More thoughts on the pending closing of Suffolk Downs, and just how unnecessary it is

Rending of the future Wynn casino in Everett, MA

Rending of the future Wynn casino in Everett, MA

The really sad thing about Suffolk Downs is they could have let the place have some slot machines and maybe a few poker tables, and they probably would have been just fine. We didn’t need a full-blown casino around here, just some leniency in allowing venues such as Suffolk Downs to actually bring in revenue. Instead, we’re getting Las Vegas on the Mystic River, and thoroughbred horse racing has died in New England. It’s so illogical and stupid: We had an existing location that offered an existing product, and had the backing of Mohegan Sun to upgrade their facility in order to provide more services to their customers. It could have worked, it should have worked. Now we’re taking a gamble, pardon the pun, on the complete unknown with Steve Wynn’s ambitious plans in Everett. And nobody ever thought of the horses, or the multitude of livelihoods about to be lost. Didn’t anybody think of the old men – those who served this nation for decades – whose only real joy in their twilight years is going to the track to play the horses? Ten years from now, it’s highly possible the Wynn casino will prove to be a disaster, and hopefully those responsible will look back and say, ‘there was a better and more sensible way.’

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Future of Suffolk Downs and horse racing in New England in grave danger after Wynn awarded Boston area’s casino license

2014-09-17_0259 Suffolk Downs (1)I had two reasons for supporting casinos in Massachusetts: One being the government has NO legitimate place to tell citizens what they can do with their own money. And, most importantly, I wanted to see horse racing survive in this state. Now, with carpetbagger Steve Wynn successfully pushing Suffolk Downs out the way, I’m still going to vote against the repeal effort on Election Day, because it still isn’t government or any other busybodies’ place to tell adults how to spend their own money. But I’m not going to feel good about it.

From Boston.com -

Suffolk Downs, which lobbied hard for expanded gambling in the state, said following the decision that it would likely have to close its race track. The Mohegan Sun proposal was expected to keep the track operating. About 1,100 people work at the track.

A number of obstacles will await Wynn moving forward.

Not least of them: A voter referendum on Election Day will ask whether to overturn the state’s 2011 casino law, and could render Wynn’s plans worthless. That threat would have also awaited Mohegan Sun, and is a also a challenge to fellow casino developers MGM, which is building a resort in Springfield, and Penn National, building a slots parlor in Plainville.

The Coalition to Protect Mass. Jobs, which is fighting the repeal effort, seemed pleased to welcome a new ally to its cause.

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Never Forget: Thirteen years since 9-11-2001

2014-09-11_2013 Never ForgetOur president doesn’t care, and most Americans may be too busy with their cell phones & reality TV shows to bother caring themselves (just so long as Big Brother keeps them ‘safe,’ of course.) Or, they’re too awash in politically correct gaga about Islam being ‘a religion of peace’ to see the forest from the trees. However, some of us in this country haven’t forgotten or stopped caring. In loving memory of all the innocents who perished, and in honor of all the First Responders who put their lives on the line …

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Charlie Baker vs Martha Coakley in November: Where do Massachusetts conservatives go now?

2014-09-10_0353 Charlie Baker and Martha CoakleyPredictions for Mass. & NH in Nov.: Charlie Baker gets crushed by Martha Coakley, Scott Brown loses in NH, and appeasement fails again like it always does. And yet so many of us remain slaves to the ‘lesser of two evils’ mindset. Charlie Baker and Scott Brown are not ‘lesser’ of any evil, they are part & parcel of the evil, whatever their stupid party label! We’re screwed any which way. I’m just going to write in Mark Fisher, or vote for Scott Lively, because screw it. I’m not giving my endorsement to losers, no matter the impassioned pleas of some of you to go along to get along. I did that with Mitt Romney in the presidential race of 2012 (didn’t even bother with that jackass McCain in 2008, that was just an utterly hopeless cause all around), and have done it with other candidates over time (Scott Brown in 2010 immediately comes to mind; never made a dime’s worth of difference to destroying Obamacare, which is exactly why I held my nose and voted for The Model at that time.) Enough! This state and its political climate will not be fixed until voters decide to get their act together and start electing to office serious people with real solutions. They have shown ZERO willingness to do that, on both the Democratic and Republican sides. So, the state gets what it asked for and voted for, simple as that. Those few of us who truly love this nation and stand for what’s right, we’ll continue fighting back no matter the odds against us, and without the useless and complicit Massachusetts GOP. With ‘friends’ like them, who the hell needs enemies? The only option for real Americans in this rotten state is just to keep on standing for what we believe in, and letting all the idiots around us know how misguided & stupid they are being in putting their faith in these anti-American, cowardly fools.

On a side note, I will give credit where it is due to the Democratic voters of MA06 for giving John Tierney his walking papers. Well past time for that senile old coot to be shown the door. This is not an endorsement of Seth Moulton, who I don’t trust as far as I could throw, but just an acknowledgment that some much needed housecleaning was finally done. Only wish I could say as much for most of the Republican rank-and-file in this cesspool …

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Bay State Conservative News officially endorses Mark Fisher for Governor of Massachusetts

2014-08-02_1638 Mark Fisher for GovernorSorry, Charlie Baker, there is only one genuine conservative candidate running in this election, and his name is Mark Fisher. The GOP primary is Tuesday, September 9. Let’s make the right choice now, Massachusetts, so we’re not left yet again having to pick between two evils in November.

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If conservatives can’t win in 2014

2014-07-08_1443 GOP training campThe left and their Dear Leader are out of control at the moment, and they are in serious need of an attitude adjustment. What I wouldn’t give to see them go down in a historic rout this November. Alas, it’s likely not to happen that way, as the utterly inept & badly divided GOP will find some way to screw things up. Once that happens, I hope every last person on our side finally abandons the ‘lesser of two evils’ mindset forever, because in practice it has been nothing but a disaster. If the GOP won’t represent us, then it’s time to turn elsewhere, damn the consequences. If conservatives can’t win at the ballot box in 2014, then it’s not only time to leave the GOP behind, it’ll finally be time to realize that the ballot box – the whole political system – has failed us altogether and it’s time for alternative measures.

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Bay State Conservative News is changing formats and will now only be updated whenever yours truly has an important rant in me, However often or not-so-often that may be. It has simply become way too exhausting to attempt to chronicle – on a personal website – all the treason & all the assorted madness on a day-to-day basis. All of this, combined with some issues in my personal life, has led me to conclude that things are just not working as is. Stay tuned to my Twitter account – @Sunking278 – as I will now be re-dedicating it to sharing news & op-ed pieces, along with snippets of my own opinion whenever I don’t feel too exhausted. Same goes – for those who know my identity and have access – for my personal Facebook account. I can continue to chronicle the downfall of this nation, it just needs to be done in a more manageable way. And so it shall: Remember, Bay State Conservative News is NOT going away, its focus will just be shifting to that of an opinion journal alone. Thank you, as always, for reading, and God Bless!

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