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DOYLEISM OF THE DAY:“A drowning man doesn’t complain about the size of a life preserver.”

by Doyle Brunson |  Published: Nov 08, '10

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I hope everybody voted this last week. As expected, the Republicans won the House of Representatives and did major damage to the Democrats’ hopes. Harry Reid won his senate seat and I’m not sure how I feel about it. Harry was personally responsible for me getting my gaming license 40 years ago when he was the head of the Gaming Commission so I feel an obligation toward him. On the other hand, except that he is supposedly pro poker, I’m a little disappointed in his past of approving some controversial bills.

I can’t believe the tax situation. I know it is our only way to support our nation but as Thomas Jefferson said, “Democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give it to those who won’t work.”

Three more days and I head for Punta Cana for the poker tournament DoylesRoom is hoping to sponsor next year. The Dominican Republic is under heavy rains and windy right now from the hurricanes but the weather should clear up before we get there. It should be a fun trip with Gambling 911’s Jenny Woo throwing a party. She is a legend among party goers and I’m almost afraid to go at my age. Fortunately, my daughter Pam and daughter-in-law Anjela will be along to supervise things.

My son Todd just lost his last blue heeler from his original five. The Brunson family are all pet owners and we love them so I really hurt for him. On the other hand, his dog Stoli had a nice life and between co-ownership with Jennifer Harmon was really well cared for. Stoli was the dog Jennifer offered to give Todd $100,000 if he would let her have Stoli when their relationship dissolved. Todd told her she could add a zero and the answer would still be no. That is a lot of love for a dog!

The WSOP final table is underway and will be widely viewed by ESPN viewers. I’ve gotta pull for the Grinder as he is the only one that might join us in some cash side games.

I’m introducing Eric Seidel Monday night at the Poker Hall of Fame banquet. Eric is being inducted along with Dan Harrington and both are worthy of the honor. My pal Barry Greenstein will be next if I have any say so about it.

-DB

Doyle "Tex Dolly" Brunson is a 10-time WSOP bracelet winner, best-selling author, and is known worldwide as the father of modern poker. His list of poker accomplishments and awards are endless.

 
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L2K4FC
over 9 years ago

Love the comment about The Grinder DB. Let's hope that the streak of Grinder, Ivey, etc..continues each year even though its a statistical improbability.

 
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SevenKidsPoppy
over 9 years ago

During the lame duck session, can Barney Frank pass an add-on that neutralizes UIGEA in the same way that Frist and Kyl slid the bill in in the first place? Where the hell is James McManus's pokerplaying hero Obama in this? Some friend to poker HE turned out to be. Perhaps D'Amato needs to reach out to Arab billionaire poker players in order to influence the President.

While both Dems and Reps are weak or all over the map on this, there are possibly more reasons for Republicans to support online poker than there are for Democrats. Reps claim to oppose excessive government intervention in business affairs. They also purport to advocate liberty and individual responsibility. Further, they allege to be great supporters of family values, such as teaching our children well and raising them to be responsible in all endeavors, which must include money management. And speaking of money, Republicans should appreciate the fact that legalized and regulated online poker will add hundreds of millions of dollars -- devalued as they are -- to government coffers. But Sen. Kyl, pressured by an individual constituent but fearful of open debate on the issue, turned to Big Brother in injecting this rider that takes away the freedom of all citizens to spend their money as they choose. Whether this is shortsighted or hypocritical, it runs against the image (and, some say, the substance) of the Republican party. If Tea Party supporters now have more influence among Reps than people like James Dobson, then Reps might speak and act more in a way that is more consistent with their purported values across-the-board.

 
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SevenKidsPoppy
over 9 years ago

Btw

 
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SevenKidsPoppy
over 9 years ago

Democrats

 
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SevenKidsPoppy
over 9 years ago

Btw

 
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SevenKidsPoppy
over 9 years ago

Computer

 
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SevenKidsPoppy
over 9 years ago

Computer

 
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SevenKidsPoppy
over 9 years ago

Sorry.

 
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SevenKidsPoppy
over 9 years ago

Sorry.

 
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deadmeat82
over 9 years ago

btw, democrats, btw.
Computer computer
Sorry Sorry

I'm not sure why but this was hilarious to me.

 
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JohnnyOnTheSpot
over 9 years ago

lol, and even funnier when you reproduce it like you did.

 
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SevenKidsPoppy
over 9 years ago

Dust went from my brain directly into my keyboard.

Sorry, gents. All the best...

 
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SevenKidsPoppy
over 9 years ago

You're

 
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SevenKidsPoppy
over 9 years ago

You're right,

 
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BigPapaNuts
over 9 years ago

You can have my dog for $100,000

 
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