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 […]

League of Women Voters are too biased to participate in elections

By:  Diane Benjamin Undo police scrutiny?  Poor investigative techniques?  Does the LWV want the police defunded to go along with their left wing bias? Obviously nobody at the LWV bothered to listen to the audio of the body cam: Short version:  https://blnnews.com/2020/07/24/breaking-in-support-of-art-and-camille-taylor-2-0-the-un-redacted-truth/ Entire Interview:  https://blnnews.com/2020/07/24/in-support-of-art-and-camille-taylor-3-0-the-entire-police-interview/ Thanks for proving you are democrats or worse LWV.  We […]

WGLT Manipulating voters?

By: Diane Benjamin Is WGLT attempting to deceive voters? Is their General Manager, who is on the ballot, behind it? It’s corrupt enough WGLT controlled the debate with the Normal candidates, since RC McBride works for them, they should have recused themselves. It gets worse! Karl Sila was not allowed to participate in the debate […]

Normal Candidate Debate

By:  Diane Benjamin WGLT, League of Women Voters, and the Pantagraph held a debate last night for 8 of the candidates running for 3 Trustee seats.  Write-In candidate, Karl Sila, was not allowed to participate. The audio frequently “blinked” making it a little difficult to listen to, I haven’t listened to the audio at the […]

LWV aren’t non-partisan!

By:  Diane Benjamin The local League of Women Voters in all for the “welcoming ordinance”.  Evidently they think local government can make immigration law. Does the Constitution matter to the LWV? You might not think so when you see the State League of Women Voters Website:    http://www.lwvil.org/gun-violence-prevention.html Automatic guns have been banned since 1934 unless […]

Community (Organizing) Bus

By:  Diane Benjamin Connect Transit can not cover wages with what people pay to ride the bus.  Every month operations loses around $800,000 – that’s EVERY month. That is taxpayer money being used to drive empty buses around town!  Next to bike lanes without bikes, buses are an abomination to anyone who pays taxes.  Government’s […]

Tari’s buddies

By:  Diane Benjamin With all the heat Tari Renner has been feeling now for months, was last night’s packed chamber wanting a “Welcoming Ordinance” his way to get some love? Or was it a way to divide people based on ideology?  Is the real goal to unravel the threads of a civilized society by turning […]

Dissolve the Bloomington Election Commission

By:  Diane Benjamin The State of Illinois has way too many units of government now.  Corruption is rampant because there aren’t enough watchdogs to watch every one of them.  (Hopefully news soon about another huge case)  Media decided it wasn’t their job either. The LAST thing McLean County needs is a separate Election office created […]

LWV ISN’t non-partisn

By:  Diane Benjamin If anybody thinks the League of Women Voters is non-partisan,  this will prove they aren’t: Reproductive Rights means the right to kill babies. In 1857 the Supreme Court ruled a former slave who had lived in  territories where slavery was prohibited was not entitled to be free.   http://www.findingdulcinea.com/news/on-this-day/March/Supreme-Court-Rules-Against-Dred-Scott.html That Supreme Court decision […]

How many “Facts” does Tari get wrong?

By:  Diane Benjamin The League of Women Voters/WGLT debate last night was held in a horrible room.  Many people trekked to Uptown to see it, but the room was too small to hold them all.  University Gallery staff were busy telling people they weren’t allowed to lean against the walls.  A lot of people didn’t […]

Questions that won’t be asked

By:  Diane Benjamin Tonight is the 5 person League of Women Voters/WGLT mayoral debate.  It won’t be as informative as the DoubleTree debate because of who is asking the questions and 5 candidates answering them.  I predict only 5 or 6 questions will be asked since opening and closing statements will take up much of […]

Vote early? Why you shouldn’t

By:  Diane Benjamin If you attended the last mayoral debate at the Doubletree, you know the large room was packed.  Unfortunately, the League of Women Voters and WGLT are holding another debate in Uptown.  Yes, it makes perfect sense to hold a Bloomington mayoral debate in Normal!  (Sure) It’s being held at the ISU Galleries.  […]

Affordable Housing guilt trip

By:  Diane Benjamin Here’s the latest craze in Bloomington-Normal:  If you can’t afford local housing prices, government has a responsibility to help you. Nothing about personal responsibility.  Nothing about doing whatever it takes to support yourself.  Wealth redistribution is the obvious answer.  It’s immaterial if a permanent underclass of people living on subsidies is created […]

Affordable Housing COMMON SENSE

By:  Diane Benjamin The League of Women Voters is decrying (through the bird-cage liner) the lack of affordable housing in Bloomington-Normal. In an Editorial today some obvious flaws in logic are more than apparent. The League claims housing should be 30% of income.  That means somebody making $600 per month would need to pay $200, […]

Five Illinois “fair tax” myths

20 Mar 2014 | illinoispolicy Myth #1: “The ‘fair tax’ will only affect the rich.”   Don’t be fooled. The ‘fair tax’ is being sold as a tax on the rich. But under the proposal from state Rep Naomi Jakobsson, D-Urbana, the lawmaker who is sponsoring the bill to put a so-called “fair tax,” or progressive […]

League of Women Voters: Exposed

by: Diane Benjamin I hear the local League is going to pretend they are behind the Ward change in Bloomington that will be on the March ballot.  Evidently, Fazzini, Renner, Fruin, and Black are concerned it looks bad for sitting Council members to be working to change the Council they sit on.  A little late […]

Fly On The Wall – County Clerk

When buzzing in my ear is too great to ignore – I must report! Recently some representatives from the League of women Voters went to the County Clerks Office to get poll watcher credentials – not a new thing for them. Kathy Michael tried to block their efforts, saying she had the authority to deny […]