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If You Are Reading This Then You Are White Trash

3 May 2009, By: compncards

If you play poker, then you are white trash.  At least, that's what Joan Rivers believes.  In a recent episode of Celebrity Apprentice, Rivers went off on a tirade that included a stab at Annie Duke and poker players around the world.  She said "You're a poker player.  That's beyond white trash."

I'm from the southern United States.  I have lived around what many could consider "white trash" at different points in my life.  I honestly have some family members that would fit that description.  Rivers has absolutely no clue what she is talking about.

However, her attitude is typical of many people in the country that view poker as just another form of gambling.  They view poker players as sick or as pure degenerates with no redeeming value.  It's sad really.  There are many poker players that are highly intelligent and very high quality people.

I would love to see Joan Rivers go up to Chris Ferguson or Andy Bloch and tell them that they are white trash.  The same with a player like Richard Brodie.  I actually know Andy and Richard.  Andy is one of the nicest guys you will ever meet and Richard is among the brightest.  Rivers is a mental pygmie compared to them.

Perhaps someone should take a hot light and melt some of that plastic that is her face and seal her mouth shut.  Now that would be something I would tune into Celebrity Apprentice to watch.

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