You gotta love John Pappas and the Poker Players Alliance. Just like Sisyphus, they keep pushing that damn boulder up that hill. But while Sisyphus was condemned by the gods to endure his endless act of futility, the PPA folks signed on willingly for this thankless task. To that end, they’ve just submitted a new petition (signed by 22 members of Congress) to Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner and Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke in yet another attempt to have poker exempted from the UIGEA’s oversight. They’re not likely to experience the recent success they had in Massachusetts, but nonetheless, you’ve got to admire their Viagra-stiff resolve. Read more.