Alderman Hawley and his misinformatio...
Agenda

Midlothian, IL

#21 Feb 19, 2014
The truth wrote:
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There is only one way to empower yourselves and that is by telling everyone that you know about Topix. We are being lied to by Hawley in his propaganda newsletter and misled by the Editor of the Forum. This is our outlet! We have caught them and exposed them in every single lie. We can all band together and by keeping accounts of their fails, inform others.
Vargas wants to rise politically, Hawley wants power and recognition and to increase his real estate values, Rita wants to pay back political allies with jobs while also decreasing real estate values (otherwise he would reside here and own property here other than his parents)- A lot of money can be made when residents flee. None of them are on the same page. Their individual interests are only for their own personal gain.

They will destroy Blue Island with their various agendas. We must stop them!
Agenda

Midlothian, IL

#22 Feb 19, 2014
Pro tem wrote:
Tom is too dumb to realize that another no bid contract is being developed.
They used Hawley and his newsletter to bring up this topic, only to make him look like a fool.
Jimmy K

Chicago, IL

#23 Feb 19, 2014
Small Moments wrote:
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That is the Lie Witness News Progam.
Exactly!
Duhmingo

Midlothian, IL

#24 Feb 20, 2014
Airline Towing will be getting a lot of no-bid work from the city in the near future. Wait and see......
Tow

Lyons, IL

#25 Feb 21, 2014
Duhmingo wrote:
Airline Towing will be getting a lot of no-bid work from the city in the near future. Wait and see......
Of course why is that a problem with you?
We believe

Midlothian, IL

#26 Feb 21, 2014
Tow wrote:
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Of course why is that a problem with you?
Because, no bid contracts cost communities a lot of money. They also provide unwanted politicians political contributions to support their political parties. It should be a problem for you too, unless you're on the receiving end.
Tom

Blue Island, IL

#27 Feb 22, 2014
HOW ARIZONA IS MAKING IT LEGAL TO 'TURN AWAY GAYS'

Yesterday by Mary Noble

On Thursday, Arizona's Senate approved a bill that would make anti-gay discrimination legal. Only the bill doesn't call it discrimination. It calls it religious liberty.

The bill would make it legal for businesses and others to turn away gay Arizonans, and it only needs Gov. Jan Brewer's signature to become law.

Anyone could refuse service to gay people if "it would be contrary to their sincerely held religious beliefs." The right to discriminate will be held by "any individual, association, partnership, corporation, church, religious assembly, or institution, estate, trust, foundation or other legal entity," according to the text of the bill.

That means that gay couples can legally be refused service in literally any context. That includes hotels, restaurants, movie theaters, stores. Charities can refuse their money. Taxis can refuse to carry them.

If you're gay and you want to sue because a restaurant turned you away, that is more-or-less off the table, too.You would now have to prove that your request to be treated equally furthers "a compelling governmental interest." If you can't prove that (which sounds hard), you are liable for all the costs of the court case, including the defense.

In an act of bravery, newly-appointed Rep. Demion Clinco (D) "came out as the only openly gay House member," Think Progress reports. He then explained "how the legislation could be used to discriminate against him, such a taxi that would refuse to give him a ride"

The bill has already passed both Arizona legislatures and will become law if conservative Gov. Jan Brewer signed it. Last year she vetoed a bill just like this, but her veto wasn't on principal. Instead she vetoed it as part of a strategic punishment for legislators during a budget standoff, meaning she could well sign this week's bill into law.

But religious freedom advocates may be shooting themselves in the foot. The bill would also allow businesses to refuse service to people with religions they disagree with. So a mainline Protestant could refuse business to a Mormon, or a Satanist could refuse to serve Christians.

Arizona Democrats have also warned of another downside. Some fear that gay-friendly businesses might boycott the state for passing the law, regardless of whether anyone uses it to discriminate.

Meanwhile Kansas and Tennessee today moved to the left of Arizona on gay rights. A similarly-worded bill was surprisingly thrown out by the Kansas Senate, proving wrong the pundits who assumed that Senate Republicans would pass the bill and send it for GOP Gov Brownback's signature. The "turn away gays" bill was likewise dropped this week by its sponsors in Tennessee.
We believe

Midlothian, IL

#28 Feb 22, 2014
Tom wrote:
HOW ARIZONA IS MAKING IT LEGAL TO 'TURN AWAY GAYS'
Yesterday by Mary Noble
On Thursday, Arizona's Senate approved a bill that would make anti-gay discrimination legal. Only the bill doesn't call it discrimination. It calls it religious liberty.
The bill would make it legal for businesses and others to turn away gay Arizonans, and it only needs Gov. Jan Brewer's signature to become law.
Anyone could refuse service to gay people if "it would be contrary to their sincerely held religious beliefs." The right to discriminate will be held by "any individual, association, partnership, corporation, church, religious assembly, or institution, estate, trust, foundation or other legal entity," according to the text of the bill.
That means that gay couples can legally be refused service in literally any context. That includes hotels, restaurants, movie theaters, stores. Charities can refuse their money. Taxis can refuse to carry them.
If you're gay and you want to sue because a restaurant turned you away, that is more-or-less off the table, too.You would now have to prove that your request to be treated equally furthers "a compelling governmental interest." If you can't prove that (which sounds hard), you are liable for all the costs of the court case, including the defense.
In an act of bravery, newly-appointed Rep. Demion Clinco (D) "came out as the only openly gay House member," Think Progress reports. He then explained "how the legislation could be used to discriminate against him, such a taxi that would refuse to give him a ride"
The bill has already passed both Arizona legislatures and will become law if conservative Gov. Jan Brewer signed it. Last year she vetoed a bill just like this, but her veto wasn't on principal. Instead she vetoed it as part of a strategic punishment for legislators during a budget standoff, meaning she could well sign this week's bill into law.
But religious freedom advocates may be shooting themselves in the foot. The bill would also allow businesses to refuse service to people with religions they disagree with. So a mainline Protestant could refuse business to a Mormon, or a Satanist could refuse to serve Christians.
Arizona Democrats have also warned of another downside. Some fear that gay-friendly businesses might boycott the state for passing the law, regardless of whether anyone uses it to discriminate.
Meanwhile Kansas and Tennessee today moved to the left of Arizona on gay rights. A similarly-worded bill was surprisingly thrown out by the Kansas Senate, proving wrong the pundits who assumed that Senate Republicans would pass the bill and send it for GOP Gov Brownback's signature. The "turn away gays" bill was likewise dropped this week by its sponsors in Tennessee.
This has nothing to do with Blue Island politics. It is just reflecting your hatred towards gays. If you can't share how Tom has made some stupid decisions about running this town then please be quiet.
Deluded

Midlothian, IL

#29 Feb 22, 2014
Hawley, Hawley, Hawley, this is what real news reporting looks like. Maybe, you can talk about this in your misinformation letter to the public. You should have been nicer to people!

http://youtu.be/sv8VrFxRrUA
A better understanding

Blue Island, IL

#30 Feb 22, 2014
We believe wrote:
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This has nothing to do with Blue Island politics. It is just reflecting your hatred towards gays. If you can't share how Tom has made some stupid decisions about running this town then please be quiet.
You should agree that this Democratic experiment,is truly an experiment. The laws of this Great Land continue to change and evolve! Let Freedom Ring
Scientist

Midlothian, IL

#31 Feb 22, 2014
And often these experiments go very, very wrong!
Oh my

Midlothian, IL

#32 Feb 22, 2014
Another night, another party!
They Drink

Chicago, IL

#33 Feb 22, 2014
They have to drink to forget who they are and what they've done.
snowballed

Blue Island, IL

#34 Feb 22, 2014
They Drink wrote:
They have to drink to forget who they are and what they've done.
Nothing to be proud of!
Tell us

Midlothian, IL

#35 Feb 22, 2014
They Drink wrote:
They have to drink to forget who they are and what they've done.
And all of the people they have hurt.. Oh wait, they have no consciences.
Drinking Helps

Chicago, IL

#36 Feb 22, 2014
Tell us wrote:
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And all of the people they have hurt.. Oh wait, they have no consciences.
Drinking helps turn the forgetter on and helps get us to church each Sunday where we smile and pretend to be something everyone clearly knows we are not. Good Night.
Ale

Blue Island, IL

#37 Feb 28, 2014
They Drink wrote:
They have to drink to forget who they are and what they've done.
Looks like tonight will be one of those hangovers, for Saturday to contend with.
JohnJ

Detroit, MI

#38 Feb 28, 2014
Although a relatively new member of blue island sure seems like a house-cleaning is in order from the top down. I thought this Hawley guy was pretty well respected?
It is a shame

Blue Island, IL

#40 Mar 1, 2014
Alderman Tom Hawley has not figured it out yet, that the Rita's are using him big time.
Straight Talk

Alsip, IL

#41 Mar 1, 2014
It is a shame wrote:
Alderman Tom Hawley has not figured it out yet, that the Rita's are using him big time.
Tom Hawley is the smartest person in the room. Tom knows full well what the Ritas are all about. They are using each other.

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