Friday, January 05, 2007

Friday Hound Blogging

Hmmm...Looks like overlord logic is at it again. The simulcasting Band-Aid for the state's four pari-mutuel race tracks has been applied for the next two years, but the long-term cure for the racing industry is more complicated. "Well, if by complicated you mean hopeless, we'll yeah. It's pretty complicated," said state Representative David L. Flynn, D-Clueless who presented the bill passed by the Legislature.

The revised and approved bill granted Raynham-Taunton Greyhound Track four thoroughbred and four harness track signals a day, instead of two signals. "The more things we can have that aren't greyhound racing, the more likely it is someone will come out here," said Gary Temple, track manager, director of simulcasting, Parking manager, and head custodian at Raynham-Taunton.

“The tracks can't exist without the simulcast signals,” Flynn said. “But in the long term, the only way racing can survive is to have slot machines. When asked to explain how racing could only survive because of gambling that had nothing to do with racing, Flynn responded that it didn't make sense to him either, but "we have to do something to keep the tracks open because there aren't enough Walmarts to absorb the workers if they close."

“I've never been to a casino in my life,” Flynn said, “but I see buses leaving Brockton and going to Connecticut to have a little fun. Lord knows there isn't much fun in greyhound racing, especially if you're a greyhound. I mean, $2.00 bets? Where's the excitement in that? If you're going to lose your month's social security, why not do it all at once?"

Well, he might have a point there, huh Bonnie?

Bonnie is very sweet, happy, and loves attention. She will tuck herself right into you and loves to be held and touched. Her tail is always wags. She is easy going. She enjoys being outside and loves to go on walks. She will stand near you “forever” if you keep petting her. Bonnie would do well in a working family home with well-mannered older children, 6 and up. She is good with other average to larger dogs and is also good as an only 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.

Bongo Update: Bongo came through his medical exams with flying colors and is now patiently waiting for someone to offer him a spot on their couch.

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