Borchardt and his “education”

Jeff Borchardt claims that his group “Daxton’s Friends” is about education and saving lives.

And then he proves what an absolute liar he is.

It’s not enough that he takes no responsibility (or at least places it where it belongs, on the person who was caring for his son) for what happened to Daxton. Even though the police reports and vet reports show a story very different than the one he tells.

No, he has to go after millions of dogs and their owners who had NOTHING to do with him.

One has to assume he’s just stretching his 15 minutes of fame out as long as he can. Which stands to reason from a man in his 40s who apparently makes his living as a DJ who calls himself Mix Master Bogart. Hello 80s anyone?

Anyway..his education and saving lives is mostly about harassing and trying to scare pit bull owners. And he’s getting it down to an art I must say. It’s interesting to see how many people are getting tired of his antics. Losing a child is a tragedy, there is no doubt. But using that loss as a way to direct your anger at people you don’t even know, and even worse profiting off it (as he is apparently doing with DFO) is just..well gross. And most people know it. Initially he was the perfect person to step up and take the spotlight for Colleen Lynn. Sad story, heartbroken father, it played well to the media. But now..it’s just a bitter man who wants to get attention. Not ONCE have I seen this man say “our son”. It’s HIS SON. As if his wife, who actually gave birth to that child doesn’t exist, or doesn’t matter. Anytime people are discussing what has happened to them…Bogart pops up to make it about HIM. Not about Dax. About HIM. And people are quickly seeing through it. This isn’t about saving lives. It’s not about educating. It’s about being the center of attention.

And it’s beginning to look an awful lot like harassment. And this time, he admitted it. Previously he has started pages (the Pit Bull Propaganda Machine Revealed and others) quietly and then denied that he had anything to do with them. He’s stolen pictures of dogs, children, parents, their friends and family, cloaked in the “you shared it you made it public” nonsense. Technically that is true if you are SHARING them. but it’s not true if you are stealing them, altering them and putting untrue statements on them. But since Facebook is a big steaming pile of shit that doesn’t actually care..he gets away with it. For now.

But he keeps pushing the boundaries. And eventually he’ll step on the wrong toes. We’ll be waiting for that.

But I digress. Who Is Colleen Lynn did a post today about a new page that has gone up. Stealing pictures of children and dogs and families again. Posting them for “identification” purposes. Why? Because this way Bogart can hassle and harrass these “families” when their dogs attack (because ya know…every single pit bull on the planet is going to rise up and attack someone, hell, even the ones who have already died will be back in the zombie apocalypse).

How do we know? Because he said so. Pig. That is all he is. This is his “education”. This is his “service to make our communities safer”. No. This is a lunatic who is probably a danger if not to himself, to others. And I hope someone in his real life sees it and gets him the help he needs before he crosses a boundary he can’t get back across again.

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Where in the world is Dora

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OMG…they need to find pits everywhere.

This poor deaf BOXER..and they decide it’s a pit bull. Now they think they are professionals at determining breed..but they can’t even get a name right..WHEN IT’S ON THE PICTURE.

The stupidity..it hurts.

Lesley Karen “The Ninja” Luscombe – spreading the hate

In a very sad story a few days ago, 4 dogs (3 pit bulls and a mix) got through a hole in the fence and entered the neighbors yard where they killed the neighbors Beagle. In a news article the 13 year old owner of the beagle stated:

Eventually officers were able to get the dogs out of Brittany’s yard, but it was too late for Bailey. “It’s weird coming out here,” said Brittany about her backyard. Until her interview with Local 2, she said, she had not been in her yard since the attack.

She said the owner of the dogs next door has since repaired the hole in the fence they share and she does not hold a grudge.

So, this 13 year old had to deal with a very bad situation. As most people do in various ways throughout their lifetimes. And the girl says she holds no grudge. Which means she is processing the tragedy, dealing with the death of her dog (as we all must do at some point and in various ways) and getting on with being a 13 year old.

Heaven forbid..at least according to the Ninja.

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Man..where do I start.

For one thing nobody really gives a shit that YOU are uncomfortable that the child is not holding a grudge. I would be willing to bet that the parents were there you asshat. Because see, unlike DBO, DFO and all you haters..news organizations usually get a release from parents to talk to minors (or about them for that matter). They have this modicum of respect for people that you will never understand.

“The USE of the child’s “not holding a grudge” is specious and concerning, propagandist even”

Um no, it’s a news site quoting a little girl about how she feels after he dog died.

“Being hurt and angry and reactive enough to make statements of outrage and calling for true justice is the way to go here.”

Lesley, I think you read too many comic books. The part that you people just never seem to get is that being hurt and angry doesn’t do anybody any good. NOBODY. It does nothing more than cause more pain and anguish. It prevents people from MOVING ON with their lives. It prevents people from HEALING. But see I get it, when people do that…you lose. Because then you don’t have anyone to share your own mental instability with.

By the way. You aren’t even in this country. Why don’t you spend your time and righteous indignation worrying about the record setting dog attack year YOUR country is having? Oh yeah..they ban pitbulls. Nevermind…nothing to see here.

It’s spelled “specifically” and “available”

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Unbelievable.

This appears at the end of a PSA that Bogart and his co-horts have put together for their new “won’t back down” campaign.

Here’s the problem..besides the fact they can’t spell.

They used the song “Won’t Back Down” from Tom Petty…(re-recorded very badly by someone else). They obviously did not get permission and think because it’s a PSA it falls under “Fair Useage”. They are wrong.

you need at least three licenses for each song (a) a license from the owner of the copyright in the composition (the songwriters and/or their publishers), (b) a license from the owner of the master recording (usually a record label), and (c) a license from the performers. Further—-and this is very important—you should not assume that you will be able to obtain the licenses that you need. It is quite common for songwriters and/or their publishers, to reject requests for licenses if they think that the use might harm their reputations and/or reduce the value of the song for purposes of future placements in films, movies, commercials and/or other uses. Likewise, record labels or performers might not want to be associated with your public service announcements, and they have no obligation to do so.

Thus, it might prove unfortunate that you created public service announcements before acquiring the rights to use the songs. It is quite possible that you will be unable to obtain the rights to use songs which you have already incorporated into your public service announcements. If so, you may have to create new public service announcements using different songs. It is always better to “pre-clear” the songs which you want to use in a project such as this.

Finally, as my colleague notes, it does not matter from a legal standpoint that you are making public service announcements in support of a good cause. The copyright laws do not provide any special status for public service announcements of this kind—-if you want to use popular songs you will have to acquire a license. Perhaps you will be able to convince the owners of copyrights to grant you permissions to use the song without compensation—but the owners of copyrights have no obligation to do so. Indeed, as I said above, the copyright owners can decide that they do not want to be associated with you and your announcements, and they can refuse to grant you permission to use their songs.

One thing is clear in a situation like this–you should not proceed further without retaining the services of IP counsel. If you make a mistake on these issues, you could face a very expensive law suit. The investment you make in IP counsel now will save you significant amounts of both money and aggravation in the future.

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The little disclaimer at the end does NOT justify stealing someone’s work. But I wouldn’t really expect a DJ to understand that.

And Bogart is so stupid he picks an artist that is INCREDIBLY protective of his work.

Here.. Tom talks about copyright infringement

“…’Cause you go to a lot of trouble to make records. Ya know. I’d be like taking bits of somebody’s painting and putting ‘em into yours or something, ya know. Or a book, like lift a chapter of, ya know, Moby Dick and put it in here, that’s alright. It was only… it was only four paragraphs!” -Tom Petty

And he’s gone after two politicians.

And then there was Goodrich who just used a song that SOUNDED like one of his:

In 1987, Petty sued tire company B.F. Goodrich for $1 million for using a song very similar to his song “Mary’s New Car” in a TV commercial. The ad agency that produced the commercial had previously sought permission to use Petty’s song but was refused. A judge issued a temporary restraining order prohibiting further use of the ad and the suit was later settled out of court.[27]

Bogart going on the radio

Bogart was supposed to appear on the the Steve Dale Pet Show at 6:30 this morning. From what we’ve been told.. he cancelled. Maybe because Mr. Dale wrote that story that wasn’t exactly all “grrr kill all pit bulls”.

So now, he’s going on a different show tomorrow morning. The Joy Cardin Show. But he doesn’t want anyone to know it.

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Too late..the Joy Cardin show already shared it on her Facebook. Funny how social media works.

Bogart..spreading the word

Because New Hampshire seems to have such a terrible problem with um, pit bull deaths and maimings Bogart spends donated money on this:

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That paper has a circulation of about 180,000 (according to their website). If even 5% of the people see the ads (and I’m being generous) that’s MAYBE 9000 people that see it. Being generous again, let’s say 5% actually read it that’s a whole 450 who read it. And how many of those are actually going to run to their computer to look at DFO? Let’s be generous. Let’s say 5% (and now I’m being like stupid generous) that’s 20 people. And how many of THEM are going to actually swallow all the crap on that site .. copy and pastes from Wikipedia and UKC sites twisted to fit a hate agenda. Maybe 1. Maybe.

So probably a couple hundred dollars spent of donor money, on an ad that will do NOTHING to educate anyone but might hold the attention span of one person long enough to have the site get seen.

Bloody brilliant.

I just have to ask myself how long it’s going to take these people that hate doesn’t sell. Hate doesn’t work. Sure, it gets some attention and “oooh ahhhs” from people. But in the long run? No. It’s good for ratings but that’s all. And there are more and more people willing to stand up against the hate every single day. Without newspaper ads.

By the way..his target demo area? They already have a very good dangerous dog law that holds owners responsible for the actions of their dogs. No matter WHAT breed. Duh. He’s targeting an area that’s already doing it right.

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Merrittless is in a huff!

Who Is Colleen Lynn has already posted about this whole mess with Blue Buffalo and the Helen Woodward Animal Center but I need to add my .02. Cuz..why not? It’s fun to watch Merritt get all *Oh my GERD* over stuff.

So. We’ll start here:

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So, the anger of pit bull owners/supporters who were checking his site (to see if the ad had been removed) boosted his readership to the second highest weekly average ever. Um. What does that tell you about the daily readership of that site? Tells me… it ain’t much. This is why we generally hate sharing links to the sites and just use screenshots. They can’t differentiate between people going to the site because they are PISSED off and people going because they have some genuine interest in the articles on the site.

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It’s incredibly funny to me that when pit bull owners/supporters stand up for our dogs we are “bullies who are harrassing”. But when the foamers stalk, harrass, lie, steal pictures, make untrue accusations etc, they are poor little victim supporters. You can’t have it both ways Merrittless. The truth is that we have EVERY RIGHT to stand up for our dogs and ourselves. We also have EVERY RIGHT to tell a company that is supporting YOU that we will no longer use their product because they are flying in the face of everything we believe in. It’s called consumer pressure and it happens every single day (just ask Hobby Lobby and Chick Fil A). We do not want to put money in the pocket of a company that is “neutral” about the idea of our dogs being killed. And as much good as Helen Woodward Animal Center might do, they are also making a huge mistake putting money in YOUR pocket. And we have every right to tell them how we feel. I’m sure all YOUR supporters will make up the difference in donations and support right? Oh…wait…maybe not. They like to yell and scream but I never see much money coming from them. Do you?

Speaking of the foamers…

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So…we are harrassing them, but the foamers are what…not? Because they support them. Again, you can’t have it both ways. And OMG the pit bull advocates had a head start..because as per usual, you guys are clueless about what is going on in the world. The foamers spend so much time wrapped in their little blankets of hatred they are usually clueless and spend the majority of their time just trying to figure out what the hell just happened. That isn’t our fault either. We are fighting BSL, fighting for strong dangerous dog legislations, running low cost/free spay/neuter clinics, cheering the police when they make dog fighting busts, and saving lives. So we actually have a clue what is going on. Duh.

Finally,

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Nobody I know of would ever mistake you for a pet advocacy site. You are a hate monger who likes to use big words to try to sound important and educated. But everyone knows who you REALLY are.

The Huff Post knows
No pit bull bans knows
Sway love knows
Who Is Colleen Lynn knows
KC Dog Blog knows
KC Dog Blog STILL knows
Anonymous knows
People wanting to know where their donation went know
Lassie get help knows

And yet..because you got a lot of hits over an ad that people were AGAINST, you think you have huge readership and now you want to raise ad rates for 2015. Good luck with that. Anyone giving you money is a moron. And I wonder how the people who have donated to Helen Woodward feel about their money going to YOU.

Yes Joanna I can

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How about this one you moron?

TOWN of HUSTISFORD – Three days after a 7-year-old boy was killed by a dog, Dodge County Sheriff Pat Ninmann is continuing to refuse to release details of what she has called a “tragic incident.”

Logan T. Meyer was “severely bitten” by a Rottweiler about 5:20 p.m. Friday, according to an updated press release issued by Ninmann late Monday morning. The release also indicated the dog was owned by the family.

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The fact that one of these people is using (again) the Boston Marathon to try to get a rise out of pit bull owners…or spread more hatred and misinformation.. or both..is nothing new. They actually posted this over a year ago. But James Rustle (who I suspect is Sarrah Jines just can’t help him(her?)self.

Honestly, if this is what you have to do to make your point. You don’t have a point. Which is kind of what we’ve said all along.

They want people to respect and honor the victims of pit bull attacks. But they show no respect for anyone..including the people who were injured and died at the hands of terrorists that day.

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The original of this picture can be found here. It’s a story about Adrianne Haslet Davis, a dancer in the picture (the blonde) who lost a portion of her leg in that attack.

Well now

Jeff is on a roll. This ad will be appearing in Aurora newspapers tomorrow. Kind of funny because he thinks this will make some sort of difference in the polls next week? Since many people have already voted..probably not.

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He wants you to ensure safety in your neighborhoods by reading his hate site.

We think you should also consider this:

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Actual education and laws that hold owners responsible are the only things that are going to make people safer. Killing millions of dogs won’t do it.

What I want to know is how all those families feel having Daxton’s Friends use their family members to further his own personal hate agenda that has nothing to do with safety.

I also want to know his sources that DON’T include DBO and that DO include proof of the breeds he’s blaming. He is now stating that they are all AMERICAN PIT BULL TERRIERS (yep, that’s what it says on his site)…and yet I don’t know of one single actual AMERICAN PIT BULL TERRIER that has killed anyone. He isn’t even using the “catchall” Pit bull anymore..he’s narrowing it down..which is pretty funny, because those dogs on his list aren’t APBTs.