Monday, July 28, 2008

Jessie Being Jessie

I managed to get a post on Jessie's blog regarding the ongoing issue of Rockland Industries. Those who know Striar (Danny to Jessie) realize the extend of personal damage he has caused. Dan Striar contributed significant amounts of money locally - the "Y,", Mayflower playground, his family donated a wildlife area and I could go on and on. I consider this nothing more than clear conscious money. His attempt to, like the industrialist of old, to buy a stairway to heaven or a Strair-way to heaven which is the term I have used in letters to the "Y." and PERSONALLY to Dan Strair. Some, like myself, wrote letters to the Old Colony "Y" asking that contributions be refused. Got nowhere. Some of us have experienced the consequences of ALS first hand. A gruesome disease in that it robs the body but not the mind. There is enough evidence to show that the actions of Rockland Industries contributed to this in Middleboro.

I am a runner. I run trails. In the late 70s I was issued a no trespass order for the Rockland Industries site since I would occasionally run on or near the area. Think I still have it somewhere or possibly sent it to Vic Sylvia. A memento. Long time ago and the mind just does not function well with us old folks. I have personally seen questionable practices on that site. I have reported it and so have others and virtually nothing was done. Somewhere in Vic Sylvia’s files will be a write up on this which I sent to him. Vic saved everything and I hope that somewhere that piece of information may have helped him. Here is Jessie's reply to my post and my return volley.

bogo aka Rick McNair,

I appreciate that you are reading my posts, but don't appreciate your levity.

As they say, 'don't quit your day job.'

Ooops! You don't have a day job!

While you were self-absorbed, others were absorbing chemicals that caused some pretty horrendous diseases like Lou Gehrig's (ALS).

ALS is a gruesome death sentence that seems linked to the chemicals Danny Striar knowingly buried and concealed.

The advantage of moderated comments is that I don't have to post them all. (And rest assured, not all of them are posted.)

I have neither the time nor the inclination to address nonsense and would suggest that you continue to post your unproductive nonsense on topix where no one reads it.

Thanks for reading.

Jessie...if anyone knows toxic it is you and that has also been well documented. I enjoy your blog....quite DC comics. Just remember your track record of dysfunctional behavior towards others and posting of false data and, of course, refusal to acknowledge it. I guess that classifies as nonsense? I guess that time and inclination does not extend to your research? Comes back, doesn't it? But occasionally you strike a cord of truth and Dan (Danny to you) was one. You know that from back in the day when we actually communicated - you know, back before I found out you were a liar. I remember a long conversation at the "Y" about Dan (Danny to you)and the Rockland site. Right on the exercise bike, Jessie. Forty minutes at least. I even mentioned his picture hanging on the wall at the "Y" and what I had done regarding his contribution. Even mentioned what I had done in the past. Letters, talking to Dan (Danny to you), battles with his hospital system and even sending info to Vic. You must have forgotten. I know you told me about the transfer of dirt from the site to the soccer field and I mentioned I was unaware of it. Might not even be true knowing your track record of honesty. You said some other stuff about Jack regarding this issue. Won't bother saying what since it is of little importance. Just wanted to establish a track record on this topic so that you realize that some old folks don't forget. That you, Jessie, were, at least aware superficially, that I had actually done something on this issue. Not as much as I should have.

For some reason being retired seems to actually be an issue with you, Jessie. Why is that? Seems to be the same with one of your toxic twins or triplets, also. Guess I should be ashamed for working for 45 years. Nasty old me. LOL.

Sometimes idiots mention things like the death sentence of ALS WITHOUT knowing how it has struck their family personally. I just chalk that up to the continuing ignorance of Jessie. Or is ir arrogance of Jessie? Guess both really fit. But, then again, maybe you forgot about my aunt, Jessie? Told you all about her. You must have had that slip your mind, Jessie. Getting old is tough.

I found the issue on Dan (Danny to you) quite interesting. But, then again, that goes way, way back before you honored Middleboro with your self important passion for causes. Some of us were self absorbed a long time ago. You know that quite well.

I like Topix, Jessie, since it seems a number of posters have you pegged. I'm just glad that on nemasket I managed to make a significant contribution to your political evisceration. At least you are concentrating on more "productive" blogging rather than your long history of personal attacks on others - leave that to me with my occasional posts regading you. By the way...have you removed your links to Mike? Didn't think so. So much for the moral high ground, Jessie. LOL!

Now, back to waiting for the pension checks to arrive. Work hard CFO toxic posters, especially Jessie- you do work, Jessie? as old Bogo (AKA Bratbird/therealraven) needs the money. Keep SS solvent!

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Jessie - Go For It!

Adam Bond recently gave his dear old friend, Jessie Powell, a bone of credit by complimenting her on the data accumulated and presented on her blog regarding energy and environmental issues. I'm sure that Adam was pleased to actually read something on Middleboro Review or Middleboro Recall that did not accuse him of virtually creating every know problem on this planet and various others scattered throughout the universe. Adam left it at that. Others did not and have asked for Jessie to Go For It! As in Energy Council.

Now on certain environmental issues I agree with Jessie - but I would recommend caution since many a report is with a certain political slant. The reader should also be aware of "facts" when dealing with anything Jessie writes. But make up your own mind. That brings us to the topic at hand the Energy Council.

At a fast fading web site (this one has already faded) some of the glad handing folks are encouraging her to apply. I say go for it! Jessie has managed to backtrack a bit on this issue since it would mean appointment by the BOS. Maybe they'll let bygones be bygones and pass on all those nasty things said about them? Then again, maybe not? Worth a try. Jessie has admitted that there are others that have "far greater expertise" and that is probably so. I know one former BOS member, who she occasionally berates, who has forgotten more about energy than Jessie or I will ever know. But, IMO, having no knowledge or limited knowledge has never stopped Jessie (or myself and others) from having an opinion. With any board you certainly learn and learn quickly and Jessie has a solid base of knowledge. Go for it!

My real concern is dynamics. My own experience has shown me that conversations with Jessie usually amount to a lecture and not an exchange, "Let me educate you" stands out. Can Jessie be part of a team? One way to find out. Jessie- APPLY! Go For It! I would encourage the BOS to appoint her.

Friday, July 11, 2008

I Love Drive By Morons

This is a post from Topix. Topix is the only thing that possibly has lower standards than I do. I try my best to go lower and lower and lower but just can't catch up with the idiots and drive by morons.

The following is a post from one and my response. I'm putting it here since other bloggers have so much stuff and I have so little. This way I will not strain my creative talents.

Really is a Pity wrote:
that poor ole bogofree is morphing into such a persnickety curmudgeon in his advancing years. That new blog is just a pathetic regurgitation of the same old same old we've all had to endure from him over the past 2 1/2 months. I suspect that a lack of serotonin is causing his synapsis to misfire out of sequence. Too bad. He's become a mere shadow of his former self. Wit replaced by snarling jabs. Pity really.

Thanks for the ad, drive by moron, and I'm glad to have ANYONE take a gander at it - even a drive by moron. I'm lower on the depth charts than that Bush guy. I don't even read it myself since my ego doesn't need anymore dents than you have given me. Too many times you used "old" and I hate to be reminded.

I tell you it's tough writing those blog things. I spend about five minutes on them which is apparent if you read it. Gladys is more polished with all those videos and such. Great work. A skill. Art form with her and bathroom art with me. Seen some others like hers in baseball. Great graphics. Even that guy with the pug ugly 'stash (inside joke) makes my blog look pathetic. No wit at all. You might say I'm witless! Witless! OMG! That is so freaking clever I'll have to work it into a blog.

I hate to feel so lonesome and loathsome so I'll write (or is that right?) somemore now that I have such a following. Maybe MB will link to it? Hey, even LL checks in with a comment. That's how low brow it is. Hey, it attracted you. Believe me I know ALL about morons. Not me! I'm talking you and LL. I'm a saint!

In a way I'm shocked that anyone would find anything I write of any interest negative or otherwise. Any PR is good PR. Look at the tribe. They live off bad PR. That Ferson spins better than a top.

I'm sure my traffic count will go way up if I could figure out or even care about it now that you have reviewed it. Review? Good name for a blog. Talk about a get a life person. Reading my stuff! LMAO! Get a hobby. Weed our garden. Great hobby for you. Turn over the compost. Hey....I could have called my blog The Compost Pile.

As you can tell from the blog title who our star is! Ms. Clark herself. Actually, very little on her. Not much left to say. She's said it all.

Man...I wish I was a shadow of my former self. Those pounds. Blame it on the Red Sox. When they win I reward myself with a coffee roll. Been some good eating this season. Did the same with the C's and the Giants - I'm a big NY (via NJ) Football Giants fan. Right here in the belly of the Patriot beast. Three titles in one year! Those Honey Dew coffee rolls. Great. And the political talk that goes on in that place. Stay away. Too many pro types.

Looks like CFO has managed to round up all the drive by morons! Hope, drive by moron, that you are not on their books. That would be really hitting the bottom. Snarl. snarl. snarl. LMAO! Even lower than LL posting on my blog. That's Death Valley low.

Oh....I have a baseball blog. Interested? Naw....I'll let you "research" it out. Great stuff the other day on RISP percentages. Planning to do a piece on Red Sox ST in San Antonio in 1926. Have a web site also. I'd have you sign up but I'm the resident moron and you look like a talent that could easily replace me. So stay away!

Thursday, July 10, 2008

A Big Thank You

Yesterday I stopped at Honey Dew to get a coffee roll and coffee (black) and someone recognized me. No...not Adam. They thanked me and another poster, Dal, from for all the entertainment and truth we provided.

Turns out this person and others were trolling the site and had copied all the exchanges I (we) had going on with MR and MB. They would distribute them to town employees on a daily basis who would get a chuckle out of them. Now I am sure if MR reads this she will get on her bandwagon of one and bleat on about town employees. Just remember, MR, that when you walk in all those folks you publicly trashed are now getting a nice chuckle. Clark CT will always live in the hearts and minds of many.

Another Reason To Hug My Wife

The following was given to me from another posting board. I will respond to it here. It revolves around an exchange I had on the BB blog regarding a letter I signed off on. A letter that I had some trepidations about signing but now have none since I have come to recognize the true "value" of CFO. If you are anti casino I urge you NOT to work with them. You will accomplish more on your lonesome.


Bogo, the letter was stupid. "We're not accusing you of racisim... and yet, we are..."

Anti-Indian Gaming?? How about anti-gambling period.

Hissy fits? Recently, I was alerted to the fact that a certain message board favored by you and your airborn simian glee club.

There I found distasteful references to my children, my marriage, my sex life, my attractiveness or lack thereof, and even my bosom. Some of which you had participated in. So pardon me if your righteous indignation doesn't move the earth for me.

Among other things on this message board, I found you ridiculing our trip to the Statehouse last September.

First of all, CFO is not The Nature Conservancy. You do not just get to write a check and complain if we don't do things the way you want. We are grassroots. We DO things. Unlike you, a retiree with copious amounts of time to catch ball games and perseverate on message boards, many of our members are parents with jobs and other responsibilities. And yet, we still managed to show up at the Statehouse. Where were you? I've only seen you at ONE meeting. I mean, hey, thanks for spanking VV every now and then and all the stuff about Glenn Marshall, but what else have you done?? I could tell you what I've done since May of last year, despite not being a retiree, to keep a casino out of Middleboro, but I don't have the hour it would take to type it all down.

There are folks in CFO who've spent more time writing editorials, DOI and BIA letters than even YOU'VE spent on your various ridiculous forums.

Listen, a casino can be kept out of Middleboro but it needs people to make the effort.

As for the Statehouse rally, it was held on a specific date we suspected would be a slow news day. It was, and CFO (including my family) got on all the news channels and papers. As for the man with the giant YES sign - that was the joke. And he took this fact so well that he started a contest about me and a half-year long tirade about my shorts.

But, had you been there, you would have known that.

To use a phrase coined by your generation, if you're not part of the solution, you're part of the problem.

Thank you, Bumpkin for letting me get that out of my system.

****************************************************************************** about the needs for meds and blood pressure pills. And I thought I go nuts over the Red Sox. Topix? I actually use my sign on. Novel idea. I could care less about the antics of old LL and have hammered him many a time. I do believe attacking his business and wishing for his death is a bit over the top. I tend to observe on Topix and occasionally participate in the madness when I am mentioned. I'm sure if CFO was a nature conservatory we'd be up to our collective armpits in mercury and who knows what else.

I'm glad you sit on the BOD of a failed organization. Just shows that the bottom has really fallen out. Calm down and present yourself as a rational public person. Sounds like a lot of anger. Even AB can do that. And Hal. Tony I'm not so sure about. Guess that happens when hard "work" all falls apart around you. Hey, don't worry, you still have hope. Always a glimmer. As far as part of the solution it appears that CFO is the problem at this juncture and not the solution. Clearly an organization that is not interested in building bridges but burning them. Too bad. They once had some solid folks on that BOD.

The reason I drifted away from CFO is the simple conversations I overheard. I know a looney collection when I see it and a pack of NIMBY's, religious zealots and moral high grounders are the last thing I want to be associated with. I have and will spend by valuable time on worthy and sane causes that keep me as far away as possible from assorted fruitcakes. Age has taught me an uncanny ability to recognize them. I messed up on the MR situation and posted as such. Hey...not hitting a 1.000. The warning bells went on very early with CFO. Could tell exactly what direction they would be going in - down the tubes. And I certainly ridiculed your "vibrant" organization for their failed rally. That is exactly what it was. You folks have no steam. Nothing. Running on empty. That's a fact. Hope you succeed but it looks like the bottom of the ninth and your down eight and you have no Casey on your roster. With all the tribal screw ups and the developers background you should be riding high. The Cat Bird Seat to quote Red Barber. The toilet seat. Talk about not having the ability to close the deal.

The personal attacks on you are a truly distasteful tactic. Right out of the Monkeymoon or whatever playbook. I have even posted on this very blog being subjected to the same treatment on Topix. I totally blame CFO for my plight and totally blame pro casino folks for your similar situation. As far as participating in attacks on you? Really? I could care less about your body and your family other than to wish them well. However, I suspect that a turn around does not exist on that issue. You folks seem like a vengeful lot when your ire is up and I certainly hope this is the end of it.

Here is the problem I have with CFO. Most of what I manage to write happens to be anti casino. Probably 75% but once you go against the grain they come at you. That pattern is clearly displayed on Topix. I totally blame CFO. Then when you folks support a confirmed liar it only shows that maybe there is still room to sink a little further. I will, unlike others, adjust my opinions as the facts change. I always felt the tribe was "useful idiots" to the developers and now I certainly disagree with what you folks have attracted to your "big tent." Funny, never really had the same venomous response from the pro casino forces even when I was excessively nasty on CFO message board. That was the one that was shuttered over the CFO and their followers crazies.

I'm sorry that the fact I happen to be retired presses on you so. I manage to travel and go to sporting events when I can. I'll be in KC in early August for a three game set against the Royals. As I said my time is valuable. Happens when you get older so why should I waste it supporting an organization without a moral compass? Supporting an organization that has no concept of consilatory methods? An organization that will simple have the ends justify the means. I will not be one of your "useful idiots."

I wish you folks well. Really do. I hope that miracle happens and some how you rally. But the odds are probably 10-1 against you at this point. If you do succeed and a gin mill is not built I will write the blog of blogs praising your collective efforts and my failure to comprehend that you managed to beat that windmill.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

I Told You So

When this magical deal was signed about a year ago several portions certainly got my attention. I'm generally in favor of casinos but am a NIMBY who is against a bad deal. On aspect that hit me right away was the CPI not starting from the moment the deal was signed. I'd posted on it at several sites included the shuttered CFO site.

The developers are in no hurry to build. Why should they be? Bond market and credit market is a joke. Revenues are down at casinos as discretionary spending diminishes and gas prices rise. Casino biz is in a real flux until the eventual economic upturn happens. Say it is 2013 and a washed up entertainer or sports celebrity is ready to glad hand the customers. The gin mill doors are officially opened and the money starts to roll in. Seven mil depreciated over a five year period at who knows what for inflation. Five percent and we'd be lucky. I ran the figures last year at 3% and it amounted to 6.3 mil in 2013 when adjusted. If it goes to 2015 then even less.

On a recent visit several Lakota Sioux all said the same thing at the same time: "Watch out for the developers." Middleboro will lose and the Wamps will certainly lose the longer a delay takes place.

Now...what about those room revenues?

Saturday, July 5, 2008

Hey Mikey

Mike (AKA LL) I noticed that you have a GK video on the front page and are getting bend out of shape on her latest production. Pay no attention to it as after awhile they become predictable and formulatic. Clever. But, then again, I said the same about Mad Magazine when I was 13 years old. My take is certain bloggers are quite prone to support a lie if it suits their purpose and thus the support by some of the very tarnished and laughable Jessie Powell. I guess when tossing out the lie factor on the pro's reflects a one way street. My contention is when you support a factual lie you become a party to it. But back to the video, LL as I have wandered away. As I said to Hal more than once regarding psychology, and it applies to the vids (mine included - wait - I don't have any), they are for amusement only and not to be taken seriously.

However, LL, the one thing that really stirred it up with me is the attempt to destroy your business. I remember several months ago VV tried the same tactic on the anti casino crowd and I and a few others jumped all over her - not that I'd want to "jump" VV - and right on your site, too. You never edited a thing. Mike, I'll give you your props in that you had many opportunities to go after the businesses of various CFO folks and their spouses and resisted it. I would not have been so kind. We have certainly had our share of differences over "THE ISSUE" but, in my case, you have always been up front with me. I find their efforts to destroy your business unforgivable. Thankfully, it has actually seemed to have had the opposite impact. I have no idea what the motive is except that some, particularly Jessie Powell, seem to be on some type of vendetta against you. Of course with her level of credibility it just makes for further amusement.

I also suspect a certain compliance on the part of elements within CFO on this tactic. Certain CFO members like to toss around the supposed mud tossed their way by the pro's but seems quite content to do exactly the same. I guess when an organization is tattered around the edges and has a record of failure desperate times make for desperate measures. Going after a small limo business classifies it as a big time operation.

Friday, July 4, 2008


Went on a vacation to South Dakota the last week of June and it is a fascinating place. Wonderful trip but I will concentrate on casinos. When I travel I'll visit casinos and actually talk to the locals and the folks who work it them. Been criticized for that approach since I choose not to rely on the dueling data from the pro and anti crowd.

Deadwood was just that at one time - dead. In 1989 the economically depressed "city" needed some major help to the tune of about 60Mil. Now, they had a grand total of 311 residence living in Deadwood at the time and that probably includes the Jackalopes. The historic town was in shambles helped along by two massive forest fires in 1982 and 1987 but the state allowed limited gaming to pay that 60Mil for a rebirth. The timeline was 40 years and it took two. Never underestimate the willingness of folks to gamble.

Today Deadwood has several casinos. All are small and tightly controlled. Slots are everywhere and I got my "fix" at an antique shop and walked away up $15. The casinos are also built to strict architectural standards and are either existing renovations or new construction. The locals both praise and condemn the casinos. Without it the city would be gone but the price wears on the conscience of some. The whole idea of gambling. Crime is of no issue. Nor is traffic. Jobs are OK but nothing special. The poverty rate for the area is still high - Deadwood, Sturgis and Spearfish and several smaller communities. It has created much needed economic runoff. That cannot be denied. Population is around 1,300 and the main source of revenue is tourism, mining and lumber.

Near my hotel in Rapid City were several casinos. I mean several. I finally ventured into one and spoke with the manager. This one was about 1,200 square feet and was comprised of a bar and about a dozen or so video games. That is the standard. They are privately owed and licensed by the state with a 50/50 split. The manager of this one stated the company he works for "owns about 25 of them." Not impressive setup. He said it's "Just a job" and the real money is the tips he gets as a barkeep. No crime issue since these are virtually a mom and pop type of store. No real economic impact except for the money to the state. I noticed several for sale or closed in the RC area. Went to two others and got the same report. The ones I stopped at seemed rather seedy but I did peek at one at the Hotel Alex Johnson that had a better appearance.

At Crazy Horse Memorial I spoke with several Lakota Sioux on Indian Gaming. They were all disappointed in the end results. Felt they were better off with it but not by much. Their take: Watch out for the developers. I got a similar story from a tribal leader at the Wounded Knee Museum. Most successful casino was Rosebud which I did not go to.

The thing to remember about SD and gaming is that this is both a large and small state. Large in area and small in population - about 800,000 - so the gaming halls reflect that in both state sponsored and Indian.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Got It Wrong, Mark

This was sent to me by someone who shall go as just a mystery person.

Bogo and I are still on good terms. I'd reinstate him if he asked so long as he agreed to respect my guidance as moderator. All I want is a happy, harmonious, and productive forum. He was a great poster except for the last couple of months.

Now what Mark says is correct up until the last sentence. For the last few months I was YOUR BEST POSTER since myself and Dal were the only ones to deal with the fact that Jessie Powell lied and you refused to address that issue. Never did except to try and "protect" her from big bad Bogo and Dal who actually spoke the truth, requested honesty, accountability and responsibility. A forum cannot be productive when the BS that JP tossed out goes unaddressed.