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Barbour again writes letter opposing casino

There are 99 comments on the The Clarion-Ledger story from Jul 17, 2010, titled Barbour again writes letter opposing casino. In it, The Clarion-Ledger reports that:

Gov. Haley Barbour wrote another letter in opposition of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians' proposed Jones County casino project.

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“Breath Life into Me”

Since: Aug 10

Philidelphia,Ms

#91 Aug 25, 2010
Yeah, not alot of people understand the fact that it is giving young adults a good oppertunity to get out in the world like it has me ... also my father and my mother at one point before she decided to come home

i do understand alot of the others speaking but i know this is a good idea for the tribe and for the people in the boga chitta community( i cant spell at all sorry for that).
Pinebelt

Laurel, MS

#92 Aug 25, 2010
Cochise wrote:
Gulf thought you were gone. You are nothing but a damn blow hard liar. You don't have a drop of Indian blood in your entire body. You are a stinking crab picker who lives on shrimp boats, and you've never had a dime to your name other than welfare checks. You drink sterno and your head is fried.
You wouldn't make a pimple on an Indians butt. Get a life loser.
That about sums it up.
Gulf

Boise, ID

#93 Aug 26, 2010
Choctaws have no claim to the coast, legal, historical or otherwise.

Other tribes maintained this area. It's annoying when they act like they're a different country. Be nice if they'd grow up and join the US like the rest of us.

Treating white trash morons and frankly, what is soon to be a majority black state as a govt. of Columbus or w/ever moniker or slogan they're using nowadays is frankly stupid.

My family came to Mississippi in the early 20th century, we're all Americans.

Grow up. Quit calling yourself a 'nation' and join the 21st century.

I'm part Alabama Creek and I don't let it get to my head.

I'll be honest with you, if you think the black and/or the Democratic governors who come after Barbour are so business minded you have another thing coming.

If anything, this is a golden-era for the tribe where they've expanded from being a basketcase to a regional stronghold. As tax revenue consistently decline on the coast and other economically strong areas of the state over the next ten years, they soon to be black state legislator and black governor are going to look for other things to milk.

If you are from Neshoba, I assume you've traveled to either Noxubee or Kemper or Newton counties?

Have you seen the dank and the poverty there? Those local govts. survive off of welfare from richer parts of the state.

When you get a black governor and legislator they're not going to care about your white-man-is-the-devil-he-took -our-land crap. That's so 1970s.

Barbour's only redeeming value other than his connections to Washington to get us goodies is the fact that he's very greedy and business-oriented. Gaming on your land didn't happen 20 years ago under Mabus even though he's a Democrat because there's that strong anti-gaming thing going in this state outside of the River and Coastal areas.

When our tax revenues and in Jackson and elsewhere decline, you people are going to be target numero uno for the Democratic legislator. When they want to fund failing schools in the Delta and in the North and SW parts of the state, they're going to look at you like a fat piggy bank waiting to be busted open and robbed.

When they put the status of the state's black schools and funding of the Ayer's case their main priorities, you'll wish you had good old boy crooked Boss Hogg around to make a deal with.

At least he lives by a budget.

You people might be in your version of heaven at the moment, but it won't last.

My advice, act like Americans instead of as 'the Choctaw nation'-- as if you're still going to get all your old lands back and displace millions of blacks and whites from their land.
Cochise

Clinton, MS

#94 Aug 28, 2010
Gulf,
I should have added that you are a racist. You have a problem with black people I see.

So now we all know that you are a crab picker who lives on a shrimp boat, drinks sterno, brains fried, hates Choctaws, and hates black people, and hates Mississippi.

Get a life loser besides the internet!

Cochise
Pinebelt

Laurel, MS

#96 Aug 28, 2010
Gulf wrote:
I'm part Alabama Creek and I don't let it get to my head.
As the old joke goes, "I'm 1/8 Indian. Yeah but you're still 7/8 A@@hole!" Good bit of truth to anyone that attempts to claims small fractions that require a DNA test and still don't add up to anything.
Pinebelt

Laurel, MS

#98 Aug 30, 2010
Just one Jackson county (no casinos) troll here that has a lack of respect for the Choctaws, blacks and Mississippi in general.
Gulf

Boise, ID

#99 Sep 1, 2010
No pinebelt. I'm fine with the Choctaws. Why don't they open up casinos in Tunica or near Tunica? Don't they own land up near Tupelo and Memphis somewhere?

Go for it.

They're on my turf, that's my only hang up.

Stop distorting the debate.
Pinebelt

Laurel, MS

#100 Sep 1, 2010
Gulf wrote:
Why don't they open up casinos in Tunica or near Tunica? Don't they own land up near Tupelo and Memphis somewhere?
Go for it.
Not that I am aware of but likely as there is a 150 mile drive between Tupelo and Memphis. About the same as saying don't you live around Pascagoula, New Orleans, Meridian or somewhere. Why don't you file suit as you are clearly knowledgeable on this matter of gaming, your Turf(thx for the laugh) and what other people should do.
Gulf wrote:
They're on my turf, that's my only hang up.
Stop distorting the debate.
Your turf? Jackson County has zero casinos and this is over 100 miles away. When did Jones County (where the Choctaw have a reservation) become some Hater from Jackson county's (no casinos) turf?
Cochise

Clinton, MS

#101 Sep 1, 2010
Pinebelt,
You are dealing with a mentally deficient person in Gulf.(Gulf that means you are a few french fries short of a happy meal).

Gulf has no idea of geography or where he is. His turf? The Choctaws do have some non-traditional land in Jackson County off of Hwy 57 near Vancleave, but none in Tunica or close to Memphis to my knowledge.

The Choctaws are good people who have survived on their own with no help from the State of Mississippi. In fact, the State paid no attention to the Choctaws until they became self sufficient, and then opened several Casinos in Philadelphia.

Gulf, you're so knowledgeable, tell me one thing the State has given the Choctaws, or any other Indian Tribe in Mississippi. You're a liar if you say the State has.

So get a life you crab picker!
Pinebelt

Laurel, MS

#102 Sep 1, 2010
Hey Cochise, Yeah I see Gulf is Geographically challenged. It's amusing on some level and scary on another. Never going to find Houston.
Gulf wrote:
Stop distorting the debate.
Thought you left for Texas. Who is distorting? You're the one that interjected the actions of future black people and future blacks governors into a thread about present day Indian gaming.
gulf

Boise, ID

#105 Sep 5, 2010
Pinebelt wrote:
Hey Cochise, Yeah I see Gulf is Geographically challenged. It's amusing on some level and scary on another. Never going to find Houston.
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Thought you left for Texas. Who is distorting? You're the one that interjected the actions of future black people and future blacks governors into a thread about present day Indian gaming.
Leaving Tuesday man. Then I'm out of your hair.

The point I was trying to make was this -- when you get a black governor and you have a black majority state -- what makes you think they're going to care about the tribe?

Have you ever read the Clarion Ledger? All the black caucus does in this legislature is try to fund the Ayer's Case and fund black colleges.

The only redeeming factor of boss hogg Barbour is that he's a good old boy crook. He'll do business with anybody if the money's right.

When you have a majority Democrat legislature and a Democratic governor what do you think they'll do to that tribe?

As jobs and revenue continue to spill away from the coast -- where do you think they'll look? The Memphis suburbs, the white neighborhoods around Jackson, and YOUR TRIBE.

Because frankly those are the only places and people with money in this rundown state.

Don't believe me? Find out the hard way man.
gulf

Boise, ID

#106 Sep 5, 2010
Democrats down here are different than they are in other parts of the country. There's no money here. No union presence, nothing.

The Demos in this state exist to take money from the rich and give it to the poor.

And when the tribe gets fat and wealthy, they'll be at the top of the list to plunder.
Gulf

Boise, ID

#107 Sep 5, 2010
Cochise wrote:
Pinebelt,
You are dealing with a mentally deficient person in Gulf.(Gulf that means you are a few french fries short of a happy meal).
Gulf has no idea of geography or where he is. His turf? The Choctaws do have some non-traditional land in Jackson County off of Hwy 57 near Vancleave, but none in Tunica or close to Memphis to my knowledge.
The Choctaws are good people who have survived on their own with no help from the State of Mississippi. In fact, the State paid no attention to the Choctaws until they became self sufficient, and then opened several Casinos in Philadelphia.
Gulf, you're so knowledgeable, tell me one thing the State has given the Choctaws, or any other Indian Tribe in Mississippi. You're a liar if you say the State has.
So get a life you crab picker!
Cochise/Justice -- has your tribe considered opening a casino in Tunica? It's a bigger market than ours. There are more people up there than there are down here.

Margaritaville stopped several months ago and that was shut down. Other casinos will close soon down here.

How exactly are you going to make a profit in LAUREL?

Go to Tunica and I'll do you something I guarantee you didn't expect -- I'll cheer you on.
pinebelt

Laurel, MS

#108 Sep 5, 2010
gulf wrote:
<quoted text>
Leaving Tuesday man. Then I'm out of your hair.
The point I was trying to make was this -- when you get a black governor and you have a black majority state -- what makes you think they're going to care about the tribe?
Have you ever read the Clarion Ledger? All the black caucus does in this legislature is try to fund the Ayer's Case and fund black colleges.
The only redeeming factor of boss hogg Barbour is that he's a good old boy crook. He'll do business with anybody if the money's right.
When you have a majority Democrat legislature and a Democratic governor what do you think they'll do to that tribe?
As jobs and revenue continue to spill away from the coast -- where do you think they'll look? The Memphis suburbs, the white neighborhoods around Jackson, and YOUR TRIBE.
Because frankly those are the only places and people with money in this rundown state.
Don't believe me? Find out the hard way man.
Stop distorting the debate, man.
pinebelt

Laurel, MS

#109 Sep 6, 2010
gulf wrote:
Democrats down here are different than they are in other parts of the country. There's no money here. No union presence, nothing.
I think you mean few union jobs and weak unions. Hell there are thousands of union jobs in Laurel at one plant.

http://blog.al.com/live/2009/11/northgrop_gru...

"Roughly two-thirds of the yard's 12,000 workers belong to unions."

or as you call it no union presence, nothing. 8000 equals zero?
pinebelt

Laurel, MS

#110 Sep 6, 2010
Gulf wrote:
<quoted text>
Cochise/Justice -- has your tribe considered opening a casino in Tunica? It's a bigger market than ours. There are more people up there than there are down here.
Margaritaville stopped several months ago and that was shut down. Other casinos will close soon down here.
How exactly are you going to make a profit in LAUREL?
Go to Tunica and I'll do you something I guarantee you didn't expect -- I'll cheer you on.
I thought ya'll had money falling out your butts, prop up the whole state and everything north of I-10 was farmland. You even said you were getting tired of paying for Tunica, funny. So the question I have is did you not know they had a larger market till I pointed it out or were you trolling?

I'd say you know nothing of the state considering your use of Tunica, Tupelo, Meridian and Columbus interchangeably. Why not build in Tunica? No reservation there. There is one in Laurel. Why not New Jersey or Russia with that lack of logic?

How to make a profit "outside of" Laurel? Not my problem. Just like it's not yours. Interesting you are so worried about something that'll NEVER work, yet want (almost demand) it in Tunica rather than mind your business...so why worry about failed ventures? It's as big a problem for me as how does Wal-Mart turn a profit in South Hattiesburg. I can't figure it out beside Camp Shelby or sharing profits from the other store, then again it's not my problem is it? 108 miles away isn't your turf as if you have any.

Jackson county has no casinos and looks like no shipyard jobs in the future. Still going to take that casino money from your two neighboring counties? Perhaps worry the shipyard and lack of jackson co casinos instead of somewhere 100 miles away and future black governors. Maybe notice the last two president already wrecked everything and aren't likely to order many ships in the future.
Pinebelt

Laurel, MS

#112 Sep 6, 2010
Unions suck. They had their time and purpose but don't work in the long run for those they claim to defend. What are they going to do? Get me 50 cents more so I can pay them to do nothing and being chummy with management? Knew someone that got hurt here and the union blamed them for the company's crappy equipment.

Most of the national guys (AFL-CIO, Teamsters) you see on TV are wearing suits that cost more than their CEO counterparts. Look like a bunch of gangsters that spend more time picking out suits and eating and than worrying about labor. UAW got health care for their members but at what cost? They make more cars in Ontario than Detroit. Their kids will never have to worry about being an auto worker since those jobs are gone. Have fun getting a job at Autozone junior.

8.50 an hour mike? Funny cause that's the rate IBEW got for most jobs at Howard Industries a couple of years ago. They'd get that without them. But they do get 4th of July week off. Many complained about the 1000+ illegal aliens in the plant for years, 595 busted by ICE right after OSHA busted them. Union was quite on both cases. Union doesn't care as long as they get their money. Many have said illegal/legal, it's all the same to them. Yeah money.
Gulf

Boise, ID

#114 Sep 8, 2010
pinebelt wrote:
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I thought ya'll had money falling out your butts, prop up the whole state and everything north of I-10 was farmland. You even said you were getting tired of paying for Tunica, funny. So the question I have is did you not know they had a larger market till I pointed it out or were you trolling?
I'd say you know nothing of the state considering your use of Tunica, Tupelo, Meridian and Columbus interchangeably. Why not build in Tunica? No reservation there. There is one in Laurel. Why not New Jersey or Russia with that lack of logic?
How to make a profit "outside of" Laurel? Not my problem. Just like it's not yours. Interesting you are so worried about something that'll NEVER work, yet want (almost demand) it in Tunica rather than mind your business...so why worry about failed ventures? It's as big a problem for me as how does Wal-Mart turn a profit in South Hattiesburg. I can't figure it out beside Camp Shelby or sharing profits from the other store, then again it's not my problem is it? 108 miles away isn't your turf as if you have any.
Jackson county has no casinos and looks like no shipyard jobs in the future. Still going to take that casino money from your two neighboring counties? Perhaps worry the shipyard and lack of jackson co casinos instead of somewhere 100 miles away and future black governors. Maybe notice the last two president already wrecked everything and aren't likely to order many ships in the future.
Leaving in a few hours. WOOT!

We're ten minutes from the casinos you moron. Unlike up there where you have to travel thru rural country roads for 2 hours just to get to the grocery store.

My point was simple, we DO support you bums in Laurel but at the same time, our market share has peaked.

Tunica is bigger in terms of total casinos and slightly more revenue but the money isn't the same because that's all that's there. There's no industry there. It's an extension of Memphis. In a sense, you only benefit by being lucky enough that taxation laws let Jackson take money from there are redistribute it to you.

You might be gloating about no more shipyard jobs(which I admit, you probably are right, Grumman is winding down it's yards on the Gulf Coast) and fewer casino jobs. Grumman also shut down its yard near Vicksburg and it's New Orleans yard.

It's moving everything to Virginia and California.

But hey, brag away. And when the tribe won't share their money with you, enjoy your poverty.

I'm outa here. Ta ta.
Gulf

Boise, ID

#115 Sep 8, 2010
Pinebelt wrote:
Unions suck. They had their time and purpose but don't work in the long run for those they claim to defend. What are they going to do? Get me 50 cents more so I can pay them to do nothing and being chummy with management? Knew someone that got hurt here and the union blamed them for the company's crappy equipment.
Most of the national guys (AFL-CIO, Teamsters) you see on TV are wearing suits that cost more than their CEO counterparts. Look like a bunch of gangsters that spend more time picking out suits and eating and than worrying about labor. UAW got health care for their members but at what cost? They make more cars in Ontario than Detroit. Their kids will never have to worry about being an auto worker since those jobs are gone. Have fun getting a job at Autozone junior.
8.50 an hour mike? Funny cause that's the rate IBEW got for most jobs at Howard Industries a couple of years ago. They'd get that without them. But they do get 4th of July week off. Many complained about the 1000+ illegal aliens in the plant for years, 595 busted by ICE right after OSHA busted them. Union was quite on both cases. Union doesn't care as long as they get their money. Many have said illegal/legal, it's all the same to them. Yeah money.
Unions down here don't care about immigration status because the people here are idiots and the leadership corrupt but other than service unions, they have no wetback presence.

Unions are amazing, they keep wages and benefits up and without them, they'd be nothing.

Idk man, you don't like unions, you like coast money but you don't like higher taxes or spending. You don't like anything that makes life modern and normal.

I'm gone buddy. You wanna live in a 3rd world paradise. Have at it.

Have a good life, if you want to consider existence in Mississippi a life.

Bwhahahahahahaha.

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