Saturday, January 19, 2013
Whackadoos and Sour Grapes? Or Uninformed?
This website is new and not connected to the previous blog or blog operator. Regardless, Dan Fields, a business owner, vendor and friend of the Mayor, and resident of Island Lake created a website making many accusations, among them, followers of "blogs" being a sour grape gang.
At what point in this blog/website Mr. Fields have I bashed ANYONE? What mistruths have I published? So many accusations, so little answers. The problem is that this town is so divided that no one knows the whole truth on any issue most likely.
What is clear though is that the sourgrapes website is malicious, makes unfounded attacks, offers no place to reply, is careful not to name names but simply to point to obvious offenders. Former Trustees, begrudged sitting Trustees. No names, no foundation for accusations. That would make your site guilty of what you are accusing other "blogs" of except this blog does not do that. The readers who comment may make attacks, but unless you see Fred, Freddy or Blog Administrator authoring personal attacks and unfounded accusations, you sir, are the sour grape.
Mr. Fields, where have you been? If you have been paying attention for several years like most of the folks on this website you would know the answers to so many of your accusations are not true, or misrepresented in some way or that you simply do not know the truth. I admit I do not know everything either, but I have not put out any accusations without any documentation or facts. What comments are put out is not the same as what is posted here on this blog. If you will call my website or the former blogs nothing more than sour grapes, you must also call the Daily Herald that as well because there is a story posted, and then a bunch of comments with accusations, personal attacks etc... No different from my site or the former sites. Where is your sour grapes website about the Daily Herald or Northwest Herald, Chicago Tribune, NY Times for that matter.
I would challenge you Mr. Fields to view a few random board meeting videos that are still archived at www.cbgil.com. Those videos sir tell the whole truth because they are complete, unedited videos of how business is done in Island Lake. I would also encourage you to actually speak to the people you are so unfond of. Have you ever sat down and talked to any of the canidates or former or sitting Trustees who are not fond of the Mayor or her administrations actions? For example, no where in your website did you say "I spoke to former Trustee John Ponio and heard his side and looked at documentation and came to the conclusion that he is a whackadoo". Instead, you go get your hair cut by another who has one-sided information, feeding to all who will bear to listen (including me) and also goes on personal attacks in anonymous websites. So you came to that conclusion based on mistruths, rumors, one-sided stories. You certainly did not do your homework, did you? Maybe you are a little sour that maybe your work for the village may be in jeopardy if Mayor loses her position. Maybe Mr. Sharp will have competition in Island Lake vs the past where Mike's Towing has been rewarded with red tags until he gave up and left. There is only one operating bar in Island Lake. Ever wonder why? There used to be several until Mayor took office, no we are down to one choice. Wonder why? Friendly business environment? Yeah right.