Month: May 2009

Michael Vick Released from Prison:

The debates are now raging about if Michael Vick should be welcomed back into the NFL. I don’t think the question is if Vick should be allowed back into the NFL. I think the question is should you support Michael Vick in anyway if and when he does return to the NFL? Should you watch him play football? Buy his jersey? Forget what he has done? And do most people, especially those on the airwaves discussing this, actually realize what Vick has done? Vick took part in hanging, electrocuting and shooting helpless dogs. I’m not going to post it here but if you search the internet you can find harrowing videos of dogs in South Korea (where they still eat dogs) being hung. I don’t for a second think Michael Vick feels bad about what he did to the dogs. I do believe he feels bad about all the trouble this has brought his friends and family but not the dogs. His dog fighting ring was too extravagant, organized and costly for him to have had concerns about the dogs. I’m not going to support Vick in any way. I’m not going to watch any of his games and I’m not going to contribute any money that might land in his pocket. I hope you do the same. On a happier note here’s a picture of Sweet Pea (formerly...

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Gossip:

(A priest talking to a woman about how she’s been gossiping about others) “I want you to go home, take a pillow up on your roof, cut it open with a knife, and return here to me!” So the woman went home, took a pillow off her bed, a knife from the drawer, went up the fire escape to the roof, and stabbed the pillow. Then she went back to the old parish priest as instructed. “Did you gut the pillow with the knife?” he says.”Yes, Father.” “And what was the result?” “Feathers,” she said. “Feathers?” he repeated. “Feathers everywhere, Father!” “Now I want you to go back and gather up every last feather that flew out on the wind!” “Well,” she said, “it can’t be done. I don’t know where they went. The wind took them all over.” ”And that,” said Father O’Rourke, “is gossip!” – from the movie...

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