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Gamechanger: Romney once saved a dog’s life
Hot Air ^ | APRIL 26, 2012 | ALLAHPUNDIT

Posted on 04/26/2012 4:17:42 PM PDT by RobinMasters

You can thank BuzzFeed’s Andrew Kaczynski for the front-page thumbnail. In all seriousness, this is a “gamechanger” in the literal sense of that term. Axelrod and his pals are playing a breathtakingly stupid game with the “dog wars” and this anecdote will in fact change voters’ perceptions if/when it enters wider media circulation. Romney 2012: Because “dog” plus “water” does not equal “stew.”

Oh, almost forgot. He and his sons saved a bunch of people too during this same incident.

“We heard a whole bunch of screaming,” said Josh Romney, who immediately hopped onto his Jet Ski. “We tore out of there and my dad hopped on the other Jet Ski and came out right after us.”

Roughly 300 yards out onto the lake, six adult family members and their dog were floundering in the water, after their boat suddenly sprung a huge leak — sinking in less than 90 seconds, Josh said…

In the middle of the rescue, the governor actually took a dunking himself — thrown off the Jet Ski as one anxious boater scrambled aboard and tipped the craft off-balance.

The rescuing Romneys also managed to snatch the family dog, McKenzie, from a watery grave — grabbing the Scottish terrier first because it was the only passenger without a lifejacket.

“It looked like it wasn’t going to last much longer,” said Josh, who held the waterlogged pooch on the ride back to shore.

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1 posted on 04/26/2012 4:17:44 PM PDT by RobinMasters
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To: RobinMasters

Sorry. No redemption. One cannot be cruel to one dog, save another, and find redemption. Not gonna happen.


2 posted on 04/26/2012 4:22:56 PM PDT by DallasSun (Courage~Fear that has said its prayers.)
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To: RobinMasters

Did he strap the dog to the top of the jet ski? I see a pattern here.........


3 posted on 04/26/2012 4:23:38 PM PDT by Erik Latranyi (When religions have to beg the gov't for a waiver, we are already under socialism.)
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To: RobinMasters
Was Obama there? Did he eat the dog afterward?
4 posted on 04/26/2012 4:29:56 PM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: DallasSun

Oh, dadgummit! Come on! Give the guy a chance! He wants to be a savior, deliverer, and messiah of the free world, too, just like Obama so he can qualify for planetary god status in the future!

You gotta remember that some dogs are just more equal than others. LOL!


5 posted on 04/26/2012 4:30:53 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: RobinMasters
Well, that certainly makes up for his support of abortion, homosexuality, mandated government health care, gun grabbing and liberalism.

NOT!

/johnny

6 posted on 04/26/2012 4:34:12 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: DallasSun

In the Seamus incident, sounds like Mitt was more stupid than cruel. “Hey, all dogs like to hang their faces in the wind!” Good grief, at least Seamus lived. Obama ate pooch.


7 posted on 04/26/2012 4:34:37 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Sometimes progressives find their scripture in the penumbra of sacred bathroom stall writings (Tzar))
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To: DallasSun

While his actions were bad, his intentions were not. I can imagine a number of folks assuming that their dog would be okay on the roof of a car, since they love to stick their faces out into the wind. He gets a pass with me on this one.

And I’ll give Obama a pass also, since I know other cultures eat things we don’t. But Romney beats Obama in this particular ‘conflict’.


8 posted on 04/26/2012 4:35:24 PM PDT by Twotone (Marte Et Clypeo)
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To: JRandomFreeper

And he just jeopardized the cat votes he was going to get from coast to coast.


9 posted on 04/26/2012 4:35:52 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Sometimes progressives find their scripture in the penumbra of sacred bathroom stall writings (Tzar))
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To: DallasSun

Gee, there’s a reasonable response.


10 posted on 04/26/2012 4:36:53 PM PDT by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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To: Deb; DallasSun
It's not a very serious thread, so the response was appropriate. I personally look forward to the smart-@$$ replies. Freepers are smart and funny.

/johnny

11 posted on 04/26/2012 4:42:17 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: JRandomFreeper

Some are.


12 posted on 04/26/2012 4:46:41 PM PDT by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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To: RobinMasters

What a jerk!!!!


13 posted on 04/26/2012 4:48:39 PM PDT by Raider Sam (They're on our left, right, front, and back. They aint gettin away this time!)
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To: USFRIENDINVICTORIA

Terrier tartare! A little arugla, some fava beans, chianti.
(slurping)

Romney just wanted to enlist the Scottie as a Mormon elder.


14 posted on 04/26/2012 4:50:13 PM PDT by tumblindice (Our new, happy lives.)
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To: Deb

You want reasonable responses to a story where Romney isnt shown as evil. You must be a GOP-e Pro-abort homo loving socialist marxist wannabe democrat RINO tax-raising flip-flopping Mormon loving Christian hating non-natural birth supporting individual.

I think I covered it all there.


15 posted on 04/26/2012 4:53:19 PM PDT by Raider Sam (They're on our left, right, front, and back. They aint gettin away this time!)
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To: Deb
Smile. God loves you and wants you to be happy.

/johnny

16 posted on 04/26/2012 4:56:49 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: RobinMasters

I bet the dog was Mormon.

KIDDING


17 posted on 04/26/2012 5:04:03 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon (Time for a write-in campaign...Darryl Dixon for President)
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To: RobinMasters

Did he snatch it from the jaws of victory?


18 posted on 04/26/2012 5:19:10 PM PDT by Theophilus (Not merely prolife, but prolific)
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To: RobinMasters

Oh you MUST be kidding??? Not a “game changer” in any sense.


19 posted on 04/26/2012 5:23:22 PM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: RobinMasters

Who was the last Romney serving in the U.S. military?


20 posted on 04/26/2012 5:30:33 PM PDT by ptsal (E)
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To: RobinMasters
This looks like "campaigning for Mitt Romney on FR" to me!

Besides, if the incident had really happened Mitt would have had a local TV station standing by to record the action.

21 posted on 04/26/2012 5:53:05 PM PDT by greyfoxx39 (The epitome of stupidity is a member of a proven racist sect running against a black man.)
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To: JRandomFreeper

Thank you, Johnny. And btw, it is so good to see you.


22 posted on 04/26/2012 6:03:22 PM PDT by DallasSun (Courage~Fear that has said its prayers.)
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To: DallasSun
Cruel? Oh please...

I'm not a Romney fan at all, but I'll say this on every thread it comes up on -- There are enough REAL problems with Romney without having to make up BS stories about "animal cruelty."

Are you going to go on commando missions to save the baby seals next or what? Good grief.

23 posted on 04/26/2012 6:29:41 PM PDT by Celtic Cross (The brain is the weapon; everything else is just accessories. --FReeper Joe Brower)
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To: RobinMasters

One look at the headline and I wondered, ‘did he snatch it out of Obama’s hands?’


24 posted on 04/26/2012 8:32:23 PM PDT by oldfart (Obama nation = abomination. Think about it!)
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To: RobinMasters
The economy is in the toilet, gas prices are sky high, and all these people can talk about is who is the best one for dogs.

That is what you get when you have liberals who don't value humans.

25 posted on 04/26/2012 9:48:52 PM PDT by Moorings
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Stupid and oblivious.

I’ve spent my whole life having the misfortune of getting stuck behind some idiot whose dog is bouncing around unrestrained in the back of a pickup truck.

Couple years ago, one of those idiots got t-boned running a stop sign.
He’s fine but they never did find his dog who’d been thrown out of the truck bed and onto to blacktop.

Was it fine and just took off?
Was it internally injured and laid around in a ditch for days, dying in agony?

No one knows.

The ignoramuses who let their dogs hang their heads out of open car windows are just as guilty, IMO.

Airborne debris, gravel, wind induced corneal ulceration and abrasion.
A blind dog just because the owner was too dense to say “no” to the dog ‘liking to hang their face in the wind”.

A four year old kid would probably love to stand on the car hood and “fly” but a [theoretically] more intelligent parent wouldn’t -let- them.

I don’t see a lot of intentional cruelty out here in Hillbilly Heaven but I *do see a lot of spectacular stupidity.

[ain’t ever heard of anybody eatin’ dawgs, though]


26 posted on 04/26/2012 10:59:10 PM PDT by Salamander (Hey blood brother, you're one of our own. You're as sharp as a razor and as hard as a stone.)
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To: oldfart

LOL


27 posted on 04/26/2012 11:01:24 PM PDT by Salamander (Hey blood brother, you're one of our own. You're as sharp as a razor and as hard as a stone.)
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To: Moorings

Think about this from an Alinksy playbook perspective;

Most people love dogs.

Would you rather face ridicule for being so blindingly stupid you hauled a dog on the car roof or for being so “foreign/alien/freakish” that you *ate* dogs and then bragged about it in a book?

Obeyme’s people played on the figurative visceral reaction of Mitt’s Setter so it makes perfect sense to play on the literal visceral reaction to Obeyme’s supper.

I imagine this falls under Saul’s “fight fire with fire/ridicule” section.


28 posted on 04/26/2012 11:11:52 PM PDT by Salamander (Hey blood brother, you're one of our own. You're as sharp as a razor and as hard as a stone.)
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To: Twotone

I hate to tell people this, but animals travel on the outside of vehicles all the time.

Does anyone even know what kind of carrier the dog was in?


29 posted on 04/26/2012 11:57:43 PM PDT by PLMerite (Shut the Beyotch Down! Burn, baby, burn!)
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To: Salamander

A dog would willingly poke its head into the wind even when that was hurting its eyes?

I’ve seen spectacles for dogs. They look cool but it’s hard to figure out how they keep it on the dog. The dog doesn’t perceive it as something to be kept on.


30 posted on 04/28/2012 10:36:29 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Sometimes progressives find their scripture in the penumbra of sacred bathroom stall writings (Tzar))
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To: Salamander

I know about windborne stuff. One morning after I had been riding my harley with a helmet on, my ear felt so stuffed up that I went to the doctor. Lo and behold, when the nurse washed it out, there was a postage stamp piece of paper towel with a pattern I didn’t recognize. It must have whipped in under the edge of the helmet and burrowed into my ear.


31 posted on 04/28/2012 10:39:46 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Sometimes progressives find their scripture in the penumbra of sacred bathroom stall writings (Tzar))
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To: RobinMasters
Democrats Light Themselves Pair Of Exploding Cigars

Mark Steyn addresses this issue. The other "exploding cigar" is the Dems attacking Romney over ancestor polygamy. Steyn's column is both hilarious and informing in how to respond to this nonsense from the Dems.

32 posted on 04/28/2012 11:21:17 PM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

The damage is not immediate and there is no pain while it’s happening so the dog really isn’t aware of it.

That comes later when the cornea is dried out and begins to ulcerate.

When and if depends on the length/frequency of exposure and the dog’s particular ability to secrete sufficient tears to mitigate the dryness.

One of my girls has chronic dry eye and needs drops applied frequently.

She’s not even allowed to have a window cracked in the car.

You do *not* want to deal with corneal ulcers.
They are horrible, painful, hard to treat things which cost a *lot* of money to get under control again...*if* you can.

I have a pair of Doggles I tried to use on her during her ulceration episode but the long, thin shape of a Sighthound’s head and the design of Doggles isn’t a very good match.

They’d fit much better on a ‘blockier’ head.

The straps hold on them pretty well if they fit the dog’s skull, in general.

Unfortunately, they just slid off of her long, narrow head.

That’s awful about your ear.

Hubby once had a very angry wasp get inside of his helmet.

I wear a leather skullcap under mine so even if a bee gets in there, it’s not going to be able to sting me through the leather.

I also wear a headband over my ears, mostly because too much cold wind makes my ears hurt but I guess there’s also the benefit of keeping things out of them....:)


33 posted on 04/29/2012 1:41:01 AM PDT by Salamander (Hey blood brother, you're one of our own. You're as sharp as a razor and as hard as a stone.)
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To: Salamander; vetvetdoug

Shout out to Vet Vet Doug: is this a common problem with pooches that loll their heads in the wind? Their eyes dry out and ulcerate? Would something like a petrolatum based ointment help head that off, short of keeping the dog from poking its head out into the wind?


34 posted on 04/30/2012 2:53:35 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Sometimes progressives find their scripture in the penumbra of sacred bathroom stall writings (Tzar))
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To: HiTech RedNeck

You doubt my word?

5 minutes on Google could’ve gotten you *tons* of “professional advice” and no, sticking ointment in their eyes won’t help.

The sticky ointment could actually ‘catch’ larger pieces of dust and debris causing further damage.

Sorry you don’t trust me.

http://www.thedogtrainingsecret.com/blog/safe-car-trips-dogs/

http://micheljayne.hubpages.com/hub/Pet-Wellness-Driving-Safety-Dont-Be-Brainless

http://www.petplace.com/dogs/the-danger-of-driving-with-dogs/page1.aspx

http://www.vetinfo.com/dog-eye-care-explanation.html

http://www.nativeremedies.com/petalive/ailment/cats-dogs-dry-eyes-remedies.html

http://www.petsclan.com/5-risks-driving-dog.html

http://www.mypetsdoctor.com/pets-must-not-ride-in-drivers-laps

Bottom line is, *if* you care about your dog, keep your dog’s head inside the car.

If you really need empiric evidence, ride a motorcycle with no windshield and no eye protection at 65mph for a little while.

Let me know how that works out for you.


35 posted on 04/30/2012 5:58:02 AM PDT by Salamander (Hey blood brother, you're one of our own. You're as sharp as a razor and as hard as a stone.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck
Feel like gambling with your dog's eyes?


36 posted on 04/30/2012 6:08:55 AM PDT by Salamander (Hey blood brother, you're one of our own. You're as sharp as a razor and as hard as a stone.)
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To: RobinMasters

The trivialization of our political life continues apace.


37 posted on 04/30/2012 6:12:15 AM PDT by EternalVigilance (You can be a Romney Republican or you can be a conservative. You canÂ’t be both. Pick one.)
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To: Salamander

Looks like pretty sorry shape and so? What’s adequate eye protection is a valid question to ask. Going naked and ill fitting Doggles aren’t. Some other things may be and who would know but veterinarians.


38 posted on 04/30/2012 12:04:20 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (To the devil with them and the high horses they rode in on.)
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To: Salamander

I have, with nothing but an open faced helmet (face visor flipped up or removed) and normal eyeglasses, which have a quarter inch or more space between my face and the lens.

Speaking of visor, why aren’t there any dog helmets with visors? Assuming the dog did not find it too annoying, it would look cool and help with the eyes, and the dog could safely do what it finds fun.


39 posted on 04/30/2012 12:09:56 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (To the devil with them and the high horses they rode in on.)
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To: Salamander

Some driver held a little terrier dog up to the driver’s window on his lap or shoulder so it could poke its head out like the big dogs?

Eye dangers aside, hope it was really well secured so it couldn’t leap out the window or get hanged on its leash, or make its way under the pedals. And as they always say, nothing should be between the steering wheel airbag and the driver.


40 posted on 04/30/2012 12:15:34 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (To the devil with them and the high horses they rode in on.)
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To: Celtic Cross

It was cruel. Ask the dog. And leave those baby seals alone!


41 posted on 04/30/2012 12:15:58 PM PDT by DallasSun (Courage~Fear that has said its prayers.)
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To: EternalVigilance

Woof.


42 posted on 04/30/2012 12:17:19 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (To the devil with them and the high horses they rode in on.)
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To: DallasSun

This was Mitt’s ignorance. It seems grossly out of character for him to be mean to the family dog on purpose with kids in tow. Ten tons of flak later, he has surely learned his lesson about dogs.

The dog eating story hits me as really odd because Muslims would never do that.


43 posted on 04/30/2012 12:21:47 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (To the devil with them and the high horses they rode in on.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

_Keep the dog’s head inside the car._
Period.

Did you not read the links or are you just not listening?

If you want somebody to “back you up” because you want to endanger your dog’s eyesight in spite of all evidence and advice to the contrary, I doubt you’re going to find a whole lot of takers.

There *are* no “other things”.

I shocked that you would look for an ‘alternative” considering what’s at stake.

I hope you have money.

Getting Djini’s corneal ulcers *starting* to heal was well over $1000 to a animal eye specialist and the monthly eye meds she has to have every day for the rest of her life_ are so expensive_ you can’t imagine.

If you don’t like Doggles, they make these.

http://www.beastriders.com/products/knoggles/


44 posted on 04/30/2012 12:23:02 PM PDT by Salamander (Hey blood brother, you're one of our own. You're as sharp as a razor and as hard as a stone.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

“and normal eyeglasses”

Automatic disqualification.

You had eye protection, albeit poor eye protection.

Can you imagine the time and expense of creating helmet and visors properly formed for all the myriad breeds?

It’s just not feasible.


45 posted on 04/30/2012 12:26:45 PM PDT by Salamander (Hey blood brother, you're one of our own. You're as sharp as a razor and as hard as a stone.)
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To: All

Sort of like how he hunted often.

Twice.

I’m sure this will be walked back to, “The Governor one fed a dog.”


46 posted on 04/30/2012 12:28:21 PM PDT by rbmillerjr (Conservative Economic and National Security Commentary: econus.blogspot.com)
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To: Salamander

In my case it’s not a dog. It’s a cat. And the cat has shown no interested in wanting to loll in the wind.


47 posted on 04/30/2012 12:32:36 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (To the devil with them and the high horses they rode in on.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

A lucky one

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W6AluXKwIJ0

[and a moron owner]


48 posted on 04/30/2012 12:33:54 PM PDT by Salamander (Hey blood brother, you're one of our own. You're as sharp as a razor and as hard as a stone.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

So all of this was totally pointless?

Good.

I’ll remember that.

On the upside, hopefully it gave some insight to all the dog owners reading this thread.

Bye.


49 posted on 04/30/2012 12:36:53 PM PDT by Salamander (Hey blood brother, you're one of our own. You're as sharp as a razor and as hard as a stone.)
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To: Salamander

Oh, meow.

Maybe some day I’ll put a Chihuahua out the moon roof
(JUST KIDDING)

Good grief. I know you have a triple soft spot for pets. I wouldn’t want to endanger pets knowingly either, but I’d also look for new inventions or even try to create them. Not only head shape but size varies with the kind of dog. A goggle whose frame can be custom molded to a dog’s head (made out of Gumby like material) might be the only truly effective kind.


50 posted on 04/30/2012 12:41:00 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (To the devil with them and the high horses they rode in on.)
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