Monday, July 03, 2006

How Bad Could It Be?

The State of New Jersey has shut down its government because they couldn't agree on a budget. Now, the casinos are all shutting down because they need daily government oversight. People will be out of work and the state will lose about $2million a day in taxes.

Boo Fucking Hoo.

That's what the casinos get for even allowing themselves to be pushed around by the government in the first place. Color me a libertarian but I don't think the government has any business telling anyone what they can sell, manufacture or provide as a service if there is no direct victim. Gambling isn't a crime. It's human nature. Drinking and smoking and riding the rush are human nature. It's not immoral.

Lies to start a war is what is truly immoral. Running your business, which was perfectly legal yesterday, so that you don't have to lay off your staff today, is absolutely fucking not immoral.

Happy Fourth of July. It used to be called Independence Day.


Blogger TommyOkktane said...

Happy Fourth of July. It used to be called Independence Day.

To kind of go a bit off-topic, but on the tangent of f/k/a's, have you noticed that "Lou Gehrig's Disease" is slowly being phased out as the casual term for ALS? The armchair linguist in me would assume that it's because "ALS" is simpler to use (less syllables), but the Dale Gribble side wants to believe it's indicative of the depersonification of diseases in our ever-increasing HMO-driven society.

Either that or I had waaaay too much coffee this morning. Yeah, I'll go with that.

Jul 3, 2006, 10:03:00 AM  
Blogger Dean ASC said...

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis is a more descriptive term then the nebulosly defined 'Lou Gehrig's Disease". It's part of a larger trend to redefine common terms with a more scientific description, thus improving funding. Call it 'Lou Gehrig's' and people don't think they'll catch it because, frankly, they're not Lou Gehrig. Call it Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and people will say 'Crap! I don't want to catch that we better give some researchers some funding.'

Jul 3, 2006, 10:47:00 AM  
Blogger Bry said...

At least when Puerto Rico shut down over not agreeing on a budget it was because they had gone soooo long that they plain ran out of money.

If you're gonna run a government like a bunch of idiots, go all the way.

Jul 3, 2006, 6:42:00 PM  
Blogger Kevin Wolf said...

Late to the party after a July 4th break.

Dean, you are a libertarian, in spades. Sometimes you're downright conservative.

If you think just because human behavior drives gambling it should not be heavily regulated, you're crazy. It does indeed have its victims - and a profound effect on the communities that have allowed it.

Still, I do agree that they sound like a buncha dopes in New Jersey government.

Jul 6, 2006, 4:13:00 PM  
Blogger RicketyFunk said...

"4th o July" quote is dead on Dean.

Jul 12, 2006, 4:04:00 PM  

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