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Michael Vick acknowledges he's a dog owner
cnn.com ^ | 10/13/12 | Khara Lewin

Posted on 10/13/2012 8:39:28 AM PDT by ColdOne

(CNN) -- Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick, who served 18 months in federal prison for bankrolling a deadly dogfighting ring, now has a dog.

"I understand the strong emotions by some people about our family's decision to care for a pet," he said in a statement released Thursday. "As a father, it is important to make sure my children develop a healthy relationship with animals."

He added that "our pet is well cared for and loved as a member of our family."

(Excerpt) Read more at cnn.com ...


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KEYWORDS: dog; michaelvick
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1 posted on 10/13/2012 8:39:32 AM PDT by ColdOne
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To: ColdOne

Right Mike!! We believe. You’ve seen the light!! /s


2 posted on 10/13/2012 8:41:08 AM PDT by Sacajaweau (r)
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To: ColdOne

As a dog owner I truly hope Vick has realized what a horrific thing he did to those dogs...people change..i hope he has..but, I think the humane Society, or some group should check on his pet from time to time to make sure it’s cared for...


3 posted on 10/13/2012 8:46:30 AM PDT by little-e ((STOP THE WAR ON COAL-FIRE OBAMA))
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To: ColdOne

So what did he get?

A pit pull or a poodle?


4 posted on 10/13/2012 8:48:03 AM PDT by SandyInSeattle (Eat Mor Chikin!)
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To: SandyInSeattle

Ack. Pit Bull, not Pit Pull. Sheesh.


5 posted on 10/13/2012 8:48:48 AM PDT by SandyInSeattle (Eat Mor Chikin!)
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To: ColdOne

Good for Michael Vick!


6 posted on 10/13/2012 8:49:22 AM PDT by BobNative
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To: ColdOne

Now he can have Obama over for dinner.


7 posted on 10/13/2012 8:51:34 AM PDT by bmwcyle (Corollary - Electing the same person over and over and expecting a different outcome is insanity)
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To: Joe 6-pack

ping


8 posted on 10/13/2012 8:51:54 AM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11 0bie don' t eatl my dog!)
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To: SandyInSeattle

I’m curious about which breed he chose for his new pet.

Not all pit bulls are bad, I don’t think. We have 2 or 3 that play at the doggie park with my dogs. They seem friendly and playful—but I think all of the doggie owners are keeping their eyes on them just in case...I know I am when they are playing with one of my dogs.

I think it a bit odd that the article didn’t mention the breed of his new dog........


9 posted on 10/13/2012 9:00:46 AM PDT by basil (Second Amendment Sisters.org)
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To: ColdOne
FU Michael Vick!

Child abusers and molesters aren't allowed around kids, why is this POS allowed around dogs?

10 posted on 10/13/2012 9:06:30 AM PDT by Slump Tester (What if I'm pregnant Teddy? Errr-ahh -Calm down Mary Jo, we'll cross that bridge when we come to it)
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To: basil

He had spoken openly about wanting to own a dog and in July told CNN’s Piers Morgan that he did not want to deprive his daughters from having the pet because of his crimes. Asked what kind of dog he would get, Vick said that he would allow his children to choose, but “it certainly won’t be a pit bull.”

http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/inq-eagles/Michael-Vick-confirms-he-has-a-dog.html


11 posted on 10/13/2012 9:09:23 AM PDT by Altariel ("Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!")
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To: little-e

This dog is a member of his family. That doesn’t stop him from thinking that dog fighting is fun and a proper sport for a man, any more than a criminal who loves his mother or his brothers feels any compunction against assaulting and robbing those outside his circle.


12 posted on 10/13/2012 9:11:42 AM PDT by heartwood
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To: Altariel

Thanks for the reply. I was curious—but to be honest, it certainly isn’t any of my business...........


13 posted on 10/13/2012 9:14:31 AM PDT by basil (Second Amendment Sisters.org)
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14 posted on 10/13/2012 9:15:59 AM PDT by randita
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To: ColdOne
Vick is not a stupid man and I believe he also has a heart.

A dog can be one of the very best teachers, who can show you yourself better than most skilled psychotherapists.

If he has not already, perhaps, with his family's love and example, he will learn what so many others understand.

15 posted on 10/13/2012 9:16:33 AM PDT by GBA (Vote as if your Freedom depended on it...)
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To: Sacajaweau

wow how cynical are you? I guess you don’t believe in redemption and having a second chance. Everything that this man has done after coming out of prison (the time served for his crime) has shown that he indeed has had a change of heart.

I am so glad that you lead such a perfect life


16 posted on 10/13/2012 9:27:31 AM PDT by Nifster
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To: GBA

“A dog can be one of the very best teachers, who can show you yourself better than most skilled psychotherapists”.

That is a true statement provided your aren’t a sociopath. Sorry... but Vick proved himself a cruel person by what he did previously. He didn’t participate in a one time only dog fight. He organized, financially supported and fully participated in an ongoing breeding/dog fighting/execution of numerous dogs. Over and over... this was his fun time. A hobby. Anyone that could throw a defenseless puppy or small breed dog into a ring for a larger dog to rip apart as part of “training”... is beyond self redemption. He’s beyond psychiatric help as well. IMHO.


17 posted on 10/13/2012 9:29:15 AM PDT by momtothree
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To: Slump Tester

child molesters do not have changes of heart....

Mike Vick’s abuse of dogs was a cultural stupidity inculcated by a segment of society that thinks things like cock fighting and dog fighting is acceptable. That is what he grew up with. It is who he WAS. He has since shown that after serving time for his crime he indeed has changed.

Good for mike Vick. I hope he and his family enjoy their pet for years to come


18 posted on 10/13/2012 9:31:03 AM PDT by Nifster
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To: momtothree

Vick may have proved himself cruel but that does NOT make him a sociopath....a term you are quick to throw around.

And I am so happy to know that you can tell whether a man has had a change of heart and is grateful for a second chance. Always good to know that God walks amongst us


19 posted on 10/13/2012 9:33:36 AM PDT by Nifster
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20 posted on 10/13/2012 9:44:18 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Nifster; Sacajaweau; Slump Tester

You can defend Vick all day. You can blame it all on the fact he was a poor child. However, let’s look at the facts. He may have been poor but he did have two working parents. He got a full scholarship to VT. He went to the NFL with a multi-million dollar contract. He participated in every aspect of dog fighting for over five years. In fact, he was living in a multi-million dollar mansion while doing these horrific deeds. He didn’t have “a change of heart”. He was arrested and prosecuted... that isn’t a change of heart. He’d still be doing this stuff today if he didn’t almost lose his precious NFL career. Any person that could do the things he did shouldn’t be anywhere near a dog. If he was truly “grateful” for a second chance, he wouldn’t have gotten a dog. That shows extreme arrogance and conceit. Have a nice day.


21 posted on 10/13/2012 9:48:49 AM PDT by momtothree
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To: SandyInSeattle

I dunno...Pit Pull could be a whole new breed...put ‘em in a pit and watch ‘em pull the walls down and go after the bettors...

Hiya, Sandy!


22 posted on 10/13/2012 9:51:30 AM PDT by Monkey Face (If you didn't know how old you are, how old would you be?)
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To: Nifster

Prisons are full of folks who have “seen the light and the errors of their ways,” long enough to get parole and continue a life of crime.

Few are truly “reformed.”


23 posted on 10/13/2012 9:53:41 AM PDT by Monkey Face (If you didn't know how old you are, how old would you be?)
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To: momtothree

I agree with you.


24 posted on 10/13/2012 9:56:13 AM PDT by beandog (All Aboard the Choo Choo Train to Crazy Town)
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To: Nifster
"Mike Vick’s abuse of dogs was a cultural stupidity inculcated by a segment of society that thinks things like cock fighting and dog fighting is acceptable."

What a load of BULLSHIT! We can use your same reasoning to explain why there were always blacks selling other blacks to the white slave traders. They weren't wrong at all, they were just "inculcated by a segment of society" that things like that were OK.

Aside from what Vick did to his OWN dogs, people lost their pets to this asshole. He created a market for kidnapped kittens, cats, puppys and dogs he bought from other lowlife scum so his dogs could "train".

He's a POS. Stick him in the jungle where HE's part of the food chain.

25 posted on 10/13/2012 9:57:32 AM PDT by Slump Tester (What if I'm pregnant Teddy? Errr-ahh -Calm down Mary Jo, we'll cross that bridge when we come to it)
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To: Nifster

I’m not going to hold what he did against him. He was raised in a certain fashion and wasn’t taught otherwise.

He is showing a willingness to repent and we have to allow him the chance to be repentent. That is part of the Christian ethic.

He says that the dog is well cared for and it probably is. He wants his children to be on a different path than he was on.

That’s good enough for me.


26 posted on 10/13/2012 9:58:13 AM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: heartwood
Excuse me! This man served his time in prison. It is a small person that would not give him another chance to prove himself to be a good citizen. I have needed a second chance in life, but I guess that you never have.
27 posted on 10/13/2012 10:10:23 AM PDT by Coldwater Creek (He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadows of the Almighty Psalm 91:)
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To: ColdOne

Vick should NEVER be allowed to own a dog again with his history of dog fighting.


28 posted on 10/13/2012 10:13:01 AM PDT by Redpublican
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To: momtothree; Nifster; Sacajaweau; Slump Tester

I’m with momtothree and Slump Tester on this.

Anybody who can kill dogs in the horrific ways that he did and all for the fun of it may say he has changed but he hasn’t. He will always be capable of committing the same form of abuse.

Most alcoholics I know don’t want to ever drink again so they don’t put themselves in a position to do so. They stay out of bars and don’t spend time with folks who are drinking.

Vick making a issue of pointing out he didn’t get a pit bull is proof ha hasn’t lost the fever. I have seven dogs, one of which is a pit and he is as big a part of the family as the others. We and our guests don’t treat him any differently than we treat the other dogs. He is just a dog not a wreaking machine like the pit haters lie about them.

I personally still think Vick is a POS.


29 posted on 10/13/2012 10:16:39 AM PDT by Eaker (Stripping Americans of their freedom and dignity and rubbing their noses in it is a very bad idea.)
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To: heartwood

Very true...I support a group called “Best Friends”...they took in several of Vick’s dogs...a few had to be put down from injuries....most have been adopted out....


30 posted on 10/13/2012 10:19:35 AM PDT by little-e ((STOP THE WAR ON COAL-FIRE OBAMA))
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To: ColdOne

Disgusting.


31 posted on 10/13/2012 10:21:20 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: momtothree
Vick proved himself a cruel person

All I see with this story is he's kissing up to the camera. Once scum, always scum.

32 posted on 10/13/2012 10:50:14 AM PDT by bgill
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To: ColdOne

May his name be forgotten.


33 posted on 10/13/2012 10:53:43 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: momtothree
"Any person that could do the things he did shouldn’t be. anywhere near a dog"

Fixed that for ya.

34 posted on 10/13/2012 10:56:00 AM PDT by Salamander (Can't sleep. Clowns will eat me.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Question, i thought as a term of his probation he was never allowed to have dogs?


35 posted on 10/13/2012 11:05:05 AM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11 0bie don' t eatl my dog!)
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To: Nifster

“has shown that he indeed has had a change of heart.”

Frog snot.

The bad PR affected his multi-million dollar football paychecks.

You’re right..he’s not stupid.

He’s cleverly now cast himself as a spokesman for animal rights and ‘redeemed’ himself in the eyes of the blind.

He hasn’t donated a single dime to Dog Town, who took in his brutalized beasts and spent a fortune in time and money to rehab them.

Wayne Gacy should’ve been half as clever and become a children’s advocate.


36 posted on 10/13/2012 11:05:57 AM PDT by Salamander (Can't sleep. Clowns will eat me.)
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To: Nifster; Salamander

No he hasn’t had any change of heart, he got caught. He needed rehabilitation so he could resume his football career.

what he did to dogs is unforgivable...forever. Just me though.


37 posted on 10/13/2012 11:10:21 AM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11 0bie don' t eatl my dog!)
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To: Monkey Face

My dad was a long time prison guard.

He said “jailhouse conversions” were hardly ever worth the spit it took to claim them.

It’s all about the parole board.


38 posted on 10/13/2012 11:12:43 AM PDT by Salamander (Can't sleep. Clowns will eat me.)
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To: Slings and Arrows
Question, i thought as a term of his probation he was never allowed to have dogs? I found the info.. Vick could not own a dog during a three-year probationary period following his release from prison. Read more: http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/inq-eagles/Michael-Vick-confirms-he-has-a-dog.html#ixzz29ChUuwo6
39 posted on 10/13/2012 11:12:43 AM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11 0bie don' t eatl my dog!)
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To: ColdOne

That’s what the article says. I guess some animals are more equal than others.


40 posted on 10/13/2012 11:13:06 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Salamander

And that’s the truth. No glossing it over, no excuses. They are clever enough to do what is necessary to get out on the streets, and if the parole board falls for the stories, it is their responsibility.


41 posted on 10/13/2012 11:18:13 AM PDT by Monkey Face (If you didn't know how old you are, how old would you be?)
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To: ColdOne

Not just you.

This is a public suck up scam.

So, when was his “epiphany”?

Did somebody show him photos of all his dead and mutilated dogs and he puked, cried and repented of his sins?

If that was in the news, I missed it.

Ironically, those who worship the false idol of football will be the first to ‘forgive’ him.

He’s a great player...sadistic brutality be damned.

[consider the Sandusky/Joe Paterno “protests”. To hell with all those abused kids, we gotta win the pennant!]


42 posted on 10/13/2012 11:19:11 AM PDT by Salamander (Can't sleep. Clowns will eat me.)
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To: Monkey Face

Dad said some of the most brilliant, charming and talented men you’d ever want to meet were behind bars...and they should stay there forever.

Villainy wears no deadlier guise than that of Virtue.


43 posted on 10/13/2012 11:21:51 AM PDT by Salamander (Can't sleep. Clowns will eat me.)
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To: Salamander

By the way before the dog scandal remember twice during a game he flipped off the crowd and walked off the field.

He didn’t have morals then and now he doesn’t either. It is all for the football career.


44 posted on 10/13/2012 11:27:32 AM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11 0bie don' t eatl my dog!)
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To: Salamander

A prime example is a pedophile...they should never, EVER be released. Hardened criminals are clever, and will do what they need to in order to be released.

Sometimes, political correctness is worse than war.


45 posted on 10/13/2012 11:29:58 AM PDT by Monkey Face (If you didn't know how old you are, how old would you be?)
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To: ColdOne

http://www.salary-money.com/Michael-Vick-salary-13000000.php

Prepare to have your mind blown.


46 posted on 10/13/2012 11:31:52 AM PDT by Salamander (Can't sleep. Clowns will eat me.)
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To: Monkey Face

I spent 5 years enduring a pedophile uncle.

Don’t ask what I think should be done to them.


47 posted on 10/13/2012 11:37:17 AM PDT by Salamander (Can't sleep. Clowns will eat me.)
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To: GBA

For me what he did to dogs can never be forgiven.


48 posted on 10/13/2012 11:51:09 AM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11 0bie don' t eatl my dog!)
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To: Salamander

I know it is mind blowing.


49 posted on 10/13/2012 11:58:19 AM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11 0bie don' t eatl my dog!)
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To: little-e
As a dog owner I truly hope Vick has realized what a horrific thing he did to those dogs...people change..i hope he has..but, I think the humane Society, or some group should check on his pet from time to time to make sure it’s cared for...

Well, I do believe in redemption, he should be given a second chance, if he fails, that's it. However, if he behaves, I have no problem. I do agree with some monitoring though, as they say, "trust but verify."
50 posted on 10/13/2012 12:02:25 PM PDT by Nowhere Man (June 28th, 2012, the Day America Jumped The Shark.)
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