Just drink the Kool Aid nothing to see here My .02

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A prediction after lasts night’s council meeting.

The City will go ahead and as one feared start selling Tomb Stones

 

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My thought is that Maresh-Meredith gets the contract from the city to do the stones and then they sub out the contract to the same guy that got the sub contract to do the Marble City Hall Bathrooms.  Gee do you see links between all of them?

Funny how that all might just work out.

My Question is was that the plan all along?

Be interesting to see how this all plays out in the long run with Native curses, possibly have the BIA come in to see what is going on. I understand that the Ho-Chunk are very pissed off as are other tribes and contacted them.

The writer from New York that has called the Parks Department about this is also now looking at the Bill case with the goal of writing a few freelance stories on small town corruption.

Who knows what all might happen with this,  but IMHO Racine is getting the reputation of a corrupt town.

I talk to a Ho Chunk Elder.

 

“The Ho Chunk people are credited as being the mound builders within the region. The large effigy and conical mounds are found in southern Wisconsin and along the Mississippi and Ohio Rivers, these were solely the long inhabited areas of the pre-Columbian Ho Chunk people. These effigy mounds appear in the shapes of animals and birds, and many contain burials. It is important to note that all of these mounds were built with primitive equipment and by hand. They are so symmetrically accurate that it is amazing to view them today with the assistance of a compass.”

 

Got a call from a Mrs Newkirk from Baraboo WI last night about the City’s idea to sell what many see as an Effigy Mound, she told me that she thought the Tribe had heard about this possible desecrationf  of graves but would be sure that Tribal leadership  did.

She called not about what might happen but to tell me stories about should the area in question is a grave and is ruined by others for money what she thought might happen, not good, not good at all.

Native Americans have strong spiritual roots too and believe that true evil is punished in very painful ways.

IMHO I can think of few greater evils then   desecration  of graves outside of Murder and like crimes.

At the very least a curse I think would be laid on not only City Leadership but those who may be put in that spot to rest, in this case not to rest until the 2nd coming but as I see it, souls in agony for all time.  Wow yes I think Native Americans would not be fooling around when it came to  payback.

Myself, I not take that chance, a lot of places to be buried. Why even take the risk?

Oh well sometimes bad folks get what’s coming to them.

Ho Chunk Weekend!

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Went up to see my kin, talked about the Casino in Baraboo, we knew a few who worked/had worked there and from what we could recall O.K. jobs pay was not much more then working at the “Farm Store”

Better jobs if you got in management (most jobs here Natives had) or Tech skills fixing the Machines.

Good jobs if low paying.

I was told that the Casino was working on efforts to keep players  at the site.  More food chooses more and wider entertainment to come they said.

I went to give  the Tribe $5. Doing so I walked around the place, nice clean noise lights lots of lights.

Sometimes the gamers looked like they came from Wal-Mart staff was nice, nice ,nice.

But the gamers where not going to leave here and go to the Dells or Baraboo both less then 10 MIns away why should they?

I asked and was allowed to see a Hotel room Very nice! Cost was ave for a hotel Room I think and the Staff again very nice.

After my “Donation” via a Dean Martin theme game went to see the Rendezvous this was located in a part of Baraboo  that the City/county has spent $$ to fix up make “Green” to bring in business Same consultants used that we did for the Rootworks. Nice time seeing the crafts and learning about Wisconsin Pre-1848.

 

After that I went to South Baraboo looks very nice away from the City. Lots of Birds and I think I saw a Golden Eagle

but no new businesses.

No the River Path has brought no $$ to Baraboo spent a lot.  Nice to see that most of the work was donated vs $$ to a crony of the Mayor, In Baraboo its a part time job as pays like that too.

The Mayor has little power to do much.

Walking around the Downtown that was very empty, I asked where was everyone?  I got told “Ho Chunk.”

Well Baraboo at least has Wildlife and no shit in the River

 

And yet

 

Some may think I do not want the Casino to come to Kenosha  that would be untrue,

I do want us to think about what it may mean to  the area and try to slow the hysteria on how the Casino will fix all issues in S.E. Wisconsin and give everyone a job.

That being said its free will If folks want to spend the $$ I say go for it.

Better yet go for a job if you need one or want to work a part time gig, see what the Casino’s needs might be and go for that too.  I recall when Ho-Chunk opened many of the fools who gave me a hard time for being Native (Little did we know…) somehow thought they were Native too!

Perhaps some training at Gateway could prepare you for a job opening!

Downtown Stores might want to move to that area to avoid the painful death I think is coming to Racine’s Downtown

Now I think there are opportunities for self employment. From starting a Van service taking folks to the Casino to escorting big winners to the Bank.   Please see local laws before starting any Businesses INHO Kenosha will be more easier to work with then Racine, but time will tell.

Still a lot to talk about with this and I will but again its up to them if they like to go for it