Only in America…

The latest wrinkle in Virginia identity politics, courtesy of the Daily Press:

Add another hurdle to the Pamunkey tribe’s ambition to build the state’s first casino in downtown Norfolk:

The Nansemond tribe is objecting, saying the Pamunkey are trying to rewrite history by claiming the parcel they’re negotiating to buy from the city was once a part of Pamunkey “ancestral land.”

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5 responses to “Only in America…

  1. There is an essential difference.

    All of us have our own personal prejudices… that’s human nature – some of us know that devil and fight it ..others just own it , sometimes with pride.

    and as a culture – we can and DO have cultural prejudices towards other cultures and members of other cultures… that’s an undeniable reality – ugly but very much human nature.

    but it’s when one group takes power and such prejudice become government policy for everyone that the line is crossed.

    this ought not be rocket science……. but apparently it is…….

  2. In Oklahoma, the Indian tribes – Shawnee, Cherokee, Arapaho, Cheyenne, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Potawatomi, Comanche, Kiowa, Muscogee Creek, Osage, Pawnee, Peoria, Seminole, Cherokee, Kichai, Tawakoni, Waco, Wichita, Cayuga, and Seneca, among others – are using gambling casino’s to decimate one another, as in prehistoric times, and also the entire state, and its visitors. Gambling addiction is a massive and growing problem throughout the state.

    Hopefully, Virginia will not go the way of Oklahoma, and the gaming casinos proposed for Norfolk will not disable the US Navy’s largest naval yard, its naval air station, naval fleets, Marine air and amphibious forces, and Seal teams, operating out of Norfolk area.

    • Reed …

      It’s a 23 minute drive from Nellis Air Force Base in southern Nevada to the Las Vegas strip. HAs Nellis been disabled?

      Don.

      • Don, yes, quite possibly. We’ll only know if big war comes. Unlike the navy that could not get out of its own way, and the way of others, a couple of years ago, that was it – three grossly negligent accidents in a few months. War fighting competence is a terrible fragile thing, especially amid a sick society like the one we got now, a lesson we’ve forgotten dozens of times, cause untill now we’ve had no even close peer since Viet Nam, and even then it was drugs, self disgust self inflicted stupidity, and mendacity that defeated us, folks like our recent Secretary of State, and presidential nominee.

        • “How the Air Force Lost Its Way —

          The United States Air Force has lost its way. It has forgotten what business it’s in, mistakenly believing that its reason d’etre is air supremacy while forgetting that its core mission is long range strike. If the nation is to be successful in the great power competition it finds itself in, the Air Force will need to find its way home and regain its strategic relevance in an environment dominated by anti-access / area denial systems employed b China and Russia. The present situation is not unlike the scenario that confronted Apple founder Steve Jobs when he returned to the company in 1997 …”

          According to Jerry Hendrix, an award winning naval historian, and VP of a national – security consultancy, the Air Force may be gambling with the nation’s security as well. See entire article in Jan. 28, 2019 edition of National Review.

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