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(Fox News)   Kentucky mulls U-Boat warfare against riverboat casinos   ( divider line
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2002-03-29 07:48:50 AM  
From Fark to mainstream news in under 12 hours. It's a new record
2002-03-29 07:51:41 AM  
I wonder what Ohio would have said if that resolution had passed.
2002-03-29 07:58:45 AM  
"That was done in jest, but it was done for a purpose," Burch told Fox News. Burch said he wanted to see how stupid his constituents were and how much tax payers money he could waste on such a retarded scheme.
2002-03-29 08:17:31 AM  
Look at the positive side: if they did get the sub, they could use it to extort some of that high-alcohol beer from Ohio.

2002-03-29 08:29:15 AM  
Actually, I think he wanted to see how stupid his fellow legislators were...the constituants wouldn't have voted on it.
2002-03-29 08:35:59 AM  
I think it's a banner day for the Kentucky Legislature. Getting funding past Appropriations would have been a biatch, though. Maybe it could be self-funding if they boarded the casino boats?
2002-03-29 09:18:50 AM  
This reminds of the "Toledo war" about 150 or so years ago, that was over the location of the Michigan/Ohio Border..
The war was over which state Toledo was located in.

Bascily both sides had troops at the border, and Michigan started throwing sticks of dynmite to Ohio, and the Ohio troops lit them, and threw them back..

btw: Ohio lost that war anyway..;)
2002-03-29 09:31:18 AM  
Read the two following exerpts carefully:

"The resolution decries "the siren song of payola" that has only led to "disappointment and woe" for thousands of Kentucky citizens who have lost their earnings on the Ohio River's luring casinos."

"Burch doesn't oppose gambling. He prefers that Kentuckians spend the money in casinos that could be built in places such as the Churchill Downs racetrack in Burch's hometown of Louisville.

Let's feel bad for the folks of our great state who are getting suckered by the casinos, unless they are getting suckered by US!
2002-03-29 09:42:57 AM  
"Dos Boot."
2002-03-29 09:44:18 AM  
Ohio wouldn't have said anything if the resolution passed. Ohio doesn't have riverboat casinos. Indiana does.
2002-03-29 09:56:15 AM  
I could just see the arms race as riverboats hired only ex-Navy captains to run their ships...

"Captain! Torpedo in the water bearing 0 2 8!"

"Right full rudder, come to heading 3 3 0! Fire evasion devices from the starboard tubes!"

"Um, this is a gambling ship captain... what if we just throw some old people overboard? They'll probably splash around for a little bit."
2002-03-29 10:24:15 AM  
Nascar- of course we lost it, we ended up getting stuck with Toledo.

I'd love to see Kentucky declare war on Ohio. You can take our riverboats...but you'll never take...OUR FREEEDDDOOOMMMM!!!!

Ah oo! Ah oo! Ah oo!
2002-03-29 10:25:29 AM  
Jccalhoun- Yeah, Ohio has casino boats. They launch outta Cincinnati, mostly.
2002-03-29 10:40:08 AM  
People of Kentucky:

You cannot shake hundreds of years worth of stereotypes by pulling a gun on a neighboring state. Find another way.
2002-03-29 10:40:14 AM  
Funkychuck- No, they are all in Indiana.
2002-03-29 11:30:33 AM  
Funkychunk -- no Ohio does not have riverboat casinos. Lawrenceburg, Indiana has one. Lawrenceburg in just across the state line from Cincinnati. I worked on that boat, the Argosy, for 18 months. The vast majority of the customers at the Argosy are from Cincinnati area. Further down the river in Rising Sun and Vevay there are other boats. The other boats bet more Kentucky traffic. Of course Argosy gets a lot too since it is the most popular riverboat casino in America (I have heard that it is the fourth popular casino of any kind in America but that may just a rumor). So no, Ohio does not have riverboat casinos.
2002-03-29 11:54:58 AM  
btw: Ohio lost that war anyway..;)

yea we got stuck with TOLEDO of all godforsaken places!

...Yeah, Ohio has casino boats. They launch outta Cincinnati, mostly.

Riverboat casino's are illegal to operate in ohio, there was like a referendum a few years ago that was struck down by ohio's large conservative republican population that lives in the northwestern area of the state. rofl.
2002-03-29 11:55:45 AM  
... can someone look that up for me, now im second guessing it :)
2002-03-29 12:35:34 PM  
Bring it on, Kentucky. Bring it on.
2002-03-29 01:05:39 PM  
Fox is mainstream?
2002-03-29 03:22:42 PM  
Kentucky Fried Navy

Now in Regular or Extra Crispy !
2002-03-29 11:23:32 PM  
HEY... it IS our river...

they want to use it for casinos, then Kentucky should get some of the money...

or hand over their women, one or the other
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