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DOYLISM OF THE DAY: “Two people can look at exactly the same thing and see something different.”

by Doyle Brunson |  Published: Dec 07, '09

Today is Pearl Harbor Day. I remember it well when as an 8-year-old farmboy, my parents called me in to listen to the news on our old radio. War is such a terrible thing, we sometimes forget how costly it is in money and lives. I remember reading how we lost more American lives in Gettysburg than we lost in the entire Vietnam War. The Civil War was really dumb. I’m not sure if I have the swine flu or not, but I certainly have some kind of bug. I’ve been taking flu shots for 20 years and have never had the flu since I started taking them. So this must be some kind of a different strain but I don’t have fever which goes along with the swine stuff. I’ll kick it in a few days, my immune system has always been strong. I had a fundraiser for Congressman Pete King from New York at my home this past week. The Congressman is the strongest Republican supporter of the Barney Frank bill asking that online poker be legalized. All the interested poker players should Google Pete King and make a contribution to his campaign fund. We need all the help we can get in Washington. It’s great to be home sleeping in my own bed. I’ve traveled so much this past year I’ve forgotten what a great family (and dogs) I’ve got. I’m going to do my best to curtail my traveling next year (even though I just made my airline reservations to London in January). The tournament at the Bellagio is getting lots of players. Deservedly so, because I love the structure of the different tourneys. The slow structure makes for better players to be at the final tables which makes the TV shows better watching. And make no mistake about it, television is the main reason poker has done so well the past few years. I keep getting Holiday cards from friends everywhere. That’s great, I appreciate them, but at the Brunson house it’s “Merry Christmas” and “Happy New Year”. Remember, Christmas celebrates Jesus Christ’s birthday! -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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