So sickening damn it !

If we had something funny to discuss we would but, the $10 gift card at Thanksgiving was too much.  It was bad enough that we got a turkey and a ham in previous years, but we’re so broke now we get nothing but a pitily $10 gift card.  It’s indicative of what happens when the Council leadership continues to take a salary when  money is needed elsewhere. And we should remind you that these pay cuts they claim to have imposed, have not happened.  Fraudulent greedy imposters.

The First Lady has been treated shabbily. But you better believe she will have the last word in the end.

The Council is still taking full salaries.  They are worse than the White consultants and lawyers who milked us up until most recently. They are gone, their pockets full, laughing all the way to the bank. But, the lawyers in particular have  to be worried. All the years of exorbitant billing with no tangible result, is suspicious at best.The statehouse lobbying was greased from the start and could have been handled by one law firm instead of an army of attorneys. The Taunton deal could have been handled by a small firm. Taunton was so desperate for money, they would have taken a $10m flat fee.But this is what happens when people lie about their credentials. Cedric was clueless and greedy.

Look at the land in trust submission.  It was TOTALLY FRAUDULENT, and rejected because it blatantly defied the US Supreme Court decision.Instead of forming a coalition of tribes needing congressional corrective action on the Supreme Court decision, they screwed around, taking millions in huge salaries and drawing 3 different casino architectural designs costing nearly $50 mill (glaring money laundering). Look at the inflated purchase of the land in Taunton of over $150m.  It is land no one would have purchased, especially when we had 536 acres in Middleborough ( bought for $6 million ). How in the hell do you justify that? They screwed around for six years without ever understanding how to get our land in trust properly. And, the lawyers knew there was no way around the US Supreme Court decision but they kept on billing and Cedric and crew kept taking millions in salary.  And now that it’s clear that the Department of Interior has swept us under the rug. Shovel Ready Ceddie’s  “Hybrid” (for us to go commercial), is not only the turd in the room….it’s been flushed.

Now Cedric Cromwell is all alone.  All the overpaid, underperforming lawyers are gone accept for Mark Tilden’s nasty assistant.

Even Stephanie Sfiridis, a CLOSE friend of SRC has abandoned ship, leaving the mysterious money dump at the Gaming Commission for a DC law firm. Ahem.

Arlinda Arlinda You’ve Such a Big Spender exited in early spring. What does that tell you?  Right, she was the lead on LIT.  Even  Lew, Cedric’s $180,000 a year, executive assistant is gone.  Some say Lew was undercover for the feds. They do that you know. So he’s relying on Genting’s attorney’s.  The same people who took extraordinary interest off the top of every money transfere and announced to the Council several months ago that they were taking the Taunton land and opening their own casino….a prediction we also made years ago.

Just so you know, of the thousands of people reading Reel Wamps, 1/3 are from Boston.  We have a handful of members in the capital city, so think about who’s reading this.

But Cedric was on YouTube begging for help on Thanksgiving when he blew through $425 m in 8 years. Nothing to show for it . That’s pretty bold, ya know? He has to fire at least 60 Fryes after Christmas never mentioning a strategy for economic development or an employment plan now that the Genting money is gone.  And they are still taking a salary. There are rumors about some kind of side business deal bumping around, but it’s doubtful that it’s anything to benefit tribal members. Oh we forgot, Messy Jessie says she’s giving up her salary and volunteering from now on.  Come on girl, you’ve never hit a lick since elected.  You’ve done nothing but run your mouth, lie a lot and hire incompetent people to

Mean Travel Queen has stayed under the radar but watch for all her relatives chasing her down Rte 130 soon.

be your assistants and assistants to those assistants.

So the Frybal Council, lead by Yvonne, the Mean Travel Queen, has dissolved which will end the  bemoaning of its unqualified

membership who keep asking how they’re going to pay their car notes.

Maybe SRC will give you a high interest loan.

 

 

 

Elder abuse and Tribal abuse is a bad combo

The Elders are fuming and they will make that clear Sunday.  Simply put they were told the truth for once. There’s no money in their account and they will no longer receive  services.  Well honestly, the decline of Elder status began in earnest when Cedric Cromwell took over the Tribe in 2009.  He demeaned the Elders by removing them from perch above us.  He sytematically excommunicated them from enrollment and other important positions of oversight and guidance.  Their essential roles in this Tribe evaporated.  They were reduced to having luncheons and random field trips most of them were not interested in. The Phoney Indian was guilty of gutting one of the most important traditions of any tribe.

He could have cared less. And the rest of his leadership was complicit.  And on and on.

But let’s go on to the really bad stuff.  Shovel Ready Ceddie has now become a horder or millions of dollars. The million he scraped up from Genting recently will not go far, plus he has the standard bills in arrears. He must pay himself and the Council of course. Meanwhile they’re going from office to office asking employees if they will voluntarily be laid off.  Yes really.  While Ceddie and crew continue to get the huge paychecks and by the way that little bullsh– pay cut set to begin at the end of October, never happened.  But 60 of the 100 employees will be gone January 1.

The grant programs have begun to build impenetrable barricades around their offices.

The food pantry has no food .  Clearly the Boston Food Bank got wise to the fact that millions flow threw the MWT but they just don’t have enough to money to get food for their own food pantry.

Now on to the real knee slapper. Genting was pretty tiered of us and about three months ago they told Cedric they were going to build a commercial casino on their own….and Cedric pitched it to the Council. Yes he had the nerve.  As long as Cedric get’s paid what does he care? That’s how bad it is people. There was No mention of the Tribe’s casino, cause….well you know  it was never about us was it?

Tomorrow the disappearing act.

Cheryl’s magic jump drive

Well, it was too much for Cheryl Frye Cromwell. She calmly walked out of the Council meeting saying she had enough  as Shovel Ready Ceddie chastised  her, shooed her, told her to  “get outta here.”  Cedric was angry because Cheryl, his wife, was tired of listening to his clap trap in the meeting and left.  As she exited he continued to demean his wife and she said.  ” Okay Cedric you’re going to talk to me like that ?”

 

The First Lady has suffered enough. What she has on that ‘”Magic JUMP Drive ” could put him away forever. That’s Mashpee for ya.

Yes he was.  His machismo bull sh– just bought him the never ending nightmare of imagining what’s  on  Cheryl’s Magic Jump Drive.  All things will be revealed on Cheryl’s Magic Jump Drive.

 

Let’s unpack that for a minute. We will talk about the ” Magic Jump Drive.”

Chop Chop !!

The Council made a magnanimous gesture…in their minds anyway.  We put the pressure on about the huge salaries and no return on our investment and guess what?  They decided to cut their salaries, a little…just a tiny bit.  Actually Ann Marie cut her salary far more than anyone else, even more than the passionate chairman, about 1/3.  Take a look.

Where’s my next pay check? Shovel Ready says Reel Wamps are “Haters.” Well yes we are, we “hate” the way you played us, pimped us out, leaving us on the side of the road with a tin cup. Our only consolation, and it’s not a good one, is that we told you so.

Cedric Cromwell    178 – 147, Jessie Baird $130 -109, Ann Marie Askew $109 -75, Gordon Harris $91-82, Winnie Johnson, Winnona, Cheryl Frye Cromwell $75-68, The Invisible Medicine Man Guy Cash $68-61, cutting about $123 K a year.   Well they need to do more.  Why? Cause they don’t deliver to the constituents. Malfeasance.  And in light of the fact that Shovel Ready is still begging the deaf ear Genting for $1.5M, the money is drying up to pay the Genting tribal employees, consultants and the Council.  And it’s doubtful the Tribe will be operational by this time next year. We didn’t even do the math on the millions that would be saved if we fired all the spongy lawyers and overpaid consultants.  We don’t need them, they do nothing.

The Mashpee Wampanoag need to get what they can right now, while they can. The paid Council members should give up their monthly pay checks through January ( 3 months, $200 K ). The money would create  a special trust for economic development specifically designed to employ and train tribal members. It would be administered by an independent panel of professional tribal members. Boy that’s novel ain’t it ? 

A couple of million to put us to work and deliver income to tribal coffers for us?  Why do we keep paying people who contribute nothing to our quality of life?  Its dumbfounding.  They never put a plan of independence together for us because its about their sustainability…..and Genting wouldn’t allow it.

Next the raiding game and the declining $1.3 m in the dormant Gaming Commission.

A stinky mess indeed

Let’s talk about the level of desperation enveloping the tribal government.  Okay, you got a

Shovel Ready Ceddie has aged dramatically. The stress seems to be too much.

bunch of very bad attorneys advising an inept chairman who after 8 years, remains a clueless  pawn of the White lawyers and consultants.  He actually does what they tell  him to do.  There are maybe 2 members of the Council who actually understand the legislative process in the Congress or the statehouse.So, they have countless meetings tossing out numerous bad ideas and no one, Messy Jessie included, challenges  anything but one council member every time. All any of them cares about is the pay check.

Believe us when we say, they loved it until now. Now, out of options, they’re running on the adrenaline of pure desperation.  So this was the plan last week: Get 2 lawmakers ( that means get a House member, probably from Taunton and a Senator also representing Taunton) to sponsor a bill to put an addendum on the compact/gaming law to allow the Tribe to go commercial.

We said..” No way, dead on arrival ” state lawmakers are sick of waiting for for Cedric to get it together. There was just no support  among other legislators.  The Mass Gaming Commission certainly signaled lawmakers that they wanted no part of the chicanery.  They too have been made fools of by Shovel Ready Ceddie. Anyway, the proposal died unceremoniously never making it out of the House….as we predicted.

Back to the drawing board.  Everyone seems to forget that our Land in Trust issue is still awaiting the Department of Interior brain trust to offer an alternative scenario that would satisfy the federal court.  And the court won’t wait forever. Since the court is likely to reject the scenario.  That means we would have no LIT. And its not like the DOI is a friend to Indians. DOI is actually undermining LIT, see the article below.

https://www.indianz.com/News/2017/10/17/tribes-slam-trump-administration-for-see.asp

Right, its pretty bad.  And how would you appeal the US Supreme Court’s own decision? Right. It’s just a matter of time before we’re in the rabbit hole. actually we’re in the rabbit hole.

The biggest flaw is that if we don’t have LIT, Genting takes the land in Taunton and files for their own commercial casino because we are completely compromised.  The other problem is financing. We lost Bank of America 2.5 years ago, no one will touch us. Genting has promised $85m for something. But its a lie.  Cedric is begging for a couple of million now. and he’s begging hard.

None of it’s for you. Tomorrow… well the Fryes aren’t going to like it.

 

 

Why road kill stinks

It stinks cause it’s dead.  Just like the casino dream.

Just had to let you know that and details are forthcoming.

“She come by it honest”

In every tribe, each family wears its brand. There for generations, it never changes. For us, it’s the famous,  hunters, fisherman, historians, chefs, political leaders, activists, historians, traditionalists, drunks, hustlers, doctors, developers, nurses, educators, dopers, the faithful, the brawlers, the lifesavers, the jailbirds, and the grifters.

For Jessie  Baird, it has been a lifelong struggle to rid herself of the family brand…we all know our family labels. We know Jessie’s too.  She was determined to shed the shame.

Messy Jessie uses every opportunity to exploit the Tribe and make a profit. When things get hot she takes off for the Vineyard to hide and complain.

Messy Jessie uses every opportunity to exploit the Tribe and make a profit. When things get hot she takes off for the Vineyard to hide and complain.

When she was young, Jessie and her family left Mashpee in a hurry, drifting around the country… The old timers know the story, and so do many of their children. When she returned, she was a used car salesman and then suddenly a tribal historian, a linguist, and academician with no mention of a major area of study or where it was achieved. She’s  an expert on everything and knowledgeable of absolutely nothing. And so the credentials (even a certificate like masters) just kinda evolved. Erasing that family trademark and ending the eye rolling was Jessie’s goal no matter what. Sitting on the Council at any level was an obsession for her. She would be the first in her immediate family to assume the power of elected office (her cousin Cedric, also a Tobey, was the first in that family to hold the high office of Chairman) always a lock by a select few of the same families. We know their names. And now we know why it was that way for a century prior to Jessie and Ceddie accended to the tribal thrown.  It has been a horror show of greed and degredationfor the Tribe that fought so hard for legitimacey and tribute to its survival.

But what Jessie failed to understand is, her family was never part of leadership during the years of progress for the Tribe or at any point quite frankly. So it wasn’t like she was raised up to understand the value or importance of public service. Something, like waking up one day and claiming to be a good hunter without ever picking up a gun or learning how to use it. Jessie was relentless though, and every time she ran, which was often….it was when only the REAL MASHPEE were on the rolls voting. Not good for Jessie,  she would get a couple dozen votes tops. They knew too much about who Jessie was.

So when she took over enrollment in 2009, she put over 1,300 ” casino stalkers ” (who were not approved properly by the committee or by the Elders) on the rolls. She did it to guarantee her future and continued empowerment thus creating a new tribe basically. They outnumbered the Real Mashpee. It was like reliving the 60’s & 70’s when the White people on the Cape ran out of land to develope and exploited Mashpee, they outnumbered us. That meant they took over the town politics.  Now we’re the Cape’s resort mecca.

So the “Red Box” people who did not meet membership criteria, went on the roll. And a lot of people who never set foot in Mashpee were suddenly card-carrying Mashpee Wampanoag. All the safegards put in place to prevent the opportunists like Jessie from taking advantage of our potential prosperity was wiped away. And Jessie had her voter base. They, unlike the core of the Tribe, the true Mashpee, knew nothing of Messy Jessie. But Jessie brilliantly disposed of the naysayers who always laughed in her face and she essentially took over. Each election for the next 8 years, they showed up outnumbering the core of the tribe largely because the big families failed to unite against the outsiders or the Fryes.  Jessie, Cedric and their sycophants had access to tribal rolls and addresses to send campaign materials disadvantaging all challengers.  They bused stalkers in, paid their way from out of state and they voted to keep the regime in place based on the propaganda in the Mittark. This last election was not that great however….despite all that advantage the stalkers enthusiasm began to wane as the casino prospects faded.  Importing stalkers was just barely enough to put Ceddie back in office (against Aaron Tobey) and Jessie had an even closer call (against Carlton Henricks Jr.)  with a few votes seperating her from a demoralizing defeat. But with them running the election who knows.

Chief Mills told our story eloquently. It was the last time…

She conjured up all kinds of bizzare historical nonsense that is unending…. to include exclusive rights to the tribal language.  In November 2007 the Tribe, Chief Earl Mills and youth held a Recognition cerimony at the Peabody Museum at Harvard University (that houses many of our artifacts). Jessie was asked to translate some simple exchanges between Tribal children and Elders and Chief Mills would translate. She refused to do it. She couldn’t do it.  Finally, a tribal member researched the language online and did

After thanking the Elders in the language, the children presented the gift of wampum.

the language translation after struggling for nearly 12 hours, debunking Jessie’s exclusivity. You see, you had to get her permission to use the language.  Yes, it was pretty outrageous. But the cerimony was one of the few positive stories we received over the  last 10 years validating our identity a Native Americans. Jessie continues the language con with classes funded by millions of dollars in grants where students are taught God knows what.  How do we know what she’s teaching?  Who is validating her language curriculum? Right. Now she’s trying to move her classes on to tribal property so she doesn’t have to pay rent. Course we don’t even know how we are going to pay the note on the building without any income.  But that’s another story.

Messy was not only the Vice Chair,  she used it as a bully pulpit to lecture the White people about their cruelty to us.  She was rediculous because she was always chastizing those who were interested in helping us.  And half the time her infomation was total fantasy. Her constant babble in public was standard and  incredibly embarrassing.  Sometimes she would be cut off, but you could tell Jessie was making up for all the times she was told to sit down and  shut up. Her greatest atrosity though was land into trust. Little Miss Scammer launched the crazy pine needle river theory that really proved that we had no connection to Taunton and everything just spiraled downward compounded by the bad lawyers offering the Carlyle Indian School crap.  Course we had many tribal members go to the Indian school of Jim Thorpe fame.  But it didn’t mean we were accountable to the federal government.   And the court repeatedly said we had no proof that we were under fedral juristicion in 1933 or ever. The British and the Commonwealth were our masters.

The only consistency in the overall strategy was that Jessie, her buddy Cheryl, Cedric and Council crew kept getting a check. Millions and millions and millions.

Baird’s house on the Vineyard. Not enough however

Jessie already had her husbands house on the Vineyard.  But her

Jessie’s new backyard, the result of over  $100k in bonuses for a casino that will never happen and grants for a language she can’t translate.

new house in Cotuit on Lovells Road is quite fancy and in a coveted neighborhood. She put $100k down and has $565,250.00 to go. She got all the money for it in the name of the Mashpee Wampanoag. Course with layoffs and  meltdowns you would think the Vice Chair would give up some of that huge salary to help her people. Nonsense you say ? She will get the last dime leaving nothing. She sold herself to the wannabees and stalkers as the Mystical Indian…..what do they know ? Well, they damn sure know now.  More about the latest casino flim flam, skimming, layoffs and the good old robbing the grants.

G T G

SRC has no plan for the continuation of the Tribal government once the money runs out, and that will be a huge problem for his administration when the government starts asking questions.

SRC has no plan for the continuation of the Tribal government once the money runs out, and that will be a huge problem for his administration when the government starts asking questions about why they kept paying themselves.

It’s called grabbing the grants.  Tricky business, but a frequent method used by Cedric Cromwell when trolling for large sums of money. We have talked about this before.  Well Shovel Ready and Treasurer Gordon Harris have been playing this illegal shell game for a minute and Harris started his mumbo jumbo when asked a few pointed question about skimming big bucks from grants. The Tribe has

Gordon is very private. He's so private this picture is a picture of a picture taken when he worked for the Shinnecocks. When he ran for office...no pictures on campaign material.  Maybe he's a double agent, could be ya know.

Gordon is very private. He’s so private this picture, is a picture of a picture taken when he worked for the Shinnecocks. When he ran for office…no pictures on campaign material. Maybe he’s a double agent, could be ya know!

3 Rockland Trust accounts used to pay the $666 K annual mortgage on the Tribal echo chamber. By the way,what they are taking from the grants is way over what is allowed by Indirect Cost expenditure guidelines. So instead of a balance of around $200K in the accounts, $2M had been stockpiled as glaring proof of plans to do something else with the money.

This is the kind of stuff that gets you thrown in jail for screwing with federal dollars. Of course we noted that observation in a previous post….  This is what official staff both currently employed and unemployed know about that cannot be erased from the records of several officers  who are complicit in the negligence and misappropriation.

So no matter who they try to bully and silence, the bank statements don’t lie. Can’t see how Howard Coopers “forensic audit” will fix that.

More horror to be revealed as our dark days continue.

It’s not good. In Fact it’s all bad

Okay, this is where we are.  DONE.  Genting gave the MWT $5m for the drawdown (the last) a couple of weeks ago that is supposed  to run the so called government until October 31. Well, in light of the fact that Shovel Ready Ceddie is always operating the Tribe in arrears, there is less than $1m left to do anything let alone pay all the “do nothing” Fryes with job titles that don’t make any sense. So basically out of money for Genting payroll at the end of September. Let’s move on.

Okay, the Genting money dries up, the administration is petitioning the federal government to alter the intended expenditure of those federal grant appropriations. Well then. There might be some justification for this if they were going to feed or house the many tribal members in need….BUT, as you know, it’s to keep the Cromwell Administration in a pay check ” From Here to Eternity.” These people are so GD slimy they will do anything to keep getting paid.  But lets move on.  Let’s show the documents and a letter of resignation from Michele Forrester who was the Tribal Human Resources Director…right.  So apparently the woman (a Helms) thought she was really going to do her job as a professional, for the Tribe.

Michelle F (3)Let’s look at the documents and her August 9 letter of resignation. It’s a script for The Twilight Zone. And all the officers and certain Council members were complicit in the torture. Course since she is not real Mashpee (New Bedford) she didn’t know how to fight back. She was petrified but smart enough to put it all in the following email:

I am sending this letter to inform you of my immediate resignation from my position as the Human Resources Director of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe. Unfortunately this resignation is due to the increasing hostile work environment I have been subjected to since informing the Tribal Council of a potential lawsuit for interfering with an eligible FMLA request.
The level of harassment, intimidation and coercion became evident during a meeting with you and the Treasurer – confidential of course. During this meeting I was subjected to a performance by the Treasurer which mislead you Chairman into believing that I had single handedly put the tribe at risk. I was continually belittled and warned to “protect myself” while you were both mocking the medical condition of the Tribal Administrator. It should be noted Chairman that the TA was instructed by the Treasurer NOT to go into chambers to discuss her request, that it was the responsibility of the Chairman to inform the Council. It was also the Treasurer who initiated all of the confusion and chaos around this simple and eligible request for a medical leave.
Another meeting was held relative to this matter on July 25, 2017 where I was accused of collaborating and coaching the TA into filing a complaint with the Department of Labor. That I had a responsibility to “protect the organization” before protecting an employee. Informing the Treasurer, Secretary and legal department of a potential lawsuit is the only way I have of protecting the organization.
While trying to manage this situation in a professional manner I was also subjected to veiled threats. Comments such as “it’s a tough job market out there”, “better protect yourself” and others are in fact threatening and a form of intimidation.
On July 31, 2017 I was unexpectedly summonsed to report to the Tribal Council chambers. It became rapidly apparent during this hour and a half, of a well orchestrated enhanced interrogation session, that the focus was to attack any and all of my actions as the HR Director, primarily the action of approving an eligible and legitimate FMLA request. The unprofessional and hostile reprimand that was directed towards me, which ultimately coerced me into altering a document, was emotionally unbearable. It created a level of paralyzing fear which lead me to be unable to respond to the rapid firing of questions from eleven people simultaneously, under your authority. As a direct result of this interrogation I was left in a catatonic like state which required medical attention.
It has since come to my attention that the Secretary is sharing information from this confidential session with tribal members. It is being said that I was chosen for this position by the TA so that I could perform my duties in a “puppet-like” style. Let me be clear, my actions and decision during my tenure as the HR Director were conducted in a professional manner, and in accordance with the current policies and procedures of the tribe. The TA did not, in anyway, persuade or order me to perform any tasks unwillingly (unlike you Chairman, who did order the TERO Director be fired during a meeting in your office with the TA). However, we did share a strong bond of dedication to develop and strengthen the organization as a whole. To go around and make comments otherwise is not only inaccurate, but insulting.
It has become quite clear that the more violations I uncovered, the higher the level of harassment and intimidation. I am well aware of the fact that my time in this position is limited due to my refusal to compromise my integrity. There is no greater erosion of tribal sovereignty than when a tribe violates not only its own laws, but federal laws as well.
The misappropriation of federal funds (fraud), unlawfully altering the sick and vacation accrual of staff members, the never-ending alterations to employee benefits through the Finance Department, the interference of an eligible FMLA request, and even a valid EEOC complaint are all threats to the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe. All of which will ultimately come down upon you Chairman.

Howard... what the hell is wrong with you? Will the Comptroller tell the FBI you threatened him. Ouweeee boy!

Howard… what the hell is wrong with you? Will the Comptroller tell the FBI you threatened him? Oweeee boy!

Okay…now on to Howard Cooper.  Howard, took it upon himself to go to the Tribal Comptroller and scare the beJesus out of him because the man has  more damning information than Forrester.  Course you know that.  The Comptroller has  all the check recs, billing statements from the overbilling lawyers, architects and girlfriends running their invoices through the “Gaming Authority ” for a casino that would never materialize. And now.  There’s nothing and impossible to explain the  expenditure of $400m and absolutely nothing to show for it.

But Howard Cooper volunteered a forensic audit conducted by his CPAcompany to set everything straight.

That’s what he thinks of you Mashpee.  Like his CPA’ s are going to turn on him and tell the truth? What about the Feds?

1620 ain’t no different than 2017.  Let’s be honest.  There’s so much more.  It’s unbelievable.

Intimidation tactics

There’s a special Council meeting going on this morning because of the serious problems Cedric Cromwell has with revelations from the HR director who just resigned (under duress), and the Comptroller who has been complaining and warning about about illegal drawdowns on the federal grants.  Of course we forwarned of this because the money from the investors  is drying up.  Both of these officials have inside knowledge of the bad stuff going on and one has resigned because of it.

Cooper's been on the tribal dole for a long time. What he does is uncertain...but he's made a bundle off of us.

Cooper’s been on the tribal dole for a long time. What he does is uncertain, but he’s made a bundle off of us.

So what does Cedric do?  What he always does, try to intimidate.  So he’s bringing attorney Howard Cooper to the meeting to stop the free flow of information…. that by the way is all on the record in some form.

As a matter of fact, one official said, ” If the feds came in here right now, Cedric would be in jail.”

And the feds are always watching aren’t they? So we’ll see what happens.

Stay tuned.