Godwin's Law (also known as Godwin's Rule of Nazi Analogies) is a mainstay of Internet culture, an adage formulated by Mike Godwin in 1990. The law states: "As an online discussion grows longer, the probability of a comparison involving Nazis, Fascists or Hitler approaches one." [From Wikipedia]
Godwin's Law does not dispute whether, in a particular instance, a reference or comparison to Hitler or the Nazis might be apt. It is precisely because such a reference or comparison may sometimes be appropriate, Godwin has argued, that overuse of the Hitler/Nazi comparison should be avoided, as it robs the valid comparisons of their impact.
Although in one of its early forms Godwin's Law referred specifically to Usenet newsgroup discussions, the law is now applied to any threaded online discussion, electronic mailing lists, message boards, chat rooms and more recently blog comment talk pages.
Why do I bring up Mr. Godwin and his intriguing law? Well sports fans because not since Nixon and his tin soldiers were coming has the federal government done so much to invade our private lives. Methinks its the fear that some damn liberal democrat will take over in just two years that has pushed the feds at every level to use all their tinker toy illegally invasive procedures, under the guise of terrorism and the obscenely named "Patriots Act" to save our country, our children and our way of life from........ wait for it....... yes.... say it! say it! ........POKER!!!
You now how everytime someone gets busted by the cops for jaywalking or operating a lawnmower before 7 AM they scream: "Don't you have something better to do, like catch murderers and rapists?"
OK, then let me ask. Is there something else our governmental representatives might be doing with our money and our federal employees, say the matter of ... oh let's see, actually terrorism or Iraq or maybe our crumbling infrastructure, failing educational system but NO! let's deprive millions of Americans from enjoying themselves; oh and by the way let's put about 25,000 American citizens out of work.
OK now there is a lesson here that one would have thought we had learned once or twice before: Prohibition does not work. Never has, never will. This is not about Homeland Security or Money Laundering; this is about uptight, morally superior fascists telling us how we should live our lives. Which is why many of us called the country we once respected--Amerika.
You remember those days, some called it the 60s. Welcome Back My Friends to the Show that Never Ends. And to think Richard Nixon loved Poker.