Thursday, May 24, 2007

Slot Machines At Ohio Racetracks Even Though It Was Voted Down?

I was tired after a long day yesterday and heard a blip on the evening news about Governor Strickland signing something about slots at Ohio racetracks. And the news anchor was so matter of fact about the issue; it rolled off his tongue like it was just something that happens every day.

So this morning I had to Google and of course Eye on the Statehouse had the issue covered (I thank Jill at She Writes Like She Talks for this link a while ago).

They are saying these machines are 'slot like' and not slots (!!!). And yes, I was in favor of the Learn and Earn initiative. But voters overwhelmingly voted it down. So why is it now something that Governor Strickland is supporting? You can read Eye on the Statehouse here for more information.

Maybe instead of having all the Board of Election issues and hanging chads, we could save money, eliminate voting and spend that money on schools. Eye on the Statehouse says "if this proposal doesn't work [now they are talking about the money going to sick children], maybe they can craft a proposal benefiting abandoned puppies...."

Let me state again, this mini rant (is it mini?) is not about whether or not I would support slots at racetracks. It's about whether or not our votes count. Peace Out - 3C


Jill said...

Wow. You are my idol, for being so "internally consistent" with how you think and view things Carole. Thanks.

Jill said...

I mean it, btw, not being snarky or anything! :) I read it back to myself and thought, oh - I hope she knows I mean it!!

Cleveland Carole Cohen 3C said...

Thanks Jill and even though the Internet is a 'flat' medium, one thing I have learned from reading your blog posts is that you mean what you say!