Governor Deval Patrick Wants to Send Online Poker Players to Prison

DevalpatrickhowarddeanCadillac pimpin’ Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick, a Democrat and new Davidson Matthew Club member (seen in pic leaning far to the left with Howard Dean), has recently proposed a bill that would allow the licensing of three resort casinos in different parts of the state while subjecting those who gamble on the Internet, including online poker players, up to a maximum term of 2 years in prison, a fine of $25,000 or both.

Gov. Patrick’s anti-online gambling provision, which is similar to the one enacted in Washington State, is buried deep in the legislation, a la Goodlatte-Frist snow job style, and like any absurd, lamebrained law that attacks our freedom to do what we want in our own home, it does not state how the law would be enforced.

Responding to the trying-to-have-it-both-ways legislation, pro-online gambling advocate Congressman Barney Frank (D-Mass.) told the Boston Globe, “Why is gambling in a casino OK and gambling on the Internet is not? He’s making a big mistake. He’s giving opponents an argument against him.”

The PPA is asking online poker players in Massachusetts to send letters to Gov. Patrick and their local representatives to bring attention to “this attack on our rights.” On the PPA site is a standard letter that will automatically be sent to the politicians. Get on it by clicking here. Get it on bang a gong by clicking here.

 

5 Responses

  1. PokahDave

    November 12, 2007 9:58 am, Reply

    Welcome to the Socialist Republic of Taxachusetts. This fucking guy is a joke…he gets in office by getting every bleeding-heart liberal to vote…then decides to try to take away their freedoms. It’s a pipe dream at best. There is a million illegal immigrants that are located in Mass. and can’t even enforce half the laws now…how are they going to prosecute this stuff? Obviously this makes me crazy. It ties right into the prospective casino owners in Mass. not wanting online poker……they must have a powerful lobby. I’m sure they’ve decided that Devolve/Devil Patrick is an easily corruptable target…

  2. PokahDave

    November 12, 2007 9:59 am, Reply

    Welcome to the Socialist Republic of Taxachusetts. This fucking guy is a joke…he gets in office by getting every bleeding-heart liberal to vote…then decides to try to take away their freedoms. It’s a pipe dream at best. There is a million illegal immigrants that are located in Mass. and can’t even enforce half the laws now…how are they going to prosecute this stuff? Obviously this makes me crazy. It ties right into the prospective casino owners in Mass. not wanting online poker……they must have a powerful lobby. I’m sure they’ve decided that Devolve/Devil Patrick is an easily corruptable target…

  3. PokahDave

    November 12, 2007 9:59 am, Reply

    Welcome to the Socialist Republic of Taxachusetts. This fucking guy is a joke…he gets in office by getting every bleeding-heart liberal to vote…then decides to try to take away their freedoms. It’s a pipe dream at best. There is a million illegal immigrants that are located in Mass. and can’t even enforce half the laws now…how are they going to prosecute this stuff? Obviously this makes me crazy. It ties right into the prospective casino owners in Mass. not wanting online poker……they must have a powerful lobby. I’m sure they’ve decided that Devolve/Devil Patrick is an easily corruptable target…

  4. PokahDave

    November 12, 2007 9:59 am, Reply

    Welcome to the Socialist Republic of Taxachusetts. This fucking guy is a joke…he gets in office by getting every bleeding-heart liberal to vote…then decides to try to take away their freedoms. It’s a pipe dream at best. There is a million illegal immigrants that are located in Mass. and can’t even enforce half the laws now…how are they going to prosecute this stuff? Obviously this makes me crazy. It ties right into the prospective casino owners in Mass. not wanting online poker……they must have a powerful lobby. I’m sure they’ve decided that Devolve/Devil Patrick is an easily corruptable target…

  5. PokahDave

    November 12, 2007 9:59 am, Reply

    Welcome to the Socialist Republic of Taxachusetts. This fucking guy is a joke…he gets in office by getting every bleeding-heart liberal to vote…then decides to try to take away their freedoms. It’s a pipe dream at best. There is a million illegal immigrants that are located in Mass. and can’t even enforce half the laws now…how are they going to prosecute this stuff? Obviously this makes me crazy. It ties right into the prospective casino owners in Mass. not wanting online poker……they must have a powerful lobby. I’m sure they’ve decided that Devolve/Devil Patrick is an easily corruptable target…

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