By: Diane Benjamin The far left are the only voices being heard by the Council. Policy is therefore being run by them because few regular citizens bother to call in for public comment. There was another line of leftists that thought they would get a Welcoming Ordinance when that wasn’t what Donna Boelen’s initiative was. […]
By: Diane Benjamin Nikita Richards is not only the chair of the local Democrat Party, she is an employee of the City of Bloomington in Human Resources. Yesterday she posted this on Facebook: Nikita just alienated all 130 Bloomington police officers. Nikita accused every officer of being unprofessional at best and racist at worst. How […]
By: Diane Benjamin Even the democrats know Joe Biden is not inspiring anybody. When he does come out of his basement he speaks incoherently. He’s been in DC for 50 years and now claims he can fix all the countries problems that he has ignored for 5 decades, 8 years as vice-president. The party is […]
By: Diane Benjamin 21 Quotes by Margaret Sanger that Will Probably Make You Sick: https://tfpstudentaction.org/blog/margaret-sanger-quotes Oh, Sanger founded Planned Parenthood. PP exists to do abortions, there isn’t any money in birth control. Chair of the McLean County Democrat Party:
By: Diane Benjamin The head of the McLean County Democrat Party doesn’t know a boycott is illegal in Illinois. Committing a felony is a non-issue? Now you know why laws don’t matter in Illinois – the Democrats have been running the State for decades. To be fair, I don’t think Connie Beard knew either or […]
By: Diane Benjamin It’s obvious the Democrat Party only cares about blacks when they want their vote. Obama was president with his sidekick Biden for 8 years. They didn’t do prison reform or even talk about police reforms. Neither did anything about the black unemployment rate or the black on black violence in Chicago. Add […]
By: Diane Benjamin ISU President Dietz spoke at the NAACP rally. The only video I can find is posted is on the WEEK 25 Facebook page. Unless you are on Facebook you won’t be able to see it. He only spoke for a few minutes. His comments ended with ISU is committed to social justice. […]
By: Diane Benjamin Nikita Richards, failed candidate for McLean County Clerk, was recently elected to lead the McLean County Democrats. When the economy was shut down we were told it was “to bend the curve”. The purpose was to prevent massive numbers of hospitalizations that would overwhelm the system. Overwhelming never came close to happening, […]
By: Diane Benjamin When Shayna Watchinski ran for the McLean County Board she told people she worked in “healthcare”. See this WGLT story: https://www.wglt.org/post/facing-primary-challenge-left-segobiano-touts-bipartisan-record#stream/0 Excerpt: Professional? According to the Illinois License Look up website, Shayna Watchinski has never held a professional license of any kind: https://ilesonline.idfpr.illinois.gov/DFPR/Lookup/LicenseLookup.aspx That didn’t stop Watchinski from posing for campaign photos […]
By: Diane Benjamin The local political parties elected their leadership this week. The Republicans picked Connie Beard for a second term. Connie works in the private sector. The Republicans previous leader was John Parrott. He worked in the private sector. The Democrats chose Nikita Richards. She works for the City of Bloomington. Their previous chairman […]
By: Diane Benjamin h/t a reader Defining what it means to be Progressive is Nikita Richard, failed candidate for McLean County Clerk: Nikita “tagged” McLean County Clerk Kathy Michael and McLean County Sheriff Jon Sandage apparently to embarrassed them into allowing prisoners here to vote. Sheriff Sandage responded: Next, Kathy Michael responded, these comments appear […]
By: Diane Benjamin Think back folks. Nikita Richards accused Kathy Michael of voter suppression because the kids at ISU had to stand in lines. Prediction: The kids will show up to vote in November right before the polls close and Nikita will complain again about voter suppression at ISU. BUT, Nikita hasn’t said a word […]
By: Diane Benjamin Somebody calling themselves: just accused me of lying in this story from yesterday: https://blnnews.com/2019/08/29/failure-to-launch-local-dems/ Here’s part of the comment: I made up the whole thing? I lied? I know Derek has been to “Democrat Boot Camp”. That means he wants to run for something. The local dems have nothing to run on […]
By: Diane Benjamin Well it seems as if the Dems had a snafu at the last County Board meeting. Eventual candidate (more about that later) Derek M. Lough appeared to be ready to do a fire and brimstone speech about voter suppression in McLean County. The Dems are all fired up about waiting lines in […]
By: Diane Benjamin This event has ZERO to do with honoring veterans. Nikita Richards is raising money so she can run for office again. Why is she still using contact information for the race she lost last November? “The Change You Deserve” was rejected by voters. If you plan to attend, read the fine print. […]
By: Diane Benjamin Bills and payroll for Monday night: http://www.cityblm.org/Home/ShowDocument?id=21241 6 more employees will be spiking their pensions: This is the penalty for the last group who spiked theirs: The legal budget must be running out of money, this is less than a normal month. I filed a FOIA request for the […]
By: Diane Benjamin Congrats Illinois. Democrats are in complete control. Will somebody please name one place where Democrats have allowed prosperity. Anyone? Anyone? Democrats create dependents, not a vibrant growing economy. Illinois will collapse under the weight of politicians who refuse to fix the problems. Likely it is too late to leave Illinois since property […]
By: Diane Benjamin The lawyer the City of Bloomington hired to investigate the computer usage of Nikita Richards was John Redlingshafer. According to his profile he specializes in: https://www.lawyers.com/peoria/illinois/John-Redlingshafer-3448847-a/ Aviation & Airports Governmental Business and Commercial Litigation Agribusiness Nothing is mentioned about his ability to investigate computers and browser history. Experts do exist […]
By: Diane Benjamin I’m not supposed to be anywhere near a computer screen with a concussion, but some things have to be said. The media is not the enemy of the people, they are the enemy of the truth. I have reports from multiple sources that the Pantagraph hasn’t printed at least 20 Letters to […]
By: Diane Benjamin Remember when Nikita Richards campaigned during a church service? https://blnnews.com/2018/10/01/nikita-lying-in-church/ City of Refuge Church must have decided they messed up with Nikita, so the GOP was invited to speak at the church. Various dates were discussed and then all mysteriously cancelled. Four candidates where going to come BEFORE a service to […]
By: Diane Benjamin If you haven’t decided who to support in the McLean County Clerk’s race, this article in the paper should make it crystal clear: https://www.pantagraph.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/mclean-county-clerk-hopefuls-push-improvements-bemoan-bitter-race/article_b4244ca0-16a0-5910-8666-00349ca6c74e.html#tracking-source=home-top-story-2 If you live in the County (not Bloomington-Normal) are you under-served by the Clerk’s office? Nikita Richards thinks you are and plans to spend more money to serve […]
The City’s personal press is reporting Nikita has been cleared! When consultants are hired they always give the requested results. Congrats citizens! I wonder how they explain all these websites: https://blnnews.com/2018/10/12/gleason-cant-find-a-problem-with-nikita/ By: Diane Benjamin The ethics complaint filed with the City of Bloomington by Kevin Gerrard was never taken seriously. As this email proves, the […]
By: Diane Benjamin Tim Gleason is following in the footsteps of David Hales who didn’t see a problem with the Coliseum. Hales was fired from Bend Oregon, and is being fired from Joliet. The Bloomington City Council adored him. The problem has been identified! Quote: http://www.wjbc.com/2018/10/04/city-hopes-richards-ethics-complaint-to-receive-swift-outside-review/ City Manager Tim Gleason said an internal investigation […]
By: Diane Benjamin The room was packed with citizens last night wanting to hear the two candidates. There was easily over 200 people, standing room only. Nikita Richards continued her attacks on Kathy Michael, including that she violated the law by delaying early voting. It didn’t matter that Michael had the permission of the State’s […]
6-7 pm at Heartland Community College – Community Commons building. Kathy Michael – Nikita Richards Should be fun!
By: Diane Benjamin This morning Connie Beard, McLean County GOP chair, held a press conference. (Note: the GOP is led by a woman! Democrats aren’t) The purpose was to touch on three topics: 1) Referendums The GOP has placed three on the ballot. The first two will only be on the County ballots. These two […]
By: Diane Benjamin At least 2 Peoria TV stations and WYZZ covered the lies told by Nikita Richards in a local church last Sunday. The local Republicans asked her to apologize for claiming Kathy Michael broke the law by delaying the start of early voting. If you missed that story, see it here: https://blnnews.com/2018/10/01/mclean-county-republicans-news-release/ Nikita […]
Press Release: 10/1/18 Statement by Connie Beard, Chairman McLean County Republicans. “It has been brought to my attention through various sources that Ms. Nikita Richards, Democratic candidate for McLean County Clerk, appeared at a local congregation and during her campaign presentation accused Kathy Michael of breaking the law by delaying the start of early voting. […]
By: Diane Benjamin If breaking the law by campaigning in churches isn’t bad enough, Nikita Richards must think congregations will fall for anything – including lies. Nikita really has nothing to run on, so she has created division and racial tensions by claiming discrimination and voter suppression. She has to create her own fact to […]
By: Diane Benjamin Gerrard is the guy who filed the ethics complaint with the City of Bloomington against Nikita Richards. This morning he left a comment on this site that neither the Pantagraph reporter or the WJBC reporter contacted him before doing stories. He stated he is not behind the Bloomington Deserves Better Facebook page, […]
By: Diane Benjamin Kevin Gerrard, the guy who filed the ethics complaint with the City of Bloomington, also filed for Nikita’s browser history for the entire month of June. According to him, he filed the complaint and FOIA because HE is paying Nikita’s salary as a resident of Bloomington. One quick note about who filed […]
By: Diane Benjamin Email to Kevin Gerrard concerning the ethics investigation of Nikita Richards: So the City is hiring an independent law firm to investigate the obvious. If Nikita isn’t fired they can blame the law firm. If Nikita is fired they can blame the law firm. If the investigation takes months they can blame […]
By: Diane Benjamin Churches are tax exempt because government wanted to make sure they didn’t use the Bible as a basis for informing their congregations about political candidates. In 1954 a law was passed banning political campaigning by tax exempt organizations, specifically churches. Campaigning in a church means the church could lose tax exempt status […]
By: Diane Benjamin I’ve been sent this information by a LOT of people, so it’s time to share it. Yes, McLean County is being community organized using Chicago style campaigning with Chicago residents being bused here. I wonder if they will be bused here to vote too? Since Chicago is the poster city for high […]
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 […]
By: Diane Benjamin A couple of days ago a comment was made on Facebook saying Republicans were trying to suppress the vote at ISU, and that’s why kids had to stand in long lines. The person who made that comment must have not realized the election was a primary. Suppressing democrat votes does nothing to […]
By: Diane Benjamin I wonder if she was campaigning again on a City computer? The conversation below took place mostly this morning on the WGLT Facebook page. I’m going to post the entire thing with nothing redacted so I can’t be accused of “editing”.
By: Diane Benjamin Think back. Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders are vying for the Democrat nomination for president. The Illinois primary election was held on March 15, 2016. The Town of Normal has 30 precincts. The entire County picked Hillary Clinton, 26 of Normal’s 30 locations picked Bernie Sanders.
Press packets proving many of the points made were distributed to all members of the press there.
By: Diane Benjamin The Kathy Michael press conference is going to be interesting. The Democrats hired a lawyer to FOIA Kathy Michael’s browser history!