Monday, August 27, 2007

All this fuss about dogs???

Alright, this is the last vent I'm going to have about Mr. Vick until he's sentenced. He finally plead guilty today so now we can start the getting over it process. He gave a press conference afterwards filled with the usual remorse, redemption and God talk that comes along with impending jail time. He looked dejected to be honest, but I didn't expect anything less. I'm so ready for this to be over! I'm tired of hearing about Mike Vick, dogs, PETA, suspensions and all of it! I'm going to take a very unpopular stance on this issue because no one else seems to have the balls too! (I don't have balls either, but I'm just sayin) I also find it hard to believe everyone in the media is as outraged by this series of events as they claim. Given the way the likes of Marbury and others like him who support Vick have been treated, I can see why most people would just fall in line. (they're punks) Anyway, they're just dogs! Yeah, I said it. They're just dogs! Dog fighting is illegal and something I'd never watch, but dammit, they're just dogs! Maybe I have this view of dogs being inferior because um I don't know, they are. I've had some bad experiences with dogs growing up as far as being chased and attacked and etc. so excuse me if I don't hold a dog's life on the same pedestal as a human's. You'll never see me sleeping on the floor with a dog, or carrying a dog around in my purse or any of this other ridiculous stuff that people do. That's just not the type of person I am. If you are a dog person, have at it! Dogs are cute and cuddly and are very prevalent in American households, but in other countries dogs get deep fried just like chickens do because they're animals. I think Its hypocritical of anyone who eats meat to act like they are against animals being killed for our enjoyment. Is eating out not one of the most popular ways we entertain ourselves on a daily basis? Whether its a night out with friends, entertaining clients, celebrating a promotion or any number of things. We relish every opportunity to go have a steak, chicken breast, rib, pork chop or fresh piece of salmon. Now all of a sudden killing animals is the most reprehensible act imaginable? Stop it! Don't come at me with the argument that the animals we eat are killed humanely. Oh really? Ask the cow who just took one to the head how he feels? I'd have to assume he'd disagree. We aren't a country that sits around and snacks on leaves and berries 3 times a day so we need to stop acting like we are! If you want to come off as one of these radical animal activist, then you have to treat all animals with the same regard. Let's not just single out the ones who are cute and cuddly and will roll over and sit at our command. Dog fighting is illegal so Mike Vick should be punished, but his whole life shouldn't be ruined behind this. That's just ridiculous. Let's forget about the everyday Joe's who commit crimes that are far worse than killing dogs and just focus on some athletes who were involved in criminal activity that in my humble opinion was way worse than this. Let's start with Patrick Kerney who had a rape take place in his home, but he supposedly knew nothing about it because he was asleep. He may not have raped her, but you can't tell me that there's absolutely no accountability on his part. Now, there is no way in hell a woman could have been raped in Vick's crib and everyone not put some form of blame on him. There were simple questions that no one has bothered to ask and that is what's reprehensible. The rape of a woman is far worse than killing a dog. I don't give a damn what anyone says! Just to name another, Danny Heatley killed his homeboy while driving drunk. He got off with barely a slap on the wrist. Aside from killing his teammate, he put everyone else on the road that night in danger. All I remember hearing from everyone was remorse for this young man who had just killed one of his closest friends. Apparently that guilt was punishment enough in the eyes of the media. Whatever. Remember Ray Lewis and Leonard Little? I won't go into detail, but let's just say murder and drunk driving were involved. I'm not here to make excuses for Mike, he broke the law so he should be punished. All I'm saying is worse laws have been broken without a smidgen of the outrage that has been shown here. We need to reevaluate our priorities if killing dogs is worse than rape and murder. I'm just sayin....

6 comments:

white hot eboy said...

Co Co, anyone who compares crimes against humans and animals are venturing off into uncharted territory. They are not the same , by any means, without a doubt. While all your examples are valid as showing crimes in their genuine form, they are kind of shortsighted. Danny Heatley ACCIDENTLY killed someone regardless of him being high, drunk, whatever. Crimes of passion, as they're called, are just that, things get heated, words are exchnaged and then actions occur, and you can't take back what's done. Ray Lewis "got away with murder" because the case and prosecution against him where weak. Jayson Williams, same sentence. I think the reason it is a big deal for #7's crimes, (and you and I both know the dog torture is the issue everyone is seeing)is because his CRIMES (that's what they are in our justice system)were commited over an extended period of time and the visciousness that came with them just showed how sadistic people are. Not just #7, as we know this goes on all ocer the country. Use this example going forward, CO Co, since you, as an extremley intelligent woman can put together where others might not be able to. If you had a child or a relative (or yourself)who lived near a "dog fighting" house, and one or more of those killer dogs got free and did something terrible to you or a loved one (and we both know that happens all the time)who would you be more angry at then. The "stupid" dog, who knows nothing and can't be charged for the crime it commited or the as*hole owner/financer who allowed it to go on and caused you and your people terrible loss. Not that #7 had that occur, but it does happen and that is scary to anyone else who has to think about it.

CoCo said...

Well EBOY, there are conflicting reports about whether Pit Bulls are for the most part aggressive by nature so a dog attack could happen whether or not someone has trained them to do so. Like I mentioned in my post, I've been chased and attacked or damn near attacked by dogs of all types. (I'm from the country and if there were leash laws there was no one there to enforce them) Anyway, as I said dog fighting is wrong, but damn, all of this?? This is a bit ridiculous. This man's livelihood is about to be taken away when people who have done far worse get off on technicalities. If we are going to leave certain laws open to interpretation i.e. murder, then we need to leave some wiggle room where cases like this are concerned. This is not the worst crime imaginable as it's been described and Michael Vick is not the scum of the earth. He did a bad thing and he should be punished. We need a little more perspective in this country.

white hot eboy said...

Let's just meet in the middle and agree that he was extremley stupid for putting his career and name and career stature in jeopardy to be one of the "boys". He could have easily avoided ANY interaction and kept himself in the good graces of the league and the fans. And sorry for last nights, mispellings and and genral mess of a post. My son was on my lap while I was typing and wanted me to go to Youtube so he could watch part of the Transformers movie.

CoCo said...

I'm in the middle with you then EBOY. Its a blog, I don't care about your grammatical errors! I don't care about mine either! LOL

H to the izzo said...

CoCo,If you think these laws should be up for interpretation that still wouldn't save Vick.This case would be Dog fighting in the first degree or something like that.He deserves all the time he gets but also deserves another chance.Its hard to feel sorry for someone like him when you talked about taking his livliehood away,he will never go hungry,he has more money than anyone needs and to feel sorry that he's livelyhood is being taken away is pretty weak

CoCo said...

I don't recall mentioning in this particular post that I feel sorry for him Izzo. He's a jackass no doubt, but my basic point is that there are worse crimes than dog fighting.