Thursday, August 30, 2012

The Constitution - It Did Build the World's Greatest Nation

What do you say?

Let's vote out all the politicians that don't follow it.

Yes, I am well aware of the fact that 90% of the ones in office.... don't and even 70% of those running for office ....don't even say they will.

We can't start doing that some time. We have to do it now. Our nation, our Constitution and our freedoms....are out of time!

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Lump2 Wins His 7th NPP Tourney – 3rd of the Quarter!

Beth Shak was waiting for Lump2 in the hallway of NPP after the tournament. Oh, the many fringe benefits of being an NPP winner.

Well, he is trying to run away with it and he just may. Another powerful performance by Lump2. He even opens up a lead in the Grand Totals race.

Sanster89 made an attempt to catch up, but came up short.

With four rounds left and a smaller field meaning a smaller amount of points available, it is going to be a tough road to catch Lump2. But, many of us still have a shot.

On to the action:

12 min: A short-stacked (SS) Theedouble*d (13th) with (Jh 9h) is double-teamed by ThePunk75 with (KK) and the winner, Lump2 with a pair of Aces.

18 min: ThePunk75 (12th) hits two pair, but Lump2 hits a straight.

22 min: A SS Tomservo2 (11th) loses to Sanster89 with (AK).

27 min: A SS Douge2 (10th) runs into Mikeniks-Faldo’s flush.

28 min: Wingsfancurt (9th) and Pre01 (8th) get knocked out at the other table.

41 min: Derf-63 (7th) loses to Sanster89’s two pair.

50 min: T3chlady (6th) has a flush, but Sanster89 has a full house!

54 min: Absea98 (5th) blinds out.

1st break:

Lump2 9201

Sanster89 4954

8thmile 2990

Mikeniks-Faldo 2355

94 min: A SS Mikeniks-Faldo (4th) goes with (A9) and is called by Sanster89 with (QT) and of course a [T] hits the board. Thank you – once again - for your support, PokerStars.

There is no crying in poker, but there is whining.

Uh........ there is no whining either?


82 min: A SS 8thmile (3rd) gets double-teamed by Sanster89, and loses to Lump2’s pair of Aces.

Heads Up: Lump2 13,200 - Sanster89 6,300

85 min: Lump2 17,200 - Sanster89 2,300

88 min: A SS Sanster89 (2nd) has to go with trip Kings but loses to Lump2’s flush.

Congratulations to Lump2 on his 7th NPP win!

1st – Lump2

2nd – Sanster89

3rd – 8thmile

4th – Mikeniks-Faldo

5th – Absea98

6th – T3chlady

7th – Derf-63

8th – Pre01

9th – Wingsfancurt

10th – Douge2

11th – Tomservo2

12th – ThePunk75

13th – Theedouble*d

The 3rd Quarter Standings and the Total Point Standings are on the right side of the blog!

Saturday, August 25, 2012

“Fast and Furious” – In a Nutshell

Idiot, moron, Marxist or traitor. You are one or all of these if you ever vote for a Democrat again. Pure and simple.

On December 14, 2010, in a remote area of Arizona, US Border Patrol finds a group of heavily armed illegal aliens.

With no respect for American law or those tasked with enforcing it, the illegal aliens opened fire. When it is over, Border Agent Brian Terry lay dead.

One of the illegal aliens was captured. He is charged with 2nd degree murder, illegal possession of firearms, unlawful entry into the United States and will go to trial someday. And regardless of the outcome, will no doubt some day return to Mexico to a hero’s welcome, and probably with an apology from the Obama Administration.

But the charges filed don’t go far enough. The illegal aliens obtained their weapons to kill Brian Terry from the Obama Administration’s ‘Fast and Furious’ gun running program. The Obama Administration purposefully sent high powered arms to some of the most violent criminals on Earth. The very people responsible for thousands of deaths, kidnappings and sex-slave trade throughout Mexico. Where is the ‘accomplice’ charges against Obama and Eric Holder, the Attorney General who ran the Fast and Furious program?

The intent of Fast and Furious was to blame American weapons and ‘lax’ gun laws for the violence – as a pretext for attacking and eliminating the 2nd Amendment of our Constitution.

For those of you in the People’s Republic of Ann Arbor, the 2nd Amendment states – and sit down and hang on to your bong pipe for this - that our government cannot disarm the citizens – ever.

Eric Holder, of the Obama Justice Department refuses to hand over documents concerning this abuse of power and has been charged with contempt of Congress. The #1 police officer in the nation is disobeying the very laws he is supposed to be enforcing. Standard liberal behavior I grant you. And our mainstream media remains silent on this topic.

Barack Hussein Obama backs Eric Holder, probably taking a page from Eric Holder’s playbook that said – and I quote – “My people will not be prosecuted.” HIS people. You got that Whitey and Amigo?

Brian Terry, before he joined the Border Patrol, was a US Marine. He lost his life protecting America, and was killed by guns supplied by the Obama Administration, that were put directly into the hands of rapists, drug runners, human traffic kidnappers, and murderers.

Every Democrat voter needs to be forced to vacation on a US - Mexican border town and bring their teenage or pre-teen daughters with them. But that is another story you are not hearing about from the main stream media.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Douge2's Humor Corner: White Men Can't Count

Sobering Statistics


The number of physicians in the USA is 700,000.

Accidental deaths caused by doctors is 120,000.

Accidental deaths per doctor is 17.1%


Number of gun owners in the USA is 80,000,000

Number of accidental deaths caused by gun owners is 1,500.

Accidental deaths per gun owner is .00188%


Doctors are 9,000 times more deadly than gun owners.

And remember, not everyone has a gun but almost everyone goes to a doctor.

Please alert your friends to this alarming threat!

We would report the statistics on lawyers, but that would cause shock and heart attacks, which would send people to doctors!

So we are withholding that information for public safety reasons.

Where the White Man Went Wrong

Indian Chief Two Eagles was asked by a white government official, “You have observed the White Man for almost 90 years now. You have seen his technical advances, his progress in sciences, and his failures.”

The Chief nodded in agreement. The official continued, “In light of these facts; where exactly did the White Man go wrong, Chief?”

The Chief starred at the government official and then replied, “When white man find land, the Indians were running it. No taxes, no debt, plenty of buffalo, plenty beaver, clean water and clean air. Women did all the work. Medicine Man free, The man spent all his day hunting and fishing, and his night having sex.”

Then the Chief leaned back and smiled and said, “Only white man dumb enough to think he could improve on a system like that.”

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Las Vegas’s Wingsfancurt Wins His 4th NPP Tourney

Denise is rushing back to Las Vegas from the beach to "congratulate" Wingsfancurt!

The action in Vegas must be rubbing off on WFC. He wins against an abbreviated field tonight in fine fashion, and moves into contention for the 3rd quarter seat.

Lump2 and T3chlady continue their fine play also.

Faldo continues to ask PokerStars “where is the nub?”

PokerStars asks Faldo, “where is your poker talent?”

Touche’ PokerStars.

On to the action:

10 min: Theedouble*d (9th) Missed it. He was at the other table.

37 min: Mikeniks-Faldo (8th) loses a coin flip with (88) to T3chlady’s (Kc Tc).

41 min: Tomservo2 (7th) sees his two pair run into T3chlady’s straight.

42 min: A short-stacked (SS) Suetman123 (6th) goes with (KQ) and loses to Wingsfancurt’s (A8).

53 min: Derf-63 (5th)

1st break:

Wingsfancurt 6587

Lump2 3670

T3chlady 2063

Absea98 1180

69 min: A SS Absea98 (4th) sees his flush lose to Lump2’s bigger flush.

73 min: Lump2 (3rd) runs into Wingsfancurt’s trip Fives.

74 min: T3chlady (2nd) can’t catch Wingsfancurt’s pair of Kings.

Congratulations to Wingsfancurt on his 4th NPP win!

1st – Wingsfancurt

2nd – T3chlady

3rd – Lump2

4th – Absea98

5th – Derf-63

6th – Suetman123

7th – Tomservo2

8th – Mikeniks-Faldo

9th – Theedouble*d

The 3rd Quarter Standings and Total Point standings are on the right side of the blog!

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Derf-63 Wins His 5th NPP Tourney

Victoria Silvstedt is floored by Derf-63's outstanding performance!

Leading just about the entire way – except for a while during the long heads-up battle with Suetman123 – Derf-63 gets himself back in the 3rd quarter race.

We are in for a great finish.

On to the action:

15 min: Sanster89 (15th) sees his (KK) lose to Derf-83’s straight.

22 min: A short-stacked (SS) Rijzor (14th) has (AA) but after a flop with a [KHH] he gets two callers to his all in and Mikeniks-Faldo’s (KK) held on.

32 min: A SS ThePunk75 (13th) has to go with (KJ) and loses a coin flip to Wingsfancurt with (TT).

43 min: T3chlady (12th) sees her trips lose to Derf-63’s flush.

45 min: A short-stacked (SS) Tomservo2 (11th) has to go with (55), but runs into Suetman123’s (99).

47 min: Lump2 (10th) Missed it

52 min: LittleRedElf (9th) sees his (88) run into 95corolla’s (QQ).

1st break:

Derf-63 5010

Suetman123 3555

95corolla 3460

Wingsfancurt 3105

Mikeniks-Faldo 2940

Absea98 2895

Theedouble*d 1350

K9isadog 185

65 min: K9isadog (8th) blinded out.

78 min: A SS 95corolla (7th) has to go with a pair of kings and loses to Theedouble*d’s trips.

80 min: A SS Mikeniks-Faldo (6th) goes with (AQ) but loses the coin flip to Theedouble*d’s (99).

83 min: Absea98 (5th) Missed it.

89 min: Wingsfancurt (4th) has trips and runs into Derf-63’s’s full house.

95 min: Theedouble*d (3rd) loses a coin flip to Derf-63 (AJ) to (44).

Quite a heads-up battle ensues.

Heads Up: Derf-63 13600 - Suetman123 8900

100 min: Derf-63 18500 - Suetman123 4000

105 min: Derf-63 18200 - Suetman123 4300

110 min: Derf-63 13830 - Suetman123 8670

2nd Break

115 min: Derf-63 10700 - Suetman123 11800

125 min: Derf-63 9200 - Suetman123 13300

130 min: Derf-63 12300 - Suetman123 10200

132 min: A SS Suetman123 (2nd) goes with a (J6) and loses to Derf-63’s (Ks 2s).

Congratulations to Derf-63 on his 5th NPP win!

1st – Derf-63

2nd – Suetman123

3rd – Theedouble*d

4th – Wingsfancurt

5th – Absea98

6th – Mikeniks-Faldo

7th – 95corolla

8th – K9isadog

9th – LittleRedElf

10th – Lump2

11th – Tomservo2

12th – T3chlady

13th – ThePunk75

14th – Rijzor

15th – Sanster89

The 3rd Quarter Standings and the Total Point Standings are on the right side of the blog!

Thursday, August 09, 2012

LittleRedElf Dominates PokerStars – and Not Just on Tuesday Nights

LittleRedElf sends us a report on how he does when not at the NPP tables:

“I entered the PokerStars 7:32 PM HORSE tourney Tuesday night just before our league tourney.

There were 415 entrants who all paid 10,500 play money chips. All of the games have a limit betting structure; Hold ‘Em, Omaha H/L (8 or better), Razz, Seven Card Stud and Seven Card Stud H/L (8 or better). Everyone started with 2,000 chips. I ended up in 3rd place after a little more than 2.5 hours of play and received 33,200 chips for my efforts.

I truly enjoy playing the different kinds of games. Last Tuesday, I managed to win the 5:47 PM Razz tourney that also ended during our league play. There were about 390 players who paid 109 Chips and I managed to receive about 8,000 for the win. I encourage others to learn and play other games, also, even if just for the variety of play.

Then, two nights later, I won the same 7:32 PM HORSE tourney tonight. There were 386 entrants, it cost 1,050 chips to enter, but it only took 2h 19m to complete and I received 75,270 chips for my efforts. When it was heads up, I was a 3 to 1 underdog but I battled back, catching a couple of bluffs by the villain and finally got him in the end with 2 pair in 7 Card Stud.” – LittleRedElf

Wow! Thanks for the report Elf!

Not to be outdone, Faldo finished 9th in a tournament, making the final table about equal to everyone else in chips.

Wait, that was a 10-person SNG. Never mind.

Tuesday, August 07, 2012

Sanster89 Wins His 1st NPP Title!

A Sanster89 rail bunny helps him up after fainting after his victory! The 68th person to win an NPP tournament.

With all the sharks circling and battling, Sanster89 fought thru it all to take his 1st NPP title. Nice job Sanster89.

Sanster89 jumps right into the 3rd quarter race for a seat in the NPP Final. T3chlady and Derf-63 also pick up points.

Remember, Mikeniks-Faldo is a wildcard. If Faldo qualifies – either in a quarter or in the total points race, the next person also qualifies. So, technically, Sanster89 is now in 2nd place in the 3rd quarter.

It’s shaping up to be an exciting finish.

On to the action:

16 min: ThePunk75 (16th) sees his (AQ) run into Rijzor’s (AA).

29 min: Theedouble*d (15th) Missed it playing my hand at another table.

38 min: A short-stacked (SS) Wingsfancurt (14th) with (JT) runs into Derf-63’s (AK).

44 min: Tomservo2 (13th) Missed it playing my hand at another table.

50 min: A short-stacked (SS) Suetman123 (12th) has to go with (88) and loses a coin flip to Derf-63 with (AK) as he hits a straight.

51 min: Rijzor (11th) goes with (AQ) and loses a coin flip to T3chlady’s (JJ).

53 min: K9isadog (10th) blinds out as he never made the table.

55 min: The Break Monster got Pre01 (9th) as he runs into T3chlady’s flush.

1st break:

T3chlady 8740

Sanster89 4590

Derf-63 3785

Mikeniks-Faldo 2015

Lump2 1750

Absea98 1535

LittleRedElf 1295

Douge2 290

62 min: A SS Douge2 (8th) runs into LittleRedElf’s straight.

68 min: Lump2 (7th) pair of Kings runs into Sanster89’s pair of Aces.

78 min: A SS LittleRedElf (6th) sees his (66) run into Absea98’s trip Jacks.

83 min: A SS Mikeniks-Faldo (5th) has two pair but Derf-63 hits a full house.

86 min: T3chlady (4th) has the same pair as Sanster89, but is out-kicked!

92 min: A SS Derf-63 (3rd) goes with (KT) and runs into Absea98’s (AT)

Heads Up: Absea98 10100 - Sanster89 13900

100 min: Absea98 (2nd) hits two pair, but Sanster89 has a higher two pair!

Congratulations to Sanster89 on his 1st NPP win!

1st – Sanster89

2nd – Absea98

3rd – Derf -63

4th – T3chlady

5th – Mikeniks-Faldo

6th – LittleRedElf

7th – Lump2

8th – Douge2

9th – Pre01

10th – K9isadog

11th – Rijzor

12th – Suetman123

13th – Tomservo2

14th – Wingsfancurt

15th – Theedouble*d

16th – ThePunk75

The 3rd Quarter Standings and the Total Point Standings are on the right side of the blog!

Saturday, August 04, 2012

T3chlady’s Inaugural White House Tournament

The cheerleaders were a great touch T3chlady, but the "first" tournament is not spelled Anagaral.

The write up, from the hostess herself!

"Hi NPP’ers,

Players: Jean (T3chlady), Dave (LittleRedElf). Doug (douge2), Fred (Beerhog), James Rizor (rijzor), Tom (tomservo2), Jeff (tomservo’s assistant), Kathy (tomservo’s daughter), John (k9isadog), Mike (Mikeniks-Faldo), Randy (rjmech),

Details: Dinner: Hamburgers on the grill and assorted salads and dessert.

Tournament Started at 5:40

8:15 Doug busted out by Kathy

8:18 Jeff busted out by John

8:32 Dave busted out by Kathy

8:43 Mike busted out by James

10:01 Randy busted out by Jean

10:02 Fred busted out by Jean

James busted out next

John busted out next (sorry I did both of those well after the fact, time not noted)

Then by chip count we declared Kathy the winner, Jean 2nd and Tom 3rd

Here’s the real story:

About a week before the tournament I finished up phase I of my poker room decorations but could not figure out how to get the ambient temp of 60 degrees! OMG. Way too cold for sitting and playing cards. The primary ducts for the air conditioning run the length and width of that room in the ceiling. Rest of the house is 74 but basement is 60.

I bought a heater! Can you believe it? July and I’m looking for a heater. The best one was one I could use in my barn for the winter as well but it was 220V and I had to have a new plug put in to use it. My barn already had 220. So my electrician came out and installed the plug. The heater I ordered is a 4000W two speed heater with a blower. I opened the box to test it and the plug looked like someone had run over it. Good grief.

I took the unit to my electrician and the replaced the plug. I picked up the heater on Friday.

The night before the tournament I was putting the finishing touches on my two older 8-seat octo poker tables. Each one received a new felt top. The green table needed a couple of small nails to secure the middle plate and I started pounding. After about 5 minutes of that, about a DOZEN YELLOW JACKETS visited me in the basement. Yikes! How could I have a party if we were going to be surrounded by swarms of mutant wasps! Apparently the noise disturbed their sleep and they sent out the front guard.

So at midnight Friday I went to Meijers and purchased some pest bombs. I got back, bees were gone. Scary, don’t know where. I set off one bomb and sealed the basement. Went to bed and told myself I would finish next day.

So, next morning I started sealing off every open crevice in the basement, topping it off with some plastic and decorative duct tape (yeah, right). No yellow jackets. All was good. But I could hear them in the wall upstairs near the window well, behind the siding. Then I went outside and saw where they were coming and going. I called a pest removal place and they will be here in a day or two to get rid of them. These pests usually just keep to themselves unless to annoy them (hammering nails, for example).

It was still 60 degrees down there so I turned on the heater and within 45 minutes it felt quite comfortable. Sigh and thank goodness. Add 10 people and it was just right for the remainder of the evening.

At 3:00 I started getting phone calls that people would be late. Doug and James arrived before 4 to help. At 4 we were still the only ones here and we were hungry so we decided to run the cookout first and then play afterwards. People started showing up and we had burgers and salads ready. My sister Janet and her husband Jon came over to eat too. It was Jon’s birthday and combining the two events seemed like a good idea, and it was! Janet brought strawberry shortcake instead of the traditional birthday cake.

We started the tournament at 5:40 and the rest is history. Everyone had a great time. Killer Kathy was reigned queen. K9 is to be commended for feats of strength helping us roll Tom up the stairs. Thanks go to our professional dealers, Mike and K9.

With only a few adjustments I think the next event will be even better, like sound deadening on the chip trays and chairs that don’t go “pop”.

You can expect a fall classic, probably October. - Jean"

Thanks Jean! Ok, we got Rijzor to join NPP. Tomservo2, start working on Kathy and Jeff to join us on Tuesdays!

Thursday, August 02, 2012

PokerStars Purchases Full Tilt in Settlement with the Dept. of Justice

Washington, DC (July 31, 2012) - John Pappas, executive director of the Poker Players Alliance (PPA), the leading poker grassroots advocacy group with more than one million members nationwide, issued the following statement upon today's announcement that PokerStars purchased Full Tilt Poker's major assets and settled its legal disputes with the U.S. Department of Justice. The settlement means that tens of thousands of Americans will be able to seek reimbursement of the more than $150 million they have been owed since April 15, 2011.

"Thanks to PokerStars, the PPA expects that tens of thousands of innocent American poker players will now have access to more than $150 million that has been kept from them for over 14 months. We applaud that the parties made a process for the restitution of the players a central component of the agreement, and appreciate the government’s commitment to the fair treatment of the players

"The government has not yet released the precise details on how reimbursements will occur. It is the PPA's position that the government must take all steps necessary to ensure the process for the players to recover their full funds is not unduly burdensome. PPA's legal team will remain fully involved as the ‘voice of the player’ to ensure our members are heard throughout this process. As we learn more, the PPA will quickly gather and distribute information on the reimbursement process to our members.

"At the same time, let’s remember that Americans still remain unable to play poker with safe and secure online sites based in the U.S. – a freedom and consumer protection they should not be denied. The PPA and its members continue to urge Congress to quickly enact thoughtful legislation to create a licensed and regulated U.S. online poker market that restores Americans' freedom to enjoy a game of poker from their home computer."

For more information:

Department of Justice Press Release

PokerStars Press Release

PPA Pokerstars/Fulltilt Resource Center

Hat tip to LittleRedElf and the Poker Players Alliance for the posting.