For No Real Reason…

Rank of Hands

In order of Strength and Probability of Being Dealt

Straight Poker with Nothing Wild

Royal Flush (Highest ranking straight flush made up of Ace, King, Queen, Jack and Ten, in the same suit.) 1 in 650000

Straight Flush (Five cards of the same suit in numerical order) 1 in 65000

Four Of A Kind (Four cards of the same numerical value) 1 in 4000

Full House (Three of a kind and two of a kind) 1 in 700

Flush (Five cards of the same suit not in sequence) 1 in 500

Straight (Five cards in sequence with mixed suits) 1 in 250

Three of a kind (Three cards of the same numerical value) 1 in 50

Two Pair (Two sets of cards of the same numerical value) 1 in 20

One Pair (Two cards of the same numerical value) 1 in 2 1/3

No Pair Hands (Highest card held wins)

I Voted

I voted and I found myself overcome with emotion. I didn’t think that the simple act of filling in a circle would affect me as much as it did. If you haven’t voted and still have time to vote, then by all means, do so. If you haven’t voted and it is too late, then I think you may have missed out on a very singular experience that you will never be able to take part in again.

Like I do every year, I will be watching the election results very attentively. I just hope that all of the people who started paying attention to politics this year will continue to keep an eye on what is going on. A lot of issues were brought up in the past election cycle and for them to be ignored because people are no longer paying attention would be a waste of all of the hope and desire for change that both campaigns brought this year.