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(Fox News)   Memorial service to cap three days of mourning for Joe Paterno at Penn State. Rumor has it that any PSU student not mourning sincerely enough could face harsh penalties, like all 8am classes next semester   (foxnews.com) divider line 158
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2012-01-26 09:47:48 AM  
As someone who's had 8am classes every day for a semester, its surprisingly not that bad.
 
2012-01-26 10:46:12 AM  
Kim Jong Paterno?
 
2012-01-26 10:55:47 AM  
I hated 8am classes, especially if they were on the other side of campus.
 
2012-01-26 11:04:55 AM  
I do not understand mourning someone who condoned by inaction the ongoing rape of children.

I do not understand cults of personality and never will.

Penn State's culture seems more in tune with its own need to follow a flawed leader than with the actual results that following that leader caused. And as a result Penn State's culture seems to me to be deeply flawed.

Maybe in a few years once they snap out of their cult, get out side of Creepy Valley and mingle with the rest of society, they will start to understand just how deluded and easily led they were.

You do not blindly follow a pedophilia enabling befuddled liar no matter how many of you he makes feel good being "Pappa." That is the definition of a dysfunctional family. That is the definition right now of Penn State.
 
2012-01-26 11:07:53 AM  
 
2012-01-26 11:25:36 AM  
I don't fault people for feeling they way they do about Paterno. A lot of people can't just turn off their emotions and feelings about the good things they see they guy as being responsible for. This despite the scandal.

That said, I, too have never understood the cult of personality, regardless of who it is. Dale Earnhardt is a great example. When he died, it was like people lost their closest friend, when in reality most people never even met the man. It's just weird.
 
2012-01-26 11:49:18 AM  
that is a load off my mind, knowin that rapist is gone. i feel pretty good. think i might just... heh... get noood! shine some sun where the sun don't shine! long past the point of caring on this one.
 
2012-01-26 11:49:34 AM  
What's next? The Pope making this guy a saint? Certainly has the M.O.
 
2012-01-26 11:49:37 AM  
If you make a religion out of college football, please kill yourself. You are part of the problem.
 
2012-01-26 11:50:20 AM  
Don't bother telling him that kids were there.
 
2012-01-26 11:50:36 AM  

TV's Vinnie: If you make a religion out of college football, please kill yourself. You are part of the problem.


This.
 
2012-01-26 11:51:16 AM  
I wonder if this guy will show:

static.culturemap.com
 
2012-01-26 11:51:42 AM  
Rot in hell, Joe Pa!
 
2012-01-26 11:51:47 AM  

Some Bass Playing Guy: That said, I, too have never understood the cult of personality, regardless of who it is. Dale Earnhardt is a great example. When he died, it was like people lost their closest friend, when in reality most people never even met the man. It's just weird.


Brother, you have no idea. I had to witness some of the Earnhardt mess myself. I wanted to open my office window and yell "Grow up!" a couple of times that afternoon.

And now Dean Smith is ailing and probably not long for this world. When he croaks, I'll probably have to leave the state for a week or so.
 
2012-01-26 11:52:22 AM  

SilentStrider: As someone who's had 8am classes every day for a semester, its surprisingly not that bad.


Those were some of my favorite classes.

This personality cult has got to go away. Three days of mourning? He coached football, he didn't feed the poor, he didn't house the homeless, he didn't arrange eternal peace in the middle east. He taught people how to play a farking game.

Most importantly (and worst of all), he did the absolute bare minimum when he had reason to believe that children were being harmed by his colleague. That's what he's going to be remembered for, folks. His creepy football cult and his child-rapist-protecting status.
 
2012-01-26 11:52:50 AM  

TV's Vinnie: If you make a religion out of college football, please kill yourself. You are part of the problem.


This x 2.
 
2012-01-26 11:53:32 AM  
Leonard: How was your football party?
Penny: It was, pretty good. We won!
Leonard: Oh, that's excellen! It's a weird figure of speech, isn't it. "We won", when you're not actually playing. When we watch Star Wars we don't say: "We defeated the empire"

Say whatever you want about your beloved Pappa Joe, but in the end, he enabled a pedophile.
 
2012-01-26 11:53:47 AM  
8am class at Penn State?

Sounds like a real pain in the ass!
 
2012-01-26 11:54:03 AM  
Or they could be sentenced to private sessions with one of the creepy coaches in the locker room.
 
2012-01-26 11:54:38 AM  

texdent: I hated 8am classes, especially if they were on the other side of campus.


yeah, that 10 minute commute. Its a killer. I hope things get better when Barry gives us all our job when we get out.
 
2012-01-26 11:55:00 AM  

TV's Vinnie: If you make a religion out of college football, please kill yourself. You are part of the problem.


images.wikia.com
 
2012-01-26 11:56:41 AM  
 
2012-01-26 12:00:05 PM  

SilentStrider: As someone who's had 8am classes every day for a semester, its surprisingly not that bad.


Same, my best grades were actually in those
 
2012-01-26 12:00:36 PM  

Nutsac_Jim: texdent: I hated 8am classes, especially if they were on the other side of campus.

yeah, that 10 minute commute. Its a killer. I hope things get better when Barry gives us all our job when we get out.


Roll up your sleeves and get to work. You gotta pay for your grandparent's health care.
 
2012-01-26 12:01:12 PM  

The My Little Pony Killer: Most importantly (and worst of all), he did the absolute bare minimum when he had reason to believe that children were being harmed by his colleague. That's what he's going to be remembered for, folks. His creepy football cult and his child-rapist-protecting status.


did you know that (apparently) in PA, you can't get information about an ongoing child abuse investigation until it goes public with a grand jury indictment? After the first report you make, you actually cannot get more information about it. It is not possible, even for a famous football coach, to breach the confidentiality of child abuse investigations. That's bullshiat. I want all the details of every investigation, even the accusations that turn out to be false. For, uh, my review and study. yeah, that's the ticket.
 
2012-01-26 12:01:16 PM  
That place is just beyond creepy.

Here's a story (new window) about internal memos showing that Penn States primary concern was how the scandal would impact donations. Not sure it's in the article linked, but my personal favorite to read was that university officials were instructed to remind outraged donors that they couldn't get any money back.

Stay classy, Pedo State.

thecomicnews.com
 
2012-01-26 12:02:32 PM  

LesserEvil: Nice to see they will have a good turn out... (new window)


For once, I have no problem with this.
 
2012-01-26 12:02:44 PM  

LesserEvil: Nice to see they will have a good turn out... (new window)


I can see someone going ape shiat crazy on WBC protests @ Penn State.
 
2012-01-26 12:03:25 PM  
SilentStrider: As someone who's had 8am classes every day for a semester, its surprisingly not that bad.

firstworldproblems.jpg
 
2012-01-26 12:03:55 PM  
I still don't understand why people are so quick to dance on Joe Paterno's grave but act like McQueary is blameless.

He's the real problem. He's the real enabler. And in the end, he sold out those kids for a job.
 
2012-01-26 12:03:59 PM  

beta_plus: That place is just beyond creepy.

Here's a story (new window) about internal memos showing that Penn States primary concern was how the scandal would impact donations. Not sure it's in the article linked, but my personal favorite to read was that university officials were instructed to remind outraged donors that they couldn't get any money back.

Stay classy, Pedo State.

[thecomicnews.com image 640x386]


i strongly suspect that every penn state employee, alumnus, and student is a pedophile or supports the cause of pedophiles.
 
2012-01-26 12:04:48 PM  
I have HUGE problems with the way this is being handled. There are heads of state who negotiated major peace agreements who didn't get this kind of treatment. It absolutely ridiculous and makes the place look like a bunch of farkwads all around.
 
2012-01-26 12:05:01 PM  
I was thinking the other day, can you imagine what JoePa's death would have been like if we'd never heard the name Sandusky? If he had just croaked in the off season without any peep of the scandal coming out? ESPN might have had to temporarily create another channel.
 
2012-01-26 12:06:35 PM  
INeedAName: There are heads of state who negotiated major peace agreements who didn't get this kind of treatment.

Yeah, but who cares about recognizing that when we can worship SPORTS!
 
2012-01-26 12:06:43 PM  

beta_plus: That place is just beyond creepy.

Here's a story (new window) about internal memos showing that Penn States primary concern was how the scandal would impact donations. Not sure it's in the article linked, but my personal favorite to read was that university officials were instructed to remind outraged donors that they couldn't get any money back.

Stay classy, Pedo State.


Sadder thing is they had nothing to worry about. They greatly underestimated the pro child rapeyness of their alums.
 
2012-01-26 12:06:43 PM  

beta_plus: That place is just beyond creepy.

Here's a story (new window) about internal memos showing that Penn States primary concern was how the scandal would impact donations. Not sure it's in the article linked, but my personal favorite to read was that university officials were instructed to remind outraged donors that they couldn't get any money back.

Stay classy, Pedo State.

[thecomicnews.com image 640x386]


Kinda paints the Michael Mann whitewash in a new light, doesn't it?

/oh I forgot, an AGW saint cannot be questioned.
 
2012-01-26 12:08:04 PM  
I can't imagine what would possess someone to stand in line for 2 hours to see the casket of a man they've probably never met.
 
2012-01-26 12:11:33 PM  
Dookie V was on Mike & Mike yesterday verbally fellating Paterno and saying he did everything he could have done. Made me want to puke.
 
2012-01-26 12:11:41 PM  

jackthezomber: beta_plus: That place is just beyond creepy.

Here's a story (new window) about internal memos showing that Penn States primary concern was how the scandal would impact donations. Not sure it's in the article linked, but my personal favorite to read was that university officials were instructed to remind outraged donors that they couldn't get any money back.

Stay classy, Pedo State.

[thecomicnews.com image 640x386]

i strongly suspect that every penn state employee, alumnus, and student is a pedophile or supports the cause of pedophiles.


I don't recall anyone feeling very sorry for all of the poor innocent employees of these guys:

www.joefino.com

But it's different when it's a university - they shouldn't be held to the same standards and consequences as everyone else.
 
2012-01-26 12:12:05 PM  
Morning classes are where its at.


/currently sitting in one.
 
2012-01-26 12:14:00 PM  

Yanks_RSJ: I can't imagine what would possess someone to stand in line for 2 hours to see the casket of a man they've probably never met.


Maybe they want to make sure he's dead.
 
2012-01-26 12:14:19 PM  

Snarfangel: Kim Jong Paterno?


Does this mean we should start economic sanctions on PSU?
 
2012-01-26 12:17:32 PM  

LarryDan43: beta_plus: That place is just beyond creepy.

Here's a story (new window) about internal memos showing that Penn States primary concern was how the scandal would impact donations. Not sure it's in the article linked, but my personal favorite to read was that university officials were instructed to remind outraged donors that they couldn't get any money back.

Stay classy, Pedo State.

Sadder thing is they had nothing to worry about. They greatly underestimated the pro child rapeyness of their alums.


Uggh. I hadn't thought about it that way, but you're absolutely right.

/thank god it's cheap drinks night at my local bar.
 
2012-01-26 12:18:21 PM  

SoCalSurfer: SilentStrider: As someone who's had 8am classes every day for a semester, its surprisingly not that bad.

Same, my best grades were actually in those


I was lucky enough to go the Law School where Prof Conviser taught (He's the guy who owns Bar-Bri, the country's largest Bar Review company) Of course everyone wanted to take his classes because fark it, it was like getting free bar review. But in his fairly typical assholish way, he decided he'd only teach classes that started at 8am-and he had an attendance policy.

And yet, now that I'm up just before 5:00 am every morning so I can make the 6:15 bus for an hour commute to my job; that suddenly doesn't seem like the outrage it was when I was in school. Funny that.
 
2012-01-26 12:18:52 PM  

beta_plus: jackthezomber: beta_plus: That place is just beyond creepy.

Here's a story (new window) about internal memos showing that Penn States primary concern was how the scandal would impact donations. Not sure it's in the article linked, but my personal favorite to read was that university officials were instructed to remind outraged donors that they couldn't get any money back.

Stay classy, Pedo State.

[thecomicnews.com image 640x386]

i strongly suspect that every penn state employee, alumnus, and student is a pedophile or supports the cause of pedophiles.

I don't recall anyone feeling very sorry for all of the poor innocent employees of these guys:

[www.joefino.com image 640x282]

But it's different when it's a university - they shouldn't be held to the same standards and consequences as everyone else.


look i hate learning and education as much as anyone. i just don't think this is the right way to take apart public education.
 
2012-01-26 12:20:52 PM  
As a long time PA resident, I have a couple points.

1) The cult of personality regarding JoePa is ridiculous. People going after the accusers, going out of their way to excuse Joe, etc. Just goes to show how powerful sports are and how weak minded most people are.

2) The people who sweat Paterno do so because he was a bastion of morality. The guy who sat players before Bowl games for minor infractions, who ran a "clean" program and never cheated, the guy who passed up more money to stay at PSU. They continue to venerate him for being so moral, when the biggest moral test of his life, he failed miserably and repeatedly. Sitting a player and losing a bowl game is about a billion times less important than stopping child rape.

3) It's clear that Paterno wasn't really that smart, wasn't really that curious and had lost his marbles perhaps as early as his early 70's. He was pretty much a simpleton.

4) Any time you confront Paterno supporters with "well, if that was your child getting raped, do you think he did enough?" you get enough cognitive dissonance to make their heads explode.
 
2012-01-26 12:21:17 PM  

MattyFridays: I still don't understand why people are so quick to dance on Joe Paterno's grave but act like McQueary is blameless.

He's the real problem. He's the real enabler. And in the end, he sold out those kids for a job.


I don't. But McQuery did not have the authority that JoePa had. JoePa could have demanded police take action, JoePa could have demanded his own administration stop sitting on its hands hushing things up. JoePa could have taken a pistol and shot the pedo himself if he'd wanted, probably gotten justifyable homicide.

Instead, JoePa told his boss and washed his hands of the whole thing, then never followed up for ten years after, not so much as once. He probably continued to interact with Sandusky on campus, he definitely went on with business as usual at his football coaching job knowing Sandusky was still using Second Mile as a rape-recruiting business.

The *best* you can do for JoePa is say he just had no idea how to frame child rape and it baffled him and he didn't know what to do so he gave up and moved on. Does that sound like a leader of men and a shaper of moral minds to you? It sounds like an empty shell of a leader to me. But then I tend to look down on leaders whose actions don't match their words.

Penn State, the rest of the nation isn't drinking your kool aid. The sooner you realize it the better off you'll be in life.
 
2012-01-26 12:24:18 PM  

Generation_D: Penn State, the rest of the nation isn't drinking your kool aid. The sooner you realize it the better off you'll be in life.


As an Ohio State fan, I'm proud to see my school raping very few (if any) children. I recommend Penn State fans come on over to Columbus. The hotels, parking, and restaurants are better, and we rape very few children at Ohio State. Very, very few, if any.

I guess if PSU were really any good, they wouldn't be raping so many children. Ha ha, how'd that end of the season go, by the way? HA HA
 
2012-01-26 12:28:22 PM  
The Big Ten made a huge mistake buying into the Cult of JoePa in 1994. I would be happy to see the Big Ten figure it out and kick Penn State out, but I suppose thats putting morality ahead of dollar signs. At the least, they should hold Penn State to some pretty high accountability standard now that the truth about JoePa's so called clean program has emerged.

Ohio State only cheats in the traditional way and ol sweater vest has plenty to answer for, but as far as we know never allowed an assistant to rape any kids.
 
2012-01-26 12:31:41 PM  
In before the haters......who am I kidding?!?

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