You must be masochistic, but you can roll however you want to in life, just please stay the heck away from me and my family, especially when we're at any Buffalo Grove or surrounding community events. I say that because if you look at the pdf above, you'll read the email from Andy Shaw who has honored my work from the day the OTB legislation came to light in Buffalo Grove. Can you believe that I was the Better Government Association's GUEST at their luncheon honoring Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens, and was asked to sit at Justice Stevens' table.... the longest sitting & literally legendary Supreme Court Justice Steven's table with approximately 8-10 other people??
I've never followed the numbers on government related issues as I've told the FBI on several occasions, though I understand numbers are interesting to them on local, state & federal levels. I ended up at the table in front of the honorable Supreme Court Justice of the United States of America, only because the head of the Environmental Law & Policy Center, Howard Learner, was next to Justice Steven’s table and BGA knew I needed to talk with Howard about Land & Lakes Landfill, which all went down just before the luncheon began.
BTW, my Recall was just after the luncheon, so you can imagine the confusion, being honored by the Biggest Watchdogs in Illinois, yet dishonored by Buffalo Grove Government, where past and present officials funded my Recall! Further, the Village Tavern hosted my Recall Party. Somehow they felt they'd succeed and all amenities were in place for the final numbers. The issue that always irked me was that Buffalo Grove Government owns the Village Tavern, and therefore our government makes money on all tax revenue etc...
So, in essence, by the laws of our Constitution and Country, from my perspective I feel that the government and government money was way too connected to my Recall, but I'm entitled to my opinion, as are others all over the Country that seem to be reading and watching the meetings from when I was an elected official. Unfortunately, when the BG Videographer passed away in 2011, nobody in our government knew his private password to access all of our uploaded Board meetings. The people were entitled to watch & examine them, as I was not only on the Board when the contract was voted on, but I WAS THE TRUSTEE that spearheaded getting our meetings on the web site! Sadly, those 18 months of enlightenment are no longer available for the public in BG and the community at large to access. Luckily, Buffalo Grove has DVD's for those that need to see the meetings, as do Trustee Beverly Sussman and myself, since I asked for copies when elected and Bev liked my idea and asked too!
I may post that email from Dave & Andy inviting me to sit with them and Justice Stevens.
As you hopefully are aware by now, Andy Shaw is the head of the Better Government Association, which is the BIG WATCHDOG in Government. Andy was the channel 7 political reporter for decades and then followed his passion, it appears. I am just a little Watchdog, but some call me a Pit Bull, ironically, given the breed specific legislation (BSL) I spearheaded and successfully got passed, once called the Stone Ordinance.
As far as your watchdogged-ness, let me give you some tips, since the people have been coming to me practically since birth, for my advice and opinions on issues that I didn't even know about, but am fortunately a quick study, when I care about an issue or person. Drop the pseudo-silly name, as nobody can take you seriously with the name RelentlessCritic, unless that is your real name, and if that's the case it explains much about your inner child.....Especially your cynicism in life. I am an idealist and believer that anything is possible if there's life. I fight for what others think is impossible or a done deal, and have proven that I was right time and time again. I've actually helped save lives, and I mean long before I was in government. After I was in government, I tried doing the same and still am, in various different ways. I've been called a "dyed in the wool" Activist by serious players and a "human rights activist" by many people that I have high regard for in life, as they are mentor-like to me.
I hold government's feet to the fire, not citizen's, RC, so what is your beef?? Yes, I put myself in the public eye, but only after Lake County Chairman David Stolman persuaded me to run for Trustee...it wasn't even a sparkle in my eye! I didn't know you could be a Trustee without a college degree, so it was not on my radar! When I got BSL legislation in the late 90’s I thought that one day it would be interesting to get involved in local government, but I was told that one must have a degree to be a Trustee, so the irony all the way around is incredible.
You sit back with your bogus moniker and appear to be masculine, so I presume a man in your subjective eyes. I am a woman. I use my words as I've taught my kids, which they do incredibly well, but I don't want to brag....but shout out to the Mom's out there, as we were born to brag about our babies, right? We are their cheerleaders in this sometimes cruel world. Anyway.... you criticize me for years under a protective mask named RelentlessCritic. On the other hand, I only comment in my name, as anything less would make me feel weak, pitiful & pathetic, but that's apparently what makes me part of a unique group, as I've been told.
What is painfully obvious is that you are no match for me as I am authentic and you are not. If you were, you'd comment in your name and not a silly, "trying too hard", masculine pseudo name. Instead you are the one that dishes it out and can't take it, as I leave myself vulnerable and open to your attack, since you know who I am, (where I live and my phone number). What I know about you is the following: You're weak, scared, nervous, cynical, for sale and need help. I'd suggest you start with counseling from any clergy, as they all are good, so long as they stick to their Oath and Moral Code.
I never took Judo, but I was the Mom that stayed at almost every practice and didn't miss anything so long as there wasn't a major milestone or life conflict.
My boys' Coaches are the Cohen Brothers, who are the legendary Judo elite athletes, Olympians and also the Olympic Judo Coaches for the United States years ago. Their sons have the same unique skill as well and famous around the world. My older son spent 11 years and my younger son 7 years with the Cohens. My boys became wrestlers, which the 2nd generation Cohens coach at the high school level, dominating all they are involved in. Truly, the family has athletic magic in their genes. You never want to make a Cohen mad, though I'd battle with them and stand with them on some issues of safety, which involved travel and great times in New York etc... Because of their high level of training and Militant Coaches, my kids understand their strength and skill and have never taken their Judo/Wrestling off the mat, other than having fun with friends, but never hurting people. When my boys spar in the basement I almost go "postal" as the big question amongst their friends is who would win if seriouslysparring/fighting. Hopefully, we'll never know, and fortunately they are the "real deal" best friends in life, which doesn't always happen with sibs. That's how I feel about my sisters too.
So with Judo, I just watched to make sure they didn't get hurt and there are very funny stories that one day you may read in a book. There's a stuttering story that should be a chapter unto itself. My kids sparred with some of the strongest guys (and gals) in the United States and on the planet believe it or not, hence why I sat through practices. I always spoke up and the Coaches still treated me like family and visa versa. What I gleaned is the concept of Judo: http://www.thefreedictionary.com/judo
A sport and method of physical training similar to wrestling, developed in Japan in the late 19th century and using principles of balance and leverage adapted from jujitsu.
a. the modern sport derived from jujitsu, in which the object is to throw, hold to the ground, or otherwise force an opponent to submit, using the minimum of physical effort
My husband taught me that you never ask a question for which you don't have the answer. And surely to hold back your best documents.... I also learned to reveal your hand (or in this case the crucial documents) only at the right moment. I made sure that many people have all my crucial documents. The round table and pubic forum is when I hope to meet you RelentlessCritic, face to face. Not face to mask anymore. I hope you'll tap out already, as this is becoming even hard for me to watch you suffer this way. Truce..... I forgive you, now you only have G-d to face.