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Obama: Penn State abuse cause for 'soul-searching'
http://www.wkrn.com ^ | November 11, 2011 | Associated Press

Posted on 11/12/2011 7:44:10 AM PST by ETL

CORONADO, Calif. (AP) - President Barack Obama says the Penn State sex-abuse scandal should lead to "soul-searching" by all Americans, not just Penn State.

"Obviously what happened was heartbreaking, especially for the victims, the young people who got affected by these alleged assaults," he told Westwood One Radio in an interview Friday night, in his first public comments on the scandal.

"And I think it's a good time for the entire country to do some soul-searching - not just Penn State. People care about sports, it's important to us, but our No. 1 priority has to be protecting our kids. And every institution has to examine how they operate, and every individual has to take responsibility for making sure that our kids are protected."

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KEYWORDS: childmolestation; homonaziagenda; homosexualagenda; kevinjennings; maobama; obama; pederastagenda; pedophilia; pennstate; safeschoolczar; sexperv; sourcetitlenoturl Comment #1 Removed by Moderator

To: ETL
"D@mn! D@mn! D@mn! How many times have I told them...
Don't do it where you can get CAUGHT!" /Obama-inner-dialogue mode?>

Has anyone contacted Kevin Jennings, or Lady "Born that way" Gag-gag, or Larry Sinclair for comment?

(Was the little boy being raped up the *ss born that way, or was he recruited and groomed?)

And...did Sandusky use a condom?

And...where are all the anti-Catholic queers?

NO cheers, unfortunately.

2 posted on 11/12/2011 7:47:24 AM PST by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: ETL

Obama has done a great job destroying our country and constitution. Now he feels qualified to lecture the rest of us about morality.

Jimmy Carter all over again.

The only malaise we have is waking up each morning and having to be reminded that you’re still president.


3 posted on 11/12/2011 7:50:50 AM PST by veritas2002
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To: ETL

...once again the useless one steps to center stage to say nothing while playing king and stealing billions.


4 posted on 11/12/2011 7:52:38 AM PST by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Doogle; ETL

He just can’t resist rubbing crap in our faces, can he...

November 2012: Dawn IS coming


5 posted on 11/12/2011 7:58:45 AM PST by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: Admin Moderator

Why was my “comment” post removed? And why did someone add in the keywords section that there was no source url when there was?


6 posted on 11/12/2011 7:59:18 AM PST by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: All
Meanwhile, remember him...

(Obama's former "Safe School Czar" Kevin Jennings)

From the Washington Times...

EDITORIAL: At the president's pleasure
'Safe school czar' encouraged child sex with an older man
September 28, 2009

A teacher was told by a 15-year-old high school sophomore that he was having homosexual sex with an "older man." At the very least, statutory rape occurred. Fox News reported that the teacher violated a state law requiring that he report the abuse. That former teacher, Kevin Jennings, is President Obama's "safe school czar". It's getting hard to keep track of all of this president's problematic appointments. Clearly, the process for vetting White House employees has broken down.

In this one case in which Mr. Jennings had a real chance to protect a young boy from a sexual predator, he not only failed to do what the law required but actually encouraged the relationship.

According to Mr. Jennings' own description in a new audiotape discovered by Fox News, the 15-year-old boy met the "older man" in a "bus station bathroom" and was taken to the older man's home that night. When some details about the case became public, Mr. Jennings threatened to sue another teacher who called his failure to report the statutory rape "unethical." Mr. Jennings' defenders asserted that there was no evidence that he was aware the student had sex with the older man.

However, the new audiotape contradicts this claim. In 2000, Mr. Jennings gave a talk to the Iowa chapter of the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network, an advocacy group that promotes homosexuality in schools. On the tape, Mr. Jennings recollected that he told the student to make sure "to use a condom" when he was with the older man. That he actively encouraged the relationship is reinforced by Mr. Jennings' own description in his 1994 book, "One Teacher in 10." In that account, the teacher boasts how he allayed the student's concerns about the relationship to such a degree that the 15-year-old "left my office with a smile on his face that I would see every time I saw him on the campus for the next two years, until he graduated."

Mr. Jennings' denials about these events reveal a lack of remorse. He has not admitted that he made mistakes in this case, and he now refuses to answer any questions about the scandal. Don't forget, this is a presidential appointee we're talking about. Mr. Obama should make clear what his standards are for public servants serving at the pleasure of the president. Encouraging and covering up man-boy sexual activity are serious offenses. The White House should force Mr. Jennings to come clean.

http://washingtontimes.com/news/2009/sep/28/at-the-presidents-pleasure/

7 posted on 11/12/2011 8:03:44 AM PST by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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said the boy who has none...
8 posted on 11/12/2011 8:03:59 AM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: NFHale

nope

9 posted on 11/12/2011 8:04:48 AM PST by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: NFHale

The tired old “we are all to blame” horse excrement.


10 posted on 11/12/2011 8:10:36 AM PST by DManA
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To: Doogle

Nice photos...gee, ain’t he clever...

I will so enjoy giving him the exact same reaction in the voting booth next November.

As a matter of fact, I already do whenever I see or hear him now.


11 posted on 11/12/2011 8:20:37 AM PST by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: DManA

Otherwise known as a typical liberal reaction to events caused by one of their “protected victim classes” - in this case, a homo pedophile freak - just doing what comes naturally to them.

They truly are defective...


12 posted on 11/12/2011 8:23:08 AM PST by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: grey_whiskers

Why is it this SOB Obama got cought red handed making a live microphone anti jewish/Israel statement and the MSM is not reporting this 24/7 headline news?But he makes one lousy fake statement about this issue and it is a big deal?


13 posted on 11/12/2011 8:23:22 AM PST by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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14 posted on 11/12/2011 8:37:50 AM PST by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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To: grey_whiskers

“Not just Penn State”. Really? No Obama, you cannot spread this out to all Americans. This was focused deliberate evil and maybe Obama knew about it too. Maybe all predators were aware. Maybe Bawney was aware. maybe it was an inside secret.

Sick. Sick Sick


15 posted on 11/12/2011 8:45:34 AM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: grey_whiskers
No one needs to do 'soul searching' - that's liberal gobblie gook... The State needs to step up to the plate, line a bunch of lowlifes up against a wall and shoot them.

We can search our souls and meditate upon our navels after the dead lowlife bodies have been dragged away...

16 posted on 11/12/2011 8:48:19 AM PST by GOPJ ( Democrats are the only reason to vote for Republicans.... Will Rogers)
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To: grey_whiskers

Does this mean Graham Spanier is out of the running for Sec. of Education?


17 posted on 11/12/2011 9:30:29 AM PST by Tribune7 (If you demand perfection you will wind up with leftist Democrats)
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To: ETL
"Obviously what happened was heartbreaking, especially for the victims, the young people who got affected by these alleged assaults," he told Westwood One Radio

Love the grammar from the smartest man in the world.

18 posted on 11/12/2011 9:31:25 AM PST by Auntie Mame (Fear not tomorrow. God is already there.)
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To: All
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Obama's (former) "Safe School Czar" Kevin
"use a condom" Jennings

19 posted on 11/12/2011 9:40:50 AM PST by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: All
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20 posted on 11/12/2011 9:41:21 AM PST by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: All
May, 2011

Be the Change Announces New President and CEO

Assistant Deputy Secretary of Education Kevin Jennings to Succeed Be the Change Founder Alan Khazei

BOSTON, May 19, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Be the Change announced today that, following a national search, Kevin Jennings will succeed Alan Khazei as President and CEO. Mr. Jennings will officially begin his new role on July 25, 2011.

"We are delighted to draw a leader of Kevin's caliber to succeed Alan," said Be the Change board chair Josh Bekenstein of Bain Capital. "His experience both leading a national nonprofit as well as working in the federal government makes him the ideal leader to take the reigns as Alan takes on new challenges."

Be the Change was founded by Alan Khazei in 2007. Prior to founding Be the Change, Mr. Khazei co-founded City Year (www.CityYear.org), a national nonprofit that unites young people of all backgrounds for a year of full-time service, giving them the skills and opportunities to change the world. ..."

http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/be-the-change-announces-new-president-and-ceo-122240693.html
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"Change will not come if we wait for some other person or if we wait for some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek"-- BARACK OBAMA

21 posted on 11/12/2011 9:41:50 AM PST by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: veritas2002

Protecting kids from this kind of evil is a matter of national security. Read the transcript from the first grand jury investigation into this guy that took place several years ago. You have to wonder about the disappearance of the District Attorney who was to prosecute the case. He disappeared without a trace and that issue has never been resolved or, as far as I know, ever been a great concern to the university. Hopefully, with this renewed scrutiny, someone will find answers to this as well.


22 posted on 11/12/2011 9:48:05 AM PST by TiaS
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To: Auntie Mame

While perfect grammar is important — many people speak and write with perfect grammar and have nothing to say.


23 posted on 11/12/2011 9:54:44 AM PST by TiaS
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To: Tribune7

Good one!! LOL


24 posted on 11/12/2011 9:55:38 AM PST by Impala64ssa
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To: TiaS
many people speak and write with perfect grammar and have nothing to say.

Or nothing intelligent and/or moral to say.

25 posted on 11/12/2011 10:13:39 AM PST by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: grey_whiskers

Hmmmm.. which one is this from the Dear Leader.. a “teachable moment,” or “on-the-spot guidance?”

We are so blessed we have 0bama to teach us when to soul-search, aren`t we?

*PUKE


26 posted on 11/12/2011 10:19:46 AM PST by ScottinVA (Hurrah me boys, for FREEDOM! `Tis the risin` o` the moon!)
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To: TiaS

National security? You’ve got to be joking. Since when do we put the federal government in charge of morality? Sorry, but when it comes to matters of morality, I’ll instruct my children and request the government stay out of my business. The problem today is that we’re all too eager to turn all matters over the the government. Insane!


27 posted on 11/12/2011 12:49:06 PM PST by veritas2002
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To: grey_whiskers
When bad people do bad things it's not the fault of the good people.

But you have to pretend it is so you can use it to take stuff away from them and give it to your friends.

Never let a crisis go to waste.

28 posted on 11/12/2011 1:10:24 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (The enemy of my enemy is my candidate.<sup>®</sup>)
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To: NFHale

:) that made me lol!


29 posted on 11/12/2011 1:12:11 PM PST by keeper53 (PENN STATE - SHAME ON YOU FOR PLAYING TODAY)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

oh, that’s good...can I swipe it? :)


30 posted on 11/12/2011 1:13:54 PM PST by keeper53 (PENN STATE - SHAME ON YOU FOR PLAYING TODAY)
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To: keeper53

Why not? I did. :)


31 posted on 11/12/2011 1:21:22 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (The enemy of my enemy is my candidate.<sup>®</sup>)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

;) Thanks!


32 posted on 11/12/2011 2:38:17 PM PST by keeper53 (PENN STATE - SHAME ON YOU FOR PLAYING TODAY)
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To: veritas2002

Guess it all depends on what your difinition of “National Security” is — we are a constitutional republic with three branches of government. Imagine how many of these preditors would be out there if there were no laws and no government to protect the children. You have a right to determine your own morality, but you don’t have the right to make your own laws. This is about laws enacted to protect children — I cannot exclude the children and their welfare from what I believe to be the “national security” of a nation.


33 posted on 11/12/2011 11:51:19 PM PST by TiaS
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To: TiaS

The less morality, the more laws.

The more laws, the less freedom.

The government cannot legislate morality. They can make all the laws they want but in an immoral culture they do no good.

Sorry inculcating moral values begins and ends with the family.

No God...no morals. Take a look around.

We want the likes of Bill Clinton who fellated a barely-legal intern in the Oval Office to teach us about morality?

We want Obama, who associated with terrorist, cop killer Bill Ayres to preach to us?

We want Obama, who favors partial birth abortion which is delivering a healthy, full-term baby until its head emerges from the womb when you then stick a scissors in the base of its skull so you can insert a canula to suck out his/her brains to preach morality to us?

You want Obama who sat in a Church week after week listening to Rev Wright’s hate speech preaching to us?

Sorry, my friend, the government cannot even balance the budget and they are now going to venture into areas of moral preaching?


34 posted on 11/13/2011 1:26:41 AM PST by veritas2002
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