To Lawler facts are immaterial + Ward 3

By: Diane Benjamin Two guys are running for alderman in Ward 5: Patrick Lawler and Nick Becker. Lawler is running with the local socialists and sides with the two already on the Council: As all Progressives, do Lawler now wants to “move Bloomington forward”, in other words twist and bend existing norms to fit his […]

Local Elections aren’t non-partisan

By: Diane Benjamin Local elections are supposedly non-partisan. Of course they never have been but nobody will openly admit that. I hear the local trades announced they are supporting democrats. Do the rank and file know it was democrats who shut down their favorite after work watering hole? In Bloomington these 4 have formed their […]

Think this a threat?

By: Diane Benjamin Tweet from Ward 5 socialist candidate Patrick Lawler: Going to go to their homes Patrick? That is what the radical left does – it’s called intimidation! Poor Lawler only got 5 likes to his tweet, here’s who “liked” it, the first two are also candidates: Communists and socialists Don’t forget Lawler is […]

Bloomington: Your Ward 5 candidates

By: Diane Benjamin Never let a good crisis go to waste. This was Twitter yesterday after the Breonna Taylor decision. A grand jury – CITIZENS called on to make decisions – agreed two of the officers should not be charged. The decisions were not made by the police, a State’s Attorney, or even the BLACK […]

Finally: A discussion on what government SHOULD be

By:  Diane Benjamin Please share this story! I’ve been asking for this discussion for years, the next local election will FORCE it to happen.  Why does local government exist and what powers should it have and NOT have?  Obviously Bloomington screwed up big time when the Coliseum was built against the wishes of the citizens. […]

Ward 5 – they are coming for you next

By:  Diane Benjamin The local elections next year could give the radicals complete control of Bloomington.  Right now they have 2 out of 9 seats, 5  and the mayor up for election next April.  The radicals will be running candidates, all they need is 3 more seats to turn the Bloomington into their Marxist utopia. […]

More on “Councils Don’t Listen”

By:  Diane Benjamin See this story from yesterday:  Why City Councils Don’t Listen After writing more than 4000 stories, I had forgotten I wrote about the Julie Crowe case when she won the lawsuit:  Julie Crowe Defeats the City of Bloomington That story contains a link to the original Council vote denying her the Vehicle-For-Hire […]

Joni Painter record (Ward 5)

By:  Diane Benjamin Besides getting the speed limit on Hershey lowered: Joni was originally appointed by Tari Renner to fill Jennifer McDade’s term after she resigned Joni called me a liar: https://blnnews.com/2015/10/28/alderman-painter-needs-to-explain-herself/ Joni wanted to charge me for FOIA requests:  https://blnnews.com/2015/03/23/transparency-matters-joni/ Joni deceived voters the last time she ran:  https://blnnews.com/2015/03/17/painter-intent-to-deceive/ Joni is a Democrat who […]

Painter: Intent to Deceive?

By:  Diane Benjamin A Ward 5 resident sent me Joni Painters campaign materials.  I’m going to separate her talking points from reality. Joni wants to “address our crumbling roads and deteriorating water and sewer systems”?  Ask her why the only money budgeted for 2016 comes from the Motor Fuel Tax passed last year – by […]