Roping Dogs

I have a wonderful Blue nose that I trust with my kids and I still keep her harnessed because of all the skiddish people around. It has to be the funniest thing in the world when you see people actually cross the street because they see a 7 month old girl waddling up to them. I think that most dogs, if not all belong on a leash. No matter what we think, dogs are dogs, they will react or act, even if they were trained not to. I just do it to make others more comfortable either walking next to or just passing by their place. I do not understand why people think they have the right to stop you on the street and let you know " you have the most violent beed of dog" and other lame comments like that. Well based on statistics (since that is where they are getting their opinions) 30-45 year old white men are responsible for more child abuse and molestation on minors than any other race, I should let every white man I see , That I am watching them. People need to keep personal opinions to themselves unless they have done some research. Cocker spaniels and Akitas are responsible for more bites per year than any other dog breed. Every time I walk my dog, the only dogs that seem like they might bite you are the " rats on a leash" they snip at your ankles, they bark at everything and let me tell you, I am truly afraid I might crush one of them. I do not understand why people who are afraid of a bigger dogs hurting their little things, let them run up to my dog. Control them people, if my pup wasn't as well behaved as she is, could eat them. Dogs are dogs and I think half the dogs at dog beach belong on a short leash. I see so many fights and owners yelling at other people about their dogs. My girl stays on a leash the whole time , not because of her, but because of all the irresponsible owners letting their dogs run wild, hoping that they will listen during crunch time.
— July 25, 2008 10:37 p.m.

A Solomonic Booze Ban Solution

Ok, fair enough..... If you take a step back and realize, that one, this is the only county in California that drinking is legal. If you call the police department and ask for statistics on crime in your area, you will find that alcohol related crimes and accidents are higher than any other city in CA. I used to live in Redondo Beach and there weren't people drinking in alleys, in cars ,.. etc.. they just know that you are not allowed to drink on the beach. I paid almost double what I pay here and people weren't complaining about their right to drink. Show me where it says , " you have the right to drink on the beach" .. If thats the case, I wonder why you don't complain about not being about to drink in a movie theater.. I love to drink a bit and watch a funny movie. or why not letting others drink in the car.. I love to drive in cars and be buzzed. If we trust the driver won't drink, why should we have to give up our right to drink on my property, IE my car, then banning booze on the beach, should have the same effect as banning smoking in public. I smoke , but I dont feel I have the right to put others at risk and if you do not want to deal with all the things that other people think is their right, we need to come to an agreement on what is best for everyone.. And to address your comment, not everyone is part of the masses. You choose your side.. Some people are sheep and others are sheep dogs.... Always on the look out for the wolves of this day and age... Just love your neighbor and realize that other people have just as much of a "right" to ask for people not to drink on the beach. Until we go before the city council and change something, we are jsut blowing smoke up our own asses
— July 20, 2008 1:06 p.m.

A Solomonic Booze Ban Solution

To answer your question/accusation, I don't have anything against people that have fallen on hard times. Do not point fingers .I DO NOT HAVE COMPASSION for the 20 year old drug addicts sleeping on the beach.To lazy to grow up and live life, to defiant to suck up their pride and go home and grow up. Maybe they do not have a home; they have shelters for the people trying to change their lives. These people are satisfied with less than minimum and will do almost anything to sustain their free way of life. People are entitled to a safe environment that we all pay for. If you want to be a part of that, you should have to abide by the same laws and rules. To address your story about the children and the beach, that’s like comparing apples to oranges. The safety and well being of a child or children are not even in the same ballpark as banning beer (a luxury to most). How about this, since you want to be able to drink on the beach, what if YOU had to take a class and get certified to drink safely and responsibly on the beach or in public places and then pay a tax. Make sense to you? Well if you want to lift the ban, I think that you should have to take the class and pay a fee so that the people that are abusing it will be liable for their actions. To often a person or persons fall victim to another’s inability to control their alcohol. Either to vandalism or violence or just slanderous things. I like to drink, but if it means that we can have a safer, happier place for "people" to be in, I will give that up in a heart beat. People like you are the ones that believe that all people are good and no one does bad. In your fantasyland, are there rides!!!!!! Cause if the masses are left uncontrolled and unsupervised, they will fail. History tells a story that I did not write. That is why we have religion. No belief in your system and it will always fail. Guess what not all, not most but some... some bums/ homeless/ vagrants were or are good people. The others are the ones that were to lazy or to addicted to get help or do something with themselves.
— July 15, 2008 1:03 p.m.

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