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dominos? really espn? fucking dominoes?!?

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alright. so first we had pool which is whatever...fun to watch, not much of a sport but ill give them that. everyone plays pools so i see the appeal. then comes poker. ill give them that too. any tournament that anyone can enter, play against some of the worlds best players and have a chance of winning is cool with me. its luck based but there is still a bit of strategy involved which lends it a bit of validity. then, out of the fucking blue, comes dominoes? did espn just look that their demographic one day and go "holy shit rick! have you seen these numbers? 70% percent on our viewers are comprised of cubans, old black men and people from the bronx! what are we doing showing golf? yank that programming stat! we are going with CHAMPIONSHIP DOMINOES.".

 

"whats that gerald? dominoes?"

 

"YES! MOTHERFUCKING DOMINOES! GET ON IT!"

 

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well...apparently thats what happened because every time i look up at the TVs at the gym one of them undoubtedly has the world fucking championship of dominoes on. so stupid. so stupid.

 

p.s.- this is what comes up when you google image "some people are interested in seeing (and handling) my junk but you dont see me making a show out of it and imposing it on the country."

 

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obviously nothing came up for that so i did the mature thing and googled "poop". this is what came up. fucking college kids. they are so into being outraged and convenient protests its insane. this girl is probably going to get a job with the new york times or national geographic and never think about cavite state or its president again.

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I love dominoes. I'm really damn good at playing them too!

well... maybe not compared to old cubans, but I've been trashing friends for years.

 

 

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Philippines President Arroyo refuses to step down

 

By John Roberts

22 July 2005

 

Embattled Philippines President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo is clinging to office amid continuing calls for her to resign over allegations that she was involved in rigging last year’s presidential elections. She has been compelled to reorganise her administration after the resignation of senior cabinet members and advisors, including her entire economic team, earlier this month.

 

 

Arroyo first came under pressure last month following allegations that her husband and son received kickbacks from the operators of a widespread illegal lottery known as jueteng. The scandal is particularly sensitive because Arroyo’s own supporters used similar accusations as the pretext to oust President Joseph Estrada in 2001 and to install her. Arroyo’s husband and son have since left the country in an effort to distance the president from the accusations.

 

Even as her family members were embroiled in the jueteng scandal, an audiotape surfaced purportedly of a conversation between Arroyo and a senior electoral official at the time of last year’s election. Arroyo, who was keen for a clear win to legitimise her presidency, is heard to encourage the official to ensure a winning margin of at least one million votes. After initially denouncing the tape as a concoction, Arroyo was compelled to go on national television on June 27. While not directly acknowledging the tape as genuine, she admitted she had spoken to the official and apologised for what she said was “a lapse in judgement”.

 

Arroyo’s about face was a clear sign that support was slipping away. Up to that point, those calling for her resignation were primarily opposition politicians and ex-generals connected with her main presidential challenger Fernando Poe, Estrada and ex-cronies of the former dictator Ferdinand Marcos. Various “left” parties, including the Stalinist Communist Party of the Philippines, joined the anti-Arroyo bandwagon alongside these right-wing hacks. In 2001, these same organisations backed the anti-Estrada rallies and hailed Arroyo as the saviour of the nation.

 

On July 7, in an effort to stem the crisis, Arroyo called on her cabinet to formally resign to give her a free hand to reshuffle her administration. The following day, however, 10 senior cabinet ministers and advisors met at the Hyatt Hotel and called on her to make the “supreme sacrifice” to save the country from further turmoil. They declared that the legitimacy of her presidency was under “a cloud of doubt” and called on Vice President Noli de Castro to take over.

 

All of the key economic cabinet members, including Finance Secretary Cesar Purisima and Budget Secretary Emilia Boncodin, resigned, indicating deep concern among layers of business over the impact of the political crisis on an already weak economy. Last Sunday three more presidential advisers quit.

 

Even more significantly, on July 8, two former presidents Corizon Aquino and Fidel Ramos, both of whom were crucial in 2001 in marshalling support in ruling circles for Arroyo, distanced themselves from their protégé. Aquino openly called on Arroyo to resign and allow Vice President de Castro to take over. Ramos proposed that Congress amend the country’s constitution to allow a parliamentary, rather than presidential form of government. After elections next May, Ramos suggested, Arroyo could make “a graceful exit”.

 

Social and economic tensions

At the same time, there is recognition in the ruling elite that mounting economic and social tensions is paralysing government. A US-trained economist, Arroyo, has endeavoured to press ahead with savage restructuring measures, including cutbacks to government spending, privatisations and the broadening of the Value Added Tax (VAT) to cover petrol and electricity. The tax changes could also allow the president to lift the VAT rate from 10 to 12 percent next year.

 

All of these measures have fallen hardest on the poor. The official unemployment rate in 2004 was 11.8 percent, but, when underemployment is included, “labour underutilisation” stands at 27.4 percent. Out of a population of 86 million, an estimated 40 percent live on less than $US2 a day. Rising oil prices have widened the social divide, by both depressing economic growth and contributing to inflation, currently at 8 percent annually.

 

Deteriorating living standards are a major reason for Arroyo’s deep unpopularity. A poll conducted in Manila on July 12-14 by the Social Weather Stations polling organisation found 62 percent of respondents wanted Arroyo to resign and 85 percent wanted her impeached. Arroyo’s supporters dismissed the findings, the worst ever for a sitting president, by declaring “Manila is not the Philippines”.

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werd to harvey

i was laughing though, when it said cavite state or its president.

 

 

 

espn.

effing ridiculous. i think they should invent some type of announcer-game that only involves reciting obscure and useless statistics

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I just recently started playing dominoes......it's fun when you don't know anything about the game and you're kicking someones ass who claims to be a "Bones Master"

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i was laughing though, when it said cavite state or its president.

 

as you should be. im not even going to try and defend that. granted the president of the philippines is not on the forefront of my mind but, uh....that was dumb.

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shit man a few years ago they had that magic card game on there. i turned that shit on and started laughing my ass off. i think they smoke crack sometimes..

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as you should be. im not even going to try and defend that. granted the president of the philippines is not on the forefront of my mind but' date=' uh....that was dumb.[/quote']

 

It's cool, Boogiehandle. By the way, how do you feel about everyone biting your "by the way, this is what comes up when..." steez? I say thumbs down.

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Yo, they think dominoes is a peaceful sport to break the ice at barbecues and shit, but it's not. In group home, my roommate and I came to some serious blows over a game of dominoes. But we squashed it later that night because it's dominoes.

 

Also, I bet it's gonna get more ratings than the NHL in the States.

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