Senator Mike Green
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Curious

United States

#1 Mar 14, 2009
Green, who makes his money selling dogs to the gambling industry, is trying to come off as a choir boy. Anybody fooled? He needs to be "one and done".
nice try

Lubbock, TX

#2 Mar 14, 2009
mike has owned greyhounds for 15 years.
greyhound racing is legal.
he was elected while he owned greyhounds and the information about his dogs was brought up.
as long as he does his job, he will get our votes.
Nelson

Beckley, WV

#3 Mar 14, 2009
racing greyhounds is not cruel to animals in fact greyhounds are born to run and this is sort of a marathon to thme. Not letting them race is cruel. Besides care is taken that homes are found for retired greyhounds when they get too old to race. No difference in racing greynhounds than humans running track or racing. Get your facts straight. The man has my vote because he does race greyhounds. Backfire!!!!

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Since: Apr 08

Rock, WV.

#4 Mar 14, 2009
It's kind of interesting to know who has the contract for providing greyhounds to the track. Political corruption is alive and well in WV. What will have to happen to change the yellow dog voting practices here?
Sara

Clear Spring, MD

#5 Mar 14, 2009
I understand he's having trouble with houses out at Glade. A foreclosure with his name on it was listed in the Register Herald a while back.
jacked up

Beckley, WV

#6 Mar 14, 2009
there is no actual contract. there are around a dozen or so kennels with trainers. If you can afford to purchase a greyhound and have a clean criminal record, you can purchase a dog but be aware you need to work out a deal with a kennel to train feed and house the dog cause if it doesnt belong to aan approved kennel, it can race. oh, and as long as dog can pass a physical, you can buy it from anywhere providing you have papers to prove dog isnt stolen.(2 photo ids and drivers liscense. lol)
jacked up

Beckley, WV

#7 Mar 14, 2009
cant race, (correction), IF NOT AFFILIATED WITH ONE OF THE KENNELS.
jacked up

Beckley, WV

#8 Mar 14, 2009
many weathy and not so wealth americans have had that problem over the last 18 months. this economy with all of the lenders belly uping crushed millions of americans trying to invest in housing.
Billy

United States

#9 Mar 14, 2009
Mike Green won the last election because nobody knew him and millions were spent on him.Now we know who he is and what he is.He can kiss the job good bye all the money in the world will not get him elected for dog catcher.
jacked up

Beckley, WV

#10 Mar 15, 2009
Billy wrote:
Mike Green won the last election because nobody knew him and millions were spent on him.Now we know who he is and what he is.He can kiss the job good bye all the money in the world will not get him elected for dog catcher.
NOBODY KNEW HIM??????? MY GOD, where were you, he started campaining months before anybody else. If you didnt know him you had to be living under a rock . AND I can promise you 1 thing for fact, If you run as a democrat, the republicans #1 stragety in any election is smear. Green never hid the facts of any of his investments . hell, its imposible against repubs.
yeah

Oak Hill, WV

#11 Mar 15, 2009
another,,,,BOUGHT AND PAID FOR

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Since: Apr 08

Rock, WV.

#12 Mar 15, 2009
jacked up wrote:
there is no actual contract. there are around a dozen or so kennels with trainers. If you can afford to purchase a greyhound and have a clean criminal record, you can purchase a dog but be aware you need to work out a deal with a kennel to train feed and house the dog cause if it doesnt belong to aan approved kennel, it can race. oh, and as long as dog can pass a physical, you can buy it from anywhere providing you have papers to prove dog isnt stolen.(2 photo ids and drivers liscense. lol)
Care to enlighten the folks on here who the big money makers in the greyhound business in this state are? I'm sure you know, as do I.
jacked up

Beckley, WV

#13 Mar 15, 2009
there are litterally 100s of dog owners. you can get a daily program and it will list the days races. 15X8 =120 dogs per night + 2 day sessions
120 X 9 = 1080 dogs raced per week. individual dogs run every 5-6th day. my guess is there are over 100 race dog owners.
at one time 2 of the biggest owners were Lester raines( car dealerships.) and earl tomblim Mingo or boone or lincoln co politician. I think tomblin had to sell his share in dogs(not sure) when the track went into casino business since he was legislative leader.
the betting pools are only fractions compared to when they opened, but they have to run them in order keep casino legal. no dogs=no casino. yes mike green benifited from the expansion to video and later slots and now table games. but when those votes took place he was probably still a cop. he was no where near polotics.
back in 1996 I was considering going in partners with a group of 15-20 people to purchase 40 greyhounds and a piece of a new kennel. none of us were politicians we had 1 accountant and 1 lawyer and the rest of us were common joes. I actually back out and ive been hating that decision ever since because the dog owners now recieve a small cut of the whole casino opperation since they require dogs to make it legal under the law. It may be harder now to own, im not sure but back the ,you, me anyone that was us citizen, payed up on taxes anf not felon could own. but now, with the lottery commision and the casino, it must be harder to get in, but if you were already in, grandfather clauses took care of that.
Rawley

Saint Petersburg, FL

#14 Mar 15, 2009
My cousin that lives in Beckley said that Senator Green is a bedwetter and has gone through a lot of pissed up mattresses.
Billy

United States

#15 Mar 15, 2009
jacked up wrote:
<quoted text>NOBODY KNEW HIM??????? MY GOD, where were you, he started campaining months before anybody else. If you didnt know him you had to be living under a rock . AND I can promise you 1 thing for fact, If you run as a democrat, the republicans #1 stragety in any election is smear. Green never hid the facts of any of his investments . hell, its imposible against repubs.
That right nobody knew him. He started campaining a year before election he said he was a honest family man,a policeman, a regular working man what was on the tv was what most knew of him. He never said anything about working with the mobs****s .Sorry I mean Gambling cartel. Millions of dollars were spent on this alledged crooks election.Look at his voting record bought and paid for.Just look at Tri state ,Earl Ray sr and Mike Green corruption.Now Jacked Off tell your lies to someone who doesn't know him now.He is one of the worst state senator's WV has ever had right up there with Billy Wayne Bailey. He is gone Mike Green is next.He will have to spend more money than Obama and still will not win.Even Sally can beat him this time.
Andre

United States

#16 Mar 16, 2009
If he so chooses to run again he will win hands down!
jacked up

Beckley, WV

#17 Mar 16, 2009
Q:Was it brought up in his elections about greyhounds?
A:yes
Q:Did he run it in his commercial?
A:no
Q:when asked, did he lie or deny?
A:no
Q:why mention tomblim SR. when Tomblin JR was the lawmaker?
A:sr did get in trouble in a hick county many years ago as sherriff for coruption, but that has nothing to do with our capitol earl jr. and lawmakers.
Q:do I personally know Mike Green?
A:Barely, shook hands at downtown halloween for the kids.
Q:Im I bought and paid for?
A:no, but damn it If I knew that was possible I would have collected.Where do I go for cash, no checks.
Q:jacked off?????
A:only if I have to.
Info

Beckley, WV

#18 Mar 16, 2009
I have known him and his family for years. I don't know him personally, but most of the rest of his family. Green has had those dogs for many years, long before his political aspirations. Since it is legal, they have no bearing on his service as a politician. At least he's not wasting our legislature's time trying to ban barbies...
jacked up

Beckley, WV

#19 Mar 16, 2009
Info wrote:
I have known him and his family for years. I don't know him personally, but most of the rest of his family. Green has had those dogs for many years, long before his political aspirations. Since it is legal, they have no bearing on his service as a politician. At least he's not wasting our legislature's time trying to ban barbies...
bingo
opps, thats gambling too.
I meant exactly
jon

United States

#20 Mar 17, 2009
Please post only the facts about our Senator. I think he has done a wonderful job for Raleigh and Wyoming counties. Much more then our previous. I believe we have a few that are jealous and if you think you can do any better, try your best because I think that is what he is doing and a fine job at that. Greyhounds? never hidden- you need to look at your resources and think again. Good family and an honest man!! GO GREEN!!!

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