Daily Archives: August 16, 2009

Great George Will article on why online poker should be legalized

In The Washington Post. This should convince those of  you who don’t like poker. Poker is a game of skill, not a game of chance. You libertarians who don’t play poker: Do you really want the government forbidding something that happens between consenting adults and which does not harm them? For you Big Government liberals, do you really want to outlaw something that could be taxed and regulated? To you prudes, show me where the Bible says gambling is a sin. (Note: I have played online poker in the past, but do  not play it anymore for personal reasons, so I have no dog in the fight.)

Just FYI, Virginia does not outlaw playing poker at private residences, just at public places, and private places that have a liquor license could arguably lose their license if they permit poker playing on the premises.  And any gambling debt or agreement is unenforcable in a court of law. In other words, if you lend somebody money, or they lose money to you in a gambling endeavor, you cannot force them to repay you in a court of law.  Nobody that I know would fail to pay a gambling debt, but just so you know, cuz a group of people got together to pool their money for the lottery. A ticket won, the guy who bought the ticket refused to pay for his mates, and the Virginia Supreme Court refused to make him share with them.

BOYCOTT GEICO

Screw GEICO!

Screw GEICO!

And kill that little gecko while yer at it.  For pulling their ads from The Glen Beck show because some smelly asshole progressives don’t like him.  While at it, boycott Proctor & Gamble, SC Johnson, and Progressive Insurance Co.  [WHO the hell would buy anything from a company calling itself “Progressive”?]

TAKE THE TIME to respond to the Neanderthals at these companies. Let them know that conservatives (and all right thinking people) will boycott them for pandering to idiot liberals.