Monday, December 31, 2012

Rjmech - in Las Vegas!

Someone said there was algae on the rocks in this Vegas pool. What rocks?
Today is my 5th day here and I am having a blast!
I am playing great poker and had 2 nice cashes.
I came in 20th out of 280 people in the Orleans Friday night tournament and came in 6th place at Caesar's Palace on Friday afternoon our of 80 entries.
I came in 14 yesterday in the Orleans $100 buy in just out of the money!  (paid 10 spots, 102 runners)

Notable Hands:
Fri night at Orleans.  I had AKs UTG and 70K chips blinds 2K/4K. I raised to 10K and a stack of 60K shoved all in. He had AA and that cripled me and ended by chances.
Boy, I had a real chance to win the $6750 first price if my AKs holds!  I was hoping he had AQo but would settle for a flip vs. TT, JJ, or QQ.
Fri PM at Caesar's Palace. I had 99 in the BB and 120K chips. Blinds 4K/8K. Cutoff goes all in for 125K, and I snap call. He had K9o but he hit a straight!! Ouch!
I am a 70% favorite plus and lose oh well.
Sat night at Orleans.  I had 33 in the SB and 60K chips. Blinds 2000/4000. Hijack moves all in with QTo for 60K I call cause I want to gamble!
Flop is 943. I hit a set!!  I think I win the hand but he has the ten of diamonds and the 9 and 4 on the board are diamonds.  Turn and river are both diamonds and I lose.
Oh well, $2800 was first prize. So close!
I am playing at the M Resort today at 2pm for the $125 buy in monthly tourney. Wish me luck! - Rjmech

Thanks for the report Rjmech!

Faldo going to Boother's for his annual New Years Day game tomorrow. Report to follow - if Faldo can still afford the internet connection after this game.

Sunday, December 30, 2012

What Went Wrong With the United States

The liberals perfected the art and the voters dutifully bent over and grabbed the ankles.

In a democracy , the voter enjoys not only the ultimate power but carries the ultimate responsibility. – Norman Cousins
The USA voter also watches The View and thinks reality TV is real. 

Democracy is a device that insures we shall be governed no better than we deserve.
Democracy is a form of government that substitutes election by the incompetent many for appointment by the corrupt few. - GEORGE BERNARD SHAW – Writer.

We deserve the pain, destruction and death that is on the horizon. Either by our actions or our in-actions, we are all guilty.- Faldo
"A Democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can exist only until the voters discover that they can vote themselves largess from the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates promising the most benefits from the public treasury, with the result that a Democracy always collapses over loose fiscal policy, always followed by a Dictatorship. 
The average age of the world's greatest civilizations has been 200 years. These nations have progressed through this sequence: 
From bondage to spiritual faith; 
from spiritual faith to great courage; 
from courage to liberty; 
from liberty to abundance; 
from abundance to selfishness; 
from selfishness to complacency; 
from complacency to apathy; 
from apathy to dependency; 
from dependency back into bondage."
-- Professor Alexander Tyler, about 240 years ago. 

We are now in full dependency mode. Guess what is next? - Faldo

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Worse Sports Teams of the Last Decade....

Or it has been even longer in most cases, that these teams have sucked!

Here are the current worst eleven. The list was actually the worst 20, but 9 were NBA teams – and they don’t count – for two reason!

One, the NBA is a rigged league for the big market teams, so naturally some small market NBA team will always suck. The fact that half the list was filled with NBA teams tells you how fixed the league is. Why people not culturally forced to like basketball (think Canadians and hockey) are at the arena to watch a game played at half speed for 3/4ths of the game, is a mystery to me. And why fans that are not in LA, NY, CHI, BOS or right now due to some sort of set up, Miami EVER attend a game is an even bigger one.

And second, basketball stinks as a sport anyway and I don’t care about it. You could video tape one basketball game in black and white, and simply photo-shop jersey colors on to the players - and you have the "highlights" for the entire season in one game. I mean how different is a made 3-pointer, jumper or slam dunk really look from one another?
Sorry, enough time wasted on this third world sport - like soccer.

Here is the list:
11th worst - Seattle Mariners – no good player wants to be buried on the west coast on a small market team.

10th – Miami Dolphins – No excuse here. The beach and bikinis alone should draw all the talent in the league.

9th – Baltimore Orioles – The red-headed step-child on the liberal least coast.

8th – Houston Texans – expansion team so they have an excuse.

7th – Columbus Blue Jackets – ditto

6th – Buffalo Bills – I guess management decided to break their Super Bowl losing jinx by never getting there again.

5th – Pittsburgh Pirates – No excuse. If the Phillies can win in that area, they can too.

4th – Cleveland Browns – expansion team also.

3rd – Kansas City Royals – Small market, no money to keep their stars.

2nd – Oakland Raiders – saddled with Alzheimer’s owner and GM for decades.

1st – Detroit Lions – They were in this spot even BEFORE I pulled the LA Clippers off the list!

Detroit – yet another negative trophy for the City of Perpetual Murder and Corruption.

Frequent readers to NPP have always been aware how politically correct Faldo always has been. Always keen to the sensitive subjects, issues and stereotypes, and never one to stir the pot or rub people the wrong way.

[Stop laughing!]
As you might be able to tell, THAT is changing.

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

More Holiday Cheer for My Friends at NPP

What happened to golf season?
Always keeping my friends and family in mind on the holidays!
  1. Always carry a gun. If possible, bring two.
  2. Only carry a gun if you want to survive an encounter with someone trying to cause you - or someone you care about - harm.
  3. Remember the only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun, is a good guy with a gun.
  4. The first shot doesn’t count. The first hits counts.
  5. If your shooting stance is perfect – you are not using cover effectively or you are not moving fast enough!
  6. Always be moving away from your attacker if possible.
  7.  Not being shot is more important than shooting the bad guy.
  8. You will have to decide to be aggressive enough, soon enough.
  9. Someone may kill you with your own gun, but they should have to beat you to death with it - because it better be empty.
  10. The faster you finish the fight, the less chance there is of you being shot.
  11. The best way to stay safe is a life long commitment and practicing of – avoidance, deterrents and deescalation.
  12. Your responsibility to be ready for a fight never ends.

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Just in Time for the Holidays – Gifts from Douge2 and Faldo

The correct attire while making Faldo a sandwich.

Dave stood over his tee shot on the 450 yard 18th hole for what seemed an eternity. He waggled, looked up, looked down, waggled again, but didn't start his back swing. Finally his exasperated partner asked, “What the hell is taking so long?”
“My wife is watching me from the clubhouse balcony,” Dave explained. “I want to make a perfect shot.”
Faldo said, “Just hit it. You don't have a chance in hell of hitting her from here.”

My new neighbor popped his head over the fence today and said, “Hey Homes...Wa's goin' down?” I said, “The value of my fricking house!”
Wife says to husband, “If you start riding that new bicycle I bought for you to work, we can get rid of the second car.” He replies, “If you liked sex, we could get rid of the nanny!”

What’s the difference between an illegal immigrant and ET?
ET looked better, smelled better, learned English, didn’t claim benefits, had his own fucking bike and wanted to go home!

A guy gets a call from the police telling him that his house was robbed. The offenders had also consumed all of his beer and had raped his wife. A moment of silence passes and the guy says, “I can’t believe they screwed my wife after only five cans!”

I was having sex with this nice lady over her kitchen table when we heard the front door open. She said, “It’s my husband! Quick, try the back door!” Thinking back, I really should have run – but you don’t get offers like that every day.

Sorry for not calling you on New Years, I just got out of jail. I got locked up for punching the fuck out of this idiot at a party. In my defense, when you hear an Arab counting down from 10, your instincts kick in.

My wife just came in and said, “I don’t know if I am coming or going.” I said to her, “Judging by the look on your face, you’re going – ‘cus when you’re coming, you look like a Down’s Syndrome kid trying to whistle!”

I saw a fortune teller the other day. She told me I would come into some money. Last night I serviced a girl called Penny – spooky or what?  

When asked in a recent survey, 90 per cent of  men responded that their most memorable and joyous moment in life was being present at the birth of their first-born child. Obviously, none of them have ever seen an Arab terrorist being run down by a Tractor Trailer.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Rjmech Wins the 2012 Player of the Year Tourney

NPP's Big Blind and Small Blind girls wait for the winner, Rjmech!
Rjmech took care of business tonight with precision like play. Congratulations on a job well done.
It’s tough when you play all year for a seat in this thing, and it can be over in the turn of a card, as Tomservo2 found out. But that is poker.
We were missing Lump2 tonight. It was really too bad Lump2 was not here. He played great all year, and Faldo was looking forward to a full Finals game with all of NPP’s best there.
Faldo, with a bad case of the flu, was pressed into service to fill out the final 6 table. Biggest tourney of the year and Faldo is spaced out on codeine and antihistamines. Nice timing!
And poor LittleRedElf was bowling in his league’s first half championship AND trying to win the NPP final - at the same time. How is that for dedication to our league? But tough to play your best poker and pick up the 7 – 10 split at the same time!
Sometimes life gets in the way of poker.
Now, don’ get me wrong! I am not trying to tear down Rjmech’s victory at all. As his destruction of this fine group of poker players shows since he re-joined the league has shown, he is certainly capable of rolling the field at full strength. And the winner never has to apologize for what is going on with his opponents.
It was just disappointing – much like a lopsided Super Bowl – we didn’t have an epic battle like we have had on some regular nights.
On to the action:
4 min: Tomservo2 (6th) calls Rjmech’s all-in with (JJ) and a flop of [T34] (78%). Rjmech (AT) (22%) butt an [A] hits the turn!

15 min:
Rjmech    3375
T3chlady    1930
LittleRedElf   1560
Mikeniks-Faldo   1515
Pre01    620
18 min: A SS Pre01 (5th) goes with his pair of Threes, but LittleRedElf has two pair.
24 min: Mikeniiks-Faldo (4th) sees his (AA) lose to Rjmech’s (7d 5d) with a turned straight.
Faldo had no business calling Rjmech’s all-in. None. Baaaaaad judgement! Faldo knows better too.

30 min:
Rjmech    3533
LittleRedElf   3077
T3chlady   2390

45 min: A SS T3chlady (3rd) has to go with A-high and runs into Rjmech’s pair of Jacks.
Heads up:       Rjmech    7643     -     LittleRedElf     1467
46 min: A SS LittleRedElf (2nd) has to go with (QT) but can’t catch Rjmech’s (A3).
Congratulations to Rjmech on winning the NPP Player of the Year Tournament!
1st – Rjmech
2nd – LittleRedElf
3rd – T3chlady
4th – Mikeniks-Faldo
5th – Pre01
6th – Tomservo2
7th – Lump2

See you all next year!

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Misconceptions About Even the Prepared's Chances WTSHTF - Conclusion

Even beer trucks won't be spared!
Misconception number seven:
You can defend your castle.  There are many whose survival plan is simple, get guns and murder for food.  If you have food then you are a potential victim. As noted above, there are exceptions to the general lack of planning in criminals; some dangerous few are leaders, strategic, tactically savvy, smart, determined and resourceful.  Finding a sidekick will be easy for them, there will be plenty of followers around. They only need to get lucky once; you have to be lucky every time you encounter one, or two, at a time.  Your inconspicuousness and insuring their inconvenience in finding you will serve you well.
In any circumstance, a fight you can avoid goes in the win column.

We wrongly think exclusively in terms of the entertaining fictional scenarios in the many books with a “what if” beginning to the detriment of other and perhaps more likely possibilities.

While useful thought provoking exercises, those stories often substitute for an honest nitty-gritty evaluation of our own strategy and ability and the likely behavior of others. In one sentence it is this: In a crisis, do not plan on doing things you have never done and do not plan on other people’s behavior to change, neither one is very likely. - Brain T

So what is the bottom line here? Well WTSHTF;
You will not be able to be bug out successfully,
most people - city dwellers included - will stay put,
you will not be able to successfully live off the land,
and being well prepared but constantly on the defense only delays the inevitable.

The solution; be prepared to do whatever it takes, and not rely on one strategy.
In the immortal words of Josey Wales; "Now remember, when things look bad and it looks like you are not going to make it, then you got to get mean. I mean plumb, mad dog mean. Cause if you lose your head and give up, then you neither live nor win. That's just the way it is."

Friday, December 14, 2012

Misconceptions About Even the Prepared's Chances WTSHIF - part 2

That's what everyone will be saying.

Misconception number three:  Related to the second, your Bug Out Bag is probably too heavy.  The weight of BOB, judging by the long lists of stuff that many say they intend to carry exceeds fifty pounds.  Once you start walking with a heavy pack you will begin discarding most of those things you thought you “had to” have, the two pound stove, the three pound tent, the camp pad, the cute little folding shovel that weighs two pounds, three pound Rambo knife, large rope, extra clothes and so on.  How do we know, because that is what you see along the side of the uphill section of path at the beginning of the Appalachian Trail.  It looks like a yard sale.  What is not seen are matches, small knifes, water filters, light weight tarps, and freeze dried foods, and other things that are either essential or are both light weight and have multiple uses.  Consider seriously the weight of your BOB, or perhaps plan on using a shopping cart, if any are left, or pulling a child’s wagon if you “need” all your stuff. Are you in shape enough to do that? How do you know? Put on that pack and give it a dry run, or excuse me, dry walk.

Misconception number four:  Roving criminal hordes will come from the urban environment to your rural home or Bug Out Location (BOL).  Nope, these people do not play chess or even checkers; they do not plan ahead much at all.  Criminals, with few exceptions are lazy.  And many are on drugs.  Yes, a few will flee at the very beginning if they have a specific refuge in mind, the uncle with the farm, but most will not leave their familiar comfortable environment.  Even if they have an operational vehicle capable of the trip it is likely to be low on fuel, particularly these days.  They will burn up what little fuel they have driving around their usual haunts, to the liquor and drug stores, then to the convenience or grocery store like they did before the event until their tank is empty.  Walking or biking to save fuel will never cross their mind. No gas means no travel for this group.  There will be rare exceptions.

Misconception number five:  Needy hungry hordes will come from town.  Not likely, when local resources (read: booze and junk food), and the aid from whatever governmental response is exhausted they will do nothing.  By nothing I mean nothing that need concern you. They will sit in a refugee center or at home and pass the time playing cards, talking but essentially just waiting. Certainly the burning and looting that started seconds after the beginning of the event will increase until there is nothing left to burn or steal.  When food and clean bedding all run out they are not likely to walk out of town any more then than before. They are weaker by that time and as out of shape as most of us. They have rarely walked any distance at all in their adult lives and are unlikely to start now. The biggest reason is that they are psychologically predisposed, brainwashed, to wait for rescue and will stay in town.  It is easier to wait and thus easier to make hunger somebody else’s problem. With no gas and no desire to do any tiresome walking means you are not going to see many if any at your BOL.  Most will sit and if they move at all they will head for another urban area rumored to be better, particularly if they are being trucked there by the National Guard or other entity.  Aside from that with emergency response overwhelmed, weather conditions aside, the roads will be effectively impassible for days or weeks, long enough for the bad guys to consume any means of coming your way.

Misconception number six: You can live off the land.  No, you will not for long.  There are tens of thousands with that plan.  Any resource will be quickly consumed, from the deer down to the neighbor’s dog and cat, just after they eat the pet food.  Ditto for fire wood, and other flammable materials.  We do not live in the land of seemingly endless resources and few people like generations ago; we actually live in a potential Easter Island like situation - one overpopulated and thus soon stripped of everything nearby. Our accustomed lifestyle is sustained by amazing logistics and high energy use.  Nearly everything comes from somewhere else, and when that elsewhere cannot ship or pipe or haul here for whatever reason the view from your window will quickly look barren.  The heirloom seeds you have will be priceless and stored food more so.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

No One is Suspended from NPP on PokerStars!

And certainly not Faldo's breakfast egg selector!
Except for the Finalists Tuesday Night,Faldo had no choice but to block all players for next week's tournament.

There is no way to set up a single tourney just for just certain players on PokerStars.

Some players accidentally entered the NPP Final last year! They abandoned their chips once they realized their mistake, but it still interfered with table play as abandoned blinds gave some players positional advantage over others.

Anyway, all will be re-instated as soon as the Final is completed.

And if you want to watch the NPP Final, contact Faldo with an email or comment below and I will re-instate you. Just DON'T accidentally enter the tourney!

During the league break, get out there and recruit! Faldo is going to make an effort to bring back some of our old players - as well as try to get new ones.
Please do the same!

All of a sudden I have a hankerin' for somethin' sunny side up!

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Rjmech Wins His 2nd NPP Tourney in a Row! NPP Final Set.

Kate Upton is loving her some NPP action!
I said it last week. Where would this man be in the standings if he had played the entire season? Hopefully we will learn next season.
No matter for him as Rjmech won the 4th Quarter seat in spectacular fashion with back to back victories!
Nice job, but I have to call out the fact that in actuality Tomservo2 had the most points in Quarter #4, so he actually won two seats all by himself! WOW!
Then you look at the huge point total win overall by Lump2, which was the equivalent of someone winning three tourneys straight tourneys with Lump2 not playing – in order for anyone to catch him! Another WOW!
Then you have to look at the fine and consistent season that T3chlady had, finishing second in points against this incredibly tough line up. Outstanding job Lady!
And then you have LittleRedElf and Pre01. Neither of which made that many tourneys – missing the equivalent of one whole quarter each – but still managed to make it to the NPP Finals! What a job they turned in.
Then there was the unlucky Absea98, who has to get mentioned. He played consistently well all year, just to get nosed out each and every quarter, and then in the total points race too. Great season Absea!
So your Finalists are:
They will play next week for the Player of the Year Award!
On to the action:
12 min: Suetman123 (15th) with (77) and Derf-63 (14th) with (KK) get kyboshed by Rjmech who beats them with (AT) with an [A] on the river.
22 min: A short-stacked (SS) Absea98 (13th) goes with (99) but loses to Tomservo2’s (AK) straight on the turn. Absea98 has three pursuers that need to come up short for him to hold his lead in the 4th
44 min: A SS T3chlady (12th) has to go with (Kt) and runs into Rjmech’s (AQ).
45 min: A SS K9isadog (11th) has to go with a pair of Aces and loses to Rjmech’s flush.
51 min: A SS Sanster89 (10th) ran into Lump2’s trip Tens.
55 min: Theedouble*d (9th) blinded out.
1st break:
Rjmech    8049
Lump2    4040
ThePunk75   2310
8thmile    1964
Mikeniks-Faldo    1810
Wingsfancurt    1620
Tomservo2    1450
Tigercub8189     1257
64 min: A SS Wingsfancurt (8th) goes with (A3) but Tomservo2 has (AT).
66 min: A SS Tigercub8189 (7th) has (44) and moves in on the flop, but Rjmech paired Kings.
75 min: A SS 8thmile (6th) with (66) calls all-in Mikeniks-Faldo’s even shorter all-in with (AK) and Faldo wins the coin flip with a [K] on the flop!
Faldo’s entire NPP poker season came down to this coin flip! Two minutes later 8thmile pairs his Tens, but Faldo paired his Queens.
What that meant is that Faldo wins his seat, and also guaranteed a seat are T3chlady and Pre01. Rjmech also now earned enough points to overtake Absea98! 
Will Mikeniks-Faldo overtake Rjmech to win the 4th Quarter Seat instead of the Points seat? Rjmech would still get it as the 2nd place finisher however.
Faldo went from a coin flip away from not qualifying for the first time ever, to possibly winning a seat outright in two hands! Yeah,’s all skill.
The battle went on for a while, and then Armageddon all of a sudden!
98 min: A SS Mikeniks-Faldo (5th) goes with (AA) and runs into Tomservo’s flush.
100 min: A SS ThePunk75 (4th) has to go with (Qs 7s) and two spades on the flop, but he doesn’t hit the flush and Rjmech has (JJ).
102 min: A SS Tomservo2 (3rd) has to go with (JT) and a paired Jack but Rjmech has (AJ).
Heads up:        Lump2    9500    -      8thmile    13000
103 min: Lump2 (2nd) has (A2) on a board of [AQ4], but Rjmech has (AQ)!
Congratulations to Rjmech on his 4th NPP win!
1st – Rjmech
2nd – Lump2
3rd – Tomservo2
4th – ThePunk75
5th – Mikeniks-Faldo
6th – 8thmile
7th – Tigercub8189
8th – Wingsfancurt
9th – Theedouble*d 
10th – Sanster89 
11th – K9isadog 
12th – T3chlady
13th – Absea98
14th – Derf-63
15th – Suetman123
The 4th Quarter Standings and the Total Point Standings are on the right side of the blog!

Saturday, December 08, 2012

Misconceptions About Even the Prepared's Chances WTSHTF - part I

No, the woods won't look like this WTSHTF.
 Predictions are like …belly buttons. Everybody has at least one.  Many or most predictions made are wrong and the content here is no exception.  I am not a modern day Davy Crockett or Daniel Boone but I have spent a few days in the woods, and hopefully after reading this you will not think I am still lost in them.  I did not fight in any war but had my share of the military experience and the same can be said for law enforcement.  I never bugged out but did backpack and still am a gym rat who tries to do his time on the treadmill although I hate cardiovascular exercise despite knowing it is good for me.

My present employment deals mostly with determining the penalty and hopefully rehabilitation of recently unemployed prescription drug addicts in Appalachia.  By the time they get to my shop most have literally lost everything, car, home, sometimes family, because they spend every cent they earn, and more, as soon as they get it – paycheck to paycheck and sadly pill to pill.  Their stories typically excuse their plight by blaming everyone else and rationalizing what they did as a “had to” by outside forces. Criminal records are not uncommon.  Here’s the point: I see what desperate people do and do not do when they are out of options. Contrary to what you may think most of them do nothing at all, they just shut down waiting for the “somebody else” to help them. Based upon these experiences, I propose that a few common predictions regarding TEOTWAWKI (The end of the world as we know it) or WTSHTF (When the shit hits the fan) are misconceived.  There are doubtlessly more, who’s to say, but here are seven.

Misconception number one: You are going to bug out by vehicle using some combination of car, truck or recreational vehicle (RV).  Wrong, it takes only one careless, sleepy, drugged or drunk driver to shut down any given road.  On a normal day an overturned truck or a car or two crashing effectively closes the road for half a day.  Given some major and unexpected event motivating folks to flee for the hills the interstates and minor roads will be impassible – all of them.  There are no secret roads, if you know about them so do many others.  Many hold plans of leaving “before”. When is before, how do you know and what if you are wrong? How many “Chicken Little” events will your employer tolerate? Generally speaking the odds of a sudden catastrophic event are lower than a cascade of smaller inconspicuous events ending ultimately in the need to bug out or get home. Odds are once you are sure it is time you can count on walking or maybe biking, motorized or otherwise because the masses will be in one huge traffic jam by that point.

Misconception number two: Related to the first, that you are fit enough to walk carrying the stuff you think you need.  How far is it from the stops on your daily routine to your home or refuge?  It is reality check time; when was the last time you walked five miles?  Or even walked one mile? If it was not recent then you will be in for a rude awakening if and when that eventuality occurs.  Honestly, could you walk for days? Could you do so with a heavy Bug Out Bag?  Most Americans are so badly out of shape the prospect of walking any distance is impossible. Get off the couch and go for a walk, and do so often. Maybe even carry your get home bag a bit? - B.T. - part I of III

Tuesday, December 04, 2012

Rjmech Wins His 2nd NPP Event of the 4th Quarter

Liv Boeree drinks to Rjmech's win!
Oh where would he be in the standings if Rjmech would have played all year? Rj sat back in the weeds and then sprang into action at the final table to take this one down.

And what a race we have for the last Quarter seat, and the two Total Point seats in the NPP Finals! I will break it down for you:
Tomservo2 is the actual 4th quarter leader, but he already has a seat so, on to the rest. But that is an outstanding job Tom!
Who still has a chance at the Quarter seat?
Absea98, Mikeniks-Faldo, Pre01, Rjmech, and T3chlady. And remember, if Faldo captures the seat, the next person also goes to the final!
Who is in the running for the Total Point Seats? Lump2 had the grand total wrapped up weeks ago and has already won a seat.
So Mikeniks-Faldo, Pre01 and T3chlady are still in the hunt for a Totals seat. Again if Faldo captures a Totals seat, the next in line gets one too.
So be here next week for all the action. It went down to the wire as it always should!

On to the action:
16 min: KingBing420 (16th) has top pair but loses to Tomservo2’s flopped straight!
18 min: T3chlady (15th) first sees her (AA) get run down by Absea98 tripping his (KK), then she has to go with (Jd 9d) and cannot catch up to ThePunk75’s (AT). Ouch!
22 min: Tigercub8189 (14th) with (33) loses the coin flip to Rjmech with (AT) and a [T] on the river.
27 min: Theedouble*d (13th) goes with (Kd Q) on a [3 diamond] flop and is called by K9isadog with (Ad 8).
32 min: A short-stacked (SS) Sanster89 (12th) and Derf-63 (11th) are eliminated by Tomservo2’s (99).
34 min: Wingsfancurt (10th) sees his pair of Tens run into K9isadog’s (JJ).
49 min: A SS Mikeniks-Faldo (9th) and a SS Lump2 (8th) lose to K9isadog’s straight on the turn. K9isadog just always outplays Faldo. Always! By the way, where would K9isadog be if he would have played all year?
51 min: A short-stacked Suetman123 (7th) has to go with (A7\T) but ThePunk75 has (AA).
1st break:
K9isadog    11427
Rjmech     4825
ThePunk75    3476
Tomservo2    1899
Absea98    1446
Pre01    927
64 min: A SS Pre01 (6th) calls Rjmech’s all-in with (Tc 7c) with his own (KQ), but loses when RJ makes his flush on the turn.
66 min: A SS Abseaa98 (5th) has to go with (AJ) and Rjmech calls with (99) and wins the coin flip.
85 min: ThePunk75 (4th) goes with (AQ) and runs into Rjmech’s (AK)!
91 min: K9isadog (3rd) goes with (A6) but runs into Rjmech’s (KK).
Heads Up:     Rjmech     22000      -     Tomservo2    2000
92 min: Tomservo2 (2nd) goes with (A2) but Rjmech has (AK).
Congratulation to Rjmech on his 3rd NPP win!
1st – Rjmech
2nd – Tomservo2
3rd – K9isadog
4th – ThePunk75
5th – Absea98
6th – Pre01
7th – Suetman123
8th – Lump2
9th – Mikeniks-Faldo
10th – Wingsfancurt
11th – Derf -63
12th – Sanster89
13th – Theedouble*d
14th – Tigercub8189
15th – T3chlady
16th – KingBing420
The 4th Quarter Standings and the Total Point Standings are on the right side of the blog!

Sunday, December 02, 2012

Davethedog Still has His Holloween Costume On!

Come on Dave! Bigbrimar and Beerhog want their turn!

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

ThePunk75 Returns to Win!

ThePunk75 now returns to the beach....for some reason.
Well that is a fine “How do you do?” A month away and comes in and kicks butt! Not that he has not done this before – beat the NPP faithful like a cheap drum that is. ThePunk moves past NPP legend 7Jokers on the Walk of Fame list!
The point race tightens up even closer!
With her 2nd place finish, T3chlady moves into the lead for the last Quarter seat in the NPP Finals! She also took the lead in the Totals Points Seats race.
What a finish is in store. Stay tuned! Or better yet, join the fun.
On to the action:
14 min: A short-stacked (SS) 8thmile (18th) runs into Tigercub8189’s (AA).
26 min: A SS (17th) sees his pair of Jacks get run down by Mikeniks-Faldo’s straight.
28 min: Pre01 (16th) sees his (KK) run into 95corolla’s (AA)! Ouch!
29 min: Wingsfancurt (15th) sees his pair lose to Suetman123’s two pair.
30 min: A SS KingBing420 (14th) sees her (KT) lose a coin flip to ThePunk75’s (77).
37 min: A short-stacked (SS) Sanster89 (13th) is quadruple-teamed (twss) and loses to Suetman123’s two pair.
39 min: LittleRedElf (12th) with two pair runs into Rjmech’s trips.
It tightens up now. It’s getting down to the wire seat wise for the NPP Finals.
1st break:
Rjmech   4855
Derf-63   4352
K9isadog   3243
T3chlady   2760
95corolla   2542
ThePunk75   2471
Suetman123   2150
Mikeniks-Faldo   1900
Tomservo2   1817
Tigercub8189    840
Absea98   70
62 min: Tigercub8189 (11th) runs into Rjmech’s flush.
65 min: A SS Absea98 (10th) sees his (AT) lose to a pair of Queens.
78 min: A SS K9isadog (9th) runs into Derf-63’s (AA).
88 min: A SS Suetman123 (8th) loses to T3chlady’s (QQ). A little girl on girl - on girl action!
92 min: Derf-63 (7th) goes with two pair but loses to Rjmech’s flush.
97 min: A SS 95corolla (6th) with (AK) is double-teamed by Tomservo2 and ThePunk75, who wins with trip Threes.
108 min: A SS Tomservo2 (5th) is double teamed by T3chlady and the winner with a pair of Queens, Rjmech. Then another long session of action ensues.
2nd break:
Mikeniks-Faldo    10658
ThePunk75    7529
T3chlady   4813
Rjmech   4000
122 min:  Rjmech (4th) sees his pair of Nines run into Mikeniks-Faldo’s two pair.
131 min:  Mikeniks-Faldo (3rd) goes with (Ac 9c) (52%) and a board of [9d Tc 7c] and calls ThePunk75’s (KK) (46.5%) all in bet, but hits air.
With a small chip lead over ThePunk75, maybe a fold was the right play to stay in the game to hold at least 2nd (point standings wise). But a win is what Faldo needs, as does T3chlady. Oh well.
And a surprising battle (because of the stack sizes) ensues:
Heads Up:   ThePunk75     23000      -     T3chlady     4000
135 min:      ThePunk75     20300      -     T3chlady     6700
140 min:      ThePunk75     21500      -     T3chlady     5500
145 min:      ThePunk75     17500      -     T3chlady     9500
150 min:      ThePunk75     22000      -     T3chlady     5000
155 min:      ThePunk75     16000      -     T3chlady    11000
166 min:  A SS T3chlady (2nd) moves in with (A9) and loses the coin flip to ThePunk75”s (33).
Congratulations to ThePunk75 on his 16th NPP victory!
1st – ThePunk75
2nd – T3chlady
3rd – Mikeniks-Faldo
4th – Rjmech
5th – Tomservo2
6th – 95corolla
7th – Derf-63
8th – Suetman123
9th – K9isadog
10th – Absea98
11th – Tigercub8189  
12th – LittleRedElf
13th – Sanster89
14th – KingBing420
15th – Wingsfancurt
16th – Pre01
17th - Theedouble*d
18th – 8thmile

The 4th Quarter Standings and the Total Point Standings are on the right side of the blog!

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

8thmile Wins His 1st NPP Tourney!

Danica Thrall is so excited for 8thmile!
So excited - she forgot something.
His victory drink she was supposed to have for him!
Congratulations 8thmile and welcome to the Walk of Fame! (Look just below Sanster89!)
8thmile becomes the 69th player to win an NPP event and he did it in style too. He only had to defeat everyone in the race for a final seat in the NPP finals and take out this year’s point champion heads up! That’s all he had to do – and he did it!
We welcomed back Tigercub8189 tonight! Glad to see you return to the NPP felt!
The action tightened up and slowed down as we approach the end of the 4th quarter. This will be an exciting finish.
On to the action:
23 min: A short-stacked (SS) Absea98 (15th) goes with (K9) and is called by fellow SS Wingsfancurt with (A5).
28 min: Tomservo2 (14th) goes with (AK) and sees Tigercub8189’s (AJ) hit his [J] on the flop.
30 min: Wingsfancurt (13th) Missed it as Mikeniks-Faldo’s (QQ) was crying folding to T3chlady’s (KK) on the other table.
36 min: A SS Suetman123 (12th) has to go with (AQ) and runs into T3chlady’s (AK).
43 min: A SS Mikeniks-Faldo (11th) has to go with (33) and T3chlady is waiting again – this time with (JJ).
50 min: Theedouble*d (10th) Blinded out. Never showed.
52 min: A SS Sanster89 (9th) sees his pair of Eights run into K9isadog’s two pair.
1st break:
Lump2    4695
Pre01   4620
8thmile    4445
T3chlady   3385
K9isadog    1990
Derf-63     1515
95corolla    1245
Tigercub8189     605
67 min: A SS Tigercub8189 (8th) goes with (Ah 6h) and cannot run down Pre01’s (TT).
73 min: K9isadog (7th) has (QQ) but Derf-63 has (Ad Kd) and hits an [A] on the flop!
99 min: A very SS 95corolla (6th) has to go with (22). Derf-63 calls with (Q4) and makes a Queen-high straight!
107 min: A SS Pre01 (5th) has to go with (A3) and runs into 8thmile’s (QQ).
112 min: T3chlady (4th) has (KK) but 8thmile hits his flush.
2nd break:
Lump2    9640
8thmile    9220
Derf-63   3640
129 min: A very Ss Derf-63 (3rd) has to go with (92) and Lump2 calls with (32) and wins when the board pairs his Three.
Heads up:        Lump2    14400    -      8thmile    8100
135 min:           Lump2    8500    -      8thmile    14000
140 min: A SS Lump2 (2nd) has to go with (Kd 5d), but 8thmile has (99)!
Congratulations to 8thmile on his 1st NPP win!
1st – 8thmile
2nd – Lump2
3rd – Derf-63
4th – T3chlady
5th – Pre01
6th – 95corolla
7th – K9isadog 
8th – Tigercub8189
9th – Sanster89
10th – Theedouble*d 
11th – Mikeniks-Faldo
12th – Suetman123
13th – Wingsfancurt
14th – Tomservo2
15th – Absea98
The 4th Quarter Standings and the Total Point Standings are on the right side of the blog!

Friday, November 16, 2012

Douge2 Humor - The Left Coast Life

Do you know what happened 162 years ago back in 1850?

California became a state.
The people had no electricity.
The state had no money.
Almost everyone spoke Spanish.
There were gunfights in the streets.
So basically nothing has changed except back then,
the women had real boobs and men didn't hold hands.
That, my friends, is your history lesson for today….

It’s Time!
My neighbors Christine and Betsy, the two cute, young, lesbians next door, asked me what I would like for my birthday.
I was quite surprised, when they gave me a Timex! It was very nice of them, but I'm pretty sure that they misunderstood me, when I said:
"I wanna watch"

It Can be a Workout!
When my doctor asked me about what I did yesterday, I told him about my day:
"Well, yesterday afternoon, I waded across the edge of a lake, escaped from a mountain lion in the heavy brush, marched up and down a mountain, stood in a patch of poison ivy, crawled out of quicksand, and jumped away from an aggressive rattlesnake"
Inspired by my story, the doctor said, "You must be an awesome outdoorsman!"
"No," I replied, "I'm just a shitty golfer."

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Faldo Wins for the First Time This Year!

Jayden Nicole cleans Faldo's car as Faldo cleans up!
Even a blind squirrel finds a nut eventually. Faldo got some cards early - took a flyer and hit a hand on Suetman123, then get cards at the end to win it. This is a pretty simple formula to victory.

This helps Faldo get back in the race to qualify for a seat in the NPP Finals. But remember, Faldo is a wild-card! If he qualifies, it does not knock the next person out! If Faldo qualifies for either the 4th quarter or the Totals seats, the next person gets in also. Faldo cannot close anyone out of a spot in the finals!
It is still going to be a very tight race – right down to the wire.
On to the action:
13 min: Theedouble*d (16th) sees his flush runs into Derf-63’s full house.
14 min: T3chlady (15th) Missed it watching the next hand.
15 min: 95corolla (14th) with (AA) and SpartanFlash (13th) with two pair both get knocked out by Wingsfancurt’s higher two pair.
20 min: Sanster89 (12th) Missed it. Sorry, playing my hand.
22 min: Pre01 (11th) Missed it answering the phone.
33 min: Rjmech (10th) has to go with two pair and runs into Mikeniks-Faldo’s higher two pair.
49 min: A SS Absea98 (9th) loses to 8thmile’s two pair.
1st break:
Derf-63    6305
Wingsfancurt    4090
Tomservo2    3900
Mikeniks-Faldo    3733
Suetman123    3022
8thmile     1845
Lump2     870
K9isadog    235
64 min: Wingsfancurt (8th) with (QQ) runs into Derf-63’s (KK).
65 min: A short-stacked Lump2 (7th) has to go with (A7) but Mikeniks-Faldo has (TT).
66 min: K9isadog (6th) blinds out as he never showed.
68 min: Suetman123 (5th) has to go with (JJ) and Mikeniks-Faldo decides to call with the (Ad 9d) and hits his flush!
Now settle in for some poker!
95 min: A SS Tomservo2 (4th) goes with (KQ) and loses to Derf-63’s (Kc 8c) flush!
114 min: A SS 8thmile (3rd) loses to Derf-63’s two pair.
Heads Up:   Derf-63     17300      -     Mikeniks-Faldo    7600
125 min: Derf-63 (2nd) loses first a coin flip with (AQ) to Mikeniks-Faldo’s (88). Then, Derf goes with (JT) and runs into Mikeniks-Faldo’s (AK).
1st – Mikeniks-Faldo
2nd – Derf -63
3rd – 8thmile
4th – Tomservo2
5th – Suetman123
6th – K9isadog
7th – Lump2
8th – Wingsfancurt
9th – Absea98
10th – Rjmech
11th – Pre01
12th – Sanster89
13th – SpartanFlash
14th – 95corolla
15th – T3chlady
16th – Theedouble*d
The 4th Quarter Standings and the Total Point Standings are on the right side of the blog!

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Incoming Fire has the Right of Way

Faldo is in a meeting with his boss.
Other Rules from Faldo:
The two most important rules in a gun fight is to always cheat and always win.
Make sure your attacker has to advance thru a wall of bullets. If you have to get killed by your gun, make them have to beat you to death with it - because it is empty.
If you are not shooting, be re-loading. If you are not re-loading, be moving. If you are not doing one of those things, someone will put your head on a stick.
Do something. It may be wrong, but do something.
If you carry a gun, people will call you paranoid. If I have a gun, what in the hell do I have to be paranoid about?
Don't shoot fast; shoot good.
You can say "Stop" or "Alto" or any other word that says you want them to leave you alone. But a large bore handgun or shotgun put in someone's face is pretty much a universal language.
You have to work the rest of your life protecting yourself. How long you live depends on how well you do it.
You cannot save the planet. But you may be able to save yourself and your family.
The best weapon is the brain. Everything else is supplemental.
Don't pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight, he will just kill you.
If you find yourself in a fair fight, your tactics suck.
I carry a gun because a cop is too heavy and I am a better shot than most of them anyway.
Besides, when seconds count, cops are only minutes away.
Why do I carry a .45 caliber handgun? Because they don't make a .46
An armed man will kill an unarmed man with monotonous regularity.
A buddy noticed I had my gun on me. He asked if I had it because I expected trouble. I said no, if I expected trouble, I would not be here. But if I had to be here, I would have brought my shotgun too.
A real man fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because of what he loves behind and beside him.
Those who turn over their weapons will immediately be enslaved by those who did not.

How to Explain to a Child Why Entitlements are Corrupting America

Wednesday, November 07, 2012

The Death of the United States by 1000 Cuts

I are a Amarikan voter edukadid by pubic skools.
Since the Democrats kneel at the knee of Mao, they learned of this great torture.

It was not one thing that destroyed the greatest country ever founded, it was many little things. But now that we have lost our desire to be the last bastion of true freedom on the planet, the end will come quickly now.
Who and what do I blame for the death of my country? Well, I have to look in the mirror first. I did not do enough to save her. I did some stuff. I did more than most people. But I didn’t do all I could.
My biggest sin – and God will call it a sin when my time comes – was I tolerated liberals. I worked along side liberals, I quietly ignored liberals, I broke bread with liberals, and I allowed them to be un-shunned members of my family for far too long. As the end of our nation comes, I of course will not be shown this courtesy by those same liberals. I will be turned over to the proper authorities for re-education.
Who are the other 999 that deserves my wrath for the death of my country?
The men of the United States deserve a lot of blame. They stopped being men. They allowed women to vote and the nation has been on decline ever since. They allowed feminism to get a foothold. They did not teach their daughters to go to church, to raise their own children and to not think of the government as their “real” husband.
They let women take their jobs in the workplace and many let the women run their lives. Women are socialists by DNA and if they think they need help, Big Daddy Government is where they turn. Communists know this. The fault lies completely with the men of this country. Women are just women guided by instinct. Men are supposed to know better.
The voters as a nation are to blame. Many conservatives stayed home, already realizing it was over. They didn’t try to educate mentally ill liberals. They didn’t challenge liberal policies, actions and discussion in public.
They didn’t take a stand at the local levels – especially with the school boards. They didn’t fight the slow but continuous increase in taxes that were then used to brainwash the children away from the foundation of this nation. Taxes were also used to keep people poor by making them dependent on tax money.
They were also used to pay some of the laziest people on the planet (yes – teachers and their administrators) insane salaries and benefits for nine months work – which kept those lazy people voting with the communists.
I blame the American who happens to be of African descent. You literally walked off one plantation as a slave to join another plantation called the Democrat Party. The communists destroyed your families, your neighborhoods (and the Democrats kept you in YOUR neighborhoods), your morals and your future. In truth, most “blacks” are worse off than before slavery ended. Maybe it’s a culture thing, but even though they were unlocked, you never unhooked your chains. Now we all will wear them.  
The media – completely overrun by brainwashed communists – was still watched, read and listened to by voters. News was filled with lies, embellishments, made up polls and twisted facts Worse yet, the truth about what the communists were doing to our nation was not reported. The voters – the majority – did not work to find out the truth. They turned on American Idol, Dancing with the Stars and The View, and remained blissfully ignorant – on purpose. You will pay for that for the remainder of your days now.
The businessmen and free workers tolerated unions. Formed by communists, unions and their mafia leaders - with the governments help - were allowed to run businesses instead of the owners and boards of directors. Then the union funneled workers dues to the communists. Businessmen tolerated insane hourly rates, benefit scales and work rules, just to make money until they retired and could leave the mess to the next guy. Just like a Ponzi scheme, eventually it collapses. The death of most great businesses – if not due to new technologies - are due to unions. Again, other truth businessmen instinctively knew but choose to ignore.
Literally every American who attended a college or watched a college football game is to blame. The nation’s universities are nothing more than a communist assembly line. Stick with me on this: their prices rise at a faster rate than gasoline, they get money from the federal and state, they get endowments from rich alumni, and not a single liberal-communist anywhere complains about “Big Education”. Ever wonder why? They are the epicenter of the communist brainwashing machine.
The churches are to blame. Communists-liberal-Democrats are godless and were never taken to task by the Christian religions of our nation. The churches tolerated them in their pews.
The Catholic Church did not excommunicate open abortion advocates. Other churches started day care centers so single moms could work – setting the stage for – you guessed it – more single moms. Our nation’s moral base was completely eroded by hypocrisy. Muslims are nothing if not consistent. People follow leaders and ideologies that never waiver.
Conservative and real Americans wavered. In the name of diversity, tolerance, civility, kindness, fairness and laziness, every single American in some way is to blame for the death of the United States.
This is my last political post. No need to educate any longer. It will not help. Collapse and civil war will now follow soon - then a world war against the Muslim religion.
The New World Order will be formed. Good luck with that.

Come on illegal Mexicans, get in the picture with the liberal. You helped too.

Tuesday, November 06, 2012

Pre01 Wins his 2nd Tourney of the Quarter!

Charlize Theron is floored by Pre01's performance!
And 5th of the year. With the win, he moves himself further into contention for a seat in the NPP Finals – either thru winning this 4th quarter, or with a top two finish in total points!

Well done Pre01. Absea98 kept the top spot in the 4th quarter with his fine showing tonight.
And Tomservo2 continues to win points he doesn’t need! But that is ok. He just continues to show why he has been a force this entire season.
Theedouble*d scored some much needed points, and is also in contention for the 4th quarter seat. A very exciting finish is on the horizon! Stay tuned.
On to the action:
10 min: Rjmech (14th) Missed it winning a hand.
14 min: Wingsfancurt (13th) has a pair of Kings that lose to Suetman123’s straight.
22 min:  KingBing420 (12th) has a pair of Kings that lose to Suetman123’s flush!
30 min: K9isadog (11th) missed it losing my own hands
31 min: Mikeniks-Faldo (10th) Loses four straight hands where he was a favorite or had a coin flip. Not Faldo’s night. Then everyone settled in for some poker until the break.
1st break:
Tomservo2    5200
Suetman123    3340
Lump2    2590
Derf-63    2205
Absea98    2045
T3chlady    2000
Pre01    1505
Theedouble*d    1455
Sanster89    660
67 min: Sanster89 (9th) Missed it – computer problem
69 min: Lump2 (8th) loses a coin flip as his (88) runs into Pre01’s (AJ) with an [A] on river.
72 min: Derf-63 (7th) sees his pair of Queens lose to Tomservo2’s pair of Aces.
78 min: T3chlady (6th) sees her pair of Kings run into Theedouble*d’s two pair.
90 min: A SS Suetman123 (5th) sees her (AK) get called by Pre01’s big stacked (Ks 8s) and flop [88X]. Ouch!
102 min: Absea98 (4th) trips his Kings only to see that Pre01 hit a full house!
105 min: Theedouble*d (3rd) has two pair, but Pre01 hits his higher two pair on the river!
Heads up:    Pre01    13100    -      Tomservo2     7900
110 min:      Pre01     12000    -      Tomservo2     9000
2nd break - 115 min:      Pre01     15100    -      Tomservo2     5900 
125 min:      Pre01     18000    -      Tomservo2     3000
128 min: A SS Tomservo2 (2nd) has to go with (A8) and runs into Pre01’s (KK).
Congratulations to Pre01 on his 5th overall NPP win!
1st – Pre01
2nd – Tomservo2
3rd – Theedouble*d
4th – Absea98
5th – Suetman123
6th – T3chlady
7th – Derf-63
8th – Lump2
9th – Sanster89
10th – Mikeniks-Faldo
11th – K9isadog
12th – KingBing420
13th – Wingsfancurt
14th – Rjmech
The 4th Quarter Standings and the Total Point Standings are on the right side of the blog!