Published June 27, 2011
If Nitro was a racetrack instead of a loving companion animal(dog), a family member, who was starved to death, maybe Representative Ron Gerberry would have 'fast-tracked' him through. If Nitro had been a campaign contributor, maybe Representatives Gerberry ,Hagan, Democrats AND Republicans would have found a way to get Nitro's Law enacted before 'summer recess'----that's correct: Ohio's imploding, yet our (well)salaried 'representatives' have a recess......... RECESS! (early July - early September).
Dogs and cats - companion animals, don't attend campaign fund raisers , nor can they make donations to campaigns, pound signs, make calls, etc.......AH, but GAMBLING ! SLOT MACHINES ! HORSE RACES ! --NOW WE'RE TALKING REAL MONEY.
Gee, did you really think 'it's' about doing the right thing for we-the-people , not me, the office holder? I'm told there are a lot of independent business owners in Austintown that are quite upset by the recent racetrack-fast tracking....but why represent the people's interest when you can represent your own? AH! 'cause it's the right thing to do! -but, that seems like something our representatives let go of long ago...SELF-INTEREST+MONEY - now THAT'S something they know how to represent.....
The saying "Never Again" grew out of the Holocaust, out of the concentration camps where loved ones were starved to death(among other horrors). Many in THIS state of Ohio hoped that our legislators would do everything possible to prevent another concentration camp like Steve Croley's High Caliber K9 to go unpunished...but, Nitro's not a campaign,money-producing racetrack, oh, and after all, it IS time for RECESS !!!!