Friday, November 10, 2006

Friday Hound Blogging

Great Googley Moogley what a week, huh? The left wing of the Corporate party takes over from the right wing of the Corporate party, the president lies to us and it's not even news, and Britney dumps...uh...dumps...that guy...what was his name again?

It's a wonder the world can still turn.

Truth be told though, this week has about Stoli'd us out, so rather than dig around to see what the overlords have been up to, we decided to pay another visit to those Lex Luthers of crime down in Mobile and see how their little scheme to bilk the rubes out of enough money to buy a house that doesn't have wheels is going.

Michael Dangelo Varner, was arrested on a warrant issued last month, charging him with transmitting racing information for illegal gambling purposes in connection with race-fixing at Mobile Greyhound Park, authorities said. Varner, 26, was being held at Mobile County Metro Jail in lieu of $5,000 bail.

Apparently it's not turning out as well as they'd hoped. But did they get the whole gang, or are there still criminal masterminds loose?

Varner -- along with 12 other people, including three racetrack employees -- was charged in connection with the alleged race-fixing, according to a news release from the Mobile County District Attorney's Office.

Ouch, but the plot was so well thought out, so meticulously planned, so expertly carried out. What could have possibly gone wrong?

The news release said, "Suspicious betting patterns and noticeably poor performance by the drugged greyhounds alerted racing authorities."

Curses! Foiled by "suspicious betting patterns!" If only they could have done it without betting!

Well, under Alabama law, transmitting racing information for illegal gambling purposes is a Class C felony, punishable by a year and a day to 10 years in prison, so they'll have plenty of time to plan their next caper. Maybe something along the lines of seaside property in Arizona, eh Hammertime?

Hammertime is very laid back, confident, and calm. He is very affectionate and loves attention from everyone. He will approach and put his head on your lap or in your hand. He will lay on his back with his feet in the air in the greyhound “cockroach” position. Hammer would do well in a working family home with well-mannered children. He would need a home that has another dog. 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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