Tribal group wants casino at Great La...

Tribal group wants casino at Great Lakes Downs

There are 252 comments on the WOOD-TV Grand Rapids and Michigan story from Jul 16, 2008, titled Tribal group wants casino at Great Lakes Downs. In it, WOOD-TV Grand Rapids and Michigan reports that:

A Michigan Indian Tribe wants to develop a casino on the site of the now closed Great Lakes Downs Race Track.

Join the discussion below, or Read more at WOOD-TV Grand Rapids and Michigan.

“Cant we all just get along?”

Since: Jul 08

Grand Rapids

#21 Jul 16, 2008
I can feel another day of racist crap coming on---Im going to the (dirty) beach!
billy

United States

#22 Jul 16, 2008
ron mexico wrote:
<quoted text>well we did steal their land from them.
I didn't steal anyone's land. I was not even around. How long do we have to keep paying back!!!!!!
ron mexico

Westphalia, MI

#23 Jul 16, 2008
Chad wrote:
<quoted text>
I didn't see your offer to give it back in your above statement....
the only way that i can is by losing all my money at their casinos. fair enough trade to me.
Just My Opinion

Grand Rapids, MI

#24 Jul 16, 2008
Concerned wrote:
These Indian "tribes" are getting way out of hand with their demands to place casinos everywhere.
This special treatment is rediculous and when the voters passed the legislation for casino gaming in Michigan...it was only supposed to be in select places and in limited numbers.
It seems the the only limits on this greed and insanity is non-existent.
They shouldn't have to ask for permission to do whatever they want with this land. Let's not forget that the white man stole this land from them in the first place!!
Muskegon Guy

Flint, MI

#25 Jul 16, 2008
Festus wrote:
As I posted elsewhere earlier, this sounds like an opportunity for Michigan residents without jobs to piddle away what little money they do have and then ask uncle Sam or Aunt Jess to prop up their mortgage because they are losing their home. Apparently things in Michigan are not as bad as they appear if people still have money to burn.
As far as stealing their land - how about we give Detroit and Flint back to them.
Shouldn't we then crack down on other entertainment establishments that allow "people without jobs to piddle away what little money they do have"? How about asking everyone who enters a bar or restaurant whether they can afford to be there or not before being allowed in. At least at a casino you have a slim chance of leaving with more than you came with. Let's leave it up to each person to be responsible for themselves. I say bring on the casino. Could things really get worse around here?
ron mexico

Westphalia, MI

#26 Jul 16, 2008
billy wrote:
<quoted text>
I didn't steal anyone's land. I was not even around. How long do we have to keep paying back!!!!!!
i would say as long as there are native americans around. sit tight.
Keemosobee

United States

#27 Jul 16, 2008
I have nothing against indians. I think everyone should have one for a friend.
High OH SILVER!
Fair Damsel

United States

#28 Jul 16, 2008
Who was that masked man!?
RAB

Ionia, MI

#29 Jul 16, 2008
heas12 wrote:
<quoted text> I agree 100%!!!!!!!!
I didn't steal anything from anyone and therefore I don't owe anything to anyone. This "we" stole B.S. is getting out of hand. Can you please provide some documentation that shows what I stole from them?
RAB

Ionia, MI

#30 Jul 16, 2008
Just My Opinion wrote:
<quoted text>
They shouldn't have to ask for permission to do whatever they want with this land. Let's not forget that the white man stole this land from them in the first place!!
Which white man? Can you identify him? Do you have evidence of this? Idiots.
ron mexico

Westphalia, MI

#31 Jul 16, 2008
RAB wrote:
<quoted text>
Which white man? Can you identify him? Do you have evidence of this? Idiots.
haven't you ever seen pocahontas?genius.
Chuck

Downey, CA

#32 Jul 16, 2008
Those damn Indians are taking our land!!!!

Since: Jul 08

Zeeland

#33 Jul 16, 2008
Ok, we did steal their land, and we did use slaves, but for how many generations do we have to keep dredging this up? Yes, I feel for the indians how many generations ago, and the slaves that were used brutally. Nobody else kept their treaties with us.
froggy log

Traverse City, MI

#34 Jul 16, 2008
Why dont they stay upnorth. Must not be able to get the buisness in hillbilly land.
Jorge Zofebol

Grand Rapids, MI

#35 Jul 16, 2008
Let's take it Nevada style and build a brothel where the track is. It is a big business and just think of the jobs it would create.
Just the FACTS

Grandville, MI

#36 Jul 16, 2008
Since my husband is a LRBOI Member. Lets get a few facts straight....
1)I pay for my kids college education. You have to be 25% or more for free tutition. This is a state guide line not theirs, and the state pays not the tribe.
2) Free health insurance, well I wish that were true. We have no Health insurance with the indians. He does get one dental appt cleaning, and xrays...for my husband only. And some reimbursement for co-pays for my husband only, if you can follow the strict guide lines. One would be at least 48 hr notice. Ever have a broken finger or ear ach and want to wait 2 days????
So yeah its great to be an indian. But don't think we are all rolling in $$$$ from the casinos. That cash stays where it does in all businesses....AT THE TOP...
The up side to a new casino would be prefered hiring and the way my husband work is going....Well driving to Muskegon would be something he'd be willing to do. They also pay more than minimum wage, if you have an education to back your knowledge...
freedom1

Denver, CO

#37 Jul 16, 2008
RAB wrote:
<quoted text>
Which white man? Can you identify him? Do you have evidence of this? Idiots.
You must have flunked geography and History you are just plain mean and rude!!!!
Just the FACTS

Grandville, MI

#38 Jul 16, 2008
froggy log wrote:
Why dont they stay upnorth. Must not be able to get the buisness in hillbilly land.
just so you know, the grand rapids area is where this tribe and several others used to be. I suggest you go to the public musuem and review your facts. Because if they could take their land back. Boy would the white man be screwed around here...
freedom1

Denver, CO

#39 Jul 16, 2008
Chuck wrote:
Those damn Indians are taking our land!!!!
They are taking thier land back that the white man stole Read your history and Geography then maybe you wouldn't make such remarks!!!
froggy log

Traverse City, MI

#40 Jul 16, 2008
Just the FACTS wrote:
<quoted text>
just so you know, the grand rapids area is where this tribe and several others used to be. I suggest you go to the public musuem and review your facts. Because if they could take their land back. Boy would the white man be screwed around here...
Oh, well times have changed. Its not healthy to live in the past.

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