From the daily archives: Monday, October 12, 2009

Happy 4th Birthday Plunderbund!

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I nearly missed it! 4 years ago today I began the Plunderventure by putting up my first post.

It’s been 4 great years of sometimes manic posting (ah, the days!), sometimes sporadic posting, and most of all adding two other great voices to mine (Joe and Brian).

Thanks to everyone who has read, commented, fought blog battles, laughed, cried, and done our best to push for progressive values and hold politicians of both parties accountable. It’s been great knowing you all!

Let’s keep going. What do you say?

4 more years! 4 more years!

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In a word? No.

Hell, Columbus already has more murders per 100,000 people than Las Vegas. Last I checked they had legalized gambling in the form of casinos. Lots of them.

Murders in 2007 (per 100,000):

Las Vegas – 9
Columbus, Ohio – 11

I know. Property crimes are what increase when casinos come to town! Yes. Property crimes.

Property crimes in 2007 (per 100,000):

Las Vegas – 4,3,92
Columbus, Ohio – 6,996

Whoops. I may be inadvertently making the case here for SEVERAL casinos downtown! No wait. Maybe robberies will increase. Robbery has to […]

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Hey TruthPAC, Where’s Delaware?

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TruthPAC, the anti-casino Issue 3 spam machine, just stepped in it. A reader forwarded to me their site bashing Lyle Berman by asking (in Where’s Waldo fashion) where he is. It’s cute. By half.

Problem. The out-of-state developer who put the neat little javascript rollover doesn’t even know where Delaware, Ohio is! (hint: it’s NORTH of Columbus jackasses, not SOUTH!)

Nice work with the big bad rich boogeyman backer argument though. Should your opponents on the other side start screaming about George Soros now or later?

Maybe they should have asked their partners ProgressOhio where […]

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