Thursday, August 23, 2007
The NAACP Drops the Ball

Apparently the Civil Rights movement has finally succeeded in ending discrimination in America! We're all living in harmony with one another and operating on a completely level playing field. How do I know this? Well, the NAACP has time to defend Michael Vick, so obviously racism as we know it has ended. Why else would they ignore more pressing concerns to make a plea on behalf of a spoiled, arrogant millionaire?

From the Associated Press: "As a society, we should aid in his rehabilitation and welcome a new Michael Vick back into the community without a permanent loss of his career in football," said R.L. White, president of the group's Atlanta chapter. "We further ask the NFL, Falcons, and the sponsors not to permanently ban Mr. Vick from his ability to bring hours of enjoyment to fans all over this country."

Perhaps, as a white guy, I have no right to say this, but the NAACP needs to get its fucking priorities straight. Forget disenfranchisement and poverty, as long as Michael Vick gets to quarterback the Atlanta Falcons on Monday Night Football the day after he gets out of prison. The Mayor of Atlanta could declare it "Michael Vick Day" and have members of the Armed Services carry him to midfield before the game. And why should poor Michael lose his endorsement deals?

I'll tell you why: Because he's a motherfucking dog killer. I don't always agree with PETA, but it's not like Michael Vick refuses to eat dolphin-safe tuna or bought his girlfriend a fur coat. He operated a dogfighting ring and murdered the dogs who didn't perform. Cruella DeVick should be banned from the NFL for life. Period.

Let's look closer at the NAACP's statement:"As a society, we should aid in his rehabilitation..." No, that's the prison's job. This is one fucked up society we live in; too fucked up to worry about throwing rose petals at the feet of someone who was paid millions to run fast. Can we solve ONE problem before we coddle Michael Vick? Pretty please?

"...welcome a new Michael Vick back into the community..." I hope it's a new Michael Vick, because the old one was a piece of shit.

"...ability to bring hours of enjoyment to fans all over this country." The guy who wrote this needs to quit his job at the NAACP and write copy for infomercials.

Also, it is extremely arrogant on the part of the NAACP to tell the Falcons owner how to spend his money. He gave Michael Vick a $100 million dollar contract, and Vick lied to his face. This is betrayal on a personal level, and I won't suggest the Falcons owner should never forgive Vick if the NAACP doesn't imply he has to.

Unlike a lot of animal lovers, I'm not suggesting that Vick be killed in the same manner the dogs were executed; nor am I advocating twenty years in prison. However, Michael Vick deserves to be banned for life from the NFL for what he did. If he truly becomes a "changed man" in prison, he can take his changed ass down to the employment office and find a real job like everyone else.


Blogger Übermilf said...

Hear, hear.

Blogger blog Portland said...

Surely there has to be an amicable way to compromise here. How about 5 years of prison, and then he has to fight in the UFC for another 5?

Blogger Übermilf said...

Is it "here, here?"

Blogger April said...

and I suppose the reason he was convicted is simply b/c he's black?

ahh...shut-up, April.

Blogger la dolce said...

yeah, he needs to esad

Blogger miss kendra said...

gosh, i love this post.

i think i might marry it.

As much as it pains me to say this, I couldn't agree more with you.

Blogger Scarlet Hip said...

You would think they would have changed their name by now.

Blogger Nick said...

it's hear, hear.


I always thought they should change it to African Americans, but then it would be the National Association for the Advancement of African Americans or NAAAA.

As in, do you think Mike Vick should be allowed into the NFL again?



I had something else but I'll tell you on AIM.

Blogger Übermilf said...

You can't share it with the rest of us?


Blogger Scarlet Hip said...

I just told my mother - who marched with Martin Luther King - about this. Her reply, "Martin Luther King is rolling over in his grave right now. Shame on them."

That pretty much sums it up.

Blogger The Stormin Mormon said...

Cruella DeVick... HAHAHAHAHAHAHA. Fucking hillarious, and the only way I will say his name from now on.

I agree that the NAACP should have something better to do than defend a dog murdering millionaire. Stupid jackass can leave prison and return to most of his former life, a whole lot richer than everyone else he was in prison with, sans an NFL career.

Blogger Tracy said...

Todd -
You Rock.

Michael Prick should die in a fire.
Abuse animals? No mercy. Die in a fire.

Blogger Tracy said...

Shit, i need to go take a valium now. I'm so riled up i could beat that guy brainless with an aluminum bat.

I volunteered at an animal shelter and I lasted ONE day. My heart couldn't bear the idea that quite a few of the Pit Bull dogs would have to be put down because they'd been mistreated and used and dumped, thus Un-Adoptable.

Blogger Bizarro-Flounder said...

It's nice to see that you are picking up your game as we hit the dog days of summer. The last three posts have been pure genius, big man!

BTW - Brooke's mom is black? Who knew?

Blogger Übermilf said...

I'm pretty sure it's "here, here", as in, "that goes for me over in this corner, too."

Blogger katrocket said...

I've been reading tons of posts about Vick lately - this one is by far my favourite. Right on!

Blogger Nick said...

It's hear, hear. It's an expression that originated as hear ye, or hear him, usually repeated.

Blogger Cravey said...

Oh dear.
I think I just fell in love with you.


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