Sunday, August 27, 2006

The unhappy childhood of Dr. James Dobson

Have you ever wonder where Dobson gets his particularly twisted brand of hatred? The Carpetbagger Report provides some insight.
...Dobson admits in one of his books that as a child he arranged a fight between two mismatched dogs. The battle involved a tenacious bulldog and a "sweet, passive Scottie named Baby," and Dobson provoked it by throwing a tennis ball toward Baby. He writes what happened next: "The bulldog went straight for Baby's throat and hung on. It was an awful scene. Neighbors came running from everywhere as the Scottie screamed in terror. It took ten minutes and a garden hose for the adults to pry loose the bulldog's grip. By then Baby was almost dead. He spent two weeks in the animal hospital, and I spent two weeks in the doghouse. I was hated by the entire town."

As any child psychologist will tell you, this type of cruelty toward animals is a sign of a serious psychological disturbance.

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Pearmama said...

What I don't seem to understand is your association with a foolish childhood mistake and deep psychological problems. So he threw a ball toward a dog and instigated a fight between them...that sounds more to me like he was being mischevious and it got him in trouble. Its not like he bashed a dog with a bat or threw firecrackers at him. Um. I take it you don't like Dr. Dobson too much. :)

Mojoey said...

Nope - I don't like Dobson at all.