I have lately been playing poker on the Internet. I know, I know, that makes me a degenerate gambler and whatnot, but I enjoy playing poker and I enjoy not worrying about being knifed or cheated (well, at least by the poker game's proprietor, gods know it's easy to cheat someone on the Internet but what can you do?), which means that I either have to drive two plus hours to do the 'riverboat' casino thing or play online. I put that in quotes since they don't actually MOVE the boat anymore, they just made sure not to build them on solid ground because...well, I'm not sure why, but they sure made certain it's hard to get to a damn casino in Indiana. I've laid off my Thursday night game for a while because I was getting frustrated with constantly losing with the best hand to lucky running cards. Probably head back to it this week or next, just to keep my hand in, but I"m getting to where I'm doing pretty well online. Anyway, I enjoy playing poker online, but it's looking more and more like it's not going to be an option soon. The govenment, in it's infinite wisdom, has decided that Internet poker is a bane of society and is currently getting ready to wage a War on Poker On The Internet. You might note that I didn't say gambling on the Internet, because it's OK to bet the ponies or play a lottery online, but poker isn't. I'm right here to tell you that you can lose as much money playing the ponies as you can playing Seven Card Stud online, but at least when you're playing cards you've got a fighting chance. YOU have some skill (maybe) and you can actually have an effect on the outcome to the game. Of course, for some reason poker is much worse than horse betting. Don't ask me, I don't get it either, I don't know why you WOULDN'T take the Next Big Thing and regulate and tax it to make some money, rather than go all Prohibition on it. I guess I'm just not illogical enough to be a Congressman. Hopefully they'll get their heads out and realize the utter hypocrisy of the whole thing...but somehow I don't think so.
Well, I don't want to get a cramp or anything, so I'll see if I can think of something else interesting to say at a later date. Cheers!!