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Picking on Steve Irwin
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KellyGa    Posted 01-02-2004 at 16:47:40       [Reply]  [No Email]
Well, now everyone wants to compare him to MJ. I don't agree, he is a professional, and there were professionals all around him. He probably shouldn't have done what he did, but he did. People put themselves and their children in danger every day just by walking out the door. Animals, cars, airplanes, even your own house, could be dangerous. I choose not to live in a little safe box, I just don't get that worked up.

Besides, nothing happened, so it all turned out okay. Judge not, lest ye be judged.

bulldinkie    Posted 01-03-2004 at 08:01:13       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I agree the baby was put in danger.I thought to myself and no Im not crazy about MJ but when I saw it I thought whats the difference here?They both werent thinking.

calypso    Posted 01-03-2004 at 05:40:57       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Have to agree with the crowd here - that stunt was ill-conceived and stupid. You have to wonder with recent media attention to Jackson's baby stunt and the pal tiger that almost took off his 'master's' head what this fellow was thinking. Bad move!

Fawteen    Posted 01-03-2004 at 03:31:08       [Reply]  [No Email]
The man is a moron. The show is moronic.

I don't watch it.

I also don't watch any of the "reality" shows. I thought television had reached the absolute apogee of bad taste and mindlessness when these shows started to proliferate.

Then I noticed the recent surge of homo-centric shows. God help us, they even have a "Boy Meets Boy" gay dating show.

I'm glad I learned to read.

Jon in Wi.    Posted 01-03-2004 at 08:59:11       [Reply]  [No Email]
I agree with everything you wrote. I am not homophobic, just find it aggravating that political correctness has crept into my livingroom. I usually watch the news media or history channels. Where gay and "reality" shows come up with these ratings is a mystery to me.

Fawteen    Posted 01-03-2004 at 10:09:47       [Reply]  [No Email]
Thank you.

I'm not homophobic either. What consenting adults do in the privacy of their own home is none of my business. I just wish they'd quit rubbing my nose in it.

And Lenore, I'm with you. Other than the occasional movie (usually an OLD movie), the Discovery Wings Channel, the Speed Channel (love that World Rally Championship...) and once in a while the History Channel, I don't even turn the damnfool thing on anymore.

~Lenore    Posted 01-03-2004 at 09:18:25       [Reply]  [No Email]
Jon, those poll folks know who to ask to get their poll "facts" to say just what they want.
I have never watched one of the "reality" shows.
I also have not watched any of those music shows (forget what it is called) where amatures get up and try to be the next music star.
There are too many annoying sounds you have to listen to to hear one that is not.
I choose what I watch and listen to.
My choices are getting fewer and fewer.

Maggie/TX    Posted 01-02-2004 at 22:34:25       [Reply]  [No Email]
Actually I think what Steve Irwin did is worse than what Michael Jackson did about holding the baby out the window. Jackson held the baby out there for a fraction of a second and did so out of stupidity and thoughtlessness. What Irwin did was have the baby in snapping distance of a dangerous, cold blooded meat-eating animal for several minutes, and he did it with premeditation to try to get a rise out of a paying audience. It worked. There have been so many outraged phone calls about it that there will be a police investigation of the incident.

What Irwin did was stupid! His wife said she thought it was a "good sensory experience" for the baby. She is worse than stupid. Being a mother and letting her baby into that situation, she should be horse whipped! JMO

George    Posted 01-02-2004 at 20:57:50       [Reply]  [No Email]
I always thought ole Steve was positioned out there somewhere between extreme left field and infinity. But, I didn't thimk him so stupid as to gamble with a baby's life. Suppose for moment what could have happened if he had slipped or tripped and went down. Now, as far as I'm concerned, if he chooses to make his living flirting with danger, It matters not to me. But, Little babies don't have a choice. And, I'm all about protecting the young. So, shame on Steve.

deadcarp    Posted 01-02-2004 at 20:40:32       [Reply]  [No Email]
i'm not real big on judging, but i am in favor of free speech and i'll defend a baby everytime. up in front of god and everybody, out loud and with vigor. if anybody (for whatever reason or lack of reason) - dangles a child over a balcony, or takes him along to jump with a motorcycle or race a car or help cook meth or any number of really brainless, airheaded, suck-a-buck publicity stunts, then i reserve the right to boycott that person's product or service til he rots of starvation. there, now he seems ready for judgement :)

Jon in WI    Posted 01-02-2004 at 20:03:16       [Reply]  [No Email]
I always felt that Steve didn't have both oars in tha water anyway. Reptiles are void of those mamilian feeling we human have learned to love and trust. No discipline due to pain or lack of treats, no loyalty or pack mentality thus guarding a family member. I don't care how good you are with animals, there is always that one incident that you pay a price for.

KellyGa    Posted 01-02-2004 at 20:44:59       [Reply]  [No Email]
My iguana of 11 years loves me ;) I can tell.

Jon in Wi    Posted 01-03-2004 at 08:47:56       [Reply]  [No Email]
I love my company too. It sends me a fat check every two weeks.

Dave(WI)    Posted 01-02-2004 at 19:51:23       [Reply]  [No Email]
To that croc, that month old infant was just a second piece of meat. Damned good thing that croc was well fed. With that father's overzelous attitude toward reptiles, I don't give his son much chance of reaching his teenage years without serious physical consequences. It may be that mom wears the brains in that family, I certainly hope so.

KellyGa    Posted 01-02-2004 at 17:24:17       [Reply]  [No Email]
Okay, I like I said, he shouldn't have done it, I agree with that. It was stupid. Especially when he knew what people would compare it to. I don't think it was a wise move. He will lose a lot of fans. It was dangerous. He never did that with his daughter, I don't know why he did it with him. His daughter handles snakes and such, she was raised like that, but never the crocs. Just don't understand why he did that. Sorry, I just hate to see him go down the tubes. I believe he is a good man. Just made a mistake.

ret    Posted 01-02-2004 at 17:18:46       [Reply]  [No Email]
you are missing the point Kelly, we don't deliberately put our kids in danger. He did. Suppose he had stumbled, those critters can move with unbelievable speed. Dumb thing for him to do

JD-Tractor    Posted 01-02-2004 at 17:18:44       [Reply]  [No Email]
Being a professional dosen't justify stupidity.If he was such a pro he wouldn't done it!!

kraigWY    Posted 01-02-2004 at 17:04:30       [Reply]  [No Email]
Say what you want, but if I would have seen him do that in my cop days I would have thrown his tail in jail on Child Endangerment and would have got a conviction. He might be a pro but things go wrong for pros too. That Roy guy was a pro too, that didn't keep that big kitty from chewing on him a litte. What if he was holding a baby. I always thought babies should be protected, not used as a show gimmick.

Salmoneye    Posted 01-02-2004 at 16:57:28       [Reply]  [No Email]
I had no idea who you were talking about till I looked it up...

Les    Posted 01-02-2004 at 21:16:54       [Reply]  [No Email]
I still don't and I ain't gonna look it up.

Granny worrywart    Posted 01-10-2004 at 11:09:33       [Reply]  [No Email]
The man comes across as a hyper typer so he probably did not put a lot of thought into his stunt.

I noticed he let that one month old's head bob and dangle without support.

Also the unexpected is always possible, trip, siezure, stroke, you get the idea, but Irwin didn't.

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