Beware: Scott Walker is on the loose

Under comments:

Tony Holder said:  Hum……….. Vlad is missing, Scott is missing…………

Russ Carter responded:  Come to think of it I’ve never seen the two together. Coincidence? Maybe, Maybe not.

Graffiti is ugly, stupid and threatening – there’s more creativity in crochet

David Lynch, that champion of the arts, says graffiti is ruining the world. And he’s right – this hypermasculine display is destroying our environment

(Photo taken at my apartment complex on 3/13/2015.)

24-hour gambling in New Mexico, oh boy

The proposed new gambling compact negotiated by several New Mexico tribes and Gov. Susana Martinez’s administration would allow up to four new Indian casinos in the state over the next 23 years, permit casinos to offer credit as well as free lodging and food to some high rollers, and let casinos stay open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. While some members of the Legislature’s Committee on Compacts expressed enthusiastic support for the agreement on Tuesday, others said they are afraid the state is already saturated with casinos and that the compacts might hurt the horse-racing industry…

No one is really concerned that gambling is addictive, or that you might as well just throw your money away rather than gamble at a casino.  As long as it makes money for the state and the tribes, who cares which pockets the money comes out of?  Or why mostly desperate people throw their money away on gambling?

I used to think gambling was just entertainment, but I visited a casino after I moved to New Mexico, and those people were not having fun.  It was a sad, sad place, with zombie-looking gamblers staring at large computer screens.