Is it OK to cheer for Michael Vick?

Is it OK to cheer for Michael Vick?

There are 57 comments on the CNN story from Jan 9, 2011, titled Is it OK to cheer for Michael Vick?. In it, CNN reports that:

Michael Vick's fall from NFL glory was spectacular, but his redemption story with the Philadelphia Eagles is equally astonishing.

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SER31143

Nassau, Bahamas

#48 Jan 15, 2011
Many of the anti-Vick comments posted on this site and elsewhere are not necessarily those of dog lovers, but the sentiments of bigots, judging by their comments. These people are totally p-o'd by the fact that Vick has been given a second chance by the Eagles and is making the most of it. What is even more vexing to them is the fact that the Eagles will probably give him a multi-million dollar contract and name him their franchise player.
I am sure if they had anything to say about the matter, none of this would happen, but they don't, thank God,
as I think that everyone deserves a second chance.
Furthermore, I wonder if any of these same people who are condemning Vick even after he has served his time and paid his dues to society, would have lifted a finger or their voice in condemnation of the slave owners who used dogs to track down runaway slaves and who stood by smiling as those same dogs mauled and savagely attacked those slaves when they were caught. Or would they have spoken out against the police who used dogs to attack black participants in civil rights protests organized by Martin Luther King and others?
I seriously doubt if they would have done so. Moreover, I think that they would have been amongst the many Americans who supported segregation in schools, hotels, buses and restaurants, and who stood smiling up at the bodies of the black men who were mercilessly lynched because of the color of their skin!
When you really think about it, black Americans do not have the same motivation or reasons to love dogs like white Americans do, because dogs take them back to a time when they were actually considered to be more important and valuable than black people, were used to maim them, and the memories conjured up are not at all pleasant!
SOS

Indianapolis, IN

#49 Jan 15, 2011
ex-postal worker wrote:
I can imagine the other football team visiting an animal shelter and reading what atrocities Vick committed, to get psyched up. Open a can of whoop azz, boys ! It's too bad nobody gave him the same treatment he dished out to losers...after he lost....wouldn't that be fair ?
You freaks imagine a lot of things , It`s too bad your all talk .
Maybe if you were smarter you would still be employed .
Kornback Rattler

Portsmouth, VA

#50 Jan 30, 2011
SER31143 wrote:
Furthermore, I wonder if any of these same people who are condemning Vick even after he has served his time and paid his dues to society, would have lifted a finger or their voice in condemnation of the slave owners who used dogs to track down runaway slaves and who stood by smiling as those same dogs mauled and savagely attacked those slaves when they were caught. Or would they have spoken out against the police who used dogs to attack black participants in civil rights protests organized by Martin Luther King and others?
I seriously doubt if they would have done so. Moreover, I think that they would have been amongst the many Americans who supported segregation in schools, hotels, buses and restaurants, and who stood smiling up at the bodies of the black men who were mercilessly lynched because of the color of their skin!
When you really think about it, black Americans do not have the same motivation or reasons to love dogs like white Americans do, because dogs take them back to a time when they were actually considered to be more important and valuable than black people, were used to maim them, and the memories conjured up are not at all pleasant!
Brilliant post! Although I realize harboring hate for an innocent animal that was only doing what it was trained to do and is incapable of exhibiting any kind of racism is really extremely ignorant to the core, I still hate those damn dogs.

You speak for a great many of us here on this forum. Thanks for showing our true intelligence, my friend.
Leah

Adams, KY

#51 Jan 30, 2011
SER31143 wrote:
Many of the anti-Vick comments posted on this site and elsewhere are not necessarily those of dog lovers, but the sentiments of bigots, judging by their comments. These people are totally p-o'd by the fact that Vick has been given a second chance by the Eagles and is making the most of it. What is even more vexing to them is the fact that the Eagles will probably give him a multi-million dollar contract and name him their franchise player.
I am sure if they had anything to say about the matter, none of this would happen, but they don't, thank God,
as I think that everyone deserves a second chance.
Furthermore, I wonder if any of these same people who are condemning Vick even after he has served his time and paid his dues to society, would have lifted a finger or their voice in condemnation of the slave owners who used dogs to track down runaway slaves and who stood by smiling as those same dogs mauled and savagely attacked those slaves when they were caught. Or would they have spoken out against the police who used dogs to attack black participants in civil rights protests organized by Martin Luther King and others?
I seriously doubt if they would have done so. Moreover, I think that they would have been amongst the many Americans who supported segregation in schools, hotels, buses and restaurants, and who stood smiling up at the bodies of the black men who were mercilessly lynched because of the color of their skin!
When you really think about it, black Americans do not have the same motivation or reasons to love dogs like white Americans do, because dogs take them back to a time when they were actually considered to be more important and valuable than black people, were used to maim them, and the memories conjured up are not at all pleasant!
While I tend to agree with some of your statements I can't help but wonder if you're not harboring that hatred you're pointing out to some posters(it appears so).As dog lovers have been told time and time again-let it go.This forum is about Vick and Vick and animal abuse are close friends.

“If you believe it, stand by it”

Since: May 07

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#52 Jan 30, 2011
Leah wrote:
<quoted text>While I tend to agree with some of your statements I can't help but wonder if you're not harboring that hatred you're pointing out to some posters(it appears so).As dog lovers have been told time and time again-let it go.This forum is about Vick and Vick and animal abuse are close friends.
And Vick is not a decent role model for our children. He was convicted of a felony and should not be a role model for anything.
Kornback Rattler

Portsmouth, VA

#53 Jan 30, 2011
Leah wrote:
<quoted text>While I tend to agree with some of your statements I can't help but wonder if you're not harboring that hatred you're pointing out to some posters(it appears so).As dog lovers have been told time and time again-let it go.This forum is about Vick and Vick and animal abuse are close friends.
Harboring hate? Leah, are you seriously that far gone that you can't see the hypocrisy of what you just said? GD, talk about hate, you "Derangers" are the epitome of that emotion.
Leah

Adams, KY

#54 Jan 30, 2011
Kornback Rattler wrote:
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Harboring hate? Leah, are you seriously that far gone that you can't see the hypocrisy of what you just said? GD, talk about hate, you "Derangers" are the epitome of that emotion.
If you would look past your own preconceived notions you would not have written that.
Jack

Riegelsville, PA

#55 Jan 30, 2011
Kornback Rattler wrote:
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Harboring hate? Leah, are you seriously that far gone that you can't see the hypocrisy of what you just said? GD, talk about hate, you "Derangers" are the epitome of that emotion.
They pretty much are. I hear the most amount of hate and wishes of ill will coming from animal rights people. It is really quite sickening.

“If you believe it, stand by it”

Since: May 07

Location hidden

#56 Jan 30, 2011
Jack wrote:
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They pretty much are. I hear the most amount of hate and wishes of ill will coming from animal rights people. It is really quite sickening.
You know what? There is a big difference between caring for animals and the crap the PETA folks spew out. I understand how passionate some folks can be about their animals, but some whackos go above and beyond.
Leah

Adams, KY

#57 Jan 30, 2011
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SER31143 wrote:
Furthermore, I wonder if any of these same people who are condemning Vick even after he has served his time and paid his dues to society, would have lifted a finger or their voice in condemnation of the slave owners who used dogs to track down runaway slaves and who stood by smiling as those same dogs mauled and savagely attacked those slaves when they were caught. Or would they have spoken out against the police who used dogs to attack black participants in civil rights protests organized by Martin Luther King and others?
I seriously doubt if they would have done so. Moreover, I think that they would have been amongst the many Americans who supported segregation in schools, hotels, buses and restaurants, and who stood smiling up at the bodies of the black men who were mercilessly lynched because of the color of their skin!
When you really think about it, black Americans do not have the same motivation or reasons to love dogs like white Americans do, because dogs take them back to a time when they were actually considered to be more important and valuable than black people, were used to maim them, and the memories conjured up are not at all pleasant!

Brilliant post! Although I realize harboring hate for an innocent animal that was only doing what it was trained to do and is incapable of exhibiting any kind of racism is really extremely ignorant to the core, I still hate those damn dogs.

Justin

Victoria, MN

#58 Jan 30, 2011
I think opinions are opinions and we should respect each other feelings.I can't believe America let petty stuff like this get between our brotherhood.I just believe that Vick gets to much credit to redemption but also gets to much publicity to a crime he did wrong about.I just feel we are looking at it the wrong way.To the Dog Lovers' we know Vick was wrong but he has done his time.You should respect that.You don't have to like him.But,please don't make a website full of your crap that reasonable people who have forgiven him who wants to talk about Vick.He's a changed men.I'm not a Christian but I even no furgiveness is a part of life.
Justin

Victoria, MN

#59 Jan 30, 2011
I don't believe in Jesus but I believe in the concept of Jesus.Religious beliefs are myths made up to bring HOPE to a world once then full of blood and tears'.I think its wrong to judge a human being for his mis doings.I know for a fact he was wrong but isn't its nice to have a sense of furgiveness.Evil is in all our hearts.It finds ways to control us during the times we least expect it.What Vick did wasn't a mistake it takes a fully focus man to perform such a terrible crime.Whoever defends his crime are fools.But,I'm defending us.Our daily life conceptions.We need to forgive.Then we just let it go.Then we move on.At the end of the day.Your hurting yourself by stressing.
Kornback Rattler

Mayhill, NM

#60 Jan 30, 2011
Leah wrote:
Kornback Rattler
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SER31143 wrote:
Furthermore, I wonder if any of these same people who are condemning Vick even after he has served his time and paid his dues to society, would have lifted a finger or their voice in condemnation of the slave owners who used dogs to track down runaway slaves and who stood by smiling as those same dogs mauled and savagely attacked those slaves when they were caught. Or would they have spoken out against the police who used dogs to attack black participants in civil rights protests organized by Martin Luther King and others?
I seriously doubt if they would have done so. Moreover, I think that they would have been amongst the many Americans who supported segregation in schools, hotels, buses and restaurants, and who stood smiling up at the bodies of the black men who were mercilessly lynched because of the color of their skin!
When you really think about it, black Americans do not have the same motivation or reasons to love dogs like white Americans do, because dogs take them back to a time when they were actually considered to be more important and valuable than black people, were used to maim them, and the memories conjured up are not at all pleasant!
Brilliant post! Although I realize harboring hate for an innocent animal that was only doing what it was trained to do and is incapable of exhibiting any kind of racism is really extremely ignorant to the core, I still hate those damn dogs.
You'be been trolled again by the "COXster".
Kornback Rattler

Mayhill, NM

#61 Jan 30, 2011
usa cox wrote:
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Harboring hate? Leah, are you seriously that far gone that you can't see the hypocrisy of what you just said? GD, talk about hate, you "Derangers" are the epitome of that emotion.
The "coxSter" back to her trolling.
Leah

Adams, KY

#62 Jan 31, 2011
Kornback Rattler wrote:
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You'be been trolled again by the "COXster".
(sigh......)
Kornback Rattler

Mayhill, NM

#63 Jan 31, 2011
Leah wrote:
<quoted text> (sigh......)
Don't worry Leah, it's all about to come to a screeching halt, I do believe a little someone is about to get a "notice".
SOS

United States

#65 Jan 31, 2011
Kornback Rattler wrote:
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Don't worry Leah, it's all about to come to a screeching halt, I do believe a little someone is about to get a "notice".
That would be the best thing to happen on this thread,but I`ll believe it when I see it.

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