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BobbyFlay

South Holland, IL

#1 Aug 23, 2012
Hi there friends, this is the old grill master Bobby. I hear that the Mayor of good old Midlo town is having a Reelection BBQ at the Country club. For a low,low price of only $60.00 you can have a Burger with good ol' boy Terry.Maybe if your lucky, you can win an eloquent dinner for 2 with him. At the same time you can tell him what a great job he is doing along with his overpriced Attorney, over priced Administrator and compliment all of them on the great improvements that have been made to the corner of 147th and Cicero. I mean I couldn't believe the noticable difference that was made there since he took office. The bright lights, the nightlife. I also noticed that the old Walgreens was just bursting with business as a standing room only dive. On a brighter note, anyone know who's going to run against him? Someone that sits to the left or right of him?
BobbyFlay

South Holland, IL

#2 Aug 24, 2012
As Terry sings at a bored meeting, Clowns to the left of me, Jokers to the right. Here I am stuck in the middle with you.
old guy

Midlothian, IL

#3 Aug 24, 2012
Who in their right mind would want that job today?
Dutch Oven Chef

United States

#4 Aug 24, 2012
They better be serving something better tham burgers for $60 a person!

I agree about who would want his job these days!
pride

Midlothian, IL

#5 Aug 24, 2012
old guy wrote:
Who in their right mind would want that job today?
it's a great job do nothing and blame the guy before , just like are great president
Chuck

Midlothian, IL

#6 Aug 24, 2012
BobbyFlay wrote:
As Terry sings at a bored meeting, Clowns to the left of me, Jokers to the right. Here I am stuck in the middle with you.
when was the last time you looked in the mirror?
You Big Dummy

Chicago, IL

#7 Aug 24, 2012
pride wrote:
<quoted text>it's a great job do nothing and blame the guy before , just like are great president
You mean "our" great president. That kills me all you uneducated morons in this town that sling stones.
midlo resident

Midlothian, IL

#8 Aug 25, 2012
You Big Dummy wrote:
<quoted text> You mean "our" great president. That kills me all you uneducated morons in this town that sling stones.
Are you just angry? Or are you a typical liberal that thinks name calling will solve our problems. I am regretful that I supported our current mayor. I should have known better than to support a high paid liberal teacher as mayor. I admit my mistake and it won't happen again. As far as the president I wish you liberals would understand he isn't a liberal he is a Socialist. Socialism, Marxism, and Communism have murdered more of their own people than all the wars combined in history. Obama and his friends are dangerous again he is not a liberal. They are power hungry and want to control the population. They want to tell you how to live, what to eat what to drink, Don't drill around our coastlines save our environment however guess what? China is drilling close to our coast around Cuba. You don't hear a wimper in the media about that. Obama supports the LOST treaty (look it up) Do you want to pay new taxes to the United Nations and let them take over the rights to our coastline? This election is important for the future of our country do we want the government to rule every aspect of our lives or do we want to stand on our own two feet and make choices of our own.

“Stay Thirsty my Friends”

Since: May 11

Location hidden

#9 Aug 27, 2012
This fundraiser shows just how far Terry has shifted away from the ideas he first ran on. Four years ago he had an affordable fundraiser at Bartolini's and he said at that time he'd have one every year. Of course, he hasn't. Instead he has decided to head back to the country club like all former mayors have. While I have nothing against the country club, this selection speaks volumes about how Terry feels about the average resident.

Yes, he had a fundraiser in the spring that was more affordable, but but it was also poorly organized and not very well attended. The country club fundraiser will, in essence, be the kickoff to his re-election campaign. This is the one that should be open to all residents.

In fact, you would think that Terry would be proud to show how he has reunified the village board. My sources tell me that trustees who had not so long ago refused to run with his party have now been brought into the fold. Also, the newest trustee appointee will be attending this event and showing his support for the mayor.

I guess you could say that Terry has done well in one aspect. His first two trustee appointments brought a lot of grief for him. But he has done well in using this latest appointment to ensure that the rocky times are behind him. This time he was smart enough to get some rock solid assurances before making his pick.
huh

Midlothian, IL

#10 Aug 28, 2012
Jonathan Goldsmith wrote:
This fundraiser shows just how far Terry has shifted away from the ideas he first ran on. Four years ago he had an affordable fundraiser at Bartolini's and he said at that time he'd have one every year. Of course, he hasn't. Instead he has decided to head back to the country club like all former mayors have. While I have nothing against the country club, this selection speaks volumes about how Terry feels about the average resident.
Yes, he had a fundraiser in the spring that was more affordable, but but it was also poorly organized and not very well attended. The country club fundraiser will, in essence, be the kickoff to his re-election campaign. This is the one that should be open to all residents.
In fact, you would think that Terry would be proud to show how he has reunified the village board. My sources tell me that trustees who had not so long ago refused to run with his party have now been brought into the fold. Also, the newest trustee appointee will be attending this event and showing his support for the mayor.
I guess you could say that Terry has done well in one aspect. His first two trustee appointments brought a lot of grief for him. But he has done well in using this latest appointment to ensure that the rocky times are behind him. This time he was smart enough to get some rock solid assurances before making his pick.
What assurances? That's just a bit vague.
You think

Midlothian, IL

#11 Aug 28, 2012
How can you say that our new trustee will ensure that the rocky times are behind Terry? Have you ever met Gary? Apparently not or you would know that he is his own person. He isn't going to bow down to whatever they tell him to vote for. He definitely didn't give any assurances to Terry other than that he would do the best he could. I usually agree with much of what you say on here Jonathon but I think you are off the mark on this one. And let's all keep in mind how Terry turned on his last two appointees. Gary is there for one reason only, to try to do what's right for Midlothian. He'll prove that and then guess which half of the board will turn on him? By the way, when is the last time we had an appointee who get along with EVERY member of the board? Seems to say something about this man's character.

“Stay Thirsty my Friends”

Since: May 11

Location hidden

#12 Aug 29, 2012
You think wrote:
How can you say that our new trustee will ensure that the rocky times are behind Terry? Have you ever met Gary? Apparently not or you would know that he is his own person. He isn't going to bow down to whatever they tell him to vote for. He definitely didn't give any assurances to Terry other than that he would do the best he could. I usually agree with much of what you say on here Jonathon but I think you are off the mark on this one. And let's all keep in mind how Terry turned on his last two appointees. Gary is there for one reason only, to try to do what's right for Midlothian. He'll prove that and then guess which half of the board will turn on him? By the way, when is the last time we had an appointee who get along with EVERY member of the board? Seems to say something about this man's character.
I don't believe Gary will be a total sell-out. He will probably cast a few "no" votes. But Terry would not have made the appointment if he thought it would backfire politically.

For starters, Terry has been happy as a lark lately because he believes now that everyone running for reelection next April will be on a unified ticket. The "Pride" party! Earlier this summer it looked as if none of the trustees wanted to appear on a ballot with the mayor. Terry would have had a difficult reelection if he had a challenger and his entire board of trustees was not aligned with him. Apparently now he no longer has that worry.
idea

United States

#13 Aug 29, 2012
Time for us to get a average joe / blue collar guy in
You think

Midlothian, IL

#14 Aug 29, 2012
Jonathan Goldsmith wrote:
<quoted text>
I don't believe Gary will be a total sell-out. He will probably cast a few "no" votes. But Terry would not have made the appointment if he thought it would backfire politically.
For starters, Terry has been happy as a lark lately because he believes now that everyone running for reelection next April will be on a unified ticket. The "Pride" party! Earlier this summer it looked as if none of the trustees wanted to appear on a ballot with the mayor. Terry would have had a difficult reelection if he had a challenger and his entire board of trustees was not aligned with him. Apparently now he no longer has that worry.
I agree that you will see some no votes from him. I also think that when he votes on a contoversial issue he will research it and vote for whatever is best for the community.
As for running with the party, I assume he will run with the pride party. My reasons for assuming this are many. I don't know if he has the name recognition to run on his own. A campaign could be very difficult and costly. It may be in his best interest to figure out from a party how to run a campaign, or how many signatures he needs, or how and when to file the proper paperwork, etc. I don't know about the other Trustees but those would be my assumptions based solely on Gary's situation. As long as his actions prior to the election show that he is a stand up kind of guy, I don't think it hurts him at all or makes him look bad to be on that ticket.
Jamison

Midlothian, IL

#15 Sep 12, 2012
What makes one think that ALL the Trustees are part of this new party?
Is it really true

Palos Hills, IL

#16 Oct 12, 2012
Itís pretty sad the flip that Gary has made. Not once has he had a nice thing to say about Terry, at least not every time Iíve ever talked to him. I would love to know what changed for him to accept that appointment, hell why did Terry even offer it. Unless he is going to try and pull a robe a dope on Terry I canít fathom why he would now run with this sorry excuse of a Mayor. Of course be careful because we all know how the regime treats people that run against them and arenít Terryís little yes men.
I have to admit Iím rather disappointed. I havenít seen a petition yet so Iím holding out hope the Gary hasnít Benedict Arnold us.
i think

Midlothian, IL

#17 Oct 13, 2012
Is it really true wrote:
It’s pretty sad the flip that Gary has made. Not once has he had a nice thing to say about Terry, at least not every time I’ve ever talked to him. I would love to know what changed for him to accept that appointment, hell why did Terry even offer it. Unless he is going to try and pull a robe a dope on Terry I can’t fathom why he would now run with this sorry excuse of a Mayor. Of course be careful because we all know how the regime treats people that run against them and aren’t Terry’s little yes men.
I have to admit I’m rather disappointed. I haven’t seen a petition yet so I’m holding out hope the Gary hasn’t Benedict Arnold us.
I'm not too disappointed by this yet. I've been thinking about this too. Gary has always been friends with Karen and that hasn't changed. Terry offered him the appointment. Why? That's anybody's guess. Of course Gary would take that to help Karen and Don get things back under control. I have been thinking that he may not have the name recognition to run on his own so he needs to run with the incumbents. Just an opinion. I think he has the best interest of the town at heart. I also think that he will not Benedict Arnold us. He's genuinely a good guy.
Is it really true

Palos Hills, IL

#18 Oct 13, 2012
I find is difficult to believe that you can spit venom about someone one day and join them the next just because you donít have the name recognition. There must be something else going on here, some kind of kick back or something. I am a person of character and principle. To give my friends and acquaintanceís even the slightest thought of impropriety is something I personally canít do. To be honest I donít tolerate that in the least so if Gary has decided to switch sides then all the name recognition in the world wonít matter to me when it comes to my vote.
Run on your principles, run on your beliefs and if you fail then at least you can know that you did it with honor.
If Gary and Karen are truly friends then they should run together to take down this cancer that has controlled Midlothian for far too long.
i think

Midlothian, IL

#19 Oct 13, 2012
Is it really true wrote:
I find is difficult to believe that you can spit venom about someone one day and join them the next just because you don’t have the name recognition. There must be something else going on here, some kind of kick back or something. I am a person of character and principle. To give my friends and acquaintance’s even the slightest thought of impropriety is something I personally can’t do. To be honest I don’t tolerate that in the least so if Gary has decided to switch sides then all the name recognition in the world won’t matter to me when it comes to my vote.
Run on your principles, run on your beliefs and if you fail then at least you can know that you did it with honor.
If Gary and Karen are truly friends then they should run together to take down this cancer that has controlled Midlothian for far too long.
I don't see it as "switching sides". If he wants to stay in office, he has to do what is going to get him re-elected. That may mean running with them. He doesn't give his friends any hint of impropriety. You obviously aren't someone that knows him very well or you would know that. I have talked to him and asked him his intentions. You have to realize the unique position that he finds himself in. I think you may be on here just to stir the pot a little. So you would base a vote on who somebody is on a ballot with, even if you know their reason for doing so, instead of how hard the person works or how they vote on the issues for our town? That's odd. I'll vote based on how I think he does over the next few months.
Is it really true

Palos Hills, IL

#20 Oct 13, 2012
To start with yes I do know Gary and yes I have heard the things that have come out of his mouth when it comes to our current administration. That being said I think you missed my underlying message with my last post. How can someone that is willing to ďdo whatever it takesĒ to get elected be trusted. He flipped and joined Terry what will he do next? Our system is filled with politicians that will do whatever it takes to get into or stay in power and that my friend is why he will most likely not be getting my vote.
Like I said run on your principles, your values, and your morals and if you lose then at least you can go out knowing you did it the right way.
Again if he and Karen are so close why are they not putting together a party to get rid of this sorry regime?

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