There was an excellent article about one of Michael Vick's dogs in the LA Times the other day, and I posted the following comment on it:
Michael Vick is the most disgusting, despicable excuse for a human being on this earth--and his fans are close behind. Every time I see "Mike Vick" trending on Twitter, I throw in my opinion--that he's a heartless piece of scum who TORTURED AND KILLED innocent animals. Then, invariably, I'm bombarded by his moronic fans not only defending him, but telling me that if I'm so bothered by what he did to the dogs I should be REALLY concerned about Kobe Bryant and women. Huh? Just how stupid are Michael Vick fans? Do they not understand the difference between TORTURING, DROWNING, ELECTROCUTING, KILLING sentient beings and having--what was PROVEN to be--consensual sex with another adult? IDIOTS.
I, for one, will NEVER forgive Vick the Dick. I don't care if he walks on water, it will NOT undo the heinous abuse he inflicted on other sentient beings. I hope he burns in hell...and I'm quite sure he will.
Hey, Michael, how would you like to be hung, electrocuted or drowned for not performing well enough? You heartless piece of scum...
Although that's a good summary of how I feel about Michael Vick and his pathetic fans, there's a lot more I'd have written had there been room! So here's some more...
As I said, whenever I see "Mike Vick" trending on Twitter, I jump in and post my opinion of him--that he's a worthless, gutless, heartless, vicious piece of shit. Then, without fail!, I get attacked by his clueless, moronic fans. Want to know how stupid they are? They equate Kobe Bryant having consensual sex with an adult woman with torturing and killing dogs. Really. They're that stupid. I guess they don't know how to read and/or comprehend what they read or hear, because Kobe Bryant was never convicted of anything--he wasn't even TRIED for anything. The woman involved clearly wanted money/fame and Kobe was her ticket. (I am a victim of rape--so do NOT accuse me of taking rape lightly. This woman was not raped. She had consensual sex with a famous, wealthy athlete so she could turn around and yell "rape!" in order to ride the gravy train to fame and fortune herself.)
So anyway, Vick the Dick's fans continually pull the same tired "logic" out of their asses when I point out what an evil monster he is. They ALWAYS say "if you're so worried about what Vick did to the dogs, you should be REALLY concerned about Kobe Bryant and women!" STUPID FUCKING MORONS.
There's another argument Vick the Dick's fans continually use, and it goes something like this: "You people who are so concerned about dogs, why don't you care about PEOPLE? why don't you care about all the starving children in the world?!" Again...STUPID FUCKING MORONS. I guess their pea-sized brains don't have the capacity to understand that caring about non-human animals, such as dogs and cats, and caring about humans are not mutually exclusive. I'm also willing to bet that I've done more in terms of philanthropic and volunteer work for humans than the average Vick fan will ever dream of doing, so it's kind of ironic that they're so quick to use their tired, stupid argument yet probably have never lifted a finger for another human being.
I'm posting the content of the LA Times article mentioned above, and I truly hope anyone who idolizes Michael Scumbag Vick will read it. If you care about animals at all, how can you be informed about what Vick did and still admire him?
Dog owner can't forgive Michael Vick
Quarterback shows greatness on the field, but evidence of former cruelty remains.
8:27 PM PST, November 16, 2010
While Michael Vick was screaming toward the sky, a black pit bull named Mel was standing quietly by a door.
On this night, like many other nights, Mel was waiting for his owners to take him outside, but he couldn't alert them with a bark. He doesn't bark. He won't bark. The bark has been beaten out of him.
While Michael Vick was running for glory, Mel was cowering toward a wall.
Every time the 4-year-old dog meets a stranger, he goes into convulsions. He staggers back into a wall for protection. He lowers his face and tries to hide. New faces are not new friends, but old terrors.
While Michael Vick was officially outracing his past Monday night, one of the dogs he abused cannot.
"Some people wonder, are we ever going to let Michael Vick get beyond all this?" said Richard Hunter, who owns Mel. "I tell them, let's let Mel decide that. When he stops shaking, maybe then we can talk."
I know, I know, this is a cheap and easy column, right? One day after the Philadelphia Eagles' quarterback officially becomes an American hero again, just call the owner of one of the dogs who endured Vick's unspeakable abuse and let the shaming begin.
Compare Vick's 413 total yards, four touchdown passes and two rushing touchdowns against the Washington Redskins to the 47 pit bulls who were seized from Bad Newz Kennels, his interstate dogfighting ring. Contrast one of the best three hours by a quarterback ever to the 21 months he spent in prison.
Cheap and easy, right? Not so fast. Vick's success is raising one of the most potentially costly and difficult perceptual questions in the history of American sports.
If he continues playing this well, he could end up as the league's most valuable player. In six games, he has thrown for 11 touchdowns, run for four more touchdowns, committed zero turnovers and produced nearly 300 total yards per game. Heck, at this rate, with his Eagles inspired by his touch, he could even win a Super Bowl, one of the greatest achievements by an American sportsman.
And yet a large percentage of the population will still think Michael Vick is a sociopath. Many people will never get over Vick's own admissions of unthinkable cruelty to his pit bulls — the strangling, the drowning, the electrocutions, the removal of all the teeth of female dogs who would fight back during mating.
Some believe that because Vick served his time in prison, he should be beyond reproach for his former actions. Many others believe that cruelty to animals isn't something somebody does, it's something somebody is.
Essentially, an ex-convict is dominating America's most popular sport while victims of his previous crime continue to live with the brutality of that crime, and has that ever happened before?
Do you cheer the player and boo the man? Can you cheer the comeback while loathing the actions that necessitated the comeback? And how can you do any of this while not knowing if Vick has truly discovered morality or simply rediscovered the pocket?
If you are Richard Hunter, you just don't watch football.
"When you look at Mel," said Hunter, a radio personality from Dallas, "you just don't think about how Michael Vick is a great football player."
A couple of years ago, Hunter and his wife Sunny were watching a documentary on Best Friends Animal Society, the Utah sanctuary where the court sent 22 of Vick's 44 seized dogs. It was after 1 a.m. when the show featured a Vick victim that had been so badly abused, it refused to move, behaving as if paralyzed.
"My wife said, 'Get out of bed, get on the computer and e-mail those people, I want one of those dogs,' " Hunter recalled.
Nearly 18 months later, they became one of six people to adopt one of the dogs. The process included a home visit by caseworkers, an extended visit to the southwest Utah sanctuary, home monitoring by a dog trainer and a six-month probation period.
"These dogs were scarred in many ways both emotional and physical," said John Polis, Best Friends spokesman. "It was something we had never really seen before."
Hunter and his wife quickly saw Mel's scars. The dog wouldn't bark, wouldn't show affection, and would spend nearly an hour shaking with each new person who tried to touch him.
It turns out that Mel had been a bait dog, thrown into the ring as a sort of sparring partner for the tougher dogs, sometimes even muzzled so he wouldn't fight back, beaten daily to sap his will. Mel was under constant attack, and couldn't fight back, and the deep cuts were visible on more than just his fur.
"You could see that Michael Vick went to a lot of trouble to make Mel this way," Hunter said. "When people pet him, I tell them, pet him from under his chin, not over his head. He lives in fear of someone putting their hand over his head."
On Monday night, no, Mel was not hanging out by the televised football game. He was hanging on his owner's bed as they watched something on HBO.
"How can you support football when you know one of their stars did this to a dog?" Hunter said. "If more people saw Mel at the same time as they saw Michael Vick, he wouldn't be so lauded."
Meanwhile, in Philadelphia, the lessons learned from Vick's crimes were on display in a postgame quote from Eagles star receiver DeSean Jackson.
"We were like pit bulls ready to get out of the cage," he told reporters.
Cheap and easy, huh?
Copyright © 2010, Los Angeles Times
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