Opinions on Michael Vick Vary
There seems to be a surplus of just awesome Michael Vick opinionating in recent days, so I'd like to puncture that bloated pus-filled surplus and post the foul and yellowy drainage here.
Tom Knott in today's Wash Times:
Mexico, in being black, certainly has curried support among a number of civil rights groups, historically wary of the justice system, a plausible viewpoint if ever there was one.
Yet their distrust of the justice system, however understandable, however a politically worthy point, is at odds with the entitlement programs that put more power and money into the hands of an all-knowing, ever-growing bureaucracy that suffocates the liberty and free will of the individual.
Honestly, I've read that about 10 times, and I still don't understand what he's saying. Civil rights groups distrust the justice system, which makes sense, except that their distrust conflicts with the anti-freedom Department of Education, which is teaching our children to fight Mexican dogs? Or something? By the way, I'm in this Kissing Suzy Kolber fantasy football draft tomorrow night, and its rulebook appears to have been written by Tom Knott.
New Yahoo!!!!!!!!!! columnist Michael Silver:
Some would also argue that it is more humane to put a bullet through an unsuspecting deer than to end the life of a canine in any of the hideous ways that the exiled Atlanta Falcons quarterback and his co-defendants are accused - though I'm not necessarily sure the eight-point buck with the 18-inch spread that Manning had mounted on the wall of his Indy home would see it that way.
No? The deer wouldn't rather be shot than be slammed into the ground and electrocuted and/or hanged? Granted, neither is, perhaps, as much fun as an afternoon at Dave & Buster's, and all things being equal, I'm sure both the unsuspecting deer and the nasty canine wouldn't mind not being killed at all and instead living out their days playing fantasy football, but if I'm a deer or a canine, I'll probably take the bullet through the head over the alleged slamming electrocution or even the hanging, thanks very much.
SLAMOnline's Lang Whitaker, in a piece titled "The Duality of Michael Vick" (and I love Lang, for the record, as I do Knott and, presumably, Silver):
This is such a strange case with so many bizarre circumstances. It involves race (because everything in the South involves race), it involves morality, it involves legality, but most of all, it involves duality. Because we are being asked to simultaneously comprehend a series of divergent conditions:
The laws of our country prompt us to assume innocence until someone is proven guilty.
The government has announced that they feel Michael Vick is guilty.
Michael Vick says he is not guilty.
Hold up hold up, you're saying that the authorities are suggesting someone is guilty, but that the accused disagrees???? Bizarre!!!! Strange!!! Dualistic!!!! Someone ask Andray Blatche how he feels about this. Or Pacman.
Florida Today's Pete Kerasotis, in a Florida Today column about one of his Florida Today columns, which, by the way, are described as "cutting edge."
What you'll also find on PETA's Web site is a porn actress modeling a T-shirt that says "Kentucky Fried Cruelty." In fact, the organization has attached itself to more than one porn actress.
PETA and pornographers. That's a nice alliance. You know what police invariably find when they arrest child molesters and rapists? Pornography. And lots of it.
Is it coincidence, or is this past decade's decadent rise in sex-related crimes, which are almost always inflicted on women and children, closely tied with the pandemic proliferation of Internet pornography?
Seriously, the moment when sports columnists are attempting to link animal-rights groups to decadent sex crimes, or civil rights groups to the freedom-hating federal bureaucracy, is the moment when sports columnists should probably attempt to string together some "take it one day at a time" quotes and call it a day.
Or, if they really wanted to help their readers, tell them what two players they should take with the 14th and 15th picks in a blog-sponsored fantasy football keeper league draft. I'm thinking Travis Henry and Michael Vick.
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