Join the PPA -- we need strength in numbers!!
Thanks for this post, OP -- I personally thought the KY thing was old news already, but I guess a lot of people still aren't signed up with the PPA nor regularly check poker news
sites, etc.. Anyway, what happened in KY is disturbing in many more ways than one, as it effectively allows the government to deny citizens access to certain websites (under the pretense that these sites are doing something illegal, which they actually are't), which is (imho, illegal) censorship. If this highly suspect maneuver of the obviously-misguided governor of KY -- a Democrat, for crying out loud . . . what is wrong with this guy??? -- is allowed to go unchallenged, it could potentially open the floodgates for all kinds of crazy stuff. . . .
So, what can we all do about this? Of course, we can all call/write/email or otherwise contact Gov. Beshear's office, tell him we're Democrats (I am, anyway) and - more importantly - voters, as well as passionate poker players, and that we don't appreciate him not only trampling on our right to play poker, but on our constitutional right to access any information we want on the internet, as long as it's legal (which online poker IS in this country, including KY). And then, if you haven't already done so, got to Poker Players Alliance » Home (http://www.joinppa.org) and become a member of the PPA -- even if you just become a free member, that still increases our power in Washington and in any given state-legislature, because the larger this organization gets, the more they'll have to pay attention to us. I am personally on the PPA commitee here in Denver, and small as we (still) are, we have already been able to make an impact on several fronts.
Ok, that's my rant for today . . . oh, and vote Obama in November!