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Obama reaches out to Paterno family(Jay Paterno was big Obama supporter)
ESPN ^ | 1/23/12 | Ivan Maisel

Posted on 07/23/2012 10:09:01 PM PDT by DallasBiff

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – Jay Paterno, then the Penn State quarterbacks coach, worked for Sen. Barack Obama’s campaign before the Democratic primary in Pennsylvania in 2008. Paterno helped organize a campus rally and introduced Obama to a big crowd on the sloping lawn in front of Old Main, the university administration building. Obama lost the primary to Sen. Hilary Clinton but won Centre County.

Nearly a year ago, on Feb. 2, 2011, President Obama came to Penn State and met Jay’s parents, Nittany Lion head coach Joe Paterno and his wife Sue.

On Monday, the day after Joe Paterno succumbed to cancer, President Obama called Jay and Sue Paterno to offer his condolences.

“Jay, I wanted to call,” Obama said, according to notes that Jay took. “Both Michelle and I wanted to offer our condolences to you and your family.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bho44; donors; homosexualagenda; obama; oldnews; paterno; pennstate; pennsylvania; sandusky; sin; sodomy; steelers
Just my opinion, Papa Paterno's affection for the GOP(Reagan/Bush) was fake.

Papa Paterno, relayed his true political views to his son.

1 posted on 07/23/2012 10:09:11 PM PDT by DallasBiff
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2 posted on 07/23/2012 10:10:25 PM PDT by randita (Either the politicians fix our fiscal insanity, or the markets will.)
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To: DallasBiff

Well, there goes whatever little sympathy I had left for the family.


3 posted on 07/23/2012 10:11:11 PM PDT by A_Former_Democrat
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To: DallasBiff

The more you learn about that family, the more you can’t stand them.


4 posted on 07/23/2012 10:11:31 PM PDT by bmwcyle (Corollary - Electing the same person over and over and expecting a different outcome is insanity)
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To: DallasBiff

0 was probably disappointed that he didn’t get a chance to fool around with Sandusky and his boys in the locker room.


5 posted on 07/23/2012 10:12:46 PM PDT by grumpygresh (Democrats delenda est; zero sera dans l'enfer bientot.)
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To: DallasBiff

I’m pretty sure the Paternos can’t help Obama this time around.


6 posted on 07/23/2012 10:13:25 PM PDT by nolongerademocrat ("Before you ask G-d for something, first thank G-d for what you already have." B'rachot 30b)
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To: DallasBiff

I’m pretty sure the Paternos can’t help Obama this time around.


7 posted on 07/23/2012 10:13:41 PM PDT by nolongerademocrat ("Before you ask G-d for something, first thank G-d for what you already have." B'rachot 30b)
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To: DallasBiff

So you think all kids have the same political beliefs as their parents? LOL!


8 posted on 07/23/2012 10:14:13 PM PDT by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: lonestar
So you think all kids have the same political beliefs as their parents? LOL!

No, but people like Joe Paterno, are fake, and blow with the wind. The GOP would be big heap in trouble, by the MSM, if Jay(Joe Paterno Jr.) had suppoerted the GOP.

I guess the cult of Penn State stays strong.

9 posted on 07/23/2012 10:23:00 PM PDT by DallasBiff
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To: DallasBiff

Eventually the same thing is going to happen to soetoro statues everywhere.


10 posted on 07/23/2012 10:23:10 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: DallasBiff

Wouldn’t be surprised if the blind idiots running his campaign think this is a good thing. Sorry, but most people feel the same way about child abuse as do those in prison. this gets out and I bet Pennsylvania goes RED all the way except philly.


11 posted on 07/23/2012 10:25:32 PM PDT by huldah1776
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To: DallasBiff

It was a decent thing to do.


12 posted on 07/23/2012 10:27:56 PM PDT by kenavi (Obama doesn't hate private equity. He wants to be it with our money.)
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To: huldah1776

Obama is probably hoping that since Paterno is still popular in certain parts of PA that he can take the state..everything with Obama and his commie cronies are deliberate


13 posted on 07/23/2012 10:29:27 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: A_Former_Democrat

ME too.


14 posted on 07/23/2012 10:29:46 PM PDT by Big Horn (Rebuild the GOP to a conservative party)
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To: kenavi
It was a decent thing to do.

Whatever, Michael Medved/ Mark Davis.

15 posted on 07/23/2012 10:30:38 PM PDT by DallasBiff
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To: DallasBiff

Honestly, another sign that everything Obama touches turns to crap. Joe paterno was a supporter of multiple republicans in the past. He supports obama in 08, and their wold is shattered.

Chicago Olympics, sports picks, economy, acorn, etc. he puts up Greek columns in 2008, and the entire country collapses within his term.


16 posted on 07/23/2012 10:35:51 PM PDT by ilgipper ( November cannot come soon enough)
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To: DallasBiff

The best thing that the dummy could do now is endorse the Chicago Punk. Bob


17 posted on 07/23/2012 10:36:14 PM PDT by alstewartfan ("Bedroom eyes and boardroom faces, Oh where will it lead?" from "Red Toupee by Al Stewart)
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To: lonestar

I can guarantee the politics of the parents are not necessary the politics of the offspring.

I had the optimistic view that my kid could survive collage and sent him off to school, he went in as a conservative, graduated a liberal.

Took almost 15 years, but he finally came around and realized that all the political BS he was subjected to in collage was just that BS.


18 posted on 07/23/2012 10:38:14 PM PDT by doc1019 (Romney will NEVER get my vote.)
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To: DallasBiff
“Jay, I wanted to call,” Obama said, according to notes that Jay took. “Both Michelle and I wanted to offer our condolences to you and your family..."

...and if it's not a bad time to ask, whatcha all going to do with that sculpture, 'cause I got a sculptor friend down here in D.C. working on a little project and he could use all the bronze he can get his hands on.

19 posted on 07/23/2012 10:38:31 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: bmwcyle

I am surrounded by avid Penn Staters, many of whom decided long ago that they couldn’t stand Jay Paterno.(they thought he was a terrible coach but was untouchable)

His non-stop whining these past 2 weeks haven’t helped his case - at all.


20 posted on 07/23/2012 10:39:14 PM PDT by Scotswife
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To: DallasBiff
now I don't feel so bad about Penn State...anyone idiot supporting bamey deserves the football "death penalty"...

next time "jay" think about character and morality and ethics...

21 posted on 07/23/2012 10:43:06 PM PDT by cherry (/)
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To: bmwcyle

Yup Screw these jerks.


22 posted on 07/23/2012 10:45:41 PM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: DallasBiff

Yep, he’s a big fan, huge fan, been so for years and years, knows everything there is to know about the Nittaly Lions:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FQLTekcur-E


23 posted on 07/23/2012 10:57:06 PM PDT by waus (FUBO UFCMF, Just in case I stuttered, FUBO)
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To: doc1019
but he finally came around

Me thinks you had something to do with that!

24 posted on 07/23/2012 10:59:20 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: onedoug
Obama was fat when he was young, but the statue of him in Indonesia (boy playing with a butterfly) shows him as skinny. WTF?
25 posted on 07/23/2012 11:08:09 PM PDT by Cowboy Bob (Greed + Envy = Liberalism)
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To: presently no screen name

;-)


26 posted on 07/23/2012 11:08:59 PM PDT by doc1019 (Romney will NEVER get my vote.)
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To: DallasBiff

Did Obama know Joe Paterno’s involvement during the whole Sandusky rape scenarios at the time of his death? What do all the freakazoid Penn Staters that started rioting and protested in favor of Paterno think of their beloved JoePA now he was just as complicit as Sandusky? Their whole world probably has no meaning as of now, correct?


27 posted on 07/23/2012 11:13:29 PM PDT by Blue Highway
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To: doc1019
My son went into college a right leaning Independent and came out a hard conservative.

I think that happened because he took mostly business courses and he hated group projects.

28 posted on 07/23/2012 11:22:06 PM PDT by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: DallasBiff

If Obama had a relative who molested children, would he look like Sandusky?


29 posted on 07/23/2012 11:38:16 PM PDT by freedomrings69
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To: DallasBiff

It figures that Obama would eventually lend his auspices to child molestation. That fits perfectly with his goals for the destruction of America.


30 posted on 07/23/2012 11:39:42 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: Sarah Barracuda
Obama is probably hoping that since Paterno is still popular in certain parts of PA that he can take the state..everything with Obama and his commie cronies are deliberate.

And in Western Pennsylvania, there was Dan Rooney, creator opf the racist Rooney Rule, chairman of the Pittsburgh Steelers doing Obama's bidding in the 2008 elections.

To make matters worse, Rooney's first words during the 2009 Lombardi Trophy presentation was a big sloppy "thank you" to Obama. Disgusting.

31 posted on 07/24/2012 1:46:07 AM PDT by re_nortex (DP...that's what I like about Texas.)
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To: DallasBiff

The “o” couldn’t pick a winner if the game was fixed! Let’s hope that streak continues until after November.


32 posted on 07/24/2012 5:12:15 AM PDT by Portcall24
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To: huldah1776

It happened, and was written about, months ago.


33 posted on 07/24/2012 5:17:58 AM PDT by PghBaldy (Obama 07/22/12: "we all reflect on how we can do something about some of the senseless violence...")
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To: DallasBiff

disgusting people.


34 posted on 07/24/2012 5:18:36 AM PDT by Ann Archy ( ABORTION...the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: bmwcyle

I agree!


35 posted on 07/24/2012 6:18:03 AM PDT by rawhide
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To: kenavi

As someone that has been involved with charities that deal with domestic viloence and CPS kids, I can tell you the wives KNOW about these nasty problems. That Mrs Sandusky or Patterno act like they never had a clue is a stretch. When they take away Joe’s pension, provided by the state, Mrs Paterno willhave some new work - screaming to wives, turn you husband in to the police, if you suspect they have harmed children...make no mistake he harmed those kids.


36 posted on 07/24/2012 6:44:07 AM PDT by q_an_a (the more laws the less justice)
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To: DallasBiff; All

Papa Paterno, relayed his true political views to his son.
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Maybe; maybe not. I’m a Reagan Republican and all three of my boys are too. But, then, in all fairness, look at Ronnie Reagan Jr. and his ultra-Lib Sister, Patti Davis (She took her mom’s maiden name instead of the last name “Reagan”.) What a liberal witch; or a word that rhymes with “witch”. They did not take the baton on Ronald Reagan’s Conservatism.


37 posted on 07/24/2012 6:49:25 AM PDT by pistolpackinpapa (Why is it that you never see any Obama bumper stickers on cars going to work in the mornings?)
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To: A_Former_Democrat

Well, there goes whatever little sympathy I had left for the family.
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No s**t Bro. That’s exactly what I was thinking. I don’t feel nearly as badly for them now.


38 posted on 07/24/2012 6:51:10 AM PDT by pistolpackinpapa (Why is it that you never see any Obama bumper stickers on cars going to work in the mornings?)
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To: DallasBiff

This article and any like it are nothing but pure political propaganda.

Obambi and his minions in the press know that a vast majority of PSU fans still worship JoPa and think PSU is getting a bum rap here.

By floating these articles they are trying to get these fans to think that Abama is with them even though he is not publicly saying anything.

It is all about trying to get these fans to vote for Obama in November.


39 posted on 07/24/2012 7:00:39 AM PDT by commish (Freedom tastes sweetest to those who have fought to preserve it.)
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To: DallasBiff
Just my opinion, Papa Paterno's affection for the GOP(Reagan/Bush) was fake. Papa Paterno, relayed his true political views to his son.Papa Paterno's affection for the GOP(Reagan/Bush)

Or his father's affection was genuine and it just never reached his son.

40 posted on 07/24/2012 11:01:12 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: q_an_a
I agree with what you said.

I was commenting on BHO's call to the son, who hasn't been implicated in the scandal.

It was a very decent thing to do.
41 posted on 07/24/2012 11:24:44 AM PDT by kenavi (Obama doesn't hate private equity. He wants to be it with our money.)
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To: kenavi

My wife ahs said many times - the poor paterno family and then she says “They must have known a little bit.” His son was on the coaching staff, was he never in the locker room? I want to give people the benifit of the doubt however.... (thanks for a nice comment we have common interests)


42 posted on 07/24/2012 3:37:49 PM PDT by q_an_a (the more laws the less justice)
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To: DallasBiff

To: All

IT’S HIGH TIME L/E NAILS EX-PS PRES SPANIER FOR PROTECTING SANDUSKY’S WELL-KNOWN NEFARIOUS ACTIVITIES NBC news reported Emails uncovered by investigators suggest Spanier colluded with PS’s former Senior VP for Finance and Business, saying it would be “humane” to Sandusky to NOT alert authorities, NBC news reported.

COMMENTS Even left-leaning college administrators are starting to have second thoughts about the excesses of “gay-friendly” atmospheres on campus........these pedophile-havens have held numerous “homo-sensitivity training” sessions on campus......(read indoctrination).

Penn State prez Graham Spanier-—is a “human sexuality scholar.” How this guy got to be a college prez with that degree is amazing. SPANIER actually held what he called a “C***fest” on campus and installed a special tent just to indoctrinate WRT homo sex practices.

Spanier is out as PS prez-—but he and his wife are still on the PS payroll as tenured profs. Spanier also advocated wife-swapping——could be the reason why M/M Spanier are still getting paychecks-—they must have some hair-raising stories to tell WRT group sex play on the PS campus.

SPANIER CONTROLLED MILLIONS IN STATE AND FEDERAL EDUCATION GRANTS L/E needs to determine the extent of PS’s federal, state and local govt grants which emanate from an assortment of govt entities.....that might have covertly subsidized pedophile activities.

Besides the DOE, grants could have been issued by the EPA and DOJ for various campus projects——including monies private Foundations from a variety of private charitable organizations AND funding from more traditional sources, such as corporate and private foundations. Checkout PS donors available from the Capital Research Center, a non-profit which studies advocacy groups.

Report your concerns here: FBI TIPS PAGE: https://tips.fbi.gov/

SOURCE: deadspin.COM

The majority of attention given to today’s Freeh Report has centered on figuring out Joe Paterno’s role in allowing Jerry Sandusky to go unstopped. But the most actively nefarious character—other than Sandusky himself—in the commission’s story is former university president Graham Spanier. Even before today’s news, experts had suggested that Spanier’s actions could be brought before a grand jury. Here are ten of the more reprehensible plot points from the Freeh Report, many of which support the notion that he could face criminal charges:

<><> Testifying to the 2001 grand jury he was unaware of the 1998 investigation against Sandusky, even though emails from 1998 show him discussing the investigation with athletic director Tim Curley and university vice president Gary Schultz.

<><> Repeating this claim to the Special Investigative Counsel, and stating he “never heard a report from anyone” that Sandusky was abusing children.

<><> Failing to notify the Board of Trustees that an investigation of a prominent assistant football coach was underway, withholding this information from them even while the board was considering (and approving) a favorable land deal between the university and Sandusky’s Second Mile charity.

<><>Approving and pushing for Sandusky’s emeritus rank—and the facility access privileges that came along with it— despite Sandusky not qualifying for it by the established academic rules.

<><>Declaring Curley’s plan to suggest Sandusky stop hanging around children, without actual sanctions, to be “a humane approach” rather than contacting outside authorities to investigate suspected abuse.

<><>Telling the Special Investigative Counsel his first knowledge of the 1998 incident came at the April 2011 grand jury appearance, when notes from his Attorney General interview a month prior reveal he was questioned about it then.

<><> Approving an unprecedented $168,000 lump-sum retirement payment to Sandusky in 1999.

<><> Showing no interest in identifying the child involved in the 2001 incident or ascertaining whether or not a crime had occurred.

<><> Opposing any and all independent investigations into Sandusky’s behavior.

<><> Modifying the November 2011 Board of Trustees statement without their knowledge or approval, asserting that Curley and Schultz requested administrative leave rather than that the board had actually decided to place them on leave.

10 posted on Fri Jul 20 2012 08:43:08 GMT-0600 (Central Standard Time) by Liz

I think that pretty well says it —

ttp://www.freerepublic.com/focus/chat/2909606/posts?page=282#282


43 posted on 07/24/2012 4:50:31 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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