How can a town endorse a blog? Its quite simple actually – put a link to it on the Town website. It has recently come to the attention of our pro casino friends that the Town of Plympton has not only an official municipal anti-casino website, but they actually have the nerve to provide a link to the wonderfully educational and entertaining Gladys Kravitz blog! What I find so absolutely hilarious about this is the fact that the link to Gladys’ blog has been up on Plympton’s website for months now. Our pro casino friends are so busy trying to convince themselves that this pipe dream will happen, they aren’t paying attention to what area towns have been saying all along…other towns don’t want a casino here – there is no support for the casino from area towns.
Who knew that one little blog could be so upsetting to some….some pro-casino people, that is. Apparently the idea of a town actually speaking out against a casino and supporting anti-casino websites is puzzling to some and down right offensive to others. Give me a break…here is the perfect example of sour grapes….
Yesterday we were driving to Plymouth through Plympton on the new four lane Route 44 and it occurred to me that there would be minimal impact on that town when the new resort casino opens. All I could think of was increased traffic on the expressway particularly after 10:00 PM.
I believe that this roadway was designed to lessen the noise of vehicles as it is set back from residences and has at least one large noise barrier.
I'm puzzled as to why Plympton officials like Joseph Frietas and John Henry have taken such a firm stand against the casino that they would submit a 14 page letter to the Bureau of Indian Affairs. (You can read the official letter from Plympton to the Bureau of Indian Affairs here. ) – Hal Brown posting on his pro casino website
All I have to say is if the pro casino people are still puzzled as to why other town officials have such a firm stance against the casino then they obviously have not been paying attention. Jeez, if they’re so puzzled, why not actually read the 14 page letter submitted by Plympton? It clearly states what their concerns are and why and if you actually read it you may begin to comprehend why this Town is so adamently against the casino….as far as route 44 goes, according to comments by a certain mystery blogger who touts to have the real information – route 44 road improvements will decrease traffic in the area and we should all be bowing before Middleboro and the Tribe for their clever plan to spend the Massachuesetts taxpayers money.
Perhaps the pro side needs to get its story straight…..will it increase traffic or decrease traffic? Kudos to Mr. Brown for at least acknowledging there will be increased traffic. Too bad he can’t envision an additional 20,000 – 40,000 vehicles per day on Route 44.
You known what….Gladys Kravitz has had my attention from the day I read “What happens in Middleboro won’t stay in Middleboro” . She has kept me informed and entertained through all of this.
I have told her time and again....Gladys, your wit and humor have made me laugh in the midst of this nightmare where otherwise I might just break down and cry.
What I find to be the single best thing about Gladys’ blogs is the fact that what really happened over the past year has been documented and written about by someone who was there….someone who went to every single meeting whether it be a Middleboro Selectman’s Meeting, CRAC, RTF, CMFO, Washington DC, hearings at the State House…or another town’s meeting – some out in Western Massachusetts - about the casino. She has provided us with first hand knowledge of what has been said and done throughout this entire debate – and has kept us coming back for more because her blogs are educational and entertaining. Who else can really say that? Not one single pro casino person from what I have seen and read.
Gladys has kept us in the loop and laughing with such classics such as Dogstock and At the Sign Post up Ahead. Who didn’t totally laugh over her frustrations in Curses! or crack up a the pictures in Votestock?
How about her video in response to the Teachers Union supporting Deval Patricks three casino plan, or her blog about the myth of inevitability. What gets the pro side all worked up is the fact that Gladys Kravitz is a talented blogger who is able to capture and hold the attention of anyone interested in this casino debacle. The stir this discovery of a link to her blog on a Town site from our pro casino friends has really gotten their panties in a bunch and I can't for the life of me understand why…I mean, my goodness…how scandalous and dastardly on the part of Plympton to promote such a talented and well informed anti-casino blogger when they should be remaining neutral or at the very least supporting the efforts of the investors and the Middleboro BOS in promoting the "pros" of their pipedream.....
Yup, in this chick's eyes…..that Plympton really is a right thinking town.
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