I'm not a fan of pit bulls -- I think they are basically born half-nuts with the potential of boding murderous harm to humans far more than any other dog (I know, I know, the pro-pit bull lobby says I'm the one who's nuts believing this, one of the detractors my nephew Billy who says his pit bull is the lovingest little darling you could ever meet).
But the pit bulls have a fan in me in the issue of an idiot in America who is nuts, and rich and famous because he can throw an inflated leather ball real well.
It is this ability in a society of sick, warped worship for celebrities -- even the boneheads whose contribution to the betterment of mankind is the Nobel Prize-winning act of flinging a ball in the air -- that will see the idiot, who goes by the name of Michael Vick, not get the proper punishment for proving that when it comes to scary, demented animals, he's the worst sicko of them all.
The quarterback of the Atlanta Falcons is going to plead guilty (he swung a plea-bargain Monday) to what he adamantly had said he knew nothing about --an illegal pit bull fighting operation on property he owned, Michael Sick not only providing sponsorship bucks, but so involved that he helped kill off poor-performing and/or badly-injured dogs by drowning or shooting.
Wonderful, classy guy, isn't he?
If his name was Joe Biffle, anonymous bus driver, I'd like to think you, too, would be outraged and see the evil for what it is, but, sadly, there are a great number of you who don't because you can't see past celebrity worship and the special treatment you feel is proper for anus apertures like Michael Sick who enriches your wretched lives with his talent for throwing a football.
The Canadian Football League is sanctimoniously declaring it will not, repeat, NOT, go after Mr. Sick should he be suspended by the NFL as the CFL has done previously with several NFL-suspended druggies, the CFL basing its decision on its new ruling in the aftermath of the Argos signing Miami Dolphin-suspended druggie Ricky Williams -- but one can't help infer from this that had the CFL not finally succumbed from pressure from the NFL, it would have leapt for Michael Sick, dog lover, without one ounce of moral consideration.
Sick's money-grubbing lawyers are saying "Mr. Vick" (notice how the bums always suddenly become "Mr.") is now truly "sorry" and "very remorseful" and accepts "full responsibility" and "apologizes" and is a "father" and "a human being" and a "son" and the diarrhea flows on and on as if it matters a damn -- about the "human being" and "father" and "son" involved in dogs being covertly trained and encouraged to fight, kill, and maim one another.
"SORRY" HE GOT CAUGHT
Michael Sick is "sorry" and "very remorseful", blah, blah, blah, only because he got caught, can't wriggle out, and wants to save his football career and its attendant wealth.
The court should boot the torturer and killer to the slammer for 10 years at least. The Falcons and NFL should have nothing more to do with this "role model." Won't happen. What's he going to get, two year's community service, walking people's pit bulls to neighbourhood parks?
Prison. A man is in a cage. People are poking at him with sticks. Hurting him. Making him mad. He is foaming. A violent, wacko inmate is thrown in with him. An incorrigible serving life for multiple murders. He attacks the first man. With teeth. With boots. With fists. People cheer.
People laugh. People scream for blood. The first man under-performs. He lies torn and bloodied and no longer useful. What is done unto him is what he once did unto others. He is drowned. He is shot dead. Many would call it justice. They have four legs and a tail and live among us.