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I'm going to rally some troops!

April 21st 2011 11:31 am
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Hello kitties,

Now, we don't do stuff like this often. Mommy feels pretty strongly that our diaries should just be about us or our catster friends who need help or something like that, but this is important so I'm posting it anyways.

My daddy showed us something last night that he knew would make us very angry but he wanted mommy to know about it because there was something she could do to help change it.

Lots of you know about that football player Michael Vick. He's a very bad man. A VERY BAD MAN. We aren't big football fans in this house but we know enough to know we cannot support anything this man does. If you haven't heard about Vick you are very lucky because he did some horrible things to puppies. He ran a dog fighting ring. We won't go into the details because we know you all know how serious this is and how horrible the details are. Well, after his very short jail sentence, he's back playing football. We don't approve of this ourselves, but it isn't for us to make that decision I guess.

However, there is something going on we can't support and must fight. Michael Vick is one round away from winning a contest to be the cover a new football video game thing. Again, me and mommy don't do the gaming thing, we don't completely understand it, but we know that Vick DOES NOT deserve to be on the cover. He's won four rounds to be on the cover and is in the final match up. 4 times people consciously chose to honor a dog murderer on the cover of the game and this makes us sick. I don't have any doggy friends, we don't have any puppies in our family, but no puppy deserves what happened to Vick's dogs and he shouldn't be honored for this. Please kitties, rally your troops for the doggies sake and vote down this monster. Here is the link. All you have to do is click the red vote button and then select the other guy. I don't know who the other guy is but you know what... he probably didn't murder doggies. Please kitties, you can't want to see this man receive any more honors and awards.

Vote OUT Vick!

I'm sorry I wrote such a big post on it but it really upsets us. If you don't feel strongly about it please feel free to just over look this diary entry but if, like me and mommy, you think animals are important and shouldn't be mistreated and that Michael Vick got off easy for the horrible things he did, please vote against him.

I'm also including two links to video game reviewers my daddy pays attention to discussing the issue in case you want to learn more about it. I can't vouch for the material in it as clean or not profane, but I can vouch for the view points!

Do you Want a Dog Killer on Your Copy of Madden2012?

The Escapist - Madden 2012

Thanks for reading this kitties. I'm sorry it was so dark and so politically charged, but it's important to me and mommy. It won't happen again! Next diary entry will be about my beautiful belly being rubbed and sun puddles!


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Purred by: Laura W

April 21st 2011 at 12:03 pm


ewe can rant N rave all ewe want but mewve over a wee bit coz we will rant N rave bout this punk @$$ rite along with ewe....

our mom doez play sum games coz her iza kid at heart but woodna take a free game everee day for de next bazillion years, or take a new system everee week with tax free cash attached if it meant havin a game frum this ^&*(#@ &!%%^ (*^&#@^ &*@)%*$$ *(@)!!

we could cuss him til de shores oh trout towne ran dry but it wont help sew insted we will definitely click de link ewe supplied N thank mew
Purred by: Riley

April 21st 2011 at 12:08 pm

I voted for the other guy. Thanks Simone.
Purred by: Simone (Catster Member)

April 21st 2011 at 12:09 pm

Thanks Tabbies! I'm glad we can help spread this word. My daddy plays lots of video games, not a bit sports games fan but still. We just can't believe people are choosing him over other player to honor like this.
Purred by: Simone (Catster Member)

April 21st 2011 at 12:10 pm

Thank you very much Riley! We don't follow sports so we don't know who the other guy really is, sorry if he's on a rival team of any kitties favorites, but he isn't Vick and that's good enough for us.
Purred by: Sigmond DB #61 (Catster Member)

April 21st 2011 at 12:42 pm

Simone, thank you so much for posting this and bringing it to our attention. I have a doggie brother who is partly the same kind of doggie that was brutalized by that horrible Vick guy. What that man did was so awful, it makes us sick to our stomachs to think of it.
My daddy and mommy both like to play video games, and my daddy's favorite game is Madden 11, which my mommy gave him for Christmas. We will not stand by and allow that man to be on the cover of the next version. The fact that it is even being considered is horrible. My daddy is a big football fan, but he refuses to watch any game that Vick plays.
Someone that kills and tortures animals should not be honored in this way!
We will be voting for the other guy, immediately!
Purred by: Simone (Catster Member)

April 21st 2011 at 12:47 pm

Thank you very much Sigmond! Like I said, my mommy and daddy aren't football fans (we're hockey fans in this house - and the minor league baseball team the RIVER CATS! hehehe) but this just sickens us. Daddy found this issue because he likes video games and follows them in the news, we can't believe Vick made it this far. We know all the arguments about rehabilitation and forgiveness, but does that have to include honors like this after such a short time? He hasn't earned the right to have these honors, I don't think he ever can in my mind, but even for the general public, he shouldn't have earned this kind of hero worship now. He tortured puppies. Gosh, mommy just can't stop typing long posts, but it just makes her so mad. It makes me mad too. We animals shouldn't be treated like that! Not even doggies!
Purred by: Lisa P

April 21st 2011 at 12:55 pm

We love doggies! Well, mommy does, MOL. We voted for Peyton Moe Moe!!!
Purred by: River (Catster Member)

April 21st 2011 at 12:58 pm

Way to go Finney! Thanks for helping out the cause! Yeah... mommy SAYS doggies are great and she REALLY wants one. I'm doubtful about all of this but I'm not even a big fan of other kitties in the house! hehehe!
Purred by: Simone (Catster Member)

April 21st 2011 at 12:58 pm

That was MY comment River! Bad comment thief River!
Purred by: Lisa P

April 21st 2011 at 1:01 pm

MOL! You two are funny.
Purred by: Skylar db#39A (Catster Member)

April 21st 2011 at 1:05 pm

Mom voted for the Peyton guy. Thanks for letting us know about this!
Purred by: Tiny Mighty MoeMoe~Dreamette # (Catster Member)

April 21st 2011 at 1:09 pm

Yes thanks for letting us know we just voted for the other guy. Oh we really hate (strong word I know) for animals to be treated bad and abused like that, wow doggies might not be our favorite but moma loves them like she does kitties. thanks for letting us know.
Purred by: Simone (Catster Member)

April 21st 2011 at 1:18 pm

Great big thank yous to you Skylar and to Little Moe Moe!
Purred by: Tink the Cat (Catster Member)

April 21st 2011 at 1:19 pm

Try being a LONGTIME Eagles fan!! We gotta find another team, because he gets WAY too much attention, and it sickens us! We were actually rooting for them to LOSE in the playoffs, so we decided to find another team this year. Sad.
Anyway, we voted for "other guy" and will keep on, especially since we've always loved Madden Football - it's cover is a BIG DEAL!!
Thanks for the info! Luv, Tink
Purred by: Sigmond DB #61 (Catster Member)

April 21st 2011 at 1:25 pm

If anyone would like to vote more than once, you can vote from any internet device. We just voted again from Mommy's phone, and we will also vote from the iPad, and any other device we can get our paws on!
Purred by: Simone (Catster Member)

April 21st 2011 at 1:48 pm

Oh Tink, we are so sorry! We can't imagine him playing on a team that was near and dear to us. Mommy grew up in patriots territory so had he gone there she would have been very sad indeed. Thanks for voting though!
Thanks for the tip Sigmond, I'm going to find mommy's ipod right now! We'll email daddy and remind him to vote at work as well since we know his home computer has all ready voted!
Purred by: Chef Rooster (Catster Member)

April 21st 2011 at 2:18 pm

We despise that creature Vick..he needs to be locked up in a room with 12 hungry crocodiles..
Unfortunately, people have short memories and for some reason, they glorify jocks..Look at all the others who have committed crimes, they are still gods to their fans...still playing their sports..still be idolized...We will join you because we have not forgotten...
Love and purrs
Chef Rooster
Purred by: Simone (Catster Member)

April 21st 2011 at 2:35 pm

Exactly Chef Rooster! We don't think anyone who commits a crime should receive endorsements and honors. We wouldn't let them play if we had our way, but we don't. If we have to allow them back onto the fields because they 'served their time' and are 'reformed' can't we at least acknowledge the horrible mistakes they did make and award the honors to people who haven't committed and been convicted of felonies? Shouldn't those people be the ones we honor as heroes? If we had our way horrible bad things would happen to Vick for the evil things he did. He's a monster. A horrible monster. Why are we rewarding him?
Purred by: Blizzard AKA The Catfather (Catster Member)

April 21st 2011 at 3:05 pm

Simone, daddy did you a BIG favor!!! Yous knows we live outsides of Baltimore, and for yous, daddy swallowed his buried anger and voted for Peyton. Yous knows how badly the "older" generation around here feels abouts de Colts!! ( Ifn yous don't know, De Colts were in Baltimore, and MR IRSAY moved them out of town....IN THE MIDDLE OF DE NIGHT....IN A SNOWSTORM how low can yous go!!) But hes dos this for you, cause yous are our furriends, and we don't like Vick either!! ( But WHY a COLT??? Any team but them!!!)
Purred by: Simone (Catster Member)

April 21st 2011 at 3:42 pm

Oh Blizzard, thanks big time buddy. I'm sorry. I knew for sure it was likely whoever the 'other guy' was he was on someone's rivalry team. We wish it had never come to this, we wish Vick had lost on the first round. We just can't stand the idea of Vick being on the cover. Someone compared it to when athletes use to appear on cereal boxes. It's that kind of honor. We can't let him be the cover boy for this. They can't market it to people with his face. No child should look up to him as an idol. Anyone has to be better than him. Thank you so much for voting against Vick Blizzard. We are very sorry it came down to that choice for your daddy, but it was very nice of him to help out me and mommy like that!
Purred by: Timo Katze - DB #105 (Catster Member)

April 21st 2011 at 4:11 pm

we voted for the other guy. Yay other guy. Thanks Simone for bringing this to our attention.
Purred by: Simone (Catster Member)

April 21st 2011 at 4:25 pm

Thanks so much Timo! That's what we say! YAY other guy! We don't know anything about these sports guys, but we don't want Vick to win so HOORAY to the other guy!
Purred by: Blizzard AKA The Catfather (Catster Member)

April 21st 2011 at 4:36 pm

Daddy just cast his vote!!! He's happy, peyton is a BROWN!!! Not a COLT!!! Hallelujah!!
Purred by: Ingen (Catster Member)

April 21st 2011 at 4:38 pm

We foted fur da uvver guy (we don' know nuffin 'bout foo'ball, but we know's 'bout VICK). We a'so posted da 'scapist on Jen's FB page cuz we 'grees. He's a furry BAD MAN who did awful fings to pubbies. We doesn' efun like pubbies but if dat bad man could do awful stuff to pubbies, I don' efun wanna finks what he could do to kittehs.
Purred by: Ingen (Catster Member)

April 21st 2011 at 4:39 pm

OH, dat is good fur yer daddy, Catfather.
Purred by: Simone (Catster Member)

April 21st 2011 at 4:41 pm

oh thank catness! That's good news Blizzard! hehehe! Thanks for your vote! Thank you to you too Ingen and thanks for re-posting the information. The more people who vote against Vick the better. Thank you to all you kitties for casting your votes AGAINST Vick and drawing the line in the sand that torturing animals, even puppies, is no ok with us at all!
Purred by: Monida (Catster Member)

April 21st 2011 at 5:13 pm

I just hate seeing Vick get so much attention. And every game they had to bring up how he did his time and how it changed his life, blah, blah, blah. Yeah. What about the dogs that did their time and lost their life? It's one thing for him to still be playing, it's another that everyone is glorifying him. *gag*

(Tink, I hear the Green Bay Packers are a fantastic team to cheer for! :))
Purred by: Simone (Catster Member)

April 21st 2011 at 6:00 pm

Double double agree Monida. If we MUST let him play why do we have to idolize him?

hehehe, good job Monida! Way to plug your own team! hehehe! Although, the Packers don't have any dog murderers that I know of on their team so.... GO THEM!
Purred by: Beepers - Our Handsome Angel (Catster Member)

April 21st 2011 at 8:41 pm

Just voted for the other guy. GO other guy!
Purred by: Sarge (In Loving Memory) (Catster Member)

April 21st 2011 at 8:56 pm

My dad found out about it through Movie Bob (which you linked to). We think profanity should be allowed here for this one case. We voted last week and again just now for the other guy. It's really sad he's been winning all these times. Dad doesn't like EA anyway. They canceled his first MMORPG and he's been known to carry a grudge. Let's hope they come to their senses and either reject Vick or give us alternate covers. So people can vote with their dollars about which one they want.

Even if Vick did "pay his debt" there are some things he should be permanently out of the running for. *sigh* I guess it's true, if you can throw a ball really good nothing else matters.
Purred by: WeBeesSiameezers (Catster Member)

April 21st 2011 at 8:57 pm

We will try to get over there to do our part...for the love of our furry own doggy brofur.
Doggy killers must never be allowed to get famous...they need to go to you know where...
Purred by: ♥ Jezebel RIP ♥ (Catster Member)

April 21st 2011 at 10:50 pm

I voted against Vick. My family are football fans and can't stand seeing him. What he did was disgusting.
Purred by: Simone (Catster Member)

April 21st 2011 at 11:27 pm

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! to all the kitties who have stopped by and voted!
Beepers - We totally agree with you! GO OTHER GUY! Doesn't even matter who other guy is for us!
My Meezer buddies Pipo and Minko - Thanks for voting against him! We don't have any doggy siblings but we don't think any of them deserve it. Doggy killers should NEVER be famous and honored.
Jezebel - I'm so sorry your family has to see him when you watch football. We don't watch it so we never have to see him and that helps, I don't think we'd be able to watch any games with him in them.
Sarge - We're glad you have been voting against him too. We voted against him just at the end of the last section, we never believed he would make it this far. We had to post the information and spread the word. We completely agree with Movie Bob on this issue in that video. It sums up our opinions perfectly. No animal has ever deserved what Vick did. He crossed a BIG line and on a case by case basis, we CANNOT forgive that man for what he did.

Thank you so much kitties. I hope we make a difference, I don't want to see his face on anything other than a wanted poster!
Purred by: Tigger (Catster Member)

April 22nd 2011 at 1:27 pm

Voted against THAT THING. "Did his time"? 18 months of a 10 year sentence? "Second chance"? MILLIONS of people never get a 1st chance,& he hit the lottery on his 1st chance. What he did was NOT a mistake,or part of his "culture". It was EVIL. It was total lack of regard for living creatures. He is a psychopath. Mark my words,he will kill again,maybe a human this time.
Purred by: Simone (Catster Member)

April 22nd 2011 at 1:31 pm

Thank you so much Tigger! This is a very important issue, we can't let him receive honors. Now, don't get me wrong, the animal torture and murder was monstrous, but mommy also can't believe some of the excuses he used. How dare he say it's ok or excusable because of his culture? I don't think for one minute that's true! Bad people exist in every culture, but no culture that I know of in America today condones that kind of behavior!
Purred by: Precious (Catster Member)

April 22nd 2011 at 4:40 pm

Simone...Thank you for telling us what that sleezball is up to now. I live in a pupper house...They took me in, cuz someone dumped me.....We play some games here. You bet, we will go vote him down! Happy Easter! Thank you for tellin' us kitties.... Precious and the pupper pack
Purred by: Simone (Catster Member)

April 22nd 2011 at 4:53 pm

Thank you, thank you, thank you Precious! I'm glad you and puppies get along so well! I'm skeptical about puppies in my house... I know lots of kitties who say they are ok but I have my doubts! hehehe! I still think we kitties have to step up and help defend them though when a great injustice is about to occur! Those poor puppies, they didn't deserve to meet that monster! Thank you so much for voting!
Purred by: Sarge (In Loving Memory) (Catster Member)

April 22nd 2011 at 4:53 pm

Dad passed the link to his friend at work who plays sports games and he had some interesting thoughts on the subject.

First the OTHER GUY is a very good player, better than Vick. He's the quarterback of the team that won the Superbowl and award some MVP award. So I guess there's a good reason to vote for him apart from not being Vick.

Second he thinks many people are voting for Vick to see what EA will do if he wins. He doubts EA will actually put him on the cover. They know what a nightmare that will cause. But some people want to make EA sweat for even considering Vick in the first place.

Third, when we voted at work, Dad noticed they don't show you the totals! That way we don't know who's winning until the announce who won. So even if Vick "technically" wins, we may not know because EA decided Other Guy won. [We live in the Chicago area. Insert election joke here.]

Of course we should still try to make sure Vick looses anyway for what he's done.
Purred by: Tink the Cat (Catster Member)

April 22nd 2011 at 4:59 pm

Right now it's OTHER GUY: 61%, VICK: 59% Pretty Close!!!
Purred by: Simone (Catster Member)

April 22nd 2011 at 5:01 pm

That's true Sarge! We also heard a rumor that many fans consider ending up on the cover of the madden game a 'curse' because some bad things have happened to players before. Some people were trying to get him put there to see if something bad happens. Well, while we can understand that theory, and certainly hope if he won there WAS a curse on him, we would have preferred he never be in the running in the first place! I sure hope EA doesn't put him on the cover. It's possible they just wanted to stir up controversy and get some more media attention. We just can't stand the thought of him being there. We'll go our route of getting rid of him, other people can pick their route. We chose to keep him off the cover if at all possible with votes!
Purred by: Tink the Cat (Catster Member)

April 22nd 2011 at 5:04 pm

Oops, sorry! I guess that was for previous rounds!
Purred by: Kaci Sunshine - Beloved Angel (Catster Member)

April 22nd 2011 at 8:01 pm

I voted for the other guy, Peyton. Vick plays for the Eagles, my hometown team and it sickens me. Eagle's fans don't seem to care about what Vick did in the past and he gets a lot of positive attention and press in our area. Since he joined the team, I've lost interest and always purr that they lose.

Purred by: ♥ Jezebel RIP ♥ (Catster Member)

April 22nd 2011 at 9:59 pm

Sometimes we will avoid watching games when Vick is playing, but it can be pretty fun to watch him get sacked repeatedly. I really hope he doesn't win this.
Purred by: Tigger ~ Loved Forever (Catster Member)

April 22nd 2011 at 10:11 pm

Mom voted for the other guy. We totally support what you are doing Simone. Vick is a monster! :(
Purred by: Toki (Catster Member)

April 23rd 2011 at 1:41 pm

My mom will go vote immediately! Mom's boyfriend is very into video games, but he doesn't play the sports ones. But she will make sure he votes too. Mom doesn't watch football, she watches baseball, but only Yankees. She thinks it is horrendous that Vick is still allowed to play football professionally. He should be banned!
Purred by: Simone (Catster Member)

April 27th 2011 at 3:24 pm

oh my catness! Thank you so much to all you kitties who voted and sent other kitties to vote and other peoples to vote! Sigmond just sent me a message... VICK LOST! Check it out kitties, MICHAEL VICK LOST! YAY! We voted out Vick kitties, good job to all of you who voted! This win belongs to all of us! Hip Hip HOORAY!!! Go PEYTON HILLIS!!! We don't know who you are but we're thrilled! He beat Vick 66 to 34% so it was a solid win! GO PEYTON HILLIS!!! GO KITTIES!!! GO PUPPIES!!! Go everyone who voted out that monster! HOORAY!
Purred by: Tink the Cat (Catster Member)

April 27th 2011 at 7:18 pm

YAY!!! See what we can do when we stand UNITED! All furs, when you hear news like this, please go ahead and make us aware - we'll be grateful! And check out, the "animals" page, to make your voices heard for animal rights issues! We make a difference! Thanks, Simone!!!! Luv, Tink
Purred by: Tigger ~ Loved Forever (Catster Member)

April 27th 2011 at 8:17 pm

Pawsome news Simone!

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