS-Homeland Security shows up!

Today’s protest had between 40 and 50 patriots attend with signs that generated many honks from drivers on Prospect.  All the protesters stayed on the sidewalk, by choice.  They weren’t there to do anything but express outrage at the tyranny displayed by the IRS. But, since Janet Napolitano declared the TEA Party a terrorist organization, Homeland Security sent on officer to observe […]

Black Pastor calls on Christians to leave the Democrat Party

IRS Protest: Noon Today UPDATE UPDATE!

The IRS has added extra protection for today’s events!  Since they believe CITIZENS standing up to tyranny are terrorists, they are prepared for trouble.  Evidently they have no respect for the 1st Amendment or We The People! Of course, this is a non violent protest.  Spread the word – especially to government!   301 S Prospect – […]

Fly on the Wall – Common Core

Overheard: The principal at Cornerstone Christian Academy was aware of the CORE curriculum and said they do not and will not teach it at their school.  His words when asked do you teach it?  He replied a resounding NO! This may be the only local school NOT teaching it.  Rumor is the Catholic and Lutheran […]

Go see who wants jobs kept out of Illinois

Tonight is the premier of the new Gasland Movie.  It can be presumed it also is filled with mis-statements (lies) since the first one was.  Of course, the premier is in Uptown Normal, home of the green wizards. Those in attendance want to keep Illinois from doing any fracking in southern Illinois.  Even the former head of […]

Of course Obama knew

by:  Diane Benjamin Think back to 2009.  Obama was swept into office by a troubled electorate determined to end the GOP domination.  Everything was George Bush’s fault, but that’s another story. The Democrats not only had the presidency, but both houses of Congress.  They were elated as they set out to create their socialist utopia.  The […]

Had Enough of the IRS?

TUESDAY Noon – Protest at the IRS OFFICE 301 S. Prospect Rd. Bloomington, IL This is part of a nationwide day of protest! The IRS is a weapon of government to attack the enemies of whoever is in power.  It is NOW time to end the IRS by enacting either a flat or fair tax […]

Fly on the Wall: District 87

  Something I heard:  A second grader in District 87 has been suspended from school for two days. You see, his class was learning about China and Chinese culture. His teacher invited a Chinese lady in to demonstrate Chinese calligraphy. The boy said to the woman, “You’re good at calligraphy. it must be because you […]

Weekend Fun – sort of

The Battling Boys of Benghazi

This poem was written by a Navy Officer (ANON): We’re the Battling Boys of Benghazi,  no fame, no glory, no paparazzi. Just a fiery death in a blazing hell, defending the country we loved so well. It wasn’t our job, but we answered the call, fought to the consulate, and scaled the wall. We pulled […]

Truly Disturbing

If you have a twitter account, go to https://twitter.com/whitehouse Scroll down a little so the left column is off the screen. Now look closely at the seal.  Below is a picture I took so I could adjust the contrast. If you still can’t tell what it is:  An Upside Down Eagle!  On the official White House Twitter feed.  All […]

HOW THE TEA PARTY SAVED AMERICA’S ECONOMY

by JOEL B. POLLAK 17 May 2013 In the midst of the scandal over the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) unconstitutional and likely criminal targeting of Tea Party and other conservative groups, the Wall Street Journal released some fascinating data about the comparative performance of the U.S. and European economies. Both fell and rose at roughly the same pace from 2008 to […]

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