Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Did Fort Worth Ever Get Payback For Being A Sucker For Cabela's Con Job?

Yesterday Elsie Hotpepper sent me a link along with a question.

I had already seen that to which the link pointed.

That being the fact that the Bass Pro Shops were buying Cabela's.

Elsie figured I must have something to say about this latest iteration of the Fort Worth and Cabela's romance.

However, it had been so long since I was disgusted and appalled by the way Cabela's seduced Fort Worth into an unseemly marriage based on lies and hyperbole, that my memory of that wedding was not clear.

With no pre-nuptial agreement, as far as I know. Well, there were some performance clauses applicable during the course of the marriage, but I don't know how applicable those performance clauses are with this divorce and marriage to the Bass Pro Shops.

So it took Elsie Hotpepper sending me a link to my own blog to a blogging titled A Second Cabela's Opens In Allen In The Dallas Metroplex for me to remember just how absurd this ridiculous affair has been between Fort Worth and Cabela's.

Basically Cabela's came to the homely bride known as Fort Worth and told her if she agreed to marry Cabela's, the sporting goods store would make Fort Worth the #1 Tourist Attraction in all of the state of Texas.

You reading this in other parts of America who think I must be making this up. No, I am not. Those who run Fort Worth in the corrupt way known as the Fort Worth Way fell all over themselves to rush into what amounted to a sleazy marriage to Cabela's, based on lies and obvious nonsense about being the top tourist attraction in Texas.

Fort Worth fell for promises of millions of visitors visiting a sporting goods store. Resulting in Fort Worth giving Cabela's a valuable tax break package dowry to seal the deal.

And then, six months later, Cabela's cheated on Fort Worth by opening another store in Texas, down south by Austin, in the town of Buda.

Fort Worth moved on from its shame, full bore, to embrace another con job full of empty promises, promising the still homely bride she could be pretty.

The Trinity River Central City Uptown Panther Island District Vision.

More commonly known as America's Biggest Boondoggle.

The notorious Fort Worth Star-Telegram, chief cheerleader for Cabela's running its top tourist attraction in Texas scam, yesterday shared with its few readers the news about the Bass Pro Shops taking over Cabela's in an article titled Bass Pro to buy rival Cabela’s in $5.5 billion deal.

The Star-Telegram article made no mention of its previous role in misleading the Fort Worth locals about what a great deal Cabela's would be for Fort Worth, drawing in millions of tourists, thus justifying the tax breaks and other incentives given to Cabela's.

The Star-Telegram article did include the following gem of a paragraph...

Cabela’s has other Texas stores in Buda, League City, Lubbock and Waco, while Bass Pro has stores in San Antonio, Round Rick, Pearland, Katy and Harlingen.

How can the Star-Telegram print the above list of all the towns in Texas in which Cabela's has opened a store, with no mention made of the con job pulled on Fort Worth claiming Cabela's in Fort Worth would be the #1 tourist attraction in Texas? And the Star-Telegram neglected to include in that list the second Cabela's store in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex, that being the one in the Dallas suburb of Allen.

Shameful and shameless....

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