Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Friday, May 27, 2011

Memorial Day Reminder to Joe Biden – Henri-Chapelle

Just one of the Belgium cemeteries. This is the final resting place for 7,922 US soldiers killed in action during WWII.

This weekend, work to persuade the few Democrats you know, that are not mentally ill, that it is time they came out of the fog. You have to do this. The country you save will be your own.

Barrack Hussein Obama gaffe’s his way thru yet another European vacation, ignoring the tornado disasters in the Midwest and being off by three years while signing and dating a guest book.

What would have been the reaction of the media if Bush was toasting the Queen in Europe as US citizens cope with floods and a string of tornadoes?

You know exactly what. It would have been wall to wall coverage of “Bush Fiddling While the Country Burns.” Instead we get reports of Hussein getting back to his Irish roots. Are you kidding me????

The “Toast” Gaffe was not a presidential gaffe, in my opinion. I think the orchestra was at fault, thinking the toast was over. Obama handled their gaffe with class.

But three years off on the date and claiming there are 57 states in the Union would have Democrats demanding impeachment for “mentally unable to perform the duties of the office” IF it was a Republican doing these things. But you all know that.

Vice President Joe Biden is yet another gaffe machine in this despicable Administration. He is good for a ‘laugh a speech’ normally, but this one is not funny.

In Brussels, Belgium Biden gave a speech saying, “Some American politicians and journalists refer to Washington as the capital of the free world. But it seems to me that this great city - which boasts 1,000 years of history, and which serves as the home of the European Union, and the headquarters for NATO – this city has its own legitimate claim to that title.”


Excuse me Joe. But was it the Belgium army that rescued Europe from Nazi Germany?

Was it the Belgium military that kept Europe free during the Cold War and the threat of Soviet domination?

Was it a Belgium president which told the Communists to “Tear down this wall!”

Does Belgium fund NATO?

And when Europe was ruled by monarchs, was it Belgium founding fathers that risked everything to establish the principles laid out in the Declaration of Independence, which eventually spread to Europe?

Why is it so hard for Democrats to praise their own country abroad? Tearing down this country here at home, we know and expect Democrats to do that. But do you have to do it out in public, and at every chance you get?

Democrats are a disgrace, an embarrassment – and yes, traitors to our country – pure and simple.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Depression Setting in on the On-Line Poker Front

With Congress worried about how to spend money we don’t have, they have no time to work on legalizing on-line poker. This is a tax revenue stream they have no interest in tapping into, I guess.

Meanwhile, Ultimate Bet and Absolute Poker have shut down cash play to the citizens of the United Peoples Republic of Democrat Socialists States and Illegal Aliens of Amerika.

This puts the kibosh on the Faldo UB Challenge. Just when I was ready to go for the gusto using some of the profits to go for a big score, my site shuts down.

So far in May, I had bet a paltry $2.88, but had $6.75 in cashes.

This raises my $9 starting bankroll to $57.54. Guess I should start with a $9000 bankroll next time, and end up with $57,540.

But we know it doesn’t work that way. The competition and the game availability at the higher stakes would change my profit percentage greatly – unless my game improved greatly.

The lesson I was trying to teach is that bankroll management plays as much a part of your possible success or failure in poker as your poker talent or that of your opponents. Playing “over your head” in stakes your bankroll can’t handle is a fast road to the rail dead broke.

In the movie Rounders, Kinish and Michael had two different mindsets when it came to poker. One thought that “grinding it out on your leather ass” was the way to go. Michael concluded that if you use that style, “your whole life becomes a grind.”

In the movie, Michael roars back from a deep hole and is ready to chase glory and riches in Las Vegas. Kinish stays in New York, beating Greek restaurant owners and mopes to squeak out his rent money and feed his kids.

Kinish had it right for real life. Michael won because it was a movie.

In addition, I have first hand proof of the great amount of unemployment in this country. Especially in the male population. It is a sad commentary that so many men are begging for work. Any work, no matter how difficult.

I saw an ad for a position of Gynecologist’s Assistant for the NCAA – SEC Division of Cheerleader Health. It mentioned no medical training required. The office was in Atlanta, Georgia and it gave a phone number.

I called the number and talked to the Personnel Director, who gave me the lo-down on the job. She said the duties included helping the co-eds out of their uniforms, massaging their tired muscles, and preparing them for the GYN exam by rubbing soothing, moisturizing oil on their most private parts, then helping them on to the examination table. The job paid $150,000 a year. And if I wanted to apply, I had to leave for Butte, Montana as soon as possible.

I said, “Montana? I thought the job was in Atlanta or some other area in the SEC?”

She said, “Oh, it is. But that is where the end of the application submission line is now.”

Sunday, May 22, 2011

What to Do on a Weekend Morning

Faldo is looking for a partner or two for golf at Hartland Glen on the weekend. Write me if you are interested to get on the call list.

My foursome is not always full on the weekends. I hate when that happens. It's too slow out there as a twosome. I would much rather be the foursome holding up the play, rather than the twosome stuck behind the foursome.

The downside of this is? Well, playing golf with Faldo.

It's usually Faldo and Bigbrimar.

Beerhog, Hockey Dan and Bronco76 usually take turns filling out the foursome. But hockey schedules, children and other summer pastimes other than golf (there are others???) prevent full foursomes on occasion.

Davethedog - aka Gilligan on the course - has retired from golf it seems and is a full time weekend dishwasher, knitting specialist and Mary Kay Cosmetic sales person.

Write Faldo if you wish to replace "Gilligan" on the tee sheet.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Faldo's Latest News

On the golf front, this sales lady - pictured here - talked me into buying new golf clubs. My buying decision was based purely on careful analysis and a deep dive of all criteria.

Since I am having an hard time finding a good caddy, I settled on a new set of TaylorMade irons - stiff shafts.

I played my last set for 10 years, so it was time. Let's see if the "new technology" does anything for me.

On the poker front, I did have a final table finish, finishing 6th out of 373 on Poker4Ever. They were paying 5 places. I lost a coin flip. What can I say?

Also, I have cooled off on BoDog in the SNG's. Down a little and going to have to hit a streak soon to get back in the black.

On the political front: All I can say is that every Obama voter ought to swear NEVER to vote again. You obviously are too easily fooled and do not take voting very seriously.

Obama told us he was a communist BEFORE the election!!! Anyone trying to pay attention knew this.

A vote for any Democrat ever again makes you an enemy of the United States constitution and our Bill of Rights. Pure and simple.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Douge2’s Humor Corner – LXV

Thoughtful Gifts Are Sometimes Not Appreciated

It was March was when my son celebrated his 15th birthday, and I got him an iPhone. He just loved it. Who wouldn't?

I celebrated my birthday in July, and my wife made me very happy when she bought me an iPad.

My daughter's birthday was in August, so I got her an iPod Touch.

September came by so for her birthday, I got my wife an iRon.

It was around then that the fight started . . .

What the wife failed to recognize is that the iRon can be integrated into the home network with the iWash, iCook and iClean. Unfortunately, this inevitably activates the iNag reminder service.

Wait Til the Game is Over at Least

I just got off the phone with a friend living in northern North Dakota near the Canadian border. He said that since early this morning, the snow has been nearly waist high and is still falling. The temperature is dropping way below zero and the north wind is increasing to near gale force.

His wife has done nothing but look through the kitchen window and just stare. He says that if it gets much worse, he may have to let her in.

Divine Intervention

The Pope and Obama are on the same stage in Yankee Stadium in front of a huge crowd.

The Pope leans towards Mr. Obama and said, "Do you know that with one little wave of my hand I can make every person in this crowd go wild with joy? This joy will not be a momentary display, but will go deep into their hearts and they'll forever speak of this day and rejoice!"

Obama replied, "I seriously doubt that! With one little wave of your hand....Show me!"

So the Pope backhanded him and knocked him off the stage!


Kind of brings a tear to your eye, doesn't it?

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Suzanna Gratia Hupp explains the meaning of the 2nd Amendment!

The U.S. Constitution: Frustrating liberals for decades.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

The Faldo Week in Review

Sorry for the length between posts. I had a very busy week that included a trip out of town. It was my first road trip in my new assignment. I might be doing more of this again. We will see. Of course, I am used to travel because in my last work assignment I traveled about 70% of the time.

On the poker front, Faldo still is on-line grinding away. I still can cash in SNG’s and still am playing at Absolute and Ultimate Bet. But I doubt I will ever see any of that money. The conspiracy theory in me says that UB/AP may be stacking the deck in US player’s favor since they don’t plan on paying us anyway. But time will tell.

But, I am also doing well at Bodog – which has no issues. So maybe I am just playing well and running hot right now. Again, time will tell.

Note: With Bodog, this has happened to me TWICE. After you finish a SNG, a screen comes up and asks if you want in a similar event again. ALWAYS make the NO choice quickly, unless you do want to play another.

I have twice hit other keys or click on different screens that I had open, and I defaulted into registering for ANOTHER tourney. And there is no option to unregister! The first time, I had the time, played in the next one and won it! Lost a little sleep is all.

The second time, I had to forfeit because of dinner plans. So, be careful.

The MTT (multi-table tournaments) low-stakes and freeroll wars at the other sites are not going well. But that’s ok. One deep run and all will be fine.

On the golf front, Faldo 2011 is not the Faldo of 2009, or even 2010. I look like the Faldo of 1999 with better putting. The driver is short and inconsistent (twss). I can’t hit my long woods. My irons are erratic, and my short game is gone. Outside of that, I’m playing great (this is what is known as sarcasm).

But the weather is warming, the courses are drying out and maybe I will get my strength, stamina and touch back with time and playing. With Plan B, I could lift some weights, eat better, drink less and get more sleep too.

Nah. I’ll stay with Plan A.

On an observation note, I have a multiple choice question for you. In a manufacturing plant:

One set of offices has standard chairs, small cheap desks, drab file drawers and metal standard sinks and cupboards in the break room.

The other set of offices has executive chairs, upholstered lounge chairs, big polished wood desks, cupboards and stainless steel sinks with filtered water on tap.

The group in one of the offices drove this company into bankruptcy and the other group had to watch it happen.

Which group has which offices: The Management or the UAW union thugs?

Added bonus information: One group hired a project management consulting firm to handle all the golf trips and junkets they attend in order to make sure they didn't over-lap. The other gets to go on vacations only when the plant is not running.

Time's up. Answer please.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

The Community Card Review - XXIX

As usual, a liberal state’s budget is in near collapse. New York State is heavily in the red.

So Democrats do what Democrats always do – they raised taxes on a select minority, and it was a poor man’s tax besides - smokers.

An added tax of $1.60 raises the price for a pack of cigarettes to $9.00! In New York City, the price will be close to $11 a pack! This brings the state tax for a pack of cigarettes to over half of the total price of the pack.

As an added measure, the Democrats will begin collecting cigarette taxes at Indian reservations and casinos. Visitors to the casinos used to be able to buy cigarettes there tax free.

One Indian Chief warned that “any attempt to collect this tax on the reservation will be considered an act of war.” Get out the tomahawks Chief, because in a shocker, liberal judges in New York ruled for the liberal palefaces in government.

Democrat Jeff Klein from the wealthy Westchester suburb bragged that, “the state has the added muscle this time to collect this vital source of income.”

Predictably, this increased tax will drive an underground black market in cigarettes into New York. Organized crime will be the winner and citizens will be the losers. Estimates were that 20% of the cigarettes smoked in New York were not “purchased” in New York. This trend will rise…..significantly.

Also predictable is that Democrats will spend more than their budget…and much much more than the added tax generates.

What do you expect? They are Democrats and they will just come after another group’s money. It is what Democrats do.

Wait til you see the tax (state and federal rake) that is placed on internet poker once it is legalized. Predction: It will be unbeatable - even for Ivey, Negreanu.....and even for Faldo.

Monday, May 09, 2011

A Day Late But.....Happy Mother's Day!

Real Mothers don't eat quiche;
They don't have time to make it.

Real Mothers know that their missing kitchen utensils are probably in the sandbox.

Real Mothers often have sticky floors, filthy ovens and happy kids.

Real Mothers know that dried play dough doesn't come out of carpets.

Real Mothers don't want to know what the vacuum just sucked up.

Real Mothers sometimes ask 'Why me?'
And get their answer when a little voice says, 'Because I love you best.'

Real Mothers know that a child's growth is not measured by height or years or grades.
It is marked by the progression of Mommy to Mom to Mother.

The Images of Mother
4 YEARS OF AGE - My Mommy can do anything!
8 YEARS OF AGE - My Mom knows a lot! A whole lot!
12 YEARS OF AGE - My Mother doesn't really know quite everything.
14 YEARS OF AGE - Naturally, Mother doesn't know that, either.
16 YEARS OF AGE - Mother? She's hopelessly old-fashioned.
18 YEARS OF AGE - That old woman? She's way out of date!
25 YEARS OF AGE - Well, she might know a little bit about it!
35 YEARS OF AGE - Before we decide, let's get Mom's opinion.
45 YEARS OF AGE - Wonder what Mom would have thought about it?
65 YEARS OF AGE - Wish I could talk it over with Mom.

The beauty of a woman is not in the clothes she wears, the figure she carries, or the way she combs her hair. The beauty of a woman must be seen from in her eyes, because that is the doorway to her heart, the place where love resides.

The beauty of a woman is not in a facial mole, but true beauty in a woman is reflected in her soul.

It is the caring that she lovingly gives, the passion that she shows, and the beauty of a woman with passing years only grows!

Saturday, May 07, 2011

This Just In.......PokerStars Paid Me!

PokerStars gave me my cashout. At the risk of making some of you angry, this event will at least will leave Faldo in the black regardless of what happens at the other sites.

At PokerStars, I have covered the losses of several poker sites that went under and took my money with them; Tropical Poker, Jet Poker and Pacific Poker. And the money I threw away at Mansion Poker.

Now if I ever get any money out of FullTilt and UltimateBet / Absolute - it will be all bonus at this point.

Rumors are that UB/AP are planning on just stealing the US players money, but are just waiting a while before doing it.

The other news item floating around the BIG poker blogs is that FullTilt is in serious financial trouble and can't pay even if they wanted to. Of course these BIG poker blogs come up with this news AFTER the fact. I mean far be it from them to write the truth about people buying advertisement on their web sites.

There is main stream "cover up and hide the truth" media - even in the poker industry. Faldo posted that he thought Full Tilt was in trouble before our dictatorial government shut them down.

Now the Main Stream Poker Media is hiding the fact that first of all, the poker sites set themselves up for this shutdown by getting in bed with casinos. And the other cover up is that all of the "in the know" poker gurus knew FullTilt was a mess - and said NOTHING!

I don't see the likes of Wicked Chops Poker, Full Contact Poker, etc. bemoaning the loss of thousands of dollars on Full Tilt. I don't see interviews with even one of the 500,000 Full Tilt poker pros crying about their lost wages or betting bankrolls on that site.

All I am saying is the public is paying for this and the poker media is in bed with the thieves. Just like the main stream media and the Democrats propaganda arraingement.

I also am saying that PokerStars paid their players. If and when PokerStars is available again to US Players, why play anywhere else? I will stay loyal to BoDog too however, as they kept me sane thru the darkness.

Poker is still a "caveat en tempor" (buyer beware) industry and endeavor. These internet poker sites made it mainstrean and then still "bottom dealt" the public.

Except for PokerStars. God bless them.

Douge2’s Humor Corner – LXIV

Rules are Rules

A nice, calm and respectable lady went into the pharmacy, walked up to the pharmacist, looked straight into his eyes, and said, "I'd like to buy some cyanide."

The pharmacist asked, "Why in the world do you need cyanide?"

The lady replied, "I need it to poison my husband."

The pharmacist's eyes got big and he explained, "Lord have mercy! I can't give you cyanide to kill your husband, that's against the law? I'll lose my license! They'll throw both of us in jail! All kinds of bad things will happen. Absolutely not! You CANNOT have any cyanide!"

The lady reached into her purse and pulled out a picture of her husband in bed with the pharmacist's wife.

The pharmacist looked at the picture and said, "You didn't tell me you had a prescription."

Using What You Learned

The kids filed back into class Monday morning. They were very excited. Their weekend assignment was to sell something, then give a talk on productive salesmanship.

Little Sally led off: "I sold girl scout cookies and I made $30," she said proudly, "My sales approach was to appeal to the customer's civil spirit and I credit that approach for my obvious success."

Very good," said the teacher.

Little Jenny was next: "I sold magazines," she said, "I made $45 and I explained to everyone that magazines would keep them up on current events."

"Very good, Jenny," said the teacher..

Eventually, it was Little Johnny's turn. The teacher held her breath. Little Johnny walked to the front of the classroom and dumped a box full of cash on the teacher's desk.

"$2,467," he said.
"$2,467!" cried the teacher, "What in the world were you selling"
"Toothbrushes," said Little Johnny.
"Toothbrushes," echoed the teacher, "How could you possibly sell enough tooth brushes to make that much money?"

"I found the busiest corner in town," said Little Johnny, "I set up a Dip & Chip stand, I gave everybody who walked by a free sample."

They all said the same thing, "Hey, this tastes like dog crap!"

Then I would say, "It is dog crap. Wanna buy a toothbrush?

I used the President Obama method of giving you something shitty, but looks good, for free, and then making you pay to get the bad taste out of your mouth."

Friday, May 06, 2011

Last Chance for the Wings!

Time to break out a REAL good luck charm!

Go Wings!

On a poker note, PokerStars has allowed me to cash out. I will let you know if and when the money gets to my account.

And wish me luck at Matchy's game tonight. After work, I got golf first and then a poker game.

I know, it's tough to be me.

Tuesday, May 03, 2011

The Community Card Review – XXVIII

The Economist magazine highlights the problems in France with their bloated government pensions. It is the major factor driving France towards insolvency.

The pension funds themselves are billons in the red, while the government runs on a deficit of 8%. For those of you in Ann Arbor, this means they spend $108 dollars for every $100 the government takes in from taxes.

The French government is now raising the retirement age from 60 to 62. But that won’t kick in for eight years as they try to let those not there yet to prepare for two more years of toil.

They are also going to make government workers match funds into the pensions like private workers currently do. But this won’t have an effect on the pension fund red ink for 10 years.

Predictably, the French government immediately plans on raising taxes on the “rich”, businesses and capital gains – which will stifle the economy and thus the tax base further.

Equally predictable is the reaction from the unions and the Socialist Party (called Democrats here) as they threaten strikes, violence and to repeal all of these steps - except the tax hikes - if they get re-elected to run the mess they originally built.

Meanwhile, world investors say these French government moves are mostly symbolic as the retirement age would have to go to 65 immediately to have any positive effect at all.

France is the United States. Our massive trillions in bailouts and stimulus was nothing more than free money to keep government and union pensions afloat for a little while longer. And keeping the union (both government and private) money flowing to the Democrat Party.

It had nothing whatsoever to do with job creation.

California faces a half-trillion dollar deficit that is just being ignored. And all states recently run by Democrats or are currently being run by Democrats are in the same boat.

Newly elected Republican governors are trying to fix the problem to save the worker’s jobs - and their pensions - and they are being met with the same song as French government.

The cost of public sector unions are bankrupting governments all over the world.

Until the leech known as a union is eradicated, no economy is safe.

Monday, May 02, 2011

It’s Getting Crazy Out There! Be Cool.

The Red Wings need a different good luck charm!

A Democrat president does his constitutional duty and murders the head of a religious cult. He also keeps two Bush wars going, starts a third US conflict and keeps our terrorist prison open. Very Republican. What is going on there?

And the media is cheering it? Huh????
And Code Pink, The View, Cindy Sheehan and the peacenik liberals are obediently silent. WTF????

And tanker truck drivers become the Lane Police.

There is construction in the middle of US – 23 right now. After all, there are only two seasons in Michigan – winter and road repair. We just started the “latter”.

Anyway, rumor has it that there is some sort of “new” law which states somehow that when approaching a restricted lane location, you are to move into the known open lane as soon as you are safely able to do so.

Whatever. I have not seen this law, could not google it or find it, and won’t obey it anyway - if it is true.

What sense does it make to turn a possible 3 mile back-up into a 6 mile back up with a lane open?

What if you are on Exit 2 and only need to go to Exit 3? The six mile back up crushes you. The 3 mile back up affects you not.

As far as the advantage of a lane in order for emergency vehicles to get to a crash site; 1) most the time no one knows which lane is open – if any, and 2) odds are it is usually a construction site holding you up. So this is a non-consideration.

But this law – or rumor of a law – has turned some people into self-anointed Lane Gestapo. Its like, “I got in line and you a damn well going to also – BEHIND ME!!!”

Anyway, coming home from the golf course, a tanker truck proceeded to so S-turns covering two lanes in order to keep people from passing him on the left. I watched this unfold in front of me. He was carrying a heavy load I guess and got tired of people passing him. He decided to become a Lane Cop. There was at least a half-mile or more in front of him - with no traffic!

He risks his traffic safety, other people’s traffic safety, and a ticket if on the long odds chance there was a state trooper in the area with his brain working properly.

But the driver is also taking the unnecessary risk of upsetting someone who has finally - had enough. Lucky for him, I had shot a 79. It it had been a 92, it could have turned ugly.

Right now jobs are gone, houses are gone, money is gone, pensions are gone, families are gone, discretionary spending is gone, internet poker is gone, freedoms are gone and in some cases – hope is gone.

Intentionally agitating the general public is not a good thing to do.

This country is not at a happy place right now. The divides have widened as was the plan of the Democrats. They purposely pit one group against the other. It is only a war of words in the best of times.

We are closer than you think to things getting really crazy. My advice is for everyone to chill out on everything that is not super important. And that important list should be a very short list.

Sunday, May 01, 2011

Faldo and the UB Challenge Continues

Here is a lucky charm for the Red Wings. I love to watch women cleaning...even a sheet of ice.

Despite the gestapo tactics of the Democrat Communist Regime of Barack Hussein Obama's Justice Department, the UB Challenge continued on!

Money cannot be deposited, withdrew or transferred on UB, but I was still able to play in some SNG's.

The results for the month of April:
Wagered $19.92 for a profit of $8.70

This means the $9 starting bankroll has grown to $50.79 !

I'd like to thank all the little people...who made this all possible for me.
I said I'd like to thank them. But I can't.
I did it all myself!!!

I have one more month of bankroll building (hopefully I can play on the site and hopefully I will be successful) - May. In June, the $9 MUST BET will be used for multi-table tournaments where I will try for a big score to grow the bankroll.

The reason for this challenge was to use a live example of how to bankroll your way to profit, then try for a big score with some of the winnings. Let's see what happens.