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christie nicolle April 15, 2014 at 09:48 pm
the pathetic Mayor Deblasio of NYC should ban pit bulls instead of horse drawn carriages - no horseRead More in the city ever attacked anyone! But you see, in his case, liberalism is a mental disorder.
melas April 15, 2014 at 11:14 pm
Not all Pitbulls attack, just like not all assault weapons are used to commit a crime. But whenRead More either goes bad, it's especially bad. Obviously there needs to be a limit on dogs that are CAPABLE of inflicting great harm IF they go bad.
joseph esposito April 16, 2014 at 12:06 am
I know a doctor who was FALSELY accused of sexual assault by Elizabeth Warren! It's too bad, he wasRead More the best Veterinarian in town.
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Stephen D. Clark April 15, 2014 at 06:55 pm
This is between you and me, and you want out. Boo-effing-hoo. Cheap-shot me and duck. What aRead More scumbag coward. It bugs you because you know it's true, and so you blame me instead. Grow a pair and quit whining about it.
Joseph R April 15, 2014 at 07:15 pm
Hey guys, all I'm saying is, I know you can get an address and phone # from a phone book. InstantRead More Checkmate and over a dozen other apps give you a lot more info. Stephen, I'm being serious. What if you REALLY piss somebody off, (especially on The Patch). A real whacko, and they wanna get you? We've all heard stories like this. They now know where you live. In the phone book, it's just people you know, so I wouldn't worry about that. But even in the phone book, people here and on any forum you put you full name can get crazy on you, they now know your # and address. Who needs that crap in their life?
Stephen D. Clark April 15, 2014 at 07:55 pm
People have tried to intimidate me, and so what? They're all blowhards. None ever follow throughRead More because they don't mean it and it's not worth it. You're more likely to run into someone crazy like that in the parking lot at the mall, and he'll shoot you over a car space. Do you let the possibility stop you? Hell no.
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Jack Baillargeron April 15, 2014 at 05:35 pm
I also do not own and never have owned a Pitt Bull. I have not because I just don't care for theirRead More looks I guess. Being a senior now I would also never own a Mastiff, saint Bernard, etc. Way to large for me to control now and yes they are way up there on the vicious list. Along with my huskies who I have never had a problem controlling. Well may be getting them to stop in the snow ;-}.
Jack Baillargeron April 15, 2014 at 05:37 pm
No problem with reasonable regulations that do not penalize an owner for merely owning a dog thatRead More has never done a thing.
waialua03 April 15, 2014 at 10:39 pm
Owners of any dog are totally responsible for the actions of their dog. This is why there are leashRead More laws. This elderly woman's life will never be the same. She deserves to be SAFE taking a walk in her neighborhood. Pit Bulls have massive jaws and have ripped off peoples faces. Sadly this is the fault of the owner. This dog that attacked the woman has to be put down. There is no way to rehabilitate a dog like this. The owner needs to do some serious jail time and be totally accountable for all medical expenses and treatments regarding this terrible crime. Apologies this poor woman and all of her family as well.
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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.
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jpf2361 April 13, 2014 at 09:25 am
Go AWAY Hillary!!!!
Stephen D. Clark April 13, 2014 at 09:35 am
Hey, add another exclamation mark. You don't look crazy enough yet.
William Vining April 14, 2014 at 11:39 am
As a New Hampshire native currently working in Texas, I can tell you anyone who votes for Cruz needsRead More their heads examined. What I'm finding out is that Texas Republican's aint exactly my grand dad's Abraham Lincoln Republicans. They are a bunch of total whack jobs that strike me as downright unpatriotic. They hate this country. The AM radio shows here sound like screaming propaganda, the radio hosts sound downright unhinged. Social Security, Medicare are "communist" and must be eliminated. They scream hate at the Mexicans, yet they employ them by the millions, the first thing you figure out about the illegal alien problem when you get here is that the illegals are a symptom for the real problem: illegal employers. If there were no jobs for them, they'd stay in Mexico. Cruz and his party riddle the law with loopholes at the state and federal level to make sure that employers will never pay a penalty for hiring these unfortunate people, all the while screaming racial hatred at them, getting all the rednecks in a lather over the brown people, and all of it is just a big smoke screen to keep them from realizing that the construction companies and food processing businesses love the cheap illegal labor. It looks like slavery to me more than anything else. And that's just the beginning. Fundamentalist religion permeates everything here and Cruz milks Jesus at every opportunity. If they had their way, no other religions would be allowed. They think women should "submit to their husbands" and homosexuals should be put to death, because the Bible says so. The more I see of this craziness, the less I want of it.
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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Renee Cwiek April 12, 2014 at 01:16 pm
I'm not much of a gardener, but I'm loving this warm weather too!
Snow April 12, 2014 at 01:33 pm
Great pictures of flowers- purple and yellow in spring are my favorite! My daffs andRead More crocuses--tulips and hyacinths are looking good.
Anna Bucciarelli April 12, 2014 at 06:46 pm
Plenty of shoots peaking through but no flowers yet, except for happy-faced pansies I put out inRead More pots just the last couple of days. I suspect this will be a slower year ... not sure why I'm saying that except that maybe I'm still suffering the dregs of this awful past winter.
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Mike April 13, 2014 at 05:27 pm
The law is clear...in Chapter 140 sect 155 however, the process is long and even if you win...TheRead More person still may not pay however since it involved personal injury, Im sure a lot of lawyers would be interested.
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?
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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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Anna Bucciarelli April 12, 2014 at 07:29 am
Ok ... I'm having this one for breakfast!
Colleen Walsh Fong April 12, 2014 at 10:57 am
I need you to help me write, Anna! Never thought to suggest it as a good breakfast dish.
Cool Fusion April 11, 2014 at 09:13 am
Ow! Ow! My poor ears! "Good" is a relative label for some. Did we suddenly forget aboutRead More the innocent humans and beasts that drowned in the great flood, the firebombing of Gomorrah, millennium years of biblical brutal subjection of women, 100's of millions that died in "Onward Christen Soldiers" promoted wars, inquisitions with ten's of thousands burned at the stake, and of course unabashed "word of god" endorsement of slavery. Let's all have a "Burnt Meat" offering for our atonement.
Rev. Stephen York April 12, 2014 at 07:53 am
Cool Fusion; thank you for commenting on our postings. With regard to your comments on "TheRead More Great Flood," Noah preached of the coming doom for 120 years, and no one listened too him, for if they did, they too would have been able to go into the Ark. God saved a sampling of the Human Race, as well as two of each kind of animals. The destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah was a result of the sin and disobedience of the people. I agree with you on the fact that many lives have been lost due to people being killed in the name of God; but I must also state that the men who were running the Crusades were acting to gain power and fame, and not doing the Will of God.
Cool Fusion April 12, 2014 at 08:24 am
You have quite the imagination, I will give you that. Allow me to add to the cognitive dissonance ofRead More the sheep... Reality is not an option.
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