Archive for August, 2007

Sick Vick’s Punishment?

Posted in Society on August 9th, 2007

It’s doubtful that this would ever happen, even if and when Michael Vick is convicted of the heinous crimes of funding and running a dogfighting operation, but it would be fun to watch.


As seen on Break.com

The Author’s only real concern would be the possible negative impact on the dogs who were carrying out the sentence. Given Michael Vick’s genital herpes infection and his possible drug use, it would probably be unjust cruelty to the dogs to force them to put him in their mouths. Maybe we could use rats instead; America’s vermin getting rid of America’s vermin?

Related Reading:

Crime and Punishment
The Lemonade Crime (The Lemonade War Series)
In Plain Sight: The Kaufman County Prosecutor Murders
Michael Vick: An Unauthorized Biography
Tango Uniform (Vietnam Air War Book 3)

Payback Time – The Sick Vick Chew Toy

Posted in Society on August 8th, 2007

Michael “Sick” Vick Chew Toy for dogsMichael Vick, indicted for various charges relating to developing, funding and running a vicious dog fighting camp, has lost all of his endorsements and the NFL has discontinued selling renditions of his Atlanta Falcons jersey. You can, however, still purchase the ultimate in Michael “Sick Ass Ghetto Thug” Vick memorabilia. Go to vickdogchewtoy.com and get your best friend The Official “Vick’s” Dog Chew Toy!

Pit Bull tested and approved. Get one today for your furry friend.

It may not be as viscerally satisfying as having Michael Vick in your dog’s jaws, but it’s legal. Also, Michael “Sick Ass Ghetto Thug” Vick has herpes and you wouldn’t want your dog exposed to that – not to mention turning your kitchen or yard into a biohazard area.

Role Reversal – Harassment

Posted in Society on August 7th, 2007

According to this NY Post Article, Bronx River Nephro-Care employee Jose Carrion was fired after he filed sexual Harassment charges against his employer because his supervisor, Rose Medina made inappropriate sexual advances to him. Ms. Medina is alleged to have, despite Mr. Carrion’s objections:

  • Repeatedly bared her breasts to him
  • Tried to touch his genitals
  • Offered to uses kisses to help him quit smoking

According to court papers in May, Carrion said he gave 30 days’ notice of his resignation but was fired the following day by the Bronx River Nephro-Care’s medical director, who told him, “Company policy is that you get terminated for making sexual-harassment complaints.” Apparently any Bronx River Nephro-Care employee who files sexual harassment charges is immediately terminated. Isn’t that illegal?

What’s even more disturbing is the overall public reaction to Jose Carrion’s situation and suit. The majority of respondents to online articles about Rose Medina sexually harassing Mr. Carrion were quite disparaging to Mr. Carrion! Public opinion seems to hold to the idea that a man cannot be sexually harrased by a woman. Some of the “choicer” comments follow:

  • Either this guy is gay or she was brutal
  • Hmm, i wish my boss was like that
  • Well stop being so upset about it! Why is that a problem that a sexy older woman made you feel her cans? Stop crying like a little girl
  • Either the guy is gay or the boss is butt-ugly
  • Fag

Given the nature of public sentiment, I wonder if Mr. Carrion has much chance in court. More importantly, since role reversal situation like this, ones the upset the stereotypes tend to get more media attention. What will be the overall impact to Mr. Carrion’s life if he pursues the lawsuit?

Related Reading:

Campus Sexual Assault: College Women Respond
Not That Bad: Dispatches from Rape Culture
The Imaginary Domain: Abortion, Pornography and Sexual Harrassment
The Last Miss Bennet: A Pride and Prejudice Variation
Netherfield Park Is Let at Last: A Pride and Prejudice Novella