gambling

BREAKING! Last Rites for Richmond Gambling Rights!

After several years of hearings that began in 2003, with haggling, cajoling, coercing, threatening and payoffs, the proposed $1.2 billlion Casino-Hotel-Resort at Richmond’s water front, has been given the last rites for the Richmond, Point Molate gambling rights. Even though the voters overwhelmingly made their opposition clear, the tribe of Guidivillle Band of Pomo Indians,  with gambling profiteers behind the proposal, were determined to push this on the people. These tribal casinos were hatched by the mob using white-guilt of past injustices to the Indians to gain traction for the scheme,  in this case, the Guidiville Band of of Pomo Indians to front the project.

Indeed at one of the hearings that this writer attended, one speaker who opposed the casino felt obligated to state that this was nothing against the Indians, he had no prejudice towards them etc. etc. etc.  So white people were shoe-horned into a position to be called racists if they didn’t approve the Indian Casino because Indians were running it.  Clever move on the part of the mob.

Millions upon millions of dollars of cash in the stash was offered, motivated by the speculation that the casino would take in $1 billion a year AS PROFIT! This is of course serious money that would propel one to use any means necessary to accomplish the goal. That includes generous bribes and bribe offers.

ST. TAMMANY PARISH CASINO TRIP FIZZLES

Greetings!
A good word on the proposed casino in St. Tammany Parish. The following article was in the Times Picayune on Saturday, February 21. This is announced just days after leaders of 40 churches from throughout St. Tammany Parish, along with many concerned citizens, gathered at the Koop Drive playground to urged local officials to reject a proposal by Parish President Kevin Davis to establish an "entertainment district" near Slidell, anchored by a casino barge on Lake Pontchartrain.

PARISH CASINO TRIP FIZZLES
"Saturday, February 21, 2009 By Charlie Chapple, St. Tammany bureau

A one-day trip to Lake Charles, home of the L'Auberge du Lac Casino Resort, being arranged by Parish President Kevin Davis for next Friday has been indefinitely postponed.Davis early last week sent e-mail messages inviting Parish Council members and others on a fact-finding mission to talk with Lake Charles officials and business leaders about the casino's impact on the community.

LOUISIANA CHRISTIAN COALITION COMMENDS PASTORS AND URGES GOVERNOR JINDAL TO CLEARLY DEFINE HIS POSITION ON GAMBLING

LOUISIANA CHRISTIAN COALITION

PRESS RELEASE

For Immediate Release
February 19, 2009

Contact: John W. Hogue, III
Telephone (985) 789-4680
[email protected]

LOUISIANA CHRISTIAN COALITION COMMENDS PASTORS AND URGES GOVERNOR JINDAL TO CLEARLY DEFINE HIS POSITION ON GAMBLING

Mandeville, LA - John Hogue, state director of The Louisiana Christian Coalition, issued the following statement today:

PASTORS UNITED TO FIGHT CASINO GAMBLING

CITIZENS FOR QUALITY OF LIFE

PRESS CONFERENCE
ANNOUNCEMENT

For Immediate Release
February 18, 2009

Contact: Dr. Waylon Bailey
Telephone (985) 892-2149
www.fbccov.org

CITIZENS FOR QUALITY OF LIFE TO ANNOUNCE OPPOSITION TO PROPOSED CASINO
IN ST. TAMMANY PARISH

Covington, LA - Citizens For Quality of Life, a newly formed consortium of pro-family leaders dedicated to preserving the quality of life in St. Tammany Parish, invites you to a press conference scheduled for Thursday, February 19, 2009 at 1:00 p.m. at the Kids Connection Playground located just past the St. Tammany Parish State Complex on Koop Drive in Mandeville, Louisiana.

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During the press conference, Citizens For Quality of Life will formally announce its opposition to the proposed casino for St. Tammany Parish.

John Hogue, State Director of The Louisiana Christian Coalition: Letter to Governor Jindal regarding casino gambling

February 11, 2009

Governor Bobby Jindal
C/o Mr. Timmy Teepell
P.O. Box 94004
Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9004

Dear Governor Jindal:

Greetings from Louisiana Christian Coalition!

The Louisiana Christian Coalition strongly believes that Christians should be timely
informed of issues concerning faith and family. In St. Tammany Parish, parish president
Kevin Davis is now exploring the issue of bringing casino gambling to our community.
Many people of faith strongly oppose casino gambling because of its harmful and
devastating effect on families and quality of life.

For casino gambling to occur in St. Tammany Parish, is is my understanding that it would
first have to be approved by the Parish Council, then submitted to the Legislature, then
approved by you, and then finally approved by the voters. It is rumored that should a bill
allowing casino gambling to proceed to a vote in St. Tammany Parish reach your desk,

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