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To: South Hawthorne

Why is it an “odd” thing the students are doing? They’ve been doing it for 40 years. FIFTEEN THOUSAND students work on this year round. It literally never stops.

It “seems” like a nice thing they are doing??? They just raised nearly $11 million for pediatric cancer. I think that passes the threshold of “seems”, doesn’t it?

You and the other detractors can say whatever you want about me or my University and you can paint me, and my fellow alums and students with the broadest brush you care to use - I don’t really care.

But do me two little favors. One, give credit to the students. Two, put your money where your mouth is and donate to the best local pediatric cancer ward/research center/hospital that you can find.

You do those two things and you can call me Sally and tell everyone I voted for 0bama. I don’t flippin’ care, and neither do the kids and their families that will benefit.


14 posted on 02/21/2012 7:22:53 PM PST by FlJoePa ("Success without honor is an unseasoned dish; it will satisfy your hunger, but it won't taste good")
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To: FlJoePa
Why is it an “odd” thing the students are doing?

Dancing for 46 straight hours doesn't strike you as odd? Really?

What in the hell is the point in that? Is there really anyone why wouldn't give money if it was only 18 hours, or ten, or just a pep rally? That's just a bizarre thing to do. That's just trying to call attention to yourself, not a selfless act for others.

I already give a lot of money to Crohns and Colitis, several charities fighting birth defects and Parkinson's diseases, giving to a certain cause doesn't make you special.

That's the unfortunate thing about Penn State alum, they've so bought into the myth of the pristine, holier than thou image that the school projects, but most of us who are familiar with the program, knew was false.

But the original point remains: You claim that there wasn't any news coverage, and you were dead wrong. I knew it because the 10 o'clock news covered it WAY too long, and the 11 o'clock news, ABC, covered it in excess and when we switched channels to KYW, they were covering it too.

Penn State still gets the fawning coverage overlooking the criminality of it's football program, and it's truly shameful administration and "professors". Stop being a victim and cut the pity party, what happened, happend. That's history.

15 posted on 02/21/2012 8:04:51 PM PST by South Hawthorne (In Memory of my dear Friend Henry Lee II)
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