Friday, September 12, 2008

Friday Hound Blogging

Well, well, well, it's Friday again and time to visit the exciting world of unit racing. What crazy adventures have the overlords had this week?

A Kansas board has taken a step toward revoking the licenses for three now-closed dog and horse racing park. The commission voted unanimously to send notices to the operators of Wichita Greyhound Park, The Woodlands in Kansas City, and Camptown Greyhound Park in Frontenac, telling them they are violating their licenses."They want to close us down just because we're closed down," said Woodlands General Manager Jayme LaRocca. "It's a classic example of government intrusion into private affairs."

"I think what we're asking them to do here is make progress on restarting their race meets," Steve Martino, the commission's executive director, said Tuesday. "That's the focus here."

"What? Just because we're a greyhound park he expects us to have greyhound races?" LaRocca responded. "Look, I'm out here every day race or no race because I just don't have anywhere else to go. That didn't come out right."

Yeah. We feel your pain Mr. LaRocca. If only there was someone to speak for you, someone to be your champion, someone with a thesaurus. Wait! What's that sound? Look! Up in the sky. It's a bird. It's a plane. No it's Gary Guccione!!! Defender of overlords! Apologist for animal exploitation! Able to write readable English most of the time! Speak to us Mr. Gucionne. Drop the scales from our eyes that we may see the majesty and beauty of eking out a meager living on the backs of innocent animals.
The proponents of the greyhound racing ban initiative are relying on misinformation and confusion to carry them to victory. Fortunately, Massachusetts voters are smart enough to see through these sleazy tactics.
Darn straight. Those dogs really aren't dead. Those legs really aren't broken. Get your facts straight people.
It is also disingenuous to suggest that a collection of video clips from dates and places unknown comprises reliable evidence of anything.
Whoa. Dude. "Disingenuous?" Man, the $12.95 you invested in that Word A Day calendar is really paying off.
It comes down to a simple fact. Animal rights activists want to ban this business because they don't like it. If Massachusetts voters give them a victory on this initiative, what business will be next on the hit list? How many more jobs will disappear because a handful of extremists decide that the people in those jobs don't matter?
Right. Everybody knows it's the dogs that don't matter. The people can, like, hire lawyers and stuff if they're injured or killed at work, right Buddy?

Buddy wants to be a lap dog; he tries to curl up with you and before you know it his whole body is in your lap. He’s very curious. He likes to stand up tall and stretch. It’s almost as if he needs a scratching post. He hides his rawhides in the house. He will bark if he sees something new. He is very friendly and comical. Buddy would do well in a working family home with well mannered children, 8 and up. He would be great in a home with an 8-year-old boy or girl to grow up with them. He’s good with other dogs, and would be fine 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.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Anybody who really wants to know who George Carney is and what he looks like...take a gander at "photo with unlive Greyhound"(cement Greyhound dog with cement Carney gut)...Carney cannot even relate to handicapped who on earth could believe he cares about crippled dogs...even when his and other tracks cause it! (and may I add, for 40 years!!!)
Massacheusetts...we are waiting for your "cerebral vote" at long last....otherwise...don't tell us all how smart and progressive you are.