By: Diane Benjamin
Have you heard Joe Biden calling for civility because we are all Americans? It’s cute but he forgot his base isn’t civil. Funny how all the protests and burning businesses have stopped. I suggest businesses don’t dispose of the boarding-up materials:
Joe Biden isn’t president-elect.
The media doesn’t get to declare a winner.
Jenn Carrillo is probably too young to remember Al Gore was in court well into December after declaring himself the winner. It didn’t work out well for him. She made a snide comment about “a new administration” during the meeting.
Public comment last night was 34 minutes of mostly I hate America speech. Besides disparaging Columbus, illegal aliens should be welcomed, and those oppressed by America deserve reparations. One remembered to throw in capitalism is the real evil.
Proving that Biden’s call to come together is a joke to Jenn Carrillo, she was Tweeting during the meeting about speakers and Council members she doesn’t like:
Carrillo has zero respect for anyone who isn’t in lock step with her ideology. If Joe ever becomes president he will find out his base is full of Carrillo types.
The discussion on ditching Columbus Day began is 1:13:30. The Council wasted 43 minutes discussing everything from how evil Columbus was to why he is celebrated worldwide. Donna Boelen had the most profound comments – see 1:49:30. Her statement started with history is not ours to erase.
Julie Imig had another point. In 2019 Tari Renner made a proclamation about Indigenous People’s Day. https://blnnews.com/2019/10/13/bloomington-violates-their-own-code/
The entire discussion was a waste of time since Columbus Day isn’t a city holiday. The issue now goes back to waste more staff time trying to decide what to bring back to Council. Donna Boelen and Kim Bray voted against it, the rest all voted yes.
Evidently the roads can wait, staff was ordered to decide on making Indigenous People’s Day, Columbus Day, Italian Heritage Day, or some combination of all a day. Some urged an event like Council did with Juneteenth.
I see Bloomington going even farther left after the next election. The locals are being run over by radicals because they laid down and allowed it. Congrats. If you thought Joe Biden could return us to sanity, you weren’t paying attention.