Monday, August 27, 2018

Poison Pill?

A lottery bill passed the Senate last week during the special session.  However, the House of Representatives passed an amendment that will allow the spread of video lottery terminals on a voice vote.  Representative Tommy Reynolds (D- Land of Lotus Eaters)  offered this amendment:

The House approved it on a voice vote. 

It is no secret that Speaker Phillip Gunn opposes a lottery.  Will this be a poison pill that kills the bill in the Senate?


Anonymous said...

Nah, that’s the result of some outside company bribing one of our illustrious politicians. These people have no shame. None.

Anonymous said...

Land of Lotus Eaters? What the hell does that mean?

Anonymous said...

Beef Plant Reynolds--

Anonymous said...

A lot of mom and pop businesses would benefit from video poker. All politics is local, at least let the counties decide if they want it or not.

Anonymous said...

Mississippi has the best politicians that money can buy.

Anonymous said...

Is this a "big deal" ? I read the amendment as saying that you can either stand in line to buy your lottery ticket from a person at a register or you can buy it at a kiosk/ATM type device at that same authorized location. Seems like the amendment just gives you an easier, quicker way to buy your ticket. (As a comparison, when I go to a movie theater, I usually buy my ticket at a kiosk rather than waiting in a long line of people to buy it from the employee behind the register.) But maybe I'm missing some underlying ulterior motive.

Anonymous said...

"Land of the Lotus Eaters"

KF, referencing Greek classics in Mississippi is like casting pearls before swine. You are only going to get that dim witted stare back at you. You have to quote popular TV or movies made in the last 10 years. No books. Hell, I found out you can't even quote 'Art of the Deal' to Trump supporters.

Blank stares like a cow.

Anonymous said...

Are they not talking about "scratch off" tickets? Very different from video poker. Side note, Only Mississippi would call a special session and labor about a vote for the lottery. What a bunch of baffoons.

Anonymous said...

I'd rather Mississippi legalize marijuana than create a lottery.

Anonymous said...

Perhaps we can pass marijuana/brothel legalization while we’re at it...I’d like to visit a truck stop that has all of my vices in one spot.

Anonymous said...

A lot of mom and pop businesses would benefit from moonshining whiskey.

A lot of mom and pop businesses would benefit from heroin sales.

A lot of mom and pop businesses would benefit from holding dogfights.

A lot of mom and pop businesses would benefit from selling alcohol to minors.

A lot of mom and pop businesses would benefit from prostitution.

The financial aspect is ALL that should be considered. /s

Anonymous said...

Truck stops?

What you really want is for them to legalize those Asian Massage Parlors like they have on the coast all around Keesler AFB. Mama-san take good care of you!

Anonymous said...

I'm really confused: why would this provision potentially kill the bill? I think 2.30 is right - this simply refers to a kiosk that would sit "at a location that is authorized to sell lottery tickets" and dispense them automatically vs. a clerk handing it to the patron over the counter.

Anonymous said...

What does the word "renuNber" mean on an amendment to a new state statute or new state law?

Anonymous said...

"Instant tickets" and "video lottery terminals" slot machine equivalents. This allows them basically anywhere. The casinos hate this. Either this provision won't survive in a final bill, or it will survive and the lottery will be killed.

Anonymous said...

It works pretty good in LA. They have been at it for almost 25 years. By the way they have legalized medical marijuana and are on their way to taxing and legalizing recreational use too. They have just as many fire and brimstone pentacostal and Baptist in North La. As they do in all of Mississippi and they seem to be be able to get along with their brethren who like to place a wager every now and then. If you go at the right time you will see them there and at the liquor store too.

Anonymous said...

4:57, Not sure if you were serious with your question, with the "renuNber"comment, but in case you were: The amendment proposed to insert a new "Section 4" into the proposed legislation. Therefore, the old Section 4 had to be renumbered "Section 5", etc to the end.

Anonymous said...

Give me a lottery ticket, a joint, and a ho. Then leave me the hell alone. It’s my money, and it’s a free country.

Anonymous said...

@ August 27, 2018 at 8:25 PM

Well, the good ol' boys of the Mississippi legislature want to reap the benefits of a free and small government, until it comes to things of vice like recreational and medical marijuana, a lottery, and leglalized prostitution - then they revert back to Muslim Jihadist laws against gambling (a state lottery), women stripping in dance clubs, medical marijuana, and prostitution!?

they are all for free market initiatives, until a christian moral bible thumping lobbyist pad their pockets.

The #msleg is a joke and a bunch of hypocrits, regardless of party and their ethnicity.

Anonymous said...

To @2:55,

You could have just said "It's a reference to The Odyssey," rather than sticking your nose up in the air and calling someone a "swine," "dim-witted," illiterate, media-obsessed herd animal.

Anonymous said...

@August 28, 2018 at 10:32 AM

The population becoming illiterate, media-obsessed herd animals is exactly why this country is in the disgraceful state that it is in.

Society would be far better served studying the classic European works than indulging in the latest excrement "dropping" out of Hollywood.

Anonymous said...

"Give me a lottery ticket, a joint, and a ho. Then leave me the hell alone. It’s my money, and it’s a free country." One day, someone will win the Presidency on that platform, if we can just get back to our roots.

Anonymous said...

To 3:18, The Odyssey is an ancient Greek epic, not a "classic European work." Greece was and still is considered to part of the Middle East, and was not even considered "Western" until it joined NATO.

Before you solve the ills of society, maybe you should take a look in the mirror and check your own back yard.

Anonymous said...

. . . and now that I'm off of my high horse, I actually agree with you.

Anonymous said...

They mention 80 mil in revenue for the state...How many dollars worth of lottery ticket sales will it take to generate that amount ?

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