Would you buy a used car from this man? Now we can make a racist accusation for that remark. You could throw in a full list associated with bigotry. Guilty as charged. Of course my liberal friends haven’t such failings. Right. Face it; we all jump to conclusion. First impressions stick. People can smile. People can smirk. I doubt Ray Bitar has ever actually smiled.
We are often wrong with our first impressions. Hell, most readers here had funds on Full Tilt. How much more wrong does it get? Ray must be “Uncle Tilty” the god Michael Craig idolized when he blogged for them. Michael with his $500 pens fit right in with the gang. Evidently, Ray ate that up as Michael traveled the world on Full Tilt’s dime.
I could go on about how we all ignored honest impressions of the rest of the gang that owned Full Tilt. But, that’s old news and the locked funds give is different and new prejudices. In hindsight, we were, to steal from Letterman, “Dumber than a box of rocks.”
So, what new? Well, Diamond Flush Poker seems to bother to follow this and the latest is interesting. There is a saying that you don’t want to be an innocent man and have government mad at you. Nixon used that and got caught. Obama-Holder also use it as their playground. I don’t know how the SDNY fits into this picture but it has to be worse if you aren’t honest and also “Dumber than a box of rocks.”
The thing about crooks is they aren’t very good at it. That why the jails are so full. And this outfit is The Gang that couldn’t shoot straight.” They started out as angle shooters and it went downhill from there. The Full Tilt club took care of its friends. We weren’t in that group. Do you ever wonder how many of those folks could make a living at poker without that monthly stipend? You don’t see the gamble many of those red pros exhibited back in the good old days.
But I’ve digressed enough. The story is that Bitar thought he had a deal. He hopped on a plane and headed home. On landing he got a surprise and a brand new set of indictments. Angle shooter meets the real angle shooters. Ray was had. Is that fair? Not a chance. But, it may be its own form of justice. I’ve got to think Howard, Jesus, and the rest of the board aren’t feeling as cocky as the did a while back.
Maybe what goes around does come around.
This blog is being truncated. I wasn’t done but it will have to do. The electricity just went off here. It is going to be 100 again. I’ve quit worrying about Full Tilt and the bit of money I may or may not see.
(Electricity back on!!!)