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Old 08-02-2006, 05:28 PM   #31
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I here some here cite the Mississippi Choctaw as a source for who they think is and is not Choctaw.


If it was solely on the basis of heritage why would they have to pay such sums of cash to people like Abramoff and Delay...

Now, I'm not sure about you but it would make me wonder.

You see the problem is not heritage but geography.

Mount Vernon is only about 30 minutes from Mobile.

And I think the Mississippi Choctaw's Casino's are further than 30 minutes away and even the Poarch Tribe in Atmore might have some pretty stiff competition if the MOWA received Federal Recognition.

But, hey, I've only been watching this game closely for about 4 years now with interest.

I did not think much of it back in the 80's when the Poarch opened their casinos or when I learned many of my own kinfolk leisure their own time away in Mississippi...

But you see the only color these folks are truly worried about is green.

Hold on, I'm out of state right now, but on my next trip home, I'll take some pictures of some of our folks and let you make your own decisions based on what you see.

If you happen to be in Oklahoma and see someone who resembles some of your folks don't be afraid to chime on in.

You see, most folks have only read the words, the problem is that they have not seen the faces.


Also in 1998, the Mississippi Choctaw contributed $150,000 to the USFN after DeLay, his wife, and DeLay's then-chief of staff Susan Hirschmann visited the tribe. The tribe, Abramoff's largest client at the time, had been fighting against efforts to tax its casino revenues. DeLay sided with the Choctaw on the issue. Stone, National Journal, Feb. 13, 2006 . Prior to DeLay's visit and while employed by DeLay, Buckham and Rudy visited the Choctaw reservation in 1997. R. Jeffrey Smith, The DeLay-Abramoff Money Trail, The Washington Post, December 31, 2005.
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