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Archive for October, 2006

Fumbling and Bumbling

Tuesday, October 31st, 2006

Spent all of yesterday out of synch. Decided to go for a hike in the woods, rolled my ankle while admiring the scenery instead of watching where I was going. Plus I had ominous pain in my feet that reminded me of the plantar fasciitis that plagued me last year. Think it was my hiking…
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Choosing Between My Mistresses

Monday, October 30th, 2006

I didn’t realize that November 1st was just around the corner. Two days to go before I have to start cranking out the copy for NaNoWriMo. I’m not all that concerned about hitting the 50K target–as long-time readers of this blog know, I have no problem with throughput. I just have to keep from getting…
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The Steelers Are the Best Team in the NFL

Sunday, October 29th, 2006

How can I make that seemingly ridiculous assertion? Simple–the Steelers are determined not only to beat the team lining up across the ball but to also beat themselves. It isn’t enough to post a mere W and move on to the next foe. Oh no. They have to beat the defending Super Bowl champions too….
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No Excuses This Time

Thursday, October 26th, 2006

Two years ago I’d just started a new job and just didn’t have the time. Last year…I don’t know why I didn’t do it last year. Oh, yeah, some bad things were going on last year and I just couldn’t get it going. But this year I have no excuses. I have the all the…
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The War Against the UIGEA

Wednesday, October 25th, 2006

Nice little post by Radley Balko about some possible steps mighty Antigua could take against the US for it’s WTO violations involving online gaming. Buy Antiguan! Is it safe for me to say that I’ve been playing some very nice poker lately? It is? I haven’t gone on a ridiculous tearn, I haven’t gone 27…
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Poker in the Post-Gazette

Monday, October 23rd, 2006

I’m quoted in today’s Post-Gazette article about the UIGEA and it’s ramifications. Odd seeing myself referred to as “Mr. Bromberg”. Be curious to see what kind of feedback they get about it, might have to check back with the reporter to see if he hears anything back. Oh, and this is somewhat unrelated, but what…
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A Kick to the Keystones

Sunday, October 22nd, 2006

Who feels worse about today’s NFL results, me or Al? Steelers gift Atlanta with three turnovers inside the 30-yard line and then commit three more bonehead mistakes to seal their fate. And then the Iggles give Tampa two touchdowns outright, come back, take the lead with 30 seconds left, and then have to just sit…
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If Blogs Are Ghey…

Friday, October 20th, 2006

Or gay, or teh gay, or whatever online lingo you’d like to use, how are we to describe the people who keep up a running commentary when a few high-stakes players are battling online? I logged onto Full Tilt and see there’s a three-handed $1K-$2K limit game going with a “name” player involved. I saw…
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Gambling High

Thursday, October 19th, 2006

Sorry if my writing have gotten a bit schitzophrenic lately, alternating between calls to the barricades and “Hey, I won a $10 SNG last night!”. These are strange days to be a poker blogger in America. We might be an endangered species, a fear that only deepened after I read Bill’s post on the UIGEA…
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Vote The Bastards Out

Wednesday, October 18th, 2006

This is going to be a recurring theme on these pages as we approach Election Day on November 7th–Vote The Bastards Out. The Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act is hardly the most catastrophic bill passed by Congress the past few years. Why, just yesterday President Bush signed the Military Commissions Act of 2006, which in…
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