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(Yahoo)   Artist paints over the halo that was over Joe Paterno's head on a mural in downtown State College PA. In other news there used to be a mural in downtown State College PA where Joe Pa had a fricking HALO over his head   (news.yahoo.com) divider line 233
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2012-07-15 06:01:08 PM
Sports nuts and religious fanatics. Kinda makes sense really.
 
2012-07-15 06:06:19 PM
At least it was the original artist.
 
2012-07-15 06:18:01 PM
And it shot fricking LASER beams!
 
2012-07-15 06:23:16 PM
Because winning at sports not only brings you closer to God, but also makes you godly.

Duh.
 
2012-07-15 06:27:48 PM
FARK: The halo was painted on the mural after the Sandusky scandal broke.
 
2012-07-15 06:37:51 PM
blog.chron.com
 
2012-07-15 06:43:38 PM
It's almost like an entire lifetime of goodwill and charity made a large portion of those attached to Penn State give JoePa the benefit of the doubt. And that same lifetime of goodwill and charity is what will remain once America moves on to the next outrage in a week.
 
2012-07-15 06:46:14 PM
Pilato added a large blue ribbon, instead, on Paterno's lapel symbolizing support for child abuse victims, a cause the artist said Paterno had endorsed.

Probably because he felt guilty for supporting a child abuser.
 
2012-07-15 07:04:37 PM

WTF Indeed: It's almost like an entire lifetime of goodwill and charity made a large portion of those attached to Penn State give JoePa the benefit of the doubt. And that same lifetime of goodwill and charity is what will remain once America moves on to the next outrage in a week.


I repair one pair of shoes and no one calls me a cobbler. I change my car's oil once, and no one calls me a mechanic. But I fark ONE kid, and all the sudden I'm a child molester?

Yeah, there's no evidence that JoePa ever directly did anything to a kid, but he indirectly allowed countless kids to get raped. Sorry, that whole "did a lot for charity" bullshiat doesn't work here.
 
2012-07-15 07:14:45 PM

WTF Indeed: It's almost like an entire lifetime of goodwill and charity made a large portion of those attached to Penn State give JoePa the benefit of the doubt. And that same lifetime of goodwill and charity is what will remain once America moves on to the next outrage in a week.


Have you signed the petition yet?
 
2012-07-15 07:17:43 PM
He was truly heroic in helping those kids molest that old man.
 
2012-07-15 07:22:57 PM
Joe Paterno: Holy Fluffer
 
2012-07-15 07:57:35 PM
i.qkme.me
 
2012-07-15 08:34:30 PM

johnnylarue: WTF Indeed: It's almost like an entire lifetime of goodwill and charity made a large portion of those attached to Penn State give JoePa the benefit of the doubt. And that same lifetime of goodwill and charity is what will remain once America moves on to the next outrage in a week.

Have you signed the petition yet?


Wow, they have almost 300 signatures. Out of 10 million erstwhile fans, there are less than 300 who are standing by the pedophile enabler.

It will be amazing if they don't shut down the whole football program at Penn State.
 
2012-07-15 08:35:02 PM

johnnylarue: WTF Indeed: It's almost like an entire lifetime of goodwill and charity made a large portion of those attached to Penn State give JoePa the benefit of the doubt. And that same lifetime of goodwill and charity is what will remain once America moves on to the next outrage in a week.

Have you signed the petition yet?


fistbump
 
2012-07-15 08:36:06 PM
Turn off the TV's, paint out the halos, la la la all you want, the truth is still your dear leader Joe Pa allowed a molester on campus for 14 years after he knew. A criminal conspiracy ensued to protect and enable a pedo to use campus facilities to rape pre-teen boys.

By the way. Sandusky played in 1969, for Joe Paterno. What are the odds that 1998 was "the first that Joe learned of it" or whatever the current timeline of events is. Furthermore, what are the odds Sandusky didn't molest anyone until the 1990s, or that this was the first the Second Mile heard of it too.

Much more to come out on this, I have a hunch. Also -- the Freeh report did not have subpoena power. If more investigations ensue, I'm guessing there will be more crimes by these people uncovered.

Not least of which would be: Even if Joe Pa only learned of it in 1998, why does he give Sandusky full honors to retire, keep his office on campus, pay him $168,000 severance?

I keep thinking Sandusky *must* have had some kind of dirt on Joe Pa. Follow the money.
 
2012-07-15 08:36:32 PM

doglover: At least it was the original artist.


Yeah, before I rta I thought vandals had covered up the halo and crudely spray painted horns and a mustache/ goatee. I'm a little disappointed.
 
2012-07-15 08:49:02 PM

basemetal: [blog.chron.com image 600x400]


Not a big fan of posting the ten commandments in public places, but this tempts me to go down to state college with a can of spra paint and a stencil which reads:
"I am the Lord your God, You shall have no other gods before Me. You shall not make for yourself a carved image-any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth; you shall not bow down to them nor serve them."
 
2012-07-15 08:53:05 PM

basemetal: [blog.chron.com image 600x400]


UFIA?
 
2012-07-15 08:53:16 PM

WTF Indeed: It's almost like an entire lifetime of goodwill and charity made a large portion of those attached to Penn State give JoePa the benefit of the doubt. And that same lifetime of goodwill and charity is what will remain once America moves on to the next outrage in a week.


a lifetime of lies and misplaced priorities? One that lead him to allow a close friend and colleague to RAPE CHILDREN, and then take an active hand in protecting him from being arrested for those crimes? A man why cynically negotiated a golden parachute for himself in the event the scandal broke, and then had the gall to publicly play martyr while knowing he'd just self activated a payday that was worth $3million in cash, a private jet, and all manner of loan forgiveness
 
2012-07-15 08:54:42 PM

Generation_D: I keep thinking Sandusky *must* have had some kind of dirt on Joe Pa. Follow the money.


There are rumors that some of the wealthy alumni donors were "given" kids from Second Mile to fark in exchange for donations.
 
2012-07-15 08:56:00 PM

WTF Indeed: It's almost like an entire lifetime of goodwill and charity made a large portion of those attached to Penn State give JoePa the benefit of the doubt. And that same lifetime of goodwill and charity is what will remain once America moves on to the next outrage in a week.


*sigh*

He's not going to sleep with you.
 
2012-07-15 08:56:33 PM

Generation_D: I keep thinking Sandusky *must* have had some kind of dirt on Joe Pa.


Could it be, and follow with me here, that Sandusky's "dirt on them" was his very existence? They had a cancer in their program and instead of removing it with painful treatment they allowed it to stay. They were hoping he'd die before he was discovered and the football program never took the hit.

A political gambit that is certainly not worthy of the university, but sadly something that wouldn't surprise me with Spanier. However, Joe Pa's darkening roll does give me pause. That still doesn't erase my pride in my university or all the fine people I met there.

What does erase my pride in America are the constant uprising by the derpers and the herpers.

ZOMG! JUSTICE FOR TRAYVON!
ZOMG! ZIMMERMAN MUST DIE!
ZOMG! STAND YOUR GROUND!

two minutes later

Trayvon? Is that some kind of off brand Tupperware?
Zimmerman? Like the farmer in Charlotte's Web?
STG? That's a Stone Temple Pilots cover band, right?

farkin' sickens how easily the 48 Laws of Power guy's little maxims are seen without so much as a second's worth of analysis and how easily they still work.
 
2012-07-15 08:58:56 PM

basemetal: [blog.chron.com image 600x400]


UFIA in the shower?
 
2012-07-15 09:00:56 PM

Generation_D: Turn off the TV's, paint out the halos, la la la all you want, the truth is still your dear leader Joe Pa allowed a molester on campus for 14 years after he knew. A criminal conspiracy ensued to protect and enable a pedo to use campus facilities to rape pre-teen boys.

By the way. Sandusky played in 1969, for Joe Paterno. What are the odds that 1998 was "the first that Joe learned of it" or whatever the current timeline of events is. Furthermore, what are the odds Sandusky didn't molest anyone until the 1990s, or that this was the first the Second Mile heard of it too.

Much more to come out on this, I have a hunch. Also -- the Freeh report did not have subpoena power. If more investigations ensue, I'm guessing there will be more crimes by these people uncovered.

Not least of which would be: Even if Joe Pa only learned of it in 1998, why does he give Sandusky full honors to retire, keep his office on campus, pay him $168,000 severance?

I keep thinking Sandusky *must* have had some kind of dirt on Joe Pa. Follow the money.


Well, the Bishop of Milwaukee also gave cash bonuses to kiddy farker priests who agreed to retire. Except the priests only got $20,000. I guess college football pays better, at least for the lower-level managers.
 
2012-07-15 09:01:06 PM
But they're "renovating" the rape showers and keeping the statue up. They finally get it, amirite?

Seriously, burn that motherfarker to the ground.
 
2012-07-15 09:02:42 PM

WTF Indeed: And that same lifetime of goodwill and charity is what will remain once America moves on to the next outrage in a week.


Yup, just like America moved on and remembered Dick Nixon for creating the EPA and supporting the Equal Rights Amendment.
 
2012-07-15 09:03:22 PM

Ryan2065: Pilato added a large blue ribbon, instead, on Paterno's lapel symbolizing support for child abuse victims, a cause the artist said Paterno had endorsed.

Probably because he felt guilty for supporting a child abuser.


It's really time for the large ribbons to die.

/Puerto Rico Day reference in 5 . . . .
 
2012-07-15 09:04:22 PM

Godscrack: Sports nuts and religious fanatics. Kinda makes sense really.


Standing in a crowd before a Michigan game once, two bikes went by, with one girl shouting through a megaphone "GOD DOESN"T CARE ABOUT FOOTBALL" and why we were all condemned, etc.

Good for a chuckle.
 
2012-07-15 09:04:52 PM

Ryan2065: Pilato added a large blue ribbon, instead, on Paterno's lapel symbolizing support for child abuse victims, a cause the artist said Paterno had endorsed.

Probably because he felt guilty for supporting a child abuser.


I have a feeling the artist is a bit confused as to what Paterno's role has been for these last 14 or so years.
 
2012-07-15 09:05:14 PM
Yeah, and they're not removing the statue of Joe Pa.

They're just going to turn it so that it is looking the other way.
 
2012-07-15 09:06:44 PM
Penn state is a fine example of why "We are a nation of laws, not a nation of men" should be drilled into everyones heads over & over.
 
2012-07-15 09:10:05 PM
it's difficult to explain the Cult of Joe to someone who hasn't grew up in central Pa.
 
2012-07-15 09:13:02 PM
That mural is getting more revisions than a 1930s Soviet Politburo photo. Sandusky's already been painted over, now Joe's halo is gone. Its getting like those old Commie photos where they'd airbrush out the guy who just got disappeared by Stalin.
 
2012-07-15 09:13:53 PM

WTF Indeed: It's almost like an entire lifetime of goodwill and charity made a large portion of those attached to Penn State give JoePa the benefit of the doubt. And that same lifetime of goodwill and charity is what will remain once America moves on to the next outrage in a week.


...of which at least a decade was spent letting a good friend and co-oworker fark little boys. Not fondle them, or roughhouse, or even perform oral sex on them. He farked them. Hard enough for people to hear it.

There is not enough good will in ten lifetimes.
 
2012-07-15 09:14:09 PM

Generation_D: That mural is getting more revisions than a 1930s Soviet Politburo photo. Sandusky's already been painted over, now Joe's halo is gone. Its getting like those old Commie photos where they'd airbrush out the guy who just got disappeared by Stalin.


"The Commissar Vanishes"
 
2012-07-15 09:16:06 PM
Uh, Submitter, you aren't that familiar with sports culture, are you?

i.imgur.com

This is a postcard of the late Alabama Crimson Tide football coach Paul "Bear" Bryant walking on water. They used to sell this image on Tshirts all over Alabama with the caption "WE BELIEVE." His trademark Fedora hat is a farking holy grail down there.
 
2012-07-15 09:18:47 PM

Generation_D: Turn off the TV's, paint out the halos, la la la all you want, the truth is still your dear leader Joe Pa allowed a molester on campus for 14 years after he knew. A criminal conspiracy ensued to protect and enable a pedo to use campus facilities to rape pre-teen boys.

By the way. Sandusky played in 1969, for Joe Paterno. What are the odds that 1998 was "the first that Joe learned of it" or whatever the current timeline of events is. Furthermore, what are the odds Sandusky didn't molest anyone until the 1990s, or that this was the first the Second Mile heard of it too.

Much more to come out on this, I have a hunch. Also -- the Freeh report did not have subpoena power. If more investigations ensue, I'm guessing there will be more crimes by these people uncovered.

Not least of which would be: Even if Joe Pa only learned of it in 1998, why does he give Sandusky full honors to retire, keep his office on campus, pay him $168,000 severance?

I keep thinking Sandusky *must* have had some kind of dirt on Joe Pa. Follow the money.


Just to clarify, he started coaching for Paterno in 1969.
 
2012-07-15 09:19:28 PM

doglover: Generation_D: I keep thinking Sandusky *must* have had some kind of dirt on Joe Pa.

Could it be, and follow with me here, that Sandusky's "dirt on them" was his very existence? They had a cancer in their program and instead of removing it with painful treatment they allowed it to stay. They were hoping he'd die before he was discovered and the football program never took the hit.

A political gambit that is certainly not worthy of the university, but sadly something that wouldn't surprise me with Spanier. However, Joe Pa's darkening roll does give me pause. That still doesn't erase my pride in my university or all the fine people I met there.

What does erase my pride in America are the constant uprising by the derpers and the herpers.

ZOMG! JUSTICE FOR TRAYVON!
ZOMG! ZIMMERMAN MUST DIE!
ZOMG! STAND YOUR GROUND!

two minutes later

Trayvon? Is that some kind of off brand Tupperware?
Zimmerman? Like the farmer in Charlotte's Web?
STG? That's a Stone Temple Pilots cover band, right?

farkin' sickens how easily the 48 Laws of Power guy's little maxims are seen without so much as a second's worth of analysis and how easily they still work.


Thats an interesting theory, but in 1998 (or 2001, take your pick) we weren't quite at the 2 hours news cycle / internet attention span syndrome just yet. It still doesn't add up. Sandusky might have been a Lion since his playing days, but he was also guilty of some pretty serious sh*t. Emails about how to cover it up, and not one of them ever expresses any concern for the victims. This is thing us "outsiders" (which is to say, everyone outside of Creepy Valley) cannot fathom.

Spanier laid the smack down over Curtis Enis' $300 suit. But over a decade's worth of rape of minors committed on campus .. and he managed to not care except for how it made the school look.

Death penalty, vacate Joe's wins after 2001, kicked out of the Big Ten, kicked out of the NCAA. Mark Emmert cleaned up University of Washington, pissing off old cronies in the process, over far less culty and criminal activity than this. I think he is warming up the proverbial banhammer. At least that seems like the direction this is headed.

I still cannot wrap my head around Joe. The gulf between his image and his actions just keeps getting wider. I can see a slimeball administrator worried about his image. But Joe Pa at some point has got to exercise something resembling the ethics and morals he claimed to stand for. Yet so far it appears he did not, quite the opposite.
 
2012-07-15 09:19:38 PM

bubbaprog: Yup, just like America moved on and remembered Dick Nixon for creating the EPA and supporting the Equal Rights Amendment.


Not exactly an equal comparison. What I find funny is that the majority of people will not remember Joe Paterno in 5 years. The people that will remember him are the people who are connected to Penn State. People who will have both the positive and negative views of the man. They will be conflicted that whether a lifetime of charity and goodwill is wiped away because of a coverup he took part in. It's almost like this story, like most stories, is more complex than 24 news and angry blog posts make it seem to be.
 
2012-07-15 09:21:32 PM

johnnylarue: Have you signed the petition yet?


LOL

Recent Signatures

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8 minutes ago
Moe Lester (State College, PA)
13 minutes ago
Billy Buttraped (State College, PA)
17 minutes ago
 
2012-07-15 09:22:30 PM

Somacandra: Uh, Submitter, you aren't that familiar with sports culture, are you?



This is a postcard of the late Alabama Crimson Tide football coach Paul "Bear" Bryant walking on water. They used to sell this image on Tshirts all over Alabama with the caption "WE BELIEVE." His trademark Fedora hat is a farking holy grail down there.


If we found out something like this happened I would drop him like a hot potato. Near as I can tell all the dirt on Coach Bryant is booze and women.
 
2012-07-15 09:24:17 PM

WTF Indeed: bubbaprog: Yup, just like America moved on and remembered Dick Nixon for creating the EPA and supporting the Equal Rights Amendment.

Not exactly an equal comparison. What I find funny is that the majority of people will not remember Joe Paterno in 5 years. The people that will remember him are the people who are connected to Penn State. People who will have both the positive and negative views of the man. They will be conflicted that whether a lifetime of charity and goodwill is wiped away because of a coverup he took part in. It's almost like this story, like most stories, is more complex than 24 news and angry blog posts make it seem to be.


Ok - tell me the first thing that pops into your mind when you read the following names:

Woody Hayes
Bobby Knight

/Paterno will be remembered as a rapist-enabler and nothing more
 
2012-07-15 09:26:20 PM

AliceBToklasLives:

/Paterno will be remembered as a rapist-enabler and nothing more


not to the true believers. to them, he's still a god.
 
2012-07-15 09:27:15 PM

Asa Phelps: Yeah, and they're not removing the statue of Joe Pa.

They're just going to turn it so that it is looking the other way.


I'm stealing that.
 
2012-07-15 09:32:25 PM

Weaver95: AliceBToklasLives:

/Paterno will be remembered as a rapist-enabler and nothing more

not to the true believers. to them, he's still a god.


That's why they are true believers. But to anyone outside Columbus, Woody Hayes is the asshole who punch an opponent during a game, and to anyone outside of Indiana Bobby Knight is a raging asshole.
 
2012-07-15 09:34:23 PM

Ryan2065: Pilato added a large blue ribbon, instead, on Paterno's lapel symbolizing support for child abuse victims, a cause the artist said Paterno had endorsed.

Probably because he felt guilty for supporting a child abuser.


Supported through word if not deed.
 
2012-07-15 09:34:25 PM

Krymson Tyde: Somacandra: Uh, Submitter, you aren't that familiar with sports culture, are you?



This is a postcard of the late Alabama Crimson Tide football coach Paul "Bear" Bryant walking on water. They used to sell this image on Tshirts all over Alabama with the caption "WE BELIEVE." His trademark Fedora hat is a farking holy grail down there.

If we found out something like this happened I would drop him like a hot potato. Near as I can tell all the dirt on Coach Bryant is booze and women.


Now those are vices I can respect.
 
2012-07-15 09:34:40 PM

AliceBToklasLives: Ok - tell me the first thing that pops into your mind when you read the following names:

Woody Hayes
Bobby Knight


While I assume you meant well, you just proved my point. Woody Hayes is remembered by many in Ohio as a legend and his violence against students is all but forgotten. Bobby Knight is remembered for his temper, but far more for his coaching resume. He is still beloved at all the schools he coached for. And I'm sure while your outrage against these men keeps you warm at night, it still doesn't disprove the fact that all sports, and therefore sports allegiances are local.

Woody Hayes is still admired across Ohio to this day, despite the fact he physically assaulted opposing players, refs, and his own players.
 
2012-07-15 09:41:18 PM

Weaver95: not to the true believers. to them, he's still a god.


There is a difference between blind allegiance and conflicted realities. Putting thought into this subject beyond basic emotion reveals that many attached to Penn State must reconcile the two opposing realities that were Joe Paterno. Like I've said before, it's almost like this issues is more complex than many are making it out to be.
 
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