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Penn State 428, Little Boys 0
Savannah Monring News ^ | November 13, 2011 | Geveryl Robinson

Posted on 11/13/2011 7:18:05 AM PST by LYONS67

This is the seventh draft of this column.

The first six drafts were riddled with too many words that would have gotten me permanently banned from writing any more columns, so I had to try to tone things down.


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: paterno; pedstate; pennstate; psu; sandusky
What we have here is a classic breakdown of moral responsibilty by more than one man and one institution
1 posted on 11/13/2011 7:18:07 AM PST by LYONS67
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To: LYONS67
Albert Einstein once said, “The world is a dangerous place. Not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don’t do anything about it.”

That's it in a nutshell.
2 posted on 11/13/2011 7:23:48 AM PST by left that other site (Psalm 122:6)
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To: LYONS67

Hmmmmmmm......the media had absolutely no role in this. All those news articles and movies and tv shows aggrandizing homosexuality and irresponsible sex played no part in this. Young boys, watching tv, would think that homosexuality and irresponsible sex is OK, so they wouldn’t report it. Maybe that was the plan all along.


3 posted on 11/13/2011 7:24:31 AM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: LYONS67

Well and truly 823ing, stated. 978 327 the enabling degenerates at Penn 546 State University. And that cesspool is but one of hundreds of 823ing colleges in need of fumigation for the social rot they enable and promote.


4 posted on 11/13/2011 7:29:46 AM PST by MHGinTN (Some, believing they can't be deceived, it's nigh impossible to convince them when they're deceived.)
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To: LYONS67

I once was waiting in line at the grocer, and the cashier was berating an elderly lady for being confused. I started in on the cashier, defending the lady and chastising him for his rudeness and disrespect. I demanded that he apologize to her. He did.

Not that this is anything close to what happened at Penn State, but when I see cruelty or abuse, I step in to stop it. And I am a short middle-aged woman. I will probably get myself killed one day for this, but I could not live with myself if I let it go by.

A young, male, strong, athletic person should have done no less.


5 posted on 11/13/2011 7:29:57 AM PST by left that other site (Psalm 122:6)
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To: LYONS67

The football program at Penn State should be shut down for at least 3 years as a deterrent.


6 posted on 11/13/2011 7:30:36 AM PST by rsobin
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To: blueunicorn6
The four letter Sports network and sister network ABC glorified the Penn State game all day and night yesterday. Media whores
7 posted on 11/13/2011 7:32:03 AM PST by scooby321
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To: scooby321

and the messages they aired by the new Penn State acting President talked about restoring honor and pride and “We are Penn State” - but not one word about the victims.


8 posted on 11/13/2011 7:35:05 AM PST by bigbob
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To: LYONS67

Why the NCAA is allowing Penn State to play is beyond me. Wait; actually, I do know why they are being allowed to play: M-O-N-E-Y.

It’s a shame that the alleged victims take a backseat to the revenue the football team generates for the university. It’s a travesty that anyone could still support the Nittany Lions.

Albert Einstein once said, “The world is a dangerous place. Not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don’t do anything about it.”

The situation at Penn State proves this quote to be true.

Interestingly enough, nittany means “single mountain.” Unfortunately, due to those people who knew about what allegedly occurred and did nothing, the football mountain at Penn State was sustained on the backs of little boys.

The police code for child molestation is 428. So regarding the Penn State sex abuse scandal, the score would be Penn State 428, Little Boys 0.


A good article/editorial.

My new base litmus test for any men I'll associate with: We agree that if we ever encounter a child being molested/raped that we will immediately intervene to our fullest capability on behalf of the child and if the perp survives they'll be fortunate. That is all.

Grrr....

9 posted on 11/13/2011 7:38:20 AM PST by rpierce (We have taglines now? :)
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To: bigbob

It’s disgusting...

I’m all for shutting down this P o S football program for a minimum of 4 years.

Fire all involved in the cover-up.


10 posted on 11/13/2011 7:39:04 AM PST by keeper53 (PENN STATE - SHAME ON YOU)
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To: LYONS67
So...the star running back's mom gets a new condo and Mercedes, and the College football program gets the “NCAA death penalty”...Penn State has a twink raper recruiting high school boys...NCAA? A violation of the rules? Yes, No?
11 posted on 11/13/2011 7:42:03 AM PST by Tex-Con-Man (T. Coddington Van Voorhees VII 2012 - "Together, I Shall Ride You To Victory")
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To: LYONS67
PSU - - Pedophile State University

Weakest link...

12 posted on 11/13/2011 7:46:59 AM PST by GOPJ ( Democrats are the only reason to vote for Republicans.... Will Rogers)
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To: scooby321

“The four letter Sports network and sister network ABC glorified the Penn State game all day and night yesterday. Media whores”

Not surprising, Penn State is one of their primary “meal tickets.” The other whore of note this week is NASCAR for inviting the Wookie and Biden’s “wife” to be grand marshals at an upcoming race. What a disgrace!


13 posted on 11/13/2011 8:00:56 AM PST by vette6387 (Enough Already!)
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To: LYONS67

"... and then they came for the little boys, but I did nothing to stop them, because I was not a little boy ..."

14 posted on 11/13/2011 8:31:47 AM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: scooby321

Yes, they did. It was sickening.


15 posted on 11/13/2011 8:32:53 AM PST by jospehm20
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To: rsobin
The football program at Penn State should be shut down for at least 3 years as a deterrent until all the victims of Sandouchebagsky and his enablers say they have recovered from the abuse inflicted upon them.
16 posted on 11/13/2011 8:36:24 AM PST by mkjessup (I stand with Herman Cain, a God-fearing, Jesus-loving, Constitution-honoring PATRIOT.)
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To: martin_fierro
ouch...
17 posted on 11/13/2011 8:38:02 AM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: rpierce

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2806374/posts?page=51#51


18 posted on 11/13/2011 8:38:27 AM PST by mkjessup (I stand with Herman Cain, a God-fearing, Jesus-loving, Constitution-honoring PATRIOT.)
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To: LYONS67

I expect there to be thousands of people converging on Columbus this weekend to give the Penn State team, a less-than-warm welcome.


19 posted on 11/13/2011 8:41:22 AM PST by dfwgator (I stand with Herman Cain.)
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To: left that other site
I once was waiting in line at the grocer, and the cashier was berating an elderly lady for being confused. I started in on the cashier, defending the lady and chastising him for his rudeness and disrespect. I demanded that he apologize to her. He did.

Not that this is anything close to what happened at Penn State, but when I see cruelty or abuse, I step in to stop it. And I am a short middle-aged woman. I will probably get myself killed one day for this, but I could not live with myself if I let it go by.

Good for you for admonishing the cashier. But the cashier was an anonymous stranger with little control over your life and destiny. Would you have done likewise if the person dishing out the abuse was your boss, the one who signs your paycheck and could seriously undermine your career? You may think the answer is yes, but until you've been placed in that position it is difficult to know what you will do. I'd like to think that I would have immediatly called the police in that situation, never mind calling poppa and going to Paterno, as I'm sure you think you would have. But I can't be sure about what I would have done since I've never been placed in such a position. I admire you for your certainty that you would have thrown caution to the wind and done the right thing.

It's easy to judge others shortcomings in these situations, and I condemn McCreary's inaction as well. But we also need to understand the powerful conflict he had to have found himself in.

20 posted on 11/13/2011 8:51:12 AM PST by Spartan79 (I view great cities as pestilential to the morals, the health, and the liberties of man.)
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To: martin_fierro

Excellent!


21 posted on 11/13/2011 8:54:37 AM PST by IM2MAD
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To: Spartan79
"Would you have done likewise if the person dishing out the abuse was your boss, the one who signs your paycheck and could seriously undermine your career?"

If I remotely suspected my boss was raping little boys, I would quit and seek employment elsewhere. 10 years into my Army career I resigned my commission over much less.

22 posted on 11/13/2011 9:05:09 AM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: blueunicorn6

“Glee” and all the rest of the pro-homosexuality brainwashing is “grooming.”

It’s what Sandusky did, but on a societal level.


23 posted on 11/13/2011 9:07:05 AM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Travis McGee
“Glee” and all the rest of the pro-homosexuality brainwashing is “grooming.”

It's the KY Jelly.

24 posted on 11/13/2011 9:09:16 AM PST by dfwgator (I stand with Herman Cain.)
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To: Joe 6-pack

I don’t know if they did this on purpose, but at the savannahnow link to this article, there is a banner ad from a local dry cleaners with words in bold print:

DROP YOUR PANTS HERE!


25 posted on 11/13/2011 9:15:15 AM PST by 04-Bravo
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To: dfwgator

Ohio State fans are pretty classy, but it’s a good thing the PSU doesn’t play Duke in Durham. That would get nasty.


26 posted on 11/13/2011 9:28:00 AM PST by SeaHawkFan
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To: SeaHawkFan

I’m not saying it will necessarily be Ohio State fans giving them that welcome...although I can’t imagine the OSU student body not coming up with the ingenious ways of expressing their disdain, especially in light of Ohio State getting punished for things that pale in comparison to what happened in Gay Valley.


27 posted on 11/13/2011 9:31:19 AM PST by dfwgator (I stand with Herman Cain.)
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To: blueunicorn6
All those news articles and movies and tv shows aggrandizing homosexuality and irresponsible sex

You're not allowed to bring this up. Focus on football.

28 posted on 11/13/2011 9:32:52 AM PST by madprof98 ("moritur et ridet" - salvianus)
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To: dfwgator

Would love to see Penn State play Stanford in a bowl game. The Stanford band might have an interesting take on this situation.


29 posted on 11/13/2011 9:33:00 AM PST by SeaHawkFan
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To: SeaHawkFan

Speaking of bands....

Penn State Blue Band Tribute to Michael Jackson
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=up_qY4ByMJE


30 posted on 11/13/2011 9:34:17 AM PST by dfwgator (I stand with Herman Cain.)
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To: martin_fierro

Did the ACLU ask for any donations for their defense fund for past and future court cases involving the North American Man/Boy Love Association (NAMBLA)?

It would appear they are very successful in getting NAMBLA’s message disseminated and implemented.


31 posted on 11/13/2011 9:34:40 AM PST by BilLies (ABCBSNBCNN, NYTimes, WaPOSt , etc., hates your Traditional American guts!)
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To: left that other site
"A young, male, strong, athletic person should have done no less."

Everybody concurs,...which leads us to consider the 'WHY' of his lack of action and the 'HOW' of his subsequent behavior.

He might not be a proven criminal, but his thinking is corrupt. So 'WHAT' motivates the corrupt mind to interrupt proper response?

His delayed response indicates he carefully thought about 'WHEN' to respond and to "WHOM" he responded.

There were reasons for his actions. Had he simply replaced LEOs with the role of Joe Paterno, then his reporting of the situation would have been forthright and quickly reported, not delayed and circumspect.

If he had been innocent and just exposed to a convoluted power game involving multiple players, he wouldn't have gone fishing with Paterno.

Then again this assumes he behaved rationally.

32 posted on 11/13/2011 9:38:31 AM PST by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
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To: LYONS67

Nothing new here — just a microcosm of our guvmint.


33 posted on 11/13/2011 9:55:15 AM PST by 353FMG
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To: Spartan79

While it is true that the cashier was an anonymous stranger, I have also (in the past when I was MUCH younger and perhaps more foolish), admonished my boss over something I felt was unjust. I was fired from a VERY good job in the phone Company.

I guess that just makes me a busybody. LOL.

And my sister lost her job as an accountant for a nursing home when she noted to her boss the irregularities in billing medicaid that bordered on fraud.

That being said, the rape of a minor child is more egregious than anything I have witnessed. One is reminded of Kitty Genovese being being assaulted on the streets of NYC and nobody coming to her aid. It is symptomatic of a deep deficit in our culture.

I can’t imagine this happening 50 years ago.


34 posted on 11/13/2011 10:24:29 AM PST by left that other site (Psalm 122:6)
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To: Cvengr

I think the word “corrupt”is the key here.

Read the first chapter of the Book of Romans for further elaboration.

I do believe you have hit the nail on the head, my FRiend.


35 posted on 11/13/2011 10:28:52 AM PST by left that other site (Psalm 122:6)
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To: LYONS67

Read pervert, child molester Sandusky indictment here:

http://www.attorneygeneral.gov/uploadedFiles/Press/Sandusky-Grand-Jury-Presentment.pdf


36 posted on 11/13/2011 10:44:57 AM PST by KeyLargo
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To: KeyLargo

bttt


37 posted on 11/13/2011 11:20:11 AM PST by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
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To: rsobin

Penn State should be banned from ALL athletic events for 10 years. That’s just for a start. Then we find out all the names of those who knew and prosecute them. Twenty-five to life is about right, but I’m a softie.


38 posted on 11/13/2011 4:56:56 PM PST by MasterGunner01 (To err is human; to forgive is not our policy. -- SEAL Team SIX)
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To: left that other site

Re: “And my sister lost her job as an accountant for a nursing home when she noted to her boss the irregularities in billing medicaid that bordered on fraud.”

Then she should have taken the crooked books to the Feds because there is a reward for turning people in for defrauding the Federal Government. I hope she did.


39 posted on 11/13/2011 9:08:25 PM PST by Winged Hussar (http://moveonpleasemoveon.blogspot.com/)
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To: LYONS67
Don't Be a Paterno: When a Child is Abused, Here's What to Do
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2807692/posts
40 posted on 11/15/2011 6:35:42 AM PST by An American! (Proud To Be An American!)
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