Now, generally we don't read the comments to our posts because, frankly you folks are FREAKIN' WEIRD!
Actually we do take a jaunt through your thoughts from time to time, but, as you may surmise, researching, planning, composing, editing and revising the posts that appear before you each time is exhaustive work and takes much of our energy and attention.
Or we could just make the whole thing up, then break out the Stoli.
We'll leave that particular determination to you. Our point is that in a recent foray into the fecund jungle of comments we discovered that we have upset overlord Doug Pizzi of the group fighting to keep greyhound racing a continuous drain on the finances of the state of Massachusetts.
We can certainly understand the nature of Mr. Pizzi's distress. We mean, here he is, trying to save an unprofitable and inhumane institution with a long history of pain , suffering and loss in the state and we come along and point out that right next door in Rhode Island, they're doing everything they can to get out from under the crushing financial burden that Mr. Pizzi is working so hard to preserve.
A financially troubled slot parlor seeking bankruptcy protection will pay $5 million as it attempts to end the last greyhound races in Rhode Island because the sport is costing the track money, attorneys said. "Actually we'd pay pretty much anything to get these losers out of here so we can get slots," the attorney added.
Perhaps Mr. Pizzi has made a tactical error. He's fighting to keep unit exploitation going in Massachusetts, while in Rhode Island, they're paying to make it go away. Food for thought there, Mr. Pizzi sir. Just saying.
“If the settlement agreement is approved, it completes a key step towards enhanced financial viability of the facility, helping to preserve key revenue for the state of Rhode Island,” Twin River spokeswoman Patti Doyle said in a written statement. "The more distance we can put between us and dog racers, the better chance we have to make this place a go," she added.
Again, seeing an emerging theme here Mr. Pizzi?
As part of the deal, Carcieri asked state lawmakers to repeal a law forcing Twin River to offer 125 days of greyhound racing. Wagering on the races has plummeted from $150 million in 1990 to $13 million.
In case you're wondering, Mr. Pizzi, $13 million is less than $150 million. Way less. Shoot, even you can figure that out, huh Dream?
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