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My Favorite Connecticut Candidate

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Fenian_Bastard, Jul 24, 2006.

  1. http://www.courant.com/news/local/hc-gamble0721.artjul21,0,6941131.story?coll=hc-headlines-home

    How bad a gambler/welcher do you have to be to get sued by TWO casinos?
    And didn't they used to break your legs instead of getting a lawyer?
    Damn litigious society.
     
  2. Freelance Hack

    Freelance Hack Active Member

    This guy is the reason why Lieberman hasn't backed down from the Dems in his state. Even if he loses the primary, he can still run as an independent and likely walk away the winner.

    If the Republicans had a strong candidate, I'm not sure Lieberman doesn't back down.
     
  3. Gold

    Gold Active Member

    from the article....

    Last week, Schlesinger said he used the Alan Gold pseudonym at the casino to preserve his privacy and to avoid casino marketing contacts. He denied suggestions that it was to avoid detection as a "card counter" - someone who tracks the value of cards played at a blackjack table to gain an advantage in the game.

    if he is a card counter, he's not very good.
     
  4. Alan GOLD, is it?
    Anything you'd like to share with the board, big guy?
     
  5. 21

    21 Well-Known Member

    Great little Hertzberg piece on Lieberman in this week's New Yorker, btw, Talk of The Town.....Joe is definitely not HH's favorite Connecticut candidate.
     
  6. HejiraHenry

    HejiraHenry Well-Known Member

    I guess the alias "Ron Mexico" was already taken ...
     
  7. We sure Vick's kept up the payments?
    Maybe it's open for bids.
    (That story is one of the funniest ever, BTW)
     
  8. Gold

    Gold Active Member


    Uh,... um... err...

    On the advice of counsel, I respectfully decline to respond to the persecution... uh, questions of Fenian.

    8)
     
  9. Arrr.. ye be one biased political hack. No word on this Democratic scally wag out of ye gob though?

    http://wjz.com/topstories/local_story_205114029.html

    Aye this bozo got less than one percent o' t' vote but I'm hopin' that total was his vote alone. By t' way - at least t' guy from Connecticut didn't drown a young lass and try t' lie about it afterwards. And while we be on t' subject o' gamblin names - if you ever heard a page for Rollo Tommassie at Foxwoods - chances be its for me
     
  10. hondo

    hondo Well-Known Member

    On a related note, why the hell do casinos think counting cards is on the same level as ooutright cheating? To me, all it is is using a skill to win a game. I shouldn't be penalized for having a good enough memory to win some hands.

    Any of you gamblers care to comment or enlighten me?
     
  11. Herbert Anchovy

    Herbert Anchovy Active Member

    Card counting is a bullshit myth. A lot of gamblers use it to spook out the house. It doesn't even factor in sequences. You're basically talking about more than three and a half million sequences.
     
  12. OTD

    OTD Active Member

    Hondo:

    It's not cheating in the strict sense, but casinos hate it and they make the rules. They don't like anything where they lose their edge.
     
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