Monthly Archives: April 2013

The “Blunt Bunch”

“Tah Tah” reportedly took 3 male tribal youth on a little joy ride last week armed with something other than cigarettes. The youngest of the tribal youth was arrested……when the cops stopped them, the smell billowed out of the car.

You have to wonder why she’s riding around with these young men and doing things she has no business doing.

It’s just too much.  Course Cedric said he would take care of it.

That’s reassuring.

No surprise..

Times up

On March 31 Reel Wamps said the Massachusetts Gaming Commission would agenda the  Region C license issue and would probably open the bidding process….yesterday they indicated that they would do just that.   All the indicators pointed to this result.  We don’t need to relive the painful events and missteps  that lead to this dead end.

One thing we failed to point out was an important point made by blogger carverchick.  Tribal attorney Howard Cooper anticipated the open bidding decision  and was already challenging  the authority of the MGC.  Funny, he wasn’t challenging it when he was working with the state to get the gaming license.   As things went south, he started looking at legal challenges to the Commission decision.

Well, based on our disastrous participation in the process, it’s doubtful that the MWT is considered any kind of threat to commercial gaming in Massachusetts.   But you better believe the lawyers are going to keep getting paid for more flaky legal challenges. And all tribal members have to look forward to is a $30 a month food card.

Cedric is frantically trying to pass a budget  right now  to get that last infusion of money to keep paying himself, the lawyers TahTah, Jessie and a host of others before the boot drops. That’s if Genting sends it. There are a bunch of people on the tribal payroll  who are being paid by Genting.  So you can expect the cannibalization over jobs to begin shortly.

We have been preyed upon by the fringe tribal members who are Mashpee in name only and lead by a so called chairman who wasn’t even on the tribal roll.  We don’t deserve this.




St. Paula Expounds On Justice

In the previous post here on ReelWamps, we talked about how Cromwell is suing Tribe members, using God only knows whose money, in a vindictive effort to punish his predecessors.  The legal notice for this action showed up on the Tribal Facebook page and was seen by many and commented on by a few.  You can see it on the page if you have access.  Paula speaks:

“Desire is being given an opportunity to answer charges made in our own court of law. I hope she does and can exonerate herself. Regardless of what you believe, the matter is one that calls for due process for her and the others accused who are all innocent until proven otherwise.”

My, Paula, you are the very pinnacle of smarminess.  But let me address the major lack of understanding here.  First of all, this is not a criminal case, it is a civil case, and, oh, by the way, we do not even have a civil code with any kind of power to compel compliance.  We have no reservation and likely won’t any time in the near future.  The Tribal Court may not even be able to hear this case.

“Due process is far more than what was afforded shunned tribal members who had no other recourse than to seek justice in a court outside our tribal purview in 2006. We have come a long way since then, but still have a long road to travel to rebuild our sovereign government.”

Red herring season is here.  Irrelevant.  Because you perceive what you think is a wrong in the past, that justifies this?  Once done, it won’t be undone.

“Those who feel the system is not delivering justice fairly need to be heard and a process established for vetting grievances in order to establish unimpeachable integrity in “our” tribal court. A system of justice that earns the trust and respect of tribal members will maintain societal order and is a critical element of our sovereignty.”

No, it is not the duty of ordinary Tribe members to fix a broken Tribal Court.  It is the duty of the justices of that court.  They get paid damned good money to do so.

“It is time to stop throwing stones and build foundations.”

And using expensive, big city lawyers to bring suits against Mashpees is going to do that?  More empty platitudes from Saint Paula.

“Imagine we are bigger than one individual, bigger than ourselves collectively, bigger than this moment. Its hard to think unselfishly when the accused is someone you know and love but try to imagine that what we do today will not only resolve this dispute, but have consequences for generations to come. This process will define what they will expect of their leadership, how they are governed, how they are held accountable when found in violation civil, and social or traditional expectations.”

Imagine we have leaders with some measure of common sense and common decency, but who am I kidding.

“We live in a country that is considered the leader of the free world in terms of government and this is in no small way a result of the example set by 17th century Wampanoag leaders. It was our historic leaders who practiced the original Executive, Legislative and Judicial houses of government adopted in the United States Constitution.”

More irrelevant platitudes.

“To stand before your accuser, bring evidence in your defense and be judged on your character is not anything new to us.”

 And when your accuser is a slime like Cedric Cromwell, or your “husband” Mark Harding, who could not figure out that he couldn’t take contracts from the Tribe when he was treasurer, and was put out of office because everyone knows his shenanigans in office?  I laughed and laughed…


Gov. Weld’s Law Firm Involved In Mashpee Lawsuit

Former Massachusetts Governor William Weld’s law firm, Todd & Weld, are the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe’s lawyers in lawsuits against three individual Tribal members.  The text of the legal notice from a local paper reads:

TO DESIREE HENDRICKS-MORENO: In the matter of Mashpee Wampanoag Tribal Council, Inc. and Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe v. Glenn Marshal, Shawn Hendricks, and Desiree Hendricks-Moreno, pending in the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribal Court, Docket No. 2011-005, you are hereby summoned and required to serve upon the attorney for Mashpee Wampanoag Tribal Council, Inc. and Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe (“MWT”), David H. Travers, of Todd & Weld, LLP, 28 State Street, 31st Floor, Boston, MA 02109, an Answer to the Complaint against you, within 20 days after publication of this notice. If you fail to do so, judgment by default will be taken against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. You are also required to file your Answer to the Complaint in the office of the Clerk of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribal Court in Mashpee, Massachusetts. WE COMMAND YOU, Desiree Hendricks-Moreno and your agents to desist and refrain from transferring, secreting, altering or destroying any evidence in this action. March 29, 2013 April 5, 2013

Why, you might ask, is Cromwell doing this?  You might also want to ask where he is getting the money to pay a high powered, big city law firm to prosecute the case, when he has no money for services?  And how are ordinary Tribe members supposed to defend themselves without bankrupting themselves?  Maybe that’s your plan.

Cedric Cromwell, take care.  Karma waits around the corner.