that's odd, because many people in Minnesote support more casinos rather than trying to reduce the number. <br><br><a href="http://www.startribune.com/stories/784/5224935.html">star tribune article</a><br><br>snippet: <blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p>About three in five Minnesotans believe the state's Indian tribes should be asked to share some profits with the state to keep their monopoly on casino gambling. An equal number favor some sort of metro area casino, if a portion of the profits goes into the state's general fund, a Star Tribune Minnesota Poll shows.<br><br>As several gambling proposals queue up for consideration at the Legislature -- from a harness racing track/card club in Anoka County to slot machines at Canterbury Park to Las Vegas-style gambling at the Mall of America -- public sentiment appears to support expanding gambling in the state, particularly if it can be used as a cure to some of the state's fiscal ills.<br><br>Support for the two proposals is not just wide, it's strongly held, too. Nearly half of those polled strongly support Gov. Tim Pawlenty's negotiating with the tribes for more of the profits from their 18 casinos. About the same proportion -- nearly half -- strongly back a metro-area casino, if part of the profits were to go to the state<p><hr></blockquote><p>--<br>Straw-man rhetorical techniques are the practice of refuting weaker arguments than one's opponents offer. 2 "set up a straw man" or "set up a straw-man argument" is 2 create a position easily refuted, then attribute that position to your opponent.