Friday, December 16, 2011

Friday Hound Blogging

Last week we told you about the efforts of the overlords in Kansas to bring the exciting, thrilling, action-packed, electrifying, exploitation of innocent animals for profit back to the sunflower state, we guess because it's doing so well in Florida.

Key to the overlords' strategy was convincing the good people of the state that subsidizing the senseless suffering and meaningless deaths of perfectly healthy greyhounds was a viable activity which would accrue benefits to the larger population and not just a way for a few soulless losers to avoid working for a living. Now, since the aforementioned soulless losers had already been told to get a job the last time they asked for the opportunity to exchange the lives of helpless greyhounds for their trailer payments, the first step in the plan was to get the Legislature to revisit the issue that voters had turned down in 2007. So, overlord fellows, how's that working out for you?
Gov. Sam Brownback expressed doubt Thursday state lawmakers had time to devote political energy to an advisory vote in Sedgwick County testing interest in placing slot machines at a dog racetrack.
OK, we're not political scientists or anything, but that doesn't sound good.
"I don't want to address the gaming issue in this next session," Brownback said in an interview. "Start addressing gaming in the Legislature and it sucks all the oxygen out of the place."
 We hope the governor is speaking metaphorically there, or it seems the overlords have the same effect on legislators as they have on their canine charges, namely painful suffering and early death.
Tracy Wildey, vice president of the Kansas Greyhound Association, said Wichita Wins would attempt to secure petition signatures of 5,000 people who believe the outcome of the first vote was tainted by a confusing ballot question and think a second public vote on the topic is warranted.
 So, Mr. Wildey is going to attempt to find 5,000 people who think greyhound racing is something sentient beings should engage in and who are literate enough to sign their own names? Good luck with that, dude.
Horse and dog racing throughout the state has suffered as track operators closed rather than install slots under a Kansas law requiring operators to surrender 40 percent of slot revenue to the state. Track investors want the state to surrender a portion of their share to improve track profits.
 Um...we're not financial wizards or anything, but when investors tell you they're going to need you to give them more money to "improve profits" before they even begin, that's like a red flag or something, right Boss?

Bogus Boss is an extremely shy and gentle boy. Since being placed in a quiet foster home he has starting coming out of his shell. He is beginning to enjoy playing with toys and do puppy-like things. He is playful in yard and with other dogs. If you are missing something around the house, you will want to check his bed as he has become a collector of objects. Bogus Boss does spook easily by loud noises and is very shy of new people. Due to his shyness, he had to be moved from the busy foster home with children to a home with a single elderly person. Bogus Boss would do best in a home with either an elderly person or with a single person or couple with no children. He would do fine in a home with other dogs of any size or as a single dog. He will need to be placed in a home with a person of great patience to understand and work on his shyness. 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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