How to END America: Use Kids

by: Diane Benjamin The local school board members have lost their senses! I have talked to 2 supposed conservatives who don’t see a problem with the Federal takeover of education. Wasn’t it 6 months ago conservatives were calling for the elimination of the Department of Education? Now the left wing has bought their way into […]

This Australian knows more about USA than citizens

Benghazi, IRS, AP: Government is the Problem Written on Wednesday, May 15, 2013 by Nick Adams America is in debt. Most notably, it owes its remarkable exceptionalism and the durability of its experiment to the men who founded it. With a penetrating prescience, these men grasped better than any before them the true nature of man, […]

The uniformed fall for anything

by:  Diane Benjamin As I predicted, Homefield Energy won the bid for aggregating Bloomington’s electricity.  Of course Ameren (parent company of Homefield) was going to bid low, that cuts out the competition faster than actually working for peoples business. Worse is Bloomington’s claim they signed up for 100% renewable energy.  Unless the local bikers are […]

Fox News wins ratings but ?!?

Note the number of viewers.  No wonder the country is filled with low information voters, nobody cares enough to be informed! Tuesday Ratings: Fox News #1 In All Cable News, Total Viewers And Demo by Mediaite Staff | 6:58 pm, May 15th, 2013 On a news day jam-packed with Obama administration scandals, Fox News dominated the cable […]

Democrats called for IRS investigations in 2010

from 2010 Huffington Post article:  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/10/05/crossroads-gps-irs-investigation-_n_750771.html Excerpts: The IRS has also come under increasing pressure from Democrats to act against conservative or GOP-allied groups, placing the tax agency in an awkward position of being dragged into a political fight. Last week, the chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, Democrat Max Baucus of Montana, called on […]

Is Bloomington turning into Chicago?

by:  Diane Benjamin Another murder last night in an area of town well known to police as a hotbed for trouble. Gangs of kids have been reported causing trouble around E. Jefferson, O’Neill Park, South RT 51, and Eastland Mall. It’s not even summer yet.  Is this what Bloomington residents have to look forward too? […]

Politico: Here’s Why Journalists Suck Today

By DAN May 14, 2013 My, what an interesting headline –  Journalists fume over DOJ raid on AP – if you happen to be a journalist. Yet, hardly any of these alleged journalists fumed for more than two years as an entire government defamed, demeaned and undermined honest and open political groups aligned with the so called, Tea Party, conservatism, or Glenn Beck’s efforts. In […]

MORRISON: WE MUST RETHINK OLD IDEAS ABOUT RETIREMENT

By Tom Morrison –  As a citizen of Illinois, I am tremendously grateful for the service provided by public sector employees. They have dedicated their careers to keeping us safe, educating our children and working to maintain the infrastructure we rely on as we go about our daily lives. Unfortunately, as House Speaker Michael Madigan […]

Most Bloomington Council Members clueless

Update:  They passed to contract with Good Energy and add the maximum renewable.  Also they approved their cut.  Government run electricity – congrats Bloomington. by:  Diane Benjamin Tonight the Bloomington City Council will approve a contract with Good Energy to start the aggregation process.  As explained previously (https://blnnews.com/2012/12/18/aggregation-follow-the-money/), Ameren is out to recapture the monopoly they have […]

Missouri Legislature Bans UN Agenda 21

For all the local disbelievers: May 10, 2013 By Alex Newman, New American With a veto-proof majority, the Missouri legislature approved a popular bill protecting private property and due process rights by banning a deeply controversial United Nations “sustainability” scheme known as UN Agenda 21. The legislation, SB 265, now heads to Democrat Governor Jay Nixon, who has […]

The press conference the press didn’t cover

Barack Obama and his administration and HIS military commanders DELIBERATELY SENT OUR SEAL TEAM 6 into HARMS WAY and GOT THEM KILLED. They THEN demanded that a Muslim cleric PRAY over their FALLEN bodies AND DAMN THEM TO HELL. This is the press conference referred to in this post:  https://blnnews.com/2013/05/09/did-an-imam-really-use-arabic-prayer-to-covertly-damn-fallen-seal-team-6-members-to-hell-during-their-funeral/ It is very long.  If […]

Bloomington: You were lied to

Nobody ever mentioned during the elections that plans for Downtown Bloomington has been worked on way before anybody won.  Didn’t you wonder why certain groups picked out the people they wanted elected?  Doug Farr is the same guy involved with Uptown Normal.  Maybe this email will shed some light: To: badkins@cityblm.org, tstiller@downtownbloomington.org, ssprouls@cityblm.org From: Jeanette Velazquez <jeanette@farrside.com> Date: 11/26/2012 12:04PM […]

#ABC News telling the truth! Shocking!

When it became clear last fall that the CIA’s now discredited Benghazi talking points were flawed, the White House said repeatedly the documents were put together almost entirely by the intelligence community, but White House documents reviewed by Congress suggest a different story. ABC News has obtained 12 different versions of the talking points that […]

Common Core a common enemy for some conservatives, liberals

Unfortunately, Illinois still hasn’t gotten the message! The implementation of the Obama administration’s national education standards are being met with increased opposition from both conservative and liberal activists — albeit it for very different reasons. In the past three years, 45 states adopted “Common Core,” a set of federal education curriculum guidelines developed by the National Governors Association and […]

The Fracking Lies continue

by Diane Benjamin As previously reported (https://blnnews.com/2012/08/30/fracking-under-attack-with-fraud-in-mclean-county/) (https://blnnews.com/2013/01/23/fracknation-exposed-the-energy-haters/) some people will do anything, including lie, to stop the use of fossil fuels.  We are all affected because cheap energy is essential to the economy of the United States.  Double gas prices have put a lid on potential economic development when families have fewer discretionary dollars.  Cheap natural gas collected […]

DID AN IMAM REALLY USE ARABIC PRAYER TO COVERTLY DAMN FALLEN SEAL TEAM 6 MEMBERS TO HELL DURING THEIR FUNERAL?

May. 9, 2013 11:54am Billy Hallowell Parents of fallen service members spoke at a press conference on Thursday morning, an event during which they accused the U.S. government of complicity in the deaths of their sons. The families highlighted a number of grievances, including the notion that military brass invited a Muslim cleric to their children’s funeral in […]

HERE ARE THE 5 KEY THINGS TO TAKE AWAY FROM WEDNESDAY’S BENGHAZI HEARING

Three Benghazi whistleblowers appeared before the House Oversight Committee on Wednesday to shed some light on the deadly terrorist attack that claimed the lives of four Americans, including U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens, State Department official Sean Smith and former Navy SEALs Glen Doherty and Tyrone Woods. Several stunning revelations were made throughout the hearing, however, […]

Fly on the Wall: Bloomington/Normal Pension lies

According to today’s Pantagraph, the IMRF (Illinois Municipal Retirement Funds) is changing their accounting, thus the funding of accounts will look much better. MUCH! This is the same IMRF that manages the funds, performance has been dismal at best.  Besides, they can always come back and raise taxes for more money.  No worries. Are you […]

Tea Party 1, Obama 0 – 2013 Edition

By Rob Meltzer For all the claims that Obama was riding on a crest of political popularity, and that the GOP was about to experience NRA blowback, and that the Tea Party had drifted away, and that a golden era of liberal socialism was sweeping away the Republican world, a philandering despicable Tea Party candidate, Mark […]

More on Aggregation

by Diane Benjamin As reported previously (https://blnnews.com/2012/12/18/aggregation-follow-the-money/), Electricity rates were deregulated in Illinois in 2007.  Many smaller companies formed to give consumers choices in suppliers – thus competition led to lower rates.  Ameren and Co-Ed saw their monopolies disappearing, so they talked Springfield into aggregation.  Since so many cities have approved it, monopoly restored!  The cities are also happy because they […]

Top 20 impeachable Obama offenses

MAY 6, 2013 BY: ROBERT MOON 20) Blatantly violating bankruptcy laws to force through payoffs for unions. 19) Illegally refusing to enforce the Defense of Marriage Act. 18) Appointing members of a radical Islamic terrorist organization to sensitive advisory roles and giving extremist groups sweeping influence over U.S. policies. 17) Illegally forcing through speech-trampling attacks only on corporations (while leaving labor unions completely untouched) without Congress. […]

Will the Press Report the Truth?

Benghazi Investigation May Turn Into an Impeachment Proceedings, if House Believes Whistle-Blowers The news from the Benghazi whistle-blowers is starting to create the type of firestorm that could spell the beginning of the end of the Obama Administration. Among the shocking revelations from Rep. Darrell Issa on Face the Nation this weekend, Gregory Hicks, the […]

Destroyed from within: Local (Part 1)

Guest Commentary by Anonymous In the United States we typically view Faith Based Organizations as groups that spread the word of God and guide people to repent so their souls may have eternal life in the Kingdom of Heaven. We may rightfully view these groups as serving the community by volunteering to feed the hungry, clothe the […]

City of Bloomington: Nothing to see here!

The Bloomington City Council wants citizens to believe everything is great,  so great, the City Manager just got a huge raise. Report from a citizen: We are losing some very good neighbors on our block.  They put their  house up for sale and have already moved out.   They showed me the gang activity in houses at […]

The Real Unemployment Numbers

From Bureau of Labor Statistics:                     While the total number of Americans employed has risen by approximately 1.3 million, this is a stunningly low number when the total number of people who could have gotten a job exceeds 10.4 million. A fact that is likely to […]

Sequester, what sequester?

MILITARY SIGNS CONTRACT FOR GREEN JET FUEL THAT’S NEARLY 16 TIMES THE PRICE OF CONVENTIONAL FUEL May. 3, 2013 11:08am Liz Klimas With many claiming to feel the pangs of the sequestration, it appears a green company’s contract for a more expensive jet fuel was allowed to go through. The renewable chemical and biofuel company Gevo in its first quarter […]