Archive for: Penn State

A Violent Femme’s View – You’re Missing The Point

A Violent Femme’s View – You’re Missing The Point

With a nod towards fellow Angel (and other half of my brain), Kelly’s eloquent thoughts on Penn State’s consequences, I feel it necessary to present my own. So, finally, the NCAA decided what they were going to do about... read more »

 

Sailing the Seas of Cheese: You Reap What You Sow

Sailing the Seas of Cheese: You Reap What You Sow

“Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.” – John Dalberg-Acton , 1st Baron of Acton The sanctions meted out to Penn State are a little over twelve hours old and the apologists and pundits... read more »

 

Sailing the Seas of Cheese: May No Act of Ours Bring Shame

Sailing the Seas of Cheese: May No Act of Ours Bring Shame

  May no act of ours bring shame, To one heart that loves thy name. May our lives but swell thy fame, Dear old State, dear old State — Penn State Alma Mater , Third Stanza   There are some times when what I do... read more »

 

A Death in Happy Valley

So, Joe Paterno is dead. This time for sure. I was a bit surprised when both ESPN Radio and FoxSportsRadio interrupted their programming and adopted the tones one imagines Radio Moscow took when Stalin died. It was nearly Cronkite telling the... read more »

 

Chicks Dig Scars: Evil Prevails When Good Men Fail to Act

Last night, students at Penn State University staged a rally on the front lawn of Joe Paterno’s home.  They held signs and chanted for the coach. They sang stadium cheers. They showed their support for the man whose name is synonymous with... read more »

 

Sailing the Seas of Cheese: The Case Against Joe Paterno and Penn State

Sailing the Seas of Cheese: The Case Against Joe Paterno and Penn State

Yesterday I alluded to the Mandated Reporter law and included a link to the Pennsylvania state law. There are a lot of people trying to tell me that Joe Paterno did nothing wrong, that he fulfilled his end of the deal by telling his higher-ups... read more »

 

Sailing the Seas of Cheese: The Conspiracy of Silence

Sailing the Seas of Cheese: The Conspiracy of Silence

“If this is true, we were all fooled along with scores of professionally trained in such things and we grieve with the victimes and their families.”        — Joe Paterno, Penn State Coach   First of... read more »