Well, no more. Say what you will about President Obama, he's at least bringing expertise and accountability back to government and that new attitude is trickling down to state and local levels. No where is that more apparent than in Tucson, where, as you may recall, overlord Joe Robinson (Wally's Veterinary School and Truck Driving Academy class of 1995) was injecting female greyhounds with steroids in direct violation of a city ordinance.
Now, when Kim Janes, who is responsible for enforcing the ordinance first heard about that, she was all like what. ever. But, it's a new day in Tucson, it's a new attitude and defying the will of the people will no longer be tolerated, right City Manager Enrique Serna?
More than a month after Dr. Joe Robinson defiantly admitted administering the drug, it's unclear what enforcement action has been taken by South Tucson, where the track is located.Oh yeah baby! It's On! How you like us now Dr Joe? Bet it's not so much fun when the man gets all up in your grill and...wait. What?
According to Serna, the legalities aren't so clear-cut as they might seem. "I'm hearing all kinds of different things legally," he says. "I haven't even heard yet whether there's a position by (John) Munger from the track."OK, now we're not lawyers or anything, but are you telling us the overlords get to tell you whether you can enforce a law or not? Isn't that sort of like asking a bank robber if stealing is illegal?
Local attorney John Munger, who represents Tucson Greyhound Park, is also a Republican gubernatorial candidate. He did not return phone calls from the Tucson Weekly seeking comment because he was out looking for President Obama's birth certificate. Nor were calls returned by Robinson or track manager Tom Taylor who had to work a double shift down at the Quickie Mart.
"But the quick of it is that we have been following up," Serna says. "If by 'following up' you mean doing nothing. I believe we are well on our way to getting something resolved here. If by 'something' you mean nothing."
Man. You guys need to be more like overlord Wayne Wrout. Now there's a guy who has the best interests of the units in mind. We mean, highest level of care and all that, right Mr. Wrout?
Scarsdale greyhound Not Mum's Choice has battled injury for most of his career, but will hope to put that behind him when he contests tonight's Ballarat Cup heats, 450m, at Morshead Park. Wrout, who said he was offered $40,000 for the dog unraced, said he frequently visited vets to diagnose an injury."He went undetected for about nine months with a broken wrist," Wrout said.Yeah. Nine months with a broken wrist, because then it like, heals on its own, you know? Cheaper that way. But what did the vet say?
"We had him x-rayed a couple of times and it never showed up."Really? A "couple of times" huh? Who did the X-rays, Joe Robinson?
But it wasn't until Wrout was directed to Des Fagan that the injury was noticed - the leading vet used his computer to zoom in on the affected area, which showed a crack in a metacarpal of the right front wrist.Right. Probably should have been suspicious when the other X-rays were done with a flashlight and a piece of carbon paper, right Amber?
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