Well, they’ve done it. The Republicans in Congress, in there never-ending quest to save us from ourselves, have passed a bill that seeks to stop all online gambling. Well, by “all” they mean “anything except lotteries.” At least the last version of the bill that I saw had that exclusion. According to that Bloomberg article, President Bush is expected to sign the bill.
These people make me sick. They need to be more concerned about NOT covering up the sexual liaisons of Rep. Foley, instead of trying to stop 900,000 Americans from enjoying poker online.
Oh yeah, those gutless wonders didn’t even have the balls to actually try to pass this bill on its own. So what did they do? They stuck it onto a PORTS SECURITY bill to ensure it would go through. They knew that the public did NOT want this bill passed, but they snuck it in anyway. Lousy Bastards.
But what am I gonna do? The Libertarians don’t stand a chance in hell of ever winning any major office and, besides, they wouldn’t bother to defend this country from explosive Islamic “peaceniks”, or the Mexican invasion, so those guys are out. As I said before, I can’t vote Democrat. I’m not so desperate to play online poker that I will sell my country out to the party of defeat. So I’m left either not voting, or continuing to live on the Republican Plantation and voting for “da massa.”
One thing I am going to do is join the Poker Players Alliance, who are doing everything they can to keep online poker in America. If you care about your freedom to game as you choose, you should join, too.