WTF Mitt? A public $10,000 bet?

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    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4laRUcuYXmY&feature=player_embedded]Mitt Romney Offers Perry a $10K Bet - YouTube[/ame]

    What is Thurston Howell Thinking? That may be one of the stupidest, most idiotic political statements I have ever seen.
     
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    Agreed.

    Infantile and un-presidential.
     
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    Yeah, it did come off wrong while he was just making a point.
     
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    That "bet" is going to be a big part of the election cycle..throughout.
    Mitt just messed up, yet again. Someone pointed out that $10,000. is a three month salary for folks in Iowa.
     
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    Yet not as stupid and idiotic as not knowing Justice Sotomayor's name.
     
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    I bet a million all the time and don't have it, in fact, I don't have the 10 grand either, but when I am damn sure of myself and know for a fact what I say is true, I will bet 1 billion, 1 trillion, 1 k-zillion, you name it I will bet it. And so will you. :lol:
     
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    Obama's a lock now.....:lol:
     
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    Or that there are 9 supreme court justices and not 8. :cuckoo:
     
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    Four or five months for many others.

    So much for Mr. ¬ĎAverage American.¬í
     
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    .whatmormonsbelieve.org/mormons_gambling.html]Gambling | What Mormons Believe:[/url]

    What Mormons Believe: Accurate Information about Mormons


    Gambling






    Gambling is found everywhere in society; poker, horse and dog races, at the grocery store, slot machines, and even in the home. Gambling is a game of chance that takes without giving value in return. Gambling puts money or other things of value into a pool and then redistributes it on the basis of a roll of the dice, a spin of the wheel, or a drawing of a number. Nothing of value is produced in the process.'1

    The Mormon Church has always opposed gambling in every form, including government-sponsored lotteries.

    Mormon prophets and leaders have counseled the members over time, to avoid gambling of any type. Doing so, leads one away from righteousness and into the hands of Satan. The Mormon belief is that it is an addictive behavior and leads only to destructive habits and practices. It undermines the value of work and motivates one to think that they can get something for nothing. In time, the gambler will deny themselves, as well as their family the basic needs of life. They will oft times steal from others to finance their addiction, which in turn leads to stealing, robbery, etc.

    Government-sponsored lotteries have intensified the gambling issue. The National Foundation on the Study and Treatment of Pathological Gambling says that, 'lotteries may serve to introduce gambling to those who otherwise would shun it. People who have never bet before, seeing a state-run lottery with the [imprint] of government upon it, might buy a ticket; buying the first lottery ticket might be compared to a future drug addict taking his first puff on a cigarette. It's a starting point.'2

    And in 1985, then Governor of Florida Bob Graham, stated that, 'what the lottery says about success is the wrong message…' Catholic priest, Monsignor Joseph Dunne expressed his opinion in that, 'why should [children] get an education when with a little bit of luck they can win a bundle of money for life? That's what lotteries are doing to our youth.'3

    Mormons do believe that they shouldn't participate or encourage others to gamble. When local and federal government legislations are considering passing laws dealing with gambling, Church leadership has encouraged members to put a voice in opposing such issues. Current Mormon Prophet Gordon B. Hinckley has urged the members of the Mormon Church to do the following: "We urge members of the Church to join with others with similar concerns in opposing the legalization and government sponsorship of lotteries."4

    For more information on the Mormon Church or Gambling, please see the following websites:
    Gambling
    What do Mormons Believe


    1 "Ensign", LDS magazine, "Gambling – Morally Wrong and Politically Unwise", Oaks, Jan 1987


    2 "Christian Science Monitor", Custer, 1985


    3 "Gambling and Lotteries", 1986


    4 "Letter from the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints", 1986
     
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