Originally Posted by King Obama
I thought america was the land of the free. Land of the free my big fat white ass.
America has never been the "land of the free", and has never
lived up to its national mythology. What country ever did?
I don't need some old wrinkled up losers sitting behind desks who have never worked a real day of work in their entire lives telling me how I can spend my money.
They have always
existed. America has always been an uptight nation of control freaks and overlord wannabes. That has always been America's biggest problem: treating adults like children. Prohibition(tm) the WarOnDtugs(tm) various "obscenity" laws, movie and TV "codes", Carlin's "seven words", BlueLaws(tm) and now on-line Poker and gambling: add the latter to the never ending list of crap passed by these self appointed moral guardians. At least socially, Europe is a helluvalot more free. Economically, it's a whole 'nother story and Europe over taxes and over regulates way
Still, for all its flaws, you get a pretty good deal here in America. I have no problems playing on-line (so far) and an extra benefit is that all those on-line hot-shots bring their action to live cash games where they are lost without their stats and HUDs. I've seen a lot who could be otters but for that very reason: they don't read their opponents even though they're sitting right there instead of behind a screen half way around the world.
"GO TO HELL OBAMA!"
Was his fault only in that he didn't veto that legislation. Want it changed? Then stop voting for those "old wrinkled up losers". In the mean time, let them hear from you. Write, go to their "town meetings", and remember to vote in primaries instead of giving the "old wrinkled up losers" a free pass to the General. Vote the bastards out of office, and keep voting them out until you get the bastards you like.