Monthly Archives: May 2016

Nellie Hicks can see it all now

Nellie is with the old timers, tourin'. Don't worry about her, worry about the Tribe

Nellie is with the old timers, tourin’. Don’t worry about her, worry about the Tribe

Nellie Hicks is laughing at us now….because she can see everything.  She can see what the “no accounts” are doing.  Yes she can.  She can confirm what she thought was going on from the heavens above and she can see what’s in her “newspaper”…. Reel Wamps, before it’s published. And she knows now who’s writing it and how much they love her.

Our Elder super sleuth is touring all around her beloved Mashpee (driving way too fast)with her childhood friends, her sisters, her mother Mrs Stella and yes, she’s bemoaning the death of the tribe and yes, we  mourn hers.

Nellie Hicks was the matriarch of the Hicks family.  She was a hard worker, and a good one.  She was an accountant and the Treasurer under the previous administration and proudly so.  Nellie was loyal.  That’s a Hicks trait.  “Solid.” The Hicks clan always backed the political leaders who brought progress to the tribe.  It made sense.  And Nellie was on the front line.

She let her instincts lead the way.  She loved Glenn Marshal and

Glenn did everything right, what he did wrong in the eyes of the government, he paid for. But as one Tribal Elder said, " He set everything up, and these guys just walked in," and destroyed everything Mashpee.

Glenn did everything right, What he did wrong in the eyes of the government, he paid for. But as one Tribal Elder said, ” He set everything up, and these guys just walked in,” and destroyed everything Mashpee.

was part of the that team.  The team that brought recognition to the 1001, who could not believe it finally happened. And now many see the importance of what Glenn Marshall did and how leadership is not part of the current governance equation  under the Wicked Wamp 9. Nellie knew that and attended every meeting alone and watched every move. Long as it didn’t interfere with her weekly hair appointment, she was there. She saw the misbehavior at Dino’s and the bartenders complained to her about the council members indiscretions.  She told what was going on and she spoke up.

Nellie had a  dry sense of humor and irascible when she wanted to be.  ‘Hell, I’m old…I don’t  kaaaya !” she said. Damned right girl !

Nellie’s legacy is a reflection  of her good deeds and her search for the truth  Everyone can’t say they carry Nellie’s Club.  They just can’t. Cause if they did, we wouldn’t be in this God awful mess.

We love and miss you Nellie.Throw that war club down here.

Bank of America quits, Genting financial issues dim future

The bank gave up.  The debt keeps acruing and we have no economic development strategy to pay it back.  Our great grand children will be paying this debt.

The bank gave up. The debt keeps accruing and we have no economic development strategy to pay it back. Our great grand children will be paying this debt.

It became clear at the end of April that Bank of American was abandoning its agreement to search for outside financing for the tribal casino in Taunton.  It is such a futile effort, Bank of America severed all ties, and waived fees for any work it had done. BOA just wanted out. Clearly the search for legitimate gaming finances is untenable. And Cedric s failure to deliver in the process is becoming more apparent to the players in that process.

Genting spokesperson Kevin Jones,  meanwhile sold the Massachusetts Gaming Commission a bill of goods when he said Genting would underwrite the whole casino….over $500 million. He knew that ” the biggest gaming entity in the world ” was tanking. He also knew that Genting repeatedly told Cedric Cromwell and the Council that they had to find outside financing. And now one of the nation’s most legitimate and reliable financial institutions has bailed. We are toxic indeed.

It’s been 6 weeks since the phony groundbreaking and no construction ….at all.  Genting has serious financial issues evident in this headline from this article in The Straits Times Business.

“Genting Singapore’s Q1 profits slumps 83% on bad debt” read more if you can stomach it.

Guess that little story dispels the greatness of Genting. It almost appears that our fledgling Tribe is propping up Genting with the huge interest rates paid on the millions loaned. Right now, we are $285 m in the hole and we get absolutely nothing but a government lead by a liar and the Wicked Wamp 8.Their work ethic amounts to showing up on Friday to pick up a big fat check.

We break it down tomorrow.



Tradition down the drain

Guy Cash posing as a medicine man in this strange getup at the Meetinghouse in 2009. He always had trouble identifying like his best buddy SRC.

Guy Cash posing as a medicine man in this strange getup at the Meetinghouse in 2009. He always had trouble identifying like his best buddy SRC.

The illusive Guy Cash, fraudulently known as the Tribal Medicine Man is now officially a paid council member.  The Wicked Wamp 8 will now become 9 with the addition of the man nobody knows or sees.

This is yet another abomination perpetrated by the council that would rather line their pockets than care for our people in need.  Cash’s salary of $68k would go a long way toward helping our tribal families. But tribal secretary Marie “Tah Tah” Stone insisted on hiring Cash. The irony is that among Tah Tah’s many bizarre Facebook posts is her campaign motto, ” I support helping the needy.  I oppose subsidizing the greedy.” The troubled Tah Tah is the only person believing that sound bite. Unfortunately,  the most memorable thing she ever did was tripping Cedric Cromwell and cussing him out in front of God and everyone.

Opponents argued that paying the MM would upend the sanctity of tradition, which is based on a calling  to minister and comfort tribal members.The medicine man also keeps the council apprised of the health and welfare of the tribe.Ha! Cash has been a political pawn of Shovel Ready Ceddie from day one. He would show up at council meetings to vote or to make a quorum. Now he’s going to get paid to do it.

Cash was invisible during the many crisis we have experienced especially of late. In a matter of months, 5 tribal members died of drug overdoses and other horrible circumstances. Guy Cash never darkened the doors of grieving families.

Certainly Guy Cash has issues of his own. He is hard pressed to explain the behavior

Phillip E Cash, Guy's son.

Phillip E Cash, Guy’s son.

of his son (who lived with him) and was a administrator on the gaming authority when he was arrested for possessing bags of heroine in a body cavity. It’s funny but pitiful when you think about it. Mostly though, it’s very very telling. And really disturbing stuff. .

Joanne is declared innocent

Most everyone knows by now that Joanne Frye got away again with food stamp fraud.  Her benefactors on the Tribal Council said that ” she didn’t know that she couldn’t get reimbursed for using her granddaughter’s food stamps.” Why is her granddaughter on food stamps and living with her ?

Well alright. But what about Joanne’s holiday gift card scam ?  The gift cards bought

The password for employment with the tribe. You must be a believer.

The password for employment with the Tribe. You must be a believer.

by the Tribe were to be given to Tribal members. Once again, Joanne turned in the receipt for the purchase of some extra turkey and ham for reimbursement.

Joanne has a lot on the Cromwell administration and she will continue to do as little as possible for her $80 k because she brought the crew to the table and she will tell all if they try to do anything to her or her son in particular.  You can’t shame Joanne or her family….but they are doing a hell of a job of shaming us.



“I’m ecstatic. I’m so excited,” said Cedric Cromwell

Well of course you are Cedric….of course you are.Could it be that your ecstasy was provoked by the fact that you and seven other Council members will keep getting paid as you desperately search for investors to relieve the nervous Genting.

Apparently, something is up.  After the “ceremonial”  groundbreaking and the

The absence of the old outhouse is a dead giveaway.

The absence of the old outhouse is a dead giveaway.

demolition of the warehouse, all construction stopped.  A month later there’s nothing going on.  No Bouse houses,  no construction site trailer just a locked gate and very small vacant lot.

There’s no money to begin the “First Phase.” A third of the millions needed to build the first phase is interest. Who does business like that? More over, who does business with people who do business like that? Getting the facility and the parking lot done by next summer is a reach.  And the question is how is the damned thing finished when you can’t get the money to get started?

There are serious serious issues with Cedric’s search for a financial entity to build the casino itself.  Genting does not want to do it, even with Brockton out of the picture (for now). The real financials have a lot to do  with Genting’s push to get out of underwriting the Asino.

All the newspaper boasting of Gentings financial and gaming prowess is so misleading when combined with renderings of the casino with hotel and amenities never pointing out the “phases” smells bad. It’s obvious that “phases” means no money.  Funny no other gaming entity does it that way.

So the Mass Gaming Commission basically says the Asino is so uncertain they wanted something spectacular to counter it’s potential failure.The Brockton facility wasn’t hitting the mark.It was never about too much competition either. Less is more for certain people.

And in the end Chairman Steven Crosby had buyer’s remorse and was walking back  the Brockton rejection because Cedric is so flaky.

“Not knowing for sure what the tribe is going to do,” he said, was the biggest issue. “If the tribe isn’t able to do anything, whether it’s because of the lawsuit or something else, then we will have made a mistake. I don’t think that’s likely, but it’s a possibility. I just kept wrestling with how much can we count on the tribe’s commitment?”

Looks like a kettle deal to us…clever.