Message from me:

Merry Christmas No social distancing at my house. No masks at my house. No avoiding family at friends at Christmas. No law enforcement showing up at my house since Sherriff Sandage refuses to enforce edicts that aren’t laws. So sorry all of you don’t live in the country! I’m taking a couple days off, celebrate […]

I’m a proud Conspiracy Theorist, residents of Normal should be too

By: Diane Benjamin This meme popped up on Facebook about the same time The Normal Town Council proved it to be true: Start with the Work Session Normal had on December 7th to decide whether to create an ordinance to enforce Pritzker’s non-enforceable Restore Illinois waste of paper. See the video in this story: https://blnnews.com/2020/12/08/normal-isnt-shutting-down-businesses-for-violations/ […]

Tari is obviously a democrat

By: Diane Benjamin When Republicans are caught doing stupid things they mostly resign and slink away never to be heard from again. When Democrats are caught they blame the messenger. https://www.pantagraph.com/news/local/public_safety/renner-wont-comment-on-video-showing-city-inspector-talking-about-tracy-drive-fire/article_60c4ed78-120b-5bdd-b4f1-9bb851cbde5c.html#tracking-source=home-top-story-1 Case in point is Democrat Mayor Tari Renner. He blames me for reporting but refuses to comment on what was said: Tari: I wasn’t […]

Normal tonight. Rivian over citizens

By: Diane Benjamin If Normal passes an ordinance tonight to punish small businesses just trying not to close permanently here is what they are doing: Ignoring where COVID does kill people There is no proof bars and restaurants spread the virus but there is lots of proof nursing and group homes do. We know what […]

Extortion: Town of Normal

By: Diane Benjamin Monday night Normal’s “professional staff” will present a plan to force their business owners to comply with Pritzker’s edicts. They will say it is the Carrot and Stick approach, but it’s really extortion. I wonder what Pritzker has promised in return for enforcing what can’t be enforced under the law? He knows […]

More on the Cadena custody case

By: Diane Benjamin I asked Michael Cadena’s lawyer for a statement, she provided an amazing one: A little more on the custody arrangement: Michael has primary custody in Massachusetts. Mickey (using his name since it has been in the media before) can spend 6 weeks in the summer and spring break in Illinois. Mom can […]

Breaking news: Michael Cadena Wins

By: Diane Benjamin The ONLY reason I got involved with this story is the former Pantagraph reporter, Edith Brady-Lunny (now with WGLT) was not reporting fairly. SEARCH Cadena for all the previous stories is you don’t remember them. The custody case ended today after a LONG trial. Michael Cadena is getting custody of his son […]

More proof Pritzker isn’t using science

By: Diane Benjamin Below is the STATEWIDE outbreak locations for the last 30 days. What’s missing? Restaurants and Bars. No, they aren’t all closed, some municipalities aren’t complying with meaningless Executive Orders and some businesses chose to stay open. They are being targeted because they are easy and without the resources to fight back. If […]

Proof Science isn’t driving ANYTHING!

By: Diane Benjamin Update to Region 2 (McLean County is in it) – Last 30 Days Outbreak Locations: Not listed: Restaurants and Bars. Tari Renner and Chris Koos are prosecuting them anyway for refusing to kneel before Pritzker. Watch the Normal Town Council refuse to make decisions with facts next Monday.

Are Face Masks Effective? The Evidence

Originally published in July, updated December 15, 2020. Think science matters? It doesn’t. An overview of the current evidence regarding the effectiveness of face masks. 1. Studies on the effectiveness of face masks So far, most studies found little to no evidence for the effectiveness of cloth face masks in the general population, neither as […]

Tyranny!

By: Diane Benjamin Congrats to Sen Jason Barickman for standing up to Pritzker yesterday and for small business owners here. We elect representatives to make laws but Governor Pritzker decided he is god and representative government is over-rated. We has forbidden our representatives from having a voice in the affairs of Illinois. It’s almost like […]

Bloomington 12/14/2020

By: Diane Benjamin Before Covid restrictions put more businesses with video gaming out of business, the City is taking action. Not to help them stay in business, the Clerk will now allow other businesses to get on a wait list for new licenses. I found it hilarious that previously they thought this was too difficult. […]

Small Business Conference – Covid 19

DECEMBER 17th 600pm – 730pm.This will be a ZOOM meeting. We are hosting a free small business conference to help area businesses affected by Covid 19 restrictions. We hope to provide you with information and knowledge to help you navigate through these uncertain times. Please go to our web site at www.gametimegym.com and register.Register ASAP ZOOM meeting has […]

Renner: Rules for thee but not for ME

By: Diane Benjamin Last Monday Tari Renner was obviously sick on the Zoom Council meeting. Tuesday he announced he tested positive for Covid. He really didn’t like comments about what he said himself – he had symptoms for 13 days during which time he was spotted out and about. TODAY Tari was exercising at the […]

Kathleen Lorenz: Facts do matter

By: Diane Benjamin Problem identified: Kathleen’s facts are right, Stan Nord’s aren’t. Did Kathleen read this story? Her facts were WAY OFF! https://blnnews.com/2020/12/10/lorenz-how-about-not-believing-everything-you-are-told/ Kathy didn’t do any better in an interview with Cities 92.9. She was there to counter an interview Stan Nord did previously. You can listen to it here: https://www.cities929.com/david-paul-blumenshine/ The first topic […]

I wonder how Bloomington and Normal will explain this:

By: Diane Benjamin The Bloomington City Council is meeting Monday night. The ICE hater s will be out in force because Donna Boelen’s council initiative is on the agenda. The far left doesn’t think laws are material to any conversation. http://bloomingtonil.iqm2.com/Citizens/FileOpen.aspx?Type=1&ID=1098&Inline=True At last Monday’s meeting the City auditor stated Bloomington is paying more than necessary […]

Proof McCarthy doesn’t deserve your vote

By: Diane Benjamin Something else happened last Monday at the Normal Town Council meeting that unless you watched it you don’t know. See 46:45. McCarthy pulled approving the minutes from the Omnibus agenda in an attempt to make them say something Stan Nord didn’t say. The minutes in question pertained to Stan’s Trustee comment about […]

Candidates: Ignore Responsible Cities

By: Diane Benjamin The Responsible Cities PAC is as badly named as the Affordable Care Act, which is anything but affordable. Borrowing money and only paying interest for a decade or more is their idea of responsible. The rest of us know who is really paying the excessive interest, it isn’t them. This group of […]

Friday History: Good News

By: Diane Benjamin The County roads by me are great. Unlike driving in Bloomington and Normal where dodging potholes is a sport and riding a horse would be smoother, the County knows they don’t exist to be developers or entertainers. Where my road meets Leroy-Lexington blacktop a large hole was developing. Turning north either requires […]

Update: Parents: Your forum

I’m going to add emailed comments at the bottom instead of posting them as a comment. By: Diane Benjamin Kids are suffering from closed schools. Parents are suffering and watching their kids fall behind. Meanwhile, Tri-Valley is holding in-person classes while Unit 5 and District 87 are closed. The Unit 5 school board had the […]

I Can Keep secrets!

By: Diane Benjamin I’ve got more sources than I can remember. I have never revealed where I get information! That brings me to an anonymous letter I received in the mail today. All I will say is it involves McLean County. The writer didn’t give me enough to work with. I need a list of […]