TROUBLES, We’ve GOT TROUBLES
A Cranky Opinion For
CRANKY OPINION SATURDAY
The following is the opinion of a cranky old man who is a few brain cells away from being an idiot. Opposing opinions are welcome, but are wrong. As always, please, no name calling and that means you, you big stupid head!
We’ve got troubles in this country. Louisiana is under water. California is burning. Black people in Milwaukee are beating up white people because a black policeman shot a black citizen who was aiming a black gun at the policeman's head. We have underemployment problems, we have high taxes, we have high crime, we have fear of Zika and we have an infrastructure that is falling apart. Troubles, we’ve got troubles. Thank God we have politicians. In New Jersey our politicians are looking to right a serious wrong.
On our sea shore boardwalks and other arcades, the proud state of New Jersey has claw machines. These are games where a customer pays a quarter for the chance to win a $500 PlayStation XXVI through his skill at maneuvering a claw pickup machine.
It turns out that this is very difficult. The claw machine proprietors have programmed the machines so that it is difficult to win a $500 game for a quarter…who knew.
Our law makers in New Jersey have vowed to right this wrong and are passing a law to make the claw machine easier to conquer.
These are the same politicians who years ago decided that as a ten-year-old, I shouldn’t be able to win free games on a pinball machine…that would be gambling. Gambling is bad. Then these same politicians decided that it was a good idea to put casinos in Atlantic City. Suddenly gambling is good. Well it is good for the politicians who get to spend the revenue it brings to the state…I don’t know where that money goes; to schools they said, to bring down property taxes they said. I don’t know, the schools seem about the same only more expensive and property taxes are about the same only much higher.
A year or so back these politicians decided that casino gambling would be even better if it was allowed on-line. Apparently it is not enough for degenerate, gambling addicted patrons to lose their savings and their homes to the Casinos, they needed to be able to do it on-line, because that couldn’t be addicting, what could go wrong?
Well now the politicians who made free games on pinball machines illegal, made casinos legal and made on-line gambling also legal are going to solve all our problems by making the arcade claw game pay out at a more favorable rate. That should be easy to regulate (not), and so important. I feel much safer.
Louisiana is under water. California is burning. Black people in Milwaukee are beating up white people because a black policeman shot a black citizen who was aiming a black gun at the policeman's head. We have underemployment problems, we have high taxes, we have high crime, we have fear of Zika and we have an infrastructure that is falling apart.
At least in New Jersey our politicians are looking to make this a better world. God willing, they will pass laws that make it easier to win a PlayStation XXVI in an arcade claw machine.
The preceding has been the opinion of a cranky old man and not necessarily that of management…Mrs. Cranky.