For years, I’ve suffered from the misinformation that if the President of the United States had reservations concerning a bill delivered to him from the US House of Representatives and the US Senate, then said president had the
Hey Joe Paterno… time to hit the road. UPDATE: Looks like JoePa is out.
I dunno what exactly has and hasn’t happened up there in State College, Pennsylvania, but I can say with much clarity that I’m not buying what the Penn State brass is selling.
Not. One. Bit.
The reason is very simple.
When defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky resigned from his position on the Penn State football team, he was a mere 55 years old. Sandusky said he wanted to work with disadvantaged children through his Second Mile foundation. Sandusky had long been rumored to be JoePa’s heir apparent, an event seemingly likely given Sandusky’s being the brains behind Linebacker U and his 10 All-American linebackers.
Fifty-five. Years. Old.
That’s the age when coaches who are going to champs start on their way and this is why I don’t believe what PSU President Graham Spanier is alleging. And another thing, who ever heard of him before last Friday? Joe Paterno is the King of Pennsylvania.
Following his departure, as near as I can determine, nobody offered Sandusky a head coaching job ( I could be incorrect about this, but I haven’t found anything substantive to assert he was offered coaching jobs).
I suspect that the 2002 incident involving Sandusky and Victim 2, as witnessed by former PSU quarterback, then-graduate assistant coach and current wide receivers Coach Mike McQueary (AND WHY-IN-THE-HELL DIDN’T HE INTERVENE?) wasn’t the first time anyone caught Sandusky giving in to criminal conduct.
My spidey-sense tells me Sandusky was asked to resign and that there’d be no trouble…
We’ve seen this movie way too many times.
Y’know, it’s not easy being from South Carolina. It seems as if every time there’s a mention of The Palmetto State in the national media, it’s because of garden-variety rank stupidity… or drunk-driving fatalities… or domestic violence… or underfunded public schools… or, oh I could go on and on.
Today, the reason is of the super-dumb variety.
Get a load of these two Myrtle Beach Teabagging geniuses and and what they’ve been charged with by the Grand Strand’s one and only Horry County Sheriff’s Department.
Having had the wildly entertaining opportunity to retrieve college pals from the Horry County Jail whilst in college, all I have to say about this is: Enjoy the powdered eggs, fellas– I’ve heard they’re without peer!
Holy smokes, I didn’t even have to wait until Wednesday!
Tonight, GOP presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich, along with Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN), spoke and signed copies of his books at a Minneapolis fundraiser for the Minnesota Family Council.
Never heard of them?
Well, the group is the Minnesota version of those conservative Christian organizations that spend most of their money trying to ban gay marriage in the states and whose president has asserted that gay teens who commit suicide bring it upon themselves.
I mean, what would Jesus think if The Newt didn’t hate on the homos?
Anyhoo… some Twin Cities-based gay-friendlies decided to sprinkle a little fairy dust on Newt and his frozen-faced third wife and urge them to change their minds about homosexuality:
Here it is from another angle:
What a day!
Fortunately for me, I live in a different district.
Last Friday at the South Carolina Republican Party gathering in Greenville, SC, US Rep. Tim Scott (R-SC) said something on federal government subsidies to the oil companies that didn’t make a whole lot of sense as anything except as an evasion:
FANG: Government’s obviously spending billions every year in oil subsidies and it was just found out this week that in the first quarter, the big oil companies, Exxon, Chevron, whatever, made thirty five billion. And they’re still getting taxpayer money. What do you think of that? Is that fair?
SCOTT: Well, A) I have not seen the report so I can’t tell you whether it’s fair or not. I think everybody — fair is a relative word.
I guess an extension of Scott’s reasoning could be that segregation in the American South was a “relative” inconvenience for a certain demographic group.
Relatively speaking, of course…