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Obama applauds Eagles for giving Michael Vick second chance (Obama supports dog killers)
NBC Sports ^ | 12/27/10 | Miek Florio

Posted on 12/27/2010 10:51:42 AM PST by LdSentinal

Though the Eagles didn’t have a chance to make news on the field tonight, they made some more news off the field.

Peter King of NBC reported during Football Night in America that President Barack Obama recently called Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie to congratulate the team for giving quarterback Mike Vick a second chance.

President Obama explained that a level playing field rarely exists for prisoners who have completed their sentences. Vick’s success gives all of them hope.

In our view, Obama’s gesture also provides Vick with the kind of positive reinforcement that will help keep him out of any trouble during the 2011 offseason, once he is left to his own devices.


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Pennsylvania
KEYWORDS: obama; pardon; scum; vick
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And why not considering how many dogs he ate in Indonesia.
1 posted on 12/27/2010 10:51:51 AM PST by LdSentinal
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To: LdSentinal

“A level playing field exists..”

What the heck does that even mean? I hate Vick and I always will. The only reason I will watch a game with him is the possibility that he will get hurt. Yep, I said that!


2 posted on 12/27/2010 10:54:11 AM PST by momtothree
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To: LdSentinal

you are reaching on this one...

Vick served the sentence handed down in addition to the financial ruin he has (rightfully) suffered.


3 posted on 12/27/2010 10:55:04 AM PST by misterrob (Thug Life....now showing at a White House near you....)
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To: LdSentinal

We all should go post this on the PETA web site.


4 posted on 12/27/2010 10:55:23 AM PST by cruise_missile (Fox: Swap Shepard Smith time slot with Glenn Beck)
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To: LdSentinal
Given Obama's record, whatever long term successes in life which Vick may have had in his sights, just went down the crapper.

Obamma is the kiss of death. Chances are, Vick may not finish the season now.

5 posted on 12/27/2010 10:56:09 AM PST by blackdog
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To: LdSentinal

Vick is the prodigal son and McNabb is the despised faithful son. Woof.


6 posted on 12/27/2010 10:56:26 AM PST by tflabo
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To: LdSentinal

Let Obama give his dog Bo to Vick, since Vick is whining that he wants a dog as a pet.
Hey Vick how about pictures of the dogs you tortured and killed, give those to your kid/kids.


7 posted on 12/27/2010 10:56:42 AM PST by FreedomGuru (Obama is a home grown terrorist.)
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To: LdSentinal

Amazing when you see such garbage responses coming from many here that profess to be Christians, huh? Apparently, Forked tongue Idiots come from all political ranks, Democrats, Independents, and Repubs alike. =.=


8 posted on 12/27/2010 10:57:20 AM PST by cranked
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To: LdSentinal

For once I agree with the Prez. Vick seems to be making the most of his second chance. And what an amazing football player!


9 posted on 12/27/2010 10:57:29 AM PST by JennysCool (My hypocrisy goes only so far)
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To: LdSentinal
"You mean having dog fights is wrong? I shouldn't have done that? Whodda thought? I got caught so I guess it was wrong".

In other areas, bank robbery is wrong.

10 posted on 12/27/2010 10:57:29 AM PST by ReverendJames (Only A Lawyer And A Painter Can Change Black To White)
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To: LdSentinal
(Obama supports dog killers)

Awww, not this crap again! Vick has paid his debt to society and has been nothing been exemplary since his release, speaking out to young people on how wrong he was in his dog-fighting days. I say give Vick the second chance he deserves. I remember his days here in Atlanta and he is far removed from that character.

11 posted on 12/27/2010 10:58:19 AM PST by rawhide
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To: LdSentinal

By all accounts Vick has repented. How about some forgiveness?


12 posted on 12/27/2010 10:58:22 AM PST by Pan_Yan
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To: LdSentinal

Didn’t mohammad have some crazy thing against keeping dogs as pets? That explains why Hussein has no problem with dog cruelty.


13 posted on 12/27/2010 10:58:46 AM PST by YankeeReb
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To: LdSentinal

And some Republicans/conservatives support cat killing.


14 posted on 12/27/2010 10:58:55 AM PST by Fawn (CANCER SUCKS)
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To: LdSentinal

Vick has done his time. I have no problem with him as long as he stays out of trouble.

On the other hand, Obama has yet to face up to his crimes yet.


15 posted on 12/27/2010 10:58:57 AM PST by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: LdSentinal

As an Eagles fan since 1947, who the hell cares what Obama thinks about the team or Mike? This guy has had so many disastrous policies that this commentary seems almost absurd as the same Philly fans who need jobs so they can attend an Eagles’ game don’t have them because of this naif’s agenda! Yipe.


16 posted on 12/27/2010 10:59:08 AM PST by phillyfanatic
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To: misterrob

Vick has hidden millions from the bankruptcy court. He gave it to family and friends in the months before his bankruptcy. He has robbed his creditors, and given his money to his posse. Until he does the right thing, and makes an attempt to repay his creditors, he has not ‘redeemed’ himself.


17 posted on 12/27/2010 11:02:38 AM PST by lacrew (Mr. Soetoro, we regret to inform you that your race card is over the credit limit.)
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To: LdSentinal

I’m with you.

Vick did NOT pay a reasonable debt to society. He should have served at least 10 years. He didn’t even do five.

I forgive him, but I do think he got off a bit easy.


18 posted on 12/27/2010 11:03:24 AM PST by Retired Greyhound
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To: LdSentinal

Member of peta and the national human rip-off-association in good standing I assume.


19 posted on 12/27/2010 11:03:30 AM PST by org.whodat
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To: LdSentinal

I wonder if Zero would have popped a boner if the Eagles had given say.... Whitey Whitney a “second chance”.


20 posted on 12/27/2010 11:04:08 AM PST by EyeGuy (RaceMarxist Obama: The Politics of Vengeance)
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To: Fawn

LOL, Sail cats are fun!!!


21 posted on 12/27/2010 11:04:50 AM PST by org.whodat
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To: momtothree

While I don’t wish injury on him, I admit that I wouldn’t feel all that bad if he suffered a catastrophic injury on the field.


22 posted on 12/27/2010 11:05:43 AM PST by Retired Greyhound
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To: LdSentinal

Obama be fool.


23 posted on 12/27/2010 11:06:00 AM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: LdSentinal

Yes as a human being of course he deserves forgiveness, but he didn’t earn return to the NFL n my opinion, not enough time served. They should have made him wait a few years at least or never let him play again. And Obama didn’t need to phone the owner and say great job. Aren’t there about a million people that deserve presidential attention before Mr. Dog Murderer?


24 posted on 12/27/2010 11:08:25 AM PST by toddausauras
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To: toddausauras
He belongs in the National Felon League with the rest of the crooks.
25 posted on 12/27/2010 11:10:56 AM PST by bmwcyle (It is Satan's fault)
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To: toddausauras

IT’S ALL ABOUT MONEY.......SAME AS TIGER....AND KOBE.....


26 posted on 12/27/2010 11:11:58 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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There’s a big friggin difference between letting the man live his life after prison, and supporting his entertainment value as an NFL quarterback.
Sure I for give him, now someone break the dog-killers legs, please.


27 posted on 12/27/2010 11:13:13 AM PST by Whoa
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To: Fawn

Yes a lot of people on this forum always brush off animal cruelty stories. Blows my mind, frankly.


28 posted on 12/27/2010 11:13:52 AM PST by snarkytart (http://www.freerepublic.com/perl/post?id=2619224%2C1)
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To: LdSentinal

I’ve got a buddy who runs a custom wrought iron shop. Eagles ordered a TON of work for their new stadium... then just flat out refused to pay after installation.

The 800 lb gorilla pushing around the small shops. Eagles have put a bunch of small companies out of business or forced them to write off huge losses. You can’t out-sue the Eagles.

Praise for the Eagles organization? Never.


29 posted on 12/27/2010 11:14:52 AM PST by SparkyBass
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To: momtothree
"The only reason I will watch a game with him is the possibility that he will get hurt."

Think bigger - I hope he gets ribs stuck through a lung. (Just like the dogs he swung by the feet and bashed into the ground.)

How many pets were kidnapped for his dogs to practice on? That low-life POS is responsable for that too.

30 posted on 12/27/2010 11:15:05 AM PST 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: LdSentinal

What Vick did to those dogs, he’d do to humans if he had the chance. Animal torture is one of the ‘trinity’ of sociopathy (the other two are firestarting and bedwetting).


31 posted on 12/27/2010 11:15:40 AM PST by nina0113
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To: misterrob

Vick should have been...

I won’t say it. Might get me banned.


32 posted on 12/27/2010 11:15:52 AM PST by ladyjane
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To: Fawn

“And some Republicans/conservatives support cat killing.”

Around these parts, the kittehs do the killin’ ...


33 posted on 12/27/2010 11:15:52 AM PST by jessduntno ("'How fortunate for governments that the people they administer don't think." - Adolph Hitler)
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To: snarkytart
Blows my mind, frankly.

Mine too....so disheartening...

34 posted on 12/27/2010 11:15:52 AM PST by Fawn (CANCER SUCKS)
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To: LdSentinal

We can forgive Vick and not have problems with his playing in the NFL, but he no more deserves a second chance at owning any animal than a bank robber deserves a job as a bank teller.


35 posted on 12/27/2010 11:18:01 AM PST by pnh102 (Regarding liberalism, always attribute to malice what you think can be explained by stupidity. - Me)
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To: LdSentinal

” President Barack Obama recently called Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie to congratulate the team for giving quarterback Mike Vick a second chance. “

Why is the POTUS calling NFL owners ?
Doesn’t he have anything better to do ?
Like play golf and party.


36 posted on 12/27/2010 11:19:55 AM PST by Wild Irish Rogue
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To: snarkytart

“Yes a lot of people on this forum always brush off animal cruelty stories. Blows my mind, frankly.”

Some people get more upset about a dog getting killed than a human being getting killed. That’s what blows my mind.

One woman approached my priest asking for assurances that her dead dog was in heaven. He told her simply “No, it isn’t”.


37 posted on 12/27/2010 11:21:33 AM PST by nbenyo
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To: Sacajaweau

No it’s about rcae. The Brotherhood of the skin color.


38 posted on 12/27/2010 11:22:03 AM PST by Venturer
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To: Venturer

It’s about Race. sorry about that.


39 posted on 12/27/2010 11:22:47 AM PST by Venturer
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To: LdSentinal

I won’t lambaste Michael Vick just because the President is supporting him. What Vick did was horrible, but he served his time and went through public scrutiny for everything he did. He owned up and took his sentence. Who are we to say ANYTHING about a man that made a mistake. We’re not perfect and never will be, what makes a person is the ability to learn from his/her mistakes. Vick has been nothing but professional and humble since being freed. He deserves a second chance just like any of you would.


40 posted on 12/27/2010 11:24:10 AM PST by Mind Freed (Maybe Obama was the Wright choice... Let's wait till everything Ayers out.)
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To: snarkytart

There’s an image I can’t quite forget, and it’s a cruelty that I don’t think ever goes away....

....Vick had enough money to have those dogs who so angered him be given a needle to rid them from his life. Not that this was right given the dog fighting thing but let’s just allow that if Vick wanted the dogs be gone from his life, he certainly had the funds to pay a flackie to give them a quick needle that they be gone.

But Vick himself personally took those dogs by their back legs and flung them viciously against a brick wall that they die horrifically.

Vick did this. It’s an awful thing to do and requires a huge amount of cruelty in one’s psyche.

I allow that he did his time, I think he has a right to pursue his craft, I’ll even believe Vick won’t do it again cause he doesn’t want to get caught and for no other reason that I’ll buy.

But don’t ask me to forgive that kind of cruelty. Best I can do is try not to think about it at all.

I also reserve the right to never root for the Phillies or any team with Vick on it, I think Obama should not even go there with this ersatz praise of Vick, I reserve the right to not be upset if Vick gets hurt during the play though I’ll not wish it.

Anybody that can do to a living thing what Vick did will never be trusted/liked or admired in my world. And for sure HE SHOULD NOT EVER AGAIN BE GIVEN A DOG...please let’s not be THAT dumb.


41 posted on 12/27/2010 11:26:26 AM PST by Fishtalk (Dance like nobody's watching; Sing like nobody's listening; Blog like nobody's reading.)
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To: YankeeReb

Dogs are a really low life form for Islam.

Do a search on “black dogs and Islam”.


42 posted on 12/27/2010 11:26:59 AM PST by cruise_missile (Fox: Swap Shepard Smith time slot with Glenn Beck)
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To: LdSentinal

LOL! The NFL loves Obama and the NFL smears Rush as a racist. Keep watching and supporting O and dog killing gangstas. Ball fans are idiots.


43 posted on 12/27/2010 11:28:41 AM PST by Frantzie (American TV = owned by the Saudis and elites - keep watching & losing your freedom)
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To: LdSentinal

If Vick was white I bet he’d have a hard time finding a job at Wendy’s.


44 posted on 12/27/2010 11:30:37 AM PST by cougar_mccxxi
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To: LdSentinal; All

Just cuz you serve your time doens’t mean your actions do not carry consequence the rest of your life.

Vick is filth. He never should have waltz back into a millionares job playing a game.

He tortered innocent creatures to death.

Not once. But over and over and over again.
Gambling on the outcomes! Drowning “losers”.

Eff him. Eff the NFL. Eff Obama.

It all disgusts me.

He can have his second chance doing something else for a living like the rest of us.

The worship this nation has of football and entertainment obviously forgives many things.


45 posted on 12/27/2010 11:33:24 AM PST by Names Ash Housewares ( Refusing to kneel before the "messiah".)
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To: nbenyo

What a crappy thing to say to her.....like HE knows. Wow...well....I won’t say what I really think of Priests.


46 posted on 12/27/2010 11:35:54 AM PST by Fawn (CANCER SUCKS)
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To: Names Ash Housewares

His status as someone who got out of jail should not have any bearing on the fact that he does something well enough to make a lot of money.


47 posted on 12/27/2010 11:36:26 AM PST by Borges
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To: Fishtalk
....Vick had enough money to have those dogs who so angered him be given a needle to rid them from his life.

It doesn't even have to be anger. Breeders who are striving to achieve a physical or temperamental characteristic in their flock/herd/whatever cull ruthlessly. Sometimes the animals are neutered and disposed of as 'pet' quality, but sometimes they are HUMANELY put down. They are not tortured to death to please the owner.

48 posted on 12/27/2010 11:38:05 AM PST by nina0113
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To: Borges

He didn’t get out of jail.
He got out of prison.
Prison because he was convicted of torturing to death over and over some of the most innocent among us.

How we treat animals deeply reflects on our character and often how we treat people.

Hell with him.
Hell with the NFL.

I hope his name is forever tainted with this.

Sick mind man. Sick mind.


49 posted on 12/27/2010 11:45:40 AM PST by Names Ash Housewares ( Refusing to kneel before the "messiah".)
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To: LdSentinal

Vick paid his debt to society, so I see no problem with his playing again.

On the other hand, why in the hell is the President of The United States concerning himself with this?


50 posted on 12/27/2010 11:47:23 AM PST by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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