|Posted: July 18, 2006, 7:06 pm - IP Logged|
I hope the outcome ends all companies who want to have gambling for people.
Then the outcome will be seen like this.
Atlantic city closed .
Tribal casinos closed.
Thourobred horse racing halted.
All forms of horse racing.
All state lotteries.
Any type of games where winners are chosen. Publishers clearing house, Etc.
T.V. game shows where prizes or money is won.
The futures market is gambling.
Stock investing is gambling.
Working for an employer is gambling. One day a job next day none.
Why dont we just give the gov,t our earned dollars and they can give back food and water to us.
I am getting tired of these righteous jerks.
Shall I continue.
Back in the '70s and '80s most men probably had a Wednesday, or Thursday night poker game.
Usually there'd be someone wifeless, so half a dozen guys who only knew one another from those games would gather, drink some booze, play some poker into the wee hours.
Gambling's illegal in Texas. Was then, anyway, probably still is.
Because most men talked to other men about their poker games, evidently the Governor of Texas, the Texas Attorney General, and the State Police Chief began listening for talk about locations, listening in bars, country clubs, whereever people talked too much.
After they'd listened long enough, the started corralling people, leaning on them to talk, which they mostly didn't mind doing because they figured, what the hell. Just a Thursday night game with the boys. Ain't a big deal.
Then they started getting warrants and busting those weekly games, hauling everyone there off to the slammer.
My game broke up rather abruptly. So did thousands of others.
Do gooders. Grandstanders.
Nowadays they call those gamblers potential terrorists, so's the law wouldn't even need a warrant.
Absorb the good, ignore the bad, weigh the ugly.
It's about number behavior.
Egos don't count.
Dedicated to the memory of Big Loooser