In case you have, oh, I don’t know, a life, here’s what’s been going on in the ongoing Alabama bingo civil war/soap opera. Just as Gov. Riley’s anti-gambling task force was bearing down on his evil nemeses, the electronic bingo palaces, the owners shuttered the doors themselves, preventing the raids but throwing countless Alabamians out of work. With the non-native facilities closed, the lines to get into the Indian casinos (who operate under federal, not state law) grew around the block. Now Alabama’s Senate is preparing to vote on a bill that would strip the Good Guv of his right to organize any more rough-ridin’ posses, and both sides have taken to the airwaves to curse the day the other was born. Thank God PVR’s allow you to zap right through the commercials and get back to Wheel of Fortune. Read more.