Early Voting starts tomorrow. DON’T!

by: Diane Benjamin In my opinion voting in September for an election in November is lamebrained, dim-witted, and unintelligent. There will be “October surprises”, the presidential debates don’t even start until next week. The ONLY reason to vote now is to pretend you investigated all the candidates and have determined which ones represent your values. […]

Normal Council: The best comedy show in Town

By: Diane Benjamin At the last meeting (September 8th) Kevin McCarthy pulled approving the bills from the Omnibus Agenda just so he could state “it is just a report”, everything spent was already approved in the budget. Last night Kathleen Lorenz pulled the same item so she could give the same speech. Who’s turn will […]

WGLT campaigning for Normal’s elites

By: Diane Benjamin It was September 2nd when the Normal Town Council brought their hammer down on ISU large groups. Soon after the student athletes marched through campus demanding the athletic director’s resignation for daring to say: Redbird Lives Matter. The ISU Social Justice warriors think only Black Lives Matter can be uttered, true Marxists. […]

Back the Blue because some in town don’t!

By: Diane Benjamin Today: This announcement brought out the police haters in the Hispanic wing of Black Lives Matter: Roy countered with this: September 27th: Connie Beard, Chairman of the McLean County Republicans announced that on Sunday September 27 the County is invited to honor McLean County  First Responders by attending a rally at the […]

Illinois stupidity

By: Diane Benjamin If you haven’t figured out by now Democrats running Illinois has been a disaster. There isn’t enough of your money to satisfy their insatiable spending lunacy. Changing the Illinois Constitution so they can tax more proves that fact. Voting YES to tax the rich proves you are the problem. It is impossible […]

We are being lied to about MANY things – the FAIR TAX is one of them

See this link: https://wirepoints.org/heres-the-central-misleading-claim-constantly-made-about-the-fair-tax-proposal-quicktake/ Excerpts from the article: Don’t be deceived: The State of Illinois can not live within their means. The Progressive Tax Amendment is just the latest scheme to get more of your money. Instead of reforming un-affordable pensions, they want more of your money. Jobs will be lost and more people will […]

Normal: Financial Trends report is immaterial

By: Diane Benjamin During Tuesday’s night Normal Town Council meeting much was made about the Financial Trends Reports and what a valuable tool it is. This year it isn’t. It recaps what happened from 4/1/2019 through 3/31/2020. Something happened around the time this report ends: Glance through the report. It contains little current information: http://normal.org/DocumentCenter/View/17189/Financial-Trend-and-Condition-Report-FY2019-20 […]

Normal: 7:00 meeting Part 2

By: Diane Benjamin Much of the meeting was spent talking about the 3/31/2020 financial statements and the financial trends report. Neither are on-line yet, so they aren’t worth discussing much here. Many accolades were thrown at staff for doing a good job preparing for the audit. I agree, but isn’t that what they get paid […]

Normal: Your hypocrisy is showing

By: Diane Benjamin Last Wednesday Normal passed ordinances limiting gatherings to 10 or fewer people within the ISU campus area and additional bar and restaurant social distancing restrictions. This was in response to the skyrocketing infection rate of COVID in the campus and Uptown area. Town hall is located near the epicenter of the outbreak […]

Normal needs transparency!

By: Diane Benjamin This statement is in the Town of Normal code: No the Council can’t “waive” disclosure requirements, but that’s not the important part. The Open Meetings Act states they can’t vote on anything not disclosed 48 hours in advance. The code states the City Manger must know a week in advance what will […]

Normal is terrified of their Citizens

By: Diane Benjamin Start with One Normal Plaza. STAFF convinced the Council to instigate zoning changes. The area residents only want ONE THING – alcohol sales banned in the park. Drive through – it’s a park like setting with narrow roads and family atmosphere. They want it to stay a tranquil place. STAFF refused to […]

Enjoy the show Bloomington

by: Diane Benjamin Normal has an excellent chance of electing servant representatives next April. You do remember they used to be called PUBLIC SERVANTS, not tyrants with their own agenda? Bloomington not so much yet. Either everyone with morals and values is too busy working or they have left town. This guy claims he is […]

The document you MUST see

By: Diane Benjamin Before I show you the whole document, you need to see the supporters names at the bottom: Many of those names will be familiar, the rest I might talk about in another story. One name doesn’t fit with the rest since he claims to be a Republican: Josh Barnett This proves the […]

Fly on the Wall – League of Women Voters

Flying around I heard the League has severed ties with WGLT to conduct local debates. Is WGLT too partisan for LOWV now? Will voters only get WGLT’s candidate interviews to base a vote on? Is the League going to make an announcement? Some organization needs to step up and hold debates! Meanwhile, the League still […]

Pam Reece drops the hammer on employees

By: Diane Benjamin Since Chris Koos has been dictating to citizens without any input from your elected officials, didn’t you already think the Town of Normal employees were required to wear masks at work? Evidently not. Remember why the shutdown happened? It was to keep the hospitals from being overwhelmed. It was never to keep […]

UPDATE: ISU Black Athletes Boycott

ISU has released a plan for social change! http://www.videtteonline.com/sports/illinois-state-releases-action-plan-for-social-change-in-response-to-athlete-boycott/article_80feef42-ebb2-11ea-a80e-db89545107d9.html?fbclid=IwAR2rk9FyaZB7wZw_nQHqTngKMG3YybfZvMkJyLLOHCN0meOpY6qeVrcoQpo ________________ By: Diane Benjamin ISU President Dietz declared ISU is a Social Justice University. https://blnnews.com/2020/06/02/dietz-social-justice-is-an-isu-priority/ Athletics Director Larry Lyons proclaimed he’s all in too: https://blnnews.com/2020/08/04/did-isus-larry-lyons-become-a-social-justice-warrior/ What neither understand is caving to progressives never ends. Hand them one victory they will want 5 more things. When they […]

More from Back The Blue

John Boch of Guns Save Life posted a nice recap on his website. It includes lots of pics and other information. Click below to see on on his website: PEACEFUL THANKS TO GUNS: Back the Blue in Bloomington sees big pro-police crowd, harassment of attendees entering and arrest of anti-cop heckler . . . . […]

Back the Blue Rally pics

These are just to give you and idea of how many people attended. counting was difficult because people were social distancing. Black Lives Matter only had a handful of people trying to disrupt the rally, we were too far away to hear them. h/t John Boch – Guns Save Life for these pics. h/t Sonny […]

Tomorrow: Back the Police!

There are more people who support the police than don’t. Those who do MUST show up at the rally tomorrow. Rep Darren Bailey will be speaking. Today he is at a rally in Charleston. The loony left is disrupting the event. Tomorrow they will be across the street, security will keep them out of the […]