Monday, November 30, 2009

Fire Sale



In keeping with the spirit of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe is now on sale!

And at these prices, this tribe won't last! Purchase your tribe today, and we'll throw in a flat screen TV!

8 comments:

Bellicose Bumpkin said...

That's my take as well - deep pockets buying in cheap on a long shot.

Nocasino said...

An additonal 20% off if you open a "fishermens" credit account.

Anonymous said...

When is this thing coming,we need jobs...and traffic,poverty,trash,poor air quality,crime,strain on resources etc.

carverchick said...

Selling out the Tribe for a bingo hall....now that really is something to be proud of. Hey, I wonder if they will need to start the LIT process over again because of these new investors...

I love how WBZ reported that the investors are waiting for the Tribe to get permission from the State to build their casino...are they stupid or just banking on us being stupid?? I wonder if these investors know the Tribe doesn't own the land in Middleboro...they have no Land in Trust, and they certainly don't have permission to build a casino anywhere from the State, the SOI, Congress or the NIGC....

Gladys Kravitz said...

This is not my first time w/WBZ and their hiku version of a very complicated subject.

Fiferstone said...

I found this post on ReelWamps to be quite interesting.

http://reelwamps.blogspot.com/2009/11/broke-as-joke-and-sold-into-slavery.html

If I'm reading the above correctly, the concern is that this "deal" will put the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe directly on the same primrose path that the Mashantucket Pequods have tread to financial ruin.

What think you all?

Gladys Kravitz said...

I think it will place the Wampanoag Tribe on their very own special path to negative economic development.

Can someone tell me why is it that a Tribe which has fought so long for this concept of Sovereignty appears lost without some foreign investors?

You'd think that after all they'd been through - lawsuits, State recognition, protests, Herb Strather, Abramoff, McDermott, Federal Recognition, Middleboro, Marshall, BIA, Hendricks, Carcieiri, all of it - they'd have developed the backbone to demonstrate a little individuality, a little creativity, and use something BESIDES GAMBLING to generate economic development. Everybody else in this State has to. And we have a higher standard of living here in MA than in many, many states with GAMBLING. But NO. The Mashpee are determined to pull the whole State into the toilet with them.

Because it's always different rules for the Mashpee. Maybe this is why they are so beloved by all. (Insert sarcasm emoticon here.)

Anonymous said...

Just what we need in Middleborough. The Chinese underworld.

"No concrete evidence of wrongdoing has ever been produced against Ho, but at his Lisboa Casino in Macau, the prostitutes who ply the corridors have become a tourist attraction.

Other reports have also claimed that triads operate in his private gaming rooms, where loan-sharking and money laundering allegedly take place."

Come on BOS, WAKE UP!!! When will you dump this deal and save our town???

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