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Sources: Joe Paterno's statue stays
ESPN ^ | Saturday, July 14, 2012

Posted on 07/14/2012 3:17:10 PM PDT by MinorityRepublican

The embattled members of Penn State's Board of Trustees quietly have decided to leave Joe Paterno's statue standing -- at least for now and, some hope, forever, according to sources with firsthand knowledge of the trustees' private discussions this week.

The trustees' reluctance to remove the statue is motivated, in part, by a desire not to offend alumni and students who adore the late coach despite the damning findings of his role in the Jerry Sandusky child sexual abuse cover-up detailed in the Freeh report, the sources said. Some trustees also said in interviews they want to resist being pressured by the media into a sudden decision about such an emotionally charged issue.

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KEYWORDS: childsexualabuse; joepa; joepaterno; namblanylions; paterno; pedostate; pennstate; pervert; sandusky; westborobaptistu
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1 posted on 07/14/2012 3:17:17 PM PDT by MinorityRepublican
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2 posted on 07/14/2012 3:20:36 PM PDT by MinorityRepublican
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Well, if anyone witnesses the statue being vandalized, I hope they have the good sense to go home and discuss the matter with their dad instead of calling the police.


3 posted on 07/14/2012 3:20:50 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: MinorityRepublican

Good luck with that.


4 posted on 07/14/2012 3:21:22 PM PDT by Trailerpark Badass
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To: MinorityRepublican
It will be vandalized soon.
5 posted on 07/14/2012 3:21:33 PM PDT by Tex-Con-Man (T. Coddington Van Voorhees VII 2012 - "Together, I Shall Ride You To Victory")
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To: MinorityRepublican

If they don’t want it, I’ll put it in my front yard.


6 posted on 07/14/2012 3:22:01 PM PDT by huckfillary (qual tyo ta)
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To: huckfillary

I hope they give it to you. Then I hope a few of Sandusky’s victims pays your home a nocturnal visit, just to pay their respects in a proper manner.


7 posted on 07/14/2012 3:25:28 PM PDT by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is, it is the only answer.)
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To: MinorityRepublican

Disgusting.


8 posted on 07/14/2012 3:27:49 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: MinorityRepublican

Monument to one who harbored a Molester.


9 posted on 07/14/2012 3:28:47 PM PDT by Uncle Slayton
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To: MinorityRepublican

Every Board Member who was supposed to be on duty during the Tenure of Sandusky should be terminated immediately.


10 posted on 07/14/2012 3:29:04 PM PDT by aMorePerfectUnion ("I'm comfortable with a Romney win." - Pres. Jimmy Carter)
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To: Tex-Con-Man

And often.


11 posted on 07/14/2012 3:29:04 PM PDT by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: huckfillary

I hope that they give it to you.


12 posted on 07/14/2012 3:29:25 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: MinorityRepublican

U means that Penn State fans are a lot like Obama fans.


13 posted on 07/14/2012 3:30:24 PM PDT by RobbyS (Christus rex.)
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U means that Penn State fans are a lot like Obama fans.


14 posted on 07/14/2012 3:30:47 PM PDT by RobbyS (Christus rex.)
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To: huckfillary

If you really respect the “man” then I hope you never get that statue shoved in your backyard. WHat you read right there was more concern than JoePa ever had for potential victims.


15 posted on 07/14/2012 3:30:47 PM PDT by Hegewisch Dupa
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To: MinorityRepublican

U means that Penn State fans are a lot like Obama fans.


16 posted on 07/14/2012 3:30:50 PM PDT by RobbyS (Christus rex.)
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To: Lurker

“I hope they give it to you. Then I hope a few of Sandusky’s victims pays your home a nocturnal visit, just to pay their respects in a proper manner.”

Yeah, the grass around the thing would be pissed brown! The statue needs to be “Saddamed.”


17 posted on 07/14/2012 3:38:40 PM PDT by vette6387
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18 posted on 07/14/2012 3:52:02 PM PDT by MuttTheHoople (Obama doesn’t have the work ethic to be Anti-Christ.)
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19 posted on 07/14/2012 3:52:57 PM PDT by MuttTheHoople (Obama doesn’t have the work ethic to be Anti-Christ.)
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20 posted on 07/14/2012 3:54:01 PM PDT by MuttTheHoople (Obama doesn’t have the work ethic to be Anti-Christ.)
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To: huckfillary

“If they don’t want it, I’ll put it in my front yard.”

Will you put it to the left or right of the John Wayne Gacey statute?


21 posted on 07/14/2012 4:04:35 PM PDT by Uncle Slayton
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To: Lurker

Lighten up, all of you. I mean no disrespect to the victims or anything. I’m just sick of the whole god-damned thing. I just spent a week at PSU. All of the people I spoke to are as sick of the media as they are Sandusky and all his enablers. Like me, they love Paterno for everything else he did for the university and are completely saddened and angered by his role in this whole sordid business. We all want this whole thing to go away. If taking down the statue will hasten that, so be it. If it will lessen the pain to the victims and their families by one minute, then do it. Let’s not forget, there’s lots of blame to go around here, starting with the victims’ so-called parents. All I hear is, “Where was Paterno?” I haven’t heard anyone say, “Where were their mothers? Their fathers?” Huh?


22 posted on 07/14/2012 4:07:25 PM PDT by huckfillary (qual tyo ta)
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To: MinorityRepublican

I get the feeling that in the end, it’s not going to be their call whether or not the statue is going to stay up or not.


23 posted on 07/14/2012 4:08:22 PM PDT by dfwgator (FUJR (not you, Jim))
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To: aMorePerfectUnion
Every Board Member who was supposed to be on duty during the Tenure of Sandusky should be terminated immediately.

This.

Every article I see like this, and each whining comment I read from PSU supporters, makes it clear that the football program needs to be shut down and the place swept clean. They are simply unable to objectively understand the gravity of what happened and are unwilling to take the drastic steps needed to make sure this never happens again. The statue probably should at the very least be removed from prominence. But it is way down the list of priorities right now. There is a moral failure in "Happy Valley" that continues to this day, and it starts at the very top.

24 posted on 07/14/2012 4:11:02 PM PDT by Kandy Atz ("Were we directed from Washington when to sow and when to reap, we should soon want for bread.")
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For now....it was announced recently that the “Joe Paterno Day Care Center” at NIKE Headquarters in Oregon WILL be renamed...


25 posted on 07/14/2012 4:11:18 PM PDT by goodnesswins (What has happened to America?)
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“Like me, they love Paterno for everything else he did”

Hitler was a decent painter, and he did design those cool SS uniforms....


26 posted on 07/14/2012 4:20:18 PM PDT by Sporke (USS Iowa BB-61)
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To: dfwgator

The Paternophiles will always worship the patron saint of pedophiles.


27 posted on 07/14/2012 4:20:33 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: aMorePerfectUnion

After they are anally raped.


28 posted on 07/14/2012 4:22:02 PM PDT by Crawdad
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To: goodnesswins
For now....it was announced recently that the “Joe Paterno Day Care Center” at NIKE Headquarters in Oregon WILL be renamed...

What kids? Most Oregon liberals are pro-abortion.

29 posted on 07/14/2012 4:22:11 PM PDT by MuttTheHoople (Obama doesn’t have the work ethic to be Anti-Christ.)
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30 posted on 07/14/2012 4:23:13 PM PDT by randita
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Plus he liked kids and dogs


31 posted on 07/14/2012 4:26:37 PM PDT by MuttTheHoople (Obama doesn’t have the work ethic to be Anti-Christ.)
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To: huckfillary

Sandusky preyed on boys from broken homes and dysfunctional families as a M.O., just as any clinical predator does. There is an old saying that it just takes one Oh Sh!t to sink a whole boatload of atta-boys and this one sunk the whole friggin PSU navy (Rhetorically speaking). I couldn’t care less if Paterno gave birth to God himself, there is absolutely no justification or absolution because of his so-called good works to condone what he did for so long for the good of the fargin university, I mean the golden goose football program.


32 posted on 07/14/2012 4:26:44 PM PDT by mazda77 ("Defeating the Totalitarian Lie" By: Hilmar von Campe. Everybody should read it.)
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Sorry but one or too ah Shit’s nullify 1000 attaboys and rightly so in this case


33 posted on 07/14/2012 4:34:32 PM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: MinorityRepublican

All the better for grafitti and TP.


34 posted on 07/14/2012 4:36:32 PM PDT by bigbob
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I would have got you if i had not stopped to talk to my Mother in Law who came into the room GMTA


35 posted on 07/14/2012 4:36:43 PM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: Sporke

OK. I’ll agree to indict Paterno if you’ll agree to indict the victims’ parents for child neglect. I have yet to hear one single opinionator make mention of the fact that these kids were at risk because their parents were asleep at the switch. Not one. Everyone is guilty in this case-—Sandusky, Paterno, various PSU officials, AND the boys’ parents. While their kids were being abused by Sandusky, their parents were no doubt smoking crack, sitting wasted in a bar, or otherwise unavailable and unattentive to their kids.


36 posted on 07/14/2012 4:37:41 PM PDT by huckfillary (qual tyo ta)
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To: MuttTheHoople

Free candy....LOL


37 posted on 07/14/2012 4:40:09 PM PDT by Drango (A liberal's compassion is limited only by the size of someone else's wallet.)
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To: MinorityRepublican

I’d like to beat it with the bottom of my shoes.


38 posted on 07/14/2012 4:43:25 PM PDT by windcliff
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To: MinorityRepublican

They should leave the statue. Just turn it around so that it’s looking the other way.


39 posted on 07/14/2012 4:53:22 PM PDT by BipolarBob
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To: Kandy Atz

Shut down the whole football program? Who’s going to be hurt by this? None of the perpetrators or their enablers. The hoteliers who depend on football weekend business, the restaurant owners, all their student employees, the sweatshirt and souvenir manufacturers and vendors and all of their low-income (and innocent) employees, the kids who work in the stadium, and on and on and on. Thousands of people, mostly young and low-income, dependent on college football related jobs and completely innocent of these crimes, will be adversely affected by cancelling the football season. They didn’t do anything wrong and they don’t deserve to be punished.


40 posted on 07/14/2012 4:58:03 PM PDT by huckfillary (qual tyo ta)
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Don't blame the freepers, blame your false idol, Joe Pa.

He was no hero. I was a de facto coconspirator and enabler. His statue should be pulled down like those of other monsters more concerned with ego and self-agrandizement than than right and wrong.

41 posted on 07/14/2012 5:00:44 PM PDT by newzjunkey
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To: Sporke

Of course it’s not a legitimate internet debate until somebody makes the first Hitler reference. Good job.


42 posted on 07/14/2012 5:06:57 PM PDT by samson1097
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To: huckfillary
All I hear is, “Where was Paterno?” I haven’t heard anyone say, “Where were their mothers? Their fathers?” Huh?

You have got to be kidding!

Do you really think that Sandusky chose kids from strong families? Of Course not he grabbed troubled boys he thought he could turn into his girlfriend or found single mom's who thought the defensive coach at Penn State was an excellent role model.

Then when they realized something was going on the big cover up began. How is a down and out single mother supposed to fight big Joe and Sandusky?

yeah that's the point the Defensive coordinator was running through as many boys as he could get his hands on and Joe let him do it. Joe deserves the disgrace he got. His statue should be gone.

The football program has to be shut down because that's why they were trying to sweep it all under the rug. They must do everything to protect the program. Who cares about a few troubled teens just collateral damage to Penn State fans.

43 posted on 07/14/2012 5:07:41 PM PDT by stig
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So, in your warped view of humanity, any child who doesn't have perfect parents is considered open prey?

This has nothing to do with the parents. A prolific child predator was using the Penn State facilities as part of his M.O. It was a poorly kept secret among students and some faculty.

All children belong to all of us, and we are responsible for their safety.

If I had my way, the entire University would be burned to the ground.

44 posted on 07/14/2012 5:11:35 PM PDT by Tex-Con-Man (T. Coddington Van Voorhees VII 2012 - "Together, I Shall Ride You To Victory")
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Fire everyone involved from top to bottom. But to shut down the entire program? What the hell would that accomplish, except to hurt those young men who have irked so hard to go to a school they believed to have the best football program. What about them?

That solution is such a liberal solution. Instead of punishing the perpetrators, let’s just make everyone miserable. So stupid.


45 posted on 07/14/2012 5:12:30 PM PDT by Hildy (F"When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser." - Socrates)
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To: MinorityRepublican

I went to a gun show today. One of the t-shirt vendors had a shirt: “Alien vs. Predator,” with an image of E.T. and Jerry Sandusky. Scary thing was the only size available was “small.”


46 posted on 07/14/2012 5:15:51 PM PDT by PLMerite (Shut the Beyotch Down! Burn, baby, burn!)
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To: Joe 6-pack

What a shock, Penn State. chooses the football program over morality.


47 posted on 07/14/2012 5:16:44 PM PDT by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: Hildy

Have you ever heard of players transferring to other schools? It happens all the time. Scholarship players at Penn State would be able to go to other decent to very good football programs across the country.


48 posted on 07/14/2012 5:17:10 PM PDT by petitfour
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To: stig

I’m not saying a down-and-out mother is supposed to take on Paterno and Co. I’m saying she should’ve been there for her kid in the first place, so Sandusky could’ve never gotten never his filthy hands on him.


49 posted on 07/14/2012 5:17:10 PM PDT by huckfillary (qual tyo ta)
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To: huckfillary
The mother's tried telling them but no one listened to them.

After all, who would think that Paterno would allow a child molester to roam around on campus.

Who knew that every adult who knew would keep quiet, even the gutless janitors who were more afraid of losing their jobs then telling the truth.

What a culture you guys got down there!

And many of these children came from broken homes.

50 posted on 07/14/2012 5:20:57 PM PDT by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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