Irrational behavior such as was demonstrated highlights why REPEAL THE CASINO DEAL is the only sensible avenue.
Rid the Commonwealth of the flawed legislation, rid communities these irrational rants.
The Mashpee Wampanoag/Kerzner/Wolman gang insulted opponents in Middleboro.
Mashpee Wampanoag tribe addresses controversial remarks
After a Mashpee Wampanoag official’s recent comments caused a stir at a casino hearing earlier this week, tribal Chairman Cedric Cromwell issued a statement addressing the remarks.
Several opponents to the tribe’s proposal to build a casino in Taunton said they took offense Tuesday night when tribal Vice Chairwoman Jessie “Little Doe” Baird told federal officials they would hear comments from all sorts of people, including “xenophobes” and “skinheads.”
“Vice Chairwoman Baird was addressing her comments to the Bureau of Indian Affairs, discussing the historical record and the process undergone by native tribes since the inception of the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act in 1934,” Cromwell said in a statement released Thursday. “She in no way, shape or form was speaking about the good people of Taunton.”
“You will hear from the xenophobes, skinheads, NIMBYs, folks who were put off of reservations lands when their leases ended and probably every other hate group east of the Mississippi with every specious argument known to every single tribe that has followed this process since its inception in 1934,” Baird said in her comments to the BIA.
Several opponents to the casino plan called Baird’s words inflammatory.
“It deeply offends me an elected member of the tribe would say in effect that anyone who doesn’t agree with their project is a xenophobe,” Taunton resident Brian Kennedy said at the BIA hearing.
Cromwell on Thursday said the tribe is committed to working together with Taunton leaders, businesses and residents.
The tribe is currently seeking federal approval to obtain sovereignty over 151 acres in and around Liberty & Union Industrial Park.
The Greedy Vultures, LAWMAKERS TO LOBBYISTS, like Delahunt are lining their pockets. Keep watching.