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Below are the two final essays to be posted on Allegiance and Duty Betrayed. The first one is written by a friend -- screen name 'Euro-American Scum' -- who, over the past four years, has been the most faithful essayist here. He has written about everything from his pilgrimage to Normandy in 2004 to take part in the 60th–year commemoration of the invasion, to his memories of his tour in Vietnam. His dedication to America’s founding principles ... and those who have sacrificed to preserve them over the past 200+ years ... is unequaled. Thank you, E-A-S. It has been a privilege to include your writing here, and it is a privilege to call you my friend.

The second essay is my own farewell. And with it I thank all of the many regular visitors, and those who may have only dropped in occasionally, for coming here. I hope you learned something. I hope a seed or two was planted. But, even if not, I thank you for stopping by ... 25 March, 2010


The Perfect Jury


Submitted by Rob Maroni
(contributing team member of Allegiance and Duty Betrayed)


Al said...

Here's a better one:


John Cooper said...


Seriously, I've seen the aftermath of a real dog fight, and it wasn't pretty. The Alpha dog all but chewed off the foreleg of the loser, who was just lying there panting and bleeding to death.

Had my neighbor not been on his way (they were his dogs), I would have summarily dispatched the both of them - the one out of mercy, and the other as a public service.

Only a twisted person would do (or watch) this sort of thing for sport.

kathymlynczak said...

It looks like Snoopy's the foreman. (I would've voted for Marmaduke myself.)

Lori_Gmeiner said...

Funny cartoon! (about a sickening crime)

robmaroni said...

Thanks, Al. I added it to mine.

Dan said...

Maybe you heard, but if you did not...tons of former Vick fans are sending their jerseys to dog kennels to be used as donated cage liners - True!

3timesalady said...

I’ve read in quite a few places that Vick himself killed the dogs who “wouldn’t perform” (dogs who wouldn’t let themselves be turned into brutal killers), and he killed a lot of them by hanging, electrocution, and he even tied some of them down and clubbed them over and over until their bodies went right into the ground.

A lot of people would say “they were only dogs” but I’m sorry, any man who would do that is evil to the core. Capital punishment wouldn’t be out of the question for me.

Anonymous said...


Al said...

What the media is covering up in it's "coverage" of the story is that there is HUGE nationwide gambling involved with the dog fighting.

All the criminal types I know have pointed this out to me.

Vick pled to nothing about the gambling and the media is pointedly ignoring the gambling aspect of this "sport."

Yes, it is true that animals rip each other apart, kill each other, and EAT each other.

Happens all the time and always will.

But humans are supposedly not animals and enough of that goes on without humans having to arrange it.

The pitbull breeding and fighting is a basic part of the current "NBA" black culture.

Al said...

Falcons want $22 million back from Vick
QB must stay on team's roster until issue settled

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

The Falcons will try to recoup $22 million already paid to suspended quarterback Michael Vick, a person with knowledge of the team's plans told the Journal-Constitution on Saturday.

Vick was suspended indefinitely by the NFL on Friday after he pleaded guilty to federal dogfighting charges in Virginia. That cleared the way for the Falcons to pursue money paid to Vick in signing bonus money.

Vick has received roughly $40 million in guaranteed bonuses — and even more in base salary — but teams are only allowed to try to recoup money paid in signing bonuses, per the collective bargaining agreement with the players' union.

To collect the money, Vick must remain on the Falcons' roster. Therefore the team will not release Vick until the matter is resolved, the person familiar with the situation said.

The Falcons are expected to cut ties with Vick, once their most popular player, once the signing bonus matter is finalized.
. . .
This could be the latest financial hit for Vick. On Friday, Nike official severed its ties with the quarterback, saying in a statement, "We consider any cruelty to animals inhumane, abhorrent and unacceptable."

The shoe giant earlier had suspended Vick's endorsement contract.

Anonymous said...

Vick's wasted fortune of historic proportions
Dogfighting's cost: Salary, deals lost top $120 million

By TIM TUCKER The Atlanta Journal-Constitution 08/26/07


Paul Swangard, the Oregon sports marketing center's managing director, said he can think of no other athlete who has hurt himself financially as much as Vick has.

"He has created a new [height] of lost opportunity," Swangard said.

"There is no corporation that will touch Michael Vick again, ever," said Ronn Torossian, president and chief executive officer of New York-based 5W Public Relations, which has represented athletes and entertainers.

"The best advice any PR person can give Vick is 'work out, lift weights and run a lot while in jail,'" Torossian said, "because the only money he has a chance to make in the future is on the football field, not off it."

cw-patriot said...

Thank you for posting this, Rob. And thanks to all for the excellent responses here.

It's too bad that Vick's financial losses will depend on decisions made by a judge (or two). That leaves the entire issue up in the air, and doesn't necessarily guarantee that justice, and/or common sense, will prevail.

~ joanie