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Barbaro = load of crap

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by TheSportsPredictor, Jul 14, 2006.

  1. Buck

    Buck Well-Known Member

    Public money was spent on Barbaro's care?
    Where'd that come from?
  2. FishHack76

    FishHack76 Active Member

    Again, you can't artificially inseminate to get a qualified thoroughbred. They have to do it like they do on the Discovery Channel.
  3. FishHack76

    FishHack76 Active Member

    Is it the New York Post again (or the like) trying to drum up a nonexistent controversy?
  4. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    What makes anyone think tax dollars were spent on Barbaro's care?
    The owners are extremely wealthy and probably had some veterinary insurance, as well. The hospital is part of the University of Pennsylvania, a private, very well-funded institution that receives no public money.
    To say the money spent on Barbaro's care could have been better spent elsewhere is beyond absurd...it is stupidity of the highest order.

    And would some lesser thoroughbred have recieved the same treatment? Well, if his owners could afford it and wanted to do it, why not?
  5. Buck

    Buck Well-Known Member

    I hadn't heard of Barbaro's treatment being paid for with any public money before. It doesn't seem to make any sense or seem very likely.
    There was some $1.2 million donated to the Barbaro Fund, but those were private donations.
    I don't understand the grumbling about this.
    If you're not interested in Barbaro and you don't think your readers are interested in Barbaro, don't run it.
  6. Big Buckin' agate_monkey

    Big Buckin' agate_monkey Active Member

    I say this is a chance to get a horse mugshot in the paper.
  7. zeke12

    zeke12 Guest

    Thanks, spnited.

    The voice of sanity.
  8. GB-Hack

    GB-Hack Active Member

    Thanks Spirited, beat me to it.
  9. imjustagirl2

    imjustagirl2 New Member

    Pretty sure we ran one earlier. Like when he was first being stabilized.
  10. Buck

    Buck Well-Known Member

    We ran a mug shot of Cigar back in the day.
    More recently I've run mug shots of Barbaro and Smarty Jones.
  11. zeke12

    zeke12 Guest

    I've run a mug of Rebecca Lobo before...
  12. Buck

    Buck Well-Known Member

    I've also run John Elway and Nancy Kerrigan.
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