Indoctrination centers: District 87

By: Diane Benjamin I attended the District 87 School Board meeting last night and filmed every one of the 30 speakers. After several parents talked to the Board 2 weeks ago it was obvious kids were recruited to show up and speak. They might have thought it was a good idea, it wasn’t. The kids […]

Bloomington Monday: Socialist Day

By: Diane Benjamin The Cancel Culture led by socialist Jenn Carrillo made the agenda for Monday: http://bloomingtonil.iqm2.com/Citizens/FileOpen.aspx?Type=1&ID=1094&Inline=True Carrillo’s attempt to cancel Christopher Columbus from history will probably pass because some on the Council think her version of re-written history is trendy. Funny how countries around the world have celebrated Columbus Day for centuries: “It should […]

Did Jenn make this comment?

By:  Diane Benjamin Maybe Jenn Carrillo can hop on her official Facebook page and deny she made this comment on my site: Doesn’t this sound just like her? America has survived for almost 244 years without socialism being “existentially necessary”. Have we lost the battle?  Not as long as the 2nd Amendment exists.  That’s why […]

Before you demand police reforms:

By:  Diane Benjamin Before supporting “No Cash Bail” or other reforms to local policing, see who currently resides in the County jail.  These are only the worst accused and convicted offenders.  The jail population has increased recently due to felony looting and destruction of property: 2019 CF 416  Cynthia Baker – convicted of murder, not […]

Jenn Carrillo: Using the incite violence playbook?

By:  Diane Benjamin Jenn Carrillo gets talking points from the Southern Poverty Law Center.  SPLC is a money making machine promoting personal attacks for money.    https://thefederalist.com/2018/05/07/5-reasons-southern-poverty-law-center-hate-mongering-scam/ See more at the link above.  This organization thrives on hate and violence. Any person or organization that uses the Southern Poverty Law Center as a source for […]

Another Reason to Home School – White Privilege

By:  Diane Benjamin If you read John Kass’s column from yesterday’s story, he reported all the suburban women with “white privilege” signs in the yards are arming themselves because the looting didn’t stay in Chicago.  https://blnnews.com/2020/06/03/you-are-being-deceived/ Want to know why your kids think socialism is great? Meet Nikki Mauer: https://www.unit5.org/Page/1850 NCHS: Nikki used her Copy […]

To: Jenn Carrillo and Jeff Crabill

I’m sorry both of you do not understand America.  I’m sorry you both do not appreciate history and capitalism.  I’m sorry you don’t understand that government is the problem, not the solution.  Most of the world lived in extreme poverty before capitalism, it works. Many around the globe no longer live in poverty because America showed […]

Bloomington’s Agenda tonight

By:  Diane Benjamin http://bloomingtonil.iqm2.com/Citizens/FileOpen.aspx?Type=1&ID=1044&Inline=True The library needs a new sorter, a tractor got inserted with it – evidently No-Bid: Since the current crop running the City of Bloomington believes government creates prosperity, they will be spending your money to plan how: The Coliseum and BCPA were sold as revitalizing downtown.  Both were government plans, there […]

Local Transit proves socialism fails

By:  Diane Benjamin We have decades of history proving every form of government eventually fails when those in power do not let the free markets work.  Even capitalism will fail when government interferes and large corporations are allowed to write their own legislation to eliminate competition.  See Net Neutrality for an example, Google was an […]

Illinois is #1

By:  Diane Benjamin WalletHub published a study of State taxation in March.  WallettHub is Tari Renner’s favorite study to quote since in the past they have rated Bloomington as a great place to live.  Those days should be over. https://wallethub.com/edu/best-worst-states-to-be-a-taxpayer/2416/#complete-rankings Including the District of Columbia, Illinois ranks #1 with highest tax burden! “Taxpayers in the […]

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 […]

Is ISU teaching Socialism?

By:  Diane Benjamin This guy ran for Normal Town Council – note the shirt: He was wearing this shirt on election night.  He is a graduate of Illinois State University.  So is Jenn Carrillo, a self-called democrat socialist. How many other kids leave ISU as socialists?  Is Illinois State University creating socialists on purpose?  Our […]

No Sweden is not a Socialist County

I realize Bernie Sanders (and other socialists) loves to mislead people, his followers are trying to pass on his lies.  I think three have attempted to comment so far. Sweden and other countries in the area are not socialist, they are capitalist countries with a lot of wealth they decided to redistribute.  They also realized […]

Sorry Jenn, I’m an American

Self proclaimed socialist and social justice warrior Jenn Carrillo posted this yesterday: She must have no idea what alt-right means.  She has no idea what it means to be American either. It proves why voting for her is like voting for Maduro in Venezuela.  It also proves she is unfit for office.  As a former […]

Bloomington Nanny State

By:  Diane Benjamin PDF page 221:   http://www.cityblm.org/Home/ShowDocument?id=19712 The bigger government gets, the more it costs you.  When government seizes your money for the good of all residents, you are no longer free to self-determination.  Notice a lot of really stupid people in recent years?  Government has made it possible for way to many to live […]

Preaching Socialism

By:  Diane Benjamin Illinois People’s action was at the Sugar Creek Art Festival spreading socialism, note they target the young who don’t know that socialism kills: One item on the sign is 100% renewable energy.  Evidently they don’t know the wind doesn’t always blow and the sun doesn’t always shine.  Creating batteries to store energy […]

Can’t have a conversation with some people

By:  Diane Benjamin We are being intentionally deceived.  Politicians do it.  Media does it.  Schools are doing it. Social media reveals just how bad it is.  This pic was not taken locally, but it was posted locally.  The person who posted it doesn’t see a problem?  Do you? That brings me to Sonny Garcia – […]

More Jenn Carrillo

By: Diane Benjamin Jenn has new comments on Facebook this morning claiming she is completely non-violent.  Everything not in quotes are Jenn’s words.  This is non-violent? Below are the parts of the article Jenn didn’t quote.  “this man” is President Trump.    https://splinternews.com/this-is-just-the-beginning-1827099100 The U.S. had thousands of domestic bombings per year in the early 1970s. […]

Mayors traveling – at your expense

By:  Diane Benjamin According to this website:  https://www.statista.com/statistics/241695/number-of-us-cities-towns-villages-by-population-size/ there were 19,505 communities in the United States in 2015. 16,470 have a population under 10,000.  That leaves 3,035 larger cities. The US Conference of Mayors claims to represent 1,409 communities.  Since tiny cities don’t attend, 1409 of 3035 is only 46.4%.   http://mayorsagenda.com/about-us/ The next meeting is June […]

Five Reasons Why Socialism is Not Christian

This story is almost 2 years old, but since we have socialists leaning candidates running in McLean County, it’s more than worth reading. Jesus confronted the money-changers and challenged believers to give to the needy. But, would he support socialism? Increasingly, Americans think he would. In fact, a recent Barna poll found that more Americans think Jesus […]

Interview: Dr. Rybicki

By:  Diane Benjamin If you still haven’t read the story of Dr. Witold Rybicki from the Federalist website, access it from this story:  https://blnnews.com/2017/11/23/be-thankful-this-wasnt-you/ I sat down for around an hour with the doctor last Wednesday.  He is 85 years old, still working part-time as an anesthesiologist in a Morton surgery center.  He looks closer to 65 […]

Sustainable? nope

By:  Diane Benjamin Government help frequently makes the problem worse. There is no clearer case than Connect Transit! Keep in mind the Federal Government is funding this lunacy at your expense across the country. The below was an addendum to last month’s agenda:  PDF page 3    https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B4zAZemF_qQubmxRRUsxaHZicFU/view   65% funding is the same as 2017.  […]

TWO Americas

By:  Diane Benjamin On this Memorial Day weekend, we remember those who have fought and died for us.  America began with a war for freedom and many wars have been fought since to protect it.  We would not enjoy this legacy today without the sacrifices of those willing to lose their life in our defense. […]

Chamber of Commerce socialism

By:  Diane Benjamin After the McLean County Chamber of Commerce supported every big spender in the local elections, they are now want a huge sports complex at your expense. If government created prosperity, Illinois would be the most successful state in the country! Instead, people are fleeing high taxes, regulations, and government nonsense.  But the […]

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 […]

Normal: Sleeping into Slavery

By:  Diane Benjamin Some regimes hold their populations hostage at gun point, other do it with debt.  Normal is using debt for your entertainment. The Town must not appreciate their public safety personnel.  If you missed it, police and fire pensions are seriously underfunded while the staff has plenty of room to collect their retirements.  […]

Bloomington doesn’t know best

By:  Diane Benjamin Years ago a guy wanted to buy the old Coachman Motel property on East Washington and turn it into a parking lot. Instead of collecting money and handing over the property title, the City told him they didn’t want a parking lot there. Instead, under City ownership, this is what it looks […]

Tari: “I know the future”

By:  Diane Benjamin Citizens have forgotten history.  Getting away from repressive government is why people took a treacherous journey by boat across an ocean to get here.  It’s why they fought a war to found a new country.  They wanted to be free. Free to practice the religion of their choice. Free to govern themselves. […]

Connect Transit 2.0

By:  Diane Benjamin When government thinks they are helping people they are really robbing the population – the ones paying the bills and the ones receiving goods or services. Obviously if you are forced to give your money to the government for things you never use, want, or need your wallet is being fleeced.  Many […]

Connect Transit sucks up more $$$

By:  Diane Benjamin A new program in Normal is forcing taxpayers to pay for Town employees to ride the bus!  Celebrate now – it’s coming for Bloomington employees too:  January 26, 2016 Regular Board Proceedings Page 2 NEW BUSINESS Universal Access Agreement with the Town of Normal Andrew Johnson, General Manager introduced this item. The […]

The saddest taxpayer moment from last night

By:  Diane Benjamin Besides the two aldermen who didn’t care enough about their constituents (Painter/Hauman) to actually attend the Bloomington City Council meetings, one other moment proved the complete incompetence of government.  Government uses your money, so logic, common sense, and fiscal responsibility don’t need to be deployed. Back in July of 2014 the Council […]

Communism used to be un-American

By:  Diane Benjamin People wanting to end capitalism are all around us now.  Too many want their share of your wealth and expect government to give it too them.  Too many others blame capitalism for everything wrong with the world.  They are oblivious to what capitalism really is and what makes it the perfect form […]