Friday, July 18, 2008

Friday Hound Blogging

Frequent readers of this blog recognize the necessity of lowered mean recognize the name George Carney. He's sort of the overlord's overlord, embodying all those attributes and characteristics we've come to expect from those who ride out their pointless lives on the backs of innocent animals.

Mr. Carney's goal of making it through his entire life without ever once contributing anything positive to the planet, civilization or any of the myriad elements that make up this plane of existence was recently dealt a small setback.

The state’s highest court has turned down a bid by Raynham dog track owner George Carney to remove a proposed ban on greyhound racing from the November ballot. In its ruling, the Supreme Judicial Court said voters had the right to eliminate animal racing involving betting, that racing was a statewide issue, and that abolishing racing did not result in an illegal taking of Carney’s property.

Well, for those who thought Mr. Carney was going to give up an entire life based around taking things from others, be they animals, or the rubes who bet on animals, we'd just like to say, What? You think this guy is suddenly going to become Mother Teresa or something?

Actually you'd be right because it turns out Mr. Carney has suddenly become very concerned about the people who work for him.

Now that Raynham Park owner George Carney has lost his court fight to block a dog racing ban his campaign will highlight the jobs that could be lost if the Raynham track and the state’s other dog track, Wonderland Greyhound Park in Revere, are shut down. "Look these people don't have any skills. Most of them are substance abusers, but heck, greyhound racing is such a dead end, loser magnet of an industry, they're all I could get. Well, that and I don't pay a living wage."

He said he plans to wait until September to start an aggressive marketing campaign because he doesn’t expect voters will pay much attention to the issue before Labor Day. "I plan to take pictures of some of my employees, particularly the ones still on parole, and distribute them around the state with the caption "Do you want this guy wandering around your neighborhood with nothing to do?'"

Whoa. That could work. We've seen some of the people who work at the dog tracks. For a long time we thought not having all your teeth was a job requirement. It isn't really, is it Fern?

Fern is quiet, sweet and loving. She was trying to climb up the curio cabinet to get to the baby dolls in them. She’s very friendly; she’s a happy girl. She’s very laid back. She likes chew bones. Fern would be fine in a working family home with well-mannered children. She loves kids, loves people. She would be fine with kids 4 and up. She is good with other dogs 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.

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