Iowa tavern owners cited for racing mice

The owners of a tavern near Danville have been cited for running what authorities say is an illegal mouse racing operation. Full Story
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susan g

Eau Claire, WI

#1 May 26, 2011
I needed a good laugh today! Really?? Mice racing and they wasting time and money citing the bar owner......
gloria

Minneapolis, MN

#2 May 26, 2011
that is an interesting way to spend your free time.getting wasted and watching mice!
swschrad

Monroe, LA

#3 May 26, 2011
geez, guy, get the mice back in the kitchen where they belong, and race drunks.
Rich U

Austin, TX

#4 May 26, 2011
Ya gotta be kidding. Is this srory for real? Too many people with too much time on their hands. What did they do with the mice?
Rich U

Austin, TX

#5 May 26, 2011
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Accountant

Chicago, IL

#6 May 26, 2011
Maybe cutting the number of police isn't such a bad idea.
Don Joyce

Merritt Island, FL

#7 May 26, 2011
Should have Iowa womwn racing after form cobs.
Obviously

Saint Paul, MN

#8 May 26, 2011
I guess this crashes my turtle race dreams.Do the police in that town have that little to do, wasting tax payers money on this joke.why don't they go to the Super America and shake down a day old wiener.
Editor

Saint Louis, MO

#9 May 26, 2011
Not much to do in Iowa now is there
Blah

South Saint Paul, MN

#10 May 26, 2011
Don Joyce wrote:
Should have Iowa womwn racing after form cobs.
What?
Iowa Ike

Merritt Island, FL

#11 May 26, 2011
Don Joyce wrote:
Should have Iowa womwn racing after form cobs.
Don't you mean "Corn" cobs?
Sounds like a good sport!
Don Joyce

Merritt Island, FL

#12 May 26, 2011
Oops!
Fat fingers!
Meant "corn."
I take it back because my wife saw what I wrote.

“I am always right.”

Since: Oct 09

Former MN Taxpayer

#13 May 26, 2011
Aw come on. Mice? And they cite the bar owner with running a criminal enterprise?

What if it had been cows? Would they shoot the bar owner?
Wade Gustafson

Saint Paul, MN

#14 May 26, 2011
I want to see a photo of the jockeys that took part in these races.
susan g

Eau Claire, WI

#15 May 26, 2011
swschrad wrote:
geez, guy, get the mice back in the kitchen where they belong, and race drunks.
Now that, I would pay to see...
suzette54

Minneapolis, MN

#16 May 26, 2011
Sounds like something from the after-party for the ball in Cinderella?!?! ;)
Mark Winshel

Lafayette, CA

#17 May 26, 2011
susan g wrote:
I needed a good laugh today! Really?? Mice racing and they wasting time and money citing the bar owner......
The citation given to the bar owners probably stated: "Acting silly without the required license."

Actually since lawyers have far and away the highest rates of alcoholism and drug abuse of any major profession, and police officers are a serious contender for number two among all majro professions in alcoholism, and in fact when in bars after work both lawyers and police officers frequently get so drunk they can barely stand up, for entertainment in taverns they should have relay races between teams composed of drunken lawyers and drunken police officers.

And if one of the teams was composed of drunken lawyers from the DA's office, then I am absolutely sure no law enforcement agency would dare come in and arrest any patrons who placed monetery bets on which team of drunks they expected to win.
wtf

Minneapolis, MN

#18 May 26, 2011
Editor wrote:
Not much to do in Iowa now is there
Now there's one less thing to do!
Believer

Winona, MN

#19 May 26, 2011
How about the old carnival game where the spectators put their dimes on colored circles along the counter. Then the operator would drop a mouse in the center of an interior table with colored holes. Whoever had picked the smae color as the hole the mouse ran through would collect about 50 cents.

That's probably not legal now in either Iowa or Minnesota. But nothing much is anymore.

Since: Nov 10

st.paul

#20 May 26, 2011
They could be bettting on co-k figts or dog fighting, geez leave em alone.

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