August 8, 2006

Compare and Contrast

Let’s compare the prospect of Weaver’s Cove LNG vs. Casino Gambling in SouthCoast Massachusetts. I’m not a huge fan of building more casinos, but this seems like a good time to have a bit of fun with this issue, since Chris Gabrieli is suggesting a casino to help fill the Massachusetts state coffers.

Hypothetical Casino
LNG Tanks on the Taunton River
Southcoast residents gamble with their disposable income.
Hess gambles with the lives of SouthCoast residents, considering them disposable.
The casino always puts the odds against you, but citizens still can win sometimes, or at least have fun playing.
SouthCoast residents can’t win, because they seemingly have no say. The odds of surviving an LNG explosion are even slimmer than winning on double-zero in Roulette.
A riverboat casino could maximize the underused waterfront on the Taunton River.
LNG tankers could maximize the traffic when they close the bridges going over the river.
If SouthCoast residents make a killing at the casino, they’d really have a blast.
The blast of an LNG tanker could kill residents a mile away from the river.

Posted by James at August 8, 2006 4:30 PM
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So freaking funny ... I read this on the air. LOL!

Posted by: Keri at August 8, 2006 6:46 PM

I heard you start to read it just before the news at 5. I missed the end, though because of some noise in the office.

I'd rather gamble with cash rather than lives.

Posted by: James at August 8, 2006 10:28 PM

Hey - I can use rather twice in a sentence! Yay, me!

Posted by: James at August 8, 2006 10:33 PM

This made me chuckle, Burkie, thanks. I hope you guys manage to keep that LNG terminal from being built.

(BTW typo in 4th row of your table... is "traffic river" supposed to be "Taunton river"?)

Posted by: Chuck S. at August 9, 2006 12:32 AM

Have you given any thought to working on a candidate's campaign? You're clever and funny with remarks based in fact. I personally can't get enough!

Posted by: Patti M. at August 9, 2006 8:39 AM

Nooooo! He must focus on my campaign for Princess!


Posted by: Keri at August 9, 2006 8:50 AM

Another pesky typo in the last row, casino is "casion".

Posted by: Mike at August 9, 2006 9:22 AM

I am speling chalengd.

Posted by: James at August 9, 2006 1:21 PM

'sokay Burkie... we all make typos.

Posted by: Chuck S. at August 9, 2006 3:41 PM

No need for perfect spelling on teh internets.

Posted by: Keri at August 9, 2006 11:25 PM

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