Wednesday, December 29, 2010

More about that '...creepy overpaid football player"

Tucker Carlson, a conservative commentator, was angry that Obama told Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie he believes people who have paid for their crimes should have the opportunity to contribute to society again. He was referring specifically to Michael Vick.
Carlson thinks that the President of the United States of America should NOT be getting behind a convicted Animal Abuser.  I agree.

You all know how I feel about Michael Vick. Hearing the general football media wax poetic about how great he is on the field just chaps my hiney.
Lo and behold on today's Comcast page an article about Fox commentator Tucker Carlson and his opinion about Vick. It matches my own.
Here are just a few quotes from the article.

"``But the idea that the President of the United States would be getting behind someone who murdered dogs (is) kind of beyond the pale,'' he said." (Tucker Carlson)

Carlson called Vick ``some creepy rich overpaid football player''

"He (Vick) made headlines recently when he said he genuinely cares about animals and would like to have a dog for a pet. Vick said his kids ask him every day for a dog and wants to adopt one for his family."

"It won't happen soon. Under the terms of his probation, which ends in May 2012, he cannot own dogs during that time."

Evidently Vick does charity work for the SPCA. As I said before, it is too little and way too late. 
 Kittens? Bunnies? Hamsters? Is it just dogs he can't own or any animal? The thought of this man or any of his family owning animals of ANY sort sends chills up my back. Could such a man teach his children compassion? In my opinion only if he had a Christmas Miracle of the Scrooge sort. I mean, serial killers often kill pets in cruel and inhumane ways before they start in on people- what makes this guy any different- except for the fact that he can throw or catch a football?
So after 2012- Just one year away- this monster will have the ability and the legal right to once again own dogs. Excuse me, I just threw up in my mouth.
I think there are some crimes that are just so hideous that they should never be excused. Abusing children and animals are at the top of my list.
 I applaud Tucker Carlson for his frank comments, but it will not be enough. Too bad our President thinks more about football than he does about right and wrong.


Blackfeatherfarm said...

I agree wholeheartedly.....

Mikey said...

I agree too

Mrs Mom said...

Amen to that one!

BrownEyed Cowgirls said...

Ooohhh-The same thing was going through my mind when I heard about it...but I read a different article, that didn't even mention the reason Vick went to prison and if anything it makes Obama look even more ridiculous.

That fact is Vick was signed 16 months ago by the Eagles and Obama never said a word. Instead he waited until Vick had made a huge comeback on the field and was runner-up MVP before making the call.

See what I'm saying?

Obama wasn't about to make a statement BEFORE Vick proved he was a great FB player because that would have been political suicide. But since Vick is once again successful, NOW Obama wants to congratulate the coach on giving him a second chance?

In my opinion Obama's congratulatory call was about 16 months too late.

As for Vick, he did his time, as most criminals do, but I don't think he learned anything. His comment that he planned to vote for himself for MVP is a pretty good indication that he is still a self-serving, selfish POS. Vick may never fight dogs again, but I don't think he is the kind of person who suddenly learned how to respect animals in prison or while doing community service.

Denisarita said...

Vick truely has an over inflated sense of self worth. Too bad he can't really see himself the way MOST of the population sees him.

Vaquerogirl said...

Well said BEC!

Maia said...

This whole thing is so nauseating I can't stand to think about it. The President of United States stooping to congratulate a football coach for hiring a monster. I don't care that the monster is "sorry," yeah right he's sorry. He's only sorry because his handlers have instructed him to look that way. A person who hurts animals like that does not change.
PS: And they say Obama is the most respected man in the country? I'd just like to know who they asked on that one.

gtyyup said...

Exactly...well stated.

Vick shouldn't EVER be allowed to own animals...and probably shouldn't have children in his care either. The man hasn't a clue about responsibility.

Carolyn said...

Here, here!