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Poor Michael Vick: Good guy act finally over?
The other shoe has finally dropped.
Nothing new is here as far as details as to how the dogs who were not able to win fights died which has not been in the news, but still it's not an easy read first thing in the morning - warning.
Also, as far as what MV did to the family dog, remember that a few months back MV said he should be able to have another dog....because his daughter wanted one....well, that is, she wanted another one. They don't have one now because (delicate cough) he intentionally killed the last one. (What is wrong with this picture?) "16 Dec 2010 -- Michael Vick wants to own a dog ... Vick My daughters miss having one, and that's the hardest thing: Telling them that we can't have one ..." www.sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=5922161
Oh dear...Vick's true colors are finally showing through...everyone knew they would...he never showed remorse...
Vick: Good guy act finally over? Well, we knew Michael Vick couldn't keep up the good guy act forever.
In an upcoming GQ magazine, the mask slips. And Vick asks, "What have I done to anybody?"
And L.A. Times columnist Bill Plaschke calls him on it.
"For a while," says Vick in the piece, "it was all, 'Scold Mike Vick, scold Mike Vick, just talk bad about him like he's not a person.' It was almost as if everyone wanted to hate me. But what have I done to anybody? It was something that happened, and it was people trying to make some money."
Has the guy gone barking mad? And I don't mean just referring to himself in the third person. He's pity party central, hang-dog and sulky.
Gone is the apologist he's played for two years, replaced by petulance.
"Yeah, you got the family dog and the white picket fence and you just think that's all there is," Vick says in the piece. "Some of us had to grow up in poverty-stricken urban neighborhoods and we just had to adapt to our environment. I know it's wrong. But people act like it's some crazy thing they never heard of. They don't know."
Oh, but Mike. They do know. They know it's one thing to bet on dogs in the fight ring - as bad as that is.
And quite another to joyfully, meticulously, premeditatedly kill dogs who underperform.
To shoot, electrocute, drown, strangle dogs. To pick them up and slam them to the ground, over and over and over till they're dead, dead, dead. Or, when they're not quite dead, to hang them by the neck till their last breath finally chokes off.
To muzzle terrified dogs and throw them into a ring, knowing they can't fight back, letting them get ripped to pound pieces. For practice.
To throw a house pet in with a pit bull that's been trained and bullied to kill on command.
Then laugh about it. That's the crazy part, Mike.
I grew up in poverty, too. And, Mike, there's not an ounce of me that wants to do what you did to helpless animals.
"All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is for good people to do nothing." ~Edmund Burke
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too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late."
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