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    Default Whoopi Goldberg Defends Vick

    Just 15 minutes into the show she brought up Vick's conviction on dogfighting charges.

    "You know from his background this is not an unusual thing for where he comes from," said Goldberg.

    "There are certain things that are indicative to certain parts of our country."

    Co-host Joy Behar seemed shocked at Goldberg's statements.

    "How about dog torture and dog murdering," Behar asked.

    "Unfortunately it's part of the thing," Goldberg replied.

    "You're a dog lover. For a lot of people dogs are sport," she added.

    Behar continued to shake her head in disgust.

    Goldberg said it seemed to her that it took a while for Vick to realize that the charges against him were serious.

    "It seemed like a light went off in his head when he realized that this was something the entire country really didn't appreciated, didn't like," Goldberg said, referring to Vick's guilty plea.

    She said if the case had involved somebody from New York City her feelings would have been different.

    Goldberg pointed out that Vick was raised in the South.

    "This is part of his cultural upbringing," said Goldberg.

    Co-host Elisabeth Hasselbeck said she was encouraged by the NFL suspending Vick indefinitely.

    But Goldberg continued to defend Vick saying "This is a kid who comes from a culture when this is not questioned."

    It was Goldberg's first day moderating the talk show. She took over from Rosie O'Donnell who quit the show earlier this year after feuds with Donald Trump and Hasselbeck.

    Last month Vick entered a guilty plea in federal court in Richmond, Virginia

    In his written plea, Vick admitted helping kill six to eight pit bulls and supplying money for gambling on the fights.

    Vick will be sentenced on the dogfighting charges in December. The federal sentencing guideline projects a year to 18 months, but the judge can impose up to the five-year maximum.

    Vick and three co-defendants, Purnell Peace of Virginia Beach, Quanis Phillips of Atlanta and Tony Taylor of Hampton all pleaded guilty to interstate dogfighting conspiracy charges.

    The details outlined in the indictment and other court papers fueled a public backlash against Vick and cost him several lucrative endorsement deals, even before he agreed to plead guilty.

    The case began in late April when authorities conducting a drug investigation of Vick's cousin raided the former Virginia Tech star's rural Surry County property and seized dozens of dogs, some injured, and equipment commonly used in dogfighting.

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    It was Goldberg's first day moderating the talk show. She took over from Rosie O'Donnell who quit the show earlier this year after feuds with Donald Trump and Hasselbeck.


    That's one way to get out of a bad contract.

    Yom Kippur's coming up. Let's see what she says then:
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    Where HE comes from....what the fuck does that mean....he lived in America like many other people..Tiki Barber made this same argument on Leno a month ago...yet they won't elaborate about what that means...."Where HE comes from"...if you are an immigrant coming to either Canada or US... many people feel that they should learn the language and customs of that country...that doesn't mean you have to believe in EVERYTHING you read and hear...but when you become a citizen there is always some form of adjustment....

    Michael Vick lived in America all his life...so what do they mean where HE comes from....DOG FIGHTING and DOG KILLING is wrong no matter where you do it....whether dog fighting is a common form of sport in the South or not....the guy is a multi millionaire...the guy went to College (although probably did absolutely nothing but play football)...he can drive expensive cars...and wear nice suits...but when it comes to some things...he just can't let go of some of the good old time traditions that he was raised with.......BULL-FUCKING-SHIT!
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    Some people will try to justify anything. Her argument doesn't hold water when you think about places where drugs and stealing are considered a "normal way of life" but still it does not make them legal. Absurd comments which were probably only made to raise controversy on her first day.

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    Remember that Michael Vick Dog Chew Toy?

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    It seems to me that a black man who grew up in the deep south wouldn't be too interested in keeping up the old time traditions they had down there.

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    it's not just the south.. they have dog fights in Chicago too!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bullwinkle View Post
    It seems to me that a black man who grew up in the deep south wouldn't be too interested in keeping up the old time traditions they had down there.
    Mike is from Newport News, Virginia. Not exactly the deep south in mind, so I'm gettin kinda tired of ppl (not you Bullwinkle) bringing this southern culture stuff up. I understand it, and I see what Whoopi was trying to say, but it still doesn't make what Mike Vick right.

    He's a big boy. He made a mistake and now he'll pay. I just wish this story would go away now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SuckaInA3Piece View Post
    He's a big boy. He made a mistake and now he'll pay. I just wish this story would go away now.
    What story?
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    It's only because vick's black she's standing up for him. And don't say i'm racist cause i'm not. I heard the NAACP standing up for vick also..........nuff said.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rocknroll5150 View Post
    It's only because vick's black she's standing up for him. And don't say i'm racist cause i'm not. I heard the NAACP standing up for vick also..........nuff said.
    Nice try...the NAACP stood up for Vick before the case went to court to guarantee that he did not lose his job with the NFL until he'd recieved due process.

    Post number 2, eh?
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    Quote Originally Posted by chefcraig View Post
    Nice try...the NAACP stood up for Vick before the case went to court to guarantee that he did not lose his job with the NFL until he'd recieved due process.

    Post number 2, eh?
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    "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 NAACP'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."

    White said he does not support dogfighting and that he considers it as bad as hunting.

    "His crime is, it was a dog," White said.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hain23x View Post
    it's not just the south.. they have dog fights in Chicago too!
    here, too. a guy i work with says he's been to a few.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chefcraig View Post
    Post number 2, eh?
    So? His first post was about Dave.

    Perhaps we should get the National Association for the Advancement of Newbie Posters to defnd this guy.

    Anyway... It's not an issue of 'culture.' It's an issue of illegality. These sadists knew damn well that what they were involved in is illegal.
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