10.17.2004

it's raining in LA

I'm not voting against Bush on a bunch of wacky liberal principles. It's a very self-interested thing. The current administration helps rich people, and I am not rich. The rich people I see at the casino, pretty much the only help they need is counseling for their gambling addictions. They are not usefully pumping their money back into our sad economy. They just kind of waste it, because they're idiots. Was reminded of this, when, leaving work today, I saw this shoeshiner/hotshot gambler standing in the rain just outside the back entrance. Gazing out at the shining wet parking lot, smoking a cigarette, a classic casino "I just lost all" pose. I almost mustered up some pity for the guy in that picturesque moment, and then I was like, naaaaaah. Sit n' spin.

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