Friday, November 17, 2006

Friday Hound Blogging

Ah, you have to hand it to the overlords. They know a business opportunity when they see one and they're not about to let anyone get in their way when it comes to fleecing the rubes. See, about three years ago the greyhound track in Waterloo, Iowa closed because...well becuase no one came there.

Now the overlords want to open it again. "We figure three years is long enough to forget you don't really like greyhound racing," said Ken Nelson, an attorney representing the overlords. Nelson took the Iowa State Racing and Gaming Commission to court after the commission denied a dog track license last year.

Jeff Peterzalek of the Iowa Attorney General's Office, which is representing the Iowa State Racing and Gaming Commission, asked the court to affirm the commission's decision. "Look, these guys lost their shirt last time, and the Racing and Gaming Commission did too, because we had all the costs of oversite, but no money came from the track because only three people went there and one of them is dead now."

Attorney Dave Nagle, who is representing a group of investors interested in reopening the track, also made arguments in support of the overlords. "I've got a bunch of people with more money than brains that think there are enough two dollar bets in the area to put them on easy street for the rest of their lives," he said. "Now, it's true I make them pay me up front because once they get into this their money is history, but in the mean time, I say let's all ride the gravy train until it stops."

More money than brains. Don't hear that as a way of describing the overlords much huh, Cowboy? The money part we mean.

Dirty Dare AKA Cowboy is a very sweet, happy, mellow boy. He is affectionate and shadows his foster family around the house. He likes to look at himself in the mirror. He also likes to play with his toys throwing them up in the air by himself! Cowboy would do well in a working family home with older, well-mannered children, 9 and up. He is good as an only dog, and would probably do well with other medium to larger size dogs. 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.

1 comment:

George said...

Oh, no! I hope "attorney Dave Nagle" isn't the same Dave Nagle who represented Iowa's 2nd Congressional district back in the '80s--I helped work on one of his campaigns!

If so, I retroactively withdraw my support for him.