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Bush Moves To Close Door On Web Gambling
CBS News ^ | Nov. 11, 2008 | AP (unattributed)

Posted on 11/11/2008 9:59:44 PM PST by seacapn

The Bush administration is moving in its last weeks to complete regulations to enforce a controversial law that seeks to block Internet gambling. The move is drawing hot protests from Democratic lawmakers and supporters of online betting.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 110th; bush; gambling; gaming; intrade; onlinegaming; poker
Ugh. This is exactly the kind of thing that helps the GOP lose elections.
1 posted on 11/11/2008 9:59:44 PM PST by seacapn
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To: seacapn

Idiocy!

I’m glad he has nothing else to worry about.

What about those two border patrol agents that are sitting in prison?


2 posted on 11/11/2008 10:01:34 PM PST by KoRn
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To: seacapn

Idiots.


3 posted on 11/11/2008 10:01:44 PM PST by mkjessup (Over 57 million *real* Americans said "NO EFFIN WAY" to Comrade 0bama & the 0bamunist Party.)
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To: seacapn

But Wall Street gambling with taxpayer money is all good


4 posted on 11/11/2008 10:02:24 PM PST by Wolfhound777 (It's not our job to forgive them. Only God can do that. Our job is to arrange the meeting)
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To: seacapn

It doesn’t matter. 0bomer will simply write an Executive Order and put an end to all of Bush’s efforts.


5 posted on 11/11/2008 10:03:15 PM PST by JoeVet
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To: seacapn

Yep, probably the #1 reason the GOP lost close elections in 2006. Poker players tend to be conservative in their thinking and don’t appreciate this type of nanny-statism and infringement of their rights.


6 posted on 11/11/2008 10:04:14 PM PST by Left2Right ("Starve the Beast!")
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To: seacapn

Will the Social Security game still be legal?


7 posted on 11/11/2008 10:04:27 PM PST by americanophile
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To: seacapn

It’s not like it’s easy now to fund an online poker account. At least that’s what people tell me.


8 posted on 11/11/2008 10:04:33 PM PST by HarryCaul (Verify Possums! Pogo's Enemy is Us!)
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To: seacapn

Well, at least Bushy won’t ban internet porn.


9 posted on 11/11/2008 10:06:05 PM PST by max americana
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To: seacapn

bah


10 posted on 11/11/2008 10:08:52 PM PST by happinesswithoutpeace (You are receiving this broadcast as a dream)
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To: seacapn

why do this? it would be the only way to make any money once obama is in charge!


11 posted on 11/11/2008 10:09:31 PM PST by ari-freedom (So this is how Liberty dies... with thunderous applause)
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To: HarryCaul
my leftist sister plays online poker all the time ...for real money....

frankly, this issue and the prayer in school and the burning the flag amendments are what has sunk the GOP....not willing to tackle the big and important issues so we tackle the little ones to make a statement....

I will BET that hussein will rescind this online gambling ban, and then place a tax on it, as well as ebay, etc....

I regret voting for Bush ....both of them....what a waste of 8 yrs....even though Iraq had to be done and we got two judges...so much time was lost...

12 posted on 11/11/2008 10:09:44 PM PST by cherry
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To: seacapn

Bush = Idiot.


13 posted on 11/11/2008 10:12:47 PM PST by Tom_Busch (The big media IS the enemy)
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To: cherry

I am tired of the social nanny state by some Republicans. If someone wants to gamble, I don’t care. It is none of my business because it is legal.

Why not tackle voter fraud which affects all of us? Oh wait, he would have to actually take a stand that we have voter fraud.

Bush can take his compassionate conservatism and shove it.


14 posted on 11/11/2008 10:14:40 PM PST by PhiKapMom ( BOOMER SOONER LetsGetThisRight.com RED STATE Oklahoma Republican)
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To: seacapn

Talk about Bush idiots. I am a Nevadan and know there are online gambling risks. But outlawing it just makes it go offshore. If you think the war on drugs is hard, try enforcing a ban on internet gambling.

The best part is we get absolutely zero political advantage and a kick in the teeth to boot.


15 posted on 11/11/2008 10:15:07 PM PST by FastCoyote (I am intolerant of the intolerable.)
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To: seacapn

Bush really wants to prove to us he is an IDIOT! Of all the things to worry about, this is number 49,248.


16 posted on 11/11/2008 10:16:50 PM PST by ezfindit (OrthodoxNet.com - Shining the Light of Wisdom and Truth)
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To: seacapn

Obama will make it legal. He will just tax the cr@ps out of it.


17 posted on 11/11/2008 10:17:37 PM PST by smokingfrog (If it's to be a bloodbath, let it be now. Appeasement is not the answer. - Ronald Reagan)
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To: seacapn

You mean he’s going to close E-Trade?


18 posted on 11/11/2008 10:20:12 PM PST by ninonitti (HHH)
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To: seacapn
Seems like an irrelevant waste of time. Doesn't he have anything better to do... like pack?
19 posted on 11/11/2008 10:28:05 PM PST by April Lexington
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To: seacapn

Agreed. This is silly.


20 posted on 11/11/2008 10:29:57 PM PST by B Knotts (ConservatismCentral.com)
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To: seacapn

Assclown (not you, him)


21 posted on 11/11/2008 10:33:04 PM PST by WackySam (I carry a gun because a cop is too heavy.)
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To: KoRn
What about those two border patrol agents that are sitting in prison?

If you haven't figured it out yet, he wants them to rot in prison.

They dared to harm one of his precious mexicans, for that they must pay and dearly.
22 posted on 11/11/2008 10:50:20 PM PST by Dr.Zoidberg (There are 1529 days until marxist occupation ends. What are you doing to shorten the war?)
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To: seacapn
Is it time to move all in on this guy?
23 posted on 11/11/2008 10:51:28 PM PST by period end of story
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To: seacapn

Finally. A reason to have voted for Bambi!


24 posted on 11/11/2008 10:57:01 PM PST by cynwoody
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To: seacapn
I absolutely hate it when I am forced to agree with liberals but Bush has made it clear that they are correct with their bumper stickers that say "Somewhere in Texas a village is missing it's idiot."

That moron finished the job his pappy started of wrecking the Republican Party and quite possible the country to boot.

25 posted on 11/11/2008 11:21:13 PM PST by atomic_dog
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To: seacapn

26 posted on 11/11/2008 11:51:36 PM PST by trumandogz (The Democrats are driving us to Socialism at 100 MPH -The GOP is driving us to Socialism at 97.5 MPH)
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To: seacapn

This sorta $#1+ is why I will never give another nickel to the Republican Party.

They still call and send junk mail — to which I reply that I am no longer a Republican. I may vote for a Republican someday, but I’ll never actively support one again.


27 posted on 11/12/2008 12:13:06 AM PST by RBroadfoot
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To: seacapn

I despise Bush more,
with every passing day.


28 posted on 11/12/2008 12:27:43 AM PST by 4.6V8
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To: Wolfhound777
-"But Wall Street gambling with taxpayer money is all good"

Should read....

"But the Government gambling with taxpayer money is all good"

29 posted on 11/12/2008 5:34:50 AM PST by LibFreeUSA
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To: seacapn

I’m glad to see that in his last days in office our President is still concerned with the important things./sarcasm off


30 posted on 11/12/2008 6:52:09 AM PST by Palin4ever
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To: seacapn
The move is drawing hot protests from Democratic lawmakers

Not around here. The Indian casinos lined lawmakers' pockets to get rid of online competition.

31 posted on 11/12/2008 6:54:40 AM PST by sionnsar (Iran Azadi|5yst3m 0wn3d-it's N0t Y0ur5 (SONY)|http://trad-anglican.faithweb.com/|RCongressIn2Years)
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To: seacapn

Thank goodness for this...doesn’t everyone realize that Internet gambling is cutting into Lotto sales and reducing Education funds? STOP INTERNET GAMBLING. IT’S FOR THE CHILDREN!...magritte (do I really need a /sarc tag for this one?)


32 posted on 11/12/2008 6:55:21 AM PST by magritte (If a problem comes along, you must whip it.)
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To: seacapn
Dubya doesn't do anything unless his owners tell him to do it. One of his owners must stand to gain by diverting money from online gambling?

Dubya = crook

33 posted on 11/12/2008 7:02:46 AM PST by Rum Tum Tugger
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To: max americana

You define yourself very clearly with that post.


34 posted on 11/13/2008 10:07:18 PM PST by TheFourthMagi
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To: TheFourthMagi

Haven’t you heard of sarcasm? I really think you should get a life...honestly.


35 posted on 11/13/2008 10:10:34 PM PST by max americana
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To: HarryCaul

Hell, a very big casino won’t even let you play for free anymore. Americans are taking up their bandwith.


36 posted on 12/28/2008 3:08:11 PM PST by GOP_Lady
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To: seacapn

It’s bad enough you can’t win at a computerized slot machine in a casino. I imagine it’s impossible to do it online. Don’t heat too many stories of people getting rich gambling online.


37 posted on 12/28/2008 3:13:38 PM PST by chemicalman (Don't blame me. I voted for Sarah.)
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To: chemicalman

heat=hear


38 posted on 12/28/2008 3:15:25 PM PST by chemicalman (Don't blame me. I voted for Sarah.)
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To: seacapn
Bush Moves To Close Door On Web Gambling

More statism from the Bush administration.

I went back and watched his 2000 campaign again on youtube. Hard to believe it's even the same guy. That Bush was solidly small l libertarian. This one sure isn't.
39 posted on 12/28/2008 3:18:56 PM PST by mysterio
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