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Miss Malibu

by Lee Watkinson |  Published: Aug 22, '10

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I apologize for not writing a blog in such a long time. I am terribly addicted to Rush Poker, it is so easy to jump right in whenever you get a free 15 minutes or 12 hrs. I haven’t even been watching the news, Rush Poker is so fast paced I don’t even watch TV while I play.

In fact the only way that I know that the most important news issue of the day is gay marriage, is from the final question asked of the winner of the Miss Malibu pageant, for which I was a judge yesterday.

To be fair the question was about what she felt the most relevant issue facing Malibu was and she did say that the budget crisis Malibu was facing might be more important. The only problem with that was I happened to be sitting next to the Mayor of Malibu who was muttering that Malibu’s budget was in great shape. I think she was just getting ahead of herself and thought she was in the Miss California competition.

I enjoyed the experience being a judge for Miss Malibu quite a bit. Despite my making fun of the last answer she gave the winner was a beautiful, poised and well spoken girl, who is probably smarter than I am. I voted for her in every round.

Oh, she is pro gay marriage. I also would be pro, but really don’t think it should be an issue. It’s ridiculous for us to be focusing on this in the upcoming elections. If you are not gay it doesn’t affect you, just leave them alone, at least they aren’t breeding like rabbits to overpopulate the planet like the rest of the world, which I see as the most important issue of the day.

Lee Watkinson has accumulated nearly $4 million in tournament winnings over his career. His accomplishments include a World Series bracelet in the 2006 $10,000 pot-limit Omaha event and an eighth-place finish in the 2007 WSOP main event. Lee is a Full Tilt Pro and uses his poker winnings to help a chimpanzee rescue charity. Learn more about Lee at his website, www.leewatkinson.com.

 
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VoiceOfReason
over 10 years ago

So did you mount Miss Malibu?

 
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KenGriffeyJr
over 10 years ago

over-population is a myth.....get your facts straight lee, plenty of rooms for us and everything else on this planet.

 
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LeeW
over 10 years ago

Do we have enough food, water, transportation, employment, oil...ect? I would also like to see some parts of this planet that are nice, yet not completely infested with people.

 
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JohnnyOnTheSpot
over 10 years ago

Lee, I was surprised to find out that KenGriffeyJr may very well be correct. The overpopulation scare may not be as clear-cut as it appears.

Watch these videos for some counterpoints.

http://overpopulationisamyth.com/pop101

As with any truly important issue, every argument and all evidence must be weighed, and no one side should be accepted without research. The fact that the world is going to be overpopulated seemed obvious to me, but after watching these videos it isn't all that clear cut.

 
 

trentbridge
over 10 years ago

"Gay marriage" isn't on the California ballot this fall - gay marriage depends on the fate of Prop 8 now being decided in the courts. Legalizing marijuana is on the ballot. I'm voting "yes" -we need the tax revenue. Plus, if it weakens the drug cartels in Mexico, I'm for it!

 
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y00h00180
over 10 years ago

You are right about gay marriage as being a non-issue. This and things like "mosque fright" are ploys to distract people at the last minute.
When you can evoke irrational emotions it distracts voters from rational REAL issues.

Republicans wouldn't get far just talking about tax breaks for the "$250k+ Club", no offense to you. LOL

...and yes, legalize pot too!

 
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LeeW
over 10 years ago

It's funny that I haven't heard the Tea Party demonstrating to legalize pot. Wouldn't that fit in with their small govt philosophy?

 
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JohnnyOnTheSpot
over 10 years ago

Agree. By all means, it should fit in, but they have conflicting interests internally. On one hand, they want government out of our lives ... on the other, they want to make sure that the government first tells us how to live our lives before getting out of it.

 
 

KenGriffeyJr
over 10 years ago

the real tragedy happening right now lies with the disparity of wealth in this world, the rich minority controlling the poor majority. do a little research its a pretty interesting read....

 
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JaxFull
over 10 years ago

@KenGriffeyJr

So, would Obama's plan of spreadin' the wealth around solve that?

 
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y00h00180
over 10 years ago

I've seen any "Spreadin' the Wealth" bills put before Congress.

A society with disparity is a broken one. Within our nation it is not that bad. Places like China are much worse. But compared to other nations, our excess and predatory foreign policies make us the worst. The whole world has been holding us up under our boots for far too long. We will fall, and fall hard, unless we can make the world a more equitable place.

 
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y00h00180
over 10 years ago

CORRECTION: I haven't seen any...

 
 

JaxFull
over 10 years ago

If you don't understand what goes on in Congress you really shouldn't be engaging in political trash talk. The ObamaCare bill was the greatest spreadin' the wealth fiasco since the New Deal.

The USA has been the greatest force for good in the world with the sole exception of Jesus. Liberty for the common man began with the United States and has spread to many countries around the world. (But, alas, not enough of them.)

 
 

JohnnyOnTheSpot
over 10 years ago

JaxFull, likewise, if you don't understand religion, you really shouldn't be talking about it. You call ObamaCare a "fiasco" because it spreads the wealth and then go on to say, "Now JESUS, he was a role model."

Umm ... Jesus refresher course:

Matthew 19:21 -- Jesus said to him, 'If thou dost will to be perfect, go away, sell what thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven, and come, follow me.'

Luke 12:33-34 -- Sell what ye have, and give alms: provide yourselves bags, which become not old, a treasure in the heavens that faileth not, where no thief approacheth, neither moth corrupteth. For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.

Luke 6:33-35 -- If you do good to those who do good to you, what credit is that to you? For even sinners do the same. If you lend to those from whom you expect to receive, what credit is that to you? Even sinners lend to sinners in order to receive back the same amount. But love your enemies, and do good, and lend, expecting nothing in return; and your reward will be great.

Yeah, WWJDIHWM? (What Would Jesus Do If He Were Me?) Not quite the same ring, huh? Jesus was indisputably socialist. Sorry to burst your bubble.

 
 

Sam Rothstein
over 10 years ago

Why wouldn't you want to play rush poker, it's 5 times the rake for Howard and Co.?

 
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LoProPoker
over 10 years ago

Lee, how do you name your blog Miss Malibu and dont show the winner boo. Jk its all good

 
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y00h00180
over 10 years ago

http://missmalibu.com/

All I can think about is The Big Lebowski when I think of Malibu.
"STAY OUT OF MALIBU, LEBOWSKI! Keep your ugly f*ckin' goldbrickin' ass out of my beach community."

That's the reception I'd prolly get showin' up. LOL

 
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Rix1975cd
over 10 years ago

Lee-Why take the cheap shot at the Tea Party?Most of the Tea Party supporters that I know are regular hard working Americans who want small govt and smaller taxes.Whats so bad about that?And legalization of pot is the most insignificant issue we need to worry about now. The government spening us into bankruptsy is number 1 on my list of concerns.

 
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