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2021-05-16 6:08:03 AM  
One of the greater scams foisted upon the citizens of the state. Sell the lottery as extra money for state education, and then when it passes, reallocate previous state education budgets for other uses.
 
2021-05-16 6:10:18 AM  
Sounds like a good dude based on the write up.

However, being Florida and all, I wonder how many bankruptcies, suicides, and homicides he contributed to because of the 'stupid' tax.
 
2021-05-16 6:45:08 AM  
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2021-05-16 7:39:16 AM  

blodyholy: Sounds like a good dude based on the write up.

However, being Florida and all, I wonder how many bankruptcies, suicides, and homicides he contributed to because of the 'stupid' tax.


I 'll give him slack on that. Problem gamblers will always find a place to lose their money. Go out of their way to find it. Lotteries existed long before government got their hands in them.

(I was always amazed with bar wagering that people would insist on wagering while understanding full well they were at a competitive disadvantage, but insisting on repeated opportunities to win their money back.)

(Played chess with a guy that ultimately lost $400 dollars to me. He was losing at ten bucks a game while I was offering him lessons at five bucks a game that he could win his money back from the other chumps in the bar.)
 
2021-05-16 7:43:08 AM  

jimjays: blodyholy: Sounds like a good dude based on the write up.

However, being Florida and all, I wonder how many bankruptcies, suicides, and homicides he contributed to because of the 'stupid' tax.

I 'll give him slack on that. Problem gamblers will always find a place to lose their money. Go out of their way to find it. Lotteries existed long before government got their hands in them.

(I was always amazed with bar wagering that people would insist on wagering while understanding full well they were at a competitive disadvantage, but insisting on repeated opportunities to win their money back.)

(Played chess with a guy that ultimately lost $400 dollars to me. He was losing at ten bucks a game while I was offering him lessons at five bucks a game that he could win his money back from the other chumps in the bar.)


Huh. Chess at a bar - honestly haven't seen that one, but then again I don't go out often anymore. Good on you for the windfall eh.
 
2021-05-16 7:43:25 AM  
He also took on and defeated the pork choppers, a group of small county lawmakers who had a majority of votes in the Legislature even though they were elected by less than 20 percent of the population.

I always heard them called The Pork Chop Gang. A small group of racist a-holes from the panhandle counties ran the entire state.
 
2021-05-16 8:33:52 AM  

blodyholy: jimjays:

(Played chess with a guy that ultimately lost $400 dollars to me. He was losing at ten bucks a game while I was offering him lessons at five bucks a game that he could win his money back from the other chumps in the bar.)

Huh. Chess at a bar - honestly haven't seen that one, but then again I don't go out often anymore. Good on you for the windfall eh.


Thanks. We played a lot of backgammon, too, where I didn't fare as well. There was always gambling on something there--I did real well with Wheel of Fortune--most of it by guys losing their money to a couple of us that wouldn't continue wagers on games we weren't winning.  They horribly overbid on liar's poker--knowing full well they were lying--always wanting to collect from everyone rather than bid conservatively and collect a bill from the loser with each hand all night long... They'd biatch at me all night, and all night long I'd tell them they could throw me out of the game at any time...

Different people, but similarly as liar's poker, bounced a New Year's Eve party every year (sober college guys) where they'd beg me to deal blackjack. No matter how much I talked to them about dealer's advantage as I collected their money, they didn't want to take turns dealing because they didn't want to pay the table all at once.  Some people just insist on giving their money away.
 
2021-05-16 10:39:54 AM  
Well, the tax on stupid people is well suited for a state with a lot of stupid people.
 
2021-05-16 10:44:08 PM  
Seems like a fitting headline to me.  He made it to an even hundred.  Good for him.
 
2021-05-17 12:08:46 AM  
Sad story, great headline.
 
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