Friday, June 02, 2006

Friday Hound Blogging

Now here's an interesting story. Just reading the headline:"Still Running Despite Dire Predictions" one would think that it's a story of overlord perserverance in the face of a hostile world. Well, a hostile legislature anyway, taking away slots from the tracks and all. Everybody knows tracks need slots to attract customers because, cripes, who comes out to a racetrack to see races anymore?

The Legislature on April 5 voted down a proposal to put slot machines in the state's four race tracks amid warnings it would be the death knell for racing in Massachusetts.
Track owners and employees mobbed Beacon Hill to convince legislators that without the additional revenue from slots, the tracks would be forced to close, costing at least 5,000 jobs.

Turns out though that the whole two page article is about how more people showed up at the horse racing tracks on Kentucky Derby day and so everything's all right in that industry. (apparently horse overlords suffer the same reality disconnect as greyhound overlords). But then, buried about half way down the first page is this line:

"We intend to stay in business with or without the slot machines," said George Carney, owner of Raynham-Taunton Greyhound Park. "We will continue on for many years to come."

Sharp eyed readers, or at least sober readers will recognize George Carney. We've met him before. Gee, Mr. Carney, perhaps if the horse industry is successful in having a Kentucky Derby every day some of that increase in business will come your way. Or you could open a hot dog stand outside the horse track. Get it Happy? "Hot Dog?" OK, sorry.

Happy is a very happy, sweet girl. She is very needy and she wants to be near you and getting attention all the time. She is pretty easygoing, but she also has a playful side. She likes to play with toys and will throw them in the air. She also smiles by curling her lips when you baby talk to her. She was used for breeding before her rescue. For more information about this dog, and other rescued racing greyhounds looking for homes, go here. If you don't know about the plight of racing greyhounds go here

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