Friday, August 15, 2008

Friday Hound Blogging

O frabjous day! Callooh! Callay!' He chortled in his joy. He being one of the overlords. And why is he Calloohing and Callaying you ask. Well, because the state has decided to build two new greyhound tracks!

West Virginia House Bill 213 was signed recently by Governor Joe Manchin during the Legislature's June interim session.The legislation provides up to $2 million in funding to construct two greyhound training tracks in the state with money from the West Virginia Greyhound Breeding Development Fund and purse supplemental funds.

W00t!!1!!! Two more chances to separate senior citizens for their social security two dollars at a time. Who says you can't make a living off other people's weaknesses, huh Mr. Miner?

Greyhound breeder Dean Miner opposes the construction of two greyhound training tracks in the state.

Darn straight! Why in just a few months you'll be raking in the rubes' rent money like it was...wait. What did you say?

"They want to use our breeders' fund money to build these tracks, but no one even wants them," Miner said.

What are you, from Massachusetts or something?

Miner said the tracks will make it more difficult for him and his fellow breeders to do business in the state."We cannot properly train our dogs in West Virginia because of the environment. We need to take them to Kansas or Oklahoma to train them because there is flat land and clean air there."

Um...if there's no flat land, where they gonna build the tracks?

Delegate Jack Yost, D-Brooke, also supports the training tracks. "The bill does not provide where the tracks will be built, but I would think they would be built somewhere near the two greyhound tracks," he said in reference to Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino-Racetrack and Tri-State Racetrack and Gaming Center in Cross Lanes. "That way people will have two more conveniently located tracks not to go to."

That's the smartest thing he's said all day, Miner told reporters.

We're still trying to figure out that flat land, clean air thing. You got any ideas Bugsy?

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1 comment:

Michelle Young Cuenant said...

Maybe Manchin knows Ron Hevener and vice versa.
Michelle Young Cuenant