Thursday, August 20, 2009

An Unforgiving Person: Crooked Former Politician Has No Stomach for Mike Vick

When former NJ US Senator Bob Torricelli announced he was dropping his bid for re-election under a cloud of ethical scandal, he asked, "When did we become such an unforgiving people? How did we become a society where a person can build credibility their entire life and have it questioned?"

Now an infrequent columnist on the NJ political site, "the Torch" wrote a scathing editorial against Vick and the Philadelphia Eagles, as well as some suggestion on how fellow football fans should treat those companies associated with the franchise.

I can only do it justice by sharing in its entirety...

The decision of who to support in this year's NFL match ups just got easier. I'm for anybody who plays against the Eagles.

Michael Vick is joining the team. The same man who just left a federal jail on felony counts involving the torturing and death of animals is about to reenter center stage. That's quite a message about the state of our culture and the role that NFL wants to play in our lives.

Homicide detectives sometimes track animal abuse because it's often the first act of mass murders. The same sociopathic behavior that takes pleasure in the suffering of an animal will migrate to the pleasure gained by harming a person. It's the same complete indifference to life. The killing of a helpless animal is not only unlawful but an act of depravity and sickness.

Think about Michael Vick. He trained dogs to maul and maim each other until death. When he was disappointed in them, he hung them by the neck. Their teeth were forcefully removed without anesthesia. Their torture became a means of his entertainment.

The talking heads on television describes him as a victim of "political correctness" and we're "denying him his right to make a living". What a sick society.

Let the Eagles make their choice. You should make yours. Watch every company that advertises during Eagles games and refuse to buy their products. Decent people should have no part in this charade. Sportsmanship used to involve more than athletic prowess. A sportsman was a person of character and a role model. It seems that the NFL has traded the notion of representing the best to allow the participation of the worst.

Bear in mind, Torricelli is from North Jersey - typically NY Football Giants country.

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Tracer Bullet said...

Lurie must have been late with his protection money.

GIANTS FAN said...

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John said...

The all-nfl criminal team