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  • New Polls: Trump Gaining in Pennsylvania, Ahead in Florida and Ohio

    10/27/2016 3:44:17 PM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 138 replies
    Townhall ^ | October 26, 2016 11:00 AM | Justin Holcomb
    Why is Republican nominee Donald Trump leading in two battleground states and nearly tied in another with less than two weeks before the election? Experts, analysts, and Washington, D.C. insiders lectured the American people on how this was not supposed to happen. According to a new poll, Trump maintains a healthy lead in Ohio over Hillary Clinton, 46 to 42 percentage points and in a Bloomberg Politics poll of Florida, Trump leads Clinton 45 to 43. In Pennsylvania, Trump continues to dwindle Clinton's lead where he is now within three points of the Democratic nominee. Florida and Ohio are must...
  • Trump son tours Yuengling brewery in Schuylkill County

    10/26/2016 9:10:38 PM PDT · by Phillyred · 47 replies
    If Donald Trump were president, there'd be a lot more places like D.G. Yuengling & Son, the Pottsville, Schuylkill County-based brewing company. So said Eric Trump, son of the Republican Party nominee for president, Monday during a whistle-stop tour of Yuengling's brewery in East Norwegian Township. WELCOME GUEST! | SUBSCRIBE | LOG IN Reading Eagle WEDNESDAY, OCT. 26 Reading Eagle: Jeremy Drey | Richard "Dick" Yuengling Jr., left, shakes hands with Eric Trump, son of Republican presidential nominee Donald J Trump, during a campaign stop Monday at the Yuengling brewery in East Norwegian Township, Schuylkill County. Reading Eagle: Jeremy Drey...
  • Clinton, Kaine to appear at rally at Penn on Saturday (Gathering of Privileged Slack'TIVISTs )

    10/22/2016 1:01:59 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 39 replies
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | 10/22/2016 | staff
    Clinton and her running mate, Sen. Tim Kaine, are to appear at a nighttime rally tonight at the University of Pennsylvania. The event at the Dunning-Cohen Championship Field at Penn Park is set to begin at 8: 45 p.m. and run until 10. The entrance for the rally is at Paley Bridge on South 33rd Street. Gates will open at 6:15 p.m. You can RSVP here.
  • Penn State College Republicans Dump Trump

    08/13/2016 10:48:35 AM PDT · by tellw · 56 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 8-11-16 | Anna Giaritelli
    "Our membership was given the chance to vote on whether they would support Donald Trump. We found that a vast majority of the membership, roughly 72 percent, was against having us support him," the group wrote.
  • Sean Penns The Last Face Ripped Apart on Twitter After Cannes Debut

    05/20/2016 11:50:29 AM PDT · by C19fan · 26 replies
    Variety ^ | May 20, 2016 | Brent Lang
    UPDATED: Sean Penns humanitarian romance The Last Face is being savaged on Twitter after premiering Friday at the Cannes Film Festival. Commenters on social media are describing the film, which stars Charlize Theron and Javier Bardem, as the worst of the fest. Others are also quipping that the picture is so awful that it destroyed Penns relationship with Theron. The duo broke up a year ago. When critics weighed in, they largely echoed the flash reactions that bubbled up online.
  • Sean Penn says Mexico wants him in crosshairs of Chapo's cartel

    01/15/2016 10:28:51 AM PST · by LibWhacker · 48 replies
    Reuters ^ | 1/15/16 | Laila Kearney
    Oscar-winning actor Sean Penn on Friday rejected Mexico's claim that his secret meeting with Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman was crucial to the drug kingpin's recapture, saying officials were trying to put him in the crosshairs of the feared cartel. Penn also told talk show host Charlie Rose that he regrets the fallout from the Rolling Stone article based on his interview with Guzman. Their meeting in a jungle hideout was the first interview anyone scored with the fugitive drug lord, and Penn said he had hoped it would spur a broader discussion on the drug war. In Penn's first major...
  • WARNING GRAPHIC: 9 Reasons to Fear Mexican Cartels More than ISIS

    01/13/2016 11:02:49 AM PST · by Perseverando · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | January 12, 2016 | Ildefonso Ortiz
    Mexican drug cartels continue to fascinate the minds of Americans who tend to idolize outlaw gunmen with fast cash, fancy cars, guns and women. However, few realize that Mexican drug cartels are as ruthless and sadistic as Middle Eastern terror groups like ISIS with whom they actually have many tactics in common. For most in America, the closest they have come to a drug cartel is the small-time drug peddler in the street corner, the glamorous TV shows, or the Mexican narco-ballads. However, taking a step back and looking at their entire structure, and how those drugs got from...
  • Contest to find best pun name for Sean Penn

    01/10/2016 7:36:24 AM PST · by CharlesOConnell · 88 replies
    FREEP | 1/10/1 3 | CharlesOconnell
    Sean Penn's "secret interview" inadvertently led authorities to arrest El Chapo despite security precautions. What pun name can you give him based on his role names, movie titles, girlfriend dramas or public statements?
  • Sean Penn Sat for Secret Interview With ‘El Chapo,’ Mexican Drug Lord

    01/09/2016 6:29:40 PM PST · by dynachrome · 23 replies
    NYT ^ | 1-9-16 | RAVI SOMAIYA
    By 15, he said in an interview conducted in a jungle clearing by the actor and director Sean Penn for Rolling Stone magazine, he had begun to grow marijuana and poppies because there was no other way for his impoverished family to survive. Now, unapologetically, he said: “I supply more heroin, methamphetamine, cocaine and marijuana than anybody else in the world. I have a fleet of submarines, airplanes, trucks and boats.” Though his fortune, estimated at $1 billion, has come with a trail of blood, he does not consider himself a violent man. “Look, all I do is defend myself,...
  • Southern Baptist Leader Endorses Secularist Campaign

    05/31/2015 7:39:21 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 17 replies
    Baptist News Global ^ | 5/29/15 | Bob Allen
    Seminary president Danny Akin joins celebrity atheists Bill Maher and Penn & Teller in speaking out for people who dont believe in God.A Southern Baptist seminary president has added his blessing to a campaign advocating for atheists. Danny Akin, president of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, N.C., affirmed Openly Secular, a campaign fighting discrimination against people based upon their non-belief, in a two-minute video message posted online. You are probably wondering immediately: why would I be doing a video at the site of Openly Secular? Akin said in the video. The reason is that though we do disagree...

    02/07/2015 10:58:17 PM PST · by Reverend Saltine · 44 replies ^ | February 7, 2015 | JORDAN SCHACHTEL
    The Obama White House has finally released the names of the fourteen Muslim leaders who met with the President this past week. Among the group which included a comedian, along with a hijab-wearing basketball player and a handful of left wing activists were a select few individuals with disturbingly close ties to the global Muslim Brotherhood.
  • Penn State bowl ban lifted immediately, full scholarships for 2015-2016

    09/08/2014 12:02:47 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 85 replies ^ | 9-7-14 | Patrick Schmidt
    The Penn State Nittany Lions are eligible to play in a bowl game this season after the NCAA ruled they are satisfied with the athletic departments progress in ensuring it functions with integrity. Penn States commitment to the integrity of its athletics department and its progress toward meeting the requirements of the Consent Decree are clear, said Northern Arizona President Rita Hartung Cheng via, who chaired Mondays Executive Committee meeting. We thank Senator Mitchell for his meticulous and exhaustive work over the past two years. Mitchells efforts and the dedication of Penn State officials made todays decisions possible. Penn...
  • Venezuela and Hollywood; Axis of Stupidity

    02/19/2014 10:43:48 AM PST · by Starman417 · 8 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 02-18-14 | DrJohn
    Sean Penn is an idiot. But you knew that. There are more idiots in Hollywood. But you knew that too. Here is a who's who of Hollywood idiots who were supporters of Hugo Chavez. Oliver Stone, Danny Glover, Kevin Spacey, Harry Belafonte and Don King. Belafonte has claimed that millions of Americans support Chavez. Of Chavez government King once said "To see what is happening here makes me feel good all over." If only someone would shove a microphone up his in his face and in the faces of all these idiots and see what they have to say about...
  • Pa. GOP committee unanimously endorses Corbett-Cawley ticket for governor (BUT........)

    02/03/2014 3:48:52 AM PST · by Nextrush · 28 replies ^ | 2/1/2014 | Robert J. Vickers
    Bathing in the expected unanimous endorsement of the Pennsylvania Republican State Committee, Gov. Tom Corbett delivered a pragmatic acceptance speech Saturday touting his fiscal management and avoiding social issues that have landed him in hot water in the past...... But the unanimous endorse masked what one dissenter described as "a Tsunami of discontent" within state GOP ranks. Montgomery County tea party activist Bob Guzzardi, who lingered outside of the main hall, is Corbett's sole challenger for the party nomination. Guzzardi acknowledged he is a dark horse in the race and even admitted he didn't expect to be included in any...
  • MSU Prof Relieved Of Duty After Verbal Attack On Republicans ( Next Ward Churchill ? )

    09/06/2013 8:41:02 AM PDT · by george76 · 32 replies
    WWJ ^ | September 5, 2013
    The Michigan Republican Party called the remarks political intimidation against students. ... This is a public institution, funded by taxpayers, and this type of bullying is inexcusable. By bringing his personal views into the classroom, Penn has directly isolated and threatened young Republicans into silence. His use of political intimidation is shameful and should not be tolerated. Penns remarks were captured on video by a student and posted online by Campus Reform,
  • Sex on Campus: She Can Play That Game, Too

    07/13/2013 8:24:15 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 66 replies
    New York Times ^ | July 12, 2013 | Kate Taylor
    At 11 on a weeknight earlier this year, her work finished, a slim, pretty junior at the University of Pennsylvania did what she often does when she has a little free time. She texted her regular hookup the guy she is sleeping with but not dating. What was he up to? He texted back: Come over. So she did. They watched a little TV, had sex and went to sleep. Their relationship, she noted, is not about the meeting of two souls. We dont really like each other in person, sober, she said, adding that we literally cant sit...
  • Prosecution Reconstructs Abortion Clinic in Court for Gosnell Murder Trial

    03/21/2013 10:23:47 AM PDT · by Morgana · 5 replies
    Life News ^ | Cheryl Sullenger
    A macabre drama is unfolding in a Philadelphia court room as testimony is now underway in one of the most horrific serial killer cases in U.S. history. On trial for eight counts of murder and a host of other criminal charges is late-term abortionist Kermit Gosnell, who is accused of birthing viable late-term babies alive, then snipping their spinal cords with scissors amidst appallingly squalid conditions. Since Judge Jeffrey P. Minehart ruled that prosecutors could not take the jury to see the squalor that has been preserved at Gosnells West Philadelphia abortion clinic, prosecutors have set up a replica of...
  • Suit: Pa. Child Molester Should Buy Victim's House

    03/21/2013 10:06:29 AM PDT · by Morgana · 6 replies
    ABC ^ | AP
    <p>The parents of a young Pennsylvania girl who was sexually molested by their neighbor have sued the man in a bid to force him to buy their house.</p>
  • Sean Penn In Venezuela To Mourn "Friend" Hugo Chavez

    03/08/2013 5:47:14 PM PST · by Biggirl · 21 replies ^ | March 8, 2013 | Emily Alpert
    The mourners lamenting the death of late Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez included the presidents of Iran and Cuba, a Spanish prince and a man that Chavez himself once floated as a possible American ambassador to Venezuela: Hollywood actor Sean Penn. Penn flew to Caracas for the Friday funeral, where he was filmed among the mourning crowd. Earlier this week, he called Chavez a great hero to the majority of his people.
  • Sean Penn On Hugo Chavez's Death: "I Lost A Friend" (Barf Alert)

    03/06/2013 6:40:06 AM PST · by Biggirl · 22 replies ^ | March 6, 2013 | Rebecca Ford
    The controversial leader had a slew of Hollywood heavyweights supporting him throughout his reign, with the most vocal two being actor Sean Penn and filmmaker Oliver Stone. "Today the people of the United States lost a friend it never knew it had. And poor people around the world lost a champion," says Penn in a statement to The Hollywood Reporter. "I lost a friend I was blessed to have. My thoughts are with the family of President Chavez and the people of Venezuela."
  • Wife kills member of Penn's '79 Final Four team

    02/12/2013 2:32:39 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 22 replies
    Comcast Sports ^ | February 12, 2013,
    A member of the University of Pennsylvania's 1979 Final Four team was fatally stabbed by his wife, who told police she had caught him looking at child pornography, according to court documents. Matthew White was found stabbed in the neck around 12:45 p.m. Monday in bed at his home, police said, and was pronounced dead a short time later. An officer responding to the home for a report of a stabbing found White's wife, Maria Rey Garcia-Pellon, as she pulled into the driveway, authorities said. As she was being taken into custody, according to a police affidavit, she said, "I...
  • 5-Year-Old Found Safe Was Blindfolded by Abductor: Victim's Mom

    01/15/2013 11:04:54 AM PST · by Morgana · 15 replies
    NBC10 ^ | 1.15.2013 | Kelly Bayliss
    The missing 5-year-old girl who was snatched from a Cobbs Creek school Monday was found safe in Delaware County overnight. The victim was found on a playground on 69th Street by a good samaritan, wet, wearing only a T-shirt, according to Police Superintendent Michael Chitwood. "This morning around 4:40 [a.m.] a fellow on his way to work heard screams for help, he was walking, he goes over to a playground area and finds a little girl hiding underneath the jungle gym," Chitwood told NBC10's Tim Furlong. The man immediately called police. Police tell NBC10 that she told them she was...
  • 'He's treated like the worst of the worst': Sandusky put on hard routine...

    12/09/2012 12:09:00 PM PST · by Morgana · 45 replies
    mail online ^ | 12.9.2012 | mail online
    FULL TITLE: 'He's treated like the worst of the worst': Sandusky put on hard routine and separated from other inmates for his own protection Serial child sex offender Jerry Sandusky lives under tight restrictions in prison for his own safety, it has been revealed. The former Penn State coach is on hard routine after he asked for more prison privileges and then received threats from inmates. 'He is being housed in the appropriate facility in order to assure his safety,' said Susan McNaughton, press secretary for the Pennsylvania state Department of Corrections. She responded to questions from Reuters after one...
  • Dottie Sandusky in letter to judge: 'Jerry is not the monster everyone is making him out to be'

    10/11/2012 12:02:26 PM PDT · by Morgana · 19 replies
    PMSNBC ^ | 10.11.2012 | NBC staff
    The Common Pleas Court in McKean County, Pa., has released a letter that Dottie Sandusky wrote to Judge John Cleland after her husband, former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky, was convicted on 45 counts of child sex abuse and before he was sentenced to 30 to 60 years for those crimes. Dottie Sandusky attended the sentencing Tuesday for her husband, who was defensive coordinator and for many years the presumed heir-apparent to legendary Penn State football coach Joe Paterno. The case shook the university, resulting in the firing of Paterno and the departure of the president and other...
  • Self-described child prostitute connects Jerry Sandusky to Poly Prep sex abuse scandal...

    09/20/2012 12:18:46 AM PDT · by ruralvoter · 3 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 9/19/12 | Christian Red
    A Philadelphia man who claims to have been paid to have sex with former Poly Prep football coach Phil Foglietta in 1979 as part of an alleged pedophile ring that included Jerry Sandusky sent an email to several Poly Prep officials Monday - including current headmaster David Harman - detailing the explosive allegation. Greg Bucceroni, 48, was a teenager when he said he met Foglietta at a Second Mile fund-raiser near State College, Pa. The Second Mile organization, which helped at-risk youths, was founded in 1977 by Sandusky, the former Penn State football coach who was convicted on 45 counts...
  • Lawyer: Sandusky upset over Penn State sanctions (perp is distraught)

    08/01/2012 4:25:23 PM PDT · by Libloather · 15 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 8/01/12 | MARK SCOLFORO
    Lawyer: Sandusky upset over Penn State sanctionsBy MARK SCOLFORO | The Associated Press 43 minutes ago HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Jerry Sandusky is distraught over the NCAA penalties issued to Penn State's football program for the school's handling of his child sexual abuse scandal and maintains his innocence as he awaits sentencing, his defense lawyer said Wednesday. Attorney Joe Amendola told The Associated Press in a phone interview that Sandusky told him that even if people believe he is guilty of the crimes for which he was convicted in June, it would be ''ridiculous'' to think Penn State administrators...
  • Jury selected in Sandusky child sex abuse case has ties to Penn State

    06/07/2012 5:02:36 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 16 replies
    Fox News ^ | 6-6-2012 | AP
    BELLEFONTE, Pa. A jury dominated by people with Penn State loyalties was selected Wednesday to decide Jerry Sandusky's fate in the child sexual abuse scandal that rocked the university and led to football coach Joe Paterno's downfall. The seven women and five men who will hear opening statements on Monday include an engineering administrative assistant at Penn State, a dance teacher in the continuing education program and a professor who has been on the faculty for 24 years. Also: a Penn State senior, a retired soil sciences professor with 37 years at the university, a man with bachelor's and...
  • Pride of Britain: Falkland Islanders stage 4x4 convoy to tell Sean Penn where to stick his views

    02/17/2012 2:10:17 PM PST · by C19fan · 39 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | February 17, 2012 | Lee Moran
    The Falkland Islands put on a show of strength against Argentine aggression and outspoken left-wing Hollywood actor Sean Penn - with a mile-long convoy of 4x4s. Dozens of Union Flag-waving Falklanders snaked their way out of the capital Stanley yesterday afternoon in a patriotic blur of red, white and blue. The procession, which looked at times like a summer carnival parade, is unlikely to scare Argentina into not launching an attack on the dispute archipelago. It is also doubtful it will force Penn, who has consistently backed Argentina in recent days, to keep his mouth shut. But it does act...
  • Shut up, Sean! Now big mouth Penn tells us we have NO right to send William to the Falklands

    02/15/2012 11:00:08 AM PST · by C19fan · 11 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | February 15, 2012 | Gerard Couzens
    Hollywood actor Sean Penn has criticised Prince William's deployment to the Falklands in a second attack on Britain in two days. Madonna's ex-husband was condemned as 'moronic' by Tory MP and former Army officer Patrick Mercer yesterday for claiming Britain's continuing hold on the Falklands was 'colonialist, ludicrous and archaic'. But the left-leaning actor showed he cannot keep his mouth shut over the islands by accusing the UK of 'insensitivity' for posting William to the disputed South Atlantic territory and labelling Britain a colonial dinosaur for the second day running.
  • Finally: Actress tells Sean Penn hes a communist a--hole [VIDEO]

    12/20/2011 2:34:50 PM PST · by mandaladon · 40 replies · 1+ views
    The Daily Caller ^ | 20 Dec 2011 | Chris Bedford
    <p>While waiting to collect her mothers luggage at LAX, actress Maria Conchita Alonso confronted vocal Hugo Chavez supporter Sean Penn, calling him a communist asshole, WMAL reports.</p> <p>Conchita Alonso known for her role in The Running Man and Predator 2, and who once acted in a 1988 film with Penn had previously written an open letter criticizing him for his support for the Venezuelan dictator. Spotting the actor, who was also waiting for lost luggage, she approached him. When the Milk star recognized her, his smile disappeared: He told her he didnt want to talk to her and accussed her brother of trying to assassinate Chavez.</p>
  • Actress Confronts Sean Penn Over His Support for Chavez: You Are a Communist A**Hole!

    12/19/2011 6:05:36 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 73 replies · 1+ views
    The Blaze ^ | Dec. 19, 2011 | Tiffany Gabbay
    Cuban-born, Venezuelan-raised actress Maria Conchita Alonso and actor Sean Penn had a contentious exchange at Los Angeles International airport recently, in which Alonso called Penn a communist a**hole and Penn called Alonso a pig. Over a year and a half after Alonso penned an open letter to Penn asking him why he supports socialist Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, the two met up serendipitously (or not so) at LAX while both were waiting to claim lost luggage. Alonso, who starred alongside Penn in the 1988 film Colors, described the exchange to Steve Malzberg on WMAL. I go Hello, and he smiles...
  • Maria Conchita Alonzo Confronts Sean Penn Over His Support for Chavez

    12/19/2011 5:15:15 PM PST · by Nachum · 7 replies
    Gulag Bound ^ | 12/19/11 | Terresa Monroe-Hamilton
    Interview over a confrontation at the Airport where she has words with Sean Penn. Audio at link.
  • Dr. Feelgood, USA

    12/01/2011 8:46:00 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 1 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | November 30, 2011 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Presidential appointees, Betsy McCaughey wrote in her 2010 pamphlet, Obama Health Law: What it says and how to overturn it (Encounter Books). will decide what insurance plans cover, how much leeway your doctor will have, and what seniors get under Medicare. Chief among these advisors is Dr. Ezekial Emanuel, brother of White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel. Since McCaughey, a former lieutenant governor of New York, typed those words, Rahm Emanuel has become mayor of Chicago while his brother has landed at the University of Pennsylvania where he serves as vice-provost and professor. Dr. Emanuel has already been appointed...
  • Penn State sex abuse victim bullied out of school

    One of victims accusing Jerry Sandusky the former Penn State football coach has been bullied out of school, reports, citing the teens psychologist. Students blame the 17-year-old high school senior - identified as Victim 1 in the grand jury report - for the universitys firing of legendary football coach Joe Paterno, psychologist Mike Gillum told the site. Watch the video to see In Session contributor Sara Ganim discussing the bullying Victim 1 has endured.
  • Rush Limbaugh Exposes the Elephant in the Closet

    11/21/2011 11:58:28 AM PST · by servo1969 · 142 replies · 1+ views ^ | 11/21/2011 | Michael Brown
    Rush Limbaugh has now confirmed what I wrote last week, explaining to a caller on Friday, November 18th that the elephant in the room in the Penn State scandal was that the alleged pedophile acts committed by Jerry Sandusky were homosexual in nature. So much for those who scorned the suggestion, and kudos to Rush for speaking his mind. Here’s the relevant background. On November 15th, two of my articles were posted online, “The Pedophile Elephant in the Gay Activist Closet” and “What Could End Rush Limbaugh’s Career?” In the first article I stated that, “I personally believe that the...
  • Illegal Alien Arrested For Double Stabbing In Yates County (previously deported 4 times)

    11/21/2011 7:47:51 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 25 replies
    Penn Yan, N.Y. An illegal alien was tracked by K9 units after allegedly stabbing two people at a home north of Penn Yan on Route 14 Sunday.... Maximo Tenango, 30, was located and arrested about a mile from the scene, less than four hours after the stabbings. The victims were treated at Geneva General Hospital for non life-threatening injuries. Tenango, who had previously been deported four times, is in the Yates County Jail in lieu of $25,000 bail. In addition to assault charges, he faces illegal entry charges.
  • Personal morality and responsibility (McQueary)

    11/19/2011 12:24:59 AM PST · by servo1969 · 9 replies · 1+ views ^ | Nov 18 2011 | Bookworm
    11B40 asked a good question, which is why Im so focused on McQueary, when it was Sandusky who committed the crime. Its because I have no fellow feeling with Sandusky who, if the allegations are true, is a perverted monster. I therefore dont need to analyze my behavior or parenting decisions with regard to his conduct. McQueary, however, is Everyman. Each of us could be in his shoes. McQuearys response to a horrible, unexpected situation wasnt perverse or illegal. Instead, it was just the lowest common denominator of acceptable behavior that an ordinary human could commit. I have within me...
  • Sandusky, the Homosexual Pedophile Monster

    11/15/2011 3:20:20 AM PST · by scottfactor · 84 replies ^ | 11/15/2011 | gina miller
    The astonishing news in the past couple of weeks out of State College, Pennsylvania has left America reeling. It is not so much that a monster like former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky would do the atrocious things he reportedly did to at least 8 boys, but that it appears a massive cover-up allowed him to continue his detestable treatment of those poor kids who were under his care. Sandusky is charged with 40 criminal counts, 21 of them felonies, relating to sexual assault on at least 8 boys, some possibly as young as 7 or 8 years...
  • Jerry Sandusky's daughter-in-law gets restraining order....

    FULL TITLE: "Jerry Sandusky's daughter-in-law gets restraining order to keep Penn State 'paedophile' away from grandchildren" Jerry Sandusky's former daughter-in-law has obtained a legal order barring the ex-Penn State coach from seeing three of his grandchildren. Jill Jones, who was once married to Matt Sandusky, went to court to stop the accused paedophile from having access to their two daughters, aged nine and seven, and one son, aged five, according to documents. A Grand Jury indictment alleges Sandusky, 67, sexually abused eight boys, some as young as seven, over a 15-year period. He denies the allegations. After hearing the horrific...
  • Penn State's Sex-abuse Scandal Far From Unique

    11/13/2011 9:14:37 AM PST · by Paladins Prayer · 46 replies
    The New American ^ | Friday, 11 November 2011 | Selwyn Duke
    The Penn State University sex-abuse scandal certainly seems unique. College-football defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky (shown at left) could have been investigated as early as 1995 for abusing young boys, but instead was allowed to commit his crimes for another 10 years. School athletic director Tim Curley and senior vice president for business and finance Gary Schultz face charges of lying to a grand jury investigating Sandusky, and university president Graham Spanier has been fired. And even more headline-grabbing, famed head football coach Joe Paterno has also been discharged. While not accused of any criminally actionable behavior, the gridiron legend is...
  • Penn State; What Is Wisdom Crying Out?

    Wisdom crieth without; she uttereth her voice in the streets: She crieth in the chief place of concourse, in the openings of the gates: in the city she uttereth her words, saying, How long, ye simple ones, will ye love simplicity? and the scorners delight in their scorning, and fools hate knowledge? Turn you at my reproof: behold, I will pour out my spirit unto you, I will make known my words unto you.(Proverbs 1:20-23)It is my belief that to those who have ears to hear, God himself is crying out to our generation through the ongoing stream of news...
  • 'Multiple Threats' Sideline Penn State Coach Who Witnessed Alleged Child Sexual Assault

    11/11/2011 5:50:57 AM PST · by servo1969 · 129 replies ^ | November 11, 2011 | Associated Press
    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. Penn State assistant coach Mike McQueary will miss Saturday's game against Nebraska after the school said he received "multiple threats." McQueary testified in a grand jury investigation that eventually led to child sex-abuse charges being filed against former defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky. The ensuing scandal brought down longtime coach Joe Paterno, who was fired by the university on Wednesday amid growing criticism that he should have done more to stop the alleged abuse. McQueary, who testified that he saw Sandusky sodomizing a boy in the shower, encountered similar scrutiny. The university's athletic department released a one-line...
  • And You Thought the Penn State Sex Abuse Scandal Couldn't Get Any Worse!

    11/10/2011 6:16:37 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 84 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | November 10, 2011 | Reaganite Republican
    Jerry Sandusky:the flags were there all along The list of enablers seems to grow by the minute... the belovedJoePa may now even face charges himself for not reporting Sandusky. Then there's the crimes themselves: suffice to say, the kind that get you killed your first week in prison. What an unmitigated nightmare for sleepy State College, Pa, the entire NCAA, and above all the victims. But the sad fact this case could get a whole lot uglier... Obviously there's more questions than answers at this point: like how the wife, family, and Penn State associates of Jerry Sandusky all...
  • I don't know, so I'm an atheist libertarian

    08/18/2011 6:40:21 AM PDT · by Haiku Guy · 51 replies
    CNN Opinion ^ | 8/16/11 | Penn Jillette
    I try to claim that I was friends with the genius Richard Feynman... (snip) Last week I was interviewed for Piers Morgan's show (which used to be Larry King's show). Piers beat me up a bit for being an atheist (that's his job) and then beat me up a bit for being a libertarian (also his job). He did this by asking me impossible questions, questions that none of us, Harold, Richard, me, (or Piers), could ever answer. He started with "How did you get here?" and I started talking about my road to showbiz and atheism and he interrupted...
  • Life's Big Questions: Penn Jillette, 'God, No!,' at Lisner Auditorium

    08/17/2011 11:20:58 AM PDT · by smokingfrog · 22 replies ^ | 16 Aug 2011 | Christopher Porter
    Penn Jillette is fond of Christians. Despite the title of his new book, "God, No! Signs You May Already Be an Atheist and Other Magical Tales," the talky half of the magic-comedy duo Penn & Teller finds those who follow Jesus to have compassion. "If you say bad things about them, they won't kill you which is all I require out of people I share the planet with," Jillette says. "The fact that I attack Christians is, in a lot of ways, showing how much I trust them." "God, No!" is filled with hilarious stories from Jillette's life, each...
  • Penn Jillette says he's glad Tenn. lost Miss USA

    06/21/2011 6:01:01 PM PDT · by xjcsa · 55 replies
    Magician and Miss USA judge Penn Jillette says he's happy a pageant queen from Tennessee lost to Miss California USA Alyssa Campanella because her onstage answer to a question about burning Qurans ran afoul of the First Amendment. [snip] Durham responded to a question about whether burning religious items should be afforded the same constitutional protections as flag burning by saying it crossed a line and shouldn't be allowed.
  • Guillen defends criticism of Sean Penn

    Chicago White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen took to Twitter Monday to defend his slamming of actor Sean Penn, an advocate of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez. Guillen, a Venezuela native, criticized Penn for his Huffington Post column last week in which the actor said the socialist leader was not a dictator. The Oscar winner added that the US Government was lying about Chavez and said calling him a dictator is "defamation, not only to President Chavez, but also to the majority of Venezuelan people, poor people who have elected him president time and time again."
  • Ex-Clinton adviser Mark Penn gives the President advice on his State of the Union speech

    01/23/2011 11:08:12 AM PST · by Slippery Jim · 6 replies · 1+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | 1/23/11 | Mark Penn
    In his State of the Union, President Obama has the opportunity, and even mission, to articulate the new direction he has taken in his presidency since the shellacking in the 2010 midterm elections. There is no doubt that he has radically changed course by backing the Bush tax cuts, sending olive branches to big business and reshuffling his team.... The best I can make of the Obama retooling is that it will be based on something less coherent but potentially just as potent--a revised economic philosophy that is based more on private sector renewal while holding firm to liberal views...
  • WaPo Sean Penn Movie Fair Game Full Of Lies

    12/05/2010 2:03:36 PM PST · by Starman417 · 50 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 12-05-10 | Curt
    During Thanksgiving weekend I went to see the movie REDS with Bruce Willis. Awesome movie and I highly recommend it. But during the trailers they showed the movie FAIR GAME with Sean Penn, supposedly based on the Plame/Wilson affair. I groaned when I saw it. It appears my groan was warranted. Here is the WaPo: (h/t Dan Riehl) In fact, "Fair Game," based on books by Mr. Wilson and his wife, is full of distortions - not to mention outright inventions. To start with the most sensational: The movie portrays Ms. Plame as having cultivated a group of Iraqi...
  • Celebrities And Their Fascination With Socialism

    12/02/2010 3:55:51 PM PST · by Starman417 · 20 replies · 2+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 12-02-10 | Skookum
    Gary Cooper Plays the lead in 'Sergeant York' 1941; a role that set the stage persona of a quiet unassuming man overcoming great odds for good to triumph over evil, an identity that made Cooper the most popular box office actor of the 30', 40's, and 50's. In the movie 'High Noon', Cooper portrays an aging marshal with a young bride, an old nemesis has been released from prison and is arriving by train with his gang to kill him; he must stand to face death alone against all odds, relying on principle and justice, because the town's people and...