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Daniel Ray Dokins Sentenced To 90 YEARS For Shooting Toddler In Los Angeles

Daniel Ray Dokins Sentenced To 90 YEARS For Shooting Toddler In Los Angeles

Commented Jun 22, 2013 at 15:09:36 in Los Angeles

“If everyone would stop pitting against each other and come together, maybe we could solve problems. But whatever happens, it always ends up either a liberal's fault or a republicans' fault. We are not defined by our political affiliations. We are all individuals who, perhaps don't agree with everything our party represents. But we vote for who the candidates are and make a decision based only on that....I have voted both ways...Whatever is best for the country. But I do consider myself a liberal at times...And you have insulted me with this comment. I don't know where you got the quote there about society created them....but I don't buy into that one damn bit. If a liberal said it; I don't agree. And I hope you don't agree with every single word that is spoken by your party, either. That would make you a sheep. For some reason, this country is losing its youth..They have no sympathy or empathy; it's not a liberal issue. One could argue it's the right-wing's fault-after all, they are against these gun control laws....I don't adhere to that, that's where liberalism and I part ways....but that's for a different time. It's society's issue and we better do something...This is a sick individual..And there are many more like him out there walking the streets. Division by party lines will fix nothing. Coming together and taking back our country will.”

sundance428 on Jun 23, 2013 at 14:30:05

“yes we need to come together as a Nation and make our country a safer place again..where children can be children and not have too worry about this sort of heartless crime or worry about our children being snatched up from our yards, school, malls, etc. Fighting about politics only separates us and NOTHING ever gets done as our problems march on pilling up effecting our quality of life and ruining this once great nation that the whole world try's too emulate.”
'American Idol': Kimberley Locke Wants To Judge Series

'American Idol': Kimberley Locke Wants To Judge Series

Commented Jul 31, 2012 at 11:40:30 in TV

“I agree and I hope it's just a phase the public is going through...Makes millions for the entertainment industry as e shows are have virtually no overhead financially, and the public seems to eat them up. These "reality" shows are a win-win for the networks.”
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When a Kiss Can Get You Bitten: Lessons From Denver

Commented Feb 20, 2012 at 23:41:03 in Healthy Living

“I have had three chows and one pit bull in my life. I do know of what I speak. My chow (Sheba, red chow) did bite me, twice, and they have tremendous jaw strength, second only, I believe to a pit bull...but she only nipped I was giving her a bath; another time she was trying to attack an opossum and I stepped in.Never even broke the skin, and she could certainly have done so.I do understand behavior. I do not blame the dog for his fear-aggressive behavior. Under the right circumstances;with the correct leadership, this dog probably wouldn't react this way again. But when a dog feels there is no one in control but him, this is the reaction that is given. My pit never bit me or anyone and he, Bucky, would give a little growl at the mailman, but I all I had to say was, "Quiet." My dog was secure that I was in control. Please don't lecture me on education. I'll place my certificates against yours any day. I still hold to my opinion. I do NOT blame the dog. It is the owner I hold responsible. Everyone, let's try and respect another's opinion without attacking. I am attacking none of you, nor questioning your credentials to have an opinion. I can't put anyone in any frame of mind. Goodness. I said it was a great article. I don't intend to sway, just to state my own opinion.”

Richardg56 on Feb 27, 2012 at 21:41:59

“I am sorry Lisa but when you ask the readers to replace the image of the bitten reporter with a person near and dear to them there is no other reason to do this but to put them into a frame of mind. You are certainly entitled to your opinions, which did not mirror the expert writer, I should add. That is okay as well because experts vary on beliefs all the time. Let me just say that as a responsible dog owner you try to be prepared for all circumstances. However, there is always the unexpected. Just as you illustrated with your own pets. I seriously doubt that the owner had any idea that the reporter was going to try to hug and kiss the dog. It happened in a split second. I have owned doberman's, shepards, chows, terriers both mutts and pedigreed all my life and luckily perhaps, have never been bit. My mother got bit by our pit bull by sticking her hands into the middle of a fight with our Siberian Husky. That dog had never bitten any person before and for that fact after this incident. I love my mom but she errored. Perhaps the dog owner should have declined the interview because his dog was stressed. But I would still agree with the author of this article that the reporter should not have encroached on the dog's space under those circumstances.”
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When a Kiss Can Get You Bitten: Lessons From Denver

Commented Feb 17, 2012 at 21:50:36 in Healthy Living

“I am not here to argue, just to share my opinion. Please do not make it personal by making a statement such as "Please know your breeds." You don't know me or a thing about me. I know my breeds. I know exactly what these dogs were bred to do, and they do it quite well. I never said this was a full-out attack, but this was no warning bite. I have a column on the examiner where I discuss the myths and stereotypes of pit bulls and report on all different kinds of animal abuse. I have rescued dogs in stressful situations. I am a huge advocate for animal rights and I know of what I speak. I am entitled to my opinion, though you may think it wrong or even stupid. You don't have to agree with me, and it seems as though no one else here does either, and that's okay.I do realize this is a very powerful breed and I state the owner bears a lot of the responsibility here. Civil discourse comes naturally to some, others must learn it. I have stated my opinion for the last time. It's silly to keep repeating myself. No one has to agree. No harm done.”
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When a Kiss Can Get You Bitten: Lessons From Denver

Commented Feb 16, 2012 at 00:22:17 in Healthy Living

“70 stitches??? He just about did tear her face off She has to have reconstructive surgery. That is NOt a warning bite. I am not, however, blaming the dog, but the owner. If you will read further in my posts perhaps you will understand what I mean. Thanks.”

Jenn Higgins on Feb 17, 2012 at 20:52:37

“The damage from one bite was that severe due to one, how big this dog's teeth are, two, how close her lips happened to be to his face. What would take a smaller breed multiple bites to achieve, a large breed can cause with 1. That's just a reality of size & strength. A dog that is attacking, would have kept at it until someone had to pull him back. He didn't resist being pulled back. He didn't try to get at her again.”

Richardg56 on Feb 16, 2012 at 14:08:52

“Please know your breeds. Poodles and other like breeds often bite but do not generate the amount of damage that other breeds do. Dogo Argentinos are dogs bred for hunting wild boar and mountain lion. They were also bred to be freindly and a superior pet at home with children and family. When they truly bite their teeth interlock and they hold their prey with massive jaw force. They have the ability bred into them to breath with their teeth clenched. This was a warning bite! Not an attack of a viscious dog. Perhaps this is an irresponsible owner. I do not know. Do not approach any stressed animal in this manner, especially an animal as powerful as this one.”
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When a Kiss Can Get You Bitten: Lessons From Denver

Commented Feb 15, 2012 at 17:10:24 in Healthy Living

“Totally agree. I was never implying it was the dog's fault that he was dangerous. You have to remember, the dog was just rescued; why, because the poor guy was running loose. Irresponsible on the owner's part. No rabies shot? Again, pattern of irresponsiblitly. This owner, in my humble opinion, should not be paired with this type of breed.I don't believe the dog has or had a sense of "safety." I do believe the owner had him held very tightly for a reason.. That is my opinion, and I base it on what I saw and the circumstances, knowing full well I may be wrong. I still say this is a dangerous dog, not by his own making, but my an owner who has not provided security or discipline. Let's try to think of it this way. It this were not an adult, but perhaps your teenager or even YOUR adult child, and they bent down to this dog and he/she required 70 stitches from a bite, you might have a different perspective. I have rescued dogs and adore them.I am telling you, a dog that doesn't warn with a growl is fear-aggressive. Doesn't mean the dog is "bad" or should be put down; the owner has to take steps to make sure the dog is properly contained and doesn't put his dog in those situations. Wonder if the dog has had vaccinations. Do you have rabies certificates for your animals? I do.”

Chad Wheeler on Feb 20, 2012 at 15:58:31

“have a dog that is reliable off leash does not make the owner irresponsible. THIS dog doesn't seem to fit that category but there are plenty of others who do.

There are plenty of dogs who aren't fear aggressive who don't warn you with a growl. Are police K9s all fear aggressive? They don't warn with growls. There are also breeds such as Chows which are notorious for biting with warning.”

DeniseA on Feb 17, 2012 at 21:03:50

“People that punish their dog for growling can sometimes end up with a dog that bites without warning. I went to a dog aggression seminar, and the instructor, a trainer, said that parents will often punish the dog for growling at the kids, so the dog stops growling, and when he gets stressed enough, bites without warning. A better solution would be to make sure the kids are gentle, offer food treats when kids are around, and maybe accept that the dog just isn't comfortable around children.
I agree - a dog that doesn't growl is more dangerous.

http://www.doggonesafe.com/growling_at_the_kids

Jenn Higgins on Feb 17, 2012 at 20:56:27

“As to your comment about children. The public has got to get rid of this idea that just because someone happens to be waking down the street minding their own business with their dog, that we somehow owe the public access to our dogs.They are not circus performers, nor walking petting zoos on leashes. It's pretty hard to avoid kids everywhere you go, so what do you suggest? Anyone with a dog that doesn't happen to like being manhandled and rushed by strangers move to a deserted island? And if my son was stupid enough to put his face in a strange dog's, he would get little sympathy from me. Then again I taught him from an early age how to behave around animals,and to respect people's space, with or without their dogs.”

Richardg56 on Feb 16, 2012 at 19:16:33

“Sorry Lisa but you seem to be a rabble rouser. My opinion from supositions you make. I am well read and aquainted with this breed, from your comments it appears you are not. All animals big and small can and will bite given the right cicumstances. This breed is an extremely powerful animal. This particular dog was very stressed. The reporter errored when she thought the dog would be gratefull from close contact with a total stranger and unable to escape the situation because the owner has a tight grip on the dog to secure it lots of strangers around filming etc. It is tragic and I truly feel for the reporter, but she errored. If it was my son or family member I would be upset for sure. No need to put others in that frame of mind other to gain support for your opinion. Please, educate yourself on the breed and read carefully what the expert wrote about interactions with unknown animals. Everone who owns a dog or even rescued dogs in the past thinks they are experts. The person who wrote this article is educated in this area and does not reflect your supositions.”
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When a Kiss Can Get You Bitten: Lessons From Denver

Commented Feb 14, 2012 at 10:36:27 in Healthy Living

“This bite required 70 stitches. Now this is a very informative article and video of the actual bite. All of what is said here is true. I am a huge animal lover, no doubt about it. I write articles for various outlets and fight for the rights of these wonderful animals. But...this dog did not give a warning growl. This dog was held on a very tight leash. Somehow I think there was a reason for that; perhaps the owner knew of the dog's temperament? A warning growl, a nip, but a full, vicious bite..I would deem this a dangerous dog. And I haven't heard anyone say how sorry they are for this woman's painful injuries. The most dangerous dogs are the ones who don't give warning growls.”

Richardg56 on Feb 16, 2012 at 13:41:02

“This is a Dogo Argentino. They are tremendous hunters and guardians of their pack. They have the second hardest bite after the well known Pit Bull. They are well noted for not barking, more of a quiet sentinel. The Dogo had a near death experience as pointed out by another responder. He was surrounded by camera crew and press etc. although it is a feel good story for us humans this Dogo was stressed and as such should have been treated with better care on the parts of all involved. My wife and I witnessed a dog (German Shepard) getting hit by a car. The car left and we pulled over to check on the dog. My wife, not thinking, ran up to the dog. The dog appeared freindly but scared and when it moved you could see it caused pain from the injury and lashed out and bit my wife on her behind. No fault of the dog. No warning as it was scared and only acted agressively when it was in pain. Lesson learned. We expect our pets to know when we are trying to help them and as part of their pack they usually understand. But do not expect dogs that do not know us to think the same way. We are not part of their pack. Behavior they exhibit with their pack (family) cannot automatically be expected with strangers. I feel bad for this newsperson. I hope she fully recovers physically and emotionally as well.”

blgrs44 on Feb 15, 2012 at 23:00:29

“this dog did not growl (that we could hear).maybe he did. he DID bare his teeth as the woman's face got closer to his. his body language also gave hints to his demeanor. avoidance of eye contact with her? he seemed to be tolerating her. most of you will say that his "licking" was a sign that he was in love with her. obsessive licking is a sign of stress in some dogs. this was a totally inappropriate move by the "anchorwoman", attempting to show everyone how much she just "absolutely loved dogs!" this was a dog who was rescued from a very harrowing experience 16 hours earlier, and a "guarding dog" at that. if you watch the rescue videos, this dog did not "go after" any of the rescue people. he was probably not familiar with the lights and the noise in the studio, hence the tight leash. the owner should have realized this and not subjected him to all the confusion. anyone who owns any dog can say at one time or another, that their dog can be thought of as "dangerous". many of them do not give "warning growls", because they have been taught out of ignorance, that this is inappropriate behavior instead of trying to get to the bottom of the behavior.
i'm sure this woman will get a lot of mileage out of her "painful injuries" on her facebook page. she will probably sue and win and the dog will have to be destroyed.”

Katie Bakker on Feb 15, 2012 at 12:52:58

“A dog will not always give a warning growl. That is why you have to be able to read the other signs, as this article clearly states.”

Shyaz on Feb 15, 2012 at 00:33:31

“I am sorry that the news woman was injured and required 70 stitches however, I still don't see how you can say it was a vicious bite or deem it a dangerous dog. You point out that the owner was holding the dog tightly by its leash and he could have known what was going to happen. He may or may not have. The dog was placed in a stressful environment and as this article pointed out, he was forced to be in one very limited space and had someone crouching over him and leaning into his face. He had no way to move at all with the tight grip and the other bodies/furniture pressed up against him. Not all dogs will give a warning growl when they are stressed or scared and that dog was definitely stressed. All those people, small space, lights, noise, etc. I know that even as a human, if I was forced to be there, I would have been stressed as well.”

superspiffy on Feb 14, 2012 at 16:28:20

“The dog had no history of aggression. While that does not mean that the owner has never seen signs of aggression (and let's face it, he did not seem to be very well-versed in dog behavior, even his own dog's), it does indicate that the dog has been relatively well-behaved. The problem is that the dog had been in a near-death experience the day before the interview. He had frostbite and was likely still in pain. He should never have been in that studio and that time. Unfortunately, Denver is already extremely bully breed-intolerant. Denver bans pitbulls and many other of the surrounding suburbs have breed bans in rental properties if not outright bans on all bully breeds. This unfortunate incident will only provide more fuel for the anti-bully fire.”