Friday, May 13, 2011

Friday Hound Blogging

Well you tree hugging, Birkenstock wearing, green tea drinking animal rights wackos have really stepped in it now. Oh yeah, you've been kicking the overlords around pretty good these last few months, but that's about to come to a screeching halt. You are about to furnish the butt for a beating, about to have a giant economy size can o' whupass opened up on your scrawny fair trade coffee sipping behind. You have gone and made Gary Guccione go down to the local library so he could use their computers to write another letter to the editor. When are you people going to learn?
The May 6 letter from Grey2K activist Caryn Wood makes false claims about greyhound racing and is misleading to The Capital-Journal’s readers.
Now it would be bad enough if this Wood wacko just made false claims that weren't misleading, but oh no, she had to go for the  whole enchilada and make claims that were both false and misleading. Have these people no shame? Enlighten us Mr. Guccione.
The majority of states where greyhound racing is prohibited didn’t even have live racing when the bans were imposed.
Uh...Mr. G? Just a bit of strategical advice. When greyhound racing is so unpopular states outlaw it even when it's not around, that's probably not the strongest opening to your argument. Just a thought.
Recent attempts by Grey2K to eliminate live racing in Florida have failed.
Oh yeah baby! It's on. How you like us now you vegan, natural fabric PETArds? Think you can hold back one of the most dynamic and exciting sports in the country? Think you can keep people form flocking to greyhound tracks just because you think the dogs have a right not to be exploited, injured and killed for a few measly bucks? No way.  We're back and we're growing, right Victoryland Greyhound Track Chief Operating Officer Lewis Benefield?
The financially troubled VictoryLand in Shorter is ending live dog racing, officials said Tuesday. Chief Operating Officer Lewis Benefield said electronic bingo games subsidized live greyhound racing for many years, and live races are no longer feasible now that bingo is shut down.
BOOYAH! Lookout baseball, there's a new national pastime...wait, what?
Benefield said electronic bingo games subsidized live greyhound racing for many years, and live races are no longer feasible now that bingo is shut down.
Greyhound racing has to be subsidized to survive?  How can this be? Maybe it's just that one track. It can't be because the whole industry is going belly up and any business person with an IQ higher than that of a sugar cube knows it's time to decouple from the losers who still think people are going to pay good money to watch the dogs risk their lives to keep a bunch of soulless wastes of protein out of the labor market.

Yeah. That's got to be it. We bet if you look at another state you'll see the industry alive and prospering.
House Speaker Rick Thompson has launched a statewide TV ad and website targeting Tomblin. The Democrat focuses on the greyhound breeding business run by Tomblin's mother, which regularly benefits from state government funding.
Oh, no see that's just some biased reporting right there.  Tomblin's not subsidizing greyhound racing, he's subsidizing his momma, right Matty?

Matty is pretty easy going. She is very mellow for a young dog. She is curious and will follow you everywhere. She is a real Velcro dog. She is learning to play with toys. Matty would do well in a working family home with well-mannered children, 8 and up. She is good with other dogs and would probably be fine as an only dog. She would do best in a home with a fenced yard because she is still learning her leash manners. 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.

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