Students camping out at Penn State to protect the Joe Paterno statue

Penn State students are more vigilant about the Joe Pa statue than Paterno was about stopping a child molester

7/18/12 in NCAAF   |   Pat   |   5235 respect

Blog Photo - Students camping out at Penn State to protect the Joe Paterno statue

Despite the fact that Joe Paterno was content to look the other way when children were being molested for years by his Jerry Sandusky, Paterno's former top assistant, Penn State students will most certainly NOT look the other way as they attempt to save the Paterno statue on campus.

The sad part about this story is that if Paterno was half as vigilant as the student in this picture, his legacy might not be circling the drain right now.

The university has already said that they won't be taking down the statue, but that hasn't stopped at least one intrepid student from camping out all night outside the statue to protect it from anyone who may wish to harm it.

This is just another example of how the football-crazed culture in State College has blinded people to the truth, and caused them to try and protect the legacy of a man who truly cared for nothing except wins.

Blog Photo - Students camping out at Penn State to protect the Joe Paterno statue

Signs like this are why Penn State football needs to suffer the death penalty.

As long as people continue to value Joe Paterno's shattered legacy more than the truth, it's clear that there is still a serious priority problem at Penn State.

Shut down the football program, because it's clear that no one has learned a damn thing.

Aside from Sandusky's obviously disgusting tendencies, the biggest problem at Penn State was that people valued the football program so highly that they allowed lives to be ruined in a futile attempt to save the legacy of the program.

Until that changes, the culture at Penn State will always be one that invites another Sandusky-like situation.

Coupled with the fact that their crimes were worse than any recruiting violation ever, it's pretty clear: Penn State football needs the death penalty.
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12/6/12   |   PurrsAlot   |   1606 respect

You flatter me, :)  thank you!~  xx

12/6/12   |   PurrsAlot   |   1606 respect

chris_dion_xt wrote:
for dos who forever remain wit al time winnin team can only hv a cheerful face as urs :)

:)  you flatter me :)  thank u!~ xx

12/6/12   |   chris_dion_xt   |   3 respect

PurrsAlot wrote:
thank you

for dos who forever remain wit al time winnin team can only hv a cheerful face as urs :)

7/23/12   |   PurrsAlot   |   1606 respect

chris_dion_xt wrote:
another stunning creature

thank you

7/21/12   |   chris_dion_xt   |   3 respect

PurrsAlot wrote:
Well said!  What misguided "loyalty" these students have. It is now a monument for corruption and abuse of power.  I don't care what he did on the football field.  I put him right next to OJ Simpson now.  The records are meaningless!  

another stunning creature

7/20/12   |   jjh8857   |   344 respect

Not exactly Vietnam War protesters are they?  What a bunch of fools.  Fortunately in a month or so Fall classes will start & these twits can get back to kicking the hacky sack around the quad.

7/19/12   |   PurrsAlot   |   1606 respect

King_Cardinal wrote:
*Inserts Team 6, then plants C4 in statue and blows it to Kingdom Come.*

LOL, i concur with your sentiment!

7/19/12   |   King_Cardinal   |   2672 respect

*Inserts Team 6, then plants C4 in statue and blows it to Kingdom Come.*

7/19/12   |   PurrsAlot   |   1606 respect

BEAZY31 wrote:
even worse hiding it and i also heard that he asked for a new contract while this was going on…..THAT SNEAKY OLD MAN

you are so right!  he was being the skuzzy slimy jerk

7/19/12   |   BEAZY31   |   276 respect

PurrsAlot wrote:
something about child rape and murder that puts a damper on your "accomplishments"

even worse hiding it and i also heard that he asked for a new contract while this was going on…..THAT SNEAKY OLD MAN

7/19/12   |   PurrsAlot   |   1606 respect

horacenick wrote:
Are these the same pack from the Occupy Wall Street people?

no
these are probably part of the 1%

7/19/12   |   horacenick   |   5 respect

Are these the same pack from the Occupy Wall Street people?

7/19/12   |   PurrsAlot   |   1606 respect

Hilblee wrote:
Dont get me wrong-----I would gut a pedophile in less time than you can say WTF. They shouldnt be walking the same earth as the rest of us.

 i know
but i will not defend JoePA ever
he knew
did nothing
Louis Freeh nailed it in his report

7/19/12   |   Hilblee   |   1556 respect

Hilblee wrote:
Joe pa is dead and gone and he took what he knew with him.  We will never know what he knew or didnt know-----The rest is just hearsay.  If you think pedophiles arent good at hiding their actions and covering their tracks, why are there thousands currently operating in our country that havent been caught?  The first thing the neighbor, friend, spouse will say is "I cant believe it, I never thought it would happen"  

I think we are too quick to tarnish a seriously great record of a man that is no longer here to defend himself.

I dont even like penn state!!

Dont get me wrong-----I would gut a pedophile in less time than you can say WTF. They shouldnt be walking the same earth as the rest of us.

7/19/12   |   Hilblee   |   1556 respect

Hilblee wrote:
Joe pa is dead and gone and he took what he knew with him.  We will never know what he knew or didnt know-----The rest is just hearsay.  If you think pedophiles arent good at hiding their actions and covering their tracks, why are there thousands currently operating in our country that havent been caught?  The first thing the neighbor, friend, spouse will say is "I cant believe it, I never thought it would happen"  

I think we are too quick to tarnish a seriously great record of a man that is no longer here to defend himself.

I dont even like penn state!!

Where---Ive not read it. If someone told me that my best friend, that Ive known half my life, was a pedophile, I would tell them to stick it in their ear. Wheres the pictures? Prove it. I would not in any form believe it. Think about it.

7/19/12   |   PurrsAlot   |   1606 respect

Hilblee wrote:
Joe pa is dead and gone and he took what he knew with him.  We will never know what he knew or didnt know-----The rest is just hearsay.  If you think pedophiles arent good at hiding their actions and covering their tracks, why are there thousands currently operating in our country that havent been caught?  The first thing the neighbor, friend, spouse will say is "I cant believe it, I never thought it would happen"  

I think we are too quick to tarnish a seriously great record of a man that is no longer here to defend himself.

I dont even like penn state!!

there is a paper trail showing he knew about it and did nothing to stop it.

7/19/12   |   Hilblee   |   1556 respect

Joe pa is dead and gone and he took what he knew with him.  We will never know what he knew or didnt know-----The rest is just hearsay.  If you think pedophiles arent good at hiding their actions and covering their tracks, why are there thousands currently operating in our country that havent been caught?  The first thing the neighbor, friend, spouse will say is "I cant believe it, I never thought it would happen"  

I think we are too quick to tarnish a seriously great record of a man that is no longer here to defend himself.

I dont even like penn state!!

7/19/12   |   PurrsAlot   |   1606 respect

something about child rape and murder that puts a damper on your "accomplishments"

7/19/12   |   PurrsAlot   |   1606 respect

Jess wrote:
This is tragic, really. It's sad that people are standing up for JoePa more than he ever stood up for so many children that so desperately needed his help. The statue needs to go, for sure. Why would the school even consider keeping it up? It's not like in 20 years, people aren't going to remember the scandal and his part in it. 

Well said!  What misguided "loyalty" these students have. It is now a monument for corruption and abuse of power.  I don't care what he did on the football field.  I put him right next to OJ Simpson now.  The records are meaningless!  

7/18/12   |   Jess   |   35116 respect

This is tragic, really. It's sad that people are standing up for JoePa more than he ever stood up for so many children that so desperately needed his help. The statue needs to go, for sure. Why would the school even consider keeping it up? It's not like in 20 years, people aren't going to remember the scandal and his part in it.