Saturday, February 02, 2008

Vote Yes or No

With Super Tuesday days away we in Los Angeles are getting bombarded by political commercials for various propositions. Several of them involve Native American gambling casino guidelines. Here's an ad that pretty much sums them all up.


Jake Hollywood said...

Okay, I'll bite, when does that ad get funny?

Barefoot Billy Aloha said...

My 60+ year-old momma would laugh and hoot like hell as she'd share with me for the 1,532nd time, her favorite mock California Proposition exhortation:

"Vote 'yes' on Proposition No!"

Anonymous said...

I'm voting yes on everything, because, when it comes to the Pachonga and Moronga tribes, I CAN'T THINK OF ANYONE WHO'S DONE MORE FOR COUNTRY MUSIC.

I know that doesn't make any sense to you, but I've heard that phrase on 3 different TV programs this week, and I've decided for the next two weeks, whenever anybody's name comes up, my comment will be, "I can't think of anyone who's done more for country music." "Mitt Romney? I can't thing of anyone who's doen more for country music." "Mother Theresa? I can't think of anyone who's done more for country music."

You'll have to forgive me. My wife is dragging me to a VEGAN superbowl party tomorrow. Thank God it isn't 6-7 years ago, they'd probably have us munching on Astroturf. (Yes, I know. There's got to be a better line about a Vegan Superbowl party. So if anyone would like to contribute, I will be happy to share that with Team Tofu.

Anonymous said...

I just think, in the wake of the downturn on housing construction, America needs to keep its economy going by building more 20-story hotels in the middle of nowhere (other than Laughlin, Nev.), so you have to vote for the tribal casino propositions.

Anonymous said...

I thought the point of the indian casinos was that the indians were allowed to make their own rules (for example the rule that they can have casinos). don't they have like "special status" for being indians?

TCinLA said...

don't they have like "special status" for being indians?

The only "Indians" in California are the ones who came up from Mexico over the past 20 years.

Does the ethnicity of your great-grandmother, apart from anyone else among your ancestors, define who you are? Of course then there are the "cracking traders" like Mark Maccaro who manage to kick out all political opponents for not really being "Indians" just before the next opposed tribal election. And Maccaro isn't even an Indian himself, even by the 1/16 rule.

Hooray for the scam-artists and their ability to play on guilt.