I’ve been like avoiding the Micheal Vick subject for a long time because:
- I’m not a big pro-football fan.
- I’m not a Falcon’s fan.
- It really wasn’t bothering me before now.
However, I’d like to make one quick comment about the entire deal. Despite what all the African American people on ESPN say, despite all the claims of racism, despite all the claims that he’s sorry, Mike Vick still broke the law. And he’s not just breaking the dog-fighting one, he’s now been caught doing drugs, too. I’m not buying the explanation that, “he didn’t understand the legality of dog-fighting so he participated,” argument. Clearly, this is a case of “I’m not worried about being caught – I’m Mike Vick. What are they going to do? Arrest me?” And indeed they did. Adios, Mr. Vick. You shan’t be missed at all (except by idiots and Falcon fans).
Okay, if you don’t remember the General Pace incident last May, no worries. He’s back in the limelight being an idiot again. You’d think he’d learn to just shut up and fade quietly. The Army does not serve God, it serves Man. End of story.
I don’t know who the Iraqi PM is trying to fool, but it’s not me. “Iraq’s neighbors should realize that they do not want Iraq to look weak.” Uh, yes they do. Everyone who has a pipeline to guns and bombs wants Iraq to remain weak so they can make massive amounts of money from both terrorists and Iraqis. Doesn’t help that Blackwater is engaged in concealing all it’s activities from oversight because they are engaged in illegal weapons deals and killing civilians for profit. Condi Rice has wedged herself in the scuffle, so it may not be long before she suffers a major PR backlash (wait, she already HAS).
Good news: Courts continue to find holes in the badly composed Patriot Act, and two more provisions are thrown out due to being unconstitutional.