Tuesday, May 10, 2016

plans still unknown

well i was to decide today where to stay for the next week (or month) and i looked at 3 places yesterday with the help of a friend with a car who owns rental properties and works as a CPA and owns his own plane. one of the places he showed me was the one hes renting for $880. its totally empty inside of furniture, etc, and is 3 bedrooms. but its in a neighborhood i wouldnt feel comfortable living in, which describes the vast majority of town.

the other 2 places were weekly rentals not owned by him, or any connection to him, with decent kitchen facilities and fridges, which i wouldve moved into today or left town, but theyre $410 weekly and $340 weekly and almost the same price times 4 for the month. a whole lot more than the $700 place i moved out of last week without the working fridge. i really dont wish to pay this much, although my friend thinks i should easily clear $6000 per month in the poker room.

the only reason i didnt have to decide today is because when checking out of my 2 free nites in the eldorado, i didnt expect sams town to give me 2 nites free so soon seeing how little ive played there compared to the eldorado. yes ive been told by customers they comp rooms more liberally than the eldorado does. but this morning i checked, and sure enough i got free tues and wed, so now im good til thurs. one of the places i looked into renting yesterday looked quite appealing.

which means 100% of someones BJ play should be in samstown, not the eldorado. better rules, (surrender and not needing to double ur bet when playing 2 spots). so i played 3-4 hours, winning $650+. never once betting over $70 each on 2 spots. in fact the one time i bet this, i didnt win the bet. pushed one and surrendered one. and i paid for a room here, i could often get it $49 nite 4 days a week booking it online with my sapphire card. no resort fees.

the eldorado buffet selection is quite large, and really nice, i especially love the taste of liver which is part of the meat selection. cost is $20.99 except im sure an awful lot of us getting the free 1 meal per day. if most of u who play everyday in vegas were offered the buffet free, most of u would do it instead of having to pay to eat somewhere. im sure a lot spend big money paying for buffets often. i never did since i eat little.

the roll is continuing to grow since the last big drop on live table BJ from over $19,700 to just below $14,000. a few big wins lately brought the hourly back to over $40 per hour, for over 311 hours for over $12,000 total in poker winnings in shreveport. so im over $17,000 now.

but for awhile yesterday i was stuck close to $500 of $1325 in buyins. one hand i got the mighty grump. 2-4 of clubs. i called $15 to see the flop. then the flop comes KQ5 with one club, and all 3 of us were deepstacked. so i called $25 on the flop. might be loose. then turn is 8 of clubs, he bets $70, i again call. were he to check, i would strongly think i should bet the turn. i asked him if he would show if i fold, (which means everytime i ask my intentions to fold are 0) and he said no, which means he is strong. for if he says yes, i can then shove allin. turns out he flopped top set. he's the buddy of the broke guy who reads the blog who asked me to go feed the fish with him. (outside, the catfish with crackers).

on the river i hit the 6 of clubs. he is first to act and bets $100, with $350 more behind or so. since i know hes strong i worry he might beat me. so instaed of shoving with my runner runner, i only call, missing lots of value. how would grump played this one?

never got around to writing the women back who wrote me on craigslist. first i didnt answer because i assumed shes a hooker and all it said was i can come hang out with u now. this was when i lost so much on blackjack the first time. so when i finally wrote, and only so the forwarding wont expire, did i learn shes married, nice pictures of her and her family on facebook, she mightve lived in the same motel as me, i dunno, the ad no longer online said i lived in the ramada. seemed they get along, so no idea why she wrote. lots of spelling errors and very short in the 2nd email. just that shes married, to be discreet, her facebook page, and to not write there. seems legit, no setup, i see multiple comments from mexican family members on facebook. white girl, good looking, her husband works construction. seems to travel often but always return to this area. i only asked for an affectionate women to hang out with willing to french kiss who isnt going to ask me for lots of money. no idea why she wrote, they dont seem to be having any issues. its puzzling me, but im not comfortable pursuing it for fear of violence.


26 comments:

  1. seattleirishMay 10, 2016 at 8:35 AM

    Koala:

    I'm curious as to your take on people using the "N" word. Within most social groups, and within most public settings in the US, the use of that word would draw censure.

    Your statements here indicate that you would feel similarly towards this word, i.e., that one should feel free to use that word in public discourse (such as a msg board) and resent being called out for being offensive:

    "Tired of all the politically correct bullshit that has progressively built up during my lifetime, so that I can no longer do what I was able to do as a young man without fear of recrimination.

    Tired of not being able to say what I used to be able to say without some politically correct person finding it offensive."

    The larger point is that I simply don't see why someone would continue to use terms for groups that they know will be found offensive by the group targeted and by others. You seem to be saying you resent people negatively judging you for using terms you know offend targeted groups.

    From my perspective, you have the right to use such terms, but you would do so knowing others will judge you negatively and comment as such; to then express feeling "tired" of people judging you negatively for purposefully insulting large groups of people doesn't seem rational. You clearly have a choice between insulting others knowing you'll be rebuked, or stop insulting others. You seem to say you choose to keep insulting others. That's your decision. That decision reflects poorly on you, and I'm sure you can understand how folks would have little sympathy for how "tired" you are on being called out for making broadly insulting comments.

    How's the winter down under? I hope it's going well for you.

    s.i.

    PokerdoggMay 10, 2016 at 10:22 AM

    S.I. if you look at it from Koala's perspective that "it is all about me", then it all makes sense
    PokerdoggMay 10, 2016 at 12:30 PM

    I apologize to anyone offended by my use of the term straight for heterosexual. I now understand that some object to that term because it implies homosexuals are croaked. I can see their point even though very few has that objection and the term straight is in common use.
    LesterMay 10, 2016 at 3:14 PM

    you mean crooked
    PokerdoggMay 10, 2016 at 5:40 PM

    TY Lester, I blame my phone's auto correct.
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    s.i. Your post is the precise reason why I am so fed up with political correctness. Why do you use the euphemism of "N" for what every man and his dog knows is the word nigger? If you are so fucking afraid to say it out loud then surely you should not even be thinking of the color of a man's skin. I don't judge people by the color of their skin or their race. I never have. My best buddy since 1972 is of Chinese origin. I was best man when he remarried two years ago to a Chinese lady in Hong Kong. Neither do I judge a person on their sexual preferences. I might not agree with them on some things, that does not mean I'm right or wrong. That is just the way it is.

    The word nigger doesn't mean anything to me. It is not a particularly offensive word in Australia. I can remember as a teenager at least two people I knew owned dogs called nigger. There was also a nursery rhyme many years ago that went, "Eenie meenie minie mo, catch a nigger by the toe. If he hollows, let him go, eeenie meenie minie mo." I guess different Countrys, have different meaning for some words.

    Mr Pokerdogg, it has never been about me.

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    1. Sir, I'll offer you the advise typically reserved for Tony: Just SHUT THE FUCK UP already.

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    2. Koala:

      I don't use that word because I know the history of it's use and how offensive it is. You also know the history of that word and how offensive it is, yet you continue to use it. You're not really going to use the, "I'm not racist/homophobic/misogynistic,etc... Some of my best friend's are..." line, are you? That doesn't excuse anything. The question still stands, why do you want to use terms you know are offensive and hurtful to large groups of people?

      And, I don't think you're being honest about the offensiveness of that term in Australia. It is a term that is broadly accepted as offensive in Australia.

      "MARK COLVIN: The vast majority of Australians would recognise that the word "nigger" is deeply offensive to many people." - "STEPHEN HAGAN: This issue, this word, is what causes a lot of fights in nightclubs and on the streets of an evening, when we're all tucked into bed. A lot of Aboriginal people and coloured people experience this derogatory term. And I think if you can't address issues such as "nigger", what hope is there for our children in the future?"

      http://www.abc.net.au/pm/content/2003/s838767.htm

      Times have changed, Koala. I'm old enough to have grown up using the term "fag" as a general put down to my buddies as a teen and in my 20's; this was at a time when I didn't know anyone who was openly gay and there were no positive portrayals of gay people on tv (I remember when Billy Crystal was the first positive gay charactor on a show called "Soap", and it was controversial). I used that term until I realized how hurtful it was and connencted it to people I cared about. I can't fathom why someone with good intentions would continue to use terms they know are offensive. What value do you get from it? How does it help you have positive interactions with others?

      s.i.

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    3. I am feeling some Hangover Movie Part 4 vibes here. Could make several people RICH!!!!

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    4. Koala says..."Mr Pokerdogg, it has never been about me."

      For someone who claims it was never about you, you have used an extraordinary number of "I" and "me" statements in your posts.

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    5. I'm going to go ahead and take Koala's side in all of this. He is clearly in the right, and the rest of you cyberbullies have absolutely no right to degrade him in this manner. He is free to use whatever kind of language he wants to, and it's ridiculous to find fault with him simply because his behavior doesn't conform to your standards of what it should be. His many hundreds of posts throughout the last few years are an invaluable contribution to the sum of our wisdom, and I think he should be applauded.
      Here is a round of applause for my good friend, Koala.

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    6. Perhaps this sheds some light on why Koala thinks the way he does.

      http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/oct/25/why-does-the-world-think-australia-is-racist

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    7. No offense Koala you do write a book when you post pal. I have been half way through your first paragraph and started feeling like someone beat me in the face with a bag of nickels. It just kinda drags on. Doesn't mean i don't like you i just question your consciousness. On the other hand keep up the good work. Times like this, irritating can be a good thing depending on who's viewing the blog of course.

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    8. JD, getting beat in the face with a bag of nickels seems pretty irritating, unless you like that kind of things of course.

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    9. PPP, Until you know the difference between advise and advice, just SHUT THE FUCK UP already.

      S.I. You asked me a question, hoping to get the controversial answer I gave you, you muppet. If you don't like it, don't ask.

      Benny, I'm not sure if you are taking the piss out of me, or you really do agree with some of my thoughts. Just in case you are serious about your support, thank you.

      Pokerdogg, I must finally admit that I am completely racist when it comes to Korean people who eat dogs. Any one can post the shit that you and S.I. have posted to try and proved a point.

      John Doe, sorry I am so long winded. Just trying to answer all my hate mail.

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    10. Tony, Is it possible for you to just play poker until you get your roll back to about $25K. I am sure you would be more relaxed with that sitting in the bank.

      Remember God's commandment Tony, Thou shall not covet thy neighbors wife or his ass.

      I thought you were on your way back to Las Vegas and Reno. What happened to change your mind?

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    11. Hey, Pete, when a bunch of anonymous folks on the internet think you are a racist jackass, perhaps it's time to reevaluate the opinions you're offering. I mean, the bar for inappropriate shit is set pretty high; yet, you've managed to exceed it. And, apparently, you're proud of your feat.

      We meet several years ago. You seemed like a nice guy. I guess you had me fooled.

      Anyway . . . carry on . . .

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    12. Pete P. PetersMay 12, 2016 at 4:42 AM
      Hey, Pete, when a bunch of anonymous folks on the internet think you are a racist jackass, perhaps it's time to reevaluate the opinions you're offering. I mean, the bar for inappropriate shit is set pretty high; yet, you've managed to exceed it. And, apparently, you're proud of your feat.

      We meet several years ago. You seemed like a nice guy. I guess you had me fooled.

      Anyway . . . carry on . .

      Yes, yes, because the opinion of anonymous internet strangers should be the most important thing in Koala's life. The argumentum ad populum is a very typical fallacy that is frequently used by people who troll TBC, and I would expect no less from a person whose March 7th blog post might well be the most banal thing anyone has EVER written.
      It's amazing how many people think they are entitled to stoop to ad hominem attacks simply because Koala's perspective is different from theirs.

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    13. Benny is a pretty decent troll I have to admit.

      Koala on the other hand, seems to be genuinely delusional as to how racist and bigoted he is. He seems to have convinced himself that he is just "anti-PC". Sorry bro, its possible to be "anti-PC" and not be a racist or homophobic dickbag.

      Just be a man and say "I don't like people who aren't of my race and sexual orientation, and I enjoy making derogatory statements about them and using offensive language to describe them." Instead you tried this horrifically lame "They stole my words." and "They're so sensitive." bullshit.

      I feel sorry for the people who thought you were a decent human being and now are being shown how wrong they were.

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    14. Benny, PPP and S.I. have both meet Koala in person. You and I are the only anonymous strangers here.


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    15. SBR But how do you explain that Koala is friends with an Asian man? And, I assume he would say all the hateful terms he used to describe individuals in a same sex relationship in front of his gaggle of friends who practice same sex relationships.

      Benny is an average troll but he is nothing compared to TBC. Tony is a master troll that most have not even realized yet.

      Lastly and most importantly I thought the phrase was "bag of dicks" not "dickbag".

      MIV

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    16. what N word???? naggers?? #southpark

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  2. Oh... oh... oh... it actually is a setup and is NOT legit. The spelling errors are a dead give away. Her page on the Facebook is likely full of lies. Nothing good can come from meeting that woman Tony no matter how discrete you may be.

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  3. "one hand i got the mighty grump. 2-4 of clubs. i called $15 to see the flop. then the flop comes KQ5 with one club, and all 3 of us were deepstacked. so i called $25 on the flop. might be loose. then turn is 8 of clubs, he bets $70, i again call. were he to check, i would strongly think i should bet the turn. i asked him if he would show if i fold, (which means everytime i ask my intentions to fold are 0) and he said no, which means he is strong. for if he says yes, i can then shove allin. turns out he flopped top set. he's the buddy of the broke guy who reads the blog who asked me to go feed the fish with him. (outside, the catfish with crackers).

    on the river i hit the 6 of clubs. he is first to act and bets $100, with $350 more behind or so. since i know hes strong i worry he might beat me. so instaed of shoving with my runner runner, i only call, missing lots of value. how would grump played this one?"

    Tony:

    You identified him as being very strong on the turn, after he already bet out strong on the flop - you had to think he almost certainly had a made hand and wasn't on a draw, based on your read.

    What was it you put him on? I would say his LEAST likely holding would be a backdoor flush. Possibly AK clubs (you didn't say which card on the flop was a club). So, yes, you lost a lot of value there. It doesn't seem like you ever identify a range, only "strong" or "weak". You certainly don't articulate ranges in your posts. You also didn't identify what your plan was. Was it just hoping to get lucky and hit runner/runner (which is what happened)? Was it to shove the river if he slowed down?

    s.i.

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  4. woke up this morning when after going thru the clothes in poker grumps closet i was wondering why they were so many different sizes and i was going to ask for some of them, then needed to use the bathroom and was in a closet bathroom using the toilet when his mom opened the door to kill a spider. woke up and went to play poker but stopped in the live BJ tables downstairs first and sams town had no $5 tables with the excuse they were short of dealers. so i ended up at the $10 table where i promptly lost $1300. recovered over $400 of it in the poker room next door

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  5. I like to gamble as much as the next guy but Tony can I suggest you avoid all Blackjack for one week? If you want to play BJ or Craps you should play with winnings only. You seem to be playing consistently good or lucky poker...

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    1. after reading that 42 hand maybe he's better off in blackjack.

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  6. it's impressive to play 4 streets of poker like a complete fucking idiot and still win the hand.the best part is calling the flop with 4 high no draw, hitting your miracle, being lucky enough that your opponent has a monster and still being too much of a chicken shit to raise the river.

    and your table talk doesnt have 1% of the effectiveness you think it does.

    the fact you win at 1/2 nl shows how horrendous 1/2 nl players are

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    1. if u read the blog u would know this boat dont offer $1-2 NL. might be why after 324 hours, im still over $40 hourly..

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    2. you're at 40 an hour over a meaningless sample size

      the 42 hand is a great example of horrid play and running great.

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  7. As you have no driving licence and never will I would imagine not

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