Thursday, May 25, 2006

NOOOOOOOOOOOO OR This means war Goodlatte

House Judiciary Committee votes 25-11 to approve legislation intended to crack down on Internet gambling. Bill (HR 4777), sponsored sponsored by Robert W. Goodlatte, R-Va., would prohibit gambling businesses from accepting certain forms of non-cash payment, including credit cards and electronic transfers, to transmit bets and wagers.

It begins. Those bastards. It's no secret I love poker in every form. But, as Jack Serpentine recently brought to my attention: If it's fun and looks like people other than them might enjoy it, Republicans are against it. Sex, booze, drugs and gambling. Bastards. Economic fucking freedom my ass.

PS It is a skill game, asshole. But even if it weren't, it's also none of your damn business.


Blogger I-66 said...


...thank god for house games.

12:02 PM  
Blogger O-FACE said...

Sex, booze, drugs and gambling. Bastards. Economic fucking freedom my ass.
They do support economic freedom just as long as its taxable and contributes to the political fund, but unfortunately neither is done because online operations are located in the carribean, canary islands, straits of gibraltar otherwise this wouldn't be a issue. Hopefully these guys will get organized and get some influential lobbyists to stop this attack, because I need my poker.......

12:11 PM  
Blogger V said...

i-66: Word, I don't actually play online very much, but the idea that they would try to stop us...

o-face: Actually, I am all for them allowing online gaming in the U.S. so we can tax the hell out of it--cause you know, I'm a liberal. But they can't. Also, there is the Poker Players Alliance and even a DC area PR firm that have been hired to combat this bullshit, but so far the Southern Baptists and other such nonsense are winning.

12:17 PM  
Anonymous cjt said...

Interesting in that it appears more and more that the Abramoff gang murdered the owner of the Sun Cruise Gambling ship line so as to to take control of it for a fundraising source.

A typical RNC "moral" facade most likely. We need to get Bill Bennetts' expert opinion on this before going further with any conclusions.

1:37 PM  
Blogger roosh said...

The longer you play poker, the less you attribute to skill

1:38 PM  
Blogger V said...

ctj: That would be quite interesting indeed...

DCB: While I certainly would say luck has some to do with it (hence bad beats), it is not the same as slots or roulette. Also, Goodlatte was saying that it requires no skill, which if that were true then why do the same top players keep winning?

1:47 PM  
Blogger Sean said...

"why do the same top players keep winning?"

Because everyone else sucks. Anytime cards are involved, luck is involved. As for this Latte character....First don't fall into the Repub/Democratic trap. This bill has the support of both. Whenever that happens, be scared....This is about freedom period. Poker is just the excuse. Lawmakers can't keep up with technology unless they get control of technology, if that makes any sense. It's too much to get into here.

2:43 PM  
Anonymous cjt said...

Legislation like this is usually to benefit the already entrenched gambling concerns that pay politicians well keep the money flowing their way and no others. Online gambling is not "them" and takes money out their pockets.
This happens all the time in FL when new gambling concerns are defeated by the horse and dog racing plus Jai-Lai paramutuels with their extremely good connections to the State Govt..

They tried the same here with the state Lotto but failed. The "moral" petitions against Lotto were many times funded by the same.

In truth, right before the Sun Cruise owner was murdered my next door neighbor was the head of security on the Daytona ship and I knew him well.

This is a dirty corrupt business and can still get people killed easily...oh..according him not me!

2:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Last I looked, the State of North Dakota was trying to reclassify poker as a game of skill, which would allow not only poker rooms but internet gambling onshore!

This should be interesting, because the mob is mixed up in most of the offshore gambling.

Of course, in light of the "economy" of NoDak, if this doesn't work out they will have to change the name of the state to "Very Cold place full of people too stupid to move".

6:14 PM  
Anonymous cjt said...

Very mixed up is the mob in offshore look at my ex-neighbors would tell anyone that!

Sometimes they would send naked hookers to my door at 3am and have a big laugh when I opened it.

6:58 PM  
Blogger HomeImprovementNinja said...

Why is it legal to gamble in Vegas and Atlantic CIty, but not on the itnernet? BEcause Gaming INdustry Lobbyists donate heavily to both parties. Screw them both!

8:48 AM  
Anonymous Sally said...

To paraphrase H.L. Mencken, Puritanism is the nagging suspicion that someone, somewhere may be happy.

And to you, Goodlatte, I say: William Bennett.

8:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree it is a skill game and online poker is my hobby. I live in the northern part of Alleghany Co. Va which was gerrymandeered into a a Rep district.

Hell I think Bush shoulda nuked Afganistan on of about 10/11/2001.

So as the lone Nazi in my county my vote is not worth anything.Likewise my working-class Democratic voting brothers have no chance of affecting the votes of our congressman Bob Goodlatte.

Microsoft $28,000. was only the biggest.

Go to and check this asshole out.

I am proud that he didn't get a single cent from my county.

8:50 AM  

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