Monday, December 30, 2013

Randy Mech Wins Pot Limit Omaha Tournament at Firekeepers Casino

Randy doing what he does at NPP out on the road in tournaments.
Congratulations to Randy Mech (Rjmech) of Nik's Poker Palace fame.

Just another reason to to join Niks Poker Palace. It's real poker against some real players.


Randy, Faldo will be waiting for his "trainer fee" by the mailbox. The usual 40% of the gross is fine. No tip needed either.

Ok, but make it a small gratuity.

Friday, December 27, 2013

The Day the SHTF in Argentina

hair. That's right. Your hair.
Imagine sitting in a hotel in Red China – there on business - and having breakfast..

A beautiful sunny morning on a work day and what you thought would be another average business day.

But then, the hotel informs you your credit cards are no longer good and they cannot accept cash from your native country.

You call back to your country to your work office, your home, your family members, your bank and your neighbors and all you get is a busy signal – then eventually – no signal.

You now have to rely on the generosity of the people you were working with to give you enough money to pay your bills so you can get home – when the airports and airlines finally re-open in your country.

Faldo was at that breakfast table when it happened to a woman from Argentina that sat with Faldo and a team of building engineers from Australia.

If you think it can't happen in the USA - think again. The Argentina government was doing exactly what our government is doing - borrowing and printing unlimited quantities of money.

Eventually Argentina's IOU was not accepted anymore.

Argentina is a food producing country, but children were starving to death everyday because the parents couldn't afford food since unemployment was at 25% and inflation made savings almost meaningless.

Large portions of cities became uninhabitable ....even by the police.
Being in a supermarket was being in a place that was already looted.
Any 'country' can become even more dangerous. No neighbors will help you when the criminals come around. They want to go un-noticed – hoping to be killed last - kind of like Republican politicians.

Then, your neighbors become criminals - out of necessity. Or you have to become one. Actually, being a good guy or a bad guy becomes simply a matter of perspective.

When the banks closed, cash was hard to come by and credit cards were not accepted. When banks re-opened, low limits on withdraws were strictly enforced. Barricades and armed security guards were at every branch. Connected government and rich people had moved their accounts earlier to other countries and many left the country just before the collapse with suitcases stuffed with money.

You had to protect yourself. If you did not prepare, you will soon learn fast - and first hand - that armed people can kill unarmed people with surprising regularity. The police either couldn't arrive in time or would not ever arrive. The police will show up to put you in jail for defending yourself, but will not show up to protect you. Jail is a death sentence in itself.

What is the biggest threat to you if the SHTF (poop hits the fan)?
Write down the top 5 threats and the most dangerous to the least. Now what are you doing to prepare?

Get in shape.  Some kind of shape. Improve to anything better than you currently are.
Most people die of illness and disease. Have meds available.
Law of 3 for survival;
air – 3 minutes
shelter – 3 hours
water – 3 days
food – 3 weeks

Have re-enforced doors, Think like a burglar. How would you get in?
Place motion detectors around your house. And emergency lights. Have an alarm.
Install security windows and shatter proof coatings. Secure you garage door.
Don't leave tools outside the house. Place thorny plants under windows.
Get two safes. Hide one well. Hide one poorly.

Oh………………. Happy New Year!

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Niks Poker Palace – Season #20 Starts January 7th!

Well, thanks to our fascist government, it's now PokerStars.net..but we go on.
Can you believe it – 20 years. Faldo doesn’t want to sell it too hard, but this is may be the toughest league on PokerStars . net.

If you are a beginning poker player, this is a chance to play against some really strong poker players and not go broke doing it.

If you are a poker player that wants to “step up” in class, here is a chance to try your luck against some very strong competition.

If you are a …..”player”……prove it. This league line-up will give you all you want. See what you can do against some top flight players.

If you never tried Niks Poker Palace, here is your chance to get in at the start of the season.

If you have played before, here is your chance to get back in and try to move your name up the Walk of Fame. You will find…..it ain’t easy.

Send an email to npokerp @ yahoo .com with your PokerStars handle and Faldo will send you the league number and password.

Keep checking the blog for updates. The League Schedule will be made on January 1, 2014, but you can sign up NOW!

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Faldo Releases the Golf Secrets of His Golfing Buddies


You may not know it, but Faldo has been very busy over the past 2 years putting my golf buddie's thoughts and ideas together in a book about golf. Faldo is very proud of the results.

In order to market the publication, Faldo is asking friends and family to be the first to own a copy. Here's the Table of Contents from Faldo’s new book, "Winning Golf Strategies.”
Faldo believes it gives the reader valuable playing tips and insider information that Faldo has gained through years of experience in the game observing my golfing partners.

Table Of Contents
Chapter 1 - How to properly line up your Fourth putt.
Chapter 2 - How to hit a Nike from the rough when you hit a Titleist from the tee.
Chapter 3 - How to avoid the water when you lie 8 in a bunker.
Chapter 4 - How to get more distance off the Shank.
Chapter 5 - When to give the Ranger the finger.
Chapter 6 - Using your shadow on the Greens to maximize earnings.
Chapter 7 - When to implement Handicap Management.
Chapter 8 - Proper excuses for drinking beer before 9 a.m.
Chapter 9 - How to urinate behind a 4" x 4" post, ….undetected.
Chapter 10 - How to rationalize missing a tee time.
Chapter 11 - How to find that ball that everyone else saw go in the water.
Chapter 12 - Why the beer cart girl doesn't care that you birdied the 5th.
Chapter 13 - How to let a Foursome play through your Twosome.
Chapter 14 - How to relax when you are hitting Five off the Tee.
Chapter 15 - When to suggest major swing corrections to your opponent.
Chapter 16 - God and the meaning of The Birdie-To-Double Bogey Putt.
Chapter 17 - When to regrip your Ball Retriever.
Chapter 18 - Use a strong grip on the Hand Wedge and Weak Slip on the
Foot Wedge.
Chapter 19 - Why male golfers will pay $5.00 a beer from the Beer Cart Girl
and give her a $3 tip, but will balk at a $3.50 Beer at the 19th Hole and stiff
the Bartender.

Hopefully you will find my book intriguing and purchase a copy.

Of course my golfing buddies already know these strategies, and are too busy digging up Balata balls from swamp areas to re-use, or buying back braces to support their tee box swings to buy a copy.

One is taking Cart Management classes (see photo) with such sections as:
Why They Make Cart Paths
Why You Go Around Creeks and Not Over Them Without a Bridge
Why Brake Donuts in a Cart on Wet Grass During Rain Storms is Not Allowed by Golf Courses
Why Trying to Beat Faldo to the Clubhouse is Not Worth the Risk

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Tomservo2 wins the Inaugural Tournament of Champions!

 


Tomservo2 beat the best of the best tonight to be #1.
Tomservo2 beat all the 2013 winners tonight. Thirteen of the sixteen qualifiers made it to the felt on this cold evening, and it was a spirited battle.
After all, think about it: 48 NPP tournaments this year, and only 16 different players were victorious. It is no easy feat to best this group on tourney night.
This was an elite group of poker players.
On to the action:
15 min: Lump2 (13th) Missed it.
20 min: 95corolla (12th) Missed it.
26 min: KingBing420 (11th) has a straight, but Tomservo2 hit a bigger one.
27 min: Douge2 (10th) Missed it.
35 min: LittleRedElf (9th) sees his trip Queens lose to Derf-63’s straight.
50 min: A short-stacked (SS) Suetman123 (8th) sees her (Ad Kd) lose to Rjmech’s pair of Queens.
60 min: Absea98 (7th) sees his (77) run into Mikeniks-Faldo’s (KK).
No break tonight:
62 min: A SS Derf-63 (6th) has (TT) get run down as Rjmech’s (66) makes a straight! Ouch
65 min: A SS T3chlady (5th) with (QJ) makes trip Queens, only to lose to Rjmech’s full house. Ouch again!
68 min: A SS Mikeniks-Faldo (4th) misses his flush draw and higher pair draw to Rjmech’s 2 pair.
A back and forth battle ensues:
89 min: A SS ThePunk75 (3rd) runs into Rjmech’s two pair
Heads up:        Rjmech      10000      -      Tomservo2       9500
95 min:             Rjmech      10800      -      Tomservo2       8700
100 min:           Rjmech       4500      -      Tomservo2       15000
102 min:  A SS Rjmech (2nd) has to go with (44) but Tomservo2 has (KJ) and pairs his King.
Congratulations to Tomservo2 as he is our Tournament of Champions Winner.
1st – Tomservo2
2nd – Rjmech
3rd – ThePunk75
4th – Mikeniks-Faldo
5th – T3chlady
6th – Derf-63
7th – Absea98
8th – Suetman123
9th – LittleRedElf
10th – Douge2
11th – KingBing420
12th – 95corolla
13th – Lump2
Faldo just wants to thank all his loyal members of Niks Poker Palace for another exciting season of poker action. You are the best poker players and people in the world!
See you January 7th, 2014 for the start of our 23rd season!

Friday, December 06, 2013

You Just Have to Smile……and Then Prepare

The Democrat goal for all Americans.
COSTELLO: I want to talk about the unemployment rate in America.
ABBOTT: Good Subject. Terrible times. It's 7.8%.
 
COSTELLO: That many people are out of work? 
ABBOTT: No, that's 14.7%.

COSTELLO: You just said 7.8%.
ABBOTT: 7.8% Unemployed.

COSTELLO: Right. 7.8% out of work.
ABBOTT: No, that's 14.7%.

COSTELLO: Okay, so it's 14.7% unemployed.
ABBOTT: No, that's 7.8%.

COSTELLO: WAIT A MINUTE. Is it 7.8% or 14.7%?
ABBOTT: 7.8% are unemployed. 14.7% are out of work.

COSTELLO: If you are out of work you are unemployed.
ABBOTT: No, Congress said you can't count the "Out of Work" as the unemployed, it makes President Obama's employment numbers look bad! You have to look for work to be unemployed.

COSTELLO: BUT THEY ARE OUT OF WORK!
ABBOTT: No, you miss the point.

COSTELLO: What point?
ABBOTT: Someone who doesn't look for work can't be counted with those who look for work. It wouldn't be fair.

COSTELLO: To whom?
ABBOTT: The unemployed.

COSTELLO: But ALL of them are out of work.
ABBOTT: No, the unemployed are actively looking for work. Those who are out of work gave up looking and if you give up, you are no longer in the ranks of the unemployed.

COSTELLO: So if you're off the unemployment rolls that would count as less unemployment?
ABBOTT: Unemployment would go down. Absolutely!

COSTELLO: The unemployment just goes down because you don't look for work?
ABBOTT: Absolutely, it goes down. That's how they get it to 7.8%. Otherwise it would be 14.7%. President Obama doesn't want you to read about 14.7% unemployment. It makes him look bad, incompetent, and makes him look like he doesn't have a clue what he is doing as President.

COSTELLO: That would be tough on the Democrats running for re-election.
ABBOTT: Absolutely!

COSTELLO: Wait, I got a question for you. That means there are two ways to bring down the unemployment number?
ABBOTT: Two ways is correct.

COSTELLO: Unemployment can go down if someone gets a job?
ABBOTT: Correct.

COSTELLO: And unemployment can also go down if you stop looking for a job?
ABBOTT: Bingo.

COSTELLO: So there are two ways to bring unemployment down, and the easier of the two is to have people stop looking for work.
ABBOTT: Now you're thinking like a Democratic Economist.

COSTELLO: I don't even know what the hell I just said!
ABBOTT: Now you're thinking like a Congressman.

But Don’t Worry…..You Have Protection

Mike Williamson observes that the collateral damage produced by the sharpshooters in the NYPD make Graven Tower look downright solicitous by comparison:
As long as you ignore the fact that the shooting victims were innocent bystanders;
Hitting two people with three shots represents unusual excellence in marksmanship for the NYPD.

This is matching another recent incident in which skilled NYPD officers were able to hit their target and nine bystanders with only 16 bullets.
Overall the NYPD usually requires about 331 rounds to hit 54 targets, of which 14 will be innocent bystanders, 24 will be dogs, and 16 will be people the NYPD was actually aiming at.

Statistically, if you aren't a dog, it is slightly more dangerous to be the person the NYPD was shooting at than a bystander (16 people out of 331 shots for intended targets for a 4.8% hit rate vs. 14 people out of 331 shots for bystanders, a 4.2% hit rate).

NYPD has a better success rate for other weapons, and certain factors, like shooting unarmed people in the back, tend to increase hit rates.

When NYPD officers fire 331 shots, and hit 16 targeted people, 24 dogs, but also 14 bystanders, there is a problem.

If the gun control advocates were truly serious about wanting to reduce the amount of unnecessary harm caused by firearms, they'd be campaigning to disarm the police, not the American people.

I suppose we can be grateful that the NYPD doesn't have rocket-armed bazookas or missile-armed drones at their disposal........uh, oh….wait a minute……they do.

Tuesday, December 03, 2013

Derf-63 Wins the 2013 Player of the Year Tourney


The prize - Shannon James - waits for the prize winner - Derf-63! 
Cheating by playing poker on his 50th birthday, Derf-63 wins the NPP Final. He led basically wire to wire tonight, and played the role of chip leader to perfection. On to the action:
15 min:
Derf-63    2600
Pre01    1800
T3chlady    1550
ThePunk75   1400
K9isadog    850
Rjmech    800
20 min: K9isadog (6th) sees his pair of Kings lose to Pre01’s pair of Aces.
Derf-63    2750
Pre01    2400
T3chlady    1400
ThePunk75   1300
Rjmech    1300
30 min:
Pre01    3200
Derf-63    2600
T3chlady    1450
ThePunk75   1450
Rjmech    300
31 min: A SS Rjmech (5th) sees his two pair lose to Pre01’s bigger two pair.
35 min:
Pre01    3750
Derf-63    2550
T3chlady    1300
ThePunk75   1300
45 min:
Derf-63    4200
Pre01    2700
T3chlady    1300
ThePunk75   800
48 min: A SS ThePunk75 (4th) runs into Pre01’s (AA).
Derf-63    4300
Pre01    3500
T3chlady    1200
53 min: Pre01 (3rd) runs into Derf-63’s (KK).
Heads up:      Derf-63    8000      -       T3chlady    1000
55 min:         Derf-63    7900      -       T3chlady    1100
60 min:         Derf-63    6600      -       T3chlady    2200
65 min:         Derf-63    4600      -       T3chlady    4400
63 min: T3chlady (2nd) with (As Ks) runs into Derf-63’s trip Sevens.
Congratulations to Derf-63 on winning the NPP Player of the Year Tournament!
1st – Derf-63
2nd – T3chlady
3rd – Pre01
4th – Rjmech
5th - ThePunk75
6th – K9isadog
The Tournament of Champions tournament is next week!

Friday, November 29, 2013

Don’t Fret About League Suspensions – Just a Precaution


Three cheers for the NPP and TOC Finalists!
I guess PokerStars sends out a letter stating you have been suspended from the Niks PokerPalace league. Well, don’t fret it.

Our next tournament on Tuesday, December 3, 2013, is the NPP Final. Seven people qualified for that. In past years, members have forgotten it’s the final and registered for the tournament. The only way Faldo can make sure only the qualifiers get in, is to suspend everyone else.

If you want to watch the final, let Faldo know and I will re-instate you. Just don’t register for the Final unless you are a finalist.

Now remember, on Tuesday, December 10, 2013, is the NPP Tournament of Champions. Anyone who won a tournament in NPP in 2013 is eligible for that. So just those players will be “activated” for that.

Sorry for the email, but it is unavoidable. Again, if you want to watch the Final or the Tournament of Champions, just let Faldo know.

If you are a NPP Finalist and cannot play in the Final, please let Faldo know and I will get the next Total Points player in as a replacement.

All of you tournament winners – be sure to keep December 10 open.

All the rest of my poker friends – see you January 7, for the start of the 21st year of Niks Poker Palace!

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Derf-63 Clinches a Seat in the NPP Final - With Style!


The Lady is just floored by Derf-63 poker skills!
It is always an exciting finish to the season, even with the drama done before the final card.
Derf-63 wins the final regular season tournament and clinches a seat in the NPP final. That’s the way you do it – leaving nothing to chance.

I will leave the rest of the story in the action summary.
 
On to the action:
10 min: 95corolla (12th) goes with (99) but Derf-63 has (KK)! Ouch!
26 min: A short-stacked (SS) Mikeniks-Faldo  (11th) has to try with (QJ) but K9isadog  has (AK).
35 min: A SS Absea98 (10th) loses to Wingsfancurt’s pair of Nines. Now Absea98 has to hope his pursuers get cut down. But four of the nine are pursuers.
51 min: Wingsfancurt (9th) two pair runs into K9isadog’s bigger two pair.
52 min: Suetman123 (8th) two pair runs into Tomservo2’s bigger two pair.
54 min: Tigercub8189 (7th) pair of Jacks loses to Derf-63’s pair of Kings.

Now it is looking bleak for Absea98. Four of the six left are pursuers.
1st break:
K9isadog    6737
Tomservo2     6226
Derf-63   3577
Pre01   1100
LittleRedElf     240
Theedouble*d    120
61 min: Theedouble*d (6th) blinds out.
62 min:  LittleRedElf (5th) has (AA) blinds out.
 
It’s now over for Absea98 as all the seats are taken. The last three are Pre01 (4th quarter win), and then Derf-63 and K9isadog win the Total Points seat. Congratulations to all qualifiers.

80 min: Tomservo2 (4th) missed it – visitor to the home.
90 min: Pre01 (3rd) missed it.
102 min: A SS K9isadog (2nd) goes with (Q8) but Derf-63 has (AJ).

Congratulations to Derf-63 on his 5th NPP win of the year and his 10th overall!
1st – Derf-63
2nd – K9isadog
3rd – Pre01
4th – Tomservo2
5th – LittleRedElf
6th – Theedouble*d
7th – Tigercub8189
8th – Suetman123
9th – Wingsfancurt
10th – Absea98
11th – Mikeniks-Faldo
12th – 95corolla
The 4th Quarter Standings and Total Point standings are on the right side of the blog!

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Rjmech Continues to Dominate NPP


Anna Benson says "Tops off to RJ!" Uh...its hats off. Nevermind, this is better.
Note: Faldo was absent due to a power outage. Apparently 10 mile an hour winds gave the hamster running on the DTE Energy power wheel a heart attack. More on those criminals in another post.

T3chlady graciously agreed to take poker notes this evening.

“Rjmech wins his 7th tournament of the year! Rjmech is proving that being successful in poker is not luck. But then again, NPP is loaded with players that prove that.

Absea98 hangs on to the 4th quarter lead with one round left. It is only a two man race as Pre01 has the only chance to catch Absea98.

In the Total Points race, 95corolla, Absea98, Derf-63, K9isadog, LittleRedElf, Lump2 and Pre01 still can win a seat. When Absea98 or Pre01 win the 4th quarter seat, that opens up one of the two Totals seat for someone else. It’s going to be a fantastic finish as always!

5 min:  Douge2 (Ace high) loses to Derf-63 (AA).

18 min: Lump2 is escorted to the door by K9isadog. Both hit a K to pair the board but Lump had a lower kicker.

20 min:  95Corolla loses with 33 against Theedouble*d who makes two pair.

28 min: A very SS Wingsfancurt is ousted by Suetman123 who hits two pair (QQ 55) against Ace high.

32 min: Absea98 loses with KKK against K9isadog's flush.

34 min:  Tigercub8189’s two pair loses to Theedouble*d's trips 555.

51 min: Derf-63 is out when Derf, Theedouble*d and Pre01 all battle. Pre01 gets the main pot with 222. DD gets the side pot with QQ. Derf had TT.

55 Suetman123 out by Rjmech who was ahead all the way when his 99 hit a set and suetman had 77.

Break 1

Theedouble*d 7665

K9isadog 4520

Pre01 4087

Rjmech 3693

T3chlady 1785

LittleRedElf 400

Tomservo2 350

66 mi: LittleRedElf short stacked with 66 pushes and loses to Theedouble*d's two pair AA JJ.

67 min: Tomservo2 is blinded out.

88 min: Theedouble*d pushes but doesn't connect when Pre01 shows up with two pair AA 55. The board had 55.

100 min:  A SS T3chlady pushes with KJ, didn't hit and Rjmech makes a set with his 555.

105 min: One memorable hand was K9isadog who's trip 3's fill up with 10s but Rjmech had pocket 10s and makes the bigger full house!!

113 min: K9isadog pushed with JT but Pre01 pairs his Q and wins.

Break 2

Pre01 11381

Rjmech 11109

That's when the steamroller cranks up the engine and starts rolling. It didn't take long.

123 min: Pre02    5251     -     Rjmech    15149

125 min: Rjmech wins when he pairs his J and Pre01 pairs his 5 with a pair of 33's on the board. Rjmech two pair JJ 33. Pre01 two pair 55 33.”

Congratulations to Rjmech on his 12th NPP win.

Monday, November 18, 2013

Is it Faldo or the Rest of the World that is Off?

I saw a poor old lady fall over today on the ice, hit her head and get knocked out!! At least I presume she was poor - she only had $1.20 in her purse.

A bum asked me if I had a buck so he could get a cup of coffee. I said, "Sure. Do you have change for a $100 bill?" Some people are just ungrateful. Do you know he took a swing at me?

Went for my routine checkup today and everything seemed to be going fine until he stuck his index finger up my butt! Do you think I should change dentists?

My doctor looks just like a young Vanna White - only hotter! But I have to find a new eye doctor now. I thought it would speed things up if I got naked for the examination BEFORE she told me to.

I was explaining to my wife last night that when you die you get reincarnated but must come back as a different creature. She said she would like to come back as a cow.
I said, "You're obviously not listening."

The wife has been missing a week now. Police said to prepare for the worst. So, I had to hustle to the thrift shop to get all of her clothes back.

My new girlfriend I'm having an affair with..... thinks that I'm a stalker. Well, she's not exactly my girlfriend yet.

On my college entrance exam, they asked where are women found to have naturally curly hair.
I guess Africa was the correct answer.

One of the other questions that I missed on my college entrance exam was to name two things commonly found in cells.
It appears that Mexicans and Blacks is not the correct answer.

You can say lots of bad things about pedophiles but at least they drive slowly past schools.

The Red Cross have just knocked at my door and asked if I could help towards the floods in Pakistan. I said I would love to, but my garden hose only reaches the driveway.

Wanting to impress the young lady behind registration desk when I checked into my hotel on a recent business trip, I said, "I hope the porn channel in my room is disabled."
To which she replied, "No, it's regular people-porn, you sick bastard."

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Unsolicited Truth About Obamacare From an Independent Family Man

 
The US Constitution and our Bill of Rights look far worse right now.
Faldo was simply resting prior to the Tuesday Poker tournament. A friend texted me and another buddy to say he was attending a seminar on Obamacare to learn how to apply and what will be required to do so. He was going to share his knowledge of this new law with us.

As a professional financial planner, he is well versed at cutting thru the lawyer-speak and deciphering what is ‘the real deal’. Faldo will let him take it from here. Well, as much as Faldo will let anyone.
Financial Planner “ZZ” – text to two older friends: I am going to a speaker on Obamacare tonight. I will let you old timers know what I find out.
Faldo: It is called socialism and communism healthcare. If the speaker is for it, tell him Faldo says he is a crook and a traitor.
“ZZ”: Even communism has rules. Better to know what they are.
Faldo: No, you defeat it and sabotage it. Or you are a sheep and part of the problem. Ask that son of a bitch if he signed up for it yet.
“ZZ”: The problem is work ethic. For some reason the majority of the country just want handouts. I don’t see that changing.
BACK FROM SEMINAR:
“ZZ”: Guys, I apologize. I was trying to be open minded about this until I knew the facts. After sitting thru a two hour seminar, I can now say this law is a DISASTER!

“ZZ”: This will affect folks on medicare, so you need to bolster your savings enough to pay for substantially higher medical costs for the next two years Elmo (Faldo note: Elmo is retired on a fixed income).
“ZZ”: It could mean you will have to take a part time job or cut your budget. I can’t believe how horrible this law is.
“ZZ”: You are both friends of mine, and I am worried for you. If you are not educated on this subject, you better get yourself educated. This is going to have a significant impact on all American families and neither of you are the healthiest (Faldo note: or wealthiest) in America.
“ZZ”: I’m going to sit down with my wife and discuss our options this weekend. This is terrifying with a new baby on the way.
Faldo: I love the fact that government workers, and big Democrat contributors are exempt, given waivers or premium adjustments, while everyone else suffers with this. Just remember when you are going in for surgery or even taking medicine given to you in the hospital, it is your government now giving to you – and not your doctor.
All of you Democrat retirees voted for your own euthanizing. Good thinking, as usual from the Demcorat voter.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

T3chlady Wins Her 1st NPP Tourney of 2013



Ana Marquez has nothing on our Techlady!
T3chlady (you may pronounce it Techlady) already has a seat in the NPP final. But now she also has a seat in the Tournament of Champions. Way to go Lady!

Absea98 picked up even more points tonight. He can be caught but it is not going to be easy for his pursuers of Derf-63, Pre01 and Tomservo2.

The last two weeks as always – will tell the tale.

We welcome a new player – Ali19552007, a friend of Rjmech’s. Welcome to NPP Ali.

Just a note to tell you that your host will miss the next tournament. Faldo has to attend a family function and will miss next week. But results will be posted the next day.

On to the action!
15 min:  Tomservo2 (15th)
26 min: Derf-63 (14th)
32 min: Rjmech (13th)
40 min: LittleRedElf (12th)
49 min: 95corolla (11th)
54 min: Douge2 (10th) Blinds out.
55 min: Ali19552007 (9th) goes with (AA) and runs into Lump2’s full house.
1st break:
Theedouble*d    5135
Mikeniks-Faldo    3415
T3chlady    3305
Absea98    3120
Suetman123    2895
Wingsfancurt    2680
Lump2    1010
Tigercub8189    940
66 min: Tigercub8189 (8th) runs into Absea98’s flush.
68 min: A short-stacked (SS) Lump2 (7th) loses to Absea98’s two pair.
78 min: Mikeniks-Faldo (6th) goes with (KK) but Theedouble*d spikes an [A] with (AdQd).
83 min: Suetman123 (5th) Missed it getting tea for my cold.
95 min: A SS Absea98 (4th) goes with (22) but loses to Theedouble*d’s (JT) when a [J] hits the river.
100 min: Wingsfancurt (3rd) Missed it – pit stop.
Heads up:        Theedouble*d    1550g0    -      T3chlady     7000
105 min:          Theedouble*d    12500    -      T3chlady     10000
110 min:  Theedouble*d (2nd) runs into T3chlady’s pair of Kings.
Congratulations to T3chlady on her 4th NPP win!
1st – T3chlady
2nd – Theedouble*d
3rd – Wingsfancurt
4th – Absea98
5th – Suetman123
6th – Mikeniks-Faldo
7th – Lump2
8th – Tigercub8189
9th – Ali19552007
10th – Douge2
11th – 95corolla
12th – LittleRedElf
13th – Rjmech
14th – Derf-63
15th – Tomservo2
The 4th Quarter Standings and Total Point Standings are on the right side of the blog!

Friday, November 08, 2013

How to Get Out of a Traffic Ticket - Step 1

In the immortal words of Elvis Presley in the song, "My Way" - "Sometimes I bit off more than I could chew."

Tuesday, November 05, 2013

Rjmech Wins Two in a Row!


Rjmech wins double....and raises you a double.
And that makes four this quarter! That makes six for the year, giving him the lead in that department. Needless to say, he would be winning this quarter, except he already won his seat in Quarter 2.
Absea98 still leads the 4th quarter, but Pre01 and Tomservo2 are still in easy striking distance with three rounds left. Others can catch also….by catching fire and quickly.
On to the action:
14 min:  Douge2 (15th)
24 min: 95corolla (14th)
28 min: Absea98 (13th) Missed it playing a hand.
31 min: Wingsfancurt (12th) Runs into Mikeniks-Faldo’s flush.
48 min: LittleRedElf (11th) Blinds out.
50 min: K9isadog (10th) Blinds out.
1st break:
Derf-63    4165
Pre01    3635
Rjmech    3215
T3chlady    3155
Mikeniks-Faldo    3000
Tomservo2    1930
Tigercub8189    1755
Suetman123    1605
Sanster89    40
62 min: Sanster89 (9th) Blinds out. Nines go crazy now!
69 min: Derf-63 (8th) has to go with (Ah Th) but Pre01 has (99).
72 min: A short-stacked (SS) Suetman123 (7th) loses to Tigercub8189’s straight.
73 min: A SS Tomservo2 (6th) loses to Pre01’s trip Nines.
87 min: T3chlady (5th) goes with (AQ) but Pre01 has (99).
89 min: A SS Tigercub8189 (4th) goes with (A8) but loses to Rjmech’s (Q9) when a [9] hits the flop.
105 min: Mikeniks-Faldo (3rd) goes with (AJ) (72%) and Rjmech calls with (J9) (26%) and hits the [9] on the flop.
Heads up:        Rjmech    16000    -      Pre01     6500
109 min:  Pre01 (2nd) runs into Rjmech’s (AK) and a [K] on the flop.
Congratulations to Rjmech on his 14th NPP win!
1st – Rjmech
2nd – Pre01
3rd – Mikeniks-Faldo
4th – Tigercub8189
5th – T3chlady
6th – Tomservo2
7th – Suetman123
8th – Derf-63
9th – Sanster89
10th – K9isadog
11th – LittleRedElf
12th – Wingsfancurt
13th – Absea98
14th – 95corolla
15th – Douge2
The 4th Quarter Standings and Total Point Standings are on the right side of the blog!

Sunday, November 03, 2013

Three Public Service Announcements from the Democrat Party

Obama reaching out to the US Taxpayer. Can't say he didn't.
Learn how to make millions from the best real estate expert in the US Senate.
“Hello, I’m Harry Reid, Democrat senator from Nevada. Ever dream of making a fortune in real estate without any risk? Well you can with my tried and true Reid’s Real Estate Money Magic System.

 In lesson #1 you will learn how to buy undeveloped land right after you push thru legislation to make it more valuable. Then you also pick up campaign contributions along the way! With my system, it’s a piece of cake.
In lesson #2, you will learn how to transfer your property to a friend’s off shore shell company - getting everything out of your name. Then you strong arm the Zoning Board - to re-zone the land - thus tripling it’s value over night! With no messy contracts in your name, no one will every know you were in on it. Not even the IRS!”
The Reid Real Estate Money Magic System is so simple, anyone can do it. Well, if you are a crooked Senator from Nevada, or any other Democrat in office.

The Chairman of the Federal Reserve, Ben Bernanke - appointed by Hussein Obama – has a lot of friends that he helped out with the Stimulus Package.
GE: “Thanks Ben.”
Harley-Davidson: “Thanks Ben.”
Toyota: “Arigotou Bena-san.”
Some US Banks: “Thanks Ben.”
Banks in Scotland, England, Bavaria, Switzerland, Korea, Mexico and Japan: chorus “Thanks Ben.”
Teacher’s Union: “Thanks Benjamin. And no talking! ...to anyone about this”
Teamsters Union: “Thanks Ben. Now fa-getta bout it.”
UAW: “Thanks Ben. We will call off our paid protesters now.”
Yes, Ben has helped our a lot of friends with taxpayer money – none of which is even collected yet! It was all just printed and added to our children’s children’s debt. And of course a lot of that money will be sent back to the Democrat Party.

And Obama tells Ben who the friends of the Democrat Party are.
Compliments of the Federal Reserve – serving the Democrat Party every time Democrats are in control.

Now from the people that brought you Government Motors and Obamacare, we now bring you the all new Obamacard!

President Obama says, “In my economy, some people say money is tight for everyone. Not if you carry the new Obamacard! With the Obamacard, it doesn’t matter if you are slow pay…..or no pay. You can go ahead and go play!

Because, just like me, there is no limit on what you can spend and you have no responsibility! So charge ahead with the Obamacard.

In the new economy I am building, there is no need to pay any money back because we just owe it to ourselves, our children, and our children’s children. Well, and the Chinese and the Saudis. Oh, and the printer of the money.

Hey, Joe, Nancy, Hillary and Harry, see if the printer can wait another 90 days before we pay him.”

Of course in order to feel good about yourself and think any of this makes sense, you have to drive a hybrid, watch MSNBC daily, join a union, close your mind and forget everything you ever liked about your freedom and property. Basically, be a useful idiot Kool-aid drinking Democrat voter.
 

Friday, November 01, 2013

Truth in Advertising

Bars and Alcohol......making men victims for centuries. Davethedog says stay off juries too!

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Rjmech Wins for the 5th Time in 2013


Jenn Brown waits in the NPP lounge for Rjmech.
Rjmech already has a seat in the NPP Final or else he would have the lead in the 4th quarter because he has won 3 times this quarter! Just an unbelievable job Rj!
So Absea98 hangs on to the lead as he himself picks up more points tonight. He still has four people trying to chase him down. And there is still time for others to get in the race.
Absea98’s point streak is also helping him in the Totals Race.
It is always an exciting finish to the seat line!

On to the action:
20 min: Derf-63 (17th) Missed it.
30 min: Lump2 (16th) Missed it.
31 min: LittleRedElf (15th) runs into Pre01’s trip Fives.
33 min: Tigercub8189 (14th) runs into T3chlady’s trip Jacks.
38 min: 95corolla (13th) and Sanster89 (12th) run into Douge2’s trip Queens. I’m sensing a pattern here.
46 min: Leave it to Mikeniks-Faldo (11th) to break the pattern by getting caught in an all in bluff by Pre01.
52 min: Theedouble*d (10th) blinded out.
1st break:
Pre01    5855
Tomservo2    74488
ThePunk75   3700
Douge2     3327
T3chlady     2384
K9isadog     2008
Rjmech     1778
Absea98    1480
Suetman123   480
62 min: Douge2 (9th) runs into Pre01’s full house.
66 min: Suetman123 (8th) sees her (JJ) lose to T3chlady’s (AK) when an [A] spikes.
68 min:  T3chlady (7th) sees her (AA) get crushed when Pre01 trips his (66) to the Devil’s hand. And so close to Halloween too.
78 min:  A short-stacked (SS) K9isadog (6th) loses to ThePunk75’s pair of Aces.
92 min: A SS Absea98 (5th) has to go with (KT) but Pre01 has (AK).
96 min: A SS ThePunk75 (4th) loses to Rjmech’s (66).
103 min: Pre01 (3rd) goes with (KT) when he hits two pair, but Rjmech has (AK) and hits his two pair.
Heads up:      Rjmech   22000      -      Tomservo2   3500
111 min: Tomservo2 (2nd) goes with (Ah 9h) but Rjmech has (QQ).
Congratulations to Rjmech on his 10th NPP win!
1st – Rjmech
2nd – Tomservo2
3rd – Pre01
4th –ThePunk75
5th – Absea98
6th – K9isadog
7th – T3chlady
8th – Suetman123
9th – Douge2
10th – Theedouble*d
11th – Mikeniks-Faldo
12th – Sanster89
13th – 95corolla
14th – Tigercub8189
15th – LittleRedElf
16th – Lump2
17th – Derf-63
The 4th Quarter Standings and the Total Point Standings are on the right side of the blog!

Thursday, October 24, 2013

The Democrat Communist Muslim in Our White House Murdered American Seals

The Democrat - the destructor of the United States of America. Citizens - have you had enough yet?

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Derf-63 Wins for the 3rd Time This Season


Derf-63's poker skills are knocking the pants off her.
And Derf-63 wins for the second time this quarter! This is how you win a seat – you win the tournaments. Derf-63 is going for it.
He still trails Absea98 – who keeps getting points himself! The other close chasers are 95corolla and Pre01.
Derf has the other seat option too, as he took over the Total Points race. He and LittleRedElf have the claim on those seats right now, with K9isadog and Lump2 close behind.
On to the action:
3 min: T3chlady (16th) sees her full house lose to a bigger one.
10 min: Sanster89 (15th) sees his Jacks to Absea98’s Queens.
28 min: Rjmech (14th) flush loses to Theedouble*d’s bigger flush.
31 min: Lump2 (13th) missed it.
33 min: Tigercub8189 (12th) ran into Derf-63’s full house.
48 min: K9isadog (11th) Missed it.
55 min: Theedouble*d (10th) missed it as table closed.
1st break:
Derf-63    5264
Suetman123    4366
95corolla    4055
Absea98   2532
Douge2     2357
Pre01     1847
Mikeniks-Faldo    1549
LittleRedElf     1307
Tomservo2     723
92 min: A short-stacked (SS) Pre01 (9th) and (SS) Mikeniks-Faldo (8th) lose to Absea98’s pair of Kings.
100 min: A (SS) Tomservo2 (7th) goes with (AJ) and loses to 95corolla’s pair of sevens.
103 min: Douge2 (6th) goes with (77) and runs into 95corolla’s (TT).
110 min: LittleRedElf(5th) blinds out.
2nd break:
Derf-63     7784
Suetman123    7191
95corolla    5199
Absea98     3826
128 min: Absea98 (4th) has two pair, but Derf-63 hits his flush.
139 min: Suetman123 (3rd) sees her (AK) run into 95corolla’s (AA).
Heads up:    95corolla     11700     -     Derf-63     12300
143 min: 95corolla (2nd) runs into Derf-63’s flush.
Congratulation to Derf-63 on his 9th NPP win!
1st – Derf-63
2nd – 95corolla
3rd – Suetman123
4th – Absea98
5th – LittleRedElf
6th – Douge2  
7th – Tomservo2
8th - Mikeniks-Faldo
9th – Pre01
10th – Theedouble*d
11th – K9isadog
12th – Tigercub8189
13th – Lump2  
14th – Rjmech
15th – Sanster89
16th – T3chlady
The 4th Quarter Standings and the Total Point Standings are on the right side of the blog!

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Ten Things Women Hate About Sports (not that Faldo cares)

Why coed sports are a bad idea.......or a great one.
A female sports fan wrote an article listing the things women sports fans hate about sports. Fair enough. Men hate some things about sports too.

Like the "instigator rule", stepping out of the batters box once in, Jerry Jones, pro basketball, soccer, female referees, female sideline reporters and ….well all female sports where the women are dressed like ….well…. are dressed at all.

But here is her list:
1 – “The Kiss Cam” - She says it’s because they may be at the game with a guy they don’t want to kiss. Really? Then you have no business being there do you?

Do you think he brought you to the game to hear your insight into the Wishbone Offense against a Eight in the Box Zone? No. He wants to look down your blouse as you turn your head to watch the game and look at your butt as you ascend the stairs in front of him. And then hopefully score a touchdown himself later in your endzone. If that is not a possibility for the poor sap, let him take his buddy who will at least buy him a beer for the ticket.

2 – “Being pandered to by sports teams” – Please. Women demand to be pandered to – or the Democrat Party and 90% of the television shows, movies and malls would dry up and blow away – as they should anyway by the way.

3 – “Players wives” – Hot chicks are always threatening to women…..even to other hot women. Get over it – or start a cat fight. We would prefer the latter.

4 – “Having our motives for liking sports questioned” – Like when you ask why the "coach" is going to the "hill of dirt" to change "quarterbacks"?

5 – “Pink Jerseys” – See # 2. Who do you think is buying them? Women! And why we are on the subject, where is the Prostate Cancer jersey and why aren’t you buying those?

6 – “Negativity about women’s sports” – Hey, if it sucks – it sucks. If you want us to watch, have the women athletes dress near naked or be naked. Even then – it still sucks because we can’t watch it with our buddies or our WAGs (wives and girlfriends). Watching with the guys makes us all look desperate and like we are not getting any. Well, we are not, but we don’t want our buddies to know that.
And unless your WAG also ‘likes to look too’, we will be on the couch or worse if we are caught watching. So, just forget the whole thing.

7 -  “Spitting” – Hey, we don’t demand to watch you put on your makeup or a Lifetime movie and then complain about what we see. Deal with it.

8 – "Playoff beards" – See #7.

9 – "Women in sports movies" - See #2. You are the reason they are there. So the men in the movie will have a love interest in the movie for you to get yourself involved in or at least so you have someone to relate to. Otherwise, the film will not get made. Only porn movies get produced without being pandered to females specifically. And how many of those do you want to watch with us men? Faldo rests his case. 

10 - “Women in sports who are bad at their job” – Well, that would be almost all of them. So many “almost all”, Faldo changes it to ALL. But they are there because of women and of course - #2.

Women and #2. They go together when it comes to sports.