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Original post made by Dog Lover on Jul 19, 2008

Jeb Bing and Gang at their best -- yet again.

I'm not sure of anyone has noticed the new header for the forums throughout the Pleasanton Weekly web site.

"Pitbull unleashed." Added to it:

"I'd just want to bring to your attention and the Pleasanton community..."

While there may be no "dog" specific "dig" intended, I think those who own particular breeds of dogs might find it somewhat offensive.

But then, what else can one expect from a weekly throw-away paper that leans towards inflammatory journalism? Using the PW to line a puppy pen would at least lend this rag some value.

Comments (19)

Posted by Stacey, a resident of Amberwood/Wood Meadows
on Jul 19, 2008 at 11:16 am

That was from a post by a user.


Posted by Cholo, a resident of Livermore
on Jul 19, 2008 at 11:26 am

Sheeeeeeeeesh...you are a serious fuss budget Dog Lover. Or, should I say Miss Pittypat?

I have 2 doxies and don't find the header in the least bit offensive. Still, I would love to be the one that removes it because so many of my sweet posts have been removed?

Spanish lesson of the day: Agua = tree


Posted by Dog Lover, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jul 19, 2008 at 11:29 am

Stacey -- I knew it "read" familiar. Of all the things posted, Pleasanton Weekly HAD to pick that one?

I still say -- typical. Just tossed last week's UNREAD PW in the trash then dumped the coffee grinds on top of it.


Posted by Dog Lover, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jul 19, 2008 at 11:32 am

Cholo -- Grew up with Doxies. Great breed, very loyal and protective. Suffice to say I share my home with a breed with a bit more moxie than a Doxie these days though -- and I'm a tad bit tired of getting "the look" for my breed of choice when I walk them.

PW doesn't help with perceptions when they use headers of this nature. But then again, as I said -- what can one expect from a "free-be" throw-away that takes up more landfill than it is worth.


Posted by Cholo, a resident of Livermore
on Jul 19, 2008 at 1:51 pm

Everybody knows that "pits" are dangerous around kids. It has been proven time and time again. It's time to ban this breed in the US and to put to sleep all living pit owner's if they don't cooperate!

PW is not responsible for reshaping the violent behavior of pits. Especially armpits like you! Tee hee hee, tee hee hee...

doxies united against pits...


Posted by frank, a resident of Pleasanton Heights
on Jul 19, 2008 at 7:11 pm

Dog Lover: Two questions. I am confused, so help me understand.

"Pitbull unleashed". Two simple words. Why are they inflammatory? Please explain. In answering this question, pretend you are explaining your reasons to someone who just arrived from a foreign country. That way, we can learn your explicit thinking rather than your implied thinking on this subject. What is behind the act of unleashing a pitbull?

"UNREAD PW in the trash". I am puzzled, then, why are you reading these Town Square Forum posts on the web? If you don't read the PW, it would seem to me this thread would not exist since your unexplained indignation would also not exist, never having read the "free-be" PW which you say is UNREAD. Or is this another Alice in Wonderland situation where you want us to follow you down the rabbit hole?


Posted by Ada, a resident of California Somerset
on Jul 19, 2008 at 7:40 pm

Where is this post by a user? I can't find anything about an unleased pitbull anywhere.


Posted by Stacey, a resident of Amberwood/Wood Meadows
on Jul 19, 2008 at 7:46 pm

See Web Link=


Posted by frank, a resident of Pleasanton Heights
on Jul 19, 2008 at 7:48 pm

I did not find it either and I went back a little bit in time. I think it is a long ago post and believe you will find it if you look far enough back.


Posted by frank, a resident of Pleasanton Heights
on Jul 19, 2008 at 7:52 pm

Well, thank you Stacey for posting it. I bet Dog Lover is the person or is related to the person who walks their pitbull unleashed.


Posted by Jerry, a resident of Oak Hill
on Jul 19, 2008 at 7:55 pm

Uh oh!!! Someone's fancy was tickled!!!

Per the late Justin Wilson: You can talk about my wife, you can talk about my children but don't you talk about my dog!!!:)



Posted by Max D., a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jul 20, 2008 at 12:53 am

Dog Lover--glad you love your dogs. I do too. But why not also love our community and earth? Your newspapers, including the PW, should be going in the blue recycling bags and the coffeee grounds in the green waste cans for composting! Then those worthless papers DO NOT end up taking space in the landfills.


Posted by Dog Lover, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jul 21, 2008 at 6:43 am

Frank: I am more than happy to answer your two questions.

"Pitbull unleashed". Two simple words. Why are they inflammatory? My perspective is this -- Had the Pleasanton Weekly chosen other posts about dogs, they would have had a less "headline grabbing" header. Would "Labrador Unleashed" been as inflammatory? Or "Doxie Unleashed?" No. As Stacey pointed out -- this was pulled from an actual board post. Out of all the post PW pulled THAT one? Seems the intent was to grab attention and incite. I don't believe I need to go more basic that that.

"UNREAD PW in the trash". I am puzzled, then, why are you reading these Town Square Forum posts on the web? If you don't read the PW, it would seem to me this thread would not exist since your unexplained indignation would also not exist, never having read the "free-be" PW which you say is UNREAD. Or is this another Alice in Wonderland situation where you want us to follow you down the rabbit hole?

I used to read the PW and used to post here until the tenor and the tone of this "community" became clear. I surf past every once and awhile. More than that makes me physically ill.


Posted by Cholo, a resident of Livermore
on Jul 21, 2008 at 11:46 am

Strange that dog lover is fascinated by the intelligence of dog breeds. A Nazi?

"Doxie Unleashed"? Watch out for Chili...HE WILL, HE WILL, ROCK YOU!

HOORAY DOXIES.....VIVA!


Posted by john, a resident of Donlon Elementary School
on Jul 21, 2008 at 12:32 pm

Web Link

was going to give a smart answer but now that i know what a cholo is,
i'm backing off slowly(unless of course its a Peruvian Cholo-
then we can all have a good laugh)


Posted by Cholo, a resident of Livermore
on Jul 21, 2008 at 2:40 pm

Nope...wrong again! You're afraid to comment much more because you know people that truly live animals don't whine like you whine!

You're what I consider a sick puppy!

Ta-ta...


Posted by Cholo, a resident of Livermore
on Jul 21, 2008 at 2:45 pm



what's a person gonna do.....simply shattered...


Posted by Shane, a resident of Danbury Park
on Dec 10, 2008 at 12:35 pm

I own a american staff terrier(pitbull)
He is the most loving affectionate male 80 lb pitbull who loves kids and adults alike.
All of you who are so convinced that they are bad dogs shame on you.

Dont let the media cloud your opinions about this beatiful breed. Its all about how they are braught up and trained.
All the negative attention shouldnt be put on the breed the owners are to blame.

Thank you to all who support this message.


Posted by Shane, a resident of Danbury Park
on Dec 10, 2008 at 12:47 pm

One more thing for Cholo of livermore we have a 16 year old mini dox that gets along just fine with my beatifull pitty.

Media has brain washed you for sure.


By the way a little chiwawas account for more dog bites in the whole U.S than any other dog FACT! (maybe they should be put down too i guess)


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