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Pity the fools

Well we lost again. No surprise. Actually it wasn’t us, it was Cedric and Jessies’ phantom government.  The mood at the Tribal Council is like a perpetual wake. The Fryes  are about to be pealed away from the gravy train as the Cromwell administration looks for another way to keep getting paid. And that’s restricted to them, and not all those Fryes’ with made up titles and payroll accounts that buys their  vote.

So Cedric and the lawyers APPEAL.

Tobey cousins Chairman Cedric Cromwell and Vice Chairwoman Jessie White Baird are responsible for reversing over 80 years of progress by tribal leaders. The great shame they have cast on us is historic and damning.Tobey cousins Chairman Cedric Cromwell and Vice Chairwoman Jessie Jones Baird are responsible for reversing over 80 years of progress by tribal leaders. The great shame they have cast on us is historic and damning.

Okay, you know that  we can appeal but all arguments on both areas HAVE BEEN EXHAUSTED. Okay so what do you think the court will say? How about NO because the court said we were not under federal jurisdiction and the BIA needed to give a new explanation to satisfy the supreme court decision. Ya well how about the BIA decided to do nothing, as we predicted.  The BIA  is in turmoil and is not  interested in doing their job or helping any Indians.

But hold it…let’s look at the real ballers in this game.  In Cedric’s Scam.  Ya.  The tribal lawyers.Now any appeal, no matter how frivolous, will continue the scandalous fees and over billing of the lawyers if Genting wants to keep running money through us.  Now…check out their monthly and annual fees….and dream of shopping in Roche Brothers every damn day of your life instead of begging Donna (Frye)Johnson and Ca for a loaf of bread at the Food Pantry ( AKA the Boston Food Bank).  Jesus, Maybe the shut down will force them to push away from the table and  loose a few pounds.

Anyway, Here’s a thumbnail of the break down and incredible shake down that has decimated us.

Attorney Debra Saquera             $60,000.00 a month    $720,000.00 annually

Howard Cooper                           $41,666.00 a month    $500,000.00 annually

Mark Tilden                                  $25,000.00 a month    $300,000.00 annually

Judy Shapiro                                $16,666.00 a month    $200,000.00 annually

If you know what the hell they are billing for?  You need to let us know cause it warrants  complaints to the Massachusetts Bar Association for gauging and over billing because it’s unreal. And they clearly know nothing of Indian law because we keep loosing….but then again, why not keep billing the damned fools.  That would be us…ahem.

Great job Ceddie. We heard you’re going to have a party even if we lost. Bet the Tobey’s are real proud of you and Jessie and your grand redemption of the family name. Who would have thought you would have reversed every ounce of progress the ancestors made.  Who would have thought it ? Quite a legacy indeed.

We haven’t forgotten you girl !

Messy Jessie pensive dreaming of staying in power by any means necessary.

Messy Jessie pensive and dreaming of staying in power by any means necessary.

Jessie…you’re on our mind with all your big new self serving ideas.Quahog Pie has a few questions we need to answer, but you’re comin’ up soon !

7 days hu?

Right, so what can they come up with in a week that they couldn’t produce in months?  Nothing, accept the BIA will put their decision not to act on the ROD, in writing.  The judge was being generous…… again.

Genting's architect change the design of phantom casino 3 times, and got paid millions to do so.  Wow wonder why?

Genting’s architect changed the design of phantom casino 3 times and got paid millions to do so. Wow, wonder why?

You ever wonder what the hell Cedric did with all that money?  Nearly $400m. Does anyone have the nerve to ask him before he starts bootin’ it down the road ?

We’ll just let you unpack that for a minute.

A delay…sure

The Cromwell administration got the bad news they knew was coming.  The BIA did not redo their justification for taking the Taunton and Mashpee lands into trust.  The Bureau said it was not going to do it.  BIA Secretary Ryan Zinke just did not put it in writing….allowing Ceddie Lou to buy more time and spin the bad news as a delay. The court must have the decision  in writing.  It’s not a delay.  How do you have a delay when the court set the deadliine for June 19? It’s a stalling tactic. What was the alternative proof that we were under federal juristiction?

It was so bad the administration plans another trip to DC to “sit with”  Secretary Zinke.  This Native Hater just fired all the top Native administrators at the Bureau. You think this guy wants to ” sit ” with Indians? Like all the Trumpsters, he was put in place to destroy the agency.

https://www.indianz.com/News/2017/06/19/secretary-zinke-shuffles-top-indian-affa.asp Do you think he wants to chit chat with Cedric and his incompetent lawyers, and get a warped history lesson from Messy Jessie? Exactly.

Cedric and side kick  Jessie have botched LIT from the beginning.  Leadership is not part of their DNA.

Cedric and side kick Jessie
have botched LIT from the beginning. Leadership is not part of their DNA.

So tonight,Ceddie’s crew of advisors and cronies started talking about appeals on section 2, or going the congressional route. Does that sound like a delay to you? And those efforts are virtually impossible.

Besides if it were good news.  Ceddie would have been on every news venue that would take him, despite the fact that the Taunton people would have sued again and won again.

How about we shoud have been working the Congress ( with other tribes) 7 years ago on a two track strategy that included a Plan B.  Plan B would be an economic development plan for the Tribe.

The only strategy ever in play was Cedric’s paycheck and that of the paid Council that got paid exorbitant salaries to do nothing.

Last September, the Tribe got $32 million from Genting.  $14 million in interest comes off the top. $14 million !  The last drawdown was for this month. It was $3 million  and of that, $2m goes to bills 60 days in arrears.

Out of money and options the next step is to fire employees, all but those who work in the federal programs that actually do something like health and dental.  There are at least 20 people who do nothing with no legitimacy but the Frye name. It’s a time where being a Frye is a liability.

And good ole Jessie.  She never stops trying to get that elusive respect.  More about her tomorrow.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hold it !

Herrin’ and Roe are almost ready to tell their story about all this “Land in Trust nonsense.” But so is Quahog Pie….rounding them up these birds is a job in a half.

STAY TUNED!

Why surrender is not an option

The tenacious Gay Head Aquinnah quietly stayed the course and made significant progress with gaming efforts while the renowned Mashpee consistently lost grown lead by phonies who undermined the tribal core and traditions for 8 years.

The tenacious Gay Head Aquinnah quietly stayed the course and made significant progress with gaming efforts while the renowned Mashpee consistently lost ground and its reputation in Indian Country, lead by phonies who undermined the tribal core and traditions for 8 years.

There’s been no talk of the casino….for us.  Casino’s are popping up all over Massachusetts, even on good ole Noepe, Martha’s Vineyard.  Ain’t that surreal? The Aquinnah seem to have overcome their image as “wards of the state,” to go on a build something on the island, to the dismay of other residents.  There isn’t much opponents can do since the Aquinnah have the upper hand…so far…..

Us? Well that’s another sad tale of bad evidence and legal advice lead by a bunch of scam artists posing as tribal leaders. This is a truly lousy reality show with a finale that is sad as can be.

Ever since a judge said the Bureau of Indians Affairs could not take our land into trust the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe has been in a kind of death spiral. This is because Ceddie spent tens of millions of dollars on the worst lawyers, and damned fools pretending to be experts who put the bogus LIT package together.  That’s why we are back in no mans land.

Those lawyers and perps had no evidence that we were ever under federal jurisdiction and everyone including Ceddie knew it.  If you recall, the “Chairman” was stunned himself when the decision came down. Well the

April 2016 was the last time Ceddie was "Shovel Ready." The judge said stay away from the Taunton land that Genting now holds title to. Ceddie has morgaged it to pay his salaries and those f the paid Council

April 2016 was the last time Ceddie was “Shovel Ready.” The judge said stay away from the Taunton land that Genting now holds title to. Ceddie has mortgaged it to pay his salary and those of the paid do nothing Council.

whole LIT celebration was  Fryebal Council party that was short lived cause….the White people in Taunton sued.  They said they would and you know them….they follow thru. Well, the judge said we didn’t prove we were under federal jurisdiction in 1934 (lame evidence that we talked about over and over), so all that show boating Ceddie did on that overpriced Taunton land came to a screeching halt.  Nothing has happened in 2 years. Oh yah, the judge said no building on the property because the LIT was in question.

A dormant work site is proof that the entire casino effort was a ruse allowing the Cromwell Administration to gauge the Tribe for 8 years rolling up the tab to nearly $400m.

A dormant work site is proof that the entire casino effort was a ruse allowing the Cromwell Administration to gauge the Tribe for 8 years rolling up the tab to nearly $400m.

Here’s something we forgot.  The Tribe had no money to even lay the foundation of the Asino. Bank of America pulled out as the outside backer (check story on May 17, 2016) But Cedric kept paying himself the Council (except Robert Dias and Carlton Hendricks), and the do nothing staff. They just keep running up the tab that is supposed to run out in June

So last week the BIA says it won’t appeal the case.  That’s not a good sign at all.  But the judge said the BIA could take the 2nd tract and present new evidence that the tribe was under federal jurisdiction in 1934. The Tribe asked for a delay on the decision, another bad sign.  Most

There were strong inferences that the BIA was pressured into granting LIT to Mashpee and BIA chief Washburn complained about the internal controversy and warring that broke out in the agency over the decision.

There were strong inferences that the BIA was pressured into granting LIT to Mashpee and BIA chief Washburn complained about the internal controversy and war that broke out in the agency over the decision.

agree that if the Tribe had the proof it would have offered it in the land in trust application in the first place.  But once again there were suspicious circumstances surrounding the BIA decision to take the LIT.  You may recall that the head of the BIA, newly retired after the LIT action, talked about the war that broke out in the bureau over the decision to take the Mashpee/Taunton land into trust.  He discussed it publicly during a gaming conference.  We never had the proof.

So now, the Bureau has until June 19 to  “prepare a decision on whether the Tribe was under Federal jurisdiction in 1934, and thus eligible to have land taken into trust for it.” It’s a stalling tactic for Cedric…it would be easier to pull doves out of his backside that produce new evidence. God knows we were always under state jurisdiction only.

All of the hundreds of millions of dollars wasted on stalling tactics could have gone to building B&B’s, restaurants and expanding fishing resources, our museum and other landmarks inviting tourist trade.  But the real shame is that our children and adults are dying on dope and the money wasted on the Asino and salaries (malfeasance)could have gone to a clinic to save lives. We should have housing for tribal members in need.

The casino effort is clearly fading before our eyes, and to think that we never prepared or even saved $20- $30 million for our people is proof that Cedric is not Mashpee.  He is a just like Trump…it’s all about him.

We’re nearly $400m in debt and all we have is a echo chamber of a building and  a food pantry sponsored by the Boston Food Bank.

 

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Tribal Election Monitor says voting machine broke down

Old Mashpee watched unknown voters show up to cast ballots in an election where the outcome brought the “F Bomb” repeatedly.  To add fuel to the fire, an election monitor said the voting machine broke down in the middle of the balloting. It’s an unnecessary voting method that has brought criticism in the past because it can be easily manipulated particularly when it takes 3 hours too run 700-800 ballots.

 

It’s an unnecessary voting method because only about 650 so called tribal members voted. It always takes an hour or two or three to count the ballots….electronically.  It should take 10 minutes with such a small number of ballots on the SD cards.  Tribal members could do a hand count in front of everyone, and eliminate any doubt about the integrity of the election….but who cares about integrity right?

And once again, the Cromwell crew got in with the help of Messy Jessie’s “Casino stalkers”. A lot of money was flying around bringing strange looking people in from out of state outnumbering the people who have to live under this regime.

IF the election results were to be believed…Aaron Tobey gave Cedric quite a run.  People are tired Cedric’s disinterest in their struggle, his dishonesty about our status as a tribe.

The squeaker was Carlton Henricks, Jr.  Losing by 4 votes to Messy J for Vice Chair. He will likely ask for a recount but is the fix already in?

Gordon Harris, Cedric’s bestie won as Treasurer with foreign votes and never campaigned a day…just like Jessie.  Just bused in outsiders.

June is around the corner….that’s when the money ends. Let’s see who sticks around.

How to spot a losing candidate

They don’t campaign or ask for your vote…cause they know, you know, they’re outta gas and just lyin’ some more.

#1 DEAD GIVEAWAY

  • Attack the opponent…relentlessly

DISAPPEARING ACT

  • Just hide cause you know it’s over

DESPERATION PHASE

  • Vote buying

LIE ABOUT YOUR RECORD of (DIS)SERVICE

  • Falsely claim the establishment of Indian Health Services (only area working in the entire government…which is a mandatory federal program)
Winnie Johnson is quick to disparage her friends opponents when her reputation is easily ranked worst of the worst on the Tribal Council. Phew !

Winnie Johnson is quick to disparage her friend’s opponent when her reputation is easily ranked worst of the worst on the Tribal Council. Phew !

USE OF POOR SURROGATES WITH BAD TALKING POINTS AND REP

  • Like Winnie Johnson...who owes each household about $17,000 in $500 monthly allotments she pledged that were never going to materialize and never did.  Plus she owes us for the broken down backhoe ($16K, the $3,000 loan and hundreds of thousands of dollars in salary for doing “nothing.” Also pain and suffering for every tribal member who had to suffer thru her awful gossip and criticism of others.

PEOPLE WON’T PUT YOUR SIGN IN THEIR YARD….EVEN IF YOU PAY THEM

YOU DON’T HAVE AN EVENT, YOU JUST TROLL FOR VOTES AT THE EVENTS OF OTHERS

HOPE THE SEVERANCE ISN’T REPEALED

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  • Call Paula Peters

PRAY FOR A BLIZZARD SUNDAY

 

The big bonus for losing….and we’re still the BIGGEST LOSER !

There are bound to be some substantial changes to the Council leadership come February 12, and it could be the big break for Tribal members. But with the crew in there now, there’s always some smelly fish heads in the bushel.

Even in defeat, losers will still get paid.

Even in defeat, losers will still get paid.

Check this out.  If any of the incumbents loose, they get 6 months severance! Right. It’s like rewarding a kid for bad behavior. $300 K out the window. A bonus for failing to deliver and getting fired finally, by the people. That should change.  It also means that Robbie Hendricks will still get paid after his term is up. As much as we like Robbie, it ain’t that much…and with the money running out in June, we need to start investing in tribal initiatives, with tribal workers to generate revenue.

We have been spinning our wheels for 8 years and nothing! Time to look inward and invest in our own people and their businesses the old way. Not a dime ever went to businesses that would put our people to work in areas where they have expertise.  It is absolutely awful and smacks of glaring neglect.  Instead, we have a host of people employed by the Council in do nothing jobs.

THE TREASURERS RACE

Open seats always bring an interesting group of candidates.  In this case, we have two totally different tribal members on the ballot and a write-in.

Gordon Harris is qualified, but he knows that Tribal members are not thrilled with him because he is a total outsider. He’s never around and he’s pretty nasty to people. Worse…he’s Mark Harding’s buddy. He tried to close that gap by claiming that Alice (Mills) Hicks was his grandmother…..well that went too far.  She was his step-grandmother.  Trying to be Mashpeelike that is not cool.

Then there’s Angela (Marcellino) Shwom. Well, Angie is Angie. She exaggerates but give her points for running ( again) because let’s face it…most of us don’t have the nerve.

Denise Johnson Hathaway is running as a write-in.  Let’s just mull that over for a hot minute.  Okay….no need to comment.

This race is a gut check.  Do your best !

 

 

 

Taking it all in…at election time

We have a little something for you to chew on for a minute.  What would you think about the fact that the Taunton land was refinanced for $32 m and ownership was handed over Genting?

Marie's issues have taken a toll on her but she's allowed to continue to serve despite her erratic and unstable behavior.

Marie’s issues have taken a toll on her but she’s allowed to continue to serve despite her erratic and unstable behavior.

And who made the motion to do that? Marie “Tah Tah.” And what will it be used for? Well, to pay for all the unnecessarily exorbitant salaries and other stuff that does not improve your life at all. Tah Tah made the motion because she is about getting paid. We forget that she owes the Tribe $2,000 from the time her car was impounded because she was driving without insurance…we’ll never see that ! “She has a mortgage to pay,” according to her defenders. So what. You can’t get her to make sense or do her job as secretary.   And running for vice chair will give her a big raise. Right a raise. That’s insane, no pun intended.

Needless to say, Genting is no longer interested in funding the government that has no path to a casino. Since there are no backers for the Asino. Genting wants some return for their last wad of money and they can build their own casino.The mayor of Taunton is certainly interested in all this and the millions the town is owed. So the money that runs out in June, is going to salaries for some of the people who have taken us backwards.

We are worse off.

And Jessie Baird also has left her “messy” prints all over this administrative failure

Messy Jessie just can't get it right, but that never stopped her from gettin' all she can get and making it up as she goes along.

Messy Jessie just can’t get it right, but that never stopped her from gettin’ all she can get and making it up as she goes along.

and the huge debt. Her Kellyanne Conway “alternative facts” got our land into trust  rejected by the federal court. And all of a sudden she’s worried about our overdose crisis? Reel Wamps has railed about this horror for years and they did nothing….and now they see a problem? Jessie’s constant need for attention has cost us dearly. She has the nerve to want the job for another 4 years.

 

As usual, Tribal members have big decisions to make with limited choices. More later.