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2 pit bulls maul Minneapolis mail carrier
Minneapols Star and Sickle ^ | July 29, 2010 | Abby Simons

Posted on 07/29/2010 6:11:10 PM PDT by grey_whiskers

Mail carrier Bryan Bloomquist survived a harrowing attack by two pit bulls, with help from neighbors and police who killed the dogs.

The adversarial relationship between mail carriers and dogs is well-known.

But as two pit bulls tore relentlessly into Bryan Bloomquist's arms and legs outside a north Minneapolis house Tuesday, the mail carrier didn't think about clichés. He thought about dying.

"I had no fight left in me at that point," said Bloomquist, a 6-foot 3-inch, 300-pound Iraq war veteran said from his hospital bed Wednesday. "I thought it was over."

(Excerpt) Read more at startribune.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; US: Minnesota
KEYWORDS: chet99; dogs; mail; pitbulls
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Prayers up.

Read the story -- he did everything right, the neighbors were even hitting on the dogs with a baseball bat and they didn't let go.

And 6-3, 300 lbs. (no exaggeration, I met the guy once.)

NO Cheers, unfortunately.

1 posted on 07/29/2010 6:11:14 PM PDT by grey_whiskers
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To: Chet 99
*PING*.

Scooped you.

2 posted on 07/29/2010 6:11:38 PM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: grey_whiskers

You and Chet should get a room.


3 posted on 07/29/2010 6:12:23 PM PDT by 999replies (Thune/Rubio 2012)
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To: 999replies

Look at your moniker! You and Chet are practically related.


4 posted on 07/29/2010 6:13:24 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: grey_whiskers

5 posted on 07/29/2010 6:15:41 PM PDT by Krankor (Boy, giraffes are selfish, just run around looking out for number one, getting hit by lightning.)
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To: grey_whiskers

“NO Cheers, unfortunately.”

Cheers that the filthy dogs were blown away, instead of going to the doggy hotel.


6 posted on 07/29/2010 6:16:34 PM PDT by AlexW
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To: 999replies

I’ll take 100 pit bull threads over 1 religion thread.


7 posted on 07/29/2010 6:17:38 PM PDT by Crawdad (Obamacare will lead to back-alley physicals.)
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To: Krankor

8 posted on 07/29/2010 6:17:59 PM PDT by pnh102 (Regarding liberalism, always attribute to malice what you think can be explained by stupidity. - Me)
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To: pnh102

Um...I think yours is more of a Rottweiler.


9 posted on 07/29/2010 6:22:35 PM PDT by Krankor (Boy, giraffes are selfish, just run around looking out for number one, getting hit by lightning.)
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To: grey_whiskers

Poorly trained and that’s on the owner.
I am kidding!
The dogs do what they enjoy and that’s tag teaming in a maulfest. The rationalizations of the people who keep the breed are breathtaking to behold. I should keep a freaking hyena or wild african dog if it’s all about pushing the limit.


10 posted on 07/29/2010 6:24:01 PM PDT by kinghorse
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To: grey_whiskers
yummy hot dogs!
11 posted on 07/29/2010 6:25:15 PM PDT by hamboy
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To: 999replies
You and Chet should get a room.

Geez! The person who posted this article is from Minnesota and has met the man in the article. It's a local story about a vet who was almost killed by two crazed dogs. A far as I know, the OP doesn't spend all day, everyday posting pit bull stories.

You're rather insulting there, noob.

12 posted on 07/29/2010 6:27:34 PM PDT by mplsconservative (I stand with Israel.)
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To: grey_whiskers

“Then I heard the gunshots go off,” he said. “It was the sweetest sound that I’ve ever heard. Those dogs got what they deserved.”


13 posted on 07/29/2010 6:28:52 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: grey_whiskers

This is sad. Where I live, all the mail carriers have a pocket full of dog treats. When the mail comes, it’s like the ice cream truck for the neighborhood’s dogs.


14 posted on 07/29/2010 6:31:41 PM PDT by MediaMole
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To: grey_whiskers

THAT is what we need at the Mexican border. A no mans land about 50’ wide, fenced on both sides, patrolled by packs of mean pitbulls!


15 posted on 07/29/2010 6:37:58 PM PDT by kevslisababy (It's very hard to earn my trust again)
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To: grey_whiskers

Pit Bulls, man I hate those things. I dont want to get going anymore about them so I’ll read your thread.


16 posted on 07/29/2010 6:49:04 PM PDT by valkyry1
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To: grey_whiskers

Prayers up for this man.


17 posted on 07/29/2010 6:55:02 PM PDT by Bigg Red (Palin/Hunter 2012 -- Bolton their Secretary of State)
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To: grey_whiskers

The owners need to be in jail 1 year for every tooth mark that man received and if they can’t figure out how many that is, just put them in for life. And sell everything they own to pay the guy’s bills.


18 posted on 07/29/2010 7:00:28 PM PDT by Past Your Eyes (Some people are too stupid to be ashamed.)
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To: grey_whiskers

Lock-on jaw. . .defend yourself (hit them, et al) and they lock on harder. Scary moments, glad he survived. The owners I hope, will be held accountable for their dogs.


19 posted on 07/29/2010 7:24:41 PM PDT by cricket ( flies don't lie. . .message sent to the man who would be King.. . .)
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ahhh; started this and took a phone call...forgot they were killed by police. Owners now just need to be held accountable. . .


20 posted on 07/29/2010 7:27:18 PM PDT by cricket ( flies don't lie. . .message sent to the man who would be King.. . .)
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To: grey_whiskers

Postmen should carry ping !


21 posted on 07/29/2010 7:29:08 PM PDT by onona (dbada)
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To: cricket
The dogs were not registered in the name of the homeowner, but of the homeowner's uncle, according to the Star Tribune article.

Also, the dogs had not been vaccinated for rabies...

NO Cheers, Unfortunately.

22 posted on 07/29/2010 7:39:30 PM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: AnAmericanMother; KDD

Didn’t want you to miss this.


23 posted on 07/29/2010 7:39:56 PM PDT by fish hawk
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To: onona
Postmen should carry ping !

Yeah, that's what we need. More armed postal workers.

24 posted on 07/29/2010 7:42:51 PM PDT by Do Be (The heart is smarter than the head.)
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To: grey_whiskers

Bah.


25 posted on 07/29/2010 9:06:13 PM PDT by Chet 99
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To: Do Be

Postal Workers are all either citizens or legal residents. 2A applies to them too.


26 posted on 07/29/2010 9:11:49 PM PDT by ASA Vet (Natural-born citizens, are those born in the country, of parents who are citizens. De Vattel)
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To: Big Giant Head; Colonel Kangaroo; Darth Gill; grame; gracex7; highlander_UW; infowarrior; ...

Postal Ping


27 posted on 07/29/2010 9:12:53 PM PDT by ASA Vet (Natural-born citizens, are those born in the country, of parents who are citizens. De Vattel)
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To: MediaMole

Which is against postal regulation


28 posted on 07/29/2010 9:26:33 PM PDT by KansasCanadian (The president of the United States actually has to be able to walk and chew gum at the same time.)
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To: grey_whiskers

Gee, here’s a story about black lab attack: http://www.kfsm.com/wjw-dog-attack-three-hurt-lorain,0,3620724.story

Hmm. Why didn’t you post that one? I mean, isn’t that more of a news story than a pit bull attacking?


29 posted on 07/29/2010 9:29:19 PM PDT by LongElegantLegs ( I have nothing better to do than sit around all night watching a lunatic not turn into a werewolf.)
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To: grey_whiskers

Here’s a Rhodesian Ridgeback attack: http://www.philly.com/inquirer/local/nj/20100722_Judge__Salem_County_dog_attack_that_severed_ear_was__quot_minor_quot_.html

I wonder why that didn’t make the news?


30 posted on 07/29/2010 9:32:02 PM PDT by LongElegantLegs ( I have nothing better to do than sit around all night watching a lunatic not turn into a werewolf.)
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To: grey_whiskers

Here’s a rottweiler attack, advertised only as a ‘dog’ in the headline: http://www.news-press.com/article/20100727/NEWS01/100726092/1002/NEWS01/Woman-recalls-Lee-County-dog-attack


31 posted on 07/29/2010 9:34:00 PM PDT by LongElegantLegs ( I have nothing better to do than sit around all night watching a lunatic not turn into a werewolf.)
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To: grey_whiskers

This dog is not even identified, but it happened in toronto where I think pit bulls are banned... http://www.torontosun.com/news/canada/2010/07/27/14846076.html


32 posted on 07/29/2010 9:37:33 PM PDT by LongElegantLegs ( I have nothing better to do than sit around all night watching a lunatic not turn into a werewolf.)
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To: LongElegantLegs
Re-read my comments in post 1, it will become clearer.

The worst part about black labs is when they jump up on you and rake their front claws down your chest.

Cheers!

33 posted on 07/29/2010 9:42:16 PM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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Yeah, until they bite a guy till he goes down, then keep atacking...or didn’t you watch the video?

Don’t you think that’s pretty surprising? News worthy, even?


34 posted on 07/29/2010 9:45:42 PM PDT by LongElegantLegs ( I have nothing better to do than sit around all night watching a lunatic not turn into a werewolf.)
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To: LongElegantLegs

Lots of dogs attack, bite, etc. Pit bulls kill

Concord man charged in fatal pit bull mauling

Associated Press July 26, 2010

Contra Costa County prosecutors have filed two felony charges against a Concord man whose stepgrandson was killed by at least three of the family’s pit bulls.


35 posted on 07/29/2010 9:46:16 PM PDT by artichokegrower
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Right right right...pit bulls attack, always. So why isn’t a ‘family friendly breed’ like a labrador attacking multiple people(including a child) news? Why isn’t this attack being announced from the roof tops?


36 posted on 07/29/2010 9:48:42 PM PDT by LongElegantLegs ( I have nothing better to do than sit around all night watching a lunatic not turn into a werewolf.)
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To: valkyry1

The only time I literally peed my pants was on an evening walk around my (then) neighborhood and a pitbull got loose from his yard and ran towards me silently, crouched and was ready to spring for my throat. His owner was running after him and finally wrestled him to the ground about 2 feet from me.

The owner then shouted obscenities at me for aggravating the dog since I had screamed in terror.

That taught me all I need to know about pit bulls. And their charming owners.


37 posted on 07/29/2010 9:50:29 PM PDT by little jeremiah
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To: LongElegantLegs

Because no one died.


38 posted on 07/29/2010 9:52:04 PM PDT by artichokegrower
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To: artichokegrower

Aaaand who died in this story? The mail carrier? He seems to be alive and kicking...Being as how he’s giving interviews and whatnot..


39 posted on 07/29/2010 9:53:39 PM PDT by LongElegantLegs ( I have nothing better to do than sit around all night watching a lunatic not turn into a werewolf.)
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Yeah, until they bite a guy till he goes down, then keep atacking...or didn’t you watch the video?

No, I just clicked on all three of your links (Lab, Rhodesian, and the other) and read the articles.

My comment on the Lab was based on prior ownership...

I once knew a guy who had a Rhodesian -- all it did was chase Frisbees.

Didn't watch the video, I have a music video going in the other window & didn't want to mess it up, sorry.

Please re-read my post 1, you'll see why I served up the article.

Cheers!

40 posted on 07/29/2010 9:56:08 PM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: grey_whiskers
I'm curious to know why these apparent aberrations didn't get their own posts. If you want stories about ‘dogs that attacked people I know’, I got some.
41 posted on 07/29/2010 9:59:27 PM PDT by LongElegantLegs ( I have nothing better to do than sit around all night watching a lunatic not turn into a werewolf.)
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To: LongElegantLegs

Do a Google search on Pit Bull Kills. Then do one on Chihuahua kills, beagle kills, collie kills, Scottish Terrier kills and you may see a pattern.


42 posted on 07/29/2010 10:00:30 PM PDT by artichokegrower
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If you want stories about ‘dogs that attacked people I know’, I got some.

Post them, if you want to, then.

I normally don't get heavily into the DogBite threads, but I hadn't seen this one posted yet, and it got a LOT of local press.

43 posted on 07/29/2010 10:06:19 PM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: artichokegrower
Everything I need to know about pitbulls, I learned from owning one.

Where do you get your opinions from?

44 posted on 07/29/2010 10:09:30 PM PDT by LongElegantLegs ( I have nothing better to do than sit around all night watching a lunatic not turn into a werewolf.)
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Post them, if you want to, then.

I can't. The labrador who bit my sister's face never made the news.

I normally don't get heavily into the DogBite threads, but I hadn't seen this one posted yet, and it got a LOT of local press.

It's amazing how much press you get when you put 'pit bull' in the headline...

45 posted on 07/29/2010 10:12:01 PM PDT by LongElegantLegs ( I have nothing better to do than sit around all night watching a lunatic not turn into a werewolf.)
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To: LongElegantLegs

Darling picture, but, my dear, that is definitely NOT a pitbull.


46 posted on 07/29/2010 10:17:08 PM PDT by Auntie Mame (Fear not tomorrow. God is already there.)
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He’s a mix...Pit bull & red heeler. We went through hell when he first came to live with us, all the energy of of a RH and the cleverness of a PB. Best dog I’ve ever owned, so far. Makes good furniture, too.


47 posted on 07/29/2010 10:20:07 PM PDT by LongElegantLegs ( I have nothing better to do than sit around all night watching a lunatic not turn into a werewolf.)
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To: LongElegantLegs

Count on you to post those. BTW, like your tagline!


48 posted on 07/29/2010 10:24:03 PM PDT by valkyry1
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To: valkyry1

Thanks! I ripped off a review of ‘the wolfman’.


49 posted on 07/29/2010 10:26:58 PM PDT by LongElegantLegs ( I have nothing better to do than sit around all night watching a lunatic not turn into a werewolf.)
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To: valkyry1

Thanks! I ripped off a review of ‘the wolfman’.


50 posted on 07/29/2010 10:26:58 PM PDT by LongElegantLegs ( I have nothing better to do than sit around all night watching a lunatic not turn into a werewolf.)
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