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Giffords' husband pulls dog off sea lion in Calif
seattlepi ^ | 03-25-13

Posted on 03/25/2013 10:53:32 PM PDT by Kevin in California

Amateur video shows former astronaut Mark Kelly, the husband of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, yanking away a dog that clamped down on a baby sea lion at a California beach.


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Learn to control your dog Mr. Hipocrit!
1 posted on 03/25/2013 10:53:32 PM PDT by Kevin in California
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To: Kevin in California

He’s a grade-a doofus.


2 posted on 03/25/2013 10:56:42 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: Kevin in California

If that had been one of us, we would be paying a mighty hefty fine by the time it was over and charged. The media may focus on the trauma for the daughter and her friends. Not how careless he and his daughter were for not controlling the dog.


3 posted on 03/25/2013 11:03:18 PM PDT by Christie at the beach
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To: Kevin in California

It wasn’t “A” dog, it was HIS dog.

He lost control of it and the seal was dead before he decided to pull the beast off the baby seal.

The headline makes it look like he’s a hero. He is responsible for the baby seal dying. He didn’t pull HIS dog off until the seal was dead. He didn’t even stick around to see if the seal had survived the attack. He just walked away from the scene.


4 posted on 03/25/2013 11:04:36 PM PDT by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds.)
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To: Kevin in California

Damage control.


5 posted on 03/25/2013 11:05:09 PM PDT by South40 (I Love The "New & Improved" Free Republic!)
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To: P-Marlowe
That's right. At first glance, it comes across as if he's a hero for trying to save a baby seal.
6 posted on 03/25/2013 11:07:21 PM PDT by Christie at the beach
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To: Kevin in California

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3000787/posts

More here.


7 posted on 03/25/2013 11:07:47 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar
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To: Kevin in California
I think you were thinking of the word "hypocrite." The dog belonged to and was being walked by Kelly's stepdaughter. Should he chain up his stepdaughter to keep her and the dog off of the beach?

I must say that anyone that wants a Pit Bull has an innate personality flaw. That breed cannot be controlled.

8 posted on 03/25/2013 11:07:52 PM PDT by higgmeister ( In the Shadow of The Big Chicken!)
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To: Christie at the beach

I wouldn’t let this run through your mind too much. That’s exactly what this goofball wants. He’s an idiot, looking to get on T.V. and in the papers as much as possible. I wouldn’t be surprised if this was all staged so the world could revolve around him for another fifteen minutes.
In my opinion, the dog should be walking Mark Kelly on a leash.


9 posted on 03/25/2013 11:08:12 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: Christie at the beach

He didn’t try to save the baby seal.

He was only there to save his dog. The onlookers were telling everyone to “KILL THE DOG”. Then someone said the Seal was already dead. Then Kelly showed up and pulled his dog away before someone beat it to death.

Kelly didn’t give a damn about the seal. His only concern was to get his precious dog away from the angry mob.


10 posted on 03/25/2013 11:10:58 PM PDT by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds.)
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To: Viennacon
It's not. My hubby recently was attacked by a pit bull while at the grocery store. No warning. Boom. Just know these dogs are unpredictable and it's odd to see a young girl having this kind of dog that she cannot control nor her father. Now, dead seal.
11 posted on 03/25/2013 11:13:24 PM PDT by Christie at the beach
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To: Christie at the beach

Pit Bulls are more dangerous than guns because they cannot be controlled once they decide to attack. What a hypocrite!


12 posted on 03/25/2013 11:19:33 PM PDT by goron (If this be treason, make the most of it! - Patrick Henry)
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To: P-Marlowe

It was also couched as these poor sick seals - prob’ly woulda died anyway. Kelly heroically pulled the dog off the seal. Yeah, right.


13 posted on 03/25/2013 11:24:23 PM PDT by Wicket (God bless and protect our troops and God bless America)
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To: Kevin in California
Here's a more accurate headline!

Astrodog Kills Baby Seal

14 posted on 03/25/2013 11:25:38 PM PDT by Paleo Conservative (Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean they're not really out to get you.)
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To: P-Marlowe

I HATE that scumbag. No wonder why he was appointed Shuttle commander: NASA had ALREADY been infiltrated by leftist scum. If he were the husband of a Republican Congresswoman, all hell’d be breaking loose on this story.


15 posted on 03/25/2013 11:29:13 PM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (PRISON AT BENGHAZI?????)
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To: Kevin in California

Too bad somebody didn’t have a Glock in a beach bag. That menace dog should have had his lamp blowed out. A Glock in the hands of a non-liberal like Loughner can sometimes be just what decent people need.


16 posted on 03/25/2013 11:30:01 PM PDT by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: Wicket

Today a seal. Tomorrow a baby.


17 posted on 03/25/2013 11:30:18 PM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (PRISON AT BENGHAZI?????)
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
"Today a seal. Tomorrow a baby."


Exactly! Liberals who own Pit Bulls are psychos with weapons OFF THE CHAIN! Shame on these hypocrites!

Excerpt: 'In the 8-year period from 2005 to 2012, pit bulls killed 151 Americans and accounted for 60% of the total recorded deaths (251). Combined, pit bulls and rottweilers accounted for 73% of these deaths.' Learn more at: http://www.DOGSBITE.org

Leave it to a Liberal Gun Control FANATIC to own an off the chain WEAPON, while blaming guns for violence. How many children, elderly, and postal workers must be hurt, disfigured and suffer violent deaths because liberal Pit Bull fanatics own psycho dangerous breeds off the leash, frothing at the mouth to attack, severely injure and kill at a higher rate than any other breed? Does it make these liberals feel important to own demons from hell that kill at random and have jaws that lock and won't let go?
18 posted on 03/25/2013 11:54:38 PM PDT by goron (If this be treason, make the most of it! - Patrick Henry)
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To: Kevin in California

Why wood dat heartless bastuhd let his dog terrorize an innocent pinnoped?


19 posted on 03/25/2013 11:57:51 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: P-Marlowe

The beast?

Lord this really is a kitty cat forum...lol

At the risk of being callous...i don’t recall a sea lion shortage

They aren’t like manatees

I don’t feel awful when my cats kill birds or my dogs kill possums

Have i lost my humanity?


20 posted on 03/26/2013 12:05:41 AM PDT by wardaddy (wanna know how my kin felt during Reconstrucbtion in Mississippi, you fixin to find out firsthand)
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To: Kevin in California
Liberal Gun Control Fanatic Mark Kelly, the husband of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords should be consistant and support the euthanasia of all Pit Bull Dogs instead of blaming guns for violence against children!





06/11/09: 3-Year Old Suffers Devastating Injury Odessa, TX - On June 4, 3-year-old Shaylee Crosson, known as "Shaylee bug," was playing at her grandmother's house near Dallas, Texas. Moments later she was brutally attacked by a neighbor's pit bull. The little girl was rushed to the Dallas Children's Hospital where a team of doctors worked to repair extensive injuries that she suffered. It was reported that 80% percent of her scalp was ripped away in the attack and her little face suffered deep lacerations as well.

Excerpt: http://blog.dogsbite.org/2009/06/zupf-shaylee-crosson-3-loses-scalp-in.html
21 posted on 03/26/2013 12:06:48 AM PDT by goron (If this be treason, make the most of it! - Patrick Henry)
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To: Salamander

Nut parade

Free Republic

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22 posted on 03/26/2013 12:07:19 AM PDT by wardaddy (wanna know how my kin felt during Reconstrucbtion in Mississippi, you fixin to find out firsthand)
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Have i lost my humanity?

Sea Lions, pit bulls, hypocrites, no sympathetic characters in this story.

23 posted on 03/26/2013 12:12:48 AM PDT by Jeff Chandler (WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE?)
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To: higgmeister
I must say that anyone that wants a Pit Bull has an innate personality flaw.

Big dog, little pee-pee.

24 posted on 03/26/2013 12:13:40 AM PDT by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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To: Chet 99

ping


25 posted on 03/26/2013 12:14:36 AM PDT by Jeff Chandler (WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE?)
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To: Kevin in California

California has some very ,very strict laws protecting seals. Let’s see if those laws apply to the astronut too?


26 posted on 03/26/2013 12:17:14 AM PDT by Cyman
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Rastroh?

I had a friend that had pitbull that scared the hell out of me, but then again Petey in the little rascals was a good loyal dog

27 posted on 03/26/2013 12:17:58 AM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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“Police say the dog broke from its leash, and no laws were broken.”

Sure, of course that is what happened.

As seen in the video, at least the leash didn’t break. Yep, there is no way they were violating the leash law because THESE people would never do that and they certainly wouldn’t lie about it.


28 posted on 03/26/2013 12:19:03 AM PDT by Gator113 ( ~just keep livin~)
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To: wardaddy
Have i lost my humanity?

Yep.

29 posted on 03/26/2013 12:29:37 AM PDT by LoneRangerMassachusetts (The meek shall not inherit the Earth)
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To: Kevin in California

The women were pulling the seal as if playing a tug of war with the dog. Won’t work with a pit. That may have done as much damage to the seal as the bite alone. They should have shoved the dogs head under water. Most likely the dog’s instinct to lock it’s bite would have released to get a breath.


30 posted on 03/26/2013 12:34:37 AM PDT by LoneRangerMassachusetts (The meek shall not inherit the Earth)
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To: Kevin in California

That is a marine preserve. If it were anyone else, there would be hell to pay.


31 posted on 03/26/2013 12:36:35 AM PDT by Jeff Chandler (WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE?)
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To: Kevin in California

Or, this may be a scheme to get Kelly’s meme out of the doghouse.


32 posted on 03/26/2013 12:41:45 AM PDT by HMS Surprise (Chris Christie can STILL go straight to hell.)
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To: wardaddy

Mind if I and my “little pee pee” sit down with ya?

Personally, I feel sorry for the seal and disgusted that he lets his daughter walk around with a dog she obviously cannot control.

Bottom line, it’s the owners.

At her age [and earlier, frankly] I was handling large “dangerous” dogs without any problems.

Then again, my dogs were properly trained... that was *my* -responsibility-.

I’m not sure how they got away without charges being filed.

In my area, ‘failure to control your animal’ is actionable.

Maybe he’s “special”.

[your humanity’s just fine, btw]


33 posted on 03/26/2013 12:45:20 AM PDT by Salamander (Like acid and oil on a madman's face, reason tends to fly away.....)
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To: goron

http://legal.pblnn.com/pro-bsl-experts/dogbiteorg/116-dogsbiteorg-dogbite-qstatisticsq-the-fox-guarding-the-henhouse


34 posted on 03/26/2013 12:48:32 AM PDT by Salamander (Like acid and oil on a madman's face, reason tends to fly away.....)
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To: goron

I respect dogs that respect children. All others deserve three fingers through the neck.


35 posted on 03/26/2013 12:53:57 AM PDT by Gene Eric (The Palin Doctrine.)
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To: Salamander
I feel safer knowing that police officers in my city shoot loose Pit Bulls on site if they are off the leash. Reading your link just makes me want to shoot one of these bastard dogs myself. 2 weeks ago one was in my backyard, and my gun was inside, or it would have been swiss cheese!

Mark Giffords is a coward and a liar for allowing a live demon weapon murder a protected species baby seal, and walking away without rendering aid to the poor defenseless, innocent dying creature the demon pit bull murdered in cold blood, in public, in front of children.
36 posted on 03/26/2013 1:02:08 AM PDT by goron (If this be treason, make the most of it! - Patrick Henry)
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To: goron

Hyperbole much?


37 posted on 03/26/2013 1:04:15 AM PDT by Salamander (Like acid and oil on a madman's face, reason tends to fly away.....)
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To: Gator113

Maybe I need my eyes checked but the dog had a leash on it.

The dumb ass woman whacking it on the face with that stick did nothing but further agitate the dog.

Somebody should keep playing this as a public service announcement about how *not* to stop a biting dog.

Why do I having a sneaking suspicion the girl went up to the cute little seal to get a closer look?


38 posted on 03/26/2013 1:09:35 AM PDT by Salamander (Like acid and oil on a madman's face, reason tends to fly away.....)
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To: wardaddy

I pulled my cat off of a lizard last week. The vet said he couldn’t save the little guy, though.


39 posted on 03/26/2013 1:13:17 AM PDT by Misterioso
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To: Kevin in California
First, this is an American Bulldog not a Pitbull. Equally as scary if the owner doesn't have control of it. Dogs do what dogs do unless the owner controls the animal.

The daughter obviously couldn't control the dog and it attacked a baby sea lion.

What if the dog had attacked a baby or a small child? The girl could not have controlled it

This ass has no problem letting his daughter walk around with a deadly weapon which actually will, on it's own kill but he has a problem with me owning an inanimate object, a tool, that will only work as I intend it to.

If his daughter had been walking down the beach with an AR 15, which she could control instead of a dog that she couldn't the sea lion would still be alive.

41 posted on 03/26/2013 1:27:38 AM PDT by Eagles6 (Valley Forge Redux)
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My ‘demon dog’?

Guess what happens to anybody stupid enough to shoot my dog.

My point was that your cite has long been discredited as a demented liberal lawyer getting rich off of bargain basement histrionics and propaganda.

Sorry if that ruins your day.

FWIW, MENSA asked me to join when I was 17 and still in high school.
[partly due to exemplary performances in my many elective advanced writing and composition classes]

I laughed at them.

As an aside from, the proper phrase is “I COULDN’T care less”.
One with your alleged prowess should know that.

So much for your reading/writing/comprehension/ accomplishments, self aggrandizing ersatz ‘lack of ego’ and my ‘intellectual shredding’.

FWIW, Dobermmans were called “Devil Dogs” due their famously honorable connection with the US Marines in WWII, not “Demon Dogs”.

Your friendly FR “troll”,

Salamander


42 posted on 03/26/2013 1:42:17 AM PDT by Salamander (Like acid and oil on a madman's face, reason tends to fly away.....)
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To: Misterioso

Aw, bless your heart for trying.


43 posted on 03/26/2013 1:42:48 AM PDT by Salamander (Like acid and oil on a madman's face, reason tends to fly away.....)
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To: Eagles6

Well put.

There are two beings on every leash.

Only one is ultimately morally responsible for whatever happens.


44 posted on 03/26/2013 1:45:16 AM PDT by Salamander (Like acid and oil on a madman's face, reason tends to fly away.....)
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To: Salamander
Salamander, Much thanks for your cute reply. I am not in formal mode, and have no interest in impressing you. If you own a dangerous breed dog, expect it to be shot on site when entering my property off leash. Threatening me for neutralizing a threat on my property is foolish on your part.

My high school English teacher used to ask me to tutor students with your particular level of language comprehension, and there were times when I just flat out declined. I have no interest in educating you. Please stay ignorant and let that damned dangerous breed dog off it's leash near me. I'd like to see what else you've got.
45 posted on 03/26/2013 2:09:11 AM PDT by goron (If this be treason, make the most of it! - Patrick Henry)
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To: Salamander

Just need to snicker out loud at your cleanup in isle four. Hope you are fine Salamander. I know my oldest child can handle what’s on the other end of the leash because I’ve taught them both. Our dog is doing great for two years old. But I would never let a kid lead her in any potential wildlife encounter. I greatly pity the fool who shoots yours or my dog. Dog Hugs :)


46 posted on 03/26/2013 2:19:36 AM PDT by ri4dc (Cut your cable. You'll need the extra dough later on. 'This war is lost!' The worst is yet to come.)
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To: goron

“and have no interest in impressing you”

How lucky for you.

:)


47 posted on 03/26/2013 2:42:12 AM PDT by Salamander (Like acid and oil on a madman's face, reason tends to fly away.....)
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To: goron; Tax-chick
"I'd like to see what else you've got."

Funny you should ask.

;D

[I can post pix of my other 7 Boas and numerous pythons, if ya'd like.

LOL

48 posted on 03/26/2013 2:47:34 AM PDT by Salamander (Like acid and oil on a madman's face, reason tends to fly away.....)
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To: ri4dc

Hey!

How ya been?

“Clean ups” are so amusing.

Reminds me of the joke about playing chess with a pigeon...:)

Good on you for teaching your kids well.

Would that other parents were so responsible, we’d not be reading a thread such as this one ever again.

Fear not.
Nobody’s going to shoot my dog.
Wherever he is, I am there, too.
[and packin’]

;D


49 posted on 03/26/2013 2:52:48 AM PDT by Salamander (Like acid and oil on a madman's face, reason tends to fly away.....)
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To: goron

“it’s” should “its”.

Just thought you should know better.


50 posted on 03/26/2013 2:55:57 AM PDT by Salamander (Like acid and oil on a madman's face, reason tends to fly away.....)
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