By: Diane Benjamin h/t a Reader I’ve been trying not to respond to the NUMEROUS comments on line about Bloomington parks not being mowed. We’ve had a lot of rain, but evidently a couple blocks downtown takes priority. The City has been busy reclassifying employees, many will get raises. They should be hiring public works […]
By: Diane Benjamin http://www.normal.org/ArchiveCenter/ViewFile/Item/3307 For the second year in a row the Harmon Grants total $25,000. In 2017 they totaled $50,000. See this year’s recipients on PDF page 34. Paul Harmon didn’t donate the money, it’s your money. More spending trying to get free money: The total spent since May 2018 was $352,657.87. Add this […]
By: Diane Benjamin http://www.normal.org/ArchiveCenter/ViewFile/Item/3307 Monday night the Normal Council will be asked to amend their Public Comment policy. The original policy was written in 2011. They were forced to change it in 2014 and 2017. When government is FORCED to change, it tells citizens: We don’t care about your opinions, we are only changing it […]
By: Diane Benjamin h/t a reader Remember the song by Cher: Gypsies, Tramps and Thieves? Remember the TLC show: My Big Fat American Gypsy wedding? Suddenly the far left has decided gypsy isn’t an acceptable word. It’s RACIST! This is on the Facebook page for Bloomington Normal Restaurant Scene announcing a new eatery downtown: It […]
By: Diane Benjamin Definition of capitalism: Making your life better by providing goods or services other people want at a price they will pay. It is a simple concept that has improved the lives of millions around the globe. It is color blind and doesn’t care who you sleep with. It is what made America […]
By: Diane Benjamin Step back to last Friday – Tari Renner’s Open House. Both WJBC and the Pantagraph had reporters there, they failed to do a story on what happened or Tari’s racist comment. They have now allowed time for Tari to formulate a response. Lost in this conversation are the people who attended to […]
By: Diane Benjamin Tari Renner and his supporters are trying to claim the video I posted of him was taken out of context. Actually, with more context it is worse. Watch the video and listen to the reaction of those present. Tari was smiling, nobody else was.