RANT: Sandusky is a product of the Gooferment

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

__________________________________
News Alert
from The Wall Street Journal

Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky was found guilty on 45 of 48 counts related to sexual assault. The jurors found him not guilty on three counts. He was immediately led away from the courthouse in handcuffs.

Jurors announced the verdict Friday after weighing 48 charges accusing him of abusing 10 boys over a 15-year period.

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702304898704577482650368103084.html?mod=djemalertNEWS

# – # – # – # – #   

Wish I could “cheer” the verdict.

I see this as indictment of the Gooferment, our civil society, and “civilization”.

In my worldview, the ONLY reason for “government” is for its supposed protection of “We, The People”.

It has CLEARLY failed. It’s failed the victims. It’s failed the communities. AND, probably more importantly it’s fail the taxpayers.

Imagine “government protection” is a service that your buying with your tax dollars — both overt and those hidden taxes I love so much like inflation and debt. Are you happy with your service in the “Sandusky” matter?

Immoral, ineffective, and certainly hugely inefficient.

Bear in mind that Penn State is a Gooferment “subset”. And, assumed voluntarily by Pennsylvania laws about teachers a higher standard of care for those under its dominion. (Note the root of that word “dominate”. Implies force.)

So it didn’t protect little kids; that’s immoral. Didn’t protect the community from a two legged varmint, And, spent a HUGE amount of resources NOT doing its job.

And, why wasn’t this plea bargained out? Not that I want him to get a wrist slap, but why did we have to pay for a circus?

I smell a politician wanting publicity.

TV camera and newsprint.

As a taxpayer, I’d gig EVERYONE in the prosecution chain of command for this waste of taxpayer money. All involved should have made a deal: he goes away until he’s 100, we convict on ONE fellony charge, and he rats out everything he did, who knew, when did they know, how he got away with it, etc. etc. etc. 

We have to have some lessons learned!

 # – # – # – # – #   


RANT: Joe Pa should have been deposed; now he’ll be the fall guy

Monday, January 23, 2012

http://www.keywestlou.com/2012/01/joe-paterno-passed-away-this-weekend.html

Monday, January 23, 2012

*** begin quote ***

Joe Paterno passed away this weekend. Good and bad things are being said about him. Most of the bad seems to be coming from a younger generation that reflects a lack of tolerance on their part.

His failings, if any, in the the Penn State scandal were ordinary and minimal. He waited 24 hours to report to higher authority. He failed to notify the police after his Penn State superiors did not do so.

A great man whose life is now besmirched. Shakespeare said it best. Through Marc Antony. Marc Antony’s words in eulogizing Julius Caesar.” The evil that men do lives after them, the good is oft interred with their bones…”

A shame.

*** end quote ***

I was a fan of Joe Pa before all of this. BUT, (and there is always a BIG butt), how can you not have outrage at the whole issue? You were very gentle with his legacy. Football is supposed to teach character. Struggle, honor, courage, bravery, all the manly virtues.

A number of people were shown to be cowards. From the quarterback who has to ask his Dad if he should have rescued the child. To the Head Coach who meekly “reported it to his superiors”. To the University honchos who buried it.

I’m no youngster, but I too look on Penn State askance now. This pervert had to be common knowledge on the campus. Why else didn’t this famous well-respected coach not get one job offer after Penn State? This had to be common knowledge around the football community. If it was, still no one took actions. What cowards!

I would have like Joe Pa to stick around to be deposed. To get to the truth. Now that he’s dead, everyone’s going to make him the fall guy. Maybe he should be. Certainly seems like there is more than enough blame to go around.

# – # – # – # – #


RANT: Paterno RIP, but we lose his testimony

Sunday, January 22, 2012

WSJ.com Editors access@interactive.wsj.com 10:37 AM
News Alert
from The Wall Street Journal

Joe Paterno, who racked up more wins than anyone else in major college football but was fired from Penn State amid a child sex-abuse scandal, has died. He was 85.

# – # – #

Now we won’t have his testimony about what happened. Was he deposed? What about statements that he made to investigators?

Will we ever know?

# – # – # – # – #

 


Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 1,045 other followers

%d bloggers like this: