Ten Large

To be fair, Mitt’s worth $250 million. So it’s like the rest of us betting two bucks.


It just occurred to me that Huntsman was not there, and that few others probably noticed.

@mellbell: He was polling less that 5% and so did not qualify. That’s what behaving like a rational human being will get you.
My question: Mormons are allowed to gamble?

@Mistress Cynica: Let’s find out!

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is opposed to gambling, including lotteries sponsored by governments. Church leaders have encouraged Church members to join with others in opposing the legalization and government sponsorship of any form of gambling.

Gambling is motivated by a desire to get something for nothing. This desire is spiritually destructive. It leads participants away from the Savior’s teachings of love and service and toward the selfishness of the adversary. It undermines the virtues of work and thrift and the desire to give honest effort in all we do.

Those who participate in gambling soon discover the deception in the idea that they can give little or nothing and receive something of value in return. They find that they give up large amounts of money, their own honor, and the respect of family members and friends. Deceived and addicted, they often gamble with funds they should use for other purposes, such as meeting the basic needs of their families. Gamblers sometimes become so enslaved and so desperate to pay gambling debts that they turn to stealing, giving up their own good name.

See also Temptation

Nothing about friendly wagers involving amounts that consist of a significant portion of average American salaries.

If Black Eagle can’t put a winning campaign together using clips of these assholes then I am utterly undone. The GOP has nothing, but they’ve won before with less ….

Holy crap, Mitt? You’re trying to place a $10,000 bet with the guy who just ran a widely discussed ad in which be goes on and on about the 10 foot woody he’s got for Baby Jesus?

I mean, with Gingrich maybe you could have gotten away with it, but with St. Perry of the Tumbleweeds you’ve just given Evangelical voters another reason to doubt your Christian bona-fides.

Nice job!

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