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September 12, 2008

Pit Bulls

Filed under:   by Xrlq @ 7:38 am

In a post titled “What’s Wrong With a Pit Bull,” by Christine Bowman tries to be clever in attacking Sarah “Pit Bull” Palin by comparing her to literal pit bulls. In so doing, she spewed every lie in the book about the breed itself, just to get at a Republican.

Update 9/11/08: It appears based on comments received that some readers have misconstrued my purpose in posting this article. I chose Sarah Palin’s pit bull metaphor as a means of criticizing her, as well as other GOP leaders. I had no desire to criticize pit bulls themselves. — CB

Now what on earth could have possibly given readers that impression?

Sarah Palin likes to describe herself as a pit bull. She rolled out the “pit bull in lipstick” idea in her first address to the American people, and she uses the image in her everyday stump speech.

“What’s the difference between a hockey mom and a pit bull?” she asked.


The analogy is actually a good one.

Indeed it is. Pit bulls are tenacious, and loyal to a fault. Which of course was the point Palin was making, so having confirmed as much, you can end your article here, Sweetie.

Just think about it. What images and feelings do the words “pit bull” conjure up? (… with apologies to all sweet-spirited canines)

Here you see Democrat thinking at its worst: forget verifiable facts: “images and feelings” are all that matters. If you have bad thoughts about Republicans and pit bulls, well, that must mean that they are bad, right?

* A pit bull is a programmed fighter. Its handlers throw it into the ring, and it attacks.

The other pit bull, sure. That’s what Vice Presidential candidates are supposed to do in an election season. So far, Sarah the Pit Bull seems to have done a pretty good job of that, certainly better than the Yorkshire terrier they’ve got yipping for the other side.

* A pit bull fights indiscriminately. A pit bull mauls small children, innocent neighbors. It even bites the hand that feeds it.

* A pit bull is dangerous.

Some are, sure. Some dogs of every breed are.

* A pit bull can’t be trusted.

A Democrat can’t be trusted, that’s for sure, but since when can’t a good dog be? Most dogs, pit bulls included, are WYSIWYG.

* A pit bull is mean.

Nope, no desire to criticize pit bulls there. Sweetie sez so in an update!

* A pit bull is tenacious. It never lets go.

OK, so after smearing innocent dogs just to get at an innocent Republican, you finally found the point! Congratulations, Sweetie, you can go home now. Oh wait, there’s more…

Now, we can’t say necessarily that Sarah Palin is a pit bull. It is Palin herself who is saying that.

What? You mean that when Sarah Palin gave that speech comparing herself and her fellow hockey moms to pit bulls, that was actually Palin herself doing the talking? Wow, that’s, like, a real freaky coincidence, like.

We do think it’s fair to point out that the Republican National Party — the party running Palin as their vice presidential candidate — values a dangerous, untrustworthy attack dog.

I suppose Sweetie does have a point there. After all, where would the RNC and the dextrosphere have been for the last few months if it weren’t for Andrew Sullivan, Keith Olberman and Chris Matthews? To their credit, however, none of these three have smeared pit bulls by comparing these beautiful dogs to themselves.

On August 29, 2008, the GOP made a calculated judgment. They decided they needed an attack dog as a counter-balance to the top of their ticket.

Yeah, we all know that John McCain chose Sarah Palin on the very same day he announced her nomination. Gotta hand it to both of them, those were two hells of impromptu speeches they delivered on the very same day McCain made a calculated judgment to choose a Republican as his running mate.

John McCain was trying to run for president as an honorable man, but it just wasn’t looking like a winning strategy. He wasn’t catching on. So the party elders, the K Street campaign managers, and the Karl Roves who shape GOP campaigns and GOP policy put their heads together. Enter Sarah Palin.

Hate to burst your bubble, Sweetie, but there’s nothing dishonorable about appointing a woman, or a person of either sex who is likely to appeal to members of your own party.

But is a pit bull good for America? Haven’t we Americans had our fill of pit bulls?

Xrlq 2.0 hasn’t.

Bush, Cheney, and Rumsfeld were unmistakable pit bulls. For better or worse, they were fierce, single-minded, and unwavering. Pit bull warriors, pit bull diplomats, pit bull economists.

Where did they lead America? Was the war they and John McCain believed in the right one?

You know, I was asking myself that very same question on September 11, 2003, when two years had passed since the infamous 9/11 attacks, and the next attack was due any day now. I asked myself the same question again on September 11, 2004, and on September 11, 2005, etc.

And how did their energy plan work out for the country? Cheney sure was tenacious in protecting his secret energy task force, but that wasn’t a case of putting “Country First,” was it?

Right, it wasn’t the Democrats who keep us from drilling offshore, in ANWR and the shale, it was those eeeeevil Republican pit bulls in Washington scheming to keep oil prices high, while sending Karl Rove out to secretly underinflate everyone’s tires and lull them into believing they won’t need a tune-up for at least 100,000 miles or so.

We now know the GOP pit bulls still in power bit off more war than they could possibly chew. They leapt into an attack on Iraq without a reasonable long-term plan or exit strategy. They ripped their teeth into the wrong enemy, and they have spilled way too much human blood.

While the Democrat Yorkies rushed into the same war, only to yelp and submit at the first nip, even if that meant leaving newly liberated Iraq to descend into civil war, followed by a terror state rivaling what existed there before.

Snarling and snapping, they created more enemies than America ever had back in 2001.

Maybe, but they seem to have done a pretty good job of keeping the one enemy at bay that mattered most in 2001.

Worst of all they turned their tail to the biggest threat in the fighting pit.

Right, ‘cuz if there’s one thing a pit bull is well-known for, it’s its tendency to turn tail and run. That’s why we need Democrat Yorkies in Washington to replace those mean ol’ Republican pit bulls.

Think about it.

I’d like to, but frankly, but with every sentence I read of this article, I feel my own IQ slip 3 or 4 points. I’d rather make it through this exercise without becoming a complete retard, so I think I’ll take a pass on actually thinking about it further.

And what do Americans really think of pit bulls? In 16 of these United States of America we have enacted or drafted laws to restrict and control pit bulls: in Florida, Illinois, Michigan, Ohio, Tennessee, Kentucky, Washington, Utah, Missouri, Kansas, Iowa, Colorado, Maryland, Oklahoma, Mississippi, and Kansas.

Colorado drafted a law to protect pit bulls from bigots like Bowman. It didn’t work because only Denver was passing such idiotic ordinances anyway, and as a home rule city they can ignore state law pretty much whenever they want. But leave it to a Democrat to cite the fact that other people have a bad perception about someone or something as though it were evidence that that someone or something is bad (and then to have the audacity to update the piece and deny any intent to insult the same).

That list includes a lot of states that might be up for grabs in this 2008 presidential election.

Indeed it does. Here’s hoping that of the states Bowman actually got right (as opposed to Colorado, the only one I bothered to check), voters understand that just because they may vote against allowing their next door neighbors to personally own pit bulls or nuclear weapons, that doesn’t mean we as a nation shouldn’t have either.

So what will it be? The GOP pit bulls, or a Democrat who thinks like a diplomat?

A better question is, would we rather have a Republican who barks at our enemies to keep them at bay, or a Democrat who barks at us? Fortunately or unfortunately, I can’t think of a dog breed that warrants a comparison to “malaise” Democrats, so rather than smearing innocent dogs I’ll skip the analogy.

Voters can say no to the GOP pit bulls here and now.

Indeed, we can vote out the tenacious fighters and replace them with wimps who cut and run at the first sign of trouble. The question is, why on earth would we want to?

No more pit bull campaigning.

Meaning: no more criticizing The One. The other side’s pit bulls are free to attack as often as they like.

No pit bull foreign policy.

Meaning: no more tenacious fighters, let’s bring in the new ones who are all bark and no bite.

Democrats. Wrong on literal pit bulls, wrong on figurative ones.

14 Responses to “Pit Bulls”

  1. nancy Says:

    You are a very funny analyst, very good humor. Im glad I stumbled upon your site. I have a blog of my own at nancysinsights.com and I have a few articles up, would love to know what you think and maybe we could link exchange. Either way Ill book mark your blog, very funny stuff on the pit bulls.

  2. nk Says:

    We had a dog of a breed which makes pitbulls look like cuddly lambs. When it came to strangers that is. He would not hurt a member of the family if we were slowly skinning him alive but he had to be kept tethered for the sake of the neighbors. My father was tough, practical man but he cried when Fountouko died and he never got another dog after. My mother adopted a puppy but my father had nothing to do with it.

  3. McGehee Says:

    My brother used to have a dog that was half coyote. She was sweet as could be — when my brother was around.

    If I came to his house when he wasn’t home, Cheyenne would have happily ripped me to shreds if I tried to open that front gate.

  4. Donna B. Says:

    We had a dog of unknown background who behaved somewhat differently. My husband used to work out of town frequently, and we had two teenage daughters.

    When my husband was gone, any female could visit us and be welcomed by Major, but males were greeted with low serious growls. The only exceptions were my Dad and my BIL. It’s funny how he knew they were “OK”.

  5. Ashleigh Tilley Says:

    WOW!!!!! Listen here hunnie. You are a retarded individual. Not only did you contradict yourself by posting an update saying that in NO WAY did you try to spear the pits already battered reputation. You said and I quoted that Pit Bull’s are “tenacious and they never let go.”
    “But is a pit bull good for America? Haven’t we Americans had our fill of pit bulls?”
    “We do think it’s fair to point out that the Republican National Party — the party running Palin as their vice presidential candidate — values a dangerous, untrustworthy attack dog.”

    I can go on further. You are a hypocrite, as well as an idiot! You have no business comparing Palin to this gorgeous dog, granted, I do NOT like her, I did NOT vote for her. You have NO right! You, basically just killed over 1,000,000 inncoent animals by writing this, you, god damn people like YOU, are the reason BSL is getting passed, which I pray everyday is dosent, you know why? Because I have been raised around pits for 25 years, my family rescued pits that had been beaten,starved and traine dot fight, bred them with other pits that were beaten,abused and maliciously fought, and guess what, they had awesome litters of pups, for 25 years that bloodline flourished, all from the two originals, Rocky and Grera, who since birth were trained to kill, and guess what .. They rehabilitated, lived with numerous babies and children, and were housed with other dogs and animals, and not once, did they do one thing you said, my god, i have friends that have pit bulls that have NEVER done the things you incinuate. You are a moron, if it wern’t for one of rocky and greta’s great x5 grandchildren my 6 month old son would NOT be alive. He saved his life, woke me up one night and led me to Liams room where he was choking and screaming, so next time you post something like this or even consider such a perverse comparrison, do you god damn research hunnie, pit bulls are amazing animals, and you should be god damn ashamed, your probably one of THOSE girls, well one of two, your either the girl in high school who spread their legs to every dick on the football team, as well as everyone else and thought she was hot shit, a prep, popular .. and went to college and did the same there, a whore. a bimbo. OR, your the one who was made fun of beyond imagination, and now you have a big bad job where you can tell the public what you think, Well do us all a favor and I CAN speak for half of the public, kepp your fu*kn mouth shit about pits!

  6. samantha Says:

    for the last 11 yr ive had a beautiful pitbull he was my best friend he was a amazing dog and wouldnt hurt a fly he would run after a cat and we he got close enough the cat would beat him up he would come in the house runnin from the cat with a huge cut on his face he was sweet and gentle i would feed him off a fork and he would so genlte take the food off i would tell him to stay he stay a few time he wondered off to the normal place a walked him and he would pass all the neighbors kid on the block and no one was scared he was the best dog any one could want he wa so smart to when i talked to him it was like he understood with his cute lil puppy eye when i was sick he lay with me till i was better

    ***pitbull are amazing dogs and for people to talk down about them is just pure ignorance i mgith alot of ppl in my day that have done more harm then a pitbull
    yes it true some pitbull to bite and attack but any dog can ive seem my friends hand almost ripped off bc of a american bull dog 150lb not a pitbull so i think every one need to open there eyes and realize pitbull are bad dog there wonderful dog as long as the owner is bad
    i believe that people make animals what they are and i truely hope that every one will understand that

  7. Xrlq Says:

    Samantha, I agree with the spirit of your comment but I don’t think incidents involving American Bulldogs are a very persuasive counter-argument to anti-pit hysteria. American Bulldogs are a very close relative to the pit bull, so anyone who expects pit bulls to attack people without provocation will scarcely be surprised when American Bulldogs do, too. To them (and, I suspect, to most dog people as well), American Bulldogs are just big pit bulls.

  8. Shorty Bulls Says:

    pitbulls are amazing beautiful dogs.

  9. James Says:

    pitbull are amazing dogs and for people to talk down about them is just pure ignorance i mgith alot of ppl in my day that have done more harm then a pitbull
    .-= James´s last blog ..News Release 4 =-.

  10. Reeni Says:

    love dogs!!!!

  11. Shroomduke Says:

    Pigbulls are fine dogs but,
    Pitbulls are powerful animals,
    Pitbulls can easily kill children,
    Pitbulls do not value human life,

    So, Always follow the rules for dogs and children:
    1) Always supervise interaction pit bulls and kids
    2) Watch the child’s behaviour
    3) Make sure all your dogs prized items are put away
    4) Start taking Obedience classes
    5) Never Force your dog into a situation that makes them uncomfortable

    Dogs will behave according to their breed, environment and training. The problem with most dogs is not with the breed but with the owners 99% of the time. But 1% it’s the dog, dogs have personalities and can surprise you, so don’t gamble with the life of any child?

    Occasionally, if a dog has an unknown illness or injury it can become aggressive despite good training and care. With a big dog especially one bread for fighting and a small child this can be tragic… Follow the rules!

    I have been involved with Schutzhund dogs for many years and I see owners surprised by their dogs all the time, be safe and lets have no surprises!

  12. Jerry Says:

    Luv the pics. Sure goes to show that in the right hands the Pit Bull is the epitome of love.

  13. Ashton Malone Says:

    Ur a dumb ass bitch…and I agree with everything the 5th comment says…I don’t know u but they took the words right out of my mouth..thnks for that. And my guess is that u have never owned a pitbull so u need to shit the fuck up and get a life, oh and try blogging about something that u might actually have some knowledge on.. ( which not sure if u even hv any knowledge after what u wrote) idiot!!!

  14. Nate Says:

    I love pit bulls and I am a Democrat. So there!

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