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commander cody
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Member since: November 12, 2005
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commander cody has posted 123 links and 1213 comments to SportsFilter and 1 link and 22 comments to the Locker Room.

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Steve Yzerman shows class in front office: Class. Nothing but class.

posted by commander cody to hockey at 12:11 AM on June 06 - 7 comments

Race car driver taxi driver to catch flight : Michael Schumacher can add the unofficial title of Germany's fastest taxi driver to his other achievements after taking over behind the wheel to get his family to the airport on time.

posted by commander cody to auto racing at 01:04 AM on December 14 - 20 comments

Gatorade Inventor Dies: Dr. Robert Cade, Who Created Sports Drink At University Of Florida, Dies At 80

posted by commander cody to culture at 09:41 PM on November 27 - 12 comments

Lions Stun Bears With Record 4th Quarter: The Lions scored an NFL-record 34 points in the fourth quarter as they overcame the Chicago Bears 37-27 Sunday.

posted by commander cody to football at 06:56 PM on September 30 - 45 comments

4 Days, 3 Fatal Crashes At Air Races : More Tragedy When Airplane Collision Kills Pilot At Reno National Championship Air Races

posted by commander cody to other at 12:35 AM on September 15 - 4 comments

Recent Comments

Game 6

Thanks for a great season and another great Cup!

posted by commander cody at 12:00 AM on June 05

Woods closes out the year with a seven-shot win

Mainly because if someone else wins . . . it'd be like sleeping with the cheerleader only to have her call out someone else's name, over and over and over. posted by yerfatma at 10:59 AM CST on December 17 Who cares....you still got to nail the cheerleader and there are ear plugs.

posted by commander cody at 10:44 PM on December 17

Race car driver taxi driver to catch flight

I once read an article in, I believe in SI, where the reporter said that he went on a ride in the country with Dale Earnhardt and that it was both the most terrifying and beautiful experience of his life. I wonder how it feels to have a true pro at the wheel in real traffic or on a real highway?

posted by commander cody at 01:09 AM on December 14

Mitchell report is Out

Al Kaline was not on the list......as I expected he wouldn't be........

posted by commander cody at 01:01 AM on December 14

Vick Sentenced to 23 Months in Prison

MV is evil because its that much worse for a dog to be killed in a dogfight than to be hit by a car? Yes. now you seem to admit that its not the dogs they care about ... its the moral judgment that's important. so you agree with me? I never said it wasn't a moral judgement. However it is also one because it's the dogs they care about. In fact most of our laws are moral and legal judgements. What he did was much more morally and legally abhorrent then if the dog had died being accidentally hit by a car.

posted by commander cody at 07:10 PM on December 13

Vick Sentenced to 23 Months in Prison

my conclusion is "those outraged by MV are outraged because they like feeling morally superior to MV; they are not outraged because dogs were killed" No, they are not outraged because they feel morally superior to MV (though I still think anyone who hates dogfighting IS morally superior) they are outraged because of how the animals died. There is a huge difference morally between a dog that dies for some (alleged) humans amusement and one that dies due to accidentally being hit by a car. The idea that people who hate MV for dogfighting must also feel the same outrage for weak leash laws is a false analogy. It's not just comparing apples and oranges, it's more like comparing apples and trees or rocks. There is no viable relationship between them. It's more like saying that if you hate MV for dog fighting then you must also be a vegetarian. To two simply are not connected except by the greatest of leaps of logic.

posted by commander cody at 08:56 PM on December 12

Vick Sentenced to 23 Months in Prison

ROTFLMFAO!!!

posted by commander cody at 04:57 PM on December 12

Vick Sentenced to 23 Months in Prison

I lived about 15 miles from Eglin Federal Penitentiary. Kurt Vonnegut used it as a setting in one of his books (can't think of which one off the top of my head? God Bless you Mr Rosewater maybe?) to describe the softest of the soft federal prisons. He says (and I don't doubt that it true) that they don't have any walls or fences, just lines painted on the sidewalks beyond which prisoners are not allowed.

posted by commander cody at 03:35 PM on December 12

Vick Sentenced to 23 Months in Prison

Oh and I actually am superior to Vick, because I don't enjoy dogs fighting until dead or nearly so. That fact alone makes me a better man and person then him.

posted by commander cody at 02:34 PM on December 12

Vick Sentenced to 23 Months in Prison

At no point did I equate the two. Your reasoning falls apart at the beginning where you say that people who love dogs should be as or more outraged by weak leash laws then by dogfighting because the dogs are still just as dead and getting hit by a car is just as painful. Then you dismiss why its not the same thing when you deny that intent really has as much to play in the reason why it is different. Dogfighting and leash laws are not analogous to each other. Look at it this way, if a man walks into an elementary school, starts shooting, kills 8 kids and wounds several more (the human equivalent of what Vick did to dogs) purely for the sport of it, he'd be a capital murderer and most likely get the death penalty to the righteous cheers of the crowd. However if a person is driving down a street completely legally and safely and a small child darts out from between two parked cars (the human equivalent of a dog escaping his masters control), gets run over and killed, the driver of the car is not charged with anything because they had no intent to to kill. It was an accident. Ah but what about the mother you say! Isn't the mother of that child guilty of negligence? Well it depends. In your scenario you have negligence as being the same level no matter what because the effect, the dog (child) is still dead, deid just as painfully and it could have been prevented by a leash. However the real world doesn't work like that. If, for instance, the child ran out into traffic because it's mother was drunk on the sofa or turning tricks in the bedroom when she should have been watching her kid, then yes the mother is guilty of negligence and most likely will see prison time for manslaughter. However, if the mother is walking down the street with her child in hand and he suddenly sees a puppy or toy in the street, breaks away before she can grab him harder, runs into the street and dies, well she is technically negligent, but she is not going to be charged with any crime and it will be seen for what it was, a tragic accident. On one hand you make the two out to be the same because the result is the same (dead dogs and all dog lovers should be angry no matter how the dogs died) and yet in your last paragraph you completely deny doing so by saying they are not the same. You're arguing both sides. You say that people have no right to be more outraged by what Vick unless they are equally outraged by weak leash laws so they must be thinking that they're superior to Vick. Yet your argument makes no sense because they so clearly ARE different and very different at that. Your analogy is false.

posted by commander cody at 02:31 PM on December 12

Vick Sentenced to 23 Months in Prison

I didn't say it didn't exist. or that it vanishes with age. But I find it silly to bring it up as a defense for 27 year old man. posted by justgary at 11:27 PM CST on December 11 Gotta agree with that. If you haven't found a way to be your own person and resist peer pressure by the time you're 27 you're never going to.

posted by commander cody at 11:46 PM on December 11

Vick Sentenced to 23 Months in Prison

posted by Mike McD at 9:17 PM CST on December11 Oh, now it's clear. posted by Snakeman at 9:25 PM CST on December 11 Clear, but really really convoluted and twisted. Still the stretching of logic it takes to equate allegedly weak leash laws with the enjoyment of watching dogs tear each other to pieces in a ring is an amazing thing to see. Sort like Olympic logic twisting, with a full gainer to boot.

posted by commander cody at 10:44 PM on December 11

Vick Sentenced to 23 Months in Prison

The same could also be said for the volunteer cow that donated the steak I ate last night. posted by lil_brown_bat at 5:10 PM CST on December 11 Mmmmmmmmmmmmmm.........cow.................

posted by commander cody at 07:08 PM on December 11

Vick Sentenced to 23 Months in Prison

He was into dog fighting, that made him a danger to his family and friends? Enjoying watching dogs tear each other apart is not just being "into" some sport. In my opinion and that of several of my friends in the psychiatric community (including my wife who has nearly 30 years evaluating people to decide if they need to be involuntarily committed for evaluation), it is a sign of a sociopath tendency. It indicates a person who quite probably has a mental illness. He lacks any compassion or conscious and that makes him a potential danger to anyone around him.

posted by commander cody at 09:26 AM on December 11

Vick Sentenced to 23 Months in Prison

In my opinion anyone who gets enjoyment or entertainment from watching two dogs tear each other apart as they fight to the death is a sick, sub-human person. Does Vick deserve death as some scream? Of course not, but he certainly deserves a harsher sentence then he got. The law needs to send a message that this behavior is Sociopathic behavior that will not be tolerated. People who enjoy dogfighting have shown that they are missing a part of their humanity and, at their core, are no different the any other Sadists. They are a danger to their friends and families because of their lack of conscious. They are mentally ill.

posted by commander cody at 12:58 AM on December 11