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Boss Hogg April 19, 2014 at 10:14 am
Thanks Ann, you too! ;-)
Lesley Karen Luscombe April 19, 2014 at 10:26 am
Julie the Airhead's idea about not posting honest numbers of stories about Pit Bulls, in the deludedRead More notion that those who are genuinely interested in the subject might get bored with it all, is hilarious. No thanks, Airhead - we prefer the TRUTH, rather than watered-down, thinned or ignored.
Proud Hamster April 19, 2014 at 10:43 am
Some dogs chase cars...pit bulls chase kids...
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Stephen D. Clark April 18, 2014 at 08:49 pm
Senator Ayotte is a foot soldier in her party, not a leader. She has no gravitas. She has noRead More vision. She's not yet ready for the chance. I don't think she's a bad person, but at the moment she's just following others.
David H. Mirsky April 19, 2014 at 06:00 am
As a U.S. Senator, Kelly Ayotte has been a leader in protecting the rights and interests of ourRead More veterans. Along with Senator Jeanne Shaheen, Kelly Ayotte has also been a leader in seeking to restore civility and bipartisan cooperation in Washington.
Stephen D. Clark April 19, 2014 at 07:58 am
So that explains why she's not investigating Benghazi. She's all bipartisan and such. (As if sheRead More has a choice if she wants a chance to be reelected in New Hampshire.) ________________________________________________________ Seriously, Senator Ayotte is a milquetoast Republican in the spirit of Judd Gregg. Nice lady but with very little original substance of her own.
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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
President Barack Obama, at a campaign event at Oyster River High School in Durham, NH; June 25, 2012.  (Photo by Joanne Petito)
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.
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.
Old Pizza April 17, 2014 at 07:11 am
Ah, you're safe Clarkie. You have Obamacare!! WhooHoo!
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Cool Fusion April 17, 2014 at 08:23 pm
Current US governance is not immune to Medieval Feudalism. Vast estates of entrenched interests -Read More Banksters, Corporate enterprises, Unions, the military complex, poverty pimps, NGO's, elite academics, and plagues of bureaucrats in high paying government positions paying homage to their political lords in power for rights to largess subsidies, incestuous inside connections, protection, and bestowed preferential rules of commercial engagement. There is no red team nor blue team nor liberal or conservative.. just vassal warlords clawing for power, social status, and unearned wealth under a Red, Blue, and sometimes Green battle banner. It's all so new and unnecessary.
Claire Walton April 19, 2014 at 07:23 am
I would Not vote for Kelly Ayotte . She immediately joined the good old boys when arriving in DC .Read More NH is exempt from Obama care , but she doesn't let it be known , and votes like a Democrat . She is definately not a concervative .
Liz Pierce April 19, 2014 at 08:49 am
she courted the tea party patriots in New Hampshire before she was elected, but I think everyoneRead More drowns in the powerful two party swamp that is Washington, DC when they get there. I don't how we change that. I think that fiscal constraints on congress would help curb their power. I think that a simple tax code that everyone pays with no deductions for anyone would curb that power. I think that demanding that congress take a pay cut to the national average wage and pay for their own benefits would curb that power. can't live in DC on the national average wage? too bad.
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Gus Sotirakis April 19, 2014 at 10:36 am
Tribble, I'll educate you. You can have an individual with bad genes. With the over popularity ofRead More pit bulls back yard breeders do not weed out defective gene dogs and continue to use them to breed. There is mental illness somewhere in your family tree. I'm not being funny, it's in everyone's. Reputable breeders don't breed those individuals. It's the same percentage in all breeds. It's just that these dogs have been bred to be tenacious. If you give a dog a job their energy is focused there. Most of the bad ones are left in a yard or abused. They need interaction. Any dog not properly cared for can go bad, it's just that the pit has more heart than most dogs so if it's taught to pull it will pull harder, agility train, it will train harder, fight, it will fight harder. Hopefully this translates to those in need of a pit bull education.
tribble April 19, 2014 at 10:49 am
You just verified the reason for not having these dogs in a community. Even a reputable breederRead More can't guarantee the "mental illness gene" from "somewhere in the family tree" isn't in their stock. And, btw, I'm not laughing. I find none of these multiple, daily episodes funny. Animals, children, adults are all paying the price. We tax payers are, too!
Proud Hamster April 19, 2014 at 10:51 am
#Gus When ~6% of the dog population causes ~50% of the severe injuries there is a major problem.Read More It's not just that the dogs were not "breastfed" or something. The gene pool is so tainted from these "backyard breeders" it cannot be reversed with a couple of hugs.
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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.
Bill Greiner April 16, 2014 at 08:34 am
Isn't this interesting. Day, who recently is coming off a humiliating defeat in Bedford, is nowRead More trying to exert his influence in another part of NH because he wants to control the NHGOP. Doesn't he understand that the voters don't want to listen to what he is trying to peddle? Perhaps he will run this guy's campaign and have the same success he had in his own failed campaign and that of his roommate last month here in Bedford. Perhaps Day can organize robocalls like he did in Senator Boutin's District. I wonder how the investigation into those calls is going. I almost forgot to mention again; Day is planning on running for delegate in Bedford (along with his roommate). Any guesses as to how that will turn out?
Steve From NH April 17, 2014 at 07:37 am
"we can recapture the “Live Free or Die” spirit of New Hampshire"? Who isRead More "we"? Since you and the people you represent just invaded here to show us poor ignorant rubes how our own state should be run by 'reforming state government at all levels' - your words - and have repeatedly shown that you don't know and don't care about the desires of those of us who have spent the sweat equity to make NH what it is, which unfortunately has attracted vermin like so many of your FSP nutcases have turned out to be... I assume that by "we" you mean NOT THE CITIZENS OF NH. We are not stupid, we are not lazy, we are not takers, and we are not complacent or ignorant - but we are very much offended by you and your group assuming that we are all of those. If you want to become a part of the community and work to keep NH a better place while recognizing that those with different opinions and needs have as much right to be here and be represented as you do, and you do not - by virtue of your "libertarian superiority" deserve to have your own way of things, then welcome. If you intend continue to hurl thinly veiled insults at us, and pretend that those of you who just got here to engage in "activism" and "reform" are here to save us from our own stupid selves and bully people like Jim Scanlon when he dares to question your motives then get the hell out and go back to where you came from. I am quite sure you would feel the same if circumstances were reversed.
Bill Greiner April 17, 2014 at 02:31 pm
Steve, well said. Day is nothing more than a petulant, trust fund recipient who has a narrow viewRead More of the world and feels that he "knows best" for everyone else, even though he has only been in NH for a short time. He realizes that his efforts to expand his cult here in NH have not worked out as planned, and he is scrambling to try and get more people to buy into his warped way of thinking. He is not helping NH; he is doing his best to make it an undesirable place to live. He is not helping the Republican Party; he is trying to hijack it by bringing more fringe players like himself into the mix. Ironic that his step mom is in the RNC, and yet he is running around like a fool in NH and inflicting damage on the NHGOP for his own personal gain.
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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.
Kayo March 29, 2014 at 07:37 am
this is one voluntary effort. Find a food co op and shop there as they are usually savvy on thisRead More issue. http://www.nongmoproject.org/learn-more/understanding-our-seal/
Barbara Kimicata April 4, 2014 at 03:49 am
Thanks to George for posting about GMOs in this blog. FYI, the group "Illinois Right to KnowRead More GMO" that is working to get GMOs labeled in Illinois is holding the monthly meeting of the Arlington Heights Chapter on Wed, April 9 at 7:30pm. It will be at the Arlington Hts Memorial Library, 500 North Dunton Ave, in second floor conference room J. Please join us. Thank you!
Michael Ioffe April 9, 2014 at 07:59 am
If dogs have their ancestors wolves, we could see how human change genes of them. This example isRead More showing that all domestic animals genes where changed. We eat most of them or products from them. In thousands years we did not see a huge problems here. GMO products could be introduced right now and despite majority of science did not see any problems here people must know and choose. Majority think in their time that earth is the center of universe. They was wrong. Majority think that greenhouse gases are responsible for climate change. They are wrong. Majority in science is nonsense and create from science political propaganda machine for political or economical reason. Despite I think that GMO products are not dangerous, only time could solve how smart I am.
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