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Old 12-30-2005, 07:54 AM   #1
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Default Re: State ruling brings charity poker runs to a halt.

Well, do they have a state lottery? Is gambling legal in TX? If not, he's right, unfortunately.



Yes, it is idiotic. It's not as though it's promoting gambling; there aren't thousands of people buying multiple hands to get a better chance of winning; it's just a fundraiser. But oh well; one more example of the state saying anything fun is illegal....
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Old 12-30-2005, 08:34 AM   #2
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I'm gonna sell my armchaps stock.
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Old 12-30-2005, 10:11 AM   #3
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Laws tend to be written by people and they can correct the situation by allowing exceptions to gambling rules. Until the changes are made though, the laws are being broken. It is then up to the enforcement folks to decide if they actually want to do something about the violations and then to the judicial folks to decide if there is a punishment to hand out. Loops holes you could drive a heard of Texas longhorns through. To disregard the laws that exist is anarchy and we really don't need that.
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Old 12-30-2005, 10:25 AM   #4
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Don't these morons have anything better to do?Come on buddy be constructive.Make some worthwile laws go execute some murderers or something.
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Old 12-30-2005, 10:39 AM   #5
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Dear AG,

Seems you are willing to squash the dreams of the "less fortunate" to prove a point. One thing, what's the point? Thousands of people participate in Poker Runs every year. Some benefit children, some fallen soldiers, some actually benefit fallen police officers. So, why do you think that poker runs are such a blight on the map? Mr. AG, it appears you have entered the territory of the Grinch. Just remember this the next time a police officer or firefighter has an accident or, worse, is killed in the line of duty. I'm sure the state benefits will take care of ALL expenses and the families won't have to worry about finding charitable people willing to help.

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Old 12-30-2005, 10:42 AM   #6
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Hell, texas is #1 in killing murderers, and more power to them.Sorry my state NEVADA,has you beat!Casino,s here make billions every quarter,but ask them for a 1/2% tax raise to benefit the infrastructure [like roads,schools],they tighten up their backsides tighter than John Wayne going to prison.So we have proposed a lottery for years to help pay for stuff,nope they shot it down.Indians want to open up a casino,[after all this was their land] on their own reservations,nope they shoot that down too.Hell they even go to lobby other states against Indian gambling er excuse me gaming,but they can build casinos all over the United States,witness Biloxi,Miss. all those casinos were mostly vegas owned.
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Old 12-30-2005, 11:32 AM   #7
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Just have "door prizes" and it should be ok
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Old 12-30-2005, 11:49 AM   #8
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"To disregard the laws that exist is anarchy and we really don't need that."



I'd have to disagree with the above. I think we need LOTS more of that, to avoid becoming the sheeple the Gov wants us to be. Hell there were, and still are, plenty of unfair laws. Jim Crow comes to mind along with many other laws meant to control and subdue. If somebody doesn't take a stand, then we all lose.
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Old 12-30-2005, 04:07 PM   #9
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Ironically, Texas has a state lottery. I guess they want to squash the competition...
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Old 12-30-2005, 04:16 PM   #10
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Send a message try to bring TX to it's senses. You know how much we do to support all kinds of charities. This cannot be construed as gambling in the true sense!



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