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Tue Mar 30, 2021, 08:27 PM

Approval Rating Drop




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Reply Approval Rating Drop (Original post)
Jim G. Mar 30 OP
Biophilic Mar 30 #1
brooklynite Mar 30 #2
Biophilic Mar 30 #4
Karadeniz Mar 30 #3
smirkymonkey Mar 30 #5
cilla4progress Mar 30 #6
yellowdogintexas Mar 31 #13
cilla4progress Mar 31 #14
dflprincess Mar 30 #7
MVP Kamala Mar 31 #11
not fooled Mar 30 #8
BobTheSubgenius Mar 30 #9
cilla4progress Mar 31 #15
alittlelark Mar 31 #16
BobTheSubgenius Apr 2 #18
LetMyPeopleVote Mar 31 #10
calimary Mar 31 #12
Meowmee Mar 31 #17

Response to Jim G. (Original post)

Tue Mar 30, 2021, 08:33 PM

1. Oh, damn, so bad, so bad. I will go to bed laughing tonight. nt

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Response to Biophilic (Reply #1)

Tue Mar 30, 2021, 08:47 PM

2. DOn't forget, you have to multiply the disapproval rating by 7.....

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Response to brooklynite (Reply #2)

Tue Mar 30, 2021, 09:12 PM

4. Bad boy, very bad boy. Thanks for an extra laugh to tide me over.

I have to admit it took me a minute. A little slow this evening. When I'm angry I'm much more mentally quick. But, truth to tell I'd just a soon be laughing and a bit slow on the up take. Hope you have a good night.

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Response to Jim G. (Original post)

Tue Mar 30, 2021, 08:53 PM

3. This guy is a treasure! My ribs hurt....

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Response to Jim G. (Original post)

Tue Mar 30, 2021, 09:19 PM

5. "He's Not Biting the Right People!!"

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Response to Jim G. (Original post)

Tue Mar 30, 2021, 10:18 PM

6. Dog

should wear a muzzle. Not kidding.

Only a matter of time before he really hurts someone. He's obviously stressed there -probably picking up on the stress. Not necessarily from Joe and Jill. Would be awful if someone got hurt.

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Response to cilla4progress (Reply #6)

Wed Mar 31, 2021, 02:46 PM

13. I would have muzzled him after the first incident

Even if only a gentle lead, it would make a huge difference.

A really good trainer who has lots of experience with aggressive breeds is the solution long term.

My daughter had to put her dog (a young pit bull) in reform school after a nipping incident and the first thing the trainer had her do was order a muzzle. It was clear acrylic with lots of air holes and a larger one which allowed drinking and kisses. She painted the inside with peanut butter which kept him very busy, and made him not resist wearing it. He wore it when they were going to be around other people.

It accomplished two things: it kept him from nipping folks, and it relieved people on meeting him for the first time. Because he wore it, he befriended a little girl who adored him (he also figured out that little kids were treat factories) and he became a child lover.

The other things her trainer required were a prong collar which gets the dog's attention without actually choking the dog - only a light tug is needed to let it know you mean business.This was part of his walking routine. Also required, a doggy backpack. It fit like a saddle and had pockets on the side, which she stuffed with water bottles. He only wore it to go outside and when she put it on, he knew he was going to have fun. Something about that heavy vest made him think he had a job to do; he became Serious Dog when he wore it. It came in handy for hikes in the hot Texas and Arizona weather too.

German Shepherds are work dogs and need a job to do. He is also a young dog and has a lot of energy, so giving him a lot of exercise will also help. Too bad cows and sheep are no longer kept on the WH lawn; he would keep himself busy all day trying to herd them. I would arm myself with lots of sticks and throw them until he collapsed if he were mine.

She went through every step of his training with him, so she was trained at the same time; she has helped some her friends settle their dogs down.

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Response to yellowdogintexas (Reply #13)

Wed Mar 31, 2021, 07:00 PM

14. Yes, I cringe to think of the response

if he really hurts someone some day.

I feel like he's an accident waiting to happen.

The White House environment can't be an easy place for a sensitive dog!

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Response to Jim G. (Original post)

Tue Mar 30, 2021, 10:35 PM

7. That's where I thought the SNL skit failed last Saturday.

They had Major attack Kamala's (Maya Rudolph) husband (Martin Short) rather than Ted Cruz (Amy Bryant).

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Response to dflprincess (Reply #7)

Wed Mar 31, 2021, 08:19 AM

11. Agreed. He should've attacked Cruz

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Response to Jim G. (Original post)

Tue Mar 30, 2021, 11:08 PM

8. It's a squirrel!

Rand should be careful about letting Major see the squirrel on his head. Could end badly.

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Response to Jim G. (Original post)

Tue Mar 30, 2021, 11:30 PM

9. I'm worried for Major. For real.

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Response to BobTheSubgenius (Reply #9)

Wed Mar 31, 2021, 07:01 PM

15. Me too.

Can't take this lightly! I think he should have muzzle on when around people, or leave him at home in Delaware.

That's what I would do if my dog "nipped" ANYone. The first time.

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Response to BobTheSubgenius (Reply #9)

Wed Mar 31, 2021, 07:50 PM

16. An on-site expert trainer NEEDS to be called in for a few weeks

And return for a few hours every month or so. This IS a serious problem. A dog bred as a defensive animal would be at a complete loss in the tense environment. It takes many months to train police dogs (generally Shepards).

They could likely get one of the really good ones to come in for free if they could make a show out of it.

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Response to alittlelark (Reply #16)

Fri Apr 2, 2021, 08:11 PM

18. A well-regarded professional trainer would be a great idea.

I doubt you would even have to dangle a reality show to get them to do it. How would "Trained the dogs of the President of the United States" look on a CV?

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Response to Jim G. (Original post)

Wed Mar 31, 2021, 02:19 AM

10. I love good satire

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Response to Jim G. (Original post)

Wed Mar 31, 2021, 02:24 PM

12. Aw shit -

I glanced at the title and immediately felt trepidation...

When Republicans are your enemy, you've gotta keep your eyes wide open at all times.

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Response to Jim G. (Original post)

Wed Mar 31, 2021, 08:02 PM

17. 😹

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