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Nevada Caucus

February 20, 2016

Nevada Caucus

Iowa Democrats flipped a coin to break their caucus deadlocks, but today’s caucus is in Nevada:

“‘In these very limited circumstances where two or more presidential preference groups are tied for the loss or gain of a delegate, groups must each draw a single card from a deck of cards to break the tie. The high card determines the winner, and aces are high.’

The party will furnish each precinct location with an ‘unopened deck’ to be shuffled ‘at least seven times’ after extra cards, like jokers, are removed. If the two sides pull cards of the same rank, the winner will be determined by suit: spades are the highest, with hearts, diamonds and clubs — in that order — to follow.”

–“Nevada Democrats will break caucus ties with high-card draw,” Gregory Krieg, CNN

–“Here’s how the Nevada caucuses work,” Michelle Rindels, AP via PBS Newshour

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Gilbert Arenas — What a Card!

January 8, 2010

Gilbert Arenas -- What a Card!

Gilbert Arenas jokingly threatened Wizard teammate Javaris Crittenton with guns due to a disagreement over a game of Bourré (Bouré, Boo-Ray), we are told. The press found out and put the stunt on page one. The player’s reaction: F*ck ’em if they can’t take a joke. The NBA has suspended Mr. Arenas indefinitely, without pay, and a grand jury is examining the incident, as the Wizards point guard does not have a permit to clown with handguns in the District of Columbia.

Once a champion tweeter, Mr. Arenas has closed his Twitter account, according to City Desk. If you need some amusement to compensate, make your own Gilbert bobblehead on Agent Zero’s personal website.

 

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