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To: Gov. Martin O’Malley. Re: Slots in Maryland

November 13, 2008

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Gov. Martin O’Malley, It looks as if your legacy is going to be bringing slot machines back to Maryland. Parris Glendening refused to do it and Bob Ehrlich was unable to do it. Martin O’Malley accomplished slot machines. I know that you will have many other significant accomplishments in your remaining six years as governor. […]

Maryland Votes on Slot Machines and Early Voting: Yes and Yes

November 5, 2008

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Was I wrong, or what! The vote on slot machines in Maryland wasn’t close. The statewide totals Wednesday morning are 1,155,204 votes for the constitutional amendment to allow slot machines in Maryland, and 818,156 against slot machines. That’s without votes from Prince George’s County, which are not yet available. Slots won everywhere, in Baltimore City […]

Slots In Maryland, A Mad Gamble

November 2, 2008

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Voting for slot machines in the Maryland referendum is like poking yourself in both eyes with a stick. Ouch! Why would anyone do that? Here are the mad reasons why otherwise prudent voters will fall for the seductive promise of slot machines on Tuesday: The money would help Maryland’s public schools. Really? Private casino operators […]

Slots In Maryland — Uncertainty

October 22, 2008

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The Washington Post is reporting that its latest poll shows 62 percent of likely Maryland voters support slot machines, and 36 percent are opposed. The poll finds only 2 percent undecided. These findings contrast with the Gonzales poll in early September, which found 49 percent supporting slots and 43 percent opposing. The vote on Nov. […]

Baltimore Sun Is Wrong On Slots

October 20, 2008

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It is hard to accept that The Baltimore Sun has come out in support of slot machines in Maryland. The Sun editorial page has been strongly and consistently opposed to slots, like . . . forever. The Sun has published at least 75 editorials against slots over the past 10 years. Now, with the slots […]

Slots In Maryland — Another Tax On The Poor

October 19, 2008

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Slots and Taxes Part I To cheer for slots/ One must ignore/ This open secret:/ Slots tax the poor Don’t tax the poor/ On voting day,/ Tax the rich –/ They can afford to pay Slots tax the poor/ For corporate greed/ Placing private profit/ Above common need Racehorse owners/ Stand to gain;/ Families and […]

Who Would Benefit From Slot Machines In Maryland?

October 16, 2008

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Ok, back to Maryland politics. Thanks to the folks at WordPress for this dandy new polling feature, which you can use right now. Note: This poll will not accept multiple votes from the same source. — Bernie