100% Green Energy? Laugh now

By:  Diane Benjamin Remember this Bernie shirt: I wonder if wind is “Just and Clean Energy”? Does “Just” mean it’s free for some people?  That sure won’t be wind since it costs more to make electricity than coal and natural gas. But is wind “Clean Energy”? NOPE I wonder if the local socialists know what […]

Not so Green

By:  Diane Benjamin Know what that dark spot is?  Long time readers will:  OIL. This turbine is east of the Leroy-Lexington blacktop just south of Route 9.  Usually they keep the ones along busy roads clean, the ones with less traffic going by are worse. Even Green technology needs oil.  I wonder if AOC knows? […]

Bloomington: What’s your electric rate?

By:  Diane Benjamin The latest case for limited government: Bloomington talked residents into electric aggregation in 2013.  It was meant to save people money by contracting for lower electricity rates by buying in bulk. According to the City website the contract negotiated for you expired almost a year ago: Source:  http://www.cityblm.org/government/city-council/municipal-electric-aggregation If you click on the […]

Green Energy Fail

By:  Diane Benjamin When the actual air temp is 20 degrees below zero, thank God for fossil fuels.  This video is the field east of Bloomington Il, filmed today.  The entire field as far as I can see is not operating. Wind energy is not keeping anybody warm today.

Oops: More on Normal for Monday

By:  Diane Benjamin The Children’s Discovery Museum has a new Wind exhibit.  Just like real wind turbines, it was subsidized with tax dollars.  They got a grant from the bankrupt State of Illinois – Department of Natural Resources. The grant didn’t cover the entire expense however.  The problem is somebody forgot to get Council approval […]

Can’t have a conversation with some people

By:  Diane Benjamin We are being intentionally deceived.  Politicians do it.  Media does it.  Schools are doing it. Social media reveals just how bad it is.  This pic was not taken locally, but it was posted locally.  The person who posted it doesn’t see a problem?  Do you? That brings me to Sonny Garcia – […]

Climate Change Scam

Sorry, reading the wrong month By:  Diane Benjamin Yes, it’s been really hot!  Media thought we might break a record yesterday.  What was the record yesterday?  94 degrees What the media often fails to tell you is what year that record was set.  Instead they spew Global Warming or Climate Change unsubstantiated statements and demand […]

Is the ZBA paying attention?

By:  Diane Benjamin The testimony before the Zoning Board of Appeals on a new Wind Farm in McLean County is very technical. It isn’t just that people don’t want monstrous turbines by their house.  If you didn’t know, the ones being proposed are MUCH bigger than the turbines east of Bloomington. Much more is now […]

Lexington: Fight Invenergy

By:  Diane Benjamin The speaker at this event is Ted Hartke.  His family was forced to abandon their dream country home because turbines prevented his family from sleeping! Ted is a Civil Engineer for Foth and Associates in Champaign Urbana. More on Invenergy: https://blnnews.com/2016/11/28/mclean-county-beware-of-invenergy/ More on Wind: https://blnnews.com/2016/06/07/proposed-wind-farms-part-1/ (Part 2 was never printed because of […]

Ideology means no choices for you

By:  Diane Benjamin The Bloomington City Council spent almost an hour discussing why citizens shouldn’t be allowed to choose the lowest cost electricity under Municipal Aggregation.  The final vote was 7-2 with Aldermen Sage and Mathy against limiting your rights.  The rest of the Council voted with one finger pointed directly at you. Even with […]

Green isn’t really green

By:  Diane Benjamin The pictures below were all taken on June 2, 2017 east of Ellsworth, Il. In case you don’t know, wind turbines must have a backup system (FOSSIL FUELS!) because turbines aren’t capable of producing steady electricity.  The wind doesn’t always blow or it blows too hard.  Meanwhile, fossils fuels pollute more because […]

Hubby update +

I’m not sure anybody thought Andy would survive 3 weeks ago.  He not only survived, he is making great progress. Today he got transferred from St. Francis to BroMenn for rehab.  He went from being unconscious for many days to trying to do more than he is capable of doing.  He has decided to play […]

Bats and Wind Farms

By:  Diane Benjamin I wonder how this article made it in the latest magazine printed by Illinois State University! ISU is a big pusher of wind energy, so this article is out-of-place.  Somehow it didn’t make the on-line version of the magazine or I would have linked to it. If you are Facebook friends with […]

More on the Global Warming scam

Two articles destroy the Global Warming Myth:   http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-02-03/un-official-admits-global-warming-agenda-really-about-destroying-capitalism Excerpt: A shocking statement was made by a United Nations official Christiana Figueres at a news conference in Brussels. Figueres admitted that the Global Warming conspiracy set by the U.N.’s Framework Convention on Climate Change, of which she is the executive secretary, has a goal not of environmental activists […]

McLean County: Beware of Invenergy!

By:  Diane Benjamin From the Edgar County Watchdogs website:  http://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2016/10/invenergys-wind-farm-joins-wall-of-shame/ InvEnergy owes Champaign County $480,298 in unpaid taxes. Recently, we shed a spotlight on three parcels of land in Champaign County which have unpaid taxes in the California Ridge Wind Farm developed and partially owned by INVENERGY which is 90% owned by TerraForm Power, which […]

Another rejected Letter to the Editor

On Monday, November 21, 2016 3:42 PM, Pantagraph Letters <PLetters@pantagraph.com> wrote: . I’m sorry but your letter has not been selected for publication. Thank you. . Karen Hansen Digital news editor The Pantagraph P: 309-820-3236 @pg_digital khansen@pantagraph.com . Here’s the letter: . Logan County has “Gone with the Wind”! . Logan County Zoning & County […]

Turbines: County went for money

By:  Diane Benjamin Yesterday the McLean County Board passed a new Wind Farm ordinance that benefits developers over people. Livingston County had a referendum on their last ballot asking whether a 1600 feet setback was enough, the voters there said NO. McLean’s ordinance is a measly 1500 feet from any occupied home – not the […]

Wind Abuse?

By:  Diane Benjamin I attended the rebuttal hearing held by the McLean County Zoning Board of Appeals last night.  Did you know this board has ZERO elected officials, all members are appointees.  County staff attends and can ask questions, but nobody is on this board that can be voted out of office. Invenergy was there.  […]

November 1st Wind hearing

By:  Diane Benjamin The County Zoning Board of Appeals will continue the hearing on changes to the wind ordinance on November 1st.  The hearing earlier this month allowed time for all to speak who signed up, but time ran out of rebuttal testimony. This hearing is only for that rebuttal testimony.  No one who didn’t […]

Logan County: Wind hearing tonight

Tonight is a zoning hearing for a new wind farm: Thursday, September 8 @ 7:30 PM at the West Lincoln Broadwell Elementary School District 92 which is located at 2695 Woodlawn Road, Lincoln, IL 62656 Wind farms can be hazardous to your health, produce very little electricity for the massive costs (subsidizes), and won’t provide […]

UPDATE: Useless wind

The wind turbines are all dead again!  No wind, no electricity. I could post another 18 second video, but it would look the same as the one below. ______________________________________________ By:  Diane Benjamin Did you know wind energy doesn’t work when there is NO wind? Bet you can’t wait for the Clinton Nuclear Power Plant to […]

The truth about 97% agree

By:  Diane Benjamin Lisa Madigan signed up to start prosecuting corporations who deny climate change.  That’s not surprising since she rarely prosecutes corrupt politicians and instead prosecutes businesses.  She needs to see the video below, but most likely facts don’t matter.  They don’t to some ISU professors! What exactly do 97% of climate change scientist […]

The Hoax takes a new low!

By:  Diane Benjamin The climate change believers were unleashed to spew propaganda in the bird-cage liner today.  An editorial by two ISU professors called people who haven’t swallowed the communist green kool-aid part of the “cult of ignorance”. These clowns admit to living in a bubble.   I agree and it’s funded by taxpayers and […]

Proposed Wind Farms – Part 1

By:  Diane Benjamin (This is part of a series being printed in the Lexingtonian Newspaper) The Lexington-Chenoa area is being courted for a new wind project. Anyone on or near the proposed area needs to know the facts before signing contracts with the developers. Even if you aren’t approached to sign a contract, residents near […]

Wind: What property owners need to know

By:  Diane Benjamin If you know anyone being approached by a Wind Farm company now – get this to them.  These companies will attempt to get landowners to sign contracts even before a wind farm is approved!  Make sure they DON’T sign without knowing the facts!  These companies are not above saying the neighbors have […]

How to get a Wind Farm approved?

By:  Diane Benjamin The Logan County Board had rejected plans for a Wind Farm by a company named Relight.  That didn’t stop them from trying again.  Relight is an Italian company, gee I wonder why they want to build here.  It can’t have anything to do with Europe abandoning wind and the US handing out […]

Does Invenergy have a problem with Truth?

By:  Diane Benjamin In a COMPLETE coincidence, Edgar County Watchdogs also did a story on Invenergy today: Wind Farms: More problems with InvEnergy Attorney Mike Blazer – March 4, 2016   ·   1 Comments Argyle and Moore Townships, Michigan (ECWd) – The last couple weeks, Mike Blazer, attorney for InvEnergy, has been the source of citizen complaints in a […]

Get facts before approving more Wind Farms

By:  Diane Benjamin Invenergy wanted to build a wind farm in Livingston County.  The Livingston County Board refused to approve the project.  All of this was very recent. Being defeated in Livingston County, Invenergy has moved to McLean County to try again. Before the McLean County Board jumps at yet another wind farm in McLean […]

Wind Turbines DEAD!

By:  Diane Benjamin Recently the wind turbines east of Bloomington have frequently been dead.  See this SHORT video from a few minutes ago: The McLean County Board approved the initial wind farm on 9/20/2005.  Approval included the below: Thanks to County Board member Susan Schafer for sending it to me back in 2013. Twelve years […]

Update: Climate facts and deniers

Here’s another article to consider:  http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2015/12/climate-change-and-the-lessons-of-a-winter-storm.html I few days ago a banned person left a comment about climate change to this story:  https://blnnews.com/2015/12/26/vogel-you-make-my-writing-sooooo-easy/ This person has the honor of being the only person I have banned from commenting.  The IP address isn’t local, so I don’t take her seriously.  I banned her because having an […]

Another of the local clueless

By:  Diane Benjamin Want to know why Donald Trump is still high in the polls?  Read this WJBC forum commentary to see what the “establishment” thinks.  He’s not even close to the real reason, but it’s good for laughs.  This is exactly what the GOP thinks too – and it’s why the Trump attacks are […]

Not so Green Energy

By:  Diane Benjamin This turbine is on Leroy-Lexington black top, just south of Route 9.  All those black spots are fossil fuels! Livingston County will be voting again on a new wind farm.  A YES vote is a vote to kill birds and throw oil in fields.  A YES votes means tax payers will be […]