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Reply Michael Vick toon... (Original post)
CaliforniaPeggy Apr 2012 OP
joeybee12 Apr 2012 #1
irisblue Apr 2012 #2
alcibiades_mystery Apr 2012 #3
CaliforniaPeggy Apr 2012 #4
ceile Apr 2012 #5
FSogol Apr 2012 #6
CaliforniaPeggy Apr 2012 #8
OhioChick Apr 2012 #7
LineReply .
rocktivity Apr 2012 #9
CaliforniaPeggy Apr 2012 #10
FailureToCommunicate Apr 2012 #23
hamsterjill Apr 2012 #25
LynneSin Apr 2012 #11
joeybee12 Apr 2012 #12
LynneSin Apr 2012 #15
PBass Apr 2012 #13
LynneSin Apr 2012 #16
truedelphi Apr 2012 #19
LynneSin Apr 2012 #21
Fawke Em Apr 2012 #17
LynneSin Apr 2012 #18
WillParkinson Apr 2012 #28
JonLP24 Apr 2012 #30
emilyg Apr 2012 #14
Jamaal510 Apr 2012 #20
Little Star Apr 2012 #22
loyalkydem Apr 2012 #24
d06204 Apr 2012 #26
WillParkinson Apr 2012 #27
d06204 Apr 2012 #31
MADem Apr 2012 #29

Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Fri Apr 20, 2012, 01:35 PM

1. Excellent! KNR

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Fri Apr 20, 2012, 01:57 PM

2. hey princess pretty paws, wanna go for a walk? n/t

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Fri Apr 20, 2012, 01:58 PM

3. Timely

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Response to alcibiades_mystery (Reply #3)

Fri Apr 20, 2012, 02:01 PM

4. Um...

I just saw it on facebook...

And thanks for the kick.

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Fri Apr 20, 2012, 02:01 PM

5. Thank you Peg.

I don't care if he did his time, I don't want people to forget what a monster he is.

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Fri Apr 20, 2012, 02:13 PM

6. Change "Lassie" to "Seamus" and "Michael Vick" to "Mitt Romney"

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Response to FSogol (Reply #6)

Fri Apr 20, 2012, 02:32 PM

8. Omigod, PERFECT!

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Fri Apr 20, 2012, 02:22 PM

7. LOL



Thanks for posting, Peggy.

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Fri Apr 20, 2012, 02:42 PM

9. .

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rocktivity

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Response to rocktivity (Reply #9)

Fri Apr 20, 2012, 02:47 PM

10. LOVE it!

Thanks for sharing it!

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Response to rocktivity (Reply #9)

Fri Apr 20, 2012, 04:17 PM

23. I thought he was entitled to a jury of his PEERs!?!

Sorry but those mutts outclass him

Imagine Mutt Romney sitting there instead in the witness chair...
(Like that would ever happen)

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Response to rocktivity (Reply #9)

Fri Apr 20, 2012, 04:21 PM

25. My vet has this toon posted in his waiting room!

n/t

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Fri Apr 20, 2012, 03:41 PM

11. Welll that was relevant about 3 years ago. You actually know what he's doing today?

Michael Vick has become one of the most outspoken advocates against animal fighting. He still speaks at school districts in inner cities where dog fighting isn't considered animal cruelty. He's probably doing more to fight animal cruelty then most people. He still travels to schools, mainly in the inner cities where many consider dog-fighting a way of life. He speaks to those kids to tell them they shouldn't treat animals that way and he's been doing it the last 3 years.

Just recently Vick spoke out about the Cockfighting laws in Alabama:


http://www.usatoday.com/sports/football/nfl/eagles/story/2012-04-17/Michael-Vick-cockfighting-alabama/54339702/1

Michael Vick speaks out on Ala. cockfighting law
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick has made another effort to say animal cruelty is wrong, urging Alabama lawmakers to increase penalties for cockfighting.

Vick says in a statement Monday that Alabama's cockfighting law is the nation's "weakest" because the $50 fine is the maximum punishment. Vick has been outspoken against animal cruelty since he served 16 months in federal prison on a dog-fighting conviction.

Vick says he doesn't want others to make the same mistake of being cruel to animals.



I mean geez, the man went to jail, served his time.

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Response to LynneSin (Reply #11)

Fri Apr 20, 2012, 03:53 PM

12. Hmmm...is that still the court-ordered speaking engaements he's required to do? nt

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Response to joeybee12 (Reply #12)

Fri Apr 20, 2012, 03:58 PM

15. And?

http://www.humanesociety.org/issues/dogfighting/qa/vick_faq.html

And I'm thinking that since leaving jail in 2007 he's finished his time. He is still working with HSUS.

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Response to LynneSin (Reply #11)

Fri Apr 20, 2012, 03:54 PM

13. Totally agree. I'm a Liberal and I believe that people can be reformed.

That's what our prisons are for, aren't they? Reform? (sarcasm here, sad to say. Seems to be more about punishment than reform).

Michael Vick paid his debt to society. From what I've read, he is a changed person. I believe that people can change, learn and grow. It's possible for Michael Vick, and it's possible for people who have committed even worse crimes than Michael Vick.

I hope people can forgive Michael Vick some day.

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Response to PBass (Reply #13)

Fri Apr 20, 2012, 04:01 PM

16. Here's what Michael Vick was involved with lately (date 3/30/2012)

http://www.humanesociety.org/news/press_releases/2012/03/vick_psa_033012.html

Michael Vick Featured in New PSA Promoting Animal Fighting Tip Line

The Humane Society of the United States released a 30-second video public service announcement featuring Philadelphia Eagles’ quarterback Michael Vick urging viewers to report animal cruelty and fighting activities in their communities to our toll-free animal fighting tip line. Vick is also featured in a new two-minute educational video from The HSUS’s Pets for Life program featuring a direct message from him to young people, encouraging them to treat animals with kindness and care for their pets.

The videos were debuted to Simon Gratz High School students in Philadelphia on Friday.

An ambassador in the effort to prevent dogfighting
“Michael Vick served time for illegal dogfighting, and he’s an important ambassador for the message that dogfighting is cruel, that it’s a felony, and that we must be good to animals,” said Wayne Pacelle, president and CEO of The Humane Society of the United States. “Mike has been making appearances for HSUS’s anti-dogfighting campaign, and these videos will broaden our audience and remind people to report animal fighting crimes and help to build humane communities.”

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Response to LynneSin (Reply #16)

Fri Apr 20, 2012, 04:11 PM

19. Although let's admit it - wouldn't it have been great if Vick not only

Had to do these speaking engagements, but had to offer up some of his Football monies to the actual volunteers (dozens of them) who travelled across country, and then bathed, fed, and rescued all of the pit bulls this man had put through hell.

Amazingly, despite their mis-treatment, all but two animals were able to be placed in good homes. (One of the two was in such bad shape, physically speaking, that after her death, her care giver and rescue aide said, "I will never ever forget her. How despite all her infirmaties, she still tried to give affection to people caring for her.")

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Response to truedelphi (Reply #19)

Fri Apr 20, 2012, 04:13 PM

21. You mean like the million dollars?

http://www.humanesociety.org/issues/dogfighting/qa/vick_faq.html

After meeting with Vick and hearing him express his remorse, Pacelle consulted with The HSUS' board of directors and staff. Despite our utter disgust with what Vick did and our leading role in making sure he was convicted and punished for his crimes, we decided that shunning Vick forever would do no good for any animal. Vick paid $1 million for the care and rehabilitation of the dogs at Bad Newz Kennels. Now he contributes his time and his voice to attacking the problem by reaching out to inner-city youth.

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Response to PBass (Reply #13)

Fri Apr 20, 2012, 04:03 PM

17. Might be easier if animal cruelty didn't have a

nearly 100 percent recidivism rate.

I have no need to forgive Vick. I simply hope the animals he treated so cruelly come back often in his dreams to haunt him.

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Response to PBass (Reply #13)

Fri Apr 20, 2012, 04:07 PM

18. I don't expect people to become Michael Vick fans

but what you said is true.

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Response to PBass (Reply #13)

Fri Apr 20, 2012, 04:34 PM

28. Maybe one day...

Likely not.

See, the dogs he tortured are better than me. They'd like wag their tails at him and show him love and affection. I'm just not that good of a person.

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Response to LynneSin (Reply #11)

Fri Apr 20, 2012, 04:56 PM

30. Dogfighting takes place everywhere

If it isn't animal cruelty and a is a way of life in the inner city then it also is everywhere else. The lowest level of dogfighting, "Street", is what is more common in inner cities than elsewhere. Street basically means matches are more spontaneous, less organized. The higher levels, "hobbyists" and "professionals" can be found anywhere and isn't more prevalent in anyone area than others, except for states w/ the weakest dogfighting laws. Those levels, the matches are more organized, the participants but far greater effort into training & breeding, will travel significant distances to enter matches, and come from all walks of life.

I don't mean to distract from your point, but it is a big misconception that dogfighting is some inner city thing when it is everywhere. I'm not suggesting Vick's efforts are meaningless, more people will listen to Vick if he says don't dogfight than a far less famous person and also dogfighting enforcement and penalties have gone up significantly since Vick got in trouble.

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Fri Apr 20, 2012, 03:56 PM

14. Love it.

 

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Fri Apr 20, 2012, 04:12 PM

20. I think it's unfair how people can still hold a grudge with Mike Vick over this.

He spent his time in prison, he had his NFL career tainted over his dogfighting incident, he's been advocating against animal violence...what MORE do you want from the guy?

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Fri Apr 20, 2012, 04:14 PM

22. LOL!...

I think that is funny. Thanks for posting CP. Your the best.

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Fri Apr 20, 2012, 04:21 PM

24. Um....

I don't like this and I'm offended by this toon. I agree with another user. Michael Vick served his time is trying to make restitution for what he did. When will enough be enough for you guys.

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Fri Apr 20, 2012, 04:29 PM

26. Wow people! Must Vick do

penance into perpetuity?

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Response to d06204 (Reply #26)

Fri Apr 20, 2012, 04:30 PM

27. At least...

I'm hoping it continues upon reincarnation. Unless he's reincarnated into a dog.

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Response to WillParkinson (Reply #27)

Sat Apr 21, 2012, 01:35 PM

31. Ha!

touche...

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Fri Apr 20, 2012, 04:34 PM

29. At least Vick atoned, apologized and did time for his crime.

Romney doubled down, with his wife at his side, blamed the "turkey on the counter" for the dog shitting himself in fear, and insisted that the dog "enjoyed" being rocked back and forth in a windy box going seventy miles an hour.

Michael Vick is the more honest of the two, and certainly the more contrite.

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