Fireworks at Bloomington Council

By:  Diane Benjamin Jenn Carrillo had her “pride” flag at the beginning of the meeting.  She sits right next to the mayor, he said nothing.  Maybe he doesn’t know displaying a personal flag that is larger than the American flag is offensive and violates the US Flag Code.  If you missed last night’s story, see […]

Conundrums

By:  Diane Benjamin A reader told me the paper has an article about a new musical at Heartland Community College:  Gypsy.  Will the self-appointed head of the speech police, Jenn Carrillo, attack them the way she attacked a fledgling downtown business when they had Gypsy in their name? Bills and Payroll from the first meeting […]

Carrillo thinks she’s the speech police

By:  Diane Benjamin h/t a reader Remember the song by Cher:  Gypsies, Tramps and Thieves? Remember the TLC show:  My Big Fat American Gypsy wedding? Suddenly the far left has decided gypsy isn’t an acceptable word.  It’s RACIST! This is on the Facebook page for Bloomington Normal Restaurant Scene announcing a new eatery downtown: It […]

Oath of office – on video

By:  Diane Benjamin Just so there is a record, since the City of Bloomington didn’t live stream or archive video of the candidates being sworn in, a reader taped Carrillo and Crabill. They did take an oath to support the Constitution.  I wonder if they know the word “democracy” is not in it?   Below […]

Socialists sworn in today

By:  Diane Benjamin Sonny Garcia is a self-proclaimed democratic socialist.  He has no clue what that means.  He does want the Welcoming Ordinance, Community Policing, Green City, Affordable Housing, and free public transportation. Side note to Sonny and Jenn:  Bloomington aggregated buying electricity and opted for only “green”.  That means those poor and oppressed people […]