Thursday, August 27, 2009

Michael Vick

I am puzzled by the great consternation over the protests concerning Michael Vick's playing football for the Eagles. First of all, if dogs were involved, instead of people, there would have been no holocaust in Germany. Second, if there were dogs on the plane that was destroyed by terrorists in Lockerbie, Scotland, Khadaffi would never have welcomed the convicted terrorist home as a hero.

Next, the protests in favor of Vick's rehiring are not because people are in favor of dog torture. Let's look at this reasonably. More of the people in prison are not white. Therefore, more of the people who get released from prison are also not white and they all need jobs. Lets face it. Would you hire an ex-con? a jailbird? an ex-felon? But, in order for those who are released from prison to "get on with their lives" they all need jobs and the fact that Michael Vick, one of the more notorious people released from prison, got a job raises hopes that other ex-cons will also be hired. Of course, not everyone can play quarterback for a professional football franchise. But everyone can say "do you want fries with that."

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