Please note this post is not meant to make light of the deeds described here, only to make fun of, ridicule, bully and just plain beat the shit out of the idiots who commit these stupid acts.
Kelly Ripa – Open Mouth, Insert Foot, NYC, NY
I didn’t hear it nor did I see it, I just heard about it. Apparently Kelly made a comment about Pit Bulls being the dogs of gangsters, which put Pit Bull owners and dog lovers in general up in arms.
Will Wheaton, Pit Bull owner and advocate had this to say.
Twitter (damn, I still haven’t mastered that social tool) was atwitter with people skewering Kelly for her ignorance.
Personally I like Kelly Ripa, I met her and her smoking hot husband many years ago when they were both still on All My Children, when in fact All My Children was still on the air.
I was tickled when she got the co-hosting gig with Regis and even more thrilled that she remained in that seat when he retired.
First I’m going to say, “Shame on you Kelly for buying into the media bias, public witch hunt about Pit Bulls.” Especially because it seems like one of your personal friends, Kaley Cuoco appears to know truth vs fiction.”
Right now though, I have to be the devil’s advocate, because Kelly is actually getting her information from the mainstream media. Honestly, I can’t tell you how many stories about pit bulls, hurting, biting, mauling and killing that come across my desk.
The mainstream media focuses on the negative, and they have for as long as I can remember.
The troubling thing is, that unlike you or I who do our research to get to the truth, many people take these stories as gospel. Which apparently Kelly did.
And really people, think about this. Thugs have tough dogs. That’s not something that’s made up, it’s the truth. When some thug in Hartford goes to shake somebody down he doesn’t bring his Shorkie with him, he brings a Pit Bull.
Until a certain demographic of the population stops fighting these dogs and using them to make themselves feel tough, people like Kelly Ripa will continue to have this ill-conceived idea of what Pit Bulls really are.
The loving and loyal dogs that you and I know.
That being said, here’s where I get pissed off. Since this happened approximately a week ago, there has been nothing from Kelly’s camp regarding her faux pas. (I followed her on Twitter yesterday, went back through for a week and read her posts, then I unfollowed her. [What? You'd have done the same thing.])
No retraction, no clarification, no public apology. Nothing.
I think a Pit Bull rescue group would be wise to reach out to Kelly and use this opportunity to educate.
Word to the wise Kelly, don’t piss off the dog folks.
Marines carry boy across finish line after his prosthetic leg breaks during triathlon, Pensacola Beach, FL.
Well you know I love me some military, maybe I’m just an emotional mess, but this story made me cry.
An 11-year-old boy who had his leg partially amputated from bone cancer at age 6 was participating in a triathlon. He completed the swim and the bike ride, half-way through the one mile run a screw came out of his prosthetic leg and it broke.
As his mother waited, wondering at the finish line an announcement was made requesting for people to observe what was happening on the course.
One of the Marines who was monitoring the course, had picked young Ben Baltz up, put him on his back and ran him across the finish line.
Semper Fi PFC Matthew Morgan, Semper Fi.
That’s if for me, what left you shaking your head this week?
What? Oh you think I forgot about Michael Vick? No, no my dears that’s a full post on its own. Although, you might just be surprised by what I have to say.