The Jenn’s running for the County Board

By: Diane Benjamin How Jenn describes herself on her Alderman Facebook page: How FIVE candidates running for the County Board describe themselves: Notice anything? All Jenn progressives The Democrat Party left you. Progressives want to run your life, they don’t think you are smart enough to run your own. Of course they think you are […]

Yes, Hitler was a socialist

By:  Diane Benjamin April 30th marks the 7th anniversary of BlnNews.  It has evolved over time and will continue to evolve.  One thing I will no longer tolerate is re-writing history to fit somebody’s agenda.  Lately several people have tried to claim Hitler wasn’t a socialist – of course the reason for the re-write is […]

Just so you know the Team:

By:  Diane Benjamin It was nice of most the progressives to pose for a pic together.  Progressives think government is the answer to every problems.  Personal responsibility isn’t required when government can create the future, they just need a ton more money to make it perfect.  Nikita Richards announced on Cities 92.9 that she plans […]

Tax Tax Tax

By:  Diane Benjamin The horrific State policies that led to people fleeing Illinois are now local.  Government must have more and more of your money because they have more and more things they MUST do. Actually, those things don’t need to be done, but progressive Democrats need to control your life because they are so […]

Why City Councils don’t listen

By:  Diane Benjamin Tonight Bloomington is holding a public hearing on the budget for the year that starts May 1st. All you need to know is Bloomington is planning on hiring 4 more employees which will make the pension liability even higher and, to balance the budget, they are robbing the Enterprise Funds: I guess […]

Connect Transit Lunacy!

By:  Diane Benjamin If losing close to $10,000,000 a year isn’t enough, Connect Transit is now funding bike lights in Uptown.  Of course, the Town of Normal is footing part of the bill too – along with bike safety checks.  I’m sure Mayor “bike-shop-owner” Koos will participate too. That’s not the lunacy however! I can’t […]

The Hobby Lobby attack

by:  Diane Benjamin The Supreme Court decided that Hobby Lobby and other companies do not have to provide insurance coverage for drugs deemed to cause an abortion – on religious grounds. Hobby Lobby still covers 16 types of contraceptives, just not the 20 the Affordable Care Acts wants (ObamaCare).  Unfortunately the progressives are leaving that […]

Progressives – Part 3 (why Obama won)

by Diane Benjamin Please read Parts 1 and 2, the narrative continues from the progressive ideas spelled out so far. Part II of The Little Blue Book is titled:  The Epidemic of Extreme Conservatism.  The concept that conservatives follow the strict authoritarian father model continue painting anyone wanting limited government as a threat to democracy.  They fail to mention […]

Progressives – Part 2

by:  Diane Benjamin Read Part 1 from yesterday because this story evolves.  You must understand how progressives view progressive families (nurturant) and conservative families (authoritarian). Although they admit this is over-simplified, it clearly shows the progressive’s views: Quoted from the book: Progressives: Moral Values:  Democracy requires that citizens care about each other and take both personal […]

Progressives – Part 1

by Diane Benjamin In June 2012, progressives published a book subtitled  “The Essential Guide to Thinking and Talking Democratic”.  I am withholding the actual name of the book, for now. The book is the game plan used by President Obama and other progressives in the 2012 election.  It is very apparent that JFK type Democrats no longer exist […]

The Art of Being a Happy Warrior

November 15, 2012 By Daniel Greenfield When we celebrate Thanksgiving in a little over a week, after being thankful for family and friends, for health and comfort, for food and shelter, it may be time to be thankful for the left. I have seen far too much despair and defeatism, too many comments that suggest there is […]

Debate 1 – Here We Go!!!

By Craig Andresen on October 3, 2012 at 7:12 am Domestic Policy. That’s the topic of tonight’s first debate between the contenders for the presidency. Domestic Policy. Obama will be spinning faster than the centrifuges in Iran. He’s tried NOT to talk about Domestic Policy as the economy continues to drag itself along, barely alive. […]