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October 02, 2006

Bush To Sign Bill Banning Internet Gambling

Frist, who's been a hard-on about this, snuck the provision into a ports security bill few could vote against. Bush will sign it, of course.

As Instapundit used to say, it's a good thing we're not fighting a war or anything important like that.

I'm sort of over the poker craze myself. Never got very good at it, and it was a semi-expensive pasttime. It's fun to play with friends, of course.

No doubt it's addictive for some and ruins some people's credit ratings. Still, maybe a little too much busybodyism for my tastes.

Whoopsie! They added the internet gambling ban, but stripped out provisions forbidding serious felons from working at ports.

So: The port security bill provides no actual port security, but it does keep you from reraising with AK.

Update: And just because the FBI suspects the mafia is now cooperating with Al Qaeda, that's hardly any reason to go looking into the criminal backgrounds of dockworkers. Surely no dockworkers have any mob connections or anything.

Why, that's as absurd of thinking the mob may be involved in the waste-management, olive oil, or protection-racket industries.


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