I am fucking pissed - watch out world - I'm back. My poker playing boss who might have read this has gone on to other locales, and no one else gives a shit - forget about it.
I spent two weeks in MT recharging my batteries and two weeks under new management and I'm already looking for excuses to call in sick - fuck me.
The Absolute Poker debacle is starting to make the mainstream - you can read about it here.
There is also a 2+2 link that details all the great detective work done to establish that it appears a co-owner of the site was revealing access to the cards, etc, etc... - at the end of the day, I don't play there, but it makes you wonder how much of this goes down without our say so - I don't think I'd play for high stakes online, but these days, any $10 tourney with a 100K guarantee is big stakes in the long run.
spoke to my family who have a local indian casino near them in CA - they have installed one of these automated poker tables.
Is it cheaper and less error prone then a dealer - heck yeah - is it better - I highly fucking doubt it - If I wanted to press buttons on a screen, I could do it at home - but I guess you get the socializing -
Right now, there are lots of assholes in well dressed suits who are interested in my views in the war on Iraq and the war on Iran - They are not interested because my opinions have validity, but because by getting them they can then fine-tune their message to have the greatest chance of ensnaring me to go along with their planned war. Those guys can go fuck themselves.
Right now, folks I don't know are sending me comments looking to get ads placed on this site - they use the phony "love the site - great poker content" when my poker content the last year has been for shit - I don't know who I'm more disgusted with - me or them.
Every other night I'm on a job site looking for a dream position that might fit my narrow range of skills or I'm trying to figure out a way to make enough money to tell the world to fuck off so I can move to a cabin in the mountains where I can enjoy the last vestiges of Nature before developers and CA millionaires come in and ruin it for everyone - that and the fucking 4 wheelers.
Bruce is right - this is Radio Nowhere - Britney flashes her crotch and troops watch on the TV screen while the city burns half a world away and a private mercenary army is slowly withdrawn from it's foreign occupation for potential work on it's home turf or just reassigned under a new contractor company.
And I'm starting to think letting the world burn might not be such a bad thing - I'm starting to think when you let the dumbest and richest fucks in the world run things that maybe you deserve what you get - throw off the shackles of feudalism and 50 years of TV and we're throwing them back on -
I am starting to hope the world gets exactly what's coming to it -
The only thing that makes the day any better is a new Steve Earle album on the Ipod - that's enough to get me thru today.