Friday, August 28, 2009

Friday Hound Blogging

Ah America. We're truly a melting pot, you know? Or maybe mosaic is your preferred metaphor. No matter, the point is there's a place for everyone in this giant Frogmore Stew of a country.

Take the overlords for example. Most places are actively trying to get rid of them, or at least cross over to the other side of the street when they're coming. But then you go down to West Virginia and you find out that, not only are they welcome, the state is even willing to build them tracks to train the units...er...dogs on. Is that sweet or what?

The state Racing Commission has set aside $2 million while it studies whether West Virginia needs two facilities to train greyhounds. Legislation passed in 2008 mandates the construction of two tracks to train greyhound pups, one in southern West Virginia and one in the northern part of the state. "Well, it's not like we have poor people, or people who are hungry or lacking in medical care in this state," said one legislator. "We figured this would be a good use of taxpayer money, especially since the schools are in such great shape."

Well said Mr. Legislator sir. See, this is how a participatory democracy is supposed to work. The people's elected officials prioritize the needs of the citizens, and then move to meet those needs. Right out of the democracy textbook, folks. Those jerks in Washington could learn a lot from these guys.

And of course the overlords are most grateful and appreciative of the support they get from their fellow citizens' hard earned tax dollars, right Sam Burdette, president of the West Virginia Greyhound Owners and Breeders Association?

Burdette says the association doesn't object to training tracks, but believes the state's planned facilities are too elaborate and expensive. "Plus they're out in the open," Burdette said. "You think we want people seeing how we train these dogs? Cripes, you set them to chasing a little pig or something and there's blood all over the place. Not to mention what happens to the dogs that aren't fast enough. Why if just one of those training sessions got out on to the You Tube, racing would be outlawed in this state so fast it'd make your head swim. Er...I mean it would be distracting for the dogs."

Hmm...Yeah, we can see where that'd be a problem, Mr. Burdette. Any ideas TK?

TK loves chewing on bones. He is affectionate and is always close to his foster family. He puts his head in your lap. TK is a confident and easy going boy. He loves to play with his toys. He knows how to sit and is learning to fetch. TK would do well in a working family with well-mannered children, 7 and older. He gets along with other dogs of various sizes and cats and would probably do well by himself. 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.

36 comments:

Anonymous said...

You keep doing what you do, baby!

Jack said...

SWEET story.. Love the part about tracks being out in the open. You hit that one right on the mark!!

Jack Swint
Publisher
WV News

Anonymous said...

Love to see the expression on Sam Burdette, Earl Ray Tomblin and the rest of the WV greyhound association and statehouse officials after reading that story.

I can picture the governor on the phone right about now... from his private plane, headed way down south of the border!

Run Forrest, run!!!! Hope you have room for Earl Jr & Sr on the plane.

Anonymous said...

I want to know about Earl Senior. He is the one "hounding" the fat tubby son for a track that he'll die on with a burp!
Who knows anything at all about Earl Ray Senior?
We have some excellent info. Keep it coming.

Im Not Chris Carpenter said...

DAMM!! Theyre bad luck. Ironicus Maximus and Jack Swint, keep hitting the ball out of the park.

Anonymous said...

Oh Honey. You just wait and see what's comin'.
These men are unstoppable.

Anonymous said...

Jack. They are all "out in the open" and that is why we all know there is so much more corruption than we can even shake a stick at!
They just don't "turn the other way". They are INVOLVED.
Not for long. The game will soon be in the courts. And then, finally, all their asses will be in prison showers.
Earl Ray Sr. has already had a taste of that!

Anonymous said...

"Not nice!"

Anonymous said...

If you only knew. :)

Anonymous said...

But we do.
He's called a "sawed off little bastard" round town.
5 feet 4 inches . And ugly like hell.

Anonymous said...

His wife got a ton of makeup. Hairdo outta the fifties.
Bee hive with who knows what hiding in it.
A "couple" who made an "Earl Ray" and took it to the bank.
Ear Ray is their meal ticket.

Anonymous said...

Senior got a red cadillac. new. parks illegal by entrance.

Anonymous said...

He's known as real cheap. Don't even eat at the track.
Takes a walk to the concession. Chicken fingers.
Such a pig.

Anonymous said...

We call him "boss hog".
Not to his face but he must hear us .

Anonymous said...

You know he's old. Like 67-68? Freda older. She's more of a wreck than him.

Anonymous said...

She hides all them fur balls from the whirligig in her hair.
He wears those overalls with bibs. Got some pockets there for whatever unlawful you carry.
People cannot stand them.

Anonymous said...

Roger White and his wife are there with them.
I seen them eating sandwiches. Sometimes he got more than 4 at the table.

Anonymous said...

Are you telling me the people of West Virginia are "afraid" of two little ugly hicks out of the Dukes Of Hazzard?
"Boss Hog"?
It's a comedy, right?
Can someone explain this to me?

Anonymous said...

It's the whirligig. Everybody is human except the Tomblins.

Anonymous said...

Prisons have a way of changing that.

Anonymous said...

Someone told me a long time ago that Earl Ray Sr. and the local "legals" had a way of getting rid of anybody that was "trouble" and made them "disappear".
How do you do something like that? With guns or literally drive them out of town?
All of these criminals must be put away whether judges, cops or politicians. Is it any wonder the fear in West Virginia is poisonous and debilitating!
These misfits must now pay society for all their mental and psychological harm. A generation of beautiful people has been lost and another on its way.

Anonymous said...

Keep hitting West Virginia you two! This is the only way to break down the mob!
Jail and no bail!

Anonymous said...

I'd like to know the names of the corrupt Judges. Man. They'd never see the light of day if it was up to me.

Anonymous said...

We have written to Jay Rockerfeller and hope to God he will finally see it all in black and white. This sadism promotes the greatest harm to our children and ultimately, society. He, above anyone else, realizes that.

Anonymous said...

NO MORE TOMBLIN BALLS

No more "Tomblin Ball".
No more "Side Kick".
You can do the Full Frontal.
Attack.
You don't have to do the Hunch.
You're allowed to Punch.
You don't have to do the March.
Ain't no fun in being a Starch.
Whoop Whoop Whoop.
Whoop Whoop Whoop.
You can SHAAAAAKE IT!
You can TAAAAAAAKE IT!
You can MAAAAAAKE IT!
YOURS!
WHOOP WHOOP WHOOP
WHOOP WHOOP WHOOP
Sam is Rich.
Earl Ray is Pitch.
Green is Bitch.
They all gotta a SNITCH.
WHOOP WHOOP WHOOP!
WHOOP WHOOP WHOOP!

Anonymous said...

If you think there is only corruption with the Judges, and the Cops and the Politicians in West Virginia, I know for a fact that Florida is full of it!
Just look closely at some of the lawyers.
There is a real connection with not only Washington but Chicago.
Time for the real Law to get real.
We are all watching and waiting.

Anonymous said...

"Caboose is coming loose."
"Mind your P's and Q's."

Is this JOHN PARKER?
( Alabama- Texas)

Anonymous said...

I remember seeing ERT Sr. Glasses and scruffy. The wife with all her caked make-up looks like a corpse.
Really ugly, ugly people. Inside and out.

Anonymous said...

When you talk about this John Parker I have heard about him.
It is true. He lives on the "fear" factor chewing out people on Lists and also private emails.
I am astonished no-one ever called his "act". You never need to take this brutal aggression. It is understandable why people having these types of personalities, use it on submissive Greyhounds to make a fortune. They are indeed, ruthless, to never care about heart attacks, heat strokes, frenzying and obviously, keeping the Greyhounds, "lean". As if the entire scenario isn't painful enough!
We are very relieved that action is finally being directed to all these abusers of Greyhounds. Time to change laws, and also, if need be, the politicians who may be apart of this viciousness. It cannot come too soon.

Anonymous said...

Ironicus Maximus! You always have photos of Rush, Cheney or Bush...come on...do the DIRTY DOZEN
Sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeep!
Photo Line-Ups for GREYHOUND CRUELTY.
1. Earl Ray Tomblin
2. Earl Ray Tomblin Sr.
3. Freda Tomblin
4. Joanne Tomblin
5. Joe Manchin
6. Gayle Manchin
7. Sam Burdette
8. Harvey Maupin
9. Mike Green
10. Dean Miner
11. Lance Berland
12. Vince Berland
Of course, this is in no particular order...
They all belong in prison.

Anonymous said...

Hey! I want a pix of MARENA!
She is one of the scariest because she does not even look the part...kind of like Bundy.
(Anybody dating Marena? WATCH OUT!)

Anonymous said...

As stated on Jack Swint's story section, I am a witness to the blatant intimidations of John Parker on the Lists.
I have emailed already and they know my name.

Anonymous said...

Who is this John Parker that always has to get into everybody's face?

ironicus Maximus...what 's the deal with JOHN PARKER?

Anonymous said...

Can somebody give us JOHN PARKER's EMAIL?

Anonymous said...

Johnny Boy

I'm Johnny Johnny Boy.
I'm so delicious and so vicious
I make all my slightest wishes,
Come True!

He's Johnny Johnny Johnny Johnny Johnny Johnny Johnny Boy!

I'll sue ya.
I'll screw ya.
I'll Jew ya.
I'm Johnny Johnny Boy!

He's Johnny Johnny Johnny Johnny Johnny Johnny
Johnny Boy!

I've got Power.
In the Tower.
Make them Cower.
I'm Johnny Johnny Boy!

He's Johnny Johnny Johnny Johnny Johnny Johnny Johnny Boy!

I want to Fly!
I am so High!
I kiss the Sky!
I'm Johnny Johnny Boy!

Oh My! Oh My! Oh My! My! My! My! My!sses

Anonymous said...

We all want to know what is the connection between John Parker, Alabama-Texas, and Mike Green, West Virginia?
Enough of "Dirty Politicians"!