Editorial comments: Electronic Bingo - WBRC FOX6 News - Birmingham, AL

Editorial comments: Electronic Bingo

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The following are comments to an editorial from FOX6 WBRC-TV General Manager Lou Kirchen, first aired on Thursday, Feb. 19:

Peggy, Birmingham

I'm terribly outraged at the fact that gambling places open and instead of taking the very limited amount of funds that the Alabama government tells us that we have. Instead spending that in a very constructive way, like educating children they have been staking out gambling casinos and wasting the very limited amount of state troopers available on the road to deal with this. Are you kidding me?

Ann

I personally have no problem with gambling. However the people of Alabama have spoken and they said no. Please check your history before making such statements.

Darwin, Oxford

I think they ought to leave it to the public. Governor Bentley, when he was running said he was gonna leave it to the public on gambling in Alabama. Florida, Georgia, Mississippi and Tennessee got gambling and all our money in Alabama is going to these other states on this gambling.

Candice, Birmingham

I think that we need the bingo as well as casinos. It would make our state prosper, it would make our schools prosper.

Jocelyn

I think a situation like that shouldn't be governed by the state. If they have the desire to spend their money that way, it should be their desire. No one should have to govern anyone on how to spend their own hard earned money.

Cecil

Is Mrs. Kirchen a foreigner? Does she not know that they've already voted on bingo in the state about 15 years ago? And that paper ballots or cards was what they are supposed to use, no machine. And that is what Strange is trying to tell people. They won't listen and you're not listening.

Thank you for your interest in this week's editorial. We look forward to hearing more comments from you on future issues.

Thank you for your interest in this week's editorial. We look forward to hearing more comments from you on future issues.

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