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. […]

Update: We are at war

Updates: https://blnnews.com/2020/06/15/more-on-the-list/ https://blnnews.com/2020/06/15/did-jenn-make-this-comment/   By:  Diane Benjamin Please read to the bottom and then share  Jenn Carrillo was brought illegally to this country by her parents.  If her parents broke the law to provide a better life for the family that’s understandable.  Jenn isn’t here for a better life however. She is the founder of […]

Before you demand police reforms:

By:  Diane Benjamin Before supporting “No Cash Bail” or other reforms to local policing, see who currently resides in the County jail.  These are only the worst accused and convicted offenders.  The jail population has increased recently due to felony looting and destruction of property: 2019 CF 416  Cynthia Baker – convicted of murder, not […]

CIRBN and the Town of Normal

By:  Diane Benjamin The latest tax return from CIRBN available is from 2017.  They file as a non-profit.  This is a summary:  https://projects.propublica.org/nonprofits/organizations/461304666 The Town of Normal Comprehensive Plan done by the McLean County Regional Planning Commission in 2017 mentions CIRBN 10 times.  https://mcplan.org/file/227/Elements_Economic%20Vitality.pdf PDF page 9 shows CIRBN as a “positive contributor” and a […]

As seen on Facebook: Socialists

By:  Diane Benjamin Democrat socialists are just regular socialists.  They want to shut down speech they don’t agree with.  The local clowns are no different.  Socialism is about government control and taking away your rights.  Of course it won’t apply to “their” rights. Please nominate Bernie Sanders so Trump can crush him.  Note how the […]

Dickie Durbin at ISU

By:  Diane Benjamin The video of Dickie at ISU this morning is on Nikita Richards Facebook page.  He was here to endorse her.  The college Democrats plus Erik Rankin were there too.  The crowd didn’t look overwhelming. Dickie came, in his own words, to support a Democrat “traffic cop” to elections.  Yes, Dickie, we’ve seen […]

Renner Radicals Running Amok

By:  Diane Benjamin Tari Renner is a community organizer.  He was a speaker at Camp Obama in 2007:  https://blnnews.com/2013/02/25/vetting-tari-renner-obama/ After 8 years of a President who didn’t care about laws, the local radicals are outraged a President was elected to end the chaos Obama caused. See Renner’s picture and comments from last night’s Rally for […]

Way too busy again

By:  Diane Benjamin I won’t have time for a while to work for free, so here’s some stories you might not have seen: 1) FBI agents say the bureau is alarmed over Director James Comey’s decision to not suggest that the Justice Department prosecute Hillary Clinton over her mishandling of classified information. According to an interview […]

Global Warming? Sure

By: Diane Benjamin In the 70’s, the talking points were Global Cooling.  Then temperatures increased and the talking points went to Global Warming.  Then temperatures cooled again, so now it’s Climate Change. No the science isn’t settled.  No 90%+ scientists do not agree.  No, you can not trust people who profit from towing whatever line […]

Local cage-liner not worth your time

By:  Diane Benjamin I was really expecting today’s story:  Obama college plan gets high marks in Illinois to be Associated Press, but alas a lee.net (parent company) reporter wrote it.  It regurgitated State officials talking points instead of reporting.  It going to be GREAT!.  Silly me, I expected more. Obama wants to “grant” two years […]

Stop Obama’s Amnesty

Yes, calling DC does scare the GOP – especially when this information goes to MILLIONS of Americans.  If you want to stop Obama’s executive order, call now! Call your Representative and Senators and tell them that any measure funding the government must cut off spending for President Obama’s amnesty. Capitol Switchboard (202) 224-3121 You can […]

League of Women Voters: Embarrassing!

By:  Diane Benjamin I remember having a discussion on the Leagues Facebook page years ago about ObmamCare.   The League thought it was great and good for the country. That fiasco hasn’t taught them anything about government intervention and the destructive forces it unleashes on citizens.  Last night I noticed a story someone from the […]

Fly on the Wall: Ukraine

Have you seen the news coverage?  Citizens are in the streets protesting because their leadership wants to partner with Russia instead of Europe.  They demand Freedom, not being under Russia’s thumb. Have you noticed how they are fighting back?  Burning tires in the streets to stop the police and throwing rocks and bricks. They made […]

Tired of Politicians not telling you the truth?

by:  Diane Benjamin The Unemployment Rate fell today to 6.7%!  But that’s not the story.  Around 90 million people have quit looking for work and are no longer counted.  Here’s the real story: This is a serious problem on many levels.   Total welfare spending was close to $1 TRILLION in 2013, that doesn’t include […]

There is nothing more EVIL than liars! Update!

The Democrats just sent another email – see below.  Evidently the economy is really bad since they predict more people will lose jobs by the end of the year. by:  Diane Benjamin Politicians obviously stretch the truth.  Flat out LYING to achieve some political agenda is now all too common. The Senate is debating whether […]

Obama Dooms Seniors to Ravages of Aging

Source:  http://www.aim.org/guest-column/obama-dooms-seniors-to-ravages-of-aging/?utm_source=co2hog&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+AccuracyInMedia+%28Accuracy+In+Media%29 Betsy McCaughey  —   January 2, 2014 On Oct. 1, 2012 the Obama administration started awarding bonus points to hospitals that spend the least on elderly patients. It will result in fewer knee replacements, hip replacements, angioplasty, bypass surgery and cataract operations. These are the five procedures that have transformed aging for older […]

Low information voters right here in Bloomington!

by:  Diane Benjamin Sometimes I read Letters to the Editor which don’t come close to resembling reality.  Polite political discourse can’t occur when facts are immaterial to the conversation.  There is one of these in today’s Pantagraph.  The writer probably doesn’t read this site, so if you know Linda Doenitz, give her a heads up. […]

Think the IRS isn’t still attacking Obama critics?

I wrote previously about C Steven Tucker and the IRS:  http://blnnews.com/2013/11/29/irs-auditing-2-men-who-spoke-against-obamacare/ IRS Goes After Obamacare Whistleblowers:  An Interview with C. Steven Tucker By Arlen Williams This is an update published today in American Thinker:  http://www.americanthinker.com/2013/12/irs_goes_after_obamacare_whistleblowers_an_interview_with_c_steven_tucker.html Excerpts: By now, the news has spread online of the IRS audit notices sent to two Obamacare whistleblowers. On November 25th, cancer victim […]

House subcommittee: Obamacare’s $300 billion Medicare Advantage raid will hurt seniors next year

Obamacare “raided” $300 billion for Medicare Advantage and seniors will begin feeling the cuts next year, according to an analysis Tuesday by the House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee. Obamacare took $700 billion from Medicare and $300 billion from Medicare Advantage alone for its own funding, according to the subcommittee. The cuts to Medicare Advantage […]

Boehner: Amnesty After GOP Primary Filing Deadlines (the end of the #GOP)

A new report from the Texas-based Quorum Report, published by longtime Texas journalist Harvey Kronberg, says that House Speaker John Boehner plans to push amnesty legislation through the House, after the primary filing deadline for candidates. The move would prevent Tea Party from challenging GOP lawmakers who support amnesty in 2014.   Scott Braddock reported […]

5 Minutes of testimony YOU need to hear

  Expert Testifies to Congress that Obama’s ‘Ignoring Laws’ Could Lead to Overthrow of Government   by Noah Rothman See the video here:  http://nation.foxnews.com/2013/12/03/expert-testifies-congress-obama%E2%80%99s-%E2%80%98ignoring-laws%E2%80%99-could-lead-overthrow-government During a congressional committee hearing about the constitutional limits imposed on the presidency and the implications of President Barack Obama’s disregard for implementing the Affordable Care Act as written, one expert […]

IRS Auditing 2 men who spoke against ObamaCare

BOTH got letters from the IRS on the SAME day!  Illinois’s own C. Steven Tucker, who got a cancer patients insurance re-instated,  is one of them – the cancer patient the other.  IRS is obviously still being used by the Obama administration as a weapon. CANCER PATIENT WHO SAYS OBAMACARE CANCELED HIS HEALTH INSURANCE NOW […]

Obama: Electricity rates will necessarily skyrocket

by Diane Benjamin Remember this video? Obama is eliminating cheap energy without Cap & Trade.  While virtually every government agency is trying to raise taxes, expenses for citizens are increasing on items we must purchase.  The middle class is being squeezed by fundamental transformation. Article from Illinois Country Living magazine:  http://icl.coop/cooperatives-prepared-long-term/ What the article doesn’t […]

Obama’s Disdain For The Constitution Means We Risk Losing Our Republic

Posted below is page 2.  Page 1 can be found here: http://www.forbes.com/sites/realspin/2013/11/19/obamas-disdain-for-the-constitution-means-we-risk-losing-our-republic/ 11/19/2013 @ 8:00AM PAGE 2 OF 2 The direction in which Mr. Obama is taking us would make possible the following scenario. A Republican Congress is elected and repeals Obamacare over a Democratic President’s veto. The President refuses to enforce the repeal. The Supreme […]

Real example of ObamaCare cost increases

by:  Diane Benjamin The name of the benefits provider isn’t important, but you should know this is a non-profit insurance provider.  Stated in the Benefit Information notice is this: It’s been more than 5 years since co-payments were last increased for prescription drug benefits, and even longer for most deductible and out-of-pocket maximums. The notice […]

Preventing Stealth Euthanasia

by:  Diane Benjamin Yes death panels exist, and yes Obamacare takes $78 billion out of Medicare.  If you still don’t believe ObamaCare is meant to limit healthcare for the “non-contributing” members of society, then why would Benedictine University hold a conference on Preventing Stealth Euthanasia? Fundamental Transformation.  Die already!

Your future under ObamaCare

by:  Diane Benjamin This information was sent to me.  I blocked out the company name, it’s not important.  The Affordable Care Act affects everyone in America – get ready.  We were lied to by people who never read the bill.  I realize parts are difficult to read, but here’s the message:  “You will be paying more […]

Remember when Barack was cool?

Remember when his first campaign was the new model for campaigning through social media?  Well, he has lost it.  He sent the following email today, but according to the Illinois elections calendar, there are NO elections in Illinois tomorrow!  How many of his uniformed voters are scrambling tonight? Friend — Decisions are made by those […]

Obama, Congress Owe Snowden Thanks, and a Pardon

Note:  This is from a left-leaning site.  http://www.truthdig.com/report/item/obama_congress_owe_snowden_thanks_and_a_pardon_20131028 The comments to the article are worth reading. by:  Robert Scheer Now we know that even the president needs leaks from Edward Snowden to be fully informed about the dastardly acts of his own top spy agency. It was Snowden’s recent revelations that led Obama to order […]

Desperation at BarackObama.com

The website doesn’t work, the cost isn’t affordable, the penalty is MUCH less, the deductibles mean the insurance will probably never pay out a dime – but the people exposing the truth are “shady groups”? Erin Hannigan, BarackObama.com To Me   Today at 2:32 PM There are 17 million uninsured young Americans who are now eligible to […]