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Boss Hogg April 18, 2014 at 06:20 pm
Yeah, tribble is right, be wary of the imposter Boss Hogg.
bayboat April 18, 2014 at 06:36 pm
* Complete sentences not * Confusing "article" * Drunk or stoned both maybe? * RemedialRead More writing course soon needed
Boss Hogg April 18, 2014 at 06:39 pm
Your mom is Lulu
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Boss Hogg April 18, 2014 at 11:36 pm
Fake John D, please stop harassing the commentors on my blog. I am trying to foster a forum forRead More serious debate.
Gus Sotirakis April 18, 2014 at 11:49 pm
Did I really read this above about Rottweilers from Sadie Holly, "I personally am more afraidRead More of because they can change because of their skull pressure when they get older". She doesn't sound like a breed basher but I really can't believe an adult would actually say something like that. Gina, I feel your anger what you have here are people that believe the media. If you're ignorant to begin with you'll believe anything the media says. It's people that created bad pit bulls which are only a small fraction of Pits.
Shirley B. Backus April 18, 2014 at 11:55 pm
Most of the Pit Bulls of today are not bred to be fighters like they used to be. They were createdRead More as dog fighters and criminal protectors. The most aggressive puppies were trained and bred to produce more and more aggressive dogs. However, since dog fighting became illegal, responsible breeders only bred the gentlest puppies, neutering/spaying and extensively training the more aggressive puppies. There are still pit bulls that can be aggressive - most of them only toward other dogs. Owners must be aware of their dog's "tirggers" (other dogs, cats, squirrels, and people's threatening actions or gestures) and keep them under control during these situations. The difference between a pit bull and other dogs is that they are physically more powerful. That doesn't mean that all pit bulls are dangerous. Some just need more extensive training than others. We must all remember that all dogs were bred from wolves - from the largest great danes to the smallest toy breeds. That doesn't mean that they are all pack hunters like their ancestors. By the way, contrary to popular belief, all wolves are not dangerous either. Today's pit bulls are largely bred for sweet temperaments. We need only fear owner's intent, neglect, or inability to control their dog.
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Korinne Peterson April 17, 2014 at 12:02 pm
Great article. I also advise students to borrow prudently. Working while in school can substantiallyRead More impact living expenses that a student may otherwise want to include into a loan. While this borrowing for living expenses appears to be a good idea, many students look back with regret when they have to bypass the trappings that accompany being employed in favor of making loan payments. I also discuss other options including military service. Most families would benefit from making an appointment with the institution's Office of Financial Aid. This will allow a family to not only understand the process but also provide an opportunity to discuss any extenuating circumstances your family is facing.
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Nancy Gilberg April 18, 2014 at 09:45 pm
Jesus, is this ridiculous blog still happening?
Gus Sotirakis April 18, 2014 at 09:48 pm
JD You're 100% correct about the person walking the street. It's the owner of the dogsRead More responsibility. The mass breeding of the Pit Bull has also contributed to the problem. A big contributor to this Pit Bull mania was Sports Illustrated. In 1987 they put a pit baring its teeth on the cover with the headline "Beware of this dog". This attracted a lot of types of people that wanted them. Gang members sought the breed in droves. Back yard breeders began over breeding because the demand was so high. Many of these dogs were abused, abandoned and became sought after for the ring. To make them meaner they would pump them with steroids, beat them, chain them with heavy chains around their necks all day to make them stronger and force them with hours of exercise daily. It is human scum that have made Pit Bulls the problem. The monsters are humans not these wonderful animals. Joe R why don't you add the most savage of those animals to your list, humans.
Gus Sotirakis April 18, 2014 at 11:29 pm
The Pit Bull story repeats in a 1/2 hour at midnight tonight on Nat Geo Wild with Cesar Millan.
Mark Schieldrop (Editor) April 16, 2014 at 02:52 pm
Tony, if you could somehow remember to send me an e-mail when you post a new blog post. I sometimesRead More miss them and like to bump them up to the top of the page when I see them. It's mark.schieldrop@patch.com - regards
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christie nicolle April 17, 2014 at 06:08 pm
yes, Liberalism IS a mental disorder -- I heard a psychiatrist on the news discuss his book - it wasRead More his findings that over 90% of mentally sick patients all blathered liberal rants. Leftist philosophy is all emotion, while conservative is logical.
Boss Hogg April 18, 2014 at 11:43 pm
You go Christie, well said! Now go stick your head back up Rush Limbaugh's a$$.
Boss Hogg April 18, 2014 at 11:46 pm
Joseph Esposito, you were on fire on this post brother! Hey, are we getting together again thisRead More weekend to try on our skirts and panties again? You can't wait either, am I right!? Rock on stud!
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Linda C April 16, 2014 at 01:31 pm
Agreed but the problem we are running into here is at the end of the tragedy, you are told the dogRead More belongs to the child (usually a teenager) and the parents refuse to take any responsibility at all. Even to the extent of telling authorities themselves to put the dog down. It's disgusting the measures some take to avoid responsibility and get away with it! You are correct the laws are there for the law abiding citizens, the rest couldn't careless.
Jack Baillargeron April 16, 2014 at 04:57 pm
Doesn't matter, If the teen lives in the home or one the parents property they are responsible.Read More Their home owners insurance company can be sued as well. Putting the dog down does not negate the incident. It is like destroying the knife used to stab somebody. The stabber is still responsible. I am not a lawyer or anything like that but read enough cases and know enough victims as a Retired firefighter to know you can win on these things easily. Might not be able to get money from some of these people but you can get them banned from being able to own an animal again at the least in my opinion.
Jack Baillargeron April 16, 2014 at 05:05 pm
Would point out also that is the reason for getting leash law or town ordinances. They merely stateRead More the rule and have no age limitation. I have seen children walking a 40lb dog as young as 8 to 10. There is no way they could control that dog unless the dog has been very well trained along with the child being trained so the dog will obey it. Problem with society right now is that no one takes self-responsibility for their own action anymore (well any criminal activity or incidents like this). Idiot owners like to blame the dog also to negate their responsibility. Start throwing them in jail with sentences they would give to a person for doing what the dog does and you would have deterent. But there will always be some excuse. It sickens me to no end.
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Maya April 14, 2014 at 08:31 pm
Boss Hog I see you changed your subtitle from "telling the whole story" to "helpingRead More people make decisions". Was that because I pointed out the FACT that you were NOT sharing the "whole story"? Let me point out something else, your NOT helping anyone with you simpleton approach to a Blog. I get it, you don't like certain dogs. It's your choice and your opinion. Your NON blog is just a collection of stories written by someone else and pictures that have nothing to do with the stories you recycle. It it exactly this biased reporting of a collection of horror stories about people being attacked that creates a fear of these dogs. Not all bully breed dogs are evil and bad. I feel bad for the people injured. It's terrible. But you neglect to tell the OTHERSIDE of the bully breeds. I personally know many pitbull type dogs that do good things but unfortunately we live in a drama addicted society so happy stories don't sell. you are in no way helping anyone. Try actually writing more than five bullet points about a terrible story. It would be nice to see some real discussion. It's unfortunate that many people hate these dogs based solely on the news instead of based on personal experience. I used to be that person until I actually met several pitbull dogs.
Jeremy McHugh April 14, 2014 at 08:46 pm
Hi Maya- I hopped back on this thread for one purpose- you and others on this thread have madeRead More sincere, intelligent comments. But you are ignoring the cardinal rule of the internet: Don't Feed the Trolls. Boss Hogg is a troll. His biased presentation of one sided material, "culled" (pun intended) from a broad, unrelated array of news sources, is classic trolling. Remember: Trolling is not just for the comments! The whole purpose of a blog can be to troll for outrage, and pageviews, as seems to be the case here.
Gary Renfrod April 15, 2014 at 06:33 am
You people all should get a life. By definition none of you who speak out against pit bulls haveRead More any first hand experience with pit bulls let alone owned, or taken care of one. My pit mix is the best, sweetest dog ever. And he was the eighth of seven prior fosters - some good, others great. I know there are bad dogs out there, and pits like any larger dog are powerful. So when they're bad, they're dangerous - but there's nothing unique to the breed that makes them so. By the way, my cocker spaniel/beagle mix is crazy and dangerous.
Carl Petersen III April 14, 2014 at 12:19 pm
New York Patriot April 14, 2014 at 10:08 AM "First, we have to stay focused on the fact thatRead More the author of the article is a Liberal propagandist. He espouses a point of view distorted through the lens of a Liberalism he believes in deeply... However, if the discussion is an examination of why there is an over-population of African-Americans in our prisons, then the discussion of family values must be central to the solution." ___________________________________________________ I love it when people do not even bother to read the blog before commenting.
New York Patriot April 15, 2014 at 12:54 pm
Truth - Use plastic wrap. First, this will piss off the lefty environmentalists to no end. Second,Read More The recipients are very visual and like to see what they are getting for free from your hard-earned dollars.
Joe R April 15, 2014 at 04:08 pm
Wow, what happened. My comment was deleted, I think I was hacked.
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tribble April 13, 2014 at 05:40 pm
Yes, lawyers will give you a free consult and much to think about. I'd call for an appointment.
CtLynn5 April 14, 2014 at 02:41 pm
Why is it when a person commits an act of violence people blame the weapon, the environment, theRead More ciminal's educational level, their upbringing, etc. but when a pit bull is violent it is the dog's fault?
Brian N April 16, 2014 at 01:54 pm
This person clearly just wants attention for their "propaganda". The best thing we can allRead More do is ignore it for what it is and move on.
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paul April 11, 2014 at 05:04 pm
I lived on base while in the U.S.N. for many years and dog attacks in general were very rare. TheRead More reason? Because you could get in big trouble if your dog bit someone, like loss of rank, fined, extra duty, or kicked out of the military. The military has banned Pit Bulls on bases because they have a bad track record in the civilian world and an insurance risk.
tribble April 11, 2014 at 05:12 pm
Paul, do you follow military news? Have you seen the new navy missiles and the new stealth warship?
anon April 11, 2014 at 05:28 pm
#Paul, you bring up a great point there - that there are hefty repercussions for any dog attacks andRead More it forces people to be responsible owners and actually handle their dogs properly. The same cannot be said with the general public. Sometimes the owners may get a fine, but some don't even bother registering, fixing, or getting rabies shots. The fines for that are very minimal. I think your answer poses a big question - shouldn't we have more in place that reprimands the owners? In some states, an owner that abuses or neglects a dog can still own a dog if they choose.
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