Thursday, July 06, 2006

Bad News Isn't Always Bad News For Everyone

New Jersey did indeed shut down casino gaming in Atlantic City which not only affected the employees of the casinos but also royally fucked up the lives of folks planning their summer vacation and those poor souls in other states who provide transportation services to the #1 destination on the Jersey Shore.

The casinos are understandably pissed off. They're losing 20 million dollars a day and will not take the hit lightly. Anyone who wants to run for public office against the current incumbents will probably find a political campaign funding windfall from casino largress. It further rubs salt into the casinos wounds because the "non-essential state employees" who were ordered to stay home until the state budget is fixed are actually paid for by the casinos, not out of the state budget directly.

With all this political hooliganism going on and the appalling urban blight 3 blocks in from the casinos it's no wonder Parker Brothers wants to move Monopoly elsewhere.

However there is one bit of good news, the Indians are going to make a fortune.

2 Comments:

Blogger Bry said...

How can they do this? How can they say "I don't want to play, I'm taking my ball and going home"? If I lived in NJ I would do my best to replace every single elected official in the next election. If there is one; you can't have an election if you don't have a government.

Jul 6, 2006, 12:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Adorable Girlfriend said...

I was considering going for my birthday! I haven't seen Lucy the Elephant in years.

Jul 7, 2006, 10:40:00 AM  

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