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Giffords' husband pulls dog off sea lion in Calif.
SacBee ^ | 3/25/2013 | AP

Posted on 03/25/2013 10:08:22 PM PDT by Selene

LAGUNA BEACH, Calif. -- Amateur video shows former astronaut Mark Kelly, the husband of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, yanking away a dog that clamped down on a baby sea lion at a California beach.

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1 posted on 03/25/2013 10:08:22 PM PDT by Selene
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To: Selene

Alternative headline:

Mr. Gifford’s dog shreds baby sea lion to death


2 posted on 03/25/2013 10:10:19 PM PDT by Selene
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To: Selene

He didn’t shoot it with his new toys?


3 posted on 03/25/2013 10:10:45 PM PDT by Politicalmom (Liberalism. Ideas so great they have to be mandatory.-FReeper Osage Orange)
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To: Selene

Good Grief. That guy will do anything to get his name in the papers.


4 posted on 03/25/2013 10:13:53 PM PDT by ponygirl (Be Breitbart.)
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To: Selene

Just read the headline only. Why was Mr. Kelly visiting San Fran Nan?

sarc off


5 posted on 03/25/2013 10:14:07 PM PDT by A Formerly Proud Canadian (I once was lost but now I'm found; blind but now I see.)
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To: Selene
Where was his AK when he needed it?


6 posted on 03/25/2013 10:14:19 PM PDT by Daffynition (The essential American soul is hard, isolate, stoic, and a killer. It has never yet melted. ¬ó D.H.)
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To: Selene

Time to name a Navy ship after him too!


7 posted on 03/25/2013 10:14:32 PM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (PRISON AT BENGHAZI?????)
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To: Selene

What a hero!! This proves we should ban guns cause this ASTRONAUT and defender of animals says so. /sarc


8 posted on 03/25/2013 10:15:15 PM PDT by Impy (All in favor of Harry Reid meeting Mr. Mayhem?)
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To: Selene
FTA:

"In the video obtained by the Times and KABC-TV, Kelly's screaming daughter tries to pull her dog from the sea lion .........."

Stupid reporters...

9 posted on 03/25/2013 10:17:49 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (Psalm 83)
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To: Selene

Dog must have been hungry. Why doesn’t Kelly feed his dog?


10 posted on 03/25/2013 10:21:49 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( ==> sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: Selene

Shouldn’t the story be kelly’s dog attacking a baby sea lion? Can this creep ever get enough publicity?


11 posted on 03/25/2013 10:23:28 PM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: smokingfrog; Selene

He probably only feed the dog dry vegetarian food.


12 posted on 03/25/2013 10:24:55 PM PDT by Paleo Conservative (Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean they're not really out to get you.)
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To: Selene
oh no, Mr Giffords dog killed a baby sea lion. Of course nothing will be done... Aren't there laws about dogs on beaches in CA?
13 posted on 03/25/2013 10:27:08 PM PDT by martinidon
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To: ozzymandus

Seriously. Was it Kelly’s dog?


14 posted on 03/25/2013 10:27:19 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar
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To: Selene

Haha. What next? Mark Kelly juggles giraffe testicles in front of the White House? This guy is a compulsive attention-seeker.


15 posted on 03/25/2013 10:35:21 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: Selene

LOL!!!


16 posted on 03/25/2013 10:36:37 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Jet Jaguar

His daughter’s dog. Yep.


17 posted on 03/25/2013 10:37:39 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (Psalm 83)
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To: smokingfrog

Inquiring minds need to know.


18 posted on 03/25/2013 10:37:55 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Jet Jaguar

His daughter’s pitbull

No charges were filed

Here is the video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KUyoU-juHTk&feature=youtu.be


19 posted on 03/25/2013 10:38:06 PM PDT by Selene
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To: martinidon
The dog was supposed to have broken from its leash. More likely slipped its collar. Surprised the dog was not taken in or owner cited immediately. Laguna Beach has very strict leash laws.

Fish and Wildlife may still visit Kelly's daughter (the dog's owner). Killing a sea lion is a serious crime in CA.

20 posted on 03/25/2013 10:38:14 PM PDT by chrisinoc
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To: martinidon
Laguna Beach has very strict leash laws. I noticed the dog was not wearing a prong and/or choke collar, that is inexcusable for a powerful dog like this one.

Fish and Wildlife will likely pay Kelly's daughter a visit and cite her for killing a sea lion, still a protected species.

21 posted on 03/25/2013 10:45:12 PM PDT by chrisinoc
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To: Selene

A PIT BULL! That’s an ASSAULT DOG!! It looks scarier than other dogs!! BAN!!


22 posted on 03/25/2013 10:49:28 PM PDT by Politicalmom (Liberalism. Ideas so great they have to be mandatory.-FReeper Osage Orange)
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To: Selene

So he broke the law by not keeping his dog on a well made leash.

The dog attacks a protected species.

No charges.

Different set of laws?


23 posted on 03/25/2013 10:50:26 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar
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To: Brad's Gramma

Nodding


24 posted on 03/25/2013 10:50:57 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar
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To: Selene

The girls/the owner caused the accident therefore the dog killing the seal. They had no business having a dog they cannot control, you know. My hubby was recently attacked by a pit bull. The dog just went bonkers and attacked him. The owner could not control the dog so it happened. This was the owners’ responsibility to maintain the dog.


25 posted on 03/25/2013 10:51:38 PM PDT by Christie at the beach
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To: Politicalmom

Oh, not him..His wife just had a ship named after her.

His daughter will get special treatment or maybe even a Zoo named after her.


26 posted on 03/25/2013 10:54:56 PM PDT by Christie at the beach
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To: Christie at the beach

I had a gun I could not control. Crazy gun went off by itself a number of times.
I took the bolt out and threw it in a lake.

I did it for the children...


27 posted on 03/25/2013 10:55:05 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar
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To: Jet Jaguar
The scary thing is that that dog could have attacked a young child instead of a baby seal. Kelly's actions in bringing that beast to the beach without a choke collar and losing control of it was reckless.

And this idiot just bought an AR-15. If he is as careless with his weapons as he is with his dogs, then Gabby Giffords is in danger of being shot... again.

28 posted on 03/25/2013 10:59:04 PM PDT by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds.)
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To: Jet Jaguar

“Different set of laws?”

And yellow journalism


29 posted on 03/25/2013 11:00:33 PM PDT by Selene
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To: P-Marlowe
And this idiot just bought an AR-15.

The gun store isn't going to sell it to him, did you hear that one? 'tis true.

30 posted on 03/25/2013 11:02:44 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (Psalm 83)
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To: P-Marlowe

The gun shop returned his money and refused to complete the sale. :)


31 posted on 03/25/2013 11:03:45 PM PDT by Politicalmom (Liberalism. Ideas so great they have to be mandatory.-FReeper Osage Orange)
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To: Selene

Was this assault dog registered with the AKC? After all, it is equipped with a nasty demeanor and multiple teeth instead of the five round teeth normal dogs have?

Was this dog licensed?

More questions the press and the police did not answer.


32 posted on 03/25/2013 11:05:18 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar
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To: Brad's Gramma
The gun store isn't going to sell it to him, did you hear that one? 'tis true.

They probably determined that he was a reckless buffoon who couldn't be trusted with a firearm.

He sure as hell is reckless with his pets.

33 posted on 03/25/2013 11:07:15 PM PDT by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds.)
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To: P-Marlowe; Jet Jaguar

Something like that!

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/03/25/gun-store-rescinds-mark-kelly-rifle-purchase-questions-his-intent/

Yep!


34 posted on 03/25/2013 11:08:13 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (Psalm 83)
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To: Selene
the sea lion was alive until he got there. Probably the only way to get it loose was to shred it's neck that way.

The state would leap on the average citizen for that - jail time a certainty.

35 posted on 03/25/2013 11:14:08 PM PDT by no-s (when democracy is displaced by tyranny, the armed citizen still gets to vote)
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To: Christie at the beach
His daughter will get special treatment or maybe even a Zoo named after her.

Well, she is horribly traumatized by the event.

36 posted on 03/25/2013 11:15:29 PM PDT by no-s (when democracy is displaced by tyranny, the armed citizen still gets to vote)
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To: no-s
Isn't that the truth. you or me would be in big trouble.

Funny, he and his wife claim guns are bad and what does he want a dangerous dog for.

What a hypocrite.

37 posted on 03/25/2013 11:20:23 PM PDT by Christie at the beach
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To: Christie at the beach

>> His daughter will get special treatment or maybe even a Zoo named after her.

Or maybe a commercial fishing trawler.


38 posted on 03/25/2013 11:22:25 PM PDT by Gene Eric (The Palin Doctrine.)
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To: Gene Eric

LOL. And so very true.


39 posted on 03/25/2013 11:26:27 PM PDT by Christie at the beach
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To: Gene Eric
Navy Supply ship:

USNS Dead-Baby-Sea-Lion-Torn-to-Shreds-by-Mark-Kelly's-Daughter’s-Viscious-Pit Bull-Running-Wild-Without-a-Choke Collar-or-Leash

I dunno, ya’ think Ray Mabus, Zero's moron SecNav, can shorten it a bit?

40 posted on 03/25/2013 11:32:39 PM PDT by twister881
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To: Gene Eric

Used to be you had to be famous *and* dead to rate a ship with your name on it. Now, have something horrible happen, espouse a lefty cause, and you too can have a Clitoral Combat Ship (CCS) named in your honor.


41 posted on 03/25/2013 11:40:36 PM PDT by twister881
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To: twister881

It is a bad omen that the day a ship is named after Giffords, her dog killed a baby seal. Killing a seal is considered a bad luck omen for sailors.

One might think twice about serving on the USS Giffords.


42 posted on 03/25/2013 11:45:18 PM PDT by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds.)
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To: twister881

>> I dunno, ya’ think Ray Mabus, Zero’s moron SecNav, can shorten it a bit?

An unflattering history...

http://www.freerepublic.com/tag/mabus/index?tab=articles


43 posted on 03/26/2013 12:04:48 AM PDT by Gene Eric (The Palin Doctrine.)
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To: Politicalmom

Are AR-15s now as deadly to baby seals as SUVs to polar bears?


44 posted on 03/26/2013 12:11:43 AM PDT by matt04
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To: Selene

I think it’s a ridiculous attempt to salvage a shipwrecked reputation. This smells.


45 posted on 03/26/2013 12:43:23 AM PDT by HMS Surprise (Chris Christie can STILL go straight to hell.)
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To: Jet Jaguar

Some animals really are more equal than others.


46 posted on 03/26/2013 12:56:24 AM PDT by Salamander (Like acid and oil on a madman's face, reason tends to fly away.....)
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To: Christie at the beach

Really?

What did the -Republican- judge who DIED that day get?

Nobody even mentions him.

It’s all about her.


47 posted on 03/26/2013 12:58:30 AM PDT by Salamander (Like acid and oil on a madman's face, reason tends to fly away.....)
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To: Brad's Gramma

” after Kelly said he had intended the purchase to make a political point about how easy it is to obtain the kind of firearms he’s lobbying Congress to ban”

Huh.

Guess it’s not that easy for just anybody to buy one, then.

Unintentionally funny object lesson, that.


48 posted on 03/26/2013 1:01:22 AM PDT by Salamander (Like acid and oil on a madman's face, reason tends to fly away.....)
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To: Selene
The story has been updated. No charges are being filed on the daughter of Kelly. They are vacationing there. The story even takes a turn to a warning about the seals (how they have a dangerous bite). Dangerous dog, no problem, just be careful the story warns..your dog could be hurt as well.
49 posted on 03/26/2013 1:24:00 AM PDT by Christie at the beach
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To: Christie at the beach

THAT was fast...


50 posted on 03/26/2013 1:28:42 AM PDT by Bradís Gramma (Psalm 83)
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