Thursday, October 01, 2009

The Nerve of These People

First, let's read one of SHNS's recent tweets.
Despite law ending dog racing, Raynham-Taunton files for full racing schedule next year.
Then read a quote from an earlier SHNS story today (can't link to it, sorry).

By Jim O’Sullivan

BOSTON, SEPT. 30, 2009……The state should charge casino licensing fees between $25 million and $50 million and level tax rates in the low 20-percent range on gambling revenues, according to a top executive at the Mohegan Sun casino firm, one of several business interests circling as the Legislature considers gambling legislation.
Seriously, what are these people thinking.

The dog tracks don't think the rules apply to them, while the big resort casinos think that we should all bow before them for the privilege of having their ugly-ass buildings create all sorts of new, local problems "grow" jobs.

Remember when Governor Patrick was promising hundreds of millions in gambling licensing fees? What a freaking joke. Why does our state continue to waste time on this gimmick that won't solve a single, solitary problem -- while creating a whole bunch of new ones?

PS: I appreciate the fact that the SHNS is finally disclosing its casino conflict of interest. From the story above:
Editor's Note: O'Neill & Associates advertises in the News Service's Weekly Roundup.
For those who don't know, O'Neill & Associates gets a lot of money from the casino lobby. Honestly, I don't think it's a coincidence that the SHNS covers the casino issue so closely and is frequently at the forefront of pushing the "inevitability" meme.


UnitedtoStopSlotsinMassachusetts said...


1.When has SHN considered the opening of a store front worthy of posting?
2. How many businesses in the Commonwealth that rented a store front in a small town in Massachusetts got coverage on SHN?

Answer 1: When their cousins (related through Uncle O'Neill Associates) Mohegan Sun opened one in Palmer.

Answer 2: One. Mohegan "we can't pay high license fees and taxes" Sun.

SHN is disclosing since we noticed and confronted them on their cozy arrangement.

How many people are misled by their name to think that SHN is some type of NPR for the statehouse? They are for-profit with agendas.

Middleboro Remembers said...


This pathetic propaganda article is worth reading in its entirety for all of the misinformation and advertising it contains -


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