Friday, January 09, 2009

Friday Hound Blogging

So, you're probably thinking where did Bernie Madoff get his mad ponzi building skillz? It's not just anybody who can bilk hundreds of people out of their life savings. You've got to have a certain character, a certain outlook on life, a certain sociopathological bent to your personality. Sort of like an overlord.

The head of the state's Racing and Charitable Gaming Commission is asking the state Attorney General's office to determine whether Hinsdale Greyhound Park broke state laws when it declared bankruptcy last month without alerting bettors with accounts at the track. "If they're stupid enough to leave the money with us, then they get what they deserve," said track president Joseph Sullivan II. "Besides, how are we supposed to pay our bills? From the track income? Please."

The wagering accounts held between $400,000 and $500,000 and some of the money was used to pay off employees, according to the corporation's attorney, John Sullivan of PretiFlaherty. "Hey, most of our employees have crimminal records, anger issues or substance abuse problems. You want to tell them they aren't getting a check this week? Be my guest," Sullivan told reporters.

Chair of the former Pari-mutuel Commission Timothy "Ted" Connors said, "In the past they have verbally said they would cover whatever was in the account, but when they filed for bankruptcy, they didn't. I'm inquiring if anything illegal was done here." The commission's Jan. 13 agenda includes the request to the attorney general.

"Yeah, yeah, yeah. We said a lot of things," track president Sullivan responded. "And you believed us. So who's the idiot now?"

Well, he does have a point there, right Joe?

Joe is a pretty calm dog. He loves to approach/meet people on our walks -- enjoys attention/pets, but is fairly independent. He usually wants to be in the same room with his foster family, lying nearby. He's curious about everything that's new. He seems to be an "alpha male" around other dogs. He loves squeaky toys -- he "stole" the lamb toy from Dapper Dog Wash, which his family ended up purchasing. Joe would do well in family with someone home more often, as he tends to get stressed when left alone, although he may do better with another average to larger size dog in the home. He would do well with well-mannered children, 10 and up. 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.

Mulberry Sam update: Sam is adopted! Yay Sam!


Anonymous said...

When there is no transparency, nobody watching, and zero for punishments, is it any wonder these guys mail assets to themselves and family, not to mention off-shore and waiting.
Time to put these no conscience people to rest. Shackles and solitary confinement might do the trick, just like these poor dogs who did nothing but provide cash, the slaughtered victims are ruined for life.
Charities, be it homeless, breast cancer or research, have been destroyed. Garbage is garbage, criminality, criminality. Lock these bloody beasts up!

Anonymous said...

It seems that it has been the decade of sociopaths, from Gonzalez, Cheney, Bush right down to all the Bernie's called abuse of power, greed and no conscience.
Why are we so shocked that the muted dogs are just another heap of victims? It's easier than pedophiles in a church babysitting scam and far more lucrative than selling cheap t-shirts.
After all, they are , like people, easily tossed.