LIBERAL “REPUBLICAN” WORKING TO PRESERVE GOVERNMENT’S GAMBLING MONOPOLY
Liberal U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham (RINO-S.C.) is preparing to introduce a federal online poker ban – working against efforts by Senate majority leader Harry Reid to carve out an exemption for the popular online hobby.
Online gambling is already technically illegal under the 2006 Unlawful Internet Gaming Enforcement Act, but relaxed interpretations of this law by U.S. Department of Justice officials have resulted in states setting their own rules.
Several states – including Nevada, Delaware and New Jersey -currently permit online gaming within their borders. California and Illinois are looking to follow suit.
Graham wants to shut all of that down, though …
You know, this one of those rare instances in which we’re with the Democratic leader (and one of those rare instances in which Graham is against him). Except we’d take this thing several steps further: All forms of gambling – online and offline – should be legal in every state.
Government has no business criminalizing this behavior – especially when virtually every state government runs its own gambling racket.
In fact that’s precisely what this is about … politicians protecting their “turf.” Like friggin’ gangsters.
Graham’s stated rationale for the proposed ban?
“I don’t think it is a good idea for the country,” he said, adding that “South Carolina is not a big gambling state.”
Right … because every state should look to South Carolina for pointers.
Don’t buy Graham’s excuses: This is government attempting to preserve its gambling monopoly, eliminating yet another form of potential competition (and expression of individual liberty).
Yeh Graham votes with Harry Reid all the time.Thats why he has ninety something percent lifetime “conservative’ rating from that liberal bunch @the American Conservative Union,sponsors of CPAC.
Why do you insist in picking out some obscure stuff like this and claim, with NO justification whatsoever that Graham usually supports Harry Reid.
Thats false and you know it.
Graham’s rating with Heritage is somewhere close to 50. Barely above Clyburn.
And that is supposed to be a bad thing? I think Jim Clyburn is one of the few positives that South Carolina has going for it politically.
Really??? And getting his who,e family a job in the government is a positive. Even when they are not even qualified to be a wal mart greeter?
Sure you didn’t mean AIPAC?
If there was such things as MICPAC, BigGovPAC or ButtPAC, Miss Lindsey would score 100% on all.
In the greater scheme of things, that’s the MOST important thing he can come up with? Craptastic. Jay Stamper for Senate.
My guess is Mr. Stamper is another libtard, just as every other liberal politburo in DC. Grahmnesty at the top of the list. But +1 to ya for understanding theres bigger fish to fry.
How would Graham like it if we eliminated online gay forums? Reid should give him tit for tat, or tit in this case.
This is just a blatant appeal to his oldster church going base that has no idea that he’s gay.
Why the preoccupation with Graham’s sexuality? I think he is an ass – certainly not the biggest ass in the Republican Party by a long shot. But why the preoccupation with his sexuality? I’ve never seen or heard or witnessed anything to make me think he is Gay with the exception of the fact that he is not married to a woman – and I do not think that makes you Gay. Now if he marries a man, I’ll go along with you all that he is Gay – but it does not matter to me one way or the other. Why the preoccupation?
It’s a man thing – ever been to a circle jerk?
As adventurous and open-minded as I consider myself I must admit that I have never been to a circle jerk – but thanks for asking. LOL
I wasn’t sure if that was you or not, but it sure was embarrassing!
Well…he sure sets off TBG’s GAYDAR.
Now TBG CAN”T stand Lindsey Graham, and suspects that, were he “outed”, it would be the end of his career as a SC Senator. (Not saying it’s fair or right, mind you…just that it is.) Graham is also a big government statist…not the small government conservative that he represents himself to be. It’s the blatant hypocrisy about everything Lindsey Graham that riles up TBG.
If RuPaul had the same political beliefs as Ron Paul, TBG would donate to he..hi..RuPaul’s campaign and vote for RuPaul…..
I love RuPaul!
But GAYDARS aside, is there any proof that he is a poof? Show me the poof proof.
Imagine him drinking a beer and lighting his own farts.
“I love RuPaul!”
I don’t think that surprises anyone here. There’s something strange about you and “SCBbluesWomen”.
I don’t know if you’re tranny’s, lesbos, or whatever- but there’s definitely something weird about you two.
I think you’ve some shit in your eye… have that looked at.
I notice they are always giving you the big “thumbs up”.
Do they just enjoy sticking their thumbs up your ass or do you three know each other? Do you feel compelled to rush to their defense because you are a generally good guy?
I’m a tower of humility – head and shoulders above the rest.. an internet *god*!
you, on the other hand… there’s a lot of assholes like you.. welcome to the shithole you’ve created for yourself.
Aw….did I hurt your feelings by suggesting your friends have sexual proclivities outside the norm?
You know, you have to admire how SCBlues comes on every time there’s a “Lindsey is gay” thread and complains about how people are “preoccupied” about it. It seems no one is as “preoccupied” as he/she/it. (me excepted of course)
It’s as funny as Republican congressmen railing for more “morality” in society while humping young men behind the scenes, just in an opposite but equally twisted fashion.
Aw….did I hurt your feelings
Not at all… but thanks for caring.
LOL I see I have stuck a chord with a BOZO! My good!
“I don’t know if you’re tranny’s, lesbos, or whatever- but there’s definitely something weird about you two.”
I am ALL OF THE ABOVE – can I please watch our head explode?? LOL
Why the preoccupation with Graham’s sexuality?
Mostly because it is funny, and because if he ever were outed, it would probably be the only thing that would cause SC to finally dump his ass. A bit sad that a shitty politician would lose his seat not over serious issues, but a trivial thing, but, well, this is SC after all.
She’s got a point, you know… though it’s funny to goof on Republican closeting gays, we could be playing into the gay bashing agenda…
Not the intention at all.
Save me from myself! I can’t stop voting against Republicans!
We are trying. Conservative is the way to vote. N Grahmnesty ain’t one of ’em. We keep telling you n you just keep on puttin’ commies in there.
The Germans chose fascism over commyism.
What I’m saying is shave *some* off the top, and put it at the bottom, and leave the other shit the same.
Republicans are saying – invade Iran, stop gay sex, stop contraception, give more breaks to the guys that got the bailouts, and fuck the poor, they don’t vote for us.
I didn’t say Republicrat. You did.
I see what you did there… changed Republican to conservative…
so you’re talking Bright, Michelle Bachmann and Sarah Palin then.
Nope. Little to libitard for me. Time to dump the lot. Patrons of Rush Lib-baugh and Pannity need not apply.
Libertarians have historically been Republican voters – and kooks.
Anyone who hates Republicans and Conservatives, however, is a friend of mine.
The enemy of my enemy is my friend.
I am Conservative. I don’t think you know what Conservative means.
You’d better come up with another label – the Tea Party has co-opted it.
Truth can not be co-opted. Jingles do not make facts.
Gay used to mean happy
Gay is a word. Not a jingle, nor a truth.
There are no facts, only interpretations. Convictions are more dangerous enemies of truth than lies. Every word is a prejudice
What then is truth? A mobile army of metaphors, metonyms, and anthropomorphisms — in short, a sum of human relations, which have been enhanced, transposed, and embellished poetically and rhetorically, and which after long use seem firm, canonical, and obligatory to a people: truths are illusions about which one has forgotten that is what they are; metaphors which are worn out and without sensuous power; coins which have lost their pictures and now matter only as metal, no longer as coins.
We still do not know where the urge for truth comes from; for as yet we have heard only of the obligation imposed by society that it should exist: to be truthful means using the customary metaphors – in moral terms, the obligation to lie according to fixed convention, to lie herd-like in a style obligatory for all..
Yeah, Poetry is not truth either. But the sky is blue. You get the last word, ergo I must have lost the debate. Have a Great Day!!
I’m going to have to invoke TBG’s Rule #3 here.
Government’s gambling monopoly? I just tried http://www.casino.gov and nothing came up. Guess I’ll have to go to Uncle Sam’s Bingo Parlor and- oh, wait, that doesn’t exist either.
Here you go genius.
Be careful or you will drive the gamblers to the back ally bookies. Keep gambling safe.
No more stories about Lindsey! Usually, the side bar has ads for Ukrainian girls. Post a story about Graham and I have to look at ads of hairy chested men. UUH!