Fly on the Wall: Another not so smart alderman

From an email sent by Jim Fruin, Bloomington alderman: From: Jim Fruin <[email protected]>  Date: 07/28/2013 8:07 AM (GMT-06:00)  To: ‘David Hales’ <[email protected]>,’Barb Adkins’ <[email protected]>,’City Council and Mayor’ <[email protected]>  Cc: ‘Bobby Kerns’ <[email protected]>,’Alex McElroy’ <[email protected]>,’Craig McBeath’ <[email protected]>,’Kathryn Buydos’ <[email protected]>  Subject: Transparency – section on website  I’d suggest that Campaign contributions be easily accessible on our website. We need to […]

Fly on the Wall: the black churches program

The program for troubled west-side youth is getting glorious reviews – by the organizers.  The council members who voted against it are getting vilified by none other than Rob Fazzini: The city council members who voted for the small financial investment should be proud of these impressive results.  Thanks to the Mayor and those who […]

Hot weather and climate change–a mountain from a molehill?

Climatism: A Mad, Mad, Mad World by Steve Goreham CHICAGO, July 3, 2013 — On Sunday, Death Valley temperatures reached 129oF, a new June record high for the United States, according to the National Weather Service. Temperatures at McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas reached 117oF, tying the previous record set in 1942 and 2005. National Geographic, NBC News, and other media […]


Expert witnesses totally dismantled warmism July 22, 2013 by Marc Morano   During yesterday’s Environment and Public Works hearings, Sen. David Vitter asked a panel of experts, including experts selected by Boxer,“Can any witnesses say they agree with Obama’s statement that warming has accelerated during the past 10 years?” For several seconds, nobody said […]

The area Communists

by: Diane Benjamin Today there is a letter to the editor in the Pantagraph that Marxists, Communists, and progressives will love. The title is “Flat tax unfair to the poor”. I could start with “Life isn’t fair”, put the concept goes much deeper. History lesson: America has had a revolutionary effect on the WORLD! Through […]

Fly on Wall: How Obama won

From another email making the rounds: Subject: Prophesy Fulfilled H.L. Mencken (born 1880 – died 1956) was a journalist, satirist, critic, and Democrat.  He wrote this editorial while working for the Baltimore Evening Sun, which appeared in the July 26, 1920, edition: “As democracy is perfected, the office of the President represents, more and more closely, […]

Congressional Liars Repeatedly Protect Obamacare

Published Mon, Jul 29th, 2013   Floyd Brown, Chief Political Analyst I love the Tea Party members of Congress. They’re courageous, principled and, at times, innovative in their use of legislative rules to make major statements about policy. It’s too bad they face a wily foe who poses as their friend. You see, the GOP leadership in Congress […]

Bloomington Police Press release

No mention of concealed carry?  No, the police is there for you.  The 2nd amendment must mean call the police, you aren’t able to defend yourself.   History shows attacks stop when the thugs don’t know who is ready and able to defend themselves.  Check the crime rates in Florida after concealed carry was passed. […]

Fly on the Wall: This and that

I hear the IT guys at State Farm can apply for a transfer if they want out of Bloomington-Normal.  Still believe in 10 years they will be employing 15,000 people here?  Did you know the Indians are being sent back to India and will work from there instead? Maybe government funding of a bypass, Community […]

Liberals Unhinged!

by: Diane Benjamin There is nothing funnier than a liberal losing an argument.  Hard as they tried in the past to not reveal their political leanings, not getting exactly what they want brings out their true feelings.  Government and more government.  Government must fix all problems.  Government creates problems?  More government is needed to fix […]

Non-Racism on the Bloomington City Council

by: Stanley Wonders  (Where have you been hiding Stanley?  Welcome back!) Since Bloomington is a proud “Not in Our Town” town, surely we can never go too far to prove it!  Especially in our elected officials!  But just to BE SURE, some of them have given you the apparent ultimate PROOF. In response to a […]

Fly on the Wall: Cheers to Judy Stearns

The Pantagraph hinted and the rest of the Council is trying to bury that Judy is the one who discovered paint on the historic monuments in Miller Park.  She reported that a few had been painted to the City  – but the City didn’t listen.  Later in the week the rest were painted!  So much […]

Maybe Local Schools wouldn’t need tax increases if . . .

Illinois dumped Common Core! Georgia has now joined the states of Alabama, Utah, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania in withdrawing from the national Common Core tests. With this latest state withdrawal, the program appears to be in danger of unraveling. According to Politico, now that the new math and language tests that are tied to theCommon Core national academic standards […]

Another Progressive Company

Why do they want to overturn Citizens United when it benefits their side too? Probably every knows by now the Progressive Insurance is named Progressive because the name applied.  In case you didn’t know and don’t want your money going to left-wing groups, here is another company to avoid:

Making the News, Not Reporting It – Why Did the Networks Ignore the Facts?

By Editor-in-Chief on July 24, 2013 The February 2012 shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin might never have happened if school officials in Miami-Dade County had not instituted an unofficial policy of treating crimes as school disciplinary infractions. Revelations that emerged from an internal affairs investigation explain why Martin was not arrested when caught at […]

Illinois: I’m entitled!

Retired doctor earns highest public pension in Illinois history CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) – As the pension crisis in Illinois moves even closer to the tipping point, a milestone of sorts has been crossed without notice — until now. A retired doctor with big-time credentials will get a public pension of more than a half million dollars […]

Racism under every bush-if you want it there

by Diane Benjamin First, I have two black relatives, but I had to think about it first.  Non-racists don’t think about people’s skin color.  They are relatives – not BLACK relatives.  Judge people by the content of their character, not the color of their skin.  Evidently, only people who want to see racism still do, […]

Obama’s Amnesty History

A JUDICIAL WATCH SPECIAL REPORT A Special Illegal Immigration Report Timeline to Backdoor Amnesty, 2009-2013 The conspiracy by the Obama Administration to grant amnesty to millions of   illegal aliens by whatever means, constitutional or otherwise, in the United States began within days of Barack Obama’s first inauguration. The following timeline outlines the extent of this conspiracy to […]

Our taxes vrs others

by:  Diane Benjamin Since there are discussions about raising sales tax, it is worth comparing Bloomington – Normal to surrounding cities.  Then, since sales taxes aren’t the only taxes, let’s compare property taxes. Not only does a group of developers expect you to fund soccer fields and a Community Center, the local school districts are […]

Why America is in decline

by:  Diane Benjamin This morning I received the following email.  I redacted her last name and email address. On Mon, Jul 22, 2013 at 7:29 PM, Katie  <> wrote: My name is Katie, I am 24 years old, and I volunteer at Progressive Public Affairs. Right now I am working on a project to spread the […]

Obamacare’s Branch of the NSA

Community organizers will use a Federal Data Hub to sign up people for subsidies — and even ballots. By John Fund President Obama has had a poor record of job creation, but at least one small economic sector is doing well: community organizing. The Department of Health and Human Services is about to hire an army of […]

Conservatives sick of ObamaCare have a plan

GOP SENATOR SAYS COALITION TO BLOCK AND DEFUND OBAMACARE IS GROWING, NAMES NAMES U.S. Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) told TheBlaze Monday he has recruited more than a dozen Senate Republicans to help him defund President Barack Obama’s landmark health care law. Fifteen Republican senators, including Sens. Marco Rubio (Fla.), Ted Cruz (Texas), John Cornyn (Texas), […]

Family wrestles with state Medicaid bureaucracy

by:  Steve Stout [email protected] 6/1/2013 A Streator family, frustrated by the state’s constantly changing Medicaid rules and regulations, worries about the future well-being of their medically fragile son and other children like him as they fight the bureaucracy for help to keep his costly prescriptions within the family’s reach. Gary and Christine Chalkey’s son, Jacob, […]

‘Marriage Equality’ Isn’t the Only Goal

Written By David E. Smith  Illinois Family Institute In their efforts to redefine marriage, most homosexual activists become apoplectic at the suggestion that there is more to their efforts than just their  purported goal of achieving “marriage equality.” They dismiss the comments of homosexuals like lesbian journalist Masha Gessen who states that the institution of marriage “should not exist,” and that […]

Does expanding medicaid mean better health care?

View from Michigan – nothing different than Illinois: Medicaid Recipient: ‘When I ask where I’m supposed to go, I’m told the hospital’ By ANNE SCHIEBER Julie Henry has been on and off Michigan Medicaid for more than 20 years. She knows about the difficulty in finding a doctor who will accept Medicaid and why the system routinely forces her […]


Seizure of components reveals threat that could devastate American infrastructure By:  F. MICHAEL MALOOF The recent seizure of a North Korean freighter carrying Cuban, nuclear-capable SA-2 missile components for refurbishment has resurrected the spectre of the 1962 Cuban missile crisis, when another communist nation developed nuclear dealings with America’s island neighbor. Richard Fisher, a military […]


From Illinois Review: CHICAGO – This past week President Obama publicly urged the reexamination of state self-defense laws (see remarks below). However, nine years ago then-State Sen. Barack Obama actually co-sponsored a bill that strengthened Illinois’ 1961 “stand your ground” law. The Obama-sponsored bill (SB 2386) enlarged the state’s 1961 law by shielding the […]

Coup d’etat

By:  Paul Craig Roberts The American people have suffered a coup d’etat, but they are hesitant to acknowledge it. The regime ruling in Washington today lacks constitutional and legal legitimacy. Americans are ruled by usurpers who claim that the executive branch is above the law and that the US Constitution is a mere “scrap of […]

More low information media: Pantagraph again

by Diane Benjamin Reporter Phyllis Coulter did a story about Geothermal energy systems paying off big for local schools.  Yes, it does pay off big.  But, then facts got in the way of her ideology – or maybe she just isn’t that smart. Quote:  “The systems don’t use fossil fuels” .  That appears to be […]