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Spanish Bulls Injure 3 Matadors in Historic Knockout Victory
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Posted on 05/21/2014 11:03:51 AM PDT by nickcarraway

Spanish bulls have scored a symbolic victory at Madrid's prestigious Las Ventas ring by injuring three matadors and forcing organizers to call off the bullfight.

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TOPICS: Pets/Animals; Sports
KEYWORDS: matadors; spainbulls

1 posted on 05/21/2014 11:03:51 AM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

Bulls win 3-0.


2 posted on 05/21/2014 11:05:15 AM PDT by Former Proud Canadian
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To: Former Proud Canadian

Sometimes when you mess with the bull, you get the horn. Gotta be some allegory there somewhere.


3 posted on 05/21/2014 11:07:12 AM PDT by rktman (Ethnicity: Nascarian. Race: Daytonafivehundrian)
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To: nickcarraway

Took a platoon trip to Lloret Del Mar and went to the bullfight in Barcelona. We were easy to spot in the crowd — we were the ones cheering with as much gusto as we could muster for the bull.


4 posted on 05/21/2014 11:07:33 AM PDT by jaydee770
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To: nickcarraway

Go Bulls!


5 posted on 05/21/2014 11:07:43 AM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: Chode

red x needed here


6 posted on 05/21/2014 11:07:48 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: nickcarraway

I root for the bulls every time.

Bull “fighting” is a barbaric torture of innocent animals. Hunters always attempt to kill with a clean shot. Only subhuman monsters torture animals for sport.

And we all know where bullfighting came from — the dickless religion of islam.


7 posted on 05/21/2014 11:08:22 AM PDT by freedumb2003 (AGW "Scientific method:" Draw your lines first, then plot your points)
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To: nickcarraway

I’m sure we’ll hear from the animal rights people all giddy that the evil man got what was coming to him for ‘bull abuse’.


8 posted on 05/21/2014 11:09:10 AM PDT by MichaelCorleone (Jesus Christ is not a religion. He's the Truth.)
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To: nickcarraway

That is awesome , go bulls!


9 posted on 05/21/2014 11:09:56 AM PDT by Ditter
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To: nickcarraway

I went to a bullfight in Torremilenos (?) In 1978, young, drunk and tough as nails. I saw one or two bouts and started screaming “Toro! Toro, Toro!” An English guy I was sharing a goatskin of wine with, looked around and said “Shut up!!” He explained the Spanish likened this absurd spectacle as Americans looking at slaughter in a meathouse as the same thing. The meat went to Orphans homes or school. I said I only want to see a matador get killed. It didn’t happen but one Spaniard turned to me and “You are sickened also?”


10 posted on 05/21/2014 11:14:24 AM PDT by Safetgiver ( Islam makes barbarism look genteel.)
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To: nickcarraway

11 posted on 05/21/2014 11:16:38 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: nickcarraway

This day, the Bulls win! GO BULLS!


12 posted on 05/21/2014 11:17:23 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Obama is so far in over his head, even his ears are beneath the water level.)
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To: nickcarraway
Guy walks into a restaurant near the bull ring. “He asks what is the specialty today?”

“testicles” replies the waiter.

“Where the heck do you get those” asked the customer?

“Oh senior, the bull ring is right next door.”

So the guy tries them and decides they are pretty good. So he comes back several days in a row.

On the fourth day he calls the waiter over to the table and says, “ hey, I've come in three days in a row, and every day these were succulent and tender, today they're small, hard and dry, what gives?”

“oh senior, the bull doesn't lose every day”

13 posted on 05/21/2014 11:17:39 AM PDT by I cannot think of a name
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To: nickcarraway

Where’s that “And The Democrats Take Another In The......” Pic when we need it?


14 posted on 05/21/2014 11:17:59 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: nickcarraway

I always root for the bulls.


15 posted on 05/21/2014 11:20:23 AM PDT by gdani (Every day, your Govt surveils you more than the day before)
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To: nickcarraway

Works for me... I despise bullfighting.


16 posted on 05/21/2014 11:27:46 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Obama is so far in over his head, even his ears are beneath the water level.)
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To: Safetgiver

That sympathetic Spaniard may have been ‘sickened’ by the bullfight, but I’ll bet he stayed and watched every last minute. I would mind seeing one, but would not want to have the bull’s suffering too dragged out. Actually, about two years ago, I though I heard that Spain was going to stop doing this. I could be mistaken. Or it may have been in the Mallorca area, maybe they don’t consider that as part of Spain.


17 posted on 05/21/2014 11:27:48 AM PDT by lee martell
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To: I cannot think of a name

i was wondering how it would be before that joke came in...lol~!


18 posted on 05/21/2014 11:28:01 AM PDT by camle (keep an open mind and someone will fill it full of something for you)
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To: I cannot think of a name

LOL! If you keep up with that joke, the ending is every Diner’s Horror!


19 posted on 05/21/2014 11:30:14 AM PDT by lee martell
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To: nickcarraway

I”m not normally a bulls fan buy I am this time.


20 posted on 05/21/2014 11:30:23 AM PDT by freedomfiter2 (Brutal acts of commission and yawning acts of omission both strengthen the hand of the devil.)
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To: nickcarraway

Huh...I thought the bull only wins in politics.


21 posted on 05/21/2014 11:42:01 AM PDT by Aevery_Freeman (Historians will refer to this administration as "The Half-Black Plague.")
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To: nickcarraway

I saw one in Monterrey, when I was a kid, it was brutal and ugly.


22 posted on 05/21/2014 11:50:58 AM PDT by ansel12 ((Ted Cruz and Mike Lee-both of whom sit on the Senate Judiciary Comm as Ginsberg's importance fades)
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To: nickcarraway

Cut off the matadors’ ears and award them to the bulls.


23 posted on 05/21/2014 11:54:30 AM PDT by Lexington Green (America has become one big re-education camp.)
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To: nickcarraway

I’m rooting for the bulls. They, like all creatures, have a right to defend themselves.


24 posted on 05/21/2014 11:58:19 AM PDT by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible. Complicit in the destruction of this country.)
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To: freedumb2003

“Bull “fighting” is a barbaric torture of innocent animals.”

Bloodsports are shifting back toward humans. “Ultimate Fighting” is replacing Cockfighting, Dog Fights & (in Latin-America & Iberia) Bull Fighting.

Curious too. The NFL, pro Hockey are limiting hitting thinking it’s going to eliminate concussions (it won’t). An yet 2 fighters wearing what amounts to heavy-bag gloves can “ground & pound” inside a caged ring.

It’s hard to know if we’re becoming less or more barbaric as a society.

If you wanted to prevent savage hitting in football without arcane rules, just mandate that players play “both ways”. Do away with platoon football. Linemen would necessarily get smaller & receivers & backs could then get somewhat bigger. The size & speed disparities would lessen — that is what causes the injuries.


25 posted on 05/21/2014 12:00:52 PM PDT by Tallguy
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To: freedumb2003

“And we all know where bullfighting came from — the dickless religion of islam”

Wrong, bullfighting is actually the last vestige of the gladiator games of Rome. Since the Roman Empire did not have the Outdoor Channel, the hunting and killing of different animals in the arena was their version. The ancients did not have the technology of special effects, so they had to do it for real. Unlike us today, who have the technology to fake it on TV and the movies.


26 posted on 05/21/2014 12:06:13 PM PDT by gusty
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To: nickcarraway

Yea Bulls !!Love it when the bull wins.


27 posted on 05/21/2014 12:06:36 PM PDT by Vinnie
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To: gusty; freedumb2003
"Bullfighting traces its roots to prehistoric bull worship and sacrifice in Mesopotamia and the Mediterranean region. The first recorded bull fight may be the Epic of Gilgamesh, which describes a scene in which Gilgamesh and Enkidu fought and killed the Bull of Heaven ("The Bull seemed indestructible, for hours they fought, till Gilgamesh dancing in front of the Bull, lured it with his tunic and bright weapons, and Enkidu thrust his sword, deep into the Bull's neck, and killed it").[6] Bull leaping was portrayed in Crete, and myths related to bulls throughout Greece. The killing of the sacred bull (tauroctony) is the essential central iconic act of Mithras, which was commemorated in the mithraeum wherever Roman soldiers were stationed. The oldest representation of what seems to be a man facing a bull is on the Celtiberian tombstone from Clunia and the cave painting El toro de hachos', both found in Spain.[7][8]

Bullfighting is often linked to Rome, where many human-versus-animal events were held as competition and entertainment, the Venationes. These hunting games were spread in Africa, Europe and Asia during the Roman times. There are also theories that it was introduced into Hispania by the Emperor Claudius, as a substitute for gladiators, when he instituted a short-lived ban on gladiatorial combat. The latter theory was supported by Robert Graves (picadors are related to warriors who wielded the javelin, but their role in the contest is now a minor one limited to "preparing" the bull for the matador.) Spanish colonists took the practice of breeding cattle and bullfighting to the American colonies, the Pacific and Asia. In the 19th century, areas of southern and southwestern France adopted bullfighting, developing their own distinctive form."

Source: Wikipedia
28 posted on 05/21/2014 12:09:08 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: nickcarraway

Video of the tossings:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kGRavjJSHww


29 posted on 05/21/2014 12:10:25 PM PDT by servo1969
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To: freedumb2003
Remember years and years and years ago when bull fights were shown on ABC?

Back in the 80's I spent two weeks in Acapulco with my family and one afternoon we went to see a live bull fight...........

For me and my sister, (I was an Army vet and approx. 34 at the time) half way thru the first bull slaughter she and I had to leave and I'm not ashamed to say I was shedding tears at what I had witnessed.

Bull fighting and any other such torture of an animal for fun and sport is worse than barbaric..........

30 posted on 05/21/2014 12:12:07 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (Under Reagan spring always arrived on time.....)
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To: nickcarraway

Spanish Bulls Injure 3 Matadors in Historic Knockout Victory

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Now even Spanish Bulls are playing the Knockout Game?

Thats Racist!


31 posted on 05/21/2014 12:24:09 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: lee martell
I would mind seeing one, but would not want to have the bull’s suffering too dragged out.

See my last post........

Back in the day it was glamorized on TV but to actually witness one live will tear your guts out if you have any humanity within you...It's something you will never forget and regret you had ever witnessed.

As for the bull's suffering, the entire event is based on the weakening and ultimate suffering of the bull before it is finally killed.

The bullfight, as it is practiced today, involves professional toreros (of which the most senior is called a matador) who execute various formal moves which can be interpreted and innovated according to the bullfighter's style or school.... Such maneuvers are performed at close range, after the bull has first been weakened and tired by lances and short spears with barbs which are thrust into and then hang from the bull. The close proximity places the bullfighter at some risk of being gored or trampled by the weakened bull. After the bull has been hooked multiple times behind the shoulder by other matadors in the arena, the bullfight usually concludes with the killing of the bull by a single sword thrust, which is called the estocada.

32 posted on 05/21/2014 12:25:02 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (Under Reagan spring always arrived on time.....)
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To: nickcarraway

Oley for Los Toros! Bullfighting is a barbaric sport, or “art” as the Spaniards call it, that should be banned.


33 posted on 05/21/2014 12:33:37 PM PDT by attiladhun2 (The Free World has a new leader--his name is Benjamin Netanyahu)
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To: jaydee770

THREE CHEERS FOR THE BULLS!!!


34 posted on 05/21/2014 2:23:38 PM PDT by libstripper
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To: attiladhun2

Oley for Los Toros! Bullfighting is a barbaric sport, or “art” as the Spaniards call it, that should be banned.
-=0=-
AFTER football and maybe hockey.....


35 posted on 05/21/2014 2:25:03 PM PDT by S.O.S121.500 (Had ENOUGH Yet ? ........................ Enforce the Bill of Rights ......... It's the LAW !!!)
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To: Tijeras_Slim

.........HA ha!!!

36 posted on 05/21/2014 2:54:06 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: Chode

There it is!!!!! Finally.


37 posted on 05/21/2014 2:55:31 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: gusty

Romans had the bill as follows 1. Animals vs Animals Like Tigers vs Bulls 2. men vs Animals and lastly 3. Men vs men. The men were the main event—


38 posted on 05/21/2014 3:34:29 PM PDT by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: MichaelCorleone

” the evil man got what was coming to him for ‘bull abuse’”

Yep. :-)


39 posted on 05/21/2014 4:03:07 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose o f a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: rktman

40 posted on 05/21/2014 9:59:30 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: S.O.S121.500

I personally don’t care about pro sports. Bullfighting is not a sport. Dumb animals are tortured and killed for the amusement of the crowd. No comparison with pro sports where pampered narcissists are paid $millions to be battered around for the amusement of the crowd.


41 posted on 05/28/2014 2:13:14 PM PDT by attiladhun2 (The Free World has a new leader--his name is Benjamin Netanyahu)
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To: MichaelCorleone

You may want to look up the definition of “abuse”


42 posted on 05/28/2014 3:10:10 PM PDT by Hegewisch Dupa
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