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Key developments in the sex abuse trial of former Penn State football assistant Jerry Sandusky
Washington Post / AP ^ | June 14, 2012

Posted on 06/14/2012 9:12:06 PM PDT by Zakeet

Testimony from three more accusers Thursday included some of the most graphic details of the trial’s four days and gave the term “tickle monster” a dark, almost nefarious meaning. Jurors heard one accuser say he spent more than 100 nights at Jerry Sandusky’s home, sleeping on a waterbed in a basement room he thought was soundproof because no one heard him scream when he was assaulted. Another accuser told jurors Sandusky called himself the “tickle monster” before embracing him in a shower.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Pennsylvania
KEYWORDS: absolutemorals; homosexualagenda; pedostate; pennstate; sandusky

The tickle monster ... prowling the showers of Penn State

1 posted on 06/14/2012 9:12:24 PM PDT by Zakeet
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To: Zakeet
Yes, Virginia, there is a Boogeyman.
2 posted on 06/14/2012 9:17:47 PM PDT by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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To: Mr Ramsbotham

You know, this story ruined one of my childhood memories - my mom was the “tickle monster” when I was very small and would give me a bath in the sink!.

I have been somewhat amazed that the news media has shown remarkable solidarity and discretion in not revealing the identity with names, photos or even artists sketches of the “alleged” victims. If people REALLY wanted to know, it’s all in the court transcripts. But who really wants to know? It’s refreshing to see that there are still a few lines that they Will Not Cross.

I feel for the jurors who have to listen to the testimony. I wonder if they will ever be the same.


3 posted on 06/14/2012 9:26:39 PM PDT by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: Zakeet

What I find odd is some posters who were all over Joe Paterno regarding this don’t seem much interested in these Sandusky threads.


4 posted on 06/14/2012 9:27:12 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: skeeter
Nothing odd about it. The second raters had a field day trashing a fallen hero. Then, having sated their sallow egos, moved on.

Sandusky is just small potatoes.

5 posted on 06/14/2012 9:44:22 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: hinckley buzzard

Nope, not moved on, just lurking.

Heh. This really is so incredibly disgusting it doesn’t conjure of the same feeling we have toward Joe.

This is truly, extremely sick and depraved beyond belief.

He deserves god’s worst.


6 posted on 06/14/2012 9:48:20 PM PDT by Individual Rights in NJ (Infidel Inside)
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To: Zakeet

M. Jackson was into tickling except he used Jesus Juice sometimes..

Jesus juice Jackson was a monster.. God knows what experiences warped his mind.. same with this guy..

Who knows maybe they were just evil... from the git go...


7 posted on 06/14/2012 10:20:00 PM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole...)
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To: Zakeet

Well, here’s a comment i left, I feel it sums up right and proper my feelings with regard to religion and Sandusky’s punishment:

Oh Jesus will make sure to send Sandusky to hell, and Satan will take pleasure in seeing that his punishment is carried out good and proper! Cretins like Sandusky are why I hope and pray there is a hell, and if I myself go to either heaven or hell, at least I will have the pleasure of thanking either Jesus Or Satan personally for a job well done!


8 posted on 06/14/2012 10:29:08 PM PDT by IslamE (epiphany)
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To: skeeter

You know, I was thinking about this the other day, and I realized I can’t remember how it was that it all got revealed. I remember the day the story broke, because I remember hubby telling me in the car to find ESPN radio or something so we could hear about what was going on.

But what WAS going on? What brought on these revelations? For the life of me I can’t remember.

I don’t know if what you say about posters here is accurate, but it does seem that the major result of the “scadale” was to cause poor Joe Paterno to end his illustrious life in disgrace. It does almost seem like whatever happens to Sandusky is an afterthought.

That is so wrong and creepy. It just sums up this whole thing so well, so wrong and creepy.


9 posted on 06/14/2012 10:56:19 PM PDT by jocon307
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To: jocon307

Paterno was more popular than Sandusky so there were more people who wanted to excuse him from responsibility. If Sandusky was ‘the winningest coach evah’ then there would have been more vigorous defense of him from the start. Since he’s a football hasbeen, he has fewer defenders. Similar to the way that Michael Jackson fans insist all accusations MUST be false because he was the ‘king of pop’.


10 posted on 06/14/2012 11:03:29 PM PDT by ransomnote
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To: Zakeet

This goes way beyond Sandusky! I hope Paterno has made it down to Hell for his part in covering up, but there are a bunch who are still above room temperature that either enabled or covered up Sandusky’s acts against these kids and they all need to be prosecuted and sent to jail! The court should order that the athletic facility at Penn State be bulldozed, and that the school’s “athletic program” be terminated for at least ten years.


11 posted on 06/14/2012 11:09:39 PM PDT by vette6387
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To: Zakeet

Too bad a parent of one of these children did not beat the freak to death like the one in Texas. It’s awful for these young men to have to re-live this trauma in front of strangers.


12 posted on 06/15/2012 12:52:19 AM PDT by formosa (Formosa)
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To: skeeter; jocon307; Zakeet; ransomnote
What I find odd is some posters who were all over Joe Paterno regarding this don’t seem much interested in these Sandusky threads. [Skeeter, post #4]

What I find odd is some Penn State coaches & Penn State admin people who weren't all over Sandusky's trail of victims...
...and didn't seem much interested in keeping very many Sandusky conversations going on and near campus...
...took a sudden interest in the justice of the victims once the enormity of all this hit...

IN fact, it took a Nebraska assistant coach (not a Penn State rep) to include the line "May the truth be known, may justice be known. May you protect the victims…" in the showy pre-game prayer before the Nebraska-Penn State.

What I also found odd was that Penn State coaches and players weren't seemingly very interested in showy pre-game prayers -- until this all broke.

13 posted on 06/15/2012 1:51:38 AM PDT by Colofornian
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To: jocon307; ransomnote; skeeter; Zakeet; All
...it does seem that the major result of the “scadale” was to cause poor Joe Paterno to end his illustrious life in disgrace. It does almost seem like whatever happens to Sandusky is an afterthought. That is so wrong and creepy. [Jocon, post #9]

Whatever "positives" Paterno brought to the Penn State campus, they pale in comparison to THE serial rapist cover-up negatives that he and his fellow Penn State paycheckers wielded to protect their campus idol...the glorious football program and its reputation.

Paterno was more popular than Sandusky so there were more people who wanted to excuse him from responsibility. [Ransomnote, post #10]

Yes...and this also addresses Skeeter's comment on #4...

A LOT of the discussions went further in depth because so many JoPologists came out of the woodwork.

14 posted on 06/15/2012 1:54:48 AM PDT by Colofornian
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To: Zakeet

This homosexual pedophile is toast.


15 posted on 06/15/2012 2:55:59 AM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the New American Revolution and the Crusades 2012?)
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To: Zakeet

Here’s something we missed a couple of weeks ago.

http://www.centredaily.com/2012/05/26/3208686/ex-university-counsel-baldwin.html

Penn State counsel Cynthia Baldwin secures lawyer
Published: May 26, 2012
By CDT staff reports — State College - Centre Daily Times

Penn State’s outgoing attorney, Cynthia Baldwin, has obtained a lawyer.

Chuck De Monaco, of Pittsburgh, confirmed Friday that he is representing Baldwin on an individual basis.

He declined to comment on the specifics of why he’s representing her. Baldwin did not return an email seeking comment.

Baldwin has served as the university’s in-house lawyer since that office was created in January 2010.

A former state Supreme Court justice, Baldwin also served on the Penn State board of trustees until moving to the position of university lawyer.

A university spokesman declined to comment.

On Wednesday, Penn State named Stephen Dunham, previously general counsel at Johns Hopkins, to replace Baldwin as the university’s top lawyer. Baldwin will continue in the role until university trustees approve Dunham’s appointment, which is expected to happen at the June meeting.


16 posted on 06/15/2012 3:02:40 AM PDT by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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To: vette6387

I’d like to see his wife charged with abetting. She had to know what was going on. I’d be very worried about the grandchildren.


17 posted on 06/15/2012 3:24:02 AM PDT by FES0844
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To: Colofornian
Yes...and this also addresses Skeeter's comment on #4...

It doesn't address it. It reinforces it.

18 posted on 06/15/2012 6:14:28 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: FES0844

“I’d like to see his wife charged with abetting. She had to know what was going on. I’d be very worried about the grandchildren.”

She’s on my list too. Just think, this coverup was all about college football!!!
A frigging game was more important than these children. Where are our values? College Football is just another disgraceful, perverted “business” that detracts from the purpose of secondary education. The idea that our universities and colleges have become “the farm system” for a bunch of rich bastards who use the secondary “education system” for their personal enrichment. Someone needs to explain to us just how “educating” an bunch of dumb minorities is contributing to the real goals of increasing the knowledge in our young people.


19 posted on 06/15/2012 9:27:50 AM PDT by vette6387
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To: FES0844

“I’d like to see his wife charged with abetting. She had to know what was going on. I’d be very worried about the grandchildren.”

She’s on my list too. Just think, this coverup was all about college football!!!
A frigging game was more important than these children. Where are our values? College Football is just another disgraceful, perverted “business” that detracts from the purpose of secondary education. The idea that our universities and colleges have become “the farm system” for a bunch of rich bastards who use the secondary “education system” for their personal enrichment. Someone needs to explain to us just how “educating” an bunch of dumb minorities is contributing to the real goals of increasing the knowledge in our young people.


20 posted on 06/15/2012 9:35:14 AM PDT by vette6387
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To: skeeter
I think Joe Paterno a lowlife scumbag who turned a blind eye to Sandusky parading around young boys after multiple reports of something being VERY VERY wrong.

He gave a job to the guy who reported ‘wet skin slapping against wet skin’ as Sandusky abused a boy in the shower who looked to be 10 years old.

If Joe Paterno thought McQueery credible - then something should have been done.

If Joe Paterno thought McQueery a liar - he should have never given him a job.

It seems that Joe Paterno did what he did to try to protect the image of Pedo State Football - and the abused children be damned. Well - he made his bed - and now he (and his lowlife fans) have to lay in it.

21 posted on 06/15/2012 9:53:04 AM PDT by allmendream (Tea Party did not send GOP to D.C. to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism)
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To: allmendream

You need help.


22 posted on 06/15/2012 9:59:21 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: The Antiyuppie

If Jarrett or Axelgreasy told them to cross those lines, they would leap across so fast the pixels would warp.


23 posted on 06/15/2012 10:03:14 AM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: skeeter
No, those boys needed help.

Joe Paterno provided none. Penn State Pedo Football provided none. The community provided none.

And the JoePa apologists would prefer to go on pretending that it never happened.

Either McQueery was credible and something should have been done about Sandusky over 10 years ago.

Or McQueery was not credible and he shouldn't have been given a job for the last 10 years.

As it was it seems that McQueery was credible enough to be given a job according to Joe Paterno - but not credible enough to actually stop Sandusly from parading young boys around the PennPedo State campus for the next ten years.

24 posted on 06/15/2012 10:26:16 AM PDT by allmendream (Tea Party did not send GOP to D.C. to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism)
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To: Zakeet

This guy is nothing more then a perverted homosexual. He will hide behind the lie of being born that way!


25 posted on 06/15/2012 10:39:01 AM PDT by DMG2FUN
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To: Zakeet

Want to fix the problem permanently? Want justice? Hit Penn State with sanctions that matter by nailing their checkbook.

Ban all intercollegiate sports at Penn State for 10 years. All students on athletic scholarships can transfer elsewhere without prejudice. All coaches, staff, and administrators are fired. All PSU sports are terminated for 10 years with NO exception. After 10 years have passed, PSU can reapply for reinstatement.


26 posted on 06/15/2012 11:00:58 AM PDT by MasterGunner01 (11)
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To: allmendream
You are willing to not only implicate a (now dead) head coach, the entire football program and the college itself; you want to implicate anyone who harbors the slightest regard for Joe Paterno in Sandusky's perversion.

That is twisted. You need to take a step back.

27 posted on 06/15/2012 11:08:56 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: skeeter
Paterno's dead, so there's not much of a point in belaboring his guilt.

He had to choose between concern for his football program and concern for the boys he knew were getting anally raped by one of his proteges.

Joe took steps he thought necessary to protect his program and forgot about the boys.

JoePa is gone now. His statue will be following soon. Torn down like Stalin's or Hussein's.

28 posted on 06/15/2012 11:13:59 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: skeeter
The facts implicate a particularly loathsome complicity on the part of Joe Paterno and many in the athletic department.

It was the sickness in the way of thinking - that only football mattered - that led to the cover up and then riots on the campus when Joe Paterno was fired.

No riots to demand that those who knew got fired. No riots in defense of abused children. Just riots to defend someone complicit in their abuse. Sickening.

Joe Paterno has blood on his hands for the many boys abused by Sandusky for over a decade after more than one credible reports that he was abusing boys on the Penn State campus in the showers.

Defending one who knowingly shielded a pedophile is what is twisted. You need to take a long walk off a short pier.

29 posted on 06/15/2012 11:19:45 AM PDT by allmendream (Tea Party did not send GOP to D.C. to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism)
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To: dead
My point is not to defend Paterno - obviously he disgraced himself.

In fact I could care less about football.

I'm simply wondering why some direct far more vitriol at the old man than at the sexual predator himself. Its wierd.

30 posted on 06/15/2012 11:22:59 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: allmendream
Defending one who knowingly shielded a pedophile is what is twisted.

Really? Where did I do that?

Seek help. Now.

31 posted on 06/15/2012 11:24:41 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: skeeter
I'm simply wondering why some direct far more vitriol at the old man than at the sexual predator himself. Its wierd.

I think Paterno was talked about so much because he still had defenders arguing that he shouldered no blame. That is what was weird.

Sandusky has no defenders. None. They could announce plans to skin him in Times Square tomorrow, and nobody would raise an objection.

32 posted on 06/15/2012 11:27:21 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: formosa

“Too bad a parent of one of these children did not beat the freak to death like the one in Texas.”

Sad thing is he preyed on the kids who he knew had parents who didn’t care....he knew he was safe.


33 posted on 06/15/2012 11:27:26 AM PDT by oust the louse (Hey Axelrod, if Obama is the black jesus, I am Sparticus.)
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To: skeeter
Get bent.

Sandusky is scum. That is not in doubt. What everyone wondered was how he went so long without being discovered - and the answer was Penn State Football and Joe Paterno; who knew for over ten years that something was wrong - while boys kept being abused and led around Penn State Campus and to events where people who knew saw and did nothing.

Those who rioted at Penn State when Paterno was fired defended Joe - who knowingly shielded a pedophile.

They are twisted - with a sick and stunted morality - and thought - like Paterno thought - that football was more important.

It isn't.

End of story.

34 posted on 06/15/2012 11:34:12 AM PDT by allmendream (Tea Party did not send GOP to D.C. to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism)
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To: hinckley buzzard

What exactly did Joe Paterno ever do that was “heroic?”


35 posted on 06/15/2012 11:38:37 AM PDT by Tea Party Terrorist (they all stink)
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To: allmendream

Fine. But be careful when flailing around in moral indignation - you might tag someone who doesn’t deserve it.


36 posted on 06/15/2012 11:53:47 AM PDT by skeeter
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