What Tarot Card are You?

“Last night I stayed up late playing poker with Tarot cards. I got a full house and four people died.” – Stephen Wright

You are The Magician

Skill, wisdom, adaptation. Craft, cunning, depending on dignity.

Eleoquent and charismatic both verbally and in writing,
you are clever, witty, inventive and persuasive.

The Magician is the male power of creation, creation by willpower and desire. In that ancient sense, it is the ability to make things so just by speaking them aloud. Reflecting this is the fact that the Magician is represented by Mercury. He represents the gift of tongues, a smooth talker, a salesman. Also clever with the slight of hand and a medicine man – either a real doctor or someone trying to sell you snake oil.

What Tarot Card are You?
Take the Test to Find Out.

Frustration

“Our ideas must agree with realities, be such realities concrete or abstract, be they facts or be they principles, under penalty of endless inconsistency and frustration.” – William James

Played a few tournaments tonight and went deep in two a six max $3 and Full Tilts Daily Double B, the others I got nothing going.

I was running real well in the B, making the right moves and such. With 55 people left I was in top 5 in chips, when I get it all in on a 6 high flop with one of the few players that had me covered. It was my AA vs 99 and he rivered a 9 to win the 145k pot. The average chips were 35k, the next player after that pot was like 90k.

Not trying to preach a bad beat, just venting. That would have been nice score for me, as I was almost guaranteed to final table it.

Oh well that’s poker.

Reminder that this is my secondary blog, I post here along with friends and family primalry.

Heartland Poker Tour and Me

“Where observation is concerned, chance favors only the prepared mind.” – Louis Pasteur

Well the Heartland Poker Tour is coming to Greektown Casino in Detroit for the second time this year. This time they are doing a Mega Stack Tournament where you will start with 25k in chips with starting blinds of 100/100 and 1/2 hour levels. The cost is $1,650 which is quite steep for me at this time, so I’m going to try win a satellite in it. This is the schedule and here are my options are:

  1. $80 10 man where two qualify for the $340 qualifier,
  2. $120 10 man where 3 go to the $340 qualifier,
  3. $360 10 man where 2 go to the main event,
  4. $340 + 40 where top 20% qualify for the main event.

The first 3 options are crap shoots, where you get 2k and 10 min blinds. I played two of the $80 last time, but was card dead. The 4th option starts with 10k in chips, blinds start at 100/100 with 30 min blinds.

I plan to play the $340 HPT main event qualifier where the top 20% earn a entry to the main event. I think I have a better chance since it’s not a crap shoot and I can play poker.

I’m very excited as this is the biggest tournament that I will have played to date. Just hope I don’t do anything stupid, which is very possible. I’m planning on taking a pen and small note pad to take notes to post about, but sometimes I just feel stupid whipping it out and taking notes, but oh well.

Wish me luck.

Firearm Education

“I find hope in the darkest days, and focus in the brightest. I do not judge the universe.” – Dalia Lama

For those that don’t know him, Major General Peter Cosgrove is an ‘Australian treasure!’

General Cosgrove was interviewed on the radio recently.
You’ll love his reply to the lady who interviewed him concerning guns and children. Regardless of how you feel about gun laws you gotta love this! This is one of the best comeback lines of all time. It is a portion of an ABC interview between a female broadcaster and General Cosgrove who was about to sponsor a Boy Scout Troop visiting his military headquarters.

FEMALE INTERVIEWER:
So, General Cosgrove, what things are you going to teach these young boys when they visit your base?

GENERAL COSGROVE:
We’re going to teach them climbing, canoeing, archery and shooting.

FEMALE INTERVIEWER:
Shooting! That’s a bit irresponsible, isn’t it?

GENERAL COSGROVE:
I don’t see why, they’ll be properly supervised on the rifle range.

FEMALE INTERVIEWER:
Don’t you admit that this is a terribly dangerous activity to be teaching children?

GENERAL COSGROVE:

I don’t see how. We will be teaching them proper rifle discipline before they even touch a firearm.

FEMALE INTERVIEWER:
But you’re equipping them to become violent killers.

GENERAL COSGROVE:
Well, Ma’am, you’re equipped to be a prostitute, but you’re not one, are you?

The radio went silent and the interview ended.

Found this at familienett.

The Controversial Survey

“It was expected of me that I was to bow to the name of Andrew Jackson…even at the expense of my conscience and judgement, such a thing was new to me, and a total stranger to my principles.” – Davy Crockett

Here is some interesting questions that some other bloggers such as Kajagugu, Riggstad, and Waffles are doing so I thought I would join in.

1. Do you have the guts to answer these questions and re-post as The Controversial Survey?

Sure why not, might get the blog a little traffic.

2. Would you do meth if it was legal?

Absolutely not, I couldn’t bear to think of doing anything like this. See what it does to people and the thought of me in that condition trying to raise my girls or be with my wife is unthinkable as they come first.

3. Abortion: for or against it?

Tuff subject as I feel it is the woman’s choice, but also feel that men that want to have a say don’t have any say. I understand that there are a lot of men if not the majority of men don’t want that decision, but if it were to happen to me I would hope I would have some say it the process as it took to two people to create, why should it just take one to unmake?

4. Do you think the world would fail with a female president?

No. I do think it would be harder for a woman as they would be under such scrutiny being the first woman, just as the first black president will be. That is a lot of pressure and expectations to over come and might give the image of coming up short, but would lead the way to making it a more common.

5. Do you believe in the death penalty?

Yes.

6. Do you wish marijuana would be legalized already?

Yes. If the government is going to allow cigarettes to be legal and they are known to be deadly, why is marijuana not?

7. Are you for or against premarital sex?

I understand why we have it, and just think it needs to be explained better to our youth. Sex/nudity is a naughty subject and not spoken about openly, I think if it were more acceptable to discuss and not feel ashamed that people would have safe sex. If they are unsure would be able to find the answer with out feeling like they need to hide or just guess. That’s the biggest problem with it is our social standards, were sex and nudity are more acceptable now but are still considered taboo. It’s a part of life, let’s treat it as so.

8. Do you believe in God?

God gives great comfort to people that have to feel there is a reason for their life outside of the scientific and basic nature, which is reproduction. The advancement of your species through repopulation. People want to believe that their life has a bigger meaning and that they matter, whether good or bad. As for me the jury is still out.

9. Do you think same sex marriage should be legalized?

This question ties directly into the last one. The majority of people that believe in God believe that same sex marriages are unholy. If you’re open minded then you probably think that it’s fine. Some even say its fine as long as you call it something else like a civil union. When this became a big subject I believed that it shouldn’t. The more I thought about it I realized that was pretty closed minded, but still thought it should be called something different as I felt it tarnished the word and belief of marriage. Currently my thoughts are what does it matter who’s marrying who? The government should have no business regulating this, as it is our freedom that allows us to live or life and if we censor one spot that leads to more, give an inch take a mile. I think my thoughts on now are I believe that our right to freedom to choice our lives are more important then whether we think these marriages are acceptable, so I’m for legalizing them, because its ultimately our choice to live our lives any way we see fit, if it doesn’t endanger some one else.

10. Do you think it’s wrong that so many Hispanics are illegally moving to the USA?

I think its wrong for anybody to move here illegally and receive rights, health care, or a short cut to becoming a citizen. I understand people are looking for a better life, but we have to stop the feeling that everyone is entitled to a perfect life. We can only offer the promise of the pursuit of happiness, not the guarantee.

11. A twelve year old girl has a baby, should she keep it?

Its situational was it rape or consensual, if consensual WTF. I think she needed some better parental super vision. The other thought is that girls in the olden days were, so it’s not something that is happening for the first time in history. Currently there is no way a 12 year old could support a baby, but she did carry it and again I believe everyone has the right to choice their own life paths..

12. Should the alcohol age be lowered to eighteen?

Yes. For the beginning years we will face a massive rise in drinking incidents, but once the kids that grow up with this being a standard I believe you will see more responsible actions. The biggest reason part 1 is at 18 your considered an adult, should you be able to make all adult decisions. Part 2 what ever age they determine you can serve in the armed forces should also be the drinking age, if I were to go to war for my country and make it back I damned well better be able to have a drink when I get home. I respect and admire our armed services for what they do for us and should be better taken care of.

13. Should the war in Iraq be called off?

We can’t just decide were done too much now hangs in the balance. This question is not should we have went to war it’s should we call it off, like we can just reschedule for a better time. So No, should it continue would have been a better question.

14. Should assisted suicide be legal?

Shouldn’t it be our choice whether we want to continue our life, it is ours after all. Maybe we want to make sure we end it correctly and not make it worse so we would want to hire a more skilled person in this area.

15. Do you believe in spanking your children?

Yes, but not in ever case or severely.

16. Would you burn an American flag for a million dollars?

If someone wanted to pay me, I’m glad I have the right to make that choice. Yes, because it wouldn’t reflect my thoughts on the country and would allow me to increase the quality of living for my family.

17. Who do you think would make a better president? McCain or Obama?

I think its slim pickings this year for president, and who ever gets the job will be quite tied up due to the choices and courses of action the last president took and made. They will not be able to serve the first term near how they would like to, and will be spending most of it cleaning up. Of the two I am leaning towards McCain.

18. Are you afraid others will judge you from reading some of your answers?

If not this, then it will be something else. Don’t people now a days judge on anything and everything, it seems to be a part of human nature.

Fantasy Football

This post is a long time coming. Fantasy Football. Booooommmmm, best time of year. This year I’m playing in just 3 leagues and I wanted to post about my progress, but I’m going to give a brief recap how the season is going in each league and then from here on out will post changes thoughts and such.

Fan Star Leauge – This league is actually the one I run and it’s a Dynasty league. We have ten teams with two division. I’m currently 3-1 and tie for the top of my division, but that will be straighten out this week as I play the team I’m tied with. We have a roster of 30 players with a farm team of 10. Each week we start 1-QB, 2-RB, 2-WR, 1-TE, 2-UT (RB, WR, or TE), 1-ST (Just special teams as we have defensive players), 1-K, 2-DL, 2-LB, & 2-DB. This is the first league we’ve played in with independent defensive players. Heres my team (It has had some major revamping since I have 2 trades and 15 pickups already):

Quarterbacks Really happy with my top two

Drew Brees

Phillip Rivers

Chad Pennington (Farm)

JaMarcus Russell (F)

Running Backs Great young stable of talented backs

Frank Gore

Matt Forte

Steve Slaton

Jonathan Stewart

LeRon McClain

Fred Jackson (F)

Tim Hightower (F)

Wide Recievers Biggest weak spot, would have been worse if DeSean hadn’t broke out

DeSean Jackson

Lee Evans

Anthony Gonzalez

Lance Moore

Steve Breaston

Braylon Edwards (F)

Roddy White (F)

Tight Ends Was fine until Shockey got hurt, now rotating

Zack Miller

Bo Scaife

John Carlson (F)

Jeremy Shockey (F)

Kicker Solid Kickers

John Carney

Mason Crosby

Special Teams One of the best

Chicago Bears

Defensive Line Very young and promising group

Justin Tuck

Charles Grant

Kevin Williams

Bryan Thomas

Terrell Suggs

Linebackers Great strength here

Patrick Willis

Paul Posluszny

Keith Rivers

DQwell Jackson

LaMarr Woodley

Defensive Backs Solid

Quintin Mikell

Brian Williams

Donte Whitner

Pacman Jones (F)

Nate Clements (F)

Yahoo League – a blogger league. We have 12 teams and I’m currently 3-1 and in a 4 way tie for 1st. We play a standard 1-QB, 3-WR, 2-RB, 1-TE, 1-K, & 1-DEF. Heres my team:

Quarterbacks Good Enough

David Garrard

Matt Cassel

Running Back Good Enough

Marion Barber

Jonathan Stewart

Julius Jones

Jerious Norwood

Kevin Jones

Michael Bush

Wide Receivers Good Enough

T.J. Houshmazdzadeh

Lee Evans

Anthony Gonzalez

Braylon Edwards

Donte’ Stallworth

Tight Ends Good Enough

Dante Rosario

Jeremy Shockey

Kicker Good Enough

Nate Kaeding

Defense Solid

Baltimore

Last league is on ESPN, here we play 1-QB, 2-RB, 1-RB/WR, 2-WR, 1-WR/TE, 1-DEF, & 1-K. I’m currently 1st in my division and two games ahead, here’s my team:

Quarterback Solid

David Garrard

Matt Cassel dropping for Matt Schaub

Running Back Solid until McGahee became a part time player

Frank Gore

Willis McGahee

Michael Pittman

Justin Fargas

Michael Bush

Wide Recievers Would have been great, but Braylon forgot to show

DeSean Jackson

Lee Evans

Anthony Gonzalez

Braylon Edwards

Tight Ends Strength

Jason Witten

Anthony Fasano

Kickers Strength

Nick Folk

Josh Brown dropping for Steve Breaston WR

Defense Strength

Pittsburgh Steelers

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

All en all I’m very happy with all my teams especially the one in the dynasty, as I feel I’m set up to be a contender for a long time.

Breeze81

“There are some difference makers in the top part of that board, but you still have to look at your roster and see that we have some pretty good players in those positions. What are you giving up to get something? This isn’t fantasy football. It’s still about making a good decision. We all want to have the Reggie Bush’s of the world on our football team, but it’s not reality.” – Scott Linehan

Unthinkable

“A lot of the thins that until now seemed unthinkable are starting to be thinkable.” – Nick Johnson

How sick is this guy Ivan Demidov? He has a chance to win both the World Series of Poker Las Vegas and Europe, as he final tabled both. Think of the edorsment deals he could get if he did the unthinkable.

Final Table Bios: Seat 6, Ivan Demidov (1,006,000)

Moscow’s Ivan Demidov has already set one record today, becoming the first player in history to make the final table of the WSOP Main Event in Las Vegas and the final table of the WSOP-E Main Event in the same year. A member of the “November Nine” 27-year old Demidov will go into the Main Event final table in Las Vegas second in chips. Before becoming a poker professional, Demidov was a student. With his two final table appearances this year, he’s already banked over a million dollars in earnings. <Curtosity of Poker News>
Question I have is does the top winning back to back main events, by winning both main events in one year?

Breeze81

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