Tyranny!

By: Diane Benjamin Congrats to Sen Jason Barickman for standing up to Pritzker yesterday and for small business owners here. We elect representatives to make laws but Governor Pritzker decided he is god and representative government is over-rated. We has forbidden our representatives from having a voice in the affairs of Illinois. It’s almost like […]

Kathleen Lorenz: Facts do matter

By: Diane Benjamin Problem identified: Kathleen’s facts are right, Stan Nord’s aren’t. Did Kathleen read this story? Her facts were WAY OFF! https://blnnews.com/2020/12/10/lorenz-how-about-not-believing-everything-you-are-told/ Kathy didn’t do any better in an interview with Cities 92.9. She was there to counter an interview Stan Nord did previously. You can listen to it here: https://www.cities929.com/david-paul-blumenshine/ The first topic […]

Renner: State the LAW

By: Diane Benjamin Tari Renner started last night’s meeting with a Small Business Saturday proclamation. I wonder how he explains reports on social media of the POLICE being used to close down restaurants in town that refused to stop in-door dining. (Possibly more on that one in the future) Reports are the police told the […]

Tari: Forget your oath of office?

By: Diane Benjamin Vowing to uphold both the Constitution of the United States and the State of Illinois is beyond the left. Tari Renner proved that again at the emergency Liquor Commission meeting yesterday. See the short video clip as reported by Cities 92.9: https://www.cities929.com/2020/11/21/bloomington-mayor-renner-whines-at-liquor-commission-hearing-about-the-states-attorney/?fbclid=IwAR3IAg490VjyNCDqMzrrp8xgykB7fmsDgfxZdlbgmHMyl4m6kPGO9oEyrO0 Tari expect State Attorney Don Knapp to enforce Pritzker Executive […]

Renner’s letter to Pritzker

by: Diane Benjamin The establishments readers have said are staying open: Times Past Inn, Tony’s Diner, and Jacks. Let me know if you hear of others. Below is the letter Mayor Tari Renner sent to Illinois’s one-term governor. Complaints will be referred to the McLean County Health Department who must prove in court the establishment […]

Drum roll please . . presenting Karyn Smith

By: Diane Benjamin See 25:19 Karyn Smith is reading a prepared statement during Trustee comments. The topic is COVID and the newly announced proclamations from Pritzker. Having swallowed all of the democrat talking points, she goes on and on about keeping people safe. She thinks the virus has to be under control before people will […]

Want to lower the positivity rate?

By: Diane Benjamin Who is currently being tested for COVID? Lots of people who think they might have it and people scheduled for surgery surgery. Of course testing sick people means the percent positive goes up. Decisions based on testing mostly people who think they might have COVID isn’t science! If mostly sick people are […]

Koos legacy will be tyranny

By: Diane Benjamin If the massive debt and failure to listen to citizens isn’t bad enough, ISU students will remember Mayor Chris Koos thinks he’s a doctor with the right to spew edicts that must be obeyed. He doesn’t, but that doesn’t stop him or the compliant businesses owners terrified of this tyrant. Only the […]

Covid – Who needs quarantined!

By:  Diane Benjamin From McLean County Health Department Note the dates: Interesting points: The people testing positive aren’t that sick People in their 20’s are the biggest group testing positive Why was the color scheme changed? They couldn’t find a new color for adding a category? The infection rate is staying ridiculously low!  2.1% https://health.mcleancountyil.gov/708/CORONAVIRUS-COVID-19 […]

Jessica McKnight needs to read the law!

By:  Diane Benjamin The McLean County Health Department thinks they have the right to shut down businesses.  They don’t.  Pritzker’s expired executive orders are meaningless – they aren’t LAW.  The only authority the Health Department has comes from the courts.  Any pieces of paper they hand out mean nothing. McKnight just closed down the pool […]

COVID-19 voids HIPAA

By:  Diane Benjamin Did you know if you test positive for COVID your rights to privacy will be violated? Even though the McLean County Health Department says to stay home until you have been fever free for 3 days and at least 7 days since symptoms first appeared, Metcom and Bloomington Dispatch will know about […]

Update: More COVID local facts

4 more cases were found today, none are in the hospital. By:  Diane Benjamin ChicagoBusiness.com posted a database of Illinois hospitals last week.  It proves not only that hospitals are not overrun with Covid patients, but also they are being severely hurt by lack of elective procedures: https://www.chicagobusiness.com/static/section/hospital-beds-database.html?fbclid=IwAR3kr7t03wdAjYToEd3EbVmZhjaRN7JRqwAZ7s0jFE8KNX8eQQG8aPSzdBc Below are the local stats as of […]

Update: Covid 19 in McLean County, need better data

The McLean County Health Department tweeted that “Hospitalized” should have been 6.  The other questions weren’t answered. By:  Diane Benjamin From the McLean County Health Department website:  https://health.mcleancountyil.gov/708/CORONAVIRUS-COVID-19 2+12+5+28 = 47 It looks like one confirmed case got lost in the system. With the local economy essentially shut down, businesses closing, and people losing their […]

Just the facts: China Corona virus

By:  Diane Benjamin Skip the media hysteria and get Illinois information directly from the the Department of Public Health:    https://dph.illinois.gov/topics-services/diseases-and-conditions/diseases-a-z-list/coronavirus The page is updated daily, this is from yesterday.  Note the death rate is less than 1%. The site has an interactive map showing cases by County, most of Illinois has few or no […]

Pantagraph Collusion

By:  Diane Benjamin The Pantagraph needs to explain why an alleged Open Meetings Act violation against the McLean County Health Department is so much more important than the one they also reported this week against the City of Bloomington.  That story was quickly buried on their website – comments were NEVER allowed.  Comments ARE allowed […]