Sunday, October 31, 2010

NFL WEEK 8 2010


Rocky Balboa said "You wanna dance, you pay the band. You wanna play, you pay the man."
Rumpole says: not so fast to that second line. If you followed us today, you went a stellar 4-0, giving you two bounce back winners, San Diego and our home town Fins, for a plus 200 Henne's. Our season total is now 560, and we won our second straight teaser bet for a plus 550. We are plus 750 for the day, but for the second week in a row, that two team teaser is riding on MNF.

Our season total is now a respectable 17-12-1. DOM and Rumpole both won today, so the totals are 4-3-1 for the erstwhile defender of Reggae stars, and 6-2 for Rumpole.

The man is paying you if you follow us....and that's the way it should be.

Good Sunday Morning.
After Monday Night's disaster, we're done with the Cowpokes and you can put a fork in them because they are done for the season.

Rumpole is 13-12-1 for the season after losing the last part of our IF bet on MNF.
Our winnings for the year as we approach the half way point to the season stand at 360 cupcakes.

The Suicide Pool winds down to two:
Plea D goes with gang green coming off the bye- the J..E..T...S, while Miguel De La Over is going to Kansas City (great bar-b-que) and the surprising Chiefs.

Having done so well on the teaser last week, we're going to do one again.

The troubled Vikes and their troubled QB literally limp into New England to play the cheaters. The over/under is 44, and we're taking the over and teasing that down 6 to 38. The line is somewhere between Cheaters -4 and -6, and Irwin in Vegas says 5 is where it seems to be settling, so we will complete out two bet teaser by taking the Cheaters and teasing that to +1 NE. We'll risk 500 Bundchen's on this bet.

IF we win the teaser (remember they pay 11-10), we'll roll our 550 onto the Colts at home -5 to get revenge over the Texans in the MNF game.

You want a bounce back game? We got one. No, not the Cowpokes. But the Chargers, at home, against the Titans. SD -4 over Tennessee for 100 Rivers.

DOM (3-3-1) v. Rumpole (5-2). Mr. Markus, having obviously perused our blog, goes with the Bolts in SD-4. We like the Fins getting one henne in Cincy. (Miami +1). And how about 100 Newmans on the Fins to win as well.

Happy Halloween.


Pick Em Paulie said...

Wow, three tough losses last week has PEP looking over his shoulder for Three Fingers. Gonna go with 6 games this week. No we're not getting desperate, but we like this week's card. We either need to go 5-1 this week or sign up a rich cartel leader who is about to get arrested.

Each pick for a flat $500.00

St. Louis -2.5
Miami +1
Detroit -2.5
Denver -1
San Diego -3.5
New Orleans-1

2010 record
7-9-0 43.75% -$1450

Involuntary Servitude? said...

Is this not Involuntary Servitude, when Judge Soto forced this Ct Reporter to do the transcript "Work" at a rate she never agreed to?

I thought the US Constitution prohibits this kind or order?

Rumpole, what is your take on this?

Anonymous said...

Are you ready for another awesome victory from your Miami Heat?

Anonymous said...

Judge Gayles will take over Judge Seff's divison in January, that is a given; Here is a news flash: It will be Judge Hague making his return to the REG and not doing Arthur Hearings, he will be going back to division and replacing Judge Bloom.

Rumpole said...

actually the line is.... "You wanna dance, you gotta pay the band. You wanna borrow you gotta pay the man. I ain't emotionally involved here, you understand.

Anonymous said...

Ohh MY

Study: Alcohol More Lethal Than Heroin, Cocaine
Substances Rated On How Destructive They Are
MARIA CHENG, AP Medical Writer

LONDON -- Alcohol is more dangerous than illegal drugs like heroin and crack cocaine, according to a new study.

British experts evaluated substances including alcohol, cocaine, heroin, ecstasy and marijuana, ranking them based on how destructive they are to the individual who takes them and to society as a whole.

Researchers analyzed how addictive a drug is and how it harms the human body, in addition to other criteria like environmental damage caused by the drug, its role in breaking up families and its economic costs, such as health care, social services, and prison.

Heroin, crack cocaine and methamphetamines, or crystal meth, were the most lethal to individuals. When considering their wider social effects, alcohol, heroin and crack cocaine were the deadliest. But overall, alcohol outranked all other substances, followed by heroin and crack cocaine. Marijuana, ecstasy and LSD scored far lower.

The study was paid for by Britain's Centre for Crime and Justice Studies and was published online Monday in the medical journal, Lancet.

CAPTAIN said...

The Captain Reports:

Did you catch Justice Stevens this week .....?

In a little-noticed speech delivered Oct. 7, Stevens offered some pointed criticism of Justice Antonin Scalia, while applauding Justice Anthony Kennedy for displaying "more civilized" views than he did 20 years ago.
For good measure, Stevens praised Chief Justice John Roberts Jr.'s "thoughtful opinion" last term in the Florida case of juveniles serving life without parole for crimes other than murder.

Stevens' main focus in the talk before the National Legal Aid & Defender Association was a 1991 decision that is probably one of the group's least favorite rulings: Harmelin v. Michigan, which found constitutional a life sentence for possession of 672 grams of cocaine.

Stevens' comments about Scalia and Kennedy did not have a score-settling tone. They did, however, convey feelings he's clearly harbored for a long while.
Stevens picked apart Scalia's opinion that the Eighth Amendment does not require that "the punishment fit the crime," as Stevens summarized it.
"Under his reasoning, since imprisonment is not categorically cruel or unusual, a life sentence for a parking violation would not have violated the Eighth Amendment."

Stevens criticized Scalia's extensive use of history "based on his own research" to buttress his opinion. Focusing solely on the "evil" that prompted the original law or constitutional provision, he said, "provides an unreliable guide to understanding the principles enshrined in the Constitution."

As an example, Stevens said that if interpretation of the equal protection clause was confined to "contemporary understandings at the time the Fourteenth Amendment was adopted, Thurgood Marshall would have been on the losing side in Brown v. Board of Education."
Stevens added that "judges are merely amateur historians," and their interpretations of history are "often debatable and sometimes simply wrong."

Stevens and Scalia sparred extensively over the history of the Second Amendment in the 2008 District of Columbia gun rights case.

There was more for Stevens to say about the cocaine case, focusing on Kennedy's controlling opinion.
Kennedy's compromise view was that the Eighth Amendment requires some proportionality between crime and punishment — but that the life sentence in the case did not violate that requirement.
Kennedy was joined by Justices David Souter and Sandra Day O'Connor.
Stevens noted the trio were relatively new justices and asserted that their predecessors, Lewis Powell Jr., William Brennan Jr. and Potter Stewart, almost certainly would have voted on the side of the defendant, which would have flipped the outcome.

Then came the subtle compliment for Kennedy.
"Just as the meaning of the Eighth Amendment itself responds to evolving standards of decency in a maturing society, so also may the views of individual justices become more civilized after 20 years of service on the court," Stevens said.
His meaning was clear; he was referring to last May's decision in Graham v. Florida, which struck the life sentence for a juvenile convicted of a nonhomicide crime.
The author was Kennedy, who did not disavow the cocaine sentence but displayed a more expansive view of what proportionality requires than he had in 1991.
Stevens also gave a shout-out to Roberts's role in the 6-3 decision.
The chief justice's "thoughtful opinion" urged a case-by-case approach to deciding whether a particular sentence violates the Eighth Amendment rather than a categorical rule.

Anonymous said...

To the court reporter who wrote "involuntary servitude"....

You are addressing your complaint towards the wrong people. The judges; Soto, Tinkler-Mendez, or any other, cannot choose your side over the rights of the defendants to recieve their transcripts. If the legislature has mandated a certain rate, then your problem is with them - the judiciary only follows the law, it doesn't create it.

Keep voting for people like Rubio and Scott and you get what you deserve. Keep voting for people like Obama - with no experience and only a "cool" factor - and you get what you deserve. Don't vote at all and you get what you deserve.

At least fight the right enemy.

Anonymous said...

the saying, as phrased by judge Sidney Weaver was " If you dance you need to pay the piper". Many a defendant heard this as they were sentenced and were being led out of the courtroom by Corrections.

Anonymous said...

Dear, Sunday, October 31, 2010 12:19:00 PM

Since Beavis (Rumpole) and Butthead (The Captain) cannot answer your question I will.

You are correct.

Anonymous said...

Wrong! Rumpole is Butthead!

Anonymous said...

Keep voting for Rubio and you get man with a track record of disaster, and who couldn't keep his hands off the GOP credit cards.

Vote for Scott and you get a guy who will steal and steal, and then appoint his buddy as the agency head investigating him for fraud, and the investigation will go away.

Vote for George W. Bush, an experienced man who will spend this country into a deficit in the trillions and appoint an inexperienced buddy to run FEMA so people can die during a catastrophic hurricane where the federal government has no clue how to react.

Please vote for hypocrisy. Vote against Obama who is too intelligent to be where he's at, because a woman with a community college degree needs to run the country instead.

Anonymous said...

Thank God that Judge Brennan will be kept at Ladies' Court. She is one unpleasant, nasty human being.

the trialmaster said...

1:58 pm should be credited to the trialmaster.

CAPTAIN said...

Hey Rumpole, I always wanted to be Beavis; wanna switch?

Butthead Out .....

Anonymous said...

Howard Pohl resigned, effective this Friday Nov. 5.
Check your sources to confirm and you will find the real reason, but don't forget, you heard it here first.
"I should know - 'cause I was there"

Anonymous said...

The 13th Ad sez Involuntary servitude is legal for convicts
heh heh heh lol his name is butthead