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Armand Law April 17, 2014 at 01:29 pm
Pit bulls get a bad name just like guns. Guns in the right hands don't kill people, people killRead More people. You can't outlaw guns all you want just remember criminals are called that bc they don't care what the law says. I have had 2 pit bulls and neither one of them would hurt a sole. They will more likely lick you to death then anything. You can teach a Dalmatian to bite someone too. Beagles are taught to be hunting dogs are they next? Where do we stop? Problem with society today is when they can't right something they have to make a law against it. Stop making excuses
Allyson Cote April 17, 2014 at 01:35 pm
What I find even more amusing that the incredible amount of time this person has spent culling theRead More internet for any type of evocative hate mongering reporting, is their need to hide behind an anonymous screen name? I am surprised the Patch would even allow this. News from New Zealand? Really? Keep clinging to that raft. It is people like this that create hysteria, breed ignorance, and hide behind a keyboard. I'd challenge 'Boss Hogg' to drop the nom de crap plume and be as ballsy with your identity as you are with your hate. This blog is RIDICULOUS and the Patch used to have at a minimum some standards, which now have been clearly compromised. Pathetic.
HisNibs April 17, 2014 at 02:23 pm
My neighbor adopted a pit bull from Brookhaven Shelter. He was assured the dog was fine with otherRead More dogs. However, that pit bull tore the head off my neighbor's other dog -- a sweet English Springer Spaniel.
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Joe R April 17, 2014 at 12:21 pm
"The bullcrap about a Pit Bulls jaw locking...." I feel so much better, their jaws don'tRead More lock but they can still rip me to shreds or kill me. But oh wait, if they kill me, it's my fault because I don't know how to read or interpret dog psychology. I guess that poor grandmother deserved what she got because she caused the dog to attack her in her own backyard while she was minding her own business? Did I get all the pro dog talking points correct?
tribble April 17, 2014 at 12:29 pm
#Gus Sotirakis. The Nanny Dog propaganda you printed is a myth and confirmed via BAD RAP (a pitRead More bull advocacy group) just last May. Here is their facebook posting: https://www.facebook.com/BADRAP.org/posts/10151460774472399 BTW, why would a Nanny Dog attack children so often.....I know, I know. They did something to warrant it. I wouldn't call that a suitable family pet, by any standards. Stop reading the Pit Bull bible to us. It just doesn't fly anymore.
Gus Sotirakis April 17, 2014 at 02:12 pm
Tribble by your logic about Pit Bulls you must think minorities are bad. Our prisons are filled withRead More minorities therefore if you're a minority you must have a propensity to violence or to burglarize. That is the mentality of the Pit hater. Take a look at some of the even Michael Vick surviving dogs that were rehabbed. Mel who was rehabbed and moved to Texas with his new owner was even given a key to the city. Here are some results of temperment tests given to various breeds. The test looked for good temperaments in dogs. Lab Retriever 92.4% Amer Pit Bull Terrier 86.4% Golden Ret 84.9% Yorkie 82.5% Beagle 80% Shih Tzu 78% Bichon Frise 76.7% Yes the APBT was #2 on the list 2nd only to the Lab. 123 Breeds were tested. There are 4-6 million Pit Bulls in the United States. That is a low estimate. 99.9% of them never hurt a person. Furthermore: No single, neutered household pet Pit Bull has ever killed anyone. What I'm saying is dogs are individuals. Pit Bulls are a popular breed and owners need to be responsible. Persons aged 20-24 commit the most homicides, again by your put them all in one box thinking, lets just put anyone that age in prison. That'll save a lot more lives than a ban on Pit Bulls. That's what you "ban the Pit Bulls" logic looks like to us. Keep your dirty laws off my Pit Bulls. I'll defend my Pit Bulls if I have to with my guns.
sandy April 16, 2014 at 07:02 am
Thanks for the weather report. It seems to be more detailed, and more accurate, than the ones I getRead More on line.
dwayne roberson April 17, 2014 at 05:30 am
Can't we get back to some global warming. They promised the debate was over..
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joseph esposito April 16, 2014 at 11:23 pm
wo=MEN can be brainwashed? Oh? How credible are wo=MEN as voters, if they can be brainwashed? You'reRead More right about Phyllis Schlaffly's propaganda about how wo=MEN, secretly want to marry MEN so they won't have to work and can stay home and breed. Now wo=MEN secretly want to marry MEN so they can divorce them and take all their money, and yes still breed, and on the MANS paycheck!
Brad Schaeffer April 17, 2014 at 09:03 am
Gretchen. Can you give me a concrete and sourced example of Republicans "trying to force womenRead More into involuntary servitude" please? Thank you.
christie nicolle April 17, 2014 at 10:46 am
joseph Esposito - thank you for sticking it back from the attacks of feminazi ugly leftists. ButRead More REAL women love men who tell the truth. Gretchen who is an embarrassment to womanhood. And the Duck Dynasty Phil is a breath of fresh air.
Mike Mazzucca April 14, 2014 at 05:18 pm
Alphonse, Do you know what makes a Great Leader? Followers.
JOAN FAGAN April 15, 2014 at 01:29 pm
Great comment Mike. Along those lines, we must be "good" for the sake ofRead More "goodness" not reward or punishment. A personal commitment to continue humanity assures our civilization and allows us to "go on".
Linda Maloney April 15, 2014 at 02:32 pm
So agree with both of the above comments! Yes, Mike great leaders have always had many followers,Read More but so did many evil leaders (Hitler, Stalin, etc.)! Yes, Joan, we have to try to be good for goodness's sake! I truly believe kindness , generosity and compassion for others is contagious, we just see a lot less around lately! We must not look for other's approval when we do good but we must thank others when we see them doing so!
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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.