Is Barney Frank a Betting Man?

|

The Massachusetts Democrat is promising an overturn of the online gambling ban. Not this minute, but soon.

"I'm not ready to give you more details, but I will be by next week or so. We'll talk more about it later. There's no urgency on it," he said.

A spokesman for the Massachusetts Democrat said on Wednesday Frank was considering legislation to repeal the ban but had not drafted a bill and had no timetable for action.

It'd be a shame if the Wayne Allyn Root campaign had its momentum snuffed out so quickly by this. But I'm guessing gamblers are willing to pay that price.

(Hat tip: the Journalist Who Must Not Be Named.)

NEXT: Is Your Baby Gay? What If You Could Know? What If You Could Do Something About It?

Editor's Note: We invite comments and request that they be civil and on-topic. We do not moderate or assume any responsibility for comments, which are owned by the readers who post them. Comments do not represent the views of Reason.com or Reason Foundation. We reserve the right to delete any comment for any reason at any time. Report abuses.

  1. Let’s start a pool for which day Frank files his bill.

    Put me down for three squares.

  2. Because those things are immoral, they need to be banned, and those doing those things must be punished. If Jesus was alive today he would support the war on drugs, porn and gambling because those things are immoral and everone what does those things needs to get SEVERE punishment, including perhaps life in prison, solitary confinement, torture and perhaps the death penalth. If Jesus was alive today he would support torture and death for those who blasphemy the lord by participating in porn, drugs or gambling, which is whay they must be illegal. Anthing that protects the kids and helps the cops keep us all off of porn, drugs or gambling is inherintly a good thing, I’m all for it. Let’s face it the risk of being killed by an Iraqui terrorist is low, porn, drugs or gambling is the biggest risk to our children these days. If it save one life from the Devil then I’m all for it.

  3. Between Sarbanes-Oxley and this, it’s a wonder any money changes hands in this country at all.

  4. My guess is that he’ll start pushing it when his March Madness bracket starts winning.

  5. Juanita.

    I’ve told you time and again: quit putting words in my mouth.

    And learn to use the subjunctive mood. “If I WERE alive today…”

  6. Lord, can you head a burrito so hot that even you can’t eat it?

  7. I swear you’ll have more fun with me. Promise!

  8. joe,

    I can heat a burrito so hot that I cannot eat it, but I can still eat it. You can’t very well be omnipotent and constrained by internal consistency, can you? About the only thing that’s consistent about that is the repeated insistence about how awesome I am. Which I am.

  9. Also, if My above post doesn’t say “Have you read the bible?” just before the “About the only thing…” sentence, you need to pray more.

  10. GO BARNEY!

    In a related item:

    http://www.gambling911.com/Online-Poker-George-Bush-031807.html

    Fuck Kyl. Get ’em Barney! I’ve called Frank’s offices with calls of support and sent my rep a few letters telling him to support Barn.

  11. Gambling is immoral and should therefore be illegal, period, end of discussion.

  12. Juanita, put the bible down because I dont think even God can help an idiot like you.

  13. Anthing that protects the kids and helps the cops keep us all off of porn, drugs or gambling is inherintly a good thing, I’m all for it.

    Unfortunately that doesn’t include (in the real world) the wars on porn, drugs, or gambling.

  14. I’d love to know Kyl’s justification for the fact that I can’t play a game of skill like poker online for money, but I hear radio advertisements all the time telling me to go to some racetrack’s website to bet online on horse races from around the country.

  15. To clarify the above, the website is http://www.betharness.com/

  16. Wow is Barney Frank actually going to do something I can get behind? This will be a first! Something smells however when an issue he declares not urgent is preceeded by the words I can’t tell you more details right now.

    Why the hell not? Have the domestic gambling institutions not come up with the total sum then intend to give you for making it legal again and need more time to get their software together before it can be legalized?

    Typical casino mentality. They want to move another one here and have run ads about how great the company is and how it will be a boom for the economy etc etc but never once do they mention they are a casino in the ads. Unless you know what your looking at you would have no idea what they were going to do but you ass will be full of hot wind when they are done.

    Some people living near the area they want to develop sued the corp for them to disclose their intentions. The court ruled for the corp in saying that the information requested was proprietary.

    How in the hell can a casino have proprietary information? Let me guess you will have slot machines and table games OH AHHHH wouldn’t want your competitors to know that would you.

    Follow the money is all I can say.

  17. drugs, porn and gambling because those things are immoral and everone[sic] what[sic] does those things needs to get SEVERE punishment, including perhaps life in prison, solitary confinement, torture and perhaps the death penalth [sic].

    Oh man, I just figured it out. Juanita is really Osama bin Laden in drag.

    Oh, and big ups to Barney.

  18. “I can heat a burrito so hot that I cannot eat it, but I can still eat it.”

    Fine. Be like that. Thou know what? This is just like the Trinity thing.

    I’d think thou would have better things to do than screw with us like that.

  19. What? Nobody ever said I was an Objectivist. If The Lord says that A is both A and Not A, then it’s both A and Not muthahfuckin’ A. Fuckin’ A.

    Eh?

Please to post comments

Comments are closed.