Three weeks ago CityBeat news editor Greg Flannery reported on his encounter with a woman soliciting petition signatures for "scholarships for children in Ohio". The petition was actually for legalizing gambling.
Well, nothing has changed. I went to return a DVD (Da Ali G. Show, vol. 1) to Bughouse Video and a woman on the corner asked me if I'd like to sign her petition to provide scholarships for children. Thanks to Greg Flannery, I was prepared.
"Is that a petition for casinos?" I asked.
"It's to provide scholarships for children" she repeated.
"Is that a petition to legalize casinos or is that not a petition to legalize casinos?" I asked.
"It's not for casinos, it's for slot machines" she clarified.
"No thanks" I said and went on my way.
Lying, gambling and learning. Like peas in a pod, no?