Cockfighters come out of the woodwork.
Check out the pro-cockfighting comments on Richmond Sunlight. Did you know that our men and women are serving in Iraq to protect our right to attach knives to the legs of chickens, fight them to the death, and gamble on the outcome? Little known fact: those who oppose cockfighting are, in fact, terrorists. One commenter points out that President Thomas Jefferson used to compete in cockfights, which doesn’t seem particularly sporting. All of the traffic seems to be coming from FriendInSport.com (“An online community designed especially for the gentleman cocker”), GameRooster.com, Oakridge Game Farm, Pitfowl.com and raisedhackle.com. If the tone and language used on these websites is any indicator, these folks aren’t real interested in discussing the issue. I give it mere hours until I’m branded as a member of al Qaeda.