Stam the sham...or whatever you call it

Paul "Skip" Stam continues his war on the NC Education Lottery, but this time he's chosen to be completely incoherent in defending his latest bill.

“We said (to Senate leaders), ‘what are the parts that you did not object to, and we’ll put that in this bill,’” Stam said. “This was intended to sail through like a greased glove or whatever you call it.”

Whatever you call it, Skipper, I'm pretty sure you don't call it a "greased glove". Still unsure what to call things, Stam explains one of the bill's provisions:

The word “gambling” would be inserted into the law. Stam says “gaming” is the wrong word because “gaming is like playing Monopoly or Wii, or whatever you call that thing.”

But Skip's best demonstration of cluelessness comes in defending another one of the bill's provisions:

The bill also limits the lottery to offering “only draw-style games and instant scratch-off games” unless the legislature OKs another kind of game. Current law allows the lottery to use any games used in other states.

“Essentially you’re outsourcing your policy to the craziest state in the nation,” Stam said.

Earth to Skipper: North Carolina *IS* the craziest state in the nation! And you're one of the reasons why.

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Small-government Stam

Skip's all for freedom, liberty and limited government. Except when it comes to forcing people to conform to his personal beliefs, whether those be religion, abortion or gaming gambling. Or whatever you call it.

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