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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.
John Munro April 14, 2014 at 05:15 pm
If they had a clue they'd be trying to crack down on predatory tax collectors!
DP April 15, 2014 at 09:33 am
From The Courant online: Greenwich is the cash cow for CT liberals with their taxation. How fitting.Read More http://www.courant.com/news/connecticut/hc-where-do-other-states-get-their-tax-revenue-20140408,0,1365526.htmlpage
DP April 15, 2014 at 09:35 am
John Munro: Just be a good peasant and pay your fair share! CT is no longer a state of "havesRead More and have nots". We are now the state of "takes and take nots". And CT is collapsing, both financially and morally. Imagine that.
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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.
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.
File photo of Mayor Boughton from Paula Antolini.
Scott April 13, 2014 at 08:34 pm
Tom can you prove MAIG is doing anything BUT lobbying for gun control? When was the last time youRead More saw a criminal illegally possessing a firearm get the "MAX" penalty? When they don't where is MAIG to protest the court house? Also you do realize that so called "assault weapons" are barely used in crime, less than .3% of the time so why attack them? So I support background checks BUT tell me why it matters what weapon I purchase? On every background check they ask for make, model and serial number why is that? It is no ones business what I own or don't own.....that is the main sticking point on backgrounds checks. Your point about "high capacity magazines" being able to increase damage exponentially has never been proven just because they were used in high profile crimes doesn't mean that it is proof. I can prove that it is not true. Watch this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MjnsBH9jGxc Gun control has never worked and never will....banning "assault weapons" and "high capacity magazines" will do nothing for crime and that was proven w/ the last ban in 1994-2004 but here we are again. Criminals don't use rifles they use handguns and really could care less about the number of bullets they are carrying in that handgun. That is like driving drunk w/o your seatbelt on....do you think they will prosecute the seatbelt infraction or drop it for the driving drunk infraction? Yes that is how or criminal justice system works and if you think it doesn't your fooling yourself.
Scott April 14, 2014 at 10:38 am
Mike of course not BUT you do realize he was not allowed to own a gun because he was a felon. IRead More don't understand what your point is here....by law he was already excluded from owning a gun. Since the law excluding him from being able to own a gun is already in place and did not stop him you think adding more laws will stop the next Miller?
Cathy McCullen April 14, 2014 at 11:25 am
The reason why so many people want to own a gun for protection is because of goons (a knownRead More felon/criminal) like the mentioned above. These liberals spend all our tax dollars making laws, but will not enforce them. So why pass any more? Criminals are going to break any anti-gun law that is passed and victimize the law abiding citizen that has been disarmed. Proof in point is http://www.cbsnews.com/news/kansas-city-jewish-center-shootings-suspect-frazier-glenn-miller-cross/
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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.
Scot Sanford April 14, 2014 at 05:36 pm
hey bill i have had lyme since 1997 so dont come on this site to whine about it ! If you are afraidRead More of lyme move to NYC the concrete jungle does not have any deer you would be right at home. If there were as many deer in redding as the CAES said then maybe more people would shoot deer here in town instead of getting all their deer in ridgefield,bethel,and newtown like you did last year .... 30 wasnt it?
Bill Free April 14, 2014 at 10:02 pm
So for the kids that have permanent disabilities, they should just suck it up. It was their ownRead More fault for being outside? We all need to start caring more about other people. America is full of people who only care about themselves. The DEEP Mumford Cove study clearly demonstrated that reducing deer to 10-12 deer per sq mi virtually eliminated ticks and lyme disease. This is an undisputable fact.
CONCERNED HUNTER April 15, 2014 at 06:42 am
Mumford cove is not a proven fact ! Mumford Cove is little more than a pre-determined outcome to aRead More so called test study. At only 213 acres it is less than 1/3 square mile with a deer population of approximately 9 deer. This represents hardly a proven fact with their tick reports up 2.4 times or 240% from last year alone !
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