By: Diane Benjamin
The concussion will be keeping me from writing much for at least a few days.
Here’s a couple of things I couldn’t pass up:
As of October 26th, Green Top isn’t close to raising $400,000:
Yes they have only raised $141,800 of the needed $400,000.
The Pantagraph again let a lawyer write a story. Tristan Bullington is allowed to publish his talking points about Mikey Cadena. See this story: https://www.pantagraph.com/lawyer-child-doing-well-after-returning-to-mother-in-mclean/article_520fab47-022e-539f-b434-28ee3322856c.html?utm_content=buffer9a440&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=LEEDCC&fbclid=IwAR1g5uEpx9bfmogS3az5ySEzI2GGAk_uW8lMY5YFBGl0TKPZy7L8LBozWlI#tracking-source=home-top-story-1
The story has many problems. Readers knew the truth, that’s why comments have been deleted. The video shows NO interaction between Mickey and his mother or any other person. It does nothing to prove Mikey is doing fine. If his mom cared about her son, he would be allowed to talk to his dad. He isn’t.
The Mikey story hasn’t just spread across the country. It has spread around the world. McLean County courts are a world-wide joke.
Michael Cadena wasn’t in jail a few days as the story claims. It was 15. Nobody told Mikey he was in danger when he was handed back to his mother, the video has sound. A family friend was trying to help Mikey transition. His grandmother wasn’t even allowed to see him before he was taken.
The article was an obvious attempt to change public opinion. It failed.
County Board races:
The paper tried to give some insight into the Board candidates.
Shayna Watchinski is going to spend four years trying to get the meeting time changed. brilliant!
In this country we elect people to represent us. We don’t recruit mobs to make decisions. Compare the Democrats to the Republicans running. Who is going to keep your taxes low? Who is pro-business?
Democrats already run Bloomington and Normal. It’s easy to see the results of their elections. Debt, tax increase, tax increase, debt. Repeat.
Figure out who needs elected yet?
(Back to the couch)