It is a sad commentary on the seriousness with which the average voter takes his or her responsibility when an industry that contributed so much to the common good can be dissolved by popular vote, especially in these challenging economic times. Well, Massachusetts' loss is Alabama's gain, right Birmingham Racing Commission Chairman Charles Crockrom?
With its continued operation at stake, the Birmingham Race Course on Wednesday asked the Birmingham Racing Commission for emergency funds that could be worth more than $1 million over the next year. The commission approved the requests in two 3-1 votes.Right, because when money is tight the state has to protect every revenue stream it can to be able to continue providing vital services to the people of Alabama. You know things like schools, roads, police and fire, things like that. Really, what choice did Chariman Crockrom have? If he was going to carry out his responsibility to look out for the best interests of the residents he had to pour more money into the track. Well, he explained it best:
Chairman Charles Crockrom said the commission had to act now. "If it closes, what do we have?" he said.Umm...a chance to use the money for something that actually benefits the community? We bet you would vote for that, huh Joiner?
Joiner has a gentle, easy personality and she is very affectionate. She will lean against you for attention. She likes to be around people. She follows her foster mom from room to room. She is very alert and full of life for a senior dog. She is a quick learner. She likes to play and will flip her toys in the air. She likes to bring all the toys out of the toy basket. The dogs play musical dog-beds and she will watch when the other dog gets off so she can jump right on to it. She loves her walks. She has a snaggle tooth that looks cute when her tooth hangs out of her mouth. Joiner would do well in a working family home with well-mannered children. She good with other dogs of all sizes and would probably 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.