BREAKING: In Support of Art and Camille Taylor 2.0: The un-redacted truth

By:  Diane Benjamin See both previous stories at this link:  https://blnnews.com/2020/07/23/in-support-of-art-and-camille-taylor/ . Art Taylor, in his four-page screed complaining of his treatment during the incident closes with this: Not being accorded the respect of the “benefit of the doubt” is what hurts the most, and that is why citizens of color feel like there are […]

Bloomington Pandering?

By:  Diane Benjamin The left is famous for “never enough”.  Whatever goals they achieve they want more.  The local police were supposedly so bad a civilian police review board (PSCRB) had to be established.  It took forever before they investigated one complaint – they determined the police did nothing wrong.  They had meetings, printed flyers […]

Three things you didn’t know

By:  Diane Benjamin The picture below is from the Facebook page of the downtown Bloomington business that holds Drag Queen story hour for kids.   Can anybody honestly say this is not an attempt to sexualize children?  Note the names of books they are reading to the kids.  There aren’t other life lessons as told […]

Normal Travels (Again)

By:  Diane Benjamin Meeting docs:   http://www.normal.org/ArchiveCenter/ViewFile/Item/31937 In this story about Bloomington spending:    https://blnnews.com/2019/01/26/bloomington-bills-for-monday/ I listed 4 payments to the EDC for $1600 each.  It looks like Renner, Buragas, Mathy, and Tyus won the One Voice trip this year to Washington DC.  Buragas is leaving the Council April 30th and Tyus is the brand new Assistant […]

Not In Our Town doesn’t care about truth

By:  Diane Benjamin Not In Our Town has done nothing to correct the #FakeNews on their Facebook page.  The hateful comments below are still on their page with no apologizes. Obviously this Facebook page only exists to create dissension.  Videos of what really happened are all over the internet.  On this Martin Luther King day, […]

Update: Matejka helps spread lies via Not In Our Town

Main stream media is now backtracking their reporting. This story has interviews with the kids: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2019/01/interview-parents-and-students-from-covington-catholic-demand-apology-from-diocese/ First hand account from the guy wearing the MAGA hat: https://www.toddstarnes.com/campus/catholic-teen-responds-i-will-not-stand-for-this-mob-like-character-assassination-of-my-familys-name/ By:  Diane Benjamin Saul Alinsky tactics are alive and well in Bloomington-Normal.  Not In Our Town pretends to fight against discrimination and bigotry, but more often they are […]

Black Lives Matter – Christmas Bail

By:  Diane Benjamin The Local Black Lives Matter group is raising money to get somebody out of jail for Christmas.  Remember when they did the Mother’s Day and Father’s bailouts? Maybe it’s just me, but keeping people from getting arrested by teaching them laws matter would be a better approach.  Everything in stores is more […]

UPDATE: Setting Wedges

See bottom of story for update. By:  Diane Benjamin Remember when City hall was packed with people wanting citizens to oversee the Police?  Remember this new Board supposedly only had the power to review cases after all other remedy within the Police Department was exhausted? The Public Safety Community Review Board was the first wedge […]

Wasting time doing nothing

By:  Diane Benjamin Government should operate on facts, not feelings.  The illegal immigration issue won’t be solved in Bloomington for the same reason it isn’t solved in DC.  It has nothing to do with people not being able to make decisions.  They have decided: To some laws matter, to others they don’t. The people camping […]

Courtesy of the Progressives:

By:  Diane Benjamin Yesterday a lot people rallied in downtown Bloomington to force government to limit 2nd Amendment rights. Tonight the radicals are rallying to force a vote on protecting people living in Bloomington illegally.  They will show up at Council tomorrow night. One of these radicals is raising money to move to a new […]

“Welcoming Ordinance” Glitch

By:  Diane Benjamin Not In Our Town didn’t care when the mayor of Bloomington abused numerous citizens with vile comments.  They didn’t care when he attacked an elected alderman.  He used his position to intimidate people with different opinions.  How is that any different than Matt Lauer, Charlie Rose, and Harvey Weinstein?  Because sex isn’t […]

NIOT has no moral authority!

By:  Diane Benjamin Not In Our Town only means some people in town are not allowed to have opinions.  Any mention of ILLEGAL and immigrant together could lead to public flogging!  Laws aren’t meant to be obeyed, it all in how one “feels”. NIOT proved who they really are the first time Tari attacked me […]

Read the propaganda

By:  Diane Benjamin Below is what the YWCA sent to elected officials.  They left out the word “illegal” when describing the real agenda. Americans do not have a problem with LEGAL immigrants.  Sneaking into a country or over-staying a visa means that person has no respect for laws or citizens.  They are thinking only about […]

City Code: Those “welcome” signs

By:  Diane Benjamin By now readers know sometimes laws matter, sometimes they don’t.  It all depends on how the people who are charged with enforcing them “feel”. Remember these signs popping up in yards and schools? (Do the schools still have them?) What does the Bloomington City Code say about signs in yards? (The website […]

Heeeeeerrrrreeees Tari!

By:  Diane Benjamin Thanks to the Vidette, video exists of Tari’s speech at the NIOT Democratic rally.  Tari’s portion is less than two minutes.  They took short clips of various speakers and put them together. I have no idea what Martin Luther King had to do with this event since it was supposedly to oppose […]

NIOT event update

By:  Diane Benjamin I doubt any attendees of the event last night will take the time to watch this video.  Actually having a discussion of facts is no longer possible.  If you read the comments made to the Pantagraph reporter, it’s clear FAKE NEWS is rampant and now encouraged by both local mayors. Where was […]

Where is Not In Our Town?

By:  Diane Benjamin On September 24th the NAACP is holding an event in Bloomington: Dr. Wallace is a very successful women, but I wonder if she will state her support for the athletes now disrespecting the National Anthem?  She did recently:                             […]

NIOT: Hiding AGAIN?

By:  Diane Benjamin Tari Renner signed the Not In Our Town pledge.  He even made a big deal about it at a Council meeting.  Other members of the Council signed it as well.   Evidently Judy Stearns was correct when she called it “window dressing”.  The pledge is meaningless when violators, especially signers, suffer no consequences […]

Not In Our Town fails again

By:  Diane Benjamin Today the Not In Our Town gang visited Checker Cab because of a sign owner Aaron Halliday had on his property.  A protest was held outside his business over a joke. Question: Did you picket City Hall when Tari Renner violated the Not In Our Town pledge he signed?

Last night: Community Dialogue

By:  Diane Benjamin There must be a good name for the Pantagraph reporting of last night’s event, but I will just call it ridiculous.  “More than a hundred” people attended, yep, more than 100.  If they had bothered to ask, the church’s main floor holds around 310.  Chairs were set up behind the pews and […]