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Beat em with a Distaff

Every Year! There are some arguments that never die. Well, it that time at the WSOP to whip out our distaff and beat up the women. It won’t make it onto Cops; better on the Comedy Channel.


Daniel Negreanu’s Blog hashes it all out one more time. It is a reasoned look at what the “Ladies event” is all about. Since the Tilt Boys kicked off the play as a lark, it has grown into an embarrassment. In AC a guy even hit a final table. Wow! that’s something for the old resume and probably is deserving of cuffing and a perp walk on Cops.


Can’t we just let all this crap die? I know it is illegal to favor a group everywhere but in government entitlements. There are a ton of things that are legal but are in poor taste. You don’t have to attend a blogger gathering to figure that out.


Frankly, demands in all these areas are closer to last gasps for the unimaginative than productive. You protest some perceived or actual inequality and get it replaced by resentment. That’s the weakest form of progress. You’ve moved blatant to surreptitious. Gandhi and King understood that well.


We can all come up with a ton of situations where inequality exist. People want to fight it with laws. Laughter does a much better job. The Simpsons have done more in changing society than the Congress.


How would I handle those idiots that crashed the ladies event? I have stopped play; introduced each one; given them a free spa visit with a bikini wax included and given them a cute corsage to wear. Then I’d tell them men’s john visits were off -limits for the duration and security had been notified. Hitting the girl’s would get them an honest-to-god perp walk. That’d teach them to cross their legs properly.


Differences aren’t always to be condemned. I’m personally quite happy there are women around. I’d rather celebrate differences. Oo la la the differences!



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  1. June 13th, 2010 at 11:30 | #1

    I like your answers to men playing ladies events – had me chuckling and I was trying to swallow hot coffee.  There have been ladies circuit events won by men – at least two of them – and there was a ladies tournament in CA won by a man that caused quite a stir last year.  It's crazy.  I leave it at that.  Thanks for stopping at Tango and leaving a comment.  See you at the tourney tonight – g'luck to both of us.

  2. June 13th, 2010 at 15:15 | #2

    Well, once again, you were the inspiration. What can I say? You inspire me. 🙂

    You wrote about them closing the ladies to the ladies during breaks. I just extrapolated.

  3. June 13th, 2010 at 17:47 | #3

    Your comment about what is allowed and what is in good taste said it all.

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